2018 Year In Review

 

This is the time of year where we get to look back and reflect on all that has happened in the past year including our triumphs, our challenges and our blessings.  First, I a grateful to God for my health, my amazing family, and for a community of friends that I get to work alongside and share life with.  I don’t take these things for granted, and I look forward to another year serving and having adventures with the community I have been blessed with.  I love my life, my family, and am thankful for our journey!  Its not always perfect, or easy, but life does not promise a path without obstacles and challenges.  My family is learning that our only true anchor is our faith in Christ, with whom our only true peace can be found.  It would not trade any part of this journey, and I look forward to what is ahead with great excitement.

I have truly enjoyed growing my real estate team The Fox Group this year!  We gained two awesome agents this year in Susanne Reh and Jamie Patrick.  Both women are incredibly gifted and have a way of caring for their clients that is so rare.  Now as a team of 4 (with Tripp Howell and I as well), we love how our different gifts balance each other out and bring out the best in us!  We also have a lot of fun together, which makes work a blast!  We worked with 53 buyers and sellers this year helping them meet their goals and pursue their dreams!  We continually feel it is about the people we serve, and we strive to continually focus how we can truly meet needs in our community.  Its amazing as we serve with an open heart, how it comes back to us in numerous ways.

Its been fun to continue to give back as well.  Some of the key organizations we have supported financially this year include The Neighborhood Rehab Project, Rocky Mountain Police Chaplaincy, Leadership Golden, Emmanne Ministries, FCA at School of Mines, Solid Rock Foundation in the Dominican Republic, World Vision and more…  Giving is a driver for all of us and helps fill in the “why” behind what we do on a daily basis.

As far as personal adventures and goals, its been a fun one.  I got to travel to Kenya again in Feb to continue our work with an orphanage there called The Emmanne Children’s Home.  We were finally able to build a permanent home for our kids, which will also help us house more orphans in the community in the coming years as well!! We have also have begun to help in the schools resourcing and equipping teachers (Thank you Jill Fortney), and helping with economic development and job creation in the community of Theri.  I will head back again this Jan to continue this work with my friend and American director Matthew Bachali.

 

 

In March, I was able to knock of a bucket list item by skiing The Grand Traverse Ski Race from Crested Butte, CO to Aspen, CO.  Its a 40 mile backcountry ski race over the Elk Mountains.  My ski buddy Zach and I finished strong, though the race had to be diverted due to avalanche danger.  I will be doing this race again this year with my brother in law Jeff Dykstra.

 

In September, Leslie and I finished our fixer upper we called the FOXERUPPER in downtown Golden.  We bought an old run down historic home in the heart of Golden and spent a year fixing it up and bringing it back to life.  If was a really fun project for us and we love how it turned out!!

 

In May I completed a year long Leadership Golden course in the city of Golden.  It was an awesome way to learn about all the little details in how a city runs and serves its people.   I am currently now on the steering committee for Leadership Golden helping plan and organize future classes.

In October I knocked off another bucket list adventure by running the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim with my brother in law Jeff Dykstra and friend Dave Chase.  It was a brutal 22 miles, with about 6k feet of decent and 7k feet of climbing back out, but we loved every minute of it!!

Looking forward to what this year holds!!!  Bring it on 2019!

 

 

12 Days of Christmas-Your Treasure Our Treat

The Fox Group and Rocky Mountain Commercial Advisors Present

The 12 Days of Christmas Your Treasure, Our Treat Golden Hunt

Check with us here daily starting December 1st as we post clues to 12 of our favorite Golden establishments.  If you are the first to find it, you will be awarded with a gift certificate from $25-$100, and an opportunity to have us donate to your favorite Charity..

Thank you all who played our 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt and to the many businesses who made it a success!!  Cant wait till next year!!  

The Twelve Days of Christmas adventure (1)

Biking our way into the Community

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One thing that is true about Golden and the Denver Metro area, is that people love their bikes.  In any given garage, you might be shocked at the amount of bikes one person could have.  There are road bikes, cyclecross bikes, bmx bikes, mountain bikes, downhill mountain bikes, fat tire bikes for the snow, cruiser bikes for around town, commuter bikes for longer in town rides; and the list could go on.  The point is, people love to bike for any and every reason!

At the Fox Group, we love to ride as well, and we are now trying to be more intentional with our bike time.  We now have a growing fleet of cruiser bikes for our in town business.  Whether showing property, or giving a local tour of Golden to out of town visitors, or running local errands, we now have the opportunity to keep our carbon footprint down, while taking in the scenery in a more efficient way.

If you find yourself in downtown Golden, with a need to see town without having to fight for parking, feel free to take our cruisers out for a spin!  Just give us a call!  For any other questions, feel free to reach out to us at The Fox Group!

Jeff Fox

720-891-5751

New 4 Bedroom Home in Boyd Ponds-SOLD

SOLD FOR 505K

16250 W 62nd Dr Arvada, CO 80403  MLS#6196329    499k

 

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This 4 bedroom 3 bath 2400 sq ft home is essentially brand new.  Built in 2015, it has all the modern upgrades you would hope for in a newer home.  The kitchen boasts stainless appliances, granite countertops and island, large walk in pantry and kitchen nook, gas range, and an open feel looking over the living area.  The living area and dining area are right off the kitchen with an open and bright feel.  The entire main floor has beautiful hand scraped wood floors.  The main floor also boasts an additional office and half bath.

The second story has 4 bedrooms starting with the master suite with oval tub, shower, large walk in closet and double sinks.  There are 3 more comfortable bedrooms, and a laundry room on the upper level.  The basement is ready to be finished or used as extra storage space,  The garage is oversized, fitting 2 cars with more room for storage.

This home is in an awesome location, close to paved biking and walking trails, shopping and restaurants and parks.  Right across the street there is a grassy play area for the kids within site of the front porch of the home.  If you are looking for an updated home for under 500k in this area, it does not get much better than this home.  Come take a look, or reach out to us at The Fox Group at 720-891-5751

 

 

 

4 Bedroom Home backing to greenbelt in Golden-SOLD

SOLD FOR $465,000

5691 Dunraven St.  Golden, CO 80403   MLS# 8740159     450k

5691 Dunraven Golden CO 80403-large-002-3-Exterior Front-1500x1000-72dpiBeautiful 4 Bedroom 3 bath home backing to green bet with stellar Mountain Views of North Table and the foothills. This home is only 3 years old with updated kitchen with island and walk in pantry, tile floors and stainless appliances. Wood floors in living area, open floor plan, master suite with large tub and separate shower, double sinks, and large walk in closets. Tastefully finished and well maintained. Like new in every way.  This home comes with upgraded lighting, tile, wood floors and AC   It is has been well maintained by the current owners.

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There are literally mountain views from every window, with private yard that overlooks open space. If you are looking for more storage space, check out the over-sized crawlspace, with storage options and shelving in the garage as well. Hike right out your door up North Table Mountain, take horse lessons at Table Mountain Ranch right across the street, bike to town, or tube in clear creek. White Ranch Open Space is 2 miles away, with Golden and all its recreation, restaurants and amenities ony 4 miles away.

This area feeds to Golden schools including Mitchel Elementary, Bell Middle School, and Golden High School.  The bus stop picks up right in the subdivision, just a half mile walk from the home.

If you want access to all that Golden has to offer, it does not get much better than this for the price.

12 things I have learned about life in Colorado

 

I have now lived in the State of Colorado for almost 11 years now.  In light of all the new folks moving to this state, I thought I would share lessons I have learned.

 

  1. Spring has not arrived in March when the first warm day hits. Expect snow in May!
  2. If you consider yourself a biker of any sort; clip in, and expect to look like an idiot, fall unexpectedly, and generally feel stupid till you learn.
  3. Don’t drive through a snow drift. That stuff is like cement people!
  4. Speaking of driving, 4 wheel drive does not mean 4 wheel brake!
  5. If you want to keep your sanity, do NOT go skiing off I70 on a Saturday.
  6. Expect to be repeatedly beaten on the bike, and on the trail by women. Yes Men, get over it.  There are 3-4 women in my neighborhood alone that could beat down any of you.
  7. In fact no matter what you do, expect someone to do it better, and faster. I got passed on my motorcycle going down Lookout Mountain by a guy on a skateboard.  Case and Point…  Get over yourself, and have fun anyway!
  8. Mountain biking is not a Sunday stroll here. Lots of up, lots of down, and plenty of large rocks.  Technical means technical!  Brakes are a good idea…
  9. Speaking of rocks, do not attempt to dig in your yard. Not for a tree, not for a fence post….They call them the Rocky Mountains for a reason.  If you want to keep your manhood, please defer.
  10. Beer:  Know it, drink it, and evaluate it or feel like a poser.  And no, I have not acquired the taste yet, to my friend’s dismay!
  11. Be a bronco fan, or pretend if you have to.  At a Broncos game my 16 year old daughter had a 75+ year old man in her face because she was wearing a Niner jersey.  Scarred her for life 🙂
  12. People demand to be outdoors here. It’s not a fad, or a fashion statement like in some places.  Play hard, work hard, take risks.  Pretty much sums up this state.

New 3 Bedroom Ranch in Golden only 409k-SOLD

SOLD FOR $421,000

5763 Devils Head Ct.  Golden, Colorado  80403  MLS#2351214

This ranch hits the market this week.  In such a tight market, this ranch stands out in many ways.  For a newer home (built in 2013), there is nothing like it anywhere in the area.  The home boasts 3 bedrooms and a den and has a open floor plan with the kitchen flowing into the living area.  The kitchen is updated with stainless appliances, kitchen island, plenty of storage and lots of counter space.  The master bedroom includes a bathroom with linen closets, double sinks, and large enclosed shower.  The master also has a walk-in closet with plenty of space to hang up the clothes.  The other two bedrooms are down the hall with a full bath and laundry room as well.  If you love one level living, it does not get much better than this.

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The views and open space close to the home are hard to beat as well.  North Table Mountain is right out the front door, with the trailhead a few hundred yards away.  White Ranch Open Space is also one mile West, so the outdoor options are everywhere.

Downtown Golden is 4 miles down the road with its popular Restaurants, Breweries, Clear Creek Whitewater Park, Golden Recreation Center and much more.  This area is tough to beat.  For a tour of this home, feel free to reach out to us at The Fox Group for a showing!

Jeff Fox    720-891-5751