Affordable housing: Choosing a market analyst for your next project

A strong, well-supported market study prepared by a Colorado Housing and Finance Authority-approved analyst is one of the most critical aspects of all tax credit applications. The market study

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May 24, 2019

The multifamily market: Hype or the real deal?

Is Denver overbuilt, or are all of these new apartment communities making up for pent-up demand from the past 15 years? Why is multifamily so expensive, and when are cap rates going to adjust for a

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May 23, 2019

Designing residential in ‘destination neighborhoods’

Since the postwar area, a demographic tidal wave has pushed populations in urban areas to the highest levels in the country’s history. Four-fifths of Americans now live in cities. As cities grow and

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May 17, 2019

Small-balance loans bring big benefits to owners

On March 26, Gary Ghiselli closed on refinancing Forest Street, the 24-unit property he has owned for several years. Leveraging a rally in the U.S. Treasury rates, he locked in a 4.09 percent fixed rate for 12

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May 17, 2019

Affordable housing: Essential considerations to find the right architect

There are many guides on how to hire an architect with an inevitable “top 10” list of things such as fees (cost per unit vs. percentage fee); process (methodology and software); website

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May 16, 2019

How multifamily models are evolving

The apartment landscape in metro Denver has changed tremendously over the past decade. Construction of new multifamily assets has added 58,000 units of inventory to the market since 2010.

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May 13, 2019

How local growth restrictions impact affordability

Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’” title track is not only the most powerful pre-electric album, but also it is the perfect anthem for today’s metro Denver – the population is exploding,

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May 12, 2019

Handling tenant requests for assistance animals

Landlords, owners’ associations and property managers across Colorado have been experiencing an increase in requests for accommodations for assistance animals – either a traditional “service animal”

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May 12, 2019

How it all relates: Student debt, rents and mortgages

True to form, the relationship between student loan debt and homeownership rate has proven to be adversarial, as monthly student loan payments reduce one’s ability to obtain a mortgage.

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February 25, 2019

Betters retires from Loveland Housing Authority

In November, Colorado’s longest-serving public housing authority executive director retired. When Sam Betters, of the Loveland Housing Authority, was asked why he decided to step down, he simply

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February 24, 2019