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!

Dec. 11, 2017

Highly Anticipated Restaurant Sierra Opens This Weekend!

On December 15 the highly anticipated restaurant Sierra will open its doors in Lone Tree! This restaurant is the newest addition from the Brinkerhoff Family. They currently owe the popular restaurant La Loma in downtown Denver, it has been a Denver favorite for over 30 years.

Sierra will feature an outdoor feel with scenic views, oak wood-fired grill and courtyard seating. it will also have fine wine and hand crafted cocktails. 

Carrying over a different feel from that of La Loma, Sierra will have an American-style food. For example they will be serving items such as Rotisserie chicken, pizzettas, and oak wood-fired steaks. Owner Mark Brinkerhoff states, "We want Sierra to feel like your second home and become a neighborhood staple for friends and family to gather, the same way La Loma has become a true staple in the Denver Area." 

You can make reservations now by calling (303) 662-8800 or book online at https://reserve.com/r/sierra. 

Dec. 8, 2017

Luxury Real Estate Market Update December 2017

Dec. 7, 2017

3rd Annual Client Appreciation Party 2017!

Our 2017 Client Appreciation Party was a huge success!  We had a blast! We could not have wished for a better turn out with good people, great food and lots of laughter. It was an honor to have many new and long time clients visit us in our home. It is always such a joy, getting to catch up with everyone. We've heard back from several people that the pumpkin, apple and pecan pies were delicious for their Thanksgiving dinners. A special surprise in the goody bags that everyone took home from the party were the J. Garland Thurman chocolates. Thank you to our sponsors Colorado Cleanup Services and Solomon Brothers Construction Services who helped to make this event possible.

Garland and Patti Thurman 

I also wanted to add that it was so great to finally meet all of you! I look forward to seeing you again. 

-Michael-Anne Goodart 

Below are a few photos from the party. Click here to see a slideshow of all photos taken.

 

 

 

 

Nov. 29, 2017

Coming Soon- The Retreat at RidgeGate!

Exciting news is around the corner for RidgeGate. There is an up and coming housing development that is expected to start selling homes around the beginning of January 2018. As more information becomes available you can check the area out on my website, or click here! We will be adding floor-plans of each home that they will have available. 

The Retreat at RidgeGate offers a secluded valley location, yet being apart of RidgeGate's master-plan community these luxury homes are all conveniently located close to all your shopping, restaurant, entertainment and recreational needs! The contemporary style homes are spacious with 2,854 to 5,680 finished square feet. With I-25 so easy to access, it is a 10-15 minute commute to the Denver Tech Center and only a 30 minute commute to the heart of Downtown Denver.  

Look for floor-plans and more information in the upcoming months! 

Nov. 9, 2017

Luxury Real Estate Market Update November 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

Don't Forget to Change Your Clocks Back Sunday Night!

Posted in Communities
Oct. 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Posted in Communities
Oct. 27, 2017

Pumpkin Carving Tips

With Halloween right around the corner, pumpkin carving is a popular activity. There are so many different designs and ideas that come with pumpkin carving, with the hacks below it will make your carving experience much easier. These hacks will also give you some ideas to try out some different designs that you may not have thought of before. 

1. Use a Dry Erase Marker- Using a dry-erase marker will make your outlining process much simpler. If you make a mistake it is easy to simply wipe it off rather than the typical approach by using a permanent marker. 

2. To light your pumpkin, many people are using artificial candles rather than the real candle. The best way to light up the whole pumpkin is to cut a hole in the back rather than the top that way the light can reflect from the top allowing for more light.

3. If you are carving the top of the pumpkin off to make a lid, cut a notch so it is easy to find where to place the top back on.

4. Use an ice cream scoop to clean out the "guts" of the pumpkin. Not only will this help scoop everything out easier, but it will make the walls of the pumpkin thinner to make it easier to carve. 

5. If you want to make a simple design with stars or other shapes, cookie cutters can be a good option. 

6. To make certain sized holes a drill it the best way to make sure the circle is even. 

7. If you sprinkle the pumpkin with cinnamon, make sure to wipe of the access as this could be flammable. But once you put a candle into the pumpkin after you have sprinkled cinnamon it will make your home spell like pumpkin spice!

8. After carving your pumpkin, to keep it fresh rub petroleum jelly on the parts that you carved. It will keep it fresh much longer. 

9.To add a more simple glow, adding twinkle lights to a jar and then setting them in the pumpkin can give an light glow that might not be as bright as normal candles.

10. Print out a pattern to follow. 

11. Instead of completely carving the pumpkin, it can be a fun design to try to etch the pumpkin this is the process of removing the first layers of the pumpkin but not going all the way through. 

12. Once the pumpkin is carved you can die the "flesh" of the pumpkin with food coloring to add some fun colors.

13. Turn your pumpkin into a vase, get a bouquet from the store and cut the stems to fit into the pumpkin.

There are tons of fun ways to carve/ decorate your pumpkin for the holiday season check out full ways here! Have a great weekend! 

Oct. 24, 2017

Denver Metro Real Estate October Update

As October is coming to an end and the market has continued to slow. Reports are showing that showings of homes on the market are slowing and prices of currently listed homes are decreasing. 

The number of sold listings decreased 21.58%, from a total of 7,586 in September. It is to be noted that even with this decrease the market is still ahead of last year of year-to-date closings. 

In a sampling of DMAR REALTOR members showings are slowing down and price reductions are becoming more prevalent to gain some traction. According to this report, heightened buyer demands during the inspection are causing more contract fall outs and more home to come back onto the market. This being said, in the MLS there are more commonly seen "back on the market" and "price reduction" rather than "new listing". 

In September, it was seen that the average and median home prices decreased compared to the previous month. The trend seems to be continuing into October.According to Steve Danyliw, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends and Committee and Denver REALTOR, "Even as things cool, we remain robust as low inventory continues to move home prices higher" He adds, "The question on my mind is how much more room is left for prices to push higher." 

In September the highest priced home sold was 4.3 Million in Cherry Hills Village, with 5 bedrooms and 7 baths, an above ground square footage of 7,947. 

Click here to see the full DMAR report. 

Oct. 11, 2017

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH! 2960 S Williams Street

OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH FROM 1:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. Stop by and check out this great home in Cherry Hills Vista! 

You will love the charm of this sunlight filled home in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Cherry Hills Vista. Notice the pretty homes and wide streets as you drive into the neighborhood. The neighborhood is very family oriented and Harvard Gulch Park with a community swimming pool is close by. The ever-popular Washington Park is only a six-seven minute drive away. Cherry Hills Vista is conveniently located between Downtown Denver and the Denver Tech Center.

The home has one of the nicest front and rear yards that you will be able to find in the area. There’s plenty of room in this yard to play soccer or catch.

Upon entering the home, the abundant window space provides a bright Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook.

Living Room:

The large windows in the Living Room allow lots of natural light. Here you will find crown molding and the attractive hardwood flooring flows up the staircase to the upper floor. The staircase has new balustrades.

Kitchen:

The bright Kitchen has ceramic tile flooring, crown molding, a stainless steel oven/range, dishwasher and a new, large stainless steel sink.  A glass-paned door leading to the lower level “opens up” the breakfast nook.

Master Bedroom:

The Master Bedroom on the main floor welcomes you with a walk-in closet and lovely plantation shutters that extend into the five-piece Master Bathroom. Here you will find ceramic flooring, a soaking tub, a separate steam shower and a large glass-block window to ensure plenty of natural light.

On the upper floor are two Bedrooms and an updated full Bath with clear glass shower doors.

Going down to the basement you will notice that the whole staircase is new including stairs and stair walls.

Downstairs in the finished basement there is a recreation room, office area, laundry area, and storage. The laundry area has beautiful tile flooring.  

In the rear yard there is a wonderful two-tiered rear deck, and a great, open back yard that is really nice and flat making it perfect for children to play. Also, in the rear yard you will find 5 perennial gardens irrigated by the automatic sprinkler system.

Other Special Features:

·         Custom fit shades in the Living Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

·         Six panel doors on the main and upper floors

 $549,900 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Click Here to See Virtual Tour!