J Steven Opp's Blog Posts

J Steven Opp's Blog Posts

Colorado Native Trout And Where To Find Them
Cutthroat Troutthe greenback subspecies named official state fish of Colorado in 1994The Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki) deserves to be state fish, as it is the only trou...

The Highlands Neighborhood
I grew up in a charming handcrafted home on 35th in the West Highlands. Built in 1922 by the owner of a local lumber yard.  It seemed like every house in the neighbo...

The New Sloans Lake 2017
The true history of the creation of Sloan Lake may never be officially known, but during the settlement of the Denver area in the mid to late 19th century, the lake did not exist. ...

Video NEW SOLAR ROOFS Coming Soon 2018
Every year over 5 million homes need roof replacing.It's time to put that roof to work with Elon Musk's new energy innovation, the Solar Roof.Musk claim “It’s looking qui...

Garden Of The Gods Top City Park In USA
Top 5 City Parks in the USANo.1)  Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs CONo.2)  New York's Central ParkNo.3)  Chicago's Millennium Park   No.4)  New Y...

The True Story Of Lovers Leap In Colorado
About this time every year it seems, fables are heard of heart crossed lovers riding off together into eternity,  blinded by passion and driven by their forbidden love, they w...

Bernice Palmer 17 Year Old Photographer
As the tragedy of the RMS Titanic unfolded, there were only a few photographers who captured what was happening. One of them was 17-year-old Bernice Palmer who was traveling aboard...

The Grand Ice Palace Of 1896 Leadville Colorado
c.1893Leadville Colorado boasts a population of over 40,000 residents.The nation’s city in the sky was bustling with silver miners, smelting men, businessmen and families, all ea...

Milliken Colorado COMING SOON
Old Images of Denver and the Milliken Historical Society Presents...~Milliken Colorado~Denver real estate has been dominating the national conversation for quite some tim...

Historically Denver Knows Luxury We Do Too
“Every Night and every MornSome to Misery are born.Every Morn and every NightSome are born to Sweet Delight,Some are born to Endless Night. ”―William BlakeExplore days of ele...

Rain Rain Come Out And Play My Water Barrel Is Here To Stay
The Colorado Independent reminds us that August 10th will be the first day Coloradans will be able to collect rain water without fear of reprimand.Did you know...Colorado is a “f...

The Demise Of Manhattan Beach 1881 To 1891
Ask any local about the history of Sloan's Lake and immediately an argument over it official name will most likely ensue.   But don't get caught up in that colloquialism becau...

Denver 1887 And 2016 With Interactive Map
Denver had just turned 21 years old when this map was drawn by H.L. Thayer in 1878.Thayer was not a map maker nor historian but rather a Realtor in the business of sellin...

Circa 1910 And Denver Real Estate
"Denver’s real estate is cheaper than any city of equal importance in the World." c.1910     Boasts the billboard on the face of this early Denver post-card. ...

Compete With Confidence
Scenario:  Two young kids walk into the bike store. There’s a brand new red street racer on sale for $100. The salesmen approaches and quickly notice that these two young ge...

Wants And Needs Wishes And Must Haves
Dreaming of owning a new home?  Visualize, make a plan and take action.  Most home buyers have a pretty good idea of what type of home they are dreaming about.  Illu...

Grammy Shack Or Accessory Dwelling Unit
Have you ever had this savvy imaginative idea?"Lets build an apartment above the garage and rent it out after we buy this Home! The rent would supplement the mortgage and our payme...

Knowledge Is For The Past Wisdom Is For The Future
*EXTRA* *EXTRA* READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!Now you and I can take a journey through the past by reading newspapers from Colorado's glorious dusted and digitized old newspapersTh...

Amelia Earhart In Denver
Denver lays claim to one of the most uniquely colorful historic pasts.  We're full of "Firsts" and we set higher standards for what we call achievement.I personally love histo...

Old Homes Matter
Old Homes MatterOften times I hear whimpers of disappointment when old homes are scraped and new Lego style homes pop up, you know, the Miami Vice looking ones. Alth...

Explore Historic Denver And Your Historic Home
Did you know that I'm a Denver History buff?Yes!  It's true!  And you can become one too!       Old Images of Denver* is where you gotta go. You'...

Your High If You Think People Move Here Just For Pot
Have you ever heard this?  "Hurry up and legalize cannabis in other states so that people will stop moving to Colorado?It's a popular thing for locals to say. It's an easy tar...

To Drone Or Not To Drone
Absurd thinking?                       Or..control freaks?  Try both.The FAA want you to think that using a dr...

Quick Response Codes Making A Comeback
Ask a buddy to scan a QR Code and you might get a baffled look in return. A once hot new technology that didn't quite catch on is getting a second wind and gaining momentum.&n...

From The New Guys Point Of View
What's the first thing people mention when they hear a friend is in Real Estate School...the TESTS, right?   The dreaded test is in fact, detestable but there's...

Can Your New Home Owners Dig It
I Dig this New Home Owner TipScenario: A young couple moves into a new home.  With the nice weather, they decide to work that old yard over and transform their just ...

Tell Me About My New Home
As a young man, my relationship with the city of Denver was a clear cut case of LOVE&HATE.  I loved my hometown but hated that we were well behind other cities (except in ...

ZIP It
  Why do we have Zip Codes?Is it so that the post office can separate our mail correctly?  Originally, in 1963? Yes.   However, in today's electronic world, exp...

Micro Agent
Recently I spoke to a friend who was relocating to another state.  She chose her sister who is a real estate agent to represent her.  The agent (sister) was professional ...

Finding A Home For FIDO In Northern Colorado
I am a Real Estate Agent that loves dogs! My clients are asked in the initial meeting with me if they have a furry family member we need to consider. (And I don't mean Grandpa...

Buyers Prepare
 It has been an interesting experience selling real estate in this market!  Homes are barely listed on the MLS and Sellers are seeing 21 showings within 7 hours and 5 off...


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