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AMY DIPIERRO SEPTEMBER 6, 2016 The Bucksnort Saloon is on the market for just under $600,000. (Courtesy Evergreen Commercial Group) The owner of a mountain town saloon once frequented by early 20th century gold and silver miners is looking to sell it for $595,000. Galina Bye, 55, bought the Bucksnort Saloon with her ex-husband in 1997. An […]

Down payment assistance is out there, but does it matter in Denver’s housing market?

Saving for a down payment can be a challenge, so challenging, in fact, that 25 percent of first-time buyers told the National Association of Realtors last year it was the most difficult part of the entire homebuying process. After all, as the standard wisdom goes, you’re supposed to put down 20 percent of your home’s purchase price. In a market […]

Renting versus Owning: It’s a Major Decision

An Important Decision One of the most critical housing decisions facing anyone in the urban Denver real estate marketplace today involves deciding whether or not to become a home owner or a renter? Every individual will resolve this question based upon unique personal needs and goals. However, some useful considerations impact most people attempting to […]

11.3% home increase, 3rd best in U.S.

POSTED BY JOHN REBCHOOK · SEPTEMBER 1, 2016   Denver home prices rose 11.3 percent in July, 3rd highest percentage gain in the U.S., according to Zillow. Denver home prices soared 11.3 percent in July from July 2015, the third best in the nation, according to a report released on Thursday by Zillow. Only Portland, with […]

CenturyLink – fast Internet to Sterling Ranch

POSTED BY JOHN REBCHOOK · SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 CenturyLink will provide fast Internet service to Sterling Ranch in Douglas County. Sterling Ranch, soon to come online with its first houses, also will coming online with some of the fastest residential Internet speeds available in the country. Residents of Sterling Ranch, a mixed-use community in northwest Douglas […]

Couple to open Goddard School in Berkeley with $3M SBA loan

AMY DIPIERRO AUGUST 31, 2016 Dave McMurtry in front of the upcoming Goddard School in Berkeley. A husband and wife planning to open a school just got a back-to-school bonus: a small business loan worth $3.3 million. In July David and Allison McMurtry started renovating 1914-era Robert Steele Gymnasium in Berkeley into a Goddard School. […]

Mortgage rates creep up amid expectations of interest hike

Average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.46 percent, mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Evan Vucci, Associated Press   Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, before the Senate Banking Committee. Yellen said the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in […]

S*Park Condos and Townhomes has Denver EAGER for details…

At the edge of Denver’s RiNo district, S*Park’s location at 26th and Lawrence has Denver residents and non-residents not just excited but overly CURIOUS.  Treehouse Denver, the exclusive Broker for S*Park, was willing to share some secrets about this beautiful, sustainable AND affordable new development and we are happy to report, you will not be […]

Funding plan for housing defective

POSTED BY JOHN REBCHOOK · AUGUST 22, 2016 I read with interest the “Developers Support Affordable Funding Plan,” guest column in Denver Real Estate Watch. I cannot think of a higher priority for the Denver area community to address than the affordable housing crisis. It has been building for years, recently reaching critical status. A desperately […]

Why The Capitol Hill Denver Neighborhood Is HOT Right Now

If you’ve been looking to purchase a home in Denver, Colorado, chances are you’ve heard of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. In fact, it’s in the top five of most frequently searched Denver neighborhoods and is listed as the second most desirable neighborhood in Denver on real estate site Movoto. From its historic homes to its […]