Why are these new homes so far apart?

New homes are being built faster than we have seen since the mid-1990s. For example, the Denver area is growing at an incredible rate – with base prices of new homes increasing from $4,000 to $10,000 per month, depending on the size of the house and the builder. The neighborhood pictured here is located between…

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On Sale Now!! Your New Home

OK, so houses don’t ever really go “on sale” – but what if you could get your house for “10% off!”? There ARE some things you can do to be a smart shopper and buy “on sale” versus paying full price. And remember, when you’re talking about something that costs a couple hundred thousand dollars,…

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Should your coffee habits determine where you live?

I have been struggling for over 20 years with where, exactly, our Dream Home should be situated. I knew I would want it to be in Colorado, and somewhere near Denver – in order to have good access to jobs, theatre, shopping and restaurants in a laid-back, outdoorsy place (and my husband graciously bought into my dream and…

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What’s So Special about this Colorado Grass?

Valuable Open Space or Deadly Deal-Killer? I recently appraised a house that backed to this greenbelt. The space is very wide (about 100 feet) and isn’t maintained, or even watered. As an appraiser, I would treat it more like open space than a greenbelt when estimating how much value it added to the property… Except……

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