Denver issues 1,200 free permits for home upgrades
DENVER, Colorado – Denver issued more than 1,200 free building permits for nearly $6.3 million in home renovations during a two-week program to boost construction.
The “Home Renovation Bonanza” ended Monday.
Mayor John Hickenlooper said Tuesday the building permits would normally have cost a total of nearly $86,000.
The permits were available for remodeling existing kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms or basements; repairing or replacing roofs; making energy improvements such as adding insulation, replacing water heaters, furnaces or air conditioners or installing solar panels; and making exterior stucco or siding changes.
The permits are valid for 180 days.
According to Land Title Guarantee Company, October was the best month of this year for real estate sales. In October alone, there were 230 transactions, with a dollar value of more than $261 million. Both are high marks for the year so far.