I was previewing a Wheat Ridge house for a client last week, and boy was it a wreck. (BTW - that's Wheat Ridge, Colorado, a town between Denver and Boulder.)
Not too bad on the inside, actually. Had rounded doorways and the recessed ceiling popular in the 1940s.
But the outside had been completely neglected for a long, long time. I'd say this was one of the most neglected homes I've seen (except for that one missing a large chunk of the front room ceilng, all the way through to the sky).
The yard was trashed too. Still, as I came around the last corner, I saw this one lovely iris, blooming courageously amongst the weeds and trash that constituted the yard of this house. It always amazes me - to find a bright spot of beauty in the midst of chaos.
"Bloom Where You're Planted!"
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I write posts on real estate issues and local events in the Denver metro area, especially those *communities between Denver and Boulder, as a public service. My hope is to give people an idea of the 'flavor' of our community, in case they're new or moving to the Denver area.
I am a residential real estate agent, happily helping folks buy a house or sell a house in the beautiful and friendly *suburbs northwest of Denver.
*Arvada, Broomfield, Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, Westminster; also Thornton, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Northglen, Lakewood
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