Hey neighbors. What a week this has been. For most of us, this was the first official week of DPS online learning, and man was it a rollercoaster of emotions. While technology can be a beautiful thing (and is the reason online learning is possible) it can also be the source of full parental meltdown. Getting multiple systems to work, for multiple kids on different schedules, is no small task. Congrats to everyone for making it through. And thank you to all our teachers, IT specialists, and school administrators for hanging in there with us while we ironed out the kinks. TGIF….and Good Friday to boot.
I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the weekend, but I’d be lying if I said it will be a typical Easter weekend. In true Stapleton form, our neighborhood is making lemonade out of lemons. The MCA Easter Egg Hunt is still happening but with a twist. Check out this post about crafting eggs and bunnies to hang on our doors and in our windows. Join in the fun, head out on a family walk, and see how many you can find. Be sure to share photos of your creations and/or findings on social media using #mcaegghunt.
Celebrating Easter with extended family, in person, won’t be happening this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a delicious meal with your loved ones. Local restaurants are working hard to bring you amazing meals you can take home and enjoy while chatting with friends and family via Zoom or FaceTime. Continue to support our local businesses by checking out the Easter deals offered by Cattivella and Annette.
Now onto this week’s Real Estate update:
The Real Estate market is still functioning, but in vastly different ways than it did before the “Stay at Home” order went into effect. Curbside closings, e-signings, and virtual tours have made this possible. While Real Estate has been deemed an essential business, DORA and the Colorado Real Estate Commission have taken the position that business should be limited (as much as possible) to deals that are already in progress. New deals should be limited to urgent or emergent situations, i.e. deals needed to keep a roof over peoples’ heads. For example: if you’ve already sold your current home (or it’s under contract), and finding a new home is paramount, you would be allowed to look for, and contract on, a new home. Another example might be: if your job requires you to move, listing your current home and looking for your next home would be allowed. Outside of urgent or emergent situations, buying and selling of homes should wait until the “Stay at Home” order is lifted. Photos, virtual tours, location maps and lender prequalification letters should be utilized, whenever possible, to help determine whether a buyer is serious or not. Only then might a showing be allowed. ***Please note: this reflects the current guidance we’re receiving and is subject to change at any time. Be sure to follow the Stapleton Scoop or email me at Kailee@focus-realtors.com for updates on the lastest. We’re working daily to interpret new rules and recommendations while helping our clients navigate Denver’s real estate market using new technologies like 3D models and virtual open houses.
Since we can’t host open houses, and we have to avoid in-person showings as much as possible, Mariel Ross and Ashley Faller of the Focus Real Estate team decided to have a little fun with one of their listings this week by creating their own Easter Egg hunt. How many eggs can you find? Let us know in the comments. DM Mariel Ross the locations of the 2 golden eggs to be entered to win 1 of 4 gift cards to local businesses. Contest ends Easter Sunday. Good Luck!
The home featured in the egg hunt is a beautiful ranch style home with 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, tall ceilings, tons of windows and an amazing basement with built-in entertainment center and performance stage. Listed for $565,000 by Mariel Ross & Ashley Faller with Focus Real Estate.
This Thrive North End home is a new construction home that will be ready for a June move-in. The home sits on a South-facing lot (not far from the new pool), has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a finished basement and solar with an all-in price of $709,900. View the finished and fully furnished model home with this 3D Tour. If you’re interested in this home, let me know. I’d love to work with the builder to get you more info and possibly coordinate a showing. Listed by Team Lassen with MB Team Lassen.
Check out this gorgeous Parkwood Newbury townhome on beautiful Boston St with 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Hardwood floors, designer light fixtures, barn doors, plantation shutters, crown moulding and exposed brick walls add charm and character. Enjoy true indoor/outdoor living with a stacked slider from the living room to the covered deck. Listed for $850,000 by Amy Ballain & Sean Ballain of Keller Williams Preferred Realty.
Don’t miss this 2,724sq ft home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a finished basement, situated on a shared courtyard in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green neighborhood with unobstructed mountain views and an incredible private yard!!! The enormous stamped concrete patio features a fire pit and built-in outdoor kitchen with granite countertop and gas grill. The yard is big enough to accommodate a hammock, trampoline and lawn games….an entertainer’s dream. Listed for $750,000 by Leslie Lowery of Your Castle Real Estate.
7 new listings came on the market this week ranging in price from $445,000 to $1,195,000.
11 listings went under contract this week. This is a pleasant surprise given the current restrictions on showings and open houses. Despite the effects COVID-19 has had on the market, people still need housing and buyers like what Stapleton has to offer.
There are currently 52 active listings in the neighborhood ranging from $354,900 to $1,345,000. There are condos, paired homes, “wee cottages” and big luxurious single-family homes. Roughly half of the homes are south of I-70 and half are north. So, if you need to make a move during this “Stay at Home” period, there is likely a home that will fit your needs.
Reach out to me at email@example.com. I’m happy to answer any real estate questions you may have. Stay healthy Stapleton and enjoy this Easter weekend.