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 Real Estate: Open Houses 5/16-17

Park Hill 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 5/17 2-4PM 1585 Filbert Court Park Hill $824,900 4 Bedrooms 4 Baths PRICE REDUCED 25K!! Luxury townhome lives like a single family home! Floorplan features main level study, formal dining, […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate: April 18-19

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. Saturday 4/18 11AM-4PM 1056 Detroit St Congress Park $649,700 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths Move right into this sweet Dutch Colonial in prime location in Congress Park. Enjoy summer evenings on the […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate: Open Houses 4/11-12

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. Saturday 4/11 11AM-2PM 6160 S Monaco Way Centennial $394,900 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths Opportunity knocks on this beautiful 2 story home * Priced well below the comparable homes in the area […]

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 […]

Denver Real Estate: Open Houses 3/28-29

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. Saturday 3/28 12-4PM 2555 Clermont St Park Hill $649,000 4 Bedrooms 3 Baths Gorgeous, sunny and immaculate home in the heart of Park Hill. Perfect layout features new (2012) master retreat […]

The ABCs of HOAs

DSCF6865 by bradleygee, on Flickr

Many people find themselves living in condos and homes in common-interest communities where homeowners associations exist. According to this Realtor Magazine article, this type of housing makes up 20 percent of the current national housing stock. If you are looking to buy within an HOA governed community, it is important that you know your rights […]

Estate items hold sentimental value. But are they worth hard cash?

antique market by Zanthia, on Flickr

It’s a common dilemma: It’s time for your elderly parents to leave the home they’ve inhabited in for 40 years and move to a different living situation. You will have to put their home on the market – but first you’ll need to de-clutter. What can you do with all of the items they’ve collected […]

Denver Real Estate: Open Houses 3/21-22

1719 Olive Street Denver

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. Saturday 3/14 11AM-4PM 1719 Olive St Park Hill $450,000 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths Remodeled home on a quiet block in East Park Hill. Features 3 bedrooms on the main level to […]

When safeguarding your home, don’t overlook this test

When safeguarding your home, don’t overlook this test

You’ve installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. You’ve checked your home for asbestos and lead-based paint. Can you finally relax, knowing that you’ve done everything possible to make your house safe? Well, almost. But there’s one more danger that’s important to address: radon. While perhaps not as well-known as the aforementioned dangers, radon can be […]