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Parade of Homes takes over with PR and Social Media


Parade Chair Karna Pryor joins KWGN Denver's Colorado's Best to chat about the Parade last Friday.... Read more...

Denver buyers developing an attachment to townhomes as fewer new homes list under $400K
Three out of 10 new homes weren’t stand-alone houses

For a growing number of families in metro Denver, buying a new home is slipping out of reach. But more buyers and builders are pursuing townhomes as a way to keep costs attainable.

“Demand remains very strong for housing, but the supply remains constrained. It continues to push prices higher,” said John Covert, director of Metrostudy’s Colorado region. “That’s one of the reasons why more attached product is getting built.”

Unlike detached homes, which stand alone, attached homes share walls. The category includes condominiums, townhomes, duplexes and paired homes. Because more units can be put on the same amount of land, ... Read more...

New law says students must be told about skilled labor, military careers
Skilled labor needed
A law that goes into effect Wednesday mandates public schools in Colorado must inform high school students that not all post-secondary paths lead to college.

School counselors also must tell students about jobs as skilled laborers and military personnel.

“A four-year college degree may be a good fit from some,” said Phil Covarrubias, the Brighton Republican and owner of an excavation company who sponsored House Bill 1041. “But I want students to know that there’s great opportunity in trade schools and through military service that doesn’t require the enormous cost of tuition at universities.”
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Denver’s apartment-building frenzy nears end – slowdown predicted in 2018
New studies anticipate slowdown of apartment construction as the market tops out.

The Denver area’s apartment building frenzy will slow next year as demand for new high-end developments wanes and financing for new projects gets tighter, say economists and industry leaders.

As renters’ pocketbooks respond to rising prices and banks look to other investment projects, multifamily-unit construction will slow in the Denver-Boulder area, according to a midyear economic update in the University of Colorado’s Colorado Business Review.... Read more...

American Furniture Warehouse is Hosting the #MyParadeInspiration Social Contest in Celebration of its 15th Year as the Title Sponsor of the Denver Parade of Homes

The Parade of Homes, produced by Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA), and American Furniture Warehouse are excited to announce the #MyParadeInspiration social contest, being held in concert with the 32nd annual Parade of Homes. The contest is being held to celebrate American Furniture Warehouse’s 15th year as the Title Sponsor of the Denver Parade of Homes.

“We are honored to be returning for the 15th year as the Title Sponsor of the Denver Parade of Homes,” said American Furniture Warehouse CEO and President Jake Jabs. “I believe it is one of the top parades in the country and we are excited to be a part of it!” ... Read more...

Invest in your future
This month HBA University is offering a variety of different certificate and personal development courses including:

Basics of Building
Business Management for Building Professionals
Powerful Presenting Tools
ACT I Superintendent Training (September)

Topics coming in Fall 2017 include:

Personal Safety, OSHA 10-Hour, Customer Service, Effective Marketing on a Shoestring Budget, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS Designation), Certified Sales Professional (CSP Designation) and many more courses designed to meet you where you are.

Many courses qualify for continuing education credits. There has never been a better time to invest in your future. ... Read more...

Register for August Courses HERE!

Builder Realty Council expands Parade of Homes Bus Tours to span 4 weeks

Home Builders Foundation 2017 Blitz Build
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF) will execute the 7th annual Blitz Build and bring together over 200 volunteers to build wheelchair ramps for 23 Denver metro residents in just three days. This year’s Blitz Build recipients range in age from 7 years old to 89 years old. Projects will be completed in Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Littleton and Thornton. Each has a unique situation that led them to need a ramp, including living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. What they have in common is the desire to enter and exit their own homes safely.... Read more...

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