Kate Beckmann's Blog Posts

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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