National Real Estate Buying and Selling Trends

NAR has posted this interesting map which shows where people are buying real estate. It’s designed to give insight into buyer demographics and property characteristics for real estate markets in different areas of the country.  Colorado Springs was the top Metro area in the country for buyers, with over 11% of homes being sold within the last year.Continue reading “National Real Estate Buying and Selling Trends”

Best Camping in Colorado, According to Locals

This isn’t some glossy top ten list you’ll read in your airline magazine. This unofficial list has been culled from a neighborhood Facebook group of real Coloradans who know their mountains and own their gear. Without further ado, here’s the list: Lake Irwin Campground – near Crested Butte/Gunnison. Takes reservations. Trails, scenery, fishing, canoeing. 10,200 elevation.Continue reading “Best Camping in Colorado, According to Locals”

Gorgeous Remodeled Ranch House in Broadway Estates

Search current inventory of Centennial Houses for Sale in South Denver Metro Listing Details Lovely Ranch House in Sought-After Broadway Estates! 6644 S Clark Street, Centennial, CO, 80121Price: $520,000MLS number: 8249733Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3Square Footage: 2330 Call 720-514-9540 to see if this property is still available and arrange a showing. Renovated to the Nines! Wonderful opportunity toContinue reading “Gorgeous Remodeled Ranch House in Broadway Estates”

Thoughts on Lakewood’s Strategic Growth Initiative

Earlier this year, the City of Lakewood voted to cap new housing construction. The housing restriction limits new construction to 1% of existing inventory each year, with exceptions for areas deemed “blighted.” The city council also must approve buildings of 40 units or more. Proponents said the cap would help the city “catch up” on infrastructure,Continue reading “Thoughts on Lakewood’s Strategic Growth Initiative”

Denver Real Estate Market Fall 2019

The city of Denver and surrounding suburbs are all performing well this year. Median home prices in Denver have doubled since 2012, but prices seem to be flattening out this year. And here’s a look at a few of the suburbs. Lakewood and Englewood are very close in median price, and Aurora is one ofContinue reading “Denver Real Estate Market Fall 2019”

Denver Real Estate Market 2019 Q3

Inventory’s Up — Finally! The number of active listings has been rising since early 2017. Currently in the region we’re up to 13,000 listings…. that’s well up from around 9000-10,000 we’d gotten used to from 2014-’17. Active listings are up 11% year over year, and up 30% over the same time in 2017. The increaseContinue reading “Denver Real Estate Market 2019 Q3”

Water in the Basement? What to Do — And What Not to Do

A cautionary tale about a basement “flood” in Denver As a Realtor, I’ve seen firsthand the damage and expense that mold can cause, so when I discovered MY basement flooded late last summer – I went into a full-on panic.    Day One: Discovering the Flood On a stormy night, I walked down to the basementContinue reading “Water in the Basement? What to Do — And What Not to Do”

Basement Flooring Trends in 2020

Basement Flooring Options Pros & Cons   A basement flooring upgrade can be a game changer for house. It will increase the value of your home and also your enjoyment of this sometimes overlooked and underutilized space. Basements are by definition below grade, so the space is more susceptible to water infiltration and higher levels ofContinue reading “Basement Flooring Trends in 2020”

Aging into Your Best Life in Colorado

Where and how you spend your later years has a huge impact on your quality of life. And Colorado offers some great options. Because it’s the third-fastest-aging state in the country, more and more developers and service providers are working to meet the demands of today’s seniors. Age in PlaceMoving is never easy, and for many folks there’sContinue reading “Aging into Your Best Life in Colorado”

Downsizing for Seniors

Your House and Retirement — The Downsizing Option Equity, or the value of your house after the mortgage is paid off, is a source of wealth that can be used as a reserve to help fund expenses in retirement. Downsizing, by moving from your larger home to a smaller and less expensive place, helps toContinue reading “Downsizing for Seniors”