Prepare Now For Holiday Season

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A little bit of planning and preparation around your home now can help set you up for an enjoyable and stress-free holiday season. Tackling maintenance tasks around your home will ensure that it shines when you welcome holiday guests. Consider using some free time over the coming days to prepare your home for the onslaught of holiday guests and entertaining. Here are some projects to consider:

  • Prepare for holiday entertaining – take time to prepare your home for holiday parties by laundering and pressing table linens, polishing silver, and having your cutlery professionally sharpened.
  • Deep clean your bathrooms – a deep cleaning now will allow you to do simple touch-up cleans prior to hosting holiday guests.
  • Touch up paint – inspect your home, specifically corners and baseboards, for dings and scratches. Touch up scratches and dings to give your home a fresh, clean look. Need some tips on how to touch up paint like a pro? Click here.
  • Replace floor protectors on chairs – protect your hardwood flooring from chair legs by inspecting and replacing felt pads, as needed, on chairs.
  • Replace furnace filter – Keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency by keeping a clean filter installed.  Here’s how.
  • Replace batteries in carbon-monoxide and smoke detectors.
  • Take advantage of a warm day and remove the last of the fallen leaves from your yard. Also have your gutters professionally cleaned to have leaves and debris removed

If you are ready to sell your home and move into the home of your dreams in South Denver consider Heritage Hills, a gated luxury home community in Lone Tree, CO. At Heritage Hills we offer new homes from the $900′s and currently have two homes available for quick move in. Both homes also offer a limited time $25,000 options incentive. Click here to learn more! To schedule a showing, contact Craig Penn at 303-706-0466.

Luxury Real Estate Roars Into Fall

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The luxury real estate market in Metro Denver continued its trend of strong performance in September. According to a recent report from Coldwell Banker, local luxury home sales were up 22.6% year-over-year in September, which was the best performance ever for that month. The luxury market out-performed all other sectors in September. In addition, the median sales price of homes was up 1.1% year-over-year (4.6% month-over-month). Average days on market dropped 5% month-over-month and sellers received an average of 97% of their asking price.

Now is a great time to take advantage of the hot market, sell your home, and purchase the home of your dreams at Heritage Hills. We have two brand-new homes ready for immediate move-in, 9451 E. Winding Hill Avenue (pictured above) and 9452 E. Winding Hill Avenue. For a limited time, both homes feature a $25,000 buyer incentive included in the purchase of the home which may be used toward your personal selection of: custom master bedroom closets, custom pantry closet, plantation shutters/blinds, front entry iron gate, fully finished garage with epoxy floors, built-in outdoor grill, or additional landscaping/fencing.

At Heritage Hills, we offer new luxury homes in a conveniently-located gated Lone Tree community that is packed with amenities. For more information about the homes above, contact Craig Penn via e-mail or call 303-706-0466.

Ready Now at Heritage Hills

9452If you have been thinking about purchasing the home of your dreams, now is the time! Interest rates remain historically low and homes are selling rapidly in the Denver area. With real estate values at or near record highs in many parts of the country, now is a great time to sell your home and move into a new home at Heritage Hills. This gated community is located conveniently in Lone Tree, CO and offers easy access to major arterials and business centers. Packed with amenities, Heritage Hills offers a vibrant and active community event calendar, two junior Olympic-sized pools, parks, playgrounds, trails and more.

9452 Winding Hill Avenue (pictured above) is ready for immediate move-in. This ranch-style home boasts over 4,100 finished square feet and is loaded with upgrades.  The exterior offers a private courtyard with fireplace, paver walks and driveway, and a tile roof.  Also on the exterior is a 3-car garage, an extended covered rear outdoor room, and a fully-landscaped homesite including five recently planted mature trees.

Interior features include extensive hardwood flooring of 3″ millrun hickory, a formal dining room, a great room with fireplace, a study with custom paneling, and a gourmet kitchen that will delight even the most discerning cook with commercial-grade stainless steel appliances, two-tone cabinetry, a large island, and a hidden pantry with custom built-ins. The luxurious master suite, complete with access to the rear outdoor room, features a walk-in closet with custom built-ins, and a spa-like bathroom with his and her vanities, an oval soaking tub, and a large shower.

The finished basement adds over 1,500 square feet of living space and includes a large recreation room with walk-up wet bar, an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as an unfinished area for storage. Click here to discover more about this home, and call 303-706-0466 to schedule a showing!

Plan Now for Fall Cleaning

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Though the hot days of summer are still upon us, now is a great time to begin planning the fall cleaning tasks that will need to happen around your home when the leaves start to fall. Block out a weekend sometime over the next 8 weeks to get your home ready for winter.

Some tasks around the exterior of your home to consider are:

  • Check weather stripping and caulking around exterior doors and windows and repair/replace as needed.
  • Clean gutters and patio furniture.
  • Disconnect hoses from hose bibs and store them in a protected environment for the winter.
  • Inspect exterior paint and touch up as needed. Want to know how to perform paint touch-ups like a pro? Here’s how.
  • Have your sprinkler system winterized by a professional landscaper. Click here for more information about how this is done.

Take advantage of a cold or rainy day and complete these interior tasks:

  • Wash your windows and have window coverings professionally cleaned.
  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans. The inside of a pillow case is especially useful for cleaning the blades of a ceiling fan while containing the dust.
  • Empty your kitchen cabinets and wipe them down, both inside and out.
  • Have carpeting and rugs professionally cleaned.
  • Organize your closets.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Replace your furnace filter. Unsure how to do this? Click here.
  • Test your sump pump to make sure that it is operating properly. Click here for a video on how to do this.

We hope that this list helps you as you plan to prepare your home for fall. Looking to purchase the home of your dreams? At Heritage Hills, we offer new luxury homes priced from the $900′s in a gated Lone Tree, Colorado community. We have homes available for immediate move in, or you can design your new home in either our Summit Collection or Overlook Collection. For more information about new South Denver luxury homes at Heritage Hills, contact Craig Penn via e-mail or call 303-706-0466.

Metro Denver Luxury Home Market Stays Strong

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The performance of the luxury real estate market in Denver continues to be strong. A recent report from Denver Real Estate Watch notes that June was a record month for luxury home sales in Metro Denver. June saw a 24.6% year-over-year increase in luxury sales. In addition, the median sales price was up 2.3% from the same month last year. Another key metric, days on market, dropped from 68.6 days in June of 2015 to 65.6 days in June of 2016.

These statistics go to show that luxury real estate is hot in the Denver area. At Heritage Hills, we offer new luxury homes in a conveniently-located gated Lone Tree community. Homes at Heritage Hills are priced from the $900′s. We currently have 2 homes available for quick move-in. Take advantage of one of these homes, skip the construction wait, and move into the brand-new home of your dreams by the end of summer!

9451 E. Winding Hill Ave: This home features 3-bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, over 3,300 finished square feet, Italian Country inspired exterior detailing and a wonderful, open floorplan. Click here for more info.

9452 E. Winding Hill Ave (pictured above): This stunning ranch home boasts 3-bedrooms, 3.5-bathrooms, over 4,100 finished square feet, extensive upgrades, a fully-landscaped homesite, and a finished basement. Click here to learn more.

For more information about the homes above, contact Craig Penn via e-mail or call 303-706-0466.

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

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Keep things around your home in tip-top shape this summer by staying on top of common, seasonal home maintenance tasks. Now is a good time to prepare your home for the heat that is coming over the next couple of months. Below is a list of tasks to consider tackling now:

  • Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to ensure that they are functioning. Also consider replacing batteries as needed.
  • Test your air conditioning system to make sure that it is cooling effectively. Also replace your current furnace filter with a clean one to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. Unsure how to replace your furnace filter? Check out this video.
  • Clean ceiling fan blades with a damp rag or the inside of a pillowcase to contain dust.
  • Give your barbeque grill a deep cleaning. Check out this informative video from Weber Grills.
  • Sweep the flooring in outdoor living areas and clean dirt and dust from outdoor furniture.
  • Now that drier days are upon us, consider having windows professionally cleaned.
  • Add a layer of mulch to planting beds to repel weeds and help the ground retain moisture.

Heritage Hills is a gated community of new homes in Lone Tree, Colorado. We have new homes available both in our Summit Collection, priced from $1 million, and our Overlook Collection, priced from the $900′s. Skip the typical construction wait and take advantage of homes that are ready for immediate occupancy. Click here for more information.

Stunning Italian-Country Inspired Home – Available Now

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By: Celebrity Custom Homes
Price: $1,079,165

This beautiful Italian-Country inspired home offers you the chance to own a new home in Heritage Hills without the typical construction wait.  Featuring 3-bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, and over 3,300 square feet of living space, this nationally award-winning home plan is perfect for families and entertaining.  Exterior features include stucco and stone finishes, wood detailing, paver walkways and driveway, and a covered entry loggia that leads to a private courtyard with fireplace.

The interior boasts extensive hardwood flooring, an open great room with fireplace, a dining room and a spacious kitchen.  The gourmet kitchen will please even the most discerning cook with its large center island, professional-grade stainless steel appliances, slab granite countertops, and large hidden pantry.

The second level includes a loft with balcony overlooking the courtyard, an oversized laundry room with extensive cabinet space, two secondary bedrooms, one secondary bathroom and a luxurious master suite.  The master suite features his and her closets and vanities, as well as a corner soaking tub and shower area.  Click here to view additional photos and floorplans of this home.

Heritage Hills is a gated community of new homes in Lone Tree, Colorado that offers your family a thriving, close-knit community,  renowned Douglas County schools, parks, playgrounds and two junior Olympic-sized pools. In addition, there are numerous resident activities and events to get to know your neighbors.  To learn more about homes available in Heritage Hills call 303-706-0466 or e-mail craig@heritagehillscolorado.com.

Plan Now for a Successful Summer Garden

Now is the time to spend a little time in your garden getting it ready for summer.  A recent article in Real Simple outlined the 5 steps that you should take now in order to maximize your success this summer.

1. Clean up – remove all of the leaves, branches and other debris that have ended up in your garden during the winter months.
2. Prep your garden tools – take all of your lawn and garden tools out of storage and clean them with soap and water.  Also consider treating wooden handles with mineral spirits.
3. Give your soil some TLC – turn over the soil in your garden with a pitchfork and remove any weeds that are visible. Add compost to replenish nutrients and allow it to rest for a minimum of 2 weeks before planting.
4. Make a plan – refer to this chart to determine which plants are successful in the region that you live in.
5. Maintain it – once your garden is planted and growing, be sure to maintain your plants by “deadheading” old blooms to promote the growth of new blooms, also add mulch to prevent the growth of weeds.

Click here to read the full article on Real Simple’s website!

Is Your Home Ready for Spring?

Spring is a great time to utilize a warm weekend day to prepare your home for the warm weather months that lie ahead.  Below is a short to-do list to help you prepare for spring and summer:
•    Get lawn and garden tools tuned up, sharpened and ready for use.
•    Pull your outdoor furniture out of storage and inspect for damage to chairs, benches and cushions.
•    Clean out your kitchen pantry, getting rid of old, out-of-date and seldom-used items.
•    Wipe out kitchen cabinets and drawers as well as refrigerator shelves.
•    Swap out winter weight bedding and comforters for more seasonally appropriate items.
•    Have a carpet cleaner steam clean your area rugs.
•    Launder/clean furniture slip covers, pillow covers, and shower curtains.
•    Clean light fixtures and fan blades.

Heritage Hills is a gated luxury home community located in Lone Tree, Colorado.  We offer new European-inspired homes in The Overlook priced from the $900′s, and new custom homes in The Summit priced from $1 million.  Click here to view move-in ready homes, or call 303-706-0466 for more information.

Luxury Real Estate Thrives in 2016

The luxury real estate market in Metro Denver has started 2016 extremely strong.  According to a recent report from Kentwood Real Estate, and this article in Denver Real Estate Watch, luxury home sales were up 85.7% in January.  In addition, the median sales price was up 4% when compared to the same month in 2015.  Sellers received, on average, 97% of their asking price, up from 96% in January 2015.

A strong real estate market, coupled with a thriving job market, and moderate climate make the Denver-area an excellent place to live.  At Heritage Hills, we offer new homes in a highly-desirable gated Lone Tree location.  Our community is close to I-25 and C-470, as well as highly-ranked Douglas County schools, Park Meadows, and the Denver Tech Center.  We have homes available for quick move-in, click here to take a look.  For more information, contact Craig Penn via e-mail or call 303-706-0466.