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Home buyers and investors across the world are taking an interest in the US real estate market, and this is the said to be a buyer’s opportunity that will be remembered in history.  Interest rates are low, home prices on an upswing, and the economy is good- a winning combination that has many individuals getting involved.  Boulder is one of Colorado's gems, and an interest to many buyers around the world.  Let’s take a look at Boulder’s April 2013 real estate trends and statistics. 

The total number of houses on the market in Boulder in April 2013 was 770 homes.  This is up 7% from March 2013 when there were 723 homes on the market.  The inventory of homes decreased a whopping 31% from a year ago, when the number of homes on the market was at

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Like other areas in the nation, Aurora, Colorado is experiencing a favorable shift in the real estate market.  When we take a look at its snapshot, we see some wonderful stats that show that Aurora is in a housing recovery. Let’s take a look at a few comparisons. 

Currently, the total number of homes on the market is at 563 homes. This is an increase of 8% from March 2013 when the total inventory was reported to be 521. In April 2012, the total inventory was at 764 homes.

The median home list price is currently $237K. This is a decrease of 5% from March 2013 when the median list price of homes was $249,950.  Looking back to April 2012, the median list price was at 239,900. 

Homes are selling faster; the average days on market (DOM) in April

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Home in Cherry Hills VillageRecently, The Wall Street Journal did a spotlight piece on Cherry Hills Village and called it "one of the most affluent communities in the USA." This is a wealthy neighborhood located just outside of Denver with many celebrity residents, such as Walter Isenberg, John Elway and Peyton Manning.

Peyton Manning didn't waste any time settling into this neighborhood after signing with the Denver Broncos and he wasn't the first. He joined many high-profile business owners and local athletes in one of the most luxurious neighborhoods in all of Colorado.

Cherry Hills Village is found about 20 minutes to the south of downtown Denver. It's only about 6.5 square miles and doesn't offer much shopping. With 25 miles of trails, 47 acres of parks and one very small

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Dreaming of a homeThe new Denver metro area program, Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus, was recently funded to make it a reality for new homeowners to achieve their dreams. Qualified borrowers in Denver’s can receive a 4% grant towards the down payment and closing costs of a fixed-rate, 30-year mortgage. This makes it possible for the moderate to low income buyers to finally own a property to call home.

By using one of the approved lenders, the homebuyer can gain assistance helping them overcome some of the difficult obstacles standing between them and homeownership. The grant helps to lower the amount of upfront money needed and, since it's a grant, participants won't need to repay the down payment or closing cost assistance they receive. This reduces the down payment to

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Looking for one of the true contemporary homes in the Denver area isn't easy, but there is an area known for these types of homes. Stapleton is known for true contemporary homes and not the dated ones built in the 70s and 80s. Even though this type of home is a bit harder to find, it's still possible and looking in Stapleton will provide the best opportunity.

These homes are in very high demand and prices are going up because of the demand. Many found in Stapleton, recently, have sold for prices far above the other style homes found in the same area. Even with the increased pricing, the homes found in Stapleton still provide a better value than other Metro areas. Contemporary style homes range from about 1,400 square feet to over 4,500 square feet in

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Image Credit: remodeling of Union Station is something the city of Denver has needed for quite some time. The expansion and remodel are the largest in the transportation industry across the country and will provide more access to the city from areas the Denver International Airport, Lakewood and Golden lines service.

This expansion has caught the eyes of many companies and they're targeting downtown Denver for new business. This will create new job opportunities, boost the economy and help create a more vibrant city. Not only will this create a buzz around the downtown area, but it will also help turn the real estate market around for this area. 

The entire country saw a decline from 2008 to 2010 and many areas are still trying to recover. Denver has recovered quite

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Home buying allows the unique opportunity to choose where you want to live with only the parameter of your budget. Whether you choose your home based on the proximity to your place of employment or due to the school system, you deserve to love where you live. Many neighborhoods in and hear Denver offer plenty of advantages, but one specifically provides beautify scenery, along with plenty of activities happening throughout the year.

Home in PraderaThe Pradera community provides a great neighborhood for any new homebuyer looking to join an active community. With many events, such as the annual Pradera picnic featuring the band "Trail" and many other events, this area is perfect for new families, young couples and even retirees looking to stay active. 

The community…
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The new home housing boom combined with the close proximity of Denver International Airport are mostly responsible for the Brighton growth. Many predicted this growth all the way back in 2005 when the airport was growing rapidly and a major technology center was in the plans. Expansion plans were in the works and it was very exciting.

However, just as most of the country suffered from 2008 to 2010, so did Brighton. The economic times hit this area hard and slowed the progress for a few years. This was one of the slowest times in years and there wasn't any expansion happening in real estate or in the job market. Of course, this is to be expected considering the rest of the nation was slowing down or at a complete halt.

Home in Brighton COReal Estate has bounced back and as most…
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Not all families, young couples and singles want to own a home in a suburb on the outskirts of the city. Some of the areas closer to the city are very popular including the Highlands. This area is found in the Northwest part of Denver and offers historic bungalows, Victorians and many other classic home designs. These homes bring character to the city and provide a great place for anybody looking to live closer to the city.

Many of these style homes feature stained glass windows, wood floors, columns and fireplaces. Most are solid brick and have the character expected from a turn of the century style home. This is one of the more desired areas of the Denver area and the traditional design offers by most of these homes keeps this area as one of the most

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One aspect of a booming economy which many people never stop to consider is that a city in the midst of economic growth is in a constant state of development. In fact because we live in a  city that's constantly growing it will eventually need some form of renewal to ensure that the core of the city is maintained while the larger city of Denver spreads ever outwards.   In light of this growth, and the need for urban renewal, Mayor Hancock has identified six projects which he feels will benefit downtown Denver and the city as a whole, which need to be completed as a matter of urgency. The projects themselves include a public school for downtown, construction work and enhancements of the 16th Street Mall, a new park for downtown Denver, additional…
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