Downsizing to Low Maintenance Living

Published on Saturday, December 20, 2014 | by TJC Real Estate


The family home can be difficult to manage once children have left. Big gardens, lots of space and an aging property can cost you a lot in terms of both time and money.  That’s why many people choose to downsize as they reach retirement, or sometimes before.

But downsize to where? Increasing demand has made it hard to find smaller homes or even apartments that offer the ideal combination of space and low maintenance that mature downsizers are looking for.

Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek Builders

An increasing number of builders are building to meet the demand of this group. And with the vast tracts of land that have become available to builders in Stapleton and Lowry, these are good locations to start your hunt for a practical home that fits your needs.

Ranch homes are hot property in Stapleton. It seems to be generally agreed that the first phase of construction didn’t include enough of them! They are popular with young families as well as mature buyers – often for the same reason. No stairs! Ranch homes that come up on the Stapleton property market sell fast and for good prices.

Because of this, the new phases of construction in Stapleton, Conservatory Green and Willow Park East, will include a more generous number of ranch homes. Look at builders such as Boulder Creek Builders, who are constructing patio ranch homes, so little lawn and outdoor maintenance is required.

At the moment, there is no mention of ranch homes in the proposed first build out at Lowry’s Boulevard 1. However, construction has not yet started and things can change. One thing the first Boulevard 1 build out will include is a good number of townhouses and row homes, which are also popular with downsizers.

These homes give you a lot of floor space, with little or no yard maintenance required. Plenty of these homes were built in the first phase of Stapleton and they proved so popular that not only will you find new ones in Lowry, but also a good selection in Stapleton’s Conservatory Green and, coming up, in Willow Park East. Many offer balconies or roof terraces, so you can still enjoy the Colorado sun. In Conservatory Green, look at builders such as New Town Builders, Wonderland and Parkwood, all of whom have a good selection.

One thing all these properties have in common is that they are new. Even the existing homes in Stapleton are just over ten years old, and in Lowry, Conservatory Green and Willow Park East, you have the opportunity to work alongside a builder to design a home that is perfect for you.

If you would like to know more about any of the properties mentioned in this article––or tour any of these new areas, contact Greg Pond at 720-457-4520 or email on greg@tjcrealestate.com.

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Candy Land at Stapleton's Winter Welcome

Published on Saturday, November 15, 2014 | by TJC Real Estate


Halloween has come and gone, the leaves have fallen, the snow and arctic temperatures have paid us a visit.  It is now time to truly embrace the upcoming season and give it our blessing....Winter Welcome! . . .

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Urban Adventure

Published on Saturday, May 31, 2014 | by Creation Chamber


You probably already know that Stapleton used to be Denver’s airport.  My first house in the neighborhood sits on what was previously a runway.  Talk about traffic problems!  My current house sits on the old surface lot of the parking garage.   . . .

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Frames Are Up!

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 | by Creation Chamber


Our office space is coming along, the frames for the offices are up! And we are excited to see you all at our grand opening celebration in April! . . .

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Movin on Up!

Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | by Creation Chamber


The time has come and demolition work has started at our new office space in the Town Center. Our office is excited for this new journey and to share our new homes progress . . .

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Tips To Prevent Freezing In Your Home

Published on Friday, December 06, 2013 | by Creation Chamber


A friendly reminder as we are entering into much colder weather this week:

To help avoid freezing water pipes, leave your faucets, sinks and showers on a slow drip from the hot water side. Also leave the cabinets (if present) below the sink open so warm air gets in below the sink. This is especially important in areas where the sinks or showers are adjacent to an outside wall.

Also please remember to disconnect all outside hoses from the house to avoid water freezing and broken pipes!

Doing this is always a good idea when the temperature gets into the teens or lower.

Now is also a good time to change your air filters, they should be changed every 30-60 days.....

Stay warm!

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