Denver is top U.S. market for election ads

Denver is top U.S. market for election ads
Denver is the top media market for political television ads this election, with more than 78,000 airings. The Mile High City is followed by Denver; Little Rock, Ark.; Tampa-St. Petersburg and New York City. Denver TV stations have been airing ads …
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BERKELEY – The Horseshoe Market, Denver's premier indie craft, vintage market, has quickly become a key business incubator for growing handmade and craft businesses in Colorado. Started in 2010, the seasonal outdoor market hosts over 120 local …
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Denver Real Estate Market

It’s no secret that the housing market has taken a dive in the U.S. While we can hope that we’ve seen the worst, only time will tell exactly how and when the market will fully recover. Luckily, for the citizens of Denver, things are beginning to look up, as one recent study has shown.

According to the Denver MLS, September 2011 showed a 12.5% increase over last September’s residential closings as well as a 28.4% decrease in active listings. The average sold price of residential homes is still down, and saw a 3.4% decrease since last year. While this may not be great news for homeowners, it’s great for potential buyers.

Foreclosures in Colorado’s metro countries have also take a steep dive since last year according to the Colorado Division of Real Estate. The fourth quarter is starting off to a good start with a 23.2% decrease in foreclosure filings from last October. Beyond just the filings, foreclosures sales have also decreased 28.3% since last October, which is very promising for homeowners.

These numbers are continued successes from earlier 2011 data. In fact March saw a 44% increase in home and condo sales in the Metro area according to Metrolist. Denver is seeing steady improvement. While the numbers are nowhere near the pre-crash real estate market, a stable appreciation of home values is more than welcomed.

The real estate market is also seeing growth in the commercial sector, as the Metro Denver office market vacancy rate fell just slightly from 13.8% to 13.5% from the second to the third quarter. Industrial market vacancies saw another small improvement, dropping from 6.4% to 6.1% during the same timeframe. As with the residential market, the commercial market improvement (no matter how small) is warmly welcomed.

The decreased commercial vacancies bring more good news in the form of jobs. According to the Denver Economic Development Corporation businesses increased hiring in January and February, which added 5,200 jobs to the Denver area. Denver is still building, and a variety of projects are beginning despite the slow economy. Some of these projects include the Denver Crime Lab, the Children’s Hospital Broomfield and a transit development along the light rail line.

It seems that Denver is looking up in the real estate industry. If you’re looking for Denver CO homes for sale, now is the time to take advantage of the market.

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The Denver Job Market

It’s no secret or surprise that the job market is looking quite healthy in Denver, and it has been for a while now. What might be a surprise to some is that Denver ranks in the top 20 among US states for having a well educated workforce with over 35% of the population having at least a college degree.  In 2005 Denver was also ranked an amazing 6th among the most literate cities in the US.

Whether you’ve just finished your degree through one of the many local Denver colleges or you’ve gained your education elsewhere, Colorado’s capital city has a great deal to offer you when it comes to your career options. Other past accolades awarded to the city include #14 on the list of “Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs”, #36 on the list for “Best Cities for Doing Business”, and #29 in the list for “Best Places for Business and Careers.” It has also been noted that Denver has the nation’s 4th shortest commute time for workers at only slightly over 35 minutes!

Besides the plethora of outdoor activities, the positive view of balanced lifestyle and the cities unparalleled panoramic views, Denver is also home to the headquarters or major operations for many big league business players including; Centura Health, First data Corp. Janus, Molson Coors Brewing, The Sports Authority, ProLogis, United Airlines, Wells Fargo Bank and Liberty Global, to name just a few. With this many heavy hitters in the area graduates from Denver colleges are finding a whole host of career opportunities in their own backyard.

It really is an urban paradise for those searching for career and lifestyle and if the economic health of the city continues to rise as it has been, you can expect Denver Colorado to become a paradise for many more eager young graduates from every corner of the county.

Crystal is an account coordinator with Location3 Media. Her personal blog discusses travel, health, fitness, and finance.