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Selling your home? Consider capital gains taxes first

Selling your home? Consider capital gains taxes first

With today’s rising home prices, sellers are in the driver’s seat, often reaping huge profits. While capital gains taxes can take a bite out of the money you will pocket, there are ways to save if you’re savvy. Home sales profits are considered capital gains. They are taxed at federal rates of 0%, 15% or 20%, depending on...

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Tip of the Month: Clean your washing machine filter to maintain efficiency

Tip of the Month: Clean your washing machine filter to maintain efficiency

We offer a simple tip for everything from home renovation to cleaning to home buying in this space every month. Today’s tip: Clean your washing machine filter to maintain efficiency Is your washing machine vibrating heavily? Does the water fail to drain properly? Are your clothes still wet after the final spin? If the...

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Cherry Creek development to create community space out of parking lot

Cherry Creek development to create community space out of parking lot

After serving home to a string of retail establishments and restaurants over the years, a large swath of property next to the Cherry Creek Shopping Center is slotted for a makeover. Dubbed Cherry Creek West, the area will turn what is now mostly a 13-acre parking lot into a “new $1 billion community,” reports the Denver...

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5 Denver coffee houses you’ll savor

5 Denver coffee houses you’ll savor

When the weather turns cold, there’s nothing like a hot cuppa joe in a cozy coffee shop to warm the soul. Thankfully, Denver offers a host of places to savor. “With a strong coffee culture, plus java shops and roasters galore, Denver is decidedly a great city for coffee lovers,” notes 5280 magazine. The magazine recently...

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Want to know what’s ahead for home buyers in 2022? Look at 2021

Want to know what’s ahead for home buyers in 2022? Look at 2021

The story of last year’s Denver housing market can be told in two words: tight inventory. The story for 2022? Much the same. Last year, inventory in the Denver-metro area was as scarce as an afternoon rain shower. December statistics illustrate the trend. While the average number of active listings for residential homes...

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RMCC Year-End Recap | 2021

RMCC Year-End Recap | 2021

Our brokerage had an amazing year and achieved a lot of exciting things in 2021! We celebrated our milestone 40th anniversary (have you made our signature anniversary cocktail yet? Make sure you do - it's delicious!), and to close out the year, we tallied up some facts and stats. It’s pretty incredible to analyze and...

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Give your guest room an upgrade with these simple ideas

Give your guest room an upgrade with these simple ideas

With a house full of rooms to decorate and maintain, it’s easy to overlook the guest room. After all, why spend time and energy on a room that’s rarely occupied? But having a nice guest room says a lot about you: It tells others that you care for your guests’ comfort and, in fact, that you care about them. “It’s about...

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From ice-sculpting competitions to beer dunks, winter festivals abound

From ice-sculpting competitions to beer dunks, winter festivals abound

With Colorado’s bright sunshine and blue skies, we are used to enjoying summer festivals galore. But what diversions does winter bring? More festivals galore! It might surprise you, but winter ushers in all kinds of outdoor celebrations geared to take the “cabin” out of “cabin fever.” Here are a few to put on your...

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Denver rent increases follow East and West Coast trends

Denver rent increases follow East and West Coast trends

There was a time, regarding apartment rents, when Denverites could rest assured that at least they weren’t paying the exorbitant fees those on the East and West coasts were shelling out. But after a 20.7% rent growth in Denver over 2021, that assurance is fading. Zumper, a San-Francisco-based apartment-finding firm,...

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Selling your home? Consider capital gains taxes first

Selling your home? Consider capital gains taxes first

With today’s rising home prices, sellers are in the driver’s seat, often reaping huge profits. While capital gains taxes can take a bite out of the money you will pocket, there are ways to save if you’re savvy. Home sales profits are considered capital gains. They are...

read more
5 Denver coffee houses you’ll savor

5 Denver coffee houses you’ll savor

When the weather turns cold, there’s nothing like a hot cuppa joe in a cozy coffee shop to warm the soul. Thankfully, Denver offers a host of places to savor. “With a strong coffee culture, plus java shops and roasters galore, Denver is decidedly a great city for...

read more
RMCC Year-End Recap | 2021

RMCC Year-End Recap | 2021

Our brokerage had an amazing year and achieved a lot of exciting things in 2021! We celebrated our milestone 40th anniversary (have you made our signature anniversary cocktail yet? Make sure you do - it's delicious!), and to close out the year, we tallied up some...

read more
Give your guest room an upgrade with these simple ideas

Give your guest room an upgrade with these simple ideas

With a house full of rooms to decorate and maintain, it’s easy to overlook the guest room. After all, why spend time and energy on a room that’s rarely occupied? But having a nice guest room says a lot about you: It tells others that you care for your guests’ comfort...

read more
Denver rent increases follow East and West Coast trends

Denver rent increases follow East and West Coast trends

There was a time, regarding apartment rents, when Denverites could rest assured that at least they weren’t paying the exorbitant fees those on the East and West coasts were shelling out. But after a 20.7% rent growth in Denver over 2021, that assurance is fading....

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