All About Colorado Real Estate

By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Perfection is yours with this 5bed 3bath custom Rockrimmon home built to enhance your lifestyle and make coming home the highlight of your day. Lovingly (and fastidiously) maintained and updated by one owner - you’ll easily see that foresight, love and care could be a definition of the aesthetic here. Your corner cul-de-sac lot will leave you in awe and the neighborhood marveling at the meticulously maintained landscaping, lush lawns, privacy trees, flower beds, paths and patios. Welcome guests in your tiled foyer - your home offers large rooms and an open concept. Company will migrate happily toward snacks and beverages set out in your open and roomy kitchen with updated appliances, spacious island, ample cabinetry and an ultra functional breakfast nook. Larger gatherings will be right...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Immaculately clean and strikingly attractive, this enchanting 4bed, 3bath high-quality custom home w/2 car attached garage perfectly blends functionality and an upscale aesthetic. 5 acres of privacy and stellar views will make coming home the highlight of your day. Only one owner, never housing pets or been exposed to smoking -pride of ownership is beyond evident here from gleaming hardwood floors and fresh, neutral color palette to the abundance of pristine marble surfaces in the full kitchen bar area on the walkout lower level. Attention to detail and foresight is abundant with features to give peace of mind. SOLAR thermal and electric powering the radiant floor heating for wood/tile floors, domestic hot water EV outlet in oversized garage, and all power throughout the home. There is ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Many homeowners have been contemplating a move, then COVID interrupted those thoughts, so what about remodeling?    The kitchen could use a facelift and so could the primary bathroom! The market has been fast and furious for a couple of years, and many did not want to "play in the sandbox" and compete with so many other buyers.    With homeowners seeing a lot of equity in their home, there is still that burning desire to move. Now that the market has cooled off, and has become more stable, it could be time to make that move!    If you need to sell to complete a purchase, be prepared to price your home at fair market value.   Those days of listing high and knowing you will get that price or higher are long gone.   If you price your home too high now, you will be chasing the market down f...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The Town of Larkspur is located 40 miles south of Denver and West of I-25.   The town was incorporated in 1979 and today is known for the Renaissance Festival held every year in Larkspur and the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Campground.   Most homes in Larkspur are on lots of one acre or more and surrounded by trees.   You will see lots of wildlife - deer, mountain lions, bears (brown & black), fox, coyotes and lots of birds.  Going to the grocery store will require a trip to Castle Rock, and depending on where in the town you live, it could be 15 minutes.   There isn't much in the "town", but a gas station, post office, three restaurants, and of course two golf courses with restaurants.   Bear Dance Golf Course is closer to I-25, and Perry Park Golf Course is on the West side of town. The po...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Cherry Creek Reservoir is located in Aurora off I-225 and Parker Road.  There are two entrances, one off Parker Road and another entrance off Dayton in Greenwood Village.This State Park is very popular and will find many boaters and fishing people flocking to the reservoir.    Here are a few features about this park -~There are 880 acres and 12 miles of trails, and a helmet must be worn.~ Park is open from 5 am to 10 pm daily~ Fishing is allowed with a required license~ Camping is allowed (135 sites) for tents and RV (has hook-ups), and reservations can be made online.~ Dogs are allowed, must be on a leash (not allowed on the beach)~ Jet skis can be rented at the lake~ Two boat ramps East and West sides~ There is a group picnic area, and many picnic areas around the park~ You will find ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Elkhorn Ranch is located South of E. County Line Road and East of Delbert Road and homeowners enjoy 5-acre lots.   Lennar built many homes in Elkhorn Ranch, and now you will see some custom builders also.  You will find ranch and two-story homes with 2,178 square feet to 6,173 total finished square feet, with homes having 3-6 bedrooms and 3+ car garages.   Some homes have outbuildings for additional car storage or workshops.  Many of the homes have great views of the mountains. Homes began building in Elkhorn Ranch in 2004 and you will find some new homes currently being built.   You will find many deer, some elk, and small critters in the area.   It is quiet and peaceful!   This community is still close proximity to Aurora and Parker for retail shopping, dining, and Parker Adventist H...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Tucked away from the hustle and noise in a master-planned community sits your ideal 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home. Life here feels like a staycation with a friendly vibe and everything you need located so close to home. Complete your oasis simply by adding your decorating touches! The curb appeal is plentiful and there is so much to love inside. This property was made to suit any lifestyle and has a layout for versatility. Enjoy entertaining in your open concept main living space. Lay out a charcuterie board in your chef’s dream kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space - or host a more formal gathering in your dining area. Game night cheering for ‘the right team’ hosting a more raucous crew will be accommodated perfectly in the living room. Perhaps enjoy a quiet night curled up ...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 Pioneer Hills is conveniently located off Parker Road & Chambers Road in Centennial & Aurora 80015.   There are two sections - one that has single-family homes and one that has townhomes and paired homes.   This community was originally built by Lennar, then Cal-Atlantic Homes and Lennar merged.  This community has exceptional views of Cherry Creek State Park, the reservoir, a Dog park, Cherry Creek Schools, and many nearby shopping venues, entertainment, and many dining options.    So close to the Park, residents can hike, bike, swim, and water ski within minutes. Homes in Pioneer Hills were built in this community in 2006, some in 2010,  and were completed in 2017.   There are two stories and ranch homes, all with basements.   The above-ground square footage ranges from 1,842 to 2,87...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
The Colorado Office of Radon Professionals began regulating Radon Measurement Professionals and Radon Mitigation Professionals on July 1, 2022. Consumers should hire a licensed professional in their area as part of the home inspection process, as a radon check is included in this safety inspection. This will ensure that proper measurement and/or mitigation is conducted.Real Estate Brokers should be aware that a list of licensees is available at dpo.colorado.gov. Use the "Search a License" feature to locate licensee details, including any disciplinary actions taken against a radon professional. I have used the same radon mitigation company for at least 15 years, and they are not on this list, so will need to check in with them to see if they are getting qualified. 
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 You will find the neighborhood of Sorrel Ranch off Aurora Parkway and Alexander in Aurora CO  80016.    Lennar built the first homes, then Meritage, and now Richmond Homes and LoKal are building brand new townhomes.    Meritage is known for building energy-efficient homes.    You will find ranch and two-story homes with 2 and 3-car garages, some of which are tandem.   Homes have from 1,500 above-ground square feet to a total of just under 6,000 finished square feet with 3-6 bedrooms and 2-5 bathrooms.   These homes were built from 2004 to 2021.   There are currently 411 homes, which will increase as homes are currently being built.  There are now condos being built as well. This neighborhood is so convenient, being a hop, skip and jump to Southlands Mall where you have a multitude of r...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
This property is now pending, and with an agent that wanted a 2nd home.   I knew this property would be perfect for the "lock and leave" buyer that wanted no maintenance.   This will be a pretty quick close, and the Sellers are looking forward to their next chapter. There are not many of these paired homes (26 total) in Anthology, so you don't see many come on the market often.   This two-story home is ready-to-move-in condition and shows beautifully.18326 E. Saskatoon PlaceParker CO  80134 This Anthology beauty has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and a total of 2,477 square feet including the basement (95% finished).    This patio home has the largest lots in the area, with 5,227 square feet and backs to open space.     The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining as the living room, d...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 If you are looking for an attached property near the Denver Tech Center (DTC), this neighborhood could fit the bill.   Those who choose not to do exterior maintenance on their property - this is it!    No lawn work, no house painting, and no snow removal is needed by the homeowner.  Stoney Brook is located south of I-225, West of Yosemite, and North of Belleview in zip code 80237.    This community has a picturesque & park-like feel with plentiful mature trees, bushes, plants, and ponds.    You will find both townhomes and condos, but all have two-car garages.   These properties were built from 1971 to 1992 and have from 1,020 to 2,872 square feet above ground, and all townhomes have basements, some are finished.    The condos have a storage unit.  The townhomes have fenced-in small ba...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Today we are celebrating Colorado's 145th birthday today!    Colorado officially joined the Union on August 1, 1876, hence the nickname "the Centennial State".     In honor of Colorado Day - 42 state parks celebrate with FREE ENTRY.   Here they are so you can pick one to visit today.The weather shall be nice today, so get out and enjoy a State Park.   Barr Lake is one on this list - take your binoculars and find the bald eagles!   
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Super clean and move-in ready 5 bed home in Forest Meadows. Cross the large covered front porch and you will be greeted by a foyer with 2-story vaulted ceilings and new wood vinyl floors that extend throughout the main level. The main level is warm and inviting with neutral colors and plenty of windows letting in the Colorado sunshine. The living room has a tiled gas fireplace, fan, and overlooks the kitchen and breakfast nook. The kitchen has an eat-at bar, granite counters, pantry and stainless appliances. This level also has formal dining room, half bath, and walks out to the grassy fenced rear yard with a partially covered patio. The upper level boasts new carpet, a convenient laundry room, full hall bath and 4 bedrooms including a spacious primary suite with private 5pc attached ba...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
It is time for everyone to come out and enjoy the Douglas County Fair - 7/29 through 8/7/22.So many events to enjoy -Jr. Livestock SaleRodeo (8/4-8/7)RodeoCreative ArtsPetting ZooMeet the RoyaltyCarnivalVintage Car Club of Castle Rock Car ShowFood TrucksColorado Rib ChallengeLive MusicPie Eating ContestVendors Here is the schedule of events to be held. WHERE:  Douglas County Events Center500 Fairgrounds DriveCastle Rock, CO  80104COST:   $6.00 for grounds admissionFriday (7/29) thru Thursday (8/4) FREE Grounds admission$6.00 fo Friday (8/5) (children 7 & under FREE), and Saturday (8/6)Different events have different ticket prices - check out this linkHOURS:   Friday July 29th - 4 pm to 9:30 pmWednesday August 3rd 8:00 am to 5:00 pmThursday August 4th  10:00 am to 8:00 pmFriday August 5t...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
 The neighborhood of Forest Trace is located in Southeast Aurora 80016 and in Cherry Creek Schools.    Homes in this neighborhood started building in 2016 and just about sold out.   They are built by Richmond American Homes. You will find ranches and two-story homes, some have finished basements and some have mountain views.   These homes have at least two bedrooms to six bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms to six bathrooms.  Homes range in square footage from 1,886 finished square feet up to 6,048 total square feet, and you will find many have at least some finish in the basements.  Some are full basements, some are walk-outs.   All homes have three-car garages. Living in Forest Trace, you will be close to everything!   Southlands Shopping Mall is just across Smoky Hill and has lots of retail sh...
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By Derek and Mariana Wagner, The Artisan Group - Colorado Springs REALTORS®
(The Artisan Group- Keller Williams Premier Realty )
Spacious 5 bed rancher with open floor plan. Main level features an open concept kitchen, dining and light and bright great room - complete with expansive hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. In the kitchen you will love the pantry, granite counters, eat-at island and all appliances are included. There is a large primary suite with a walk in closet and private 5 piece ensuite with split dual vanities and tile. This level also has 2 more bedrooms, hall bath, access to the attached 2car garage and walks out to the rear deck. The basement of this home has been finished to include a huge family room/rec room, 2 more bedrooms - one with a study nook, full bathroom and utility room. This home sits on a great lot with a fenced rear yard, and is minutes away from schools, golfing, and parks wi...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Southshore in Aurora was the location for the 2007 Parade of Homes and features some custom homes backing to the Aurora Reservoir.   William Lyons (previously Village Homes), Capital Pacific, Pulte, and Century Communities have built homes in Southshore.   William Lyon Homes, Century, and Richmond are now building new homes.  A few homes offer a primo location to watch the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.    This neighborhood is located in zip 80016.   Currently, there are 1,022 homes built with 2,700 planned for the entire community. Southshore in Aurora is located East of E-470, and has a clubhouse with an exercise room, a party room complete with a kitchen, plus a theater and an outdoor pool.   Southshore is located within the Cherry Creek School district, minutes to Southlands sh...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Colorado doesn't have a lot of water, but you will find five waterfalls that should be on your MUST SEE list. 1.  Bridal Veil FallsLocated near Telluride in the SW section of Colorado, you will find a 365-ft.-high waterfall plunging over dramatic cliffs forming the head of Telluride's box canyon.2.  North Clear Creek FallsLocated several miles East of Telluride, you will find these falls.  There are North and South falls - be sure not to miss them.3.  Fish Creek FallsLocated east of Steamboat Springs, you will find Fish Creek, Middle, and Upper Fish Creek Falls.    You will find one with a 280-foot waterfall with lots of trails. 4.  Box Canyon Falls ParkLocated near Ouray, you will want to spend some time here!   It is a beautiful part of our State.   There is an 85-foot cascade of wate...
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By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
  Tollgate Crossing is a beautiful neighborhood of homes that was started by DR Horton that is conveniently located 30 minutes outside of Downtown Denver and is an easy commute to DIA.   You will also now find Oakwood Homes & Antero Homes building in Tollgate Crossing.   There are now some townhomes in the neighborhood also.  With many pocket parks throughout the neighborhood, it's not uncommon to see neighborhood families with kids playing and enjoying the Colorado weather.  Living in Tollgate Crossing you have retail outlets at Southlands Mall, retail and hospitals close but don't have the traffic you would expect in Denver.   Homes in this neighborhood were built from 2004-to 2019.   This neighborhood is located in the Cherry Creek School District.    You will find this neighborhood ...
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