Denver Real Estate Foreclosures

Denver Foreclosures are still trending at 29% fewer than in 2010. This Realtor sees good news for home owners but worries there are not enough homes for sale. We see the inventory of homes avaiable for sale in Denver mirroring the foreclosure notices, with almost 30% fewer homes available to buy. Take a look at this video:

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Denver real estate since 1989

Here is a slight review of Denver’s real estate history since 1989

 

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Denver Realtor announces Skateboard Competition is Coming to Redstone Skate Park

Skateboarders in the Denver-metro area are taking over the skate park at Redstone Park Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. Skaters of all ages and abilities will compete in the Highlands Ranch Metro District’s skateboard competition – Ruler of the Railzz.

A competitive skateboard event, Ruler of the Railzz is open to all ages and abilities. Six skateboarding divisions allow participants to select the division to compete in that matches their interest and ability.

Divisions include:

  • · Beginner
  • · Intermediate Bowl
  • · Intermediate Street
  • · Advanced Bowl
  • · Advanced Street
  • · Advanced Mini Bowl

Participants can register online before the event at www.highlandsranch.org by clicking on the Recreation tab. Registration costs $15 per participant per event. The event is open to the first 15 participants per division. Pre-registration is recommended however you can register on-site the day of the event from 10:30 until 11 a.m. with cash or credit card only. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis or until the divisions are full.

Last year’s winners in each division were Caden Macleod for Beginner Skateboard, Alejandro Alsup for Intermediate Street, Adam Snyder for Intermediate Bowl and Advanced Mini Bowl, Evan Tooley for Advanced Bowl and Ben Melinca for Advanced Street.

Redstone Skate Park is located in Redstone Park at 3280 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. For more information about the event, call 303-791-2710 or visit www.highlandsranch.org and click on Recreation.

Announcement courtesy of Pete Doty, Denver Realtor living and working in Highlands Ranch

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Got Spiders? In Denver? Denver Realtor shares some tips

Spiders: How do we get rid of these Pests?

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, seems almost universal. It is pretty rare to come across a spider lover, or someone who likes seeing these intruders around our homes, and so knowing how to get rid of the little crawlers would be considered very useful knowledge. Encountering spiders outside is pretty acceptable to most people, but when we come across them inside our living quarters the sight can sometimes be downright scary! Despite the fact their size is miniscule in comparison to ours, and that the common types that come into our homes are virtually harmless, there is just something about those little buggers that make us less than comfortable. Most people’s appropriate response would be to immediately kill and squash a spider after it has been identified, but how do we prevent spider populations from entering and inhabiting our homes in the first place? Here are some useful tips on getting rid of spiders in the home, which can also be applied to other small, intrusive pests:

  • GET RID OF MESS. It seems that keeping your home clean has many benefits, including spider and pest prevention. Many spiders find cluttered spaces incredibly cozy and think they make for the perfect places to live, so don’t give them that chance to settle in by keeping your home clean!
  • REMOVE THEIR PREY. Spiders are attracted to ants, flies and small bugs for food and so getting rid of those pests first can be a big help in preventing spiders.
  • SEAL ENTRANCES. Spiders are able to enter your house through small cracks and openings in your home. Make sure they are not given this opportunity by monitoring your house for cracks and unwanted openings and then fixing or sealing them shut when found. For openings in your house that are necessary, try to cover them with ventilated screens which do not allow spiders through.
  • LIGHTING. Spiders and their prey are very attracted to light, so be sure not to leave your outside lights on. A good alternative to your outdoor lights would be yellow sodium lights which do not attract bugs.
  • §         INSECTICIDES. Spray insecticide on the perimeter of your home as well as everywhere inside your home (preferably small spaces and window sills). Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a good insecticide as it is harmless to humans and pets.
    • If you feel uncomfortable spraying things around your house, some items that you can purchase just from the grocery store that repel spiders include: eucalyptus, horse chestnuts, and Osage hedge balls. Put them where you would spray insecticides.
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Denver Property Listings way down

Last month some say I gave you too much information (excuse me????) about the Denver real estate market. Here is a short video of this month’s chart showing only July new listings (periwinkle) and sales (cranberry). Major note: NEW LISTINGS are not coming on the market. Those are the Denver property listings that are new to the Denver real estate market and replacing the closed sales. There were only 3318 new listings and 2744 sales. Take a look:

Last year in mid September we had close to 17,500 single family homes on the market in metro Denver. Eleven months later we have barely 13000 homes for sale, a 30% decrease. Additionally in 2010 we had 13546 foreclosure notices filed in metro Denver and year to date there have only been 9271 in 2011, a 36% reduction. Where are all those houses that were for sale? Demand stays steady, supply goes down, prices will go up.

I have watched this specific data every month for the last 12 years. The number one question I get is “How is the market?” Along with being an active listor and buyers agent in Denver, this lets me know the answer. And while a newby may be able to acess similar data, they will not have dealt with the emotions of the Denver home buyer and know what their decision process is like. When you want the best in real estate in Denver, give me a call or an e. I help nice folks find awesome places to live in Denver, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Cherry Creek, Denver Realtor, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, Cherry Hills Village, Sedalia, Larkspur, Kiowa, Elizabeth, Franktown, Sheridan, Lakewood, Ken Caryl & Castle Rock Colorado.

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Denver Real Estate Investors can get 4.25% Interest Loans

They are available for the right property with 20 to 25% down. There are 2 primary keys to getting a non-occupied property loan. 1: The home owners association has to have the proper ratio of owner occupants and 2: the home owners association has to be on solid financial footing. (These underwriting guidelines sound like the late 1980’s!).

To this day I drive by University Hills in Denver and Dream House Acres in Centennial and say to myself “I wish I had bought then”. There is probably a neighborhood you think would make a good rental. Let’s set up a daily or weekly search for you to find out. It is not time to be timid but rather to be bold.

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Conifer is close to Denver! Live in the Mountains!

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LARGE Family, Large House Large Lot in DENVER

[caption id=”attachment_865″ align=”alignleft” width=”640″ caption=”Denver yard backs up to open space AMAZING Denver home on an AMAZING lot!!! Yes you can own a luxury executive home in the city and feel like you are in the country! All the entertaining room you would want on the main floor, 5 bedrooms upstairs, and then you have to see this walkout "RETREAT"! ASTOUNDING!

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Make your closets BIGGER – Denver Realtor tells how

Denver homes

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Denver Realtor Shares Home Seller Secrets

?- How to Make your Home Look More Expensive

Denver Realtor, Pete Doty says i?t

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