Dwelling in Denver: A Denver Real Estate Blog

Dwell Denver presents, Hey Neighbor: Urban Farming

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 8:54am. 548 Views, 0 Comments.

HEY NEIGHBOR 

A guest blog by Danielle Bryan of paredownlookup.com


 

"Urban Farming"

Hey Neighbor,

I did it. I drank the Kool-Aid and took the plunge. I am officially an urban farmer. 

We've always had a garden, but this year our living menagerie of dogs and kids will expand to include 8 chicks and 60,000 bees. I'm already lost in daydreams of farm fresh frittatas and tea sweetened with my own honey. Sure, a lot of mud, sweat and tears will go into the process, but what are a few potential bee stings in the face of all of this bounty?

Are you tempted? Let me get you a glass of punch and we can talk chicken.

First, I despise grocery store eggs. They have no flavor. Their shells fracture into a thousand tiny pieces that I am forever picking

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Real Talk with Lane Walsh

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 10:05am. 351 Views, 0 Comments.

March 2013: Inventory Shortage

At least once a day I am asked the question that real estate agents field more than any other: "How's the market?" I'm usually prepped with a quick answer that aims to compress the nuances of our complex market into a nice little package. These days, my answer is shorter than it's ever been.

"There is NO inventory!"  

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There are fewer homes on the market right now than there have been in the last 23 years! This situation has created a unique set of pros and cons for sellers and buyers alike.

february2013-20_400Prices are rising. In fact, home prices in Denver rose over 12% in the last year, well above the national average. Buyers are not deterred by rising costs because record-low interest rates allow them to purchase at a higher

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Neighborhood Snapshots: Curtis Park / Five Points

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 8:28am. 505 Views, 0 Comments.

The Dwell team had a great time previewing vibrant Curtis Park and the surrounding blocks, including Five Points, on Saturday. This historic neighborhood, like much of Central Denver, is in high demand and has a very low inventory of listings. There is currently a two-month supply of homes for sale, creating a competitive seller's market.

One of the many things Curtis Park has going for it is an amazing location. It is a stone's throw from downtown, and the neighborhood also sits between two great business districts - the RiNo Art District and the up-and-coming Welton St District. As for the architecture - we can't say enough! If you want tall ceilings look in Curtis Park. This 1870s neighborhood is home to most of Denver's Italianate style homes,

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Meet Your Agents: Elizabeth Jones

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 8:36am. 494 Views, 1 Comments.

elizabeth_120Elizabeth Jones, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.530.6082

Email: elizabeth@dwell-denver.com

Elizabeth is the hot young chef you meet who tells you stories about how she started as a dishwasher. Except this dishwasher was really an assistant, and the restaurant is the best boutique real estate agency in the city. Point being, you can learn a lot when you work your way up, and Elizabeth's belief that "no task is too small" has benefited her clients in spades. Top that with an infectiously upbeat attitude and the final result is unstoppable. Get to know her in our Q&A and you'll see what we mean. 

How long have you lived in Colorado? Since 1988...my whole life!

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? So many reasons but what really does it for me

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Meet Your Agents: Corinne Glock

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 at 8:04am. 496 Views, 0 Comments.

corrinne_120Corinne Glock, Broker Associate 

Cell: 303.619.3067

Email: corinne@dwell-denver.com

Ask Corinne when's the best time to sell a house, and she'll tell you that the right agent can sell a house at any time of the year. We've seen her do it, so we'll go ahead and believe her! Your buying or selling experience can only be enhanced by having someone with Corinne's market understanding on your team. Read on as she shares real estate advice and gives us the skinny on her favorite places around Denver! 

How long have you lived in Colorado? 18 years.

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? Colorado's endless sunshine, mountains, and friendly people.

Favorite weekend activity? Biking or hitting the ski slopes.

What is your favorite neighborhood

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Meet Your Agents: Chris Larson

Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 8:39am. 444 Views, 0 Comments.

chris_120_01CHRIS LARSON, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.255.6727

Email: chris@dwell-denver.com

Chris has a native's true love for Colorado, so helping people find homes here was a natural choice. Read on for advice on homebuying and life with Chris's responses to our Q&A. He's a guy you'll want on your team!

How long have you lived in Colorado? 33 years.

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? Born here, raised here, and I love it.

Favorite weekend activity? Brunch with friends...it usually turns into an all day event.

What is your favorite neighborhood of the moment? Why? Baker: the convenient location to everything, the historic architecture, and the residents are great.

How would friends describe you? Honest, responsible, loyal, cheerful, and

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Dwell Denver presents, Hey Neighbor: Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate

Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 10:17am. 945 Views, 1 Comments.

HEY NEIGHBOR 

A guest blog by Danielle Bryan of paredownlookup.com


 

"Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate"

Hey Neighbor,

It's been a while - have you missed me? I've missed you. These chats keep me sane in the midst of what has become quite a home renovation. Quick recap: sold first house, sunk all our money into new house, working our way through big and small renovations one little piece at a time. 

Which brings me to today's topic, if I may. I have recently been introduced to a fairly common dilemma for the up-and-coming homeowner set. We sell the starter home, buy the "forever" home, unpack our belongings, and realize that our furniture looks tiny in this new larger space. And we don't have enough pictures. Or couches. Or beds for that matter.

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Meet Your Agents: Eileen McNamara

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 8:07am. 329 Views, 0 Comments.

eileen_120EILEEN McNAMARA, Broker Associate 

Cell: 303.949.7421

Email: eileen@dwell-denver.com

Eileen is a true professional and Dwell was incredibly excited to welcome her to the team in 2011. If you would appreciate the thoughtful guidance of a true Denver real estate buff who loves nothing more than the older homes of historic Denver neighborhoods, then Eileen would love to help you find your dream home. Read on for her insightful answers to our little Q&A!

How long have you lived in Colorado? It will be ten years this May 2013...whoa!

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? I was initially a corporate transfer to Denver - my company moved me here in during my previous career in corporate recruiting. It was Chicago, Seattle or Denver...and I

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Meet your Agents: Shannon Phelps

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 7:39am. 318 Views, 0 Comments.


shannon_120SHANNON PHELPS, Broker Associate / Rental Locator Specialist

Cell: 720.746.8285

Email: shannon@dwell-denver.com

Shannon is the kind of agent you will be glad to have in your corner! She knows everything and she isn't afraid to fight your cause. So whether you are looking for a short-term solution with a rental or a lifetime commitment with a home, Shannon will guide you through the process like a trusted friend. We're grateful for the time she took to answer our Q&A before she went back to caring for her clients.

How long have you lived in Colorado? 15 years.

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? The first time I came out to visit Colorado was at Christmas. I fell in love with the state while vacationing for the week. I went skiing in

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Denver Neighborhood Hot Spots: Gather

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 9:06am. 406 Views, 0 Comments.

It's no secret that underground wining and dining is big in Denver. We spent a wonderfully satisfying summer stuffing ourselves courtesy of Hush, Noble Swine Supper Club and The Yellow Woodpecker. We're currently warming ourselves on bitter winter nights at Green Russell and Williams and Graham. The newest kid on the secret suppers block? Why it's none other than an old friend reinventing itself - Gather is a dining experience presented by Denver Botanic Gardens. Interested? You should be. Dwell scored the inside track on this latest "top secret" meal.

gather_denver_botanic_gardens_400_01The atmosphere is: Communal. Like the title suggests, these pop-up events will be offered a few times a year as a way for locals to come together, make friends, and experience the Gardens in a fun new

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