August 2013

There are 10 blog entries for August 2013.

Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wynkoop%2617th.jpgA once overlooked area has become one of the hippest parts of Downtown Denver. Lower Highland or LoHi, as locals call it, has been transformed into a welcoming neighborhood full of things to do, places to go and some of the best restaurants in the area.

From the older restaurants, such as Patzcuaro's and Patsy's to the newer choices including Shangri-La and Vita, this is a booming area with plenty of staples and new additions. LoHi has always been popular with some of the locals, but it's gained popularity over the last few years due to the incredible transformation of this community.

Adding in the new restaurants, nightlife, boutiques and galleries has only made it a better place to live. Many of the older restaurants remain and still fill their seats

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The real estate industry is always in the news. Whether it's positive or negative, it seems Denver real estate cannot escape the normal spot in the papers and on every news channel. Here are two of the most recent stories worth noting.

Baby Boomers Looking to Downsize

With Baby Boomers at the right age for retirement and in the empty nest season of their lives, many are looking to move out of larger homes into smaller homes and condominiums.

A major reason behind Baby Boomers rushing to the market is the price of homes in the area. With prices up and interest rates down, this is the right time to sell a larger home to a younger family. After the sale, many Baby Boomers are searching for something far smaller, since it's just two of them now.

The

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football_250Sports Authority Field at Mile High is home to the Denver Broncos, but more than just the Broncos play here. Many other events happen at Sports Authority Field every year. Of course, with fall upon us, it's time for football season again and the Denver Broncos are ready to compete for the division title and their chance at a run towards the Super Bowl.

The stadium is designed with an undulating upper profile paying homage to the Rocky Mountains. You can see the mountains to the south because of the horseshoe design opening in that direction. The stadium covers 1.8 million square feet and provides seating for over 76,000 people.

Some of the stadium highlights include:

  • Bucko - A Denver icon perched above the field and modeled after Trigger, Roy Rodgers
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snowboarding_300Part of living in the Denver area is dealing with the winters. If you're not prepared for them, they can take you by surprise. Still, they can also offer you some great sports. That gives you the opportunity to get out and enjoy life even when the weather is cold and snowy. Don't spend all your time couped up inside the house during the winter. Head out and enjoy the cold. Skiing and snowboarding are a couple of the most popular winter sports. With the high elevation and the mountains nearby, you'll have plenty of places where you can ski and snowboard.

If you'd rather do something a little calmer, you may want to consider building snowmen, having a snowball fight, or sledding. There are plenty of hills and parks you can enjoy, and they can be great

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1221046a_200Living in luxury is a wonderful thing. It reduces stress, and helps you feel more comfortable and relaxed. It's nice to have the finer things in life, but you also want to make sure you're getting what you want, not just buying something because of its price tag. Don't focus on the expectations of others. Consider only what matters to you. That will help guide you to something truly luxurious that you can enjoy for a very long time. Granite, hardwood, quality fixtures, and high-end appliances are all to be found in luxury homes, but beyond that you have a lot of options to choose from.

Many homes are for sale in the Denver area that have elegance and beauty. These are quality homes that are built by the finest builders in the area. Additionally, many of

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1196688a_200In the Denver, Colorado area, there are many homes for sale. While there are homes for sale upward of $1 million in and around the Denver area, there are also many homes for sale in the $100,000 range. You could consider a condo, apartment, townhome, or single family home. The large number of options makes it easy to find a great home or an investment property.

When you're interested in home purchase in the $100,000 range, there are several choices. It's important for you to consider your location when you're about to buy a home. It's possible to change a lot of things about your new home, but you can't change where it's located.

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Denver, Colorado is among the best places in the country to work and play. So many people live there because they're happy with the cost of living, the weather, and the amenities offered to them. The number of activities in and around Denver is staggering, and you'll never be at a loss for things to do that are enjoyable. Whether you like indoor or outdoor activities, there's something for you. Finding the right home is important, too, and you can do that whether you have $100,000 or $1 million to spend. There are large numbers of houses available.

For those who like outdoor activities and sports, there are plenty of choices. Hiking and biking are always fun, and there are nearby mountains to explore. You can also walk or jog. There are a lot of parks

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Brides, wedding professionals and many others will flock to the Four Seasons Ballroom on September 8th for the Rocky Mountain Bridal Show. With over 100 of the top wedding professionals on hand, this is the place to be if you're engaged to be married. Flipping through the many wedding magazines is great, but this show will bring those pages alive.

Professional Advice and Inspiration

As you walk through the show, you can enjoy the many vendors on hand. Whether you book a venue, photographer or just find some inspiration, this is a great place to figure out some of the answers to you wedding planning questions. The Rocky Mountain Bridal Show will feature a runway fashion show to help brides choose the right dress.

Exhibitors

Many exhibitors will be at

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Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret is a luxurious street found below the Daniels and Fisher Tower. This was the first skyscraper of the city skyline and provides many unique features. The architecture alone makes this a great place to visit, but there's far more than just a clocktower here. The clocktower itself is located at Arapahoe Street in the 16th Street Mall found in Downtown Denver.

Many events are held at Lannie's every week and the facility can be rented for a private event, as well. This is one of the most popular places to catch a show and provide unique entertainment for Denver residents. Upcoming shows and events include:

  • Naughty Pierre's Burlesque & Comedy Extravaganza - Thursday, August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th at 8pm
  • The Songs of Sam
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Coming Friday, September 6th through Sunday, September 8th, the Colorado Fall Home Show will provide over 300 exhibitors for all your home needs. Whether you just moved to the area and you're searching for a home or it's time to remodel, the home show will provide ideas, expert advice and more.

The Marketplace

Explore the marketplace and find the latest trends, new products and energy-efficient options. Whether you're searching for decorative items or anything else, you will find it at the Colorado Fall Home Show in the marketplace.

Exhibitors

Many exhibitors will be on hand answering questions, showing off products and selling the things you need. Some of the top exhibitors include:

  • A-KS Construction
  • AeroGrow International
  • Airflow
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