TOP 3 FALL FOLIAGE DESTINATIONS in CO

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for: ‘tis the season for all things autumn! Easily one of the most highly anticipated times of the year, our residents can look forward to the remarkable transition from summer to winter. Colorado is by far one of the best states for those breathtaking fall foliage views that  everyone is chasing. It is truly a remarkable season to be able to witness nature’s colors gradually change from forest pine green tones to those deep golden yellow, burnt orange, and rustic, red hues. So, prepare to break out your favorite fall sweaters and flannels, and be ready to pick up a pumpkin spiced latte or hot apple cider to head to one of these seasonal destinations we are about to share with you.

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Kenosha Pass, Co: Toyota 4Runner SUV (2016 Trail Premium Edition) on a forest road in Rocky Mountains with spruce and aspen in fall colors.
  1. Kenosha Pass

Kenosha Pass is known as one of the best and most convenient destinations near Denver for fall foliage. Approximately an hour and a half drive southwest of Denver, travelers take US-285 directly to the trailhead. Kenosha Pass begins at about 10,000 feet above sea level, and expect about a 400 foot elevation gain along the trail! Although altitude can render potential issues, this truly is a hike for everyone. The terrain is completely painless and  user friendly . Hike in and out as far as you please, and enjoy the beautiful contrast of colors on aspen and pine tree covered mountains.

Admiring the Beauty of the Maroon Bells
A woman stands on a rock on Maroon Lake admiring the autumnal beauty of the Maroon Bells in a sunny, cloudless day
  1. Maroon Bells

The iconic Maroon Bells Scenic Area likes to really show off its magical views during autumn. Located near Aspen and Snowmass, this glacial valley destination will absolutely satisfy the eyes. The famous name was acquired due to the two 14,000 foot mountain peaks resembling church bells. This destination is one of the most photographed views in Colorado. So, with the splendor of fall leaves coming, this is the prime time to capture your next vital Facebook or Instagram moment.

Kebler Hideout
Kebler Pass in the Autumn season
  1. Kebler Pass

Did you know that an aspen tree grove is one of the largest, oldest single living organisms on Earth? Yes, aspen groves are connected by a single root system. The largest in the state of Colorado and one of the largest in the country, please be sure to add Kebler Pass to the top of your list of fall destinations. This is also the perfect time and opportunity to visit Crested Butte, CO.  Drive, don’t hike. Relax and enjoy a laid back 30 mph cruise through the vast, crisp yellow aspen groves.

Feature Listings

Welcome to

630 Forest Street, Denver, CO

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Gorgeous Tudor in North Hilltop boasts the perfect balance of charm and modern livability. Wood floors throughout the main floor. Custom kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances (new fridge & dishwasher) and built in breakfast nook with storage in seating. Inviting deck with stylish pergola, and gas line for a grill. Built ins throughout home, including main floor study/bedroom, add that extra something. Seller added Central Air, double-paned windows throughout and installed a Radon Mitigation System. Professionally landscaped with sprinkler system. Seller working on painting living room to more neutral color. Home is ideally located minutes to Cherry Creek North or Lowry Town Center, short drive to Downtown, and walkable to myriad amenities including Trader Joe’s, new development at 9th and Colorado (9thandcolorado.com), 6th Avenue Parkway, Robinson Park, etc.! Zoned to popular Carson Elementary, a Governor’s Award-winning K-5 school. Window treatments stay!

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Welcome to

5460 Xenia Street, Denver, CO

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This beautiful home is situated in a quiet courtyard setting in Denver’s coveted Stapleton/Northfield community. Walkable to open space, park and playground nearby. Open floorplan with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, laundry upstairs, smart thermostat, and 2 car attached garage. Finished basement with extra flex space. Spacious master bedroom with dual closets and 5 piece master bath. Landscaping with sprinkler system, community garden box, and turf grass for easy upkeep. Updated air conditioner (1 year-old) and brand new dishwasher for kitchen.

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Home Staging on a Budget: The Five Golden Rules

 

“When you show your home’s best features by staging it effectively, you help increase your final selling price without breaking the bank. In fact, on average, sellers receive $2 in increased sale price for every $1 they put into staging a home.”

–Nick Caruso, RISMedia Senior Editor

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3889 Valley Crest Drive

 

Welcome to 3889 Valley Crest Drive, Timnath, CO 80547

Dylan Upton Listing Agent

One of the few lots left in Harmony Club located on cul-de-sac & backing to greenbelt with mountain views. Build plans are approved and include open layout for entertaining, covered deck, covered lower patio, basement bar, & wine room. Plans also include 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (4 full/ 2 half), 2 dens, 2 laundry rooms, safe room, & an oversized 4 car garage. Interior selections available to buyer. This lot is unique from others in Harmony; it does not have a 30 month build requirement.

“According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average time an existing home is on the market is 30 days! With homes flying off the market so quickly, competition to find an existing home can be tough. When you build a home, the competition factor decreases.” –From Dave Ramsey

“Customization is another huge pro. You’ll get to personalize the details of your house when you’re building a house from the ground up—from the layout , cabinets and flooring to the sinks, lighting, paint colors and doorknobs! Even tract homes that are built within neighborhoods allow for some customization in color choices, flooring options and certain finishes. Limited choices reduce labor costs—and your bottom line.”  –From Dave Ramsey

“Obviously, new homes are built to meet current building codes, are often more energy efficient, and can incorporate up-to-date technology. For the first few years, you’re less likely to deal with big-ticket maintenance issues like leaky roofs or failing heating and cooling systems in a newly built home. Plus, many homebuilders offer a limited warranty if something should break.” –From Dave Ramsey

 

JUNE Feature Listings

Active Listing

10731 Fairbairn Way

Bedrooms
4,992Sqft
Baths
0.170 Acres
Built in 2004

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Active Listing

1301 Wazee St #4B

Bedrooms
1,318Sqft
Baths
0.320 Acres
Built in 1999

 

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Under Contract

1982 S Truckee St

Bedrooms
1,629Sqft
Baths
0.160 Acres
Built in 1981

 

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Under Contract

6685 E Arizona Ave #D

Bedrooms
1,659Sqft
Baths
Built in 1976

 

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Sold

2645 S Xanadu Way #B

Bedrooms
1,314Sqft
Baths
Built in 1977

 

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2225 Leyden St

Bedrooms
3,065Sqft
Baths
0.140 Acres
Built in 1937

 

Agent Spotlight: Mackenzi Adams

WELCOME TO THE TEAM, MACKENZI

Mackenzi Adams was born and raised in a small town in Kentucky, having one of the largest graduating classes, a class of 33, gives her a great sense of community!

 

Mackenzi likes to spend her free time with family and friends. She is currently a mother of two cats and plans on adopting a dog in the near future. 

She has lived in Colorado for the last 7 years and has spent the last 4 years in banking with a focus on mortgage. Using her background and previous work history, she likes to keep her client’s needs and goals a priority.

“I look forward to meeting you and your family and helping turn your hopes and dreams into a reality!” –Mackenzi Adams  

Denver Neighborhood Diary: Park Hill

Dear Denver Diary,

First off, this particular neighborhood has been consistently named one of Denver’s best! This week we’re taking you to Park Hill, located in the northeastern quadrant of the city and bounded by Colorado Blvd, East Colfax Avenue, Quebec & 52nd. A couple contributing factors to the reputation of this community include, but are not limited to the following:  education, cost of living, housing, diversity, commute, crime/safety records. The development of Park Hill originated back in 1887, making it one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. Over the years, locals have further divided Park Hill into three different sub-communities known as North Park Hill, South Park Hill and Northeast Park Hill.

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As for the residential real estate in Park Hill, this neighborhood offers the most diverse price points. This is a prime location, offering a nice selection of bungalows for first-time homebuyers. As for any other buyer, Park Hill also boasts historic Tudor-style homes and some luxury condo options for young professionals.

Check out our current Park Hill listing ACTIVE on the market now:

Welcome to 2225 Leyden Street

Offered at:  $814,900

Welcome home to this charming, expanded & updated Park Hill beauty. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with 3000+ finished square feet has been completely updated while retaining its original charm. It boasts a new addition with an expanded main floor Master Suite and attached garage. A rare find in Park Hill. The open kitchen has new appliances and quartz countertops. Enjoy your morning coffee on the quaint front porch or curl up in front of one of the fireplaces with a good book. This home is very warm and inviting. Park Hill has been consistently named one of the best neighborhoods in Denver. The diverse and classic architecture and the picturesque, tree-lined, walkable streets are just a couple of the reasons why. This home is just steps from all that Kearney St. has to offer including top-rated Tables restaurant. Don’t miss out on this stunning home. Call (720) 357-6655 to set your showing today.

Featured Image photo credits:  https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/broadway_17th/2016/04/dbj-9news-9neighborhoods-tour-denverspark-hill.html

Agent Spotlight: Dijana Dervic

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Dijana Dervic, Broker Associate

Honest, enthusiastic, and patient, Dijana Dervic specializes in excellent customer service during the real estate experience. After seeing so many people go through negative experiences in the real estate industry, Dijana wasn’t going to allow that to happen to the people in her community, and thus she became a real estate agent four years ago.

A genuine people person, Dijana is friendly and open-minded, and she truly enjoys finding her clients the home of their dreams. She speaks Croatian, Bosnian, and Serbian fluently, which broadens her client base.

A very versatile agent, growing up in Arvada, CO and currently residing in downtown Denver Dijana, understands the benefits of both downtown and suburban living. She is passionate about making her clients comfortable and ensuring that the real estate buying and selling process is as easy as possible.   

Denver Neighborhood Diary: City Park

Dear Denver Diary,

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring Weather in Denver than a day at City Park, the largest park in the city. You can find this residential area surrounded by the following:  East Colfax, East 23rd Ave, Downing and York. Locals residing in this neighborhood get the luxury of enjoying the 360 days of sunshine here. Not only is it home to the City Park Jazz Festival, but also Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Lots of options to get outside and get active at the tennis courts as well as the baseball, soccer and football fields. Hang out around the two lakes, historical monuments, the picnic sites, or one of the two playgrounds. 

City Park is the perfect place for young professionals or families not quite ready to surrender to suburbia life. Buyers can look to purchase a property anywhere from $455K all the way up to $3M. Monthly rental prices vary from $795 to $3.2K. This urban neighborhood’s real estate is somewhat dense but offers single family homes with yards, attached dwellings, and an abundance of condominiums to choose from. Multi-level victorian homes, craftsman bungalows, a plethora of duplexes, and some rustic/modern condos; City Park will surely have something that meets your criteria.  

If you find yourself in City Park looking to fulfill a brunch craving, head to Syrup for a nice family friendly environment. The Goods on Colfax, a neighborhood favorite, offers the perfect menu catering to your family and friend’s different needs. They also host comedy nights and other events that support the MaxFund, a no-kill, animal adoption shelter that gives the injured, abondoned and abused a second chance. If you’re looking to represent our wonderful state through wardrobe, you can pick up all your Colorado swag at Coloradical.

Agent Spotlight: Jamie Nally

Jamie Nally is a dedicated Realtor who has lived in Denver for 18 years. She and her husband, Tyler, have two kids 12 and 8 years old. Because of this they understand the value of being a part of supportive communities and good schools.

Jamie’s background in social work has led her into real estate which combines her gifts and talents of helping her clients through one of the biggest decisions of their lives.

She enjoys everything Colorado has to offer including skiing, hiking, and yes even camping… occasionally. Jamie is well connected to her community and volunteers in her kid’s schools. She continues to maintain relationships with her friends and past clients supporting them with their needs and goals for years to come.  

Jamie is an integral part of the Walters and Company team and thrives in the support and team work our company provides. 

As a Realtor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker I work with people effectively through many transitions in their lives. I have lived in Denver since 2001 and know what makes Denver’s various neighborhoods unique. Our team works with each client individually, taking the time to understand their unique lifestyles, needs, and wishes. We firmly believe that our success is ultimately determined by the legacy we leave with each client we serve.”  —Jamie Nally