The Denver Real Estate Broker Blog

What's the Best Park in Denver?

Denver's Best ParksMost of those who live anywhere in Denver are lucky enough to live within walking distance of at least one park. Because Coloradoans love their outdoor time, most neighborhoods have originated around a park and have even been named after one. To list just a few, we have Curtis Park, Congress Park, Cherry Creek Park, and Highland Park. Each has its own unique vibe and feel. But when looking for a home near Denver parks, how do you know which one is the best park in Denver?

In our humble opinion, it comes down to three parks, arguably the most popular ones. Each helps to characterize Denver, while still maintaining its own personality. But we’ll let you decide for yourself.

Some claim that City Park is the best park in Denver. It undoubtedly...

When to Begin Looking for a New Home

When to Begin Looking for a New Home

Begin looking for a new homeIf you researched this very topic, you are bound to find an endless supply of answers, all seemingly contradicting each other. The truth is, there is no right answer as to when to begin that new home search. But there are some smart practices and tips to keep in mind when you finally decide that it is time to move. We are here to help you figure that out.

Looking for a new home can be daunting and difficult, with numerous options and the stress of finding the house you love before someone else does. Many real estate professionals will tell you that spring or fall offer the best chance at finding the best new home. In the fall, people are rushing to list their home in...

Explaining the Good Faith Estimate

Explaining the Good Faith Estimate

Good Faith Estimate ComparisonAs many homebuyers will agree, shopping for a loan can be a confusing and stressful ordeal. There are numerous lenders and companies to choose from, lots of questions to answer forms to fill out. But rest assured, you do not have to be a financial wizard to figure it out. Lenders are now required to provide any loan applicant with a good faith estimate, a useful little worksheet designed to clarify the process.

A good faith estimate is an itemized list of fees and costs that are associated with a loan. Basically, this estimate will tell the applicant how much they will need to pay in fees at closing. This information is good to know as the fees at closing can amount to roughly...

The Kentwood Company Amazing 2012

The Kentwood Company had an Amazing 2012

Kentwood Companies LogoAs the media is not shy from stating, the Denver real estate market has shown solid and confident signs of recovering. From the past year, the average sales price is up an astonishing 9% and the inventory for homes is at a record low. Currently, homes are for sale, on average, for three months, which means that our recovering real estate market is definitely a seller’s market. And leading the way in this boost to the Denver real estate market is the Kentwood Company, who wrapped up a record year in 2012 and is up for numerous nation-wide awards in the real estate industry.

The Kentwood Company was started in 1981 as a single office and has since...

National Economic & Financial Market Update

2013 National Economic & Financial Market Update   

Looking to the futureI had the distinct pleasure of attending the Downtown Denver Partnership’s forum which featured Jim Paulsen’s 2013 Economic and Financial Market Outlook. Jim Paulsen has been named a Top Economic Forecaster by BusinessWeek and has twice been named Interest Rate Forecaster Of The Year by BondWeek. He is a regular contributor on CNBC and Bloomberg and is currently the Chief Investment Strategist at Wells Capitol Management.

If you have never seen Jim Paulsen speak, he is very dynamic and supports all his predictions with straightforward market data condensed down to show trends over the last 50 years....

Central Park’s Diverse Architectural Styles

Stapleton’s Diverse Architectural Styles

Central Park Architectural StylesWho would have thought that the deserted site of an old airport would turn into one of Colorado’s most progressive and stylistic neighborhoods? And ten years after ground first broke, Central Park has emerged as just that. Living in Central Park offers residents an exceptional living experience from urban townhouses to fashionable single-family homes, while still capitalizing on everything great Colorado has to offer. And each of the Central Park builders that have helped to colonize the...

True Food Kitchen Comes to Cherry Creek


True Food Kitchen Comes to Cherry Creek

True Food Kitchen Cherry CreekThe Fox Restaurant Concepts eatery, True Food Kitchen, has finally branched out from its Arizona and California monopoly and settled down in Denver’s culinary haven, Cherry Creek. Motivated by holistic health specialist, Dr. Andrew Weil, True Food Kitchen’s menu is all about combining modern culinary trends with healthy living, and not sacrificing great flavor in the process. With this addition to the food world, eating out in Denver just got a whole lot more delicious.

Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) began as a single restaurant in Tucson in 1998. It has since grown into 12 different...

Central Park's New Neighborhood - Conservatory Green

Conservatory Green Overview

Central Park's newest neighborhood is called Conservatory Green. It will be located just to the north of the North Field mall and will contain 500 new homes.

Forest City continues to innovate Central Park into one of the most masterfully planned communities of all time. The new Conservatory Green neighborhood will take its cues from the topography of the land it is built on. The traditional Denver grid street system is being “relaxed” to allow for a more natural flow of street layout. This design will translate into a more interesting layout of homes, moving away from the traditional straight line of home construction so predominant in Denver.

All new architectural plans have been announced by various builders that include:


Union Station Redevelopment Update

Union Station Redevelopment Update

Denver's Union Station RenderingIt is the beginning of the end for the Union Station redevelopment as the station is now closed to the public for the final stages of its transformation. If you did not get a chance to visit the inside before its closure, you will not be able to until 2014, when the station’s front doors are reopened to showcase its modern makeover. But the exterior projects have enough going on to captivate anyone’s interest.

The Denver train station redevelopment project has numerous parts that will make the Union Station district almost unrecognizable. Construction has begun on new apartment buildings on the north side of the station while the underground bus terminals...

Architecture housing styles in Washington Park

Washington Park ArchitectureArchitectural Styles of Washington Park

Washington Park, or Wash Park for short, is one of Denver’s most preeminent and prestigious neighborhoods, located on the famous 165-acre park it is named after. The lengthy running trails, crystal blue waters, and tree-lined streets offer numerous benefits for those who enjoy living in Wash Park. But this area also offers characteristics that set it apart from Denver’s other neighborhoods.

Wash Park architecture is a diverse and eclectic mix of styles, all of which maintain a high standard of beauty. Wash Park home styles range from International to Denver Square, Neoclassical to Victorian-era. But the primary style of Wash Park architecture is the bungalow....