Buying a home in Denver

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Meet Your Agents: Jon Mann

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 8:09am. 453 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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Meet Your Agents: Derek Schimmel

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 8:50am. 477 Views, 0 Comments.

dwell_derek_0300e_120Derek Schimmel, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.443.2273

Email: derek@dwell-denver.com

Derek is the perfect example of what you get when you take a man from NYC, expose him to the glories of Colorado, and then turn him loose on the city of Denver. He works hard, plays hard, and combines his loves of the Colorado landscape and its people in his latest successful adventure - Real Estate!

How long have you lived in Colorado? I've lived in Colorado for nearly 8 years now. 

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? After being born and raised in the shadow of New York City on Long Island, I attended college at the University of Colorado. Upon graduating I went back to New York -- it was only one month later that I packed up my car and moved back to

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Meet Your Agents: Adam Larkey

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 9:24am. 2,727 Views, 0 Comments.

dwell_adam_0410e_120Adam Larkey, Broker Associate 

Cell: 720.440.1019

Email: adam@dwell-denver.com

Adam brings the best of California back to Colorado with his appetite for good food, beautiful art, and unique real estate with a special focus on The Highlands. His enthusiasm and eye for detail will help sell your house, and his insider info on Denver's food scene will guide you on where to have your celebratory dinner. His Q&A offers exceptional insights into the world of real estate and libations!

How long have you lived in Colorado? We bought our house here over 3 years ago.

Why did you choose to make Denver your home? After working in Hollywood for over 10 years, I was looking for a more grounded, affordable, and easier way of life without compromising some of

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Real Talk with Lane Walsh

Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 8:08am. 448 Views, 0 Comments.

April 2013: The Changing Faces of Real Estate

As a Realtor and the owner of a young and innovative real estate company, I am often confronted with an overwhelming realization that, to quote a personal hero, the times they are a-changin'. What makes this most clear for me right now is Dwell's innovative stable of agents. We all work here because we want to do this in a different way. Our agents are young and new and hungry for a different perspective on how to practice real estate. They are responding to a changing market, and a changing world, at such a crazy and exciting speed that it blows my mind daily.

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Why so much change? The movement toward revising the way we practice real estate, interact with our community, and effectively help people buy

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Real Talk with Lane Walsh

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 10:05am. 409 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. 591 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. 578 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. 682 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. 506 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. 1,193 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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