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Uptown Sampler in Denver, Colorado!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

The Uptown On The Hill neighborhood is proud to announce

the 22nd Annual Uptown Sampler
Tuesday September 22nd 5~8:30pm

n Tuesday, September 22nd, from 5 to 8:30 pm, stroll the tree-lined sidewalks or ride an Excursion Bus on an unforgettable journey between the Uptown on the Hill's favorite restaurants and historical Bed and Breakfasts.

Experience samples of Denver's most mouthwatering menus from popular neighborhood cafes to gourmet fine dining. Of course wine tasting, live entertainment and tempting drink specials will be offered along the way as we indulge in Denver's most delicious night on the town.
The Uptown.

Advance Tickets are still only $20

Tickets available at
All metro King Soopers through Ticket West

Above the Rim Wine Shop starting September 1st.
1936 Pennsylvania St
(720) 479-9339

To purchase tickets on-line with Pay Pal PRESS HERE


This year's Starting Hosts
Day of event tickets available $25.
Please begin at one of these fine restaurants:
Tavern Uptown 538 E 17th Ave
Avenue Grill 630 E 17th Ave
Hamburger Mary's 700 E 17th Ave
Strings 1700 Humboldt St
Las Margaritas Cantina 1098, E 17th Ave
The Vine Street Pub 1700 Vine Street
Jonesy's EatBar 400 E 20th Ave

for more information

14th street continues to grow as Hotel row!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

The Embassy Suites under construction downtown is among a growing number of hotels opening along the 14th Street corridor.

The 17-story building, being developed by WPM Construction, will have 120 rooms and four levels of underground parking.

Hotels along 14th Street account for 2,400 of the 7,000 hotel rooms in the Denver central business district. Travelers in town for conventions are their primary source of business, though they do draw guests in town on business or for pleasure.

The hotels range from the moderately priced Curtis Hotel to the ultra-luxurious Four Seasons Hotel and Residences under construction at 14th and Arapahoe streets.

Others include the Hotel Teatro, the Hilton Garden Inn and the

The Embassy Suites, developed by WPM Construction, is at 14th and Stout streets. Its rooms will be among the 2,400 in hotels along 14th Street.

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.


"All of these hotels will have their own meeting space and their own distinct market position, but all will attract business from the convention center because of their proximity to it," hotel analyst Bob Benton said. "Hotels on 17th Street have a better shot at the commercial traveler, but that doesn't mean the ones on 14th aren't going to go after it."

The hotels also appeal to people with varying demographic characteristics, said Christine O'Donnell, president of the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association.

"The Hotel Teatro is a boutique and is going to have a different guest than the Curtis, which is a younger demographic," she said. "Their styles offer a good assortment of hotels."

Embassy Suites generally offers mid-range room rates and amenities including dining, fitness center, pool and business center.

Margaret Jackson: 303-954-1473 or

ALERT! first time home buyer tax credit expires December 1st, 2009!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.

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by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Question and Answer Session on Health Insurance Reform with Congresswoman DeGette

Dianna DeGette would like to invite you to a “Question and Answer Session on Health Insurance Reform” on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 a.m. at South High School in Denver. Get there early – doors open at 9:15 a.m. Come learn about the health insurance bill pending before Congress and ask any questions you may have.

She returned to Washington, D.C. earlier this week ready to tackle health insurance reform. After a busy August recess that included holding two telephone town halls, two Q & A sessions, a television and radio town hall, a Facebook chat, and hearing from constituents across Denver, I have a better idea of your views and am ready to fight hard to make sure comprehensive health insurance reform is passed.

 As the President noted, this is about stability and security for millions of Americans who have health insurance, and providing affordable coverage for those who do not. No one should have to stay in a job because he or she is afraid of losing her health insurance. No one should go bankrupt because he or she is diagnosed with cancer and can’t obtain insurance. Click here to read Congresswoman DeGette’s response to President Obama’s address to Congress.

"Drop Your Drawers”

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

When:     September 24, 2009
Starts at:   11:00 p.m.
Ends at:     1:00 p.m.

Please join us for "Drop Your Drawers" hosted by the Denver Pavilions.  Come drop packages of children's underwear from the Pavilion's balconies and win great prizes if you are successful in getting your package into the designated drop zones!

UNDERWEARNESS is a new, Denver-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization providing new underwear to children in need.

A fun event and a great way to help children!  If you are interested in putting together a team drop (great for businesses, schools, and other groups), please contact UNDERWEARNESS at Otherwise, just come on down - solo droppers are welcome, as are onlookers!

The registration “fee” for droppers is one package (more are of course welcome) of new children’s underwear. Bring a package with you or donate $5 at the event to participate.

Please visit us online at:

Denver Tour de Fat 2009

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Sunday, September 12, 2009


  • Bike Denver
  • Flight For Life Colorado - Critical Care Transport
  • Derailer Bicycle Collective

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. - Bike Parade Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. - Bike Parade
  • 11:00 a.m. Performances Begin
  • 1:30 p.m. - “Carpocalypse Now” – Funeral procession for the car belonging to the Car-for-Bike Trade volunteer
  • 3:30 p.m. - Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration
  • 4:00 p.m. - Curtain Closes

 Yes folks, the Tour de Fat will once again be meandering and pandering through 11 western cities spreading the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle. Along with our exceptional ability to roust a city's inner-cyclist, in 2009 we hope to drive our message even deeper by bringing you the biggest, most enjoyable traveling bike festival that we know of.

Best Deal in the Golden Triangle!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

A HUGE room-sized covered patio with the best views in the Golden Triangle!  Walk to EVERYTHING!!!!! 

Get a free week of Yoga in Denver

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Get a free week of yoga in honor of yoga month!!

Taste of Colorado 2009

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

No matter what kind of food you have a taste'll find it at A Taste of Colorado. More than 50 of your favorite restaurants and food establishments will gather at the Festival, featuring small portions to full meals.

See Menus and Maps here

Alpine Sausage Company
Baker St. Pub & Grill
Bayou Bob's
Berrie Kabobs
Big Bubba's
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Caldonia's BBQ
Caribbean Cuisine
Cherry Creek Concessions
Cold Front Ice Cream Sales and Distribution
Colorado Buffalo Grill
Colorado Corn Company
Divine Donuts
Dolce Delizia
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream
Empanada Express
Falafel King
Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que
Fidel's Cantina
Fratello's Café
Funky Buddha
Gelazzi Gelato
Golden Toad
Grammy's Goodies
Grand Lux Café
Great American Coffee Co.
Greek Town Café
Hard Rock Café
HoneyBaked Ham

India's Pearl
India's Restaurant
Island Oasis Smoothies
Mustard's Last Stand
New Orleans Snoball Shack
Nut Sensations
Old Tyme Kettle Corn
Rocky Mountain Nut Roasters
Rocky Mountain Turkey Legs
RoRo's Concessions
Rosa Linda's Mexican Café
Saltgrass Steak House
Saltwater Cowboy
Snowie Colorado
South Philly Cheesesteaks
Southwest Kettle Corn
Sweet Lorraine's Deli
Texas de Brazil
Thunderbird Burgers & BBQ
Tokyo San Bowl
Trail Dust Steak House

For complete festival information, visit

July pending home sales rise to 2-year high

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

WASHINGTON—A gauge of future U.S. home sales rose more than expected in July to the highest level in over two years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit that expires this fall.

The report showed the housing market is rebounding faster than expected from its historic bust. Low prices and the looming expiration on Nov. 30 of a first-time homebuyers' tax credit of up to $8,000 have spurred sales. Prices in much of the country have begun to rise from the depths of the slump.

"The overall trend toward stabilization is undeniable at this point," wrote Mike Larson, real estate analyst at Weiss Research.

The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday its seasonally adjusted index of sales contracts signed in July for previously occupied homes rose 3.2 percent to 97.6. It was the sixth straight increase, and 12 percent higher the same month last year.

Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected the index to edge up to only 96.5.

The index of pending home sales indicates how sales completed this month and next will turn out. Typically, there is a one- to two-month lag between a contract and a final deal. But delays in getting mortgages approved and appraisals completed have recently lengthened the time it takes to close a deal in many cases.

Analysts predict sales will drop off when the tax credit expires, or if mortgage rates rise from near-record lows. Foreclosures also continue to rise, and banks are forced to sell those properties at deep discounts, pushing prices down.

A 12 percent jump in sales contracts in the West and a 3 percent increase in the South drove July's overall increase. Sales fell in the Northeast and Midwest.

The Realtors group projects that around 2 million first-time buyers will take advantage of the credit this year, and says it is spurring 350,000 additional sales that wouldn't have happened otherwise.

Nationally, home prices in the second quarter posted their first quarterly increase in three years, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller national index released last week. Prices are growing in some parts of the country, but "beware a rise in supply as frustrated would-be sellers see their chance," wrote Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics.

While home prices are still 30 percent below the mid-2006 peak, their new direction should bring relief to lenders, homeowners and buyers alike.

Falling property values have wiped out $4 trillion in homeowners' equity, and thousands have walked away from homes that are worth far less than their mortgage balance. But now, with prices stabilizing, many buyers who had been staying out of the market are coming off the sidelines.

By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer

Updated: 09/01/2009 09:46:19 AM MDT



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