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Homegrown Jenna: Why You Should Buy in Denver Today

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 8:15am. 318 Views, 0 Comments.

Why You Should Buy in Denver Today

There is so much talk about it being a great time to buy (said in cheesy realtor voice).  But have you stopped to think about why that actually is? 

Most home buyers may have a general understanding of this hot Denver market, but let's break it down to the nitty gritty.  With a perfect storm of home buying factors colliding in Denver at the moment, it is easy to see why, you too, should get in the market ASAP.

1)  Interest Rates

Interest rates are incredibly low right now, but are going up.  An interest rate can significantly change the amount you pay monthly for your mortgage and the amount you pay in total for your home. 

For example, if you purchase a $250k house, put 20% down, and get a regular 30 year fixed loan

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Today in the Denver Market 09.11.14

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:31am. 207 Views, 0 Comments.

By: T. Coleman


How's the Denver Market? Glad you asked!

Fall is in the air and our local market remains hot. After months of low inventory and highly competitive bidding, there has been a modest increase of inventory and home prices have leveled some. "The Denver-area home buying market took a breather in August, a shock to some sellers," said Inside Real Estate News. "Overall, last month was the fourth best August for closings in the Denver area. Other than August 2013, which was the best August on record, the last time that there were more homes sold in an August was in 2005."

Home prices began their cool down ahead of the seasonal change in August. "The average price of a home sold in August was $371,805, down 1 percent from the record

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Neighborhood Hot Spots: Fun Spots to Know About

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 8:08am. 434 Views, 0 Comments.

(Photo credit: SloHi Coffee Facebook page)

 

We work and live in a vibrant  city, full of outstanding restaurants, bars, and cafes. These unique businesses are the essential elements that allow our neighborhoods to thrive and develop. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems as well as the celebration of our established eateries. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love!

Here are some delicious suggestions to try: 


Restaurant/Bar: 

The Thirsty Lion

Location:  
LoDo: 1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

Why:  
We chose this spot because it overlooks the amazing water feature for children in front of the newly remodeled Union Station!

Who Says: Lane Walsh

The

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Today in the Denver Market 09.04.14

Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 9:47am. 269 Views, 0 Comments.

 By: T. Coleman

How's the Denver market? Glad you asked!

With Labor Day now behind us, we begin to look towards fall and all indications show few signs the hot Denver market will change. "The traditional prime 'selling season' is wrapping up – yet the pent-up demand for housing remains very strong and does not appear to be cooling off as we head into fall," says the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR). There are, however, factors that might impact some changes. The rise in home prices has slowed since hitting a record high in June with an average home price of $335,890. In their August 2014 report, DMAR showed that the average home price was .04% lower than the previous month while active inventory rose to 8,297 (6.49% increase). The

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Neighborhood Hot Spots: Tasty Treats in Denver's Most Popular Hoods

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:08am. 256 Views, 0 Comments.

 

(Photo: Work & Class Facebook page)

 

We work and live in a vibrant  city, full of outstanding restaurants, bars, and cafes. These unique businesses are the essential elements that allow our neighborhoods to thrive and develop. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems as well as the celebration of our established eateries. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love!

Here are some delicious suggestions to try: 


Restaurant/Bar: 

The Laughing Latte

Location:  
LoHi: 2001 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Why:  
I needed a quiet place in LoHi to camp out for the morning. They have WiFi, welcome you to hang out as long as you want. With such a convenient location, it was hard to

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Today in the Denver Market 08.28.14

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:08am. 220 Views, 0 Comments.

How's the Denver Market? Glad you asked!

As students return to school, the summer season begins to draw to a close. Denver's real estate market has been very active throughout the summer. Many believe that with the shortage of inventory and the ever growing population, the "hot" season for real estate is far from winding down. “Denver area homes continue to sell at a rapid pace and at almost 100 percent of asking price, a testament to a strong housing market,” said KirbySlunaker, president and CEO of Metrolist. “Inventory levels remain tight in the Denver metro and surrounding area, showing strong demand and a competitive marketplace.”

"The market is most heavily favoring a seller’s market in the $200,000- $399,999 range where Denver only has

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Homegrown Jenna: Is an HOA for you?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 8:12am. 309 Views, 0 Comments.

 

 

 

Is an HOA for you?

So you want to buy a house?  Wonderful!  Planting a garden, sitting out in your yard, picking out paint colors, and having a place to call your own.  All wonderful things!  But sometimes we forget about the not so fun parts of home ownership.  Being a homeowner is a big undertaking.  When the roof is leaking there is no landlord to call...its now up to you!  The cost and responsibility shift can be a drastic one from those previously renting. 

But worry not.  There is a great middle ground for those of us who are ready to own, but aren't quite ready to the weekends of lawn mowing and gutter cleaning.  That middle ground is purchasing a home with an HOA.

HOAs, or Homeowner's Associations, are also known as Common

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Today in the Denver Market 08.21.14

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 10:03am. 251 Views, 0 Comments.

By: T. Coleman

 

How's the Denver market? Glad you asked!

The available inventory has begun to increase modestly through August. Land Title Guarantee Co. reported that in July there were 5,820 active, detached residential properties on the market. Their report isolates the 7 counties that comprise the Denver metro area. While July had a 5.6% increase in available homes, it also shows a 29.8% decrease from July 2013. In July, the Mile High City had "the second lowest inventory of unsold homes," as stated in a national report by RE/MAX. "Denver had a 1.7-month supply of unsold homes last month… only San Francisco, with a 1.5-month supply, had a lower supply of homes." The Denver Metro Association of Realtors found similar numbers (1.6 month

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Neighborhood Hot Spots: Taste for Something Special

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 8:16am. 311 Views, 0 Comments.

(Photo credit: Rosenberg Bagels & Delicatesen Facebook page)

 

We work and live in a vibrant  city, full of outstanding restaurants, bars, and cafes. These unique businesses are the essential elements that allow our neighborhoods to thrive and develop. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems as well as the celebration of our established eateries. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love!

Here are some delicious suggestions to try: 


Restaurant/Bar: 
Kitchen Table Cafe

Location:  
City Park West: 1426 E 22nd Ave., Denver, CO 80205

Why:  
Everyone on Yelp raves about the place, had to give it a shot.

Who Says: Jon Mann

The Atmosphere is:
Casual, farm-to-table,

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Today in the Denver Market 08.14.14

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 9:22am. 268 Views, 0 Comments.

By: T. Coleman

 

4560 E. Bails PlaceHow's the Denver market? Glad you asked!

Home prices have continued to rise throughout the Denver metro area, however they are slowing some. Inside Real Estate News reported, "the average price of a single-family home closed in July was $374,729, which edged out the previous record set in June of $372,937 by a mere 0.475 percent." The most sought after price point continues to be the sub $400K range.

The Mile High City continues to draw an increasing number of new residents. The Denver Post noted, "the city is a top destination for the under-35 crowd, and 2,600 households a year move in." This has created strong demand among first-time home buyers seeking the diminished $200 - $400K range. Inside Real Estate News noted

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