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BREAKING NEWS

Highlights:

  • Metrolist releases March report.
  • Sales rise 31% from February.
  • Listings rise 21% from March 2013.

 

March market snapshot. Source: Metrolist

March market snapshot. Source: Metrolist

Home sale activity in the Denver area picked up strongly from a weak February, according to a report released late this afternoon. Continue reading March home sales rise

DHA chief lauded as solar champion

Highlights:

  • Ismael Guerrero receives award from White House.
  • Guerrero is executive director of the Denver Housing Authority. 
  • DHA boasts a number of solar “firsts.”

 

Ismael Guerrero, third from left, was honored at the White House.

Ismael Guerrero, third from left, was honored at the White House.

The Denver Housing Authority and Ismael Guerrero, DHA’s executive director were recognized on Thursday by the White House as a “2014 Champion of Change in Solar Deployment.” Continue reading DHA chief lauded as solar champion

Loan payoffs drop as rates rise

Highlights:

  • Colorado Division of Housing releases report.
  • Report tracks home loan payoffs.
  • Almost 50% drop due to rising mortgage rates.

The number of home loans paid off in Colorado fell 49 percent from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014, according to a state report released today. Continue reading Loan payoffs drop as rates rise

Coldwell Banker: Luxury home sales up 18%

Continue reading Coldwell Banker: Luxury home sales up 18%

Church landmark moves forward; compromise sought

Highlights:

  • LUTI committee hears case to save Beth Eden Church.
  • Historic designation recommendation moves forward.
  • Landowner unveils what he calls a “win-win.”
Shown are the sides of the Beth Eden Church that Tom Wootten has proposed preserving.

Shown are the sides of the Beth Eden Church that Tom Wootten has proposed preserving.

Plans to grant historic designation to a former church in West Highland that could potentially save the high-profile building from the wrecking ball, narrowly moved one step closer on Tuesday. Continue reading Church landmark moves forward; compromise sought

Hancock unveils art grants for neighborhoods

Highlights:

  • Mayor Hancock unveils neighborhood art program.
  • It’s called P.S. You Are Here.
  • $40,000 in grants available first year.
Public art in Denver.

Public art in Denver.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venueston Monday launched P.S. You Are Here, what they are calling a creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization program. Continue reading Hancock launches neighborhood program

Brookfield building in Solterra

Highlights:

  • Brookfield Residential building in Solterra.
  • Homes will be ready this fall.
  • Homes are energy efficient and priced from about $450,000.
A preliminary rendering of a Brookfield home in Solterra.

A preliminary rendering of a Brookfield home in Solterra.

Brookfield Residential, after great success selling its energy-efficient homes in its Midtown at Clear Creek community in Adams County, is now venturing west with its “Home Evolved” concept of constructing green homes. Continue reading Brookfield building in Solterra

CSU affiliates with Mexico center

Highlights:

  • CSU getting first international center.
  • Land and facilities in Mexico are being donated by an affiliate of Black Creek.
  • MIRA invests in Mexican real estate ventures.
CSU Todos Santos Center.

CSU Todos Santos Center.

A company sponsored by Denver-based Black Creek Group, which has about $6.5 billion in real estate under management, is bringing a touch of Mexico to the Colorado State University by launching CSU’s first international center Continue reading CSU affiliates with Mexico center

Farming key at 8z

Highlights:

  • Monthly Q&A with Lane Hornung.
  • Hornung discusses importance of farming.
  • 8z still has territories available in LoHi, Wash Park and other key neighborhoods.
Lane Hornung

Lane Hornung

When real estate brokers talk about “farming,” they are not talking about the “farm to table” trend in restaurants.

In real estate parlance, farming is knowing and specializing in  a specific geographic territory.

8z Real Estate, a sponsor of InsideRealEstateNews, has taken farming to a new level, by creating a company built around hyper-local brokers, who possess intimate knowledge around a specific territory, the way a master chef knows how to create a mouth-watering field-to-fork masterpiece, using the best ingredients and best practices. Continue reading Farming key at 8z

Colorado foreclosures fall

Highlights:

  • RealtyTrac releases foreclosure report.
  • Ryan McMaken said its report his consistent with his findings.
  • Bank-owned properties taking a long time to sell.

Foreclosure activity in Colorado fell by 35.7 percent in the third quarter from the third quarter in 2013, according to a national report released today. Continue reading Colorado foreclosures fall