The Positive Headlines for Denver Real Estate

Here are the headlines collected over the past month that demonstrate the positive activities impacting Denver, CO. real estate.

144 Colorado Companies on Inc. 5000: Inc. magazine included 144 Colorado companies on its annual Inc. 5000 of the fastest-growing private companies in America, including 14 that made the Inc. 500 list. read more here

Denver Residential Real Estate Sales Top $1B in July: For the second month, the amount of residential real estate sold in metro Denver topped $1 billion in sales volume. read more here

Denver 20th in U.S. for New Home Projects: Metro Denver ranked 20th in the nation for new housing construction projects authorized in 2010 out of 366 metro areas, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. read more here

Colorado Foreclosure Filings Decline: Foreclosure filings in Colorado continued to decline in the second quarter, dropping almost 30 percent from the same months of 2010, according to a state report August 11th.  read more here

Pro Cycling Challenge Give Colorado Economy a Boost: Because of the U.S. Pro Cycling Challenge, the weekend of August 27th all hotels in Denver were booked. And that’s just one benefit of the week-long event that will have a huge economic impact on Colorado. read more here

HUD: Colorado Leads Region in Job Gains: Economic conditions in the Rocky Mountain region have improved in recent months, with the largest recent payroll increases reported in Colorado and North Dakota, according to economists from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. read more here

12 Colorado Schools on Forbes Best-Colleges List: Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of America’s top undergraduate schools puts the United States Air Force Academy in the top 10. Also on the list from Colorado: Colorado College in Colorado Springs; Colorado School of Mines, Golden; University of Denver; University of Colorado, Boulder and more. read more here

Denver Hotels Lead Nation in Two Key Areas: Hotels in Denver had the highest jump in the average daily rate among the country’s 25 largest metro areas, according to a new report by STR Global, a Hendersonville, Tenn., hotel research company. read more here

Forbes Rates 2 Colorado Cities ‘Best Small Places for Business’: Grand Junction ranks in 12th place in a new Forbes ranking of the nation’s “best small places for business and careers.” And Pueblo ranks No. 37 on the Forbes list out of 184 smaller cities and towns. read more here

Louisville Named Best Small Town by Money Magazine: A Colorado town has topped Money Magazine’s “Best Place to Live” list once again. For towns with populations ranging from 8,500 to 50,000, Louisville has been crowned number one. read more here

Thank you to Jim Renshaw at Land Title for compiling these headlines.

Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"

Denver Real Estate Monthly News

Here are national news headlines impacting the Denver real estate market for the previous month:

Luxury Home Sales on the Rise: The number of luxury homes sold in June in metro Denver jumped significantly over the prior month’s sales, according to a report from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. read more here

Builder Confidence Edges Up: Builder confidence in the market for new single-family home sales rose by 2 points in July, the National Association of Home Builders said July 18. read more here

Panel: Denver Commercial Real Estate Poised for Rebound: All three commercial real estate market sectors in metro Denver stand poised for a rebound, some quicker than others, a panel of experts said July 12 at the Colorado chapter of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s annual mid-year forecast event. read more here

Magazine Names Colorado No. 5 in Sustainability: Site Selection magazine ranks Colorado No. 5 on its list of the most sustainable states. The ranking appears in the July issue as part of the magazine’s annual “Green Guide.” read more here

16 Denver-Area Hotels Rated Tops by U.S. News; 2 Make National ‘Best’ List: Sixteen Denver-area hotels have made U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 list of the top 850 hotels in America, including two that made the exclusive list of “Best Hotels in the USA.” The Ritz-Carlton, Denver and Four Seasons Hotel Denver both placed on the list of the top 86 hotels in the country. read more here

National Jewish Again Tops in U.S. News Ranking: National Jewish Health continues to rank as the top respiratory hospital in the nation. The magazine has put National Jewish at the top of its list for respiratory hospitals for 14 consecutive years. read more here

Fort Collins Rates No. 5 on Forbes Best Places for Business List: FORT COLLINS – Fort Collins is rated No. 5 in the nation on the most recent Forbes’ “Best Places for Business and Careers,” while Denver placed No. 9 on the list. read more here

Weld Leads as Employment Rises in Colorado’s Nine Largest Counties: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Employment rose in all nine of Colorado’s largest counties from December 2009 to December 2010 with Weld County leading the state with a 2.9 percent employment gain, according to a new report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. read more here

MoneyTree: 5 Key Deals Boost Colorado Venture Investment in Q2: Venture capital investment in Colorado rose significantly in the second quarter, largely driven by five deals valued at more than $20 million each, according to the quarterly MoneyTree report developed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPPricewaterhouseCoopers LLPLatest from The Business JournalsMaryland venture capital funding up 64% in 2QKansas lands M in venture capital investments during quarterVC investment in Colorado up in Q2Follow this company and the National Venture Capital Association. read more here

Thank you to Jim Renshaw at Land Title for providing these headlines.

Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"

Denver Real Estate – In the News

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Here are all the news headlines impacting Denver real estate for the month of April:

Commercial Real Estate Bouncing Back: Metro Denver’s commercial real estate market turned a big corner in the first quarter, apparently putting the worst of the recession behind it and starting to recover, according to a new report by CB Richard Ellis Inc. read more here

It’s Time to Buy Again: Forget stocks. Don’t bet on gold. After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing. read more here

Denver March Home Sales up 44% from February: Home buyers seem to be coming out in force with the warmer weather, as the number of existing homes sold in greater Denver last month jumped 44 percent over February, according to Metrolist Inc. data released Monday April 11th. read more here

CU: Colorado Business Confidence at 5-Year High: Colorado business leaders’ confidence is at its highest level since the second quarter of 2006, according to the most recent quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. read more here

Denver 8th in Small-Business Vitality: Denver is No. 8 in the latest annual ranking of 100 large U.S. metro areas on their ability to create and develop small businesses by The Business Journals. read more here

Colorado Rated 9th Best State for Making a Living: Colorado is rated the ninth-best state for making a living by The rankings are based on each state’s average wages, unemployment rate, tax burden and cost of living, resulting in an adjusted average income estimate for each state. read more here

Loveland is Leading Site for NASA Clean-Energy, Aerospace Center: A former Agilent Technologies Inc. campus in Loveland is the leading site to become home to a NASA-connected innovation center for clean energy and aerospace manufacturing. read more here

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Vail is Among the Condé Nast Hottest Spas: Two Colorado hotels merited inclusion on Condé Nast Traveler’s annual “Hot List.” Four Seasons Hotel Denver and Four Seasons Resort Vail are on the magazine’s list of the hottest hotels, while the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Vail is among the hottest spas.   read more here

Hewlett-Packard Opens Fort Collins Research Center: Hewlett-Packard Co. has opened a research facility in Fort Collins to focus on sustainable data center technology. read more here

Thank you to Jim Renshaw at Land Title for compiling this useful list of Denver real estate headlines.

Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"

Denver Real Estate in the News

DU Top Undergrad Business School in Colorado: The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business is the highest-rated undergraduate business school in Colorado, and No. 64 nationwide, in the latest ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek. read more here

Goss Business Index for Colorado Rebounds in February: Goss’ latest monthly Mountain States Leading Economic Indicator report for Colorado ― based on a survey of business supply managers in the state ― remained in positive territory for the 17th straight month. read more here

Fed Sees Economic Expansion in Colorado Region: The economy in Colorado and six neighboring states “expanded further in January and early February,” the U.S. Federal Reserve reports in its latest “Beige Book” survey of the region’s business executives. read more here

Study: Denver’s Recession Recovery Among Swiftest in U.S.: Denver and Colorado Springs as well as two other mountain-states metro areas have experienced “some of the swiftest recoveries in the nation” from the recession, according to the latest “Mountain Monitor” report from Brookings Mountain West. read more here

StarTek to Add 177 Jobs Over the Next Six Months in Greeley: StarTek Inc. will add 77 jobs in the next eight weeks and another 100 through July at its north Greeley call center. “It’s new clients and it’s also an expansion of some of our existing clients,” said Rosemary Hanratty, StarTek spokeswoman. read more here

2 Colorado Restaurant Chains Ranked Among Fastest Growing: Two Colorado chains – Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. and Noodles & Company – have been named among the nation’s 10 fastest-growing restaurant brands by the trade journal Nation’s Restaurant News. read more here

New Reports Show Small-Business Optimism: Small-business owners continue to feel optimistic about the economy, according to two new economic reports. read  more here

IKEA Hiring for Centennial Store: Swedish furniture company IKEA has announced that it will be hiring close to 400 persons to work at its new Centennial location to the north of the Park Meadows area along I-25. read more here

Crawford Pegs Fort Collins as Newest Location: Canadian software development company has selected Fort Collins for its new office because of its educated population and amicable lifestyle. read more here

Aspen Listed Among Top 5 Thriving Second-Home Markets: Barron’s recently released a list of its top picks for second-home markets that are likely to see a big rebound in sales and price soon. read more here

Thank you to Jim Renshaw at Land Title for collecting and sharing this information that impacts Denver real estate.

Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"

Denver Real Estate in the News

Colorado Ranks Third for Tech Assets: Colorado ranks third in the nation for its investment in technology and science assets, according to the Milliken Institute. read more here

Corporex Looking for Deals in Denver: Commercial-real-estate developer Corporex is beefing up its presence in metro Denver and has moved a key executive here as it looks for new development deals and office properties to buy.  read more here

Denver Area Gained 7,900 Business Jobs in 2010: The Denver metro area added 7,900 private-sector jobs in 2010, the 16th largest increase out of 100 U.S. markets, according to an analysis of federal data. read more here

Colorado Springs Named One of Nation’s 12 Most Distinctive Destinations: The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Colorado Springs to its 2011 list of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations with the following accolade: “Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, visitors to Colorado Springs can enjoy commanding views of Pikes Peak from just about any part of this vibrant, historic town.” read more here

Halliburton to Boost Fort Lupton Work Force by About 300: Halliburton is rapidly expanding its Fort Lupton footprint, including fast-track plans for a $20 million facility that will support about 700 employees – 300 more than currently – within a couple years, according to a Fort Lupton official. read more here

2010 Was Denver’s 2nd-Best Year for Conventions: Attendance at Denver conventions rose by 18.3 percent in 2010, giving the city its second-biggest year ever for attracting visitors to town for that purpose. read more here

Forbes Ranks Denver 8th on List of ‘Brain Magnets’: “A perennial magnet for college graduates, and one of the ‘hip and cool’ cities to make the top of our list, Denver was one of the darlings of the information age, and its suburbs have long incubated tech companies,” Forbes says of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield metro area.               read more here

Colorado Foreclosure Filings Down in January: Real estate properties with new Colorado foreclosure filings fell 3.46 percent in January from the previous month and were down 1.65 percent from January 2010, according to a report on February 10th from RealtyTrac Inc. read more here

Home Depot Hiring Includes More Than 800 in Denver: Home Depot Inc. will hire more than 60,000 seasonal workers – including more than 800 in the Denver area to help with its busy spring season. read more here

Blue Bell to Expand Colorado Operations: Blue Bell Ice Cream said February 10th it’s expanding its presence in Colorado, and will roll out a new flavor to mark the occasion. read more here

Thank you to Jim Renshaw at Land Title for collecting these news items that positively impact our Denver real estate market.

Michelle Potter, Realtor in Denver
5280 Magazine "5 Star Denver Real Estate Agent"