The Hottest Housing Market… and Getting Hotter: May 2024 Denver Real Estate Market Trends
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The May 2024 Denver real estate market trends are in. And spring is really starting to pop. The boost in housing market activity we expected last month might have just been on a bit of a delay. (Hopeful) homeowners are sick of the waiting game… and the Fed finally fessed up about its rate plans. The Feds are Changing Their Tune… Same With Buyers and Sellers “Date the rate. Marry the house.” It sounds like some try-hard home sales slogan. But there’s historical data to back up this piece of homeownership advice. In the early 1970s rates were over 7%. If you had waited for rates to go down, it ..read more
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Become the Ultimate Grill Master - Our Top 20 Grilling Tips for the Summer
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1w ago
We’re not bragging (okay, maybe a little), but Colorado has some of the best summers in the country. We just happen to live in one of the sunniest states, which means more grill-worthy days and nights. And without all the humidity some of our other sunny counterparts face, both food and humans can chill outside — sans sogginess.  So grab those giant tongs, slather on some sunscreen, and get ready for some grilling tips because backyard BBQ season is officially on!  Our Top 20 Grilling Tips Safety First Grilling can turn from fun to scary when hot flames are involved. Keep everyone in ..read more
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Touring Open-Air Art in Denver
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2w ago
Denver is a city teeming with artistic expression, where the streets serve as an open-air gallery showcasing a diverse array of sculptures, installations, and murals. From iconic landmarks like the "Big Blue Bear" to hidden gems like "National Velvet," each piece adds its own unique flavor to the city's vibrant art scene. Open-Air Art in Denver National Velvet 2415 16th St Photo Credit: @hellomarkers! on Flickr Are they giant red jelly beans? Or maybe a stack of sausages? They could even be something more morose. Denver artist, John McEnroe, says it’s none of the above. “National Vel ..read more
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Fitness at Denver Parks: Trail Miles and Steps
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3w ago
Step off that boring old treadmill and into the fresh air while enjoying one of Denver’s charming parks. Did you know that simply looking at nature has been shown to increase pleasure in our brains and, according to the BBC, studies show that experiencing nature (even within an urban setting) can boost self-esteem and reduce anxiety? We live in one of the most beautiful cities in the country, so get out and explore your neighborhood with our guide to Denver's Best Parks: Trail Miles and Steps. Denver Parks Guide: Trail Miles and Steps Washington Park 701 S Franklin St, Denver, CO 80209 ..read more
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Colorado Real Estate Commissions and the Antitrust Lawsuit
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1M ago
Due to recent legislation, Americans looking to (re)enter the housing market are reading sensational headlines about a significant change in how homes are bought and sold. The catalyst for all this brouhaha? A $418 million settlement reached by the National Association of Realtors in response to an antitrust lawsuit. This decision is set to abolish the longstanding and widespread practice of expecting buyer and seller agent commissions to be paid from the seller’s net proceeds. The legal action stems from a staggering $1.8 billion verdict in Kansas City, Mo., which cited industry practices tha ..read more
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Rate Handcuffs and an Inventory Paradox: April 2024 Denver Real Estate Market Trends
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1M ago
Last month, the Denver real estate market began its seasonal spring into action, despite Colorado’s shifting economic landscape. April 2024 real estate trends reveal the lingering effects of Covid-era mortgage loan interest rates, the profound impact of inflationary pressures, and an expected seasonal upswing for April — albeit a tamer early spring market than in 2023.  April 2024 Denver Real Estate Trends Yes, the spring market is picking up (as expected), creating a housing buzz in the Denver area. But, year-over-year numbers show a slight slowing in activity since the spring of 2023 ..read more
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Grass Alternatives: 12 Options for Your Lawn
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1M ago
Spring is officially here (despite the snow in the forecast), and it's time to start thinking about your summer lawn and garden! When you think of a pleasant lawn, turfgrass is often the first thing that comes to mind. Grass, in all its varieties, has been the go-to lawn covering for generations. But, a growing number of homeowners are looking for drought-friendly alternatives to their fescues and bluegrasses. One reason? A growing awareness of ecology. Most grass types require a lot of water  - a precious resource in Colorado. Lawns also need chemical fertilizers and pesticides. And, the ..read more
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The Three Best Spring Cleaning Projects for Maximum Impact
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1M ago
Spring showers, spring forward, spring allergies… of all the things that come along with spring, few are as helpful (or as quintessential) as an annual spring cleaning.  As the days grow longer and the weather warms, there's an undeniable urge to freshen up our surroundings and shake off the remnants of winter. It's a time to throw open the windows, let in the fresh air, and breathe new life into our homes. So, roll up your sleeves, grab your cleaning supplies, and get ready to tackle those dust bunnies and cluttered corners. With a little elbow grease and some strategic planning, you'll ..read more
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The Top Music Festivals in Colorado
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2M ago
Renowned for its natural beauty and upbeat cultural vibes, Colorado is a pristine oasis for the adventuring kind. And, as one of the nation’s bluegrass hubs and eclectic artist destinations, it’s also an unrivaled venue for music festivals.  The Rocky Mountains play host to many music festivals in Colorado, offering another excuse to plan a mountain getaway. (As if anyone needed more reasons.) Ready to fill your summer calendar with the sounds of bluegrass, soul, folk music, and more? Here’s your guide, listed in chronological order for your scheduling convenience. Music Festivals in Col ..read more
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A New Kind of Spring Market: March 2024 Denver Real Estate Market Trends
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2M ago
We’re a quarter of the way into the year, and barely even a quarter of a percent down in interest rates. The dawn of 2024 brought optimism for lower rates and a revived housing market. But now that the sun’s up and spring is in sight, it’s becoming clear that rates might largely stay put… at least for a while.  Although the market some of us hoped for hasn’t materialized yet, there have been some interesting shifts in both buyer and seller trends over the last month. The March 2024 Denver real estate market trends highlight a continued climb in willingness to list homes and a slow return ..read more
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