Denver's housing crunch is turning friends into roomies. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
If you're a fan of shows like Friends or New Girl, life with roommates might look like a roller coaster of laughter, romance, and camaraderie. Rarely, though, do we consider the economic conditions—the tight housing markets in New York and Los Angeles, respectively—that brought those...
November 18 2015, 12:15 PM
In a true labor of love, Ross Paller and his father built this Englewood home, which sold for $528,000, from the ground up.
—Photos courtesy of Obeo/Ross Paller Real Estate Investments
Ross Paller was no stranger to real estate; he began buying rental properties as soon as he was approved for his first mortgage at 21 years old. But when it came to his first Denver development project, Ross says he was shortchanged by his general contractor.
“After I was taken advantage of, I...
November 17 2015, 2:35 PM
The Santa Fe micro-hood is home to bright colors and nonstop culture. —All photos by Sarah Cahalan
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: SANTA FE
The area surrounding Santa Fe Drive has long been home to many artistic pursuits, but it really took off in 2003 when a group of galleries, museums, and theaters banded together to form the Arts District on Santa Fe. Since then, the official District membership...
November 12 2015, 9:00 AM
It’s easy to geek out in Nicole Sullivan’s two-and-a-half-year-old bookshop meets wine bar: Stacks of thick novels make up the checkout counter; the bartop is covered with poem snippets; and even the crostini have names like Harper Lee and Melville (topped with tuna, naturally). When BookBar opened...
November 6 2015, 1:30 PM
Compleat Lifestyles boasts one-of-a-kind inventory and friendly, personal service.
Go for: Kitchen supplies from serveware to citrus zesters to an ever-changing selection of sophisticated but fun home decor—all with a special focus on fair-trade items and products made in the United States.
5280 Pick: This honest dessert...
November 2 2015, 3:25 PM
The price on this luxury home in Golden dropped from $3.95 million to $2.75 million in a little more than a month.
—Photos courtesy of Colorado Dream House Team
Editor's Note 1/19/16: The reverse-auction home, which was on the market for 45 days, sold for $2.45 million ($1.5 million less than the original asking price). The sale process took about three months, compared to the industry average of two years for multimillion-dollar luxury homes, according to...
October 29 2015, 12:22 PM
The Neighborhood: Boulder's University Hill
I didn't go to college at the University of Colorado Boulder, but I am a twenty-something, so when I cut someone off in traffic, I can tell they think I do. Thus, I tend to avoid Boulder's "the Hill," unless I'm ducking into Alfalfas, driving to...
October 14 2015, 11:35 AM
Buy your bulbs now for the best selection, but wait to plant until temps average 60 degrees.
Fall weather in Colorado always throws us curveballs, so it’s best to start thinking now about how to prepare your yard and garden for the winter ahead. Here’s a gardener’s autumn checklist from Colette Haskell of Nick’s Garden Center and Farm Market, a certified horticulturist with 20 years...
October 1 2015, 9:19 AM