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!

April 12, 2018

10152 Bluffmont Lane Lone Tree CO

Walking up to the home there is a lovely sitting area with a covered porch. An attractive raised panel front door with side-light glass panes allowing natural light in to the entry way. 

Entering the home Kghrs cherry wood flooring with a silk matte lacquer is welcoming and accompanied by lots of natural light that comes in from the large windows found on the first floor. There is a study on the main floor with glass paned doors and plantation shutters. 

There are 9 inch ceilings on the main and upper floors allowing for a spacious feeling. There are also art niches throughout. 

In the Kitchen, there are 42” height maple cabinets with crown moldings, slab granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. A great walk-in pantry allowing for plenty of storage. There is lovely pendant lighting over the counter. 

The Powder Room on the main floor has a custom made mirror and Toto slow close toilet.  

In the Laundry Room there are maple cabinets throughout Italian tile flooring and a laundry tub. 

The maple stained staircase handrail with antique balustrades is complemented with a carpet runner and trimmed on the sides with cherry veneer flooring. 

A French door entry welcomes you into the spacious Master Suite with high pitched ceilings. There is a seating area with designer shelving and round windows allowing natural light. A gas log fireplace with granite surround bring together this Master Suite. Juliet railings outside bedroom windows and plantation shutters. 

The 5 piece Master Bath has polished chrome bath fixtures, slab granite countertop and a double vanity. Maple cabinets with Italian flooring a separate water closet. The bath is complete with walk-in closet and built-ins by California closets. 

The secondary bedroom has a double door closet with built-ins by California closets a full bath with glass tile accents and separate water closet with round window. 

$519,000 2 Bedroom 3 Baths

 

 

April 9, 2018

9544 S. Shadow Hill Circle, Lone Tree CO

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. 

$1,230,000 5 Bedrooms 5 Baths Click here to view virtual tour. 

 

 

March 28, 2018

Community Art is Coming to a Light Rail Station Near You!

There will soon be public art pieces for two of Lone Tree's new light rail stations, that a committee of local leaders and citizens recently commissioned. As well as windscreens on the platforms for all thee new stations along the Southeast Rail Extension. Although, the City Council has decided not to install artwork at the City Center Station until the development in this area happens. 

There were over 500 artist submissions and of the submissions the awards were given to Curtis Pittman of Pittman Design, LLC in Portland Oregon for the Sky Ridge Station. The second submission awarded was Erik and Erica Carpenter of Area C Projects in Cranston Rhode Island for the RidgeGate Station. For the windscreens a local artist, Sandra Fettingis of Denver, gave the winning proposal for the artwork for all windscreens at Sky Ridge, Lone Tree City Center and RidgeGate Stations. 

The Sculpture by Curtis Pittman that will be located at the Sky Ridge Station says the purpose of his art is to create an inspirational experience and bring to life unique qualities. He looks for opportunities where art can have a profound effect on the social and urban experiences of a place.

Eric Carlson's whose art piece will be at the RidgeGate Station, also known as the last stop of the RTD Southeast Extension. His piece that will be shown is entitled "End of Line" The symbols used are one being livestock branding and the other being computer coding. This artwork puts these two distinct languages together and builds a link between them that honors Lone Tree's frontier past and brings in the future. 

For the windscreens, Sandra Fettingis, has chosen to name her project "All is well under the trees" and her concept is to engage station users in what seems to feel like canopies of trees on the three Lone Tree Station platforms. The green themed stations help rail users to identify the City of Lone Tree. Each station will have its own leaf shape and the connected shapes of the leave signal the connection between urban and nature living side by side.

All photo credit to City of Lone Tree. Click here for more information on these art pieces. 

 

March 27, 2018

Lone Tree Art Center Photo Show Opens March 29

The 2018 Exploring the Light Photographic Art Show & Sale will run from March 29 - May 29 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. The viewing hours are from 10:00-a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and two hours before the Lone Tree Art Center productions. Images that are shown at the art show are for purchase. To get this event started there is an Opening Cocktail Reception on Saturday, March 31, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This event will be open to the public and will feature music, light appetizers and a cash bar. 

The categories for this year include; animals, food, landscapes, portraits and urban. The show is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club. The jurors for this year are Laura and Doug Bennett. The total cash awards are expected to be around $3,250. The Best of Show and first and second place in each category will be awarded gallery space for several weeks at the Lone Tree Arts Center after the photo show. The awards that will be available will be first, second and third place in every category and Best of Show and People's Choice. 

Stop by the Lone Tree Arts Center to see this awesome Exploring the Light Show! For more information regarding the show and dates click here.  

 

 

March 26, 2018

Heritage Hills Residents Easter Event!

Heritage Hills residents exciting news is coming this Easter Sunday! Don't forget to stop by the Clubhouse between 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for fun activities and a chance for kids to meet Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny. 

March 23, 2018

Denver's Growth has Simmered from Sizzling

According to an article in The Denver Post on March 23, 2018, Denver growth is forecasted 101,403 more in 7 years, but pace slow again. Denver's sizzling population growth has lost more of its pop. The city added 9,844 residents in the year that ended July 1, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. Its official population estimate on that date was 704,621, marking the passing of a new milestone, 700,000 residents in the city's long-running population boom.

Although for the second straight year, the city and county of Denver's annual growth rate, at 1.4 percent, reflected a slowing pace, a Denver Post analysis found. That rate was well below the 2 percent level that the city had exceeded for five straight years peaking at nearly 2.8 percent in 2015 when the city added 18,347 people, according to revised census figures.

Denver added fewer than 10,000 people for the first time since the 2010 annual census estimates, even as its numerical increase ranked third among counties in the state in the new release. Denver County remains the largest in the state, but even as its growth decelerates, the longer the view in Denver is impressive: Since 2010, Denver's population has grown by 101,403. 

Back in 1990, the city's population stood at 467,854. Over the next 27 years the city's population grew by more than 236,000 as housing developers built out Lowry, Stapleton, and Green Valley Ranch, while older neighborhoods added significant density. 

The strain of Denver's boom has been reflected in soaring housing costs, complaints about intensifying traffic, protests against gentrification and backlashes against development. Those pressures are likely to worsen as more people move to Denver, even if in smaller numbers. 

In the suburbs, the City and County of BRoomfield notched the fastest growth of any metro county, at 2.8 percent, putting its latest population at 68,341. Douglas County grew by 2.3 percent, to 335,299. The slowest metro growth rate was Boulder Count's 0.42 percent.

-Jon Murray The Denver Post

March 22, 2018

A New Way to Connect in Lone Tree!

Amazon's Alexa provides a new way to connect to a community. This innovation that was introduced will be the first government skill in the state to have this type of technology from Amazon's Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that connects to Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and other devices. This skill is going to be called Ask Douglas County.  There are going to be different types of information that can be found using this tool. For example, up-to date county news, local family-friendly events, road closures, property value and taxes and county services. Some of the questions that can be asked are:

  • “Alexa, ask Douglas County, what’s new?”
  • “Alexa, ask Douglas County, what events are occurring this month?”
  • “Alexa, ask Douglas County, if there are any closures?”
  • “Alexa, ask Douglas County, how do I pay my property tax?”
  • “Alexa, ask Douglas County, how do I find out about county finances?”

To use this skill, turn on through Amazon's Alexa app or by saying out loud "Alexa enable Douglas County" once this has been enabled, feel free to use voice command to find out events and news happening around Lone Tree. 

 

 

March 21, 2018

Spring Cleaning Checklist

With the kickoff of Spring in full force, it's about that time of year for Spring cleaning! No one looks forward to Spring cleaning but there is something about the fade of Winter into the beginning of Spring that makes for the want to start anew. Whether deep cleaning or simple organizing is at the top of the list these couple tips and tricks will help prepare for the warmer weather ahead!

Spring Cleaning Checklist:

  • Dust crown moldings and baseboards
  • Dust ceiling corners 
  • Dust/ wash light fixtures and lamps
  • Wash doors and walls 
  • Wash window blinds 
  • Wipe down and vacuum furniture
  • Clean windows
  • Polish wood furniture 
  • Deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum and carpet flooring 
  • Shampoo carpet
  • Disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
  • Clean air vents
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Change air/furnace filter
  • Replace batteries in smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector 
  • Schedule a chimney sweep
  • Schedule termite or pest control maintenance 
  • Clean your purse or bag
  • Clean cell phones, remote controls, keys and other devices 
  • Clean pet feeding dishes 
  • Clean out expired medications and vitamins 
  • Power wash deck, siding, and garage doors
  • Clean grill, gutters and trash cans
  • Inspect roof shingles bricks, wood or stone and replace as needed
  • Trim trees, bushes, and shrubbery
  • Begin Spring landscape maintenance, and if necessary fertilize young plants and trees
March 15, 2018

City of Denver Market Update March 2018

 The City of Denver Real Estate Market stats below for February show that there are 475 current detached listings and 606 active attached listings and 86 active Kentwood listings. The highest price sold in February 2018 was $2.5 million up 35.1% from the previous year which was $1.85 million in 2017. In the month of February there has been 756 closed sales which is a 3.4% increase from 2017 with 731 closed sales. There has been an 140% change in days on market between the two years with the average being 142 in 2018 and 57 in 2017. 

March 14, 2018

Luxury Real Estate Market Update March 2018

 The Luxury Real Estate Market stats below for February show that there are 567 current residential listings and 52 active condo listings and 78 active Kentwood listings. The highest price sold in February 2018 was $5.1 million up 28% from the previous year which was $3.9 million in 2017. In the month of February there has been 163 closed sales which is a 32.5% increase from 2017 with 123 closed sales.