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In My Neighborhood in Denver County : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 10, 2016
Wedgerly asked:
Does an egress window qualify for any bedrooms in the basement or is one required for each bedroom?
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Sun Jun 26, 2016
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Sat Apr 30, 2016
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Boundary maps for what? Towns? Neighborhoods? Schools? Zip codes? Not sure what you're asking. Are you searching for a home to buy? I wouldn't rely on sites like Trulia or Zillow or any other so called real estate website for that matter. The data here is outdated and often inaccurate. For accurate real estate listing info, your only source should be the local MLS -- which every Realtor has access to.

If you'd like to contact me directly, I'd be happy to help you find what you're looking for!


Sally Grenier
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
303.475.4508 Cell
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Cheryl Weir answered:
The best way to learn about a neighborhood you're interested in is to do your research.

If you like, you can take a trip to your closest library or you can use one of your electronic devices that gives you access to the internet. Start by typing in the name of the neighborhood in a search engine. Simply, read, just to get a general overview. Once you have an idea, write down specifics that are of more interest to you. You may want to go to the neighborhood if possible for you or you can get pictures, maps, etc... from the internet.

For example, a Google Street View tour will help you determine whether a neighborhood looks a little rough or looks a little too clean for your taste. StreetAdvisor is entirely dedicated to neighborhood reviews and information while Foursquare or Yelp can be used for checking out neighborhood details. You will find several more useful sites on the internet.

Use online databases and search to do your research to learn about a neighborhood, initially.

Cheryl Weir
EXIT Bennett Realty
7701 Greenbelt Road
Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Office: 301-459-5040
Fax: 301-459-5044
Cell: 202-779-2647

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Wed Apr 15, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
There's no such thing as average utility costs. How old is the house? How well is it insulated? Are the windows single pane or low-E/Argon filled thermal pane? How new or old is the hating and cooling system? How many people live in the home and what are their lifestyles like? What's the square footage?

Even getting the specific utility information for a specific property is data without context as you do not ever know how the current occupants live. Do they keep the heat set at 65 in the winter and wear sweaters or do they crank it up and walk around in shorts and a t-shirt? A house with 2 adults and 3 teenagers is going to consume more than the same house and two working professionals who are at work all day.

Buyers ask this question regularly, and while it can't hurt to get the specific utility bills for a property you're going to buy, it's still of limited value and may or may not reflect your utility usage. If the amount of the utility bills may be a deciding factor in whether to purchase a home or not, my advice is ratchet down your purchase price.
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Sun Aug 17, 2014
Becky answered:
East Wash Park has easier access to Cherry Creek, Bonnie Brae, and Old South Gaylord. I think I've noticed more 'pride of ownership' (good maintenance) on the East side, as well, which, in addition to larger average square footage of homes and lots, may account for the higher home values. The park itself seems to be the main attraction! ... more
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Sat Aug 2, 2014
Carl Larson answered:
Hello jkzazz,
I specialize in university park and spill into Cory-Merrill and Bonnie brae to the north and o- park to the south, there has been 15 single families that sold north of butch tell in U park in the past 180 days raining in price from 235,000 to 534,0000, with 11 being single story and 4 being mulit-level. I would love to help you by providing a CMA to find the exact value of your home. Let me know if you need help!

Carl Larson
The Bartic Group
(303) 880-8778 - Cell

#1 Keller Williams Real Estate Team in Colorado

Top 1% of Realtor © Teams in The World
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Thu May 8, 2014
Dane Robinson answered:
Absolutely! Try getting them involved with the local rec center. Here is the link to the center's class schedule:
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Mrengaw28 answered:
In fact we just advocated for our son to get into DGS and just found out that he was wait listed after a long road of uprooting ourselves moving to the neighborhood in July to be in the DGS boundary only to find out that it was changing and would no longer be our sons neighborhood school, contacting our DPS BOARD OF EDUCATION and requesting to be grandfathered it to no avail. They said they could do no more than to grant him highest priority choice above siblings and after the choice process and long wait to March I called the school and found that he had been put on the WAITLIST. All this after we were told by Shannon Fitsgerald( choice enrollment coordinator) that it was virtually impossible for him NOT TO GET IN WITH THAT HIGH OF PRIORITY. We are furious b/c we have invested all of our resources including hiring an education consultant, moving, attending and speaking on our behalf at school board meetings etc. To get our son into that school and now he has been waitlisted!

Please help us! We are not sure what the next step will be but we are not willing to give up our fight for our son to attend DGS.

Are there any homes for sale/ rent in the district? I have been trying to look myself and am not having much success understanding where to look to guarantee the we have an address that will get us into DGS!
Thank you,
Megan Wagner
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Robert McGuire answered:

You took the right direction, the Police Department is your answer. Sometimes they can be very responsive and will walk in to a difficult situation where angels fear to tread. I have found through foreclosures and short sales, etc., that banks often tend to be unresponsive when you think they would want to protect their investment. They don't think the way we do or have the same level of concern as you and I who live in the neighborhoods. Sad but true.

Robert McGuire
Your Castle Real Estate
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Thu May 23, 2013
Jennifer Leete answered:
Wow. I'm sorry you feel that way. I've been here 15 years and had no problems with safety. I'm glad you're alive too, but I'm not sure you were here when all the renovation on Lowry occurred. It's really turned the area into a fun, diverse community. ... more
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Wed Nov 28, 2012
Dena Schlutz answered:
I love Michael Cheng's answer and it states everything that I learned in business and economics classes! The only thing, is that I'm not sure we've been down this road before as a country with so much manipulation from the government in the free market. ... more
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Wisdom Real Estate #1 Reviewed! answered:
There is not a clear cut answer for this. Feel free to contact me, and I can look at your specific situation. Depends on the neighborhood, the cost of the garage you are adding, size of the lot (will there be any yard left), size of your house compared to others on the market. ... more
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Wed Sep 19, 2012
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
Gotta love the answers - I'm sorry your agent didn't make it more clear to you when you signed the listing agreement.
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Mon Jun 20, 2011
Monon Eggers answered:
It is a great neighborhood! I lived there for a few years and found it central to a lot! And that was before light rail!
Close to the college, but also a lot of older quiet streets, with people who have been there for years!

So if you want to be close to action, or just live in a quiet peaceful neighborhood, with everything close, it is a good choice!

Monon Eggers
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Fri May 13, 2011
Todd Barker answered:
Hi Amie-That link was helpful to me too! Thanks! As a Broker who works heavily in the adjacent Congress Park Neighborhood, I'm very bullish on the redevelopment efforts there! It's exciting to see another entity has picked up this ball and is running with it. Residents in the area will only see their home equity increase in the years to come, I believe. ... more
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Mon May 17, 2010
Chip Parrish answered:
Richard –

I am not too sure what your question is, but it sounds like a great home.

Belcaro is a really good location, and one of the “hottest 'hoods in town”, according to 5280 Magazine – Where to Live in Denver Now.

If you are looking to sell, or would just like to find out the value of your home, please feel free to contact me directly.


Chip Parrish
Broker / Co-Owner
RE/MAX of Cherry Creek
303.331.4534 direct
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