Nov. 13, 2019

Thanksgiving 2019 Mashed Potato Mash-Ups

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Mahed Potato mash ups

 

Did you know? According to historians, the very first Thanksgiving menu did not include potatoes of any kind. Instead, it likely featured waterfowl (like duck), venison, ham, lobster, clams, berries, fruit, pumpkin and squash. 

Spice Up Your Mashed Potatoes, Denverites!

Here are creative and tasty ways to spice up plain mashed potatoes when preparing holiday feasts for friends and loved ones. 

 

Nov. 12, 2019

9 Reasons to Use a Realtor When Building New in Denver

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

9 Reasons to Use a Realtor When Building New

 

The top three reasons why Denver Metro home buyers want new construction are to avoid renovations or problems with plumbing/electricity, having the ability to choose and customize design features, and wanting the amenities of new home construction communities.

With new construction communities popping up all over the Front Range, it's important to make smart decisions, from choosing a reputable builder and the right neighborhood to opting for finishes and upgrades that work for your budget now, as well as resale value down the road.

Buying new construction is certainly an attractive option. You select the perfect lot, floorplan and finishes—then your dream home is built to your exact specifications. So, where does a realtor fit into the process?

Here we explore all the advantages of working with an agent, from negotiating the sale to ensuring a superior final product that you’ll be proud  to call home

  1. Working with a Reputable Builder  

    An experienced realtor knows the local market, which builders are constructing new homes and if they can be trusted to deliver quality. An agent can also network with their contacts to look at a builder’s track record and buyer satisfaction rates, as well as identify any potential red flags.
  2. Choosing the Ideal Denver Neighborhood  

    Your agent will help you find an area that fits your lifestyle—schools, work commute, proximity to great restaurants and more. They’ll also guide you in making a smart financial decision, advising you on future resale potential to ensure you don’t overpay or overbuild for the neighborhood.
  3. Representation During the Sale 

     While they might be incredibly friendly, sales agents ultimately work for the builder. Their goal is to close the best possible deal for their side of the table, not yours. The only way to protect your best interests is to go into the transaction with a professional that has your back from the start
  4. Better Pricing, Promos & Terms  

     Did you know that new construction prices are negotiable? And builders may even run promos? An agent who understands the market and knows how builders operate will explore all avenues to secure the best possible deal and home price, so your investment pays off down the road.
  5. Upgrades Versus Budget & Resale 

     Though a new build’s base price might be reasonable, it’s easy to fall in love with the upgrades featured in the model home. However, owning the neighborhood’s biggest, most extravagant home may not be sensible. An agent will help you make sound choices for both budget and resale.
  6. Ensuring the Right-Fit Financing   

    Builders may offer incentives to work with their “preferred” lenders. While tempting, it’s always best to shop around and compare your options. Contact me today, I can easily point you in the direction of multiple, reputable lenders that have helped other buyers in a similar position as you. 
  7. Guidance Throughout the Build 

    How involved you want your agent to be is up to you. They can be present at every meeting and walk-through with a builder. They’ll decode the jargon, represent you if there’s an issue and help to make sure everything comes together according to your timeline, budget, and expectations.
  8. Your Advocate from Start to Finish - 

    From contracts to warranties and the ever-important inspection (yes, even on a new build), an agent will guide you through all the complex processes along the way. They’ll explain your rights and responsibilities, protect you from being pressured and stand up for your best interests.
  9. A Real Estate Agent Costs You $0 - 

    If the first eight reasons to work with a realtor on a new build don’t have you convinced, here’s the kicker. The builder pays for an agent’s commission. You’ll pay absolutely zero to have their experience, knowledge and no-nonsense negotiation skills on your side from start to finish.

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Thinking of buying new construction in Denver Metro? Please contact Barry at 303.887.0588 for an experienced buyer representation for new build properties.

 

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Posted in Home Buying Tips
Oct. 30, 2019

September 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Real Estate Market Statistics

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September 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Stats

 

How's the Boulder real estate market? The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently and is slightly more favorable to buyers. Both prices and inventory levels are relatively unchanged in recent weeks.

PorchLight Real Estate Group has statistics by neighborhood for the Boulder and surrounding areas that show the rate of appreciation, median home price, number of sales, as well as other indicators to illustrate what the market has done in these neighborhoods.  See the full update below.

 

 

Need stats for a specific Boulder neighborhood? I'd be happy to compile the neighborhoods you're interested in learning about and email the numbers to you. Accompanying the statistics for each specific neighborhood is a detailed description of the area so you can see if that neighborhood sounds right for you.

 

If you like numbers and think this would be good information for you, let me know which neighborhoods you'd like and I'll gladly send them to you right away.   

 

It's my job to help you and all of my clients make smart housing decisions. The stats are a phenomenal indicator of the market, but they're just the start. I'm happy to share my expertise to tell you the stories behind the numbers.  

 

If you need to discuss the numbers above please don't hesitate to call/text 303.887.0588 or email me at barry@porchlightgroup.com!

 

Oct. 29, 2019

4533 Beach Court Denver CO 80211

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4533 Beach Court Denver CO 80211

Charming Sunnyside Bungalow with Rental Income Potential

3  Beds |  2 Baths | $635,000

Charming 2,146 sqft brick bungalow in the perfect location- walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks & activities. As you walk up to the covered front porch of this 3 bedroom, 2 baths Sunnyside home you’re greeted with the perfect blend of vintage and modern charm. Feel right at home in the living room with a gorgeous fireplace. The updated kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, 2 ovens, and solid surface countertops. You will love the upstairs bathroom, recently remodeled with double sinks and marble countertops. A Rare garden-level finished basement with ample natural light features tall ceilings, a large family room, a third bedroom, and a laundry room with cabinets and storage. The very large laundry room could easily be converted into a second kitchen—ideal for an Airbnb or roommate. Utility bills are paid through the owned solar power system.

Oversized 2 car garage with workbench and plenty of room for sports equipment. Plenty of space for entertaining friends and family at the covered rear patio with a fully landscaped yard.

4533 BEACH COURT ST HIGHLIGHTS

Special Feature #1

Close to all of your favorite Restaurants. Walk to the Sunnyside music festival!

Special Feature #2

All Utility bills are paid through the solar system which is owned not leased. The owners will transfer the system to the buyer at closing.

Special Feature #3

Oversized 2 car garage

Special Feature #4

Rent out the basement to a friend or through Airbnb and make some additional cash and live

 

EXPLORE THIS HOME! Check out the Virtual Tour

More pictures and information here: 

https://www.buydenverurbanhomes.com/property/8110234/

Nearby Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following schools:

  • Elementary School: Trevista
  • Middle School: Strive Sunnyside
  • High School: North

Location

4533 Beach Court

Very Walkable

Learn more about Sunnyside

 

Bacon Social (food and cocktails) and Common Grounds coffee house is nearby. Walk, bike or scooter to Avanti, Root Down, Ale House, Little Man Ice Cream, Illegal Pete's, Acova! 

Amusement & Recreation

Close to all the amenities of The Highlands, LOHI, and Downtown. Enjoy the Sunnyside Music Festival, the LoHi Farmers Market, and all the best that Denver has to offer.

 

Sunnyside Neighborhood

Sunnyside residents enjoy locally-owned shops like Bucci Cafe Cubano, Sunnyside Natural Market, Indulgences Day Spa, Diz’s Daisys, and Sunny’s (a breakfast hotspot featured in 5280!). Check out the Sunnyside neighborhood page for more information about this urban community.

Contact Barry at 303.887.0588 to see this house in Sunnyside or other homes for sale in the Denver area.

 

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Oct. 22, 2019

September 2019 Denver Real Estate Market Statistics

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September Denver Area Real Estate Market Stats

 

The latest housing market statistics from REcolorado show seasonal cooling as we head into fall. We saw fewer homes come on the market and home sales took a breather, which is typical for this time of year.  As compared to August, detached homes stayed on the market an average of 3 days longer in September, giving buyers more time to make decisions.

Year over year, arrows point up showing strong sales and more new listings compared to September 2018.  Sold prices have come down slightly from the peak summer average of $502,460 to $482,067 in September. Compared to last September, home prices are up 6%.

 

MORTGAGE RATES

On October 21st, 2019, the average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is 4.08%. Rates remained relatively flat from the prior week, increasing .01%. On a year to date basis, rates are still .77% lower than the beginning of the year.

 

​HOMEBUYER DEMAND

Homebuyer demand remains strong heading into the usually slower season despite economic uncertainty. Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market states “Despite this week’s uptick in mortgage rates, the housing market remains on the upswing with improvement in construction and home sales. While there has been a material weakness in manufacturing and consistent trade uncertainty, other economic trends like employment and homebuilder sentiment are encouraging”

 

INVENTORY

When there is less than a 6-month supply of inventory available, we are in a seller’s market and we will see greater appreciation. Inventory of Denver homes for sale is still well below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market. In 2019 Denver is experiencing another Extreme Seller’s Market. The toughest months for buyers were from March through May, with more options available beginning in June through November. 

Should you buy now or wait next year? Interest rates are predicted to rise📈⁠ Home prices are predicted to appreciate💸⁠ NOW is the time to buy🤝⁠

 

 

Is it a good time to sell? PorchLight Real Estate Group has statistics by neighborhood for the Denver area. We can show you the rate of appreciation, median home price, number of sales, as well as other indicators to illustrate what the market has done in these neighborhoods. 

 

FREE Fall 2019 Homebuyer Guide

Need stats for a specific Denver neighborhood? I'd be happy to compile the neighborhoods you're interested in learning about and email the numbers to you. Accompanying the statistics for each specific neighborhood is a detailed description of the area so you can see if that neighborhood sounds right for you.

 

If you like numbers and think this would be good information for you, let me know which neighborhoods you'd like and I'll gladly send them to you right away.   

 

It's my job to help you and all of my clients make smart housing decisions. The stats are a phenomenal indicator of the market, but they're just the start. I'm happy to share my expertise to tell you the stories behind the numbers.  

 

If you need to discuss the numbers above please don't hesitate to call/text 303.887.0588 or email me at barry@porchlightgroup.com!

 

 

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Denver Aug 2019 Market Stats

 

Seller Guide

Sept. 26, 2019

725 Loveland St, Golden, CO, 80401

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

 

Charming Rustic Home on A Large Lot Close To Downtown Golden & Denver

3  Beds |  1 Baths | $345,000

Charming rustic 1,013 sqft home with wood beams and wood flooring throughout. Buyers will enjoy main floor living, just minutes from Downtown Denver and Downtown Golden.  This charming home is nestled on a large lot with new privacy fence oversized 1 car garage with New roof, New Electric panel. New Concrete Driveway. New front door. New Garage Door,  New Evaporative cooling and new interior 

725 Loveland St HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recent upgrades, new roof, new electrical panel, new concrete driveway, new garage door, new evaporative cooler,  new privacy fence.
  • Energy-efficient Boiler provides comfort heat, low utility bills and the ductless system provide relief for people who suffer from allergies.
  • 10-minute drive to downtown Golden, 12-minute drive to downtown Denver.
  • Light rail less than 2 miles away.

 

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COMING SOON

Nearby Schools

Children in this community typically go to the following schools:

Location

725 Loveland Street

Car-Dependent

Learn more about Golden

 

From I70 and 6th Ave: Take 6th Avenue East. Turn Left (N) onto Indiana St. turn Left (W) onto W 7th Ave. Turn right (N) into Loveland St to Property on Left

Just minutes from Colorado Mills Mall and Golden Light Rail Station and easy access to 6th Avenue and I70. 

 

Amusement & Recreation

 

Pleasant View Neighborhood

The Pleasant View is a No HOA community in Golden, CO. Great location with easy access to I-70, 6th Avenue, light rail, the mountains, and city.

Contact Barry at 303.887.0588 to see this move-in ready house in Golden or other homes for sale in the Denver Metro area.

 

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Sept. 23, 2019

August 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Real Estate Market Statistics

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August 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Stats

 

How's the Boulder real estate market? 

Interest rates remain at near all-time lows heading into the last quarter of 2019. The overall review of the numbers for September 2019 reveals a still very strong market in the 7 Metro Denver Counties. Inventory levels are up. The market has shown some evidence of slowing recently and is slightly more favorable to buyers. 

PorchLight Real Estate Group has statistics by neighborhood for the Boulder and surrounding areas that show the rate of appreciation, median home price, number of sales, as well as other indicators to illustrate what the market has done in these neighborhoods.  See the full update below.

 

 

Need stats for a specific Boulder neighborhood? I'd be happy to compile the neighborhoods you're interested in learning about and email the numbers to you. Accompanying the statistics for each specific neighborhood is a detailed description of the area so you can see if that neighborhood sounds right for you.

 

If you like numbers and think this would be good information for you, let me know which neighborhoods you'd like and I'll gladly send them to you right away.   

 

It's my job to help you and all of my clients make smart housing decisions. The stats are a phenomenal indicator of the market, but they're just the start. I'm happy to share my expertise to tell you the stories behind the numbers.  

 

If you need to discuss the numbers above please don't hesitate to call/text 303.887.0588 or email me at barry@porchlightgroup.com!

 

Sept. 17, 2019

August 2019 Denver Real Estate Market Statistics

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

 

Aug Denver Area Real Estate Market Stats

Fall is coming to the Denver Metro housing market! The latest data shows that compared to July, prices are down and time on market is up, indicating an opportunity for buyers. With higher inventory levels, buyers have more choices. Meanwhile, home prices continue to increase, but at a slower rate. 

For buyers who are concerned with the possibility of a future recession, they should still purchase but make a financially responsible decision-not buying at the top of the market and consider purchasing resale in lieu of new construction which tends to be hit hardest in a recession.

Denver continues to maintain a “slightly less-good seller’s market.”  While the market is not what it was in 2017 or 2018, it’s still historically very favorable for sellers.

 

Highlights for August 2019

 

Inventory went down from July to August by -1.6% with a total of 5,793 homes for sale. Contracts accepted were also down MOM by -3.1% with 3,765 units placed under contract. 

Days on market were up to 29 average days to contract, or 14 median days to contract. Both metrics continue to report at a similar pace as previous years in this cycle. (2013-2018)

Home prices usually peak annually in either May or June, this year the peak was in May and prices began to pull back starting in June and continuing in July and August. The average sold price reported $524,089 which is a decline by -3.0% from the previous month, and up 2.2% YOY. Median sold price was also down -2.6 from July, but up 3.6% over the same month last year to $452,750.

Close to list price ratio steady in August at 99.2%. Original to Sold price ratio down from the last month to 97.6%. Both metrics are likely to decline through the end of the year giving buyers more negotiating power in the back half of 2019.

Flash sales, or units under contract in the first weekend, slowed in August. The number of units under contract in 7 days or less was 36.6%.

41.2% of homes closed in August sold for at or over their asking price.

 

 

 

PorchLight Real Estate Group has statistics by neighborhood for the Denver area. We can show you the rate of appreciation, median home price, number of sales, as well as other indicators to illustrate what the market has done in these neighborhoods. 

 

FREE Fall 2019 Homebuyer Guide

Need stats for a specific Denver neighborhood? I'd be happy to compile the neighborhoods you're interested in learning about and email the numbers to you. Accompanying the statistics for each specific neighborhood is a detailed description of the area so you can see if that neighborhood sounds right for you.

 

If you like numbers and think this would be good information for you, let me know which neighborhoods you'd like and I'll gladly send them to you right away.   

 

It's my job to help you and all of my clients make smart housing decisions. The stats are a phenomenal indicator of the market, but they're just the start. I'm happy to share my expertise to tell you the stories behind the numbers.  

 

If you need to discuss the numbers above please don't hesitate to call/text 303.887.0588 or email me at barry@porchlightgroup.com!

 

 

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Denver July 2019 Market Stats

 

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Sept. 12, 2019

Denver & Boulder Oktoberfest 2019 Events Line Up

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Denver & Boulder Oktoberfest 2019

Put your lederhosen to good use by finding an Oktoberfest happening right in your neighborhood. There will be plenty of German bier (beer), awesome food, wiener dog races, live music, competitions and so much more. Here is the full line-up of Oktoberfests from Elizabeth to Boulder and everywhere in between.

 

 

Did You Know? The first Oktoberfest was a celebration of the marriage between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in 1810. It lasted five days, during which the citizens of Munich were invited to eat and drink to their hearts’ content while listening to live music and watching parades. The party ended with a horse race at the edge of town. Everything was such a success that it became an annual event. 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 28, 2019

July 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Real Estate Market Statistics

Barry Kunselman | 303.887.0588 | Contact Barry

 

July 2019 Boulder & Surrounding Areas Stats

 

How's the Boulder real estate market? PorchLight Real Estate Group has statistics by neighborhood for the Boulder and surrounding areas that show the rate of appreciation, median home price, number of sales, as well as other indicators to illustrate what the market has done in these neighborhoods.  See the full update below.

 

 

Need stats for a specific Boulder neighborhood? I'd be happy to compile the neighborhoods you're interested in learning about and email the numbers to you. Accompanying the statistics for each specific neighborhood is a detailed description of the area so you can see if that neighborhood sounds right for you.

 

If you like numbers and think this would be good information for you, let me know which neighborhoods you'd like and I'll gladly send them to you right away.   

 

It's my job to help you and all of my clients make smart housing decisions. The stats are a phenomenal indicator of the market, but they're just the start. I'm happy to share my expertise to tell you the stories behind the numbers.  

 

If you need to discuss the numbers above please don't hesitate to call/text 303.887.0588 or email me at barry@porchlightgroup.com!