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Many Denverites have heard of Highlands, most have heard of Sloan’s Lake, some have heard of Sunnyside, but are you familiar with the Berkeley Park Neighborhood?  Located between Federal and Sheridan, 38th and 48th Ave, this bustling neighborhood is filled with great restaurants, galleries, quaint shops and some amazing homes. 


The Berkeley neighborhood was featured in May ’08 5280 Magazine as one of the 14 Denver neighborhoods offering safe real estate bets in a shaky market.  According to Lindsey Koehler, of 5280 Magazine, “Why It’s a Safe Bet: It shares boundaries—and therefore some cachet—with the hip Highland area, but with a more affordable price point. There are plenty of housing options, including scrapes, lofts, row houses, and a cadre of fixer-upper bungalows and solid ’50s ranches. While less architecturally consistent and charming than nearby Harkness Heights and Highland, the neighborhood has quiet, pleasant streets and a burgeoning retail, restaurant, and arts scene means that most everything is walkable.


If you take the time to drive (or walk) through the Berkeley Park Neighborhood, you’ll find an amazing new duplex located at 4425/4427 Stuart Street, just one block from the main street of Tennyson.  These new homes will be completed in the Summer of 2009, just in time to walk to the park, to restaurants and enjoy all the Berkeley has to offer.  They will feature 3 stories of modern living, high-end finishes, mountain views from enormous decks, nearly 2,500 square feet of living area plus a basement waiting for you to finish.  They will be priced in the mid-$600 range and pre-construction pricing and incentives apply.  For floorplans, Gina Cornelisonrenderings and more information, contact Gina Cornelison with Perry & Co. at 303-520-0128 or .  If you are relocating to the Denver area and would like more information on Berkeley, or any of the neighborhoods in Denver, don’t hesitate to call or write. 



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Gina Cornelison

If your desire for a home is an easy commute to downtown Denver, or if you would like easy access to and from Interstate 25, you will love this townhome located in Denver’s diverse Jefferson Park neighborhood. 


2807 West 23rd StTammy Phillips and Mary Sullivan-Ridge of Perry & Co. have co-listed a wonderful townhome at 2807 West 23rd Street.  You will find a contemporary reflection of the older houses in the neighborhood with this 1,419 square foot home.  The living room is divided from the formal dining area by a double sided fireplace, and features big windows that overlook Jefferson Park.  The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  The master bathroom has his-her vanities, walk-in closet, designer tub and a separate glass shower.  The second bedroom has its own three-quarter bath.


The basement is ready to be finished and will add another 668 square feet of usable space.  The one car detached garage is out the back door from the kitchen – similar to what you would find if you lived in an old Queen Anne style home.  There is a cozy patio in the back and great balcony in the front.


Enjoy views of Downtown Denver, Invesco Field, and even Pikes Peak from this terrific location.  Sports fans will relish their four block walk to Invesco Field at Mile High for football, rugby games, and more.


Grocery shopping is blocks away at Safeway.  This upcoming neighborhood even offers Pilates classes.  There are numerous restaurants to be enjoyed including the historic LaLoma Restaurant which was built in 1887.


There is a strong neighborhood organization – lots of plans and activities – visit for further information.

 Tammy Phillips

Mary Sullivan-RidgeIf you would like more information on this home, or real estate in Denver, give Tammy or Mary a call.



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Mary Sullivan-Ridge

To Whom It May Concern:


Corrie LeeWe are writing this letter in regards to the experience we had with your agent Corrie Lee.  We have never felt more compelled to write a letter of commendation to a company — for any reason — then we are for the service Corrie has provided us with.  We cannot remember a time when we have ever had the pleasure to work with such a remarkable professional. 


We retained Corrie as our agent to both help sell our home in Congress Park, as well as search for a new home in one of the potential neighborhoods we were considering.  Corrie showed us in excess of 50 homes spanning over a year until we found the right place.  She was always courteous, patient, and perhaps most importantly, Corrie took to the time to truly understand the type of home we wanted. 


Simultaneous to our new home search, we were of course working on getting our old house on the market.  Corrie was very clear and helpful in her recommendations on what we needed to do to prepare our home for sale.  When the offer came in, Corrie spent considerable time with us explaining the offer and the options to make a counter-offer.  We ultimately agreed upon a price that we were comfortable with. 


We will never forget the day of closing on our old house.  Our cleaning lady was supposed to clean up the house on the day of the sale, but failed to show up, and the house was a mess.  Corrie had discovered this when she inspected the house just before the buyers were coming over for their walk through.  After calling us with this news, she actually rolled up her sleeves and helped us clean the entire house in less than an hour.  We were so very grateful for her help, and having a clean house most certainly had a positive impact on the overall closing process.


Perhaps the most important part of our experience was with the work Corrie did on the contingent offer for our new home.  The house we finally decided to make an offer on was actually in the process of being flipped by another real estate agent/owner and a general contractor.  This house possessed all of the characteristics that were critical for us (which we were clear on now thanks to Corrie’s help).  It was the right layout, the right size, the right neighborhood, the right school, etc. 


However, the house was in a terrible condition, and had gone through a partial demolition before we were in a position to offer on the house.  Rather than give up due to bad timing, Corrie managed to negotiate a situation such that we would buy the house at an agreed upon price, the contractor would continue the work, but we would be able to pick out every finish and detail that would be completed to our own specifications. 


Now as they say, the devil was in the details, and the level of scrutiny needed to complete the offer paperwork was unlike anything we had ever heard of.  The work would have to be completed as we wanted it, there needed to be timelines, extreme details mapped out, penalties if work was not meant, etc. to make sure we were protected in every conceivable scenario.  This involved an immense amount of effort, and there was every reason in the world that something would not work out. 


Fortunately for us, Corrie went into battle with both guns blazing and worked out a sales offer, as well as a subsequent builder’s warranty to make sure we were covered.  Corrie’s thorough follow up with all the parties involved ensured the deal would work out in the end.  We have had some post-close issues pop up, which Corrie has yet again gone above and beyond any reasonable expectations to help sort things out.  She continues to help us any time we need her.


Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comAs you can hopefully surmise, Corrie is an incredible asset to your company.  Not only does she represent the best in a real estate agent, but she has redefined a new standard by which all agents should strive to achieve.  We have never encountered any professional, in any industry, that showed such professionalism, impossibly high work ethic, and the ability to meet our every need.  Corrie was an absolute pleasure to work with.


It is not possible to express the words to adequately convey our feelings, or give a high enough recommendation of Corrie to anyone.  We certainly could not imagine going through any future real estate deal without her.  Please feel free to share the content of this letter as you see fit, and we would be more than happy to provide additional reference for Corrie in any capacity.  Thank you for your time, and please express our gratitude to Corrie for an amazing job!



Scott & Heather Witsoe

Denver, CO

Living in the Rosedale neighborhood is one thing; telling people where it is – is quite another thing altogether!  I find myself putting on my realtor hat and describing the very technical boundaries when people ask where I live – Broadway to Downing and Evans to Yale – but even that raises eyebrows and leaves people scratching their heads.  I tend to blend it in with Platt Park, relating it to Sushi Den, but that really doesn’t do it justice – so I’m here to set the record straight, in true Matt Lauer style!


Ok, to begin, where in the world IS Rosedale?  Well, I gave you the parameters above, but here are some facts about Rosedale which most people don’t know!


The shining star of our neighborhood is Harvard Gulch Park.  This park, which covers 57 acres, is home to a community garden, a recreation center, an outdoor swimming pool, a playground, a football field, a running track, and a 9-hole golf course!  Kunming Park is another beautiful park located at Grant and Vassar.  Sitting on top of the hill, with amazing mountain and city views, this park offers neighbors and passersby a wonderful glimpse of “why we live in Colorado!”


Real estate in Rosedale has also become more and more desirable.  There are numerous new single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes peppering the Gina Cornelisonhorizon in the neighborhood now, giving potential buyers the opportunity to live close to a terrific park system, as well as enjoy stunning mountain views, a safe neighborhood, and great proximity to shops and restaurants!  Nearby we have Safeway, Gennaro’s, Bistro One, Pasquini’s, Spicy Pickle, and more!  Call me if you’d like more information on the neighborhood, the park or on any of the stunning properties listed for sale right now.  Gina Cornelison 303-520-0128.



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Gina Cornelison

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comCustomers, and Agents, are always asking us, “How many Hits does your real estate company website get?”  Well, the simple answer is that averaged about 1,500,000 ‘hits’ per month during 2008.  But Hits is a rather nebulous term, and it really doesn’t tell you much about how much traffic a website gets.  For instance, each picture on a webpage constitutes a ‘hit’, thus every time someone views the Meet Our Agents page, for example, our statistics package would register over 60 hits.  The point being, don’t be impressed when being told that a real estate website receives over a million hits a month, because by their very nature real estate websites are loaded with pictures (more pictures = more statistical hits). HomepageHowever, there are other web traffic terms that you may be familiar with that are meaningful – Visitors and Pageviews.  What you really want to know about a real estate company’s web traffic is how many people, or Visitors, are looking at homes for sale and how many property web pages they are viewing.  In 2008, averaged 1650 unique visitors per month, that’s about 55 people per day.  “Unique” in terms of web visitors, refers to a single person, regardless of the number of times that person visited the site.  The more telling statistic is Pageviews – averaged 35,000 property pageviews per month last year.  Doing the math tells us that on average every person who visited Perry & Co’s website looked at over 20 homes for sale. 


All these numbers may, or may not, be impressive when compared to our competitors, but they are only a fraction of the total internet exposure that each Perry & Co. real estate listing receives.  Have you heard the term “Listing Syndication?”  We syndicate our properties to over 20 other popular real estate websites such as AOL,, MSN, Yahoo, Zillow, Trulia, and Denver Post/Rocky Mtn News.  In fact, all Perry & Co. listings even appear on, as well as most of our other competitor’s websites through IDX.  That means that on virtually every website that a consumer might use for their home searches Perry & Co listings will appear. 


On alone, Perry & Co. listings receive over 120,000 Property Page Views per month.  Note: that is by far the most used real estate website in the US – they claim that near 80% of all Americans looking to purchase a new home will use (that’s why Perry & Co enhances all of our listings on  Additionally, Perry & Co. listings over $500,000 Member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estateappear on – the world’s most viewed luxury real estate website.  Then there’s CraigsList.  We also talk about Denver real estate and homes for sale on our blogsite,, so the number of Perry & Co. Property Page Views just keeps climbing up and up.  In summation, we provide our clients’ properties maximum exposure.


So next time a real estate agent starts overwhelming you with statistics about how many Hits their website gets, ask them, “On which other websites do your real estate listings appear?”



Written by Perry & Co Vice President Jon Larrance

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comI’ve been analyzing this neighborhood for five years and here are the highlights.  For an in-depth real estate report, please contact me at 303-907-1821 or .


Mayfair Neighborhood  Solds (Holly to Monaco, 6th-8th Avenue)

            PPSF*  Avg. Sale          Highest             Lowest

2004     $250     $397,660           $890,000           $174,200          

2005     $274     $447,643           $1,047,000        $211,550

2006     $281     $470,327           $994,995           $235,000

2007     $305     $528,054           $970,000           $264,000

2008     $295     $488,529           $985,000           $260,000

            *price per square foot


Mayfair has a great neighborhood organization and newsletter.  Click here to find out more.


The University of Colorado Health and Sciences Campus Redevelopment is ongoing.  Shea Homes obtained the property in January of 2009 and they are beginning to implement their plans.  Click here or a site map of the development.


Marcia Johnson, the City Council representative for Mayfair, generates a great deal of informative details on the neighborhood. 


Brooke GranvilleDon’t make a move without me!  And don’t hesitate to contact me with questions regarding the neighborhood, schools, pricing, trends, new construction or market trends.



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Brooke Granville, your Mayfair specialist.

265 MadisonFrom the moment you enter the front gate to the courtyard, you know this is no ordinary Cherry Creek luxury townhome. Built in 1993 by Paul Kobey, it was extensively customized prior to completion by the owners. With a background in interior design they had access to innovative materials and designs. As the south end unit, 265 Madison Street is both deeper and wider than most townhomes, resulting in better proportioned rooms. 265_madison_st_livHigh ceilings, oversized doors and windows, smooth finish walls, hardwood and travertine floors create a clean contemporary backdrop, perfect for furnishings and art-work.


Entertain in the large, 30’x17’, living room with a wood-burning fireplace and three sets of French doors opening to an east-facing patio. Dinner for twelve is no problem in the open dining room. The black lacquer library with wet bar, fireplace and French doors to the south patio, welcomes more intimate gatherings as well as accommodating a large literary collection.


265_madison_st_kitA chef’s kitchen features Sub-Zero and Thermador, slab granite, double ovens and a cozy sitting area with fireplace for those keeping the chef company. A full pantry, 9’x9’, offers storage for all your treasures. Even the powder room is exquisite.


Upstairs you’ll find a true “master” suite. 265_madison_st_mstrHis and hers baths, his and hers closets (hers is 20’x13’), private study, laundry and coffered ceiling bedroom. Every detail contributes to your comfort and enjoyment.


The lower level offers two large bedroom suites, each with a private full bath and walk-in closet. There is a large family room with surround sound, second laundry and finished room for storage or work-out room.


265_madison_st_famWhether it’s the heated garage with large workshop, surround sound wiring, intercom, new windows or the meticulous attention to detail, you will appreciate all the amenities throughout this glorious home. Contemporary or traditional, the quality finishes will suit your style.



265 Madison Street is being marketed exclusively by of Perry & Co. Real Estate Agent Barb Perry.

Perry & Co. Real Estate Professionals, Denver, CO - perryandco.comThere are 5 reasons why housing will lead the economic recovery in 2009. 

  1. Housing is the most affordable it’s been in 15 years.  Coupled with 40 year low interest rates and the first time buyer tax credit, buyers will start buying.
  2. Rates are at an all time low.  Since thanksgiving, rates have dropped the most in the shortest amount of time, ever!
  3. Inventory, currently there are 19,400 homes on the market which is a huge reduction from past years.  Many people believe that there is a large ‘shadow market’ of people waiting to put their homes on the market.
  4. There are fewer industry players.  The people left in the business are true professionals that know the marketplace.
  5. The federal government is considering many tax policies to help stimulate the housing market.  There is currently a $7500 tax credit for 1st time buyers that has to be paid back over 15 years.  However, congress is looking at making this a true credit and not a loan and extending this to all homeowners!  In addition, there are many policies to help with people who can’t afford their mortgage currently, making those transactions easier.


Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Brad Colburn

933 S Euclid WayBonnie Brae, which means “Pleasant Hill” in Gaelic, is home to some of Denver’s Finest Tudors and this newly built Tudor at 933 S. Euclid Way is no exception!  The all brick Tudor is located on one of Bonnie Brae’s most secluded blocks, Euclid Way, located just one block to the west of Bonnie Brae Park.  The house is not only located only one block to the park, but is also only three short blocks to the Bonnie Brae shopping district which is home to Denver’s favorite Ice Cream Shop Bonnie Brae Ice Cream, as well as The Eugene Field Library, the famous Bonnie Brae Pizza Tavern, and so much more.  While the location within the neighborhood is stellar, the house itself is exceptional!   The five bedroom, five bathroom house is due to complete in early April.  The house has been thoughtfully designed and not a single detail has been overlooked.   The house has approximately 3200 sq ft above grade with an additional 1500 sq ft in the finished basement priced at 1,325,000.  The outdoor kitchen, which includes BBQ, fireplace, and sink is sure to impress.   This house is not yet on the active market, however if interested please call Courtney Ranson at 303-881-9102 for further details.



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Courtney Ranson

9200 Sunshine Meadow Pl

9200 Sunshine Meadow Place in The Timbers is being featured as one of’s featured properties of the week beginning January 30th, the very first day it is available. will also be featuring this luxury home as well.  What a fantastic way to view this fabulous home.


You will be truly amazed at what a custom home this is.  Finishes include knotty alder floors and cabinetry to its rustic beams and stucco on the exterior.  From the grand entrance of the split staircase to the formal living room with its shadow box ceiling and a slab granite fireplace. Curl up with a great book and enjoy the view of the Rocky Mountains from the front of the home. The dining room features two chandeliers and coved ceiling and crown molding – perfect for entertaining or formal dinners. The enormous gourmet kitchen and two story great room, with built-in cabinetry, are fabulous for large gatherings. And the great room opens to the fabulous back yard and huge deck.  Don’t forget the family room and bonus room in the walkout basement – great for watching movies or just relaxing. The amenities in this home just don’t end!


The Timber’s at The Pinery, is located just a few minutes south of Parker, CO. Nestled in an established neighborhood, it is home to the Douglas County School District and has two private country clubs to choose from – The Pinery Country Club and new to the neighborhood, is the recently opened Colorado Golf Club.  Call today for your private showing of this great luxury home!



Written by Perry & Co Real Estate Agent Tammy Phillips