Colorado Real Estate News & Denver Real Estate Statistics Blog

In addition to being a collector of Denver real estate news and a generator of Denver real estate statistics, I will use this to share my experience, view point, and advice as a Denver Realtor & Denver real estate agent.

March 3, 2021

Denver Homes For Sale Near Park Hill Elementary School

We just created a home search of homes that defaults to Park Hill Elementary School in the Park Hill Neighborhood.

Denver Homes For Sale Near Bromwell Elementary School

Park Hill Elementary School is rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org. The link below provides more information. Here are Denver homes for sale, mostly in the Park Hill neighborhood that defaults to Park Hill Elementary School.

https://www.greatschools.org/colorado/denver/478-Park-Hill-School/

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Logo

Park Hill Elementary School is a community of learners. They listen carefully to what people say and are kind to each other. They stand up and take charge of their learning behavior. They honor their diversity by learning from each other. They are the future and they like what they see!

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Building

Park Hill Elementary School is dedicated to growing the whole child, not simply focusing on academic standards. They are introducing eight character traits for successful students. They will be discussing these ideas and what they mean at their monthly assemblies, then encouraging the students to carry the standards with them throughout the year in measurable ways.

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Arch

PBIS is the school-wide behavior system that they use at Park Hill Elementary School. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. The philosophy of this program is that by rewarding students for positive behavior through tickets, positive praise, and rewards, students will begin to build intrinsic motivation to behave in a positive way, which will help create a positive learning environment in all areas of the school. Through the PBIS program, Park Hill Elementary School has developed a common language for behavior expectations in each area of the school. Each child is familiar with the term, “R.O.A.R.” This stands for: Respect others, Ongoing learning, Always safe, and Responsible actions.

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Rating

Students at Park Hill Elementary School are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Strong progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and the school is doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.

Test scores at Park Hill Elementary School are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Reviews

Park Hill Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Demographics

Feb. 28, 2021

Colorado Real Estate News February 2021

 

 

 
 
 
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I know you expect me to be in the know when it comes to real estate news in and around Denver and Colorado, and now you can be too. I hope you find this latest version of my newsletter interesting and helpful. I can not thank you enough for all the referrals. Have a great day! 

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Chris Gibson
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Feb. 26, 2021

Weekly Search: Cheapest Single-Family Homes

This week’s specialized search features the cheapest single-family homes currently on the market in the Denver metro area. This search includes the cheapest single-family homes in cities like Denver, Boulder, Brighton, Castle Rock, Centennial, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Evergreen, Golden, Englewood, Aurora, Elbert, Elizabeth, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Thornton, Arvada, Westminster, Parker, Lone Tree, Littleton, and other major Denver metro cities.

Cheapest Single-Family Homes House

Here are the search results, sorted by lowest price first, of the cheapest homes currently on the Denver metro market. To make the search more convenient, we have broken up the search for the cheapest single-family homes by the following counties with links to each county’s search below. 

Cheapest Single-Family Homes by County

Denver County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Adams County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Arapahoe County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Douglas County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Boulder County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Broomfield County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Jefferson County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Elbert County Cheapest Single-Family Homes

Cheapest Single-Family Homes Active Listins

Single-Family Home

A single-family home is a free-standing residential building. Even though a dwelling unit shares one or more walls with another dwelling unit, it is a single-family residence if it has direct access to a street or thoroughfare and does not share heating facilities, hot water equipment, nor any other essential facility or service with any other dwelling unit. 

In some jurisdictions, allowances are made for basement suites or mother-in-law suites without changing the description from "single-family". It does exclude, however, any short-term accommodation like a hotel or motel, large-scale rental accommodation like apartments, or condos.

Most single-family homes are built on lots larger than the actual structure. This adds an area surrounding the house commonly called a yard. Garages can also be found on most lots with single-family homes.

Cheapest Single-Family Homes Map

Pros and Cons of Single-Family Homes

No matter what the cost, there are some things that are worth considering when purchasing a single-family home.

• Single-family homes tend to out-perform multi-family properties because they usually appreciate in value more quickly.

• When purchasing a single-family home, the land it sits on and anything permanently affixed to that land, such as buildings and trees, comes with it. When owning a multi-family unit, the homeowners gets the exclusive right only to the interior space of the unit. The common areas are shared by anyone in the community.

• Single-family homes tend to have a better resale value. They generally cost more to maintain than multi-family units, but they can save money when there are no HOA fees.

• Single-family homes are more likely to have more space, both inside the home and outside the home. More space creates more opportunities for entertaining, working in a home office, using the garage space for hobbies, or just having ample amounts of storage.

• The cost to insure a single-family home is cheaper.

• The maintenance required for owning a single-family home can be intensive, at times requiring the homeowner both time and money. Multi-family units may provide a bit more protection on maintenance issues.

• Some of the exciting amenities that condos are not commonly included with the purchase of a single-family home. These amenities can range from community pools and tennis courts to security and on-site retail. There can still be perks or extra features included in a single-family home like a home theater room or a private outdoor area.

Single-family homes without HOAs provide more freedom to the homeowner. They have the ability to paint their house any color, landscape however they would like, or park their RV in their driveway. However, this same freedom likely applies to the neighbors too.

• If renting out a home, single-family homes tend to draw more long-term tenants. Rental homes near desirable perks like good schools, parks, shopping, or dining are more attractive, result in renters signing a multi-year lease to settle down long-term.

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Feb. 25, 2021

Denver Homes For Sale Near Carson Elementary School

We just created a home search of homes that defaults to Carson Elementary School in the Hilltop neighborhood.

Denver Homes For Sale Near Bromwell Elementary School

 

Carson Elementary School is rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org. The link below provides more information. Here are Denver homes for sale, mostly in the Hilltop neighborhood that defaults to Carson Elementary School.

https://www.greatschools.org/colorado/denver/416-Carson-Elementary-School/

Carson Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Logo

Carson Elementary School has proud students, involved parents, committed educators, and a caring staff. They are a warm, welcoming community offering a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment. Their children are comfortable growing, learning and celebrating differences with consistency, honesty, responsibility, kindness, and respect. 

Character education is the foundation of all that they do at Carson Elementary. Their character traits define the way in which they interact with each other in order to maintain their positive environment.

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Carson opened its doors in 1952. The school was named after Mary G. Carson who served in the Denver Public School system for forty-five years as a teacher and principal. Her first teaching assignment in 1897 was in the old Webster school, now replaced by Bryant-Webster.

In November 2019, Carson Elementary School received the John Irwin award from the Colorado Department of Education, the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, and a letter of recognition from Senator Michael Bennet.

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Carson Elementary School is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in Colorado. Students here are making above-average year-over-year academic improvement, and students perform above average on state tests.

Students at Carson Elementary School are making more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Strong progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and the school is doing a better job at supporting academic growth than most other schools.

Test scores at Carson Elementary School are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.

Carson Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Reviews

Carson Elementary School Denver Homes For Sale Demographics

Feb. 19, 2021

Weekly Search: Colorado Luxury Condos

To continue our series of blogs of specialized searches, we are featuring a search this week of luxury condos in Colorado. You can view all the current luxury condos for sale in Colorado here!

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Here you will find results of current Colorado luxury condos in Denver metro, Boulder, and down to Colorado Springs.

A luxury condominium or condo is a building within multiple units owned by different individuals. Compared to apartments, condos carry a more personal touch. Luxury condos come with high-end finishes, modern appliances, and a well-crafted design. There are few items I recommend considering when looking to purchase a luxury condo.

Location

This is one of the main points of consideration when considering purchasing a luxury condo. Especially if you plan on living in the unit full-time or renting it out. Here are some Colorado luxury condo locations:

 

• Downtown Denver/Union Station

• Golden

• Colorado Springs

• Cherry Creek

• DTC

• Castle Pines/Castle Rock

• Boulder/Broomfield

• Mountains

Condo Type

Take into consideration the specific type of luxury condo you are looking for. Would you prefer a penthouse? Do you want to live in a high-rise or low-rise building? Do you like a loft-style condo? Do you want a new modern condo or a charming historic condo? Here are a few types of luxury condos to consider:

 

• High-rise

• Low-rise

• Loft

• Historic

• Modern/Contemporary

• Penthouse

• New construction

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The View

Aside from location and type of condo, it is important to consider what you and/or your guests would like to see each day through your windows. The view can be everything! It is important to consider how important the views from the luxury condo are for you? These are some views to consider:

 

• Mountain views

• City views

• Waterfront views

• Golfcourse

• Park and open space views

• Direction facing for sunrise/sunset views

Community and Ammenities

The community features and amenities provided by a luxury condo complex is a very important consideration. You will want to ask yourself which amenities are most important to you. If you enjoy golfing, you may want to consider a condo on a golf course. If fitness is vital, you may want to consider a community with an easily accessible fitness center. Here are some desirable luxury condo amenities to consider:

 

• Golf course or green space

• Pool and spa

• Fitness facilities

• Tennis courts

• Gated community

• On-site retail and dining

• Charging station for electric cars

• Parking

• Pet friendly

• Co-working space

Rooms and Spaces Needed

After considering the location, amenities offered and type, you will want to determine just how much space you need in your luxury condo. How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? Will you require office space to work from home? Is entertaining and dining important? Consider how important the following spaces are to you:

 

• Dining room

• Living and entertaining space

• Floorplan and layout

• Bedrooms

• Bathrooms

• Office space

• Kitchen appliances and space

• Outdoor balcony or rooftop access

 

I would love to help you in your search to find a luxury condo in Colorado. Based on the above considerations, I can help you narrow down your search. Here are the active Colorado luxury condos in Denver metro, Boulder, and down to Colorado Springs.

 

Colorado Luxury Condos Downtown

 

Feb. 19, 2021

Denver Realtor Reviews: Colorado Real Estate Market Report January 2021

Denver Realtor Reviews: Colorado Real Estate Market Statistics for January 2021

Real Estate Market Statistics for the metro Denver area, Colorado Springs Pikes Peak region, and Northern Colorado. 

Metro Denver Colorado Real Estate Market Statistics as of January 2021

Metro Denver is generally composed of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, and Jefferson Counties. Metro Denver in Colorado saw a 51.2% decrease in the real estate inventory, which is the number of homes available for sale. Additionally, the Denver front range which includes Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Thornton, Arvada, Westminster, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch as the largest cities in the area saw a 10.2% decrease in new listings and a 3.3% decrease in closed home sales. The median home price in Denver metro increased by 9.6% from $415,000 to $455,000.

Colorado Real Estate Market Report South Metro Denver REALTOR Association January 2021

Southern Front Range Colorado Real Estate Market Statistics as of January 2021

Colorado Springs is generally composed of El Paso County and Teller Counties. The Pikes Peak region in Colorado saw a 67.1% decrease in the real estate inventory, which is the number of homes available for sale. Additionally, the southern front range around Colorado Springs, which includes Colorado Springs, Monument, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Woodland Park saw a 33.6% decrease in new listings and a 29.3% decrease in closed home sales. The median home price in Colorado Springs metro increased by 8.3% from $355,500 to $385,000

Colorado Real Estate Market Report Pikes Peak MSA January 2021

Northern Colorado Real Estate Market Statistics as of January 2021

Northern Colorado is generally composed of Boulder, Larimer, Logan, Moran, and Weld Counties. The Northern Front Range region in Colorado saw a 63.1% decrease in the real estate inventory, which is the number of homes available for sale. Additionally, the northern front range area that includes Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, and Loveland saw a 41.9% decrease in new listings and a 22.4% decrease in closed home sales. The median home price in northern Colorado increased by 3.5% from $415,000 to $429,700.

Colorado Real Estate Market Report Northern Front Range MSA January 2021

Feb. 16, 2021

Olde Town Arvada Homes For Sale

I recently shot this aerial video of Olde Town Arvada. Check it out below! I created a search for homes in Olde Town Arvada as well.

AERIAL VIDEO OF OLDE TOWN ARVADA COLORADO

Olde Town Arvada

Olde Town is the city’s downtown district, with a turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance. It is the heart and soul of Arvada and has become a destination for locals and visitors, alike. With a diverse array of shops, boutiques, galleries, events, restaurants, breweries, and a winery, Olde Town has something for everyone. After the discovery of gold, the town grew as railroad and trolley lines from Denver were built and agriculture thrived. Olde Town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is both a vibrant and growing district and a historic gem.

Olde Town Arvada Map

History of Olde Town Arvada

The roots of Arvada, Colorado go back to June 22, 1850, when Lewis Ralston made the first documented discovery of gold in Colorado. Ralston didn’t stay to capitalize on his discovery, but continued on his planned journey to the goldfields of California, later returning to his native Georgia. But in 1858, he guided a group of gold seekers back to the ancestral lands of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe to see if they could find their fortune on the banks of the creek which now bore his name.

Olde Town Arvada Historic Photo

Architecture

The district is characterized by a variety of building types, including some of the most significant historic residences in the city, the largest concentration of historic business buildings in the city, the oldest Grange hall in the state, one of the few historic industrial facilities established in Arvada, and three substantial historic churches. Many of the buildings within the district were designed to fulfill more than one function, such as business blocks that had commercial space on the ground floor and living quarters or community halls on the upper floor. This combination of building functions within the downtown area typified Arvada's early history. Diversity of function led to the variety of construction materials, styles, landscaping, and setbacks within the district.

Feb. 15, 2021

Commission Rebate on New Construction

For new construction projects, one of the benefits that I offer buyers is a $5,000 commission rebate

Here’s a video showcasing what I can offer as your realtor in the new home construction process

Benefits of Hiring Me

I really do love helping people navigate the new home construction process and I offer a $5,000 commission rebate on new construction homes. I offer this for a couple of reasons. First, it can be challenging to coordinate with another person since I will be attending the walkthroughs. Second, the buyer contracts for new construction homes are not quite as friendly which can make it harder to get out of a contract. It is a lower risk for me as a real estate agent.

Using a Realtor For New Construction

Beyond the $5,000 commission rebate that I offer to buyers, as your realtor, I can help in a variety of ways. A common question when considering a new construction home option is how can a realtor help if he/she is not going to be able to negotiate down the price of a new construction home? For starters, I will visit the site with you so that we can talk about things you can’t always see. I like being able to help you visualize and think through items such as:

• Design center finishes that are best for resale

• Downfalls and benefits of the different lots

• How much you are going to spend

• Yard size and landscaping options

• Neighborhood considerations

• Structural upgrades

• Landscaping

• Lot premiums

I attend all walkthroughs: pre-drywall, electrical, post-drywall, and meeting with the foreman multiples times before the blue-tape walkthrough. I act as a bit of secretary in the process by documenting everything you discuss with the foreman and everything you want to be fixed or updated.

I truly enjoy this process and being able to help people through this process which makes it feel seamless for me to offer a $5,000 commission rebate. I hope you will consider using me for your new construction home! Check out these new construction homes in Colorado.

Colorado New Construction Homes

Helpful Homebuilder Terms

Lot premiums / Elevation

This is the extra amount charged by the builder for the land the home will be built on. Some lenders do not have a $0 lot. Usually, lots that offer a walkout basement or garden level windows or lots that are larger in size cost more. Some builders charge average lot premiums higher than $10,000. This is a good time to ask if there are any additional charges for the elevation choices for the house, this is the brick or stone exterior added to the front of the home.

Structural upgrades

Sometimes the models have structural upgrades such as a kitchen bump-out, gourmet kitchen, basement extension, larger porch, full bath instead of half bath, doors on the study, larger sliding glass doors on the back, 5-piece master bathroom, etc.

Commission Rebate on New Construction Plans

Basements

Some builders give you the option for them to finish the basement. Make sure you understand where the builder is going to put the furnace, hot water heater, and rough-in. There are a few reasons it is better for the builder to finish the basement for you. The builder is usually cheaper to finish the basement. If the builder does not finish the basement, they will usually not install sufficient heating and cooling for a finished basement, they will not install an electrical panel with enough space for a finished basement, they will not put utilities in convenient locations in the basement, etc.

Electrical upgrades

Most builders will also have options to upgrade the electrical in the home with extra outlets, extra light fixtures with or without ceiling fans or simply pre-wiring for a fan/light fixture, and pre-wiring for entertainment systems. Few or no buyers ever opt for no electrical upgrades.

Lending

Usually, the builder has a lender that they refer you to and offer a rebate for using their lender. The financial benefit of using the builder’s lender is significant. Getting a loan on new construction is different than on a resale home. A lender that does not do new construction regularly may not have methods for getting an appraisal done on an uncompleted home, and may not be able to close within a couple of days of receiving a certificate of occupancy, like a builder’s lender can and as the builder will require. You, the buyer, are charged for every delay in closing caused by the lender, and delays due to lending do happen and can be stressful. Delays caused by the lender referred by the builder are usually forgiven more easily. However, it is not all good news with the builder’s lender. You have no guarantees that the builder’s lender will offer the best rate, and you can find out when it is too late that their lender is much more expensive, and if you switch you may lose the benefit you were counting on. Also, if the builder’s lender finds out at any stage that you don’t qualify for the loan, ie a job change and they do the check-in, they will notify the builder, and the builder may cancel your contract and claim your earnest money.

Design center and cosmetic upgrades

Usually, this is the largest additional expense for you the buyer. You should understand what flooring types, countertops, appliance packages, hardware, lighting, cabinets, and other finishes are standard before signing on the dotted line. If you find any of these standard features to be unacceptable you should inquire as to the cost of upgrading. Additionally, many builders do not allow you to only upgrade hardware, cabinets, light fixtures al la cart room by room. Usually, builders only offer lighting packages and hardware packages for you to choose for the entire home. If you spend above a certain amount at the design center you may have to write the builder a check for a percentage or the entire extra amount to protect the builder against the appraisal not being high enough or to protect the builder against you defaulting.

Commission Rebate on New Construction Framing

Property taxes

The builder does not know the exact amount you will spend for property taxes because this home was not a home last year. The builder should know what the mil levy is going to be and how the assessed value will be calculated to give you an estimated property tax amount.

Warranty and Pre-closing walkthroughs

Every builder offers a warranty. As a buyer, your greatest leverage to getting the perfect new home you are entitled to is to hold the closing hostage until all work is completed. Some builders truly strive to deliver a completed product before closing. Other builders know you have scheduled movers and exert a lot of pressure on you to close with an unfinished product. If you close with work to be completed you get put in a different queue than those waiting close. The after-closing queue is much lower priority and slower than the pre-closing work queue. The after closing warranty rep is not the responsive customer-focused foreman and sales rep you were dealing with before closing.

Not included

A few things you should expect to purchase after closing: refrigerator, washer dryer, window coverings, towel hangers, garage door openers, sump pumps, radon mitigation systems, AC. Some builders will include or offer an upgrade for the AC or the refrigerator or the garage door opener, and it is tempting to finance these items and have them included but are you getting the best price and selecting the best long-term product? What size garage door and garage is included, 7 ft or 8 ft? If the garage door is not 8ft and if the garage is not 22 ft deep it will not fit a large truck. Many builders do not include entire landscaping. It is important to understand what landscaping included as you may have to do some work. Also, if landscaping is not included it may affect the overall appearance of the neighborhood if neighbors don’t plant trees and do landscaping.


Commission Rebate on New Construction House

Important Questions I Can Help You Answer

1. How much is your average lot premium? Is there any additional charge for the elevation of the home?

2. What structural upgrades will I be choosing from? What structural upgrades am I seeing on the model that are not standard or free? Which structural upgrades do buyers usually opt for? How much does the average buyer pay for structural upgrades?

3. Does the builder finish the basement? Around how much does it cost if the builder does finish the basement? Will the HVAC and electrical be sufficient if I finish the basement aftermarket?

4. How much does the average buyer spend on electrical upgrades? What electrical upgrades are offered? What electrical upgrades does the average buyer opt for?

5. What is the financial benefit of using the builder’s lender? Will they match the rate of competing lenders? Does the builder’s lender have any references that you can call who used this lender in this community?

6. What does the average buyer spend in the design center? Are there any scenarios where I will have to write the builder a check based on how much money I spend in the design center? Can you show me any completed homes that are about to close with standard finishes?

7. How much do you estimate property taxes will be? Is there any recent construction in the neighborhood that have received a tax bill that can demonstrate the estimated taxes?

8. Does the builder install a radon mitigation system standard?

9. Does the builder install a sump pit and/or sump pump standard?

10. What landscaping and exterior irrigation are standard?

11. Is a garage door opener included?

12. What size garage door and garage is included, 7 ft or 8 ft?

13. What items should I expect to need the warranty department to do after closing? How many days before closing is the pre-closing walkthrough? Can I delay closing if I am unsatisfied with the workmanship?

Please reach out to me if you are interested in working with me and if you would like to take advantage of the $5,000 commission rebate that I offer to buyers.

Feb. 12, 2021

Weekly Search: New Construction Colorado Mountain Homes

To continue our blog series of new specialized home searches, this week's search is of new construction Colorado mountain homes. You can view the search results for new construction Colorado homes here!

 

New Construction Colorado Mountain Homes

 

Here you will find active new construction mountain homes in Colorado. This searched is focused on Clear Creek, Gilpin, Park, and Teller counties.

 

Here’s a video showcasing what I can offer as your realtor in the new home construction process

Benefits of Hiring Me

I really do love helping people navigate the new home construction process and I offer a $5,000 commission rebate on new construction homes. I offer this for a couple of reasons. First, it can be challenging to coordinate with another person since I will be attending the walkthroughs. Second, the buyer contracts for new construction homes are not quite as friendly which can make it harder to get out of a contract. It is a lower risk for me as a real estate agent.

Using a Realtor For New Construction

How can I help if I’m not going to be able to negotiate down the price of a new construction home? I will visit the site with you so that we can talk about things you can’t always see. I like being able to help you visualize and think through items such as:

• Design center finishes that are best for resale

• Downfalls and benefits of the different lots

• How much you are going to spend

• Yard size and landscaping options

• Neighborhood considerations

• Structural upgrades

• Landscaping

• Lot premiums

I attend all walkthroughs: pre-drywall, electrical, post-drywall, and meeting with the foreman multiples times before the blue-tape walkthrough. I act as a bit of secretary in the process by documenting everything you discuss with the foreman and everything you want to be fixed or updated.

I truly enjoy this process and being able to help people through this process. I hope you will consider using me for your new construction home! Check out these new construction Colorado mountain homes.

New Construction Colorado Mountain Homes

Feb. 10, 2021

Denver Homes For Sale Near Denver Language School

We just created a home search of homes that default to Denver Language School in the Denver Hilltop Neighborhood.

Denver Homes For Sale Near Bromwell Elementary School

Denver Language School is rated 9 out of 10 on greatschools.org. The link below provides more information. Here are Denver homes for sale, mostly in the Hilltop neighborhood that defaults to Denver Language School

https://www.greatschools.org/colorado/denver/4190-Denver-Language-School/

Denver Language School Denver Homes For Sale Logo

 

Denver Language School's mission is to achieve academic excellence and intercultural competence through language immersion education. Their vision is to become a model of students acquiring superior second language skills as the basis for high overall academic achievement, to develop the knowledge and skills in students necessary to be productive and valued citizens in a culturally diverse, global economy, to prepare all students to be academically successful in their choice of secondary and post-secondary education options and to create an innovative school that can be replicated in Colorado and nationally.

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Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience.  Colorado must educate students who are equipped linguistically and culturally to communicate successfully in a multicultural American society and abroad.  Therefore, it is necessary for the United States and the State of Colorado to provide educational opportunities for all students from pre-school through university-level to develop and maintain proficiency in English and in at least one or more other modern or classical languages. 

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Competence in more than one language and its cultures enables people to communicate with those of other cultures in a variety of settings and develop insight.

Language immersion provides a host of educational benefits for children. Immersion is the most effective method of language instruction in the U.S.—and the fastest-growing.

Having a second language increases a child’s skills in abstract reasoning, listening, and problem-solving, allowing them to excel in other subjects. In fact, studies show that immersion students outperform their non-immersion peers in math and English standardized subtests by fifth grade.

Students who have high levels of proficiency in two or more languages score better on tests like the SAT, giving them an edge in college applications.

There are important benefits for children later in life. Being bilingual opens doors to a world of important and higher-paying career opportunities in a global workforce.

Immersion education expands cultural awareness and understanding and creates empathetic and knowledgeable world citizens. Four out of five new jobs in Colorado are directly related to international trade. 

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Students at this Denver Language School are making far more academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

High progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills and the school is doing an excellent job at supporting academic growth compared to most other schools.

Test scores at Denver Language School are far above the state average, suggesting that most students at this school are performing at or above grade level.

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