Dwelling in Denver: A Denver Real Estate Blog

Meet Your Agents: John Rasmussen

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 8:25am. 496 Views, 0 Comments.

John Rasmussen, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.252.8460

Email: john@dwell-denver.com

John has enjoyed calling the Mile High City home for several years now. He has enjoyed and celebrated the growth as a city with a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. He appreciates that the people that love to call this home are inspired and active. John is thrilled to put his attention to detail to work for you and help you find the home you can best enjoy this amazing city! You may also get a great tip on a spot for to catch some fantastic live music.

How long have you lived in Colorado? 
30 Years!

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? 
I love cities! Denver is currently exploding with growth, sophistication and creativity, not to mention that its

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Today in Denver Real Estate 12.04.14

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 9:58am. 188 Views, 0 Comments.

By Troy Coleman

 

How's the Denver market? Glad you asked!

Residential real estate took a surprising turn in October and November with inventory dropping sharply. While there is a traditional slow down in the fall, it tends to be earlier and less drastic. "The low inventory of homes available for sale continues to decline with seasonality impacting overall transactions," reported the Denver Metro Association of Realtors (DMAR). "The month-end inventory of 6,748 homes is getting closer to the record low of 6,341 homes in March 2014."

This followed a month where home prices hit new records once again. "In Denver-Aurora, the (S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices) was estimated at 156.60, which means the home prices in September were, on

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3 Survival Tips for Living in a Home on the Market

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at 8:07am. 151 Views, 0 Comments.

3 Survival Tips for Living in a Home on the Market

By Troy Coleman

 

My wife and I recently decided to put our home on the market. That decision was the catalyst for an entire process that transformed our home into a "ready for the public" type exhibit. Through experience, we have learned the tremendous benefit of having a staging consultant come take a look at our home. The value of an impartial eye as to what a potential buyer will see can mean the difference of days on the market or months. Once our place was staged and photographed, it was ready to go on the market. This step meant it would soon be open for showings and those showings needed to look as much like the pictures as was reasonable. After all, the staging and photos were intended

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Neighbor Hood Hot Spots: Sweet and Savory in the Highlands

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 9:28am. 325 Views, 0 Comments.

 

(Photo Credit: Little Man Ice Cream Facebook page)

 

We work and live in a vibrant  city, full of outstanding restaurants, bars, and cafes. These unique businesses are the essential elements that allow our neighborhoods to thrive and develop. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems as well as the celebration of our established eateries. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love!

Here are some delicious suggestions to try: 

Restaurant/Bar: 
SloHi Coffee Co.

Location:  
4436 W 29th Ave, Denver, CO 80212

Why:  
I love this little local spot. Not only is the coffee great, but they have Kombucha & Cold Brew Coffee on Tap!
The location is awesome, it's easy to grab drink,

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Today in Denver Real Estate 11.20.14

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 10:20am. 251 Views, 0 Comments.

  How's the Denver market? Glad you asked!   Denver's weather proved that it is indeed November last week, but the real estate market seems to still be enjoying some of the summer sun.  Last summer, the Mile High City saw record home prices, "days on the market" measured in hours on the market, and bidding wars became all too common. While August and September brought an ease to the frantic pace, demand remains high. Many buyers, unable to compete with cash offers, continue to drive sales. October also saw a significant drop in available inventory.   "The 8,041 unsold homes on the Denver-area market last month marks the fewest listed homes on record for any October, according to an analysis of Metrolist data," reported…

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Homegrowngrown Jenna: Why Curtis Park/ Five Points is the Neighborhood to Watch

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 8:45am. 231 Views, 0 Comments.

Why Curtis Park/ Five Points is the Neighborhood to Watch

As a realtor (and general Denver enthusiast), I spend a loooot of time researching, chatting, and learning about up and coming developments in Denver.  One of the best parts of my job is working with investors to find the next "big" area of the city.  

One of the main ways I get a feel for transitioning neighborhoods is by following restaurant trends.  Where are the new restaurants going?  Where are the new co-working spaces?  Where are there new breweries and wineries opening up?  Where are the hip kids hangin'? :)  People are always going to want to live where things are happening.

The RiNo area is one of the neighborhoods that excites me the most right now in Denver.  Tons of

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Today in the Denver Market 11.13.14

Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 10:06am. 209 Views, 0 Comments.

By Troy Coleman

 

How's the Denver Market? Glad you asked!

With a new record low temperature on the books for yesterday, the market remains very active. While the frenzy of last summer has subsided, many indicators still reflect a strong market. According to a recent report from Land Title Guarantee Co, in the month of October when available inventory sharply dropped again, 3,188 Single Family Detached (SFD) homes units sold, up 1.2% from prior year. Their report, which only covers the 7 counties in the Denver area, also found the average sold price price on SFD’s was up 9.7% from prior year ($361,923 for this year). They also noted, "36.6% of sold transactions (in Oct) went under contract in 7 days or less, and 48.6% sold for at or over

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Neighborhood Hot Spots Beer, Whiskey, and Waffles

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 8:43am. 349 Views, 0 Comments.

(Photo credit: Mockery Brewery Facebook page)

 

We work and live in a vibrant  city, full of outstanding restaurants, bars, and cafes. These unique businesses are the essential elements that allow our neighborhoods to thrive and develop. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems as well as the celebration of our established eateries. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love!

Here are some delicious suggestions to try: 

Restaurant/Bar: 
Longs Peak Pub & Taphouse

Location:  
Longmont: 600 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont, CO 80501

Why:  
Having lived in Boulder, Denver and now Longmont...it's comforting to have a local pub in each town that has the same look and feel and great beer

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Local Love Coupon - November 2014

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 11:48am. 278 Views, 0 Comments.

Support Your Neighbors | Shop Local | READY. FIT. GO

Ready. Fit. Go. Eat Well. Feel Great. Live Fit

Foods prepared to fuel everyday lives. Ready.Fit.Go is dedicated to educating their customers while providing healthy chef inspired foods prepared fit to fuel everyday lives which supports their commitment to using fresh, quality, and whole food ingredients. ReadyFitGo menu offers a selection of meals that are made fresh daily and nutritionally balanced for the person on the go. All menu items are portion controlled with fully labeled macronutrients content. Stop by one of their convenient locations, grab your healthy meals, and go!

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Today in the Denver Market 11.06.14

Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at 10:32am. 163 Views, 0 Comments.

By Troy Coleman

How's the Denver market? Glad you asked!

The demand continues to offer seller's an advantage in the Denver market. "Low inventory, combined with rising prices, supported a strong seller’s market in most areas of Colorado during the third quarter of 2014 compared with the third quarter of 2013, according to a report released on Thursday by the Colorado Association of Realtors." With a sharp decline in the available inventory and lowering vacancy rates in apartments, many potential buyers are still struggling to find the homes they are looking for. The Denver Post reported yesterday that, "the inventory of homes for sale in metro Denver was down 10 percent in October from September."

“With inventory levels remaining tight in

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