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Case-Shiller: Denver No. 1, with 10% gain

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Highlights:

  • Case-Shiller releases its February repot.
  • Home prices up 10%, YOY.
  • For the 1st time ever, Denver was No. 1 for two months in a row
It was a Wow! of a month, with Denver No. 1 for home appreciation with a 10% jump in housing prices, according to today's Case-Shiller report.

It was a Wow! of a month, with Denver No. 1 for home appreciation with a 10% jump in housing prices, according to today’s Case-Shiller report.

By John Rebchook

Wow!

That was the typical reaction of local real estate experts when they learned that Denver home prices rose 10 percent in February from February 2014, according to the closely watched Case-Shiller index released today.

For the first time ever, Denver was ranked No. 1 of the 20 large metropolitan statistical areas tracked by the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Continue reading Wow! Case-Shiller: Denver No. 1 again, with 10% gain

Legislation tackles affordable housing crisis

Highlights:

  • Bill tackles affordable housing crisis.
  • Legislation would provide $25 million to affordable housing developers.
  • HB 1384 gets first hearing on Wednesday.

By John Rebchook

More affordable housing, such as Garden Court at Yale Station, is needed. Garden Court  is a jv of Mile High Development and Koelbel and Co.

More affordable housing, such as Garden Court at Yale Station, is needed. Garden Court is a jv of Mile High Development and Koelbel and Co.

A Lakewood legislature has introduced legislation that would bring an estimated $25 million in financial assistance to developers of low-income housing units in Colorado.

House Bill 1384, sponsored by Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, would also provide funds to help low-income tenants defray high rental costs in Colorado. Continue reading Bill tackles affordable housing crisis

Mary Sullivan recalls husband, Sherman Miller

Highlights:

  • May Sullivan and Sherman Miller were married for 33 years.
  • Sherman Miller died last week.
  • Sherman Miller’s funeral service is today.
Sherman Miller, whose funeral service is today, loved all things outdoors, including fly fishing.

Sherman Miller, whose funeral service is today, loved all things outdoors, including fly fishing.

By John Rebchook

Sherman Miller and his wife, Mary Sullivan, were driving to a Christmas party.

When they arrived in Boulder, they quickly realized they had shown up on the wrong night for the party at the University of Colorado Real Estate Center at the Leeds School, where he was the executive director.

On the drive back together, Sherman took an unusually serious tone for someone who was usually irreverent and witty.

“Mary, the chances of me going before you are really high and I want you to know that I want you to be happy when I’m gone,” he told his wife, on their drive back to Denver. Continue reading Mary Sullivan recalls Sherm

Guest column: Density makes Denver a better place

By Dick Farley

Special to InsideRealEstateNews

 

Highlights:

  • Guest column by Dick Farley.
  • Farley, a planner and an architect, says don’t blame density.
  • Bad design, not density, often is the culprit.
Dick Farley says density, in of itself, is not the villain.

Dick Farley says density, in of itself, is not the villain.

Denver is a much different city than it was when I came here in 1977.

It’s better, too.

Back then, it wasn’t so much a sleepy town, as a town close to being on life-support. Continue reading Guest column: Density makes Denver a better place

Lane: All real estate is local

Highlights:

  • Monthly Q&A with Lane Hornung.
  • This month’s topic: Geography of Real Estate.
  • Despite national headlines, all real estate is local

 

Lane Hornung: All real estate is local, despite national headlines painting it as one market.

Lane Hornung: All real estate is local, despite national headlines painting it as one market.

By John Rebchook

All real estate is local.

You probably have heard that saying.

Yet, since the Great Recession has ended, you couldn’t be blamed if you read national real estate reports and concluded that there is one real estate market, whether you live in California, Connecticut, Colorado or anywhere else in the U.S. Continue reading Lane: All real estate is local

Real Hustle, a TED-style conference coming to Denver

Highlights:

  • Real Hustle conference planned.
  • Real Hustle is a TED-style presentation.
  • Registration link for Real Hustle at the bottom of this blog.

 

Real Hustle, a TED-style conference, hits the stage in Denver on Monday.

Real Hustle, a TED-style conference, hits the stage in Denver on Monday.

By John Rebchook

Real Hustle.

It’s not a re-branding of the disco dance moves from the ‘70s.

Real Hustle is a TED-style real estate conference coming to Denver on Monday. Continue reading Real Hustle, a TED-style conference coming to Denver

Bell pays $250 million in biggest apartment sale in state

Highlights:

  • Bell Partners pays about $250 million for apartment community.
  • Bell Partners buys Horizons at Rock Creek in Superior.
  • Biggest apartment sale ever brokered by ARA Newmark.

By John Rebchook

Bell Partners paid about $250 million for the Horizons at Rock Creek in Superior, the most ever paid for an apartment community in Colorado.

Bell Partners paid about $250 million for the Horizons at Rock Creek in Superior, the most ever paid for an apartment community in Colorado.

Bell Partners, based in North Carolina, paid about $250 million for the Horizons at Rock Creek apartment community in Superior.

The purchase by Bell Partners marks the most ever paid for an apartment community in Colorado. Continue reading Bell pays $250 million in biggest apartment sale in state

Homebuilding: $5 billion impact

Highlights:

  • Homebuidlng economic report released.
  • Report finds homebuilding a $5 billion-plus industry.
  • Report suggests ways to address affordable housing shortage

By John Rebchook

Economist Elliott Eisenberg prepared a 78-report that details the $5 billion home building industry in Colorado.

Economist Elliott Eisenberg prepared a 78-report that details the $5 billion home building industry in Colorado.

Homebuilding had a $5.15 billion economic impact on Colorado’s economy, according to a report by a prominent economist.

Housing construction activity, including new single-family homes and apartments, also created more than 81,000 jobs in 2013, according to the report released on Monday.

“The benefits of new residential construction and the impacts of residential rehabilitation activity are significant,” according to Elliott Eisenberg, the former senior economists with the National Association of Home Builders. Continue reading Homebuilding: $5 billion force

Denver home supply lowest in U.S.

Highlights:

  • RE/MAX releases national housing report for March.
  • Report finds Denver housing supply lowest in the nation.
  • Denver only has a 3.5-week of unsold homes on the market.

By John Rebchook

A snapshot of home inventory levels in the Denver area. In March, Denver only had a 3.5-week supply of unsold homes. Source: RE/MAX.

A snapshot of home inventory levels in the Denver area. In March, Denver only had a 3.5-week supply of unsold homes. Source: RE/MAX.

The Denver area has the tightest housing market in the country, according to a report released on Monday by RE/MAX.

Denver only had about a 0.8-month supply of homes on the market in March, according to the RE/MAX report that looked at 53 metropolitan statistical areas across the country. Continue reading Denver home supply lowest in U.S.

DMAR endorses Denver candidates

Highlights:

  • DMAR endorses Mayor Hancock and City Council candidates.
  • DMAR endorses all of the incumbents.
  • DMAR endorsed Susan Shepherd, while the Denver Post endorsed Rafael Espinoza.

 

Mayor Hancock unveiled JumpStart 2015

Mayor Hancock was one of the candidates endorsed by DMAR.

DMAR endorsed Chris Nevitt for auditor.

DMAR endorsed Chris Nevitt for auditor.

By John Rebchook

Incumbent Susan Shepherd said her broad-based contributions reflect support of her vision for a walkable and sustainable NW Denver.

DMAR endorsed incumbent Susan Shepherd in District 1.

The Denver Metro Association of Realtors has endorsed Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, all of the incumbent Denver city council members seeking re-election, as well as several candidates in contested races that the Realtor group believes shares its values on such things as the need for construction defect reform and smart, sustainable development. Continue reading Hancock, incumbents endorsed by DMAR