Archive for July, 2008

Downtown Littleton (They call it ‘LiDo’) lures a new loft project

If you haven’t walked Main Street in downtown Littleton during the past two years, you’re in for a surprise. All of the things that people imagined when Light Rail arrived here have actually happened—a street front like a Hollywood set that has cafes, galleries, taverns…and a venture of condo flats that could have you living here.
Downtown Littleton

Jan Emmert (left) and Michelle Donahue enjoy Littleton’s Main Street scene in front of their information center for Nevada Place.

Developers Jonathan and Debbie Miller (they’ve done some of Denver’s most creative “new urban” projects) are launching Nevada Place, 68 flats with a building site a block north of Main…and a new pre-sale information center that’s in the corner storefront on Main and Nevada, beside Lido Wine Merchants and a new gallery. more »

Signs of recovery evident in Denver’s most affordable price ranges

Late spring data are showing further evidence of an early recovery for the real estate market in the Denver area—particularly for the under-$250,000 price range—according to a newly released report issued by Prestige Real Estate Group.

Bonnie Wing

Prestige agent Bonnie Wing prepares a new listing in Denver’s popular Highlands neighborhood near downtown. Key to a quick sale, Wing says, is a listing that is staged properly and given any necessary repairs.

“The continuing decrease in supply we’re seeing at the low end is exactly what you would expect from the earliest stage of a general recovery,” said Jack O’Connor, Managing Broker of Prestige Real Estate Group and author of the new report. more »

DTC’s popular taverns, coffee bars create a downtown-like allure

Twenty years ago, no one could have imagined how popular that downtown living would become——that people would pay for luxury homes walking distance from dining and entertainment, rather than from suburban attractions. Now, however, the same phenomenon seems to be recurring in a setting miles away.
Esprit

“Morellos” ranch plan at One Cherry Lane in heart of the DTC.

“The new urban lifestyle has come full circle,” says Katharina Zoefelt, who counsels homebuyers at One Cherry Lane, a luxury single-family community by Esprit Homes in the heart of the Denver Tech Center, 11 freeway miles from the Denver urban core. “The attractions that once drew luxury buyers to the inner city are what they’re finding in the DTC now, but without any of the congestion that comes with real downtown living.” more »

Signs of housing recovery evident in Denver’s most affordable price ranges

Late spring data are showing further evidence of an early recovery for the real estate market in the Denver area—particularly for the under-$250,000 price range—according to a newly released report issued by Prestige Real Estate Group.

Bonnie Wing

Prestige agent Bonnie Wing prepares a new listing in Denver’s popular Highlands neighborhood near downtown. Key to a quick sale, Wing says, is a listing that is staged properly and given any necessary repairs.

“The continuing decrease in supply we’re seeing at the low end is exactly what you would expect from the earliest stage of a general recovery,” said Jack O’Connor, Managing Broker of Prestige Real Estate Group and author of the new report. more »