Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Real Estate’

8 Ways to Attract Homebuyers in The Fall Real Estate Market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves have changed, and the holidays are inching closer day by day. Summer may be the busiest season for buying or selling a home, but fall is still a good time to put your home on the market. With a new season, though, come new challenges to making your home appealing to potential buyers.

 

Take a look at our list of tips to get your home ready for autumn homebuyers and ensure that it sticks out during the fall real estate market.

 

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Pump Up the Curb Appeal

Some of your best potential buyers could stumble upon your house on their drive home, which means you need to make sure the outside of the house is eye-catching and inviting. Refresh your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint for the shutters or some fall-friendly foliage for your flower beds. Plants like shrubs, vegetables and perennials are able to thrive in the cooler months of autumn, and help keep your yard looking lively as the seasons change. A nice new welcome mat outside your door will give your home a polished look that makes visitors feel right at home.

Designer Premier: Tips and Tricks to Designing a Nursery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

 

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We had the privilege of interviewing Marina from Designer Premier. She is currently working with Jon Terry, the owner of Alaris Properties, and is helping him find the perfect designer to create his nursery in preparation for his beautiful baby boy who is on the way. Marina was able provide helpful insight into her field, emphasizing on nursery design in particular. This “Design Matchmaker” truly provides a unique service, and has allowed us to see what goes into designing a space from start to finish.

 

Looking to get the inside tips and tricks from a true professional? Keep reading!

 

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Top 5 Affordable Cities to Buy a Home Near Denver

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Lately, it seems like everyone is flocking to Denver. From the high-class metropolitan benefits to the proximity to the mountains, the Mile High City has a lot to offer — and its newfound popularity is causing rental and home sale prices to skyrocket. Plus, with so many transplants moving in, nothing is staying on the market for long. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the best of the city while living outside the limits. Check out these cities close to Denver that will be a little easier on your wallet, but will still let you have access to all that Colorado has to offer when buying a home.

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Thornton

Wanting to move to one of the safest cities in America? Then Thornton is the perfect place for you. Just ranked one of the safest cities in the country, this suburb is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Denver. The city offers plenty of homes under $400,000 and is the perfect place to settle down while still having city amenities close by. Enjoy cute shopping centers, golf courses, 5 star restaurants and great community programs. This Denver suburb provides plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. 

7 Components to Making Your Home Green

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We’ve all heard the easy tips for helping the environment—shorten your showers, recycle, and turn the lights off when you leave the room. But if you want to make a bigger impact in conserving your resources, there are some major ways to go green in your home. Try these seven fixes to make your home more environmentally friendly.

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1. Replace Your Bulbs

This easy fix makes a bigger impact than you might think. Replace regular, incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. You’ll be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on your monthly electric bill, too.

 

2. Revamp the Floors

Whether you’re already planning to renovate or just want to make a big change in the name of going green, your floors are a great place to start. Adding carpet or rugs to your home can help reduce energy costs by 4-6 percent and help reduce emissions from your heating system. If you love the look of hardwood floors, opt for certified sustainable lumber or bamboo, which grows more quickly than traditional timber trees.

Buying in a Good School District: The Ultimate Guide

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Buying a home involves a long checklist of questions to answer, especially when moving into a new city or neighborhood. Whether your children are just starting school or already thinking about college, finding a good school district is essential for your family. Follow these tips to find a home in the school district that’s right for you.

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1. Do Your Research

Before making any decisions in the home buying process, it’s important to research local school districts to get an idea of your ideal area. Your real estate agent should be able to provide information on local schools, but if you want to do some digging yourself, try online resources like GreatSchools.org or the National Center for Education Statistics to find the best school systems near you.

2. Narrow Your Priorities

10 Colorado Campgrounds with Epic Views

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Colorado’s crowning glory is its natural beauty, with stunning snow-capped peaks and clear, glistening mountain lakes. What better way to enjoy our great outdoors than camping right in the middle of the great Colorado wilderness? These 10 campgrounds provide Instagram-worthy views in a setting that will make you want to unplug and get back to nature.

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Mueller State Park:

This gorgeous state park is home to over 5,000 acres of wildflower meadows, beautiful views of the Continental Divide, and a diverse range of wildlife including black bears, deer, elk, fox, coyotes and bighorn sheep.

 

Silver Bell Campground:

The Silver Bell Campground is located just southwest of the city of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road, which makes it the perfect home base for visiting Colorado’s famous Maroon Bells. Pitch a tent here to hike to Colorado’s most photographed destination.

 

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Local Luxury: Luxury Housewarming Gifts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Moving into a new home is a stressful process. There’s furniture to buy, boxes to unpack, and decorating to do. For a new homeowner, a nice housewarming gift can remove some of the stress of moving while also checking something off of their to-do list. Consider these luxury housewarming gifts from some of our favorite shops for any friend or loved one.

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Rustic Point

When it comes to décor, some simple touches like throw pillows, blankets or even a decorative pouf from Rustic Point will make a new home feel immediately cozier. These scented candles will add warmth and help any new house start to feel like a home. Located in Evergreen, Colorado, this home furnishing company is the perfect local business to support. From luxury home items to cooking classes, you will find the perfect housewarming gift for any new homeowner.

 

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2016: Foreclosures Continue to Drop

Monday, February 15th, 2016

According to RealtyTrac’s latest market report, the number of foreclosure filings in November was down 8.71 percent from October, and down 20.1 percent from a year ago.

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There were 544 foreclosures in November and only 284 bank repossessions (1 out of every 2,652 houses in the state).

 

Foreclosure starts in November were also down by 12.62 percent from October and 34.2 percent from last year.

 

Alaris helps you avoid foreclosure. Please call us if you receive a foreclosure notice or if you would like to buy a foreclosure. You can reach us at 303-526-7400 or by email at info@alarisproperties.com.

 

2016: A Good Year for Job Seekers

Monday, February 8th, 2016

This new year should be a good year for job seekers.

According to a new WalletHub report that analyzed 150 of the nation’s most populated cities for their job market and socioeconomic environment, Denver is in the top 15 best cities to find a job in 2016.

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Here were the categories look at:

  • Job Opportunities
  • Employment Growth
  • Monthly Median Starting Salary
  • Unemployment Rate
  • Industry Variety
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Percentage of Employed Residents Living Under the Poverty Line
  • Disability Friendliness
  • Median Annual Income
  • Time Spent Working & Commuting
  • Benefits
  • Housing Affordability
  • Annual Transportation Costs
  • Safety

Click here to see the full report.
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2015: Home Values and Rent Prices

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Home values in Denver grew more quickly than anywhere else in the country for ten straight months.

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According to Zillow, home values in Denver have appreciated 15.5 percent over the past year, to a median estimated value of $318,000. REColorado, the local MLS, indicates that the median single family home value is $364,000 as of December 31, 2015.

​The total home value in Denver grew more than $39 billion to $347 billion, up more than 12 percent over the past year.

Across the nation, home values in the largest 35 markets have increased only 3.9 percent over the past year through November.

Zillow’s tracking of rent prices shows that annual rent increases in Denver have slowed to a single-digit growth rate, down to a 9.7 percent annual increase.

Denver renters paid $5.8 billion in 2015.

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