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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Evenings sitting in your backyard or under the covered front porch watching the clouds go by?  It’s yours to enjoy in this 2bed 1bath home so perfect your soul will sigh!   Pride of ownership is evident from your very first glance at the property to the unseen details.  The front yard is freshly landscaped in a low-maintenance ‘dry-riverbed’ style complete with astro turf and a drip system to water plants.  Plenty of parking for you and your guests plus a layout to make living simple.  Peace of mind is yours with so many things done - new luxury vinyl flooring, interior and exterior paint, redone front porch, roof and skylights are newer and the freshly replaced gutters even have covers to reduce maintenance.  Enter and appreciate the sunny living room kissed with ample natural light.  ...
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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)
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 April 2022, there were four 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 April 2022 fared: 4 properties sold priced at $760,000 to $925,000 Average Days in MLS were 4 days  Sellers saw 104.12% to list price    (last month 115.12%...
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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)
This beautiful multi-level home went on the market and within a day, had multiple showings, and got multiple offers.    There was an exceptional offer that came in prior to the "deadline", but the seller had reserved the right to accept any offer prior to the deadline.   This was the case - it was exceptional with all the terms the Seller wanted.Listed at $625,000Square Footage - 1651 finished above ground, 621 in the basement 95% finishedBuilt in 1975Three bedrooms, three bathroomsTwo-car garageLot size - 7,953 sfNeighborhood - Columbine WestJefferson County Schools - Dutch Creek Elementary, Ken Caryl Middle School and Columbine High School  Home is Listed by Laura Erwin, so if you would like more details on this home, or other properties - give her a call.    303-353-8251 
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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)
HOPEFULLY, the clouds will clear tonight (in Denver) to view the total eclipse!    The moon will be in the deepest portion of the Earth's shadow and the total eclipse will begin in earnest.    See the Super Flower Moon and a "Blood Moon" eclipse, these will coincide with the total lunar eclipse for most of North America.Get your telescope out, and enjoy the eclipse tonight between 9 pm and 10:30 (mountain time).
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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 Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Nestled in the heart of the city, this 2-bed 2 bath home has just been fully renovated and boasts all the newest bells and whistles! There is beautiful brand new engineered hardwood maple flooring and all new modern lighting throughout! The kitchen has been completely reconfigured to include granite counters, all new upgraded cabinets, a new eat-at island overlooking the living room, large black composite sink, new disposal, and stainless appliances to include new stove. Both bathrooms have been redone to include luxury vinyl flooring and all new sinks and toilets. The entire home has been repainted - both inside and out, and there are all new doors, interior trim, and exterior siding! Other features of this home include a new water heater, covered side patio, privacy-fenced rear yard ...
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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 is usually a lot going on over the weekends, but some exciting events happening this weekend and the weather will be in the low 80's with beautiful weather! Colfax Marathon - May 14th & 15th, 2022This is one of the biggest events since COVID.   There are 7 races in two days.   Saturday - Colfax 5KSunday - Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, and Marathon RelayInformation on different races  City Park Farmers MarketThe first day open for 2022, and residents will enjoy every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm.  From May 14th to October 29th.   Rain, snow, or shine!City Park Espande (2551 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO  80206)  Lakeside Amusement Park is Opening Lakeside Amusement Park is a family-friendly amusement park with attractions for all ages.  The rides range from the exciting Cyclo...
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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  The Conservatory  can be found North of Hampden and between E-470 and Halifax is Aurora CO  80013.    It is very popular with newer homes and homeowners show pride in ownership.  Homes in The Conservatory have basements, some are finished, some have mountain views, and were built from 2002 to 2016.  There are ranch models along with two-story and multi-level homes ranging in square footage from 1,387 to almost 3,000 above ground, all with basements.  DR Horton/Continental was the original builder, but now Richmond, Standard Pacific, and Carpace have homes in this neighborhood also.  There are approximately 1,400 homes in this neighborhood.   The Conservatory has been desirable to buyers with its several pocket parks, trails for hiking or walking the dog, it is a po...
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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 has been a State that may have wanted to relocate to for years.    Our population has grown tremendously over the last few years.   I think it started when recreational marijuana was legalized and just continued.   We have very low humidity, low unemployment, and people can enjoy the outdoors all year-round.   We do have good weather even in the winter!Last year Denver was #3, so think our home values must have had a factor in this chart!    We are now #5.   Here are the rest of the top ten. Here is Colorado Association of REALTORS® info for Buyers on how the State of Colorado is doing -  I work the entire Denver metro area, so if you have questions on home values, give me a call! 
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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 April, and all the numbers revolve around the increase in interest rates.    With the 1% increase it priced out a few first-time buyers, and some buyers opted out when they couldn't get what they wanted.   This slowed the market, but not drastically.   The inventory climbed about a 1/3 for the month of April, as most weekends in March we saw 2,000 or less.   April's high hit 3,200 for one weekend.    This data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. I track data daily for the Denver metro area, and are seeing around 550 price reductions every week (to 3,000 listings) and around 200 homes returning to market in a week's period of time.   Both of these numbers have been steadily increasing daily. See what homes are currently available - Active 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)
  Over the years, I have seen many reasons homeowners think about moving.    Are you one of these? - There is a baby on the way.    Need another room on the same level as the master bedroom?- You just started a home-based business.    Now you need an office on the main level for possible clients.   Or, you are now working from home permanently?-  You and your family are bursting the seams of your home and would like the additional square footage.-  All the kids have grown and gone, and now you have way too much square footage.-  Your kids have returned home and now they have kids, and need more space. -  You have the opportunity to accept a job position in another state. Rates are moving around, but still low.    Take a look at what the new mortgage payment will do to your monthly house...
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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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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
This event was postponed, at the last minute! Do you have sensitive documents that are laying around you no longer need?    Get it prepared for the FREE shred-a-thon!Safely get rid of your personal information - tax returns, business documents, etc.    Your confidential information will be shredded for FREE by Shred-It Iron Mountain which will ensure your documents are destroyed securely and your privacy is protected.   Shred-It also recycles shredded paper, which helps the environment.   While the service is free, Crime Stoppers welcomes and appreciates any and all donations.Info to know - Each vehicle will be limited to up to three clean trash bags/bankers’ boxes of documents. Items containing personal and private information are ideal for drop-off. Remove binders or other non-paper c...
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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)
In Aurora's semi-arid climate turf grass needs a lot of extra water to survive.  Water-wise landscapes are colorful, sustainable, and drought-tolerant alternatives that need less water to thrive.  These water restrictions will be enforced from May 1-September 30th, 2022 No lawn watering between 10 am and 6 pm - lawn watering, including with a hose or sprinkler attachment, however watering vegetable or flower gardens by hand is allowed during these times. Watering is only allowed up to three days per week year-round. Excessive runoff, spraying onto streets or sidewalks, or other waste is not permitted. New sod, seed, and irrigation systems require a permit for front, side, and back yards. Other water-saving tips: Do not water while it's raining or during high winds. Check your sprinkler ...
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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 26th Annual Furry Scurry will be held at Wash Park in Denver May 7th, 2022.    This will be a 2-mile walk that begins at 9 am around Wash Park, with refreshments before, during, and after the walk.  This is always a very popular event, and even if you are not walking, it is fun to attend.     Funds raised at this event allow the Dumb Friends League to provide medical care to sick or injured animals, provide behavior training that allows pets to be adopted more quickly, investigate cases of animal cruelty, and much more.In 2020:13,675 surgeries performed100% pets were saved, all were placed$4.7 million was donated and used for these petsThere will be 150 vendor booths to visit providing pet-friendly merchandise as well as service offers for pets.    For additional fun, there are fu...
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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 April 2022188 homes sold ranging from $407,000 to $4,185,000 (180 sold last month) Average days on market - 8 days  Median days FOUR days (17 last month)Average sales price was $755,000  (last month was $699,970)Sellers saw 105.93% to l...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Inhale peace - exhale your worries. Relax and rejuvenate in this 3bed 3bath mountain oasis with *breathtaking* views. Drive up the newly paved driveway to enjoy your slice of the Colorado mountain lifestyle and take in the beauty that surrounds you.  Pride of ownership is evident everywhere with less noticeable features like new Anderson windows, furnace, central air, and water softener to factors more visible like the recent pond and waterfall, replaced kitchen appliances, and the gas stove and fireplace.  You will appreciate being insulated from the world with stunning panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains and the Denver skyline - visible even from your basement!  If work beckons - a home office could easily be set up here.  For commuters or to access all the amenities one could desi...
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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 Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Cinco de Mayo in Denver will be celebrated on May 7th & 8th, 2022 in Denver Civic Center Park from 10 am to 8 pm. This festival has lots going on from contests, lots of vendors with products and food, plus live entertainment, and a Parade you don't want to miss!   These contests will be held - Chihuahua Races - Sunday May 8th at 2 pmon the contest stage south of seal pond, center of Civic Center ParkTaco Eating Contest - Saturday - May 8th at 2 pmon the contest stage south of seal pond, center of Civic Center ParkLowrider Car Show - Saturday and SundayAlong Colfax from Bannock to Broadway There will be live Entertainment on the Main Stage, Local Stage, and Community Stage.    Many local bands as well as dance schools showing off their local talent!  The Parade will be held on Saturday -...
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