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By KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR, Colorado Homebuyer Pro
(KTHOMES, LLC)
I have been on the buyer's side multiple times when presenting an offer only to learn there are multiple offers and even though we offered the listed price, several offers came in with an offer higher than the listed price.  It was very frustrating.  Now I am on the listing side for a Shaw Heights home and what do you know?  I too received 6 offers today on my listing in Shaw Heights and it's only been listed for 2 days.  And as an added bonus, some of the offers were for more than the listed priced.  Its sweet being on the listing side in this instance, but can be very disappointing being on the buyer's side.  My price point is the big draw here, I think.  That being right around $150,000 for a single family home West of I-25.  It seems to make a huge difference when this property in S...
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By David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Westminster's Sunstream Neighborhood The Sunstream nieghborhood in Westminster, Colorado is a great family-friendly, quiet nieghborhood located half-way between downtown Denver and Boulder. The Sunstream neighborhood is right next to Standley Lake, where there are miles of unpaved trails for running, walking, or biking. You can take a boat on Standley Lake up to 20 horsepower without a permit, larger boats require you to obtain a permit. A lottery is held each year to get a permit. Standley Lake also has a great picnic area and a Bald Eagle viewing area near the visitor center. There is a pair of Bald Eagles that nest at Standley Lake year round. There is a nice campground at Standley Lake too. There are numerous parks near the Sunstream neighborhood. You can take a pleasant walk down t...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
So ...you want to sell and leave your lovely home. Below are 20 ways to leave your lovely home...so that a beautiful buyer may find it more attractive. Please remember... the first few momments a buyer arrives are the most important. In that, have the front of your home look its best, The Realtor will do the rest !!! Trim bushes so they don't block windows and cut down on light. Buy a new doormat. Put a pot of bright flowers on your porch. Put new doorknobs on your front door, or perhaps a brand new door. Have the driveway clean and in good condition. Edge the grass around walks and trees. Keep your garden tools out of site. Be sure kids put away their toys. Buy a new mailbox. Upgrade your outside lighting. Use warm, incandescent light bulbs, they add warmth. Polish or replace your hous...
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By KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR, Colorado Homebuyer Pro
(KTHOMES, LLC)
Home Farm is the place to go if you are looking for homes with large lots in the Westminster area.  It is directly West of I-25, which is only about a 25 min. commute to downtown and about 25 min. nonstop via the E470 interchange to the airport.  These homes with large lots in Wesminster sit on a hilltop with a fabulous view of the Rocky Mountain front range called Home Farm.  Many amenities nearby the Home Farm community, including the new Orchard Mall that has Macy's, Rock Bottom Brewery, Target and a great theatre complex.                                               Very nice homes were built, in this Westminster community with large lots, in the mid-1990's and the grounds are nicely maintained by the Home Farm  HOA, whose fee is $70/month.  This fee includes a community pool, tenn...
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By David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Westminster Real Estate Market Report Westminster, Colorado Westminster, Colorado is a great community with more miles of trails than any other city in Colorado. Nightlife, restaurants, and shopping are easy to get to. Westminster is a great community for runners and bikers with an extensive network of great trails. Standley Lake is located in the city of Westminster for boating, camping, and outdoor recreation. Westminster is conveniently located half-way between Denver and Boulder. It's an easy 20 minute commute to Denver or Boulder. If you're looking for a great community with an easy commute to Denver or Boulder and great views, Westminster is the community for you! Real estate sales are relatively strong in Westminster. If a Westminster home for sale is priced competitively, it sel...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Unfortunately this house wife was not expecting her husband to come home as she was found with the handyman. As in most cases she was not being careful with her affairs. Can you image the look on the husband's face, as he found his wife with the Handyman? I can't imagine his thoughts on how she was looking at the Handyman. It seems for most men, this would be very difficult to accept. In my case I think I may be questionable on how my wife would even put her hands on the Handyman. In today's culture women are dong more...it is true. So I guess, if I did catch my wife with the Handyman....I'd have to be understanding and perhaps even impressed , my wife would consider looking at the Handyman. In my 11,000 plus days of being in this Real Estate Biz....I've seen some strange things. Women ...
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By David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Westminster Blazing Bullets Trail Run DescriptionWestminster Fire and Police join forces for this fun community run, and you’re invited! No worries, it’s not a dodge-the-bullet-run-through-fire race, it’s to raise funds for artwork dedicated to those that work towards public safety. C’mon out — you can run or just cheer on the runners! Date & Time Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:00 AM Address Christopher Fields 5875 W. 104th Ave Fees$40 Registration Closing Date Thursday, May 06, 2010 Additional Information and Registration Get out there and run. Running Event Information Provided By: J. David Lampe, REALTOR® Broker Associate Denver Real Estate Group 303.550.8563 websavvyrealestate.com I'm an active runner and regularly participate in races. If you're in the Denver Metro area and would like...
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By KAREN THOMPSON, GRI, REALTOR, Colorado Homebuyer Pro
(KTHOMES, LLC)
I am seeing a lot of listings that have been withdrawn or expired and not relisted.  My guess is that there are many sellers out there that are really scared.  They keep seeing the houses selling around them for lower and lower prices, less than what they owe on their own home. They want to sell before it gets any worse, but unfortunately for many sellers, it is already too late.  By the time they pay their closing costs and accept a purchase price that is far less than what they had hoped for, they need to come to closing sometimes with thousands of dollars.  If they have the money to close, it may not be a bad option, if they are planning on purchasing another home, as what they lose on their current home, they will probably be gaining on their new home purchase.  For sellers that eit...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
This past week we all experienced Valentines Day,perhaps you were covered in flowers and candy, sweet for you. On the flip side of life,someone may need a sweet treat....Here's a little challenge. When you least expect it, you may come upon someone who needs a little compassion. Please take a moment to perhaps give a hug and or compliment. One can never tell the joy you may bring. I was once told we are all blessed with a million dollars in compliments we have to spend. I really do try to spend mine do you? It is more blessed to give then receive. Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com   Serving and selling Denver for over 11,000 days ARVADA***GOLDEN***THORNTON***WE...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Today is Valentines Day,perhaps you will be covered in flowers and candy, sweet for you. On the flip side of life,someone may need a sweet treat....Here's a little challenge. This Valentines, when you least expect it, you may come upon someone who needs a little compassion. Please take a moment to perhaps give a hug and or compliment. One can never tell the joy you may bring. I was once told we are all blessed with a million dollars in compliments we have to spend. I really do try to spend mine do you? It is more blessed to give then receive.  Wishing you and those you come across a Vivacious Valentines' Day  FYI Saint Valentine's Day  is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian marty...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Perhaps this Valentines Day you will be covered in flowers and candy, awesome for you. Here's a little challenge. This Valentines, when you least expect it, you may come upon someone who needs a little compassion. Please take a moment to perhaps give a hug and or compliment. One can never tell the joy you may bring. I was once told we are all blessed with a million dollars in compliments we can share. I really do try to spend mine do you?  Wishing you and those you come across a Vivacious Valentines' Day  FYI Saint Valentine's Day  is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martye named Valentine and was established by  Pope  Gelasius in 496 AD. It is traditionally a day on which love...
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By David J. Lampe, Realtor - Web Savvy Denver
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Sunstream Westminster Real Estate Neighborhood Report, Westminster, Colorado Sunstream is a great neighborhood located in Westminster, Colorado right next to Standley Lake. There are miles of running and biking trails right out your door. Shopping is very convenient and you can take a short walk to King Soopers down a trail next to a creek. Schools are a short walk for your children. There are numerous parks, playgrounds, and recreation opportunities nearby. It's a 20 minute commute to downtown Denver or Boulder. If you're looking for a great family friendly community with great mountain views and wide open spaces, Sunstream is the neighborhood for you! Real estate sales are strong in Sunstream. If a home is priced competitively, it sells very quickly for close to the asking price. Now ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Imagine, if all sales people closed every buyer and seller they came in contact with, we'ld all be gazillionares. In the Real world, sales folk must work hard to earn the trust of a buyer and seller and pray they are for real as well. In the real world of Real Estate if we have serve our clients well, we are blessed to have loyal clients. These loyal clients send loyal referrals. So just curious , what do you do to keep your client....tell me more !!! Just for fun , click on Tell me more clip below !! Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com Serving and selling Denver for over 11,000 days ARVADA***GOLDEN***THORNTON***WESTMINSTER I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR REFERRALS
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
It is snowing today in Denver. I would suppose several Denverites are still under the covers and not wanting to get out of that warm bed. I would also suggest these folks do not have a good reason to get out of bed.  I would also suggest having a reason to get out of bed in the morning makes all the difference. One must have a purpose greater then themself. Below find 10 quickies to get ones self motivated and unto a great day..YOU CAN MAKE IT A GREAT DAY !!! 1. Post your top goals in plain sight. 2. Start and end each day with positive thoughts. 3. Remember those successes moments and build momentum. 4. Commit to a goal and let it be known. 5. Get inspired by word, song and good deeds 6. Stay away from any negativity. 7. Realize the harder ones works, the more successful they will be. ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
It has been said " If you think you can, you can " I believe this to be so true, do you ? Understand the only place success come before work is in the dictionary. !! With work, dedication and desire , you can accomplish almost anything. On any given day an underdog can come outr the victor, just ask the New Orleans Saints The New Orlean Saints are marching home a victor. They won the superbowl. Join me is a big congrats to the Saints ,,they worked , they thought they could win and they did win !! CONGRATS !!!! Join Louie with a Salute Song below!! Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com Serving and selling Denver for over 11,000 days ARVADA***GOLDEN***THORNTON***WEST...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Its a new week. Perhaps we can have a little fun, sit back for a moment and laugh. So here is my contest. Please fill in the blanks below with your shot... of getting a shot of coffee... I mean I'm not a Ambassador, so "no points for you" ..just a free cup of coffee !! So how many REALTORS does it take to _____________________. ________( the number) because _________________________________________________________________________________________ I'll review your entries until 2/12/2010 5 Pm Denver time...I will name a winner and send them a $25.00 Bucks Card. Come on make me laugh!!!!     Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com   Serving and selling Denver for over 1...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Its a new week. Lets start the new week with a little fun, sit back for a moment and laugh. So here is my contest. Please fill in the blanks below with your shot... of getting a shot of coffee... I mean I'm not a Ambassador, so "no points for you" ..just a cup of JOE !! So how many REALTORS does it take to _____________________. ________( the number) because _________________________________________________________________________________________ The answer to my Title riddle ....to get to the other side !!! I'll review your entries until 2/12/2010 5 Pm Denver time...I will name a winner and send them a $25.00 Bucks Card. Come on make me laugh!!!!     Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
It is true the picture below represents the pilings that were seen on a home. Some make think, this poor home owner had to clean up the pilings. In reality the home owner requested these pilings. I t may not be attractive, yet it is some what a protection method. In the sketch below you will see a home with pilings. Pilings are commonly found on beach homes. Pilings are round structural members that are driven far into the earth to solid ground, the home is then built on these structural member. They are the "Foundation " of the home.   Pilings are used in places where the water (ocean) may wash up around the home. These piling protect the structural integrity of the home, from being washed away, similar to the poles you see on a dock and pier at the beach.   So next time you hear that ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Can you image the look on the husband's face, as he found his wife with the Handyman? I can't imagine his thoughts on how she was looking at the Handyman. It seems for most men, this would be very difficult to accept. In my case I think I may be questionable on how my wife would even put her hands on the Handyman. In today's culture women are dong more...it is true. So I guess, if I did catch my wife with the Handyman....I'd have to be understanding and perhaps even impressed , my wife would consider looking at the Handyman. In my 10,500 plus days of being in this Real Estate Biz....I've seen some strange things. Women putting in a hard floor floors..that is AWESOME ..GO GIRL !!!  Did I mention anything about the Handyman I'm referring too? ...It is a great magazine. Gary DiGiorgio The ...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
Location...Location ..Location  ..sure.. yet how about putting a value on a view. In my 10500 + days in this biz, I've  had to compute the value of a view. If there are comps in the area...super...otherwise....Katie bar the door. Examine the days of the spoils of the builders. A premium lot with a view could go for 100k more. There is value on a view. It's been said "beauty ( and value) is in the eyes of the beholder". So what does a scientific Realtor call a test tube baby.....A Womb with a view!!! A test tube baby....hopefully never a reality!!   Gary DiGiorgio The DiGiorgio Group 9035 Wadsworth pkwy 2000 Westminster.Co 80021 Direct 303 898 4279 Office 303 422 5200 fx 303 467 0211 Gary@Di-DenverRealty.com
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