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Lawmakers hope to raise money by killing Gallagher Amendment

Lawmakers hope to raise money by killing Gallagher Amendment

As the coronavirus takes its toll on jobs, resulting in lower tax revenue, the Colorado budget is on life support. As a result, state lawmakers are taking aim at the Gallagher Amendment, which effectively reduces residential property taxes. In November, voters will be asked to repeal the amendment. “If we don’t make a...

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5 natural repellents that banish mosquitos

5 natural repellents that banish mosquitos

Drinks on the patio, a slight breeze, and beautiful Colorado skies. What could make for a nicer evening? And what could destroy that evening faster than a squadron of mosquitos dive bombing you and your guests? You can always apply mosquito repellent. But why use chemicals when natural alternatives are just as good? The...

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Quick Tip of the Month: How to remove mold from your refrigerator door

Quick Tip of the Month: How to remove mold from your refrigerator door

These days, everyone is looking to save time. We aim to help! We will offer a simple tip for everything from home renovation to cleaning to home buying in this space every month. Today’s tip: How to remove mold from your refrigerator door: If you are seeing black spots on the rubber seal to your refrigerator door, it’s...

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7 ways to save money during a home renovation

7 ways to save money during a home renovation

You’ve been waiting years to save enough money to upgrade your kitchen, update your bathrooms – or do any number of renovations. Finally, you’re ready to begin. But anyone who has ever watched The Property Brothers knows that just one surprise—such as hidden rodent or water damage—can bust your budget wide open. That’s...

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Experts debate: Will urban offices fall victim to coronavirus?

Experts debate: Will urban offices fall victim to coronavirus?

With the coronavirus causing employees to flee offices and work from home, discovering its advantages along the way, some real estate experts are asking: Will demand for office space in urban areas soon be a thing of the past? Urban offices were all the rage only a few years ago. A recent CNBC article notes, for example,...

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Homes fly off the market in the Denver-metro area in June

Homes fly off the market in the Denver-metro area in June

Fueled by pent-up demand and record-low mortgage rates, the Denver housing market soared in June. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) monthly market report, more homes were put under contract than came on the market for sale in June. A record number of homes (7,676) showed “pending sale status,”...

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Restaurant etiquette tips in the COVID era

Restaurant etiquette tips in the COVID era

When it comes to restaurants, the pandemic has been a wrecking ball, taking out new and well-established businesses alike. One survey in May by the Colorado Restaurant Association showed that an estimated 173,000 restaurant workers had been furloughed, and the Colorado Sun estimated that 400 restaurants would close...

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Feeling stressed? Studies show playing Tetris can help

Feeling stressed? Studies show playing Tetris can help

In today’s world, everyone is desperate for ways to de-stress. The questions is: how? According to recent studies, the answer may be as simple as logging onto your computer for a game of Tetris. Indeed, it appears that repetitively fitting puzzle pieces into a larger block of squares isn’t the time suck you once thought....

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When in doubt, call 311

When in doubt, call 311

Have a question about city services? Want to register a complaint or report problems the city should address? No need to scroll through long lists of city departments. Just dial 311. Unlike 911, the 311 number is NOT for emergency situations. But it can be a godsend for getting answers to non-emergency issues. Want to...

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Lawmakers hope to raise money by killing Gallagher Amendment

Lawmakers hope to raise money by killing Gallagher Amendment

As the coronavirus takes its toll on jobs, resulting in lower tax revenue, the Colorado budget is on life support. As a result, state lawmakers are taking aim at the Gallagher Amendment, which effectively reduces residential property taxes. In November, voters will be...

read more
5 natural repellents that banish mosquitos

5 natural repellents that banish mosquitos

Drinks on the patio, a slight breeze, and beautiful Colorado skies. What could make for a nicer evening? And what could destroy that evening faster than a squadron of mosquitos dive bombing you and your guests? You can always apply mosquito repellent. But why use...

read more
7 ways to save money during a home renovation

7 ways to save money during a home renovation

You’ve been waiting years to save enough money to upgrade your kitchen, update your bathrooms – or do any number of renovations. Finally, you’re ready to begin. But anyone who has ever watched The Property Brothers knows that just one surprise—such as hidden rodent or...

read more
Experts debate: Will urban offices fall victim to coronavirus?

Experts debate: Will urban offices fall victim to coronavirus?

With the coronavirus causing employees to flee offices and work from home, discovering its advantages along the way, some real estate experts are asking: Will demand for office space in urban areas soon be a thing of the past? Urban offices were all the rage only a...

read more
Homes fly off the market in the Denver-metro area in June

Homes fly off the market in the Denver-metro area in June

Fueled by pent-up demand and record-low mortgage rates, the Denver housing market soared in June. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR) monthly market report, more homes were put under contract than came on the market for sale in June. A record...

read more
Restaurant etiquette tips in the COVID era

Restaurant etiquette tips in the COVID era

When it comes to restaurants, the pandemic has been a wrecking ball, taking out new and well-established businesses alike. One survey in May by the Colorado Restaurant Association showed that an estimated 173,000 restaurant workers had been furloughed, and the...

read more
Feeling stressed? Studies show playing Tetris can help

Feeling stressed? Studies show playing Tetris can help

In today’s world, everyone is desperate for ways to de-stress. The questions is: how? According to recent studies, the answer may be as simple as logging onto your computer for a game of Tetris. Indeed, it appears that repetitively fitting puzzle pieces into a larger...

read more
When in doubt, call 311

When in doubt, call 311

Have a question about city services? Want to register a complaint or report problems the city should address? No need to scroll through long lists of city departments. Just dial 311. Unlike 911, the 311 number is NOT for emergency situations. But it can be a godsend...

read more