Castle Rock, CO Real Estate News

By Mark Richards, Castle Rock/Denver Real Estate
(Cherry Creek Properties)
It's time for another edition of Castle Rock's Town Talk. The August 2008 edition can be found online, at Town Hall or, if you are already a resident and get a water bill, it comes with your bill each month! This month's edition of Castle Rock's Town Talk includes the following topics: Bright Banners Serve as a Signal of Downtown's Sizzle Council Confirms Boundaries Design Standards Ordinance to Ensure Quality Development Green Fleet Policy Will Help Reduce Emissions Kick back, relax and take some time to read about our town, Castle Rock. Thanks for stopping by, Mark & Wendy Richards Principals/Realtors The Richards Group, Inc. Keller Williams Real Estate, L.L.C. Cell: 303.204.2688 (Wendy) Cell: 303.204.8949 (Mark) Home: 720.733.1548 eFax: 303.785.9169 Search for Homes: www.SearchinDenv...
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By Mark Richards, Castle Rock/Denver Real Estate
(Cherry Creek Properties)
The Castle Rock Museum Unlike many parts of the west it was not gold that put Castle Rock, Colorado on the map, but rather, it was the discovery of rhyolite stone.  Used for building exteriors, rhyolite was abundantly found in the butte countryside surrounding Plum Creek. In 1875 the Denver & Rio Grande Railway built the new train depot using rhyolite. The depot building is now home to the Castle Rock Historical Museum, where visitors can relive the 125 plus year history of Castle Rock, Colorado. By the way, it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5:00. Admission is free. It is a really cool place and you can't beat the price! Thanks for stopping by, Mark & Wendy Richards Principals/Realtors The Richards Group, Inc. Kel...
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By Mark Richards, Castle Rock/Denver Real Estate
(Cherry Creek Properties)
August 8, 2008 Wendy and I had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Castle Rock earlier tonight. She had the salmon and I had a designer pizza. Both were awesome!  We highly recommend this fabulous restaurant!   :-) Siena at the Courtyard Restaurant333 Perry StreetCastle Rock, CO303-688-2622Located at the SW corner of 4th and Perry St. in Castle Rock, Colorado. Restaurant is just across the street from the fire station. Look for the big stone fountain in The Courtyard.  Thanks for stopping by, Mark & Wendy Richards Principals/Realtors The Richards Group, Inc. Keller Williams Real Estate, L.L.C. Cell: 303.204.2688 (Wendy) Cell: 303.204.8949 (Mark) Home: 720.733.1548 eFax: 303.785.9169 Search for Homes: www.SearchinDenver.com Email: TheRichardsGroup@kw.com  
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By Kathy Torline, Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
(ERA Herman Group Real Estate)
D is for Duplex - Real Estate Dictionary Colorado Real Estate -- Use this glossary to make yourself more prepared What is a deed?  A deed is a document used to transfer ownership in a property.  There are many types of deeds, but the most common type in Colorado is a General Warranty Deed My neighbor is trying to sale their house in  a short-sale, and he said he is concerned about a Deficiency Judgement, what is this?    The bank who owns the mortgage on the property, may get a judgment against your neighbor for the loan deficiency, and they call this a Deficiency Judgement. I was reading my lease over and it has a demolition clause in it, what is this?  Some landlords who own older buildings, will put a demolition clause in their lease, which allows them to cancel the lease with proper...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Castle Rock Homes For Sale - New Listings When searching for the latest Castle Rock Colorado homes for sale it is helpful to have a way to search the brand new listings. If you ready to buy your next home, you definitely want to know where the latest listings are so that you are able to view them first if you desire. This tool will help you do just that. It is not unusual for the best of the best listings to be Under Contract very quickly in the Denver area. This interactive map will help you stay on top of what is new at all times. The map below shows you the properties in Castle Rock that are new real estate listings in the last 3 days. It is constantly updating. Come back tomorrow and if there are additional new homes for sale, they will be added. And on a listing 4th day of being on...
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By Team Castle Rock COhomefinder
(COhomefinder.com Castle Rock Real Estate Team)
Castle Rock Homes and  Neighborhoods - Single Family Home Subdivisions COhomefinder allows you to browse or map all the neighborhoods in Castle-Rock. Some of the top Castle-Rock neighborhoods include Castle Pines Village, Castle Pines North, Castlewood Ranch Filing 1 Par, Meadows The Filing 16 Parcels, Bell Mountain Ranch, Founders Village, Castle Pines Village Filing 1, and The Meadows, Meadows . See all the Castle-Rock neighborhoods below and browse, map or sign up for email alerts for any Castle-Rock neighborhood. See All Castle Pines Village Homes for sale in Castle Rock - Real Estate Listings See All Castlewood Ranch Filing 1 Par, Castle Rock - Real Estate Listings See All Castle Pines North, Castle Rock - Real Estate Listings See All Bell Mountain Ranch, Castle Rock - Real Estate ...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Here are the DCW Douglas County West - Homes in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Sedalia - For Sale & Sold Home Numbers for April 2008. Inventory in this area of the Denver real estate market is up a bit - and the level of homes sold and pending sales is actually down just a little - not exactly what we want to see.  As always, this pocket of the market shows repeating trends that are consistent with the average price point (currently $755,710 for homes for sale) - luxury homes are going to take longer to sell.  Price and condition remaining critical components of your marketing strategy.  If you are not going to get real on your price, your home will stay for sale. One look at the average price of homes sold ($457,508) and that shows the higher priced homes bringing up that average just a...
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By Jason Groenhof, Castle Rock Hardwood Flooring Experts
(Foothills Flooring Inc.)
Allergies can be the cause of sleeplessness, pain, asthma and many other unwanted discomforts. Eliminate one of the biggest allergy “hosts” in your house. What is it? Carpet! How often do you wash your clothes, sheets, blankets, etc? How often do you wash and clean your carpet? Not very often, just like rest of us. Nevertheless, even if you did clean your carpets often, allergens like pollen, pet dander, dirt, dust and so-on, may still reside in those little fuzzy strands of carpet. Eliminate the problem at its source. Replacing your old, worn out and dirty carpet with hardwood, not only enhances the look and feel of your home but it can drastically reduce the concentration of allergens. Consider these facts from the EPA’s Website: Health Problems Caused By ANIMAL DANDER, MOLDS, DUST MI...
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By Jason Groenhof, Castle Rock Hardwood Flooring Experts
(Foothills Flooring Inc.)
I live and have my office in Castle Rock Colorado, so naturally I do alot of flooring installations in the area. Whether it's hardwood, laminate, or even wood repair and restoration, I do it all. Here is a testimonial from one of my happy customers in Castle Rock: "Hi, I just wanted to say a few words about Jason's work and his flooring business. My wife and I live in Castle Rock and decided that we needed a harder flooring surface because our 2 year old was destroying our carpet. We needed something that was easy to clean and maintain... but also something very inexpensive. We called Jason based on a referral, and he helped us pick out just the right flooring product (which ended up being laminate for us because of how easy it is to take care of). He came and set up early one morning a...
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By Jason Groenhof, Castle Rock Hardwood Flooring Experts
(Foothills Flooring Inc.)
Colorado Springs is one of our primary areas of business. With many historic homes similar to Denver, we do alot of refinishing work in the area, but mostly we perform new installs. The northernmost part of Colorado Springs is one of the fastest growing areas in Colorado, and we work directly with builders to provide great custom work for the new home owner. But our favorite kind of installations in Colorado Springs are hardwood new installs in pre-existing homes. That way, we can work directly with the customer to achieve the desired result. And it is especially rewarding to be able to work with happy home owners to make their homes beautiful. The custom work we do can even include difficult obstacles that other flooring companies won't touch (and that your local Home Depot will turn a...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Here are the DCW Douglas County West - Homes in Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Sedalia - For Sale & Sold Home Numbers for March 2008. The Castle Rock and Castle Pines real estate markets are an area that includes a very wide price range, but also has a large amount of homes in the Denver luxury homes market - so as you can see the average price point is much higher than it is in other parts of the Denver metro area (currently at $753,921 for single family homes).  As you can imagine - this will contribute, along with other factors, to a longer time on market and the average Days on Market here is at 128 - just over 4 months.  And that is an average.  Here and there you will still see a quick sale but you will also see some that take much longer as well.  If you need to sell your home you...
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By Zane Penley
(Littleton Real Estate)
Castle Rock CO Home for Sale                                                                                 2101 Ridge Plaza Dr      Property InfoType: Condominium Price: $649,900 Beds: 3   Baths: 5 Acres: 0  Yr Blt: 1985 Fin. SqFt: 3,352  MLS#: 620589     Property Links    RemarksKitchen Fully Remodeled W/ Granite Counter Tops & Upscale Stainless Apps. Lg Master Suite W/ Sitting Area & Gas Fireplace, Master Bath Remodeled W/ Jet Tub, Steam Shower, Heated Stone Floors, Courtyard W/ Private Parking, Basement W/ Theater Room. Air Cond-Central, Backs To Open Sp, Cable Installed, Corner, Covered Patio, Central Vacuum, Dishwasher, Eating Space/Kit, Formal Dining, Five Piece Bath, Golf Community, Great Room, Kitchen Island, Microwave Oven, Newer Carpet, New Paint, , Remodeled, Smoke Free, St...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The Denver area has its share of Home and Garden Shows every year each and this spring is no exception.  Here are three that are sure to help you get your outdoors spic & span for the summer and I am sure they will have plenty of indoor ideas as well.   Garden & Outdoor Living Showcase - March 29 & 30 - 2008 - at the Douglas County FairgroundsCastle Rock, Colorado  Saturday 9 - 5Sunday 10 - 5 Admission $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids & seniors  This popular event will feature guest speakers as well as plenty of vendors for all your home & gardening projects.    Spring Home & Patio Show - April 10th, 2008 National Western Complex  - I70 at the Brighton Blvd exit Admission - Adults $8.00, Children under 12 - free  Focusing on Home Decorating, Remodeling & Outdoor Living - this is the per...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
Castle Rock, CO - Castle Rock REAL ESTATE & HOMES SALES NUMBERS FROM January 2008   REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT   Castle Rock real estate has a bit over 6 months supply of homes at this time.  This may be one of the toughest markets for sellers in the metro area at the current time.  These numbers are based on activity mostly around the holiday season and for that reason, sales are always a bit slower.  However, that also means there is a higher potential for more Castle Rock home sellers to come on the market at this time of year, trying to avoid the "slow" time of year.  With that in mind, months of supply may increase making it even more crucial to price your Castle Rock home well and listen to the advice of you Denver REALTOR®.           Here are numbers for January 2008 regarding the...
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By Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate
(Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers)
The hot topic in this corner of Douglas County this past year was the passage of Castle Pines North as its on city by election.  Castle Pines North residents seem thrilled and now Castle Pines Village that is seeking incorporation as well.    Whichever way you may fall on this issue, I suspect other Denver suburban areas will be watching how things shake out here, and if all goes well, as expected, we may see more of this is the future in some yet to be named areas.  How will it effect home sales?  Well, I suspect it will help Castle Pines North - however - Castle Pines North and Castle Pines Village does house a higher end home owner to begin with, and higher end sales are a bit slower.  You can see below in the single family home section (even though they are entire DCW numbers) that ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Castle Rock Colorado Real Estate - Market Report December 2007REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT <> CASTLE ROCK CO 80108 The residential real estate market in Castle Rock CO (zip code 80108) was holding steady. The number of homes sold was very similar to the prior two months.Homes sold in:                          Average days on MarketDecember 2007           24                                150.38November 2007           27                                114.74October 2007              24                                120.42The sold prices ranged from a low of $160,000 to $1,890,520 in December. The average days on market increased some, however it is still better than a year ago December when the average days of the market was 203.24.  In December, there were 24 new residential home sales, a...
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By Justin Smith
(Christian Real Estate Network & SpeakMyLanguage)
There aren't many great tools out there that let you actually search active MLS listings for all the homes for sale inCastle Rock Colorado .  But we have built a site that lets you do just that.  Simply fill in the criteria on the type of home you are interested in, and it pulls active MLS listings. All this is free without any obligation or contact information to provide.  Get active listings on your terms!  Visit ColoradoListings.net   This free tool will not only let you search Castle Rock Homes for sale, but any listings in most of Colorado!
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By Justin Smith
(Christian Real Estate Network & SpeakMyLanguage)
According to the Denver Post:"Castle Pines North took a big lead Wednesday in the race to become the newest municipality in one of the metro region's wealthiest and fastest-growing areas. Douglas County District Judge Vincent R. White approved the incorporation petition for Castle Pines North, the last legal hurdle for a vote in the community of 10,000 residents. Neighboring Castle Pines Village must redraft its incorporation paperwork to accommodate a tax-sharing deal it reached with Castle Pines North last month, then return to the courts for approval." This is an interesting development in the Douglas County area.  It just shows how rapidly Douglas County is growing.  Lone Tree became an incorporated  municipality in 1995, and now Castle Pines North.  The judge approved it, now they ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
  Annual Carriage Rides in Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, CO   Castle Pines North in Castle Rock, CO is hosting their Annual Carriage Rides Tradition. Come enjoy this event held at the Ridge Golf Course in December (Dec. 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th and 12th).View the holiday lights in Buffalo Estates and the Pine Ridge Area and top the evening off relaxing at the Ridge Restaurant with a delightful dinner. Also hot cocoa and cookies await after a joyfyl carriage ride at the Ridge.Ticket reservations are available online www.cpnhoa.org/carriagerides For more information visit http://www.cpnhoa.org/ Ridge Golf Course http://www.theridgecpn.com/1414 Castle Pines Parkway, Castle Rock, CO 80104   Disclaimer: Kenna and Co. Blog does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy ...
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By Brian Burke, Broker & Advising Expert-Denver Luxury Real Estate
(Kenna Real Estate)
Join the Thanksgiving Turkey Rock-Trot in Castle Rock, CO Come and enjoy a family run/walk on Thanksgiving morning in Castle Rock, CO. The run/walk starts at the Grange, located in the Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd (from I-25 take exit 184). Start time 9:30AM. The run benefits the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. Happy Thanksgiving. Disclaimer: Kenna and Co. Blog does not guarantee nor is in any way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided herein, and provides said information without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Blog posts on the Kenna and Co. Blog represent the opinions and ideas of the author(s). Kenna and Co. Blog does not express the views of Kenna and Co. or those of the broker. Copyright 2007.© Kenna and Co. Rita Burke. All Rights Reserved.
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