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Frascona: Carbon Monoxide detector rule doesn't stink, but be careful

By Oliver E Frascona There is no need to panic over  carbon monoxide detector rules. Colorado  state law requires that the monitors  be in the property, but there is no prohibition upon the buyer and seller agreeing to sell without them being in the property. None. If you want to make sure that they are included then insert in additional…

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Denver housing score well for price changes, foreclosures

“We are not out of the woods completely yet, but a lot of our indicators in the residential market seem to suggest that we are seeing a firming up activity, and, hopefully soon we will see a much better and more positive range of prices and some modest appreciation.” Patty Silverstein.

Colorado no longer foreclosure poster boy

Colorado’s foreclosure black eye is healing.

Denver homes appreciate 30% from 2000

“It sounds like a cliche, but we are a market on to ourselves,” Gary Bauer

Experts not surprised, but pleased by Denver's ranking


“We have done very well in maintaining our market,” Gary Bauer.

Denver ranked No. 2 by S&P/Case-Shiller

“While many of the markets remain down versus this time last year, the relative rate ofecline has shown some real improvement,” David M. Blitzer.

Erin Toll: Unlicensed mortgage brokers hurt consumers

Last Friday, I blogged about how a lawyer for a mortgage broker disagreed who lost the first round in a legal battle to prevent the Colorado Division of Real Estate subpoenaing his mortgage broker’s bank records. Erin Toll, the head of the real estate division, said that the court decision was not only a victory for her office, but for…

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Lawyer Frascona offers advice on short sales

The second lien holder does not care about the broker or anyone else; they just want to get all the money they can.

Colorado Foreclosure Hotline 3 Years Old

More than 13,00 Colorado homeowners, who have called the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline, have avoided foreclosure.

Zachary Urban runs for Wheat Ridge City Council

Zachary Urban, who has seen the area home foreclosure crisis and mortgage-fraud problems  from the trenches, hopes to translate his skills in dealing  to  grass-roots  politics. Zachary is running for Wheat Ridge City Council.. The election will is Tuesday, Nov. 3. I have known Zachary for a number of years. First, I knew him when he worked for the non-profit…

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