Yearly Archives: 2010

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Denver Housing Market

Denver Housing Market

As we head into fall, let’s talk about what is happening in our housing market. Let’s start with the good news. I mean, who doesn’t need good news? First, metro Denver has been named one of the country’s top markets to watch next year in the new “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011” report. This … Continued

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Denver Housing Slump

Denver Housing Slump

You probably heard the latest housing news: the number of homes sold in July plunged a record 27% compared with the same month a year ago. This was far worse than the most pessimistic forecast of economists. So what does it mean for us here in Denver? It means our housing market’s recovery is not … Continued

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Sprucing up the Kitchen

Sprucing up the Kitchen

Can’t afford a full kitchen makeover? Sprucing up the cabinetry is an easy fix for a fraction of the cost. There are two options: replacing or refacing. Refacing includes covering the existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts with a wood or plastic veneer and replacing knobs and door hinges; replacing cabinets requires removing them entirely … Continued

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Is That “Free Credit Report” Really Free?

Is That “Free Credit Report” Really Free?

There’s a lot a consumer confusion out there about “free credit report” offers that are advertised as free but many times require consumers to spend money on credit monitoring or other products and services. You see these offers all the time. So where do you go to get an actual free credit report? Go to … Continued

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Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Keeping You and Your Family Safe

A new law was passed in Colorado last year that flew under the radar of most homeowners — probably because you don’t have to worry about it until you sell your house. But my suggestion is you worry about it right now. Here it is: if your house has a fuel-fired heater or appliance (e.g., … Continued

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Watch Out Brian Williams . . .

Watch Out Brian Williams . . .

Real estate is always a hot topic – probably because most of us own a home. So, the subject comes up pretty much everywhere I go. I talked real estate with my dentist just this morning. Well, I didn’t say much until he got his hands out of my mouth! But after that I answered … Continued

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Remembering the Caveman

Remembering the Caveman

Dad and I were business partners for almost 10 years before he retired. That meant a lot of time together, phone calls (early am and late pm) and shared stories. But one of my favorite memories was Dad and his first computer. When we first started working together in 1995 he didn’t have a computer. … Continued

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A Stack of Benjamins

A Stack of Benjamins

I always remind my clients that they have to bring “good funds” to the closing table. That’s usually followed by the question: “What are good funds?” And I reply that it means funds that are verifiable, typically a wire transfer or a cashier’s check, but not a personal check. So I’m at the title company … Continued

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Let there be Light!

Let there be Light!

Out showing houses today … I bet you wish you had this beauty in your dining room! I swear, it was about as big as me. Not quite what you expect to see in the suburbs.

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I am a Realtor. I am a Therapist.

I am a Realtor. I am a Therapist.

They were moving to Denver from somewhere else. It doesn’t matter where – just someplace with bigger lots and lower prices. They were a good looking young couple. He was kinda serious and she was bubbly with enthusiasm. They had three kids, a dog … and a problem. He said: “We want a house in … Continued