Barbara Salisbury's (realtorbarbara) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Kenna Real Estate Company
It's been a really dry year so far here in Highlands Ranch, CO and especially warm, not that I am complaining.  I think we broke records for high temperatures twice this week.  However, we are not at all short on upcoming activities and the nice weather will make some of them much more enjoyable....
There are a lot of opinions about the future of the Denver economy.  Many are rather positive and some are much more negative.  Who do you believe?  No one has a crystal ball.  Most of the predictions for 2008 turned out partly wrong because no one could predict the gas price hikes to $4 a gallon...
I am not a "green" freak.  I admit it.  However, I do like saving money and so many of the "green" ideas can also save me money.  Maybe, therefore, I could pass for "light green."   So what "green" ideas are also going to save me money? Anything that diminishes the use of electricity and gas in m...
Recently Highlands Ranch Metro District received some really good news recently.  Standard & Poor's rated our municipal bonds as AA+!  We can be proud of our 27 year history of strong financial management.  If you don't own a home here in Highlands Ranch, you may not know that we are no an incorp...
Colorado recently started an innovative campaign to lure California companies and individuals to Colorado.  Besides newspaper ads and an 80 foot banner towed by a plane over LA expressing Colorado's "love" for California, they actually sent Valentines to corporate executives of some large Califor...
We are still seeing very low inventories in the Denver area which will lead to prices starting to turn around.  The current inventory for single family and condo units is at 20,492 which is a 19% decrease from February of last year.   In past years we have seen double digit percentage increases i...
This popular annual series started with the Super Bowl 5K.  There are a total of 8 runs, one ½ marathon and three triathlons which will include kids triathlons.  There is at least one run per month through November.  These are run/walks so that all ages and abilities can participate.  There are ...
Are you waiting for the mortgage interest rates to go even lower before you buy?  Trying not to miss the very best rate?  A word of caution.  Don't wait too long.  Interest rates could start to rise before too long.  Chances are we could start to see some inflation as we head towards summer.  Gas...
I love being the bearer of good news!  There's more good news about Denver.  This information is from the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.  Brookings Institution has named Colorado's Front Range as one of 5 "Mountain Megas".  These are regions that are becoming the new economic and ...
You're tired of your surroundings.  You would like to buy a new home or, at least, re-do your current one, but money is tight.  Here are some ideas for a "re-do" on a budget.  Painting is a great way to change the look.  You can do the work yourself, but the paint can get expensive.  Try doing on...

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