Moose In Search of the Ultimate Dog Pad

Moose In Search of the Ultimate Dog Pad

Moose is feeling like he needs a little space to himself.  Most of the time he’s just hanging out on the couch, but as he explains, a dog has needs, and one of those needs is space to himself where he can be free of humans. I’m not really buying it, but to indulge our company spokesperson, I began searching for a nice outdoor space for Moose.  I started looking for...

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Does it Ever Make Sense to Buy a Mountain Property?

Does it Ever Make Sense to Buy a Mountain Property?

About 10+ years ago Erin and I considered buying a mountain property. We loved the idea of a weekend retreat, especially for skiing. However, every time I looked at the numbers I just couldn’t justify a decision based on pure indulgence and little economic support. We ran the numbers like this: We estimated how many days we thought we would use the condo over a...

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Addicted to Angry….or Do I Just Hate Stupid People?

Addicted to Angry….or Do I Just Hate Stupid People?

The current issue of the Denver Bar Association’s monthly journal (The Denver Docket) was titled “How to: Be a Happier, Healthier Lawyer.” The issue is loaded with good stuff, including a piece by Sara Meyers, about resiliency, the ability of some people to “bounce back” from tough times. If you’re like me you might get a bit frustrated when you read those “feel...

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Seller Finance Gets Tougher No Thanks to Dodd-Frank

Seller Finance Gets Tougher No Thanks to Dodd-Frank

Let’s say you own a home free and clear and you want to sell. You’re approached by a buyer willing to put 30% down, and then pay you the balance with seller financing. The buyer is self employed, has tons of cash, but he can’t qualify for a conventional loan until he has one more year of self-employment under his belt. The plan is that he will refinance within 2...

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Drilled Down Stats for Denver’s Top 25 Luxury Home Neighborhoods

Drilled Down Stats for Denver’s Top 25 Luxury Home Neighborhoods

After I sent out my 3Q Marketing Report I received several requests for more detailed stats per neighborhood, especially some of the luxury home neighborhoods.  Our office has put together exactly that — an analysis of the key indicators for each of the top 25 luxury home neighborhoods in the Denver metro area.  For each neighborhood we give you some charts on...

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Denver Average Home Price Falls In October: Is this News?

Denver Average Home Price Falls In October:  Is this News?

You may have read this recent article in the Denver Post:  ”Denver housing prices slip in October; could see slowdown in 2014“. The “slip” cited in the article refers to the decrease in average home price from the “all-time highs” in 2013.  Is this real news?  Of course the average home price slipped from the highs earlier in the...

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Renovating a Home? Donovan Thomas Offers Some Great Lessons for Flippers

Renovating a Home?  Donovan Thomas Offers Some Great Lessons for Flippers

     

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