Lifestyle Denver by Gretchen Rosenberg
Denver's Source for Real Estate News, Neighborhood Happenings
and Market Trends.
Home Financing Assistance Program Announced in Metro Cities The City and County of Denver and the Metro Mayors Caucus launched the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program on March 19. This an exciting new funding initiative to encourage Denver home ownership. If you're looking for a Denver home and meet the financing requirements, you could be the beneficiary of mortgage assistance! Some of the program highlights: The program provides a 4% grant for down payment and closing cost assistance - money the borrower does not...Continue Reading!
It's a snowy Valentine's Day in Denver! Here's a big heart to all of you cuddling by the fire today. Denver's recent warm weather may have lulled you into a false sense of security when it comes to maintaining your home for winter, but now that the temperatures have dropped again, you need to make sure a few basics are taken care of. Perhaps the most important winter maintenance measure you can take is inspecting your heating system. The leading cause of...Continue Reading!
Buying a home is one of the best investments you can make, so it’s important to take the right steps to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. First, figure out how much you can afford. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a calculator on its web site to help you determine how much you can spend on a house. After you determine how much house you can afford, shop for a lender. Make sure you talk...Continue Reading!
Section 4.3.2 of the Colorado real estate contract requires you to choose whether your "cash to close" is immediately verifiable or not. The clause in the contract states: 4.3.2. Available Funds. All funds required to be paid at Closing or as otherwise agreed in writing between the parties shall be timely paid to allow disbursement by Closing Company at Closing OR SUCH PARTY SHALL BE IN DEFAULT. Buyer represents that Buyer, as of the date of this Contract, ? Does ? Does...Continue Reading!
We did it again, Inventory is down for the 8th straight month. As of the end of February, we have just 8,082 single family homes available for buyers to view. On Friday last week, our office set 101 showings in one day. We had to take a fire extinguisher to the phones at the end of the day. The most showings I can remember the receptionist setting up on a busy Friday during the heyday was about 72, and that was...Continue Reading!
Denver's Union Station Redevelopment is underway and miraculous changes are happening daily. Frank Cannon of Continuum Partners gave a special presentation to Kentwood Real Estate Brokers and Managers last Friday with exciting photos and an update on what the "new" Union Station will look like in just a couple of years. Continuum Partners and East West Partners have teamed up on this massive project. It will transform the neighborhood into a vibrant multi-modal transportation hub right in the heart of downtown Denver. In...Continue Reading!
Kentwood Real Estate is Denver's leading independent residential real estate brokerage, and with this month's affiliation with Christie's International Real Estate the powerhouse brokerage adds another strategic tool to our toolbox. Christie's International Real Estate is the largest international real estate network in the world and hosts over 9,300 properties $1 million and higher on their web site. Kentwood Real Estate's web site, www.DenverRealEstate.com, hosts all of the MLS-IDX listings in Denver, with numerous luxury homes prominently featured. Kentwood Real Estate began...Continue Reading!
Denver's chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art offers monthly get-togethers to share information about local architecture and building design. Columns & Coffee provides education about classical influence in local architecture. February’s Columns & Coffee provides another rare opportunity to learn about The Equitable Building, one of Denver’s most beautiful commercial buildings, from the inside out. This month’s tour will be directed by Tom Noel, whose extensive knowledge of the Equitable Building and humorous insight will combine for a memorable...Continue Reading!