Shedding Some Light on Your Home’s Value

Shedding Some Light on Your Home’s Value

If you are selling your home, a key factor is curb appeal. A prospective buyer should immediately see your home in its most positive light, literally. Effective use of  natural and artificial light make your home more appealing to the eye. Consider these tips for incorporating light into your home to attract buyers seeking Denver real estate.

lightsMake Use of Natural Light
Prospective buyers will likely visit your home in the daylight hours, so you should maximize natural light in your home. If you have heavy drapes, exchange them in favor of sheer linens that will allow the sunlight to shine through.

Be sure to open doors and windows fully to allow sunlight to reach rooms where natural light is not as prevalent. Mirrors are also effective in reflecting natural light.

Upgrade Lighting
Track lighting is an effective tool to highlight designer areas of your home. Consider upgrading to track lighting in the living room and other areas where you’ve invested in high-end decorative pieces. Use it to accent your favorite decor findings and rare features that are unique to your home.

As for other areas, under-cabinet lights are a contemporary trend that give a polished look to the kitchen. In the dining room or living room, consider upgrading to a chandelier that complements your decor.

Are you a prospective buyer or seller interested in the Denver real estate market ? Visit our Denver real estate property search and contact Ann Meadows at 303-478-1201 for personalized advice from one of Denver’s top Realtors.

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Denver Top 20 Real Estate Markets to Watch

Denver Top 20 Real Estate Markets to Watch

According to a new Price Waterhouse Coopers report, the city of Denver is one of the country’s top 20 real-estate markets to watch. Scott Webber, president of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, told 9NEWS that City Park, downtown Denver and Castle Pines Village are “growing areas.”

The Price Waterhouse Cooper report listed Denver 14th on the list of “U.S. Markets to Watch: Overall Real Estate Prospects.”

The Denver Business Journal has listed some of the report’s findings:

• Denver ranks eighth among promising investment markets, moving up three spots from the 2012 report, due to “strong growth potential. … An attraction is the city’s central location in the country’s southern and western regions, as well as Denver’s ever-expanding international airport.”

• The city ranks 14th in development prospects.

• Denver ranks 15th in homebuilding.

“Real estate continues to be an attractive asset class because of the low interest rates, because there’s still better returns than bonds and it’s not as volatile as the stock market,” says Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Wendy McCray, partner in the assurance practice for the Denver PwC office.

To read more about the report visit the Denver Business Journal.

A Look At Denver’s Real Estate Market

A Look At Denver’s Real Estate Market

A-LOOK-AT-DENVERS-REAL-ESTATE-MARKETAs the Denver real estate market continues to gain momentum, it is important to understand the current market conditions. Especially for those who are looking to buy or sell a home. I curated a couple of articles from different resources to help you make informed decisions. I hope you find these articles useless.

  • Colorado is ranked the 5th best housing market in the nation according to 24/7 Wall Street.
  • 9NEWS is reporting that new home construction in Denver is adding to job market.
  • CNNMoney Magazine named 5 Colorado cities– Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Boulder, and Fort Collins — to their Top 100 Places To Live in the United States.
  • According to the Gazette, fewer homeowners are “upside down on mortgages.”
  •  9NEWS is reporting that the “Denver real estate market is hot!”
  • According to the Denver Business Journal, Cherry Creek is getting a 12-story luxury apartment complex on the corner of East First Avenue and Steele Street.
  • According to the Denver Post, metro Denver home sales in September are the “best since 2008.”

Now that the Denver real estate market is rebounding, it is the right time to buy a home. If you are looking for help in navigating the current real estate market give me a call at 888-860-1931.

Luxury Home Sales Rise In Denver

Luxury Home Sales Rise In Denver

LUXURY-HOME-SALES-RISE-IN-DENVERThe Denver luxury home market is seeing a huge increase in homes sold in August. According to a report released by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,  73 homes sold for more than $1 million in August 2012, up 38% from last August “when 53 homes changed hands.” Other signs that the luxury market is gaining momentum is the speed of which these homes are selling. On average, in August 2011 it took 150.4 days for a luxury home to sell, where as in August 2012, homes sold in 139.2 days. Sellers also received a higher percentage of their asking price.

Here are some of the findings on Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage luxury report:

  • The most expensive sale in the Denver area last month was a four-bedroom, six-bath home in Denver with more than 7,300 square feet that sold for $3.5 million.
  • Denver also boasted the most million-dollar sales with 18, followed by Boulder with 15 and Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village with nine each.
  • There were six multi-million-dollar sales last month, down from 11 a year ago and 10 in July.

 If you are looking to buy a luxury home in the Denver area please contact Ann Meadows at 888-860-1931.