MyTownCryer – Third Edition November 2009

by Tom Cryer Broker Associate @ The KentwoodCompanies
THIRD edition
Welcome to MyTownCryer
SOCIAL NETWORKING & building relationships. 2

My Town Cryer is a great place to keep up on Real Estate News, The Kentwood Companies and us. Or follow my Tweets on Twitter!
The Kentwood Company continues to grow its “Concierge Quality” services on a constant basis. I hear they are even putting new carpet outside my office door! But, if you want to hear more about us and the changes we announce, once again the Kentwood Blog is the place to go! Also, I have installed the Colorado Interactive Map. Need an idea for a weekend trip in Colorado; this is the place to start your search. It is very cool!
Each month, I will Spotlight one Community. Feel free to suggest one. I’m going to start with my beginnings in Denver and end in my current community. That will take a few months. By then, I hope I have some suggestions from you!
This month we will be focusing on the University of Denver Neighborhood. DU is experiencing a continuing trend of gentrification. From Victorians to Bungalows to Ranches to Neo-Hybrid-Millennium Styles, DU has it all. Add a few Apartments, Duplexes and even some Luxury Condos & Townhomes, and this heterogeneous blend of improvements makes for an exciting environment. With millions spent on campus in the last few years, DU is maturing into Little Cambridge, if you will. Here’s what’s happened over the last couple of years marketwise. But, without leaving this page, here is a quick look: Highest Price: $950,000 Lowest Price: $171,000 Average Price: $363,000 Price Change Last 12 Months: -7.7% For more, click above on “Here’s what’s happened….”. A report like this can be created for your community too!
SOCIAL NETWORKING & building relationships
For the last couple of months I’ve been writing about Facebook and LinkedIn etc. Guess what? I’m thinking for the next few years we will see all things old as new again. Here’s what I mean; do you remember Faith Popcorn and her book Cocooning? How about Dinner Clubs? Why not put a new twist on these, “stay at home activities”? This would be real social networking! I’m thinking a Potluck Dinner Club with Games where you invite friends, neighbors and even the kids! Then you can talk about all the crazy stories and ideas you read on Facebook and Twitter actually face to face! Just because Pennsylvania Avenue, Wall Street and Capital Hill can’t get along, doesn’t mean you can’t start something great in your neighborhood or even within your own family. Get it going; Social Networking was going on long before the Internet and will be here long after we are all gone. I have one requirement; write back and tell me how it went. Remember, Monopoly without tears is not playing by the rules….
It seems like every day there is BIG NEWS in the Cryer Household or Family. Between William’s search for a summer internship or Caroline’s new situation at iPhase 3 or Andrew’s work study program there is always something exciting to talk about. Dee is still busy with Vail Associates, and sales of season passes are up 13%. Skiers and Boarders will eat dog food before they will give up their mountain! Real Estate activity is clearly on the rise again, so I always like it when I’m busy. Madison has become a full fledged fugitive in the neighborhood. She was delivered again by animal services the other day – Busted! When dogs are outlawed, only Outlaws will have dogs.
A good friend offered this web site to me, and I found this little trick invaluable. Give it a try next time the wedding ring goes down the drain. Additionally, Family Hack has dozens of tried and true ideas for around the house and for the whole family. Before you know it, you’ll be forwarding these tips to friends and neighbors. Cooking, Schooling, Paperwork and more are the topics offered up for your enjoyment and generally in a manner that has great humor and entertainment value. So, when you have a moment, take a risk and click on:
Finally, I’m always ordering parts for this or that around this house. My favorite is Repair Clinic: They have it all! From toasters to gas grills, from your refrigerator to your garage opener. Give it a try too. It’s fun around the house again when everything works!
If your spouse, partner, family member, business associate or friend would like to be added to my email list, I’d be happy to oblige. If on the other hand, you would like to be removed from my mailing list click on and type remove in the subject line. Our intention is to not intrude but to add value to your world.
BTW – Do you know someone who is considering buying or selling a home? If so, give me a call and tell me about them. I would be honored to have the opportunity to help them achieve their real estate goals.

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