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The Littleton Colorado Housing Market Is Hot!

The housing market has faced many ups and down over the last decade. While the Colorado housing market was not the hardest hit when the housing market burst the prices dropped and the inventory was high. In recent months many cities in Colorado have seen major improvements in the housing market with spikes in home sales and a huge increase in new home construction. The new positive trends in housing market have created a strong outlook and a huge buyer demand in Colorado cities, such as Littleton.

Littleton, Colorado is a quaint suburb of Denver and a much sought after place to live. The city began after the gold rush when a small farming community evolved into the village of Littleton. In 1890 Littleton was incorporated and became a town. House hunters are eager to find a home in this amazing locale. The recent rise in home values has encouraged homeowners to sell and buyers are pleased with the beautiful but fairly priced homes now available on the market. Homeowners receive a fair price and seller gain a great investment.

The competitive housing market is on fire with homes being sold soon after being put on the market. Home buyers are confident purchasing Littleton CO real estate because they know they are getting a high quality product for a fair price. Now is the perfect time to buy your dream home with low mortgage rates and fair lending terms. Homes sales in Littleton, CO are way up with a large selection of great luxury homes or charming family homes. As the housing market heats up interest rates are still low and loan terms remain fair making home purchases a good investment. If you are looking for an affordable home in a fabulous location then Littleton, Co is the very best place to call your home.

Posted on December 27, 2013 in Littleton Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Denver CO Parade of Lights

Across from Denver’s iconic capitol building, complete with a golden dome (it’s real by the way), stands the  Civic Center and Park. Amid the hustle and bustle of the modern city’s business district and the statuesque Denver real estate of the Captiol Hill neighborhood, the Civic Center has always been the epicenter of Denver culture and government. Dubbed “The Golden Triangle”, the area is bordered by Speer to the west and south, Broadway to the east and Colfax to the north.

Denver CO Parade of Lights

Denver CO Parade of Lights

First proposed in 1893 by then governor Speer as part of the City Beautiful campaign, the Civic Center has seen much change and controversy since its grand opening in 1919.

A gathering place for Denver citizens in good times and bad, the park has been witness to countless festivals and demonstrations. A Taste of Colorado is perhaps the largest festival held annually over the Labor Day weekend.

The most colorful day of the year for this historic enclave of Denver institutions is the lighting ceremony held every December. Officially referenced as The Parade of Lightsthe event is sponsored by 9News and is widely anticipated.  The Denver ceremony announces the beginning of the holiday season. Thousands of Denver residents will head to the park, braving the cold and crowd, to witness the blaze of millions of tiny lights.

This year The Parade of Lights will be on Friday, December 6th and will begin at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 7th at 6 p.m. The route is a 2-mile stretch beginning at the Civic Center. Naturally, admission is free, however you may purchase bandstand seats at www.denverparadeoflights.com.

As with every parade worth its salt, the line up will include marching bands and extravagant floats. Lest we forget, Santa will also be in attendance.

Posted on December 4, 2013 in Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

I’m pre-qualified! Can I buy a new Denver home?

For many Denver home buyers, the difference between a “pre-qualification” and a “pre-approval” can seem vague. Unfortunately, while these are two essential items in the process of purchasing Denver real estate, they each play a significantly separate role while pursuing a home loan. Jesse Sehlmeyer owner/broker of Vintage Homes of Denver, and Scott Mulvany of Cherry Creek Mortgage recently reviewed the individual aspects of each of these critical items.

Posted on December 3, 2013 in Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Take a Walk Through Historic Denver CO

Our name says it all. Vintage Homes of Denver has a passion for historic Denver real estate. Jesse Sehlmeyer, owner and CEO, was born on York Street in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and spent his youth riding bikes in and around Denver‘s oldest neighborhoods. It is this experience that created a lifetime love and interest in Denver‘s past.

Historic Denver is an organization that works tirelessly to preserve architecture, neighborhoods and landscapes that are essential to the preservation of Denver‘s unique past. They have been instrumental in the halted destruction of many important Denver landmarks, most notably perhaps is the famous Molly Brown House Museum.

Story Trek - Historic Denver

Story Trek – Historic Denver

Historic Denver is a non-profit organization that is one of the most successful in the nation.

As new members of Historic Denver, those of us at Vintage Homes of Denver are excited to be a part of the protection of Denver‘s legacy. The charm that so many seek out in neighborhoods like Wash ParkPlatt ParkCapitol HillCongress Park, and the Highlands is directly related to the preserved historical components that Historic Denver works to protect.

Recently, we took advantage of Historic Denver‘s newest program, Denver Story Trek. This is a wonderful addition to their portfolio. At the website, you are able to download audio tours that talk you through many historic areas of Denver. You may choose to walk, drive or bike along with the audio tour. The tours can be heard over the phone, or you are able to download them to an mp3 player, free of charge. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning about Denver‘s colorful past? There is also a feature on the website that allows you to add your own story or trek. So, grab the bike or the leash and explore historic Denver real estate!

Posted on in Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

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