June 19, 2024

New Listing in Tallyn's Reach - Aurora CO 80016

Buyers won't want to miss this stunning new ranch in Tallyn's Reach!    This is a Richmond Home - Deborah model which features a full Casita with a separate entrance.    Definitely a home you can age gracefully in, everything you need is on the main level.

6711 S. Catawba Way, Aurora, CO  80016

Priced at $1,150,000

Tallyn's Reach

5 bedrooms (includes Casita), 4 bathrooms, over 5,500 square feet, home built 2015, lot size is 13,008 or .30 acres (facing south), and an oversized garage (816 sf).  You will find variable-sized hand-scraped hardwood flooring on the main floor.

There is an open floor plan, so nice for entertaining!   The chef's kitchen features cherry cabinetry with braided crown molding, roll-outs drawers, double ovens, 5-burner gas cook-top, and extended cabinetry into the eating space.

Formal dining room with trayed ceiling with crown molding.

The great room is a wonderful gathering spot, and features surround sound with sub-woofer and a gas fireplace.

There is a Casita equipped with a bedroom (closet has an organizer), living room/small kitchen area with a mirowave and sink, with room for a dorm refrigerator.   3/4 bath with a closet for a stackable washer/dryer.

The Primary bedroom features a trayed ceiling with crown molding, an access door to the deck (and the hot tub), a bay window, en-suite bath with beautiful tiling, a soaker tub, and a walk-in closet with a closet organizer.

Going into the garden basement offers a flex room that could be a gym, craftroom or a kid's room.    This area is spacious, and perfect for entertaining.   A family room with pre-wired surround sound, game room with room for a pool table and many other table games.   The wet bar has granite counters, sink, and a small refrigerator.

There are two more secondary bedrooms in the basement, one with a huge walk-in closet.    Have "stuff" to store?    Don't worry, there is a section of the basement that is unfinished with plentiful room for extra "stuff".

The garage is oversized (816 SF) and will fit longer vehicles, fully drywalled and has a water spigot.   This home faces south, so will help in those winter snowstorms!

Do you need a zen place to go after long and stressful days?   There is a covered patio, but also a stamped concrete area below with a water feature that offers a calming feel!    Enjoy the hot tub and watch the stars with your special person!   There is a grassy area on the west side of the home for pets.

This is a meticulously maintained home in a quiet area of Tallyn's Reach.   This model with a Casita doesn't come available often!    Cherry Creek Schools are award-winning Schools!   Tallyn's Reach offers a clubhouse, community pool, park and playground, tennis courts, trash and recycling.


Posted in New Listings
May 2, 2024

Vacant Land Fraud

Lately every REALTOR has received many emails about vacant land fraud.    These parcels are generally free and clear, so the scammers reach out to a REALTOR and want to sell the land as soon as possible.   They say they are out of state, and won't be able to meet them.

Identification is not needed until closing, but in these cases, it is ALWAYS a good idea for a listing agent to get a copy of the identification.


There is also an alert you can put on your deed within the county you live.  Call the Clerk & Recorder in the county you live, and put an alert on it, so if anyone tries to sell your property, you will get notified.    I have heard Jefferson County does not have this feature quite yet.

Posted in Homeownership Tips
March 8, 2024

How Did February 2024 do in the Denver Metro Area?

Rates at this point are still higher, 6.625%, so many buyers are "sitting tight", but some are still buying.   We are seeing more properties going pending than new listings coming on each week.   Days on market are only 24 days.   Median price is $575,000 and are seeing only one week of inventory.

Check out the details from February 2024 -

If you are ready to buy or sell in the Denver Metro Area - give me a call.   Joan Cox - 720-231-6373


March 5, 2024

Should I Remodel Before Selling?

So many times homeowners ask - should I replace the carpet, lay some tile, or update the kitchen and baths to get a better price?

If you spend $10K for carpet, most likely you will only see a value increase of $6k.   If that is all you need to do, it probably will help.    If your home needs a complete facelift, where do you stop?   Especially if you only see 60% of what you are spending?   Yes, new carpet will entice buyers, and will sell quicker.

Repairing issues throughout the home are important, as they will come up in an inspection, and a buyer will usually ask for either the issues to be repaired, or a concession amount for them to do it after closing.   If you have peeling & chipped paint on the exterior of the home, this will affect an FHA and VA loan appraisal, and should be done.  (Remember when painting outdoors, it should be around 50 degrees for at least 24 hours to dry.)

It also depends on your neighborhood - what is "normal".   Are the comparables in your neighborhood all remodeled with high-end kitchens and baths along with new flooring?   My answer will different then, you probably should do some remodeling.


It is not a "cut and dried" question, it depends on your property!   If you need more information, give me a call and we can discuss your options!   720-231-6373

Jan. 10, 2024

Denver Market Update for December 2023

The stats are out for the month of December, and the numbers reflect a seasonal slowdown.   You usually are able to get a "deal" in December.   The inventory decreased from November, and could use more inventory in many neighborhoods!   


  • Active Listings            5539     -27.9%
  • Pending Listings          2765      +9.1%
  • New Listings               1892       -4.4%
  • Closed Listings            2956      -7.2%
  • Days in MLS                   46      +9.5%
  • Median Closed Price  $540,000    +.07%
  • Avg Closed Price       $637,948   +3.5%
  • %-Close to List Price   98.6%      +.01%

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


I track data daily for the Denver metro area, and the amount of price reductions have been low in November & December, and soon as we surpassed New Year's, it jumped to around 700 (this number is larger than new listings coming on) and homes returning to market have been around 250 per week.   The inventory this time of year is seasonally low, and is around 4000 during the week, and have seen it as high as 4900.    (includes land up to high-end homes)


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


Buyers - If you have thought about buying a home this year, rates are bouncing around, and can see some multiple offers on properties.   Rates may be holding you back, but you no longer have to pay thousands over fair market value, there are sellers possibly willing to give you concessions for your closing costs and no one is waiving inspections right now!  Luckily, we have seen some rate decreases over the last month!

Be sure to be pre-approved and know what your budget is!    With current inventory, you now have a bit more of a selection and don't have to narrow your criteria much.    We are also seeing a few homes returning to the market, so it would be a good idea to write a backup offer if you did not "win the bid", as you may get a second chance.


Sellers - My sellers are seeing a nice bottom line!    Even though the inventory is increasing (since New Years), there are buyers out looking for their dream homes.   Patience is key, we are seeing the number of showings increase and if priced right and shows well, you could see multiple offers.  Buyers are looking for homes ready to move in, so fix those items you know are issues before listing!

PS - Legislators are back in session, and Property Taxes is a big one they are trying to remedy.   Tax amounts should be out by end of January, or at least by mid-February.


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.



Dec. 31, 2023

Welcoming in 2024!


Many can say 2023 wasn't the best of years, so want to usher in 2024 and hoping it will be a year you are blessed with good health, happiness, and prosperity.

Make the best of every day, as life is short.    Look for the good in people, and do your best in making others see the best in you!

If you are ready to buy or sell a home, please give me a call/text/email so we can chat!


Dec. 24, 2023

Where O Where is Santa?


Norad in Colorado Springs has a website that tracks where Santa is currently, and can be fun for the kids to watch how many presents have been delivered.   They do ask the kiddos to go to bed by 9 pm to make sure Santa gets to their home on time.


Start Tracking Santa Now




Log in on December 24th to track Santa's flight around the world.




         Merry Christmas! 





Nov. 22, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving to All

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, my heart is overflowing with gratitude for so many blessings that have blessed my life.   I am surrounded by cherished friends and so many clients that have become close friends.   This fulfillment comes from pursuing a career I am so passionate about.


From my home to yours, I wish you a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving.   May your day be filled with gratitude around you all!   As we gather around the Holiday table this year and the company of our loved ones, embrace living your life to the fullest, as it is a miracle.


May this Thanksgiving be a reminder to live in the countless miracles that fill our lives with meaning and joy.  May the good things of life be yours in abundance, not only at Thanksgiving, but throughout the coming year!


Nov. 11, 2023

Celebrating Veterans Day 2023


Happy Veterans Day to those that have chosen to serve and are serving in our armed forces.     We respect and honor our Veterans and join in on the celebration in Denver!  

Less than 1% of our nation is shouldering 100% of the burden of the wars in which we have been involved over the past several years.    Thank you to those who have served, or are serving to allow us freedom!   It has been my honor to assist many military families in the Denver metro area over the years!



There are many restaurants that are honoring our Veterans.    






Nov. 9, 2023

Homes on Acreage in the Denver Area

You will now see many options of homes on acreage within a close proximity of the Denver Metro Area.    Upon doing a quick search this morning, you can find one home in Golden for $470,000 with 1.15 acres and a home with a bit over 1,000 square feet.    I found 44 homes, and some under $470,000 depending how far out of the metro area you are willing to look.

Sadly, still some listing agents with listings that are condos or multi-family showing acreage and listed as single family homes.   


Check out these homes if you are looking for a home on acreage in and around the Denver metro area.    Want to know more about have a well and septic system?   Give me a call, I can help you!