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Newsweek touts Denver’s green economy

“The Mile High City occupies the high ground when it comes to clean energy—and clean living.” Daniel Gross.

Denver home prices up 22 percent since 2000

While the Denver metropolitan statistical area showed the smallest decline at 4.9 percent in April from April 2008, the area still trails the overall appreciation of the 20 cities tracked in the index since January 2000. Denver has gained 22.17 percent since 2000,  which is 43.4 percent below the 39.18 percent overall increase for the 20 metropolitan areas. Nine of …

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Denver top city on S&P/Case-Shiller list

“I think it is awesome,” Stacy Neir.

I fought City Hall

My soap-box, in the wake of ticket: “During these recessionary times, public servants should not be looking for unreasonable, unfair and capricious ways to ticket people. That will only convince people not to make the effort to come downtown, park, and spend money in stores and restaurants.”

Forbes: Denver best place to make real estate deal

Forbes magazine ranked Denver No. 1 for making real estate deals. It used a novel statistical way to rank the metropolitan area’s in its analysis.Here is what it had to say. “Denver tops the list. It had 25% of its property sales occur within approximately 25% of the city’s ZIP codes. This means sales in various parts of the city…

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State subleases Rocky space

The Colorado Court Administrator’s office today moved into the fifth floor of the Denver Post building at 101 W. Colfax Ave. I know the space well. It was the office of the Rocky Mountain News, until it closed earlier this year. The administrator’s office brings 200 people downtown, about half of them from JBITS – Judicial Business  Integrated with Technology…

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Cherry Hills home on the market for $17.9 million

Much has been made that Mike Shanahan’s former house in Cherry Hills is on the market for $17 million. That is a pretty penny by anyone’s calculation, but it is not the most expensive home on the market in the Denver area today. That honor may belong to the 23,000-square-foot home that sits on more than three acres in Cherry…

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Reluctant landlords creating shadow market

There is a growing “shadow market” fueled by reluctant landlords who are unable to sell their homes in this tough market, an owner of a residential property management company told InsideRealEstateNews.com today. “These are the people who are renting their homes by default,” said Robert Alldredge, owner of Jericho Properties Realty in Lakewood.  These are  people who tried to sell…

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Housing rental vacancy rate rises by 33.3 percent

This headline may have caught your attention. But it’s no call to be alarmed. The housing rental vacancy rate in the Denver area rose to 3.6 percent in the first quarter, compared with 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2008.  A little more than a one percentage point increase doesn’t sound like much, but when dealing with such small…

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Renters taking advantage of $8,000 tax credit

Increasingly, people who have been renting homes in the Denver area are leaving to buy homes to and take advantage of the $8,000 tax-credit available to qualified first home buyers this year,  experts told InsideRealEstateNews.com. John RebchookJohn Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he…

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