Whether you’re prepping your Denver home to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine home improvement projects are great ways to add function, beauty, and real value to your home. For instance, real estate professionals estimate that a closet remodel can add $2,500 to a home’s selling price. 

The best part is, once you’ve secured the materials, most of these renovations can be completed over the course of a weekend. And they don’t require a lot of specialized skills or experience (remember, YouTube is your friend). So grab your toolbox, then get ready to boost your home’s appeal AND investment potential!

Add Value To Your Denver Home With These 9 DIY Improvements

1. Spruce Up Your Landscaping

Landscaping improvements can increase a home’s value by 10-12…

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When most people think of Colorado cities, Denver comes to mind.  Our ski towns get a lot of hype as well.  Most people have heard of Vail and Aspen.  This article is the first in a series about some of the more subtle towns around Denver.  Not everyone loves this big city lifestyle and that’s ok.  We have great cities in the front range with loads of charm and hidden gems. 

City Highlight Castle Rock Colorado

This week’s feature is Castle Rock.  It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Colorado.  The population is approximately 62,276 which is up almost 30% from the 2010 census.  Located 28 miles south of Denver and 37 miles north of Colorado Springs Castle Rock is the home to commuters from both cities.  Other than its central location, Castle Rock has a lot to offer.

Castle…

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In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle. Maybe you are looking for something smaller, or just looking for something the "right-size." Or perhaps you just need a different floorplan like a Ranch or something with less maintenance like a Denver Patio Home.

Five Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Denver Home This Year

In fact, the advantages of downsizing are being increasingly recognized. A “tiny house movement” has gained passionate advocates who appreciate the benefits of living simply at any age and stage of life. Not only does a smaller home…

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Contemplating dipping your toe in the market? Tired of paying rent? Wondering how to get started? You can watch hours of HGTV, talk to friends & family, read blog articles, consult social media, etc.  With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fiction from fact. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial future.


DON’T FALL FOR THESE COMMON HOME BUYER MYTHS

Myth #1: You need a 20% down payment.

Plenty of buyers are…

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Well, the secret is out. It seems like everyone loves Denver these days. At least everyone is moving here (Denver is a top 5 Real Estate market in the US). So, if you haven't fallen in love with Denver yet, here are 101 reasons why you should. And when you finally decide to make that move to the Mile High City, give the top-rated Denver real estate agents a call.

101 Reasons to Fall in Love with Denver 2022

  1.        Voodoo Doughnuts (and the world-famous bacon maple bar)
  2.        Is there a better place to live during a pandemic? It is an outdoor haven, and there’s something about that fresh Mtn air that just makes things feel better.
  3.        Washington Park on a summer's day
  4.        The best place in the world to see a concert is, Red Rocks Amphitheater
  5.        Whitewater rafting is…

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The last true Parade of Homes in Denver was in Solterra back in 2008. Since then, it's really been used to showcase different new build communities and the model homes for each. Are you looking for an actual Parade of Homes type experience? Look no further than the Mighty Millions raffle home for 2022. The home is located in Montane, an enclave of luxury homes near Red Rocks in Morrison.

Take a Tour of the 2022 Mighty Millions Raffle Home in Montane

The advertised value of this year's home is 2.5M (but I think it would be seller closer to 3.5M). It's a custom home built by Ades Design and includes many of the over-the-top design elements usually reserved for Parade of Homes.

This custom luxury home in Montane includes:

  • Over 7,000 sq. ft. of fully furnished, professionally decorated living space
  • 6…

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If you need help navigating this market, call us at (303) 532-4742. Buyer fatigue is real at the moment, with lots of buyers giving up on their search. Sellers are getting bad advice, listing with no plan or execution. When you work with us, you are working with the very best Denver real estate agents. Don't leave such a huge financial decision to chance.

February 2022 Denver Market Update: 

January 2022 ushered in continued low inventory coupled with the anticipation of rising interest rates. Prices remain high, up 9% for single family homes over this time last year. Anecdotally, we hear that housing competition remains fierce and that available homes are quickly going under contract. It will be interesting to see if inventory will increase earlier…

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Inspirato is a private vacation club that allows its members access to its portfolio in 175+ destinations and includes over 900 vacation options (and Inspirato Pass offers more than a million luxury vacation options for $2,500/month). Their homes are incredible, like this $8.7M standalone home just a five-minute drive from downtown Aspen and ski lifts, or this stunning villa in Sonoma overlooking surrounding hillsides and local vineyards. They have epic destinations like this all over the world (someday I will book Villa Pliniana in Como di Lago Italy, someday).

Inspirato Lake Como

What makes Inspirato so unique is the travel experience, both before you ever leave, once you arrive - and during your stay. Their hallmark is the consistency of their homes no matter the…

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There's a lot to consider when selling your Denver home, from the real estate market and appraisals (to where you'll go next). However, one key factor that is often overlooked is overall home design. It's usually one of the first things buyers notice when they walk into a home, and it's also a detail that you, as a seller, can easily control.

According to Realtor.com's 2022 housing market forecast, home for-sale inventory is supposed to increase from last year, as will the projected number of overall sales. This is welcome news to Denver home buyers facing the worst inventory in recent history, battling all-cash offers - and pending interest rate increases.

7 Popular Home Design Features for 2022

You don't have to go at this market alone. We are a team of top-rated Denver real estate…

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The River Mile

The next great place in the evolution of Denver. Located along a mile of the South Platte River, it’s envisioned as a sustainable, walkable downtown neighborhood. It will feature state-of-the-art residences for everyone – with public parks and promenades, a new elementary school, and a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, and cultural destinations essential for family life in the city. Build-to-suit workspaces will range from business incubators to regional corporate headquarters. And public transit will be facilitated by two light rail stations. This is truly a one-of-a-kind project – the largest in downtown Denver – spanning 62 acres and expected to take up to 25 years to complete. Restoration of the river is now underway.…

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