Archives for June 2010

Record-low mortgage rates

Right now is truly a great time to buy real estate. For the first time since 1971, 30 year fix rate loans are at historic lows. The average interest rate is right around 4.69%! This is a great incentive to purchase a home in this market. With rates being so low and home prices down, purchasers are able to get more bang for their buck. Give me a call if I can help you take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

Neighborhood Open House

This weekend there will be a neighborhood wide open house! Many brokers from around the metro area with listings in Riverfront Park will hold the properties open this Sunday from 1-4. This is a great opportunity to preview the different buildings within the neighborhood and see some beautiful residences. I want to say thank you to Deviree Vallejo with Kentwood city for corrdinating this open house. Here is a list of what will be open:

ONE Riverfront
1620 Little Raven Street #501 for $559,000
Delgany
1401 Delgany Street #207 for $850,000
Park Place Lofts
1610 Little Raven Street #401 for $629,000
1610 Little Raven Street PH 7 for $1,395,000
Creekside Lofts
1440 Little Raven Street #204 for $399,000
Creekside Flats
1438 Little Raven Street #109 for $415,000
1438 Little Raven Street #204 for $423,000
1438 Little Raven Street #305 for $319,900
The Townhomes
1410 C Little Raven Street for $749,000
Promenade Lofts
2100 16th Street #300 for $399,000
2100 16th Street #607 for $850,000
Glass House
1700 Bassett Street #314 for $289,000
1700 Bassett Street #504 for $264,900
1700 Bassett Street #505 for $275,000 
1700 Bassett Street #803 for $399,000
1700 Bassett Street #805 for $670,000
1700 Bassett Street #806 for $339,000
1700 Bassett Street #1023 for $310,000
1700 Bassett Street #1318 for $550,000
1700 Bassett Street #1319 for $299,000
1700 Bassett Street #1816 for $400,000
1700 Bassett Street #2005 for $399,000
1700 Bassett Street #2112 for $545,000
1700 Bassett Street #2213 for $895,000
1700 Bassett Street #2317 for $610,000

Union Station Construction Update 6/24/10

Click here to see the progress week by week.

Dog Park News!

After seven years of hard work and fundraising, the Railyard Dog Park will become a reality in a few short months.  The construction on the dog park has officially begun! Belair Excavation has completed the soil removal process.  Encore Electric has come in to place the services and bases for the light poles.  Next the import of clean dirt and gravel will begin and the irrigation system will be put into place.  Thing are moving along quickly, with construction time around three months. That means the park will be opening around Labor Day weekend!  To read the article from the Denver Post click here.

Bike to Work Day

Bike to work day is this Wednesday 6/23.  This is a great opportunity to get out of your car and take a healthier and greener way to work.  The first bike to work day in Colorado was celebrated in Boulder over 25 years ago.  Around the nation May is the designated bike to work month.  With Colorado’s unpredictable weather, it was decided that the fourth Wednesday in June would become our official day.  If being healthy isn’t enough, there are prizes.  Register here and you are eligible to win Rockies Tickets, concert tickets, Colorado Athletic Club Membership or restaurant gift certificates!

Views, Views and More Views

Walls of floor-to ceiling windows allow an abundance of natural light to flow through this two-bedroom two-bath corner residence. Glass House #2121 has an outstanding floor plan featuring a great room with living and dining areas and separate bedrooms. Exquisite city views, new maple hardwood floors throughout, custom lighting, 11 foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops make this home a must see. Glass House ammenities include a 24-hour front desk service, pool, firepit, club room, concierge and weekend breakfast!  Offered at $545,000, to schedule a tour call me at 303.618.3622.

Union Station Construction Update 6/17/10

B-Cycle is Working!

The Denver Bike Share program is having great success after only 6 weeks. Since the launch of B-Cycle on Earth Day, there have been almost 8,000 registered users. Over 10 percent of those people have signed up for an annual membership! There are 42 stations all over the metro area with 400 bikes in circulation. While there are still a few hiccups, the program is working and people are enjoying the concept. Bike sharing is designed for short one way trips, it costs $5 for a 24-hour period. You can take as many trips as you would like in that time frame but if you keep the bike out of a dock for over 30 minutes, usage fees start to rack up. It has been so much fun to see people riding around Riverfront Park on the red bikes. Every time I walk past the Commons Park B-Cycle station there is a different number of bikes on the rack. It is a great way to explore and see the city on a beautiful summer day.

Union Station Construction Update 06/11/10

Railyard Dogs Off-leash Dog Park is Starting!

Railyard Dogs off-leash dog park has been given the green light to start! It will be located in Riverfront Park at the corner of 19th and Bassett Street. In 2004 a group of downtown residents joined together for the purpose of creating a place for dogs to run off-leash and their owners to mingle in a downtown urban environment. This group and East West Partners has worked hard over the past six years raising money to make this dream a reality.

We are planning to start in about 2 weeks – that’s about how long it will take us to mobilize the subcontractors to build it and other little legalities. We have raised most of the money, and now the Riverfront Park Community Foundation is giving us a loan for the final amount. We still need to raise money but the Foundation is matching us dollar for dollar, up to $42,000.

We need your help! You can purchase a brick that you can customize for only $120.00. You can pay tribute to wonderful dogs of the past, recognize your best four legged friend or leave your name in the park forever. Purchase a brick before June 15th to make sure your brick is a permanent part of the dog park by opening day.

It’s easy to donate, either go to www.RailyardDogs.org and click on the paypal button to pay online or write a check payable to The Railyard Dogs and drop it off at the Riverfront Park Sales Center located at the base of the Millennium Bridge or mail it to: Lindsay McBride 1610 Little Raven Street, Ste. 115, Denver, CO 80202.

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