5 Denver homes that sold way over list price last week: Sept. 21 edition

Last week, 31 percent of the people who bought a home paid more than its asking price. The differences ranged from $1 extra to a full $30,000 more.

The exterior of 8340 Emerson Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of 8340 Emerson Street. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Hot one day, cold the next — much like Denver weather, Denver real estate is making a turbulent transition into fall.

Two weeks ago, 44 percent of people paid over asking price for their home. Last week, a much lower share — 31 percent of people who bought a house paid more than asking price.

Montbello by the numbers: Why it may or may not be vulnerable to gentrification

How many people rent versus own, as well as median income and educational levels, are all factors that make neighborhoods vulnerable to gentrification.

Martin Baughman throws a tennis ball to his dog Dakota through the Montbello Recreation Center's fountains. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) montbello; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;
Martin Baughman throws a tennis ball to his dog Dakota through the Montbello Recreation Center’s fountains. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Owning versus renting — it’s a match-up that many Denverites have an opinion about. Whether it’s the classic “renters don’t invest in the neighborhoods where they live” or “NIMBY owners don’t want us to have nice things,” there’s plenty to parse.

As always, Denverite strives to give you numbers for the city’s fraught and complicated issues, and today, it’s the figures for renting and owning in Montbello — plus a few other figures that the city believes may be precursors to gentrification.

Why Denver International Airport wants you to fly to Switzerland

Denver International Airport's iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) dia; denver international airport; aerotropolis; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Denver International Airport’s iconic pitched roof. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

When you’re Edelweiss Air, you don’t need journalists to come to you — you just bring five of your own to Denver International Airport’s “Discover Switzerland” event promoting your new nonstop flight to Zurich next year.

“These are the journalists from Switzerland. They came from the biggest newspapers from the biggest media in Switzerland,” said Edelweiss Air’s head of corporate communications Andreas Meier. “They will do coverage about Denver, the beautiful city, the beautiful mountains here.”

What you do need is people to come take your new flight. Though actually, the airport might want it more. 

Frontier Airlines gets $1.5 million fine stemming from tarmac delays during Dec. 2016 storm

A Frontier Airlines plan at Denver International Airport. (Courtesy of Frontier Airlines)
A Frontier Airlines plan at Denver International Airport. (Courtesy of Frontier Airlines)

Frontier Airlines got a $1.5 million fine from the Department of Transportation Friday for keeping passengers on the tarmac for more than three hours.

The $1.5 million fine for violating the tarmac delay rule is the second highest amount for an airline. (Both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines have incurred $1.6 million fines.)

It all stems back to an unexpectedly strong winter storm last December

Where people bought a house for about $300,000 around Denver last week

The median home that sold in this price range last week had three bedrooms, one full bathroom and 1,330 square feet.

Just because the median home price in the Denver metro is $380,000 right now doesn’t mean that’s the budget that most would-be homeowners are dealing with. In this post, let’s peek at homes that sold at about $300,000 last week.

In total, there were nine homes that sold last week in or within three miles of Denver for somewhere between $290,000 and $310,000. Here’s where they were: