Living Urban in Denver: Real Estate Blog

A quick update on our kitchen remodel. The countertops and sink are in, and most of the lighting is installed. We chose a black granite countertop because it looked a bit more 'period.' It reminded us of soapstone, but more durable. Its got a unique leathered texture, and a dull matte finish. The sink is hammered copper, and the pendant lights are in a antique bronze finish. Its actually starting to look like a kitchen, and it finally feels we're getting to the end of the project. At this point, we're about three weeks behind. 

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What can I get for $250,000 in Denver?  There are some terrific homes right now in the Denver Metro area around the $250,000 range.  From terrific Highland Bungalows, to two story lofts to sprawling suburban ranches, a little for everyone.  Click on the address for more detailed info on each home.

4415 Osceola St Denver  $250,000

SUPER CUTE UPDATED URBAN COTTAGE. HARDWOOD FLOORS, STAINLESS APPLIANCES, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, HUGE YARD, PRIVACY FENCE, POTENTIAL TO ADD GARAGE/FINISH BASEMENT, EXPAND MASTER SUITE. WALK TO TENNYSON ST SHOPS, MARKETS, DOG PARK AND TWIN LAKES. ENJOY!

3249 W Fairview Place #118 Denver  $250,000

AMAZING VALUE 4 THIS SUPER SPACIOUS, LOW MAINTANENCE SPACE W 10 FOOT CEILINGS IN A KILLER LOCATION JUST 3 BLKS 2 HIGHLANDS SQ! WD

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Hot Denver Neighborhoods - Rosedale median sales price up 39%

Rosedale median sales prices 

The median sales price for homes in Rosedale for Jul 10 to Sep 10 was $367,500. This represents an increase of 33.5%, or $92,125, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 33.8% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 39.8% over the last 5 years in Rosedale, Denver. The median sales price of $367,500 for Rosedale is 88.46% higher than the median sales price for Denver CO. Average listing price for homes on Trulia in Rosedale was $318,784 for the week ending Oct 13, which represents an increase of 3.3%, or $10,174 compared to the prior week and an increase of 0.6%, or $1,774, compared to the week ending Sep 22. Average price per square foot for homes in Rosedale was

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Hot Denver Neighborhoods - Five Points median sales price up 25%

Five Points median sales prices 

The median sales price for homes in Five Points for Jul 10 to Sep 10 was $300,000. This represents an increase of 39.7%, or $85,250, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 24.7% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 15.8% over the last 5 years in Five Points, Denver. The median sales price of $300,000 for Five Points is 53.85% higher than the median sales price for Denver CO. Average listing price for homes on Trulia in Five Points was $419,760 for the week ending Oct 13, which represents an increase of 2.2%, or $8,902 compared to the prior week and an increase of 3.3%, or $13,531, compared to the week ending Sep 22. Average price per square foot for homes

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The declining size of U.S. homes hasn’t resulted in a decline in the appeal of plus-size furniture. (yet.) Online retailers such as Oversize Furniture, Living XL, and Brylane Home specialize in outfitting the homes of large-size customers, providing extra-wide seats and increased support. Other furniture makers are subtler, making furniture that is a little bigger without calling attention to it, retailers say.

This trend won’t last forever either, predicted Jerry Underwood, director of marketing for HOM Furniture. He said big traditional furniture appeals to baby boomers, but their echo boomer children like cleaner lines and smaller scale. "The big overstuffed [look] is going away rapidly," he said. - From Realtor Magazine

I for one can't wait for

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What can I buy for $200,000 in Denver right now?  Being such a diverse and large city, it is truly amazing what $200,000 can buy you in Denver.  Be it a swank loft Downtown, to a four bedroom, updated home in the suburbs, the options are all over the board.  What it comes down to is which is more important, location or the house.  You obviously are going to pay more for location, so it is simply a matter of finding a perfect compromise between the two.  Here are some examples of a variety of homes around Denver for around $200,000.  There are certainly many more to choose from, so definitely let us know if you would like to see more.  And for more details of these great homes, just click on the address.

4545 W 35th Avenue  $210,000

Charming 2 bed, 1

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Wouldn't you love to jog over to Wash Park for a quiet run amongst the falling leaves, or stroll over to South Pearl Street for a bit of boutique shopping or a glass of wine on a patio? How about a short bike ride to DU's Ritchie Center for a concert or hockey game? Need to go downtown? Light Rail is just a few blocks away...

 

This is Denver living at its best, and 1790 S. Humboldt is on one of the largest lots in the neighborhood, with really nice curb appeal and a professionally landscaped backyard. Plenty of outdoor space to relax and entertain, with a covered courtyard, hot tub, and an open patio area as well.

 

 

Inside this lovely home, a great room and master bedroom addition almost doubled the original square footage of this home.

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Fun and Frightening Fall Activities

After a summer of record-breaking heat, there's finally a chill in the air and it's starting to feel like fall! A perfect time to get out in a golden Colorado day and enjoy finding your way out of a maze or picking a pumpkin off the vine at one of the many harvest festivals or Halloween events in the area.

Here's some fun options:

Sat Oct 16th - Halloween With Horses

Colorado Horse Park, Parker

www.coloradohorsepark.com

Fri Oct 22nd - Scream Scram

5K Run/WalkWashington Park, Denver

www.bgcmd.org

Sat Oct 23rd - Firehouse Ghosts for Families

Old Fire Station #1 Downtown, Denver

www.denverfirefightersmuseum.org

Fri Oct 29th - Boo at the Zoo After Dark

6:00-9:00 pm at The Denver Zoo

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  So, I went on vacation for a couple weeks, leaving the business in the very capable hands of my LIVE Local Team partner, Sue Perrault, and came back to FOUR new listings...holy moly.  Just as we are supposed to be entering the slow time of the Real Estate year, and we've got new inventory across the Denver Metro area...a lovely renovated Victorian 4 Bedroom/2 Bath in City Park/Uptown, a newer build 4/3 in Aurora, a beautiful Park Hill Tudor on a corner lot (coming soon), and a West Highland bungalow close to Highland Square (also coming soon)!   So what's the deal, why are people putting their homes on the market as just as summer has officially ended and jack-o-lanterns start to appear on porches across the city?  It's a fairly simple answer, and…
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1544 Downing Street is a charming Victorian home built in 1890. This house resides in a very desirable downtown location in the heart of Uptown Denver.  Close to everything, this is a true city retreat, fully updated while maintaining original features, you are going to LOVE living here.  High ceilings, beautiful mouldings, original fireplace, open floorplan, and a totally unexpected backyard retreat are just some of the reasons you will want to make this house your next place. For additional photos and details, please visit this property's website at www.1544downing.com
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Full Bathrooms
  • 2 Story
  • 1,718 Square Feet
  • Fenced in Backyard with Awesome Gas Firepit and Benches
  • Updated plumbing (2009) and Electrical (2007)
  • Roof less
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