January 2016

There are 22 blog entries for January 2016.

Are you ready for home ownership?

It's a huge question, with a lot of moving parts - so if you are hesitating, we totally get it.

Are you on the same page with yourself? Not sure?

We can help you with that!

Think you might be ready to buy?

Start your home search here.

Think you might need to rent for a while?

Check out Live Urban Leasing.

Wondering what a mortgage payment might look like for you?

Use this calculator.

 

Wondering if you are legit baller enough to get a loan? Need an awesome lender who can answer that question?

Ask us for our lender recommendations.

No matter where you are in the process - thinking about moving to Denver? Out of Colorado? Tired of renting? Might buy a home in 5 years? 

We're here for

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Trends That Will Influence Homes in 2016

The more things change, the more they stay the same, right? This is true in home trends, too - even as the big conversations revolve around what Millennials and Boomers are looking for in housing, we always see some traditional standards mixed in with new materials and innovations. Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, designs, layouts, and construction methods for single- and multifamily dwellings.   2016 is no exception. According to Realtor Magazine, there are 12 trending factors that will affect home construction and decor this year.…
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What is going to be Denver's next hot hood? Green Valley Ranch is the answer. I know that is hard to believe for anyone who is familiar with Green Valley Ranch's history, but it is a neighborhood that is already taking off and soon will be booming. I never thought I would write something like this about Green Valley Ranch, I remember showing homes there in 2009 when homes were selling for $100,000 less than they were six months ago. But with some major additions coming to the area, two light rail stops going direct to the airport and Downtown, this is an area that is going to see some major growth in the next 10 to 20 years and now is a great time to get in before prices take off.

I started to see Green Valley Ranch heat up late last year when I had

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How are students assigned to Denver Public Schools? It is a question I hear a lot this time of year as the deadline to choice into Denver Public Schools quickly approaches. For those that do not know, you have the option to choice into any Denver Public School regardless of where you live. The question is, what are the odds you will actually get into the school of your choice if you don't live in that district and how are students assigned to these schools if they live out of the boundaries?

Ten years ago there were a handful of schools that everyone wanted to be in and owning a home in those school districts was a big deal. Luckily there are a lot more highly performing schools in the district now, but also a lot more grade school competing for

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The Denver Digs Trees Program is back - and it's time to apply!

Information from the The Park People:

Over the past 30 years, our Denver Digs Trees program has provided more than 48,000 affordable and free trees to Denver residents, helping to enhance quality of life in our city. Trees beautify our neighborhoods, enhance property values, lower utility costs, improve air and water quality, and much more!

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Denver Digs Trees distribution day is Sat, April 16th... Mark your calendar!

Don't live in Denver, but still want free trees? Check this out!

Important Info:

Denver Digs Trees focuses on providing 

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Stylish & solid, 1960 Cloverdale brick ranch

Professionally landscaped 8000+ sf lot with 350 sf deck off the kitchen plus oversized detached 2 car garage new in 2009*New roof, gutters & exterior & interior paint, new windows & exterior doors*Remodeled kitchen w stainless appliances & updated, tiled bathrooms*Solid oak wood floors throughout the main level*Full basement w/ high ceilings*Tons of storage incl. large bsmt storage room*Sprinkler system*Wood burning stove*3rd bedroom is non-conforming*Extra driveway off street parking*Exceptionally maintained!

Listed by June Schlesinger for Live Urban Real Estate. Please contact June for current pricing and availability.

5515 West Arizona Avenue, Lakewood CO 80232.

$290,000.

Styled by Annette

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Lovely home in the Sunset Ridge neighborhood of Westminster!

Open living room with gorgeous custom stained hardwood floors and updated kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and beautiful tile floor. The spacious upstairs level has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths.

Need room for guests? There is plenty of room in the private guest suite located in the basement. Enjoy gardening in the huge backyard or hosting summer barbecues on the large Trex deck. Newer windows, central a/c, rv parking and a 3 year old class 4 shingle roof make this home a great value.

You'll love this well cared-for home and the easy access to shopping, dining, parks, golf courses, downtown Denver and Boulder.

Listed by Bobbi Kim for Live Urban Real Estate.

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A recent study by Fannie Mae, What Do Consumers Know About The Mortgage Qualification Criteria?, revealed that many consumers are either unsure or misinformed regarding the minimum requirements necessary to obtain a mortgage.

Let’s break down three of the most seemingly daunting challenges:

Down Payment

Perceptions

Many renters have mentioned that the lack of an adequate down payment is preventing them from moving forward with the purchase of a home. According to the Fannie Mae report:

  • 40% of all renters don’t know what down payment is required
  • 15% think you need at least 20% down
  • An additional 4% think you need at least 10% down

The Reality

There are programs offered by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA that require as little as

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Industrial Chic meets Mountain Modern.

Remodeled townhome in unexpected private enclave, surrounded by trees and a small creek, and perfectly situated between Downtown Denver and the Rockies. Entertain on the open main floor, with a window-filled kitchen leading to the back deck and a sunny dining room that opens to a large, cozy living space with wood-burning fireplace and balcony with west-facing views.

Then relax in your huge Master Retreat, with floor-to-ceiling windows, double closets, and spa-inspired ensuite. You'll wake up feeling like you're in a hip city-loft or on a mountain getaway, everyday. Live like you're on vacation, with a super easy commute!

620 Crescent Lane, Lakewood CO 80214.

$420,000.

Listed by Ash Sabados and Stacie

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Located in highly desirable Lakeshore Estates near Hanging Lake and park.

This rare ranch home features a modern design and has been meticulously maintained. Soaring vaulted ceilings are the back drop to the open floor plan, where natural light floods the interior. Back door overlooks a composite deck, perfect for relaxing outside in Colorado`s amazing climate or enjoying the spa. The open kitchen anchors the living room and boasts granite finishes with plenty of cabinet space. With a large open dining room that accommodates a full size table, you can enjoy hosting dinners or parties.

The rare main floor Master is bright and includes a spacious master bath. The basement features tall ceilings with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large open great room

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