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Tips from experts: How to figure out if a home you’re trying to buy was once a grow house

Probably one of the most surprising facts about pot grows and home buying is that a seller doesn't need to disclose that the house ever had marijuana growing inside of it - all because owning the plant is technically legal in the state.   The DEA says it's finding more illegal grow homes in the Denver Metro area since they started tracking...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018-19 Leadership; Justin Knoll Installed as Chairman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Lisa Hansmeier, VP of Member Services (303) 790-7099 or     Colorado Association of REALTORS® Announces 2018-19 Leadership; Justin Knoll Installed as Chairman   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) installed its 2018-2019 Leadership Council during the organization’s 98th annual State Conference in Broomfield, Colo. last week.   Justin Knoll, President of Madison & Company Properties and REALTOR® in Denver,...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Mary Ann Hinrichsen as REALTOR® of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 3, 2018 Contact: Lisa Hansmeier – VP Member Services (303) 790-7099 or   Colorado Association of REALTORS® honors Mary Ann Hinrichsen as REALTOR® of the Year   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Mary Ann Hinrichsen, a high-producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX Masters Millennium in Greenwood Village, Colo., was recognized as the 2018 Colorado REALTOR® of the Year by the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) at...

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Buying? Renting? Have you checked for lead plumbing?

Sellers and landlords may not know about lead in the pipes.   There is no lead in the water that Denver Water delivers to homes and businesses. But it can enter the drinking water as the water passes through older customer service lines, which connect the house to Denver Water’s distribution pipes in the street, or lead plumbing inside the home.   Denver Water...

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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Day with CU Buffs

Come celebrate with the Colorado Association of REALTORS® to cheer on the CU Buffs at a home game against the ASU Sun Devils on Saturday, October 6th at Folsom Field in Boulder, CO. Time TBD   Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased by clicking this link -------> TICKETS   Discounted group tickets in sections 208 and 217 are available for all members...

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Property owners are responsible for upcoming mandatory sidewalk repairs

The goal of creating well-maintained sidewalks across Denver may soon become a headache for property owners.   Sidewalks around the city are about to undergo mandatory repairs on the property owners’ dime.   This month, a city inspector will start hunting for damaged and uneven sidewalks that need repair in Denver as part of the Neighborhood Sidewalk Repair Program. City ordinance says the cost to fix them falls on the property...

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Home Inspectors: When to Connect or Reject

Hiring an inspector can bring an interesting dynamic to the home buying process, as it is the only profession in the real estate transaction that does not require any credentials or licensing. Only an estimated 25% of inspectors carry insurance and even fewer have been subjected to a background check. With home inspectors having unlimited access to your client’s home,...

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Which City is Better: Denver or Colorado Springs?

DENVER -- Denver and Colorado Springs — are we rivals or friends? And which city is better to live in?   Several recent surveys are giving the nod to Colorado Springs.   U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado Springs as the second-best place to live in 2018, and the most desirable city in the country. Meanwhile, Denver was ranked as the third-best place to live and...

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Real Estate Work Day

Yesterday was Real Estate Work Day and the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation partnered with Extreme Community Makeover to spend a day volunteering in the local community.   Stacey Brown, the Executive Director of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation, shared that the day consisted of meeting at a local church to gather the tools needed for the day and then they...

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Key-Turning Tips for Homebuyers — and for Home Sellers — in Denver’s Molten Market

Getting pre-approved for your loan, knocking out your home chores and more ideas for making buying and selling a home pain-free Joe Amon, The Denver Post   We talked to REALTORS®, loan originators and nonprofit home-buyer educators about the best strategies for people on both sides of the home sale transaction.   “I recommend my clients do everything humanly possible with their lenders,” REALTOR® Matt Leprino said....