Denver Real Estate News

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Dec. 18, 2020

Sold! 420 E. Mineral Court Littleton CO

SOLD IN 2 DAYS, $12,000 ABOVE LIST PRICE

This is a wonderful family home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a beautifully landscaped yard second to none. To enjoy the beauty of the yard there are both front and rear custom designed patios. For extra comfort in the summertime, there is a retractable power awning for the rear patio.

Note the extensive variety of perennials that add extra beauty in the spring summer and fall seasons. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the swing that is beneath a grape arbor. Then as the seasons change you may want to take a quick dip in the privately tucked away hot tub. A pea gravel play area sight-screened behind large planter boxes is fenced off at the side of the home.

From the front Entry there is a feeling of openness with the vaulted ceilings in the Living and Dining Rooms. The Kitchen has painted cabinetry with slab granite countertops and a glass tiled granite back splash. Newer is a quartz sink with a polished chrome extension faucet. All the Kitchen appliance are quite new.

An ample sized Master Bedroom accommodates all your furniture pieces. Pitched ceilings add to the roominess in the Bedroom. There is an attached is a ¾ Bath and a walk-in closet. In addition to the Master Bedroom upstairs are three secondary Bedrooms.

The basement is finished with a large Recreation Room that has an egress window for safety. You will find plenty of storage in the rest of the basement.  

Sold Price: $552,000

Click here for a Virtual Tour.

J. Garland Thurman Group Sold Property

Dec. 3, 2020

2020 Client Appreciation Party

A Record Turnout for Our Event of Gratitude!

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all our friends, clients, and vendors who came to this years event. We had a record turnout for this year's Drive-Thru 2020 Client Appreciation Party breaking last year's record. When we first came up with the idea of a "Drive-Thru" since COVID prevents our usual indoor party inside our home, we did not know how people would respond. Well...it was a most rewarding experience for us and we hope for all our friends, clients, and vendors.

The morning started off with 4" inches of snow, however the forecast was for sunshine and warmer temperatures in the afternoon. Our neighbor across the street knew we had a huge event for the afternoon and evening, 3:00 to 7:00, and was so kind to clear our driveway with his snow blower. This was a great help as my wife, Patti, and I had a lot of other last minute items we were organizing and did not have a lot of time to spare. 

We promised extra special Goody Bags this year to help make up for not being able to socialize indoors. For everyone who attended the event, I think they will agree that Patti "hit the ball out of the park". 

The sun did come out and made for a pleasant afternoon as you can tell from the photo, I did not need a coat as the event was about to start. Our first guests, Karen and Ken arrived just before 3:00. They really kicked off the event for us with Ken's flattering compliment which I will never forget. Thank you Ken. 

Below are some of the candid photos. Click here to see a slideshow of all photos taken. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Early evening. Most clients, friends and business partners have already picked up their Goody Bags and Pies. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Karen and Ken beat the rush! Arrival, 2:50 p.m. Ha, they are smart. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

And the rush is on. Libby and Ron said their GPS showed heavy traffic on Shadow Hill Circle!

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Your first year in attendance Brandon! 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

My trusted advisor and chef extraordinaire helping me with the Goody Bag handoff.  

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Big carts for picking up the pies. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Even with the mask AND sunglasses on, I know it's Brooke. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Congratulations on your first year in attendance Roxanne! 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Leslie and Gary, congratulations on your first year at the Client Appreciation Party. See you next year, hopefully inside.

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Bev and Gorman, veterans of our annual event. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Thank you for your continued support Kerry and Anthony. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Ron, I hope you shared your surprise winning of a cabernet sauvignon with Carol! 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

First year at our event and Fanci finds a randomly placed WINNER card on the bottom of the pie for a bottle of wine.

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Phil, thank you for the homemade jam you brought us! 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

Shopping cart with donations of travel size toothbrushes, toothpastes, soaps and shampoos for Denver Rescue Mission. 

J. Garland Thurman Group 2020 Client Appreciation Party

It's about 6:30ish, only a few people to still pick up their treats before 7:00. We've got the JBL Boombox going behind us and we are jammin'. 

Nov. 2, 2020

420 E. Mineral Court Littleton CO

420 E. Mineral Court Littleton, CO.This is a wonderful family home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a beautifully landscaped yard second to none. To enjoy the beauty of the yard there are both front and rear custom designed patios. For extra comfort in the summertime, there is a retractable power awning for the rear patio.

Note the extensive variety of perennials that add extra beauty in the spring summer and fall seasons. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the swing that is beneath a grape arbor. Then as the seasons change you may want to take a quick dip in the privately tucked away hot tub. A pea gravel play area sight-screened behind large planter boxes is fenced off at the side of the home.

 From the front Entry there is a feeling of openness with the vaulted ceilings in the Living and Dining Rooms. The Kitchen has painted cabinetry with slab granite countertops and a glass tiled granite back splash. Newer is a quartz sink with a polished chrome extension faucet. All the Kitchen appliance are quite new.

An ample sized Master Bedroom accommodates all your furniture pieces. Pitched ceilings add to the roominess in the Bedroom. There is an attached is a ¾ Bath and a walk-in closet. In addition to the Master Bedroom upstairs are three secondary Bedrooms.

The basement is finished with a large Recreation Room that has an egress window for safety. You will find plenty of storage in the rest of the basement.

Price: $539,900  

Click here for a Virtual Tour

 

Oct. 15, 2020

8519 Gold Peak Drive, #C in Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, COMount Evans view from the rear balcony and mountain views from the front balcony provide a Colorado lifestyle in this Palomino Park Resort community. This fabulous, gated location gives quick access to main routes for downtown Denver, the Denver Tech Center and other office parks, Park Meadows Retail Resort or for quick access to our playground to the west, the Rocky Mountains.  

There are plenty of options to enjoy and with which to relax. The acres of park area provide vistas of the mountains, various sports fields, tennis courts, an outdoor putting green, and a peaceful water setting. The Colorado Club features the Ironhorse Health Club and a resort size pool and spa with beautiful landscaping and water features. 

The Ironhorse Health Club is spectacular with a full-size basketball court and other sports courts, fitness center, indoor golf nets, steam and massage therapy rooms and much, much more. 

This townhouse style condominium is great for entertaining, especially on the rear balcony with its views of Mount Evans and the mountains. The floor plan is spacious with its vaulted ceilings in the Living, Dining and Kitchen areas and pitched ceilings in the Bedrooms. The home has been refreshed with new interior paint and carpeting. 

An open Kitchen has handsome wood cabinetry, granite countertops and breakfast bar, a new stainless steel large-well sink with an extension faucet, stainless steel appliances and pantry. 

A quite large clothes closet is an appreciated feature of the Master Suite. The Master ¾ Bath has a double vanity and a separate water closet. From the Master Bedroom, there is direct access to the rear Balcony. 

Privately separated from the Master Suite by the Living, Kitchen and Dining areas, you will find a second Bedroom just off an Office/Den area. The Office/Den leads onto the front Balcony and its mountain views. For larger parties you can have guests in the home and on both the front and rear Balconies at the same time. 

There is a spacious two car garage with additional storage space for bikes and such at the front of the garage.  

For a video tour: Click Here

Price: $400,000

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

 

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO 

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

 

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

 

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

8915 Gold Peak Drive C Highlands Ranch, CO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 30, 2020

RidgeGate Continues Development East of I-25

RidgeGate Landmark in Lone Tree Colorado The buildout of RidgeGate on the west side of I-25 is not complete, but it is getting close. The developer, Coventry Development Corp is focusing now on continuing the development of RidgeGate on the east side if I-25. The total acreage of the east and west sides is 3,500 acres. Big name companies have chosen regional headquarters in RidgeGate of Lone Tree, Colorado. Charles Schwab has a large office park in the west area of RidgeGate. Kiewit Construction has planned facilities in RidgeGate East which 2,200 acres.   

Construction of the infrastructure projects is well underway to support office, retail, health-care space and new homes. Shea Homes has been selected as the builder of the residential homes. Construction of homes is expected to begin in 2020 with delivery in mid-2021.

Another exciting development at RidgeGate East is the 400 acres of urban mixed use district for the Lone Tree City Center being billed as Lone Tree's new downtown. It is said this area will span 32 blocks and will be home to 5,000 to 6,000 residents. 

Aug. 30, 2020

Year to Year Market Watch in Denver Metro

Year to Year Market Watch in Denver Metro Area Aug 8 2020

The above chart is for the eleven county Denver Metro area as shown at the bottom of the chart. Closings for the week ending August 8, 2020 have been almost identical for the last three years in a row for the same week in previous years.

The median price of all residential type properties of $465,000 has risen 8% from a year ago. The average price of a detached single family home in the City of Denver was $593,211 while the average price of a condominium was $381,352.  

The number of Active Residential Listings at the end of July in the eleven county area was 5,950. This indicates a severe shortage in inventory. It is still a strong Sellers Market. 

If you need a report more specific to you town or neighborhood, call the J. Garland Thurman Group. 

July 31, 2020

Tunes on the Terrace: Hazel Miller and The Collective

The Lone Tree Arts Center is offering a series of upcoming concerts scheduled in their outdoor venue named "The Terrace". Coming up Friday and Saturday, August 14th and 15th, the very talented Hazel Miller will be performing with The Collective.

 

Upcoming musical guests include: Soul X, Set Sail and Billy and the Downliners. for more information on upcoming events

For more information on upcoming concerts and events, please visit https://www.lonetreeartscenter.org/showinfo.php?id=1207

Concessions will be open for the outdoor performances. If you purchase lawn seats, you may bring a picnic but outside alcohol or glass bottles are not allowed. The seating is set up to meet social distancing guidelines with options for one, two or three persons per party allowed. 

It is exciting to share outdoor music in the beautiful Colorado outdoors!

July 20, 2020

New Traffic Signal on Crooked Stick Trail in Ridgegate

A new traffic signal is being installed at the intersection of Crooked Stick Trail and RidgeGate Parkway. This signal will provide a safer crossing area for bicyclists and pedestrians. The intersection has had stop signs controlling traffic until now. 

During the week of July 20th, the mast arms and signal heads will be installed. The signal heads will be covered as the contractor continues work on the wiring for the signals. 

Once the wiring is complete, the signal will turn on and flash for 48 hours. This is so residents can get used to the new signal being on. 

After 48 hours, the signal will function normally. Also, the pavement for the crosswalks will be installed at that time.

During the next phase, Crooked Stick Trail will be milled and overlaid from RidgeGate Parkway to 140-feet south of Bluffmont Drive. There will be a detour in place during the performance of this work. There will be no access restrictions to Bluffs Regional Park during this time.

 

 

 

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July 9, 2020

July 2020 Denver Real Estate Statistics

The average sales price for a single family home is $604,125, this is up 1.3% from June 2019. The amount of sold homes was 868 which is up 6.6% from June 2019 in the Denver Metro Area.

The average days on market is 20, which is even with June 2019. There are currently 1,250 single-family homes currently active on the market. 

July 9, 2020

Congratulations Fara and Faye!

Congratulations to Fara and Faye on the purchase of their new home in #LoneTree Colorado! 

Working with Garland Thurman, they secured their new home even amid the Coronavirus craziness by taking extra safety precautions and handling most of the transaction virtually. Masks were worn at the closing but we snapped a quick happy photo while remaining socially distanced. 

We have a plan put together to work within the guidelines set by the State. In this case, our clients viewed several properties virtually, then in-person showings of those at the top of the list while using all the safety precautions, and then using Garland's professional skills to negotiate and close on the PERFECT home!

We are proud of our service to our Buyers and Sellers and look forward to maintaining a strong relationship after the sale process.