bandy homes: One of a kind mansion near Parker can be yours for $18.4 million - 07/29/14 02:53 AM
The monthly mortgage payment is only $98,000 per month, although eligible buyers of this lavish estate are most likely not concerned with getting a mortgage.  That would be for the opulent Serenity Ridge estate southeast of Parker.
This home is jaw dropping, with a price to match.  The list price is $18.37 million, furnishings and artwork are included.
Some statistics offer a glimpse of what this home is like:
• 70 acres.
• 11 bedrooms.
• 24 bathrooms.
• 29-space garage.
• 50,374 square feet of indoor space.
• 10,000 square feet of decks and patios.
• 1,600-bottle wine cellar.
Located … (1 comments)

bandy homes: Metro Denver Real Estate Market Update June 2014 - 06/27/14 12:00 PM

JUNE 2014
The Market continues to show strong Buyer Confidence and interest in Buying, and finally we have seen a slight increase in Inventory!  Just over 5,500 Single Family homes on the market, and over 1,500 Condo’s and Townhomes on the market at the end of May!  The biggest number we are amazed with is the Average price of a Single Family Home is at a record high $376,111!  Wow, and that is now higher than our records back in 2006 and 2007!  The smallest number we are amazed with is the Days … (0 comments)


There has been a measurable rise in Denver real estate sales to start 2014!
January 2014 boasted an increase in dollar volume and in the number of closed transactions within the Metro Denver real estate market.  The big story is limited inventory of homes for sale.  If you have been thinking of selling, now is the time.  Don’t wait until spring, when the number of homes for sale normally increases.  You will have less competition now.
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 7,610 homes at January month end,
4,116 homes came … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Horse Properties with Mountain Views in Franktown, Colorado - 02/06/14 08:42 AM

Located in the northern section of the Black Forest  tucked off-the beaten-path, you will find the small town of Franktown, which is becoming a very popular place to set up roots and call home. Residents of Franktown are surrounded by the beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains. Students in the community attend Douglas County School District. The district is the third largest in the state and serves over 50,000 students.  It is also known for being the highest performing school system in Colorado.
Castlewood Canyon State Park that has several hiking trails from mild to moderate is nearby. With … (0 comments)


Generally, it’s been an impressive year for the Denver real estate market with the # of Sold units up 19% and the Volume up 31% versus the same time last year. By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale was 9,734 homes at October month end. 5,152 homes came onto the market, 5,452 homes were placed under contract, and 4,628 homes closed for a closed dollar volume of $1.4 Billion.  The changing of seasons is not having much of an impact on the Denver homes market this year.  Year over year comparisons continue to be UP.
Monthly … (0 comments)

bandy homes: The Pinery Country Club- A Wonderful Benefit Of Living in The Pinery - 11/24/13 03:19 AM
The Pinery Country Club is a popular place for residents of The Pinery and its surrounding area.  The country club provides a wide array of amenities. Located within The Pinery community south of Parker, CO, residents of this community have access to its facilities thru paid memberships.  The club has a 27-hole championship golf course surrounded by beautiful scenery.  The 27 holes allows for the club to host events while still allowing member the use of 9 holes.  There are three distinct nines and each are unique in their own way.
The Mountain nine will challenge you with different elevation changes … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Highlands Ranch, CO- A Proud Place to Call Home - 11/02/13 11:30 PM

If you are looking for a proud place to call home then look no further than Highlands Ranch, CO. Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master-planned community founded in 1981. It’s located in popular Douglas County and is just 12 miles south of Denver, making it close to the metro area's entertainment, businesses and shopping.
This community is perfect for those looking for a family atmosphere with a great public school system. The Douglas County School District has achieved well above the state average in every grade and every subject matter covered on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Students … (2 comments)

bandy homes: Cherry Creek-One of Denver’s Most Affluent Areas - 09/13/13 01:00 AM
If you are looking to live in one of the most affluent areas in Denver, then Cherry Creek is the perfect place for you to call home. Denver's Cherry Creek residents enjoy a wide variety of homes on tree-lined streets with different appeals for any lifestyle. Here, you'll find townhomes with little yard work, quaint cottages, and large estates with magnificent mountain views. The community is anchored by an upscale shopping center and residents have an easy commute to downtown Denver. Cherry Creek consists of single family homes, condos and townhomes. These luxury estates range from $500,000 to $2 million.
Cherry … (1 comments)

bandy homes: The Suburb of Littleton, CO Provides Residents Big City Amenities - 09/05/13 04:16 AM
If you are looking for a place to call home that has a rich history, then Littleton, Colorado is just that place. Littleton has been around since the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1859. The gold rush helped populate the town with those looking to strike it rich, along with merchants and farmers. In 1890, the 245 residents of the village voted to incorporate the Town of Littleton. Littleton is Colorado’s 20th largest city. Littleton is located south of Denver, on the west side of I-25.
The old town of Littleton is preserved today as a historic shopping district where residents … (0 comments)

bandy homes: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 2013 - 08/22/13 02:25 AM

Wow!  The market data continues to amaze us, and shows the exuberance of a confident market. There’s still a strong demand to buy that is finally giving homeowners the option to sell again due to the year to date appreciation in prices!  Once again, the market sold virtually every new listing that came up in July! 
Please take a look at the graphs, as we are seeing some interesting trend lines, with Under Contracts and Solds probably peaking for the year and numbers of homes on the market (inventory) looking like it has bottomed out and continuing … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Lone Tree, CO Welcomes New Cabela’s Store - 08/18/13 04:18 AM
Lone Tree is a great place to live and call home. Just 20 miles from Downtown Denver, it is an easy drive into the city. The town offers its active residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy many different recreational and family outings.  It is among the fastest growing communities in the nation and now it will be able to provide its residents access to Cabela’s, the World's Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear.
The new Cabela’s is located in the new Ridge Gate Commons development that is along interstate 25 at Ridge Gate Parkway.  Not only will … (2 comments)

bandy homes: Parker, CO Joins Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program - 08/11/13 12:59 AM
The dream of homeownership in Parker, CO will now become a reality for many as a result of the town now participating in the Metro Mortgage Assistance Plus Program. This program is made available by a special grant that targets low and moderate-income individuals and families.
Many home buyers struggle to come up with the down payment that many mortgage lenders are looking for. This program can help home buyers with down payment and closing cost assistance up to a total of 4% of a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loan. 
Many similar programs only offer assistance to first-time home buyers, … (0 comments)

bandy homes: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE JULY 2013 - 07/30/13 06:16 AM
Summer is in full swing and so is the Denver real estate market. The market is continuing to be very active with solid Buyer confidence even with rising interest rates. However, we are starting to see and follow some new trend lines!  
We have had declining Residential Inventory for approximately 6 years, and we have finally turned the corner and are on our way back up.  This will be the third straight month we’ve seen more listing inventory.
We have also broken some record barriers with average sold prices for Single Family homes in the Metro Denver Area Year … (0 comments)

bandy homes: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE JUNE 2013 - 06/28/13 07:33 AM

The big news is the trend lines are changing, and for the first time in over two years, housing inventory is actually increasing.  Notice the inventory graphs are heading back up (see graphs at end of article), and probably will for some time.  We are feeling that this is very healthy for our market as our buyers have more to look at and we are headed to a more balanced market for buyers and sellers. 
Market Metrics:
By the numbers, the inventory of available homes for sale is 8,214 homes at May month end.  8,093 homes came onto … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Denver Among The Top 5 Sellers Markets in the U.S. - 06/14/13 01:32 AM

The Denver housing market is well into its recovery phase after the housing burst we saw a few years back.  The changing housing market has many sellers asking themselves if now is the time to sell their homes. The answer if you live in Denver is yes.  Housing market conditions are different in every region of the country, and right now in Denver it is the time to sell.  A recent report created using data from’s site showed the top 5 seller markets in the country and Denver came in 4th.

Homes here in the mile-high city are selling quickly … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Your Denver Home for Under $100 - 06/04/13 10:30 AM
First impressions mean a lot when potential buyers approach your Denver home. If you are looking for a few affordable ways to add some curb appeal to your home here are a few tips.
1. Declutter- Curb appeal goes a long way. There should be a clear path that is at least three feet wide so that two people can comfortably walk side by side to your front door. Make sure that the view is unobstructed, and that there are no stumbling hazards along the way.
2. Lighting- Enhance your walkway by making it easy to see and walk … (0 comments)

bandy homes: Downtown Denver One of the Most Surprising Real Estate Boom Cities - 05/31/13 01:31 AM
When it comes to the top 15 major metro downtown areas in the United States that are leading the real estate recovery Denver ranked high on the list. When new businesses are looking for that perfect city to relocate to, one thing that they look at is the available pool of college-educated workers in the area. As a result, many cities across the nation are competing for areas with numerous college-educated adults.
Lee Fisher, president of CEOs for Cities, a national, not-for-profit organization said, “The American population, contrary to popular opinion, is not very mobile, but there is one very … (0 comments)

bandy homes: METRO DENVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE MAY 2013 - 05/23/13 02:34 AM

We are in a unique time when we have almost the same amount of homes go Under Contract that come on the market each month!  Wow!  But, for the first time in almost a year, the trend line for Inventory is slightly going up instead of down!  I believe we will start to see a trend to a more balanced market, but it will take some time to get there.  Many homes are selling very quickly with multiple offers, while others sit and don’t get many showings or no contracts!  The difference is professional guidance.  Let us be your … (0 comments)

bandy homes: May Denver Home-Maintenance Checklist - 05/17/13 02:34 AM
We are well into the month of May and you may be wondering what you can do to maintain your Denver home now that the weather is starting to warm. Did you know that the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be lethal to many of the harmful bacteria that may be living in your home?  Use this month to get your home ready for summer by following these tips.
Tender loving care to your cooling system
With the rapidly changing temperatures, you may not be prepared for that one warm day that pops up on us and you need to turn your … (0 comments)

bandy homes: REAL Trends Survey Shows RE/MAX Most Productive Once Again - 05/10/13 02:07 AM
Once again RE/MAX Agents have outsold our competitors across the nation and in Canada according to results from the latest Real Trends 500 survey. This survey proves how buying or selling your Denver home with a RE/MAX agent on your side will provide you with a wonderful experience. The REAL Trends 500 is an annual research report which identifies the country’s largest and most successful residential real estate firms as ranked by closed transaction sides and separately by closed sales volume. This report represents the most trusted standard of measuring the performance of the nation’s leading realty service firms.
According to this … (0 comments)

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