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Wells Fargo Brings Back NeighborhoodLIFT

Good news for those wanting to become homeowners. For the second year in Colorado, Wells Fargo is offering home buying assistance to more than 200 families through the NeighborhoodLIFT program.

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Neighborhood Spotlight Morrison

Nestled in the foothills, just a stone’s throw from the incredible Red Rocks Park, Morrison is a small community that’s desirable to buyers for almost too many reasons to count. Whether you’re

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Three Colorado Cities Make Money Magazines Top Places To Live List

Money Magazine recently published its annual “Best Places to Live” report and three Colorado Cities made the cut: Highlands Ranch, Centennial and Broomfield, which came in at number 6, 13 and

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Hottest Housing Markets In Colorado

Wallethub.com recently released its “Best Real Estate Market Report” and it’s no surprise that several Colorado cities made the list. To compile the report, the Washington, D.C.-based

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Whats Affordable In Denver Part II

This is the second in a two-part post focusing on the most affordable neighborhoods in Denver, as reported by MLS listing site, Movoto.com. Read on to learn more about some of the most affordable

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Whats Affordable In Denver Part 1

With a robust job market, fantastic weather, and no shortage of fun and exciting activities, it’s no wonder people are flocking to Denver in a hurry. If you’re on the hunt for a home,

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RiNo Neighborhood A Fit For Foodies

According to lifestyle website, Thrillist, Denver’s RiNo neighborhood is giving the downtown dining scene a run for its money. The up and coming neighborhood, which features a variety of new

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Two Colorado Cities Make List Of Top 100 Places To Raise A Family

If you’re headed to Colorado with family in tow or goals of starting one, Apartment List thinks Castle Rock and Loveland are two of the best places to do it.According to the Apartment List study,

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New Bike Path Connects Boulder And Denver

In 2016, when the U.S. 36 Express Lanes project is complete, it won't be just drivers enjoying a quicker trip to Denver.  The project also includes an 18-mile separated bike pathway that

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Can Your Neighbors Make Or Break Your Sale

If you’re planning on selling your home, you’ve no doubt been inundated with information on how important it is to get your house and yard in tip-top, open-house condition. But what about your

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Helpful Tips For FirstTime Investors

With the Denver real estate market rebounding nicely, many potential investors are thinking of taking the plunge. Here we’ll examine some very helpful tips from realtor.com that highlight the

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Avoid These Costly Mistakes When Selling

If you’re selling your house you may already be prepared to declutter and stage your home for marketing. However, what you may not be prepared for is the mental and emotional toll the selling

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Denver Home Prices Heating Up This Summer

Summer is one of the more favorable selling seasons for real estate and it appears the summer of 2014 is no exception to the rule. Recently-released data from Corelogic reports that in May of

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Staging Tips For Summer Sellers

Staging Tips For Summer SellersSpring and summer are busy seasons in terms of buying and selling real estate. If you’re thinking of listing your home this summer, check out the following staging

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Starter Home Considerations For First Time Buyers

According to our friends at realtor.com, house size matters, but maybe not in the way you think. You should know that when it comes to buying a home, bigger isn’t always better. And if a

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Top Ten Colorado Cities For Homeownership

According to financial website, nerdwallet.com, ten cities in Colorado are stacking up better than others in terms of places to own a home.  According to U.S. Census Bureau, Colorado saw the

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Denver Home Prices Increase By Nine Percent

According to a recently-released index from Case-Shiller, Denver housing prices rose nine percent in December 2013 from December 2012. Denver was one of only three cities to show an improvement from

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City Park Ranks As One Of The Hottest Neighborhoods In US

According online real estate service, Redifin Corp., Denver’s very own City Park has been ranked among the nation's 10 "hottest neighborhoods of 2014."  The City Park neighborhood takes the

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New Home Builders Challenged To Keep Up With Demand In Denver

Last year we saw Denver-area home builders churning out new homes as fast as they could, but it still wasn’t enough to meet demand. According to a recent report from the Home Builders Association

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2013 Record Year For Denver Real Estate

In terms of the housing market, 2013 was a record-setting year for the Mile High City. A recent report from Metrolist indicated a record 54,024 homes closed in

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Denver Home Sales In October Sets Record

According to recent Metrolist data, last month was the best October on record for Denver-area home sales and housing prices. Metrolist is the largest Multiple Real Estate Listing service for the

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Mortgage Applications Climb Despite Government Uncertainty

While the government shutdown certainly has impacted various aspects of home buying activity, mortgage applications in the United States have still managed to climb higher as rates dipped to their

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10 Easy Tips To Help Your Home Sell

Despite rising values and reduced inventory in Denver, selling a home can still be challenging. Today’s buyer expects not just a shiny new stainless appliances, but also meticulously groomed,

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Decluttering Essential For Successful Sales

If you’ve recently put your home on the market you may be inclined to just throw all the clutter into boxes and sort it out after the sale, but taking the time to properly organize and sort

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Avoiding Common FirstTime Buyer Pitfalls

If you’ve recently decided to purchase your first home, you’re probably feeling a combination of excited and anxious. Buying a home is both an emotional experience as well as a business venture.

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Top Remodels to Increase Home Values

  According to Remodeling Magazine ‘s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, rising home prices mean that homeowners are getting a better return on their remodeling dollar today than a

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Light Rail Expected to Boost Nearby Housing Prices

  The anticipated West Rail Line opening in late April will not only make a lot of west side commuters happy, but real estate experts agree that nearby homeowners can also expect significant

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New Community being built at Sloan’s Lake

  Bordered by west 17th and 18th avenues and King Street, a new development called FrameWork atSloan’s Lake is being built by Jonathan Alpert, whose family has been involved in real

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Taking a Look at Lowry

  Lowry real estate continues to be a culturally-rich environment that is committed to celebrating the arts. Public art can be found virtually everywhere here, with an abundance of unique

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Denver Home Prices Increase

  A recently released home price index report indicated that Denver-area home prices increased 7.8 percent in November 2012 from a year earlier, making it the metro area’s biggest year

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Maximizing Small Kitchen Spaces

  Small kitchens never seem to have enough cupboard space for all the items their owners want to store. After carefully ensuring you're only storing regularly-used cooking, meal

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Neighborhood to Watch- The Golden Triangle

  If you’re thinking the Golden Triangle is in Golden, you’d be mistaken. Though the two neighborhoods are both highly-sought after, one’s in the foothills and the other can

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Tips for First-Time Sellers

  Thanks to tax credits, all-time low mortgage rates and the internet, there is no shortage of helpful resources for the first-time homebuyer. Sellers may not be so lucky. After you’ve

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Is Purchasing a Rental Property Right for You

If you’re considering investing in rental property, now might be the best time in years. Currently, it’s a buyer’s market and mortgage interest rates are lower than they’ve

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Colorado Foreclosure Auctions Lowest in Six Years

  According to a recent report, foreclosure auction sales in twelve metropolitan counties in Colorado in August fell to a six-year low. Additionally, according to the Colorado Division of

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New Colorado Program Can Help Reduce Down Payments

  The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) has introduced a new mortgage program to help homebuyers with excellent credit scores avoid having to make a 20 percent down payment on

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Denver Offers Hip Neighborhoods for Young Professionals

Denver was rated one of the top cities for young professionals this year and it’s no surprise given the eclectic mix of neighborhoods our city offers. Dozens of distinctive urban neighborhoods

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