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


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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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New Listing near Wheat Ridge and Golden

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Check out my latest listing on the border of Golden and Wheatridge.  I am very impressed with this 4 bedroom 5 bath home with over 5,000 sq feet and one of a kind finishes.  Everything from the lighting, the kitchen, the storage throughout the house, to the dance studio downstairs is top notch.

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Golden Events in Historic Downtown Golden

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As Spring approaches, it is time to start thinking about attending all the great Golden events and happenings that will be coming up in the next several months through October 2013.  Here is a list of some of the events that Golden will host.   For a more complete list, check with the Golden Chamber of Commerce on Washington Ave in Downtown Golden.

Golden, Colorado Welcomes You


Golden’s First Friday Street Fair, April 5, Friday

Golden Family Easter, March 30th, Saturday

Ladies only Sample Tour (LOST), May 2, Thursday

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair, May 3, Friday

Golden Super Cruise, May 4, Saturday

Golden Farmers Market Opens, June 1, Saturday

Golden First Friday Street Fair, July 5, Friday

Coors Tour Guide & Greeter Education & Appreciation Event, June 13

Golden Farmers Market June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Saturdays in July, Aug till October except July 28

Golden’s Super Cruise, July 6, Saturday

Mopar Street Party, July 18, Friday

Buffalo Bill Days, July 26, 27, 28 Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair, Aug 2, Friday

Golden Super Cruise, Aug 2, Saturday

Golden Fine Arts Festival, Aug 17 & 18, Saturday & Sunday

Chamber Ambassadors Backyard BBQ, Aug 23, Friday

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair, September 6, Friday

Golden Super Cruise, September 7, Saturday

Golden’s First Friday Street Fair, October 5, Saturday

Last Golden Farmers Market, October 5, Saturday

Knock Your Boots Off” Beer Tasting-Chili Cook-Off, October 12, Saturday

Halloween Crazy Days in Historic Downtown Golden, October 31, Thursday


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New Housing Development Planned near Golden, CO by Lennar Homes

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It appears that another housing development will soon be sprouting up near Golden, CO.   With the Wildhorse Subdivision near 93 and 58th ave being a major success, it is no surprise that other developers would want to take advantage of building new homes in this popular area.  With its proximity to downtown Golden (4 miles), as well as open space areas including White Ranch, and North Table Mountain, this new housing development called Table Rock Ridge has the potential to be a huge hit.  The parcel of land just north of 58th ave and 93 was recently rezoned to allow for up to 217 single family homes and contain 30% open space in its 65 acre site.   This new subdivision would also host an extension of the Van Bibber Creek Trail, and keep many of the trees that still line the creek.  Ground has now been broken and they are currently clearing land.  I would assume we will begin to see some models being built in the next month or two along with a sales trailer.  Feel free to contact me for more information, or to seek representation before heading over to check out any homes.  I will stay up to date with the latest information and pricing.



Here is a link to Lennar Homes, the builder for this new subdivision

In the meantime, The Wildhorse Subdivision by Taylor Morrison has a few lots and a few spec homes left.  Now would be the time to get in there to take a look before they are gone.



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Real Estate during the holidays

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Happy Holidays to everyone! I would like to write about real estate during the holidays. Many people think that real estate comes to a halt during the holidays however, that is not the case. There are plenty of buyers during the holiday season looking to buy a home! They would probably like to get in a home right before Christmas so they can put up a tree, but if that is not the case they are still looking and putting contracts on homes. I think if you are a seller it is actually a great time to sell! The house smells good of the all the holiday smells and the competition has lessened because other Golden sellers believe in the slow down and do not put their house on the market until after the holidays. Which makes you as a seller a better option for those buyers who are still in the Golden/Denver market and looking.   The housing market is still increasing and the rates are still low – what a great time to sell and buy a home! If you are looking to sell or buy,  I can assist you with your real estate needs. Please contact us and we will sit down with you to discuss your options…… Happy Holidays – Barb

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Time to Sell

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This Fall is actually a great time to sell! There are very few homes on the market right now and most of them that are price correctly sell very quickly. The interest rate is still extremely good and we do not see it jumping up anytime soon. If  I can assist you in your home buying or selling process please let us know. Putting your home on the market now is also beneficial because a lot of  homeowners take their home off the market or postpone putting it on the market because of the time of year. So putting your home on the market now brings you more buyers looking and not as much competition. Give me a call if you are thinking about putting your home on the market – Barb

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Real estate News

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Last week in the Transcript I was featured as a Golden Realtor. This was a honor for me that they chose me to be featured. They found me off of my web-site a site  I am very proud of because I have  worked hard on my site. If you get a chance to check it out please do so. Let me know what you think. Also if you have the Transcript or Arvada Sentenial laying around from last week go to the real estate section and check the article – thank you – Barb

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Denver Real Estate Market Rebound

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Here are the latest stats for real estate sales in the month of August compared with last year according to Metrolist.  Again we are seeing strong numbers across the board.

9.8% increase in average price of residential homes compared to last year

34.4% decrease in number of days on the market for residential homes compared with last year

9.1% increase in average price of condos sold compared to last year

37.8% decrease in number of days on the market for condos compared with last year


-Barb Ecker

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