Love your pet? Help pets stay healthy by learning about The Goethe Fund

Last year, as many of you know, Jill and I lost our four-year old labrador retriever, Goethe, to malignant lymphoma. What we didn’t know was how much we’d be sucked into that black hole she left in her wake. Instead of mourning her death, we decided to celebrate her life by creating a legacy that would help other pet owners maintain that healthy, loving bond between them and their pets.

By creating the Goethe Fund, we are dedicated to raising money and awareness for Denver-based pet support centers, whether they be shelters or hospitals, it’s the mission of the Goethe Fund to keep pets healthy and alive so they can dole out that unconditional love we come to expect from our pets. It’s as easy as that.

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Our first beneficiary is Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital, Colorado’s largest non-for-profit animal hospital. They serve low and fixed-income pet owners who fall short of being able to provide vital veterinary care for their pets. Often times, these people are forced to choose between pet care and food for their family.

Please watch this video and learn how I’m planning raise $25,000 over the next five years, and how you can help.

Karl Lueders is a residential Realtor with The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek. He can be reached at 720-971-8267 or you can go to his Web site, Karl Sells Denver to learn more about him and The Goethe Fund. And, by the way, 9-year-old Sadie, their other lab, is still alive and kicking.

Denver Is Recovering, But Was Never That Sick

Because we don’t live in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Southern California or Florida, none of us will really ever know how bad it could have been here in Colorado. Don’t believe me? I’ve got Realtor contacts in those cities that will give you horror stories about sales in those markets that will give new meaning to the Denver Post’s motto: “Tis a privilege to live in Colorado.”

Speaking of the Denver Post, they reported a couple of days ago that Denver metro’s inventory of unsold homes has dropped as has the average days on market.

Homesellers in Denver take note: this means that the supply is low for buying real estate, which means when you combine that with attractive interest rates, the buying pool (in certain price ranges) isn’t being satisifed. With fewer good homes for sale, there are willing buyers who are becoming discouraged with the selection!

I had a client purchase buy his new home (first home) last month after he was shut out from two other houses that he lost in bidding wars. Party like it’s 1999….

Karl Lueders is a Realtor with the Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek. You can visit him at his Web site, Karl Sells Denver, or by calling him at 720-971-8267.

Highlights from 2008 No. 1

So I just stumbled upon (not Stumbled Upon) this virtual tour link from a listing of mine that sold in less than 30 days just a couple of months ago.

This home sold in less than 30 days

This home sold in less than 30 days

(Check out Virtual Tour here.) So what? So, let’s dance! Check out where this really cool patio home is located:

See the A? Half block from the speedy part of 6th. Sold in 30 days.

See the red A? Half block from the speedy part of 6th. Sold in 30 days.

Frankly, I’m only partially surprised. My client did an amazing job of maintaining and upgrading it, which proves that a good remodel can overcome quite a few challenges, even location. Buyers are picky and sellers’ memories can get awfully short when it comes to when they last updated their home (trust me, I have one of those memories). When you’re ready to sell/list a house, know that the up-front work does pay off!

Karl Lueders is a Realtor with the Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek. You can visit him at his Web site, Karl Sells Denver, or by calling him at 720-971-8267.