On August 1st every year, the people of Colorado celebrate Colorado Day and the anniversary of the state being admitted into the United States of America in 1876. It is a day to celebrate Colorado's statehood and learn more about the history and legacy of Colorado. Colorado was the 38th State in the Union and came to be exactly 100 years after the United States was born.

Colorado Day Fun Facts August 1st 2021

Best Colorado Day Deals


On Monday, Aug. 2, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating Colorado Day by offering free entrance at all 42 parks across the state.

The Centennial State celebrates its 145th birthday on Sunday, August 1, 2021, with a free event at the History Colorado Center


From alpacas to mascots to professional chalk artists, there will be more than 20…

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Coloradans spend so much time in the mountains, it comes as no surprise to learn just how many people are in the market for mountain property. Anything to keep us in the trees just a little bit more is a good idea if you ask us. But with the Denver market being so strong, is it even possible for the average family to own their own weekend getaway spot in the mountains? The truth is, if you know where to look you can actually find some pretty great deals. 

It is always best to know what features are most important to you when looking for a mountain home as well, but if you would enjoy a place away from the hustle and bustle of the most popular mountain towns such as Breckenridge, and Vail, you can find some gems. Things to consider in your list of…

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Summertime is here and Colorado is making up for a year off with a heck of a lineup of things to do this Summer. Enjoy the Donkey Derby Days in Cripple Creek or participate in the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo in Steamboat. Whatever your interest, there is something for everyone this Summer in beautiful Colorado.

Renaissance Festival - July 3 - August 22 - Get ye on down to Larkspur for one of the most immersive and impressive Renaissance Festivals in the world. For 44 years, a small hamlet in Larkspur has been locked in the 16th century. Enjoy a pint of grog, get heckled as you toss some tomatoes at "Vegetable Justice", or take in the afternoon joust. Come in costume... many do! It's great for all ages.

Larkspur Renaissance Festival


RockyGrass Festival - Lyons / July 23-25 - The…

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Cash is King in the Denver Real Estate Market right now, with many buyers being beaten out by all-cash offers. If you need a loan in order to buy a home, how can you position yourself to compete with cash offers? If you can close your loan in two weeks or less, waive your appraisal objection, and in some cases your loan objection (and increase your offer price ever so slightly) you can absolutely compete with cash offers, and win. But what does it mean to waive your appraisal objection, often called an Appraisal Gap Waiver?

Many sellers in today’s market favor buyers who are willing to guarantee their full offer price—even if the property appraises for less (which is common when prices are accelerating as quickly as they are here in Denver). For…

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If you need help navigating this market, call us at (303) 532-4742. Buyer fatigue is real at the moment, with lots of buyers giving up on their search. Sellers are getting bad advice, listing with no plan or execution. When you work with us, you are working with the very best Denver real estate agents. Don't leave such a huge financial decision to chance.

July 2021 Denver Market Update: 

The June real estate market continues to be unique and is largely defined by 5 key trends across pricing, supply, and even new listings as outlined below. An interesting data point we will continue to watch is a slight decrease in showing activity (which may indicate a slowing residential market going into the second half of the year).

  1. Single Family Average…

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The heat is on this Summer and what better way to cool down than to enjoy a dip in one of our many Colorado swimming holes! That crisp, clean, and refreshing Colorado water is a perfect way to chill out when the temperatures are rising. We've dipped our toes in the water and reviewed some of our favorite spots around Denver. Do you have any favorites that we missed?

Boulder Creek - Head over to Ebin G Fine Park in Boulder for a dip in the cool waters of the Boulder Creek that snakes its way through town. Bring a picnic to enjoy riverside while you dip your feet in the chilly river. Watch tubers come floating by and fly fisherman reel in trout. It's a little piece of bliss on the river.

Top Swimming Holes Short Drive from Denver

Paradise Cove - This one is a little drive, about an hour…

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Fireworks are finally back!  It's been 2 long years since we got to celebrate the red white and blue with a good ol' fireworks show.  This year it's going to be extra awesome with several fireworks shows all across the Denver metro area (and Front range). With the 4th falling on a Sunday this year, we've got all weekend to enjoy BBQs, family, friends, and FIREWORKS! Go America!

We've listed out every firework show for the 4th of July holiday weekend in Denver. If you plan it right, you can easily see multiple shows all weekend long. Have fun and stay safe.

best Denver area fireworks shows 4th of July


Denver Metro Firework Shows

Friday, July 2

Glendale - Look skyward from Creekside Park around 9:15 to catch the display.

Saturday, July 3rd

Brighton - Riverdale Regional Park -…

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Among its many impacts, COVID-19 has had a pronounced effect on the housing market. Low home inventory and high buyer demand have driven home prices to an all-time high. This has given an unexpected financial boost to many homeowners. However, for some renters, rising home prices are making dreams of homeownership feel further out of reach. In fact, the gap between homeowners and renters has never been wider. If you own a home, you are absolutely loving this market and watching your home value increase by thousands of dollars a month. Renters are between a rock and a hard place, rising rents are hitting their pocketbook while rising home prices are making homeownership more and more unattainable. 

As a homeowner, it’s important for you to understand…

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Officially, Denver has 78 neighborhoods. We've seen some interesting ones spring to life in the past few years, RiNo, LoHi, LoDo, SoBo, and even the newly formed SloHi (Sloans Lake & Highlands). With so many neighborhoods to choose from, how can you decide?

A web-based company out of Pittsburgh called "Niche" analyzes and ranks neighborhoods based on Public School Grades, Crime & Safety, Housing, Good for Families, Diversity, Walkability, Public Transport, and many other factors to come up with a neighborhood score. They've recently analyzed Denver and here are the top 25 neighborhoods to live in according to Niche. Feel free to click on the neighborhoods to see the available homes for sale in that area.

We have also ranked the Top 20 Denver…

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It's no surprise that Denverites love their four-legged companions and like to take them just about everywhere they go (including to work!). And with so many great trails just a short drive from Denver, you will often see just as many dogs on busy hiking trails as humans (we are certainly not complaining!). 

While dogs are allowed on plenty of trails, it is always wise to do a little research before you load up the car for a day of outdoor adventure, pup in tow. National Parks (e.g., Rocky Mountain National Park) do not allow dogs on trails or in the backcountry and some other trails outside of these parks will follow suit. Be sure to look online or check the signs at the trailhead to make sure it is a safe area to bring your furry friend to. And…

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