Just Sold In First Creek!

 

Green Valley Ranch is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Denver. It’s locale, close to the Airport, and lower home prices makes it incredibly desirable. Nestled north of Green Valley Ranch is a development called First Creek. First Creek has both town homes and condos and average days on market is roughly a week while average price is roughly $172,000 for townhomes. The closest comp to 5770 Ceylon St had sold at $192,000 only a few days after putting 5770 Ceylon St. on the market.
This complex had some hurdles to overcome as the HOA is in the process of a litigation with the builder. Although potential buyers may be impartial to the litigation, lending on it may have been difficult. After close to 30 offers on this one property we closed on the home at $206,000, a record breaking price for First Creek!
Are you wondering what your home is worth? Let’s chat! I can give you a free market analysis and go into detail how I can market your home, including any items that may deter buyers, such as a current HOA litigation.
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Gold Fixtures

One of the hottest trends of 2015 is gold fixtures, especially in the kitchen and bathroom. My love for gold runs deep so I love this trend. 

What do you think about gold fixtures? Would you do it in your home? I most definitely would, although, my home currently came equip with all silver fixtures. I will not be switching the fixtures out anytime soon and get my gold fix through pictures. 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Creativity

Creativity is a huge motivating force for me. It allows me be imaginative, think bigger and colorful. Steve Jobs explained creativity the best:
But what happens when your creativity is depleted? I tend to be very creative but when I get incredibly busy or stressed, I lose most of my creativity. I no longer have the head space needed in order for me to create. As a real estate agent, the spring and summer tend to be my busiest part of the year and often times it is then that I lose sight of my creativity. I put one foot in front of the other and plow through the summer helping people buy and sell a new home. In times of stress and when life gets busy, what the best approaches to maintain creativity?
 Full disclosure: I had to do research on this as I still struggle with this concept.
1. Meditate. This clears your mind and increases focus.
2. Write. In a journal, on post-its, anywhere to keep the ideas flowing. 
3. Take a break. This helps refocus and take a step out of the day to day activities. 
4. Organize. I find if my physical space is organized, my thoughts tend to be. Creative people do not tend to be the most organized people.
5. Surround yourself with other creative people. Bounce ideas off one another and chat about projects.
6. Start working on a new project. Often you are the most creative when you start a new project. Start a new one and then go back to the old project with your newfound creativity. 
7. Attend a class. Freshen up on your skill set. 
8. Exercise. This helps clear my mind and refocus. 
How to you stay creative when life gets mundane or busy?
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Buying a Home: The Lender Letter.

Whether you have bought numerous homes or you are a first time homebuyer, it is a good idea to freshen up on the process. Since 2008, the process of getting a loan has changed drastically, which has changed the home purchasing process.

One of the first steps in the home purchase is speaking with a lender. In the Denver market, it is imperative to have a Lender Letter along with your offer. This means you will have to provide a Lender with proof of salary and other supporting documentation up front. Lenders will write one of two letters:
Pre-qualification letter. This is an estimate of your purchase power based on what you told the lender.
Pre-approval letter. This is a more formal process as you have filled out the application. The lender as pulled credit, salary and other financial pieces of information.
In cases of a multiple offer situation, a pre-approval is the best type of letter to receive from a Lender. It means the lender has more of an idea of your financial situation and therefore you look like a strong buyer.

Have you talked to a lender to see what you are approved for?

In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Rugs on Carpet.

The concept of layering is often talked about in design. Layering can create the room with the right amount of texture, color, shape and light. One mode of layering is using rugs as it helps bring texture and color into the room. Many people shy away from putting a rug on carpet but it is a great way to layer and break up a large carpeted room. 
1. It can define a space in a large room.
 2. Provide a softer surface for your feet to land. 
 3. Rugs can add color and texture to a room.

4. Also, rugs are a great way to hide a carpet stain. 
What do you think? Do you like area rugs on carpet? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.

Learning to appreciate the mountains…

I absolutely love Denver but I hate the lack of water. This is the first time in my life that I am landlocked. I was explaining this to a friend who has also lived on the ocean all her life until moving to Denver. She agreed but pointed out that the mountains here have the same affect. Every morning she looks out her window to the mountains. Each day the mountains take on a different look, color and feel – very similar to the ocean. 
Living in Denver (and owning a North facing condo) I often find myself taking the natural beauty of the mountains for granted. We may not have an ocean but we are blessed with mountains. The mountains, like the ocean, are expansive and help keep our place in the universe in perspective.
Are you an ocean or mountain person? 
In addition to writing for Daigle’s Digs, Elizabeth works full-time as a Real Estate Agent with  Keller Williams Realty Downtown, LLC. Elizabeth’s expertise is in buying and selling a home, first time home buyers, short sales, and investment properties. Contact Elizabeth for any real estate needs. Cell 303-819.73.71. Work 720-314-8352.