sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Tuesday Tips : Staging Your Home to Sell - 01/17/12 06:35 PM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Tuesday Tips : Staging Your Home to Sell

Continuing our Tuesday Tips blog posts, this week we're going to talk about the benefits of staging your home to sell. Inman News printed an article by Dian Hymer titled, 3 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell, highlights of which follows along with our take on the topic.
Today's buyers are looking for turnkey homes. That is, they want to move right in without having to do a lot of work. Buyers with busy lifestyles pay a premium for listings that are in prime condition. Staging … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Open House Sunday January 15, 2012 - 01/15/12 11:37 AM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Open House Sunday January 15, 2012

Our beloved Broncos lost, insert tears here, so why not get out and enjoy the almost 60 degree weather they're predicting for today and visit SampronSisters of Home Real Estate's Open House. Kathy and I will be holding open 483 Southpark Road in Highlands Ranch. This beautifully remodeled tri-level has space for everyone with 2200 finished square feet of home. Here are the particulars about our open house:
Event: Open House
Location: 483 Southpark Road, Highlands Ranch, CO
Date: January 15, 2012
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Westridge Knolls : December 2011 Market Statistics - 01/13/12 11:49 AM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Westridge Knolls : December 2011 Market Statistics

 
With the year just wrapped, we wanted to bring you some numbers for December in the Westridge Knolls neighborhood in Highlands Ranch.
 
 
 
 

 
 
The month of December was a little slow for sales in the neighborhood with a 50% decrease from December of 2010. But overall, sales for the year were strong as you'll see in the year end wrap up blog we'll be producing shortly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Of those … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : BackCountry Hayride and Campfire - 01/13/12 11:25 AM
Live Highlands Ranch : BackCountry Hayride and Campfire

Event: BackCountry Hayride and Campfire
Date: Saturday, January 14, ,2012
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Law Enforcement Training Facility - 3 1/2 miles south on Santa Fe from Highlands Ranch Parkway, turn left on Ron King Trail (dirt road) and follow the Highlands Ranch Community Association parking signs.
Fee: $14.00 for members / $19.00 for guests
Don’t let the cold scare you. Winter goes by a lot faster if you get out and enjoy it. Winter is a great time for wildlife viewing in the Backcountry; elk are herded up, … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Winter Cultural Series : Aerial Dance Over Denver - 01/11/12 12:19 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Winter Cultural Series : Aerial Dance Over Denver

Event: Winter Cultural Series - Aerial Dance Over Denver
Location: Cherry Hills Community Church - 3900 Grace Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission: Tickets are $7 per member, $10 per guest, and $10 the day of the performance. At the door, cash or checks only please. Children 2-12 $5 and children 2 and under free.
Aerial Stars Over Denver presents Cirque Acro! 
Acrobatics, contortion, and hand balancing with an Aerial twist incorporating the cube, ballet bar, and fabric to … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Free Christmas Tree Recycling - 01/10/12 12:48 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Free Christmas Tree Recycling
The Highlands Ranch Metro District is offering free Christmas tree recycling once again this holiday season. Drop off your ornament and tinsel-free tree from Friday, December 23 through Sunday, January 15 at one of our tree recycling sites.
Redstone Park – 3280 Redstone Park Circle Teopfer Park – 9480 S. Venneford Ranch Rd. Dad Clark Park – 3385 Asterbrook Cir. Highland Heritage Regional Park – a Douglas County drop off site All Christmas trees will be chipped into mulch and made available free to Highlands Ranch residents. The mulch is available on a … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Tuesday Tips : Beware of Down Payment Gift-Giving Rules - 01/10/12 12:03 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Tuesday Tips : Beware of Down Payment Gift-Giving Rules

The Daily Real Estate News printed highlights from an article in Newsday titled, "Rules for 'Gifts' to Home Buyers". Always a tricky subject, which is why Kathy and I use lenders we trust to handle these difficult questions, we wanted to share this article with you.
Last year, 27 percent of first-time home buyers received a financial gift from relatives or friends that they applied toward a down payment on a new home - up from 22 percent in 2009, according to data from the National Association … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Open House Saturday January 7, 2011 - 01/07/12 11:59 AM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Open House Saturday January 7, 2012

It's 2012 and it's time to get those open houses revved up and the buyers back out looking for their dream home. Kathy and I will be holding open 483 Southpark Road in Highlands Ranch. This home is unusual because it boasts a ranch floor plan, most definitely the minority here in Highlands Ranch though highly desirable. Here are the particulars about our open house:
Event: Open House
Location: 483 Southpark Road, Highlands Ranch, CO
Date: January 7, 2012
Time: Noon - 3:00
This home has been remodeled. The … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Americans Eager to Buy - 01/06/12 12:04 PM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : Americans Eager to Buy

The Daily Real Estate News recently posted a summary of an article from the Mortgage Bankers Association (December 2011) which they titled, "Americans Eager to Buy, Sellers Aren't Happy? which we found interesting and wanted to share with you.
Nearly 80 percent of home buyers say now is a great time to buy a home, but sellers say it's not a great time to sell, according to a new study. "The Great Recession and  Attitudes Toward Homebuying," released this week by the Mortgage Bankers Association. In fact, homeselling sentiment has fallen … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Coffee Tasting - 01/05/12 12:36 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Coffee Tasting

Event: Coffee Tasting
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2011
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am and 10:30 am - noon
Location: Eastridge Recreation Center - 9568 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch
Admission: $10.00 for Members and $13.00 for Guests in advance or $13.00 for everyone the day of the tasting (if not sold out)
A Starbucks barista will be on hand to teach us the art of coffee enjoyment! Learn in this classroom setting how to pick coffee, brew it and pair it with yummy accompaniments.
Proceeds benefit the Highlands Ranch Scholarship Fund. 
Online Registration … (2 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Littleton to Continue Fire-Services Contracts - 01/05/12 12:04 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Littleton to Continue Fire-Services Contracts

The discussions between the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District and the Littleton Fire Protection District have been very much in the news over the last year or so. The Denver Post is reporting that an agreement has been reached.
The city of Littleton will continue to provide fire services to the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District and the Littleton Fire Protection District.
The council this week approved an intergovernmental agreement with the two districts.
Highlands Ranch and the Littleton FPD looked at other potential options this year, because the city controlled all budget … (2 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : BackCountry Winter Night Hike - 01/04/12 12:25 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : BackCountry Winter Night Hike

Event: Winter Night Hike through the BackCountry
Date: Friday, January 6, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: BackCountry Wilderness Area (for more info check out their Facebook Page)
It might be cold, it might be snowy, but that is the point. Come with us as we hike into the heart of the Backcountry. Hopefully with a snow covered landscape the night will not seem so dark. We’ll stop and warm up by a nice fire, roast marshmallows, and listen for night sounds, watch for wildlife, and enjoy a quiet, peaceful, winter night. Snowshoes … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Tuesday Tips : Which Seller Incentives Tempt Buyers - 01/03/12 06:06 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Tuesday Tips : Which Seller Incentives Tempt Buyers

Welcome to our new series, "Tuesday Tips", where we'll bring you tips for buying and selling real estate. We hope you enjoy and in the future if you have any topics you'd like to see covered, drop us a line.
Realtor Magazine recently reprinted an article "Incentives Upgraded in Down Market," from The Washington Times which Kathy and I both believe in, when the situation is right. Here are the article highlights along with our comments.
Sellers trying to get buyers attention are offering up plenty of incentives, … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : The Children's Museums Noon Years Eve Celebration - 12/31/11 11:30 AM
Live Highlands Ranch : The Children's Museums Noon Years Eve Celebration

Ring in the New Year with style!  
Join The Denver Children's Museum when they transform the plaza into their own Times Square!
 
With glitzy, glittery ball drops, rainbows of confetti, sparkly art projects and all kinds of energetic fun, families can enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime.
 
Ball drops are on the hour from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Denver Children's Museum
Address: 2121 Children's Museum Drive - Located in the Central Platte Valley, easily accessible from I-25
Schedule of Events  
10 a.m. … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Highlands Ranch Real Estate : November 2011 Market Statistics - 12/28/11 05:51 PM
Highlands Ranch Real Estate : November 2011 Market Statistics

 
The year is quickly coming to an end, not sure about you but for us 2011 just flew by. Next month we'll receive the statistics for December and share those with you as well as our assessment of the Highlands Ranch real estate market for this year. In the mean time, let's take a look at November.
 
 
 
 

 
 
Looking at the residential market here in Highlands Ranch we see just a very small dip in the number of homes that sold when compared with … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Bugs Bunny at the Symphony - 12/27/11 06:20 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Hurry, there are only obstructed view seats left!
Event: The Colorado Symphony Orchestra Presents - Bugs Bunny at the Symphony
Date: Friday, December 30, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm
Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, the celebrated sequel to Bugs Bunny on Broadway, features a new fusion of on-screen Looney Tunes with live Colorado Symphony accompaniment. Spotlighting original classics and an enlarged “cast” of Warner Bros. animated characters and cartoons, this is a great opportunity to expose the younger generation to the classical music and classic animation you treasured as a … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Polar Express Durango and Silverton Railroad Presents The Polar Express - 12/22/11 05:53 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Polar Express Durango and Silverton Railroad Presents The Polar Express

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 THIS BLOG IS FROM 2011
POLAR EXPRESS PJ'S NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is hosting: The Polar Express November 18 - December 28, 2011 The award-winning book comes to life on this magical journey to the North Pole and back. The journey begins November 18 and runs through December 28. All passengers will enjoy hot chocolate and a treat served by your personal chefs who will also read the Polar … (4 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Highlands Ranch Holiday Light Displays - 12/21/11 06:09 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Highlands Ranch Holiday Light Displays

 
One of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go for a ride and see all of the beautiful light displays on the homes in Highlands Ranch. Remember we told you earlier this season about the home decorating contest. Well the winners are in:
1st Place - 1059 Riddlewood Lane
2nd Place - 6945 Peregrine Way
3rd Place - 10221 Fairgate Way
Here is a map to these homes as well as the others who entered into the 2011 contest. We hope you … (0 comments)

sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Free Holiday Games - 12/21/11 05:52 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : Holiday Happenings : Free Holiday Games

HRCA is holding our FREE Holiday Games for kids again this year. This is an opportunity for kids on break to come to the facilities and participate in activities and earn prizes; these annual events prove to be very popular.
Wednesday, December 21 Northridge: Pool games starting at 1:00 p.m. Westridge: Turf games starting at Noon
Thursday, December 22 Westridge: Pool games starting at Noon Southridge: Gym games starting 10:30 a.m.
Friday, December 23 Southridge: Pool games starting at 10:00, 11:00 a.m., and Noon
Hop on hrcaonline.org for more info.
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sampronsisterscom: Live Highlands Ranch : December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing : Volunteers of America - 12/20/11 06:28 PM
Live Highlands Ranch : December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing : Volunteers of America
Looking for a way to contribute during this season of giving? The Volunteers of America needs you.
Kathy and I can vividly remember when the Meals on Wheels volunteer would ring the doorbell at our grandparents house back in the 1970's. They needed a helping hand and Meals on Wheels was there for them. So you can see why this particular charity holds a special place in our hearts.
Volunteers of America provides food services to many areas of Colorado through our Meals on Wheels program, congregate … (0 comments)

 
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