Evergreen, CO Real Estate News

By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Evergreen land for sale under $200,000 Evergreen has great land for sale under the $200,000 mark. A very good example at an incredible price is this lot of over 9 acres in North Evergreen in the newer upscale subdivision of the "Grand Preserve". This Evergreen land for sale under $200,000 has additionally fabulous building plans available. The plans focus on main floor living with additional bedrooms, gym and any amenities you would like to include on the lower walk-out-level. This Evergreen location is excellent for Denver commuters and people who want to be in Vail within an hour. The homes in this subdivision are mostly in the million-dollar range and actually right now there is an incredible opportunity available. Another great Evergreen lot in that same neighborhood: 28 acres of la...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Projecting the right image is important for the sale of your home.  Understanding your potential buyer will make things go easier for you.  Selling a home in Evergreen Colorado is a targeted and specialized market.  We are making the following suggestions in order to make selling your home in Evergreen a process for success. We have discussed some of the things you need to do in previous blogs.  This is more information on the same subject, just a bit more detailed.  Plus, understand your customer. It is important to note again.  The more open space there is in a house, the more your potential buyer can imagine their belongings in your house.  So clear out the countertops, the dresser tops.  Put everything in storage.  Have all the surfaces that are flat like countertops and dressers, e...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
How to Map Your Bike Ride Check out this cool free phone app, Map My Ride.  Learn how to track your mountain bike or road bike ride and you can even share it on social media!  This phone app is too cool! How to Map Your Bike Ride Oh, and by the way, we do Colorado home loans!
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By Linda McConnell- Broker Associate, Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen)
  The Holiday Game Plan for Seller’s Real Estate has always been a competitive market, however this agent sees this season as time to be seized.   Forward thinking will have you reconsidering your decision to wait until the Spring to sell.  I’m sure you have heard Winter is typically a slow time of the year for home sales.   Although fewer buyers are looking, it may take a little longer to sell or so goes the typical mindset.   The reality is…..Shh!     This is the best time of the year!!   This advice is for Serious Local Seller’s ONLY.  Top Reasons Sellers Should List their Home during the Holidays. 10)  By selling now, you have the opportunity to be a non contingent buyer during the spring, when  many more homes are on the market for less money!   This will allow you to be perfectly ...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
So we’re getting ready to sell our mountain home in Evergreen Colorado. Selling our real estate is a difficult task, because we are all emotionally attached to our Evergreen Mountain homes. We need to let go all the emotions that we have tied to our homes, all these memories, all the wonderful things we lived in our Evergreen mountain homes, the things that we did to fix it up to our liking, the time, the effort, the love, the pain, the money and the memories. We have to let go of everything in order to successfully sell our home. Let’s emphasis this! If we are attached, we will fail to get the most money for our house.  We all believe that our home is unique and the best in the neighborhood and we truly believe that everybody else needs to see it the way we do. Unfortunately the buyers...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Unlimited Software Training Videos? Have you heard about this website?  Watch this short tip as I share with you a website where you can get unlimited software training for you and your team for just a small monthly subscription price (cheaper than your hourly wage to train your team!). Colorado Fannie Mae HARP Unlimited Software Training Videos?
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Below is an article directly from the Denver Post, with a link to the original article. “Breakout year” for real estate, but homebuilding lags By Steve Raabe The Denver Post So far, 2012 is proving to be a “breakout year” for residential real estate despite ongoing problems for financing new-home construction, a national housing economist said Monday in Denver. Home sales so far this year are up 8 percent nationally and in a range of 10 percent to 12 percent in Colorado compared to last year, said Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors. “I’m encouraged that this is a sustaining situation,” Yun said in a presentation to the Colorado Association of Realtors. Yun warned that a market imbalance could arise because buyer interest is outpacing the supply of avai...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
The Denver Post published the article.  This is worth sharing the entire article.  The link is below. Luxury-Home Sales Up: This is about $1 Million-plus homes.  The news is good if you have a listing.  This is also a great sign for the economy. Click on this link for the entire Denver Post Story
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
What celebrities live in Colorado? Where do they live? Why do we care? It seems that people are fascinated with the rich and famous. There have been TV shows, books, magazines and more written, photographed and said about famous people. One of the interesting things about Colorado is who we attract. We all know why we will live in Colorado. Active lifestyle, the mountains to enjoy this activity and beauty. People come to Colorado from all over the world. This blog will show you where some of the famous have landed. Sometimes people move from Colorado. They put their homes up for sale and leave for somewhere else. Oddly enough people still want to know where the famous lived. People still want to see where a person lived even if they don't live there anymore. So for fun, from time to tim...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Living in Evergreen Colorado, gives you an opportunity for an active lifestyle.  One of the activities is Mountain Biking.  This is part of the Jefferson County Open Space Park system.  It is called the Centennial Cone, click here for the Jefferson County Information about the park.  This next link takes you to the map of the park.  Note where Mayhem Gulch is.  It is located at the very bottom.  Yes the very bottom.  It is a climb to get to the top.  But going up you get your exercise and you get to observe the slope.  You will see the slope on the right in the video. The entire loop is an epic ride.  About 18 miles.  You can do an out and back and keep the ride to fewer miles. The video Mountain Biking at Centennial Cone Park, the video shows the decent down Mayhem Gulch.  When you loo...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Occasionally, you run across an article that says, “Wow, wouldn’t that be nice!” This article leads you to the toys of improvements to homes that lead you to the “Wow." The coolest home amenities, read on. The links on the bottom with take you to the article. Architectural Detailing: They talk about log cabins and staircases, but let’s face it, there is so much than can set a home into the distinctive zone. Truly, think out of the box and make a look that is so extraordinary it makes you go hmmmm. A grand staircase like they show is a good beginning, but think about using your imagination and Titanic type staircase, chandelier, paintings and music theme.Custom décor and furniture, again their focus is the log cabin. Think about a backlight light box with a painting in it. The light shin...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Creekside Restaurant In Evergreen Colorado   Creekside Restaurant in Evergreen Coloraodo, offers you fine food and local wine.  The view along the creek is wonderful.  The food is excellent and the wine is great.  This is one of the nicer places to eat in Downtown Evergreen.   We highly recommend this place for a lovely afternoon lunch. Click on the links below for pictures of the Creekside Restaurant.  There are also pages from the menu below. Click on this link to take you to a blog that hosts the photos. This takes you to their website.  This takes you their Facebook Page. Evergreen Colorado offers several fine dining restaurants, we will post some from time to time to give you a feel for the kind of luxury available in Evergreen.  We hope you enjoy learning about the different plac...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
Eating in Evergreen Colorado? Consider that technology can be a fun way to experiment. Particularly, when you are out and about and learning an area. If you are going to eat in Evergreen, it is the perfect place to experiment. If you have a smart phone there is an app that has been around a while. It is called Urbanspoon. Great little app, fun to use if you just want to play and pick a place to eat. You can pick a type of food, a dollar amount. It is a location based app, so make sure you allow the app to use the GPS. You can use it anywhere. I have used it several times traveling, to find something that made sense for our mood. Everything from expensive to very economical. So consider this as a must have app if you travel. When I have used it traveling, and I really had no clue what wa...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
This is a video from the point of view on a mountain bike.  The trail is Aderfer/Three Sisters, in Evergreen Colorado.  It is in the meadow, at the bottom of the trail.  It is a fast, fun ride.  This gives you a feel of the active lifestyle and mountain biking in Evergreen Colorado. The thing that strikes you when you ride in Evergreen, is the friendliness of the people on the trail.  Generally mountain bikers are polite and let you know when they are coming.  Hikers are always will to work with mountain bikers.  The horse are big enough, you simply move out of their way:-).  With all the use of the trails, it always a pleasant encounter. On the south side you can climb up to the top of the Evergreen Mountain on the Evergreen East Trail, then take a loop up top that gets you to a scenic...
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By Caroline Wagner Dedicated to the extraordinary, the exceptional, the unique
(Liv Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are considering a different lifestyle, more active, and more relaxing, consider Evergreen Colorado as your new home.  If you live in a city with a large population, you have traffic, noise, pollution and other things that are not relaxing.  Consider a mountain town for your next home.  Break away from the busy rush of city life and begin your new lifetime in the quiet and beautiful mountains. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, think of all you can do in and around Evergreen.  You can run, jog, fish, swim, hike, and climb, mountain bike, cross-country skiing, and other sports.  You can watch birds and wildlife with amazing diversity, right in your back yard. So think about changing your lifestyle for part of the year, or permanently.  Come to Evergreen to see the luxury you can hav...
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By Linda McConnell- Broker Associate, Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen)
The reality of being a Realtor is not a glamorous or an easy profession.  Using a professional is Selling Smart in Real Estate.  For Sale By Owners are in uncharted territory, the mind games are real.  A Realtor wears many hats.  As a Realtor I am a sales advocate, coach, marketing representative, referee and personal sounding board for my clients. If you are contemplating that you might want to sell your home yourself; take a minute and consider the FSBO checklist.  If you can answer yes with a positive mental attitude and dedicate the time to attend all the details involved, you might be ready. My checklist goes something like this..... Figure out how to price your home properly to sell Develop a marketing plan that will reach people in the market for a home. Reaching out to those who...
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By Linda McConnell- Broker Associate, Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen)
Viral marketing and social media is changing the way we do business.  Our world as we know it, the way we communicate and reach out to our consumers is ever evolving. Growing up my parents used a cb in the car to communicate, my generation uses cell phones, and today’s generation loves smart phones with apps to expand on what we thought was interprising receiving texts and emails on our phones.  Blackberry move over Iphones and Droids are state of the art.   It is remarkable how technology spreads the word, communicating, reaching far and wide.  Infinity and beyond I believe buzz light year said almost 17 years ago.  He wasn’t kidding.           Today products and services broadcast themselves through a treasure trove of platforms to reach their customers.  It all starts with a posting,...
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By Linda McConnell- Broker Associate, Certified Mountain Area Specialist 303.718.7945
(LIV Sotheby's International Realty Evergreen)
Evergreen Colorado your Mountain Destination for Mountain Living. Located in the Denver West Foothills, Evergreen, Colorado Mountain Homes today's spotlight is on Hiwan Homes. Hiwan's of Evergreen, located in Jefferson County Colorado is one of the most desirable mountain communities for families to call home.   Formed in the 1950's "Hiwan" a native American word for  "family household" is most fitting. Covering over 10 miles of real estate, the Hiwan Communities border from East of Evergreen Parkway from Bergen Parkway to Meadow Drive, The Hiwan Neighborhoods developed from 1953-1987 consisiting of approximately 1700 homes in 10 subsections. Hiwan Hills was the first section to be developed and then following came Hiwan Village, The Greens at Hiwan, Hiwan Estates, Hiwan Fairways, The L...
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By Chris Vinci, CRS, CLHMS, CMAS 303.679.0360
(da Vinci Realty in Evergreen, CO)
da Vinci Realty, a family owned real estate brokerage located in Downtown Evergreen, Colorado, achieved a record year with an increase in business by 40% over our best year (2010)! Chris M. Vinci, owner of da Vinci Realty, has been licensed in Colorado since 2004 and takes great pride in working his tail off for Buyers and Sellers within the Foothills and Denver Metro area.  In 2011, Chris helped 20 families achieve their real estate goals. Some day Chris will have an assistant to help him.  Evidence of the trust Chris has earned in the Evergreen/Conifer mountain community, da Vinci Realty was voted by Mountain Connection readers to the 2011 “Best Of” list in the Home Category. Chris attributes his success, in part, to the recent innovation of his website: www.CoMountainLiving.com, his ...
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By RJ Baxter, 303-670-0137
(Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation)
Cyber Safety for Online Holiday Shopping In this week's tip of the week, I have several tips on how to stay safe if you are shopping online for the holidays.  These tips will not only keep you safe, but will make sure your personal information is not stolen and that you don't receive unwanted email spam.
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