Denise Wambsganss
Realtor Your Castle Real Estate
303-880-8771
dwambs@msn.com







Tuesday, April 28, 2015




Information that might help with situations like the Baltimore riots

Today is April 28th,  – Concerning the riots in Baltimore and the Presidents call to action

I just saw The President on TV talking about the riots in Baltimore.

“Americans need to do some "soul searching" about equal opportunity, poverty, and other problems in parts of the nation. He noted that he appointed a task force to make recommendations in the wake of police killings in Missouri and New York.”

I would like to suggest that someone in the White House research  an amazing man and organization Called Open Door Youth Alternatives. Located in Denver, Colorado.

Several years ago there was an article in the newspaper about Reverend Leon Kelly.  My husband called him and volunteered a few times and told me what a courageous man he is.  I have never met him.

Reverend Leon Kelly initially worked with several gangs for the purpose of stopping violence and tries to show them a different way of life.  Although he worked with gangs for MANY years, he found that the best way to dispose of gangs and other violent acts was to start with the younger youth who seem to be more receptive in changing their lives than the older gang members. 

Reverend Leon Kelly was the founder of this group. The Open Door’s influence has been AMAZING.

About Open Door

Open Door’s most important goal is to prevent kids from ever joining gangs. Open Door has developed successful programs with elementary and middle school-aged children that focus on prevention.   Our programs are tailored for schools, corporations, other non-profit agencies, law enforcement agencies and civic groups.  The programs seek to educate people and the community on the signs revolving around gang recruitment, violence, and involvement. In addition, Open Door also spearheads a program with the State of Colorado, Department of Corrections that aims to reduce recidivism among gang-affiliated parolees. Flippin’ the Script creates specialized and individualized plans which offer assistance in the areas of housing, employment, job readiness, transportation, money management, mentoring, family relationships, and support systems. Flippin’ the Script bridges the gap between Release and Reality.

Cut and paste the following address into your webcrawler and you will find more info

http://opendooryouth.org/?s=kelly&submit.x=9&submit.y=7

 

 

 

 

Sincerely: Denise Wambsganss  1050 Hooker Street, Denver, CO 80204

303-880-8771 -  I am the one who is sending this letter.

Website:   OpendoorYouth.com

Contact ODYGA
Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives
1615 California Street - Suite 712
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-893-GANG (4264) or 1-800-ASK-GANG
Fax: 303-893-4208
Email: info@opendooryouth.org

 

 I suggest the President research what this group is doing and the success they are having.  Below is more information about this group.

About Open Door

Open Door’s most important goal is to prevent kids from ever joining gangs. Open Door has developed successful programs with elementary and middle school-aged children that focus on prevention.   Our programs are tailored for schools, corporations, other non-profit agencies, law enforcement agencies and civic groups.  The programs seek to educate people and the community on the signs revolving around gang recruitment, violence, and involvement. In addition, Open Door also spearheads a program with the State of Colorado, Department of Corrections that aims to reduce recidivism among gang-affiliated parolees. Flippin’ the Script creates specialized and individualized plans which offer assistance in the areas of housing, employment, job readiness, transportation, money management, mentoring, family relationships, and support systems. Flippin’ the Script bridges the gap between Release and Reality.

 

 

 

 

Contact information is below.

 Website:   OpendoorYouth.com

Contact ODYGA
Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives
1615 California Street - Suite 712
Denver, Colorado 80202

Phone: 303-893-GANG (4264) or 1-800-ASK-GANG
Fax: 303-893-4208
Email: info@opendooryouth.org

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Denver tops list of U.S. cities where homes sell quickly

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 
 
Denver tops list of U.S. cities where homes sell quickly
In April, the average home sold after only 86 days on the market, according to Realtor.com.  Homes in Denver, however, sold after just 25 days, on average.  "There's just not enough homes on the market to meet demand in the Mile High City," Time Magazine reported.  "Listings shrunk 13% in April over the same month last year."
Read article - TheDenverChannel.com
 
I would love to Share any knowledge I have about the Metro Denver area Real Estate.  Feel free to call or email Denise Wambsganss 303-880-8771 or dwambs@msn.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Real Estate Term of the Day: FLASH SALE –

 a listing that goes under contract within 24 hours of its being placed on the market.

 Denver has had 115 Flash Sales within the last 5 months and we expect to see many more as "Buying Season" heats up while our inventory remains depleted.

According to Redfin Denver was in the top 9 cities across the country for having FLASH SALES!

The inventory in the Metro Denver Market is still the lowest it has been in many years. 

What a GREAT time to sale your home. 

This month I  had buyers that put an offer down on a home that was on the market for 24 hours and the seller had received 5 offers total.  Because of the creative offer we developed I was able to get my buyers under contract on this home!

Trends show prices will continue to rise and interest rates will continue to rise, so if you are thinking about buying a home NOW is the time before you end up paying higher interest rates and higher prices and get less of a home than you can buy now.

For a Free Market Analysis of your home or a free consultation about buying a home feel free to call Denise Wambsganss at 303-880-8771 or email: dwambs@msn.com

Monday, January 14, 2013


Real Estate News

 

Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are over it’s the perfect time to talk about what I think the real estate market will look like in 2013. So let’s jump right in.

According to Fannie Mae’s Dec. National Housing survey, Americans believe that home prices will rise 2.6% in 2013.  This number is TOO LOW for what has been happening and what will continue to happen in the Metro Denver Market. I decided to give you some concrete facts because I have found that many people have no idea how HOT the Metro Denver Real Estate Market has become.

Average Home Price: The average price of a home in Denver leapt 14% in 2012, surpassing even the most optimistic forecasts (including my own!). I believe this year will be almost as strong with an average price increase of 8-10% and here’s why: The number one driver of home price change is the amount of inventory on the market. In 2007 we had a peak of 27,500 properties on the market and prices dropped 14%, while in 2012 we averaged 10,000 properties on the market and prices went up 14%.
I will be posting several times in the next few days with more info on 2012 stats.
Your Castle Real Estate:  I am very Proud to work for Your Castle Real Estate.  This company is always the most accurate when it comes to facts and figures on the Metro Denver Real Estate Market.  That is one reason why we are the 5th Fastest growing, Denver area, Privately Owned companies. (source DBJ Research).  If you want statistics about your specific neighborhood feel free to contact me at  dwambs@msn.com or 303-880-8771  Denise Wambsganss – Realtor – Your Castle Real Estate.

 

Thursday, December 6, 2012


REAL ESTATE NEWS for Metro Denver: December 2012
 

Starting in March residential homes prices began leaping upward and have not stopped since. In September, something happened that has not occurred since 2007. 

 For the first time in five years the average price of a metro Denver home exceeded the prices we hit at the top of the market back in 2007!

 This is a stunning comeback for our market which is typically the Housing cycle is a 7 year cycle. So looks like we are in the beginning of the upward swing of the 7 year cycle! 

The metro Denver real estate market continues its incredible recovery, leaving our downturn a distant memory. Consider these facts:
·         The inventory of homes for sale is down 30% in the past 12 months.

·         The number of sold homes is up 11% in the past 12 months.

·         The average Days on Market is down 34% in the past 12 months.

·         The average price of a home is up 13% in the past 12 months.  

The condo market is extremely strong right now. In 2011 the average price of a condo in metro Denver went up 16%. Incredibly, prices are up another 18% so far in 2012. The inventory of condos for sale is at a record low of 2.4 Months of Inventory (MOI) where a balanced market would have 6 MOI. It appears that prices will continue to rise. So, if you are serious about purchasing a condo or a home it might be a good time to get serious. The longer you wait the more you will pay and the less you will get, as well as potentially paying a higher interest rate.

For more information call Denise Wambsganss – Realtor – Your Castle Real Estate
303-880-8771  dwambs@msn.com  Feel free to call for a free Market Analysis of your home.

 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Metro Denver Real Estate Stats as of Sept. 30 2012


 

AVERAGE PRICE OF PROPERTIES CLOSED:

 

                                                         SingleFamily     Condos            Residential

This Month                                               $282,305     $186,843         $306,633

Last Month                                               $285,692     $183,359         $311,893

This Month, Last Year                             $254,078      $159,980         $280,289

Year to Date Average, This Year             $278,100     $176,961         $302,809
It is a GREAT time to put your home on the market.  If you are looking to purchase a home you better start thinking about moving on it NOW before prices continue to rise and you purchase less for more $.  Give me a call or email.  Denise Wambsganss - Realtor - with Your Castle Real Estate - 303-880-8771  dwambs@msn.com