Baker Neighborhood Memories

With the surge in new bars and restaurant on South Broadway, and with LoHi becoming rather pricey, I expect Baker will be slingshot into the "superhot" neighborhood category over the next couple years. Having known Baker since moving to Denver after college, I have watched it closely over the years, wondering when it would "pop". …

2012 Ends Strong – Up 14% from 2011 in December

A 14% year over year increase - that is huge! The data from Metrolist - Denver's MLS provider indicates what I have been saying for the past couple of months: Metrolist officials said there’s only one way to describe the real estate situation here: A seller’s market. “All over the country, home sales in the …

New Stores in Hilltop

Driving down Holly the other day I noticed the former gas station at Cedar and Holly has been torn down and a new retail strip is being built.  Pete's Market, which is across the street, has been an institution on this corner of Hilltop / Crestmoor for years and will now have a little  company. Hope they …

Consistently consistent – Denver Housing Market Rebound

1. Consistent growth in number of homes sold. 2. Consistent increase in Average Sold Price.   3. Consistent low inventory. One or two months of this type of activity is nice, but 4 or 5 months - to me that illustrates a true trend. For the past few months I have been writing about the …

Former University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus Redevelopment

In the news lately is the redevelopment of the former University of Colorado Health Sciences Campus at 9th and Colorado adjacent to Rose Medical Center.  After some fits and starts, the recently created Fuqua Development  is currently planning redevelopment of the 28 acre campus.  This is one of many high-profile infill development opportunities in Denver. The project …

Case-Shiller: Denver No. 4

From John Rebchook: Case-Shiller: Denver No. 4. The statistics are coming in and confirmign what those of us in the industry are seeing all over - the market is very active.  The best part about it is that everyone in the business - re pros, tradesmen, home product vendors - are all reporting being crazy …

Staging Pros

recently came across this article in NYT about Stagers: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/realestate/in-new-york-ruthless-came-the-home-stager.html?_r=1&hpw I believe that staging is a critical element in properly marketing a home these days.  A staging consultant can rearrange and edit your home to make it look like an entirely different and more desirable place to live.  I have even had client who have …

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