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Residential Housing

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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...

Colorado homebuyers may be getting a touch of relief in seesaw housing markets

http://www.coloradorealtors.com/market-trends/regional-and-statewide-statistics/   ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Oct. 10, 2018 – Colorado homebuyers may be feeling a little bit of relief as a combination of seasonal and market factors have helped to slow down the fast-paced, over asking price sales and hold steady or even drop the median sales price in many parts of the metro area and state. Yet, some of the state’s...

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More people are moving out of Denver than into it, study says

About 20 percent want to stay in Colorado, but move to other cities around the state like Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.   DENVER — More people are looking to leave Denver than move in, according to a new report by real estate company Redfin.   "When our prices are going up at an average of 10 percent a year for single-family homes, we...

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Heat in the morning, AC by noon – Denver’s Market isn’t a ‘set and forget’ just yet

Heat in the morning, AC by noon - Denver’s Market isn’t a 'set and forget’ just yet By Matthew Leprino   Like the climate control in your car, the climate of home buying season in Denver can change on a dime. Like its namesake, sometimes we skip spring altogether and head right for the 90s while every now and then, our summer flowers...

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Single-family houses still hard to find as local market remains in midst of “sellers market”

The median selling price remained near $200,000 and the share of available single-family homes slipped as the Pueblo area's housing market stayed hot through August.   Last month's median selling price of $192,500 was up 10 percent from a year earlier, according to Colorado Association of REALTORS® data. In June, the median sales price jumped to $203,000, up 13 percent from the prior...

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Sterling Credit Required to Purchase a Home in Boulder

Boulder, CO Median home list price: $612,550 Share of borrowers with a 649 FICO score or lower: 7.3%   On the edge of the Flatiron Mountains, Boulder boasts beautiful panoramas befitting a Coors ad. It regularly pops up on lists of the best places to live for its high quality of life, and plentiful gigs. These things just keep driving up the cost of...

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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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Move, Inc./realtor.com to acquire Opcity

Move, Inc./realtor.com has recently annouced their agreement to acquire Opcity, a leading market real estate technology platform that matches potential home buyers and sellers with real estate professionals in a real time setting.   This news adds to the other benefits that Move, Inc./realtor.com offers and they consider this a great investment to their partners and the real estate sphere as a...

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What $1 million will buy you in today’s Denver housing market

Denver's housing market is hot and everyone knows it. But how far does your dollar really go these days?   Currently there are fewer homes for sale now compared with a year ago, and that low supply means higher prices. According to the Colorado Association of REALTORS®,  the median home price in the Denver metro area was $440,000 in July, significantly more than the...

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Is Denver’s Peak Selling Season Shifting?

By Matthew Leprino   The change you’ve been waiting for is here, but it may not be the one you’ve been expecting. Since 2008 and the subsequent recovery, many have been on the edges of their seats waiting for the doom, gloom and yes, opportunity that another bust may bring. Any sign of a change would be welcome as the market and the corresponding...