Denver has highest increase in violent crime in US, impact on real estate

Denver has highest increase in violent crime in US, impact on real estate

Of U.S. cities with more than half a million residents, only Denver’s overall violent crime (including aggravated assault, sex assault, robbery and homicide) has risen by more than 90% between 2012 and 2022, according to FBI data.  What does the surge in crime mean...
Second homeowners charged higher property taxes in Colorado

Second homeowners charged higher property taxes in Colorado

Although HH, the Colorado tax reduction initiative was ultimately defeated, there was one profound item in the legislation that will have far reaching impacts.  One of the biggest changes in the proposal is that second homeowners (non-primary residents) are now paying...
Ready for Colorado property taxes to increase 35%

Ready for Colorado property taxes to increase 35%

    With much fanfare, CO legislators met in a special session to focus on tax relief once again after the searing defeat of HH.  As suspected, the agenda was filled with allot of stuff not related to property taxes (Tabor checks, low income tax credits,...
Short term rentals coming for the suburbs of Denver, Colorado

Short term rentals coming for the suburbs of Denver, Colorado

Joining Denver and some of Colorado’s biggest ski towns, which have created strict rules for STRs in recent years, residents across Jefferson County (suburb of Denver) say they have fallen victim to an issue that has long plagued other parts of the state.  Why...
Will real estate crash in Colorado? Where should you not invest in Colorado?

Will real estate crash in Colorado? Where should you not invest in Colorado?

The good times continue to roll on. Inventory is down and prices are stabilizing and still increasing in some markets. When will there be a reset in Colorado real estate prices.  What happens when this cycle ends?  Are there opportunities currently?  Where will new...
Colorado Foreclosure filings, where are they and what does this mean for values? What is the number one driver of foreclosures?

Colorado Foreclosure filings, where are they and what does this mean for values? What is the number one driver of foreclosures?

Many counties in Colorado are now using an online auction program for foreclosure sales which provides an interesting comparison of where distressed real estate deals are occurring.  Denver, the most populous county in Colorado, is not even close to the top of...