Monday, July 27, 2009

How about some good news for a change?

In crazy economic times like these, it's great to be finally hearing some good news about the market and the Boulder/Denver area is especially getting a lot of positive attention lately.
  • Last week, Money Magazine voted Louisville the best place to live in America for the second year in a row. Superior was also on the list, coming in at #13. The criteria was based on factors like strong economies, great schools, affordable housing, low crime, and proximity to the outdoors and all that beautiful Colorado has to offer.

  • Forbes also just listed Denver as #13 on their 2009 Best Places for Singles due to a fantastig restaurant/bar scene, a ton of popular sports teams (Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies, Colorado Avalanche), as well as incredible outdoor recreation options.

  • The Denver Business Journal recently reported that even with a recession, the selling prices of homes are rising in some of the area’s most desirable neighborhoods, including Boulder, Louisville, and parts of Denver.

  • The American Legislative Council just ranked Colorado #2 for economic recovery based on low tax rates, Colorado's Taxpayers' Bill of Rights and expenditure limitation.
All this news shows that even in a recession, the Boulder/Denver area is still a great place to buy a home. For more information about our company and how a qualified Realtor can help you find your perfect Colorado home, whether it is a condo in Denver, a single family home in Louisville, or a luxury home in Boulder, visit

Posted by:
Jennifer Fly
Twitter: jenflycolorado

Monday, July 6, 2009

Important New Carbon Monoxide Detector Law

Effective July 1, 2009, the State of Colorado is requiring carbon monoxide detectors in many homes due to the passing of House Bill 1091 which was signed into law in March by Governor Bill Ritter.

The new law requires that sellers/landlords of homes or apartments provide carbon monoxide alarms near bedrooms, if the home has the following:

• a fuel-burning heater or appliance;
• fireplace; and/or
• attached garage.

Mobile and manufactured homes also are covered by the law. Landlords are required to install these devices any time there is a new tenant occupying a rental. The new law also applies to the construction of a new home or upgrades to an existing home. Alarm installation costs approximately $30.00.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless gas that is very toxic and kills hundreds of people every year. Protect your family and make sure you have a properly working detector in your home!

For more information, feel free to contact your Colorado Landmark Realtor.

Posted by:
Jennifer Fly
Twitter: @jenflycolorado