May 2013

There are 17 blog entries for May 2013.

Walking down the streets of Edgewater brings the nostalgia of being in a Norman Rockwell painting, where neighbors know each other and bring pies to anyone who moves in next door.  It’s a gem of a neighborhood located just outside the city of Denver, with rural-like streets filled with big trees, huge lots and mature gardens brimming to the street.

Nestled on the edge of Sloan’s Lake to the East, 20th Ave. to the South, more or less 26th Ave. to the North and just past Pierce St. to the West, it’s an urban neighborhood with an adorable old town. Home to the legendary Edgewater Inn where locals go for a cheap beer and a good slice of pizza, it’s also a community that hosts kids fairs on in the summer.

Small timber cottages are the norm, but one can

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If you haven’t heard, Denver Water has issued Stage 2 drought conditions this summer meaning you can only water your lawn twice a week and on a set schedule. To get the most out of the water you are allowed to use on your lawn, here are some tips to help keep the grass green and do your part to save water.

Denver water suggests changing out older sprinkler heads for higher efficiency rotary nozzles and they will even give you a rebate if you do so. Another tip they are pushing strongly is the cycle and soak method of watering. This involves running the sprinklers for 3 cycles a day, for five minutes each. This allows the water to travel deeper in the hard clay soil to get to the roots and is much more efficient than letting it run for the allotted 15

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Turn a good home into a great home with a Renovation Loan. 

A FHA 203(K) Renovation Loan may be able to help you get the home you’ve always wanted, by turning a home that’s almost perfect (or a home that needs extensive repairs) into the home that’s just right for you!  You can purchase and renovate your new home, all in one loan, with only one set of closing cost. 

Don’t let the wrong carpet color, lack of central air conditioning or a poorly designed kitchen stop you from getting the home that’s almost perfect for you.  If you have a vision of the perfect home, a 203(K) loan could help you bring that vision to life.

W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital, LLC has created a unique partnership with RenovationReady to streamline the entire FHA 203(k) loan

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We had a great time at the Race To Your Next Place, Denver's most extreme Open House Tour, where racers visited open houses for a chance to win $10,000! The charity event pitted teams against each other in a citywide scavenger hunt as they drove around urban Denver to answer and complete challenges—all to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Colorado. Congratulations to Mary Klute and Chris Geddes who won $10,000!

Check out all the race day photos here. Special thanks to Zachary Cornwell Photography!

See the final score results here. Special thanks to Seigneur Gustafson, Certified Public Accountants.


Watch the Race Highlights video!

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Your chance to own an iconic Denver Landmark! Home to Buffalo Bill, this gorgeous property has been lovingly restored to it's previous grandeur, while also including modern touches such as a gourmet kitchen, bath with steam shower and a sauna!

Staged by Annette Kntuson of It's Showtime Staging.

This home was recently featured by John Rebchook on the popular Denver Real Estate blog, Inside Real Estate News as well as on - Iconic Denver Home for Sale and the Denver Business Journal.

















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Summer is here – and that means that it is officially Farmers’ Market season in Denver! The many markets spread throughout the Mile High City aren’t just about locally grown farm-fresh produce, delicious baked goods and good-to-the-last bite prepared foods – though you’ll find more than enough of those things. Each Denver Farmers Market is a festive, weekly street fair, with live entertainment, family-friendly activities and a vibrant crowd of locals. Take some time this spring and summer to enjoy these great Denver Farmers’ Markets.


Cherry Creek Fresh Market
When: Saturdays, May 4 – October 26, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. & Wednesdays, June 19 – September 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: E. First Ave & University Blvd., Denver

City Park Esplanade Fresh Market

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In keeping the Denver’s next hot hoods theme going, this week I want to focus on Wheat Ridge. The hot part of Wheat Ridge is roughly 26th north to 44th and Sheridan west to Wadsworth. More specifically, the areas around 26th bordering Edgewater and just west of Sheridan from about 32nd to 35th around Panorama Park.

When I’m trying to identify which hoods should take off next, I look a lot at architecture and location. Wheat Ridge isn’t going to blow you away with it’s architecture, mostly it will be 50’s ranches with a few two stories thrown in. The location though is definitely what is driving the market in Wheat Ridge.

Wheat Ridge doesn’t boast a lot of colorful town centers like Highlands does, but it is just across Sheridan from almost

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Denver recently announced the Metro Morgage Assistance plus program as a way to help more buyers reach the goal of homeownership. This program provides buyers with a 4% grant, that does not have to be repayed, that can be used towards a down payment and or closing costs. 

There are a few guidelines that you need to meet in order to qualify for the grant in addition to qualifying for a regular mortage. These criteria include:

- Must make less than $91,100 for households of two or fewer persons (and less than $103,000 for three or more).

- Must have a minimum FICO score of 640 (660 for manufactured homes) and a maximum debt-to-income ratio of 45.

- Even though a significant portion of your down payment will be supported by this grant, you may

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Classic Berkeley Tudor with fantastic curb appeal, large lot with great kitchen and two living spaces. Many options with this house, 3 bedrooms and two baths on main level with room to add more in the basement. Enjoy the private backyard while outside or cozy up to one of two gas fireplaces. Gorgeous location just off tree lined 46th Ave, Berkeley & Rocky Mountain Lake right out your door as well as Tennyson & Lowell shops and restaurants.

Listed by Lauren Eddy of LIVE Urban Real Estate.

Staged by Annette Knutson of It's Showtime Staging.





If you would like more information or to set a private showing, please contact Lauren Eddy at 303-455-LIVE or

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If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, then make sure to check out the Horseshoe Market in the Berkeley District on Saturday May 11th. The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is a seasonal open-air market where emerging, undiscovered and experienced artists, crafters, and antique/vintage collectors in Denver can set up their own shop and meet their customers. It’s a rare and wonderful shopping destination where customers can engage with and buy directly from local makers, creators and collectors.

If you are looking for a unique, one of a kind Mother's Day gift this year, then it definitely worth stopping by for a stroll. It is easy to find at 46th and Tennyson and will be open from 9 to 4. Enjoy some of Denver's best food trucks and when

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