Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Real Estate’

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.

 

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

 

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.

Designer Premier: Tips and Tricks to Designing a Nursery

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

 

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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.

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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. 

7 Components to Making Your Home Green

Monday, August 7th, 2017

We’ve all heard the easy tips for helping the environment—shorten your showers, recycle, and turn the lights off when you leave the room. But if you want to make a bigger impact in conserving your resources, there are some major ways to go green in your home. Try these seven fixes to make your home more environmentally friendly.

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1. Replace Your Bulbs

This easy fix makes a bigger impact than you might think. Replace regular, incandescent bulbs in your home with energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. You’ll be helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on your monthly electric bill, too.

 

2. Revamp the Floors

Whether you’re already planning to renovate or just want to make a big change in the name of going green, your floors are a great place to start. Adding carpet or rugs to your home can help reduce energy costs by 4-6 percent and help reduce emissions from your heating system. If you love the look of hardwood floors, opt for certified sustainable lumber or bamboo, which grows more quickly than traditional timber trees.

Buying in a Good School District: The Ultimate Guide

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Buying a home involves a long checklist of questions to answer, especially when moving into a new city or neighborhood. Whether your children are just starting school or already thinking about college, finding a good school district is essential for your family. Follow these tips to find a home in the school district that’s right for you.

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1. Do Your Research

Before making any decisions in the home buying process, it’s important to research local school districts to get an idea of your ideal area. Your real estate agent should be able to provide information on local schools, but if you want to do some digging yourself, try online resources like GreatSchools.org or the National Center for Education Statistics to find the best school systems near you.

2. Narrow Your Priorities

10 Colorado Campgrounds with Epic Views

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Colorado’s crowning glory is its natural beauty, with stunning snow-capped peaks and clear, glistening mountain lakes. What better way to enjoy our great outdoors than camping right in the middle of the great Colorado wilderness? These 10 campgrounds provide Instagram-worthy views in a setting that will make you want to unplug and get back to nature.

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Mueller State Park:

This gorgeous state park is home to over 5,000 acres of wildflower meadows, beautiful views of the Continental Divide, and a diverse range of wildlife including black bears, deer, elk, fox, coyotes and bighorn sheep.

 

Silver Bell Campground:

The Silver Bell Campground is located just southwest of the city of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road, which makes it the perfect home base for visiting Colorado’s famous Maroon Bells. Pitch a tent here to hike to Colorado’s most photographed destination.

 

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Local Luxury: Luxury Housewarming Gifts

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Moving into a new home is a stressful process. There’s furniture to buy, boxes to unpack, and decorating to do. For a new homeowner, a nice housewarming gift can remove some of the stress of moving while also checking something off of their to-do list. Consider these luxury housewarming gifts from some of our favorite shops for any friend or loved one.

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Rustic Point

When it comes to décor, some simple touches like throw pillows, blankets or even a decorative pouf from Rustic Point will make a new home feel immediately cozier. These scented candles will add warmth and help any new house start to feel like a home. Located in Evergreen, Colorado, this home furnishing company is the perfect local business to support. From luxury home items to cooking classes, you will find the perfect housewarming gift for any new homeowner.

 

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