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By Channing Boucher, Crested Butte's Trusted Real Estate Advisor
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty)
Sold it in Crested Butte!A special redevelopment opportunity located in the historic west end of the Town of Crested Butte, 322 Gothic sits in the middle of this peaceful stretch of Gothic Avenue, terminating at Coal Creek to create a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood for the few homes that exist here. Bigger than most parcels in Crested Butte at 9,375 SF and .22 acres the potential exists to build up to a 2,800 SF main house that very much would enjoy protected views of Red Lady and the dramatic Paradise Divide mountains. There is also the potential to improve the existing alley side accessory dwelling unit and garage space. From this coveted spot it’s an easy stroll or townie ride over to Elk Avenue dining, shopping and nightlife. The Lower Loop trail system is also nearby! $1,920,000http...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Your ‘move-in perfect’ 2 bed, 2 bath condo awaits - just add your decor to personalize and make it your very own! The allure is obvious from well kept grounds to the brand new carpet, vaulted ceilings and open layout that is perfect for entertaining. There’s ample prep space, new stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinetry - you’ll be thrilled to host coffee and conversation. For more formal events, your living room with a gorgeous corner wood burning fireplace will accommodate family and friends handsomely. The deck begs you to step outside and enjoy the quiet of the evening. Greenspace and a view of Pikes Peak makes a stunning backdrop to your home that will endure your time outdoors is a highlight. 2 spacious bedrooms/loft area present possibilities beyond simple sleeping quar...
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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)
Over the last couple of years, Denver has seen a frenzied market, with Sellers definitely "driving the bus".    The prices have skyrocketed, and buyers are still trying to secure their Dream Home. Many of my buyers ask when it says AS-IS in the MLS, what does that mean for them?    USUALLY, that means the Seller will do NOTHING when it comes to repairs/replacements.    What you see, is what you get!    BUT, I have had buyers write a very good offer (over list price) and get some things done.     Many times this has everything to do with how the listing agent does business.   Sometimes it is a hard-headed Seller.     If a Buyer writes a good offer over list price and has an appraisal gap included with the offer, there could be a chance if it is important, you may get something fixed by t...
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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)
  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 May 2022Sales - 237 properties sold ranging from $267,500 to $3,300,333 (last month -  217 sales)Average Days on Market - 19 days,  5 Median days (last month - 15 days)Average Price $692,500List Price/So...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Settle in to your beautiful lifestyle where easy-living is made all the more fulfilling by this attractive 3bed 3bath home. Close proximity to the Antler Creek Golf Course and access to the Meridian Ranch community center offers many options for recreation, shopping and entertainment including swimming, workout facilities, farmers markets, outdoor concerts and more. Your personal oasis is aesthetically pleasing from the low maintenance landscaping to the neutral, spa-like palate throughout. Plenty of parking available for you and your guests. Welcome them in an open concept space for coffee and conversation at your granite-topped breakfast bar or utilize your butlers pantry and stainless steel appliances to prepare a more formal spread to enjoy in your adjoining dining area. The patio d...
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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 a tough playoff, and both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche have played hard for this trophy.We in Denver were HOPING to win the Stanley Cup Friday night but wasn't in the cards. so had to wait for tonight. SOOOO cool to watch the players enjoy the hoopla of raising the cup and the group photo of the Avalanche team!   From the time the puck dropped, it was A GAME!   Not either of the teams was complacent, they were all OVER IT!   Tampa Bay got the first goal, but Avs didn't lay low, they kept playing HARD!   There will be a parade for our team on Thursday 9 am downtown!   Come show your support! So proud of our team --- CONGRATULATIONS COLORADO AVALANCHE! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COLORADO AVALANCHE!
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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 May 2022 fared: 5 properties sold priced at $730,000 to $800,000 Average Days in MLS were 13 days  (last month was 4 days)Sellers saw 100.28% 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 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.     Here is how the luxury market fared for the mo...
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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)
With home buyers searching the Internet for their home, these listings are plastered all over many websites.      They are searching for certain specific criteria in their Dream Home in the neighborhoods of their choice. If the listing has erroneous information in the listing, or criteria left off that could possibly sell the listing you just lost buyers.    This week I found two condo listings with over 2 acres....thinking that was an oversight.      Taking as many photos as possible to show off the new listing is critical.   In Denver, we can have up to 40 photos, and why not take advantage of this!    Some smaller properties may not have as many photos, so use the neighborhood or community amenities, like the pool and tennis courts.     How many times do we see dark photos of rooms o...
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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)
With many homeowners preferring not to move, but to stay put and enjoy the pile of equity they currently have, they have thought about remodeling instead.    But, where do you put your hard-earned money, so it will help you if you should sell down the road? A kitchen is always a great place to spend some dollars.~ Update the appliances~ Change out laminate counters to granite or quartz.   (we are seeing concrete and stainless steel too in some areas)~ Change out lower end flooring to tile or hardwood flooring~ Sink & faucet - if you have chips in the sink or the faucet has seen better days, time to change it out.~ If you have old fluorescent lighting, time to change it out.    Can lighting and some accent pendant lights are nice.If you replace old cabinetry, that will definitely be an u...
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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)
Buyers get stuck in a rut when they are focusing on a small area for their new home.    I know you LOVE that neighborhood, but there are a few others that are similar, with the same school district you may enjoy. I had one Buyer earlier this year that actually gave up and stopped looking when NOT ONE house came up in the neighborhood they wanted.    I tried and tried to get them to look at another that had a community pool that they said was important, and the school district was the same.  But, no way. That is where we come into play --- we CAN think out of the box a bit, maybe not have as many "must haves" in the criteria.    Some things can be changed once you are in your new home.   Location and layout, not so much.   Those granite counters can be added later, and so can the hardwoo...
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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 2nd game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs was last night, and BOY, our boys --- The Colorado Avalanche showed up and played like they wanted to WIN! I did not know the Tampa Bay Lightning had won the Cup for the last two years, but many said they were "on fire".    Well, I watched all the playoff games the Avs played, and they too seemed "on fire".   In fact, they swept the Edmonton Oilers 4-0 for the Western Conference.   They are playing REALLY well.   Like a well-oiled team that has played for years together. The first two games were here in Denver, and just MAYBE Tampa Bay had a hard time breathing?    We do have thin air here in Denver!     We shall see, as Game 3 and 4 will be held in Tampa this coming week. We won Game 2, hands down, and ALMOST felt sorry for the fans of Tampa Bay. 
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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 this quaint town Southeast of Denver proper, and about 20 miles or 30 minutes.  It is easy to catch the light rail at Lincoln, if you work downtown, or somewhere along the line.    There are about 61,492 residents in the Town of Parker, and Main Street is a fun place to dine, listen to live music or enjoy the retail outlets. If you are looking to buy a home in Parker, there is quite a variety of home styles and neighborhoods.   You can buy a condo or a multi-acre ranch outside the city limits, yet just a few minutes into town.    Sales for May 2022200 homes sold ranging from $425,000 to $2,325,000 (188 sold last month) Average days on market - 9 days  Median days FOUR days (8 last month)Average sales price was $744,500  (last month was $755,000)Sellers saw 102.56% to list...
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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)
 Buyers coming into Denver, or buying their first property always have this question.   Most people have at least one pet, so this is a fair question.   In the Denver metro area, almost all condo buildings accept pets.   Some have a size restriction, some limit pets to two in a condo, and there are a few that do not allow pets of any kind.    In each listing, it will state if there are pet restrictions, so you don't fall in love, then find out there are restrictions.  In some condos downtown, there are areas on a certain floor, so you can take the pup for a walk, but must clean up after them. Looking for a condo in Denver - check out these listings for sale.  
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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)
 Stroh Ranch is a highly desirable community in South Parker 80134.     This community is located West of Parker Road (Highway 83) between Hess Road and Stroh.    You will find single-family homes, condos, and townhomes.   Many of the homes in Anthology (to the West of this community) have this legal description and will show up in searches.  You will know they are in Anthology, as they were all built in the 2000s.  There are currently 1,292 homes in Stroh Ranch.   If you commute to downtown Denver, your commute will be 30-45 minutes depending on traffic and weather.   Snow will increase this drive time.   However, if you catch the light rail at I-25 and Lincoln, this commute will be shorter.   There are two hospitals within close proximity of Stroh Ranch - Sky Ridge which is in Lone Tr...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Nestled in the foothills community of Oak Valley on a spacious, flat corner lot and backing onto open space sits the answer to your home search. Look no further than this stunning 3bed 3bath home in the peaceful and desirable NW neighborhood. Bring your decor and design ideas - the work is done and personalizing is all that’s left to do! Peace of mind is yours with a new roof, walk-in shower, insulated garage door and more. The location alone is truly a rare gem. You’ll have all the space you need to spread out, explore hobbies or host family and friends. Chat over coffee in your sunny living room around the fireplace and watch the clouds go by just outside your window. A beautiful staircase with gorgeous wood railing elevates the space. The generously sized kitchen has loads of cabinet...
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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 Beacon Point East of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill in Southeast Aurora,  Arapahoe County.   Beacon Point has been a highly sought-after neighborhood due to the executive homes and the location close to Aurora Reservoir and all within Cherry Creek School District.   Beacon Point is located in zip code 80016.  There are approximately 875 homes in Beacon Point.  And, although this is a larger neighborhood, we don't see much activity.  Homeowners enjoy living in Beacon Point with the amenities and surrounding beauty!   Homes in Beacon Point range from 1,874 square feet to 6,718 finished square feet and range in price from $450,000 and some topping the $1 million price point.    Homes were built from 2005 to 2017.   You will find a few homes with a 2-car garage, most have 3-...
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