Denver Realtor, Pete Doty, tells how he moved up in a down market and why now could be your time to do the same: 1988 and 1989 were not my “best” years and yet they were good professionally. Personally my mom and step father both passed away. We were watching DC 7, rear engine, “T” tailed jets land (coming in over our house) at “Arapahoe County Airport”. We had a neighbor who parked his travel trailer straight across the street. And most importantly the school district was talking about having the 6th graders attend “middle school”. We had 7 & 9 year old girls who loved their friends, school and neighborhood. And housing prices were down as you can see from the chart to the left. We had both reasons to stay put and enough to want to leave.