Archive for March, 2013

Good time to see Midtown’s master plan, minutes from downtown from $290s

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.

Brookfield’s Lindsay Esparza (left) and Felicia Smith beside ‘Residence 2’ model.

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 »

Ranch Revolution around Lone Tree: A final model, and a waiting list for a RidgeGate enclave

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.

Rich Laws on site at his newest enclave, NorthSky.

“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 »

In a market short on listings, buyers better get hopping

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

Rebekah Brock, center, with Rosann Asselin, Chad LeRoy, Brad Snyders and Kristen Marquardt.

“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.”
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Last chance for an amenity-wrapped neighborhood near Aurora Reservoir

The first sign the market had turned at Beacon Point — Lennar’s homes with standard 3-car garages on the south shore of Aurora Reservoir — was when the amenity-wrapped neighborhood began luring high numbers of buyers from out of state. “Families coming into Colorado do the best research on schools, trails and other attractions, and they’re often the first to turn up a value,” says Lennar’s Carrie Kayl Castilian, who counts 28 homes that have sold at Beacon Point since December.

Lennar’s Fahti Hanish and Carrie Kayl at Beacon Point.

That leaves only 14 remaining chances to be here, walking distance from Beacon Point’s private lakeside pool and rec center (owners currently pay less than $50 a month for the amenities); and almost as close to Aurora’s public beach beside the lake, crossed by an eight-mile trail that wraps its shoreline. Those chances include a number of homes Lennar has underway for earlier delivery – including two that can be ready for April move-in, one of them a ranch plan.
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A block from Trader Joe’s first Denver store, 16 urban townhomes with garages open Mar. 15

One block from where legendary California gourmet-grocer Trader Joe’s is readying its first Denver store, Koelbel Urban Homes is working with San Diego-based Pathfinder Group, preparing to open 16 spacious urban-styled townhomes, each with an attached 2-car garage. Eight of the homes come on the market Friday, Mar. 15; when potential buyers can view a furnished model that showcases the new-urban lifestyle.

The Village at Hilltop, 7th at Albion Street.

“This is a prime location that combines the very best of what attracts people to Denver’s core neighborhoods,” said Melissa Richards, exclusive sales agent for The Village at Hilltop, who will host that grand opening at E. 7th Avenue and Albion Street, Denver. Prices for 2-bedroom townhomes will begin from $324,900; 2-bedroom-plus-study and 3-bedroom plans from the $360s.
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