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Uptown Denver Neighborhood Profile

Uptown may be Denver’s oldest residential neighborhood, but its chic shops, trendy restaurants, and progressive vibe make it one of the hottest and hippest parts of town these days.

Head over to the Neir Team’s neighborhood page to start browsing for homes for sale in Uptown Denver.


Less than three miles southeast of downtown, Uptown is bordered by 20th Street to the north, Colfax Avenue to the south, York Street to the east, and Broadway to the west. Modern high-rise apartments, Queen Anne and Victorian homes, and swanky lofts are mixed among the tree-lined boulevards.


Restaurant row is just one of many attractions that has people flocking to Uptown. After you’re done sampling the flavors from one of the local gastropubs or upscale restaurants, you can head over to the city’s largest green space -- City Park. Within the park, you’ll find the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and miles and miles of scenic biking and jogging paths.

If you are looking to catch a memorable sunset over the Rockies, Uptown’s City Park is maybe the best vantage point in the city. In fact, it offers stunning panoramic views of the terrain around Denver at any time of day.

There is always something special going on in Uptown. In the summer, the City Park Jazz concert series and the Colorado Black Arts Festival are both very popular with locals. During the holiday season, the Denver Zoo’s Zoo Lights event is a hit with children and adults.

Uptown Denver Homes for Sale

Alex and Stacy Neir are experts on Denver real estate. Browse our listings from one of the hottest and hippest neighborhoods in Denver and then contact us to learn more about how to find the ideal home for your needs.


Best Denver Neighborhoods for Families

As we get older, our values change. When we’re young and carefree, we may look for a home that’s close to bustling city centers, convenient public transportation, and exciting nightlife. Adding a spouse and children to your life will vastly change what you look for in a home.

There is no perfect way to define a “family-friendly neighborhood,” but there are a few factors that most of us can agree on: low crime, good schools, and plenty of other families around. Throw in some parks and some all-ages entertainment options and you have the makings of a family-friendly neighborhood.

Here are a few of the top Denver neighborhoods for families.


This neighborhood was planned and built with families and children in mind. In addition to great schools, you’ll also find more than 35 parks within the confines of Stapleton. There is no shortage of safe, open green space for kids to run around and play in.

If one of the hallmarks of a family-friendly neighborhood is a tight knit network of parents and children, then Stapleton is one of the family-friendliest areas you’ll find anywhere. On summer nights, roughly 500 local kids and adults will come out to enjoy free outdoor movies together.

Once the new light rail system between Stapleton and Denver is complete by 2016, this area will be an even more convenient location for moms and dads who have to commute into the city.

For The Neir Team has an up-to-date listing of the top Stapleton homes for sale. Check it out today!

Washington Park

Despite being conveniently located in the city, the Washington Park neighborhood has a distinctively clean, safe, and suburban feel to it. The tree-lined streets and the large park from which the neighborhood gets its name both contribute to overall charm of the area.

The park’s recreation center, playgrounds, lakes, gardens, and trails make it a fantastic spot for parents and kids to meet up and have fun. With easy I-25 and light rail connections to the city, this neighborhood is also super convenient for moms and dads who need to work downtown but want to raise their kids in a safe suburban-like environment.

You can search through the top Washington Park Denver homes for sale right here on our site.


Hilltop is an excellent choice for those in search of a family-friendly neighborhood within the city. It is centrally located and is stocked with quality educational opportunities -- including Graland Country Day School, one of the city’s renowned private schools.

The neighborhood features two beautifully maintained public parks, many mature trees, and some magnificent architecture. Based on crime rates from 2009 to 2013, Hilltop is also one of the ten safest neighborhoods in Denver.

Browse through our listings of homes for sale in Hilltop Denver.


Stanley British Primary School, The Logan School for Creative Learning, and Denver Montclair International School all attract families to the Lowry neighborhood of Denver. Formerly home to an air force base, this area has been completely rebuilt to accommodate a wide range of demographics, especially young families.

In addition to great schools, Lowry has a convenient town center, great restaurants, and much more. It’s also earned the reputation of being very dog-friendly. If you’re a young and growing family with some furry friends, this area should definitely be on your shortlist.

To find homes for sale in the Denver neighborhood of Lowry, head to our property search form and select the neighborhood from the drop down menu.

Find Your Family-Friendly Neighborhood with the Neir Team

Stacy and Alex Neir are experts in Denver real estate. To find the perfect home and neighborhood for your family, call us at 720.280.3004 or 720.935.4399 today!


How to Select a Denver Home Builder

Finding the ideal home builder is an absolute must if you are considering building a custom home from scratch. As you decide on a contractor, following a few key steps will ensure a speedy process that ultimately results in you getting your dream home.

Here is a simple plan to follow to ensure you find a builder who will be responsive to your needs and wishes and be able to execute a custom plan.

Find a Good Agent

Your search for a contractor should begin with finding a real estate agent. As Denver’s new construction experts, the Neir Team can help you through the process of building a custom home from scratch. We know where the best new developments are popping up and have experience dealing with many of the builders you should consider. Seek our local real estate expertise before locking down a contractor.

Know Exactly What You Need

To find the ideal builder, you need to know exactly what it is you desire. Some contractors may specialize in a certain size, type or price range. With some specifics in mind, you’ll find it easier to locate a home builder suited to your needs.

Look for Experienced Builders

Experience is something you definitely shouldn't overlook. This will determine the outcome of your new construction, so don't settle for someone who has minimal or no experience.

Ask for References

Knowing the satisfaction levels of past customers is a great way to get a forecast of what you'll receive. Ask for references and then make sure to contact them. You also could ask to tour a previously completed home to get a real look at what the builder can accomplish.

Verify the License of the Builder

Never hire a home builder without first knowing that he is licensed to work in Colorado. You can use online portals to check the license number.

What is the Resale Value?

Find out the resale values of the homes the builder has developed in the past. This will speak on the quality and the potential resale value of your home. 

Has the Builder Worked on Similar Projects?

Again, experience is everything. Go over the specific features you have in mind and inquire as to whether or not the builder has experience with them. They may even provide you with some incredible suggestions and alternatives.

Peace of Mind

Quality warranties ensure that you'll have peace of mind for years to come. They also show how confident a builder is in the materials he uses. You deserve to know exactly what you'll receive for the price you pay.

Building a custom home from scratch is a big undertaking. If you want to start the process out the right way, start by contacting the Neir Team. Our knowledge of Denver real estate will provide you with key insights into the new home market.

For more information on new home construction planning and building from a Denver contractor, check out Division One Construction.


Cherry Creek Neighborhood Profile

Cherry Creek Denver Neighborhood ProfileThe Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver is where local residents and visitors go to shop at the best stores and eat at the finest restaurants. It’s no coincidence that you also will find some of Denver’s most beautiful and valuable homes in this part of town.

Located about four miles from downtown, around 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Avenues, from University to Steele Street, Cherry Creek has plenty of allure for home buyers.

First and foremost, this neighborhood is known for having some of the best shopping in the West. In fact, many like to say that it is the number one shopping destination between Los Angeles and Chicago.

Cherry Creek North is home to more than 300 independently owned shops, ranging from boutiques and galleries to spas, restaurants, and much more. Here, you will find an invigorating 16-block retail paradise that always gives you something to do.

Many famous upscale brands can be found at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, and Neiman Marcus all have their own shops here, and they are surrounded by more than 150 other quality retailers.

Beautifully manicured parks and gardens, tree-lined streets, and public art give Cherry Creek a special charm that can’t be found anywhere else. It matches well with all of the local bakeries, outdoor cafes, and coffee shops in the area.

With easy access to the 22-mile course of the Cherry Creek Bike Path, you can stay in shape in spite of all the tasty neighborhood treats.  

Its proximity to downtown and its unmatched luxury and charm make Cherry Creek one of the premier Denver neighborhoods. If you are ready to search for Cherry Creek real estate, talk to the Neir Team.

Call Stacy Neir at 720.280.3004 or Alex Neir at 720.935.4399 for a successful Denver real estate search!


Relocating to Denver a Smart Move Thanks to State Economic Outlook

After a strong economic performance in 2014, Colorado finds itself ranked in the top five nationally for wage and salary growth, personal income growth, and employment growth. But, is this success expected to carry over into 2015?

According to projections released recently at the 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook (CBEO) event, the state is on track for even greater economic expansion in the year ahead. That’s great news for current residents or anyone considering relocating to Denver in the near future.

In 2015, almost every business sector is expected to add jobs in Colorado, which will provide plenty of fuel for the local economic engine.

Denver’s high-tech and diversified economy, global economic access, relatively low cost of doing business, and exceptional quality of life will ensure both short- and long-term economic growth locally. The workforce here is more skilled, but also older than average.

Most importantly, for those thinking about relocating to Denver, there is a shortage of qualified, available workers in many industries. Jobs are there to be had. In fact, according to the CBEO report, an estimated 61,300 jobs will be added throughout Colorado in 2015.

The annual outlook report confirms what we already know: Colorado has very bright economic prospects compared to many other regions and states in the US, making this area a prime target for anyone looking to expand their job opportunities or improve their quality of life.

If you’re thinking about relocating to Denver in 2015, browse through our Denver real estate listings by neighborhood. If you’re relocating a family, check out our list of Denver’s best schools to inform your choice.

We’ll help you find the perfect home in one of the strongest economies in America. Contact us today to get started on your search!


Clean Tile Surfaces Before Selling Your Home

Getting ready to sell your home? Then you want to make sure that it's in the best possible condition to present to prospects.

If you’ve already taken steps to enhance your home’s curb appeal and clean out any clutter, the next item on your home seller’s checklist should be to revitalize the interior surfaces that catch the eye. Professionally cleaning tile floors, counters, showers, tubs, and more before you open your doors for an open house is a smart choice.

Tile floors are typically found in the kitchen and bathrooms -- two areas that prospective buyers like to obsess over. These areas are often deal makers or deal breakers. To ensure that they impress, hire a professional to bring your tile surfaces (including the tile counters and walls) back to like-new condition.

If you notice any dingy grout or chips in the tile, you'll definitely want to consider professional repair and replacement.

To ensure that your tile looks fresh for prospects, here is a rundown of the things you need to keep in mind:

  • Disinfect and clean the surface of the tile and grout: If your tiles have been ignored for a while, make sure to get rid of dirt, stains and mold that may have accumulated on the surface and in the grout.
  • Repair tile that is hollow and loose: This will make sure that your tile is structurally sound. This task can be a bit tedious and time-consuming, so it's recommended that you hire an expert for this.
  • Replace tile that's chipped: If you find any cracks or chips in your tile, have them replaced before open house.
  • Consider adding tile: If you don't already have tile in your kitchen, bathrooms or other areas, consider having it installed. A lot of people love the look of tile and it could help you make a sell.

Whether you need help with dirty or cracked tile, you should consult with a professional tile and grout cleaning company.

You can turn to The Neir Team for more tips on how to prepare your home for sale, or to browse local listings for Denver real estate.


Best Denver Neighborhoods for Commuters

Those looking to relocate to Denver will find a couple of neighborhoods that are suitable for commuters. In the Hampden South/Southmoor Park neighborhood of Denver, accessibility and walkability are priorities for the residents that dwell here. In Hampden South, there are more than just excellent neighborhoods, but a great venue for food and fun. The District and Shoppes at Highpointe provide fine dining and retail stores, making the area appealing to locals and visitors alike.

The majority of the homes you'll find in Hampden South were built in the '60s and '70s, so they come with open, yet functional floor plans that are ideal for families of today, who enjoy their own space and privacy. However, the homes aren't too large to where residents don't know their neighbors. There are a fair share of original owners who live here, but those who decide to leave are replaced by new younger families.

 What makes this neighborhood a winner for commuters is that it has the Southmoor light rail station that transports residents to the city. The Ballpark/River North Art District area is a popular spot for urbanites who are looking to have fun. It's home to artists, coffee roasters, builders, architects, brewers and manufacturers. This assortment provides suitable backdrop for work or play. It's not too far from downtown, making it a great commute for bike riders as well.

 Stapleton real estate is a hot commodity for people who work downtown. This family-friendly neighborhood on the northeast part of town is only a 15 minute from the major business centers in the city.

 These Denver communities are great for families, couples and singles who are looking for a place to live that is commuter- and urbanite-friendly.

 If you would like help finding the perfect home with the right balance between suburban peace and big city excitement, contact the Neir Team or browse our Denver real estate listings by neighborhood.

Our Denver real estate team is here to help you find the perfect location for your next home. Call Stacy Neir at 720.280.3004 or Alex Neir at 720.935.4399 today!


Cheesman Park Neighborhood Profile

Cheesman Park is 80 acres of green space, surrounded by high-rise condos, historic mansions and rental apartments. In this area, you'll find a variety of retail stores, but what makes this community really attractive is its closeness to Cherry Creek, downtown and the park.

Walkability is one of the many reasons Cheesman Park is so popular with urbanites. It has an 84 walk score. Locals have easy access to nightlife adventures, as well as work opportunities. All sorts of people live here, including young folks and families. The median price of homes in this neighborhood is $234,500, with the average price being $376,959, which calculates to $229/square foot.

The popular places to visit around Cheesman Park include King Soopers (dubbed Queen Soopers by the locals), Hugo's Colorado Beer & Spirits. Torta’s Grill and Wyman’s No. 5 are two of the more popular restaurants. Families and lovers of cold treats can also enjoy ice cream at Liks Ice Cream or Skoops Ice Cream & More.

For a bit of creativity, you can visit Abend Gallery Fine Art, which showcases all sorts of media from across the world. Those who really enjoy beauty may also like to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens, where people can purchase plants in spring and autumn, enjoy concert series during the summer and the winter Blossoms of Light exhibit. Individuals who want to plan their own special event can rent out the park's neoclassical pavilion, which features beautiful mountain and city views.

To find your dream home in Cheesman Park, you need guidance from our real estate experts. Call Alex Neir at 720.935.4399 or Stacy Neir at 720.280.3004, or browse our online Denver real estate listings, to begin your home search today.







2015 New Year's Resolutions for Home Sellers

Want to make 2015 the year you sell your home? Then you need to familiarize yourself with the current market. Today, selling is much different than it was a decade or more ago. To help you realize your goals, you can use the following tips as your New Year's resolutions to successfully sell your home.

Make Your Ads Appealing

The Internet is a key battleground for home sellers these days, so make sure your listing has what it takes to stand out online. A lot of people are using mobile devices to complete property searches, so pictures of your property need to be optimized for smartphones and tablets.

Don't Let Your Emotions Get the Best of You

Your home is a place that holds a lot of memories for you and your family, but don't let this hinder your ability to sell it. Think of your house as an investment rather than your home. If you're too sentimental, you may reject a fair price or fail to negotiate with a buyer who is serious.

List Your Home Once You're Serious

Before you put your home on the market, make sure that you are emotionally ready to move forward with your decision. Also, make sure that you are prepared to make a quick sale. You’ll need to:

  • Completely clean and de-clutter
  • Know your sale price
  • Be ready to find a new place to live

Hire the Best Agent

Make sure you hire a real estate agent with a good track record. Having the best agent on your side can make all the difference when you want to achieve top sale price or sell within a tight timeframe. For those in the Denver area, trust the Neir Team to help you sell your home. Parties seeking to sell their Rhode Island real estate should also consider the help of Rich Epstein Residential Properties.


Jefferson Park Land for Sale

Jefferson Park Aerial
The Neir Team is proud to announce the sale of 3 lots in Jefferson Park with a total lot size of 16,580 SF. 

Jefferson Park Land for SaleJefferson Park remains one the hottest and most active infill neighborhoods in all of Denver. A simple drive through the neighborhood (Federal to I-25 and Mile High Stadium to Speer) revels new construction on just about every block. Jefferson Park’s close proximity to downtown Denver, Lohi and I-25 co

mbined with easy access to the city via 23rd Avenue make it extremely attractive to buyers. Developable land is difficult to come by as competition in the neighborhood is fierce. Developers spend months, if not years sending letters to property owners attempting to purchase homes for redevelopment. The successful developers are able t

o acquire contiguous lots on which multiple town homes can be constructed.

The Neir Team is happy to offer 3 contiguous lots in Jefferson Park for sale in early January 2015. The property addresses are as follows.

  1. 2330 Clay Street
  2. 2326 Clay Street
  3. 2647 W 23rd Avenue

The total lot sizes of all three properties are 16,580 SF. The list price of the three properties will start at $1,550,000. All three properties have  a zoning classification of G-MU-3. G-MU-3 is defined as a multi unit district allowing urban house, duplex, tandem home, row house, garden court, courtyard apartment and apartment building form. The tallest building form has a maximum height of three stories.

If you would like to be added to the interest list please fill out the information below and we'll keep you informed on developments with the listing.