Evergreen, CO Real Estate News

By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
I recently read an AR post focused on the value of Open Houses in today's market.  What the selling public needs to understand is that most buyers, over 90%, are using the Internet to get information during their home buying process.  In the latest NAR Buyer and Seller Profile report, Open Houses didn't even make the list of places a buyer found their next home.  We are taught early in our real estate career to use the Open House as a way to find new Buyer clients.  I can see the mindset in Sellers beginning to change as they understand the most effective ways to market their home.  Just as this post mentioned, an Open House creates a number of security challenges as well.  The bad element will use these opportunities to steal or scope out the property for future theft.  Agents are then...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
El Pinal is located in North Evergreen, CO and accessed from the east side of Stagecoach Road and Highway 74- The Evergreen Parkway. Homes in El Pinal are typically some of the most affordable homes in Evergreen and have a variety of first time home buyer homes. El Pinal is most well known for being the home to the Evergreen Rodeo which has a lengthy history in Evergreen's western heritage.  Homes were developed in El Pinal shortly after the rodeo grounds were established and were aptly named after various horse terms.  Streets like Palomino Drive, Apaloosa and others add to the western flare. If you are a first time home buyer in Evergreen or simply considering an affordable home El Pinal could be the right neighborhood for you.  Click this link to read more about El Pinal and see the ...
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
Who says the real estate market is quiet during the Christmas holiday???  I went under contract with a Buyer on a home in Conifer, Colorado last week and submitted another contract for Buyers on a home in Littleton, Colorado this week.  Realtors who believe Sellers don't want to sell and Buyers don't want to buy during a holiday could be missing out on opportunities.  I used to feel that way in my earlier years in the business.  If our income was more predictable and consistent, it would be easy to relax....IT'S NOT...so I say keep your ears and eyes open for those consumers who aren't swayed by a holiday. Happy Holidays to everyone! 
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Evergreen West is the community along Stagecoach Road west of Highway 74 (Evergreen Parkway) and up Witter Gulch Road in Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties.  Homes in Evergreen West have some of the best views anywhere and the highest homes here have the highest elevations of any Evergreen real estate. Homes in Evergreen west are accessed from Stagecoach Road and Witter Gulch as the primary arteries although there are quite a few side roads as well including Snyder Mountain Road which has quite a few homes clustered on and around it. Witter Gulch Road connects Upper Bear Creek with Squaw Pass Road. Evergreen West has terrific access to Bergen Peak and the Elk Meadows Open Space including the west entrance to Elk Meadows.  The westernmost part of Bergen Peak which is adjacent to Evergree...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Brook Forest in South Evergreen has homes for sale in Jefferson County and Clear Creek County.  These are mountain homes to be sure! The history of Brook forest dates back to the days when writers and artists would use the beauty of this wonderful area as inspiration for their work.  As such many of the homes in Brook Forest are smaller cabin style homes including a few one bedroom one bath homes!  That said, there are also custom homes and a little bit of new construction here and there.  There's an old rumor that Jesse James buried some loot in Brook Forest but I have not run across any...  Yet. One of the greatest features of Brook Forest is its proximity to the vast Arapahoe National Forest with a variety of hiking and some mountain biking trails leading in all directions including ...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Evergreen Park Estates is located just south of Wilmot elementary school in south Evergreen.  Typically these are older homes in a gently rolling mountainside setting although there are quite a few homes in the lower meadows close to Buffalo Park Road. Many of the hoes are horse properties of an acre or two with some larger sites here and there.  There is very little new construction since the community was developed in the 1960's-- most sites have already been built on.  However, there are quite a few remodels. Follow this link to see the video and search map for Evergreen Park Estates
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Hiwan Golf Club is located in North Evergreen just east of Evergreen Parkway and across from the beautiful Elk Meadow Open Space Park and Bergen Peak. Homes in the Hiwan Golf Club are nestled into a nicely wooded hillside with easy acces to all of Evergreen's amenities while allowing for quick access to I-70 making for a short Denver commute 30 miles east and frequent trips to ski country about the same distance west. Many homes in the Golf Club are along the fairways of Hiwan Country Club while others have phenomenal views of Bergen Peak. I've written extensively about the various neighborhoods within Hiwan in Evergreen at my Evergreen Real Estate blog
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Hiwan is Evergreen's largest community with a rich history reaching back into the homesteading years and ranching heritage of Colorado.  Stretching from close to old downtown Evergreen north almost to I-70 the Hiwan communities represent the broadest variety and widest selection of homes through many different styles of neighborhood. Deer and elk reside in Hiwan along with it's human residents and Hiwan is well known for it's spectacular views of Bergen Park, Elk Meadows and Bergen Peak. From small condominiums to estate quality trophy homes Hiwan has it all!  I've written extensively about Hiwan on my official Evergreen real estate blog.  Complete with photos and videos of individual neighborhoods.  Please follow the link to learn more about the many homes for sale in Evergreen at Hiwa...
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The Lodges In The Ridge At Hiwan in Evergreen represent some of the finest condominium living available in Evergreen.  The Lodges are visible from Evergreen Parkway as you round the big curve just South of Kerr Gulch and descend toward Bergen Parkway.  On your left just above Bergen Valley Elementary School is the Lodges (well, there is also Ridgepoint at hiwan-- now called Elk Trail condos as well)  The lodges are the darker stained units. The Lodges in The Ridge are duplex style condominiums with a variety of floor plans including single level living, two story and some even have walkout basements.  It's tough to find a more convenient location if you're a skiing enthusiast, need to commute to Denver but love mountain living with low maintenance!  Learn more about Evergreen condos for...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
The Trails at Hiwan is a little community just south of Evergreen Parkway (Highway 74) nestled between a wealth of open space and very close to Bergen Bergen Valley shopping and the Buchanan Recreation center.  Fly fisherman will recognize the entrance to the Trails since it is within site of The Blue Quill Angler.  The premiere fly fishing store in Evergreen.  Learn More about Evergreen real estate and homes in the Trails at Hiwan at my official Evergreen real estate blog.
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
The Ridge at Hiwan Estates is one of Evergreen's most exclusive gated communities.  These are also the highest Evergreen homes for sale in The Ridge with some spectacular home sites very close to the top of "The Ridge"  This provides for a world class setting overlooking Elk Meadows.  See more about Evergreen real estate and The Ridge at Hiwan Estates here.
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
With my office in Downtown Evergreen, I get a lot of folks visiting from out of town who are curious about the convenience of living in the Foothills of Denver, Colorado.  The biggest concern I hear is "how long will it take to get anywhere from Evergreen/Conifer.  During my discussions, I always find out where their job takes them.  Do they have to commute to DTC (AKA the Denver Tech Center off I25 near Hampden) or Downtown Denver, or do they fly out from the airport on a regular basis.  Some may even work in the Golden area.  Because Evergreen is so expansive, I always try to get a sense for my client's patience level when commuting.  Everyone is different as I found out pretty quick when I moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area 6 years ago.  My first office was at I25 and 470 in ...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Evergreen offers Colorado mountain living at its finest, making it possible to enjoy mountain living yet still commute into the city to work and play. Bear Mountain Vista is an Evergreen community which personifies this mountain living, with sweeping views and a stunning environment. Bear Mountain Vista is located up Little Cub Creek Road (across from the fire station on Highway 73 just a few hundred feet south of downtown, then left on Stanley Park Road. If you miss the left you'll end up in Cub Creek Ranches, Otherwise you'll begin the climb up Bear Mountain. This is one of the best commutes anywhere! Bear Mountain offers a variety of incredible homes on a wide range of real estate. The majority of the homes on Bear Mountain have spectacular views, seated on Bear Mountain, looking at ...
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
Many people decide somewhere along the way in life that the serenity of living in the mountains will be more fulfilling than chasing success in the rat race of the city.  Packing up all their belongings out of a subdivision house and heading to the freedom of the hills. They look to the mountains to solve the everyday problems of population.  They decide it's time to consider Evergreen real estate While the mountain towns in Colorado certainly are beautiful complete with fresh air, pretty scenery, and abundant wildlife there are important considerations when moving to the mountains.  •1.)    Choose your town wisely.  There are hundreds of high mountain towns that might get you far enough away from the city but each town has its little nuances that you will want to consider.  For example...
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Just a quick note to let you know that Evergreen lake is ready for all ice events!  We were out with hundreds of other skaters, hockey players and ice fishermen and women yesterday on a beautiful Colorado afternoon. I took a quick video and added it to my ongoing post about Evergreen pond hockey on Evergreen Pond Hockey which is the official Evergreen real estate blog, covering issues related to Evergreen homes for sale, lifestyle, market conditions and a wealth of videos showing the many different Evergreen subdivisions.  Take a look at http://www.Evergreen-real-estate.com
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
I wanted to share with you my thoughts on choosing the RIGHT Realtor to help you sell or buy your next property in the mountains.  Unlike the Denver Metro area where square footage, floorplan, and proximity to schools/highways/shopping are main criteria when understanding value in a home, mountain properties involve a variety of unique attributes that can be critical in your decision making process. Access, fire mitigation, radon, uranium, mountain wild life, tree infestation, water/wells/septic, topography, easements, zoning, gardening, propane, horse property, open space, road maintenance, & sun exposure....these are elements an experienced mountain Realtor can help you with. When deciding to move to the Evergreen/Conifer/Genesee/Pine/Morrison/Bailey foothill communities, PLEASE rely ...
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
Below are the year to date market statistics for the Colorado Foothills, namely Evergreen, Conifer, Morrison, Pine, Golden/Genesee, & down the Hwy 74 corridor through Indian Hills.  I place these stats on my office window in Downtown Evergreen so visitors and residents begin to understand our wonderful mountain community.  I also place these stats on my website at http://www.CoMountainLiving.com  If you have questions about these stats or would like to understand what your home is valued at, please don't hesitate to contact me or stop by my office. 
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By Bob Maiocco
(8Z Real Estate)
I've been actively selling real estate in Evergreen for years and recently decided to focus my efforts and put more effort into providing resources for my friends, family and clients who are buying and selling Evergreen real estate.  Although I am keeping my team intact and we will still be helping Denver real estate buyers and Sellers as well-- I will be more deliberate in my attempt to build my personal business in the communities that I have grown to love over the past ten years.  Namely, Evergreen and Conifer. I recently launched the Evergreen real estate web site and was thrilled to be able to apply many of the same reources that have been so well received from my Denver-metro wide website www.DenversRealEstateNews.com .  Now, providing Evergreen home buyers with what I believe is ...
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
This year's Holiday Walk in Downtown Evergreen went great.  It warmed up to a balmy 30 degrees and everyone enjoyed themselves.  I love having friends and clients come by my office during this event.  We gave out homemade peppermint bark and valuable information about the real estate market.
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
   After 5 years of helping Buyers and Sellers in the Foothills of Denver Colorado, I have a pretty good idea of what the challenges are.  For this post, I will focus on selling a home here in the Evergreen, Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Genesee, Morrison mountain communities. Everyone knows "Location, Location, Location".  That's very true and in the mountains it takes on a number of other variables.  Access, Topography, Elevation, Sun Exposure, Road Maintenance, Non Public Utilities.....these factors, in many cases, carry more weight than the Floor Plan, having Granite, or Views.  Because I have helped so many buyers in the mountains, I feel very comfortable advising my selling clients how these nuances will impact the value of their home. Sometimes it's difficult for a homeowner to understa...
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