This Week in Belle Creek – a Look at the Real Estate Stats by Jennifer Prestwich your Belle Creek REALTOR®

The Real Estate market in Belle Creek is picking up quite a bit. Belle Creek residents are finally seeing their home values rise and houses are going under contract quickly.

This week, there are only 2 New Town Belle Creek homes available for purchase.  Oakwood Homes continues to sell dirt start lots.

There are currently 9 New Town homes under contract in Belle Creek, and 1 Oakwood Home.  Last week, Oakwood closed on one home sale.

It is an exciting time if you are thinking of selling your Belle Creek home.  Prices are starting to come up, and buyers are seeing the value of the Belle Creek community!

Thinking about selling you Belle Creek home?  Every home selling situation is different – Call me today at 720-341-5235 to find out if now is a good time to make a move!





This Belle Creek home went under contract in 2 days!



Movie Night in Belle Creek- the last one of the season! by Jennifer Prestwich- your Belle Creek REALTOR®

Movie Night In Belle Creek!!

Join us at the Belle Creek Park tonight

Don’t forget that tonight is the last Belle Creek Movie Night of the season.  Let your hair down with your family and friends- and meet us at the Belle Creek Central Park this evening at dusk to see Tangled.

The weather is supposed to be fabulous- but don’t forget your bug spray…

See you tonight!


Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told.  Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement and adventure!  When the kingdom’s most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower- 70 feet of magical golden hair!  Together they set off on a journey filled with heroes, laughter and suspense.


Don’t Forget National Night Out- Tuesday August 2! by Jennifer Prestwich- your Belle Creek and Dunes Park REALTOR®

More than 20 sites taking part in National Night Out 

Various neighborhoods across Commerce City are hosting events as part of this year’s National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Organized by the National Association of Town Watch – a nonprofit, crime prevention organization – this annual event is designed to encourage neighbors to join together in preventing crime in their neighborhood and raise awareness of crime and drug prevention measures neighbors can take.National Night Out logo


With the support of the Commerce City Police Department, the following neighborhoods are scheduled to take part in community events next Tuesday evening:


Belle Creek, Buffalo Mesa, Conter Estates, Dunes Park, Foxton Village, Fronterra (multiple locations), Harvest Meadows, Madonna Plaza, Monaco Apartments, Reunion (multiple locations), River Oaks, River Run West, Turnberry (multiple locations) and Our Savior Church. Village Crest Apartments will host an event on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

To Consider: Sold Data for 2Q 2011 in Belle Creek, by Jennifer Prestwich-your Belle Creek REALTOR®

To Consider: Sold Data for 2Q 2011 in Belle Creek, by Jennifer Prestwich-your Belle Creek REALTOR®

2nd Quarter of 2011 came in with 6 closed sales, further reducing the distressed property inventory.  While we are not out of the woods yet, those distressed properties that went under contract did go to completed sales.  Available inventory is at a marked low.  Of the currently available inventory, only 2 homes are in a distressed situation.
The Breakdown: Of the 6 closed sales in 2nd Q, 5 were short sale or bank owned.
Regardless of this, sale prices for Cottage Style (under 1500 square feet) homes averaged $90 per square foot.  2 of the 4 such properties were sold for higher than original asking price.  The last time there was any market activity in this segment was 4Q 2010.
Larger existing homes came in at a disappointing sold price of $88 per square foot.  This is a marked drop from 1Q 2011, although the short sale was responsible for dragging down sold stats for 2Q.  It is important to remember that well cared for, and maintained homes will always bring in a higher price.
The Bottom Line: At this point, it would likely be wise to stay put if you have a larger Belle Creek home and you do not need to move.

Remember that every situation is unique in this regard. Be sure to consult with a REALTOR who specializes in the neighborhood when you consider selling.

Spotlight on Local Business: Bella Yoga in Belle Creek by Jennifer Prestwich- your Henderson Real Estate Resource

Spotlight on Local Business: Bella Yoga in Belle Creek by Jennifer Prestwich- your Henderson Real Estate Resource

I Need to Get Healthy!

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were shoveling heavy piles of snow from our walks, and now the heat is upon us!  Out come the shorts, skirts and swimsuits and you may be thinking: I still feel so blah from winter.  I need to get healthy for summer!

But how?  You may be surprised to learn that one of the best ways to do so is right here in Belle Creek.
Right in the middle of our neighborhood is none other than Bella Yoga.  (9459 Longs Peak Drive, Suite 126, next to Haraf Foods Market).  I stopped in there to speak with Michelle Klabon, owner and instructor, about why one should try yoga.  “Yoga is for everyone and anyone of any age, race or gender!”

The Journey Toward Yoga Starts with Baby Steps

Michelle’s own journey began in 2001, when she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.  After extensive research, Michelle decided to try yoga.  One class was all it took to get her hooked!

Once her practice became more consistent, Michelle noticed a significant change in her health.  “After becoming consistent with your practice you will notice change not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well,” says the lithe instructor.  She now practices yoga 6 days a week and is stronger and healthier than she has ever been.  “Allowing yoga to become a part of your everyday is the key.  But start with baby steps.  Maybe practice yoga once a week at Bella Yoga in conjunction with breathing and stretching at home for 10 minutes daily.  Then build from there.”  This is how she got started.  “Remember to always listen to your body and that each day will be a little different.”

Michelle is certified through Yoga Alliance, after an intensive 14-week, 200 hour instructor training, enhanced by required continuing education courses.

Michelle’s teaching centers on the traditional Vinyasa Yoga- meaning “flowing with the breath”.
Bella Yoga offers a variety of classes for all levels of experience, whether it is your first time or if you have been practicing for many years.

Michelle’s diagnosis with RA at a fairly early age led her to yoga because she didn’t want to be dependent on medication for the rest of her life.  “I wanted to find a more natural method of healing.  Yoga is is a natural medication without the actual use of prescription medication.  I have not taken any prescription medication in years,” says Michelle.  “Yoga renews the entire body from the inside out, working every single muscle and gland.”

Yoga is twice as fun with a friend!

The Birth of Bella Yoga

After over a year of teaching at the City of Commerce City, City of Northglenn and 24 Hour Fitness, Michelle jumped at the chance to open a studio in her own neighborhood of Belle Creek.  Bella Yoga opened its doors on October 1 of 2010.

Michelle’s favorite part of living and working in Belle Creek is that she is able to make a positive impact on her community.  “I have always wanted to have a positive contribution to society and that’s what I get to do every day.”

Bella Yoga is offering a $99 unlimited summer pass, to get you started on your yoga practice.

“The idea is to become consistent with your practice.  This way it becomes a habit and you will really start to notice change.”

Visit Bella Yoga at to see the schedule- and don’t forget that Bella Yoga offers child care and massage!

Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood? Twins! by Jennifer Prestwich- your Belle Creek and Dunes Park REALTOR®

Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood? Twins!

You know what they say…. there must be something in the water….

Is there something in the water?

It seems that Belle Creek in Henderson, CO, is experiencing a bit of a baby boom. The ebb and flow of family creation will naturally include twins from time to time. But in a neighborhood of roughly 300 homes, 3 sets born within 6 months of one another seems like the plot of a sitcom!

I just love getting to know my neighbors better.  It helps me to understand the needs of my real estate clients and it brings our community closer together.

That is why I choose to knock on doors rather than mail out my Quarterly Market Data Report for Belle Creek.

it was a gorgeous sunny Saturday afternoon- with a record high!- 2 weeks ago. I slathered on the sun block and set out.

First, I noticed that on 106th Place there was a young man struggling to hoist a crib (still in box) up his front steps. I stopped to chat as his adorable wife came out of the house to hand him a furniture strap to ease his load. Then I noticed a second crib still in the car.

Twins? You bet.

Then, something even funnier happened. Up on Dayton Way, a front door was open so that a family could enjoy the fresh air. I called “hello!” and they welcomed me inside. There on the floor in their infant seats, napping away… Twins! One boy, one girl, about 3 months old. Mom and Dad were beaming as they told me that they were already sleeping through the night, and that 3 year old big sis was happy as a clam with her new siblings.

What a coincidence, I thought. Until I came upon the third set!

On the north end of Belle Creek Boulevard, a happy and exhausted set of parents have welcomed home their set just a few days before I came-a-knockin’.

Could it be something in the water?

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