According to the latest U.S. News & World Report, Denver and Colorado Springs are the #2 and #3 best places to live, trading places from last year. The #1 spot still goes to Austin, TX. What makes our cities so special? A strong employment market, quality of life, good schools, quality health facilities, reasonable commute times (that’s debatable…) and low crime rates. Let’s face it, more people are coming. Let’s give these people a place to live and put some money in our pockets!
Lakewood ballot measure
There are too many legislative issues affecting real estate to count. Hopefully, you have been getting updates from ICOR so I won’t go into them all. However, I have been talking about this one for a while now. Lakewood will finally get to decide if it wants to declare itself Anti-Growth by limiting new housing to 1% of existing units per year. There will be a special election on July 2. If you vote in Lakewood, seriously consider that artificially slowing growth can hurt local businesses and tax revenues. Not to mention that it does nothing to help with affordable housing. Imagine if the City of Denver passed this…where would people live?
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Invest in yourself first. Expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything.”
See you soon,
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