Dwelling in Denver: A Denver Real Estate Blog

Meet Your Agents: Kathryn Johnson

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 10:26am. 71,260 Views, 0 Comments.

KathrynKathryn Johnson, Broker Associate 

Cell: 303.809.8327

Email: kathryn@dwell-denver.com

Kathryn joins Dwell with tremendous excitement. Her passion for Denver and helping people find their perfect home here are fantastic! She will help you get to know the neighborhoods, especially Congress Park, and probably introduce you to a new favorite place or two!

How long have you lived in Colorado? Colorado has been my home for twenty years. 

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? In 1994, we asked opened a map of the country and asked ourselves where we should go to raise a family.  The amazing weather and beautiful mountains in Colorado made Denver an easy choice.  Twenty years later, I can say with certainty that it was a great choice.  

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Dwell Home Life - Want to Plant a Tree?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at 7:36am. 475 Views, 0 Comments.

Dwell Home Life - Want to Plant a Tree?

By Merlin Parker

Wanting to plant a tree?  All residents of Denver are eligible for low-cost trees as long as you live in the city limits.  The annual opportunity is sponsored by The Park Peoples "Denver Digs Trees" program. 

Any resident in the city or county can apply, trees must be planted along the street in the public right of way (between the curb and street) or in front or back yard space.  The fee is typically $35, although some neighborhoods costs are as low as $10 in areas such as Capitol Hill and Whittier.  Costs have been cut this year in hopes of improving the survival rates of the trees.  Also, "treeships" may be available for people with financial hardship.

Availability will be limited and

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Neighborhood Hot Spots: Black Eye Coffee, Cafe Europa, and Rooster & Moon!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 8:17am. 863 Views, 0 Comments.

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 develope. We at Dwell Denver love the discovery of new and sometimes hidden gems. Our "Neighborhood Hot Spot" category allows us the chance to share the love! Here are three delicious suggestions to try:

Restaurant/Bar: Black Eye Coffee 

Location: 3408 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211

Why:  This shop is located in LoHi- has the yummiest coffee, awesome atmosphere to work or meet a friend, and great local products.

Who Says: Jenna Hamel

The Atmosphere is:
Hip, urban, young, entrepreneurial, and motivating.

What to Drink/Eat:
The coffee of course! And the local cheeses

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Dwell Home Life - 8 Ways to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 11:25am. 2,313 Views, 0 Comments.

8 Ways to Make Your Home More Pet-Friendly

By Brooke Keith


Sometimes I wish it really would rain cats and dogs. Don’t you? If you have one (or two) you know exactly what I’m talking about. You may even have a “Home is Where the Dog is” magnet on your fridge or possibly a needle point pillow with Erma Bombeck’s words “Cats invented self-esteem” on your couch, but really how pet-friendly is your home? We’ve put together a quick list that will help make your home safer, cleaner, and simply more enjoyable for you and your pets.

1. Black lab, black couch.  Ok, so that’s not always possible, but seek out pet-friendly furniture.  Go even beyond the number one fabric choice – micro-fiber (leather is a close second) and look for patterns and colors

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Neighborhood Hot Spots: Where to Watch the NFL Playoffs in Denver

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 7:52am. 3,853 Views, 0 Comments.

Where to Watch the NFL Playoffs in Denver

By Derek Schimmel

Football in January – it’s music to any sport’s fans ears.

The single elimination tournament that is the NFL Playoffs presents fantastic entertainment on weekends through the first month of the year, but when your team is in the mix, well, the entertainment turns into a stress-filled affair. (And if your team suffered a historically bad loss last season at the hands of Joe Flacco and the defending Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens, then the stakes are brought to unprecedented levels.)

Tickets for both the AFC Divisional Game and a potential AFC Championship Game at Sports Authority Field are tough to come by for Coloradoans that are unwilling to dig deep into their savings.

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New to the Neighborhood: The Art Hotel breaks ground at The Denver Art Museum

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 7:31am. 1,273 Views, 0 Comments.

New to the Neighborhood: The Art Hotel Breaks Ground!

By Merlin Parker

(photo credit: DenverInfill)


The Art Hotel Breaks Ground at The Denver Art Museum

The Golden Triangle/Capitol Hill neighborhoods in Denver can expect some changes with several real estate and development projects scheduled to be started and completed in the next couple of years.  As more condo projects get underway there are new and great things in store for the Golden Triangle area!

A new  brownstone townhome project - Ten10 Bannock, located at W 10th Ave and Bannock Street -  is projected to be completed in 2014 in the Denver neighborhood of Golden Triangle.  Each unit features high end contemporary appliances and hardware and fantastic open floor plans with

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Tips for Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 8:07am. 551 Views, 0 Comments.

Spotlight on Local Denver Businesses: 

Tips for Last Minute Christmas Shopping

by Elizabeth Jones

The LarkChristmas Shopping is fun. With many wonderful unexpected options (and easier parking) skip the mall!

If there is one thing that kills the Christmas spirit, it is finding parking at Cherry Creek Mall during the holidays. To avoid turning into a grinch this year try leaving the mall behind and check out these great (local) shops!

Decade

What you will find: EVERYTHING. Decade has it all from fun stocking stuffers for him to jewelry and even lingerie for those looking for something a little risque.

Harry & David

For: The foodie or the cook. Have a friend who is amazing cook but feel kinda lame getting them measuring cups? Harry and

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The Best of the Best of Denver #7 from The Delicious Day

Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 7:25am. 554 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

 

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The Best of the Best of Denver #7

on DECEMBER 10, 2013 · 2 COMMENTS · in DENVER AND COLORADO   Looking for the best things to do in Denver and Colorado? Here are 18 ideas. Looking for even more suggestions? Check out Best Things to Do in Denver #6or #5 or #4 or #3 or #2 or #1 for more CO love.  

IMG_3401Most Idyllic Winter Walk in Denver

What is better than being a part of the urban gardens National Geographic considers 3rd best in the United States of America? Being a part of the urban gardens National Geographic considers 3rd best in the United States of America – delightfully decorated in lights. Open until January 1, 2014 from 5:30 to 9:30 nightly,

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Homegrown jenna: The New (and cheap) Vacation Home.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 7:02am. 777 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by homegrown jenna

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The New (and cheap) Vacation Home.

 
Rolling Huts 
Methow Valley, Washington
Every weekend in the winter, as I sit in bumper to bumper traffic on I-70 on my way up to the ski mountains, I dream of the day that I can own a home in the mountains. 

A day when I can head up to my mountain cabin on Friday nights after work (sans traffic), cozy up by a fire after a long day of skiing, host family get-togethers on the holidays, and over-serve myself at apres ski in the local ski town pub without worrying about the drive down the hill.

Well after some research, that dream may not be as impossible as it seems.  With a new focus on sustainable, energy…

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Delicious Day: The Best City in the US

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 7:07am. 1,397 Views, 0 Comments.

A guest blog by the delicious day

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The Best City in the US

on APRIL 29, 2013 · 75 COMMENTS · in DENVER AND COLORADO, TRAVELING  

best city in the united states, denver, coloraodThe city for stoners and scholars, gay rights and human rights, sun worshippers and skiers, artists and performers, beer lovers and bike riders.

Could Denver, Colorado be the best city in the United States?

Well, where else can you find…

  • 25 days of sun a month (or 300 days of sun a year) (or more sun than San Diego or Miami)
  • The highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country
  • Legalized marijuana
  • A population that is 52% white, 32% Hispanic, 10% black and two of the last four mayors have been African American
  • The skinniest city

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