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Archive for November, 2011
Southern Pecan (pronounced “Pa-Kahn”) Pie:
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup firmly packed golden brown sugar
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces, toasted (about 6 ounces)
- 2 cups pecan halves, toasted (about 8 ounces)
- 1 unbaked deep dish pie shell
Melt butter with corn syrup and sugar in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar disolves. Remove from heat. Let stand 15 minutes at room temperature.
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in syrup mixture. Add vanilla and mix well. Stir in pecan pieces. Pour mixture into pie shell. Arrange pecan halves atop filling in concentric circles, covering filling (nuts will not sink). Bake until filling is just set, covering nuts if browning too quickly, about 50 minutes.
Transfer pie to rack and cool.
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How does the Denver real estate market compare to the rest of the country? Here are a few take-aways from the Case-Shiller 20 city index with data through August 2011…
- None of the 20 cities has recovered from the market crash yet
- Denver is still down 10% from its August 2006 peak
- Dallas is the only city in the 20 city index that is closer to its peak (Dallas is down 7% from its June 2007 peak).
- Vegas has fared the worst and is still down 59% from its August 2006 peak.
A little more detail on Denver’s real estate price trends…
The graph below shows Denver’s year over year price changes plotted on a monthly basis (click on the graph to see the detail). You can see the tax credit bump in the summer of 2010 followed by worsening depreciation through April of this 2011. Since April, you can see the depreciation continuing but getting smaller and smaller each month with August 2011 down only 1.6% from August 2010. Hopefully this trend will continue and Denver will reach true price stabilization in 2012.
Red Door Properties would like to wish all of the men and women who have served our country a happy Veterans Day!
On November 1st, the Iliff School of Theology honored Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard, as the first recipient of the Iliff Courage Award. Red Door Properties was a supporter of the event and was in attendance for Judy’s amazing speech and acceptance of the award. The Courage Award was established by Iliff to acknowledge and celebrate individuals or organizations whose courage, persistence, and determination has changed an unjust situation in the world. At this year’s event, Judy Shepard told the story of “The Meaning of Matthew” – her story of how her son’s death due to a hate crime propelled her to make a difference.
Falcon Stadium was the site of the semi-annual Red Door Properties client/friend appreciation event. Although it was a cold November Day (next time we’ll schedule for a September game!) and there was a freezing rain downpour, over 50 Red Door Properties clients and friends stayed warm with Bloody Marys, beer and 2 kinds of homemade chili (a lovely white chicken chili made by Sandy, Leigh’s Mom, and beef and bean chili (aka “regular chili”) made by Leigh)…the first annual Red Door Properties chili cook off was a draw. The football game, however, wasn’t a draw, as the Air Force Falcons easily crushed the Cadets from West Point.
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