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When it comes to low foreclosure rates, no state compares to Colorado

Colorado was a leader when it came to missed mortgage payments and foreclosures in the years before the 2008 financial crisis. Now, no state can compare when it comes to borrowers who are timely on their mortgage payments and hanging onto their homes.   Colorado has had the lowest rate of mortgage delinquencies of any state for 26 consecutive months and has...

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Denver Remains a Top Destination for Millennials, but a Shortage of Affordable Homes Could Make it Harder to Keep Them

Denver remains a magnet for millennials, but a lack of affordable homes could prevent many of them from sticking around for the long haul.   Out of 100 metros examined, Denver continues to rank in the top 10 for its ability to attract and retain millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 1998, according to a study from the National Association of...

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How Does New Construction Affect Housing Prices?

Denver’s 2019 elections have become a referendum on development, with Mayor Michael Hancock defending his handling of the city’s rapid urban growth. The debate has produced some major questions about development, housing and money. Here are some answers.   Are housing prices slowing down?   Yes. The pace of increases for rent and sale prices has slowed down lately. The median single-family home in...

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With a week left, here are bills lawmakers should kill and a few they should pass

As Democrats are scrambling to get the last of their agenda accomplished before the 2019 legislative session ends in almost exactly a week, we thought we’d help them with a little bit of prioritization.   First, there are two terrible bills that Colorado lawmakers should pitch out the closest window.   Senate Bill 225 would do away with a long-standing prohibition on rent control policies...

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Home prices turn negative in two more metro Denver counties but home values still rising statewide

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is confirming an earlier report from the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® that metro Denver home prices suffered an annual decline in February.   That’s the first time that has happened since 2012. But with strong gains still piling up along the southern Front Range and in Mesa County, home prices statewide are still rising.   The median sales...

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Home prices fall in Boulder, Denver and Douglas counties. Is it a blip, or a trend?

Kiss those years of double-digit annual home price gains goodbye. Depreciation has made a comeback in Boulder, Denver and Douglas counties, foreshadowing more widespread declines in the months ahead, according to a report Tuesday from the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.   “We are seeing a ton more properties come on the market, but not an increase in the number of sales,” said Matthew Leprino,...

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Denver fifth among most popular moving destinations in U.S.

Denver moved up three spots to rank fifth last year in an annual survey of the country’s top moving destinations from Penske Truck Rental.   Two colder climate cities, Denver and Portland, Ore., made the list despite their higher real estate prices compared to other cities on the list. Denver ranked 8th in 2017, 4th in 2016 and 6th in 2015.   A separate survey from Atlas...

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Home sales slowed across most of Colorado in 2018

Despite drop in sales, median prices continued to climb   Metro Denver’s housing market saw sales slide and prices continue to rise last year, and that pattern dominated across much of the state, according to a monthly update from the Colorado Association of REALTORS.   Colorado Springs and El Paso County, the next biggest housing market after metro Denver, suffered a 5.5-percent drop in single-family...