Colorado Taxes: Cuts to Property Taxes Isn't as Deep as Expected

(DENVER POST) - A statewide property tax cut affecting all Colorado homeowners and virtually all levels of government may not be as deep as initially expected. Under a proposed change to how the state calculates its tax rates, residential property taxes may only decrease by about half of what was initially expected, a dramatic shift that could stave off more…

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Mandated Rooftop Gardens Could be on Your November Ballot

(DENVER POST) - Denver’s status as one of the nation’s most intense urban heat islands has spurred a group of activists to propose a “green roofs” ballot initiative — a measure that could animate environmentalists while mobilizing developers to fight it. But the people behind the initiative, which would require gardens atop most new buildings…

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Landlords Taking Over the U.S. Housing Market

(DENVER POST) - As rising home prices, slow new home construction, and demographic shifts push homeownership rates to 50-year lows, the U.S. is increasingly a country of renters — and landlords. Last year, 37 percent of homes sold were acquired by buyers who didn’t live in them, according to tax-assessment data compiled in a new…

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