Dwelling in Denver: A Denver Real Estate Blog

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

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 8:17am. 1,144 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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Dwell Denver presents: homegrown jenna - Hot Denver Neighborhoods 2013

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 8:44am. 617 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by homegrown jenna

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hot Denver Neighborhoods 2013

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(Image Courtesy of Westword)

Denver is an exciting place to live right now, and an exciting place to buy! 

A developer friend estimated that there will be an influx of 20,000 people in Denver next year alone.  20,000!  Though that number may have some give or take, we do know the city is growing at rates that can hardly be met by the housing market.  With this fast growth, comes development and change.  And areas that may not have been ideal in the past, are now quickly transitioning into highly coveted and hip neighborhoods.  Buying in these areas now may mean big turnouts in the near future.  Here are some of my favorite "ones to watch":

1) RiNo (River

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The Best Things to Do in Denver #3

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 8:23am. 450 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

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The Best of the Best of Denver #3

on AUGUST 2, 2013

lake-dillon-pine-cove-campground-colorado-300x224_30012 years of life in Colorado and I am still discovering and re-discovering its best corners. Here are 10 more of them. Check out Best of Denver #1 or #2for more CO love.

Best Cookie on Earth

You know the Girl Scout Samoas you wait for all year? Watercourse and City o’ City make their own (way better) version of them and name them – appropriately – the Scout Cookie. Although one scout cookies costs more ($4.50 last time I checked) than an entire box of Samoas they are 1000% better and surprisingly to many, vegan. Also deserving honorable mention – the chocolate chips cookies at the Victory Love + Cookies inside Denver Bread Company, the sugar cookies

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Meet Your Agents: Jenna Hamel

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 9:04am. 2,450 Views, 0 Comments.

jenna-dwell_8174e_720Jenna Hamel, Broker Associate 

Cell:720.514.9846

Email: jenna@dwell-denver.com

Jenna is a woman of many talents.  Between her yoga practice, her work as a doula (helping women deliver babies) and her passion for real estate, she finds plenty of time to enjoy Denver.  She's an easy-going person with amazing attention to detail and great care for her clients!

How long have you lived in Colorado?  A total of 8 years now...how is this possible?!  I made my way out to Colorado from Northern California to attend CU Boulder (go Buffs!) and got hooked.  After college I spent some wonderful years in San Francisco, Jackson Hole, northern Wisconsin, and Montauk, New York before settling back in Denver.  Now Denver is home.

Why did you choose to make Denver

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Dwell Denver presents: The Delicious Day - The Best of the Best of Denver #1

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 at 8:59am. 413 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

 

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The Best of the Best of Denver #1

best-of-denver_320There are loads of Denver area bars, restaurants, services and stores who deserve the “Best Of” and never get them. Here are 7 such examples:

The Absolute Best Car Mechanic in Denver (and of Yesteryear)

Remember when you could go to the corner gas station and it had gas AND mechanics?? Remember when these Gas-Plus-Mechanic-Places actually cared about you and your car problems more than they cared about their franchise policies?

This is the 8th & Corona Conoco in Denver (near Cheesman Park).

I have lost track of how many times these guys have saved my ass, my car (and my bank account). They focus on being quick, honest and getting the job done right the first time –

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Dwell Denver presents, Hey Neighbor: Let's put the social back in social media

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 9:09am. 632 Views, 0 Comments.

HEY NEIGHBOR 

A guest blog by Danielle Bryan of paredownlookup.com


 

"Let's put the social back in social media"

Hey Neighbor,

So I like Facebook as much as the next person. And it's fun to check in on my "friends." But what I really seem to be missing out on right now is checking in with my FRIENDS. The real people. The ones who live across town that I still only see at a yearly barbecue and the occasional big event, like weddings and reunions. The ones I used to grab coffee with daily when we worked in the same office. The pals who can just share a look with you in a crowded room and you know exactly what they are talking about.

In the spirit of being truly social - with eye contact, and body language, and the sharing of food and drink - I

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Dwell Denver presents: The Delicious Day - The Best of the Best of Denver #2

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 9:36am. 324 Views, 1 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

 

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The Best of the Best of Denver #2

on JULY 4, 2013 · LEAVE A COMMENT · in DENVER AND COLORADO

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After 12 years in Denver, I still discover places I never knew of and new corners of old favorites. Here are a few.

Best Place to Buy a Stolen Bike

It took two weeks for our bike, generously given to us by friends, to be stolen – right out of our backyard – where it was locked up and everything. It took an additional 90 minutes, $175 and the twice a year Denver Police Bicycle Auction to score a new one.

The DPD ends up with a load of bikes for a variety of reasons i.e. they were abandoned, someone was biking with a blood alcohol level the police did not totally fancy and/or they were

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Meet Your Agents: Randy Avila

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 8:35am. 426 Views, 1 Comments.

739691132Randy Avila, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.935.0248

Email: randy@dwell-denver.com

What happens when you mix charm, enthusiasm, and passionate dedication? You get Randy! He is ready to listen to your needs (and wishes!) and provide you with attentive, professional assistance. As a true native of the Denver area, Randy has a genuine love for his hometown that is nothing shy of contagious. After working with Randy, you will not only have an excellent experience but will likely find yourself saying, "that was fun!"

How long have you lived in Colorado?   Colorado has always been home.  I grew up in Littleton.  Throughout my adult years, I’ve had the pleasure living in Boulder, Denver, Lakewood, and Commerce City.  

Why did you choose to make Denver

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Top 10 Fast Food Burger Joints in Denver

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 8:30am. 1,402 Views, 1 Comments.

Denver, before it became the boutique foodie paradise we know and love, earned itself a reputation as a fast food town. Fitting, as Denver is the birthplace of Village Inn, Quiznos, Qdoba, Chipotle, Boston Market, Noodles & Co., and Einstein Bros. Bagels, among others.

Instead of turning our back on this belly-busting history, we’d like to embrace it by sharing with you our Top Ten Fast Food Burger Joints in the Denver area, complete with accompanying menu favorites. Diets be damned, these burgers are GOOD. 

(FYI – restaurants in bold are Colorado Natives. Also, not all restaurants sport a traditional drive-thru, but their menu had to be burger-based in order to be considered.)

Top 10 Fast Food Burger Joints in Denver

(In no particular order)

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Meet Your Agents: Jon Mann

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:09am. 452 Views, 0 Comments.

dwell_jon_0102e_120Jon Mann, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.989.1566

Email: jon@dwell-denver.com

Think chivalry is dead? Think again! Meet our man Jon - he can deftly guide you through the buying and selling process and, like a true Prince Charming, he'll recommend a good brew pub or two along the way.

How long have you lived in Colorado? I’ve been in Colorado since 2010. I spent the first two years at Beaver Creek before deciding to move down to the big city. 

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? I’d been looking to move closer to the Rocky Mountains since I was 10. I got very lucky and followed a pretty lady here! It helps that I’ve been an Avs fan since ’95.

Favorite weekend activity? If I’m not on the slopes or in the woods, you can find me on a

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