By Mark Samuelson
What a difference one block makes: If you buy into Denver’s upscale Hilltop neighborhood on Albion Street, you’re looking at the $5s to the $7s even for a smaller, older home that may not have been altered for decades; well beyond for larger, newer plans.
That posed a challenge for veteran urban remodelers David Paige and Gary Emig, who bought an aging two-story on busy Colorado Boulevard that had been built back when this was a much quieter street, and set out to flip the home to the alley behind Albion. more »
The Conservation Fund (ConservationFund.org) has saved 7 million acres of American open space over its 28 years, including vast Greenland Ranch on I-25 south of Castle Rock and other Front Range parcels; something that earned admiration of urban preservationist Helen ‘Prue’ Grant.
Grant, who passed away last summer just short of a hundred years old, left her house at S. Humboldt and Bayaud, along with a view across Denver Country Club’s fifth fairway to downtown, to the fund; and today Denver agent Sonja Leonard Leonard will give you a look – and a chance to bid on the property in support of the Fund’s work. more »
With both of its builders’ models open and nine sales already on the books, this is the time to see Midtown, the new-urban master plan taking shape just ten minutes northwest of LoDo, off Pecos Street between U.S. 36 and I-76. “You’re not going to see homes like this anywhere else in Denver,” says Lindsay Esparza, who’ll join Felicia Smith in showing you Brookfield Homes’ three models.
A couple of years from now it will be the Light Rail and the amenities that lure buyers to Midtown; but right now it’s the single-family home value — starting with a model that delivers just under 2,200 square feet of finished space, basement and 2-car attached garage included, for $347,000. more »
How rare is a new single-family ranch in the Lone Tree/Highlands Ranch corridor?…the part of town where everybody seems to be looking for a ranch right now? Look at it this way – if you miss out on buying the last new ranch that Berkeley Homes has left in its Foxridge Place enclave, off County Line Road at Niagara near Quebec, you’re looking at a long wait to find another.
“This is the last remaining opportunity in that neighborhood or really anywhere in that area along County Line Road,” says Karen Temple with Berkeley Homes, who will show you that home today or tomorrow. more »
This is a day with Easter Bunny egg hunts and plenty of things to do; but if you’re looking to buy an affordable single-family house in a tight market, Realtor Rebekah Brock suggests you better get hopping. She and her R&R team at RE/MAX Professionals have a 3-bedroom single-bath home in old Englewood’s Broadway Heights neighborhood, south of Swedish Hospital, with a big yard and recently remodeled kitchen – something that Brock says makes a listing jump
“I see homes that are renovated going in three to five days,” says Brock, showing 4560 S. Washington Street, near Stanford Avenue. “There’s about one house for every five buyers market-wide,” she adds. She sees those prices continuing upward, and expects the price appreciation to amount to 6-to-9 percent this year, at a time when sellers are still hesitant to put listings up for sale. “Sellers are going to want it now,” she adds. “If a buyer wants a home, they’ll have to pay that appreciation now.”