It would be romantic to think that one of Denver’s most distinctive neighborhoods got its name from a shattered love affair in the Scottish Highlands. But the truth is more prosaic. George W. Olinger, a scion of the Olinger Mortuary family, saw a subdivision in Kansas City he liked with the same name, Bonnie Brae, […]

Featured Neighborhoods

February 20, 2024

Who or what is Bonnie Brae?

As published in DMAR Market Trends, February 2024 Homebuyers on a $3,000 monthly budget gained nearly $40,000 in purchasing power after mortgage rates dropped to 6.7% from a high of 7.8% in October. Buyers are back in the market but aren’t necessarily ready to get off the fence as many still have sticker shock over […]

Market Insights

February 20, 2024

Market Insights

By: Jamie Wiebe It may seem counterintuitive, but a rigid schedule can really mess things up. One of the things that drives up remodeling costs (and frustration levels!) are delays. And these delays are often caused by ignorance on the homeowner’s part. It’s that old axiom: You don’t know what you don’t know. Until now. […]

Home Improvement

January 19, 2024

Time-Sucking Remodeling Mistakes You’ll Wish You Could Erase

An artsy neighborhood in Colorado’s coolest cityWith all the major league sports teams, performing arts venues and the state government headquartered in Denver, it’s easy to dismiss Aurora, as well, Aurora. But if you stick to the Denver bubble west of Colorado Boulevard, you’re missing what is arguably Colorado’s coolest city. Shaped like a puzzle […]

Featured Neighborhoods

January 19, 2024

North Aurora/Sunnyvale

As published in DMAR Market Trends, January 2024 Amidst a slowdown in buyer activity, longer days on the market and more back-on-market listings, some sellers now require higher earnest money deposits. Real estate agents are reporting a slight uptick in buyers expressing interest in purchasing a property at the onset of 2024, likely due to […]

Market Insights

January 19, 2024

Market Insights

By: HouseLogic What to expect, when to negotiate, and how to deal when things don’t go your way. Most people have deeply personal reasons for wanting to buy a home. Maybe it’s the bathroom that feels like a dreamy, modern spa. Or that two-tiered deck just made for parties. Your lender doesn’t care about the freestanding […]

Home Buying Tips

December 20, 2023

Home Appraisal Tips for You

A SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD WITH GRAND VIEWSYou’re steps away from a city park, a walk to Tennyson Street and a quick pedal to a college, library, recreation center and dog park. Whether you spell it Grand View or Grandview (there doesn’t seem to be any consensus), this small rectilinear subdivision in the larger Berkeley neighborhood between […]

Featured Neighborhoods

December 20, 2023

Grand View — The View from the Hill

As published in DMAR Market Trends, December 2023 Homes in great condition and priced well continue to attract offers within a week or two of listing. Conversely, homes in need of “work” linger on the market, awaiting buyers who often hold out for two or three price reductions before making an offer. Retail sales in […]

Market Insights

December 20, 2023

Market Insights

By: Amy Howell Hirt When to look for sales on mattresses, appliances, tools, furnishings, and materials. Buying stuff can be stressful. Cheap out and you could regret it. Overspend and you’ll cut into your budget. Knowing the best time of year to buy appliances and other household items can lessen the anxiety. Furniture: January and JulyYou could save 30% to 60% buying furniture in […]

Home Improvement, Home Maintenance

November 20, 2023

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

If you’ve never heard of Athmar Park, you’re not alone. This under-the-radar, gem of a neighborhood rides the banks of the Platte River and buttresses a strip of South Federal Boulevard with some of the city’s best Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants—and used to offer smoking-hot home deals. The deals are largely gone, but the neighborhood […]

Featured Neighborhoods

November 20, 2023

Down-to-earth Athmar Park