Diana and Michael Kearns's Blog Posts

COMING SOON: Six Bedroom home in Denver's Central Park Neighborhood

COMING SOON - Showings Begin Friday, April 298194 E 51st Ave, Denver CO 80238Listed for $1,290,000MLS #6831990Here are a few quick preview photos of our new listing in Denver's Central Park

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Understanding Sq Foot Measurements in Real Estate Listings

Recently we had a client ask us to explain the different "square feet" measurements in the MLS and on real estate websites. Here's a bit more info to help you understand the differences between the

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Do You Need a Mudroom?

What are mudrooms? Typically found in parts of the country where mud, rain or snow are expected, mudrooms help keep the rest of your house looking its best. They are areas, usually around back or

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Is This Your Situation: Looking for a Home That Fits Your Needs and Budget?

The agent you're working with can guide you through the process of making a purchase offer. You'll want to start by learning as much as you can about how much the property is worth.Check the

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Is This Your Situation: Selecting a Condo Community That Fits Your Lifestyle?

If you’re looking to take up residence in one of any number of high-rise condominiums, there’s probably something about the lifestyle of high-rise condos that attracts you. Newly built

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Creating an Indoor Garden With Houseplants

Sure, gardening outside can be fun for some people. For others, either there isn't enough outdoor space or that kind of activity just isn't their thing. But that doesn't mean you have to forgo

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How to Paint Furniture

Paint is the single-least-expensive way to improve the look of anything. Whenever you want to add a new look to a room, you paint it first. But old stained and worn furniture can use the same kind

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Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable: Which Mortgage Is Right for You?

When you're choosing a mortgage, there are many factors to consider. Your own personal finances will probably experience periods of increase and decline, interest rates rise and fall, and the

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Create a Yoga and Meditation Sanctuary

Yoga and meditation have been on the rise in the U.S. for years. Yoga soared in popularity over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic because it's a simple way to ground and center oneself without

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What Are 55+ Communities?

If you've thought about moving during retirement, you're not alone. In 2020, a record 400,000 American retirees moved into new residences. The reasons people move are as varied as their life

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JUST LISTED: Luxury Crestmoor Park Condo

SHOWINGS BEGIN FRIDAY, MARCH 25Open House Sunday, March 27, 1-3PM155 S Monaco Street Parkway, #306Denver, CO 80224 Click for more info, photos, and 3D Immersive TourFormer model home at highly

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4 Trendy Bathroom Design Concepts

Your bathroom should be a relaxing oasis. You want it to be a place where you can spend your time getting ready with access to all the most important things. It's a place to relax in the shower or

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Is This Your Situation: Buying a Retirement Condo?

It's common for people nearing retirement to think about a move. Maybe the house in which you raised your family is too big now that the kids have moved out. Maybe you chose your house because it

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Built-in Storage Solutions

Storage is a constant struggle for some homeowners. Even when you move and purge, you find yourself with lots of things that need to be kept neat and tidy in your new home. Built-in storage is one

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Central Park Egg Scramble

ANNUAL EGG SCRAMBLESaturday, April 9th | 10:00amRunway 35 ParkJoin the MCA at Runway 35 Park on Saturday, April 9th for a hopping good time!The Annual Egg Scramble will begin at 10:00am with the

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Green Initiatives You Should Consider

As environmental concerns grow more pressing, many of us wonder what we can do at home. Green housing initiatives are constantly changing and advancing, so it's good to look at the newest trends to

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Kitchen Ideas for Busy Families

Do you always find yourself in the kitchen? Whether they're making meals or doing homework, families tend to gravitate toward their kitchen space. Making your kitchen work for your family should be

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Commerce City CO Real Estate Update - February 2022

Commerce City, COReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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What To Do With a Dark Hallway To Make It Pop

Some homes have long, dark hallways that connect sections of the house, but the architects didn't put a lot of thought into the lighting or the use of the space. Here are some tips and tricks for

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Reunion, CO Real Estate Update - February 2022

Reunion, CO NeighborhoodReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Lawn Mower Maintenance 101

It doesn't matter whether you like it or not: If you have a lawn, you have to mow it. The grass will grow again when spring comes, so you need to keep it trimmed and healthy. But if you learn that

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Green Valley Ranch Real Estate Update - February 2022

Green Valley Ranch NeighborhoodReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Help Name Central Park's Newest Pool

From the Central Park MCA:Central Park F54 Pool Filing 54 pool is the newest pool in the community!Located at 9888 E. 59th Place, this pool has designated lap lanes, two slides, and a zero-depth

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Evergreen CO Real Estate Update - February 2022

Evergreen, ColoradoReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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What Does It Mean To 'Gut' a Bathroom?

A bathroom remodel is the stuff of homeowners' dreams. After all, you use your home's bathroom every day. And most of the fixtures are built in, so it's totally natural to fantasize about tearing

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Central Park Denver Real Estate Update - February 2022

Central Park (Denver) NeighborhoodReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Is This Your Situation: Buying a House as an Investment

It's no secret that wherever there's a product people need, there are people making money providing it. And there are few things people need more urgently than homes. That's why real estate is one

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Aurora, CO Real Estate Update - February 2022

Aurora, COReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Denver Real Estate Update - February 2022

Denver, ColoradoReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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How To Measure for New Window Treatments

How to dress your windows is an age-old question when it comes to decorating a house. Do you want something that blocks the light and gives you privacy? Should it be decorative? Or can you strike a

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How to Declutter a Kitchen

Is there a move in your future? Or are you just tired of shuffling your kitchenware around every time you want to close a cupboard? Maybe you've spent some time looking at the spotless kitchens of

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Meet (Virtually) Denver District Attorney Beth McCann

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION Thursday, February 24th | 6:00pm Denver District Attorney Beth McCann Denver District Attorney Beth McCann is a modern prosecutor who believes that by advancing community

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Is This Your Situation: Staging Your Home for Sale?

When your home is on the market, your goal is to make it look like the perfect home — not just for you, but for anyone. Potential buyers aren't interested in seeing the clutter and chaos of

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Tips for Making Small Rooms Feel Spacious

If you have a small room in your home, your challenge is to maximize your space to make it work for you. However, with a little ingenuity, you can rearrange a small room to make it feel much more

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Modern Mediterranean Design Ideas

Mediterranean style has captivated and delighted designers and homeowners for years. Whether you want to create a sprawling Roman villa or incorporate Greek pottery into your aesthetic, here are a

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics - Real Estate Edition

Every month, we monitor home prices in many Denver area communities and neighborhoods. Because all real estate is local, national trend reports may not accurately explain what is happening in our

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Evergreen, CO Real Estate Update - January 2022

Evergreen, ColoradoReal Estate Market Update for January 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Insurers Must Now Cover COVID-19 Tests

According to a statement on the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, most consumers with private health coverage can go online or to a pharmacy or store, buy a test, and have

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Commerce City CO Real Estate Update - January 2022

Commerce City, COReal Estate Market Update for February 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Green Valley Ranch Real Estate Update - January 2022

Green Valley Ranch NeighborhoodReal Estate Market Update for January 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Aurora CO Real Estate Update - January 2022

Aurora, ColoradoReal Estate Market Update for January 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Denver Real Estate Update - January 2022

Denver, ColoradoReal Estate Market Update for January 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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Central Park Denver Real Estate Update - January 2022

Central Park (Denver) NeighborhoodReal Estate Market Update for January 2022What's your home worth? Find out!

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5 Fun Home Upgrades for Your Pet

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Or do you have birds or reptiles? Whatever animal you share your home with, you probably think of them as a member of your family. So how can you provide

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Should You Set Up an Escrow Account?

When bills come for insurance premiums and property taxes, your mortgage lender or servicer can use money set aside in an escrow account to cover the payments. The account is funded by small sums

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Keeping Your Hardwood Floors Looking Great

Hardwood floors were trendy in the early 20th century, but wall-to-wall carpeting became more popular in the 1960s. Many older homes had their hardwood floors covered for decades. But hardwood

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Pest Management Techniques for Homeowners

Have you ever had a squirrel stuck in your attic? Or dealt with a flea infestation? Or ants? Pests are never fun, so knowing a few management techniques is helpful to keep them at bay. There are a

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Home Renovations for Seniors

Home remodeling can cost thousands of dollars, but it's cheaper than the alternative. An assisted living facility can run about $43,000 a year, says the Cost of Care survey from Genworth Financial.

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Is This Your Situation: Not Sure How to Jump Start the Home-Buying Process?

Finding the right house and getting a good deal can mean the difference between living in your castle – however small your kingdom may be – and dwelling in a home

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Which Paint Finish Is Right for Your Room?

Paint comes in several finishes, also known as sheens. But when you're deciding what to use in your house, how do you know which finish is right? You can always talk to the experts, but here is a

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Why Waiting To Sell Your House Could Cost You a Small Fortune

Every year we talk to potential home sellers about the benefits of selling early in the year, BEFORE the "spring market." Here's some useful info on why this may be even more true this year.Click

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Should You Refinance for a Shorter Term?

As interest rates are still at all-time lows, you're probably thinking about refinancing your mortgage. When you refinance for a shorter term, you save on interest and pay off your home sooner.

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Is This Your Situation: Trying To Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal?

When you've lived in a property for years, you seldom think about how it looks to outsiders. After all, you know your home from the inside out, and when you have concerns about it, they're often

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Is This Your Situation: Thinking About Purchasing Your First Home?

It's not unusual to angst over your first home purchase. After all, it's a huge investment, and it determines where you'll be living for the next several years. How can you be sure that a home

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Central Park Night at the Denver Nuggets

Join your Central Park neighbors for some Mile High Basketball!Denver Nuggets vs Portland TrailblazersThursday, January 13, 2022 at 8:00pmBall Arena, Denver, COOrder Tickets HEREEnjoy this special

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How To Choose Homeowners Insurance

Are you a first-time homebuyer? You've got a lot to budget for — your down payment, your closing costs, home improvements. But just to make things a little bit more complicated, you'll need to

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With Rising Home Prices, is a Foreclosure Crisis Coming?

Back around 2005-2006 the US housing market saw a "bubble" which lead to the foreclosure crisis of 2007-2009. With home prices rising quickly in 2020 and 2021, many homeowners (and prospective)

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Tips for Shopping for New Bed Sheets

We spend about a third of our lives in bed, so it makes sense to invest in bed linens that make us feel comfortable, even pampered.Here are some tips to help skip the guesswork the next time you go

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Top REALTORS in Painted Prairie

This week, Painted Prairie held its first Annual Spirit of Excellence Awards to recognize the top REALTORS in the community.🏘 We are excited to share that Diana and Michael Kearns were named...#

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New Homebuilders Coming to Painted Prairie

Exciting news from the award-winning Painted Prairie community in Aurora, CO... three new homebuilders will be joining the mix in the upcoming Phase 2 of development!We were excited to be invited to

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Spectacular Mountain Views, under $600k, in Denver Central Park

Just listed: 3 bedroom townhome in Central Park DenverPriced at $599,000. Showings begin at noon on Friday, June 11, 2021.Spectacular Mountain views. Corner lot with fenced yard. Ground floor patio

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Hazel Miller Band headlines first MoJaBlu Concert of 2021

Sponsored by the Central Park MCA, the annual MoJaBlu concert series is back for 2021!Hazel Miller BandThursday, June 10, 2021 at 6:30pmCentral Park North Green (49th & Valentia Street, Denver

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Effectively Organize your Kitchen

How to Organize Your KitchenThe kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in any household, and it's full of small things that you can never find when you need them!Organizing your kitchen is easy when

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2021 Denver Central Park Kid's Triathalon

2021 Denver Central Park Kids' TriathlonAugust 22, 2021 at 4:00am - 9:00amThis race will have all the components of an official triathlon including, timing chips, finisher medals,

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Central Park MCA Aquatics Update - May 28 2021

SPLASH INTO SUMMER WITH YOUR ACTIVE PASSMessage from the Central Park MCA: Active Pass members will have holiday access, be able to reserve AM limited attendance swim and be able to enjoy the pools

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Street Sweeping in Painted Prairie?

Street Sweeping in Painted Prairie?Have you seen these signs in Painted Prairie? Apparently the City of Aurora is about to start street sweeping in our neighborhood.Coming from Denver (with monthly

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What is the Mile High Shift?

The Mile High Shift. If you live in Denver, especially in the northeast part of town, you've probably heard it mentioned over the past couple of weeks but you may be wondering just exactly what it

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Over 330 Homes! Wow - 2021 Central Park Community Garage Sale

There's still a little time left to register for the 16th Annual Central Park Community Garage Sale!As of Thursday morning, May 18, we have over 330 homes participating. We will continue to accept

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Multi Family Garage Sale this weekend in Painted Prairie

There's still a little time left to register for the 1st Annual Painted Prairie Community Garage Sale! We will update the participant list through this Thursday.The sale will be held this Saturday,

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Who Lives Here? Denver area demographics.

When home buyers start looking in new neighborhoods or cities, their first questions are often about the demographics of the area. Where do residents work? How are the schools? How many people live

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Painted Prairie Interview with Realtors Diana and Michael Kearns [VIDEO]

In early 2020, the developers of the Painted Prairie community in Aurora, CO spoke with Realtors Diana and Michael Kearns to find out what makes Painted Prairie special.Learn more about the Painted

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Central Park United Neighbors 2021 Annual Forum

Join us on Tuesday, May 18th from 6:30 - 8:30 for CPUN's Annual Community Forum. RSVP for the Zoom meeting hereIn addition to voting on the slate of CPUN Board Members, this meeting will serve

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Painted Prairie Bring on Spring Event

Join us for a FREE weekend with thoughtfully curated events and activities, informative home how-to clinics & unique community traditions!FRIDAY, APRIL 30: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., High Prairie

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Expects Predict Housing Market Growth will Continue but Slow Down

Fannie Mae (officially the "Federal National Mortgage Association") and Freddie Mac (officially the "Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) are the two federally chartered companies who, "establish

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Five Tips for Preparing Your Home to Sell [VIDEO]

Wow, what a throwback!Originally broadcast on KDVR-TV, Fox 31 Denver, on July 22, 2009. Michael Kearns, then a RE/MAX agent in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood (now Central Park) shares 5 tips on how

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Civitas and Calthorpe and Associates Create Painted Prairie Park System

Originally appeared on lifeatpaintedprairie.com - reprinted with permission.Step inside the details behind Painted Prairie and its park system with Craig Vikers of Civitas, as he explains his vision

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It's 4-20 - what herbs should you be growing in your kitchen?

It's April 20th, also known as "420," and in Colorado it seems that everyone is thinking about "herbs." No, not those herbs (the recreational and medicinal ones), we're talking about herbs for

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Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

It is easy to become overwhelmed when you decide to buy a home.Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their opinions whether you are a first time home buyer or you're

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Golden Colorado Off Leash Dog Park [VIDEO]

A quick visit to the Tony Grampsas Dog Park in Golden, CO.Did we mention it is next door to New Terrain Brewing? ???

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16th Annual Central Park Community Garage Sale

Well, for a lot of reasons 2020 was a year we'd all rather forget. In our own little world, the COVID-19 pandemic (and social distancing) caused the cancelation of the Central Park Community Garage

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First Annual Painted Prairie Community Garage Sale

Save the Date: May 15, 2021Planning is underway for the first annual Painted Prairie Community Garage Sale! In 2006 we started the Stapleton Community Garage Sale, by 2010 over 300 homes were

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5 Peaceful Paint Colors for your Home

One of the most common decisions faced by homeowners is what colors should you use when decorating your home. Standing in front of the wall of paint samples at Home Depot or your local paint store

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High Prairie Park - A gathering place for all ages

Painted Prairie’s High Prairie Park is more than just a playground. It is a place where all ages and abilities can play among a series of treehouses and natural landscapes. Isaac

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How do 'Credit Inquiries' affect your credit score?

As real estate agents, we counsel our clients to talk to 2-3 mortgage lenders before making a decision on how to finance their home purchase. Lenders offer various loan products, have different,

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Brand New Home - available now! 21582 E 60th Avenue, Aurora (Painted Prairie)

Move-In Ready (available 3/25/2021)Corner Lot, 4 Bedroom, Gorgeous Designer Choices $624,990This exceptional 2-story home sits on a corner homesite just three blocks north of High Prairie Park!

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Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices?

We are in the midst of a very active real estate market in Denver, and many people are talking about home prices in relation to mortgage rates. While mortgage rates have been relatively staple, some

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Central Park (Stapleton) MCA Snow Removal Info

MCA Snow Removal InformationBased on current forecasting, we are expecting snow to start accumulating early Saturday and continue into Monday and could result in accumulation inexcess of 3 feet.MCA

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Painted Prairie HOA Snow Removal Info

Dear Residents,In our area, we are expecting at least one foot of snow (possibly and likely more). Since this is a bigger snow storm then we have seen in years, we wanted to let you know of the snow

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9 Tips to Help You Control Your Spending

Let’s be honest: Spending money can sometimes be too easy for our own good. In today's world we have multiple subscriptions to streaming services, music providers, magazines (yes, some people

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Do you need a REALTOR to buy a new construction home?

Every day home buyers head off to builders' offices and model homes without a REALTOR® representing them as a Buyer's Agent. Sure you can buy a home on your own, but aren't you giving up a lot

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Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult?

Potential homebuyers are always cautioned to be aware of mortgage lending standards and the difficulty they might face when trying to obtain a mortgage. Credit availability is expanding, making it

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The Inspiration behind the Painted Prairie Park System

Originally appeared on lifeatpaintedprairie.com - reprinted with permissionPainted Prairie’s parks project leader, Diane Lipovksy describes her vision for the park system at Painted

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Update on Stapleton Resident Membership Renewals (Pool Cards)

Announcement from the Stapleton MCA, 4/15/2020We are temporarily amending our current policy, and allowing our residents to renew their membership cards by phone, once it is established that our

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Stapleton Real Estate Update 1Q 2020 [VIDEO]

Michael Kearns, from the Kearns Team at Realty ONE Group Premier, provides an update on the Stapleton community real estate market, through the 1st quarter of 2020.Looking for more info on Stapleton

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2020 Stapleton Community Garage Sale Update [VIDEO]

Due to Coronavirus restrictions, the 15th Annual Stapleton Community Garage Sale is being rescheduled to dates later this.

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Painted Prairie Grand Opening Celebration

Rescheduled from March 28-29...On Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, Painted Prairie is the place to be to sample all that this dynamic community offers—and get a taste of exciting

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Epic Homes grand opening at Painted Prairie

Information provided by Life at Painted Prairie and Epic HomesAurora, CO – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 11, 2020Aurora, CO - With its Grand Opening set for this weekend,

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