Denver Home of the Day – October 15, 2018

2156 W Davies Ave Denver CO 80120 | $749,900 | 3,577 Sq. Ft | 4 bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

You will love this traditional Cape Cod style home. With over 3,500 sq. ft., there is enough room for the whole family. Hardwood floors and crown molding can be found on the main level, along with a gourmet kitchen and a sun room with heated floors. The master is spacious with a walk-in closet and sitting room. Enjoy the park-like setting on your stamped concrete patio with hot tub and 4 hole putting green and practice golf driving area.

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams DTC.

Liz is  broker and owner of Liz Daigle Realty.

Denver Home of the Day – October 14, 2018

47 N Harrison St Denver CO 80206 | $1,099,900 | 3,651 Sq. Ft | 4 bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms

This contemporary Cherry Creek townhouse sits on one of the highest points in Cherry Creek which means: spectacular views of the mountains and city. Enjoy designer tile, wide plank oak flooring and a west-facing rooftop deck. Bring the outside in with a garage door in the living room. Live close to the Cherry Creek Shopping District!

Listing courtesy of HomeSmart Cherry Creek Properties.

Liz is  broker and owner of Liz Daigle Realty.

Denver Home of the Day – October 13, 2018

6001 S Detroit St Centennial CO 80121 | $725,000 | 4,923 Sq. Ft | 4 bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Who wouldn’t find their new home in a neighborhood named, Dream House Acres. This spacious ranch has an open floor plan and two living spaces on the main level. The sunken family room is off the kitchen with a white stone fireplace.The three car garage and RV space is a rarity. This home is in a superb location close to DTC and the lightrail.

Listing courtesy of MB VIELHAUER REALTY INC.

Liz is broker and owner of Liz Daigle Realty.

Denver Home of the Day – October 12, 2018

2325 S Holly St Denver CO 80222 | $559,000 | 2,486 Sq. Ft | 3 bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

This contemporary home in popular Holly Hills may be in Denver but it is located in the Cherry Creek school district. Lots of windows and glass sliding doors allows plenty of natural light in large open floor plan. Just minutes from I-25 and the lightrail, allows easy access to Downtown and DTC.

Listing courtesy of Brokers Guild – Cherry Creek.

Liz is  broker and owner of Liz Daigle Realty.

Denver Home of the Day – October 11, 2018

3303 Curtis St Denver CO 80205 | $725,000 | 5,208 Sq. Ft | 5 bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms

Sitting on a corner lot in Curtis Park is a slice of Denver history. Built in 1890, this Victorian has a original molding, 9″ ceilings and hardwood floors. The spectacular living room has a detailed Victorian fireplace and mantle that are the center piece of the room. Walk to Curtis Park Creamery and Barcelona Wine Bar while enjoying a close proximity to Downtown.

Listing courtesy of West and Main Homes, Inc.

Liz is  broker and owner of Liz Daigle Realty.

 

The emotional side of real estate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoever said real estate is easy, lied. Time and time again I am reminded that buying and/or selling a home is stressful and emotional. A move is typically before or after another big life event, such as, a marriage, a new baby, downsizing, divorce or death. Then add on a home sale and/or purchase and life just gets chaotic.

There are plenty of articles on how stressful buying and selling a home is. This article piqued my interest though because it put selling a home as more stressful than a divorce. Wowzers! I touched upon how stressful buying and selling a home can be here, while I was going through it myself. As I have (somewhat) gotten through the stress, I wanted to chat further about what emotions may come up during the process of buying and selling a home.

  1. Anxiety. Buying and/or selling a home is a big change and commitment and anxiety is bound to occur through this process for everyone in the home.
  2. Overwhelmed. There are a lot of moving pieces in this process – due diligence on the home you are buying, showing the home you are selling, negotiating different parts of the contract and then there is the move, itself.
  3. Helplessness or Despair. As some the details are out of your control, you may feel helplessness or despair.
  4. Anger. Tempers may get shorter as you feel the loss of control and the loss of the place you’ve called home.
  5. Sadness, Mourning or Grief. Every home is going to have a special place in your heart. It could have been the home that you brought your babies to after they were born, your first home as a married couple, the first home you purchased by yourself, the home where your parents lived, you may have feelings of loss, grief and sadness that come up during this process.

Real estate transactions can be a very stressful process and it is inevitable you will feel a wide array of emotions. Here is a list of activities that can help counter stress:

  1. Deep breathing. Deep breathing allows more oxygen to get in your cells and can reduce the feelings of stress. For you over achievers, try meditating. Just ten minutes a day does wonders.
  2. Exercise. Find time to exercise. If you aren’t in the habit of daily exercise, plan a 15-minute walk three times a week or find a yoga class to practice that deep breathing mentioned above.
  3. Self-care/grooming. Don’t tell yourself you don’t have time to stop in order to get that manicure, pedicure, massage or haircut. Treating yourself to an hour of self-care will do wonders for your mental, physical and emotional well-being. (This is true all the time!)
  4. Noting accomplishments. Make a list of the accomplishments throughout the process. Staying focused on the positive, even though there may be setbacks, will help your mental and emotional attitude.
  5. Humor. Laughing has been researched as a way to reduce blood pressure and stress. Humor will make your experience that much more fun and palatable.
  6. Eat right! Less sugar, more protein and veggies will give you the brain power and stamina you are going to need to manage any unanticipated stresses.
  7. Reach out to Liz. As your partner, she is here to help. She will work with you to remain positive and create a smooth experience.

Real estate transactions may be stressful but in the end it is certainly worth it. Change is always unnerving and a stressful process but your new home will quickly start to feel like home.