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Solera opens July 30

Downtown Denver’s first LEED-certified apartment building, Solera, opens its doors to its first residents on July 30th, the developer said today. Solera, at 1956 Lawrence St., is the second Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design -certified multi-family community by Zocalo Development. But  Solera will be the first LEED-Gold rental development in the Rocky Mountain Region and one of only a…

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Erin Toll successor to make about $80,000-$120,000

The director of the Colorado Real Estate Division will advise the executive director of DORA; testify and advise legislators when requested; represent the division publicly; and serve as the media contact.

3rd-party foreclosure sales 30% of Colorado market

Discounts on pre-foreclosure sales appear to be trending higher, as short sales become more common – RealtyTrac.

Case-Shiller: Denver home values rise 6th consecutive month

“It’s all about “location, location, location,” while 60 days ago it was “timing, timing, timing,” Tom Cryer.

Peloton offers stimulus discounts to next 12 buyers

Qualified home buyers who bought homes by April 30, have until this Wednesday to close on their homes and qualify for up to an $8,000 tax credit under a government home-buying stimulus plan. Meanwhile, the Peloton in Boulder has announced its own stimulus package that could offer up to a $20,000 discount to buyers. John RebchookJohn Rebchook has more than…

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Utter, Bowes form firm

Marilee Utter and Peter D. Bowes, two well-known and respected real estate veterans in Denver, have formed a new company P3 West, which will focus on the formation and implementation of private-public partnerships to create public infrastructure projects designed to meet community needs, foster economic growth and create jobs. Their target markets include city, county and state government agencies in…

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Fannie Mae gets tough with ‘strategic defaults’

Take a poll on strategic defaults at the bottom of this blog. If you can afford to pay your mortgage, but you are contemplating a “strategic default” because your loan is worth more than your mortgage, you might think again. Defaulting borrowers who walk-away from their mortgages who have the financial wherewithal to pay –  or did not complete a…

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Cooper compares city board to cats in a litter box

Anthony Cooper, who lost his fight to stop a duplex from being built next to his home in northwest Denver, compared the city board that voted in favor of the developers to cats covering their mess in a litter box. John RebchookJohn Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for…

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Hotline $4 billion lifeline for homeowners

Imagine every house in Littleton being saved, and you will have an idea of the magnitude of the $4 billion in loans that the Colorado Foreclosure Hotline has kept out of foreclosure.

Adams County keeps $370 million in loans from foreclosure

“The team of housing counselors we have here in Adams County have been working diligently with homeowners across the county and with lenders across the country to insure the impact from this current foreclosure crisis is reduced as much as possible,” Don May.

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