July 2012

There are 6 blog entries for July 2012.

As water shortages and high temperatures drag on through the summer months, one way that you can help the environment and go green in Colorado is to practice good landscape and grass watering techniques. Although many communities have limits on watering, there are still things you can do to keep your lawn growing without wasting precious water resources, even during the hottest, driest months.

Here are some tips for green watering in Colorado:

  • Check if your watering restrictions apply in your community. It’s important to follow the rules of your community before watering.
  • Only water when the grass needs it. Many people set their sprinkler system to automatically water at certain times, even if the grass doesn’t actually need the water. The easiest way
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While all of the real estate in Denver is local, it is always important to keep in mind that property buyers are not necessarily from the area. As a global marketplace, the actions of global buyers have a direct and lasting impact on our local economy and real estate market. Therefore, it is important to keep an eye on international home buying activity and how it impacts the state of Colorado as well as the Denver area.

According to a recent REALTOR® report, the total sales volume to international clients from March 2011 to March 2012 was an estimated $82.5 billon. These figures represent a significant leap when compared to the period that spanned from March 2010 to March 2011, during which time the total sales volume to international clients was an

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While the definition of what makes a luxury home can vary greatly from person to person and location to location, one thing stands out about luxury homes in Colorado: it’s all about lifestyle. Buyers looking for an estate in Colorado may see many houses before they find the perfect one because they haven’t defined the exact lifestyle they are hoping to achieve. Taking a few moments to consider the desired lifestyle can go a long way to helping define what luxury is to an individual.

What is lifestyle?

Lifestyle can most easily be defined by what the owner of the property envisions him or herself doing while at the property. Is the property going to be a stopping over point between two locations that needs to be private and restful, or is it a place to…
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Coming up this November, walkers from around the nation will gather in 90 communities and participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. This event is designed specifically to raise funds to contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s children and is a family-oriented event appropriate for walkers of all ages and abilities. The mission of the hospital is to advance cures for catastrophic diseases through research and treatment and is unique because the hospital does both research and patient care together. Come out and join the community on November 17, 2012 and help kids live.

We welcome you to visit our website for more information and to register at  http://www.givethankswalk.org

Like us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/StJudeWalkDenver

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The May Home Price Index report released by CoreLogic on home prices across the nation indicates that prices increased by 2.0% on a year after year basis in May 2012, this compared with a similar period in May 2011. The data released included distressed sales across the nation. On a month after month basis, prices for homes including distressed sales increased by 1.8% in May 2012 from April 2012. The figures for the Month of May marked the third time that home prices across the nation went up.

A look at the report excluding distressed sales, indicates home prices across the nation on a year over year basis increased by 2.7% in May 2012 compared to May the previous year. Distressed sales include real estate transactions and short sales. A month after month…
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If you’re planning a move to Colorado and looking for a luxury home, there are some important things to do well before you start looking for the perfect property, and the main one is finding the perfect agent. There’s no shortage of real estate agents in the state, but for people looking for a Colorado luxury home, finding the appropriate agent is very important and can make the difference between looking at homes that fit your dream description and wasting time looking at many that do not. Here are the top five things to look for in a buyer’s agent.

Licensed

This may seem obvious, but it’s really surprising how many people use agents whose licenses are expired or who have a large number of complaints registered against them by other buyers. The easiest way

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