Happy Colorado Day!

1Aug 2014

Happy 138th birthday, Colorado!

Today is Colorado Day, celebrating the beginning of our statehood on August 1, 1876

If you’re in the market for your own piece of Colorado history, check out the Alps Inn, near Boulder.This former stage stop was built in 1870 and is now on the market the first time since 1990. Renamed The Alps Hotel and Resort in 1905, the estate sits on 21 acres and features 14,000 square feet of grand living spaces and massive stone fireplaces. The inn is only 2.5 miles from downtown Boulder and is nestled in a scenic canyon along Boulder Creek. Perfect for a business, such as a corporate retreat or spa, or even your own spacious piece of Colorado history.  For details, visit the listing at www.fullersothebysrealty.com




31Jul 2014

by Mark Samuelson


In a market where luxury single-level plans are a rarity, see a lakefront ranch in Colorado Golf Club from $890s

On a weekend when Colorado’s Front Range is suddenly the fastest selling market in the country and for-sale homes are getting to be a rarity, Colorado Golf Club has something rarer still to show you: luxury patio-ranch plans with low-maintenance lock-n-leave features, in a setting prized for its world-class golf and its views.

“Home inventory, particularly for ranch plans, is so low right now that this is even more of an opportunity,” says Mimi Sturtevant, Colorado Golf Club real estate project manager for Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, exclusive agents for Betts Lake – an enclave of luxury-walkout ranches overlooking the Club’s 9-acre Betts Lake.

Sturtevant will give you a chance to get behind the gates at Colorado Golf Club in Parker – site of last year’s Solheim Cup international tourney between top U.S. and European women golfers – to tour two Mediterranean styled ranches, each with views that could be a million miles from Denver; actually five minutes from a King Soopers, and twenty minutes from office campuses in Meridian and DTC.

That mix of solitude and surprising access is adding even more fuel to a hot market now, says Sturtevant. “We’re seeing California buyers that want more for their money – more land and seclusion, but who still want to be close to everything. That’s exactly what we offer, along with lakefront views that are increasingly priceless.”

Betts Lake’s prices start from a modest $895,000 – for luxury-sized single-level plans that show lavishly styled architecture by award-winning Karen Keating/TKP Architects, exteriors with tile roof, troweled interior walls, generous stone and timber trim, and kitchens with premium appliances, alder cabinets, and ………..

Read the entire story at the The Denver Post


Mountain Lifestyle Open House Event

30Jul 2014

Mountain Lifestyle Open House August 2014

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Open Houses in the Breckenridge Area

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1184 Beaver Creek Lane, Fairplay, Colorado 80440
Open Sunday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

89 Sheep Creek Trail, Fairplay, Colorado 80440
Open Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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645 S. Park Avenue, Unit 702, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Open Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

1319 Meadow Drive, Fairplay, Colorado 80440
Open Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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476 N. Fuller Placer Road, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424
Open Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM<

599 S. 5th Avenue, Frisco, Colorado 80443
Open Saturday – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM<

Open Houses in the Vail Valley Area


406 Holden Road, Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
Open Saturday & Sunday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

76 Holden Road, Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


1705 Lake Creek Road, Edwards, Colorado 81632
Open Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

1730 Buffehr Creek Road, Vail, Colorado 81657
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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770 Potato Patch Drive #5, Vail, Colorado 81657
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

1122 Red Draw, Edwards, Colorado 81632
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Oxford Court #110, Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Aspenwood Penthouse #314, Edwards, Colorado 81632
Open Saturday & Sunday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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26 Avondale Lane #401 Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
Open Saturday – 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

142 Spring Creek Lane, Edwards, Colorado 81632
Open Friday & Saturday – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


26 Avondale Lane #401 Beaver Creek, Colorado 81620
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


As the Real Estate World Turns

28Jul 2014

By Steve Blank – Managing Broker, FSIR Downtown
It is important, and encouraging, to review some national and local numbers that bode well for Denver’s economic recovery, particularly in the housing market. I always find it interesting to compare national economic trends with those taking place in Denver.

For example, Denver was recently ranked sixth among the Top 10 states with the most potential to thrive in the new, post-recession economy, based on 25 economic indicators analyzed by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The analysis focused on globalization, technological innovation, entrepreneurial development and employment as factors that reveal probable levels of economic growth. Mortgage giant Fannie Mae qualifies and employs this information to help determine state and regional economic directions.

The Top 10 states include: Massachusetts, Delaware, California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey.

As for other positive numbers, Denver ranked #2 for renting to millenials, (18-34 yrs of age) according to Realty Trac’s Q2 2014 residential report which analyzed data from 370 counties across the country. This is a primary reason why all those rentals are being built across the city, reflecting Denver’s 5.6 percent to 5.8 percent unemployment rates (nationally hovering around 6.3 percent)

New higher-end apartments are seeing leases for $2.50/ft in areas like Cherry Creek and downtown, still carrying a vacancy rate of only 4.4 percent, according to Q2 2014 numbers. It is worth noting that Denver ended the year at a 4.2 percent vacancy rate, which is a signal that supply is catching up with demand.

Denver housing prices are up nearly 10 percent from a year ago, as noted in the recent Case-Stiller report. Perhaps even more compelling is a Zillow report showing local home resale prices are 50.59 percent higher than in January of 2000. June was also the 30th month in a row with year-over-year gains in Denver values.

For the most up-to-date monthly market snapshot of your area visit coloradomarketupdate.com

Metro Denver’s luxury market has posted sharp gains, while listing inventory has gradually increased. There were 127 luxury homes (over $1 million) sold in May, which is 24.5 percent over the 102 sold in May of 2013. The May report (from MLS statistics) showed that the average luxury home sold in 85 days, which is down from 142 days just a year ago. Even mortgage lenders are gladly reaching out to higher-end borrowers (loans over $417,000 in Denver and over $625,000 in cities like San Francisco) with very competitive rates and more flexible underwriting. For instance, Bank of America reported that 38 percent of its loans were in this jumbo market, this first quarter, compared to 23 percent in Q1 2013.

The new home construction market is also moving full steam ahead, offsetting some of the low housing inventory available. Builders Magazine reports that the nation’s 200 largest builders accounted for 53 percent of all homes built in the U.S. during 2013. Just 20 years ago, small volume builders delivered about 70 percent of all houses being built.

In Denver, small builders are tearing down older buildings and homes and constructing larger, more luxurious homes in areas like Washington Park, Cherry Creek and Hilltop. Depending on the land’s specific zoning, small developers are also building apartments, condos, and creating mixed use projects that combine residential with retail and light commercial use.

Overall, Denver is exhibiting positive, diverse activity in the real estate market. Both the city and the state are showing up in national rankings and comparing very favorably to other places in the country.


Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Client Appreciation Soiree at the Chihuly Art Exhibit

25Jul 2014

More than 500 Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty brokers and their guests attended Sotheby’s Night at the Chihuly Art Exhibit at the Denver Botanic Gardens, July 23.

FSIR hosted the client appreciation party and served beverages and light summer fare for guests strolling through the striking exhibit that graced the garden’s 24-acres. This exhibit is the first major outdoor show in the Rocky Mountain region by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly.

The Chihuly exhibit runs through Nov. 30, 2014. For more information, visit www.botanicgardens.org


Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents Appoints Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty

23Jul 2014

The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents is proud to announce that Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has been selected to exclusively represent the brand in Metro Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge and the Vail Valley, Colorado. The Board of Regents, which celebrates their 10 year anniversary in 2014, is the governing body of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, the worldwide network of high-end brokerage firms.

With 10 offices and 250+ broker and support staff associates, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty serves some of Colorado’s best-known luxury real estate markets and consistently produces over $1 billion in annual sales volume. Fuller Sotheby’s distinguishes itself as Colorado and Metro Denver’s leading luxury real estate brokerage by providing its professional team with a uniquely high level of sales support and utilizing the industry’s leading technologies, business systems and vendors. Its broker associates average over 12 years’ experience and over $6 million in annual sales production.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty further distinguishes itself by providing clients with an industry-leading service level resulting in a higher than average listing sold/taken ratio, the highest average sales price and the lowest number of days on the market. Fuller has been an integral part of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network since 2001 and will now have the added benefit of prime placement on the award-winning website, LuxuryRealEstate.com, as well as an array or powerful, exclusive marketing tools and solutions.

For more information on Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, please visit www.fullersothebysrealty.com. For more information on the Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents, visit www.Regents.com.


Wildflower Ranch: The Ultimate Luxury for Horses and Owners

22Jul 2014

Colorado is horse country. In fact, the state equine population of 256,000 comes to about one Coloradan for every 18 horses, according to the American Horse Council Foundation.

Coloradans aren’t idle horse owners, either. More than 180,000 of the state’s horses are ridden for show and recreation every year. More than 50 percent of owners live on the same property as their horses. No matter the use, having horses is a lifestyle.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) has a variety of horse-friendly listings along the Front Range, including Boulder, and the mountain communities of Breckenridge and Vail Valley. In fact, FSIR listings are searchable by the specialty market, “Farm and Ranch.” Buyers can view superior properties in Colorado or anywhere in the world, via Continue reading


Benefit Grand Opening of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams in Cherry Creek

18Jul 2014

MItchell Gold BenefitFSIR broker Trish Bragg, retailers Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams, FSIR brokers Douglas Kerbs and Maggie Armstrong celebrate the grand opening of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, the internationally acclaimed home furnishings store, now in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. The Cherry Creek opening marked the 25th anniversary of the upscale retailer. The opening benefitted Brent’s Place, which assists children with cancer, and their families, with housing and other services through community partnerships.

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Stately Home, Rich History, Warm Memories

16Jul 2014

1220803_Entrance_highThe stately red brick home at 685 Emerson Street is undeniably impressive – in its history, elegance, sublime architectural details and, interestingly, in the ambiance it imparts that decades of warm family life have unfolded here.

“We moved in when I was 11 years old,” said current owner Jack Crawford of the genteel home that has been in his family for nearly 50 years. Growing up there with his three brothers, Crawford remembered the spacious rooms and intriguing nooks gave the boys plenty of room for “mischief.”

“It was always a warm, friendly place. I remember opening the door for guests many times and seeing their surprise at how inviting it was, despite the size,” Crawford said.

“The home itself really offers the best in old elegance and updated style. And some truly unique people have lived here,” said Maggie Armstrong, who is co-listing the home with Trish Bragg, for Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. Continue reading