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!

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. 

 

 

June 21, 2018

2018 Summer Hiking Season is on in RidgeGate!

Today is the first day of Summer and whats a better way to celebrate everyone's favorite season than to get active and get outside! Each year, RidgeGate teams up with South Suburban Parks and Recreation District to provide guided nature hikes on Willow Creek Trail in the RidgeGate bluffs and completely free. 

These hikes are led by professional naturalists from SSPRD. They offer insights into the natural ecosystems here, as well as a chance to get some fresh air and exercise. To register for these hikes click here.

Hiking Schedule:

June 30th 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Finding the Awe in Nature 

July 14th 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Urban Coyotes 

July 27th 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Full Moon Hike 

August 3rd 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Insects & Spiders

August 18th 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Monarchs & Milkweed 

September 8th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Bison in Colorado: Then & Now 

September 24th 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Full Moon Hike 

September 29th 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Autumn Glory 

June 14, 2018

Grand Opening Celebration of Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge

Come join the City of Lone Tree in celebrating the grand opening of the Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge on Thursday, June 28.  There will be remarks from Mayor Jackie Millet followed by light refreshments. The remarks will begin at 3:45 p.m. on the south side of the bridge near the leaf structure. This bridge will help the community get safely across to the many amenities on both sides of Lincoln Avenue.Click here to RSVP! 

June 1, 2018

Kentwood Real Estate DTC is Moving!

Kentwood Real Estate New OfficeKentwood Real Estate DTC has some exciting news to share, our office is moving! We are moving to our newly constructed office building at 4949 S. Niagara Street, Suite 400, Denver, Colorado 80237. The new office will have a hip new vibe to it complete with bright windows surrounding each side and a great patio! The building was built specifically for Kentwood. Some space will be leased to Land Title Guarantee Company and Alpine Bank. 

Our new office is conveniently located to multiple exciting restaurants and shops. A couple of these include; Ruth's Chris, Los Chingones, Monk and Mongoose Coffee, and The Landmark Theater.  

The Kentwood Company was founded in 1981, was the first office of what would eventually become Kentwood Real Estate, a Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate. Today Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of three offices, Kentwood Real Estate DTC, Kentwood City Properties, and Kentwood Cherry Creek.

Kentwood Real Estate DTC has a premier location in the Denver Technological Center allowing Kentwood's leading real estate professionals to serve clients in the  southern sector of Metro Denver.  It's a quick drive to downtown Denver or to Castle Rock and all the areas in between.  

We will officially move into our new office starting June 11th! Look for our upcoming blog as we begin our journey in our new space. We are currently waiting for the city to approve our landmark that will be on a monument on the ground in front of the building!

 

Kentwood Real Estate New Office

Kentwood Real Estate New Office

May 30, 2018

What are Those Yellow Bikes in your Neighborhood?

Chances are if you have been out and about recently you have seen these yellow bikes around your neighborhood. They look like, at first glance, that someone has abandoned their bike or many of them seem to be left in random places, but make no mistake those bikes are left there on purpose! This is called OFO and its super easy to use!

1. Download the app on any mobile device and register with your basic information and payment method.

2. Use the map function to locate available bikes nearby.

3. Once an available bike is located, scan the QR code on the license plate or enter the plate number manually to unlock the bike and you'll be ready to go. 

4. Once you have completed your ride, park the bicycle in an appropriate location, lock it and tap "trip complete" in the app and that's it! 

These bikes can be found virtually anywhere and make it a fun and easy way to get outside! The cost is only $1 an hour for as many hours as one would like! Next time you see a yellow "abandoned" bike, take it out for a ride!

May 29, 2018

Free Yoga in the Park in RidgeGate

Free Yoga in the Park classes begin tonight Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30 pm!

 

Bring your yoga mat and join RidgeGate and South Suburban Parks Recreation's Lone Tree Recreation Center as they bring you Free Yoga in the Park series in Belvedere Park the series will start 6:30p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month through August.

This series is a great way to release the stress of your day and energize your body in a fresh outdoor setting. It also gives a chance to get to know some neighbors in the area. No yoga experience is needed. No need to register, grab your yoga mat and come on out to the park. 

  • Tuesday, May 29th, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 26th, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 21st, 6:30-7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28th, 6:30-7:30 pm 

In case of rain or heavy lightning the class will be cancelled. 

May 25, 2018

9544 S. Shadow Hill Circle, Lone Tree CO-Under Contract!

This exciting Colorado mountain contemporary in Heritage Hills offers fantastic mountain views including Mount Evans! The home sits on almost a one-third acre lot and the yard is beautifully landscaped with many deciduous and evergreen trees. 

Outdoor Living Area: 

The approach to the home is striking in appearance with its architectural detail and wraparound Outdoor Living Area. Guests on the veranda will enjoy the open Colorado air and the view of Mount Evans. On the veranda you will find three seating areas, a fireplace and a DCS stainless steel barbecue grill. 

Entry Foyer:

A handsome alder wood door with sidelight welcomes you into the home. Upon entering the home there is an immediate sense of volume and space. The dramatic two-story Entry Foyer has an octagonal window above the entry door that brings in lots of natural light. The hickory wood flooring extends into the Living and Dining Rooms, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook. In your view is the winding staircase to the upstairs with a cherry wood handrail and antique bronze balustrades.

Living Room: 

You can welcome guests into the Living Room with its beautiful mountain views. There is an art niche, elegant cherry wood molding and the ceiling is ten feet.  

Dining Room: 

The spacious dining room has a terrific Mount Evans view as well. Notice the dramatic, oval recessed ceiling. Glass-paned French doors, flanked by large windows with plantation shutters, lead to the Outdoor Living Area.  

Kitchen: 

The gourmet Kitchen features craftsman style cherry wood cabinets, slab granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including a newer Zephr stainless steel vent hood. Guests will inevitably gather around the large center island. You will enjoy being in the kitchen with corner windows above the sink and for your convenience a walk-in Pantry with automatic lighting. The Breakfast Nook, with a wall of shelves for storage, has a door that provides access to the Outdoor Living Area. 

Family Room: You will step down from the Kitchen and Breakfast Nook areas into the Family Room with a two-story ceiling, built-in media center, a slate gas log fireplace and extensive cherry wood trim. 

Powder Room:  

The Powder Room with expansive ceramic tile flooring has a custom built vanity with a glass tile countertop and a designer copper sink. 

Main Floor Study:

Entry into the main floor Study is through embossed glass French doors beneath a leaded glass transom window. The Study has built-in Cherry wood cabinets, bookshelves and wainscot. Again, the Study the ceiling height is 10 feet.  

Master Suite:

The Master Suite is a special retreat with its fireplace, dry bar, large walk-in closet and spacious five-piece bath with jetted tub and glass wall for natural light. 

The secondary bedrooms have a Jack’n Jill bath. The guest bedroom has an private en suite Bath. 

Finished Basement:

A winding staircase leads down to a spacious landing with a seating area at the bottom of the stairs. In this finished lower level is a Recreation Room with a Media Center, beautifully done Wet Bar, sunny Office, Exercise Room (Can be converted to a bedroom.) and a ¾ Bath with a walk-in shower. 

There are handsome stone accents throughout the Recreation Room area and you can relax alongside the cozy stone accented gas log fireplace. The nicely done Wet Bar cherry cabinets, slab granite countertop, a stainless steel bar fridge, mini fridge, microwave and sink. The bar can easily accommodate six bar stools. 

The Media Center is nicely presented with open cherry wood built-ins, glass shelving and halogen lighting. Movies, sporting events and such will be with exciting impact given the built-in surround sound speaker system. 

The size in the recreation area easily accommodates a full-size pool table. Off the recreation area is a great Exercise Room with an attractive ceiling fan in the recessed ceiling and frameless, mirrored by-pass closet doors will allow this room to be converted to a fifth Bedroom if desired. 

The ¾ bath in the basement has a slab granite countertop, antique bronze fixtures and a walk-in shower. Note the unique stone flooring in the shower basin. 

The windows in the basement are surprisingly large which provides appreciated natural light. 

 5 Bedrooms 5 Baths Click here to view virtual tour. 

 

 

May 18, 2018

Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Officially Open

The City of Lone Tree tweeted on May 15th that the Lincoln Avenue Pedestrian Bridge is officially open. This bridge will help the community get safely across to the many amenities on both sides of Lincoln Avenue. There may be crews putting some finishing touches on but the bridge will remain open.

May 17, 2018

City of Denver Market Update May 2018

 The City of Denver Real Estate Market stats below for April show that there are 696 current detached listings and 701 active attached listings and 86 active Kentwood listings. The highest price sold in April 2018 was $4.15 million up 69.4% from the previous year which was $2.45 million in 2017. In the month of April there has been 1,887 closed sales which is a 6.1% increase from 2017 with 1778 closed sales. There has been an 109% change in days on market between the two years with the average being 132 in 2018 and 63 in 2017.