Megan Van Eldik

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Littleton City Council Votes to Bring Aspen Grove Redevelopment to Littleton Election Nov '22

Posted On: February 2nd, 2022 4:00PM

Jackass Hill Journal - Breaking News- Littleton City Council unanimously voted last night 2/1/22, to bring Aspen Grove Redevelopment issue to a vote.  Last fall, the issue went to council and narrowly passed with a 4-3 vote.  The redevelopment would have taken some of it's current 268,00 retail square footage (140k in current usage), kept 125,000 retail sqft and transitioned it to 2,000 new residential units. Some buildings within the development were planned to be a mountain blocking 85ft, not in the character of the city. Neighbors attended the fall meetings in strong numbers and were concerned for the overly dense nature of the project on a small 33 acre lot.  They also shared concern over traffic issues at an already bad Santa Fe & Mineral intersection, worries about caring for wild life at the Carson Nature Center, which backs up to the property, loss of retail sales tax revenue and noise.

 

After council passed the initiative, neighbors banded together to get enough needed signatures on a referendum petition, approved by the city in early January, which gave council two options -- to either rescind plans or to allow a vote.  Council has three new members as of 2022 who were not part of the 2021 negotiations. New council members, including new Mayor, Kyle Schlachter and Mayor Pro Tem, Gretchen Rydin discussed how their absence from that discussion made it a conflict for them to get involved in rescinding it now and thus they felt it made the most sense to go to a public vote. The election is now planned for November 8, 2022.  More info to follow. Want to chat about it?  Questions -- Call Megan at 303.946.6007!

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Aspen Grove Redevelopment Referendum Petition

Posted On: January 31st, 2022 7:33PM

Jackass Hill Journal Littleton Neighborly News: I wanted to relay that your efforts to sign the Aspen Grove Redevelopment Referendum Petition worked. Mark your calendars for tomorrow, February 1st at 6:30pm. Littleton City Council will revisit this issue. They have two options— 1) Adopt a new ordinance, repealing the one slimly voted on last fall -OR- 2) Refer to Littleton citizens for a vote.
 
All Littleton City Council meetings are currently happening remotely, due to Covid. To view / participate: watch live telecast on Comcast or Century Link channel 8, live on Facebook (wwwfacebook.com/CityofLittleton), or visit www.littletongov.org/channel8 to watch the live stream. To provide written remarks during the Public Comment part of the agenda, or to comment on an agenda item during a Public Hearing, submit a statement using the Adgenda Item Comment Form at www.littletongov.org/agenda-comment. Comments received prior to 4pm on the date of the council meeting will be presented to the mayor and council members. To provide live comments during the meeting, please call 669-900-6833 and when prompted, enter the Webinar ID: 960 1815 0586. Contact the City Clerk’s Office at 303-795-3780 w any ??s regarding this process. 
 
Curious to see what happens next!  Call or email to chat! (303)946-6007

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Happy Veterans Day! How a VA Loan Can Help Veteran Homebuyers

Posted On: November 11th, 2021 4:36PM

Thank you, Veterans!

 
DYK: VA helps Servicemembers,  Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses to become homeowners?
 
VA Home Loans are offered through private lenders & are backed by the VA, who guarantees a portion of the loan, allowing the lender to provide veterans and servicemembers with more favorable terms than can be had through conventional loans, FHA, etc.
 
Main Perks of the VA Home Loan Benefit:
 
  • No downpayment required (*note -- Lenders may require downpayments for some borrowers using the VA home loan guaranty, but VA does not require a downpayment)

 

  • Competitively low interest rates from private banks, mortgage lenders or credit unions

 

  • Fewer closing costs

 

  • No need for often costly Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) or Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP)
    • PMI is a type of. insurance that protects the lender if the borrower defaults.  It's typically required on conventional loans if the downpayment is less than 20% of the total mortgage amount.
    • MIP is what the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) requires borrowers to pay to self insure an FHA loan against future loss.
    • Not having to pay PMI COULD SAVE A BORROWER ON THEIR MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENT! : ) 
  • The VA home loan is a lifetime benefit: you can use the guarantee for multiple purchases throughout your lifetime.

 

  • No loan limit with full entitlement: If you can afford the loan, VA will back loans in all areas of the country,  regardless of home price.

 

  • No early payoff penalty fee
 
For more information, check out the VA Buyers Guide https://www.benefits.va.gov/HOMELOANS/documents/docs/VA_Buyers_Guide.pdf, or to access to VA loan staff who can answer questions call 1-877-827-3702.  I'd be honored to help you find your next home or to help you sell.  I'd be happy to pair your with recommendations for top notch lenders who understand VA loans in and out.  You can always reach me at (303)946-6007, via DM.  I hope you have a special day and thank you again for your service!

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Recommended Home Service Providers

Posted On: November 8th, 2021 8:48PM

Making curb appeal updates like adding fresh concrete to your front steps & driveway will not only turn your neighbors heads;  they can also make you the superhero to buyers looking to buy an updated, turn-key home.  Home maintenance interior + exterior is a constant homeowner need, no matter whether you just bought or if you've lived in your home for years.  -BUT- Who can I trust?  Who do I call for ______ ?  Below is my recommended list for homeowner needs, repairs, updates, etc.  

On this list are businesses I've used & trust -OR- fellow HomeSmart agents have recommended to me.  Quotes are usually free, so I like to recommend getting multiple quotes for most jobs.  Side note -- DYK that according to Realtor Magazine homes with high curb appeal tend to sell for an average of 7% more than similar houses with an uninviting exterior? Remember "The More You Know" PSA campaign?  Yeah? Now I have the jingle stuck in my head. 
 
Did I miss a category?  Need help with something else?  Do you have a must call service based business you'd like to recommend to my list?  Call me 303.946.6007.


Appliance Repair: 

Appliance Concierge 720-485-2011

Complete Appliance (303)904-2222   "Chris with complete appliance is the absolute best and he’s very reasonable priced." -Per HomeSmart agent



Bathtub Reglaze 

Hughes Topcoat Solutions (303)587-3002 - Eric  "Eric (owner) did an amazing job on an old cast iron tub. It looks like new." -Per HomeSmart agent Nina Kuhl


Carpet

Allen Johnson  - (720)480-6627 Referred by agent L. Westbrook

Carpet Depot


Chimney Cleaning 

Chimney West - 303.232.5687

Chimney Sweeps of America - 303.973.7376

A Brighter Glow (gas only)303.655.9595



Concrete

West Valley Concrete - Luis (303) 994-2166 281 South Monroe Court

Louisville, CO 80027

 


Deck Repair

K&D Development per HomeSmart agent K. Reeme



Deodorization, Ozone & Sanitation Cleaning 

Allan VanInwegen [email protected] 303-489-5924



Drywall Repair

Benchmark Restoration - Martin Meskill - (631)764-9647 
"Martin Meskill with Benchmark Restoration is my go to for these types of jobs. I flip houses full time and he is my right hand guy. " -Per HomeSmart agent R. Shattenkirk
 

Electrician

Nino Accro 720-592-8281

Troy Elliott 720-352-3373. "He does work for a number of HomeSmart Agents…Great service."

Dave Mounce 303-905-1289


Fencing Repair

Maez Fencing - Marsha Maez [email protected]
 
 

Fireplace Maintenance

Quality Fireplace Solutions: (303) 946-6535
 
 
General Contractor
 
Mark Adcock. 720.435.8865 - Recommended by HomeSmart agent Kimberly Forte
 
 
Handyperson 

Seven Hills Maintenance - Bryan Nwoke -  (303)956-2051

Noah Orellana (720) 486-1495 "He’s a young master carpenter with fair prices...tell him Sunny from HomeSmart sent you."

Dan Ray (303)257-5195

Steve Handyman (720)343-6414
 

Home Inspections

Benchmark Home Inspections
Dean Bowring (303) 933-0363 www.inspectordean.com

 
Inspections Over Coffee
Greg Fowler
(720)845-JAVA (5282)

Safe Investment Home Inspections 
"I Use Nathan (or one of his crew) from safe investment home inspections. Consistently the best inspections" HomeSmart agent - E. Trujillo 


Home Warranty Options


2-10 Home Buyers Warranty  303-229-9071  2-10.com

Fidelity National Home Warranty   303-210-9973  www.homewarranty.com

Blue Ribbon  303-349-5120  www.blueribbonhomewarranty.com

Colorado Home Warranty  303-316-2800  www.chwarranty.com


Heating / Cooling

A&B Mechanical 303-688-4320
 
Buller Heating http://www.bullerheating.com - Brian Buller 303.359.3530 [email protected]
 
 

Landscaping

Rudy Decker Landscaping (720)965-6900

Lozano Landscaping LLC - (720) 329-5543 - Juan Lozano 



Locksmith - 

-24/7 locksmith services. www.bs-locksmith.com call us Today! Lockout car and home. Shlomi Benizri 720-372-8577

-Englewood Lock & Safe. 
 
 

Pest Control

Whitmore Pest and Wildlife Control - (303)683-9283 Littleton, CO
"I used Whitmore Pest and Wildlife Control out of Littleton for mice at one of my rentals. The national companies seemed to be pushing the ongoing contracts and Whitmore wasn't".


Plumbing

Chris at 720-474-9870 - Per HomeSmart agent P. Jackson, "Amazing prices and comes out same day! I can't remember his Company name, just know his name. He has done my fix n flip, and helped several of my clients. Very affordable"

Danny 720.243.1107 

PlumbingMD (720) 939-4919

North Denver - Steadfast Plumbing (303)525-3259 
"A husband and wife company. Very honest and reliable." -Per HomeSmart agent D. Jennings
 
 
 
Professional Organizers

Shape Space Professional Organizers (720) 295-6478

SOS Smart Organizing Solutions https://sossmartorganizingsolutions.com



Painters


Interior - Roberto Hernandez (303)901-1376 - reasonable & meticulous



Perks & Soils Test (perk test measures the amount of water absorbed by the soil...ex. used for a peach farm)

Colorado Geoscience (303) 688-2150


Pest Control

Konold (Jacob) (605) 881-0988 c. (720) 432-4872 "Yes! This guy was great." Per HomeSmart agent


Remediation for water, mold, smoke damage, etc.

Colorado Premier Restoration - Water, mold, smoke damage -24Hr # 303-227-7712 2750 W. Mansfield Ave. Englewood, Colorado 80110

Property-Drs 303-456-0911 https://www.property-drs.com

 

Sewer Services:

Sewer Line Cleaning -

Our Drain & Sewer  720-435-7315  www.ourdrainandsewer.com

Jake the Snake  303-905-8047  www.draincleaningdenver.com


Sewer Line Repair - 

APEX Plumbing  303-215-1348  apexplumbing.com 

Go Direct Services 303-288-0039 godirectservices.com "Had 4 quotes and they were the most reasonably priced. They bit Apex by $3000." -Per HomeSmart agent, C. Gay

Power Rooter  303-255-7202  www.powerrooterdrains.com

Quick's Hoe  303-289-2735  www.quickshoeandlandscapeservice.com

Sewer Lines Only  720-340-7847  www.sewerlinesonly.com

 

Steel Staircase Design



Stucco 

The Stucco Guy - Perry (303) 984-0663


Title Companies

Ascendant National Title

https://www.ant-usa.com Wendi Milinkov (303) 801-0530 

215 Union Blvd #400, Lakewood, CO 80228


Equitable Title*

8300 E Maplewood Ave, #100, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

303-475-8075  EquitableEscrow.com


First Integrity Title Company

4610 South Ulster Street, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80237 (303)837-9171 FirstIntegrityTitle.com 

 

Land Title

3033 E. 1st Ave Suite 600 Denver, CO 80206  303-321-1880 ltgc.com

 

*Owned by HomeSmart



Window Cleaning 

Parilla Window Cleaning - Steve Parilla (720)722-2578 [email protected] 

M&M Cleaning 720-275-8004 "Reliable, great service and value" - per HomeSmart agent

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November '21 Denver Market Update

Posted On: November 4th, 2021 8:03PM

November 2021 Market Trends Update: I think right now, the charts do the best talking.  If you look closely, it appears we may have hit our peak.  Prices seem to be leveling.?.  Due to continued extremely low inventory  (14.98% less active inventory vs. last mo.) and continued demand, I don't see prices dropping or a bubble bursting.  I do expect that home appreciation won't continue at the rapid pace we've recently experienced.  Days that properties sit on the market is an indicator of the pace of the market. This month, we saw 14 days average on the MLS, up 7.69% from last month, meaning houses are taking a little bit longer to get a contract.  This is a seasonal benefit for fall buyers as they have a bit more thinking time to consider most properties.  Frustrated by the market earlier in the year?  Maybe now is the time to hop back in and find your next home, before the end of the year.  Or if you're a seller, you'll benefit from a lack of other homes to compete with, since so few are listed. That's all class.  Call Megan Van Eldik, Realtor with questions! (303)946-6007


All data from Denver Metro Association of REALTORS November 2021 report

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