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New Construction Attached Single Family Home Sells in The Highlands

Aside from specializing in the sale and purchase of Vintage/Historic homes in the Denver Metro Area, Vintage Homes of Denver also assists in the site selection and sale of  New high-end Residential Construction projects in Denver.   We were recently part of an attached single family construction project in The Highland’s neighborhood at 3536 Tennyson St.

This home was a new attached Single Family Duplex completed  in Spring of 2014.  The Mountain Contemporary Home built by renowned and trusted Cline Design Group, featured over 3300 finished square feet with 3 floors of living space and a beautiful roof top deck with fire pit.

The details and custom finishes in this home did not disappoint.  The main floor with its open and airy floor plan featured hardwood floors, fireplace, and custom kitchen with Viking appliances.  The second floor featured two master bedrooms with laundry, and the third floor featured a flex space which could be used as party room, office space, or retreat that opened up to the third floor deck (great for watching the Colorado sunsets).  The large family room located on the lower level was great for fun and games.  A private guest suite was also located on this level.

The shaded back patio provided a perfect place to entertain family and friends in the summer. A quick walk allowed access to all the amenities the Highlands has to offer.  Restaurants, grocery and boutiques are a short walk on Tennyson St., and another historic shopping district, Highlands Square, located at 32nd and Lowell provides more shops restaurants and street fairs.  Beautiful Sloan’s Lake and park is a quick jog or bike ride away.

This property provided all the custom and modern finishes with quick access to the many amenities of the Highland’s Neighborhood.   Please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver  at 303- 564-2245, if you would like more information on Vintage Homes or New Construction Projects in the Denver Metro Area.  Please watch our YouTube video of 3536 Tennyson St.



Posted on May 29, 2014 in Denver Area Real Estate, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Real Estate Investing – The Ins And Outs For You To Know

Investing in real estate is different than other forms of investing. You need to understand the particulars of this venture. A few basics are covered in this article. The information you find in this article should help you feel better about real estate investing. Being knowledgeable is like money in the bank.

After you decide to start your real estate investing career, establish an LLC. This helps protect your investments. On top of that, the business dealings can quality for tax credits.

Always educate yourself when it comes to real estate before making your first investment. There are many tips and strategies you must learn. Seek out books, DVDs, and other sources of information so that you’re in a good place before you get started.

Decide which type of investing you will focus on with real estate before you begin. It may be that flipping real estate is the best fit for you. Others prefer building a property from scratch. Each project is different, so be sure you are ready for what you choose.

You should choose the type of investments you will make before purchasing your first property. Maybe you want to flip real estate. Or, you might prefer to build from scratch. Each one requires different skills, so understand your capabilities.

Understand that reputation is one of the most important aspects that you will deal with when venturing into this business. This is why you should stick with your word while being sure you don’t tell potential clients lies. This affords you credibility with the area and ensures loyalty from clients.

Know that reputation is important will help you in the real estate investing world. You want to keep your word, and you don’t ever want to tell a lie to a client. This will ensure you maintain a reputation for having integrity, which will serve you well over your investment career.

Find people with similar minds and learn things from them. Many people are interested in investing in real estate. A lot of groups make this their main goal. And besides groups within your city, there are plenty of forums online devoted to investing in real estate. Speak with people that are interested in this topic.

The price you pay for a house is just the beginning. You’ve got legal fees, closing costs, staging costs and a lot more that can affect your bottom line. When working out your margins be sure to think of all of these costs and add them into your line item list.

Location is a vital aspect of real estate investing. There are other important aspects to be aware of, but those are physical and can be altered or upgraded at any time. It’s not smart to invest in depreciating areas. Know the area where you’re buying property.

When you want to get an investment property, you have to be sure that the rent you’re collecting will cover most of the mortgage payment you pay monthly. By doing this, you will be starting on the right track. Few things are worse than needing to pay your own money to cover the mortgage, because the payment you receive from your renters isn’t enough.

Join groups aimed at investors and follow industry blogs. This will provide you with valuable insight that will help you to formulate your own strategies. You could even speak with these individuals one-on-one.

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If you are looking into rental property, make sure that the monthly note will be covered by the rent that it will bring in. This can help you get on the right foot. The worst thing that can happen to you is your need to dip into your cash reserves to pay your mortgage because you do not have enough tenant income coming in to cover it.

As you can probably tell, real estate does not have to be a source of confusion. So, take what you have learned here and get started in real estate today. Now that you’ve got good information, real estate should seem simpler to you. Get started today!

Do not purchase properties in poor areas. There’s a reason that property is cheap, and you don’t want to be the sucker who finds out why! Invest in something more desirable to ensure that you will get a good return.

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Posted on May 27, 2014 in Our Blog, by High Elevation

Vintage Homes of Denver Sells Beautiful Old Town Littleton Historic Denver Square

This Old Town Littleton, Historic Denver Square located at 5634 S. Prescott St. has been beautifully preserved and restored.  It was built in 1910 by the Valore Family who have spanned over three generations in the Hardware Business in Littleton, CO.

The home offers welcoming curb appeal with big trees and enclosed front porch, which can be enjoyed year round.  When you walk into the home, an open floor plan, lots of natural light, and a stunning wood stair case welcome you.  The main floor boasts all hardwood floors, living room with fireplace and built ins, dining room, and a Chef’s Dream of a kitchen with gas range, high-end stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops.

The second floor offers a well flowing floor plan with Master Suite and two additional bedrooms and a full period bath.  The third floor offers a beautiful custom stair case leading to a unique flex space for an office, kids play room, or artist retreat.

The basement offers generous space for a family/rec. room and has access to the outside.  The back yard offers a good size yard and a new custom built brick 2 car garage.

Enjoy a short walk into Downtown Littleton and enjoy restaurants such as Merle’s of Littleton, Old Town Tavern, Kate’s Wine Bar, JaJa Bistro and the Chocolate Therapist, OR enjoy wandering through many of the charming boutique’s, galleries and antique stores.

This home was a pleasure to list and sell, as much attention and care went into the preservation and remodel of this home.  Please watch our YouTube video of this property and contact Jesse Sehlmeyer of Vintage Homes of Denver at 303-564-2245 to assist with your real estate needs.


Vintage Homes of Denver Sells Beautiful Highlands Remodel

Vintage Homes of Denver enjoyed seeing the transformation and remodel of this Highland’s property at 3106 Perry St.  It went from a run down, as-is property to a beautifully restored 1910 Bungalow.  It is the perfect combination of preserved character with attention to detail and modern updates.
















This house featured a restored front porch, all new landscaping, in-ground sprinkler system, large deck, new re-decked roof, and full brick and paint restoration. The interior featured an open floor plan, restored hardwood floors, doors, and trim work. The modern design of the bathrooms and kitchen featured carrara marble countertops, euro cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and designer fixtures throughout.

Both the main floor and basement bathrooms were completely new and had custom tile and amenities. The home had new insulation, wiring, plumbing including sewer line, new furnace, and a new hot water heater installed.

The basement was professionally finished with a lowered floor and high ceilings. All walls in the basement were brand new creating a bedroom, bathroom, and a loft style living space. The plaster was a smooth coat finish and period correct.

The private back yard and restored front porch make for great entertaining spaces.  A quick walk to the restaurants and shops on 32nd Ave. make it easy to take advantage of all The Highlands has to offer.  This is a project we were proud to be a part of.  Please watch our YouTube video on this property.

Some of the few Hot Spots in Highlands include: Trattoria Stella, Mead St. Station, bang!, Happy Cakes Bakeshop, and Pinche Tacos.  This is a neighborhood that has come along way and is thriving.  For more information about listings available in the Highlands or surrounding Metro Denver Neighborhoods, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.




Posted on May 24, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Highland Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Vintage Homes of Denver wishes you a Happy Memorial Day!

Vintage Homes of Denver hopes you and your family enjoy the upcoming Memorial Day weekend!  Memorial Day seems to unofficially kick-off the beginning of summer with a three day weekend, the opening of swimming pools, and sunnier weather.  Now is the time that people are coming out of hibernation and looking for fun, outdoor activities to reconnect with neighbors and friends.  If you are looking for ideas on how to spend your Memorial day weekend please enjoy the list and links below:

35th Annual Gaylord Street Fair – Sunday, May 25th through Monday, May 26th

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16th Annual Downtown Denver Arts Festival – Friday, May 23rd through Sunday, May 25th









Denver Day Of Rock – Friday, May 23rd through Saturday May 24th








Denver Memorial Day Parade – Saturday, May 24th at 10:00 a.m.

The Denver Parade honoring those who have given their lives to serve and protect our country will be held near Civic Center Park  at 14th and Court.  It will be followed by the Veterans Memorial Day Tribute at the Veterans Monument.


The First Annual Denver Flea – Saturday, May 24th @ 2 p.m., City Park

A celebration of Colorado made food, beer and goods from local artisans.  Come find unique gifts or that perfect vintage piece to complete your home.













Artstir Denver – Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th – Denver Pavillions

An art market exclusively showcasing Colorado Creatives designed to stir up the artist within all of us with a spirited blend of Colorado art, music, and fashion.









Denver Elitch Gardens and Water World also open this weekend. Enjoy cool fun in the Sun!  Make it a splash!

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  If you would like more neighborhood information or have questions about buying or selling a home, please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer, 303-564-2245.

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Newer Platt Park Detached Single Family Home Sells

Have you noticed that newer construction homes in the Platt Park Neighborhood are usually duplexes with small yards?  Vintage Homes of Denver recently sold a newer construction, detached single family home at 2175 S. Emerson St. that featured a nice sized back yard, 2 stories with an unfinished basement, 3 good sized bedrooms – one of which was a master suite, and 3 bathrooms under $600,000.

This home, in perfect condition, featured an open floor plan with great natural light, and a custom kitchen with custom built cabinets and beautiful granite countertops.  This space would be great for entertaining family and friends year round.

A front room, allowing for flexible space, could be used as a dining room, office space or sitting room.  The second floor featured nice sized bedrooms and a master suite complete with master bath finished with custom tile and fixtures.

The basements smart layout enabled easy finishing, allowing the new buyers to create the space just the way they’d like it.

A covered front porch and back patio, along with mature landscaping and good sized yard, created great spaces to enjoy summer afternoons.

This home, conveniently located in the Platt Park neighborhood, is within walking distance to the Old South Pearl Street shops, restaurants and Summer Farmer’s Market.  It is also walking or jogging distance to Harvard Gulch Park and 9-hole, par 3 golf course, or the beautiful and popular Washington Park.

Platt Park is a great neighborhood to live in with its high walk score, fabulous amenities, gorgeous parks, big trees, historic homes and schools that consistently improve each year.

Please watch our YouTube video of this property, and let us know if we can help you find your ideal home. Contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.




Posted on May 21, 2014 in Our Blog, Real Estate News, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Vintage Homes of Denver sold City Park Victorian – 2345 Gilpin St.

Vintage Homes of Denver recently sold this beautifully updated Queen Anne Victorian in the City Park neighborhood. Built in 1890, this home maintained most of its original details – trim, casings, high ceilings, period woodwork and original dining room cabinetry, while boasting an updated kitchen with new stainless steel Monogram GE Appliances and new custom countertops.

Many modern amenities were added such as central A/C, a new high efficiency furnace, large fully landscaped lot with private backyard deck, a detached oversized 2 car garage wired with 220, a new roof on the house and garage and remodeled bathrooms.  This home also featured a large dining room, living room with custom bookshelves and gas fireplace, spacious entry foyer and staircase, hardwood floors throughout, window seats with storage, and three good sized bedrooms on the upper level with a master walk in closetThis home was the perfect blend between historically preserved details and modern upgrades.  The location of this home is only 5 blocks to the 17th Ave. Restaurant Row, walking distance to the new Whittier Pub, 6 Blocks to beautiful City Park , and City Park Golf Course .  The City Park neighborhood is well established with big trees and many beautiful historic homes.  It is close to Downtown Denver and other attractions such as The Denver Zoo, and Museum of Nature and Science.

Please watch our YouTube Video of this property.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home, we would be happy to discuss your needs.  Please contact Jesse Sehlmeyer at 303-564-2245.



Posted on May 19, 2014 in Denver Area Real Estate, Denver Colorado Vintage Homes for sale, Our Blog, by Jesse Sehlmeyer

Green Energy Information You Need To Know!

In modern times, the daily implementation of green energy practices is on the rise. What, exactly, constitutes green power? Simply said, it’s energy that’s renewable and has a positive impact on the environment. Green energy savings can be made in all homes and this article is here to show you how.

Lower the heating costs of your water, hot tubs and pools by changing over to a heating system that is run by solar power. This is also a very efficient way to heat water and keep it at the proper temperature. While many of these upgrades have high up-front costs, they may qualify for tax credits or other rebates.

Just start using less energy every day. Unplug appliances when you’re not using them. Always turn off the television and lights when you are not using them. This is a simple tip that can help you save money, too.

Cut down on air conditioning by wearing natural fibers in the summer. Fabrics, such as cotton, draw moisture naturally from the skin, making it cooler. Wear lighter colors, as warmer colors make you feel warmer and more likely to put on artificial cold air.

Replace and clean furnace filters yearly, and check them monthly. Also, put filters on vents that dispense warm air. This can prevent anything from getting caught in the ducts.

When not being used, turn things off. Upon leaving a particular room, remember to turn of the lights, television, computer or even the entertainment center. Use a power strip for your home electronics, and turn it off when you aren’t using the equipment. If something is left in standby mode, it is still wasting power.

Don’t run the dishwasher unless it’s full in order to save energy and money. A lot of energy is wasted when only a few dishes are washed at a time. You may be shocked to learn the number of dishes that can be loaded into a dishwasher. Make sure you take time to place the dishes in properly so as to maximize the space available.

Take advantage of solar energy to heat your home’s water without breaking the bank. Look into hot water systems that run by solar power. There are systems available that circulate the heat both directly and indirectly. You’re better off with an indirect system if you are worried about pipes freezing during the winter.

It is important that if you take advantage of a dishwasher, that you only use it when you have a full load. The dishwasher cycle uses the same amounts of water and energy, whether it is full or not. When you run the dishwasher, see to it that you are using its energy-saving setting; that will allow the dishes to dry using air.

When you install a solar energy system, place the batteries close to the cells. This avoids power loss in the cable. It also lowers the possibility of shading the cable cells and lessening their output capacity.

If you love green energy and green living, consider using electric heaters less during the winter months. Dress more warmly when around the house. Wear slippers and a heavy top, and light up your fireplace or pellet stove for increased warmth at low cost. This is good for your health as well as your electric bill. Breathing cooler air at night helps keep your respiratory system healthy; you’ll avoid drying out your airways.

If you have storm windows and doors in your home it helps control air flow. This will reduce drafts, make your home more comfortable, and reduce your energy usage. Storm doors and windows can increase a home’s energy efficiency by up to 45%, which can have great impacts on utility bills.

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If green energy is a concept which you embrace, minimize the use of electrical heaters during the winter months. Instead, start wearing warmer clothing indoors and use a pellet stove or fireplace to keep main living areas heated. This is good for your health as well as your electric bill. Breathing cooler air at night helps keep your respiratory system healthy; you’ll avoid drying out your airways.

It goes without saying that green energy is the trend right now. Green energy can be roughly divided into two categories: technology that reduces consumption of traditional energy sources and alternative energy sources. By utilizing the advice that has been provided to you here, you can also join the growing numbers of people who embrace the green energy lifestyle.

A solar oven is a fun and effective way to reduce your energy needs for cooking. A solar oven is very easy to make. All you need is a window, a piece of foil and a sturdy box. They don’t use any outside energy and can get up to 300 degrees.

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Posted on May 13, 2014 in Our Blog, by High Elevation

What Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

With any business venture, the true power lies in knowledge. Real estate investing can reap great returns, but not if you buy the wrong properties. Read on to learn some great advice about getting started in real estate.

You need to decide the type of real estate you want to invest in prior to beginning your adventure. Maybe you want to flip real estate. Perhaps, you find out you like those renovation projects instead where you have to develop certain ideas from scratch. Each type requires a different commitment when it comes to work, so knowing what you want is key to honing your skills.

As with any investment, you should do research, analyze the risks and invest wisely. Review 50 – 100 properties in a given area, and use a spreadsheet to document the info. Include current asking price, how much it will take to make repairs, and how much it can get in rent. This will allow you to pick out great deals instead of ones that are bad.

Be sure that you spend a long while dealing with the business and also learning about how it works. As a result, it might be necessary to give up a few of life’s “luxuries.” To become a success, you may need to cut out golf games or long vacations.

Get to know the local property values. Rent can vary greatly from one neighborhood to another. When you get an idea of the local conditions, your decisions will be better informed.

Two guidelines must be considered prior to investing in commercial properties. First, don’t overpay for the earth. Next you never want to pay more than it is worth. Consider every aspect of the property’s value. You must settle on good findings for these numbers in order for you to make the decision to buy.

When contemplating your overall strategy, remember that your costs encompass more than just the purchase price. You also need to factor in costs for closing, staging and legal matters. Include all costs when calculating your margins.

Property values go up and down; don’t make the assumption that it will go up only. This isn’t good to think about for any property out there because this assumption is pretty dangerous. Instead, you should look for property that offers quick cash flow boosts. If the property value increases, that will be an added benefit.

There are to essential rules to making an investment in an industrial or retail property. First, avoid overpaying for the land. Do not pay too much for the business itself. Think seriously about the “as is” value of the property and what rental income could be ascertained. You will need to have both numbers working for your particular situation.

When checking investment properties, ensure the rent collected covers all or nearly all of the mortgage payments you have every month. This can help you get on the right foot. It’s really a problem if you need to dig into your own money for monthly rent since the payments won’t cover it.

Do not assume that real estate will always go up. Such a belief is hazardous no matter the market or parcel involved. To be safe, invest in a home that can quickly be flipped. The goal is to generate profit from the properties that you purchase.

If you buy a rental property, it is vital that you wisely choose your tenants. The prospective tenant should have enough funds to pay a deposit plus the rent for the first month. If they can’t manage to gather enough money, there is a high chance that they will end up falling behind on their monthly rent as well. So, the best idea is to rent to someone else.

You have started on the right foot by doing research upfront to better understand the world of investing. You always want to make sure that you are investing in properties that will be successful to your goals. Take it one step at a time and always think about each move you will make to ensure success.

When you are thinking about buying real estate, consider hiring property managers that know how to screen tenants. Since the rent they pay will pay your mortgage, you need to make sure they have good credit and habits. You might lose money if you do not do this.

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Pros And Cons Of Choosing A Green Energy Provider

Most people don’t think about the impact their daily appliance use has on the environment. All of these items impact the environment. You can contribute to the environment by taking advantage of the various green energy techniques available for your home. Get some ideas for going green by reading the tips below.

You can make a difference and save energy simply by taking steps to use less energy every day. Unplug alliances when they are not being used. Turn off lights, television sets and other small appliances when you are done using them. This is a simple tip that can help you save money, too.

Reduce your energy consumption by unplugging anything that is not in use, especially battery chargers. Chargers used for cell phones, laptops, mp3 players and other electronic devices use power when they’re plugged in, even if they aren’t charging your device.

You can conserve energy by shading your windows from sunlight. Another option is installing darkening shades. When you use these two things in tandem, you will find your heating and cooling bills will plummet. By blocking the sun’s rays, you will save energy and money.

Do you or your family own a farm? If you have a farm or know the owner of a farm, you may be able to rent some land to a utility company for installing a wind turbine. The energy generated can benefit your entire area without taking up much room.

Solar panels can be easily installed on your home and are used to collect energy from the sun for use in your home. There are several things that should be considered prior to installing solar panels. Think about the amount of sunlight that hits your house on an average day. If your house is usually in the shade, solar panels will provide limited additional power.

If you use heating fuel, ask a professional if you can convert your system to bio-diesel fuel system. Some systems do not need any modifications in order to use biodiesels. Biodiesel burns cleaner and more efficiently than conventional petroleum, reducing your home’s environmental impact during the winter.

Conserve energy by unplugging chargers when you aren’t using them. Chargers for your electronics, such as an iPod or cell phone, are always using electricity, even when they’re not in use, so unplug them when you can.

When you calculate the solar panel needs of your home, figure out the hours of sun you get in the winter. This way, you aren’t beyond your capacity in the winter, and you have plenty of excess power in the summer. If your plan is contingent on net usage, you will even get money back from your utility company because of the excess energy you are creating!

Take advantage of any federal or local rebates that you may be entitled to receive. There are times when your utility company can offer discounts and rebates for your upgrade costs. The federal government offers tax write-offs and other credits in return for your changes. These tax savings can reduce the net cost of installing alternative energy technology considerably.

If you are a fan of green living and green energy, try using your electric heaters as little as possible during the winter. Buy more warm clothing and use a fireplace to add heat to your home. This is good for your health as well as your electric bill. Breathing cooler air at night helps keep your respiratory system healthy; you’ll avoid drying out your airways.

Before you decide on large energy-saving projects for your home, get a professional evaluation of your existing appliances, windows and insulation and your heating and cooling systems. They can tell you if your appliances are running efficiently, and if there are changes you can make. They may also be able to offer estimates as to what it would cost to replace or upgrade your existing systems.

It’s possible you haven’t given your home’s environmental impact a lot of thought. It is possible for you to begin changing this, however, due to the fact that you have gained more knowledge about green energy. Use the ideas that work for you, both small and large, and you’ll help to make the planet environmentally safe for generations to come.

Whenever possible, keep the heat in your home turned down. Put on a sweater and sweatpants when it’s cold. When you keep the heat unnecessarily high you use far more energy than you need to–and that is expensive!

This article outlined some major aspects of Denver Featured Homes for sale . You should use the tips you just read in this article and put together a solid strategy. Don’t let your knowledge end there, though. Keep researching Denver Featured Homes for sale .

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