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Choosing A Remodel Contractor

  So you’re finally ready to start making some updates to your home, but you don’t have the time or perhaps the skills to take on a home improvement project yourself. In that case, hiring a remodel contractor is the best plan of action. But how can you tell if someone is good at a job you […]

Top 8 Home Remodeling Mistakes

Home remodeling can be an exciting process to undertake! You’ve purchased a home and now you get to make it your own. Whether you’re in for a  total gut renovation or just trying to redecorate, there is a lot more work than you might think. While there is more than one way to approach a successful remodel, you’ll […]

A Special Thank You to Our Clients

Over the past several years, Denver has witnessed rapid growth. The sudden influx of potential home buyers has turned Denver into one of the most competitive housing markets in the country. Right now, a home in the Denver metro area sits on the market for an average of just 26 days. And the housing inventory […]

Ruby Hill Community | Denver, CO

The Neighborhood Running along the South Platte River and nestled 5 miles south of Denver, Ruby Hill is a true hidden gem. Only within recent years has this community truly begun to grow in popularity and blossom with possibility. The Ruby Hill neighborhood is widely known for its recreational opportunities and is a bicyclists paradise! From […]

13 Colorado Fall Festivals Not To Miss

Fall in Colorado is a beautiful time of year that all residents look forward to. Although the leaves are changing and the air is growing crisper, it is still a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the incredible beauty and lighthearted festivities that our state has to offer. Throughout the Front Range there are […]

Denver Housing Market Experiences Seasonal Slowdown

As the summer housing market starts to draw to a close and the expected seasonal slowdown starts to take root, prospective home buyers might find they have a few more choices before signing on the dotted line. At the end of July, there were 7,643 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums on the market. That’s almost […]

Best Swimming Spots in Colorado

Colorado might be landlocked, but there are still plenty of incredible places to take a swim. Cool off this summer at some of the best and most beautiful swimming spots Colorado has to offer! Devil’s Punchbowl – Aspen Located off the west side of Independence Pass just nine miles outside of Aspen, this popular swimming spot […]

Choosing the Right Buyer’s Agent

What Is a Buyer’s Agent? As a buyer, you are looking for someone to help you find the right home, give you the best advice on the value of homes, and help you navigate the intricacies of the buying process. Having a good buyer’s agent on your side could be the key to finding the […]

August 2018 Market Trend Report

Both average and median prices have dropped from June. With inventory at a three-year high, the climate is perfect for slowing activity and price reductions as fewer and fewer homes are considered affordable. “As we head into August, many REALTORS® and sellers alike are starting to feel those mid-summer blues,” said Steve Danyliw, Chairman of […]

Best Mountain Bike Trails Near Denver

Colorado’s Front Range is treasure trove of epic mountain bike trails waiting to be explored. There are around 1,200 rides and trails within striking distance of downtown Denver alone! Whether mountain biking is your long-time passion or a new-found hobby, these mountain bike trails are sure to satisfy your craving for adventure, speed, and new […]

Planting Wildflowers in Your Garden

Planting wildflowers can seem like a risk in landscaping. But there is a way to plant and organize them without them taking over your outdoor living area. Check out these tips for adding wildflowers to your landscaping in the Denver area. Choose A Sunny Spot Creating a sunny and meadow-like spot in your garden is […]

Home Staging Tips and Tricks

Home Staging Tips When it comes to selling your home, presentation is everything. Here are some tips from HGTV’s show ‘Fixer Upper,’ Joanna Gaines interviewed by Judy Dutton to bring your homes best foot forward. Home Staging Do’s Go with white when in doubt When you are struggling with color, go for white. It is […]

Denver Artisan Cheese Shops for Your Inner Cheeselover

You might not know it, but here in Denver there is an entire world of gourmet cheese to be explored! If you are a cheese lover and have yet to step foot in one of Denver’s artisan cheese shops, then you need to add these spots to your list. Cheese + Provisions Located: 2432 West 44th […]

Creating Functional Outdoor Spaces

More and more people think of their outdoor spaces, decks, and patios as extensions of their interior living spaces. What were once places to grill some burgers and catch some sun, have evolved into outdoor rooms where you can entertain family and friends, outdoor kitchens, dining areas, and even quiet places to relax in a […]

10 Best Day Hikes Near Denver

With Denver’s close proximity to mountains, hiking is one of the most popular local pastimes. Being able to take a post work hike that ends with some serious views and stunning sunsets, is just one of many perks we hold dear here in Colorado. If you don’t even know where to begin exploring or are looking for some […]

Premiere Home Staging and Furniture Tips

Home staging is an essential part of the process of preparing to sell a home. Whether your property is currently occupied or vacant, a stager can be the most important partner you have in your quest to achieve the maximum sale price the market has to offer. De-cluttering, repairing, rearranging, highlighting – a master stager […]

How to Match Window Style to the Style of Your House

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, the window style you choose will help define its look. The right windows just seem to fit the design and complement other building components. Below are examples of 10 popular house styles and suggestions on the type of windows that work well with […]

What Style of Home Suites You?

Do you know what your dream house looks like? With the extensive numbers of styles out there it might be hard to discern between them and decide which one best suites your lifestyle. To help you find your dream home, we came up with a  list of the more popular styles of homes and what they look like! […]

Sterling Ranch: A Community On The Rise

The Nature of Sterling Ranch Douglas County will soon be home to one of Colorado’s most remarkable master planned communities, Sterling Ranch. In 2016 alone, Douglas County grew by 8,770. While many residents believe that Douglas County is growing too rapidly, demand for housing in the area is high. And anticipation of the new Sterling […]

Spring Lawn Care Tips

With Spring finally settling in, it’s time to tune up the lawn mower and uncoil the hoses. Warmth and sunshine are bringing out emerald green lawns, along with plenty of weeds that seem to have popped up on the first warm day. With a little TLC, your lawn will be healthy and ready to thrive […]

April Sees a Spike in Denver’s Inventory of Homes

Often, when taking the pulse of the housing market, we look at the average sales price of a home, the number of homes that have sold, and the active inventory. These are all important metrics when determining the health of the market. Indeed, in April, the average price of a single-family home sold in the […]

Earth Day

    This year Earth Day is observed and celebrated on April 22, 2018 – Sunday. This important event was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin 48 years ago addressing the significance of our environment, before ignored by our government and the media. He was especially concerned and motivated to create this ‘teach-in on […]

Investing: Real Estate vs. Stocks

Which is the better investment, many have wondered. Here, we will briefly explore some advantages and disadvantages of both but the end goal is to have your investment make you a profit. Stocks- Stocks are an intangible asset, meaning it is not physical. You invest your money, let’s use S&P 500 as a benchmark, and […]

Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Baseball Season Rockies in the MLB It’s an exciting day in Denver, Colorado for baseball fans. Today is Opening Day for the Rockies and the 26th season to date! Forming the Rockies team has had an interesting history as they only became an official team to the MLB in 1993. With several failed attempts to […]

Start Growing your Flowers and Vegetables Indoors Now!

Photo Source Don’t let this past Sunday’s snowfall fool you, spring is right around the corner and if you have a green thumb you can make the most of this time! Professionals recommend starting to grow your harvest indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost. Denver’s last frost is projected to be April 30th […]

Our Pot Of Gold – A Pinch of Spring Cleaning and Greening

Selling Your Home This Spring St. Patrick’s Day  is right around the corner which means so is Spring! This is the time of year that most people start Spring Cleaning and slowly put away winter gear; which is great timing since it is also the time of year when Selling your Home is at its […]

kristin

Jim and Helena guided me through the home-buying process and I ended up with my dream home. Their expertise in Denver’s market helped my offer be chosen by the seller. I’m very happy with the home I bought and with how easy it was to work with Jim and Helena.  

John Strade

“The first thing that struck me was the thoroughness of their research. Jim brought a 3 ring binder with all the recent comparable sales in the area as well as properties on the market for sale. Jim went into detail on each property; square footage, updates, finished/unfinished basement, lot size, etc. Based on his comprehensive […]

Steve and Debbie Keisling

“As seller agents, their marketing is extremely well done, with exceptional photography, brochures and online marketing. Jim fully understands the economic dynamics of how to list a home at the optimum price to sell quickly for the maximum price. Helena is excellent at recommending what you can do to make your home market-ready to present well […]

Verna Glanville

Excellent!!  Got us the best price by far for any house sold in our neighborhood!  Always professional and attentive and kept us informed as the sales process was moving along.  Couldn’t be more pleased with my choice in selecting them as the realtors to sell our house.

Adam Tonkin

Jim and Helena were fantastic in every aspect with our real estate transactions.  From the negotiations through to support during the inspection, appraisal and closing – they could not have been more informative or supportive.  We have and will continue to recommend them to anyone we come in touch with considering buying and selling a home!

Joel and Natalie Shallow

We appreciated how they followed up after showings on the house. If negative feedback was given, they talked to the buyer’s agent to see if anything could be done or what was meant by a comment. They did a very complete walk through with us prior to putting our house on the market and gave […]

Eric and Chris Johnson

Their communication is excellent and we felt like we were always prepared for the next step. When we were relocating from the East Coast they went out of their way to meet with contractors, inspectors, etc. to make sure everything was in order for us. This was invaluable and so appreciated. Our closing was smooth […]

Stacey and Heather Harding

First of all, we enjoyed working with Jim and Helena and their expertise and follow through was outstanding. We could trust the advice they provided us and they delivered on their promises. They care deeply for their clients and worked tirelessly to successfully complete our real estate transactions. We look forward to working with them […]

Nelson Scott

Jim and Helena did a first-class job from start to finish and I would highly recommend utilizing their experience, professionalism and management of the entire real estate process.

Jon and Lisa Johnson

They gave us very helpful advice about the local market conditions and recent comparable sales.  While they suggested several ways to market our home for the maximum benefit, they were sensitive to our requests and desires in these areas.

Stacey Medina

Jim was very patient, calm and interactive and really made what can be stressful; a breeze.  Thanks for making our dream come true.

Linda and Phil Buckley (No Relation)

We selected Jim and Helena because we had a great experience in the past with them, both selling a home and buying a home. We know they are trustworthy, hard working, dedicated and that they have our interests close to their heart. Also, we feel they are backed by a company that is professional and […]

Patti Schreck

Jim did a great job presenting comps and explaining the transactional part of the process. Helena did agreat job of helping me get the house ready room by room and helping with the contractors, etc. Both were always helpful and accessible.

Shari Lufcy

Jim and Helena always were finding properties for me to see and scheduling times around my schedule that worked best for me. They were always on top of everything and very helpful.

Gene and Pat Spatz

They both were down to earth people and tried to do their best to sell our home. He was very helpful in meeting requirements to close the sale.

Jim and Helena

Please take a moment to read these endorsements from some of our recent clients. Every one of them would be happy to talk to you in person as well. Thank you.

Greenwood village

  A HIGH QUALITY LIVING EXPERIENCE Greenwood Village is one of the most desirable communities in metro Denver to live, raise a family, start a career, retire, run a business, enjoy lunch with friends, or have a fabulous evening out. Whatever the occasion, you can expect a high quality experience and nothing less in Greenwood […]

DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET EXPERIENCING RECORD LOW LISTINGS

The Denver area real estate market is on pace for a second consecutive year of record low listings and record-setting home prices. In January 2015, there were 5,152 homes listed by Realtors, which is a four percent decrease from the 5,352 homes listed in December 2014 and a huge 26 percent drop from the 6,981 […]

DENVER HOME RESALE PRICES HIT RECORD HIGH

Right now, Denver has one of the strongest real estate markets in the country. In fact, it was just announced that home resale prices in our area hit record highs in September. According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Index report, Denver continues to outpace the growth rates of many other metro areas. While price growth […]

Lone Tree

The wide range of diversions available to Lone Tree residents virtually on their doorsteps inspired the town motto: “It’s a great day to be in Lone Tree.” In addition to the Lone Tree Summer Concert Series, Lone Tree Library, and a wealth of world-class shopping, the area’s extensive network of walking and biking trails helps […]

Highlands Ranch

Recreation, open space and healthy living define old Phipps Ranch. Nestled throughout 23,000 acres previously owned by Lawrence Phipps Jr., one of the original owners of the Denver Broncos, the sprawling cattle ranch is now one of the finest master-planned communities in the country. It features distinctive neighborhoods showcasing a variety of Denver Real Estate, […]

Cherry Hills Village

Cherry Hills Village, one of the nation’s most elegant suburbs, is also among the safest. A tranquil, rustic community of gently rolling hills, mature trees, sumptuous mansions, bridle paths, and gravel roads, Cherry Hills Village numbers among the ten wealthiest suburbs in the country.Here, it has been said, “gravel roads are a matter of deliberate […]

Greenwood Village

  A HIGH QUALITY LIVING EXPERIENCE Greenwood Village is one of the most desirable communities in metro Denver to live, raise a family, start a career, retire, run a business, enjoy lunch with friends, or have a fabulous evening out. Whatever the occasion, you can expect a high quality experience and nothing less in Greenwood […]

Castle Pine Village

EXPANSIVE FORESTS, PANORAMIC MOUNTAIN VIEWS, AND WORLD-CLASS GOLF COURSES DEFINE EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY Castle Pines Village is among the most coveted communities in Colorado. Nestled within vast expanses of towering pines, Castle Pines Village showcases panoramic mountain vistas, dramatic sandstone cliffs, plus wildflowers and gamble oak throughout 3,000 where diverse Denver Real Estate ranges from magnificent […]

Denver

There is no place in America quite like the Mile High City. Denver’s enviable quality of life makes the city one of the most desirable places to live and work in the United States. With panoramic views of the majestic Rocky Mountains, more than 300 days of sunshine each year, and truly remarkable amenities, Denver […]

Rob Best

Jim and Helena told me everything to do…. provided reliable and trusted contractors…. the house sold in 5 days and we got the full asking price!!!