Kate Beckmann's Blog Posts

Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 1289 Macon Street

An opportunity to own a home as cute as this in this price range doesn't come by very often! This charming ranch is located on a corner lot nestled in the Zurchers Communty of Aurora. It has 2

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Why Low Inventory is a Win for Sellers

Inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s housing market. There are simply more buyers actively looking for homes to purchase than there are sellers selling them, so

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 6441 S Ider Street

The Wheatlands home you have been waiting for! Being located in the heart of Southeast Aurora, you're surrounded by everything you would need! This home offers 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with a total

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Top 5 Reasons Millennials are Choosing to Invest in Real Estate

The millennial generation is the largest generation in United States history. According to the US Census Bureau:“[Millennials] born between 1982-2000, now number 83.1 million and

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Highlight Home of the Week in Parker | 22413 Quail Run Lane

Location Location Location, right? This home in Canterberry Crossing in Parker is a gem! It's located right off of Main Street on a quiet street, so you are close to downtown Parker which is filled

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Highlight Home of the Week in Highlands Ranch | 9646 Dunning Circle

Check out this gem located in the heart of Highlands Ranch! Who do you know looking to move near the Spaces Community? This newer construction home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, totalling around 2

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Ideas to Spruce up your Unfinished Basement

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up

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OPEN HOUSE | 3315 W Aqueduct Avenue

Come see me tomorrow, Saturday August 29th from 11-1pm at this completely remodeled ranch home in Littleton! When I say completely remodeled, I mean plumbing, sewer, furnace, water heater, roof,

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Highlight Home of the Week in Highlands Ranch | 6273 Columbia Drive

You MUST check out this home for sale in Highlands Ranch! Especially now, since it has been reduced in price significantly. This home offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms with approximately 4,000 finished

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How to Transform your bedroom to a Master Suite Oasis

For most of us, the bedroom is the last place we update because we think it's just made for sleeping and no one else sees it. Well, that needs to change! Your bedroom should be your sanctuary! Take

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Colorado's Best Backpacking Trips

As we all know, Colorado is known for its outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. However, sometimes you have to earn those views!  Take a look at these 8 backpacking trips that are not for

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Highlight Home of the Week in Parker | 15215 Auklet Street

Who do you know that is searching for a home in Parker? This home is located in the Parker Homestead Community off of Hess and Chambers Road. It offers 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3-Car Garage, and a

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Five Negotiating Tactics that Could Kill a Sale

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a

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Tips for House Hunting Online

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in

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Hotspot of the Week in Centennial | 2 Penguins Tap and Grill

So, two penguins walk into a bar....This restaurant is a little hidden, but don't let that fool you! It is starting to become one of my favorite local bars. The selection of Colorado beer on tap

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Highlight Home of the Week in Littleton | 9395 Moonlight Drive

I don't need to say much - this beautiful mountain home sells its self. I mean, half of my time would be spent on the back deck taking in the views. Could you imagine watching sunsets from here?

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What to Repair or Update Before you List your Home

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its

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Highlight Home of the Week in Littleton | 2195 W Arbor Place

Who do you now that is looking for a home in Littleton? This updated bungalow for sale is minutes away from Downtown Historic Littleton. It offers peaceful living in a very desired location. It

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Prepping Your Pets for the Big Move

Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 22376 E Dorado Place

If entertaining space is important to you.. you MUST check out this home! This gem is nicely situated on an Unincorporated Arapahoe County cul-de-sac, backs to open space, and has panaramic mountain

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Eye-catching ways to Decorate your Home with Plants

Who else is obsessed with plants and trinkets in their home? Using plants as décor is a great way to add a little color and a natural, bright feel to any room. There are endless types of

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How to Create your Dream Home Office Space

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office is a great way to utilize an extra room. Especially during these

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 20740 E Maplewood Place N

Who do you know that is wanting to move to SE Aurora? You must check out this stunning remodeled Greenfield home located on a peaceful cul-de-sac. It features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, finished

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Virtual Showings for Buyers and Sellers - How do these Work?

With everything going on in the world, it's hard to keep up with what areas are in what Stay at Home order, and what you can and can't do. This is how Real Estate has been for the past month. As

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How to Give your Deck a Facelift

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingky deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the

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Your Guide for a Home Appraisal

You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T's and dot all your I's before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist is the home

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 26810 E Glasgow Drive

This beautiful Richmond Home floorplan is an entertainers dream, and shows like new! I truly mean when I say, this could be a model home. It's completely move in ready - all you need is your

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Highlight Home of the Week in Englewood | 307 Inverness Way #202

A condo just south of the Denver Tech Center - could this be your next home? The location is hard to beat, being minutes away from I-25 and County Line Road. This home offers 2 bedrooms, 2,

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How to Achieve Morning Person Status

Ever wish you could become one of those rare morning people? The ones that wake with a start, feeling refreshed and energized. The ones that get in that morning workout or wrap up some work before

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COVID-19 Real Estate Market Update

I've had a lot of friends ask me how this pandemic is affecting Real Estate - especially seeing how it's affecting the stock market. I can only speak for my market – the Denver Metro area, but

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Which Down Payment Strategy is Right for You?

You’ve most likely heard the rule: Save for a 20-percent down payment before you buy a home. The logic behind saving 20 percent is solid, as it shows that you have the financial discipline and

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6 Ways to Thrive in a Seller's Market

Purchasing a home during a Seller's Market can be intimidating - but don't let it scare or stop you!  Take a look below at the 6 ways to be prepared and get ahead of the game!1) Treat your

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Highlight Home of the Week in Parker | 11634 Laurel Lane

Check out this gorgeous JUST LISTED gem in the Hidden River neighborhood of Parker! You'll instantly feel happy once you see all the natural light this home features. This two-story home offers 4

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Open House in Brighton | 309 N 7th Avenue

Come see me tomorrow, Saturday Feb 22nd from 12-3pm at this completely remodeled home in the heart of Brighton! It features a perfect mix of gorgeous original wood details with an updated feel

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Open House in Castle Rock | 2584 Meadows Blvd Unit #E

Come see me this Saturday, February 15th from 12-3pm at this beautiful Townhome in Castle Rock! I mean how cute is the curb appeal? And trust me, the interior just gets better! It's convienantly

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Hotspot of the Week in Parker | Kilwins

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, have you gotten your sweets for your loved ones yet?  If not - Kilwins is the place to go. They just had their Ribbon Cutting last week and it was a

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OPEN HOUSE | 4628 Tejon Street

Don't let the snowy weather stop you from coming to see me and this charming bungalow in Sunnyside this weekend! It'll be open on Sunday, Feb 9th from 12-3pm. It'll be warm and toasty inside -

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Yummy Super Bowl Sunday Food Ideas

Super Bowl Sunday is ONE day away and we all know what we are most excited for...the food!! If you are hosting a party, it can be stressful and overwhelming creating your spread. You don't

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5 Reasons to Stay at the Gaylord Rockies!

You all may have heard of the Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Convention Center and drove by it when heading to DIA, but have you visited or stayed there yet?! Opening up in December 2018, this place is

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Coming Soon to Parker | West Main Taproom & Grill

Parker just keeps getting better! My community is growing like crazy, with all sorts of new businesses, restaurants and bars! This weeks Hotspot is West Main Taproom & Grill.  Their website

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Highlight Home of the Week in Castle Rock | 2584 Meadows Boulevard #E

You must check out this beautiful end-unit townhouse in Castle Rock! Being located in The Meadows, you are conveniently located to just about everything you need. Shops, restaurants, grocery stores,

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Denver Metro's Best Donut Shops

There is never a bad time for donuts, especially when you live around numerous local donut shops! From traditional glazed and chocolate, to the unique unexpected Captain Crunch cereal covered donut,

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Hotspot of the Week (Or Year) | In-N-Out Burger

You have most likely heard some rumors and renderings of this, but now I can officially say....In-N-Out Burger is coming to Colorado in 2020! If you live or have visited the West, you know how

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Colorado's Top 10 Best Mountain Hot Springs

Any time of the year is great time to visit one of Colorado's many mountain hot springs, but with winter almost in full swing, a dip in a warmer pool is definitely on our minds.  Not a big

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Denver Metro's Best Christmas Light Displays

There is something very magical about driving or walking around neighorhoods and looking at all the decked out homes with Christmas lights and music. It reminds me of my childhood back in Illinois -

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 6411 S Ider Street

Looking for a home in the highly sought after neighborhood of Wheatlands in SE Aurora? This may be for you! This beautiful tradtional home offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms with a total of just

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Denver Metro's Best Pop-Up Christmas Bars

Looking to celebrate the holidays as much as you can? Well I have 9 Christmas pop-up bars around Denver that are waiting for you!  Four Miracle Bars, one Santa bar, a swanky holiday bar,

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Hotspot of the Week in Parker | Blu Note Bar and Grill

It feels like each week I hear about a new business opening up in Parker and I cannot keep up! It's so exciting to watch how fast my community is growing. I always try to check them all out, and on

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Hotspot of the Week in Parker | Rory's Diner

Everyone loves those tradtional diners that serve comfort food with the red booths and black and white tile.. but Rory's Diner stands alone. It's located just off of Main Street in downtown Parker.

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 2981 South Jericho Way

Looking for a home in or near The Conservatory neighborhood of Aurora? This home may be for you! It offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, with roughly 2,300 finished sqft! The unfinished basement is ready

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New Hotel Coming Soon to Parker | The Laszlo Hotel

Every town has hotels, but not like this. Parker will soon have one of its own - The Laszlo Hotel. Parker keeps growing more unique and I could not be more excited. Check out the story behind The

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Hotspot of the week in Parker | Colorado Taproom & Grill

We all know that Colorado is known for their craft beer and breweries - and Parker finally has a place that we can try beers from all over the state!  Check out their story below. Also, if you

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Denver Metro's Best Pumpkin Patches

Can you believe that October is almost over??  Time is flying! If you haven't been to a pumpkin patch yet, you need to this weekend! It is one of the best fall activities. Whether you are going

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Highlight Home of the Week in Parker | 8433 Wheatgrass Circle

This cute bi-level home has so much potential, and you must come see for yourself! It is located in the Cottonwood community of North Parker. I live in this community as well, and you are close to

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Opening Days are Upon us on the Slopes!

For all you adventure sport goorus, I have some exciting news! It sounds a little early to say this.. but Open Days are upon us on the slopes! Arapahoe Basin and Keystone are open, and the rest will

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Denver Metro's Best Haunted Houses

Halloween is fastly approaching, and we all know what what activity everyone is getting antsy about - Haunted houses! I have a love/hate relationship with being scared. I always love watching scary

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Hotspot of the Week in Parker | Dough Dreamery

This may be my next go-to desert place in Parker. If you love eating cookie dough when baking cookies, but always feel guilty because it's not good for you... well I have your solution! You must go

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Denver Metro's Go-to Coffee Shops

If you were to ask where a REALTOR'S second office would be, the most common answer is most likely a coffee shop! When I work from home, I get distracted by my kitties, or the tv. There is just

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Highlight Home of the week in Aurora | 7063 South Shawnee Street

Looking for a home with beautiful views? This house is a MUST SEE! It’s located in Southeast Aurora on the well-known Saddle Rock Golf Club, and great access to everything you need! The curb

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New Build vs. Resale - What Better Suits Your Needs?

With the inventory high, and many new developments and construction occurring in the Denver Metro Area, buyer power is strong. Having to chose between a new build and resale is starting to become

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Why Staging your Home to Sell is Important

Picture this:You and your client walk into a brightly lit home, new furniture laid out in a way that maximizes the space. You imagine yourself waking up to natural light, brewing a pot of coffee in

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Highlight Event of the Weekend in Parker | Oktoberfest 2019

Fall is (almost) here, which means fall activities are acceptable, right? :)  I woke up this morning with the windows open and it being 55 degrees! One of my favorite fall events is going to

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Highlight Home of the Week in Highlands Ranch | 10577 Skyreach Road

You MUST come see this gorgeous ranch for sale in the premier gated community of Backcountry in Highlands Ranch! It's a Richmond Doris model, and was built in 2013 - but looks brand new because of

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Hotspot of the Week in Parker | Fika Coffee House

Who doesn't like a good local coffee shop? I finally found my go-to in Parker - Fika Coffee House! I don't just love their coffee, but it's a great place to work as well. Being a Real Estate Agent,

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Denver Metro's Best Local Boutiques

When I go shopping, I love to shop local. Not just because they usually have more unique styles and options, but it's also good for the community :) Denver has SO many local stores for both men and

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Highlight Event of the Week in Denver | Tacos and Margs Crawl

Looking for a fun weekend event?? The Tacos & Margs Crawl is back in Denver! Close out the summer right with lots of tacos & margs - plus check in at each stop with their app to win lots

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Hotspot of the Week in Greenwood Village | Glazed and Confused

Who doesn't like a yummy donut shop? You MUST go and check out Glazed and Confused new location in the DTC! It's located on Yosemite right next to Cherry Creek High School. Their other location is

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Best Breweries near Denver!

We all know that Colorado is known for their breweries. With over 400, we are ranked #4 in the nation! Trying new beers has become such a lifestyle and hobby in Denver. Besides being home to the

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 235 S Oak Hill Street

Take a look at this beautiful new construction home in Aurora! It is located in the new developments just off of I-70 and E-470 on a corner lot. It has only been lived in for a few months, so it's

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GRAND OPENING | Top Golf Thornton

It's what everyone's been waiting for - another Top Golf location in Colorado! It has been a long time coming, but I can officially announce that the Thornton location's Grand Opening is TODAY

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Best BBQ in the Denver Metro Area

Denver is no Kansas City... but don't underestimate our BBQ!  My favorite thing about BBQ is how much food you get. I always feel like the side options are endless! Check out my list of go-to

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The Best FREE Attractions in the Denver Metro Area

The Mile High City has been a popular tourist destination for awhile now. Besides all the outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and biking, the city life is a huge attraction as well. Looking

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Highlight Home of the Week in Castle Rock | 2157 Shiloh Drive

You must come see this cozy 2-story home for sale in the Baldwin Park Estates neighorhood in thriving Castle Rock. It's located on a corner lot and close to the known Express Factory Shopping Outlet

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OPEN HOUSE | 7872 Taylor Circle

Words cannot express how beautiful and dreamy this CUSTOM mountain home is! You have to come see it for yourself :) It offers 5 bedrooms/6 bathrooms, and is located in Hidden Forest - the most

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HOA's: Love them or Hate them?

When searching for a home, home buyers usually have a list of wants and needs. Location, price, size, number of beds/baths and style are all taken into consideration. But for some, a home in a

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Highlight Home of the Week in Aurora | 2610 South Danube Way

Look how cute this home is! The curb appeal is definitely unique and catches your eye. This home is located on a quite street in the Sterling Hills Community in Aurora. It offers 4 bedrooms, 3

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Denver Metro's Best Dog Parks

A recent study showed that Colorado is runner-up in most pet-friendly state! This probably does not surpise a lot of us because we all know how pretty much everywhere allows our fur babies. You see

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Hotspot of the Week in Greenwood Village | 1up Arcade Bar

Where are my gamers at?? Since 2011, The 1up Lodo and The 1up Colfax have been the premier destinations for the Denver Metro area for fans of arcade games, both new and vintage. Now, the southeast

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Hardwood Floors - Light or Dark?

Hardwood has become one of the world’s most popular indoor flooring materials because of its ease of installation and care, strength, durability, anti-allergen properties, and sleek looks.

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OPEN HOUSE | 23526 PAINTED HILLS STREET

Come check out this beautiful 5 bedroom/5 bathroom home for sale this weekend in the Canterberry Community of Parker!  With just under 6,000 sqft, and open concept - it is an entertainers dream

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Denver Metro's Best Public Golf Courses

Are you a golfer? Yay or Nay? Colorado is a Golfers dream for many reasons - You are able to play pretty much all year around, your ball travels faster because of the elevation, and of course all

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Hotspot of the Week in Littleton | Adelitas Cocina Y Cantina

If you know me, you know I have an obsession with Mexican food. Whenever I travel, I always research to find the best local hidden gem Mexican restaurant! I have tried my fair share in the Denver

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Highlight Home of the Week in Parker | 10427 Rutledge Street

Some homes just speak to you.. and this is one of those homes. This beautiful property is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought after community of Meridan Village in Parker. It offers 5

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Denver Metro Firework Displays

Happy Fourth of July! Summer is finally in full swing in Colorado, and it is a great week to celebrate our beautiful country with some fireworks!!! Looking to where to go with the family? Check

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Hotspot of the Week - The Wine Barrel

Where are my wine lovers at?? It's so fun trying new local wineries and tasting rooms. Have you been to The Wine Barrel in South Parker? It is a Micro-Winery that makes their wine ALL on site for

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Fireplace Design - So Many Options!

Are you looking to bring hearth back into your home? Your fireplace can completely transform your room decor and style! Living in Colorado, we definitely need the warmth of a fireplace during the

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Cute Townhome for Sale in Highlands Ranch! | 208 Whitehaven Circle

Looking for an adorable townhome near Highlands Ranch? This maybe for you! It is located in the desired community of Sundance at Indigo Hills off of Broadway and Wildcat Reserve Parkway. It is close

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OPEN HOUSE | 7393 S Shawnee Street

Come check out this beautiful 4 bedroom/4 bathroom home for sale in the Saddle Rock Golf Club Community in Aurora. With just under 5,000 sqft and an open floor plan, it is an entertainers dream.

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Hotspot of the Week in Castle Rock - Crave Burger

Looking for a new casual, local place to eat this weekend? Check out Crave Burger in Castle Rock! I love this Colorado-based restaurant, and the story behind on how it got started. Jeff and Jeryn

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The 8 Best Day Hikes Near Denver (That Nobody Knows About)

Denver is the gateway of some of the most beautiful mountain passes, winding back-country, and scenic vistas in the United States. The one issue that comes with this are the crowds. So that is why I

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Stunning Home for Sale in Aurora! | 25604 E Maplewood Place

Looking to buy a home in the Wheatland’s community of SE Aurora? This may be the house for you! This home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with a total of 5,012 sq ft located on a peaceful-

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Aurora | Parker | Castle Rock | Littleton Upcoming Social Events!

It's finally Friday! Looking for some fun local plans this weekend? Check out my list of events! 1)  Downtown Parker Friday Art Walk - Friday (today) , June 14th 5-8pm on Main StreetThe

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Aurora | Parker | Castle Rock Farmer's Markets Schedules!

Do you like shopping local? Make sure to go to the local Farmer's Markets in Aurora, Parker and Castle Rock all summer long! You'll find locally grown produce, unique food items, fresh baked goods,

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Wedding Season has Begun! Best Venues in the Denver Metro Area

Summer is officially here in Colorado, which means - It's  wedding season! There are so many venues around the Denver Metro area because of all the beautiful outdoor landscapes. If you are a

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Hot Spot of the Week - Parker Garage

Being a local resident of Parker, Parker Garage is one of my husband and I's go-to spots for lunch, dinner or happy hour! It is located in the heart of downtown Parker on Main Street. It has been

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Parker Days are in Full Swing!

If you are local to Parker or visiting the area, Parker Days are a must! It is a 4-day festival, June 6th-June 9th, with tons of concerts, carnival rides for all ages, games, vendor market place,

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OPEN HOUSE | 10755 W Quarles Avenue

Come check out this beautiful 4 bedroom/4 bathroom CUSTOM home for sale this weekend in the Meadows Community of Littleton! With over 5,000 sqft, it is an entertainers dream - and truly one of

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