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. 25, 2018

Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival 2018

Saturday, October 6th, The City of Lone Tree and the Schweiger Ranch Foundation are inviting people out to come and join them for the annual Schweiger Ranch Fall Festival. There will be plenty of fun fall activities pick out a pumpkin straight from the patch or take a hay ride around the ranch. This event is free and open to the public. Below are some of the activities that will be offered. 

Event Activities are:

  • Hay Rides
  • Pumpkin Patch 
  • Pumpkin Decorating 
  • Story Time 10:15 a.m./ 12:15 p.m.
  • Ranch Tours 
  • Cave of Confusion 
  • Live Bluegrass Music from Timber!
  • Food Trucks 
  • Petting Zoo
  • Multiple activities and crafts at the various vendor tents  

This event will run from 10am-2pm and is located at 10822 S. Havana Street in Lone Tree CO 80124. To park follow the signs on Havana that direct you to park in the parking lot behind the green gate on your way to the ranch and take a shuttle ride in! 

 

Sept. 24, 2018

2018 Fall Festivities in Denver

The air is starting to become crisper, leaves are starting to fall, and pumpkin flavored everything is taking over. With fall comes the start of the holiday season and fall festivals and activities. 

September:

  • Denver Oktoberfest- It is September 28th-30th in the Ballpark Neighborhood. Enjoy German attractions, including music from national touring groups, performances by international dancers, children's activities, heritage booths selling German Goods, and German bier and cuisine. 
  • Farm to Bottle Fall Festival- September 29th on Old South Gaylord Street, between Mississippi Tennessee avenues. Local craft breweries, wineries and distilleries step into the light during this festival an all day toast to the fall season. Combining both the feel of a farmers market and a brew fest. There will also be live music and venues to shop for locally made crafts. 
  • Westword Feast- September 30 at McNichols Civic Center Building. A celebration of Denver dining, a culinary bash from Westword, Denver's alt-weekly newspaper. Unlimited food samples from dozens of Denver's restaurants. Alcohol and live music is part of the event as well. 

October:

  • Denver Shred Fest- October 6th at the Levitt Pavilion. Protect our Winters (POW) presents the inauguaral Denver Shred Fest with musical headliners. There will also be a ski and snowboard rail jam, professional lumberjack competition, beer festival and food trucks. 
  • TheBigWonderful Denver- October 6-7 at 4400 Fox Street. TheBigWonderful returns to Denver this fall with a two-day musical lineup as well as a Beerfest with more than 20 local breweries, cideries and distilleries, plus plenty of food trucks.
  • Punkin Chunkin- October 6-7 at 26000 E. Quincy Ave in Aurora. This is the 19th year of this festival. Viewers can watch their favorite Punkin Chunkin teams, as well as pick a pumpkin from the patch, and listen to live music. Many other events are available as well.
  • Pumpkin Harvest Festival- October 6-7 at Four Mile Historic Park. A chance to find the perfect pumpkin, go for a ride in a horse-drawn wagon and down a pint in the beer garden. There is also an opportunity to craft your own scarecrow and listen to old-time music. 
  • Harvest Week- October 7-11 at The GrowHaus. Every night of this week, six Colorado chefs will come together to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up dinner at The GrowHaus. 
  • Pumpkin Festival- October 12-14 at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton. A chance to celebrate fall at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms. Plenty of family and children activities and will be able to explore a 10-acre pumpkin patch. 
  • Bloody Mary Festival- October 13 at the EXDO Event Center. A Saturday day brunch blowout featuring a three-hour marathon of unlimited bloody Mary samplings from numerous restaurants, bars and local liquor companies. Food trucks and live music will be present. 
  • Maker Faire Denver- October 13-14 at the National Western Complex. Maker Faire is a venue for people to showcase their art, experiments, hobbies, crafts and projects. A family-friendly event that will feature everything from wearable tech, to musical petting zoo, to the largest BattleBots competition in the Western U.S. 
  • Denver Film Festival- October 31- November 11 at various venues around the greater Denver area. The Denver Film Festival brings over 200 guest filmmakers and sells over 55,000 tickets to more than 250 films, from blockbusters and documentaries to shorts and independent films. 

November 

  • Denver International Wine Festival- November 1-3 at the Denver Marriott Westminster. Recognized as one of the "Best Wine Festivals Across America" by Food & Wine magazine. This festival showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region. 
  • Denver Arts Week- November 2-10 at various galleries, museums and theaters in the Denver area. Denver Arts Week takes place at seven neighborhood art districts, several museums and dozens of art galleries, and it includes the popular Night At The Museums, where several of the city's greatest museums are free. 
  • Beaujolais & Beyond Festival- November 19-21 at 2027 Old West Colfax Ave in Denver. Watch as 20 Colorado chegs face off by creating French-inspired dishes paired with this year's Beaujolais Nouveau wine. 
Sept. 20, 2018

New Listing Coming Soon!

1476 South Beach Court, Denver CO 

This home is the perfect opportunity for someone who would love to come in and make the home their own. It will be great for remodeling. 

  • New Furnace in less than 10 years.
  • New plumbing within 15 years ago.
  • New windows within 15 years ago.
  • New plumbing within 15 years ago.
  • Roof shingles are new as of January 2011 
  • Enclosed rear patio is hard coat stucco
  • The garage slab has a footer about 2' deep and 1' wide.
  • There is a gas line hook-up available for a gas stove.
  • Brick exterior excluding the rear patio. 

The neighborhood is quiet and close to a park and school, making it a great location for a family home. The remodel gives the perfect family a chance to really take over and make the home exactly what they are looking for. 

 

Sept. 18, 2018

Looking for a Home in RidgeGate?

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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!