Aurora, CO Real Estate News

By Jude Sandvall: DreamHomes by Jude, 720-427-1021
(Brokers Guild Classic)
An article from the Rocky Mountain News, reports that the busiest home-construction site in the Denver area this week may be a stretch of road east of Interstate 225 and north of Colfax Avenue in Aurora.  As part of the Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz 2008, Renaissance Homes started a seven-day project to build four starter homes along East 18th Place.  In addition to Renaissance, others participating are Fuller Custom Homes, Sattler Homes, Malibu Homes, Austin Signature Homes and Harvard Communities.  According to Heather Lafferty, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, building the small, energy-efficient homes normally would take three months.  In regards to the builders, she said, "On one hand, they are not quite as busy as usual, so it's easier to find...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
Here is a list of the local Cherry Creek Schools for the Greenfield sub division, located is South Aurora, Colorado, 80016.   The Middle School and High School are with in walking distance of Greenfield, the Elementary School is a little farther and would not recommend walking, probably bus. Rolling Hills Elementary       http://www.roll.ccsd.k12.co.us/5756 S. Biscay St.Aurora, CO 80015Phone: (720) 886-3400Fax: (720) 886-3488   Falcon Creek Middle School   http://www.fcms.ccsd.k12.co.us/ 6100 S. Genoa St.Aurora, CO. 80016Phone: (720) 886-7700Fax: (720) 886-7788   Grandview High School   http://www.ghs.ccsd.k12.co.us/ 20500 E. Arapahoe Rd.Aurora, CO 80016Phone: (720) 886-6500Fax: (720) 886-6698  
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Price: $259,900 Property Status: Active Sold Date: MLS Number: 686924 Property Type: Single Family Residence Bedrooms: 3 on Upper Level Bathrooms: 3 Lot Size: 8232 sq. ft. Interior Size: 2553 Total sq. ft. Click here to see Photos of the home! Built in 1972, this is a beautifully rebuilt, remodeled, and updated Witkin-built Malibu model tri-level with basement in the Village East Subdivision, located within the Cherry Creek School District.  This home is professionally landscaped and has mature trees, shrubs, and bushes.   The exterior of the home features a new roof, new fencing, landscaping, new sprinkler system, new exterior lights, mailibox, and front entry door.   Inside the home, you will find new paint, new doors, new hardware, new lighting, new berber carpeting, new wood floori...
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By Wendy Bibeau, The Bibeau Group - Realtor - Denver Colorado Real
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
As of August 7, 2008, there are 21 homes for sale in the Greenfield neighborhood, with prices ranging from $225,000 to $550,000. All Greenfield Home Listings/MLS During the past 3 months (May 1 - August 7, 2008): 9 homes sold in Greenfield (3 more are currently Under Contract) Average net sold price was $333,567 (ranged from $265,000 to $424,900) Total Days on Market average was 115 (however, the actual range was very low to very high) These nine homes sold for an average of 95% of their list price and 90.5% of their original asking price Average net price per square foot was $118 NOTE: Last year during this same period (5/1/07-8/7/07), 12 homes sold in Greenfield at an average net sold price of $369,953 - with an average Days on Market of 39, and average net price per square foot of $1...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
Ok so I had I new diet ice cream, well frozen yogurt. ( almost ice cream, right???)  At the Cold Stone in Southlands Mall located on the south side they have a new Healthy indulgence product called: Nrgize yogurt, and only has a whopping 25 calories a serving!!!!!.  You can also mix anything into it you want. (but this doesn't mean chocolate chips, Oreo cookies, nuts and caramel :), then you are defeating the purpose)  But you know maybe some fruit and nuts, that would be satisfying.  I am not sure of it gave me energy though.  But check it out.  Also don't forget when it is your birthday you get a free ice cream there!!  
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
Hey girls who love to have clean cars, if you go to the Auto Spa Express Car wash in Southlands Mall on the south side of the shopping complex by the Jim and Nick's BBQ, you can get $5.00 off a full service wash.  Yea!!!  Also they have a summer detail special for $150.00.  Check them out too if you need window tint or a clear bra. Check out map and other info here: http://www.manta.com/maps?id=dhgwb    
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
I have been doing Mat Pilates for several years but I have been wanting to try the reformer for quite sometime now.  My sister in law, Mandy and I actually got in touch with Parker Pilates through a broker open house that had vendors there.  We have taken 2 duet reformer classes.  2 people with one instructor for about an hour.  This is our instructor Joanie.  She has been an amazing instructor.  The studio is located at Parker and Twenty Mile behind the vitamin cottage.  The studio is very calming and serene.  After 2 private duet classes we are ready for the regular reformer classes.  Since they only have 4 reformers the classes are always small and you can get alot of personal instruction.  After both classes my core was really tight and sore the next day.  I also felt lengthened and...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
I got turned on to a great website: www.walkscore.com How It Works Walk Score helps people find walkable places to live. Walk Score calculates the walk-ability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle-not how pretty the area is for walking.  -walkscore   The site will score the address from 1 to 100, if your address is totally car dependent or you can walk to everything you need.  Of course this would be a more appropriate tool for a listing that has a high score, but it will also give you a list of the nearest grocery store, gas stations, banks, etc and exactly how many miles it is from the address.  Great for someone who is new to the neighborhood.   The other thing I liked was they promo...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
For all you locals around zip code 80016, just wanted to let you know about one of my favorite local Italian restaurants.  Armando's.  Well all the dishes are fab, I love the ciopinno (a seafood like stew in a tomato base), served up with a side of garlic bread.  My husband usually goes for the heavier dishes like chicken breast stiffed with cheese, garlic and spinach in a cream sauce, yum.  Oh and their garlic knots are to die for.  Skip the soup and salad, not that great and the main portions are huge so you do not need them.  Grab a glass of wine though,  pours a nice sized glass cost about $5.00.  Be prepped to wait to be seated when you get there.  Most times there is a wait but usually not more than 20 minutes.  And if you love pizza this is the place for the best deep dish.  Orde...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
To all my fellow neighbors if you don't know I will tell you a smoking deal on Movie Tickets.  If you go between the hours of 4 and 6 to a movie at Southlands Shopping center in Aurora, CO, 80016. you will get your movie tickets for $5.50 and kids under 2 are free.  Since we are all trying to do the little things to save an extra a buck or two I thought some of my fellow greenfield residents would appreciate this if you didn't know. See ya at the movies (from 4 to 6 pm that is) Check out their site at : http://www.shopsouthlands.com/  
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By Stuart Dobson
(eLoanRates.org)
Beacon Point homes for sale Beacon Point in Aurora Colorado is a newer community that has Toll Brothers, Engle, Standard Pacific and Lennar homes.  The community has a great deal of open space surrounding it and borders the Aurora Reservoir.  It is also very close to the Southlands Mall and has quick access via Smoky Hill road to E-470 and the Metro Denver area.The schools are very good (Cherry Creek School District), and the community pool is very kid-friendly.  It even has a water slide in the pool.  Additional amenities for the community are Tennis courts, wading pool and exercise facility.  Finally the new high school looks like a mini college campus! Currently with the Buyer's market that we are in now, there are some extremely good deals to be had from the builders. To view Beacon...
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By Stefan Geyer
(SOA Realty)
Tallyn's Reach is an award winning community (Land Development Visionary Award), spanning nearly 1,000 acres, that successfully embodies the wonderful character of Colorado.  Tallyn's Reach is located in South Aurora, Colorado.  The homes are nestled around thousands of mature trees, including over 2,000 Ponderosa Pines, some nearly 200 years old.  The plan is to plant up to 5,000 more trees!  Breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy the olympic size swimming pool, biking and hiking paths, abundant, open space areas, or while you relax in the sitting areas.  You can also play tennis against the panoramic backdrop of the foothills. The homes are unique and appealing, blending well with the landscape; progressive architecture  utilizing natural stone, brick and wood beams and posts.  The la...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
This year I decided to do place an American Flag at each home in the Greenfield sub.  We started at about 6 am (that is me on the left, Richard and Chase my helpers)  and it took about 2 hours to do 700 homes.  I put a little card on each flag that had an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence and just my contact info, nothing saying how great I am and use me as your agent (I think that is cheesy anyways).  The neighborhood looked awesome.  And that morning the people that were out and about were thanking me and telling me how wonderful I was to do such a nice thing for the community.  I even had people call me and email me to thank me for the deed.  Even though I had originally planned to do this to promote myself throughout the neighborhood it became more than that when I realiz...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
My husband emailed this to me and I really enjoyed reading it.  I think it totally fits the 4th of July.  Hope you enjoy  rading this. Before you slice the watermelon and watch the fireworks, take just a minute to think about what "Independence Day" means today, in our current volatile economic climate. Please take just a minute of your time to read this...I promise there is something very important in it for all of us.Every day we see the bad news...gas prices are up, and so is the unemployment rate in our country. Everything seems to cost more, and we seem to get a lower quality product costing more of our money. More of the products we use every day come from overseas, places like Japan, China, even Mexico. Each time we send our hard earned dollars overseas, we add another drop to th...
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By Jude Sandvall: DreamHomes by Jude, 720-427-1021
(Brokers Guild Classic)
Aan article from The Denver Post, reports that in a new survey comparing salaries and living costs in 69 cities, Aurora ranks second only to Plano, Texas.  In the survey conducted by Salary.com, Denver landed No. 22 and Colorado Springs was No. 11.  According to Bill Coleman, chief compensation officer at Salary.com, it is better to live far away from the big-money people.  "They drive real estate prices up so the average person, which most of us are, see their costs of real estate go through the roof," he said.  Aurora is near the top of Coleman's list because it's affordable, and many people who live there earn an above-average wage.  Wendy Mitchell, Aurora's economic development director said, "This is validation that we are going in the right direction.  We're recruiting the right c...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
12 Tips for Hiring a Remodeling Contractor1. Get at least three written estimates. 2. Check references. If possible, view earlier jobs the contractor completed. 3. Check with the local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau for complaints. 4. Be sure the contract states exactly what is to be done and how change orders will be handled. 5. Make as small of a down payment as possible so you won't lose a lot if the contractor fails to complete the job. 6. Be sure that the contractor has the necessary permits, licenses, and insurance. 7. Check that the contract states when the work will be completed and what recourse you have if it isn't. Also, remember that in many instances you can cancel a contract within three business days of signing it. 8. Ask if the contractor's workers will do...
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By Tatyana Sturm, Denver Realtor, GRI, Denver/ Aurora CO Relocation
(Exit Realty DTC)
I put this flyer together for my farm area, the Greenfield Subdivision in Aurora, Colorado, 80016.  It has some great information about FHA financing that today's home owner should know, especially since the Denver mortgage market is tightening up so much.  If you have any questions about FHA financing please call John Jeffery at Home Lending Solutions.  You will find his information at the bottom of this flyer.  Enjoy.
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By Stefan Geyer
(SOA Realty)
 Bike Path/Aurora Reservoir I drove through the luxury waterfront community of Beacon Point in Aurora, Colorado today (near Smoky Hill and Arapahoe Parkway), in order to access one of the handful of gates granting access to Aurora Reservoir.  These gates provide easy access to the Reservoir, whether on bike or on foot; much quicker and easier than driving to the main entrance.  Have you been to Beacon Point?  If so, let me know your impressions.  I think it is an impressive community, with sweeping views of the lake, and in close proximity to Southland's Mall (popular new outdoor mall), Cherry Creek Schools, and a major highway (E-470).  Popular Park Meadows Mall and Denver International Airport are an approximate 20-30 minutes drive time from the neighborhood.  Below is some additional...
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By Jude Sandvall: DreamHomes by Jude, 720-427-1021
(Brokers Guild Classic)
An article from the Colorado Real Estate Journal, reports that in November, the biggest block of office space in metro Denver will come on line and head straight into a $1 million makeover.  According to Paul Luber of Ascent Capital Partners, which is redeveloping the property, Cherry Creek Place II is being vacated by longtime tenant Dex and will be turned into a Class A building in the Aurora submarket.  The six-story building totals 199,892 square feet.  Luber said, “What we have is the largest contiguous block of existing space in the suburban metro Denver.” http://www.crej.com/news_category.php?category_id=1
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By Wendy Bibeau, The Bibeau Group - Realtor - Denver Colorado Real
(Keller Williams Realty DTC)
The Greenfield neighborhood is located in Centennial, Colorado. The area is very close to the Southlands shopping district and E470. Children living in the neighborhood attend excellent Cherry Creek Schools, including Rolling Hills Elementary, Falcon Creek Middle School and Grandview High School. The most recent real estate statistics for this area are as follows: During the past 90 days (February 29 - April 29, 2008):   9 homes sold in Greenfield (4 more are currently Under Contract) Average net sold price was $340,887 (ranged from $231,500 to $489,900) Total Days on Market average was 67 (down from 85 in April) These nine homes sold for an average of 97.8% of their list price and 94.2% of their original asking price Average net price per square foot was $134 (up from $132 in April) NO...
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