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Director’s Corner ~ Who can perform an evaluation?

Most real estate-related transactions that involve financing are above the appraisal threshold, currently $250,000, and are considered federally related transactions (“FRTs”). FRTs require an appraisal to be performed. The interagency guidelines indicate that a...

Feeling that Fall

Of all the great and beautiful places in the world, I think a good deal of us can agree that fall in Colorado is one of those places. Colors, football, and that back to school feeling. What’s not to love??? I don’t know about you, but one thing I have noticed with...

Home sales decline continues in metro Denver in August

Mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in three years, but that hasn’t been enough to jumpstart home sales in metro Denver. Buyers purchased 5,219 homes and condos last month in metro Denver, a nearly 11% decline from July and a 7.9% drop from August of...

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“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain Greetings and welcome back to Uncle Tom’s red-draped corner. For those who might be familiar with my writings I think I just heard a collective “omigod, is he gonna do that again?”. And...

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Are we there yet? Denver’s multifamily market

Are we there yet? Denver’s multifamily market

Denver (and most of the country) is coming up on 10 years of continued economic expansion. The question on most people’s minds is, “How much longer can it last?” The baseball analogy frequently used is what inning are we in? I have heard some say seventh or eighth,...

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At the circus there are trapeze artists. They fly thru the sky and do amazing tricks high off the ground How do they do it? It takes courage. Do you think the trapeze artist is born with courage? No. What gives them the courage to take their leaps is the net below....

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Uncle Tom’s Corner-Tales, Trials, Travels & Travails

Uncle Tom’s Corner-Tales, Trials, Travels & Travails

“Barbecue may not be the road to world peace but it’s a start.” – Anthony Bourdain Greetings and welcome back to Uncle Tom’s red-draped corner. For those who might be familiar with my writings I think I just heard a collective “omigod, is he gonna do that again?”. And...

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Are we there yet? Denver’s multifamily market

Are we there yet? Denver’s multifamily market

Denver (and most of the country) is coming up on 10 years of continued economic expansion. The question on most people’s minds is, “How much longer can it last?” The baseball analogy frequently used is what inning are we in? I have heard some say seventh or eighth,...

read more
Safety Net

Safety Net

At the circus there are trapeze artists. They fly thru the sky and do amazing tricks high off the ground How do they do it? It takes courage. Do you think the trapeze artist is born with courage? No. What gives them the courage to take their leaps is the net below....

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Director’s Corner ~ Who can perform an evaluation?

Director’s Corner ~ Who can perform an evaluation?

Most real estate-related transactions that involve financing are above the appraisal threshold, currently $250,000, and are considered federally related transactions (“FRTs”). FRTs require an appraisal to be performed. The interagency guidelines indicate that a person...

read more
Feeling that Fall

Feeling that Fall

Of all the great and beautiful places in the world, I think a good deal of us can agree that fall in Colorado is one of those places. Colors, football, and that back to school feeling. What’s not to love??? I don’t know about you, but one thing I have noticed with the...

read more
Home sales decline continues in metro Denver in August

Home sales decline continues in metro Denver in August

Mortgage rates have reached their lowest level in three years, but that hasn’t been enough to jumpstart home sales in metro Denver. Buyers purchased 5,219 homes and condos last month in metro Denver, a nearly 11% decline from July and a 7.9% drop from August of last...

read more