Market Update, Local Denver Area Events, Jazz Clubs and A Personal Recommendation
Dear <<First Name>>, 

We have had a crazy wet summer and now we have a Fall with gorgeous "summer" days. The weather has become crazier than ever.
We have also had some crazy months in Real Estate. After a very busy May, June and July, we had a quieter August as people got in last vacations and prepared their kids for returning to school. Then this month activity has picked up again, and inventory has steadily increased.
According to NAR (the National Association of Realtors) existing home sales lost momentum in August, after 4 consecutive months of gains due in part to a decline in investors paying cash for different types of properties. Some gains happened mainly in the Northeast and Midwest; while there was a definite decline in the South and the West. 
We have also noticed a difference in types of properties being purchased or placed on buyers’ wish lists depending on the age of the prospective buyers.
Bidding wars have receded and prices have stabilized somewhat causing some distress on the part of sellers who waited too long or were on the fence about listing, hoping for increased values. August sales in 2014 were below the pace set in 2013 and home prices have been rising at a much lower pace than in 2013. However this is definitely good news for First Time Home Buyers.
News from the National Realtor Resources are pointing out an increased optimism in the outlook of the general public about home ownership.
This is especially true with the Millennials (aged 18-34) who are looking at purchasing their first home with confidence. The Baby Boomers (aged 50-64) are also
looking at purchasing a new home, but in this case they are overall trying to scale down;  favoring smaller yards, main floor masters and amenities close by. Millennials have an easier time finding what they are looking for (any style, different locations, newer homes most frequently chosen), while Baby Boomers have a harder time as the product they are looking for is not the favorite of builders. Multi-levels and 2-story homes are favored by builders and developers because they need less acreage space and are cheaper to build.
New research and trends show energy efficiency, brighter, more open homes in general make new or newer homes the favorite for every age group of purchasers.
The housing confidence index in Denver for Homeowners is 69.1 and for Renters 63.4 according to Pulsenomics Founder Terry Loebs.
As we move fast toward the beginning of the Holiday Season, make sure to look over tips to be ready, winterizing your home and planning for some energy saving measures (some are listed below).

Give us a call if we can help you, your family or friends with any real estate needs or questions. We are never too busy and referrals are always appreciated.

Take Care,
Anne & Jessica Cucchi
Re/Max 100
710 Kipling St, Ste 110
Lakewood, CO  80215
 303-202-2282 & 303-884-6545
As always, we appreciate your referrals!



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Some Relatively Inexpensive or Free Events in the Denver Metro area...

1) Handmade in Colorado ExpoSeptember 26 - October 5, 2014. 11am to 7pm. Free. 16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall, Denver. 

2) 2014 Global Confucious Institute Day. September 27, 2014. 10am to 4pm. Free. At Auraria Campus and Presented by Community College of Denver.

3) Autumn Aspens. September 27, 2014. 10am to 2pm. Free. At Meyer Ranch Park (presented by Lookout Mountain Nature Center), 10508 S Turkey Creek Rd, Conifer, CO 80433.

4) Yarn Storming. September 27, 2014. 12pm to 3pm. Free. At Civic Center Park (Presented by Iceland Naturally). 

5) Iliza Shlesinger. September 26, 2014. Starting at 7pm. Free. At Gothic Theatre, 3263 S Broadway, Englewood, 80113.

6) National Alpaca Farm Days. September 27-28, 2014. 10am to 4pm. Free. 500 Fairgrounds Dr, Castle Rock, 80104 (presented by PacaBuddies).

7) Breckenridge Brewery and Krewe's Free Firkin Party. Sepetmeber 30, 2014. 7pm to 10pm. Try the firkin for free

8) Trashion: Funky Junk. September 5 - October 18, 2014. Wed-Sat open from 12 noon - 5pm and SUnday open from 12 noon - 4pm. At Tactile Arts Center,1307 Bannock, Denver.

Getting Ready for Winter Tips (All courtesy of HouseLogic)
1) Fall Maintenance Checklist:

2) Fall Lawn Care Tips:

3) Conserving Energy:

4) Fireplace Safety:

Personal Recommendations:

Doulas are great support to mom's and partners during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum time. Studies have shown women who use a doula have the following:

- lower c-section rate
- less requests for epidurals and pain medications
- decreased need for interventions such as forceps and vacuum extraction
- Better chance of successful breastfeeding
- Less incidences of postpartum depression

Jessyca Wyant, owner of Birth Embraced LLC, is a doula serving the greater Denver metro area. She works at most Denver area hospitals, as well as homebirths, and is happy to support you in any type of birth that you choose.  She can be reached at 720-588-0608, or via her website

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