Darrick Kizlyk's Blog Posts

Excellent Website For Anyone Looking At Colorado Springs Housing

Landslides and condemned homes in parts of the southwestern part of Colorado Springs.  Underground mines that some fear will swallow up homes similar to sinkholes in Florida.  The well

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Denver Among 3 Potential US Cities For 2026 Or 2030 Olympics

Denver holds the dubious distinction of being the only city to receive an Olympic bid and decline the offer.  Now, the Mile High City, along with 2002 host Salt Lake City, and Reno, Nevada are

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Metro Denver Residential Permits Up 11 Percent In First Half Of 2017

Residential construction remains active in metro Denver. For the first half of 2017, according to research by the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, the association recorded 12,963 units

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Expansion Of Southeast Light Rail Line Ahead Of Schedule

The frenetic pace of construction on metro Denver's southeast side continues on and drivers have noticed that progress is being made on the expansion of the light rail line in Lone Tree.  The 2

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Georgetown Condo Available For Rentals Of 30 Days Or More

Looking to escape the city and the traffic?  Want to be close to the mountains for skiing?  Maybe a little sabbatical for a month is in order to recharge the batteries?  Check out my

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5 New International Flights From Denver

All of a sudden it seems like the world has started to recognize Denver and Colorado's potential for tourism around the world.  The lack of long-haul international flights and subsequent high

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Over 1 Billion Renovation Plan For DIA Has Many Questions

Plans for renovation of the 32 year old Denver International Airport estimated to cost 1.3 billion over the next 34 years has raised a number of eyebrows for tenants of the airport and the

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Colorado Tops In The Nation At Paying Mortgage

According to Black Knight Financial Services, Colorado has the lowest percentage of foreclosures and delinquent loans in the state.  The number of loans in foreclosure nationwide was 453,000 in

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Latest Housing Data For Colorado Springs May 2017

LATEST HOUSING DATA FOR COLORADO SPRINGS: May 2017As we shift into the major spring buying and selling season, how are things looking for buyers and sellers in the Pikes Peak region?  The

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Make Big Money By Fixing And Flipping Colorado Front Range Properties

$105,000 net profit after a 5 month fix and sell time.  Sound intriguing?  The last 4 investment deals I have helped people with have netted them $320,000  profit- all with hold(

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Denver Airfares Have Dropped 45 Percent Since DIA Opening In 1995

Adjusted for inflation to 2016 numbers, domestic airfares from Denver averaged $570.90 in 1995 - DIA's first year of operation.  Today the average airfare is $311.95 - a 45% drop.  The

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Colorado Unemployment Lowest In Nation

Colorado's unemployment dropped to 2.6% in March - marking the lowest rate since the state began tracking unemployment statistics in 1976.  The 2.6% rate is also the lowest in the nation.  

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Bankrate Study Shows Colorado 2nd For Retirement

High scores compared to the other 49 states in 8 Factors: cost of living, health care quality, crime, weather, taxes, cultural vitality, senior citizens well-being, and the prevalence of other

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Denver Metro Growth Rate 7th In Nation Since 2010

949 new residents a week.  That has been the average growth of metro Denver (excluding Boulder) from 2010-2016.  310,000 total people overall for a population of roughly 2,853,000.  

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Metro Denver 9th For House Appreciation In 2016

According to Zillow, metro Denver was 9th nationwide in 2016 for home appreciation.  Other western cities with appreciation above Denver included Portland, Oregon (12.1%), Seattle, Washington

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New R Light Rail Line Opens

On Friday, February 24, the new R line connecting Peoria station in the north to the Nine Mile station in the south, opened.  The 10.5 mile line now provides a smoother transition for commuters

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Latest Housing Data For Colorado Springs January 2017

Here we are in 2017 and, as always, the most frequently asked question I get is, "What is going to happen in the housing market?"  To anyone, I always preface that there are both macro and-

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Latest Housing Data For Metro Denver January 2017

Here we are in 2017 and, as always, the most frequently asked question I get is, "What is going to happen in the housing market?"  To anyone, I always preface that there are both macro and-

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Travelers Rank DIA 3rd Best Airport In USA

A survey of 270 travelers and experts by travel industry newsletter Travelpulse ranked 100 US airports and named DIA as the 3rd best airport behind only Atlanta and Orlando.  New York

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Overall US Home Prices Finally Surpass 2006 Levels

For those in metro Denver, it may come as a shock that home prices nationwide have finally surpassed the peak levels in 2006 before the recession according to data released November 29 by Core Logic

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Denver 8th Best Metro Area For Wealth Building

Denver Business JournalBankrate.com was out Monday with new research on the metro areas where wealth creation is the strongest. The San Francisco Bay Area came out on top.The

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18000 Jobs Linked To Marijuana Industry In Colorado

By Alicia Wallace, Denver PostColorado’s burgeoning legal marijuana industry has quickly made gains on the state’s largest industries — including the mighty oil-and-gas sector — and

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Highest Number Of Colorado Millennials 18 To 34 Living At Home

By John Wenzel - Denver PostLike millions of Americans in less-than-ideal living arrangements, Rebecca Treon has tried to focus on the positive aspects of moving back in with her mother for the

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3 Metro Denver Communities Among Money Magazine Top 25 To Live

By Caitlin Hendee - Denver Business JournalThere are three Colorado cities where residents have it made — they have low crime rates, top-notch schools and low unemployment.And those three

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Latest Housing Data For Metro Denver July 2016

Metro DenverFor home buyers looking for relief from the multiple offer scenarios and listings on the market for 3 days, there doesn't seem to be a reprieve in the immediate future.  Latest

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Latest Housing Data For Colorado Springs July 2016

Colorado Springs / PPARJuly 31, 2015 Total Listings: 4903July 31, 2016 Total Listings: 3016 (38.5% decrease year over year)July 2015/2016 Median Sales Price for Condos/Townhouses: ,

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Lakewood Colorado Open House This Weekend

350 S. Lewis St.Lakewood, CO Open Houses: Sat. Sept.3 (1-3pm)                           Sun. Sept.4 (12-3pm) 

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Monument CO Open House Saturday August 6

Come check out this fabulous house in Monument from 11-2 on Saturday.   A beautiful 5 bedroom, 5 bath home at $435,000!Well cared for home in highly-rated Lewis Palmer District 38. 18'

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CNBC Ranks Colorado 3rd For Business Among 50 States

CNBC scored all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC

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58 New Homes Planned For Crystal Valley Ranch In Castle Rock

From the Douglas County News-Press by Shanna Fortier:Crystal Valley Ranch, a master-planned subdivision in the southeast portion of Castle Rock, may soon be home to 58 more families.Castle Rock Town

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Denver International 6th Cheapest Airport In Country

From the Denver Post by Danika WorthingtonFlying from Denver International Airport is getting cheaper, with the average base ticket price improving to No. 6 from No. 13 last year in 

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Monument Townhouse Open House On Sunday

Come check out this rare two bedroom townhouse in Monument.  Townhouses in Monument go very quickly and this one is move-in ready and ready for its next owner!  $226,000.  1714 sq.ft

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Competitours 2016 Trip Day 1 And 2

Day 1: Ijmuiden, Netherlands. Here's all I know...Archery Dodge Ball – 5 teams vs 5 teams on a unique twist on a classic playground game, teams will rotate eat game* Kite Buggying – Imagine a go

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Great Buy For This Ranch Home In Colorado Springs

Beautifully updated and spacious 4 bedroom, 2100 sq. ft ranch home on a corner lot in the highly sought after Glen at Widefield.  Check out the stunning main level flooring, new exterior paint,

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Follow My Adventure Against 9 Other Teams In Europe

No - it isn't the Amazing Race - but it is close.  Follow my adventure against 9 other teams of two as we traverse Europe starting June 25 through July 5.  It isn't every day that a chance

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Open House In South Colorado Springs

Open House Sunday, June 19 from 11am - 2pm.  7403 Farmcrest Rd.  Colorado Springs, CO 80925Beautifully updated and spacious 4 bedroom, 2100 sq. ft ranch home on a corner lot in the highly

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Summer Family Fun Around Denver

From large-scale amusement and water parks like Water World and Elitch Gardens to $4 adult seats and $1 child seats in the Rockpile at a Rockies game, there is plenty to keep the kids (and parents!)

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DIA Ranked As 2nd Best North American Airport

Skytrax has recently released its list of the best airports in the world and Denver International is rated the 2nd best in North American behind only Vancouver International in Canada.The Skytrax

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Commuter Rail Line To Westminster Opens July 25

On the heels of the A line to DIA that opened in April, the new B line to Westminster will open July 25.  The electric commuter rail line has top speeds of up to 78mph compared to 55mph on the

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Georgetown CO Vacation Rental

Looking for a close mountain get away from Denver?  Consider Georgetown - right up the I-70 corridor.  Lots activities nearby including hiking, ziplining, ATV trails, Guanella Pass, and

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Private ACT Or SAT Tutoring Available

As a former teacher, I have kept up my old trade not just now by educating people on homes and the market, but also through ACT test tutoring.  Over the last 2 years I have saved students over

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Winter Park Ski Train Receives Grant

The popular Winter Park Ski Train from Union Station to Winter Park, dormant since 2009, received some positive news when the Colorado Transportation Commission awarded the ski town $1.5 million for

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RTD Rail Line To DIA Now Open With 3 More Lines Coming Later In 2016

With the much anticipated A line from Union Station to Denver International Airport opening April 22, 2016, there is still a lot more on the horizon for RTD during the remainder of 2016 and beyond.

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Colorado Springs Rental Increase Fastest In The Nation

The real estate boom in metro Denver the last few years has officially hit Colorado Springs.  Not surprisingly, those impacted first are often renters.  March saw over an 11% increase in

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Latest Housing Data For Colorado Springs And Denver February 2016

Metro DenverFor home buyers looking for relief from the multiple offer scenarios and listings on the market for 3 days, there doesn't seem to be a reprieve in the immediate future.  Latest

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Colorado 3rd For Retirement In New Study

Bankrate and the subsequent article in Fortune have proclaimed Colorado to be the 3rd best state for retirement.  The winner?  Wyoming.  The worst?  New York.  Bankrate

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Metro Denver Population Tops 3 Million

Feeling a little jammed in on I-25 on, well, at about any time?  Chalk it up to the 10.5% population increase in the 7 county metro Denver area since the last census in 2010.  The biggest

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Metro Denver One Of Least Affordable Housing Markets

RealtyTrac, one of the nation's leading companies that companies that compiles housing data has released a survey that shows metro Denver is among the 10 least affordable housing markets compared to

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Latest Real Estate Figures For January 2016 From Denver And Colorado Springs

DenverFor homebuyers looking for relief from the multiple offer scenarios and listings on the market for 3 days, there doesn't seem to be a reprieve in the immediate future.  Latest highlights

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New Castle Rock Parkway Expanding From 2 To 4 Lanes Even Before Being Done

By Shanna Fortier, Castle Rock News Press:Additional improvements to the North Meadows Extension Project will include widening Castle Rock Parkway — a new road which initially began as a two-lane

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Frontier Adds Additional Flights From Denver And Colorado Springs

Starting June 28, Colorado Springs residents will have a new direct flight to Phoenix via Frontier Airlines.  After a 3 year absence, Frontier has begun to build its presence at the Colorado

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Denver Proposes Expansion Of Performing Arts Complex And Convention Center Downtown

Two major downtown destinations have proposals on the board for expansion.  The city unveiled a plan for the Denver Center for Performing Arts complex.  Highlights from the Denver Post

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Latest Housing Data For Denver And Colorado Springs

Will the housing market in 2016 continue at its torrid pace?  Will there be a bubble with prices coming back down after a 25% increase the past 2 years?The latest numbers show a 21% drop in the

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Zillow And Clear Capital Predict Denver To Have Hottest Housing Market In 2016

Predicting a 5% and a 7.7% increase respectively, Zillow and Clear Capital have declared that Denver will be the hottest housing market in the country for 2016.  Zillow suggests incomes will

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Colorado Ranks 5th For Retirement

According to the Washington DC based financial analyst firm Wallethub, Colorado ranks 5th for retirees.  The study, which focused on important criteria for retirees such as affordability,

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Trader Joes To Open New Store In SW Metro Denver

Trader Joe's - the neighborhood grocery store that has items from around the world and a loyal following will open its 4th store in metro Denver in early 2016.  The store, in the Bowles

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Colorado Ski Industry Contributes Close To 5 Billion To State Annually

Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal:Colorado’s ski industry contributes $4.8 billion to the state’s economy, according to the first study of its kind undertaken in some 20 years.Skiing and

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Denver 9th In List Of Highest Percentage Of Residents With Graduate Degrees

By Richard Florida, Atlantic City Lab:Brainpower is the fuel that fires today’s tech-driven knowledge economy. But it is also unevenly concentrated across America’s cities and metros, so much so

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Denver 3rd On Real Estate Rebound Since Great Recession

Trailing only San Jose, CA and San Francisco, CA, Denver is 3rd in the nation for real estate markets that have recovered since the Great Recession ended in early 2012.Trulia ranks Denver No. 3

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Denver Among Top 5 Cities For Millenials

From Caitlin Hendee, Denver Business Journal:Denver has seen tremendous population growth, and with it have come transit-oriented development, bike lanes, walkable urbanism, and job growth in many

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Latest Metro Denver Housing Data For October 2015

The fall historically begins a seasonally slower time in the metro Denver real estate market.  The biggest story is housing prices have continued to climb in October.  The median home

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Denver Curling Center To Host National Curling Event Starting December 2

Want to see a preview of one of the newest Olympic events debuting at the 2018 Winter Olympics?  Stop by the Denver Curling Center starting Wednesday, December 2 through Monday, December 7 to

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Consider Real Estate For A Denver Career Change

According to the Denver Business Journal, most companies involved in real estate are looking to hire more in 2016 as the market continues to expand.  Are you looking for a career change?  

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Denver And Colorado Springs Top Two Housing Markets Last Month Says Freddie Mac

Denver and Colorado Springs were the top two housing markets last month when it comes to housing activity growth according to Freddie Mac with a 1.85% and 1.76% increase respectively.  For the

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A Good Neighborhood Website

Looking to advertise a garage sale?  What about needing a babysitter?  Want to throw a neighborhood party?  Nextdoor is a private neighborhood social networking site.  You

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Denver Gets New Flight To Munich In 2016

Starting in May 2016, Denver will get its 21st international flight when Lufthansa begins flying from DIA to Munich, Germany.  The flight will operate 5 times a week and is Lufthansa's second

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Inventory Trends In Denver Real Estate Market

The old crystal ball question that everyone always wants to know - what is going to happen to real estate prices?  If it was an easy question to answer would anyone have purchased a home in the

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Has The Denver Market Slowed Down

The quick answer is no -- the Denver market has not slowed down.  I came across this article from September saying housing demand in Denver was on the decline and was amused.

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Why The Fall Is A Good Time To Buy

15 offers.  20 offers.  25 offers or more.  Homes on the market on a Friday and then dozens of offers by Sunday or Monday.  The Denver housing market through the spring and

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Haunted House Season In Denver

Like to get scared?  Metro Denver has everything from a haunted corn field to a haunted mine to a haunted house voted one of the scariest by the Travel Channel.  Here is a quick run-down

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RTD Denver Set To Add 4 New Rail Lines In 2016

The much anticipated A light rail line that will whisk people from Denver to downtown in 37 minutes is not the only new rail line set to open in the near future.  While the A line, which will

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Denver Airport Is 6th Busiest

Over 25 million passengers flew through Denver International Airport in 2004 making it the 6th busiest airport in the country.  Atlanta, the busiest in the world, had over 46 million.

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2015 CMAS And PPARC Colorado K12 Scores

With the previous state CSAP and TCAP statewide tests for students in K-12 in Colorado, July usually signified the release of student and district results.  2015 is different.  With new

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Let Me Help You Find Fix And Flips In Denver And Colorado Springs

With the very strong Denver housing market now into its 3rd year, many people looking for investment properties have struggled to find lower priced single-family homes to fix and flip.  Often

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Hot Air Balloon Event In Colorado Springs Labor Day Weekend

The Colorado Balloon Classic last year ended its 38th year in Colorado Springs which left many disappointed there would be nothing replaced in its wake.  In steps the Colorado Springs Labor Day

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3 Areas Where Home Transactions Fall Apart

The buyers are excited.  They are under contract on a hew home.  The sellers are excited.  Their home on the market has a buyer.  The contract has been signed.  Time to

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Why A Good Lender Is So Important Right Now In The Denver Market

Buyers often look to their lenders only as people who provide financing for the purchase of their new home.  But, lenders are integral to the entire transaction.  What is the difference

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Pick Your Own Fruit In Metro Denver

Perhaps you grew up in an area with a number of pick your own fruit farms.  Maybe you are looking for something different to do as a family.  Did you know that metro Denver has an

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Denver Curling Center Begins 2nd Season

If you have driven US 6 heading west into Golden from Denver, at some point you have likely noticed the Denver Curling Center building that was completed last October.  When I am around the,

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Property Tax Rates In Colorado

"Are those quarterly or monthly property taxes?"  With Colorado experiencing a boom of people migrating into the state -- this is a question I have received more than once -- most often from

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Douglas County School Voucher Program Determined Unconstitutional

Love them or hate them, the Douglas County school board pushing for major reforms has brought national attention to one of Colorado's top school districts.  In a setback for the board, the

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One Day Sale On Frontier Flights From Denver

Looking for a getaway trip this fall from Denver?  Book today on Frontier for travel from Aug.22 - Dec.16.  On most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, fares are only $21 to these places

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5 Reasons To Buy A 2nd Property In Georgetown Colorado

Have you always thought that 2nd homes or vacation properties in the mountains of Colorado are only for the rich and famous?  Think again.  Sure -- Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, all of Summit

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Luxury Living In Pradera In Parker Colorado

Tired of feeling claustrophobic as the homes become closer and closer together in metro Denver?  Would you actually like a yard where sitting in your backyard doesn't mean you get to hear every

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Lead Based Paint In Older Homes

What is lead-based paint?  For all homes built prior to 1978, buyers have the option of getting the home tested for the presence of lead-based paint before going under contract.  Lead

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Metro Denver Housing Changes Springs 2014 To Spring 2015

The shortage of homes in the metro Denver housing market is well documented around the country.  But, what do the actual numbers show?  Here are the latest statistics from April 30, 2015

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Time To Invest In Colorado Springs Housing Market

While the metro Denver housing market has seen dramatic upswings in home prices the last two years, the state's second largest city some 70 miles south on I-25 has not.  That may be changing.

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Georgetown Colorado Vacation Rental

Looking for a summer getaway in the mountains where you can walk to a lake in 5 minutes, stroll 2 minutes to a river, hike from your door, and have everything from a spectacular train journey to

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Larkspur Colorado Living

Looking for seclusion and still have a reasonable commute to the Denver Tech Center?  How about two upscale golf communities -- one private and one public?  Homes on an acre?  Easy.

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Monument Colorado New Homes

Are the home prices in metro Denver, including Castle Rock and Parker, leaving you frustrated?  Why not Monument?  With one of the top school districts in the state, Lewis Palmer

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Castle Rock New Homes By Richmond American

Looking for a new home in Castle Rock?  As one of the most desirable communities in metro Denver, Castle Rock is booming with new homes.  If you are looking to build a home from a dirt-

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Top Ten International Flights From Denver

Looking for that next getaway?  Here are the busiest international flights from Denver.1. Cancun, Mexico (Frontier, Southwest, United)2. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (United)3. Toronto, Ontario,

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Monument Area Starting To See Housing Boom

For buyers looking for a home in metro Denver, many are frustrated at the multiple bidding wars even once they find a home with such tight inventory out there.  What many don't realize is that

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209900 For 3000 Sq Ft Home In Colorado Springs

3000 finished square feet!  5 bedrooms!  4 bathrooms.  Great usable tiered backyard for kids, the green thumb in the family, and the pets.  Easy commute to Fort Carson and

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Open House 785 Crosstrail Dr Colorado Springs

Come check out this move-in ready 3 bedroom, 1 bath single family home from 12-2 on Saturday, March 7 from 12-2pm.  Great southwest location within 5 minutes of Fort Carson.  Numerous

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Big Curling Event This Weekend At Denver Curling Center

Come out to the Denver Curling Club  for some big curling action from Thursday evening (February 26) through Sunday afternoon (March 1).  There will be 32 teams (128 curlers) competing in

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Like New Gated Community Ranch Style Townhouse For 227000

Why pat $10,000 to $25,000 for new?  This beautiful 2005 townhouse is like new.  2 bedrooms.  3 baths. Almost 2000 square feet.  Great mountain views from the master

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3000 Sq Ft Home Near Fort Carson And Peterson Air Force Base For 209900

3000 finished square feet!  5 bedrooms!  Great usable tiered backyard for kids, the green thumb in the family, and the pets.  Easy commute to Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base

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New 3 Bed 1 Bath Colorado Springs Listing

First time home buyer?  Tired of renting and want to have a place to call home and save money at the same time?  Don't miss out on this home at 785 Crosstrail Drive on the southwest side

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Araphaoe County First Time Home Buyer Assistance Program

Are you a first-time home buyer looking in Arapahoe County, Colorado?  Then this program might be for you.  Take note that if you are looking in the city of Aurora, this program does not

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City And County Of Denver Mortgage Tax Credit Program

A new program that started January 8, 2015 and scheduled to run through the end of 2017 for first-time home buyers in Denver!The City and County of Denver Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) program

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Metro Denver Mortgage Assistance Program For Buyers

A mortgage assistance program in metro Denver and you don't have to be a first-time home buyer!  The Metro Mortgage Assistance Program is for low and moderate income individuals and families to

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Douglas County First Time Home Buyers Help

The booming metro Denver real estate market makes sellers salivate, but for buyers it creates a whole set of problems.  Where are the homes to buy?  Then, if you find one you like, more

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Top Bargain Travel Destinations In 2015

Looking for an international adventure in 2015 on a budget?  According to Lonely Planet (the world's largest guidebook collection), these are the countries to hit.1. Tunisia: This pocket-size

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Castle Rock New Home Neighborhoods

With the explosive growth in metro Denver the last couple years and the hot real estate market, new homes are sprouting up all over the region.  With the mountains blocking growth to the west,

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Title Insurance Introduction

I recently had an experienced home buyer from India who inquired about title insurance.  What is it?  Possession of property is different in every country.  This is why people are

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Come Expand Your Business With The Monument Business Group

Are expanding your business and networking part of your 2015 business plan?  Are you located in Colorado Springs, Monument, or Castle Rock?  Our group meets monthly on Friday mornings at 9

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Like New Ranch Style Townhouse With Full Basement

FABULOUS 2 BED, 3 BATH 2005 RANCH STYLE TOWNHOUSE WITH A WALK OUT BASEMENT IN THE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER IRON HORSE VILLAS! MOUNTAIN VIEWS FROM THE KITCHEN, MASTER BEDROOM, AND WEST FACING DECK.

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ACT Tutoring Available

My past career was as a K-12 public education teacher in Colorado.  While I still consider myself an educator, except now with helping people buying and selling their homes, I also tutor high

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Interstate 70 Construction To Cause Headaches For Skiers

For long-term benefits, we often have to go through shorter-term headaches and this is certainly true with road construction projects.  All Coloradans are familiar with the widening of the

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Join The Team At Exit Realty Pikes Peak

Have you thought about a career in real estate?  Are you currently a broker associate and unhappy with your current company?  You owe it to yourself to check out Exit Realty Pikes Peak in

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3000 Finished Square Feet For Just Over 200000 Available Now

A 5 bedroom home for less than $70 / sq. ft?  Close proximity to Fort Carson and Peterson Air Force Base in south Colorado Springs in a great neighborhood.  Excellent tiered backyard

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Warm Weather Getaways For Under 400 Dollars From Denver

It hasn't felt like it with a beautiful October, but winter is quickly approaching.  Looking for a warm getaway?  Flights are available to all of these places for under $400.Denver to

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Looking For A Home Between Denver And Colorado Springs

The I-25 corridor has bore the brunt of Colorado's growth the last couple decades.  Starting in Fort Collins in the north and heading south, it almost feels like one big traffic jam and nothing

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Denver Curling Center In Golden Now Open

The new $2.7 million Denver Curling Center that opened in October 2014 now greets visitors and members alike as you drive west along US 6 heading from Lakewood into Golden.  Missing the

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Crime Rates By Zip Code When Searching For Homes

One of the age-old questions many buyers have when relocating to a new area -- what is the crime like?  As a real estate professional, I cannot steer potential buyers into one area or keep them

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Consider The Monument Area When Working In The Denver Tech Center

Has the inflated housing market in metro Denver have you feeling depressed?  Is your dream home now out of reach because of ever increasing real estate prices?  Tired of staring at the sun

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EXIT Realty Pikes Peak Looking For Agents

With the success of EXIT Realty Denver Tech Center and EXIT Realty Cherry Creek in Denver, broker-owners Marc and Sheryll White have expanded into the Pikes Peak region with a new office that opened

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5 Bedroom 4 Bath Home In Colorado Springs

A 5 bedroom, 4 bath home with over 3000 square feet for less than $210,000?  Not in Denver is this happening.  But about 70 miles south in Colorado Springs, you can have this home for just

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September Pick Your Own Fruit Around Denver

Anybody who has lived in Colorado is familiar with Palisade peaches and Olathe sweet corn from around the state.  But, many people are not aware of the farms near metro Denver where you can

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Denver Fall Travel Deals

As the hub of the Rocky Mountains, Denver has come a long way from the time it was dominated by United Airlines and an expensive destination to fly from.  With the kids back in school, there

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You Can Afford A 2nd Home In The Mountains Near Denver

Ski season is approaching.  Passes for the 2014-2015 season are available.  But, you are dreading the usual winter time slog up and back I-70.  You would ski more, be more relaxed,

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Where To Find Updated Information On Colorado Schools

There are a number of considerations people consider when buying a house and schools tend to be at the forefront as kids head back in August along the Front Range.  The list tends to be even

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New Denver Curling Center Opening In Golden

Admit it.  You were mesmerized last February during the Sochi, Russia Olympics watching those 42 lb. granite stones slide down the ice while Olympians used brooms to "sweep" them while someone

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What Is A Home Warranty

You buy a car and the dealership asks if you want an extended warranty beyond the manufacturers' warranty.  You buy a tv and are asked about an extended service plan.  Warranties are

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Important Contract Deadlines For Home Buyers

You are under contract for your new home.  You have been looking for months and finally found "the" place.  You are excited to move and get settled in.  However, it is best to temper

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Basic Steps In The Home Buying Process Before You Put In An Offer

Regardless of market conditions, it is important for home buyers to understand the basic steps in buying a home.  However, with the current market in Denver where there are multiple offers,

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Take One Of North Americas Great Train Journeys From Denver

With the reopening of Union Station in Denver as a transit hub and the continued expansion of light rail in Denver, many people in metro Denver don't realize that one of the great train journeys is

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New Homes In Plum Creek Neighborhood Castle Rock

Home to top quality Douglas County schools and an envious location between Colorado Springs and Denver, Castle Rock is a fast growing community with easy access to the Denver Tech Center.  The

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Direct International Destinations From Denver International Airport

As one of the busiest airports in the world, people moving to Denver often don't realize the continuing growth of international flights from Denver.  Here, by airline, are these flights with

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Small Town July 4th Fireworks Near Denver

With July 4th on a Friday this year, are you looking at heading in to the mountains for the holiday?  Here are some excellent fireworks displays as you head up I-70 west of Denver. 

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Important Inspections For A New Home Buyer

Having the peace of mind that you are getting a good property without any large hidden surprises is always high on the list of any home buyer.  Sure, the various inspections can add up, but

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The Top School Districts In Denver And Colorado Springs

Whether you have children in the school system or not, a major question buyers have are about the quality of schools.  When looking at moving to metro Denver, the number of school districts is

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New Listings In Castle Rock Colorado

Are you using the long weekend to do some house hunting?  Check out these listings for under $300,000 in Castle Rock that have been on the market for 3 days or less including some new

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Memorial Day Weekend Events Around Denver Colorado

The unofficial start to summer is in a few days (wasn't that snow last week we had and 6 inches of hail yesterday?).  Are you heading camping or taking a couple days to explore the offerings in

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Where To Find 1 Acre Or More Treed Properties Around Denver For

Some people like their space.  Maybe you have dogs.  Maybe you have horses.  Perhaps you had neighbors in the past who always yelled and you would rather listen to birds and be

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Finding A Home With Land In Metro Denver

With metro Denver once again seeing a boom in people relocating from out of state, it is interesting to see the desires of these buyers.  There are always the basic questions -- what is the

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Affordable Mountain And Ski Properties Near Metro Denver

Are you looking for a second property as a vacation home or place to use for skiing close to metro Denver?  Many people believe the mountain communities west of Denver, especially those near

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Looking For Sellers In Founders Village Castle Rock

Most people are aware that inventory is remarkably low across metro Denver.  Founders Village in Castle Rock is a great example of what has happened to prices and if you are a seller, now more

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School District Guide For Colorado Relocation

As a follow-up to my earlier blog on how to best research Colorado school districts when moving to Colorado, here is a map of all Colorado school districts.  Here is a map of metro Denver

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Denver Home Prices Continue Increasing

Denver-area home prices increased 9 percent in January 2014 on a year-over-year basis, according to the closely followed Case-Shiller index.  The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices are

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6 Financial Benefits Of Home Ownership This Tax Season

The financial benefits of home ownership are evident year round, but particularly around tax time.  Let’s examine how home ownership makes “cents” –  from the tax benefits

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New Payment Assistance Program For Homebuyers In Denver

Are you looking to buy a house in the city of Denver?  Here are details on a new program and the eligibility requirements: NeighborhoodLIFT is a national program from Wells Fargo and

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Darrick Kizlyk EXIT Realty Denver Tech Center Real Estate March Newsletter

Thank you to those of you who took the time to mention your appreciation for the Olympic tv schedule and my newsletter last month. Well, here we are into March already. Is spring right around

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Easy Fixes Before Your House Inspection

The house inspection.  Many real estate transactions have fallen through because of the inspection.  What can you do as a seller to make the inspection process smoother and not scare away

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Selecting And Understanding Homeowners Insurance

The rash of natural disasters and headaches these events have caused over the last decade has many people poring over their homeowner's insurance policies.  Below are some considerations

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Denver Curling Center To Open In October 2014

With the passing of the Sochi Winter Olympics, one of the biggest ratings draws was once again curling.  Often considered as "chess on ice", the game draws an avid following every four years

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Golf Course Closures In Colorado Springs Leave Kings Deer And Gleneagle Neighborhood Residents Wonde

A spate of recent golf course closures in 3 upscale Colorado Springs neighborhoods has prompted concerns about what will be done with the land if the courses do not reopen and the subsequent impact

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Where To Find Accurate Information On Colorado Schools

There are a number of considerations people consider when buying a house.  The list tends to be even more exhaustive if the buyers are moving to a new area from out-of-state if for no other

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