With interest rates staying at relatively low numbers, there are still many buyers looking to purchase properties. House payments are actually lower than rents. MLS (Metrolist) data shows that single family homes in Jefferson County saw an average month over month increase in September 2012 closed sales of 29.2% vs. closed sales in September of 2011 and an average increase of 27.4% in hte year to date period. Condominium properties in Jefferson County saw an average month of month increase of 14.5% and an average increase of 29.4% YTD.
WEST LIGHT RAIL LINE UPDATE
Continued construction progress is evident on the west line with the bridge structures and major road work complete. Crews are currently working on completion of the passenger stations and parking structures over the next month or so. As of today, the Light Rail West Line is opening in less than six months. This 12.1 mile transit line is the first RTDFasTracks corridor to enter full construction and will serve Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Jefferson County. For up to the minute updates on the progress of the West Light Rail Line, visit the website.
WHAT TO DO IN LAKEWOOD
Fall is a time of year that most of us enjoy – from the changing of the seasons to the upcoming holidays. The Lakewood Cultural Center has performances scheduled for all ages from You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown to enjoyable concerts performed by the Colorado Wind Ensemble and Gregoire Maret Quartet. Visit the Cultural Center’s website and find the performance you want to see at http://www.lakewood.org/Community_Resources/Arts_and_Culture/Heritage,_Culture___the_Arts.aspx
There are several Halloween Carnivals scheduled for October 31, 2012 from 6-8:30 pm for kids to enjoy. For a complete list of the activities offered and locations visit this website page http://www.lakewoodcity.org/services/recreation/events/halloween_carnivals.asp
Don’t forget to take a trip to the Botanic Gardens Corn Maze located near the Chatfield Recreation area. The 8-acre maze is full of winding pathways and can be viewed from above on the illuminated bridges. Have fun watching your kids navigate through the maze or enjoy a hayride or pony ride during your visit. The corn maze is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October 28, 2012. http://www.botanicgardens.org/corn-maze
If you have not already winterized the exterior elements of your home, now is the time to take action! In addition to the obvious maintenance items – blowing out sprinkler systems, putting garden hoses in storage and covering or insulating exterior pipes and water spigots – you should also be preparing for winter by having your furnace cleaned and filter changed, having your gas fireplace serviced and checking interior doors and windows for air-leaks. These are all energy cost saving items that can be done by the owners themselves or at fairly low prices from reputable contractors.
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