December 2013

Found 4 blog entries for December 2013.

As the New Year rapidly approaches, many people are once again going through the motions of goal planning and setting their resolutions for the upcoming year. For some folks setting their resolution is nothing more than pipe dreaming and something that they know they will never accomplish.  For others, this is a pivotal time in which they wholeheartedly decide to make a serious change in their life.  And even still, there are other folks who choose goals and a resolution that they know can be accomplished without too much strife. In my opinion the best kind of goals and New Year’s resolutions are ones that combine a little of all three agendas. First of all, it is hard to have goals without dreams, but at the same time large accomplishments usually come

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When making small talk with people, one of the most popular topics to choose is the weather.  Well, if you live in Colorado where the saying, “if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes,” is heard all too often, you know that our weather can be big news and sometimes makes major headlines!  Before this year, which has proven to be one of the craziest weather-wise our state has seen in over 1000 years, this used to be something that only our Colorado residents truly understood.  Now however, the nation is also recognizing the power of Mother Nature through Colorado’s record setting year in weather. 

Here is a quick recap...
 
In the last 365 days Colorado has seen:
  • Record highs like Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 where it was almost 70 degrees,
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According to the Colorado Division of Housing, foreclosure filings have dropped to levels last seen in 2004 during what we now refer to as the peak of local real estate. In addition, Inside Real Estate News, which has released report statistics by CoreLogic, says that Metro Denver is tied in 25th place for the lowest inventory of foreclosure properties in the nation.

This report also states that only 0.6% of all homes with a mortgage in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metropolitan area were in foreclosure in October 2013. Likewise, the State of Colorado, only had 0.7% of the homes with mortgages that were in foreclosure during October 2013, in comparison to the national level of 2.2%. In fact, only the State of Wyoming with a 0.4% foreclosure inventory

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Living in Colorado means you have tons of access to great community perks, but more often than not most residents will tell you it was the great outdoors that won their hearts over when they decided to buy a home here.  Among the most popular of all outdoor activities for Colorado residents is of course, skiing and snowboarding.  With so many resorts to choose from all over the state, Colorado diehard winter sports enthusiasts have a lot of options to consider as far as season passes and multi-mountain passes go.   


If you consider how many times you will likely go, in comparison to the cost of one lift ticket, the savings avid enthusiasts can experience is epic! The cool thing about most of these ski passes is that they are not available to

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