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Townhome development breaks ground this week in Sloan's Lake
Koelbel Urban Homes will deliver 27 townhomes to Sloan's Lake.
Another townhome development will break ground in Sloan's Lake this week, on the corner of West 17th Ave. and Quitman St.

Called Sloansedge Southshore Townhomes, it will have 27 residences priced in the mid $500,000 range.

“Sloansedge is exactly what Denver’s home seeker has been waiting and asking for,” said Peter Benson, Senior Vice President for Koelbel Urban Homes, the project's builder. “It’s ideally located in one of Denver’s desirable mixed use areas, but is still priced reasonably for all stages of home buyer.”... Read more...

Kyle Johnston Rebrands Company, Named Winner of DBJ’s 40 Under 40
Kyle Johnston, 2018 DBJ 40 under 40 Award Recipient, Founder of Lookwell Media
KJ Creative, the Denver based video production company has announced its evolutionary rebrand and is now named Lookwell Media. YLC board member Kyle Johnston, the founder and lead director for the company said, “After starting this company three years ago, we have come a long way. We have grown our team, improved our equipment, and really stepped up our game.” With all of these changes, the company felt like it was time for a digital face lift. The overhaul includes a new name, website, logo, and positioning.

The rebrand is not the only big news for Kyle Johnston, who was also named one of the winners of the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. The DBJ’s program ... Read more...

Affordable housing bill moves forward in House
A bipartisan bill that would extend a program that gives tax credits to developers for building affordable housing units passed the House Finance Committee Monday afternoon.

It passed the committee on a vote of 10-3. The Colorado Senate adopted the measure in January.

“This bill ensures that more Coloradans have access to affordable housing,” Speaker Duran said. “The ultimate beneficiaries are seniors, veterans and hardworking Coloradans who are struggling to find an affordable place to call home in today’s hot real estate market.” ... Read more...

The Wall Street Journal (subscription) headed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where it found builders can't afford to build at entry level.

Home construction per household a decade after the bust remains near the lowest level in 60 years of record-keeping, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

What makes the slump puzzling is that by most other measures, the American economy is booming. Jobs are plentiful, wages are on the rise and the stock market is near record highs. Millennials, the largest generation since the baby boomers, are aging into home ownership.... Read more...

NAHB Remodelers News Alert
Remodelers Legislative and Regulatory Roundup
NAHB works with lawmakers every day to protect the interests of our members—a major value of YOUR NAHB Remodelers membership. We keep you informed on national legislative and regulatory issues that affect your business. Here are the most important updates in recent months.... Read more...

Capitol Close Up 3-23-18
CAHB thanks Senator Bennet for sponsorship of Banking, Housing bill
The Colorado Association of Home Builders recognized Colorado Senator Michael Bennet’s co-sponsorship of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. This National Association of Home Builders-supported legislation addresses the challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to face. To learn more about the NAHB’s efforts... Read more...

More Home Construction Finally On The Way For Colorado?
Contractors obtained almost 4,000 approved building permits to start 2018, the most to start a year since 2001, according to a review of U.S. Census Bureau data.

There were 3,875 approved units in January. And it’s encouraging news that the increase over 2017’s start is driven by single family construction: 2,292 units versus 1,583 multifamily (mostly apartment units).

Single family home construction has lagged since the Great Recession in most states, including Colorado. Multifamily construction became a bigger part of the mix... Read more...

Avast, Ye Owners: Don’t be a Music Pirate
Does your leasing or sales center ever have music playing in the common areas? Is there music playing over a speaker system at the pool, the community room, the fitness center or the coffee bar? If you don’t have the rights to play this music, you may be fined for piracy.... Read more...

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