Denver’s builders have done an impressive job adapting to the realities of today’s Real Estate market.
Opportunity IS knocking in Denver. You’ll know it when you hear it. It sounds a lot like the sound of new Denver homes being constructed by quality Colorado home builders in new neighborhoods and communities around the entire metro area. This opportunity features jaw-dropping bargain prices. Your chance to purchase a new home at an incredible value abounds across a wide spectrum of styles and pricing. Increased demand for new Denver homes and today’s low rates are keeping home construction companies like Shea Homes, Richmond American, and DR Horton busy building new homes for quick move in. Pricing is down because builders are building smarter and controlling costs carefully. They want and need business, and the market has responded with sales. You can expect to hear the sounds of hammers and bulldozers well into the future. However, it would not be realistic to expect today’s low prices on new Denver homes to last forever. The prices simply can’t stay where they are.
Not a Good Time to Sit on Your Hands
Whether you are looking for a contemporary design with flexible spaces, urban-inspired architecture, or a traditional single family home, you will find it, and the price will be right. Right now, the Denver real estate market is still sharply tilted toward buyers, but if you are interested in new Denver homes for sale, this is not the time to dawdle. The low prices on new Denver homes for sale are firming up and all indicators suggest that the bottom of the Denver real estate market has passed. The mortgage interest rates could hardly get any lower. New Denver homes are selling, and builders are scrambling to gear-up for increasing demand. As the inventory of build-able lots dwindles, land prices will increase. Because Denver is an economic powerhouse for the region and many major companies such as Raytheon, Kaiser Permanente, HCA, HealthONE and Deloitte are hiring, Denver is seeing a steady growth of a highly educated and well paid workforce. The population of Denver is growing, and with it comes increased demand for Denver properties of all types.
New Denver Homes are “Green.”
Is “eco friendly” important to you? How about high tech interiors and systems? You don’t have to be Frank Lloyd Wright to know that new home construction is the best route to go if you want a home that has all of these special features incorporated into the design. “Green” construction is the big buzzword of the Denver real estate market, and the best of our home builders are on the cutting edge of “green” home building technology. The demand of high energy efficiency is driving new Denver home builders to incorporate state-of-the-art technology to keep fuel bills down.
New Denver Homes vs Drafty Old Houses
The old adage, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to!” is true. Today they make ‘em better! By better, we mean better engineering, better roofs, better windows, better floor plans, higher energy efficiency, and better construction techniques that ensure lasting value. Oh, and what about the fabled craftsmanship of yesteryear? Well, take a tour of some of the new Denver homes, and you will discover that pride in workmanship and attention to detail are the hallmarks of our best Colorado home builders. The quality of work and engineering in Denver’s drafty old homes pales in comparison to new Denver homes.
At Home in Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado is the largest city in the Rocky Mountain region. What you have heard is true; the city is actually a mile high. Denver is a green city with hundreds of parks and scores of tree-lined thoroughfares. It is an important agricultural hub, as well as the central location for Colorado’s business, governmental infrastructure and transportation. Denver boasts the largest city park system in America, with 200 parks located inside city limits. Residents love the over 20,000 acres of pristine nature preserves in the nearby mountains. Moreover, the area enjoys sunny skies nearly 300 days a year. Relocation to Denver brings you mild winters while the mountains are a winter wonderland. Denver was just rated by Forbes magazine as one of the top five places to retire due to the vast array of amenities, healthy lifestyle and low cost of living. These are just some of the reasons we relocated to the area. Relocate and build a new home in Denver, and you will be as happy living here as we are.
What Amenities Does Denver offer to attract New Home Buyers and Relocation?
World-class municipal amenities and a multitude of cultural venues are within easy reach in the heart of downtown area. Residents here always have great choices in a range of activities. Centrally located in the downtown area, you’ll discover the city’s convention center, performing arts complex, department stores, restaurants, and nightspots along with a wide variety of shops. Also within easy walking distance are some of the city’s top attractions including the U.S. Mint, Colorado History Museum and Denver’s Art Museum. A mile-long pedestrian mall runs right through the heart of downtown and is at the nexus of series of plazas and parks that center around the lower downtown area or as locals call it “LODO.” Taking a stroll in this area is a tremendous way to experience Denver and take in the views along with some unique modern architecture. The nightlife in Denver would not be complete without an abundance of dance clubs, live music venues, and western bars and pubs which simply come alive with that Denver lust for life. It is a fact that Denver brews more local beer than any other city in the country and is known as the “Napa Valley for Beer.”
Recreation in Denver is abundant. Elitch Gardens is a fun-filled full feature year-round amusement park. Take in a Broncos game at Invesco Field at Mile High. Home runs really carry at Coors Field, a 50,000-seat stadium, home to the Colorado Rockies Professional Baseball team. Hockey anyone? The new Pepsi Center is the home of the Colorado Avalanche. Another large attraction in this area is Colorado’s Ocean Journey, a large aquarium that features salt and freshwater animal life. The Mile High Trail is a series of six walking tours throughout downtown. A popular area is the 16th Street Mall, a mile long pedestrian street in the heart of the city. Walk, take a free train ride or choose a horse-drawn carriage ride. If you are considering new Denver homes for sale, keep in mind that you will have unending opportunities for outdoor recreational activities such as boating, rafting, mountain climbing, hiking, biking, skiing, camping and much more almost every day of the year. For the golfers, there are several hundred golf courses in Denver and surrounding areas. So, you might want to explore opportunities to purchase a new Denver home located in a golf course community.
Many residents are choosing to build new Denver homes just outside the city but want to stay within close proximity to the action, and are deciding to live in neighborhoods such as Stapleton. This master planned community has been built on the site of Denver’s old airport. Stapleton has become a complete town virtually overnight with all the conveniences of a major city, but with a quaint, small town feel. This attractive area boasts fantastic streetscapes, a huge variety of home choices and proximity to Denver. Home prices range from 200 to 800K. Choose from condos, townhomes, and single family homes. You’ll find many designs including modern, craftsman, rowhome, duplex, ranch and two story. Parts of Stapleton feature design elements which have been borrowed from the Northeastern Style to create even more of a unique range of style. You’ll love this upscale, close in area. Just a sampling of the many builders in Stapleton includes: KB builds great value into their 2 story and ranch single family homes. McStain is busy building Spanish inspired designs in their Casitas Collection. Wonderland Builders offers stylish rowhomes and duplexes in designs ranging from contemporary to Mediterranean to traditional. Stapleton is must see for anyone who loves being in the coolest new part of town. You’ll love it!
Lowry is another fantastic master planned community, with environmental sustainability at the heart of the developer’s philosophy. If you are looking for a new Denver home but still want to be in an urban setting, Lowry is worth a first and second look. Here is a tranquil neighborhood in the middle of everything Denver. You’ll discover about 800 acres of open space along with restaurants, all kinds of shopping and a unique mix of culture, education and recreation. Denver’s downtown excitement and Cherry Creek shopping are right around the corner. Lowry is all about the urban lifestyle and efficient home layouts. Choose from single family new Denver homes or condos with a range of two to ten units per building. Or check out cottages and paired homes. The Artisan Collection by Berkeley Homes in East Park is all about great choices in single family homes. Starting in the mid 400’s, you will find three outstanding plans including a main level master layout. Choose from the Chicago Cottage , the California Craftsman, or the New England Bungalow. Designed by Godden Sudik, this collection brings back memories of Denver’s established communities. Legends at Lowry is a unique concept in condo design, starting in the 120’s. Standard Pacific is offering their Cottages as well as the Twin Homes series, a brilliant twist on the duplex design. David Weekly Homes is building the latest designs in single family homes in Lowry East Park. These innovative ranch and two story new Denver homes start in the mid 400’s.
Another popular area is centered around the Denver Technology Center. The Denver Tech Center is home to many businesses and the Centennial Airport. About 20 minutes from downtown Denver, you’ll discover the “Tech Center,” as we locals call it, that has many new homes and communities. The Highlands Ranch and Lone Tree areas are popular with employees and executives. Builders such as Shea, Richmond American, DR Horton and many custom builders are actively building in this area. Contemporary and traditional styles are abundant and high-end custom new Denver homes can be found in the BackCountry and Lone Tree areas offering larger homes and property sizes. If horses and acreage are on your must-have list when shopping for new Denver homes, the Parker area offers many choices for the equestrian lifestyle. As locals, we can help you with your wish list and find the neighborhoods and new Denver homes that best meet the needs of your family. Your children will be attending the highly rated Douglas County public schools or you can choose from numerous private schools in the area.
For more of a mountain lifestyle residents choose the Evergreen and Morrison areas. These are located just west of Denver and are nestled in the foothills. Here you will find the popular Mountain and Mountain Contemporary style of our new Denver homes. Residents enjoy views that may include Denver or the Mountains. Quick search Evergreen area properties here.
Your Denver New Home Specialists
Sometimes the most stressful times in life occur when you are asked to choose between two or more good options. The Denver real estate market is a case in point. The regional inventory is broad and eclectic; there are so many good choices that it is hard to know where to begin. After you decide to narrow your search to brand new Denver homes, you still are facing a large number of decisions that need to be made. What schools are best for your family? What communities have the municipal amenities that you require? What developments of new Denver homes are expected to appreciate the most? What Denver builder will you choose? What criteria should be used to select a builder? What should you look for when selecting a lot for building your new Denver home? How do you know what features are favorable resale factors? The list of questions seems endless!
This is the point where professional representation becomes invaluable. Call Greg. I know how to determine construction quality as well as market for existing Denver homes. Before you contact a builder, it is a smart move to contact a professional Realtor. As your new Denver homes specialist, my mission is to ensure that your experience with new home construction is a positive and profitable one. The principal goal is to help you find the right builder, or if an existing the right kind of house in the best neighborhood for you and your family, at the best possible price. Customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of my business, which is continuing to grow because of the thoughtful referrals of satisfied customers.
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Very Truly Yours,
Colorado New Home Specialists