Archive for April, 2010

In Highlands, a lower cost-per-foot for remodeled farmhouse, 10,000-foot lot

Builder-redeveloper Barbara Baker and her firm I-Am Enterprises have done more than 70 renovations around Denver’s continuingly-hot Highlands area west of downtown…and you can tour one that’s special to her–her personal home in a remodeled farmhouse that anchored Highlands’ earliest neighborhoods on W. 25th Avenue near Jefferson Park.
Live UrbanBakerRealtor David Crowe of Live Urban Real Estate and Builder Barbara Baker show the farmhouse dating from 1886 she remodeled at 2833 W. 25th in Highlands.

At $425,000 for around 2,000 feet completely remodeled, 2833 W. 25th is also a place where you can see a price-per-foot lower than what’s to be had in Highlands’ trendier areas further north. “You’d never know there was a recession on in central Highlands,” says David Crowe with Live Urban Real Estate, who’ll show you through Sunday, April 25. more »

Realtors report a hot market in The Preserve at Greenwood Village

In a market where the good news has been centered around the lower price ranges and rarely about million-dollar-and-up homes, agents are suddenly reporting a hot market in The Preserve at Greenwood Village, the mile-wide luxury community west of the Denver Tech Center. You can see a 6-bedroom home there that just went under contract, and hear about other listings popping up.
Bonnie Emmett PreserveRealtor Bonnie Emmett of RE/MAX Professionals shows off a custom home in The Preserve that went under contract this month.

“It’s very hot,” says Bonnie Emmett of RE/MAX Professionals, who is accepting back-up contracts on 4070 Preserve Parkway North, in The Preserve’s southern neighborhoods between Orchard Road and the Highline Canal Trail. more »

In Meridian, 9 energy efficient homes ready for first-time buyer tax credit

With less than 30 days left to pick a place before the $8,000 first-time-buyer tax credit expires, Meritage Homes has a series of energy efficient homes that will focus your attention…particularly if you’re a left-brain type who works along south I-25.
MeritageTrishell MacDonald (left) and Karla Knapp at Meritage’s models in Meridian Village, with nine discounted homes that are tax-credit ready.

Meritage specializes in homes that are not only affordable, but are Energy Star-rated to HERS-77; have concrete tile roofs, front yards with timed irrigation; and a tech-package totally pre-wired for wi-fi and surround-sound. From the $230s, they’re the lowest priced homes in master-planned Meridian Village with its trails, parks and pool. more »