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9 Things to do in Colorado

Colorado is a four-season destination that’s packed with things to see and do from corner to corner. Our team at Corken + Company loves living in this beautiful state, but we know that sometimes people don’t know all we have to offer. Not sure where to start? The list below will get your motor running on planning a great time in Colorado.   SEE COLORADO’S NATIONAL PARKS: National Park Service locations in the Centennial State are sure to impress: Colorado’s four national parks — Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison — all offer routes …

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5 Amazing Outdoor Adventures Accessible by Public Transit

RTD is waiving its fares this month to combat air pollution. To help you take advantage of the feel-good moment, the team here at Corken and Company has rounded up five of the Front Range’s best outdoor outings reachable by bus and rail.  Carson Nature Center and South Platte Park The D light rail line terminates at the Littleton-Mineral station, just a five-minute walk from this 880-acre open space and education center. Pack a rod: You’ll find smallmouth bass and trout in its five small lakes and in the neighboring South Platte River itself.Man-made rapids also make this stretch of river …

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What Would a Recession Mean for the Housing Market?

According to a recent survey from the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of economists who believe we’ll see a recession in the next 12 months is growing. When surveyed in July 2021, only 12% of economists consulted thought there’d be a recession by now. But this July, when polled, 49% believe we will see a recession in the coming 12 months.And as more recession talk fills the air, one concern many people have is: should I delay my homeownership plans if there’s a recession?   A Recession Doesn’t Mean Falling Home Prices To show that home prices don’t fall every time …

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Best Date Night Spots in Denver

Looking for the best date night spots in Denver? Well look no further! Our team here at Corken + Company felt this list of a couple of the best date night spots would be perfect for your next night on the town!   Williams & Graham Hours: Mon-Sun (5 p.m. – 1 a.m.) Location: 3160 Tejon Street, Denver The Lowdown: I always look for interesting speakeasies online, and ultimately become disappointed when all of the cool spots are based in Europe. I was surprised to find Williams & Graham on my hunt, a hidden speakeasy on Tejon Street. Tucked behind …

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Selling Your House? Why Your Asking Price Matters More Now Than Ever

There’s no doubt about the fact that the housing market is slowing from the frenzy we’ve seen over the past two years. But what does that mean for you if you’re thinking of selling your house? While home prices are still appreciating in most markets and experts say that will continue, they’re climbing at a slower pace because rising mortgage rates are creating less buyer demand. Because of this, there are more homes on the market. And in a shift like this one, the way you price your home matters more than ever.   Why Today’s Housing Market Is Different …

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August 2022 Market Trends Report

The data confirms that the Denver Metro area is no longer in a shifting market. Instead, it has shifted, and the real estate market is more balanced.  Month-over-month, the market is down 3.33 percent but compared to last year, it is still up 11.04 percent, indicating that a more balanced market, combined with slightly decreasing interest rates, may create opportunity for those who previously felt burned out on the process.   One of the primary indicators of a shifted market is the close-price-to-list-price ratio, which was down to 100.81 percent. Buyers have become more specific about what they are looking …

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4 Unbelievable Day Trips from Denver

There’s no doubt about it – with an almost 20% increase in growth since 2010, Denver is much more crowded than it used to be. Fortunately for residents, the capital city also happens to be in close proximity to some of the best destinations for natural scenery and culture in the United States. We’re talking mountains, plains, stunning views and unbelievable adventure!   All this to say, our team at Corken + Company felt that you NEEDED this list of day trip options. All of which average only about an hour and a half drive or less out of town.  …

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10 Reasons Why Renting Could Be Better Than Buying

Owning a home may be a lifelong goal for many Americans but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. Homeownership rates are currently high in the U.S., but this hasn’t always been the case. Families have historically needed to either build their own homes or rent a home from someone else. Although it may not be ideal, renting has advantages, too. For some people renting might make more sense for their financial circumstances. Our team at Corken + Company wants to make sure that you have all the necessary information to help make wise decisions for your future.    No Maintenance …

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Affordable Home Improvement Tips

Owning a home is an incredible thing! But sometimes you need a little improvement to make a house a home. You’ll save money on remodeling projects if you plan well in advance, get several bids, do simple parts yourself, shop for materials, design with energy savings in mind, and follow these other home improvement tips from our team here at Corken + Company    Tip 1: Plan your project and get bids well in advance Have you ever tried to find a contractor in March to start your new three-season porch that you want to be completed by Mother’s Day? …

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7 Essential Items for Every DIYer Tool Kit

A well-stocked tool kit is key for any home project. We asked DIY pros for their can’t-do-without tools, tips, and products. The right tool is vital to a successful DIY project, whether it’s a small home decor how-to or a large-scale renovation. After all, the last thing you want to do during a job is drop everything to run to the hardware store. Better Homes & Gardens asked DIY experts and editors for their most trusted tackle-anything tools. Here’s what they recommend for upgrading your DIYer tool kit.  1. Glue Gun  Most DIY projects require some form of adhesive. Hot-glue guns are …

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