Archives for April 2010

Glass House Pool Opening!

The Glass House pool opens for the season tomorrow, May 1st. I went up to the 8th floor pool deck today and it looks great. The patio furniture is out and the pool is waiting for its first swimmers. The pool is heated to 82 degrees so it will be nice even if the weather is a bit cool. The beautiful flowers and landscaping will be here within a few weeks and summer will be in full swing. Living in Glass House sure has some advantages.  If you are interested in buying a home in this building, click here for the availability.

Dining Out for Life

The 16th annual Dining Out for Life is tomorrow, April 29th.  This is an incredible fundraiser for Project Angle Heart, a charity providing nutritious foods to individuals with life threatening illnesses.  More than 300 restaurants will be participating and donating 25% of their food sales on Thursday.  Some of the restaurants include Wahoo’s Fish Tacos, WaterCourse, The Rio, Happa Sushi and tons more.  It’s easy to give to this great cause, just go out to lunch or dinner at one of these restaurants and know that you have helped so many people.  To get a list of restaurants participating in Dining Out for Life, click here.

Neighborhood Sports Bar

With all of the great sports teams in Denver, it is important to have a place to hang out while watching the game.  McLaughlin’s is the perfect spot to watch the Nuggets and Avalanche in the playoffs.  They have a great happy hour menu with two for one drink specials from 3-7pm every day and then another late night happy hour from 10-midnight.  Great drinks paired with delicious food make it a neighborhood favorite.  Enjoy their patio on the warm summer nights before you head to the Rockies.  McLaughlin’s, located in Riverfront Park, is a 10 minute walk to Coors Field and 7 minute walk to Pepsi Center if you are lucky enough to attend the games.  Keep it in mind as a great place to start or end an evening of sports.

9Health Fair

The 9 Health Fair is going on until Sunday, April 25th.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of free or low-cost screenings.  The blood test for $30 will give you cholesterol, liver, kidneys, and thyroid levels.  The free screenings include blood pressure, body mass index, vision, bone density and more.  The 9Health Fair is Colorado’s largest non-profit, volunteer-driven program promoting healthily and responsible living.  Over 19,000 volunteers will serve more than 90,000 people in 162 locations.  To learn more or find a location go to 9healthfair.org.

Incredible Brownstone

2137 Little Raven Street is a custom Brownstone with the finest level of interior finishes and architecture in Denver’s most esteemed neighborhood.  This residence is perfectly located across from Commons Park.  With an open and flowing great room this home is perfect for entertaining. There is a spectacular ebony fireplace in the formal living room with floor-to-ceiling windows.  A large master with a stunning five-piece bath, large walk-in closet and a private deck only adds to this homes appeal.  The Brownstones are an enclave of 16 private homes surrounding a private English garden.  Offered at $1,975,000, please give me a call to schedule a personal tour of this beautiful home!

Doors Open Denver, This Weekend

Doors Open Denver 2010 is this Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. This great event celebrates architecture and design of some of Denver’s most interesting buildings. DOD is a free event put on by the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs and Denver Architectural Foundation that lets residents explore buildings that they see every day and have never entered. You can do a self-guided tour or an expert tour led by a volunteer guide. To sign up for an expert tour you must go to Union Station and pre-register. More than 85 sites will be included in the 6th year of this wonderful event including Civic Center Park, Denver Firefighters Museum, Tattered Cover, Taxi I & Taxi II and Union Station. To learn more click here.

Mortgage Rates are on the Rise

Over the past week the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage jumped from about 5% to 5.3%.  Interest rates are on the rise and many buyers are starting to realize now really is a GREAT time to buy.  The famous saying “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” is now more true than ever.  The government has ended the push to make mortgages cheaper.  Buyers are starting to panic that if they wait much longer they will be priced out of the market.  According to MSN Money, the rule of thumb is for every 1 percentage-point increases in interest rates reduces a buyer’s purchasing power by 10%.  If you are considering buying a home, now truly is the time.  Give me a call; I would be honored to help you find your dream home.

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Opening Day!

Spring is here! Nothing makes me think more of spring than the start of the baseball season. Today is the Colorado Rockies Home Opener at Coors Field and I’m proud to say that our Slifer, Smith & Frampton-Denver team will work a half day today to go cheer on the Rockies. With the close proximity to Coors Field, Riverfront Park is an ideal location for the athletes or the sports fanatics. It is easy to plan a day at the game or to stop by the field for a couple of innings. It’s only a 10 minute walk. Riverfront is so close that some of our residents can even see the grass on the field from their homes.  GO ROCKIES!!!

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Incredible Home, Incredible Price!

Delgany #102, located at 1401 Delgany Street, is an incredible two-bedroom home.  This unique ground floor residence looks onto Delgany’s private courtyard with a large patio area to enjoy warm summer evenings.  The beautiful finishes include maple hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and maple cabinetry.  The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and a five-piece bath.  Two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms are separated by a spacious great room with expansive windows.  The price was just reduced to $399,000, give me a call today to schedule a showing  on this beautiful home.

Denver Bike Share in Riverfront Park!

I’m excited to announce that Denver Bike Share has installed a new B-cycle station in Riverfront Park. This station is located at the entrance to Commons Park and across the street from our sales office. There will be 29 bike stations around the city. You can get a bike at one location and bring it back when you are done or even drop it at another location. The installation of this program was paid for by the Riverfront Park Community Foundation. The Foundation is funded by residents when there is a transfer of property in the neighborhood and funds all types of programs that make the community a more enjoyable place to live. To learn more about Denver Bike Sharing, click here.

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