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!

Nov. 3, 2017

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

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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! 

 

 

Oct. 9, 2017

Luxury Real Estate Market Update October 2017

Sept. 28, 2017

Lone Tree Colorado Ranked 7th Best City to Live In!

There was a recent study by Time, Inc's Money Magazine ranking the best cities to live in in the United States. Along many cities Lone Tree Colorado was ranked in the top ten, landing at number seven. They evaluated 2,400 different cities. 

This magazine has conducted this evaluation many times, changing their criteria every time. This time they were focusing on cities with a population between 10,000 to 100,000 and considering factors like cost of living and public school performance. Some other factors that were considered during this evaluation were projected job growth, commuting costs, county-level high school graduation rates and the distance or access to different amenities like restaurants, parks, sport complexes, etc. 

Keri Anne Renzulli, Money's reporter, explains where the idea behind looking at smaller towns came from. They wanted to bring attention to smaller towns outside larger, costlier cities. She explains, " Avoiding the biggest cities to focus on smaller towns and affordable suburbs was driven by our desire to scout out the best bargains and raise the profile of many wonderful places across the country, they may lack the big-name familiarity of larger locales but still have plenty to offer in terms of low cost of living, growing economies, and good schools."

With all of this being said, Lone Tree is growing and is a popular place to live here outside of the Denver area. 

 

 

Sept. 18, 2017

2960 S Williams Street, Denver CO

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! 

 

 

Sept. 15, 2017

Mile High Magic is Back!

There is nothing quite like a Sunday night at Sports Authority Field, the crisp breeze of Fall rolling in, fans loud with cheers for their favorite players and of course the sea of orange and blue, or better known as Mile High Magic. The Broncos are back in full force and with their first win in the official season under their belts, fans could not be more excited for this upcoming season. 

They won their first regular game this season 21-24 against the Los Angeles Chargers last Monday night. With Trevor Siemian leading the team this year, it is sure to be an exciting Bronco season! Below is the regular season schedule. 

September 2017 

17th @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs the Dallas Cowboys 

24th @ 11:00 a.m. MST vs the Buffalo Bills 

October 2017 

1st @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs the Oakland Raiders 

15th @ 6:30 p.m. MST vs the New York Giants

22nd @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs the Las Angeles Chargers

30th @ 6:30 p.m. MST vs the Kansas City Chiefs 

November 2017

5th @ 11:00 p.m. MST vs the Philadelphia Eagles 

12th @ 6:30 p.m. MST vs the New England Patriots 

19th @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs the Cincinnati Bengals 

26th @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs the Oakland Raiders 

December 2017 

3rd @ 11:00 a.m. MST vs the Miami Dolphins 

10th @ 2:05 p.m. MST  vs the New York Jets 

14th @ 6:25 p.m. MST vs Indianapolis Colts 

24th @ 11:00 a.m. MST vs the Washington Redskins

31st @ 2:25 p.m. MST vs Kansas City Chiefs

Posted in Communities
Sept. 11, 2017

Exciting New Restaurant Coming to Lone Tree

If you are a fan of the popular restaurant downtown known as La Loma, then you will be even more excited to know that there is going to be another restaurant opening in Lone Tree that is owned by Mark and William Brinkerhoff, the same people as La Loma. This restaurant is named Sierra, and will be located by the Cabelas that was built in 2013. The atmosphere will be more of a mountain lodge, sitting atop a hill. 

 The Marketing Manager from Brinkerhoff Hospitality, Deanna Price says, "Sierra is quite a bit different from La Loma. It definitely has an elevated feel, we're still really going for the rustic approach, similar to La Loma, with brick and high-beam ceilings. Sierra just has some more modern touches to it." 

Although, the menu is still being developed, Head Chef Gerry Castro says "We're going to have some of La Loma's items on there, but then we're going to have some other things like fish plates and really nice pasta dishes" 

They will also be offering a great wine selection and will be putting together a cocktail menu. As this project get closer to completion we will keep you updated with the grand opening! 

Click here to read the full article.