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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. The builder's ability to deal with unexpected obstacles will determine the outcome of your new construction. According to a Denver Roofing contractor from Pinnacle Roofing Solutions, experience often makes the difference between a successful new home construction and a mess. "Don't settle for someone who has minimal or no professional history. The risks aren't worth the relatively small savings you might find."

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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.

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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...

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...