Home Buying

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By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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It’s a holiday and it’s snowing, so what do Ken-Caryl families do?  They head to the sledding hill for some grins as they race down the hill and groans as they walk back up.Snow creates a winter wonderland in the Ken-Caryl neighborhoods. To see the variety of homes available in Ken-Caryl, click h...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Drive into any of the Ken-Caryl neighborhoods and you’ll notice parks, open space and natural features.The neighborhoods were designed around the contours of the land and no grids exist!  Instead, you’ll appreciate roads that wind their way through the environs and welcome you to unique enclaves....

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Kids who are in 5th – 8th grades can sign up for an 8-week course with professional artist Patrick Maxcy.Classes start Thursday, Feb. 2, and run through Thursday, March 23.  Classes will be held at The Ranch House from 5:30 pm – 7 pm.Learn more about the class and register by Jan. 30.Offer your f...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Preschool programs are being offered at both the Ken-Caryl Ranch House and Ken-Caryl Community Center for the 2017-2018 school year.Half- and full-day options are available, as well as an extended-care program at the Community Center.The Ken-Caryl Ranch website describes the programs as being a m...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group)
Comments 93
 This is in no way a ‘dart’ to any of our trusted lending professionals but, I have to say, all lenders are not created equal!On occasion, I will have a buyer who has a friend of a friend of a relative who heard of a lender that they recommend–they may have never used them before but, they know t...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Ken-Caryl offers amazing day camps for kids and counselors are needed.Camp counselors and aides are needed for the camps offered at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House and Ken-Caryl Community Center.Applicants must be at least 19 years old or have completed one year of college.  Click here for more informa...

By Tonya Jones, REALTOR®
(Solid Source Realty, Inc.)
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Search current inventory of Four Bedroom Homes for Sale in Stone Mountain, GA priced below $200K Featured Listing - 5355 Charity Way, Stone Mountain, GA  30083 Four Bedrooms and Two and a Half BathsAll Brick on Quiet Cul-de-Sac StreetPrivate Fenced BackyardHardwood Floors on Main LevelFormal Livi...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Nearly 600 kids attend Shaffer Elementary, which is located right in Ken-Caryl Ranch.  Trails lead right to the school for kids to walk and bike.The school’s mission is to Learn together and lead together. The school’s vision is, At Shaffer we will nurture, inspire and empower a community of lead...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Nature camps and outdoor learning are a natural part of Ken-Caryl.Many programs and classes are offered throughout the year for kids as young as 3.  This was one of our kids’ favorite things to do and the instructors do a fantastic job of integrating all kinds of learning so the kids can understa...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Access to a variety of doctors, dentists and other medical providers has greatly increased the past few years as the Ken-Caryl Business Park has developed.Now it is pretty easy to find a wide variety of medical providers in Ken-Caryl, making this part of town even more convenient.Find the perfect...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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This is the lull before the buying storm that generally hits the real estate market in the spring.Typically, real estate activity is fast and furious March – May and prices tend to be higher and multiple offers common.Right now, there are about 10 active listings throughout the Ken-Caryl neighbor...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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A fresh coat of snow blankets the signature Ken-Caryl red rocks in Brannon Gearhart Park.Lots of open space surround these red rocks and trails wind their way around the landmark.  This is just one of many parts and open space areas that can be enjoyed throughout the Ken-Caryl neighborhoods.There...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 1
Come to the Ken-Caryl Ranch House on Thursdays at 9:30 am for Baby Time and 10:15 am for Story Time.Just drop in as there is no registration required for the programs.Imagine your perfect Ken-Caryl home in this convenient neighborhood, and feel free to call or email to ask questions about the nei...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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The Ken-Caryl Equestrian Center is a boarding and training facility located in a spectacularly scenic area.The facility offers a range of classes for young and mature riders throughout the year.  Indoor and outdoor training facilities cater to the recreational rider to the competitive equestrians...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 1
The Ken-Caryl neighborhoods offer miles of hiking trails that are accessible all year.Adults, kids and furry residents love the freedom of stepping outside their doors and having access to a variety of terrain.Peek at the variety of homes available in Ken-Caryl, and I can share more information a...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
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Held in the indoor tennis facility in Ken-Caryl Valley, this cardio tennis and wine tasting event is weather-proof!Ken-Caryl is known for the number of tennis courts, and the indoor tennis facility adds a weather-resistant option for the aficionados.  A new sun shelter near the indoor tennis faci...

By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Can NYC Condo rent as Short Term Furnish Rentals?We have many investor condo owners asked us this question. The simple answer is, it depends on the condo building's house rules. We often represent many investor condo owners to secure qualified tenants so we have many experiences with different co...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 0
Loads of activities for kids of all ages are offered at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.As part of the Early Childhood Enrichment Program, preschoolers were treated to an interactive presentation from The Denver Zoo outreach program.  Kids learned about patterns and colors in nature and how animals use...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 0
Come Tuesday, Jan. 17, to the Ken-Caryl Community Center for a new 1-hour Restorative Yoga class at 5:30 p.m.  If you have a blanket and bolster, bring them with you.Either a drop-in fee or facility membership is required.  Please call 303-979-2233 for more information.Take a look at the variety ...

By Mary Anschutz, Real estate specialist serving Jeffco and Denver
(MB The Brian Petrelli Team)
Comments 0
Come to the open house at the Ken-Caryl Fitness Center Saturday, Jan. 28!From 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., this free is open to families and offers food, chair massages, beverages, door prizes and fitness assessments.  Plus, you can try out a class for free.  Spin is offered at 8:30 a.m., yoga at 9 a.m. and...