$2.8 million grant will help 130 Denver homes with lead abatement

Here’s what it takes to for a Denver home to qualify for the program.

If you have a child, and your home was built before 1970 and housing costs are hard to afford, Denver might be able to help you make sure there’s no dangerous lead in your home.

The city won a $2.8 million grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help 130 local low- and moderate-income homes with lead abatement, the Denver Department of Environmental Health announced Monday. 


East Colfax’s identity will soon change — but to what?

Colfax Avenue has been neglected for decades and not seen the same wave of revitalization as other areas of town, advocates say, but now with millions of taxpayer dollars within reach and support from community leaders and developers, many feel Colfax’s time is coming.

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East Colfax Avenue. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver City Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman jokes with her staff about pooling their money and investing in a property along East Colfax Avenue.

“It might be the last place in Denver you could perhaps get something semi-affordable that may have the potential soon for a reawakening,” Susman said. “To me, it’s Brighton Boulevard 30 years ago.”


5 Denver homes that sold way over list price last week: July 23 edition

Last week, 42 percent of the people who bought a home paid more than its asking price. The differences ranged from $100 extra to a full $200,000 more.

The exterior of 85 Uinta Way, unit #406. (Courtesy of Redfin)
The exterior of 85 Uinta Way, unit #406. (Courtesy of Redfin)

Sure, there’s a balance to the number of people that pay over list price and under in Denver.

But it turns out that overbids for single family home are more common so far this year, although by a small margin.


East Colfax’s Detroit Terraces are efficiency units without extra amenities

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Detroit Terraces, 1530 Detroit St. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Most of the time, when you hear about smaller units in Denver, they seem to be downtown. But in East Colfax, the 50 units of Detroit Terraces have an average 540 square feet each.

Developer Brian Toerber, president of Inspire Investment Group, says with an already small building, he knew the finished product would have to draw on the neighborhood’s charm. 


Seven numbers that explain Denver real estate right now

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Homes near the intersection of 48th Avenue and Tuscon Street in Montbello. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Looking up how much your neighbor’s house cost may be satisfying for a brief moment, but it isn’t going to make you more knowledgeable about local real estate.

Ready for something a bit more macro and a lot less shallow? Here’s a small curated set of figures to explain Denver real estate right now.