December 2011

There are 8 blog entries for December 2011.

It seems like West Highlands isn’t the only neighborhood where newly proposed developments are threatening to push the current skyline.  According to the Denver Post, Western Development Group is pushing to change zoning in Cherry Creek North which would allow them to build an eight story, 70,000 square foot office building on the corner of Columbine and Second Avenue.

While Cherry Creek North is certainly denser and has larger, newer buildings than West Highlands, the concerns being raised by residents of both are similar: increased density will result in serious traffic for areas already facing traffic difficulties. In addition, the overall appearance of the neighborhood will be forever altered which has residents up in arms as well.

As the

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 Yard Sign


I keep seeing No High Rises in West Highland signs around the neighborhood, what is that all about? If you are to drive around West Highlands, and now, most of the greater Highlands neighborhood, you are likely to see these signs in yards. These signs are in reference to a planned apartment complex just north of Highland Square and it certainly has created a lot of heated discussion by those that support the development and especially by those who adamantly oppose it.

For those that are opposed to the development, they have certainly done their homework and listed out many reasons why they don’t feel this development belongs in Highlands Square. The website of does a good job of outlining their position as well as

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Where can I find Denver's best Christmas light displays this year? Nothing can get you in the Holiday Spirit quicker than Christmas lights. In Denver, we are very lucky to have some terrific privately decorated homes in every neighborhood of Denver and also some fabulous public light displays around town to bring out the child in you.  And apparently everyone loves them considering my blog on Christmas lights last year was my most read blog of 2010.

This year, Denver is bringing it once again.  Simply click on the name of the event for more information and hope you enjoy.

 Every tour of Holiday lights starts with the Civic Center light display.  Lights come on at 5:45 every day except Sunday and turn off at 10:45 pm.  Sunday lights will be

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I hear it all the time, “what is the buyer/seller thinking?  Are they crazy?” In a Real Estate market like we are in, it isn’t unusual for buyers and sellers to be pretty far apart when it comes to price. To prove this further, a new study came out with some interesting numbers. According to RIS Media, 76% of home owners believe their home is worth more than their agent’s recommended listing price and 68 percent of home buyers say homes are overpriced.

When you look at these numbers, it makes you wonder how a home is every sold since it seems buyers and sellers are so far apart. Despite this, homes are selling at one of the fastest clips in recent time, so what gives? I believe it is all about mindset and buyers and sellers expectations going into the

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If you are looking for the holiday event of the year in Denver, then check out Jingle & Mingle on Tennyson St this Saturday, December 10th.  A fun event for kids and adults, there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit and help support your local merchants at the same time.  Come meet Santa and Mrs. Clause to get your picture taken. Kids, pets and adults are all welcome to sit on Santa's lap, well some adults.  Meet Berkeley the Snow Man handing out gift certificates and goodies along the street and enjoy promotions in each Berkeley District business with extended hours.  The weather is going to be perfect so head out with your neighbors to celebrate the Holidays locally.  For more information, click here.



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As we continue to read about the challenging economy and the increasing foreclosure rates another statistic goes hand in hand, families having to part with their beloved family pet due to the cost. The shelters are filled with additional animals due to abandonment, or many times, families bringing them in with no other place to turn. The situation exists across the nation. 

As we approach the holidays, please count your four-legged blessings and pick up an additional bag or can (or 2) of cat or dog food  for those in need -  The Pet Food Drive continues from December 4th - December 17th, 2011. The drop off site is our office at 3627 West 32nd Avenue in NW Denver's Highland neighborhood. Food Bank of the Rockies will distribute the food to families in

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2011 9NEWS Parade of Lights


What to do in Denver this weekend:  Parade of Lights, First Friday Art Walk & More.

What to do in Denver this weekend?  It is all about getting into the Holiday Spirit this time of year and this weekend kicks of the Holidays with a bang.  Start out sipping wine, viewing art and supporting local, small businesses during First Friday Art Walk.  Follow it up with the wildly popular Parade of Lights Friday and Saturday night.  Check out another public Christmas Light display that opens and if you feel like getting out of town, then why not a quick run up to Georgetown? Click on the name of the event for more info.

First Friday Art Walk - Visit new and exciting galleries in Denver's historic art districts. Shop for Christmas gifts, view local art

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Welcome to 16121 E. Hinsdale Lane!

Located in the popular Creekview at River Run community.

With 4 bedrooms upstairs and an amazing location next to Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, this home is immaculately maintained and ready to move in.

creekview at river run

Enjoy the mountain view from your new backyard deck, or head out the front door for a run on the trail.


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This lovely home is located at the top of a cul-de-sac, which opens onto the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park open space and trails.


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cherry creek valley ecological park


Walk the kiddos to school a couple of blocks away, and enjoy the shopping, restaurants, and Cherry Creek State Park all just minutes away. Open layout with vaulted ceilings, great room open to kitchen with fi replace and doors open to…
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