While the house itself may look a bit different from when John Denver and his wife Annie bought it in the 1970s, the Colorado estate still has the views that inspired him to write “Starwood in Aspen.”
The local couple that bought the home in 2016 put the home on the market last month, after doing extensive remodeling, telling the Denver Business Journal that they installed new floors, and replaced the windows and the roof. They took pains to save the fireplaces, stained-glass work, copper sinks and fixtures, and the cabinetry, which was refinished and, in places, repurposed. (more…)
From Garden of the Gods and iconic Pikes Peak, to the Broadmoor AAA Five-Diamond resort and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Colorado Springs. With second home prices on the rise, it got me thinking, what can I get for $1 million in Colorado Springs?
It’s slim pickings when it comes to finding homes for$1 million in Breckenridge, Colorado. With an abundance of year-round activities and jaw-dropping mountain vistas at every turn, homes listed at or around $1 million are in limited supply and continue to attract buyers from around the world. Why Breck? Well perhaps the tourism folks at GoBreck.com say it best:
“From our historic Main Street to our legendary skiing, what unites us in Breckenridge is our shared passion for embracing life’s best moments. Here, we pack all four seasons with the best of the outdoors, the indoors, and everything in between. From our vibrant après scene, culinary adventures, a buzzing nightlife, to experiences that tap into our more cultural side—from the musical to the artistic. We come together to embrace our world-class outdoor playground complete with Gold Medal fly-fishing rivers, stellar mountain biking trails, and majestic alpine hikes. Along the way, we’ve found that doing things together is more fun than doing them not together. You with us?”
Beautiful Estes Park is a great place to play — we all know that it’s one of many gorgeous aspects of Colorado. But what if we told you that you could also own an entire inn that would provide both a personal playground and a revenue stream?
Dallas is one of 15 top markets poised to attract baby boomer homebuyers because of an affordable cost of living, sunny weather, and friendly business climate, according to new research by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
NAR looked at 100 metro areas with lower state taxes (or none at all, as is the case in Texas), stable job market conditions, and strong migration patterns of “leading-edge baby boomers” (those 60-69) moving to that area. By doing this, they predicted which housing markets are likely to see a boost from baby boomers. Cost of living, housing affordability, and housing inventory availability were also factors in their rankings.
For these reasons, Dallas was identified as one of five markets with strong potential for attracting baby boomer homebuyers.
“It comes down to housing affordability, and lower tax rates in the Dallas area and the state as a whole,” said Adam DeSanctis, NAR economic issues media manager. “More boomers after 65 are working, some because they have to, or feel like they have to, but also those that are healthier and want to maintain an active lifestyle. Those [baby boomer] business owners come to Dallas for its dynamic local economy.”