Tuesday, July 08, 2014

As you drive by Highlands Ranch High School at University & Cresthill Lane  you cannot miss the drilling rig with the curtains around it. Here is the story: 

In the 1970s The East Cherry Creek Valley water well was drilled over 40 years ago as part of the Willows Water District. The well has reached the end of its usable life. In order for ECCV to continue to access this important part of its water supply, they must drill a new well. This work is expected to begin on Monday, July 7. 

During certain phases, work will run 24 hours a day. While a sound reduction wall is in place, and nighttime safety lighting will be directed downward as much as possible, some noise and light disturbances may occur. 

An overview of ECCV's water well reconstruction projects can be found atwww.eccv.org/water-well-reconstruction. The District will also be providing regular updates via Facebook and Twitter. Finally, you can sign up for emails about the project’s progress by sending a message to info@eccv.org. Ask to be put on the list for Well WPA-1R. 

Thanks to Adam Smith, a Venneford Point & Friends Resident, for this information.

Pete Doty is A Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985 I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com

Monday, July 07, 2014

Social Networking with ICE CREAM!

ICE CREAM!!!! Socially! at Civic Center Green in Highlands Ranch this Wednesday 6-9. Just behind the Safeway at Broadway and Highlands Ranch Parkway is the annual Ice Cream Social. Come & Enjoy!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

What happened to the Denver Real Estate Market...Denver Realtor Explains

It is a good question, but as best I can tell 3 things:

Buyers are skittish to get into a bidding war, and interest rates got so low for a while, then rose about 1%; not a lot but any excuse not to do something is a good one for a nervous buyer.

Asking prices of homes got a little bit higher than the buyers liked too quickly and buyers have started to feel they were priced out of the market. A normal human response is they are not wanting to embarrass themselves by “low balling” an offer.

This year we have had a season of fires and floods here in Colorado. Some folks are distracted by that news much as I have been! But seriously, I closed a transaction this last week where a supplemental inspection for flood damage had to be done, in the Cherry Creek Area of Denver (no flooding there). It was required by the underwriter at the mortgage company because of the FEMA disaster declaration. In the past there were homes we could not get insurance on because of the fires in the state. This distraction will fade.

What is my upshot on this current market condition? Things have not really changed, and for sellers who want to wait it could be worth the wait. Buyers on the other hand may make their own situation worse by waiting further. They should take advantage of the sellers who have not sold in 30 days like folks did the beginning of this year and the historical interest rates. But everyone tells you it is a great time to buy a home. Finally; sellers need to be honest with themselves about prices, as ultimately that is what will sell a house.

A Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985 I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com

Monday, January 07, 2013

Denver Realtor says "Don't Fall In Love"

If the Denver Real Estate market has you thinking about moving this year, this is a good read and fairly short. I admit I just wrote it up on another site, so take a look at some good advice on what real estate buyers should be doing in Denver in 2013. Sellers might want to take note as well. Take a look at . Pre approval? DON’T FALL IN LOVE? future resale? not like a stock portfolio?…Talk about all things real estate in with Pete Doty, Denver Realtor since 1985 A Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985 I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com

Monday, November 05, 2012

Its my Rookie Season as an by Election Judge – by Pete Doty

This year, for the first time, I have volunteered to be an election judge in Highlands Ranch. Other than voting I have never participated in the process so this is a bit of an adventure for me. I am prepared for a long day…from 5:30 am to 9:30 pm. I cannot go out to lunch, and I cannot turn on a computer or other electronic device while in the polling location (I guess that is like a vacation?). I can read a book (but not on an iPad) during the slow times but it cannot be political in nature as there is no electioneering within 100 feet of the polling place. The hardest thing may be the chairs, typical school folding chairs. So I asked if I could bring my own and was answered that I could. I have an old secretarial chair I will take that is soft(?). I will be working as a electronic poll judge, checking folks in and getting them to the next step in the process. Douglas County provided training for me on the entire process but also specific to my job. It is a very organized and detailed process and the organization is designed so that everyone has the opportunity to vote. There are a huge number of election volunteers here in Highlands Ranch and throughout Douglas County (and the country) who actively participate and make sure the system works as designed. My rookie season hat is off to them…some of who have been active in this non-partisan process for decades as volunteers! I will be at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, so if that is your polling place and you have yet to vote, we should see each other. You can follow my regular blog at www.DenverPropertyLines.com As you know I have been a Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985. I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com

Monday, July 09, 2012

Wildfires to Monsoons

Two weeks ago we were have horrendous and devastating wildfires with over 500 homes lost on the front range. Today downtown Denver has already received 1.2 inches of rain and a highway in the High Park burn area suffered a mudslide. I suspect the 4 day total is close to 3 inches of rain. Flooding in downtown and in the low areas. Be careful. Where to live? On a hill in the grasslands away from the trees. Better to have a mountain view. Rain can soak in and the burnable material is far less. MOST of metro Denver fits these parameters. A Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985 I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com

Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day

If you served, THANK YOU. If you know someone who served, Thank them. If you know someone who lost someone, God Bless them both! Thank you vets. You went so the rest of us did not have to. Thank you John R Doty Jr, Wells B. Doty, Al Blakeslee, Porter Rathburn and all the rest that have touched my life. A Full Time Licensed real estate broker since 1985 I go to work everyday for you & your friends, learning about our home town! It could be Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Littleton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Englewood, Parker, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Franktown, Kiowa, or anywhere in metro Denver Colorado. Talk to me for real estate advice, properties for sale, multiple listing service, all available at www.DenverRelocation.com. Drop me a note to pete@Denverrelocation.com