Summer Happenings in Golden, CO are Underway

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Life is in full swing here in Golden.  As I write, Mopar is setting up their annual street fair in downtown Golden.  We recently had our second First Friday of the Summer, and the farmers markets are in full swing.  The Buffalo Bill’s Days Festival is right around the corner as well which will offer activities, parades, bands, food and much more.  Here are a few shots from our First Friday Celebrations, and our Farmers Market.  We continue to see good activity in the housing market all over Denver.  Listings are sparse in Golden currently, but we are having success helping our buyers find homes here locally, as well as in other parts of Denver including Littleton, Arvada, Highlands Ranch and more.

 

 

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Golden Listings

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The Golden housing market is HOT right now and has been for quite a while. Listings are going for full price and most are being sold over asking price. It is a very frustrating market for all parties. Buyers get discouraged, agents have to be on-call at all times (which is impossible to do) and the sellers are very distraught with so many decisions to make. It is  a crazy time to buy and a fantastic time to sell your home – If  I can assist you in any way please do not hesitate to contact us – Barb Ecker

Summer Events in Golden, CO

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Summer is almost here.  Finally the weather is turning warm, and its time to play!  Golden has so many great things going on this summer.  Here is a quick rundown of events in Golden.  I will also attach some links below for more detailed information as well.

 

Golden has so many great things going on this summer

 

June

June 1   Second Annual Mesa Run at Fairmount Park

June 1   Check out the “Made in Golden” display at the Golden History Museum (11-4pm throughout June)

June 1   Golden Super Cruise Car Show

June 5   Group runs at Runners High on Ruby Road in Golden (6-7 pm)

June 6   First Fridays begin at 5 pm. (Food, Drink and Fun in downtown Golden)

June 7   Golden Farmers Market Begins  (8-1 pm)

June 9   Hands on  Summer Camp at the History Center (10-4 pm)

June 12 Group Runs at Runner High from (6-7 pm)

June 13 Golden Music Festival at Clear Creek History Park June 13-15 (all day)

June 13 Ride the Rockies finishes in Golden (all day)

June 14 Golden Farmers Market (8-1pm)

June 19 Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7pm)

June 21 Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

June 21 Wild West Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum (9-5 pm)

June 24 Golden Cruise Popeye Theme

June 26 Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

June 26 Golden Earth Days workshop at Jefferson Unitarian Church (7-9 pm)

June 27 Second Annual Backyard Benefit at the American Mountaineering Center (5:30-9:00 pm)

June 28 Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

June 29 Grand Fondo Bike Race at Parfet Park (8 am-7 pm)

 

July

July 3   Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

July 4   First Friday’s Washington Ave (Food, Drink, and Fun in downtown Golden) (5 pm)

July 5   Golden Farmer’s Market (8-1 pm)

July 6   Golden Super Cruise Car Show

July 10 Group Runs at Runners High (6-7 pm)

July 12 Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

July 17 Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

July 19 Golden Farmer’s Market (8-1 pm)

July 23-25 Rise on the Road Youth Neighborhood Rehab Project (Call Jeff Fox for more info)

July 23-27 Buffalo Bill Days Celebration:  Food, Parades, and Fun for all ages

July 24 Group Runs at Runners High (6-7 pm)

July 24 Golden Earth Days Workshop at Jefferson Unitarian Church (7-9 pm)

July 31 Group Runs at Runners High (6-7 pm)

 

Aug

Aug 1   First Friday’s Washington Ave (Food, Drink, and Fun in downtown Golden) (5 pm)

Aug 2   Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

Aug 3   Golden Super Cruise Car Show

Aug 7   Group Runs at Runners High (6-7 pm)

Aug 9   Golden Farmer’s Market (8-1pm)

Aug 14 Group Runs at Runners High (6-7 pm)

Aug 16 Golden Farmer’s Market (8-1 pm)

Aug 21 Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

Aug 23 Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

Aug 24 Final Stage of Us Pro Challenge comes through downtown Golden

Aug 28 Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

Aug 30 Golden Farmers Market (8-1 pm)

 

Sept 

Sept 4  Group Runs at Runner’s High (6-7 pm)

Sept 5  First Friday’s Washington Ave (Food, Drink, and Fun in downtown Golden) (5 pm)

Sept 6  Golden Farmer’s Market (8-1 pm)

 

 

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Industry Update

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Home Price Index on the Rise

The Case Shiller Home Price Index for December came in up 13.4% year over yearThe Case Shiller Home Price Index for December came in up 13.4% year over year. This was a strong report, but we do have to remember that the data is a bit dated because this report tracks closed transactions for December, which was ahead of some of the cold weather issues that have occurred in January and February. Before taking seasonal adjustments into account, the 20-city index was down 0.1% month over month for the second straight month. After seasonal adjustments, the report was up 0.8%. Robert Shiller was interviewed on CNBC following the release and said that he felt now was a good time to buy a home. He cited that supply is down, affordability is still good, rates are still low, and that he still expects appreciation this year, albeit slower appreciation.
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Industry Update

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Home Price Index on the Rise
The Case Shiller Home Price Index for December came in up 13.4% year over year. This was a strong report, but we do have to remember that the data is a bit dated because this report tracks closed transactions for December, which was ahead of some of the cold weather issues that have occurred in January and February. Before taking seasonal adjustments into account, the 20-city index was down 0.1% month over month for the second straight month. After seasonal adjustments, the report was up 0.8%. Robert Shiller was interviewed on CNBC following the release and said that he felt now was a good time to buy a home. He cited that supply is down, affordability is still good, rates are still low, and that he still expects appreciation this year, albeit slower appreciation.

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I (Barb) also just got back from St Maarten and visited the Century 21 office over there – they are doing good and business is steady for them! It is great to see Century21 international offices and that they are doing well!

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Downsizing-The need for Ranch Townhouses and Patio Homes

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Every week we have clients come into our office looking to move out of a larger home into a smaller townhome or patio home

Every week we have clients come into our office looking to move out of a larger home into a smaller town home or patio home.  This is a national trend that could continue for some  time.  The big challenge with these buyers is there is a real lack of ranch townhouses and patio homes in the Denver area.  We currently have clients who have waited over a year for a ranch townhouse or patio home to become available.  The good news is that several builders in the area have begun to build more patio  home options that will allow buyers to find more options.   Several builders including KB Homes and Ryland Homes are in the process of building patio  style  ranch homes to reach this growing need.  Feel free to contact us for more info on these build areas.  For more information on national trends, see the link below.   720-363-7050  barbcentury21@gmail.com

http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2014/01/13/boomers-demand-shifts-change-real-estate?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DailyRealEstateNews+%28Daily+Real+Estate+News%29

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Christmas Events in Golden, Colorado

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If you have been around Golden during the Holidays,  there are many exciting events for families!                             

Once again, Christmas season is just around the corner.  If you have been around Golden during the Holidays,  there are many exciting events for families!  The Christmas  candlelight walk is one of the highlights of the year for Golden families.

folks gather at the southern end of Washington Ave and walk down with candles lit singing their favorite Christmas Carols.

This year Golden’s Candlelight Walk will take place on December 6th at 6:30 pm, followed by the Christmas Tree lighting in downtown Golden.  The night starts with free pictures with Santa at the Foothills Art Center start at 5 pm along with free hot Cocoa.  The walk with start promptly at 6:30.  This walk has been a tradition in Golden for many years, where folks gather at the southern end of Washington Ave and walk down with candles lit singing their favorite Christmas Carols.

At the end of the walk, folks gather around the Christmas tree for the lighting

At the end of the walk, folks gather around the Christmas tree for the lighting.  Several of the trees along clear creek will also light up, and many folks with then walk along Clear Creek and enjoy the lights hanging high from numerous trees along the creek.

There are several other events during the Christmas season

 

There are several other events during the Christmas season that we will mention below.  You can also go to visitgolden.com or The Golden Chamber of Commerce.for more information.

Winterfest Concert presented by the Colorado School of Mines–Nov 22 7 pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides–Starting December 1st, again on Dec 15th and Dec 22nd  12-4 pm

Old Golden Christmas Parade & Activities–Starting December 7th, and again on Dec 14th, and 21st.

Breakfast with Santa at the Buffalo Rose Event Center  Dec 14th 9-11 am

Barb Ecker

 

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Trick or Treat on Halloween in Downtown Golden

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Hello all, just wanted to update you on a great event in Downtown Golden this Thursday night, starting at 3 pm.  Most of the businesses on Washington Avenue will keep their doors open and pass out candy to lots of Children from all over the Denver Metro area from 3-6 pm.  This event attracts thousands of kids, so be sure to be patient with parking  This is a great, safe and family friendly opportunity to let your kids score lots of candy!  Enjoy and be safe!

Most of the businesses on Washington Avenue will keep their doors open and pass out candy to lots of Children

Barb

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Events in Downtown Golden Colorado this Summer

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Summer is a great time to get down to Golden Colorado for food and festivalsSummer is a great time to get down to Golden Colorado for swimming in clear creekAt our office in downtown Golden, we have people walk in from all over the country who just marvel  at all that Golden has to offer.  There are several events to keep an eye on as the summer continues on.Summer is a great time to get down to Golden Colorado for food, fun, swimming in clear creek, attending festivals, going for a run or a  hike, a brewery tour or to just take in the small town atmosphere.  At our office in downtown Golden, we have people walk in from all over the country who just marvel  at all that Golden has to offer.  There are several events to keep an eye on as the summer continues on.  Though the Golden Fireworks Display has just been cancelled due to fire danger, but there are still plenty of events going on in Golden this summer.  For more information everything going on in Golden, see the links below for more information.

Here are a few of the latest events:

July 4th Celebrations:  All along Clear Creek there will be booths and activities to celebrate the 4th.  Come down, picnic and check it out

July 5th   Golden’s First Friday Celebrations:  Food, fun, games, music, beer, carriage rides etc in downtown Golden

July 27-28  Buffalo Bill Days:  A huge Celebration in downtown Golden with parades, food, music, and lots of fun celebrating Buffalo Bill and all Golden has to offer!

Fridays in August   Movies and Music in the Park:  Music followed by a movie at Lions Park in Golden

Aug 17-18  Golden Fine Arts Festival:  Art for sale, food, music, carriage rides and a great time on 11th street next to the Golden History Park.

For a more detailed list of events click here

Things to Do in Golden

Golden Chamber of Commerce

City of Golden

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How is the Denver Real Estate Market?

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We are continuing to see strong sales for homes in the Denver Real Estate market.  This week the median sales price for homes in Denver, CO in is $270,000, with an average of 64 days on the market.  Yet, in most cases if a home is priced competitively and it is in good shape, homes are falling under contract in a matter of days.  The current active inventory is at 6,738 single family homes, down from 8,705 homes a year ago, but the number of sold homes this year is at 16,537 as of May 31, which is a 21% increase over a year ago.  Basically, there is more demand and less inventory, which has led to more competition between buyers.  The average price of homes has gone up over 11% this year so far, and the average price of condos is up 13% so far this year.

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