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!

Aug. 10, 2017

Fall Events in Lone Tree

Summer is coming to a quick end and fall is right around the corner. The city of Lone Tree is putting on multiple events
that will be sure to get you and your family out and enjoying the fall season. Check out the events below. More information and tickets are available through www.lonetreeartscenter.org and www.cityoflonetree.com 

 

August 2017 Events 

August 11th The Motones at The Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

August 12th Summer Sounds at Sweetwater & Annual Street Food Soiree Ft. The Band of Heathens 

August 19th Get Into Golf Clinic at Lone Tree Golf Club 

August 27th Bluffs 8K Trail Race at Lone Tree Recreation Center 

September 2017 Events 

September 5th Spirit Voices with Donnie Betts at the Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall 

September 9th Wag N' Romp Dog Event at Cook Creek Pool 

September 10th Smirk at Lone Tree Arts Center

September 13th Clara & Company with Sara Parkinson, Philip Stevens, and Betsy Schwarm at the Lone Tree Center Event Hall 

September 15th Blind Boys of Alabama at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

September 16th Endless Summer Family Tennis Event at the Lone Tree Golf Club 

September 23rd The Company Men at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

October 2017 Events 

October 3rd Up in the Air with Peter Davison at the Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall 

October 7th Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival at Schweiger Ranch 

October 7th Classic Albums Live: Abbey Road at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

October 8th Bird Festival with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies at the Lone Tree Arts Center 

October 11th Bettman and Halpin at the Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall 

October 14th Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

October 20th National Geographic Live! View from Above with Astronaut Terry Virts at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage

October 22nd Colorado Children's Chorale at the Lone Tree Arts Center Event Hall 

October 27th Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue at the Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage 

Aug. 8, 2017

Luxury Real Estate Market Update August 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

Highest Profit Net for Sellers in a Decade

In a recent article published by Realtor Mag, it explains how home sellers in the second quarter of this year, 2017, sold their properties for an average of $51,000 more than they paid for them when they bought them. That being said it is the highest price gain for sellers since 2007, according to a new report by real estate data form ATTOM Data Solutions, when it was $57,000.

When ATTOM Data Solutions began tracking such data the sellers had owned their homes on an average of eight years, this being the longest tenure of homeownership since the first quarter of 2000. However, senior vice president at ATTOM Data Solutions says, "While it's the most profitable time to sell in a decade, its also extremely difficult to find another home to purchase, which is helping to keep homeowners in their homes longer before selling. And the market is becoming even more competitive, with the share of cash buyers in the second quarter increasing annually for the first time in four years."

Out of 118 metro areas with at least 1,000 home sales in the second quarter, ATTOM Data Solutions found that these five cities had the highest percentage of sales in which sellers got top dollar. 

1. San Jose, California with 75% 

2. San Francisco, California with 65% 

3. Seattle, Washington with 63% 

4. Modesto, California with 62% 

5. Denver, Colorado with 62% 

 

To read the full story and to view more pictures regarding this story, click here. 

July 19, 2017

Closure on Lincoln Avenue

 Lincoln Avenue will be closed between Park Meadows and Yosemite Street starting this Friday, July 21st at 8:00 p.m. till July 24th at 5:00 p.m. This is because the 81-ft structural leaf and deck will be installed over the weekend! Below is  a picture of the detour that will be available during this time. 

July 13, 2017

Lone Tree Arts Center Summer Concerts

 

 

The Lone Tree Arts Center is hosting multiple events this summer season. So, if you are looking for something fun to do and are in the Lone Tree area, check out some of these events!

After Midnight on July 21,2017 

If you like to swing dance you will love this group of musicians! Roger Campbell, award-winning clarinetist leads Denver's Big Band Swing sextet. They have performed thousands of concerts all around the world for jazz festivals, clubs, summer concerts and more. They perform chart topping songs by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra. This bad is modern, exciting, dance-able and great fun for listeners of all ages. 

Doves Cry: A Tribute to Legends Lost on August 4, 2017 

In 2016 the music industry had dealt with the loss of some of the most beloved and iconic musicians. This series is all about remembrance of three of the finest artists of our time, these include: David Bowie, George Michael and Prince. These high-energy performances feature their most popular songs. Join in to pay tribute to the musicians that influenced pop culture and shaped the music industry for generations to come!

The Motones on August 11, 2017 

Round out the summer with this band that is sure to get you up on your feet! The Motones have a cast of very talented singers, a full band and songbook of Motown hits! Their repertoire includes hit songs from The Jackson 5, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye blended with current hits in the Motown style. 

 

July 5, 2017

An Easy to use DENVER MLS SEARCH is just clicks away!

One of the BEST features of my website that I am proud to offer is the Denver MLS Search.

It is a comprehensive search where you can search for any type of home that are available for sale in the entire metropolitan Denver area The options that are avaliable are  residentialcondominiumsforclosuresvacant landincome properties and more.   You can search in a couple of different ways depending on where your interest lies. You can search by MLS numberschool district,  address or even the 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 take a few minutes, there is no obligation and to sign up requires limited information.  To get started just click HERE.

June 29, 2017

6109 S Kirk St., Centennial CO

This Springfield model was quality built by Village Homes and is in the popular Greenfield neighborhood. Greenfield amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, playground and greenbelts with walking/jogging trails. Wait until you see the fabulous, large rear yard and its white picket fence! It’s a great yard for kids to play games or to have a garden. Stepping inside the home you are greeted by a two-story ceiling in the entry foyer, living room and dining room and a curving staircase leading upstairs. Lovely Oak hardwood floors are extended throughout the main floor except the laundry room where there is vinyl flooring.

When entering the kitchen, you will appreciate the 9 ft ceilings that give a spacious feel. The attractive slab granite counter top is complete with a double-well composite sink and a center island that doubles as a breakfast bar. The Breakfast nook adjoining the kitchen accommodates a large table and an ample number of chairs for larger families. Access to the rear deck and rear yard is off the breakfast nook.

The 9ft ceilings continue into the family room where there is a media center and a stone-wrapped gas log fireplace. The ceiling fan with lighting makes this a comfortable family area.

Upstairs, the master suite is entered through double doors and has a pitched ceiling with a ceiling fan and lighting. The walk-in closet provides a convenient wall safe. The master bath is five-piece bath with a double vanity and separate water closet.

All bedrooms have a ceiling fan with lighting. The guest bath also has a double vanity.

Having four bedrooms upstairs, plus an office located in the garden level basement, it makes for plenty of room for a growing family.

The garden level basement includes a flat screen and a Sony home theater sound system. In addition to the media room is a recreation room and an office.

 

Additional Features:

Simonton windows new in June 2016

     Windows have a lifetime warranty on the seals and is transferable

           Southern exposure bedrooms all have Double E windows

     Basement carpet new June 2017

           Redwood deck

          Storage shed under rear deck.

$459,900 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths- Click here to see the Virtual Tour! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 19, 2017

3D Tour of Manor House in Homestead Farm II Centennial CO

The lastest trends in technology always seem to be changing and evolving from being wireless and hands free to enhancing different types of experiences. One of these experiences that has become very active in the real estate world is the idea of 3D tours. This advancement is done using a 360-degree camera making it possible to get all angles of an area in minutes. Now, this is quite different than a video camera.

When you first open a 3D tour you are given two ways to see a home. One being "dollhouse" view which shows the house step by step as you click through you are given a feeling of actual being in the home and being present but being able to do so at the comfort of your iphone, tablet, or computer. The "floorplan" view which is the other option that is available shows the house from above, as if the roof was removed and you were looking down into it. 

The home that is linked in this blog is a gorgeous home with striking street appeal located in the very popular neighborhood of Homestead Farm II. This home was built by the well-known builder Sanford Homes and is the popular model known as a Manor House. You will click your way through this entire house and see the custom kitchen and updated master bath. With the tour you can see floor to ceiling views of each room and glide through with one simple click. 

Check out the 3D Tour here! 

 

 

June 16, 2017

Denver Area Housing Continues Record Breaking Trend

In May of 2017 a record breaking 179 homes all priced over $1 million sold and closed. This record is over 21 percent from the month prior and is nearly 38 percent year over year. According to Elaine Stucy, DMAR Market Trends Committee member and metro Denver real estate agent, she said “ By this time next month, sales in the Luxury Market of homes priced over $1 million will likely surpass one billion dollars year to date. This is a stunning trend in a month where traditionally the greatest number of homes come into the market. However, instead of a buildup in supply, there was a full 1 percent reduction in months of inventory to a 5.8 month supply”

In Denver the average home prices have continued an upward rise to a new high of $449,736. This is up 2.84 percent from the previous month and up 9.83 perfect from a year ago. Steve Danyliw, Chairman of the DMAR Market Trends Committee and Denver real estate agent states, “Housing numbers seasonally surge this time of the year and 2017 is no different, we experienced robust gains in active listings, new listings, under contracts and sales volume for the entire residential market. Inventory continues to be a significant concern, particularly in the lower price ranges.”

According to Danyliw, Of all the available listings that are currently on the market in the Denver area only 41 percent of those listings are priced below $500,000. He also states, “that the competition for homes under $500,000 is fierce as this price segment is below one month of inventory. Considering this price range accounts for 74 percent of all sales in metro Denver, homebuyers should expect continued competition.”

There were 5,895 active listings in May, relating to single family and condo’s, this number is up 9.96 percent from the month prior and 7.91 percent year over year. New listings, homes under contract, and the number of sold listings all increased from the month prior as well as year over year. Complete for a total sales volume of over $2.39 billion dollars.

The monthly report also includes statistics and analyses in its supplemental “Luxury Market Report” “Signature Market Report” and “Premier Market Report”. In May 179 homes sold and closed for $1 million or greater, this being said it reached a new single-month sales record for this segment. The closed dollar volume in May for luxury residential was up 19 percent month over month and 34.43 percent year over year.

The highest priced single-family home sold in Denver in May for $5,850,000, above ground square feet 7,358 with five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. As well as the highest priced condo sold was $1,837,500 having two bedrooms, three bathrooms and above ground square feet 2,338. Listing and selling agents for both transactions are members of DMAR.

This all being said, just as the Luxury Market is “hot,” so is the Signature Market. This market is comprised of homes prices between $750,000 and $999,999.  Brigette Modglin from DMAR Market Trends Committee member and metro Denver real estate agent explains, “The single-family Signature Market was hot like the summer days we are starting to get. We saw over 19 percent more homes sell from the month prior and 50.7 percent more year over year. Sales volume increased over 19 percent compared to April and over 49% from a year ago.” 

Download DMAR full report here. 

June 12, 2017

Summer Concerts in City of Lone Tree!

The City of Lone Tree has announced its 2017 dates for the FREE Summer Concerts in beautiful Sweetwater Park. This year’s dates are June 17th and August 12th from 6-9pm.

NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS - Saturday, June 17th - 6-9pm
The New Orleans Suspects create their own unique mix of R&B, zydeco, funk and jazz that can only be described as music for all to enjoy.  Head down to the park to enjoy a night filled with music, food trucks, and an activity and craft corner for the young ones!

THE BAND OF HEATHENS - Saturday, August 12th - 6-9pm
Enjoy the final days of summer with The Band of Heathens, a group of high energy rockers that are best described as true Americana mixed with folk, country, jam-rock and blues. Grab a blanket or chair and your loved ones and head on down for an evening of music and the 3rd annual Street Food Soiree. This competition brings some of Denver Metro’s best food trucks to Lone Tree to battle it out – come sample and vote alongside celebrity judges! There will also be an activity and craft corner for the young ones.

Check the City of Lone Tree’s website for updated information.

http://www.cityoflonetree.com/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1606278

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Parking Information:

Lone Tree Civic Center
This parking lot is closed to the general public for the event. This parking lot is designated in the event that Emergency Response is implemented, including evacuation of the park. Access to this parking lot is permitted only to event operations personnel. Parking in this area may result in your car being towed.

Lone Tree Library
Parking lot opens at 5:00 pm. Handicap parking is available.

Cook Creek Pool*
Parking lot opens at 6:00 pm for Event Parking.  There is no parking for event attendees in this parking lot before 6:00 pm. Handicap parking is available.
*NO PARKING AT COOK CREEK POOL ON SATURDAY, JUNE 17TH

Treo Parking Lot
Located on 9070 Maximus Drive, Lone Tree.  Located off Yosemite Street, Lone Tree.
Handicap parking is available.

Street Parking
Residential street parking is permitted in Lone Tree and Acres Green. Please consider residents and ensure you do not impact access to their residence.

Parking illegally may potentially result in your car being towed and/or incur a citation. City of Lone Tree Police Department will be patrolling residential streets.

Handicap parking is available on the west side of Sweetwater Road, from Lodgepole Trail and Big Horn Court.  This area is signed as Handicap Parking.

What to Bring:

·         Sunscreen/hat

·         Lawn chairs (no high-back lawn chairs are permitted between the sound booth and the stage)

·         Tarps and blankets (no bigger than 5’ X 8’.  Please share your tarp when you’re not using it)

·         Coolers and unopened plastic water/soda bottles and cans (coolers will be searched if need be)

·         Camera (no professional photo equipment allowed)

·         Stroller’s and baby packs are allowed

·         Rain Gear (event goes on rain or shine)

·         Alcohol in plastic bottles or cans is permitted

What NOT to Bring:

·         No glass in the park

·         No smoking in the park

·         No illegal drugs

·         No unlicensed vending

·         No professional photo equipment, video cameras or video recording equipment

·         No dogs of any kind

·         No tents of any kind

What will be available onsite?

·         Food Trucks - food and non-alcoholic beverages

·         Port-a-potties and handicap access

·         Hand sinks

·         Trash and Recycling Stations

·         Lost and Found (located at the City of Lone Tree Tent)

 

If you are interested in being a vendor or a sponsor of this event, please contact Allissa Dailey at Allissa.Dailey@cityoflonetree.com.