Highlands Ranch, CO Real Estate News

By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Firelight Neighborhood in Highlands Ranch, Colorado  Firelight is a beautiful neighborhood that is located in Highlands Ranch, CO - Douglas County.  The Firelight area is south of Wildcat Reserve Parkway at Fairview Parkway and runs south and east - just past Griggs Road and just past Poston Parkway.   It is really a stunning neighborhood and is very desirable for many home buyers due to many factors.  Firelight does have some of the highest land in Highlands Ranch, allowing fantastic views of the front range, DTC area and downtown.  The zip codes for the homes in Firelight are 80126 and 80130.  The homes in Firelight were built mostly by Shea Homes, Joyce Homes, Beazer Homes and Richmond American Homes.  The Joyce Homes are pretty much confined to an area also known as Firelight ~ Fine...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Weatherstone Neighborhood in Highlands Ranch, Colorado  Weatherstone is a beautiful neighborhood that is  located in Highlands Ranch, CO - Douglas County.  The neighborhood is just west of Wildcat Reserve Parkway off of Weathersfield Way and Stone Mountain Drive and is made up of approximately 290 single family homes.  It is a stunning neighborhood and is very desirable for many home buyers.  The zip code for the homes in Weatherstone is 80129.  The homes in Weatherstone were built largely in part by Sanford (now Beazer Homes) but there is also a number of homes in the nieghborhood that are built by custom builders such as  Virden and Forest Glen.  The homes currently for sale, today, range in price from the $490,000's to  the $1,040,000's but will vary widely due to lot sizes, views, c...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Celebration - 4th of July The 4th of July is a holiday I have always enjoyed.  Living in Highlands Ranch, that tradition continues for me & my family as we have regularly participated in the Highlands Ranch Independence Day celebrations here in town.  Last year was no different and we spent a good part of our day at the celebration at Town Center.  My kids frolicked in the fountains at Civic Green Park, checked out the kiddie rides, listened to the music from the Civic Green Park stage, splurged on ice cream & treats in Town Center and off course - topped off the night with Fireworks.  This year will be no different for Highlands Ranch as they celebrate once again with a full day of festivities.  Think about stopping by for the whole day or just for a little - either way...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
HIGHLANDS RANCH HOME SEARCH - WHERE TO STAY BEFORE YOU MOVE IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN If you are relocating to Highlands Ranch from another city, chances are good that you will need to stay in a hotel while you are hear on your home shopping trip.  Here are a few local hotel choices for you while you shop for Highlands Ranch real estate - some are more affordable than others. Lodging in Highlands Ranch   Hilton Garden Suites - Plaza Drive Residence Inn - Centennial Blvd Comfort Inn - County Line Rd   Nearby & Close to Highlands Ranch/south metro Denver Embassy Suites - Centennial Fairfield Inn - County Line Rd - Littleton Hilton Denver Tech Center South- Orchard Rd Hilton Garden Suites - Meridian Holiday Inn Express - Clinton St - Englewood Inverness Hotel & Golf Club - Inverness Driv...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME IN HIGHLANDS RANCH? HIGHLANDS RANCH REAL ESTATE IS VERY DESIRABLE - AND IT IS SELLING!!!   There are many different types of homes in Highlands Ranch to suit many different needs & desires.  The variety is almost endless.  There are many neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch that are communities of condos and town homes in Highlands Ranch - one of the newest being Town Center and the Highlands Walk neighborhoods.  There are also styles of patio homes communities and neighborhoods.  Carlyle Park is an excellent neighborhood with homes of this style.      Single family homes range in price in Highlands Ranch currently from the low $200,000's to over $2,000,000.  A few of these higher end neighborhoods are even gated communities such as the Highwoods and Falcon Hi...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The Lantern Hill Neighborhood in Highlands Ranch, Colorado    Lantern Hill is a neighborhood that is located in Highlands Ranch, CO - Douglas County.  The neighborhood is just east of Summit View Parkway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway.  It is one of the smaller neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch.  The zip code for the homes in Lantern Hill is 80126.  View a satellite map of Lantern Hill here.  The homes in Lantern Hill were built by Joyce Homes.  The homes currently range in price from $360,000's to the low $600,000's.   Some of the Joyce models have stunning architecture that is very different from many of the other neighborhoods in Highlands Ranch. Lantern Hill is a part of the covenant community of Highlands Ranch, governed by the Highlands Ranch Community Association. Quite a few of the ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Westridge Pointe - Highlands Ranch - CO - A Neighborhood & Community of Many Great Homes Homes in Westridge Pointe are selling.  There are currently 16 homes for sale in Westridge Pointe - Highlands Ranch that range from $239,999 to $459,000.  Some of these homes back to Redstone Park, Marcy Park or open space and have mountain views.  Current sales in Westridge Pointe are going well.  Statistics are far better than some of the other neighborhoods in the Denver suburbs.  There are currently 11 homes in Westridge Pointe that are under contract including my own listing at 2851 High Cliffe Place.          Recent closed sales in Westridge Pointe in the last 30 days include: (prices indicate sold price) *9863 Castle Ridge Circle - 1495 sq. ft - $249,000 - 14 days on market *2337 Gold Dust La...
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By Ben Hargis
(VR Business Brokers)
Are you addicted to the flying business? The possibilities are endless in the jet charter business. Growth in the industry is cause to get in now. With security issues, airline cancellations and salaries of sales executives, the charter business is seeing times like never before. Denver Flight Schools are making money too!       
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Restaurants - The Old Blinking Light Kitchen & Cocktails A few weeks ago, we had some company in town and it was an extremely busy week-end.  We wanted to pick out a great restaurant that was close by, but still offered something unique and different.  Living in an area that does have its fair-share of chain restaurants - it is such a refreshing change to dine at a restuarant like The Old Blinking Light.  The atmosphere is great - we dined inside - but there is also a terrific patio complete with a fire pit that will be ideal for the upcoming beautiful Colorado summer evenings.  Between all of us, we tried entrees such as Baby Back Ribs, the Poblano Relleno and a Spinach Enchillada.  We also tried a couple of the sides including some sweet potato fries.  My kids split a ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch Carnival  This is the week that the Bill Mayes Shows Carnival is in town, here in Highlands Ranch.  If you have driven down Wildcat Reserve parkway lately, you have seen the set-up.  And if you have kids, they have begged that you can go.  I was showing homes this past weekend to out of town home buyers, and they were excited that they were here in time to visit the carnival as well.  So here are the details.  The Carnival is now on - every day this week the hours are: Monday - Friday 4pm - 11pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 11pm Sunday June 17th is the last day of the Carnival in Highlands Ranch. Daily passes can be purchased in advance at any of the Highlands Ranch rec centers for $10 a day or $15 the day of at the entry gate of the carnival.  Single ride children tickets ar...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Family Concert Aimed for the Kids in Highlands Ranch Pack your picnic and head to Civc Geen Park tomorrow, June 13th for the special "Kids Koncert".  The concert will begin at 6:30 and feature Michael Friedman and Swingset Jazz.  These family oriented Kids Koncerts are great for getting the kids involved and give them a great reason to love concerts in the park as much as their parents!  There are so many great activities in Highlands Ranch year round - just one of the reasons I love living and working here.  See you there!  Civic Green Park is just south of the Highlands Ranch Library and parking is amble all around and at the nearby park & ride lot.   
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By Ben Hargis
(VR Business Brokers)
Work for yourself, show people around town, enjoy a nice tax break, and make MONEY! Buy a limo business a party like a rock star! Let me help you own your own business.
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Looking for HRCA 2010 Summer Concerts?  2010 Highlands Ranch CO Summer Concert LineUp   Highlands Ranch Community Association plans great concert line up again!  One of things I enjoy so much about living in Highlands Ranch is the many activities that are located so close by.  And this summer is no exception.  The line-up has been released and the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association has announced their summer line-up.  In the past, my family has not been able to attend very many of these - mostly due to my children's summer sporting events - but it looks like this summer we are going to be pretty conflict free.  One of my own local favorites is the first one, Opie Gone Bad, with lead singer Jake Schroeder - also known to many as the National Anthem singer for the Colorado Avala...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
  HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - HOMES SALES NUMBERS FROM MAY 2007 REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT   Here are numbers from May 2007 regarding the activity in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.   On May 31, 2007 there were 637 homes that were Active Listings - Homes for Sale.  In May 2007, there were 290 homes that were Under Contract.  Of those, 204 went Under Contract in May.  Of the homes that were Under Contract (290), 172 of them closed in May.    What does this mean?  Yes, there is a lot of inventory.  But there is activity.  Homes are selling.  To sell your home, make sure it is in great shape and priced right.  Do not over price a listing or your home will not be part of the sold statistics in these reports.  *Statistics from MLS deemed accurate but not guaranteed. *These numbers may not include FSBO a...
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By Ben Hargis
(VR Business Brokers)
A business owner I spoke with recently has been trying to sell his business for a year with no luck. He didn't know how to value his type of business, and doesn't have a current P&L or balance sheet. His tax returns show a loss, but he's making money. After recasting his numbers, we showed an $80,000/yr profit for the business. It has been SBA approved, and should sell quickly. Keep in mind the importance of recasting financials. For more info on recasting, contact me at ben@vrpro.com
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Living in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for 12 Years & Still Loving it! Thinking of Highlands Ranch as your new home?  You've picked a great place as its become one of the favorites in the south Denver metro area for many and has even been recognized nationally as a great place to relocate.  Its my own favorite as well.  Highlands Ranch is located in Douglas County, Colorado - which by the way continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the country.  Once ranch farm land, Highlands Ranch has been transformed into a master planned community with a covenant controlled HOA that is now looked at nation-wide as one to model after.  Adding to its charm, the original ranch and ranch home remains and sits high on a hill in Highlands Ranch with fabulous views of the front range.  I first ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Highlands Ranch, CO recognized in National Relocation List Relocate America has recently released their annual compilation of the Top 100 Places to Live.  Their list is made up from the public's feedback and incorporates key data regarding each area as well.  Highlands Ranch, CO is on the list for 2007.  So now the rest of America's knows what the residents of Highlands Ranch have know all along (and I am one of them!) - its just a great place to live, work & play.  Here are some of the features that Relocate America lists for Highlands Ranch that I also agree with. Great community planning & management of parks, playgrounds and community centers & covenants Excellent Views throughout the community Abundance of recreation opportunities in Highlands Ranch & nearby Close location to city ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Events in Highlands Ranch, CO - The Circus Comes to Town!  If you have recently moved to Highlands Ranch, Colorado, you may not be aware of how many great community eventsare offered throughout the year, especially in the summer. My own family loves the circus and last year we were not able to attend to circus in Highlands Ranch as we were out of town - but this year we have it marked on the calendar - in pen.  So here's the details: Carson & Barnes Circus  Shows begin on Friday June 1st and will run through Sunday June 3rd across from the Highlands Ranch Town Center at Highlands Ranch Parkway and Dorchester Street.  June 1 4:30 and 7:30 June 2 2:00 and 7:00 June 3 1:30 and 4:30 Advance tickets can be bought at a discount through the Highlands Ranch Recreation Centers for $12 for adults...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The Community of the Highlands Ranch Golf Club The Highlands Ranch Golf Club neighborhood is located in Highlands Ranch, CO - Douglas County.  The neighborhood is just west of Lucent Blvd and east of Santa Fe Drive. Its north boundary also is the border of Highlands Ranch itself at County Line Rd and its south border is Town Center Drive.  The zip code for the Highlands Ranch Golf Club neighborhood is 80129.  The homes of the Highlands Ranch Golf Clubare built by Richmond American Homes, Sanford/Beazer and Shea Homes.  The homes currently range in price from $430,000 to the $900,000's.  There are also some town homes adjacent to the Golf Club Community from the high $200,00's to the low $300,000's.  For more information on the town homes, contact me.  The Highlands Ranch Golf Club neigh...
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Douglas Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree- (Includes Lone Tree, and Highlands Ranch)188 residential closings down 1.1 % over Apr 06.  # of Active Listings down 7.2%Douglas Highlands Ranch Lone Tree - Absorption rate in this area is quite a bit less, 15.7 weeks.    Apr-06Apr-07% Change# of sales closed - Month190188-1.1%# of sales Closed - YTD659622-5.9%Avg Days on Market566412.5%# of Active Listings669624-7.2%# of NEW Listings484462-4.8%Absorbtion Rate (in Weeks)15.815.7-0.2%Average Price (Sold)369,012347,269-6.3%Absorption Rate Definition - the rate at which a market can absorb additional units of supply without causing market saturation and severe price distortions. For example, during a recessionary period, many homeowners may list their house for sale. Since the supply of homes entering...
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