June 5, 2023
June events to check out! June 8th – 11th: Denver Fringe Festival “The Denver Fringe Festival is a performance art festival like no other! June 8-11, four days of bold, original performing arts from local and national performers at 10 performance venues throughout RiNo/Five Points – new plays and solo shows, comedy and improv, cabaret and burlesque, magic, circus arts, dance, aerial, immersive experiences and more! Tickets are just $15. Plus FREE street performances and a KidsFringe with FREE shows for kids and families!” More Info! June 9th – 18th: Denver Nuggets Finals Watch Parties “After nearly five decades, the Denver Nuggets have won their first conference title, sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Western Conference on Monday, May 22, 2023. The team overcame a 15-point deficit at halftime to defeat the Lakers 113-111. The Nuggets will host Games 1 and 2 at Ball Arena in Denver on Thursday, June 1, and Sunday, June 4, respectively, while Games 3 and 4 will take place at the Heat’s Kaseya Center (formerly Miami-Dade Arena). If necessary, Game 5 will be held at Denver’s Ball Arena, Game 6 at Miami’s Kaseya Center, and Game 7 back on the Nuggets’ home turf at Ball Arena.” More Info! June 10th – 11th: Denver Chalk Art Festival “The popular street painting festival in the cultural center of the Golden Triangle features more than 200 artists using the streets as a unique canvas, and then using chalk to create fantastic and colorful paintings at the viewer’s feet. DCAF is free to attend and encourages professional and emerging artists to participate.” More Info! June 12th: Film on the Rocks – Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark “Denver Film Presents – Film On The Rocks: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Pre-show entertainment by Pathfinder & The Mañanas” Get Tickets! June 17th – 18th: Juneteenth Music Festival “Juneteenth Music Festival is the nation’s signature Juneteenth event. The Historic Five Points Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado hosts the celebration which has expanded immensely, from a very little-known piece of American history to now a nationally celebrated holiday. Juneteenth in Denver Colorado is a week-long celebration including state-wide activations, concerts, and the popular Parade + 2-day Street Festival based in the Historic Five Points Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.” More Info! June 19th: Film on the Rocks – Black Panther “Denver Film Presents – Film On The Rocks: Black Panther. Pre-show entertainment by Aquile” Get Tickets! June 24th: Highlands Street Fair “Join us Saturday, June 24, 2023 for the free Highlands Street Fair in Highland Square, West 32nd Ave. in Denver, Colorado. Enjoy live music, food from local restaurants, great shopping, and more! Support local business and the local Denver community to start your summer on a higjunh-note.” More Info! June 24th – 25th: Denver PrideFest “Denver PrideFest features a two-day festival that draws visitors from throughout the state of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Estimated attendance in 2023 exceeded 535,000 people! The weekend kicks off with the Pride 5K on Saturday, June 24, followed by the two-day Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park. The Fest includes over 250 exhibitors, 30 food & beverage vendors, and live performances all weekend long. Sunday begins at 9:30 am with colorful floats, marchers, music, and much more at the annual Coors Light PrideFest Parade. Over 100,000 cheering guests will line 14 blocks of Colfax Avenue from Cheesman Park to Civic Center, where the celebrations continue on day two of Denver PrideFest.” More Info! Have an Amazing June!
June 5, 2023
Housing Inventory Increased, Sales Declined The metro Denver real estate market in April showed an increase in active listings by 44% compared to the previous year, with the number of homes up by 33% and the number of condos up by 80%. However, the 6,600 active listings remained well below the historical average of 14,300 for this time of year. If we don’t see an increase in new inventory getting brought to the market, we might see fiercer competition for what few listings we do have available. Under Contract listings decreased by 18% from the previous year, consistent with national trends, indicating a lack of mortgage applications from buyers. Overall sales were down 30% from April 2022, with homes and condos performing similarly to each other. The average sales price declined by 5.6% in Denver compared to the previous year but remained more stable than in most other western US cities (e.g., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles). The average price for homes and condos in April was $682,000. Properties sold for an average of 0.21% above the asking price, showing a more competitive market than we’ve had so far this year. (Info Source: The Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR)) INFO FOR SELLERS Skyrocketing Property Valuations Spark Concerns The hottest news for homeowners has been that property assessors in metro Denver have reported double-digit increases in property valuations, impacting homeowners’ property taxes. Median residential increases ranged from 33% in Denver to 47% in Douglas County. Property owners are encouraged to review their assessments and file an appeal if necessary. The new property taxes are significantly higher for most homes, which unfortunately will hurt the ability of some buyers to qualify for their monthly payments. Lawmakers are discussing reducing the increase of property taxes. We’ll see if they can agree, and if so, how fast it will take for any relief to be issued. (Info Source: The Denver Business Journal) INFO FOR BUYERS Affordability Remains an Issue – Consider Adjusting Expectations Although Colorado ranks fourth on Moneywise’s list of challenging states for first-time homebuyers due to high prices and limited inventory, there are some enticing options for savvy buyers out there. Consider exploring new construction homes, as builders often include incentives for mortgage buy downs, making them attractive financial choices. As a point of reference, in December 2022 newly built homes represented 35% of all homes sold in the U.S. Also, consider condos/townhomes, as they are now significantly cheaper on average than detached single-family homes. Even if your next home is not your dream home or forever home, you can still build equity over the life of your loan and could eventually consider trading up or refinancing for lower monthly payments if possible. Try to take advantage of these opportunities as a stepping stone to fulfill your homeownership aspirations while building your own equity (as opposed to your landlord’s) and secure a brighter future for yourself in the process! (Info Source: The Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR), The Wall Street Journal) *We use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information. The real estate market changes often. We make no guarantees of future real estate performance and assume no liability for any errors of omission in the content.
May 7, 2023
Check out these great May events! May 6th – 13th: Denver Fashion Week Spring/Summer ‘23 “Denver Fashion Week, one of America’s fastest-growing fashion platforms, is back again for Spring 2023. Collections from local, national, and international designers will range from streetwear, activewear, lifestyle, kids, and sustainability to high fashion. The nationally acclaimed show takes place twice a year in the fall and spring seasons. As Colorado’s largest fashion show, thousands of attendees show up each year in support of Denver’s growing and diverse fashion community. DFW tickets always sell out, make sure to reserve yours.” Tickets & More Info! May 13th: Monster Jam “Monster Jam, the most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels in the world, returns to Empower Field at Mile High on May 13. Witness world-class driver athletes and the most recognizable trucks tear up the dirt and compete in intense competitions of speed and skill.” Tickets & More Info! May 13th – 14th: Sloan’s Lake Spring BAZAAR “Spring is in the air and Denver BAZAAR is excited to return to Sloan’s Lake on May 13 + 14 for Spring BAZAAR! This outdoor market will feature 80+ carefully curated vendors, DIY Craft Workshops, live DJ, festive springtime sips and local craft beer, food trucks and street food, and more! When? Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14 12PM – 6PM. Where? We’re popping up one block from Sloan’s Lake, taking over the streets between 17th Ave & W Conejos Pl! Sloan’s Lake / West Colfax: 1611 Raleigh St. Denver, CO 80204. Admission? FREE entry, all ages!” More Info! May 20th – 21st: Denver Colfax Marathon “We are excited to host the Denver Colfax Marathon May 20-21, 2023. We’ll have our two-day Cigna Denver Colfax Marathon Expo at Empower Field at Mile High on on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Our 5K Kickoff will be on Saturday May 20th, and our main Race Day will be on Sunday May 21st, with the Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler and Marathon Relay (Corporate, Government and Open Relay Divisions). It’s the Ultimate Urban Tour of Denver with epic sites. Start and finish in Denver’s City Park. Run through Empower Field at Mile High – twice! Run through Denver Fire Station #1, along seven miles of rivers, lakes and bridges – including Sloan’s Lake. Race through eclectic neighborhoods, historic Lakewood, the bustle of Colfax Avenue, and downtown Denver – with views of the majestic Rocky Mountains! Join us for a family-friendly 5K on Saturday, or choose from our Marathon, Half Marathon, and Urban Relay on Sunday.” Registration & More Info! May 27th – 28th: Denver BBQ Festival “We’re kicking off a summer of smoke in Denver! Memorial Day Weekend May 27-28.” Tickets & More Info! May 27th – 28th: Denver Arts Festival “The summer arts festival season will open with the 24th Annual Denver Arts Festival, May 27 – 28, at Conservatory Green in Central Park. Experience fine art and fine crafts from over 140 Colorado and national Artists. You can make a day of it with plenty of art to see, wine tasting from La Crema Winery, food trucks, adult beverages plus free live music both days. There is the Kids Art Zone where kids can create their own paintings to take home with them. Come see why this festival is one of the top-ranked shows in the country. Free admission and free parking.” More Info! Have a marvelous May!
May 7, 2023
Inventory is on the Rise This Spring, As It Should Be Denver’s real estate market in March showed a significant increase in active listings, up by a whopping 103% from last year, signaling a potential shift in the market. With around 4,500 active properties at the end of the month, this is still significantly lower than the 30-year average of about 13,600 listings at this time of year. However, the increase is notable, given that the market has been exceptionally tight for the past few years. This indicates that sellers are becoming more comfortable with the current market environment, despite the economic downturn and fluctuating mortgage rates. Regardless of the increase in listings, prices have dropped by an average of around 5% from last year, with homes experiencing a more significant decline of 6% and condos dropping by 4%. The average days on market increased to 37 days, compared to just 12 days in March of last year. Furthermore, 37% of homes required at least one price reduction to sell, indicating that sellers may still need to be flexible with their pricing. INFO FOR SELLERS Price It Right the First Time, Or Lose Money For sellers, the latest data shows that pricing your home appropriately is critical in this more competitive environment. With 37% of homes having required at least one price reduction to sell in March, it’s essential to determine the right listing price and not overprice your home. The good news is that this figure is an improvement from November 2022 when the market likely hit the bottom of its cycle, and 58% of homes required a price cut to sell. This suggests that the market has stabilized somewhat, and while it’s still crucial to price your home competitively, there may be less downward pressure on pricing than at the end of last year. Overall, setting the right price is always key to achieving a successful sale in Colorado’s evolving real estate landscape. INFO FOR BUYERS More Homes Mean More Opportunities Buyers can still expect a competitive market, but the rise in inventory since last year is helping the situation. While the increase in listings is a promising sign for buyers, it’s too early to tell if this trend will continue, or if the market will revert to its previously tighter conditions. Nonetheless, this shift could provide a window of opportunity for buyers to make their move in a changing market. Mortgage rates have fluctuated this year in the 6% range, and it seems buyers and sellers are still adjusting to the new rate environment. It’s not quite “business as usual” like the pre-COVID years. Interestingly, the average discount rate in March was only 0.2%, a stark contrast to last year’s 6.4% premium. This suggests that buyers are getting homes for very close to what they are listed for so far this spring. Opportunities Abound! Overall, there can be opportunities whether you’re buying or selling. Please reach out to me if you’re thinking of making a move – I’d love to be a resource for you in whatever capacity for your real estate goals! *We use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information. The real estate market changes often. We make no guarantees of future real estate performance and assume no liability for any errors of omission in the content.
April 5, 2023
Check out these great April events! April 6th – 9th: Colorado Rockies Opening Weekend “Catch the Start of the 2023 Season, Live and in Person! Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals.” Get Tickets! April 8th – 9th: Easter Egg Hunt “COLORADO, USA — Spring has arrived in Colorado with bees, robins, bunnies and baseball. The grass is turning green and trees are blooming. Easter arrives Sunday, April 9, and dozens of Easter egg hunts are planned across the Centennial State, from Pueblo to Fort Collins, Grand Junction to Burlington. Here’s a list of some of the Easter egg hunts we’ve found across Colorado in 2023. Don’t forget to bring a bucket or basket.” List! April 13th – 16th: Women + Film Festival “Celebrating stories by and about women. Women+Film showcases documentaries, narratives, and short films celebrating the best in women-centric programming— movies by and about women, for everyone.” Schedule & More Info! April 14th – 16th: Anastasia “From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) based on original direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak with choreography by Peggy Hickey and tour direction by Sarah Hartmann.” Get Tickets! April 15th – 16th: Rodeo All Star Weekend “The stars of rodeo return to Denver for the ultimate pro rodeo competition, Rodeo All-Star. This year’s Rodeo All-Star Concert, presented by Mountain Dew. Fans with a Friday night rodeo ticket will enjoy the country concert for free. Established in 2013 as the all-star event for rodeo athletes, the weekend includes three professional rodeo performances jam-packed with bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and fan-favorite, Mutton Bustin’ presented by Cash Cowboys. in concert, a special lunch with rodeo champions, and two post-rodeo after parties. Rodeo All-Star attracts top rodeo athletes from around the world.” Tickets & More Info! April 29th: Elitch Gardens Opening Day “Park opens for the 2023 season! Elitch Gardens is Colorado’s only world-class combination theme and water park. From thrilling roller coasters to pint-sized adventures, a splashin’ water park and tons of special events, there’s thrills for all. Park ” More Info! April 29th: REI Co-op x Colfax Marathon: Pancake 5k + Nutrition Fair “Come enjoy a family and dog-friendly run with REI and Denver Colfax Marathon. No matter your pace, this run is for all types of runners. Get your miles in, finish with a sweet treat, and don’t forget to check out the post-race fun! Altra Shoe Demo • Squeeze Therapists Free Massage • Mural Painting with Local Artist Pat Milbery • Nutrition Fair (Arrival time 8:30am, run starts at 9am)” Registration & More Info! Have an Awesome April!
April 5, 2023
More Inventory, But Still Tough for Buyers The local real estate market has seen a significant increase in active listings as compared with last year. However, that number remained low at the end of February, with only 4,100 active listings in metro Denver. Inventory is expected to remain short throughout the spring, making it a challenging time for buyers. Despite challenges in the market, the number of properties under contract in February was only down 8.5% from last year, and average prices are still increasing slowly, with a 2.83% increase from last year. Days on market have significantly increased from last year, at an average of 45 days to sell a home. There has also been a significant shift in the sale-to-list ratio, with an average discount of 1.85%, compared to last year’s 2.13% premium. This difference in sales price can help make up for the recent increase in interest rates. Overall, although inventory is low, buyers and sellers can still make deals in the current market. INFO FOR SELLERS Be Flexible to Maximize Your Sale If you’re thinking of selling your Colorado home, you’ll want to remember that spring is the busiest time for home sales, so you’ll have some competition. Although, homes that are desirable are still selling quickly. To sell your home quickly and for top dollar, it’s important to be flexible and responsive as a seller. With more inventory for buyers to choose from, you’ll want to be prepared to schedule showings and respond to offers quickly. There are several things you can do as a seller to improve your odds of getting good offers, including quality staging, making repairs, and focusing on key updates. It’s also important to price your home competitively, so it doesn’t sit on the market for too long. With my help, you can feel confident that you’re taking the necessary steps to get you the most money for your home. INFO FOR BUYERS Spring Is Competitive, But It Helps to Have a Good Plan If you’re a homebuyer looking to make a purchase, it’s important to know that spring is traditionally the busiest time in real estate. You’ll likely encounter other buyers vying for the same homes, so it’s important to be ready to move quickly when you find one you like. This includes having your financing in order (ideally in the form of a pre-approval letter) and being prepared to make a strong offer. Understanding your limitations is also important before you get into a competitive situation because, in the end, you’re the one who will be making monthly payments. With my guidance and expertise, you can feel confident that you’re making a sound investment. As always, feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in making a move. *We use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information. The real estate market changes often. We make no guarantees of future real estate performance and assume no liability for any errors of omission in the content.
March 5, 2023
Check out these great March events! March 3rd – 12th: Denver Restaurant Week “Celebrate the local culinary scene during VISIT DENVER’s Denver Restaurant Week, March 3-12. Top restaurants will offer multi-course dinners for one of three tasty prices: $25, $35 or $45 per person. Dine-in, to-go and delivery options will be available to accommodate all diners.” More Info! March 10th – 19th: Cinderella “The beloved rags-to-riches tale makes its grand return to delight children—and the young at heart—of all ages. Featuring spellbinding choreography by Ben Stevenson set to Prokofiev’s iconic score, the namesake character will treat Ellie Caulkins audiences to a transformation marked by romance and magic. If the shoe fits…Presented by MidFirst Bank” Get Tickets! March 11th: Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade “Join us for the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade! Step off is at 9:30am. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for the latest updates! Parade step off – 9:30 am on Saturday the 11th of March, 2023. The parade starts on Wynkoop at 19th, turns down 17th street in front of Union Station, and then turns NE down Blake Street proceeding all the way up to 27th.” More Info! March 11th: Harlem Globetrotters “Harlem Globetrotters live at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield.” Get Tickets! March 11th – 19th: Denver Jewish Film Festival “On behalf of all of us at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center and Jewish Community Center of Denver, please allow me to welcome you to the 27th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival! Once again back in person, emphasizing creating community around live screenings, but still offering virtual options to give audience members as many opportunities as possible to view our stellar lineup of Jewish cinema. We are so excited to offer all of our excellent films in person this year. Over 30 films will be shown between the The Elaine Wolf Theatre and The Pluss Theatre between March 11 – 19. Following our in-person festival, the majority of our films will be available virtually between March 20 – 29!” Tickets & More Info! March 17th – 19th: Denver March Powwow “Since 1984, the heritage of American Indians has been celebrated in Denver every year at the Denver March Powwow, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The Powwow features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. The three-day event in the Denver Coliseum is packed with singing, dancing, storytelling, food, art and more, ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone.” More Info! March 26th: WWE: Road to Wrestlemania “This edition of WWE is being held at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. The superstar roster is expected to include Bianca Belair, Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Liv Morgan, Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso.” Get Tickets! Have a marvelous March!
March 3, 2023
Market Activity Is Increasing, But Not as Much as Last Year The warmer weather has definitely made it feel like spring is in the air. We’re still a couple of weeks away from the official start of Spring, but real estate activity does seem to be on the rise. More deals are happenings this month than last; when they were down about 9% city-wide from the year before, and things feel quite a bit more like a normal market for this time of year. However, while activity is picking up as part of normal seasonality, things are still much slower than the frenetic pace at the start of 2022. If you look at the Monthly Market Snapshot below, you can see that for-sale (active listings) housing inventory at the end of January was 83% higher than it was at the end of January last year. This is partially because buyer demand is lower due to recession fears, and listings are staying on the market for about twice as long as they were before. Despite this, average home prices were still up 2.5% from the year prior, which is a good sign that they are remaining steady rather than declining quickly as many feared they would. INFO FOR SELLERS More Competition Means More Effort For sellers, this increase in inventory means you’ll face a little more competition this month. Your home needs to be as easy to show and as presentable as possible. If it’s difficult for buyers to schedule a showing, or the house doesn’t show well upon arrival, they’ll have more options to choose from than they did last year. They may simply move on. If you can lock in a solid buyer, now may be a good time to do so before things get even more competitive in peak spring. That’s historically when the most homes are listed for sale. Our current market is very similar to the one we saw in the first few months of 2020, right before Covid struck. That means things are still fairly competitive for buyers, but just not selling at extreme price premiums as they have over the past couple of years. As a seller, you are much more likely to get offers at or just below market value right now than to sell at a premium. INFO FOR BUYERS More Options to Choose From For buyers, things should definitely be more comfortable than they were if you were looking for a home at this time last year. There are roughly 4,600 homes to choose from, which is a number we haven’t seen since just before the pandemic. Inventory is still tight, especially in the entry-level price range, but buyers are a bit less desperate than they were before. If you write an offer that gets rejected, don’t get discouraged. It’s common to place offers on 3 or 4 properties before one gets accepted. Also, keep in mind that if a property checks most of your boxes but needs minor repairs made, you may be able to negotiate seller concessions that you may not have been able to a year ago. It’s still a seller’s market, but you have a bit more working in your favor than you did before. *We use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information. The real estate market changes often. We make no guarantees of future real estate performance and assume no liability for any errors of omission in the content. As always, feel free to contact us if you have questions or are interested in making a move.
February 5, 2023
See what’s happening around town! February 1st – 28th: Black History Month “Each February, Black History Month honors the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the country. Here’s how you can celebrate throughout the Denver metro area with lectures, dramatic performances, music and more, both before and after Black History Month!” Schedule & More Info! February 1st– March 8th: Funny Final Four: Round 1 “Comedy Works Downtown presents Round 1 of the Funny Final Four from February 1 – March 8, 2023! The Funny Final Four is a series of competitions starting with 5 teams made up of a captain, twelve New Talent comics, two alternates, and one National Touring Headliner. For every show, a different team will perform the funniest, most original show they can produce. And the judges are selected from the audience! Each team will be judged, and the top two teams move on to perform again, with the winner getting a third show. Look for some of your favorite local comedians!” Get Tickets! February 4th – 12th: Colorado Garden & Home Show “Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a nine-day spectacular event at the Colorado Convention Center– where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens – 8 in all. Talk to representatives from more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward.” Tickets & More Info! February 10th– 12th: Monster Jam “Experience full-throttle family fun at Monster Jam, where these 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness world-class drivers show off crazy skills and all-out racing in fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. You’ll be close to the action with many of your favorites like the legendary Grave Digger, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon and more, as they push the limits in Freestyle, Skills, Donut and Racing competitions. Monster Jam also features breathtaking Freestyle Motocross exhibitions. Monster Jam. As Big As It Gets!” Get Tickets! February 17th-19th: Colorado Golf Expo “The 2023 Colorado Golf Expo will prove to be the great time you’ve always had and more! This “golf-centric” experience is a perfect time to spend with your partner, your golf group or kids! More fun and deals than you can shake a stick at! Can’t wait to see ya there!” Get Tickets! February 22nd – 26th: Mile High Asian Food Week “Created by Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) food and beverage industry members, Mile High Asian Food Week celebrates culture, community, and Colorado’s growing AAPI food scene. The inaugural Mile High Asian Food Week will occur on February 22-26, 2023. During this week, foodies can experience different AAPI cuisines from participating businesses and receive insider perks such as special discounts, secret menu items, specialty menus, and more.” More Info! February 24th: The Roots “AEG Presents is thrilled to announce THE ROOTS with BIG K.R.I.T. live at Mission Ballroom!” Get Tickets! February 25th: Cupid’s Undie Run “Every February, thousands of undie runners in cities all across the U.S. come together, whether it be in-person or virtually, to support those affected by NF, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and affects 1 in every 3,000 births. Cupid’s Undie Run kicks off with drinking and dancing, then we jog it out with a mile(ish) run and end it all with an epic dance party!” Register! Have a fabulous February!