Denver, CO Real Estate News

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 October, and it was another strong month!   As of almost the end of November, we are still experiencing low inventory (hovering around 2,500 on weekends), down 52.3% over one year ago. I have had potential Sellers who want to list and buy, but are fearful of not finding a replacement home, so they stay put and remodel.   But when they do list, they sure are seeing a great bottom line!   Multiple offers are still happening, just not at the same pace, it did earlier this year. This data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. Lately, we are seeing homeowners pricing their homes a bit closer to fair market value, and seeing fewer price reductions right now.   Between Thanksgiving & New Year's is the best time to be a non-contingent buyer.   The buy...
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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)
Moving from one state to another can be very stressful, but the REALTOR® you choose can make all the difference!  If you know the area, great, but if you don't, we need to explore areas so you get a lay of the land.   Know where the shopping is located, hospitals, dining, and entertainment.   How far do you have to drive to arrive at work, or are you able to work from home.   That makes a huge difference.   Do you have school-aged children?    Check out the schools to see which ones would be acceptable, and we will look ONLY in those areas.  If you have a special needs child, you may need to call a few school districts to get a good fit.   Do the kids have sports or other functions?   How far away will these be? THEN comes the specifics for the home!   What style of home do you prefer? ...
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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)
I started delivering pies a few years ago to clients who closed in the past year, along with some of my clients that have given me so much business.    This year was no exception, and Wednesday I left early to pick up the pies from Village Inn and started delivering.   I left enough time to "catch up" and drive time between clients.   I also had many Sellers move out of state this year, so sent gift cards to them. Was SOOO much fun seeing these clients and they showed me what home improvements they have done, and some are finalizing their move-in.   The gratitude towards these clients was SUCH a wonderful feeling yesterday!    I had to chuckle at my first delivery to a past client I have known close to 20 years.  I sold her home in Broomfield this year, and she said she needs to buy ano...
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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)
  Happy Thanksgiving!         Hope everyone enjoys a safe and peaceful day with friends and/or family.  Today I am grateful I can share an abundance of food on my table, have a roof over my head, enjoy a good real estate market, and am surrounded by friendship.      Luckily with the vaccine, families are able to gather this year a bit more safely.   Thankful I will have a warm meal on the table, and don't have to travel far to enjoy this day! May your life be filled with good things to be thankful for as ours are filled with thankfulness for you. We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.      Frederick Keonig      
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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 Holiday Food & Gift Festival is enjoying its 35th annual event in Denver this weekend.    There will be hundreds of exhibitors to view their one-of-a-kind gifts and finish your Holiday shopping early!   This is the largest festival of its kind within miles, and will be worth the visit!   Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more to complete your Christmas list!  There is a large gourmet food area where you can sample and purchase a wide range of food items including chocolates, pasta, soups, dips, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, salsas, oils & vinegars, honey, sauces and many more delights! Santa Claus makes an early appearance at the festival and is available each day for kids of all ages. Easy to find, the jolly...
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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)
When my business gets a bit slower, I tend to start making lunch, dinner or happy hour appointments with past clients.   Not all clients want to be social after closing, and that is OK too, just call me when you need real estate assistance.Otherwise, I have the other half of my client base that DO want to get together.   I have several on a quarterly basis, put a reminder in my calendar and set appts.This week I thought it was very appropriate to contact the buyer that was responsible for introducing me to Laura.    If she had not bought in that community, I would not have grown my business.    Suzi was very excited about all of us getting together, and as expected, we ALL laughed and talked and so enjoyed the evening.December 15th will be Laura's one year with House to Home, Inc., and ...
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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)
 Denver has not seen any snowstorms yet, but the thought came to me - wonder if I have all the necessary needs in my car just in case I break down.     Some items you should have in your car during the winter months --- ` Water ` Blanket ` Gloves & Hat ` Breakfast bars  - Emergency kit ` Flashlight ` Windshield scraperand a roll of toilet paper! The Red Cross suggests extra winter clothing and a utility knife as well.   If you have a medical condition, extra medicine is included in this list.     If you should get stranded for a few days --- what would you need? Cat litter is really good if you should get stuck in the snow, and even a small shovel is a good idea.   Be sure your windshield fluid is full for splashback. Have you changed your wiper blades and checked your antifreeze lately...
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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)
 Residents in and around the Denver metro area have a few more FREE Days to enjoy at different venues, especially good for a field trip with the kids.   Time to mark your calendars!  Clyfford Still Art MuseumWednesday, December 8th Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver, CO  80205November 9th  National Parks Free DaysNovember 11th History Colorado CenterNovember 6th Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceMonday, December 6th Four Mile Historic ParkNovember 12th and December 10th    Courtesy post by Denver REALTOR - Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. 
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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 Huntington Estates is located south of Parker Road and North of Iliff in Denver 80231.     This neighborhood is filled with many styles and types of homes, and no two are alike!     Homes were built from 1968 to 2005 and will find ranches, two stories, tri-levels, and multi-levels.   These homes have 3-8 bedrooms, range in square footage from 1,534 above ground to 6,921 fully finished, and have 2-7 car garages.  Buyers enjoy the larger lots, as they range from .24 to .80 acres with mature landscaping. School-age children will attend Cherry Creek Schools - Eastridge Elementary, Prairie Middle School, and Overland High School.        Huntington Estates is conveniently located about 10-15 minutes to Cherry Creek and 10-15 minutes to the Denver Tech Center. CURRENT MARK...
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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 million.   Some have mountain and/or city views, 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 on 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 month of September 2021Total sales - 391 homes ranging from $1,000,000 to $7,428,000 (last month was 417 homes, 2020 was 298)A...
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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)
 If you are looking for an attached property near the Denver Tech Center (DTC), this neighborhood could fit the bill.   Those who choose not to do exterior maintenance on their property - this is it!    No lawn work, no house painting, and no snow removal needed by the homeowner.  Stoney Brook is located south of I-225, West of Yosemite, North of Belleview in zip code 80237.    This community has a picturesque & park-like feel with plentiful mature trees, bushes, plants, and ponds.    You will find both townhomes and condos, but all have two-car garages.   These properties were built from 1971 - 1992 and have from 1,020 to 2,872 square feet above ground, and all townhomes have basements, some are finished.    The condos have a storage unit.  The townhomes have fenced in small back yards...
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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)
Is it when the properties are side by side?    When the building has three stacked high, is that a condo?    This description may vary depending on where you live, but in Denver, this is how it is determined. TYPICALLY, when you look at the legal description of the property and has a lot and block, then it is a townhome.   It will even have how the assessor views it in the records.  BUT, there are rare times that this is still incorrect, as when title pulls the commitment, you see the legal as Condo and unit number.   Not sure how this can vary from the assessor and title, but on rare occasions it does. Typically, if you have a front and back door, have some land to use as outdoor space, that is usually a townhome, but not always.   This came up recently in a transaction, and there coul...
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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 September, and it was another strong month!   As of almost mid-October, we are still experiencing  low inventory, down 43.8% over one year ago. I have had potential Sellers want to list and buy, but fearful of not finding a replacement home, so they stay put and remodel.   But they do list, they sure are seeing a great bottom line!   Multiple offers are still happening, just not at the same pace it did earlier this year.  The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc. We are seeing some homeowners pricing their homes higher than "fair market value", and also seeing offers WAY over list price and then reducing the price.   We are still seeing buyers offering an appraisal gap to guarantee the sales price to the Seller. See what homes a...
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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)
 It's Fall, and it's time for PUMPKINS!    Come and enjoy the Pumpkin Harvest Festival at 4 Mile Historic Park.     Bring the family, friends, and neighbors - FREE ENTRY!  Find the perfect pumpkin in the patch Create a Scarecrow - SOLD OUT Ax throwing S'Mores Station Prairie Games - Fall-themed Listen & dance to old-time music Create historic crafts Tractor Rides Marketplace Try to Play an Instrument Live Music ** Charge for pumpkins and some activities - all proceeds go toward the education of Four Mile Historic Park WHEN:   October 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2021    10 am - 4 pm both daysWHERE:   715 S. Forest St., Denver, CO  80246COST:    $16  Adults               $15 Seniors & Military               $10 Youth                Children under 6 are FREEJust a few rules to live by - Due to the his...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
Our team is excited to announce our newest listing in Green Valley Ranch Denver. 19473 E 42nd Avenue Denver, CO 80249Welcome to this beautifully updated, centrally located Green Valley Ranch home. Massive curb appeal greats you as you pull up, notice the oversized, nicely landscaped and irrigated front yard and perfect porch area. Access your backyard from gates on either side of the home. All of the exterior lights have been updated to LED and are on motion sensors. Roof and exterior paint new 2015. Enter this immaculate, well cared for home through the foyer area and you will be impressed by the vaulted ceilings and amount of natural light that comes in through all of the windows. Upgraded window blinds stay! Fall in love with the kitchen area...granite counters, matching LG stainless...
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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 million.   Some have mountain and/or city views, 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 on 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 month of August 2021Total sales - 417 homes ranging from $1,000,000 to $5,100,000 (last month was 462 homes, 2020 was 289)Aver...
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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)
 We all know you should keep in touch with your sphere, and the 4 items we should talk about.   F  amily          O  ccupation          R   ecreation      D   reams I was talking with a fellow REALTOR a couple of months ago and he said he has a hard time calling and talking anything social.    I recommended that he call all his past FHA buyers and tell them they have enough equity in their home, they can approach their mortgage company to remove the PMI.   If he cannot talk social, this part is business, and those Sellers will be thrilled to hear this good news!   I like to call clients when I am in their neighborhood just to tell them I am thinking about them, or better yet stop by (with a bit of notice).   I have been delivering baby gifts to my families with new babies, and love that...
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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)
 Our Denver real estate market has been a STRONG Seller's market now for 4 plus years and Sellers are seeing double digit equity every year.    With that comes with additional issues -  Sellers know they can sell their home so deferred maintenance is not done Sellers know they can sell their home to cleaning goes by the wayside Sellers know they can sell their home and buyers possibly pay over the appraised value, so they demand high sales prices This morning, we have a 9% fallout rate!      Dear Sellers, my advice is always - clean, clean and do more cleaning!   Correct those items like water leaks in the sinks, and if those windows don't close and lock - FIX THEM!   Know something in your home that doesn't work?  FIX IT!   Do not give the buyers a reason to get out of the deal! Our co...
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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)
August was a busy month and was able to work with several very enjoyable clients.   After they got settled, this Seller sent me this review, which made my day!   I was driving on vacation, so it was extra special!  I met Diana through another friend and was referred, then she wanted to start buying investment properties.   She still has a few.  This was the primary home she lived in for over 30 years.   It was extra special, as she has 2 close friends that do real estate, but part-time.      Thank you Diana, it was simply a joy working with you!  
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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)
Fall is on the calendar for later this week, which means the flakes could any day now, and time for some home fall maintenance items. Here are a few items you should winterize before winter has set in --  Fertilize lawn for its last feeding Check for drafts - use a candle around doors and windows Blow out sprinklers Check fire extinguisher Check all windows for broken seals and be sure they shut & lock Give the deck one last coat of sealer Inspect your roof for shingle damage, or call a roofer Clean rain gutters and downspouts Check around the foundation for any pipes/ducts coming from the house to see if there is additional caulking needed and/or weatherstripping Replace your furnace's air filter and have it serviced Reverse the direction of ceiling fans Service and tune-up snowblower ...
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