Centennial, CO Real Estate News

By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
                     When dealing with professional Centennial property management, one priority among many is to be aware of what’s going on throughout the month in the communities you manage.  We like to inform our prospects and clients about community happenings so that they may make a more informed choice on where they want to live or if they want to keep up with what the community offers.  There are several meetings coming up in the last half of November.              On Wednesday November 14th there is a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at the Centennial City Chambers from 7:00-9:00pm.  On Thursday November 22nd there will be a Youth Commission meeting at the Council Chambers from 7:00-9:00pm.  On November 27th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Aspen room there will be an Open Space A...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
            Staying current on community events in the cities we manage has always been one of our priorities.  If you’re dealing with professional Centennial property management you’ve got to be in touch with what’s going on throughout the month.  There are some closures on the main city calendar to take note of, as well as a few meetings where attendance is encouraged.             There are a few closures to be observed coming in the second half of this month.  The first will be a closure of all offices in the Centennial Civic Center for Veterans Day on Monday November 12th.  The offices will also be closed the day of Thanksgiving and the following day, November 22 and 23rd respectively.  It should also be noted that the Liquor Licensing Authority meeting on November 15th from 6:00-9:...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
                    Working closely with residents in Centennial involves reporting community events to members of the city and their colleagues.  As a Centennial property management company we feel it’s important to be current on what is going on inside the city we work in.  Here are a few events happening soon in Centennial that might be of interest to you.             On Wednesday, November 7th from 1:00-6:00pm there will be an I-25 Corridor Planning Workshop at the Centennial Civic Center.  The next phase of the I-25 Corridor Planning effort includes a two –day interactive design workshop scheduled for Wednesday, November 7th with another meeting Thursday, November 8th at the Centennial Civic Center located at 13133 E. Arapahoe Rd. The workshop will provide various stakeholders an o...
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Halloween Things To Do in Centennial, CO: Pumpkin Festival 2012 This is a new event!  How fun is that!  You can be a part of something new and start a new tradition for yourself or your family! What: Pumpkin Festival 2012 When: Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th           Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st           Saturday and Sunday, October 27th and 28th           10am-4pmWhere: Tagawa GardensAdmission: FREE*  *Activities are complimentary or for a fee.  Activities with a fee will be paid via tickets, which can be purchased for $1 per ticket or 20 tickets for $15 at cash registers throughtout the event.**  Each weekend will feature different events, activities and market vendors.  Please visit the calendar/events page of the Tagawa Gardens website to see what's happe...
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By Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local.
(Blue Olive Properties, LLC)
            Here at Blue Olive Properties, we offer property management in Centennial, and we like to re-circulate pieces of localism news from that area.  This weekend from the 28th through the 30th the Centennial Youth Commission will be partnering with Endeavor Academy for the 25th Annual Thanksgiving SHARE Basket Project.  This project has students collecting $5-$10 donations at the King Soopers on Parker Rd. and Arapahoe Rd.              These donations will be put towards purchasing food to be distributed at the SafeHouse battered women’s shelter, Developmental Pathways, Denver Indian Family Resource Center, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Outpatient Cancer Clinic at University Hospital, National Kidney Foundation, local houses of worship and needy families with children at E...
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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)
Open House - Luxury Equestrian Property - Centennial CO 80016 9/22 1-3 pm This property is no longer available.  Come visit this OPEN HOUSE on Saturday September 22nd, 2012 from 1 pm to 3 pm and see all this home has to offer!      Located on 2.27 acres you have no HOA rules, and on a great street with other luxury properties!17501 E. Mineral Place, Centennial, CO   80016  This gorgeous equestrian home features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and the 4 car garage is attached, and the outbuilding has another 2 car over-sized garage.  SIX car garage!      The home was remodeled and there now is an unbelievable kitchen complete with a wine chiller, built-in coffee maker, warming tray, steamer, double ovens, 5 burner gas cook top and a sub-zero refrigerator.    The master suite was expanded to incl...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
What constitutes a Golf Community? Apparently this is not as clear as one would think, at least based on agents marketing. I regularly write about and research golf properties and I am amazed at the number of agents that promote a listing as being in a "golf community" just because they are within a couple miles of a golf course, if that were the case then almost every home in Denver is in a "golf community". That is simply not the case.There are 80 courses in the Denver Metro area, so chances are one is nearby. A golf community is a neighborhood that was built around a golf course. Most of the activities in the community revolve around the course, the club house and the amenities associated with those features. I believe that a "golf community" is a neighborhood that actually has a gol...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
Big Bills New York Pizza 9/11 A Day of Giving - Big Bills New York Pizza has long been a favorite spot for families in Centennial, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree and Littleton and on 9/11 with a New York name you better believe it is something special. Owner Bill Ficke has a heart as big as his largest Sicilian thick square party pizza and on 9/11 every pizza in the place is on the house. All he asks is that you make a donation for your pie and he will donate 100% to a charity that he feels could really use a shot in the arm. Video now posted below thanks to Katerinas tutorial - This video was from last year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVlfhDSGSSg and it really does tell the story of what someone can do when they put their mind to it. Our favorite pie, we have yet to order one we did not...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
Do you dance to your clients music...or do you write the music that attracts the type of clients you prefer to work with? Years ago I owned a sporting goods franchise and as part of our training prior to opening the store we were told by a national sales manager to "learn to dance to the customers music". I thought that was excellent advice at the time, and I always tried to please every customer, bending over backward, ballroom dancing, Country Western, salsa, you name it, if the customer wanted to dance you had better be able to step lively or miss out. Then one day my very best customer came in and we had a long talk. Now when I say the best customer, he was actually a customer that brought me merchandise to resell, so I wrote him checks to come into my store, and I wrote him some ve...
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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)
  Can you imagine being 17 and having anything you want at your fingertips?    She has another year of high school to attend, which is a tad over a mile from my home.    She has so many choices, with many opportunities to be the spokesperson for so many companies.   She definitely has a level head, as she says her parents and coach will guide her with the right decisions.   I cannot imagine what it would be like to have these opportunities --- all from working hard at something you love to do!   She has been offered movie deals, and still working on those details.   Today at Regis High School had a school function in the gym where Missy was able to bring all five of her medals from the Olympics, and had them for display and photos for all the students.       The school and the kids all ...
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
It's Wilbur the Wonder Pig Who is that in the "field" of wildflowers in front of our house?  It's Wilbur the Wonder Pig, of course! Rich and I frequent Tagawa Gardens (a local nursery) for our landscaping, lawn care and gardening needs.  On a recent trip for fertilizer, I was distracted.  I know, it's so unusual for me to be distracted, particularly when I'm shopping for some as important as fertilizwer!  What distracted me, you ask?  Wilbur the Wonder Pig! Wilbur is crafted from steel plate with a durable baked finished.  Isn't he handsome?  He give a whole new meaning to "when pigs fly"! He's a welcome addition to our small garden around the tree in our front yard.  He looks right at home with all the wildflowers.   If you are interested in getting your own Wilbur, he's available onli...
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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)
Open House - Centennial - 2.27 acres - Saturday 8/4/12 Noon to 3 pm Open House at Close in Horse Property on Saturday, August 4th from noon to 3 pm.   17501 E. Mineral Place, Centennial, CO  80016 $850,000   Come view this beautiful equestrian property in Centennial with high-end finishes and is a great home for a large family gatherings or entertaining with friends.       The kitchen is a must see, and the addition to the master bedroom is quite impressive with a deck off the master bedroom giving homeowners  a great place to watch the beautiful Colorado sunsets.There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, six car garage spaces (4 attached, 2 detached), 2.27 acres with a 2 stall barn and two pastures.     This ranch style property has 2,983 square feet on the main floor, and 2,500 in the f...
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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)
Luxury  Equestrian Property - Centennial CO - FOR SALE This property is no longer available. Newly listed equestrian property in Centennial on 2.27 acres.     You can live in a gorgeous home and have horses outside your door!    This home is perfect for a family enjoying entertaining indoors or outdoors.     There are five gathering areas on this property and rooms are large for those large family events in the home. 17501 E. Mineral PlaceCentennial, CO  80016Listed   for   $850,000This 1994 home was remodeled in 2000 when the foyer/entry was added, the master bedroom was turned into a true master suite and the kitchen is state of the arts!Ranch with garden level basement2,983 finished square feet on main level2,500 finished square feet in the garden level basement4 bedrooms, 3 full bat...
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Things to do at Tagawa Gardens: July 2012 Calendar   Get out your calendar and save the dates for July classes and events at Tagawa Gardens, one of Colorado's largest garden centers!  Tagawa Gardens is THE place to visit to learn, have fun and shop for all your landscaping and gardening needs!  There is something for everyone, kids and adults alike!  (Some classes require registration and/or a minimal fee.) Saturday, July 7thPink Day ~ All Day~Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea will be featured in the tree/shrub department with a portio of the proceeds going to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.   10:30-11:30am~Refrigerator Jam for Kids~Limit: 15, children must be accompanied by adults, maximum 3 children per adult, fee $10 per child, please register 11am-12pm~Planning a Fall Ve...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
The Knolls - The best kept secret in Denver - Two days before the 4th of July and The Knolls neighborhood is getting ready for all sorts of fun activities. The annual parade, games in the park for all ages, adult and children pool games.  Live bands including The Fairgrounds a very hot young local teenage band and The Comb-overs, climbing walls, face painting, sno-cones for the kids, margaritas and beer for the adults, a good old fashioned BBQ for the entire neighborhood. The neighborhood all steps up and volunteers for different functions to make this day a huge favorite in The Knolls. I have lived here for the past 13 years, it was my wife's dream neighborhood as a child growing up in the area. I had no idea how wonderful a neighborhood could be until I moved in here. The community ge...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
Record Heat in Denver slows real estate to a crawl - Fortunately anyone that has been here for any length of time knows that these heat waves are only temporary and soon we will be enjoying the cool crisp evenings on the patio again, and some will even want to bring a sweater. But for now, we are in record setting territory - 5 straight days of 100 plus temperatures including yesterdays all time record tying high of 105. I remember years ago when I owned a retail sporting goods store, we had a similar heat wave and nobody was out shopping. I was comparing the trends for the previous season and we were at least 75% below the year before (and overall we were up 20%) so I knew something was up. Then I recalled the owner of a liquor store I managed told me, "only one thing really effects pe...
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Places To Visit in Centennial, CO: Tagawa Gardens When it comes to gardening and landscape supplies I have choices.  I can visit the big box stores in town. Home Depot and Lowe's have the basics.  Sometimes that all I need and I can make a quick trip and be home in a jiffy.  When I want bold changes in our landscape, or I need help with rabbit and deer nibbling in our yard, I need more than the box stores can provide.  This is a job for the helpful people at Tagawa Gardens in Centennial, Colorado.  When I think of Tagawa Gardens I think of service and education. In addition to the many classes and webinars offered, the experience of the staff is something that's available to the public EVERY day. Tagawa Gardens is a one stop shop for all of your garden supplies, trees, shrubs, grasses, ...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
South Suburban Golf Courses - The South Suburban Parks and Recreation District includes four very different and unique courses in south metro Denver and now they have added night golf to three of the four courses. Thats right, you can now play golf on Littleton Golf and Tennis, Family Sports and South Suburban Golf Courses after the sun sets. A shotgun start sets everyone in motion and the gun goes off at 9:00 PM on Saturday nights at Family Sports, Friday nights at Littleton Golf and Tennis and South Suburban. You must play with a Glow Ball (available at the course for $5)   Another great way to get that South Suburban Parks and Recreation gets the younger generation involved in this great game is by offering free golf to everyone under the age of 17 on weekends. Yep, you heard me righ...
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By John Marshall - FORE!, Specializing in Golf Course Properties
(LoKation Real Estate)
Some interesting stats for the Denver market as we head into June - If you were to take all homes currently on the market and selling in the Denver area and broke them down by four sections based on price, the lower two sections have slowed down considerably. The hottest market right now is in the second highest tier which had an average price of $339K, these homes were selling almost 20% faster than homes in the other three price ranges.  What this means is that all those sellers that have been sitting on the fence because they thought that only first time home buyers and investors were buying, can now be confident that a nice home that is well maintained in the $300-500K range will sell fairly quickly, current days on market is 102 for this price range. The average size of a home in t...
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Thing to do at Tagawa Gardens: June 2012 Calendar   Get out your calendar and save the dates for June classes and events at Tagawa Gardens, one of Colorado's largest garden centers! Saturday, June 2nd10-11amCreating a Sunny Garden for Birds, Bees and Butterflies 12-1pmHow to Kill a Tree 2-3pmPond Plants  Sunday, June 3rd11am-12pmPlant Select for Plant Success 1-2pmFront Entry Garden: Design for Value Added Enhancements  Saturday, June 9th10-11amMade in the Shade: Pernnials for Shady Gardening Spaces Sunday, June 10th9:30am-3pmGarden Tour at Rob Proctor's Garden to benefit Dumb Friends League (a local animal shelter/$10 suggested donation) 1-3pmAll Natural Skin Care  Saturday, June 16th10am-4pmBugapalooza! Featuring the Butterfly Pavilion 10-11amColorado's Second Spring Saturday, June 23...
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