July 29, 2021

Town of Parker CO - Market Update June 2021


You will find this quaint town Southeast of Denver proper, and about 20 miles or 30 minutes.  It is easy to catch the light rail at Lincoln, if you work downtown, or somewhere along the line.    There are about 64,000 residents in the Town of Parker, and Main Street is a fun place to dine, listen to live music or enjoy the retail outlets.


If you are looking to buy a home in Parker, there is quite a variety of home styles and neighborhoods.   You can buy a condo or a multi-acre ranch outside the city limits, yet just a few minutes into town.  


Sales for June 2021

259 homes sold ranging from $410,000 to $4,122,415 (up from 213 sold last month)

Average days on market - 9 days (10 last month)

Average sales price was $650,000  (last month was $640,000)

Sellers saw 104.83% to list price  (last month was 103.7%)

These homes were built from 1963 to new builds (2021)


The stats tell the story - the demand is much greater than the current supply!   We saw many homes selling for thousands over list price this past month.    We are starting to see price reductions, and days on market this month are starting to climb.


The highest sale was in Centennial Ranch and sold for $4,122,415.  This home is on 5.05 acres, was built in 2005, has 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and a 6-car garage.    The home has an amazing 23,454 total square feet.


Looking for a home in Parker CO?    Check out this link for the current active listings - 



Are you looking for a home on acreage?  The best price I found today in Parker, is a home in Parker Hylands on 5.05 acres and listed for $750,000!





If you would like to know more about the Town of Parker, please give me a call.  720-231-6373 


July 25, 2021

New Listing - Fixer in Aurora CO - Cherry Creek Schools


This ranch home has great bones, good layout, but needs some love.    This home is located in highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Schools, has 3 beds, 2 full bathrooms, and an attached 2-car garage.   There are 1,190 square feet on the main floor and 1,156 square feet in the basement, fully finished.   Priced at $385,000.    3537 S. Richfield St., Aurora, CO  80013


The carpet has been removed in the home, there are a couple of windows broken or cracked, needs interior and exterior paint, and the back yard resembles a jungle.   The main floor bathroom has been remodeled.


Need a buyer ready for a project!   Great opportunity! 






Posted in New Listings
July 15, 2021

New Listing - 10513 Berthoud Way, Clarke Farms, Parker CO 80134

Bright and open 3-bed, 3-bath home located in Parker's established Clarke Farms neighborhood! 

Updates include new carpet, newer windows, and newer paint. Main floor features vaulted living area/flex space, family room with fireplace, kitchen, dining area, laundry and half bath. All three bedrooms and two full baths are located upstairs as well as a loft with built-in shelving. 

HOA includes pool, tennis courts, parks and trails. The neighborhood is centrally located near Main Street, Jordan, and Lincoln, with easy access to I 25. 

For more information, contact Laura Erwin - (303) 353-8251

Posted in New Listings
July 14, 2021

New Listing - Broomfield Heights, Broomfield, CO 80020


This cute brick ranch just hit the market, and is ready to move-in!    5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,120 square feet on the main, and 1,120 in the basement (70% finished) with a one-car attached garage.   $500,000   NEW PRICE $490,000.


This home has brand new flooring throughout the main floor, newer white kitchen cabinets with solid surface counters, and all appliances will stay.   Good-sized living room/dining room, and open floor plan.    Three beds on the main floor with a en-suite (1/2 bath) for the master bedroom, and a hall bath with a jetted tub.    


Downstairs you will find a large family room that could be a game room, 2nd TV room, teenage hangout or a man cave.   The two bedrooms in the basements are non-conforming.   There is a bathroom adjoining one of the bedrooms. 

The laundry room is in the basement with the mechanicals, and still room for storage.   There is a newer sewer line.


Enjoy the covered and enclosed patio and large yard that features apple trees, grapevines and a garden area.  And, there is no HOA!


This home is walking distance to the schools, lots of retail shopping and dining options nearby, and easy access to I-36 to Denver and/or Boulder.    There is also a park nearby to play with the dog!




Call today for a private showing - Joan Cox 720-231-6373




Posted in New Listings
July 12, 2021

How's the Denver Real Estate Market - Update June 2021


The stats are out for the month of June, and it was another very busy month!   We are still down over last year with inventory (-61.8%), but at least seeing more listings coming on this month!  Sellers sure are seeing a great bottom line with the Average sales price increasing 27.6% over last year!   We are seeing more price reductions now in some areas, telling Sellers to be careful with their listing price.    Back in March we saw less than 2,000 listings, and now mid-July we are seeing almost 4,000, so this is assisting buyers!   


The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - House to Home, Inc.


With Buyers offering thousands over appraised value, buyers were having to bring those extra dollars to the closing table, along with their down payment and closing costs.   Appraisers were doing a good job in appraising high, so that appraisal gap wasn't so dramatic.   The number of pending properties has decreased over last month, and listings have increased - showing a bit of a shift.



See what homes are currently available - Active Homes for sale in Denver


Buyers - If you have thought about buying a home this year - NOW IS THE TIME!   The interest rate is unbelievable - below 3%.  You can buy more home than you could one year ago.   (But the prices are up over last year too.)  Be sure to be pre-approved and know what your budget is!  Be prepared, many homeowners are asking for a 60-day rent-back to find a replacement home.


Sellers - My sellers are seeing a nice bottom line!    If you are thinking of selling but worried you won’t find a replacement home, I can enter into MLS the fact you require a contingency of a replacement home.    


Homeowners - if you have thought about selling and like like a home evaluation, please let me know, I will contact you right away.  Relocating to Denver, and need some advice - see my Relocating to Denver information.



July 9, 2021

The 2021 All-Star Baseball Event Schedule - Denver


Having the All-Star Baseball game here in Denver, there are many events you can enjoy leading up to this big game!  The big game will begin on Tuesday July 13th at 5:30 pm. at Coors Field.


Thursday - July 8th

 MLB Pitch Hit & Run and the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby begin at 4:00 p.m. at the Assembly Athletic Complex at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


Friday - July 9th

  • The Play Ball Park opens at the Colorado Convention Center opens at 9:30 a.m. in Downtown Denver. Located about a 20-minute walk from Coors Field, fans will be able to take batting practice and play softball, bid on or buy memorabilia, and get autographs
  • There will also be an MLB the Show gaming center, a MLB Network set, and plenty of food from across the league’s various stadiums to try. The Play Ball Park will be open through Tuesday. Tickets are free and available now
  • MLB Grit: Girls ID Tour begins at 11:30 p.m. at the Assembly Athletic Complex at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
  • All-Star Green Team Volunteer Event at Noon at Morey Middle School
  • High School All-American Game at 5 p.m. at Coors Field


Saturday - July 10th

  • On Saturday, the All-Star 5k starts at 9 a.m. at Civic Center Park. Participants will walk, jog or run through the Capitol Hill and the Golden Triangle neighborhoods.
  • Mayor’s PLAY BALL Event with Mayor Michael Hancock at 10:30 a.m. at Civic Center Park
  • All-Star High School Home Run Derby at 12:30 p.m. at Coors Field
  • Live Art Murals at 2 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building
  • AMPLIFIED by The Players Alliance at 6 p.m. at MBP Restaurant


Sunday - July 11th

  • Sunday is when the games begin at Coors Field with the All-Star Futures Game at 11 a.m.
  • The All-Star Celebrity Softball Game will be at 4 p.m.
  • Sunday is also the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft, which will be held in the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center
  • Special Stars Game at 11 a.m. at Play Ball Park
  • Rock With Us: Business & Culture in Denver at 11 a.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building
  • Live Art Murals at 12:30 p.m. at the McNichols Civic Center Building


Monday - July 12th

  • Gatorade All-Star Workout Day will be the first chance for fans to see the 2021 All-Stars. Coors Field opens at 3 p.m.
  • One of the bigger draws of the weekend comes Monday night with the 2021 T-Mobile Home Run Derby. It starts at 6 p.m.
  • Women in Baseball & Softball Pitching Clinic at 10:00 a.m. at Play Ball Park
  • The Players Alliance All-Star Youth Skills Clinic at 10:30 p.m. at Sonny Lawson Park
  • Women in Baseball Panel at 11:30 a.m. at Play Ball Park
  • UNFILTERED: Legends & Legacies at 1:30 p.m. at Play Ball Park


Tuesday - July 13th

July 3, 2021

2021 Firework Displays around the Denver Metro Area


With fires so prevalent, many cities have bans on fireworks, and there are some hefty fines if found shooting illegal fireworks off.    Let the professionals provide you a great show.   Below you will find the scheduled displays by city.


ARVADA — July 4

Arvada’s Fourth of July fireworks display will be held at Stenger Sports Complex. Gates will open to vehicles at 7 p.m., and fireworks will start around 9 p.m., according to the city. W. 58th Avenue. will be closed to traffic starting at 8 p.m. Parking will be free but first-come, first-served.

Personal fireworks are banned, and no RVs, drones, alcohol, charcoal grills, or pets will be allowed. Propane grills will be allowed.

AURORA — July 4

Aurora’s fireworks display is planned for Sunday, July 4 starting at 9:30 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. People will be able to watch from the Aurora Municipal Center’s Great Lawn, and the Municipal Center’s grounds and parking lot.

However, there will be no music, activities, or food and drinks for sale.


Berthoud’s fireworks display this year will be held at the Bein Baseball Complex and will include music, drinks, a kid zone and more. The fireworks will be shot off from Richardson Open Space at 9 p.m., but N. Berthoud Parkway will be closed, and people won’t be able to view the show from the open space.

Admission into the Fourth of July festival space at the Bein Complex is free. The festival starts at 5 p.m. on July 3 and runs until 8:30 p.m., with fireworks starting at 9 p.m.

There will be several food trucks, a beer garden, a DJ playing music, concessions, a dodgeball game, and a kids zone with slides, face painting and balloon artists.


Brighton’s sixth-annual Stars & Stripes event will be held on Saturday, July 3 at Riverdale Regional Park. The free event includes a 7:30 a.m. 5K run, a 10 a.m. cornhole competition, live music from Morgan Evans and The Tyler Walker Band starting at 5 p.m., food and drinks, and fireworks set to start around 9:30 p.m.


The Great American Picnic in Broomfield is back in 2021 with fun for the whole family stating at 5 p.m. at Broomfield County Commons Park. Concessions and food vendors, plus a beer garden, will be available. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Click here for a schedule.


If fireworks are a traditional part of your July 4 celebration, you’ll want to turn your attention to Santa Fe Quarry Mesa – the butte above Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course – for this year’s fireworks show. Starting at sundown (about 9:30 p.m.) on Sunday, July 4, fireworks will shoot off from the top of the Santa Fe Quarry Mesa. Fireworks can be seen from most places in Town. Get more information on the views around town on the city's website.

The Colorado Rapids, in conjunction with Commerce City, announced that the club will host its 24th annual 4thFest Celebration with a post-game fireworks display at DICK’s Sporting Goods Park on July 4. The state’s largest public fireworks display will follow the game. Tickets to the July 4 match are now available.

June 25, 2021

Luxury Home Sales in Denver CO - Market Update May 2021


A Luxury Home can be identified differently in cities across the country, but in Denver, my Luxury blog posts will report on detached single-family homes listed in the Denver metro area for over $1 million.   Some have mountain and/or city views, some properties back to a golf course, or have water views all to compliment one's lifestyle.  (however, we don't have much water)  Some are updated with products from around the world, and some have expansive square footage or on acreage.     Whatever a Buyer is looking for, most likely if you have over $1 million, you can find it in Denver or in the surrounding suburbs.   


Here is how the luxury market fared for the month of May 2021

Total sales - 428 homes ranging from $1,000,000 to $6,075,000 (last month was 343 homes, 2020 was 97)

Average Days on Market - 18 days (last month was 50 days last month and 2020 was 60 days)

Average price per SF (Total) - $306.84 (last month was $283.38)

These homes were built from 1886 to 2021


The highest-priced home sold was $5,425,000 in the Denver Metro and is in the Greenwood Village.   This expansive home was built in 2001, on 7.37 acres with a 6-car garage.   This home has 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 14,692 total finished square feet.  This home was never in the MLS until it sold.


Even many of our luxury homes are going pending quickly and seeing multiple offers.


Looking for a home on acreage and private?    With mountain views?    Or would you like to see what homes are for sale over $1,000,000?  

Short Sale homes for sale

Contact me for bank-owned properties for sale


 As we are warming up daily, I know many are looking forward to the weather warming and spending time outdoors.   Love this outdoor space?


Today, you will find 437 homes for sale in the Denver metro area listed over $1,000,000 up to $25,000,000.   They have been on the market for an average of 76 days and these homes were built from 1885 to 2022.   This amount has increased substantially from last month.


There are 559 homes currently pending over $1,000,000 up to $8,950,000 with an average 40 days on market.    These homes were built from 1890 to 2022.    (This amount has increased from 527 last month.)


Here is how 2019 compared to 2020

Total Sales     2019 - 1,810                          2020 - 2,739

Days on Market      2019 - 61 days              2020 - 53 days

Average Price Sold   2019 - $1,300,000       2020 - 1,302,500

% Seller Saw to List    2019 - 97.65%             2020 - 97.06%


With the equity increases we have seen over the last several years, it is not unusual to see homes priced over $1,000,000 now all over the City.  


I have obtained my luxury marketing certification and has given me a multitude of new ideas.    If you have seen a home in this post this intrigues you, give me a call - 720-231-6373.   



June 24, 2021

JUST LISTED - Hutchinson Hills, Denver CO 80237



Lovely, updated ranch in Hutchinson Hills on a large, landscaped lot. Rare indoor pool! 


~ Four bedrooms, four bathrooms 

~ 3,060 finished square feet, total 3,676 square feet

~ Over-sized 2-car attached garage (527 sf)

~ Indoor pool  

~ Built in 1968


The main floor includes a light-filled living room which is open to the dining room and adjacent to the vintage inspired kitchen and family room. Just off the kitchen is a breezeway that connects the garage, half bath, laundry room, and indoor pool. Three bedrooms and two baths are located on the opposite side of the main floor.


Downstairs in the basement you'll find a bedroom, bathroom, craft room and plenty of storage. Each bathroom has been updated in a beautiful and unique way. Both front and back yards are landscaped and offer entertaining spaces. 


Close proximity to the Denver Tech Center, I-225, I-25 and light rail.   Many retail and dining options within a short distance.


Don't miss this opportunity, please call for a showing! Laura Erwin (303) 353-8251 



June 21, 2021

Heather Gardens Market Update - May 2021

Heather Gardens - 55+ community in Aurora, CO  80014


If you are a buyer aged 55+ and looking for an active adult community, you need to explore Heather Gardens.    The landscaping is lush, and the buildings are all surrounding the 9-hole golf course.

Heather Gardens in Aurora

There are several housing options within Heather Gardens - townhomes, low-rise buildings & high-rise buildings. 

  • Located on 198 acres
  • 2,426 total units within community
  • 35 multi-story buildings (3-6 floors)
  • 252 Country Place patio homes
  • 64 townhomes
  • Units range from 779 square feet to 2,412 square feet
  • 39 elevators
  • 102 stairwells
  • Secure buildings
  • Within minutes to Cherry Creek State Park for biking, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing
  • Within minutes of lite rail

Want to be sure there is plenty to do?    There is a huge list of things to do, but here is a small list -



Heather Gardens swimming pool


Heather Gardens golf course


Here is some information about the real estate within Heather Gardens as of May 2021 -


  • HOA fees range from $350 to $580 depending on building, size of unit and floor and includes Pool, building exterior maintenance with roof, building insurance, fitness center, heat, snow removal, tennis courts, water/sewer and trash collection.
  • Garage - Units are deeded with either 1 or 2 spaces, has cowboy storage units
  • Pets are allowed
  • Units range in price from $135,000 to $489,000 - this would include all sales in 2021
  • 92% of community is owner occupied
  • Average days on market is 44 days
  • Some units have mountain views, or golf course views
  • Units were built from 1973 to 2020 (this one was rebuilt)
  • Sellers have seen 99.38% of list price

Want to know what is currently available in Heather Gardens --- here are all the current active listings.    I have sold several units within Heather Gardens, let me know how I can be of assistance.