August 2013

There are 16 blog entries for August 2013.

Get ready, mid-mod home enthusiasts... Wheat Ridge 2020 and Live Urban Real Estate are bringing you the best home tour of the year! Next Saturday, September 7 from 1:00 to 5:00 you'll get a chance to view SIX spectacular homes all reminiscent of the 1950s and 60s. These homes are decorated to the nines and feature the best architectural stylings of the era.  You'll get to step back in time and glimpse the future while visiting what is quickly becoming the hottest trend in home style.

The tour will culminate in a party at Mod Mood and Retro Consignment store where there will be live music and food, and beer, along with a great discount on any new and consignment furnishings your heart desires!

Tickets are on sale

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1100 Jersey Street Denver CO 80220

3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms $599,000.

Just Listed by Rob Johnson of LIVE Urban Real Estate.

Staged by Annette Knutson of It's Showtime Staging.

Photographed by Zac Cornwell.

Wow, a spectacular transformation!!

Originally, 700 Sq. Ft. and built in 1927, transformed between 1993-1995 into a wonderful livable 2608 Sq. Ft.

At that time new copper plumbing, copper wiring, steel siding, home completely updated, designer kitchen, fabulous sun room, main floor master. Great corner lot in Mayfair.

All construction approved and permitted. Great Lighting. Surround Sound wired through main floor except sun room.

If you would like more information about this home, or would like to

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In the hiking club I run, Colorado Mountain Mamas, we hike all over the Front Range and have about 30 or so hikes in our repertoire that are all less than 40 minutes from the city.  My favorite one is just up Golden Gate Canyon off highway 93 in the White Ranch Park.

White Ranch is pretty remote and usually very quiet - even on the weekends.  I like when we have the trail to ourselves for a couple hours.  And the route I just can't get enough of takes you along the Mustang Trail.  You can climb a very steep stretch for about a half mile and wish the entire time that you were on a horse!  Since it's a steep stretch, you'll want to take a couple breaks and turn around to see the snow-capped peaks of the Continental Divide.  It will take your breath away

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Just south of Platt Park lies the Harvard Gulch neighborhood. Often overlooked due to its proximity to Washington Park and Platt Park, most people are pleasantly surprised with all this little neighborhood has to offer.

The epicenter of the area is Harvard Gulch Park, which spans multiple blocks, from Iliff to Harvard Ave., and S. Sherman Street to S. Ogden St., with S. Logan St. running through the middle of it. The park is great for running and volleyball, but also features Harvard Gulch Recreation Center, a great outdoor pool and a 9-hole Par 3 golf course.

Homes in this neighborhood are surprisingly affordable compared to nearby areas. For example, this 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom bungalow with a total of 1,581 square feet is listed for $263,900.

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Last month I wrote about how I feel that investing in Downtown Denver is such a great idea right now and how it is an overlooked "hot" market. The general reasoning for this is that while thousands of people are moving Downtown, almost no new condos are being built to support this increased demand. Click here to read the full blog post. Browsing through the Denver Business Journal recently, I found some solid facts to back up my Downtown theories so thought I would share.

According to the Denver Business Journal, "Colorado needs inexpensive housing as new residents flood into the state, yet few new condominiums are being built. Why? A key reason is Colorado law, which puts condo builders at risk of expensive class-action lawsuits filed over construction

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When you think of Victorian style homes, you probably imagine a Queen Anne home, complete with elaborate trim painted in a contrasting color and stained-glass windows. Victorian homes were built to impress, and they are still impressive today. The following characteristics are typically found in a Victorian style home:

Narrow and Tall

Most Victorian houses are narrow, which allowed these impressive beauties to be built on a small amount of land. They were often close to other Victorian homes, usually near the center of town. What these houses lack in width they make up for in height; a typical Victorian is three stories tall and perched on a full-size basement.

In Denver, you will find that although some neighborhoods, like LoHi, still have

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  Like I blogged about last week, I love living in the Highlands because it seems like there is always something fun going on. This week it is going to be a great Saturday in the Highlands and hope to see you out there.
Start the weekend Saturday at Local 46 for the Sunnyside Music Fest Battle of the Bands. From noon to 6, enjoy live music, pig roast, face painting, hula hoopers, silent auction and great drinks from Local 46 on their newly expanded patio featuring boce courts and ping pong. A fun event for all ages, click here for more details and to get tickets. All proceeds go to the Sunnyside Music Fest. 
And after the fun Saturday afternoon, take the party to Highlands Square for the Taste of Highlands. Taste of Highlands will feature…
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  If you have driven I-70 east of I-25 through Denver anytime recently, then you know how obvious it is that the road needs to be fixed and widened. Luckily, the city has a 2 billion dollar plan to redo I-70 in the near future. Unfortunately, it might not be as great as we all hope it would be.   The current plan for redoing I-70 in Denver calls for the highway to be widened to 24 lanes from I-25 east. While this would be great and make commuting so much easier, it also creates a load of concerns for Denver residents living in North Denver especially.    First, the plan only calls for widening the highway east of I-25 and west of Wadsworth. That would leave the highway as is from I-25 to Wads. I'm not a traffic engineer, but I can only begin to…
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Being a Realtor, I get asked all the time where I live. It is a question I look forward to because it is easy to go on and on about why I love living in the Highlands. It seems like most people these days are familiar with the Highlands so it doesn't need much explanation but I thought it wouldn't hurt to list five  items that make it feel like home to me.   1) Food. I'm a foodie and I love the options you can find around the Highlands. There are so many choices and from my house I can walk to Highlands Square and the Berkeley District to get everything from Greek to Italian to Mexican to Native American. There is nothing better than having a great meal and being able to walk home with the sun setting behind me.     2) Events. It seems like…
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