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Denver architecture: A-Frame

The A-Frame form achieved popularity in the 1960s as vacation homes, ski huts, and other simple residential buildings.  The form is defined by the steeply pitched gable roof whose eaves extend to grade.  The roof forms the walls on the tw...

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Economists: Sales Momentum Will Carry Into Fall

Will bidding wars continue? Will home prices stay elevated? Will home buyer demand remain strong? Heading into the fall season, economists are optimistic about the market’s direction considering its unpredictability since the beginning of the...

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Mortgage Rates Barely Budge, Remain Below 3%

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage held near last week’s average and continues to average near historical lows and under 3%. “Mortgage rates stayed relatively flat this week,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Housing i...

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Real Estate Activity Snapshot

New Listings were down 8.1 percent for single family homes and 16.5 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Under Contracts decreased 15.6 percent for single family homes and 13.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price w...

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Denver architecture: Swiss Chalet

Andrew Jackson Downing introduced the Swiss Chalet style to American architecture in his 1850 stylebook The Architecture of Country Houses. Adapted from traditional versions of Swiss chalets and cottages found in the European Alps for hund...

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Do Your Clients Have Lots of Student Loan Debt?

About 10 days ago President Biden announced that the student loan forbearance program now goes through January which means no monthly payments and no interest accruing on those debts. This also means a borrower’s credit report shows t...

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Is Now a Bad Time to Buy a Home?

In another survey by Fannie Mae they released their Home Purchase Sentiment Index for July. 66% of respondents said now is a bad time to buy a home due to high home prices. Only 28% said it’s a good time to buy a home. But 75% of responde...

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Denver architecture: Carpenter Gothic

Inspired by Romanesque architecture, Gothic is a style of architecture from Europe that emphasizes height and exhibits an intricate, delicate aesthetic. Though its roots are French, the Gothic approach can be found in churches, cathedrals, ...

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August 2021 Market Trends Report from DMAR

The August report, according to recent data provided by the Denver Metro Associations of Realtors Market Trends Committee, showcases the July market transactions encompassing the 11 counties of the Denver Metro Area.   &nb...

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