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Old 02-25-2015, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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I posted here a about 4 months ago about Denver neighborhoods. It was some very helpful information. I narrowed down the neighborhoods I wanted to move to. The problem is there is zero houses I want to buy even above my price range. So, I guess I am going to buy a condo downtown. My question is what area is best to live there? I need to be close to a park because I have a dog. I was looking at ones on Commons Park. I am trying to pay between 600-800, but I am a little flexible. My plan later is to buy a lot and build for myself. I looked at leasing, but I am afraid my dog will tear up the hardwoods. So, any suggestions of where to live downtown would be appreciated. I am a single guy. 40 years old. I love to go out and be social. My work office will be downtown too.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Why couldn't you find a house you wanted under $800K? What is it that you're lookig for that you're not seeing? This will help get you better recommendations.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Schumacher713,

I remember the original thread. Did you change/lower your budget? For some reason, I thought it was higher before. What neighborhoods are you looking at? I want to say you were trying to find neighborhoods comparable to West U, Museum District, Montrose etc. But, regardless, a Condo downtown is not necessarily a bad idea.

We have been kicking around the idea of a move back to Houston. Maybe we should trade houses, LOL.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Look at a duplex in Berkeley.
$650K. New build.
Easy bus ride to downtown.
We love here it here in The Berk.
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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No, I did not change my budget. I am setting a lower budget for a condo downtown. I plan to buy a lot and build a custom house. And, I could not find anything I wanted for 1-1.8. I am picky as I used to build spec homes for a living.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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No, I did not change my budget. I am setting a lower budget for a condo downtown. I plan to buy a lot and build a custom house. And, I could not find anything I wanted for 1-1.8. I am picky as I used to build spec homes for a living.
Why don't you rent for a year and build to suit?
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No, I did not change my budget. I am setting a lower budget for a condo downtown. I plan to buy a lot and build a custom house. And, I could not find anything I wanted for 1-1.8. I am picky as I used to build spec homes for a living.
Ah, makes sense. I will be interested to see what suggestions you get. I honestly don't know that I recall seeing many suggestions for downtown other than the LoDo suggestions for younger people looking to party all the time.

Since you're in a different demographic, I wonder if it translates to different suggestions (for the record, I don't have any, sorry).
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Why don't you rent for a year and build to suit?
I have looked at it. I have dogs and they tend to not be easy on hardwoods. And, I might like living down there. I don't mind buying it and selling it two years later. I can pay cash after I sell my house in Houston. I really don't need a house till I find someone I want to settle down with.
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Ah, makes sense. I will be interested to see what suggestions you get. I honestly don't know that I recall seeing many suggestions for downtown other than the LoDo suggestions for younger people looking to party all the time.

Since you're in a different demographic, I wonder if it translates to different suggestions (for the record, I don't have any, sorry).
The simple answer is I never grew up. I still party like I am younger. I also like the idea of walking everywhere. I have been too lazy in Houston. Having my dog in a condo will force me to take them walking. It will be good for me. I also plan on spending a lot of time in Breck as my friend has a house there.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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I guess maybe I need to fly up next month and look around.
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