Archives for: November 2010


Permalink 10:56:09 am, Categories: Background, Real Estate, 221 words   English (US)

Woodshake Roofs

This article came to my attention because earlier this summer, I had clients nearly purchase a home with a woodshake roof. We had many concerns about it so that is why I feel it's important to share this information.

5 things you must know about a woodshake roof

1. They are EXPENSIVE! Woodshake is a very expensive shingle to replace, and with changes in the roofing industry there are many superior products.

2. They are not real popular with insurance carriers. In fact many won't insure a wood shake anymore, and the rest are reducing coverage to depreciated value, not the replacement cost.

3. They are a Fire Hazard, in fact a firefighter once told me that a woodshake fire is a lost cause and can not be stopped in most cases.

4. They are very hard to properly maintain, they require an annual oiling which property owners rarely do, reducing the life and look of the shingle significantly.

5. When they incur hail damage, there is a short window of time in which a claim can be filed. The split shingle will oxidize and take on the color of the exterior, hiding the damage caused by hail.

If you have any concerns about a woodshake roof, contact ECO Roof and Solar for a FREE inspection today.

Courtesy of:
Derek O'Driscoll
Project Manager
ECO Roof and Solar


Permalink 08:45:21 am, Categories: News, Background, Kirstan's Ramblings, 22 words   English (US)

Remember our Veterans and Their Families!

Thank you to all Veterans and all of the families who have made and continue to make incredible sacrifices for our country!



Permalink 04:06:14 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, 71 words   English (US)

Downtown School Steering Committee

November 17, 2010 6:00-7:30 pm
1777 Larimer St. 5th Fl (The Windsor)

Come discuss, shape and build a unique public learning space for our children in the heart of the city. The Committee is searching for families looking for an alternative, high performing learning experience for their young child/children. Onsite childcare will be available for $5 an hour. For more information & to R.S.V.P. please contact Jessica at


Permalink 12:07:11 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Real Estate, 234 words   English (US)

17 Restaurants Open in Downtown Denver in Seven Months

Seventeen new restaurants have opened their doors in Downtown Denver in the last seven months, and another 8 are slated to open in the next six months. The new cuisine categories run the gamete in terms of price point and food type. This news originates from Downtown Denver Partnership's October Skylines Newsletter. In the article, John Imbergamo mentioned, "Downtown Denver restaurants benefit from a robust convention calendar along with strong attendance at sporting events and performing arts productions."

Recently Opened Restaurants in Downtown Denver:
Amore Gelato (16th & Welton)
Backcountry Provisions (16th & Wazee)
Big Game (16th & Wazee)
ChoLon Bistro (16th & Blake)
Dairy Queen (16th & Champa)
EDGE Steak House & Bar (Four Seasons Hotel, 14th & Arapahoe)
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen (14th & Larimer)
Freshii (16th & Court)
Freshcraft (15th & Blake)
Mellow Mushroom (16th & Lawrence)
Noodles & Company (new location at 16th & Court)
Park and Company (17th & Pennsylvania)
Peets Coffee (Inside Sheraton at 15th & Court)
Pinkberry (16th & Glenarm)
Salad Bowl (Inside Sheraton at 15th & Court)
Smashburger (16th & Lawrence)
Tilted Kilt (16th & Lawrence)

Coming Soon:
Mona's Cafe (1710 Sherman St. Wells Fargo Center)
Ninety Plus Coffee (SPIRE)
Ocean Prime (Larimer Square, opening in early 2011)
Organic Pizza Company (SPIRE - November)
Smiling Moose Deli (Wynkoop)
TAG Raw Bar (Larimer Square, Opening in early 2011)
Wednesday's Pie (Larimer Square, opening in October 2011)
Yard House (opening in November, 2010)


Permalink 12:42:36 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Real Estate, 169 words   English (US)

Four Seasons Denver Opens With Panache

Although the Four Seasons Denver official ribbon cutting and ceremony was held October 19th, the real grand opening party occurred last night. The Grand Opening Party featured Colorado’s own OneRepublic. The star-studded event was sold out and was one of the highlights of the city’s social season. Taking place on several floors of the Hotel, the gala was a ticketed affair to benefit four longstanding Denver organizations: The Denver Center for Performing Arts, The Denver Zoo, The Kempe Foundation, and The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation benefitting the University of Colorado Cancer Center. OneRepublic was the headliner of the party, and numerous other entertainers performed, including a variety of musical acts, performance artists and others. Attendees enjoyed an open bar and innovative cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Simon Purvis. Tickets were not cheap at $325.00 per person or $200.00 at the increasingly popular young professional option, usually 35 and under.

Four Season Denver

Photo Courtesy of Four Seasons Denver

For more information about the new Four Seasons Denver, visit Four Seasons Denver website >


Permalink 04:25:08 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, 42 words   English (US)

Denver Arts Week


The fourth annual Denver Arts Week is November 5-13. The week celebrates the Mile High City's vibrant arts and cultural scene with more than 200 events and a kickoff weekend featuring "Know Your Arts First Friday."

For more information visit: Denver Arts Week


Permalink 04:01:23 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], News, Real Estate, 36 words   English (US)

Solera Grand Opening Party

Solera is the FIRST LEED-Gold Apartment Development in the Rocky Mountain Region. Celebrate with a night of live jazz, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and libations.

When: November 10, 2010, 5:00-8:00 pm
Where: 1956 Lawrence (corner of 20th and Lawrence)


Permalink 04:21:37 pm, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], 62 words   English (US)

Robert Bell & Stanley Scott at Translations Gallery

Robert Bell & Stanley Scott at Translations Gallery
Dates: November 3– November 30, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 5, 5-8:30 p.m.
Location: Translations Gallery, 1743 Wazee Street
Phone: 303.629.0713

Robert Bell and Stanley Scott are two emerging Colorado artists. The forms in Robert Bell’s paintings are images revealed to him through dreams. Stanley Scott's drawings and prints are real depictions of and responses to internal conflict.


Permalink 08:00:21 am, Categories: Announcements & Events [A], 60 words   English (US)

Vote, vote, vote!

Please remember to vote on or before November 2, 2010. For voters who prefer to vote in person on Election Day, there will be 151 polling places located throughout the City and County of Denver. Voters must vote at their assigned polling place. To look up your Election Day polling place or for additional voting information: visit, or call 311.

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Passionately Urban

Welcome to my journey. My name is Kirstan Borne and I'm an active community member, a Denver Realtor, RE investor, property manager, appraiser in training and a business owner. I moved from the suburbs to the city of Denver over 12 years ago. I'm passionate about intelligent and prosperous growth of Denver and state of Colorado. Location Innovators, Llc.

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Disclaimer: Regarding information throughout this blog that may appear to be advice - be sure to consult with your own qualified CPA and/or attorney concerning any legal matter.

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