town centers and lifestyle communities are
key elements in the redevelopment of the
original Elitch Gardens and the former
Lowry Air Force Base sites. Revitalization
in the Cherry Creek, Hilltop, Highlands
and Washington Park neighborhoods
has also added eclectic and innovative
There are plenty of new housing options
available in metro Denver, ranging from
executive housing to entry-level homes.
Housing costs have stabilized in recent
years in metro Denver, and some of the
best housing values of any major
metropolitan area are offered right here.
Many communities, employers and
organizations in metro Denver also
provide programs ranging from down
payment assistance to community
advocacy programs to increase the
availability of affordably priced homes.
For example, the Home Ownership
Transformation (HOT) Initiative provides
counseling and access to low down-payment mortgages.
DESIGNING YOUR OWN
DENVER CUSTOM HOMES
Custom homes are another option, but
where to start? Today, most research
begins on the Internet, and the Home
Builders Association of Metro Denver
( www.hbadenver.com) is an excellent
local resource. After some at-home
research, field trips are vital to choosing
wisely, so call a local realtor who
specializes in new home sales.
Building a custom home is much
different than buying or selling an
existing home, and it’s definitely a