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March 7, 2010

How To Properly Screen A Prospective Tenant

According to the the National Association of Realtors®, "distressed homes" represented nearly 2 of every fifth home sold in January 2010.  Clearly, real estate investors in Englewood and around the country are taking advantage of good deals on cheap property.  But there's risk involved.This NBC Today ...

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Feb. 17, 2010

The Best And Worst Cities For Commuters (2010 Edition)

The Best and Worst Work Commutes 2010According to the Census Bureau, 2.8 million people commute to work 90 minutes or more each day, in each direction.

Now, your daily commute may not be as long, but time spent in cars, trains and buses is time away from work and from family. Drive-time can affect a ...

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Jan. 18, 2010

More People, Less Places

I read with some interest the 2009 Magnet States Report released by Allied Van Lines.  The report is based on Allied tracking the incoming and outgoing household goods movements of 59,381 such movements using the services of Allied Van Lines in the first 11 months of 2009.  ...

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Jan. 14, 2010

Retail Sales Dropped In December And Now So Are Mortgage Rates

Retail Sales December 2009

Mortgage rates are dropping this morning on weaker-than-expected Retail Sales data from December. Lower rates means more bang for your home-buying buck.

Excluding motor vehicles and parts, December's "ex-auto" sales receipts were down roughly $500 million from November. Analysts had expected receipts to grow.

The relevance of Retail Sales ...

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Jan. 14, 2010

2010 Economic Forecast

This morning, Vectra Bank, along with the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation (EDC), sponsored the annual Metro Denver Economic Forecast.  To sum up the opinions of three well known economists, 2010 will be somewhat better than 2009, but the long term outlook is bumpy.

Patricia Silverstein, with Development Research ...

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Jan. 5, 2010

Looking At The 2010 Predictions For Housing Markets And Mortgage Rates

2010 housing and mortgage predictions are guesses2010 is just a few days old and already the "experts" are making predictions for the year.

Housing calls and mortgage rate predictions run the gamut:

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Nov. 2, 2007

Ski Season in the Colorado Rockies has Begun!

Ski ColoradoIt’s SKI time! Are you ready to hit the slopes? Have you been waiting for days for the potential of an early opening day? Well, it has happened! Keystone opened TODAY- an entire week ahead of schedule! I, however, am very bummed that this will be my first missed ski ...

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Oct. 28, 2007

Great Halloween Events for Kids in the DENVER Area

Below is a list of Halloween events for your little trick-or-treaters! Enjoy!

Mia Boo at the ZooDenver Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

Date: Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Members - Free
Non-Members - Regular Zoo
Admission (Adults $9, Children 3-11 $5

Seniors - $7)
(All Activities ...

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Oct. 27, 2007

Observations on the real estate market

In response to today's column by Al Lewis in the Denver Post, I've responded with the following:

I read your column in the blog. Thank you for not treating my comments negatively. I am curious about your headline "Desperation" and your thoughts about it always being a good ...

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