Denver Real Estate News

You can find great real estate information here about the Denver real estate market.  Homebuyers can learn the latest about what they can expect to find in their home search process.  Home sellers can get a feel for the pulse of the market.  From time to time there may just be some good common sense tips on living life in general.  Enjoy!

Sept. 18, 2018

Looking for a Home in RidgeGate?

An easy to use RidgeGate MLS search is just clicks away. One of the best features that I proudly offer on my website is the RidgeGate Real Estate Search

This is a comprehensive search, where you can search for any type of home that are available for sale in the entire RidgeGate area! There are plenty of options that are available for search including; residential, condominiums, foreclosures, vacant land, income properties and more. 

You can search in a couple of different ways depending on where your interest lies. You can search by MLS number, school district or even zip code. 

It is the quickest and easiest search available on the internet. If you would like to save any of the searches and/or specific listings that you may find yourself interested in, you simply need to sign up. It only takes a few minutes, there is no obligation and sign up requires limited information. to get started on your RidgeGate home search just click HERE.

Sept. 12, 2018

September Full Moon Hike in RidgeGate

On Monday September 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. join guides from South Suburban Parks and Recreation,to hike up to the RidgeGate bluffs overlook to see the setting sun with a full moon.

 

 

Play optical illusion games, learn how humans see in darkness compared to light and compare our vision with those of animals who rely on their vision for hunting and survival. Bring along your friends and family to this moderate 2-mile hike

Sept. 10, 2018

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Even though it still feels like summer out, Fall is just around the corner and with that comes home maintenance. Here are some items that will help you get ready for that cozy time of year!

  • Make sure windows and skylights close tightly.
  • Check sump pump and line to ensure proper operation, and to ascertain that there are no line obstructions or visible leaks. 
  • Have furnace/heating system serviced by a qualified service professional or company.
  • Vacuum electric baseboard heaters to remove dust. 
  • Check and clean or replace furnace air filters each month during the heating season. 
  • Replace window screens with storm windows.
  • Clean leaves from roof and test down-spouts to endure proper drainage.
  • Remove grilles on forced air systems and vacuum inside the ducts.
  • Make sure all doors to the outside shut tightly. Renew door weather-stripping if required. 
  • Drain and store outdoor hoses. 
  • close valve to outdoor hose connection and drain hose bib unless your house has frost proof hose bibs. 
  • Spray out sprinklers to make sure they don't freeze.

Happy Fall! 

Aug. 31, 2018

Rocky Mountain Showdown 2018

It is that time of year, football season and here in Colorado we have a rivalry that dates clear back to 1893. The Rocky Mountain Showdown is a rivalry between Colorado State University and the University of Colorado. The winner of the game receives the Centennial Cup. The first game dates back to 1893 and was played periodically until it was cemented as an annual rivalry in 1995! 

Since 1998, the game has been played in Denver Colorado at the Bronco stadium, stating that this was neutral ground. In 2004, 2005, and 2009 the game was played at Folsom Field in Boulder. In 2020 the game will have the option of returning to the new stadium in Fort Collins. Since the ending of the Utah/Utah State game, the Rocky Mountain Showdown is currently the oldest rivalry in the Football Bowl Subdivision of NCAA Division I college football, between two public universities in the same state that have a game named "University of __ vs. __ State University"

This year the game will be played August 31, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. MST tune in to watch the game, and remember Go Rams!

Aug. 7, 2018

2018 August Gardening Tips

As hard as it is to believe, we have already reach that point in the Summer, August and it is hot! Although it is an exciting time for that beautiful garden that is in full swing with the flower beds brighter than ever and the vegetable garden thriving and about ready for harvest! 

 

It seems like there may be only two things to do to your garden this month, watering and weeding, but there is so much to be done to help your garden beat the heat and prepare for the fall!

 

Below are some items to help maintain and prepare for fall and to minimize work in the fall.

  • Remove Weeds
  • Pick out your autumn flower seeds and order in advance to ensure they have optimal time to arrive for planting.
  • Fertilize your lawn with a Summer revitalizer.
  • Once produce is ready harvest regularly and hoe weekly to weaken the common weeds
  • Add compost and mulch to keep your garden cool and to prepare for the fall months
  • Plant fall veggie starts or transplants
  • Move houseplants back indoors to acclimate them to limited sun exposure as the days tend to get shorter. 
  • If you can't water in the morning, aim for watering in the early evening to avoid letting the water sit all night. If water sits all night it can cause mildew and disease. 
  • The upcoming fall months are perfect for planting and to start thinking about what shrubs/trees you may want in your fall garden. 
  • Cut or preserve your vegetables for winter use, begin to save seeds and take cuttings.
  • Don't forget its best to work during the early morning and early evening to avoid overheating your plants! 

Hope these garden tips and tricks help you and your garden to look its best and prepare as we head into fall!

 

Aug. 2, 2018

Heritage Hills Residents Comcast Alert

Tomorrow, Friday August 3rd, a Comcast subcontractor will be working in the neighborhood in the vicinity of the Overlook pool. There will be occasional lane closures so please be aware of Traffic Control. Starting at midnight until 6 a.m. they will be upgrading their system. This means there will not be any Comcast service during that window of time. Comcast may need access to some residential properties and if so those homeowners will be notified with a door hanging. 

 

July 18, 2018

Summer Fun Around Lone Tree CO

With summer in full swing here are a couple events that will ensure a good time! It is the perfect season to get outside and enjoy time with family and friends in Colorado! Here are five events near Lone Tree that will end the summer perfectly!

1) Castle Rock's WineFest- Saturday, July 21st from 2-8 p.m. This experience give you the opportunity to try some of the best wine in the Front Range. Includes premium tastings and information sessions. Ticket purchases include a free wine tote and glass. 

2) That Eighties Band- Thursday, July 26th this event is free! Starting at 6:00 p.m. enjoy some of the best music from the 80's and most importantly don't forget your leg warmers, bright colors and big hair!

3) Con Brio- The final part in the Lone Tree Summer Concert Series This is going to be held in the Charles Schwab Amphitheater from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for food and fun. 

4) Western Welcome Week- This is the 90th Annual and is from August 10-19 with the Grand Parade scheduled for August 18th. This week-long celebration includes BBQ's, art exhibits, pancake breakfasts, concert series and firework shows! 

5) Parker Brewfest- Saturday, August 18th, the event will have plenty of live music, food, and the best beers in Colorado. The event will take place at O'Brien Park!

If you have any free time when these events are taking place, grab a friend or family member and head out to see what is in story near Lone Tree! 

July 16, 2018

Luxury Real Estate Market June 2018 Update

The Luxury Real Estate Market stats below for June show that there are 742 current residential listings and 56 active condo listings and 92 active Kentwood listings. The highest price sold in June 2018 was $7.5 million up 50% from the previous year which was $5 million in 2017. In the month of June there has been 181 closed sales which is a 4.6% increase from 2017 with 173 closed sales.

July 9, 2018

9715 Sunset Hill Circle Lone Tree CO

 This is a rare opportunity to own a ranch walkout home  in Heritage Hills with unobstructed mountain views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak. The mountain views are not only from the main floor, but the walkout lower level as well. Entering the home your eyes are drawn to the Great Room with its soaring ceilings over fifteen feet in height. You sense the volume as these ceilings carry over into the Kitchen giving the home a grand, spacious feel. 

The Great Room has built-in cabinets and bookshelves for the media center. There is a double-sided fireplace here with the opposite side benefiting the spacious Dining Room. 

The open Kitchen has 42” staggered height maple cabinetry with slab granite counter tops. The center island which gives an abundance of counter space has a double-well Kohler sink and a breakfast bar large enough for four bar stools. The Kitchen has high-end appliances including a Jenn-Air five burner gas cooktop, Bosch dishwasher, and Kitchen-Aid double wall ovens. The bottom-freezer refrigerator has a cabinet paneled front matching the Kitchen cabinetry. 

The Laundry/Mud Room, with built-in cabinets and laundry tub, is conveniently located on the main floor between the Kitchen the garage. 

A main floor Study has built-in cabinets and a desk. Adjacent to the Study is a Flex Room with a full bath. 

Entering the Master Suite, the windows allow for an abundance of natural light and fabulous mountain views. A cozy gas log fireplace makes this your own private retreat. The five-piece Master Bath has separate his and hers vanities, a double-headed shower, separate water closet and his and hers walk-in clothes closets.  

Wow is what you will say about the  mountain views from the walkout lower level. Here you will find a Recreation Room plus a spacious Media Room with built-in cherry cabinetry and crown moldings and hidden up-lighting. Also on this level is a large Office with built-in cherry wood cabinetry and shelving and Corian countertop work desk, two bedrooms, a full bath, a linen closet and a large storage closet with built-in shelving.

Other Special Features:

Fabulous mountain views off large rear deck 

Stamped concrete patio off the finished lower level 

Enclosed dog run off the north end of rear patio

Additional hose bib for enclosed dog run

Rear yard has a split rail fence with pet wire 

Structural concrete floor for lower level

All flat ceilings on the main floor are ten feet  

Double oven new in March 2018

Two gas, forced-air furnaces 

Main floor furnace has central air-conditioning 

Lower level furnace new in March 2018 

Great Room, Kitchen, Deck, Master Bedroom, Dining Room, Main floor  Study, Media room and walkout level office have built-in speakers

GFA Furnaces have Aprilaire humidifiers

Electrical hookup for a hot tub off the rear patio 

Work bench and abundant rack and shelf space in single car garage

Security/Storm doors front and back

Security system 

$889,900 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Click here for virtual tour. 

 

 

July 5, 2018

1594 Stage Run Trail, Elizabeth CO

Rare opportunity to own a historical farmhouse tucked away in a serene, treed nine acres with great mountain views from Pikes Peak to Longs Peak! Built in 1893 on homestead property, the home has retained the character and charm of an era gone by, yet it has been updated with the latest modern amenities. You will be smitten with the large covered front porch where from a porch swing you can enjoy the majestic sunsets over the Rocky Mountains. There are three separate fenced pastures, one with a natural spring, for rotating livestock. 

Entering the home, oak hardwood floors welcome you into the antique character that fills the space. On the main level you will find a large Entry Foyer being used as a formal dining area, Living Room with a wood burning stove, Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, Laundry Room, a TV Room and a 1/2 Bath. 

The updated Kitchen has two-toned painted cabinets, slab granite countertops, a center island and newer appliances. The farmhouse sink complements the design punched tin backsplash. Handsome slate flooring runs through the Kitchen and Breakfast Nook. 

A wide stairwell leads up to three Bedrooms and two full Baths on the upper floor. The Master Bedroom with wonderful mountain views is quite spacious and has a walk-in closet. The Master Bath is five-piece with a double vanity in an antique style furniture cabinet. A claw foot tub beneath a private, sunny window provides the perfect place for relaxation. 

The property includes a barn where a car can be parked if desired, a chicken house and a small shed. 

The home is remarkably cool even on hot summer days. 

Exterior painted in 2016

Interior painted in 2014

Hardwood floors refinished in 2014

New gravel walkway up to the house

New blinds in Kitchen and Family Room

Stainless steel oven/range

Two gas, forced air furnaces

Main floor Laundry Room

Wood deck on south side of house 

Covered rear patio 

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths $489,900- Click here to view virtual tour.