How much home can I afford

It seems to start with HGTV. Getting excited to own your own home, upgrading or location change. How do you know what you can afford? What goes into figuring out what one is qualified for to purchase a home? Brett and Mike Denver Local Lender answer!

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For more information please feel free to contact Brett, Mike or myself.

 Sarah Bowles Realtor 720-83-SARAH (72724)

Brett Baird CityWide Lending 303-548-7334

Mike Kenevan AmeriFirst Lending 303-901-9978

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Friday Night Bazaar – things to do in Denver

Things to do in Denver!

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Every Friday night from March 6-September 25 from 6-12 at 3530 Brighton Blvd in Denver there’s an event that is held that is one to not miss out on! Weekly artisans from around Colorado gather to combine vintage, food, live music.  This is a great way to start your weekend off with a little funk and see some more of this city that we love! The bazaar is in a quirky art warehouse right next to Denargo Farm & Truck.  Showcasing top talent from the area from chefs, jazz-rock infusion bands, artists and even BEER PAWN- which you will have to try out to truly understand! Bring unwanted vintage and zany items for trade for beer tokens! Fun cocktails, farm-to-table food, and local artists- whats not to love? Try it once and you’ll be sure to want to be a regular at this unique Denver specialty!  For more information go to the website : http://thebigwonderful.com/friday-night-bazaar/

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2015, Facts and Stats About Denver

Just released by the Down Town Denver Partnership! Some fun filled facts about Denver and its growth!

  • Development: In 2014, Downtown Denver received over $1 billion of development investment, including 482 hotel rooms, 1,148 residences, 275,000 square feet of office space and 170,000 square feet of retail. Looking forward, 20 projects are under construction in 2015, with 15 more planned for development, representing over $1.9 billion worth of investment.
  • Office Market: Downtown Denver has over 35 million square feet of office space. 700,000 square feet of space was added in the past three years, and over 2.4 million square feet of space is under construction or planned for development. The direct vacancy rate fell to 9.7 percent in the past year, down from over 12 percent a few years ago.
  • Employees: More than 120,000 people work in Downtown Denver; employment is up 11 percent since 2010 and up 3 percent in the past year.
  • Residents: Nearly 70,000 people live in Downtown Denver and its City Center neighborhoods. The projected growth rate for Downtown Denver in the next five years is over four times the national rate.
  • Retail & Restaurants: Over 1,000 retail establishments, representing over 3.3 million square feet of space, are located in Downtown Denver. More than 75 retailers and restaurants opened in 2014 alone. Retail sales in Downtown Denver are on the rise, and retail vacancy is at a low 4.4 percent. Downtown Denver’s sales tax collections represent 9.7 percent of the City of Denver’s total sales tax collection.
  • Students & Universities: Over 45,000 students attend public, not-for-profit higher education institutions in Downtown Denver, adding to the Center City’s vibrancy and helping to create a 24/7 Downtown Denver.
  • Mobility: More than 60 percent of Downtown Denver employees use transit, walk, bike or ride shares to work. Commuting by bike into Downtown Denver has increased by 43 percent in the past year.
  • Environment: Downtown Denver has 152 acres of parks and open space. Thirty-seven businesses in Downtown Denver are certified through the City of Denver’s Certifiably Green Denver Program.
  • Tourism: Downtown Denver is home to 27 hotels with over 9,300 hotel rooms, representing almost 22 percent of the hotel rooms in the Metro Denver region. The Colorado Convention Center welcomed almost 920,000 visitors in 2014.

 

 

 

To read the whole report feel free check it out, Stats about Denver!

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When to talk to a lender?

When should you talk to a lender about wanting to buy in Denver? Wanting to own real estate? A house, unit, investment, upgrade or second home? When and how so I work on structuring the money? Where do you start looking for a Denver home?

Mike and Brett help answer when to start the process!

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For more information please feel free to contact Brett, Mike or myself.

 Sarah Bowles Realtor 720-83-SARAH (72724)

Mike Kenevan AmeriFirst Lending 303-901-9978

Brett Baird CityWide Lending 303-548-7334

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What documents to I need for a Loan?

Mike and Brett are at it again answering what you will need to be prepared to have for documents to obtain a loan/mortgage! Think 2’s!

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For more information please feel free to contact Brett, Mike or myself.

 Sarah Bowles Realtor 720-83-SARAH (72724)

Brett Baird CityWide Lending 303-548-7334

Mike Kenevan AmeriFirst Lending 303-901-9978

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Real estate, housing, lending, questions, Denver, Colorado

Do I need 20% to buy a house?

Do you have to have 20% down to buy a house? What does 20% down do for a loan on a home? Do I really need to have 20% down to buy a house? My top lenders answer top questions!

For more information please feel free to contact Brett, Mike or myself.

 Sarah Bowles Realtor 720-83-SARAH (72724)

Brett Baird CityWide Lending 303-548-7334

Mike Kenevan AmeriFirst Lending 303-901-9978

madison

Onlinestir what I learned

I really love to help other and get creative in finding solutions! I was honnor when I got a call from a good friend, business affiliate and client JP Stonestreet. He wanted to pick my brain and see if we could come up with a solution. I’ll let him tell you in his own words from his recent newsletter:

Last week, I called my good friend and client, Sarah Bowles, and asked her for some advice on how to get more referrals. She’s a referral machine and gets the vast majority of her clients from referrals. Who better to ask, right?

During our conversation, Sarah had a brilliant idea. She suggested we have our clients create videos detailing one thing they learned about websites, marketing or SEO from working with us.

Then we can post it to our YouTube channel, tag it with the client’s info, and share it across our social media feeds and our client can share it on theirs.

This is a great way to drive traffic to the client’s website, as well as ours, and it also acts as a sort of testimonial/referral for how we do business.

I told you it was a brilliant idea.

And of course I asked her to record our first video, which you can watch atOnlineStir.com/SarahBowles or below. Sarah learned a valuable lesson about how her old template hosting company ruined her SEO.

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If you are ever in need of website development, I would definitely check them out! They did mine and I love it and love the service given.

 

Down Payment as a Gift?

Needing that little extra to make owning a Denver  home a dream? Have a family member who wants to give you a AWESOME gift to help with purchasing your home? Is it even possible? How much can they give? Who can give to you?

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You can also find the video HERE

For more information please feel free to contact Brett, Mike or myself.

 Sarah Bowles Realtor 720-83-SARAH (72724)

Brett Baird CityWide Lending 303-548-7334

Mike Kenevan AmeriFirst Lending 303-901-9978

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