Zoning, Permits, Building and Remodeling

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The Denver Post reported today that homeowners across metro Denver should brace themselves for notices of property valuation arriving soon in the mail that will weigh heavily on property taxes during the next two years.

How Much of a Denver Property Tax Increase?

That’s the news from seven metro-area county assessors, who on Tuesday held a news conference to announce spikes in median home property valuations, ranging from about 17 percent for single-family homes in Douglas County to 40 percent for all homes in Adams County.

In those counties — as well as in Arapahoe, Boulder, Elbert, Jefferson — Denver property tax increases will vary greatly, depending on factors such as neighborhood popularity, amount of new construction and affordability.

Denver property tax incrase map

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Published from The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Capitol Connection   We are excited to announce that a compromise on construction litigation reform was reached early Wednesday morning on HB-1279. This bill is sponsored by Representatives Garnett (D-Denver), and Saine (R-Firestone) and Senators Tate (R-Centennial) and Guzman (D-Denver). The bill was heard in the House State Affairs committee Wednesday afternoon where all six amendments that were agreed upon between stakeholders to reach a compromise were adopted. The bill also passed on second reading today in the House with one minor technical amendment. HB 1279 now has one final vote in the House before it goes over to the Senate for their consideration.      This has been a long…
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Great news coming out of the Colorado state legislature yesterday. As the Denver Business Journal reported, "After years of failed negotiations, business leaders and Democratic Colorado legislators finally have reached an agreement to move forward a bill that will reform construction-defects law."

With rising home prices and increasing concern about the lack of affordably housing in the Denver metro area, the bill aims to jump-starting what is largely a non-existent condominium construction market. Our data for the first quarter of 2017 illustrates the current condo market.

"Condominiums now make up less than 3 percent of the new housing stock in Colorado, and builders say they are unwilling to build because current law makes it too easy for

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME IN THE HEART OF ENGLEWOOD. Fantastic opportunity in a highly desired neighborhood. Turn this house into the impossible-to-find home that you have been looking for. Would you like a Colorado farmhouse vibe with a big front porch? This is the perfect spot to make it your own. The plans are ready, demo is scheduled to begin soon, and for a very limited time, you have the chance to jump into the process with available pre-build financing, to work with the builder on every detail. The beautiful floor-plans are ready to go, and include 4 beds, 4 baths, and a studio/office room. Other options? A partial basement, a chicken coop and raised garden beds. Of course, you'll have many finish options to choose from - you're going to love the

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Sloan Lake Real Estate Listing: Live in this Spanish Colonial Home and Enjoy the Sloan's Lake View and Access, or Develop Both Lots for Resale.

3830 W 17th Ave + 1632 Osceola Street, Denver CO.

For a private showing, to walk the lots, or for more information about all of the possibilities this rare opportunity has to offer, please contact Melinda Yeary.









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From 9news:

DENVER - You may have seen them popping up in your neighborhood. Some of them look like big boxes. The City of Denver calls them Garden Court Townhomes.

On Monday night, the council has decided to stop issuing construction permits for those types of buildings, at least temporarily.

Dr.  Bob Vogel, who lives in Cherry Creek North, says they’re destroying the character of the neighborhood.

He's the president of the Cherry Creek North Neighborhood Association, which asked the council to place a moratorium on garden court townhome permits.

Council Member Wayne New helped to successfully lead the charge to stop them.

“I’ve got one that looks like a prison to me,” New said.

He says the problem stems from the ambiguity of the

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Denver is booming, you can see signs of this everywhere you look.

New buildings in our skyline, transit projects opening, and home prices skyrocketing. Between 2009-2014, Denver experienced the highest migration gain of any metro area in the US - 12,682 more millennials per year moved here than left (Hanc, 2016). The migration into Colorado has benefited our economy in many ways, but has led to a major shortage of housing. Migration is NOT the only culprit that has led to the rising cost of living in Metro Denver - the Construction Defect Law has effectively stopped all new construction of for sale condominiums (aka condos).

I urge you to take the time to learn about the Construction Defect Law to understand how this legislation is leading to

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Curb Appeal.

Live Urban Real Estate agent Annette Knutson not only helped our clients stage and prepare their Denver home for sale, she also helped them position and market it for a fast sale at top dollar!

"Getting the most for your property in Denver means doing more than putting a "For Sale" sign out front," said John Skrabec, owner of Live Urban Real Estate and Producer of Crafting the Sale. "In a competitive market where new homes for sale are added daily, your listing needs maximum exposure, award-winning marketing, and smart representation."

Crafting the Sale tells the stories of Live Urban clients and their agents as they prepare their homes for market, navigate the listing process, and ultimately sell their properties.

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Consumer Advisory:  Five tips for navigating short-term rentals and homeowners insurance

What you need to know about insurance in Denver's home-sharing marketplace

Technology has drastically changed the way people travel and stay in new places. Online marketplaces allow travelers to book entire homes or rent a room in a private home overnight. Popular websites like Airbnb, VRBO, Roomorama and HomeAway are now used widely to connect hosts with guests. This type of business goes by different names - home-sharing, peer-to-peer rentals (P2P) or short-term rentals (STRs) - and property owners use the online marketplace to advertise and book their privately-owned apartment, condo or house.

If you’ve been thinking about renting out a room or your home

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Prime lot in HOT REGIS area for development.

Walk a few blocks to Regis University, The Noshery, Goldspot Brewing and more. Check out Koelbel Homes new luxury development coming to 50th & Vrain... and the many new builds in this area. SOLD AS IS. Scrape the house. Use the oversize garage/workshop/office while you plan your dream home! Garage is heated with small 3/4 bath and kitchenette.

Sweeping mountain views possible from 2nd story of new build. Please note that the 5326 Lowell (neighboring lot) is also for sale. Hurry and get both lots together... which would total 1/2 an acre. Zoning is R1. Adams County has been supportive of R2 and R3 zoning. Buyer to verify zoning possibilities. ILC available upon request. 55th & Lowell open space is a

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