All About Colorado Real Estate

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The Town of Larkspur is located 40 miles south of Denver and West of I-25.   The town was incorporated in 1979 and today is known for the Renaissance Festival held every year in Larkspur and the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground.   Most homes in Larkspur are on lots of one acre or more and surrounded by trees.   You will see lots of wildlife - deer, mountain lions, bears (brown & black), fox, coyotes and lots of birds.  Going to the grocery store will require a trip to Castle Rock, and depending on where in the town you live, it could be 15 minutes.   There isn't much in the "town", but a gas station, post office, three restaurants, and of course two golf courses with restaurants.   Bear Dance Golf Course is closer to I-25, and Perry Park Golf Course is on the West side of town. The po...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Tucked away from the hustle and noise in a master-planned community sits your ideal 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home. Life here feels like a staycation with a friendly vibe and everything you need located so close to home. Complete your oasis simply by adding your decorating touches! The curb appeal is plentiful and there is so much to love inside. This property was made to suit any lifestyle and has a layout for versatility. Enjoy entertaining in your open concept main living space. Lay out a charcuterie board in your chef’s dream kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space - or host a more formal gathering in your dining area. Game night cheering for ‘the right team’ hosting a more raucous crew will be accommodated perfectly in the living room. Perhaps enjoy a quiet night curled up ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Pioneer Hills is conveniently located off Parker Road & Chambers Road in Centennial & Aurora 80015.   There are two sections - one that has single-family homes and one that has townhomes and paired homes.   This community was originally built by Lennar, then Cal-Atlantic Homes and Lennar merged.  This community has exceptional views of Cherry Creek State Park, the reservoir, a Dog park, Cherry Creek Schools, and many nearby shopping venues, entertainment, and many dining options.    So close to the Park, residents can hike, bike, swim, and water ski within minutes. Homes in Pioneer Hills were built in this community in 2006, some in 2010,  and were completed in 2017.   There are two stories and ranch homes, all with basements.   The above-ground square footage ranges from 1,842 to 2,87...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find the neighborhood of Sorrel Ranch off Aurora Parkway and Alexander in Aurora CO  80016.    Lennar built the first homes, then Meritage, and now Richmond Homes and LoKal are building brand new townhomes.    Meritage is known for building energy-efficient homes.    You will find ranch and two-story homes with 2 and 3-car garages, some of which are tandem.   Homes have from 1,500 above-ground square feet to a total of just under 6,000 finished square feet with 3-6 bedrooms and 2-5 bathrooms.   These homes were built from 2004 to 2021.   There are currently 411 homes, which will increase as homes are currently being built.  There are now condos being built as well. This neighborhood is so convenient, being a hop, skip and jump to Southlands Mall where you have a multitude of r...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 If you are looking for an attached property near the Denver Tech Center (DTC), this neighborhood could fit the bill.   Those who choose not to do exterior maintenance on their property - this is it!    No lawn work, no house painting, and no snow removal is needed by the homeowner.  Stoney Brook is located south of I-225, West of Yosemite, and North of Belleview in zip code 80237.    This community has a picturesque & park-like feel with plentiful mature trees, bushes, plants, and ponds.    You will find both townhomes and condos, but all have two-car garages.   These properties were built from 1971 to 1992 and have from 1,020 to 2,872 square feet above ground, and all townhomes have basements, some are finished.    The condos have a storage unit.  The townhomes have fenced-in small ba...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Today we are celebrating Colorado's 145th birthday today!    Colorado officially joined the Union on August 1, 1876, hence the nickname "the Centennial State".     In honor of Colorado Day - 42 state parks celebrate with FREE ENTRY.   Here they are so you can pick one to visit today.The weather shall be nice today, so get out and enjoy a State Park.   Barr Lake is one on this list - take your binoculars and find the bald eagles!   
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Super clean and move-in ready 5 bed home in Forest Meadows. Cross the large covered front porch and you will be greeted by a foyer with 2-story vaulted ceilings and new wood vinyl floors that extend throughout the main level. The main level is warm and inviting with neutral colors and plenty of windows letting in the Colorado sunshine. The living room has a tiled gas fireplace, fan, and overlooks the kitchen and breakfast nook. The kitchen has an eat-at bar, granite counters, pantry and stainless appliances. This level also has formal dining room, half bath, and walks out to the grassy fenced rear yard with a partially covered patio. The upper level boasts new carpet, a convenient laundry room, full hall bath and 4 bedrooms including a spacious primary suite with private 5pc attached ba...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
It is time for everyone to come out and enjoy the Douglas County Fair - 7/29 through 8/7/22.So many events to enjoy -Jr. Livestock SaleRodeo (8/4-8/7)RodeoCreative ArtsPetting ZooMeet the RoyaltyCarnivalVintage Car Club of Castle Rock Car ShowFood TrucksColorado Rib ChallengeLive MusicPie Eating ContestVendors Here is the schedule of events to be held. WHERE:  Douglas County Events Center500 Fairgrounds DriveCastle Rock, CO  80104COST:   $6.00 for grounds admissionFriday (7/29) thru Thursday (8/4) FREE Grounds admission$6.00 fo Friday (8/5) (children 7 & under FREE), and Saturday (8/6)Different events have different ticket prices - check out this linkHOURS:   Friday July 29th - 4 pm to 9:30 pmWednesday August 3rd 8:00 am to 5:00 pmThursday August 4th  10:00 am to 8:00 pmFriday August 5t...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The neighborhood of Forest Trace is located in Southeast Aurora 80016 and in Cherry Creek Schools.    Homes in this neighborhood started building in 2016 and just about sold out.   They are built by Richmond American Homes. You will find ranches and two-story homes, some have finished basements and some have mountain views.   These homes have at least two bedrooms to six bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms to six bathrooms.  Homes range in square footage from 1,886 finished square feet up to 6,048 total square feet, and you will find many have at least some finish in the basements.  Some are full basements, some are walk-outs.   All homes have three-car garages. Living in Forest Trace, you will be close to everything!   Southlands Shopping Mall is just across Smoky Hill and has lots of retail sh...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Spacious 5 bed rancher with open floor plan. Main level features an open concept kitchen, dining and light and bright great room - complete with expansive hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. In the kitchen you will love the pantry, granite counters, eat-at island and all appliances are included. There is a large primary suite with a walk in closet and private 5 piece ensuite with split dual vanities and tile. This level also has 2 more bedrooms, hall bath, access to the attached 2car garage and walks out to the rear deck. The basement of this home has been finished to include a huge family room/rec room, 2 more bedrooms - one with a study nook, full bathroom and utility room. This home sits on a great lot with a fenced rear yard, and is minutes away from schools, golfing, and parks wi...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features some custom homes backing to the Aurora Reservoir.   William Lyons (previously Village Homes), Capital Pacific, Pulte, and Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.   William Lyon Homes, Century, and Richmond are now building new homes.  A few homes offer a primo location to watch the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.    This neighborhood is located in zip 80016.   Currently, there are 1,022 homes built with 2,700 planned for the entire community. Southshore in Aurora is located East of E-470, and has a clubhouse with an exercise room, a party room complete with a kitchen, plus a theater and an outdoor pool.   Southshore is located within the Cherry Creek School district, minutes to Southlands sh...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Colorado doesn't have a lot of water, but you will find five waterfalls that should be on your MUST SEE list. 1.  Bridal Veil FallsLocated near Telluride in the SW section of Colorado, you will find a 365-ft.-high waterfall plunging over dramatic cliffs forming the head of Telluride's box canyon.2.  North Clear Creek FallsLocated several miles East of Telluride, you will find these falls.  There are North and South falls - be sure not to miss them.3.  Fish Creek FallsLocated east of Steamboat Springs, you will find Fish Creek, Middle, and Upper Fish Creek Falls.    You will find one with a 280-foot waterfall with lots of trails. 4.  Box Canyon Falls ParkLocated near Ouray, you will want to spend some time here!   It is a beautiful part of our State.   There is an 85-foot cascade of wate...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful neighborhood of homes that was started by DR Horton that is conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and is an easy commute to DIA.   You will also now find Oakwood Homes & Antero Homes building in Tollgate Crossing.   There are now some townhomes in the neighborhood also.  With many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood, it's not uncommon to see neighborhood families with kids playing and enjoying the Colorado weather.  Living in Tollgate Crossing you have retail outlets at Southlands Mall, retail and hospitals close but don't have the traffic you would expect in Denver.   Homes in this neighborhood were built from 2004-to 2019.   This neighborhood is located in the Cherry Creek School District.    You will find this neighborhood ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
   Tallyn’s Reach - Aurora CO  is located in Southeast Aurora near E-470 and Smoky Hill Road.   You will find homes in Tallyn’s Reach ranging from 1,587 square feet to 5,856 finished square feet and ranging in price from $425,000 to custom homes listed over a million.  The 2000 Parade of Homes was featured in Tallyn's Reach and can find an area of this community with custom and semi-custom homes.  The zip code for Tallyn's Reach is 80016.   Several builders have homes in Tallyn’s Reach such as Richmond, Cardel, Capital Pacific, New Town Builders (with solar), Meritage, Beazer, Jayman, Toll Brothers, Brookfield, Century Communities, along with custom builders.  There is some new construction in Tallyn's and when complete this neighborhood should have a total of 1,800 homes. Here is what ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  The Town of Castle Rock is located about 30 minutes (29 miles) south of Denver and enjoys a population of 70,687.  The elevation of Castle Rock is 6,202 feet above sea level.   Castle Rock includes Castle Pines and many rural farm areas outside the City limits.The Castle Rock real estate market for the month of May 2022 saw a few more sales than April and a significant amount of new listings hit the market (221 to 346).    These stats include Castle Pines and Castle Pines Village, single-family detached homes, and multi-family homes, courtesy of Joan Cox, House to Home, Inc. Sales for June 2022Sales - 268 properties sold ranging from $274,900 to $7,700,000 (last month -  237 sales)Average Days on Market - 25 days,  8 Median days (last month - 19 days)Average Price $668,458List Price/S...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The neighborhood of Willow Trace is located in southeast Aurora and within the boundaries of Cherry Creek School District, making it very desirable.   You will find single-family homes built from 1997 to 2003, but there is also a small enclave of townhomes in Willow Trace also.These homes were built by both Richmond Homes and DR Horton.   This community has a great location being close to both Aurora Reservoir and Quincy Reservoir, but also not far from the Cherry Creek State Park.   Within a ten-minute drive, you can be at Southlands Shopping Center which has a multitude of shopping options, dining venues, an emergency center, a movie theater, and many service vendors.   There are concerts on Thursday evenings in the summer, along with a Farmers Market on Saturday mornings. Here is wha...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find Saddle Rock Ridge on the West side of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill Road in Aurora CO  80015.   Saddle Rock Ridge - Aurora CO is a neighborhood in Southeast Aurora comprised of over 2,000 single-family homes built from 1997 to 2016 by several different builders.  This is one of the largest subdivisions in Southeast Aurora, located within the Cherry Creek School District and close to shopping, hospitals, many restaurant options, and entertainment.  Housing in Saddle Rock Ridge in Aurora is popular with its location close to Southlands Shopping Center with lots of retail options and restaurants, easy access to E-470, and Denver International Airport.   These homes are all located in the zip code of 80015. Let's look at the sales for the month of June 2022 - Total sales - 16...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
It has been over a year since I got a referral from a past client that moved to Phoenix and now is a REALTOR!    Her best friend from Houston was planning to buy a place, but due to the frenzied market, did not.    Her business partner stayed here in Denver and rented, and now is ready to find a property.I have shown a few homes over the last couple of months, but last week we found the right one!    It was built in 1939, is in need of LOTS of remodeling, and perfect for this buyer desiring a "project".   He was shocked to hear he did not have to compete, which shows our market is really flattening. It is especially fun to work with this buyer, as he is a first-time buyer from Australia.   If you think there are differences between states, there are HUGE differences between countries.He...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Greenfield is located in Centennial, with some of this neighborhood in the City of Aurora.    It is located off Arapahoe Road & Picadilly in the South part of the Metro Denver area.   It is located in Cherry Creek School District, which is just one reason this neighborhood is popular! I like to stay on top of the statistics for the community, and nice to review the numbers every month, or at least every quarter.   Most months there are just one or two sales.  For May 2022, there were five sales.     For this size of the neighborhood, we don't usually see many homes go up for sale in Greenfield or Greenfield Estates.    Here is how June 2022 fared: 2 properties sold priced at $890,000 to $905,500 Average Days in MLS were 8 days  (last month was 13 days)Sellers saw 103.55% to list price  ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1.3 million.  (Over the years I have used $1 million as luxury, but with our rising home values, had the need to increase this amount.)  Some have mountain and/or city views, and some properties back to a golf course, or have water views all to compliment one's lifestyle.  (however, we don't have much water)  Some are updated with products from around the world, and some have expansive square footage or acreage.     Whatever a Buyer is looking for, most likely if you have over $1.3 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.     Here is how the luxury market fared for the ...
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