Archive for January, 2010

In Southeast Denver, a fee-based retirement concept delivers the look and feel of single-family living

New studies show that no matter how old they get, couples will do anything to keep from giving up their single-family house, though retirement places have low maintenance and better recreation. “We never lived in an apartment and would never want to,” Gene Fischer says…while admitting that he and wife Lutie looked at retirement areas all over town as their home in Centennial aged.

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Gene and Lutie Fischer enjoy continental breakfast in their clubhouse at The Cottages at Dayton Place, a few doors from their home. Dayton Place’s Jennifer Davidson (left) and sales associate Bonnie Baker meet visitors to the project.

You can come see what they ended up doing…and get a Starbucks card and refreshments today, as well. The Fischers were the first residents to move into The Cottages at Dayton Place, a Southeast Denver enclave that has the advantages of a retirement community, but looks and feels like single-family homes…even down to the 2-car garage. more »

After year of tough sledding, weather ahead is chilly…but you wouldn’t want to be living anywhere else than Denver

By Mark Samuelson

So, what does the year ahead look like for our refrigerated town on the High Plains? After 12 months of tough sledding real-estate-wise, don’t expect a thaw anytime soon…but don’t pack your bags, either. People who make a living predicting the market are saying, all things considered, you’re better off here.

Jack O'Connor
Jack O’Connor, author of a market report for RE/MAX Professionals, sees chilly weather ahead for the highest price ranges, and solid appreciation for people who own homes under $250,000.

“I’m still very bullish on Denver,” economist Patty Silverstein told me this week. She’s president of Research Development Partners, consulting chief economist for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. and for the Chamber. more »