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Thank you so much Brendan and The Bartic Group, you are beyond amazing! I really appreciate your help and effort. I was very nervous initially because it was my first home selling experience. Brendan guided me through and kept me informed every step of the process. My condo was under contract in three days for $10,000 over asking price! You are the best real estate team I've ever approached! Brendan is very knowledgable, transparent, and a smart professional. I highly recommend Brendan for anyone looking to sell or buy a home and for any real estate needs - he is the only realtor to use!
- Arati -
As first time buyers, we did not know what to expect and we feel so grateful to have had Jordan's guidance through this process. He made a point to get to know us and what we wanted, helping us really figure out what we valued in our first home. He responded very quickly when we wanted to see a house and was so happy to accommodate our busy schedules. He is very honest and never tried to sell us on a property that wasn't right for us. When it came to placing an offer, he was confident, savvy, and helped us secure a wonderful new home! We have since recommended him to friends without reservation.
Thank you Jordan and The Bartic Group
- Shereen and Patrick -
With Memorial Day this weekend, May is winding down! If you are still looking for plans, explore 303 Magazine's suggestions for what the last weekend in May has to offer!
When: Friday, May 26, 5-8PM
Where: Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - 650 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver
Cost: Free Admission
The Lowdown: Summer is coming and that means patio and rooftop season! Get in the spirit at Jax Fish House & Oyster Far this Friday for the '80s Summer Kickoff Rooftop Party and enjoy some delicious cocktails and seafood from Jax. The '80s dedicated band, The Goonies, will perform! If you dress in your best '80s styles, as a winner you will get the chance to win free crab for a year.
When: Friday, May 26, 6-10PM
Where: Denver Art Museum (DAM) - 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
The Lowdown: Saddle up cowboys and cowgirls, DAM's end of the month event is here to bring you back to the wild west days. Untitled: True Grit, a part of DAM's monthly late-night experience, will feature workshops, performances and tours to bring you back into the world where laws didn't exist and tumbleweeds roamed the vast emptiness before the development of the west.
When: Friday & Saturday, May 26-27 starting at 7:30PM
Where: 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield
Cost: $15. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: Experience one of Antonio Vivaldi's most famous works, Four Seasons this Friday and Saturday. The event comes from Ballet5280 and it will be the company's debut performance. Watch as spring, summer, winter and fall are demonstrated through movement and music.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2-5pm
Where: Highlands Masonic Lodge - 3220 Federal Blvd., Denver
Cost: $45, get tickets here
The Lowdown: Cider lovers, believe it or not, but there's a festival just for you. Hosted by Two Parts and the Rocky Mountain Cider Association, this event will bring together dozens of delicious ciders for a sweet afternoon. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings.
When: Saturday, May 27,10am-6pm and Sunday, May 28, 10am-5pm
Where: Stapleton Conservatory Green - 8304 E. 49th Pl., Denver
The Lowdown: Artists from Denver and around the country, as well as lovers of art, will head to the 19th annual Denver Arts Festival this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the works of over 140 unique artists, and even bring some work home with you too. There will be live music and kid activities, so you can bring the whole family.
When: Saturday, May 27, 10am-12pm
Where: POF Hall - 1340 Sherman St., Denver
The Lowdown: It's important to remember the reason behind Memorial Day - beyond a three day weekend. Honor our fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country at POF Hall this Saturday. The Veteran's Memorial Day Tribute will honor Colorado's own fallen soldiers of all wars, including the War on Terror. There will be name-reading ceremonies, family flag banner and pin presentations as well as Remembrance Wreath laying.
When: Saturday, May 27, 2:30-9pm
Where: 16th St. Mall, Denver
Cost: Free, with option of a VIP Pass. Get pass here.
The Lowdown: Enjoy five stages of music around downtown Denver this Saturday at Denver Day of Rock. The Day, hosted by Amp the Cause, is full of live music from a variety of bands. It is also an event to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit community that exists within the city of Denver. Thinking about upgrading to VIP? You will get to see bands from a VIP lounge, enjoy catered food and an open bar.
When: Saturday, May 27 starting at 10am
Where: Denver Beer Co. - 1695 Platte St., Denver
Cost: $35. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: A 5k that ends at a brewery with a yoga session and beer olympics happening afterwards? That sounds like a Colorado race. Enjoy the Rocky Mountain Brew Runs this Saturday as you jog down the Platte River Trail towards Denver Beer Co. After the run, there will be a mini yoga stretch session, as well as Beer Olympics. You will get some swag as well, such as "carb loading" pint glass. Don't forget to proudly wear your red, white, and blue color to support those in service!
When: Sunday, May 28, 11am-4pm
Where: Art District on Santa Fe - Denver, CO
The Lowdown: Explore art galleries in the Art District on Santa Fe and enjoy some brunch bites this Sunday at The Art of Brunch. The events invites guests to enjoy over 30+ participating art galleries and local businesses in the art district, with each providing complimentary brunch bites. To learn about the participating businesses and galleries, go here.
When: Sunday, May 28, 7:30-9pm
Where: Ratio Beerworks - 2920 Larimer St., Denver
The Lowdown: We all know Shakespeare loved to drink. Hosted by the Wit Theatre Company, Shakesbeer is meant to "commemorate the longstanding tradition of drinking on, off and all around the stage." Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dram, invites you to enjoy some delicious craft brew from Ratio Beerworks and a fun rendition of Shakespeare.
When: Sunday, May 28, 9pm-2am
Where: Ophelia's Electric Soapbox - 1215 20th St. Denver
Cost: $14 in advance, $20 at door. $25 for reserved seating. Get tickets here.
The Lowdown: If you are a lover of Drake, then don't miss out on Sunday. Drake Night is returning after last year's success, and invites fans to enjoy an evening of, well, everything Drake. There will be four DJs spinning everything from Drake's humble beginnings to the present day.
Great news for homebuyers and homeowners that have student loan debt!
Fannie Mae has announced new policies to help borrowers with student debt qualify for a home purchase or refinance loan.
The new rules provide three flexible solutions to current and future homeowners, while allowing lenders to serve more borrowers. The solutions include:
The bottom line is that if you currently carry student loan debt, buying a home or refinancing has just gotten easier!
Call me today at (303) 898-5244 for more information!
Spring has sprung, which means the housing market is in full bloom. Each year, roughly 40 percent of real estate transactions occur between the months of May and August. if you're feeling inspired to buy or sell a home soon, make sure you're prepared. Use these checklists to catch anything you may have missed.
When You're Ready to Buy a Home
Purchasing a house is one of the biggest transactions you'll ever make. Whether it's your first time or the fifth, tackle the following prep work:
When it's Time to Sell
Putting your home on the market is a process that can take months. Before you do, complete this home seller to-do list:
If you would like additional information about preparing for a home sale or purchase, please give me a call at (303) 898-5244.
Brendan and The Bartic Team were excellent in advising, listing and closing my tiny condo bringing me two over asking offers and one significantly all cash offer in just hours. They were spectacular with excellent updates, market information and flawless closing. I am thrilled to have found such a warm friendly group of true professionals and highly recommend them to anyone buying or selling a property. Thanks for a wonderful experience and job well done!
- Chuck -
Brendan and The Bartic Group is a great real estate team. Brendan was always in town and reachable, we were never passed off to a "team-mate" agent to help us with the selling of our home. At each step Brendan provided honest, reliable answers. Brendan did so much of the leg-work; making it so easy for us to prep our home for sale! Once under contract The Bartic Group helped us through the next steps. Brendan was amazing and kept us informed of each step and set up the inspection resolution items so wonderfully, making our lives so much easier! Any questions we had were quickly and accurately answered. The Bartic Group made sure everything was in place for a smooth slide to the finish line. Should the need arise we will absolutely be using Brendan and his team again. We definitely recommend Brendan and The Bartic Group!
- Chris and Whitney -
A Jacques Benedict designed home, built in the Beaux Arts tradition, which sits on a stunning half-acre lot bordering the Denver Botanic Gardens was just listed for $5,750,000!
Jacques Benedict is the architect behind the boathouse at Washington Park and Littleton's town hall. Benedict's Paris education in the Beaux Arts architectural style comes out in the home's design, including detailed ceilings and arched windows and entryways.
Walking up the home's circular staircase, visitors enter the master suite, which features a bathtub surrounded by Mediterranean-style blue tile, dressing room and sitting area. Down the hall are three additional bedrooms, as well as a family room and three studies.
The outside grounds include a patio, fruit orchard, porch and barbecue. The property is two blocks from Cheesman park, with the Denver Botanic Gardens bordering to the north and east!
This once-in-a-lifetime home is too gorgeous not to share!
The Ramble Hotel is a new independent hotel that is coming to the corner of 25th and Larimer in Denver's River North district. The hotel will be among the first to open in the RiNo neighborhood, which is known for its blend of urban grit and industrial revival. RiNo's historic warehouses and factories now house jazz bars, restaurants, brewpubs, art galleries and working studios.
Ramble Hotel is developed by Gravitas Development Group, which will feature 50 rooms in a three-story building designed by Jonson Nathan Strohe that recalls a 20th century industrial style with intricate metal and brick detailing.
The ground floor lobby will have 20-foot ceilings and include a marquee cocktail bar, Death & Company Denver, which will also operate a reservations-only bar on the mezzanine level. Death & Company originally opened in Manhattan's East Village in 2006 and won Best American Cocktail Bar and World's Best Cocktail Menu at Tales of the Cocktail Spirited awards.
Other hotel amenities include an intimate theater, an independent restaurant, a small retail outlet, flexible meeting space, and an outdoor courtyard.
Right across 25th Street from the hotel is another Gravitas development, a mixed-use retail and office project made out of 29 reclaimed shipping containers. 25th and Larimer is home to some top destinations, such as: Work & Class, Cart Driver, Huckleberry Roasters, and Topo Designs.
Gravitas Development is taking over RiNo and bringing even more business to the area. Ramble Hotel is expected to be finished in late 2017!