Monday, February 27, 2017

Check out how your neighborhood appreciated!

This awesome price change map from First Alliance Title measures how much each neighborhood appreciated or depreciated in the last 12 months compared to the previous 12 months, along with average home sales prices and days on market for each neighborhood in Denver. I also have other areas. Check it out!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Denver Ranked #2 BEST City to Live

For the 2nd year in a row Denver was named either #1 or #2 BEST city to live in the country. This year it was #2 - perhaps it would have been a bit embarrassing should it have gotten #1 both years in a row!

The key factors were demanding for any city:
1) Value of homes.
2) Quality of life.
3) Job market health.
4) Desire to live here.
5) Number of people moving here.

Check out what US News & World Report had to say: 

"Founded in the mid-1800s as a mining hub during the gold rush, Denver has come a long way since its Wild West days. Over time, its residents have evolved from gun-slinging gamblers into an easygoing crowd of ambitious, progressive-minded fitness fanatics and nature lovers who are eager to push the envelope on everything from civil rights to drug laws. Nicknamed the Mile High City for its 5,280-foot elevation (although officially reported as 5,279 feet), Denver's location at the base of the Rocky Mountains provides a gateway to a slew of outdoor pursuits, although it is probably best known for its devout ski and snowboard enthusiasts.
To clarify a common misconception, Denver is not a mountain town. It actually takes at least an hour to drive to the Rockies. But there are some great places for recreating within a 30-minute drive of downtown, such as Red Rocks Park and Cherry Creek State Park.  
Some might say that Denver is experiencing a gold rush of a different color: green. After Colorado residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012, Denver has seen a surge in cannabis-related commerce, from dispensaries to magazines to high-tech paraphernalia like vaporizers, rolling papers, lotions and storage containers – and the industry is just gaining speed."