Just Listed: 1521 Central St #1D

1521 Central St 1D

Lush first floor one bedroom condo in the heart of LoHi. This condo has a spacious and open floor plan with plenty of room for a home office/study and 13 foot ceilings. Top-down / bottom-up shades insure plenty of light while maintaining privacy. This home features hardwood floors throughout the living room and bedroom with slate floors in the kitchen and bath, stainless appliances, granite counters and a patio perfect for grilling. Secure building with gated entrance. The location can’t be beat.

LoHi is one of Denver’s hottest and fastest growing neighborhoods. The Highlands Bridge over I-25 opened in 2006 changing the face of the LoHi neighborhood. This bridge is one of three bridges that create pedestrian and bike-friendly travel from Union Station to LoHi. Connecting this neighborhood to downtown created a new opportunity for new real estate developments, and hip new restaurants quickly followed. Some of the best restaurants in Denver, with easy walkability to downtown, make this the perfect place in the city.  Click here to see all the details and photos.

Rockies Opening Day

Nothing makes me think more of spring than the start of the baseball season (even thought it snowed yesterday).  Today is the Colorado Rockies Home Opener at Coors Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  I’m proud to say that our Slifer, Smith & Frampton-Denver team will work a half day today to go cheer on the Rockies for the 9th straight year! 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!

Denver is 6th Fastest Growing City

Denver Skyline
Forbes just released it’s annual ranking of the fastest growing cities in the country.  This year Denver was up to #6 from #16 in 2013.  Forbes takes into consideration population growth, job growth rates, unemployment rates, median salaries for college-educated workers and some other factors.  Austin was number one followed by Raleigh, Phoenix, Dallas and Salt Lake City.  Denver’s economy continues to strengthen in all areas.  To read the whole story, click here.

Under Contract in 1 Day!

Living Room GH 1807
I listed Glass House #1807 on Tuesday and had a great offer that was accepted before the day was out.  My seller was ecstatic and the renter was happy to not have to deal with showings.  This market is hot!  If you are looking to buy, you need to be ready to make jump when a property hits the market.  And for the people looking to sell, I can’t stress enough that now is the time! Glass House #1807 is a great one bedroom condo with stunning views of the mountains, park and city.  Situated on the South side of the building this home gets abundant natural light throughout the day.  This condo was listed at $359,000 and is 697 SF.

Union Station Update

Union Station Day
The Union Station Neighborhood is starting to take shape.  Cadence, the first apartment building, is now open with tenants happily enjoying the building.  The North and South Wing buildings are getting very close and the retail on the first floor will be open in a few short months.  Additionally, all of the retail was just announced in the Historic Union Station.  As you probably know, the majority of the building is being converted into 112 unit hotel named the Crawford Hotel.  Here is the list of tenants that will be open as of July 12th.
  • Milkbox Ice Creamery –Serving Little Man Ice Cream
  • Pigtrain Coffee – Serving Novo Coffee
  • Cooper Lounge
  • Terminal Bar – Serving 30 Colorado craft beers
  • Bloom – Great florist out of Cherry Creek
  • Eatmore Burgers and Brats
  • Fresh Exchange
  • Tattered Cover Book Store
  • Snooze – My personal favorite breakfast restaurant
  • The Kitchen Next Door
  • Alex Seidel’s Mercantile Dining and Provision – Chef and owner of Fruition
  • Stoic and Genuine Fish
The Union Station Neighborhood will have some of the best restaurants in all of Downtown.  Stay tuned as more great places open.

Thinking about Selling?

Solving a problem
If you considering selling, I want you to know that the market is HOT!!!  After several years of low inventory there is an incredible amount of pent up demand for homes.  I have buyers waiting for something to come on the market.  Now is a GREAT time to sell.  If you are thinking about it, give me a call.  I’m happy to put together an estimate of what your home is worth and a net sheet for you to review.  Call me at 303.618.3622 or email me at lmcbride@slifer.net.

Buying vs. Renting

In a Denver Post article this week, Trulia did a study stating that it’s cheaper to buy in the 100 largest metro U.S. markets.  In Denver it’s 43% cheaper to buy than rent.  This is primarily based on the growing population in Denver making a very tight rental market.  There are apartment buildings going up all around downtown, but if experts are correct, these units will be absorbed without much drop in the rental rates.  Ryan McMaken, an economist with the Division of Housing said “People continue to move here and people continue to form households here.  New households include people marrying and moving into their own homes, people moving from other states, and people divorcing and creating two households from one.  So as long as that continues, you have new people coming into the market who need somewhere to live.  We are not building enough units to cover the number of new household formations.”  I know I’ve been saying this for years but with interest rates still low, now is a great time to buy!  To read the whole story, click here.


Riverfront Park January Sales Update

RESIDENCE                SALES PRICE    SF        BEDS/BATHS     SOLD        DATE STATUS Creekside Lofts #306    $293,000               864       1 BD / 1 BA              01/13/14      Individual Glass House #401          $527,000               1,431     2 BD / 2 BA             01/29/14      Individual Creekside Flats #309    $329,000               1,027    2 BD / 2 BA             01/31/14       Individual Creekside Lofts #410    $294,000               842       1 BD / 1 BA             01/31/14       Corp/Trust


Good luck this weekend in the Super Bowl!

Market Finding Balance in 2014

In a recent Denver Post article, experts are expecting 2014 to be a more balanced market than 2013.  Last year had an incredible “gold rush” mentality with low interest rates and even lower inventory levels.  Buyer’s got very aggressive and in turn many sellers got lucky.  According to statistic from Metrolist, “the number of transactions closed jumped 26.3 percent, and the median price of a home sold was up 10 percent.”  This year the inventory level is even lower than it was in January of 2013 but experts believe the higher home prices and interest rates will keep a more level market with estimated growth of 6% or 7%.  Foreclosures were down over 60% from 2013 which is a great sign in any market.  This article has a lot of interesting information about the current market and expectations for 2014.  Click here to read the article.

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