Denver, CO Real Estate News

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The stats are out for the month of December, and the numbers reflect the seasonal slowdown this time of year, along with interest rates bounding around.   The inventory declined 21% from last month, but increased 68% over last year.  The inventory has not moved much since the beginning of the year. This data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. I track data daily for the Denver metro area, and the amount of price reductions have dropped and homes returning to market have dropped below 200 a week.   The inventory this time of year is seasonally low, and is hovering around 4,400.  (includes land up to high-end homes) See what homes are currently available - Active Homes for sale in Denver Buyers - If you have thought about buying a home this year, rates are down a bit, but the go...
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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 a known fact, anyone can walk into a New Home sales office, and buy a home.    You don't have to bring along a REALTOR to assist you - you can go it alone!   BUT, why would you, when representation is paid for by the Builder?   Let me explain a few reasons a Buyer SHOULD have representation to bring up some ideas -  1.  The Sales Representative is very helpful, but when it comes down to it - they work for the Builder, NOT the Buyer. 2.  When something is or seems wrong, you are the only one to make any noise to HOPE the builder fixes your issues.   When you have representation, you have a REALTOR® community behind you.   It doesn't take long for bad news about a builder to spread in our circles! 3.  Many times a Builder will offer incentives, but sometimes these options are not 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)
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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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 Huntington Estates is located south of Parker Road and North of Iliff in Denver 80231.     This neighborhood is filled with many styles and types of homes, and no two are alike!     Homes were built from 1968 to 2005 and will find ranches, two-stories, tri-levels, and multi-levels.   These homes have 3-8 bedrooms, range in square footage from 1,534 above ground to 6,921 fully finished, and have 2-7 car garages.  Buyers enjoy the larger lots, as they range from .24 to .80 acres with mature landscaping. School-aged children will attend Cherry Creek Schools - Eastridge Elementary, Prairie Middle School, and Overland High School.        Huntington Estates is conveniently located about 10-15 minutes to Cherry Creek and 10-15 minutes to the Denver Tech Center. CURRENT MAR...
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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)
Laura has been busy lately, and took out a new couple looking for a home, and on the first day out - found a really cute condo that would work for them!This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo was in their price range and bonus - even has a carport plus a reserved space.     They loved the covered patio for outdoor space. The buyers are excited to finally get into their own home! 
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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)
Who doesn't like FREE?    Many places around Denver offer FREE days, so here are a few -  Denver Zoo - 2300 Steele St., Denver1/6, 1/22, 2/5, 4/9, 10/7, 11/7, 11/12Denver Botanic Gardens at York St. - 1007 York St., Denver1/16, 2/16, 3/15, 4/22, 6/6, 7/5, 8/15, 11/24Children's Museum - 2121 Children's Museum Drive, Denver1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15FREE begins 4 pm - 8 pmDenver Art Museum - 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy, Denver1/10, 1/28, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8, 9/12, 10/1, 11/4, 12/11Denver Museum of Nature & Science - 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver1/1, 1/29, 2/6, 2/26, 4/30, 6/28, 8/16, 9/6, 9/19, 10/15, 12/4FREE begins at 5 pm - 10 pmDenver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms - 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton1/16, 2/16, 3/15, ...
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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)
  Many times homeowners want their home on the market RIGHT NOW.    Maybe they need to get to their new home quickly, or have other personal reasons to get their home sold quickly. Putting a home on the market prior to it being truly ready for show, is a huge mistake.     Those repairs or de-cluttering efforts and of course deep cleaning should be complete prior to being available for showings.  Buyers will see what still needs to be done, and make offers below list price, or worse - not make an offer if it needs work. It is good to get these items done prior to having a home active on the market -   ~ Deep clean more than you ever have before, every nook & cranny in the home, it does make a difference.   Don't forget the intake vents up high and the baseboards!  ~ De-clutter every room...
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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 a Buyer will be financing a property, there will be an appraisal ordered.  (a few exceptions may be considered)     Buyers in Denver always ask about this process, as home prices seem to be decreasing in many areas.  And concerns arise about whether or not the property will appraise, especially if it seems a bit high for today's market. That is always a great conversation to have so Buyers know what their options are if a property does not appraise.    If the home appraises at fair market value, and the contract purchase price is any amount above, decisions will need to be made.   In today's market, the seller would need to reduce the amount, but that amount may be split between buyer and seller.   Today's market is not as frenzied like past years, and the buyer is no longer mandate...
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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)
January 4th, 2023 you can enjoy a FREE day - so take the kids and visit Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave.   On the first Wednesday of every month, there will be free entry.  this museum is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver and exists to preserve the memory of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.HISTORY:William F. Cody died in 1917 and was buried in Lookout Mountain Park. According to Mrs. Cody and other close friends, he had asked to be buried on the mountain overlooking the Great Plains where he had spent so much of his life. In 1921 Johnny Baker opened the Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum near the grave. The artifacts in the Museum were items he had collected over the years and had gathered from the many friends who had performed with him in the Wild West. Mrs. Cody also provide...
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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 National Western Stock Show is in town and is celebrating their 117th birthday in Denver for 16 days!  January 7-22, 2023  The Parade is currently scheduled for January 5th, and so fun to see the animals in downtown Denver!   This time of year, everyone can be proud to be a COWBOY (or COWGIRL)!     There is an abundance of events to choose from in the 16 days, with 350 vendors, along with the rodeo, and the showing of prize horses, cows, hogs, and poultry, here are some other fun events:   Prize showings of Hogs, Llamas & Alpacas Stick horse championship Sheep Shearing Quarter Horse Showing Wool Show Mutton bustin' Magic Shows Catch a Calf Old West Cowboy Antics   The festivities will be held at the National Western Complex located off Brighton Blvd. and I-70.   There is FREE par...
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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)
Some cities have some strict rules on how and where you can recycle your Christmas trees - so here are some cities below with instructions -  Denver Residents  Your Christmas tree gave you so much joy during the holidays, now give it a second life and recyle it with Denver Treecycle  program.   Remove all decorations, lights, and the tree stand from your tree. Only natural, real trees will be accepted.  No artificial or flocked trees. Step 2.  Bring your tree to one of our locations below: WEEKDAY DROP SITES: Jan. 2 – Jan. 31* The following Treecycle locations will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cherry Creek Transfer Station – 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (enter on E. Jewell Ave.)Havana Nursery – 10450 Smith Rd. (enter on Smith Road)Central Platte Campus – 1271 W. Bayaud Ave. (next to 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)
The stats are out for the month of November, and the numbers reflect the seasonal slowdown this time of year, along with interest rates.   The inventory climbed 68% from last year.  The inventory has steadily been climbing in Denver since the end of March. This data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. I track data daily for the Denver metro area, and the amount of price reductions have dropped and almost homes returning to market have dropped  in a week's period of time.   The inventory this time of year is decreasing daily. See what homes are currently available - Active Homes for sale in Denver Buyers - If you have thought about buying a home this year, rates have increased, but the good news, there are fewer multiple offers on properties.    Rates maybe holding you back, bu...
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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 the temperatures at -15 right now, the Cities of Denver and Aurora have made a decision not to enforce any fines for snow not being shoveled.    Usually, the snow must be removed from sidewalks and at least a path up the driveway to your front door (for emergency purposes) within 24 hours of the snow ending.  At 7 am the temperature was -16, and when I took this photo of my computer, it warmed a bit! I felt bad watching the shovelers around my neighborhood shoveling when it was -16.   They had already done my driveway before I got up, or I would have offered hot chocolate.Tomorrow should still be in the single digits, but then we will surge into the 40's and even 60 by Christmas!     This short artic blast will be in the rearview window soon!   Luckily it won't last longer this week! 
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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)
Soon as the sun sets, it could be the best time to drive around and enjoy all the Christmas decorations around town.    BUT, do you want to drive aimlessly around town, or do you want some direction? 9NEWS has an app that has a "near me" button, so you will find all the best areas of town to view the decorations, and not drive all over town looking for them.   You can focus on your part of town instead. Download the app for iPhone or Android phones.
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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 could be worse if the front came down into Denver, but some of the Northwest section of Colorado is expecting up to TWO FEET of snow.    The forecast for the Denver metro area is pretty mellow - only 2-4 inches.   We can live with that.   When the snowfall climbs to a foot, the City has a harder time keeping the streets clear.   The Denver metro area right now hasn't seen much snow, we have a bit in Aurora.   Temps this week will be in the 20's and 30's all week.I-70 East of Denver is shut down with wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and blowing snow.   Eastern Colorado is expecting up to 10".In this business, USUALLY, when it snows, I don't receive any calls from buyers wanting to see homes!    
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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 are moving into a new City, and wondering where to live......  What specifics should you be looking for?   That differs with each buyer! Think about what you want nearby - Grocery Store Kids' School A Park to walk the pup or the kids to play Walking distance to a Coffee shop Community pool and/or Rec Center HOA or not Easy access to the highway Easy commute to work When you think you have found the right neighborhood, walk around on a weekend, and talk to the neighbors.   Ask them why they like living there. Or, do you want to live in the Country and don't want to hear traffic noise?  Don't want to see a "sea of houses" when looking out your windows, and would rather see nature? Call me and we can discuss all of your options!     
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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 once again is that time of year when you start thinking about the Christmas Tree.     The U.S. Forest Service sells annual permits for those adventurous individuals that want to pick out their very own Christmas Tree.    There are designated areas in which the trees must be cut down.   At this time, you will only be able to cut a tree down in the Red Feather Lakes region or Winter Park.  The other areas are sold out.    Tree-cutting permits will be available from 12/5 to 12/13/15. Cutting a Christmas tree also improves forest health.  the permit system helps to thin densely populated stands of small-diameter trees.  Local forest health experts identify areas that benefit from thinning trees that tend to be the perfect size for Christmas trees.  Removing these trees in designated are...
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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 City of Denver will provide Denver residents with some grand entertainment on Saturday!  The 48th annual Parade of Lights will be held in downtown Denver with a 2-mile route for families to enjoy the lights and sounds of a Holiday parade.     Saturday night - 12/03Parade will begin at 6 pm       You won’t want to miss the sparkling lights, marching bands, ornate floats and delightful characters including Major Waddles the Penguin and Santa, as they take to the streets of Downtown.  Spectator viewing for the Parade is free all along the two-mile route or purchase grandstand tickets for seating in front of the City & County Building.   The Parade will last approximately one hour. The weather is expected to be very mild, so not as important to bundle up the kiddos as in past years.  ...
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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)
 There are so many areas you can donate to help, where will you give this year?    Where is your passion - The Humane Society for our pets?   How about non-profits that offer housing to children with cancer?   How about Habitat for Humanity?    There is also Colorado REALTOR® Foundation.   Here is the Colorado Gives Website, and there are over 3,000 options with non-profits and fundraising pages to choose from.   If you can, give to a charity, even if it is only $25, it is the season to give.  Someday you may be in a situation where you hope others give to help you.   Pay it forward, it will feel good. In past years I have given to Judi's House - where they assist families dealing with grief from losing a family member.      Also, have given to Comitis, which is a behavioral healthcare ...
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