Things to do in Denver
September 27 – October 3, 2015
The week was filled with classes, showing lofts in Downtown Denver, Prism TV in Washington Park, Chili Cook Off with the Denver Fire Department, West High School homecoming mini reunion , ice cream in Lowry.
The highlight of my showings was this loft Downtown Denver, I love seeing old and new elements mixed into one space. The floors looked original (1886), the brick was original and the support beams, steel supports, glass were newer. One of the best lofts that have been done in the past year that I’ve seen!
This week we had a class on upcoming changes to the real estate industry was an update on the new mortgage regulations and how they are going to affect any and all buyer and sellers who are dealing with a loan (even private money loans) to purchase a house. TRID goes into effect the weekend of October 3, 2016. Yes Saturday, in the new TRID guidelines, is a business day. There are many details to know and lots of hefty fines for those not in compliance. It is a protection for the consumer and as many of the newer consumer protections we have seen go into place will weed out a few bad guys and the consumers have to suffer through a few months of changes.
Washington Park was one of the first neighborhoods set up with fiber internet over a year ago by Centurylink and also one of the few neighborhoods who have been installing Prism TV, which is an internet tv. It was a good 6 hour process, Centurylink had a couple different teams who worked together to get the internet and tv connected through of course new a new modem. Choices were 40g or 100g speed and wow, what a difference from cable. They are in a learning curve, so I had a few weeks of yes, it’s available – no it isn’t, but when they were finally ready it was pretty simple.
723 S Kline Ct went on the market, it was the first in a little while that I had the pleasure of listing that would involve a buyer who wanted to do a lot of work.
Every year the Denver Fire Department helps raise money for MDA and every year by holding a Chili Cook off in Larimer Square, I love to go check out the firemen – I mean taste chili – from across the country. There is always representation from the NYFD, LAFD, and of course our metro area Fire Houses. Of course the guys and gals in the calendar are there to sign the calendars; they sold cute t-shirts this year and I love seeing the guys aggressively try to sell their chili and make you eat so much you don’t want to try to eat any others. Next year, when you go, remember – do not to eat breakfast!
West High School had their Homecoming last week so I pulled together a group of graduates from the 80’s, we went to Adelita’s (El Guapo) for a beer then to the game. During the evening we started talking about neighborhoods and a few of my friends grew up in the Baker neighborhood and back then we referred to Baker as The Westside and the neighborhood I live in Buyers. So funny, I said I called my neighborhood Buyers for a while but no one knew what I was talking about so I had to succumb to West Washington Park they teased me and said I sold out to the realtors. Many great memories, I was asking a couple of them where one of my high school boyfriends lived he also grew up in Baker, I remember going to the house and his mother chasing us out of the house with a broom because he and his brother was driving her crazy, I of course was an innocent bystander. We all were laughing so hard we could barely run down the street!
There was a Lowry neighbor who came to our new Townhouse development, Buckley Rowhomes, and one of the neighbors walked in raving about the new ice cream shop in Lowry, Glacier Ice Cream and Gelato. They are a local Boulder company who hand mix their ice cream and gelato every day, so I had to run by and grab a photo for you! Hope you have time to give them a try. If you do, call me to see if I’m in our sales trailer across the street and come say hi.