Local Luxury: Fitness Centers in Colorado for Your Spring Break Body

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Colorado may not have any beaches like some of the other Western states, but we still take fitness seriously. As the sun extends into the summer sky, the athletic clubs become more and more crowded. Here are some of the best gyms in Colorado where you can shed your winter weight and regain your summer body just in time for the season.

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  1. Barre Forte

Barre Forte has multiple locations all over the Denver metro area. Their formidable, energizing, and engaging classes are known for creating compact, yet powerful muscles, rather than bulky ones. They have all of the tools at their facilities to help you achieve the results you desire.

  1. Fit 36

Fit 36 offers results-driven workouts guaranteed to take up no more than 36 minutes of your time. They have certified personal trainers on staff at each location to ensure proper technique and improved efficiency of each workout. Heart-rate monitors are also available to ensure you stay in the proper anaerobic zones.

The Hottest Neighborhoods around Colorado to Live In

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the union. We are fourth in population growth since 2010 (7.5%), and now have over seven million people calling Colorado home. In order to accommodate this kind of growth, Colorado’s housing market has become quite welcoming to all demographics. Whether you’re planning on moving to the state or are a native, finding homes in Colorado can be challenging if you don’t know where to look.

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  1. If you’re retired:

Wheat Ridge, Arvada – Wheat Ridge offers retirees a lot of outdoor activities including bird watching, picnicking at Crown Hill Park, or hitting the links at Applewood Golf Course. There are 173 doctors in the neighborhood as well, perfect for those with permanent medical needs.

  1. If you’re starting a family:

Superior, Erie – This town is just 27 days shy of having sunshine year round. Its school system is ranked in the top 5% of Colorado’s education market, too. The town is also in the midst of a development plan that will see a 12-acre park built near Eldorado K-8.

Love Where You Live: Monthly Luxury Services for Your Home

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Buying a high-end mountain home in Colorado oftentimes comes with a few tasks that can be too challenging for the homeowner. Whether it’s because of your property’s size, home’s square footage, or you simply don’t have the time, here are a few local companies who will help you keep your home looking as luxurious as it was when you bought it.

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  1. Door-to-Door Organics

Door-to-Door picks the freshest produce—locally sourced when possible—packs them in a custom box, and delivers it to your door. Create your own meal plans, find delicious recipes, or create your own box build to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

  1. Great Service Landscape Company

Great Service offers everything from commercial to residential services, design, irrigation, and much more. Based in Lakewood, they regularly serve the Golden, Evergreen and Genesee areas. Be sure to check out their gallery to see how they fit design and lifestyle together to create memorable properties.

The Places Where People Aspire to Retire: Colorado

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Colorado foothills are a very popular location to retire. Living in the gorgeous Colorado Rockies offers heartwarming views, peaceful environments, camaraderie with like-minded friends, and endless the recreational activities. Here are some advantages to choosing one of the foothill communities as your retirement destination. It’s not just a place to retire, Colorado offers some of the best places to live and work.

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  1. Evergreen

This town is about 15 miles west of Denver with an active population, great restaurants, a beautiful lake, and a variety of communities in which you could choose to live. It was originally a summer resort town for Denver’s upper-class and is considered the best retirement town in Colorado for active retirees. Evergreen Golf Course and Evergreen Lake are both very popular recreational areas nearby. There is a quaint little downtown area, tons of hiking trails, ranches, farms, newer homes, historic homes, and everything in between.

  1. Genesee

Get Your Home Ready for the Spring Real Estate Selling Surge

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Most real estate markets have some degree of seasonality and Colorado is no exception. As the snow melts, the housing prices begin to bloom. Real estate professionals know this phenomenon as the Spring Selling Surge, occurring between March and May. Here are a few ways to make your home stand out during this year’s surge, so you can maximize your return on investment.

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  1. Understand what is motivating buyers

stagingRight after the holidays, there is a noticeable uptick in real estate activity. According to AtHomeColorado.com, most buyers in the state expect to see more options available as the weather warms up. This increases both inventory and competition in the market, growing the potential for above-ask offers. Most families will be more motivated knowing they have a limited timeframe to close on a house if they have children in school.

  1. Put all personal items in storage

Local Luxury: Must Haves for the Host with the Most

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Nothing is quite like a house full of guests. However, coordinating activities for everyone can be stressful and discount the excitement of the occasion.  Here are five ways you can be the host with the most this year.

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  1. snack traySet out a snack and drink tray

Oftentimes, staying at someone’s house alters our normal eating schedules, and our crankiest selves get loose. Set out a tray of snacks and drinks you know your guests will like. Something they can have whenever hunger strikes. We recommend always having bottled water and an assortment of teas and coffees readily available, as well.

  1. guest toiletriesStock up on essentials

It’s an inevitable part of traveling, forgetting something at home. We’ve all been there. Give your guests their own shelf or drawer stocked with essential toiletries like soap, lotion, and toothbrushes. Some other things to include are toilet paper, fresh towels, and an extra towel hook if necessary.

Local Luxury: Five 5-Star Colorado Resort Getaways

Monday, January 16th, 2017

luxury resort hotelWhether you are looking to get away to the mountains or spend your weekend enjoying restaurants and attractions in the city, there are many great vacation ideas and romantic getaways in Colorado. Here are the best 5-star resort experiences Colorado offers.

  1.   The Little Nell – Aspen

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The Little Nell offers its guests a true Aspen experience. Nowhere does haute couture & haute cuisine mix so casually with bearded bro-bras and Colorado microbrews quite like in Aspen. The majestic mountain scenery can mean anything from glorious peaks and natural wildlife to beautiful people and larger-than-life characters. At the Nell, you can choose from town-facing or mountain-facing rooms, suites and residences. These all give you access to their luxury dining experiences, room service, and abundant amenities.

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  1. Viceroy Snowmass – Snowmass Villageviceroy

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Love Where You Live: Must-Haves for a Chef’s Kitchen

Monday, January 9th, 2017

luxury kitchenWhether you’re a trained professional or a home-cook, there are certain must-have appliances for your kitchen. The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance and features. Here are the top 5 appliances to add to your kitchen, giving it both style and added functionality.

  1.   Any Molteni Design molteni

Molteni is the dream of every great chef. Designed with the ultimate kitchen space in mind, this luxury appliance is anything but typical. Sleek, chic, and legendary in its own right, a Molteni piece makes a standout addition in any home. Since each Molteni is created for the chef’s specific needs, no two pieces are alike – making it a unique appliance that is truly your own.

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  1.   La Cornue Range

Why You Should Use a Drone to Sell Your Home

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Using a drone is one of the most recent technological trends in marketing a house. In order to sell, you want to take advantage of everything at your disposal in order to get the largest offer. Using a drone gives the user access to angles and perspectives that are otherwise unavailable with a digital camera. Here are the top five reasons to put down the camera and start flying a drone over your next listing.

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  1.   Long, steady shots

droneWhen it comes to marketing a house, transparency is key. The buyer wants to know everything t
hat you know before signing on the dotted line. What better way to give them what they want than with a sample video of your listing? Drones with gimbals keep the camera eye steady as the machine flies over the property.

  1.   Drama

Seasons Market Shift: What You Should Know for the New Year

Friday, December 16th, 2016

The New Year is often the best time to start new ventures. If one of your resolutions this year is to sell your home or property, here are some market shifts you will want to be aware of before contacting a listing agent.

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  1.   Analysts see a recession occurring in 2017

According to Yahoo Finance,  a group of surveyed market analysts agreed that the real estate sector should be a little pessimistic about the economy in the near future. They say this is primarily caused by global uncertainty, leading investors to turn away from U.S. real estate. In this tricky environment, it’s important to know exactly how to approach the market; Alaris Properties would be happy to help you navigate stormy waters.

  1.   Housing market is already near pre-recession peak

Home prices have continuously posted steady year-over-year gains, accumulating into near pre-recession highs over a 53 month period. The median price for single-family homes is around $226,000—a 7% increase from 2015. This will eventually cause market normalization and stagnate price growth.