Corken Corner Blog

A Homebuyer’s Pre-Moving Checklist

Once you close on your new home, navigating the moving process can be overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or the country, there are many moving pieces to keep organized. To keep this process as streamlined as possible, having a thorough plan will keep your moving timeline on track. It will also help to lessen any surprises during the moving process. Read on for every homebuyer’s pre-moving checklist.   Research Moving Services: Reach out to your real estate broker and friends to gather names of reputable movers. Contact at least three companies for quotes before you hire a moving service. …

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Must See Denver Art Exhibits

The Corken + Company team loves exploring the Denver area! The city’s arts scene is shining brighter than ever with some key openings and re-openings. Denver Art Museum recently celebrated the reopening of the Martin Building. Here are some of the best Denver art exhibits.  Blockbuster Exhibitions Egypt: The Time of the Pharaohs WHEN: Through Sept. 5, 2022 WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science Experience the spheres of everyday life in one of the most storied and enduring civilizations in human history—the private, public and secret space—through hundreds of artifacts, stunning artwork, and engaging interactives for insights into ancient …

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Buying An Investment Property: 3 Signs You’re Ready And What You Need To Know

Are you thinking of buying an investment property to rent out or use as a vacation home for other travelers? It can turn into a reliable source of income. But how do you know if you’re ready to become a landlord?The Corken + Company team created a crash course on everything you need to know before you get a loan for your first investment property and start making money.  Investment Property Definition An investment property is real estate purchased to generate income (i.e., earn a return on the investment). This is done through rental income or appreciation. Investment properties are normally …

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A Complete Guide To Summer Theater in Colorado

Summer is here and the opportunities to enrich yourself in the performing arts culture are endless. This list is no wear near all of the productions that will be going up shortly. Hundreds of smaller more intimate local shows that also deserve your attention are playing all around the state. The Corken + Company team hopes you get out there and enjoy the summer theater this great state has to offer!   Denver Center for the Performing Arts Located in the heart of downtown Denver and known for its high production value, there are plenty of shows this summer that …

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Our New 1031 Services: Corken + Company Exchange

Corken + Company has added a new service! We now offer 1031 exchange services. What is a 1031 exchange? A 1031 exchange is a like-kind exchange or tax-deferred exchange. It occurs when a real property that is “held for productive use in a trade or business or investment” is sold and the proceeds from the sale are reinvested into a like-kind property intended for business or investment use. It allows the taxpayer, or seller, to defer the capital gains tax and depreciation recapture on the transaction. The property sold as part of an exchange is the Relinquished Property. The property …

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Where to Stay in Denver: The Best Neighborhoods and Hotels for Every Type of Traveler

With the easy layout of its streets and smooth transitions between neighborhoods, Denver is among the most walkable cities in the U.S.You’ll find plenty to discover in historic downtown, where a 19th-century train station and hotel are both in operation today. If you’re a night owl, you’ll love the upbeat spirit of RiNo, whose concentration of craft breweries, street art murals, and karaoke bars has captivated hipster foodies. The Corken + Company team loves being able to enjoy this incredible city!   Where to Stay in Denver for families: LoDo: Despite its funny-sounding name, LoDo is just an abbreviation for Lower …

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Expert Housing Market Forecasts for the Second Half of the Year

The housing market is at a turning point, and if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, that may leave you wondering: is it still a good time to buy a home? When is the best time to sell a house? To help answer those questions, let’s turn to the experts for housing market forecasts for the rest of this year   Where Mortgage Rates Will Go Depends on Inflation: While one of the big questions on all buyers’ minds is what will happen to mortgage rates, no one knows exactly what’ll happen in the future. What housing market experts …

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7 Of Colorado’s Best Hotel Bars

Whether you’re planning a getaway or just want to explore your neighborhood, here are some of Corken + Company’s hotel bars to grab a drink in the Centennial State.   Death & Co. at The Ramble Hotel: Denver bartenders at the Mile High City outpost of Death & Co. spend months developing and testing new drink recipes for each season. That level of precision shines through in every one of the bar’s sumptuous cocktails. Critics are taking note, too: Ideally situated in RiNo inside the Ramble Hotel, Death & Co. Denver made the inaugural 2022 list of North America’s 50 …

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Market Update: July 2022

The experienced real estate team at Corken + Company has the July market update. Read on to see how the market has been set up for the rest of the year.   Inventory Month-end active inventory has increased significantly this month. At the end of June 2021, Denver Metro had 3,122 properties on the market. It has now almost doubled that amount over the year. There is a total of 6,057 properties currently sitting on the market.   Buyers and Sellers Buyers are feeling the troubles of the economy. Many first-time homebuyers who were initially pre-approved towards the beginning of …

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How to Have a Fun-Filled Summer at Home

Remember your childhood summer days, where you’d spend your days at the pool and evenings playing flashlight tag?  As the summer is close to an end and we have all completed our summer vacations, help your kids stay entertained the way we used to. Check out these 7 old-school activities that the team here at Corken + Company felt would help spur creativity for your summer at home.   Built-In Beach: Sandboxes have served kids’ desires to dig, pour, and build for over a century. Craft a sandbox by assembling a simple raised bed with cedar boards, or even easier, setting …

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