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Which ski pass to buy? Here are two of the most popular

Which ski pass to buy? Here are two of the most popular

With the start of ski season only a few months away, the eternal question returns: Which ski pass to buy? Among the two most popular choices are the Epic and Ikon passes. Both offer a mix of local, national and international resorts. Each has different allowances in terms of blackout days, discounted “buddy” tickets and...

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Denver rents fall in wake of pandemic

Denver rents fall in wake of pandemic

After years of soaring demand and the associated rising rents, Denver’s apartment market is showing signs of softening, due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Denverite, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Denver was $1,345 in June. This represented the third straight month of rent declines, as the...

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Denver metro area sees heated homebuying in July

Denver metro area sees heated homebuying in July

Denver metro residential real estate is in a fever. According to a new report, buyers snapped up homes nearly as fast as face masks last month. Despite the pandemic, the number of home closings soared to a record-breaking high in July—nearly 7% more than the previous high, logged in June 2017. Even sales of “luxury” homes...

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The pandemic brings a new normal to home showing procedures

The pandemic brings a new normal to home showing procedures

As the coronavirus continues its ruthless rampage across the nation, Americans have learned to carry on in a “new normal” way. Nowhere is this truer than with residential real estate transactions. People still buy and sell homes, but with new practices in place to ensure the safety of all involved. What’s the new normal?...

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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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Which ski pass to buy? Here are two of the most popular

Which ski pass to buy? Here are two of the most popular

With the start of ski season only a few months away, the eternal question returns: Which ski pass to buy? Among the two most popular choices are the Epic and Ikon passes. Both offer a mix of local, national and international resorts. Each has different allowances in...

read more
Denver rents fall in wake of pandemic

Denver rents fall in wake of pandemic

After years of soaring demand and the associated rising rents, Denver’s apartment market is showing signs of softening, due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Denverite, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Denver was $1,345 in June. This represented...

read more
Denver metro area sees heated homebuying in July

Denver metro area sees heated homebuying in July

Denver metro residential real estate is in a fever. According to a new report, buyers snapped up homes nearly as fast as face masks last month. Despite the pandemic, the number of home closings soared to a record-breaking high in July—nearly 7% more than the previous...

read more
The pandemic brings a new normal to home showing procedures

The pandemic brings a new normal to home showing procedures

As the coronavirus continues its ruthless rampage across the nation, Americans have learned to carry on in a “new normal” way. Nowhere is this truer than with residential real estate transactions. People still buy and sell homes, but with new practices in place to...

read more
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