the bandy team: Colorado Treasures: The History Behind Castlewood Canyon State Park - 03/09/17 10:19 PM
Castlewood Canyon State Park is a Colorado state park near Franktown, Colorado. Castlewood Canyon State Park is one of Colorado's treasures. This jewel of the prairie is about 30 miles southeast of Denver. You can see part of the canyon off Highway 83 just south of Franktown. Also contained within the park is the historic Cherry Creek Bridge.
Whether you're a Colorado native or not, the Centennial state shines when it comes to outdoor recreation. This park hosts a multitude of hiking/running trails, handicapped access trails and rock climbing opportunities, as well as a nature preservation area on the eastern side that is home to wildlife and … (2 comments)

the bandy team: 4 Tips for Success in Making an Offer for a Denver Home - 03/02/17 07:01 PM
Buying a home is frustrating enough as it is, but it’s even harder when you’ve made offers on multiple homes only to lose out each time. Once you find a house that fits your needs, it’s time to buckle down and actually make an offer that will be accepted.
Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 Tips they covered on how to make an offer that will give you an edge over other homebuyers.
Understand How Much You Can AffordThis tip should really be your first step before you start your home … (0 comments)

the bandy team: Denver Real Estate Market Update – February 2017 - 02/27/17 04:21 PM
Positive Momentum for Denver Metro Housing Market Carries into 2017 According to the latest data from REcolorado, the Denver Metro housing market carried its positive momentum into 2017 with single-family home sales and prices both rising in January.
Market statistics for the 11-county metro area showed strong demand for homes during the month with 3,179 homes sold, up six percent as compared to this time last year.
Inventory remained tight in January, with both the number of new listings that came on the market and the number of available listings of homes for sale seeing year-over-year decreases. Throughout the month, 3,804 new listings came on … (0 comments)

the bandy team: 6 Reasons Why Your Denver House May Not Sell - 02/24/17 07:29 PM
The public perception, true or not, is that this is a total Seller’s Market. If you're not serious and well prepared for the market, and if you haven't hired an agent, you may not be prepared for what happens. Homes are selling and buyers are buying, but this is a serious game. To be a serious, committed player, check out the tips below.
Your property won't sell because your photos are not impressive.The vast majority of homebuyers start their search on the Internet, so your property should look fantastic. Nowadays, an Internet view is considered a "virtual showing." Today's online viewers expect good … (3 comments)

the bandy team: Castlewood Ranch- Master Planned Community Southeast of Castle Rock - 02/22/17 06:53 PM
The master-planned community of Castlewood Ranch sits southeast of Castle Rock, Colorado, and is one of the finest communities in the area to call home. Nestled in gently rolling countryside, this spacious community provides residents with beautiful views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains. This relaxed rural setting offers housing options that will meet the needs of a wide array of buyers. Housing options include single-family homes, multifamily homes, and semi-custom to custom single-family homes (on half-acre to full-acre home sites). Home prices range from the $300,000’s to $900,000 plus.
The community park is the hub of the community, and it … (0 comments)

the bandy team: Spruce Up Your Denver Home’s Front Porch For Under $500 - 02/17/17 06:12 PM
If you are looking to add some curb appeal to your Denver home, here are five budget-friendly ways to spruce up your front porch for under $500.
Architectural appeal- Make your front porch more appealing by adding trim pieces that are architecturally pleasing to look at. These pieces are available in weather-resistant wood or a low-maintenance synthetic (PVC or polyurethane) at many home improvement centers in the Denver area. The trim installs easily with basic tools and usually requires nails or screws. Adding decorative brackets where the support posts align with the ceiling will also dress up your porch. Adding shapely corbels under … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Greenwood Village- A Prestigious Community in Denver - 02/08/17 06:21 PM
Many people think the most desirable community in Arapahoe County is Greenwood Village. A prominent suburb of the Denver metro area, this city provides residents the perfect place to live and raise a family, start a career, retire, or operate a business. A top-notch experience and nothing less is what you can expect in Greenwood Village, CO.
The village was developed in the 1860’s when settlers began traveling from the east and mid-west in search of gold. Up until fifty years ago the village was still full of farms and gravel roads, and had a population of 500. Today, many of the … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Easy Mistakes Denver Homeowners Make on Their Taxes - 02/03/17 06:06 PM
The month of April is coming up fast and the good news is you still have time to find all of those real estate-related deductions. As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the IRS to your doorstep.
Mistake #1: Deducting the wrong year for property taxes
You take a tax deduction for property taxes in the year you (or the holder of your escrow account) actually paid them. Some taxing authorities work a year behind — that is, you’re … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Best Home Improvements To Help Sell Your Denver Home - 01/30/17 06:10 PM
To increase the odds of a quick, well-priced sale of your Denver home, make the effort to take care of certain home improvements before you put it on the market. For the most part, these home improvements are simple and inexpensive, things you can typically do yourself.
Below are a few relatively minor home improvements that can be extremely persuasive when it comes to securing a buyer. Think of it as the “I can live here list.” It’s based upon the premise that a buyer needs to be able to envision the home as his or hers — not yours. In other … (0 comments)

the bandy team: Denver Real Estate Market Update for January 2017 - 01/26/17 05:57 PM
2016 Front Range Housing Sales Highest on RecordAccording to the latest data from REcolorado, 2016 ended on a high note for the Metro Denver real estate market, with December sales pushing the annual number of homes sold to record levels.
Cooler temperatures and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season did not hold back home buyers in December. Demand for homes remained strong during the month with 4,435 homes sold, making 2016 the strongest year of home sales we have on record.
The Metro Denver housing market had a stronger than normal off-season in November and December thanks to continuing demand from … (0 comments)

the bandy team: Denver, CO Hit the Top 10 List of Hottest Housing Markets for 2017 - 01/16/17 05:17 PM
Demand for houses is booming in certain cities. Zillow, a leading real estate and rental marketplace recently announced its predictions for 2017's 10 hottest housing markets. Topping the list this year is Nashville, Tennessee followed by Seattle, a market with home value growth in the double-digits. Denver hit the 9th spot for the hottest housing market in the U.S this 2017.
Photo Courtesy of Zillow
To determine which markets would heat up over the next 12 months, Zillow looked for places with quickly rising home values, low unemployment rates and strong income growth. According to Zillow Chief Economist, Dr. Svenja Gudell, “Zillow's 2017 … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Your New Denver Home Should Be The Best Buy of Your Life - 01/10/17 06:14 PM
In our lives, everyone dreams of having a brand new house.  There is nothing quite like taking possession of a home where no one has lived before!  Your kids' pictures require the first nail holes to be put in the wall.  You get the first shot at landscaping and decorating the way you want without having to undo someone else's questionable taste. And everything in a new house sparkles and dazzles you.
There are a few things to keep in mind to make sure that your new home buying experience is a great one.
First, before you start seriously looking, get pre-approved for … (2 comments)

the bandy team: Saddle Rock in Aurora CO –A Premium Golf Course Community - 01/05/17 04:46 PM
If you enjoy golf, or just enjoy looking at the lush green fairways, then living in the sprawling golf community of Saddle Rock located in Aurora, Colorado is the place for you. Saddle Rock golf course is owned by the city of Aurora and is the former home of the Colorado Open, and has held numerous statewide amateur and professional events over the years.
It has become a preferred destination for a higher-end golf experience in the metro area. The high-plains, links style course combines extensive native areas with significant elevation changes to create a memorable round of golf. The professionally designed … (2 comments)

the bandy team: Millennials - A Generation of Homebuyers That Will Dominate in 2017 - 01/02/17 06:18 PM
If you're a Denver homeowner who's been wondering where the next generation of homebuyers will come from, look no further than the "Millennials." Born between 1979 and 1991, these young adults came of age during the new millennium and are now starting to think about buying a home. According to a recent study from Wells Fargo, this generation represents some 51.5 million potential first-time homebuyers! What better place is there to begin the next phase of their lives than right here in beautiful Denver?
Like most generations, the Millennials share certain characteristics that set them apart from their predecessors. They're confident, self-expressive, … (2 comments)

the bandy team: Great Reasons to Sell Your Denver Home In Winter - 12/27/16 06:21 PM
Selling your Denver home in this winter season might seem like a bad idea but waiting until spring to list your property could be a mistake. This year, mid- to late-winter could be a great time to sell.
Normally, the inventory of homes for sale in Denver dwindles in December as people focus on the holidays. Sellers who market their homes early in the year often find little competition from other sellers, and this year we are predicting that sales will peak earlier than in the past. We recommend that in order to avoid competition, that the best time to get your home … (0 comments)

the bandy team: New Year’s Checklist for First Time Home Buyers in Denver - 12/22/16 06:28 PM
If you’re making a resolution to take the leap from renting to buying in 2017, you need to know a few things to make sure this New Year’s resolution succeeds. If you plan to make 2017 the year to own your first home, here is a checklist of the things you should start doing to make your goal a lot less stressful.
Make sure you’re ready- Ask yourself questions like if your job is stable or do you see yourself living in that place for the next five to 10 years? You will get the best interest rate if you have at … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Metro Denver Real Estate Market Update December 2016 - 12/16/16 04:54 PM
Colorado Front Range Home Sales See Strongest November in 12 yearsAccording to the latest data from REcolorado, monthly home sales reached near-record levels in November, while inventory levels remained low.
Last month, the Denver Front Range real estate market saw the second-most sales of any November in the 26-year history of the REcolorado market report. During the month, 4,400 homes sold, 10 percent more than November of last year.  As compared to last month, sales saw a seasonal decrease of six percent.
Strong sales kept weeks of inventory steady at just seven weeks.
Due to a growing population, strong job market, and steady holding … (1 comments)

the bandy team: Holiday Lighting Safety Measures For Your Denver Home - 12/13/16 07:52 PM
Home is a place to relax and enjoy spending time with family, especially this holiday season. It's easy to get caught up in the festivities, and while you're busy decorating the house, safety may be one of the last things on your mind.
Accidents can happen, but in most cases they are completely preventable. Christmas lights are a beautiful part of the holiday season, but with all the electrical devices, you need to take extra precautions, as they can significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries, if not used properly. Before you plug in and light up for the holidays, … (0 comments)

the bandy team: US Housing Market Forecast for 2017 - 12/09/16 08:13 PM
Most Real Estate experts see a strong year ahead for the US housing market this coming year. Predictions are for existing home sales at 6 to 6.5 million in 2017.  And we’ll see more renters becoming homeowners over the next decade.

Interest in rental income investment and apartments is particularly strong now in some states and the outlook is more positive than ever. US Housing stats are forecast to grow strong this year and next, particularly single family homes that will rise about 30%. Prices will rise to 2020 and construction spending will grow through 2020.
Mortgage rates are forecast … (1 comments)

the bandy team: 2016 Holiday Events Abound in Denver! - 12/06/16 05:19 PM
The holidays are always a hectic time for Denver homeowners, but hopefully you're taking time to enjoy the season. Whether you're a Denver area native, a new or long-time resident, or considering relocating to our city, the holidays are filled with unlimited fun. Whatever your taste, here are some upcoming holiday events – both traditional and unique. We know you're sure to enjoy them!
Shown Above – Downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall Breakfast with Santa at the Downtown Aquarium- Dates include December 10, 11, 17, 18, 20-24 and seating begins at 8:30 AM. Join Sharkey and Santa Claus for a delicious breakfast … (1 comments)

 
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