Building a new deck? Consider the pros and cons of artificial wood

Fiberon Professional Composite Decking by Fiberon, on Flickr

If you’re considering adding a new deck to your home, or replacing an existing one, your most important decision is what material to use. These days, you have more choices than ever before. In addition to a variety of real woods, manufacturers are offering a wealth of composite timber options.    by  Fiberon  Composite timber is […]

3 exciting Denver area development projects

5-52 Denver AM by MKoneeye, on Flickr

Keeping up with development in the Denver area is like trying to keep up with the weather: something new is happening all the time. The area continues to grow in exciting ways. Among the number of interesting projects, here are a few that recently caught our attention:    by  MKoneeye  1144 Fifteenth: This $141.3 million glass-and-aluminum […]

Denver Open Houses 6/27-28

Lowry Denver Real Estate

Looking for Denver real estate? Thinking about buying a home? Come visit this weekend’s Open Houses presented by our RE/MAX of Cherry Creek brokers. Sunday 6/28 12-2PM 200 Dahlia St Hilltop $2,490,000 5 Bedrooms 8 Baths An elegant custom home with one of the best locations in Hilltop! Just 1 block to Crammer Park, and […]

Can’t find anything in your garage? Time to organize.

Rubbermaid FastTrack Garage Organization by Rubbermaid Products, on Flickr

You’re thinking of going for a bike ride, playing tennis, or working in the garden — that is, until you step into your garage and realize that you can’t find any of the necessary equipment. If you’re like most, your bikes are shoved into hard-to-reach corners; your tennis racquets are buried beneath old hoses, and […]

Why it pays to hire a real estate broker

Denver real estate market

Broker Blog from Laurie Erb   l   303.331.4507   l   laurieperb@gmail.com   l   www.washingtonparkhomes.com Just yesterday I found attached to the door of my Washington Park home a flyer from a private party asking if I would like to sell my home directly to him and I will receive “fair market value“. I’m sure […]

Denver’s public image shines with recent accolades

Denver from Coors Field by SammCox, on Flickr

Once considered a cow town, Denver is discarding that image faster than a bucking bronco sheds its rider. Cultural activities are flourishing; millennials are arriving in throngs, drawn to the city’s bustling social scene, and Denver’s economy has never been more diverse and vibrant.    by  SammCox  If you had any doubt the city’s public image […]

Denver Real Estate Stats: Home prices reach new highs in May

Denver Real Estate May Statistics

May marked another record-breaking month for Denver’s housing market, with home prices reaching new highs and active listings of inventory reaching new lows for the month of May. According to the latest REcolorado report, there were 6,909 active listings for both single-family homes and condos, a 17% drop from May of 2014. While active listings […]

Renters beware! Protect yourself against scams

Renters beware! Protect yourself against scams

In Denver’s hot housing market, people looking for rentals often feel pressured to make quick decisions. But acting rashly leaves you vulnerable to scammers, who can take your money and disappear. The internet has made such scams easier than ever. “Crooks steal photos and descriptions of properties for sale on real estate websites, then advertise […]

Denver Farmers Markets

Denver Real Estate

The Farmers Market season has begun, with locations around Denver offering a variety of goodies, from fresh fruits and flowers to home baked breads and tasty food truck bites. Below are a few visit during the season – click on each to find out more at their websites. City Park Esplanade Fresh Market E. Colfax […]

One Explanation for Denver’s Housing Shortage

Denver Real Estate Sold Sign

Broker Blog from Laurie Erb   l   303.331.4507   l   laurieperb@gmail.com   l   www.washingtonparkhomes.com Many people in the Denver area would love to sell and move into a larger, more upgraded home in a location that works better for them (e.g. community, schools, walkability). Conversely, there are plenty of potential sellers who wish to […]

The upside of Denver’s increasing population density

Sureal Denver by Scott Ingram Photography, on Flickr

If you feel like Denver is getting more crowded every day, it’s not your imagination. According to the Denver Post, the city has grown by more than 100,000 people since 2000. Fueled by those moving here from other states, as well as millennials trading the suburbs for urban living, the higher density may cause some […]

Small Wonder Food and Wine Open in Denver’s Highlands

Denver Highlands restaurant small wonder food and wine

Broker Blog from Kathy McBane   l   303-641-8642   l   kathymcbanehomes@gmail.com   l   www.kathymcbane.com Highlands local boys Grant Williams and Ray Childs recently opened Small Wonder Food and Wine in the former Coral Room location. This little bistro, located in the shopette at Highlands Square, has seen Grant behind the bar serving up some […]

10 cooking secrets you’ll wish you had known sooner

Food Cooking Tips

We spend countless hours in the kitchen, slicing and dicing our way to mealtime. If you would rather do anything else than spend the day in the kitchen — and even if you love to cook — there are many ways to save time and frustration. Greatist website offers these 10 invaluable cooking shortcuts: 1. […]

Colorado cities ranked among top 25 in country

Living in Denver Real Estate

If there’s any doubt that Colorado has fully recovered from the Recession – and then some – a recent study should put that to rest. Denver ranked 12th among the Top 25 Best Performing Large Cities, rated by the 2014 edition of the Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities. Boulder and Greeley came in just below, […]

Denver housing market best in nation, study reports

Denver Real Estate Market Statistics April

Denver topped the list of the best U.S. housing markets in 2015 for single family homes, according to a recent study. The study, by Auction.com, examined the 49 largest U.S. markets for their “current and expected future housing fundamentals.” Denver headed the list, followed by San Antonio, Nashville, Fort Lauderdale and Dallas. All ranked high […]

Outdoor kitchens and media rooms are out. What’s in?

75 Clinton Apartments, NYC Apartment Kit by Milestone Management, on Flickr

Once upon a time, outdoor kitchens were all the rage in new homes. Now, you can throw that notion into that outdoor kitchen sink, along with other outdated amenities. According to the National Association of Home Builders, today’s buyers have different priorities. The NAHB recently polled builders about features they were most likely to include […]

Modern lighting options to enhance the home

Denver home lifestyle

When updating our homes, we pay much attention to kitchen countertops and fixtures. But rarely do we consider the transformative effect that creative lighting can have on a home. “It’s amazing what good lighting can do,” notes a recent Washington Post article. “Besides making you look more attractive, it can be energizing, relaxing or simply […]

Average home price in Colorado hits new high of $354,580

Denver Real Estate Market

Average home prices in Colorado set another record in March, rising from 344,796 to $354,580 – or 3% — over February. This continues a trend that has placed Colorado home prices among the fastest growing in the country. The news comes from REcolorado’s March housing market report. REcolorado noted that, despite the rising prices, homes […]

Simple ways to give your garden a color boost this season

Tak35 Garden_wbr_3040 by Aureusbay, on Flickr

Spring is in full bloom, and that means excitement is high among Denver gardeners, who are busy studying seed catalogs and envisioning a yard worthy of House Beautiful.    by  Aureusbay  If you’re among this group, it’s time to think of the big picture: Sure, you can add a plant here and a bush there, but […]

HOA managers face new regulations

HOA rules

In Colorado, 2.5 million homeowners live in areas governed by Homeowner Associations (HOAs). While many HOAs provide fair and measured oversight to the homeowners in their areas, they can be the source of great distress when improperly handled. Last year, according to the Denver Post, 1,440 HOA-related complaints were filed – of which more than […]

Making the most of your storage space

Denver real estate

Somehow, we never have enough space. Drawers, closets, storage rooms, garages…no matter how plentiful these spaces are, we manage to fill them to overflowing faster than we can say, “Now where did I put that …?” How can we maximize the space we have? Home Edition offers some tips: Give every item a home: If […]

Worried about rising property values? This might ease the pain

Denver Real Estate Property Assessments

It’s an odd-numbered year. For property owners, that means it’s again time for property assessments. According to Colorado law, homes are re-appraised every two years, always on the odd-numbered year. This year, as housing prices reach record highs due to the hot Denver real estate market, homeowners might feel more anxiety than usual. But higher […]