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Goodbye Income Tax Deductions

Where do you fit in to the Administration's tax plan?

Find Incredible Charm at Park Hill

If you are looking for a Denver home that has all the charm of an older home in a great location, Park Hill is the neighborhood for you. Park Hill is located on the northeast of downtown Denver, right next to the Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, City Park, and the City Park Golf […]

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Littleton Neighborhoods: Highlight on Roxborough Park

When looking for homes in the suburbs of Denver, there are many areas to choose from. When considering your options, there are a lot of factors to weigh but if being close to the mountains and nature is high on your priority list, then you must check out the incredible area of Roxborough Park. Located southwest […]

Halloween Scary Story

I was in an older historic neighborhood in Orange County, and wanted to do an impulse preview of a large two-story Victorian home built in the 1890s and located on a corner, with a for sale sign on t

Updated: The Ten Commandments of Buying a Home, Plus a Few More

Lenders are just not kidding around when they advise buyers about what to do for successful loan completion.  See the links below for my previous blog post on t

A closer look at Falcon Hills

When looking at homes in Highlands Ranch, there are so many incredible neighborhoods to choose from. While the whole area is brimming with beautiful homes, great schools, and amenities, Falcon Hills is a neighborhood that rises above the rest—literally! Falcon Hills is a luxury gated community located at the top of a hill just off […]

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Moving to metro Denver? Bring your horse with you!

Since Denver was founded in 1858, one common factor in our city is our attachment to horses. The equestrian communities in Denver bring a small town atmosphere to our city. The horse enthusiast will never feel isolated with the plethora of horse events Denver has to offer. The National Western Stock Show has events every January for 16 […]

California Housing Market Forecast for 2018

The 2018 California Association of Realtors Housing Market Forecast was released at this month's annual trade show. 

Community Profiles for People Relocating to Colorado: Spotlight on Franktown

People relocating to Denver shouldn’t let naysayers discourage them. Large, private properties within driving distance of Denver are not hard to find. At least that’s the case when Colorado home buyers choose to settle in Franktown. Considered a census-designated place, it encompasses a 123.8-square miles and houses less than 500 people, but that doesn’t mean it’s […]

Interesting History of Parks In or Near Denver – Part II

With more than 40 state parks in Colorado and numerous city parks, there is much to explore on over 500 miles of trails and 4,000 campsites. Denver’s urban park system alone embraces close to 6,000 acres of “traditional” parks, natural areas, and parkways. Three New Parks Mayor Michael B. Hancock, along with city officials and […]

New Transaction Closing Rules with CFPB - Part II

Mark August 1, 2015 as the date on which transactions will be impacted!

Cherry Creek Real Estate: Balance Resale with What You Want Now

Part of the delicate balance with buying Cherry Creek real estate is finding a Colorado home that you love now, but will appeal to buyers in the future. Whether you buy a new construction with trendy architectural details or a custom resale home, nothing compares to the Colorado laid back, but luxurious lifestyle. You may want […]

Four Critical Credit Tips

Energy-Efficiency Upgrades and Residential Energy Tax Credits for 2014

If you made your home more energy efficient in 2014, you might qualify for the residential energy tax credit.

Tax credits are especially valuable because they let you offset what you owe the IRS dollar for dollar for up to 10% of the amount you spent on certain home energy-efficiency upgrades. 

What is the January 2015 Real Estate Profile of Long Beach, Cerritos, Lakewood and Rossmoor?

Here is a brief summary of January 2015 sales, compared to January 2014:

Long Beach - Median sales price for a single family home: $481,000 (up 5.8%), housing inventory down 22%, with only 2.2 months supply of inventory on the market.

Cerritos - Median sales price for a single family home: $602,000 (up 3%), housing inventory down 9% with only 2.1 month supply of inventory on the market.

8 Homebuyer Tips for a HOT Market

What is a HOT Market? A hot market is also called a seller’s market. A market is HOT when homes sell quickly, multiple offers are common, and homes are selling for over asking price. It’s also called a seller’s market because sellers have the upper hand in negotiations. Signs of a HOT market include: Multiple […]

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Highlands Real Estate Offers a Mix of Modern and Vintage

If you like modern architecture but also appreciate history, consider Denver’s Highlands neighborhood. Three distinct commercial districts make up the neighborhood: Highlands Square, Tennyson Street and Lower Highlands or LoHi. A pedestrian bridge connects the Highlands neighborhood to the downtown activity. I specialize in Highlands real estate and can help you locate the perfect modern loft, […]

Cherry Hills Village–Country Living Close to the City

Say you’re in the market for a high-end, one-of-a-kind home that’s reasonably close to downtown. You’re not the horse-property type, nor does your inner hipster insist on chic downtown condos or lofts. Other Denver Metro neighborhoods you’ve seen are a bit too suburban, or  many of the homes you’ve seen feel crowded despite their stately […]

House Hunting Tips When Relocating to Colorado

If you keep in mind the following tips when relocating to Colorado, you’ll be more likely to get the perfect home. Whether you want to live in a contemporary luxury Colorado golf course home or a vintage home in the established Denver Country Club neighborhood, an experienced Realtor should be your guide to the Denver […]

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Cash Buyers Slowing, Home Price Gains and Low Inventory In Southern California

Looking toward downtown Long Beach from Bluff Park
For quite a while the price increases have been pretty noticeable, but on closer look it's not the same for all segments of the

Boulder, CO Luxury Living: Features that Make a Home Cozy

When the snow is falling in Colorado, many homeowners like to curl up beside a fireplace. Although the sleek, modern look has been popular throughout the country, some people prefer a more rustic and warm interior décor when buying a luxury home in Boulder, CO. Whether your definition of Boulder, CO luxury living is contemporary, modern […]

2014 Denver Luxury Real Estate Market Report

The metro Denver luxury real estate market was very good in 2014. The luxury market is predicted to continue to improve in 2015. 2014 Denver Luxury Real Estate Market Recap: 855 luxury homes priced over $1,000,000 sold in metro Denver in 2014. This compares to 774 luxury homes sold over $1M in 2013 for an increase of over […]

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Buying or Listing LoDo Luxury Lofts For Sale in a Rising Market

If you want to sell your luxury loft in the lower downtown section of Central Denver, you may need to step up your game in terms of upgrades, modern designs and renovation. With home prices trending up in the Denver area, more people are listing their homes so they can step up to a nicer […]

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The New Changes in the 2014 California Residential Purchase Contract

As of November 24th, new changes and additions to our real estate contract will be taking place.  This is one of the most significant series of changes, and the largest amount, in many years.  So if you're a buyer or a seller of a condo, house, duplex, three- or four-unit residential property and you open es