Archive for January, 2013

It’s close to downtown and it’s new: David Weekley opens at Midtown from $290s

By Mark Samuelson

If you’re someone who wants to be close to downtown and to trendy restaurants of Highlands, but who doesn’t fancy paying $300,000 or $400,000 for a small house that’ll require plenty of fix-up, David Weekley Homes has something you’re going to want to see.

Rendering of community gardens, one of Midtown’s planned amenities.

Four miles north of LoHi’s Restaurant Row, you can be among the first to see Midtown, the 180-acre master plan by Brookfield Residential, at Pecos Street north of I-76. With the freeway access here, the commute time into downtown is likely to be comparable to what Highlands offers; and has something those older areas will never have – a Commuter Rail station on the Gold Line into Union Station, on track to open in 2016, less than a mile from the homes.
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With two ranches set to deliver, chance to experience a 55-and-older lifestyle

By Mark Samuelson

When you tour Oakwood Homes’ creative Fairway Villas golf-ranch designs today and Sunday, you’ll not only experience the models and their lush setting beside Green Valley Ranch Golf Club, but also get a taste of the 55-and-older lifestyle that the first 20 families to move into Fairway Villas are already enjoying.

Fairway Villas’ resident Jack Sargent is flanked by Oakwood Homes’ Alisa Poncher (left) and on-site activities director Angela Harris.

Oakwood’s team will have snacks out Sunday; but NOTHING compared to the faire that people who have already moved in are getting at social events in Fairway Villas. They’ve been choosing from a heavy calendar with theater nights, a fish fry at the Eagle’s Nest restaurant and tavern over at the Golf Club, a masquerade party – some get-togethers arranged by Oakwood Homes; others that are coalescing strictly out of the synergy between the residents.
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As downtown units sell like Super Bowl tickets, don’t expect more condo towers

By Mark Samuelson

With big things happening in LoDo – the Union Station makeover, and Light Rail service headed to DIA (a trick they can’t do at either New York LaGuardia or D.C.’s Dulles International) — how soon will developers start planning new luxury condo projects downtown?

Medical provider’s DaVita’s new corporate office between Riverfront and Union Station showcases downtown Denver’s emerging infrastructure.

Just a little sooner than hell freezes over, is the best answer top agents who specialize in the downtown market will venture.

“There is no inventory,” said Ann Atkinson, broker associate with Fuller Sotheby’s and a downtown expert.  Just before the holidays she shopped the center city for a luxury condo for clients.  “There aren’t any,” she added; noting that her buyers, for whom she found a unit on Little Raven, didn’t want to move yet – but changed their minds figuring that with inventory so scarce, they could rent the place.

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