Corken Corner Blog

Single-Family Renters Report

Single-family rentals have experienced an unprecedented surge in demand over the last two years. Their appeal comes from their ability to provide the space that families need to live comfortably; the benefits of living in a house without the financial obligations of homeownership; and the access to lower-density neighborhoods that many of today’s residents crave. With the shortage of starter homes showing no signs of easing, renters are on the hunt for properties that allow them to work and relax in their own space and accommodate their needs. Single-family rentals are the property type that’s best able to satisfy their evolving …

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A Window of Opportunity for Homebuyers

Mortgage rates are much higher today than they were at the beginning of the year, and that’s had a clear impact on homebuyers and the home buying process. As a result, the market is seeing a shift back toward the range of pre-pandemic levels for buyer demand and home sales.But the transition back toward pre-pandemic levels isn’t a bad thing. The years leading up to the pandemic were some of the best the housing market has seen. That’s why, as the market undergoes this shift, it’s important to compare today not to the abnormal pandemic years, but to the most …

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10 Genius Back-to-School Tips

The School year is quickly approaching and the team here at Corken + Company wants you to have all the best tips to prepare for those hectic mornings. Every parent has that one trick up their sleeve that helps make life just a little simpler amid a crazy school year. Try some or all of these best tips, clever tricks, and genius hacks for a better back-to-school.    Share the Daily Action Plan: Laurie Loudenback hands her kids, ages 12 and 14, a clipboard each morning which includes the day’s schedule, chores, and screen time limits. “This chart has been …

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Back-to-School Supplies Every Student Needs

You’ll need a lot more than three-ring binders and pencils to kick off the school year right. Lucky for you, it’s all right here on this list of back-to-school supplies that are essential!   The ultimate back-to-school checklist: It’s that time of year again! The kids are back in the classroom, which means you’ll need to stock up on school supplies. Whether your child, teen, or college-goer is learning in person, online, or a combination of the two, items like affordable laptops and laptop backpacks, in addition to regular backpacks and other learning essentials, are necessary to stay ahead of …

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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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