The Denver Real Estate Broker Blog

Amazing Architecture in Five Points

Architecture in Five PointsVery few of Denver’s many neighborhoods have the rich, historical flare that can be found in Five Points. The streets are lined with mature trees, classically designed homes, and parks that have stood the test of time. Although it has had to endure the label as one of the city’s rougher and lower-end neighborhoods, Five Points is making a strong comeback, showcasing its new and improved Five Points architecture: a co-mingled blend of historical charm and modern convenience.

Five Points is located just east of downtown and houses one of Denver’s fastest growing areas, Curtis Park. Five Points has an interesting and well documented jazz history. Musical greats like Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, and Duke Ellington have played local clubs, including the Rainbow Room and the Rossonian. Locals know that the best Caribbean, soul, and barbeque can be found in many of Five Points’ local eateries and undiscovered gems.

For sale in Five PointsThis rich, cultural history has contributed a fascinating flare and unique vibe to Five Points architecture. Victorian-style homes line the streets, painted bright colors and decorated with classic Victorian elements. Quaint front porches and small front yards are reminiscent of classic, Southern-American style and make Five Points home styles truly beautiful. But like most other lower-end neighborhoods in the city,...

Life at Denver’s Ritz Residences

The residences at the Ritz-CarltonWe have already showcased a few of Denver’s preeminent luxury condos. From the Glass House to One Lincoln Park, there is a wide variety of gorgeous and spectacular condos to choose from if you are looking for the luxurious kind. However, the residences at the Ritz Carlton are truly in a league of their own. Named Residence XXV, these 25 Denver’s Ritz residences set the bar high for other glamorous condos around town.

Located in the top part of the Ritz Carlton building at 1891 Curtis Street in Downtown, Residence XXV has it all. Units include breathtaking views of the Denver skyline, all of the services and amenities of the four-star hotel, a private lobby and elevator service to promote exclusivity, and a full service concierge service, dedicated solely to these 25 homes. By limiting the number of Denver’s Ritz residences to a mere 25 units, each one is able to maintain its elite nature.

Living at the Ritz includes homes that are outfitted with the most luxurious finishes and details money can buy. The living and dining rooms are covered with fine hardwoods, from cherry to oak, mahogany to walnut. The open floor plan allows for individual customization and plenty of room for entertaining or simply relaxing. The kitchens are worthy of the finest chefs. Each is equipped with professional-level appliances, Berloni custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and kitchen bars and islands....

Competitive Offers

Competing offersWhen a real estate market is experiencing low inventory and highly motivated sellers like the current one in Denver, the outlook can appear rather bleak for buyers itching to place an offer. Homes are going under contract within hours of going on the market and the majority are receiving multiple offers before weeding them down to a single winner. In a market like this, the best advantage a buyer has is to be competitive and formulate the most appealing offer possible. This is one of the most important home buying tips we can advise upon and here are a few ways to create your most competitive offer.

The importance of being prepared to act quickly cannot be stressed enough. Not only does that mean submitting an offer as soon as you can, but it also means being prepared before you even start the house hunt. Talk to your lender to find out how much you can afford and what your price range is. A seller will have greater peace of mind with your offer if they know your offer has financial backing. Then, hammer out exactly what you are looking for in a home. This includes your must-haves and then the items you can be a little bit more lenient with. The best type of competitive offer is one that has the financial support behind it and is for a house you know you’ll love.

Bidding wars are not uncommon in a market like this. With multiple offers coming in, anxious buyers will escalate their offer in order to ensure the house is theirs. If you find yourself in such a war, know what your limit, or “walk-away”, number is. In the heat of the moment or the thrill of the hunt, many buyers tend to push the sales price up too high for their financial security and end up paying more than they want, or can. Do not fall into the adrenaline...