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Dwell Denver presents: Homegrown Jenna -Taking The Stress Out of Home Buying

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 8:08am. 298 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by homegrown jenna

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Taking the Stress Out of Home Buying

Buying a home can be exhausting, overwhelming, and stressful, especially in a competitive market.  But it doesn't have to be!  Here are some tips to taking the stress out of home buying... 

1)  Get ahead of the game.  Even if you are not planning to buy for the next few months, it is never too early to start the process.  Check out potential neighborhoods.  See what the inventory is like in your local market.  Look into school districts.  The more you narrow down your criteria, the easier the home buying process will be once you get serious.   2)  Be prepared.  Have everything in order so you can move fast once you find a property. Get the process started with…

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The Best of the Best of Denver #5 from The Delicious Day

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 8:20am. 543 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

 

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The Best of the Best of Denver #5

 

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Best $5 Dinner in Denver

Pizza slices too big to fit on the plate, one slice is all you need, prices starting at $3.50 AND delicious? Hit Fat Sully’s on Colfax near the Bluebird, and get yourself some. They even have a late night window that is open until “at least 2 am” to satisfy the end of night pizza fix.

Best Irish Mexican Food 

If you want Ireland’s very well executed spin on Mexican food, then head toPatrick Carroll’s on 39th and Tennyson for their Irish nachos. Vaya bien!

One of the

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Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots: The Museum Residences

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 8:17am. 374 Views, 0 Comments.

Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots:

The Museum Residences

By Randy Avila

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Home can be where the Art is!  You will find it at a place that promotes gallery inspired living, the Museum Residences.  Condominiums that encourage imagination and open possibilities of what your next home could be.  Own an original piece of art, a Daniel Libeskind piece of art to be exact!  The world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind who imagined the Denver Art Museum’s historic architecture, gave people who have a deep appreciation for art, architecture, theatre, and city an opportunity to own a piece of his creation and be in the center of it all.

 Situated in the Golden Triangle district, the Museum Residences is near proximity to 50 art galleries and eight of

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Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots: The Ticket Stub & Denver’s Endless Possibilities

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at 8:24am. 4,680 Views, 0 Comments.

Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots:

The Ticket Stub & Denver's Endless Possibilities

By Derek Schimmel

Photos by Adam Larkey

Throughout the last decade, Colorado has morphed itself into one of America’s few musical hubs west of the Mississippi River. We’ve becoming a hotbed for acts all across the musical spectrum -- Denver hosts dozens of the world’s top pop acts each year, and the state’s many mountain communities are home to countless jazz, bluegrass and blues shows during the snowy winters and cool summers. In between, there are concerts and venues to suit any and all tastes in tunes.

In and Around Denver

Our state’s capital has quietly become a focal point of live music. With intimate rooms like the Ogden Theatre and Bluebird Theater, as well

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Dwell Denver presents: Homegrown Jenna - Finding A Home That Will Appreciate

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 8:29am. 876 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by homegrown jenna

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Finding A Home That Will Appreciate

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In today's market, buyers are savvy!  Not only are they looking for a great home for themselves and their family, but also one that will appreciate and bring future value.

Here are some characteristics of homes that tend to see the most appreciation: 


  • Single family homes will always appreciate the strongest, followed by duplexes/triplexes, then condos, and finally apartments.
  • Access to jobs is critical for rising home values.  If jobs go, values go.  If jobs increase, so do the values of the properties nearby.
  • Who doesn't love living near amenities?  Look for properties near shops, restaurants, and parks. Ideally with good

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Dwell Denver presents, Hey Neighbor: Prepping your home for fall to winter

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 8:26am. 411 Views, 0 Comments.

A Guest Blog by Danielle Bryan of Paring Down, Looking Up

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Hey Neighbor,

It’s that time! The nights are cooler, the leaves are edged in yellow, and we’re a few short weeks from what always proves to be a snowy Halloween in Colorado. So how best to prep your home for the months ahead? Follow the checklist below and you are well on your way to a stress-free winter. 

  1. Check gutters and downspouts for debris. Buy extenders that divert downspout water 3-4 feet from your home. I love these downspout extensions from Home Depot and have used them on 2 homes to great success. 
  2. Scan your roof for missing shingles or damage from summer storms. Make sure all flashing is secure.
  3. Clean your fireplace and chimney, making sure the flue is open and free of

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Meet Your Agents: Erin Maul

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 8:37am. 931 Views, 0 Comments.

maul_9858e_720Erin Maul, Broker Associate 

Cell: 303.808.0434

Email: erin@dwell-denver.com

A true native, Erin brings a love for her hometown to everything she does. Her enthusiasm is contagious too. With a tale or two about her two adorable Boxers and some insights on the Broncos, Erin will skillfully guide you through the home buying and selling process. You may even find a new favorite restaurant or pub to enjoy after as well!

How long have you lived in Colorado?     I’m a proud Colorado native!  Other than a short stint living in Phoenix, I have been here my whole life.

Why did you choose to make Denver your home?     Because Phoenix was WAY too hot!

Favorite weekend activity?     Most weekends you will find my boyfriend, Cain, and I at the park

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Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots: Hot Neighborhoods, Cold Beer

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 9:10am. 833 Views, 0 Comments.

Hot Neighborhoods, Cold Beer

by Jon Mann

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As I sat down to write a completely different article about beer, I’ve come to the realization of the beer desert I live in, land-locked from the flowing taps that pour throughout the Denver Metro area. It’s a miserable 97 degree September day outside. The thermostat inside my house is showing 86 degrees, and that’s only because the needle physically can’t move any higher. Temperature: unknown. Sure, there are a few Banquet beers in the fridge. Of course there’s a refreshing Bavarian Helles 3.5 miles away at Copper Kettle. But where is my stumble-to neighborhood brewpub? My last minute BBQ growler refill? Where is my “hop on your B-Cycle and ride” local brewery? “I'll tell ya where. Someplace warm. A

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Dwell Denver presents: The Delicious Day - The Best of the Best of Denver #4

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 8:01am. 429 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

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The Best of the Best of Denver #4

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Best Bingo and Vietnamese Night Out

Craving a little B-I-N-G-O and noodle bowls yet think you are S.O.L? Guess again, my friend.

Head down to New Saigon (best place for Vietnamese according to me and every other person in Denver who voices their opinion on things), but don’t fill yourself up too much because you will need to be on high alert at Barry’s Bingo (a mile and a half away).

Make no bones about the people who frequent Barry’s Bingo palace, they may look like sweet and

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Dwell Denver presents, Hey Neighbor: End Table Chalk Paint Revitalization

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 8:17am. 1,178 Views, 0 Comments.

A Guest Blog by Danielle Bryan of Paring Down, Looking Up

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Hey Neighbor,

My newest DIY infatuation is with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. It's easy to use, the colors are beautiful, and a complete furniture transformation takes place in a day or two. The only drawback is the price - the supplies last a long time, but the cost of entry isn't cheap! Enter my sister-in-law Li. She's so frugal she'd make a penniless monk look like he lives his life with frivolous abandon. 

Li and my brother recently moved from a 700 sq foot New York apartment to a 3000+ sq ft, 4 bed / 4 bath home just south of Denver. Movin' on up! The trouble of course lies in the fact that they do not have enough furniture to fill their new suburban palace. It's a familiar story, but

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