A Look Back at the 2017 Foothills Real Estate Market©

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

2017 Foothills Real Estate Market Reflection

 

In 2017, we saw the average monthly inventory decrease and the average home price increase. This has been a trend for the past couple years. Here are some statistics for 2016 and 2017 in a few selected areas:

 

INVENTORY 2016 Average Inventory 2017 Average Inventory Percentage Decrease
Denver 1,784 1,786 >1%
Jefferson 1,142 1,104 4%
Park 223 168 25%
Clear Creek 66 54 19%
Gilpin 39 38 3%
Genesee 14 18 Increased 3%

 

SALES PRICE 2016 Average Sold Price 2017 Average Sold Price Percentage Increase
Denver $426,354 $462,498 28%
Jefferson $399,141 $427,090 7%
Park $296,076 $325,350 9%
Clear Creek $349,655 $399,597 13%
Gilpin $348,453 $366,721 5%
Genesee $698,152 $904,018 30%

*11 months reported for 2017

 

The Tiny Home Revolution: Pros and Cons

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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By now, we all know the fad — with all the television shows on the airwaves, “tiny homes” are a household name, and lately, the popularity of these little abodes only seems to be growing. But is it just a trend, or an innovative new lifestyle you should be taking advantage of? Tiny living certainly isn’t for everyone, so it’s important to weigh the benefits before making the change. Check out our list of pros and cons to decide if buying — or building — a tiny home in Colorado is right for you.

 

Pros:

Affordability

One of the biggest appeals of owning a tiny home is the cost. With an average price tag of about $30,000, your investment will be much lower than the typical family home. Plus, at that low cost, you won’t be saddled with the heavy debt that a high mortgage creates.

 

The Ultimate Colorado Holiday Home Vendor Guide

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Ultimate-Colorado Holiday Home-Vendor-Guide

 

Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’… That’s right, the holiday season is officially here. With it comes the hustle and bustle of preparing, from getting the decorations up to buying presents and hosting holiday gatherings. But life doesn’t stop just because the holidays are near — you still have to deal with work, kids, and responsibilities, too. It’s a busy time, but you don’t have to do it all yourself. Enlisting the help of some local vendors to streamline the holiday preparation process helps eliminate the December-induced stress. Whether you’re planning a family soirée or mapping out a festive outdoor display, choose one of these local vendors to help make your home the picture of holiday cheer this season.

 

Your Questions Answered: Are Transplants Taking Over Denver?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

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In 2016, nearly 90,000 people made the move to Colorado. While more people flooding the state is good for tax revenues, it isn’t necessarily the best thing for natives who have been here their whole lives. Beautiful areas like Denver have now been turned into a landscape littered with new construction and towering cranes (we’ve actually been nicknamed the city of cranes). One of the biggest reasons why people are flocking to Colorado is due to the rapid economic growth. This state has the highest GDP growth of any other state in this country, which is very enticing to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Here are just some of the reasons why natives of Colorado are beginning to have some resentment towards transplants from other states. 

 

More People Equals Less Affordable Housing

 

The Great Debate: Artificial Christmas Trees vs. Natural

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Artificial Christmas Trees-Natural

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, almost. And with the cold winter chill, it’s time to decorate for the holiday season. The most important decoration is, of course, the piece de resistance: Your Christmas tree. And it’s a bigger decision than you might think. Some are Christmas tree purists — real trees only, thank you — while others see the benefit of a tasteful artificial tree. Check out our list of pros and cons to find out which one is right for you (and to settle this great debate once and forall).

 

 

Artificial Trees


Pros:

 

Longevity

 

If taken care of properly, artificial Christmas trees can last through several holiday seasons — sometimes more than 10 years. While a real tree is a yearly purchase, an artificial tree is more like a long-term investment, and being able to pull out the same tree every year will save your family time and money in the long run.

7 Quick Tips For Selecting the Perfect Realtor®

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and even scary process, which is why it’s so important to have a realtor you trust to help guide you through. But with so many out there to choose from, where do you start? You don’t want to make a rushed decision and end up spending money on a Realtor® who might turn out not to be a great fit. We came up with this list of seven tips to help you find your “perfect match” Realtor®.

Quick-Tips-Choosing Perfect Realtor

 

Ask Previous Clients

When you’ve found a Realtor® you think might be a good fit, it’s a great idea to speak with some of their previous clients to learn about their experience. A Realtor® who seems great on paper could turn out to be your last choice if you find out that they rushed previous clients through the process.

What to ask: Were you happy with this Realtor®? Why or why not?

8 Ways to Attract Homebuyers in The Fall Real Estate Market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Temperatures are dropping, the leaves have changed, and the holidays are inching closer day by day. Summer may be the busiest season for buying or selling a home, but fall is still a good time to put your home on the market. With a new season, though, come new challenges to making your home appealing to potential buyers.

 

Take a look at our list of tips to get your home ready for autumn homebuyers and ensure that it sticks out during the fall real estate market.

 

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Pump Up the Curb Appeal

Some of your best potential buyers could stumble upon your house on their drive home, which means you need to make sure the outside of the house is eye-catching and inviting. Refresh your home’s exterior with a new coat of paint for the shutters or some fall-friendly foliage for your flower beds. Plants like shrubs, vegetables and perennials are able to thrive in the cooler months of autumn, and help keep your yard looking lively as the seasons change. A nice new welcome mat outside your door will give your home a polished look that makes visitors feel right at home.

Top 10 Vineyards in Grand Junction and Palisade

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Wine? Yes please! Most people head to the mountains for skiing, hiking and relaxation, but they may not know that there’s a miniature Napa Valley right here on the Western Slope. Grand Junction and Palisade are filled with world-class wineries producing top-quality wines. Plus, these wineries are nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, providing spectacular views that pair well with any glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Top 10-Grand Junction Vineyards-Palisade

 

These Western Slope wineries are perfect for a fall getaway or a weekend day trip, whether you prefer red, white or anything in between. 

 

Ready to plan the perfect wine tour?

 

Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

Two Rivers Winer-Grand Junction Vineyards

Pc: Two Rivers Winery and Chateau

Known For: Two Rivers Merlot

Designer Premier: Tips and Tricks to Designing a Nursery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

 

Designer Premior- Designing a nursey tips and tricks (1)

 

We had the privilege of interviewing Marina from Designer Premier. She is currently working with Jon Terry, the owner of Alaris Properties, and is helping him find the perfect designer to create his nursery in preparation for his beautiful baby boy who is on the way. Marina was able provide helpful insight into her field, emphasizing on nursery design in particular. This “Design Matchmaker” truly provides a unique service, and has allowed us to see what goes into designing a space from start to finish.

 

Looking to get the inside tips and tricks from a true professional? Keep reading!

 

Introduce yourself! How many years have you been doing this? What made you start this business? 

 

Top 5 Affordable Cities to Buy a Home Near Denver

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Lately, it seems like everyone is flocking to Denver. From the high-class metropolitan benefits to the proximity to the mountains, the Mile High City has a lot to offer — and its newfound popularity is causing rental and home sale prices to skyrocket. Plus, with so many transplants moving in, nothing is staying on the market for long. But there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the best of the city while living outside the limits. Check out these cities close to Denver that will be a little easier on your wallet, but will still let you have access to all that Colorado has to offer when buying a home.

Affordable-Cities-Near-Denver

 

Thornton

Wanting to move to one of the safest cities in America? Then Thornton is the perfect place for you. Just ranked one of the safest cities in the country, this suburb is just a 20 minute drive from downtown Denver. The city offers plenty of homes under $400,000 and is the perfect place to settle down while still having city amenities close by. Enjoy cute shopping centers, golf courses, 5 star restaurants and great community programs. This Denver suburb provides plenty of activities for the family to enjoy.