Arvada, CO Real Estate News

By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
Click to see Arvada Homes for Sale  at $500,000 and up. See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: Out of the twelve Arvada homes that sold for more than $500,000 in April, only one closed at or above list price. Current inventory for this price point is still huge, but has dropped to under a six-month supply.  It's odd that a much smaller number of homes closed, compared to the number under contract.  I would have to do further research to understand why that happens month after month. This report includes only detached single family Arvada homes listed or sold for more than $500,000.  I’m using the term ‘distressed sales’ to refer to short sales and foreclosures. Currently, there are 70 Arvada homes...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $400,000 and $500,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: Out of the 30 Arvada homes sold in April 2013 between $400,000 and $500,000, six were new construction.  That's quite a bit of competition for re-sale homes. Eleven of the Arvada homes sold in April closed at or above list price. The upswing in the number of homes sold continued its, 30 homes compared to 17 homes in April of 2012.  Plus, the inventory has whittled down to just over a month, compared to a 3-month inventory just two months ago. How to sell a house in this price range:  Most Arvada homes in this price range are lovely, but little things can still make a difference.  Make sure the home shows...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $300,000 and $400,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: Twice as many Arvada homes sold between $300,000 and $400,000 in May as in April.  Absorption rate is one month even, although the median days on market is an incredible six days. 55% of Arvada homes sold at or above list price, only one was new construction in this price range. How to sell an Arvada home now:  This is the hottest part of the local real estate season, the wise home seller will get their home on the market soon. One nice touch that this time of year allows is perfectly manicured landscaping, which is proven to help sell homes. How to buy an Arvada home now:  I predicted that the median da...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $200,000 and $300,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: Arvada homes listed between $200,000 and $300,000 are seeing a nice upswing in the number on the market since last month (54 today, 34 at the time of my last report).  That's a 60% increase in the number of homes available, and there is not yet a corresponding increase in the number of homes under contract (117 today compared to 110 at the time of my previous report). So, either the market is beginning to balance in Arvada's upper entry-level price range, or we will see a big jump in the number of under contract next month.  Stay tuned! TEN DAYS!?!  Yes, the median number of days on the market for Arvada...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale under $200,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada home sales: Arvada homes for sale below $200,000 continue to be rare, and a very hot commodity when one is discovered in good condition. In this price point, many Arvada homes are not in good condition, and then they do linger longer on the market. Still, 64% of the homes sold last month went for asking price or above. This report includes only detached single family Arvada homes listed or sold for $200,000 or less.  (I'm using the term 'distressed sales' to refer to short sales and foreclosures. A 'regular' sale may also have been 'distressed' in the sense that the home was in need of major work.) Currently, there are ten Arvada ...
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12946 W 61st Cir Arvada, CO 80004 MLS #: N/A $355,000 5 bedrooms 3.00 bath Welcome to Meadowlake. This home is a true gem that sits on a premium Cultasac lot with Mtn Views. This updated home has granite counters updated cabinets and an open floor plan. With its finished basement this home won't disappoint. Once you walk out on this 2 tear trex deck you'll see Pikes Peak and great men views. Enjoy the Hammock and relax in a peaceful quiet neighborhood. This home is on a pre-market sale and special pricing won't last long. Contact us for a private competition free showing and get that discount before it hits the market. View the Photos and Virtual Tour: Click Here           Blue Sky Home Group Cory Fitzsimmons & Jeff Moore Agent | Owner's Phone: 720-581-2885 Mobile: 303-589-4591 This in...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
Free summer concerts, outdoor movies & community events are some of the best things about Colorado's cool evenings that follow our warm (hot!) days.   And Denver's northwestern suburbs provide plenty of choices. Too many choices for one blog post, in fact.  So I submit here, for your perusal, links to the pages where you can find more info, followed by the details for Arvada's Summer Concert Series at McIlvoy Park, since I have posted about those concerts in the past. Westminster CO Free Events 2013 Westminster Promenade Summer Concerts 2013 Broomfield CO Free Events 2013 Flatirons Mall Summer Concert Series 2013 Arvada CO Free Events 2013   Thursday night family concerts at McIlvoy Park, from 7:00 until 8:30.  Come early with your picnic dinner, no alcoholic beverages please. June 20 -...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
The Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party returns to Arvada CO on July 14, 2013.  This fun family event is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity, raising $20,000 in 2012.   Held in Olde Town Arvada, Grandview Street is closed to traffic and the party starts at noon, goes until 8 pm. Hosted by The Duke Street Kings, see 18 hot local bands for ten bucks.  All bands volunteer their time and talent.  I don't see the lineup yet on the website, but I do know Austin Young & No Difference is scheduled to return, and if you've ever heard this kid play, you will want to be there just for that set, even if you can't make it to any others. Last year we were thrilled to see Willie Houston at Blues & BBQ - known as 'Colorado's elder statesman of the blues', it was a thrill to hear him, and I hop...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
National Trails Day is on Saturday, June 1, 2013 and Arvada is celebrating in a wide-open way!   Events will be held at both Majestic View Park and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge.  See Arvada Trails Day for more info. With a weather forecast of 72 and 'mostly sunny', you will regret missing this great community event.  Check out what's going on: 20-mile guided bicycle ride starts at Majestic View at 9 am Environmental education and entertainment activities for the entire family Guided 5k walks Shuttles between the two parks Complimentary refreshments Live birds of prey Self-guided nature walks Wildlife photography Booths from Mad Science, Birds of Prey Foundation, Roots & Shoots, Colorado Division of Wildlife, and Wild Birds Unlimited. Live animal appearances by the Denver Zoo and t...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
Joetta's Neighborhood Newsletter Dear Joetta,  Cool Down Colorado Offers Free Fans for Seniors       Although it's beginning to seem like we won't need relief from summer heat, the Handyman Program of Volunteers of America is offering help for seniors aged 60+ with limited incomes keep cool through the donation of a fan or other home safety item. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be delivered between June 3 and June 14.   Please call Amelia at (303) 297-0408 to reserve your item today.  5-Star Real Estate Agent      I'm excited and humbled to announce that I've been awarded the 5-Star Real Estate Agent Award and the announcement will be published in the September issue of 5280 Magazine.They told me I scored in the top 6% out of 27,000 licensed Colorado ag...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
Arvada's first-ever sand sculpture contest, via Sand in the City will be held on the Arvada Center lawn (6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada). Join in the fun on June 14 between 4 pm and 8 pm, and on June 15 between 10 am and 6 pm. The event is free, and parking is free! Teams will create amazing sculptures (hopefully) for our amazement, and there will be a kid's sand box, a dig for buried treasure for kids, live music, food and retail vendors, and sand volleyball. The 2013 teams are: Blues & BBQ for Better Housing ERA – A Waters   Company Red Rocks Community College Apex Park &   Recreation District State Farm Sam’s Club Personal Benefit Services Wealth Management Bank of the West and Plan Sharp Arvada Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Ambassadors Arvada Economic Development Associat...
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By GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster, REOptions LLC
(THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279))
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Arvada Spring Clean Up, Jefferson County, Jeffco, 80004, 80007, 80005 Spring time for most means its time for spring cleaning, and the City of Arvada is making this dreaded task easier for its residents with the annual Arvada Clean Up.   Each year the City of Arvada encourages its residents to go through their homes, and leave approved items on their curb for city employees to come haul away free of charge.  This year the Arvada Clean Up will continue until May 24th, and each week a different area in Arvada is included in the curb site pick up. See when your pick up week is.      Approved items for pick up included, furniture, mattresses, box springs, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, sinks, toilets, bathtubs, lumber and drywall 8 feet or smaller, carpet in 6 foot ro...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
This is a monthly market report for Arvada home sales. Arvada is a small town between Denver and Boulder. Arvada's real estate market is not the same as Denver or Boulder, but is very similar to Westminster, Broomfield, Lakewood, and Wheat Ridge. See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) I hope that issuing these reports every month will help give you an idea of the real estate market, in case you want to buy a home or sell a home in one of the best places Denver to Boulder! Click the underlined text to read the report for Arvada homes March 2013. See all of 2012 Market Reports for Arvada Homes, plus a graph of foreclosure/short sale activity. I've categorized my Arvada homes market reports by price range. You can see the categories below. Cl...
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By Cory Fitzsimmmons, Realtor - Denver, CO ReThink real estate group
(ReThink Real Estate Group)
Spring Mesa, Arvada, West Arvada, Jefferson County, Golden, 80007, Arvada Homes Spring Mesa is new luxury neighborhood in west Arvada that sits between W 64th Ave and W 80th Ave to the north and south ,and Highway 93 and Indiana to the East and west, and is surrounded by open space, walking trails and several lakes and ponds.   Homes in this community were built between 2005 and 2013, and are mostly 2 story and contemporary in style. Spring Mesa was recently featured in the Denver Post as one of Colorado’s most popular luxury communities.   There are currently 12 Spring Mesa homes  for sale. These homes have been on the market for an average of 127 days, have 2-5 bedrooms, 3-6 bathrooms, and 3 and 4 car garages.  The active homes are listed at an average of $637,692 or $185 per square f...
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By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
The Landing at Standley Lake is one of the most highly sought after neighborhood in Arvada and our team receives several inquires about it each month. As we were looking at some Arvada Homes for one of our clients today, we ran a market report for the sold homes over the past 6 months and wanted to share that here. This report includes all homes sold, foreclosures, short sales and "regualr" sales, over the past 6 months. For his time period, there were 19 sold homes with a median sold price of $301,897. The most encouraging number in this report (at least for Sellers) is that homes old for roughly 98% of list price and the median days on market was just 14! If you are interested in this neighborhood, or would like information about other Arvada Homes, call our team at 303-726-1874 today...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $400,000 and $500,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: 43% of Arvada homes sold between $400,000 and $500,000 in April 2013 closed at or above list price.  Pretty nice stat!  In this price point, competition with new construction can be a concern, but only 2 of those sold last month were new construction. The really nice thing happening in this price point of Arvada homes is the increase in the number sold; twice as many this year as the same month last year or the year before. Last month, I reported a 3-month inventory (absorption rate) in this price point, but now it has whittled down to two months. I also reported bad news about the number of days on mark...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $300,000 and $400,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: 65% of the Arvada homes sold last month in this price range closed at asking price or above last month (April 2013).  And yet, this price point is seeing a slight increase in the percent of distressed sales and the median number of days on the market. That's not quite the same picture as what we see for Arvada homes in lower price points.  Still, there's only a 2-week absorption rate, so this does qualify as a seller's market. How to sell an Arvada home now:  Get it on the market soon, and be sure it shows at its best. How to buy an Arvada home now:  I believe you will see the median days on market decre...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
For over 12 years, we have been specializing in Arvada CO VA Loans! In this article, learn how to qualify for your va loan. #1: Obtain your Certificate of eligibility. Verifying your eligibility is the first step to obtaining a VA loan. You must order your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) through the VA which will also confirm the amount of your eligibility. If you are an honorably discharged Vet, or are active duty or reserves currently, then you are likely eligible. How do you order your COE? To get your COE fast, your lender can help you order it. This is usually the easiest way. You can also order the COE through the VA either by mail or online. If you are an honorably discharged Vet, you will need a copy of your DD214. #2: Obtain pre-approval with a Arvada CO VA Loans specialist. T...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
See Arvada Homes for Sale between $200,000 and $300,000 See current market reports for Arvada, Westminster, and Broomfield CO (click the link) Read on for a report on Arvada Home Sales: TEN DAYS!?!  Yes, the median number of days on the market for Arvada homes sold last month between $200,000 and $300,000 is ten days. 67% of the Arvada homes sold in this price range closed at or above list price, some for $10,000 or more higher! How to buy an Arvada house in this price range now:  Make a full price offer, or higher.  Do it quickly. How to sell an Arvada house in this price range now:  About 1/3 of the homes still sell below asking price, so it's not a game of 'Name Any Price You Want'.  Still, if you price right and prepare the house properly, it should sell quickly and for a price you ...
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