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!

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. 

May 16, 2018

Open House This Sunday! May 20!

Come out to RidgeGate this Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th to see this beautiful move-in ready home!

Both open houses will run 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. 

10152 Bluffmont Lane 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, $515,000!

As you walk up to this home the first thing that you will notice is the welcoming front porch with its lovely sitting area. The warm and calming feeling you experience when entering this opened floor plan home is created through the decorative use of the Kahrs cherry silk matte wood flooring that runs through the first floor, a light taupe colored painted walls with tall brilliant white painted ceilings and baseboards. The study off the front entrance of this home has beautiful glass french doors and white plantation shutters to allow the natural sunlight into this space. The living room and dining gives you a feeling of openness through the floor plan and large, tall windows that bring the outdoors in. The is a granite titled fireplace in the living room, it is the same granite as in the kitchen/dining area. Off the dining area are the tall glass patio doors that lead you out to a large and beautiful concrete stamped patio with overlooking views of the RidgeGate Community and the Denver skyline. The kitchen is designed with tall maple cabinets, the cherry wood flooring, decorative pendant lighting over the countertop, backsplash with large ceramic and stainless steel titles, slab granite counter tops, large storage walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Underneath the stairwell leading to the upstairs level is a long closet and storage area that was created by California Closets, it is also a great place to store your wine collection. The main floor power room and laundry/mudroom has beautiful large Italian tile flooring. The cabinets in the laundry/mudroom are the same cherry cabinets as in the kitchen. As you walk up the beautifully carpeted cherry wood stairs and the tall ceiling stairway to the second floor you will notice the decorative wood and metal railings. Once stepping onto the second floor you enter a large, decorated opened foyer area leading to the second bedroom and the master suit. There is a french door entry into the master suit. There is a calming sitting area with round windows and a tall ceiling that can also be used as an entertainment/media area and is wired for such. Opposite the sitting area is the bedroom area with tall scenic windows, a high vaulted ceiling and a granite titled fireplace. The five piece master bath has maple cabinets, large Italian title flooring, polished chrome light fixtures, slab granite countertops with metallic title and granite backsplash, large bathtub, walk-in ceramic title and metallic title shower and a double vanity and separate water closet. Off the bathroom area is a wonderful walk-in closet with built-ins created by California Closets. The secondary bedroom has a french door closet with built-ins by California Closets. The windows are tall and wide to let the natural light in with a Juliet balcony, bathroom has a granite countertop with backsplash, maple cabinets, full bath with ceramic and glass titles, round window and toilet area.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIRTUAL TOUR!

May 14, 2018

Denver Metro Real Estate Update May 2018

 The average sold price for homes in March was $487,082 that is up 3.91% percent from the prior month and 11.38% up from April 2017. The amount of homes sold are down 4.88%  from the prior month with 4,384 homes sold in the Denver Metro Area. That's 8.97 percent from March 2017. The average days on market is 20 down 23.08 percent from the prior month. There are currently 5,160 homes currently active on the market.