July 2011

There are 6 blog entries for July 2011.

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival (CDBF) has become, in a few short years, the most recognized and celebrated Asian American/Pacific Islander cultural event in the Rocky Mountain region. From an audience of 15,000 in its first year, 2001, the Festival has grown to over 100,000 spectators from Colorado Dragon Boat Festiva lthroughout the region. Since inception, it has received many accolades and awards.

Fun for the whole family, enjoy dragon boat races throughout the day, a Taste of Asia culinary contest and vendors, Asian marketplace, live performances and lots of activites and events for the kids.  With perfect weather expected, definitely the place to be this weekend.  For more detailed information, race schedules, transportation information and

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An exciting new grant called the Dream Makers program has been introduced that makes home ownership for first time Military buyers that much more realistic.  Offered by the Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Active duty personnel, veterans, retired members of the military, and employees of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security may be eligible for a grant up to $5,000 to use on down payments and closing costs when buying their first home. The grants can be applied to a mortgage from any financial institution according to Realtor.com.

Kate Kohler, chief operating officer for the PenFed Foundation states that “Members of the military often put off buying a home earlier in their careers because they’re moving around the country a

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So what is going on with all the street construction on Tennyson Street?  If you have driven through there recently, it kind of resembles a war zone.  While it might keep some away right now, once the construction is over, people are sure to be flocking.  And with an expected completion date of November, it can't come quick enough. 

Right now, a $2.5 million dollar Streetscape is taking place on Tennyson Street from 38th to 46th in the Berkeley District.  By the end of the year, a new and transformed Tennyson St will greet you when you head out for a meal, to do a little shopping or take in some galleries.  The sidewalks will all be new and wider.  There will be lots more spots for safely crossing the road.  Art will be displayed up and down the

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2011-innovator-awards_286Annual Inman News awards honors real estate innovation.

Live Urban Real Estate has been named a finalist as one of the nation's Most Innovative Real Estate Brokerages or Franchises. The locally-owned real estate brokerage, which is focused on Denver's urban neighborhoods, was recognized for its unique approach to residential real estate sales, including home buyer happy hours, neighborhood walkability scores, an expanding social media presence and trendsetting web-based property search tools. The brokerage is up against national industry heavy hitters including Century 21, Keller Williams and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

This latest list of finalists, for the Inman News 2011 Innovator Awards, recognizes dozens of companies, industry entities

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Let me just say, completely on the record, that I have been LOVING the daily rainstorms in Denver lately!

 

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They remind me of countless afternoons spent huddling under the ride covers at the old Elitch's Amusement Park, where I worked in the summers through high school.  I used to love running for cover and waiting out the storm, watching the rain drive out the crowds and then seeing how clean and shiny everything looked when the rain stopped and the rainbow appeared right above the old merry-go-round.

But, alas, my good friends at 9News Weather are saying that it's about to get hot and dry again, and I am already dreading the weekend trying to keep the kids entertained when it's unbearably warm out. Here are some of my go-to ideas...by the

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fallingdollars_849“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” exclaimed Chicken Little. Henny Penny believed her, Ducky Lucky believed her, and Foxey Loxey only pretended to believe her in order to satisfy his voracious appetite. Chicken Little’s beliefs were certainly ill-conceived. However in our world, with the media’s constant attention on the negatives of our economy, our unemployment rates, and our housing market, wouldn’t it be best to just stick our heads in the sand and wait until the storm clouds blow over?  Human nature may have us paralyzed with indecision, but the other side of the coin is… opportunity is knocking on the door to your new home!

Certainly, the home mortgage business suffered some challenges in recent years, not unlike many industries throughout

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