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Blue Sushi in Denver: A Modern Twist on Traditional Cuisine

Blue Sushi in Denver: A Modern Twist on Traditional Cuisine

Blue Sushi DenverIf you are in the mood for sushi and love eating out in Denver, there seems to be an endless amount of options when it comes to Japanese restaurants. But most people know that sushi can be tricky. When it is good, it can be amazing. But when it is bad, it can be dangerous. Thankfully, a new Japanese sushi restaurant has recently opened in LoDo that will ease all anxiety about bad sushi. Blue Sushi in Denver mixes together delicious, traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern, American flare and can be argued as the best sushi place in town.

Located at the corner of 16th Street and Wazee downtown, the Blue Sushi Sake Grill opened last July and was a much-needed addition to the Denver culinary world. Their gimmick is adding that infamous American attitude to old-world sushi, and throwing in page after page of sake to finish it off. Blue Sushi in Denver is a clever, trendy update to a popular food and definitely one of Denver’s hot new spots.

Naturally, the sushi is delicious. They offer the more conservative “Maki” rolls, like the Cali, Philadelphia, and Rainbow. And for those feeling adventurous and daring, the menu at Blue Sushi in Denver also has specialty and super specialty rolls. The Killer Bee and Blue Volcano rolls are crazy fun, different, and will leave a lasting impression. One can also try the restaurants wide selection of nigiri and sashimi.

But if raw fish and seaweed is not really your thing, the “Grill” part of “Blue...

The Art of Buying in a Seller’s Market

The Art of Buying in a Seller’s Market

How to buy in a sellers marketIf you are currently looking to buy a home, it is hard to ignore the fact that we are currently experiencing a seller-dominated market. There are very few homes on the market and the ones that are seem to disappear overnight. Some homes receive multiple offers the day they go on the market, making this an incredibly competitive environment. For many, buying in a seller’s market can be intimidating and overwhelming, but we are here to help you to figure out how to get an offer accepted.

The first, and probably the most important, step is to get pre-approved. This will not only establish that you can, in fact, get pre-approved and show you how much you can afford, but it will also erase seller-anxiety. When multiple offers come in on one house, the sellers will typically only look at buyers who are pre-approved. This eliminates the possibility that a buyer will have to cancel the contract later on because they cannot get approved. And when buying in a seller’s market, time is not on your side and you may not be able to wait the few days it takes to get approved.

Before you even start the physical home-hunt, know what you want: tour the neighborhoods, have your minimum beds and baths in mind, and go into the search with a precise idea. This will allow you to move quickly when you find exactly what you are looking for. For those buying in a seller’s market, they can move quickly and place an offer immediately if they already know what they are looking for. In a market like this, there is not time to tour a house and take a few days to decide if it fits your needs.

With multiple offers coming in quickly for a single property,...

The Stapleton Control Tower to Receive a Major Facelift

The Stapleton Control Tower to Receive a Major Facelift

Stapleton Control Tower RenovationThe old Stapleton air traffic control tower has become a permanent feature of the neighborhood’s skyline. For decades, the tower was the heart and soul of Denver’s primary airport, but since the closing of the airport in the late 1990’s, it has sat vacant and dilapidated. But as part of the continuing Stapleton development plans, the Stapleton control tower will now receive a much-deserved renovation.

Stapleton’s largest developer, Forest City, announced its plans to renovate the tower in early February, finally breaking the silence over what to do with this Stapleton icon. They will take on ownership of the tower, and then once renovations are complete, lease the facility back to the Stapleton Master Community Association. It only seems fitting that such an important piece of Stapleton history be used by the community and those living in Stapleton.

Plans for the Stapleton control tower include office space and, potentially, a theater space for a community arts center. This renovation is much needed as the tower is in dire straits. Currently, the tower stands empty and in disarray. Inside, there are holes in the floor and ceiling, as well as bird carcasses, dirt, trash, and flagrant signs of vandalism. However, the structural integrity of the building is still sound and thus, the tower can be saved. For the last few decades, Stapleton development has progressed around the building, yet no mention had been made about what to do with it. Now, the residents living in Stapleton have something to look forward to.

The Forest City team is currently working on a plan to...

Five Factors That Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home

Five Factors That Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home

Help selling your home fastLike most people know, selling a home is not simply cut and dry. There are endless factors that go into the successful sale of a home, from the blatantly obvious price point to the lesser-known curb appeal. But in the end, there are five crucial factors affecting home sales that can either help, or destroy, a deal.

Pricing your home correctly is key. Many sellers want to price their home at what they paid for it or what they think it is worth. In reality, this could lead to months, even years, of sitting on the market and a rude awakening. In order to sell your home fast, hiring a realtor will allow your house to be priced realistically. A professional realtor knows that the selling price of your home is actually based on similar homes in your area that sold within the last 6 months. This will create an accurate picture of what your home can sell for, not what you think it should sell for.

Keeping your home in top condition is a huge factor affecting home sales. Buyers want to see a clean, airy, and welcoming home, not one in dire need of a good washing. The majority of people looking to buy a home want something move-in ready, and any repairs you have neglected could turn off these buyers. So when selling your home, spend the up-front costs to make your home shine, as in the end, it could net you more money, especially in this seller-dominated market.

Take note of your competition. This comes back to pricing and home condition. If your home...