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Depending on how you look at it, it is an exciting time for Colorado real estate. The increase in buying and speculation is fueling a soaring market. Denver area new home construction is at all-time high levels while the purchase price for residential properties continues to climb. Neighborhoods once considered “at-risk,” like the Sloans Lake […]

Water is a finite and valuable resource. When developers seek to build, be it commercial or residential, they must obtain water rights. Due to its finite nature and importance, obtaining water rights is not easy. Basic Water law The Colorado Constitution mandates the framework establishing Colorado water law. It is known as the prior appropriation […]

In June 2015, the state of Colorado reported record sales, with the average residential property being sold for $377,550. That year, the real estate market broke records by posting $20.16 billion in home sales for the year. This reflects an increase of 14.5 percent over 2014, according to a report from the Denver Metro Association […]

Colorado is a nonjudicial foreclosure state, meaning that the lender does not have to go to court to foreclose on your home. The foreclosure process moves quickly and is often completed in 4 months through a public trustee. Initially, when obligating yourself, you signed two core documents when you bought or refinanced your home: a […]

Commercial real estate developers are visionaries and dreamers. What the average person sees as a barren field or wasteland, a developer sees as a new community or high-rise development. What others see as urban blight a developer sees as the next business center. To make the dream into a reality, a developer needs to be […]

“Foreclosure” is a word that no homeowner ever wants to hear. Foreclosures occur when you’re no longer able to make payments on your home, often due to circumstances outside your control, like job losses or medical bills. The consequences of a foreclosure can be life-changing. If you’re facing a foreclosure, you’re at risk of incurring […]

This year marks the ten year anniversary of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) of 2005, a major piece of legislation that overhauled the bankruptcy code throughout the United States. This Act was designed to make it harder to file for bankruptcy by imposing new regulations and stricter requirements for any individual […]

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and with Christmas right around the corner, you might be scrambling to purchase those last minute gifts. This is the season of giving, and there are few things more enjoyable than seeing smiling faces on Christmas morning. Unfortunately, though, those smiles might be a distant memory when […]

  It’s December, which means it’s time to deck the halls and trim the trees. Unfortunately, though, some of us have neighbors that get a bit carried away with the holiday decorations. A whopping $6 billion is spent by Americans on holiday decorations, and some people seem to drive themselves to the brink of bankruptcy […]

Buying a house is costly enough. Is hiring a real estate lawyer really worth the added expense?   Buying a house? Hiring a real estate lawyer simplifies the process. Chances are, a house is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. The process is very exciting, especially for first-time homebuyers, but it can […]

  Listing your home FSBO, or for sale by owner requires more than just placing an ad in the local classifieds and putting a sign in the front yard. There are certain steps that you need to take in order to sell the property legally. One of the most important requirements is providing real estate […]

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, knowing the laws regarding the withholding of security deposits is crucial when you’re involved in a landlord and tenant dispute. As a landlord, you need to know the situations in which you can legally withhold a tenant’s deposit, and as a tenant, you need to know whether your […]

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