Colorado Inspired Blog

Colorado Inspired Blog

Help Beautify Evergreen and Colorado

September 23, 2017
“Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints” is a motto we should all take to heart in Colorado. Our gorgeous scenery and real estate should not be spoiled by litter and trash. I’ve become a bit of a fanatic about the “leave only what you find” philosophy when hiking, biking and even motoring though the scenery around my home mountain-town of Evergreen, Colorado. Read More


The 5 Top Reasons It's Good to Know a Realtor

You remember the lady on the block that your mother always called Aunt Bea, who do you use for a babysitter? Plumber? Housekeeper? The evolution of this all-knowing neighborhood friend has collapsed into Angie's List where you actually have to pay to get the name of an experienced electrician. Fortunately, you are safe if you know a Realtor! Read More


7 Things to Know About Log Homes

Colorado log homes and cabins seem to be the dream of many who are considering purchasing a home in the high country. The interest in Green Building along with the pioneer romance of huge logs rising up out of the earth give buyers and owners a sense of permanence, strength and natural beauty. Read More


RE/MAX Realtor Margaret Stapleton Stresses Homebuyers Wait for Fall

August 18, 2016
Realtor Margaret Stapleton, of RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen, lists the top four tips regarding why fall is fast becoming the best time of year to buy a house. Read the full story at


Luxury Evergreen Real Estate Market

August 12, 2016
I have been selling in the Evergreen real estate market for many years now. And, I can tell you that you need to know how much leverage you have with listed prices on homes for sale. Sometimes very low offers can work while sometimes they cannot. Read More


Realtor Margaret Stapleton Utilizes NASS to Discuss Drone Technology in Real Estate

June 24, 2016
Real estate professional Margaret Stapleton, of RE/MAX Alliance, touts the merits of drone technology regarding real estate in a brand new segment on the NALA's North American Speaker Series. Read the full story at


RE/MAX Realtor Margaret Stapleton Helps Buyers Head for the Foothills

June 02, 2016
Margaret Stapleton, of RE/MAX Alliance Evergreen, lists the top three tips for buying a home in the Colorado foothills. Read the full story at


Realtors and Real Estate Agents Are Different

March 19, 2016
I have noticed more and more people becoming real estate agents in the Evergreen real estate market and throughout this hot Denver market. After all, business has been very good in the last few years. But, not as many agents are becoming Realtors by joining our local and national Association. Read More


RE/MAX Realtor Margaret Stapleton Goes Platinum

January 21, 2016
Margaret Stapleton named as a member of the RE/MAX Platinum Club. Read the full story at


Realtors Are Plugged In

December 6, 2015
As an Evergreen Realtor, my job is much more than just selling homes. You remember the lady on the block that your mother always called Aunt Bea, who do you use for a babysitter? Plumber? Housekeeper? Read More


RE/MAX Realtor Margaret Stapleton is Selling the Lifestyle, not Just the Home with a Drone

October 15, 2015n
Real estate professional Margaret Stapleton, of RE/MAX Alliance, recently announced she is consistently using drone technology to show houses to potential buyers whose free time is limited. Read the full story at


RE/MAX Alliance's Margaret Stapleton Marks 10 Years as a CMAS

September 8, 2015
Margaret Stapleton ( celebrates a decade as a Certified Mountain Area Specialist and discusses wildlife mitigation. Read the full story at


Coping with Wildlife in the Denver Mountain Suburbs

September 4, 2015
Living in the Denver mountain suburbs can present some unfamiliar challenges to folks from the city. Wildlife is wonderful to watch from your home but it can be a threat too. Read More


Ghosts and Nazis in Evergreen

May 16, 2015
As a local Evergreen Realtor, I am always telling relocation buyers about local, historical landmarks. Built in 1909, the Brook Forest Inn has been one of Evergreen, Colorado's long-enduring landmarks. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the charm of the inn is only slightly shadowed by the legends of the spirits that live there. Read More


How To Add an Extra Building Around Evergreen

January 16, 2015
One of the best things about living in the high country as I do in Evergreen (even if it is only 30 minutes from downtown Denver) is sharing the beauty of our area with friends and family. Whether an extended stay or just an overnight visit, don't you wish you could offer a small cabin or bunk house to your friends for the night. That's exactly what residents of my real estate market in Evergreen, Morrison, Golden and Conifer can do now. Read More


Evergreen Bicyclists Raise Concerns

October 26, 2014
My husband and I love to bicycle around our Evergreen home. We use the streets and trails and it's great, scenic recreation. That's part of our Evergreen lifestyle in the mountain suburbs just outside Denver. Read More


8 Tips To Buy A Colorado Mountain Cabin

July 17, 2014
Mountain cabins in Colorado are a coveted commodity. This year, more than many years past, buyers from New York to Hawaii have been actively searching for summer retreats or year-round mountain cabins. I have been a Colorado Realtor selling mountain homes for many years. Read More


Evergreen Is A Great Place To Relocate

April 12, 2014
As an Evergreen Realtor, I help people move here from Denver and all over the country. Many are relocation buyers from outside Colorado. They all love living here now and have joined me in saying "We live in Paradise." Read More


Golden Aspen In Evergreen

September 27, 2013
Wow, You should see the fall colors in Evergreen this time of year! In fact you can. Just click on this video I shot of our aspen trees and Fall colors. Read More


Winter Fun in Denver Suburbs

January 14, 2013
One of the wonderful things about living in Evergreen is the smorgasbord of winter activities available in our mountain playgrounds. Just 35 minutes west of downtown Denver on Highway 285 or I70 is the winter wonderland of Evergreen and Conifer Colorado. Read More


Evergreen, Conifer Host Summer Fun

June 8, 2012
This is the time of year we all wait for in Evergreen. It's 90 degrees in Denver this weekend. Get out of the heat and hit the fun in the nearby mountain suburbs of Denver, Evergreen and Conifer. Read More


Pipes in Evergreen Homes

March 4, 2012
Are you worried about frozen pipes or septics and sewer lines freezing? You know I love living in Evergreen, Denver's upscale mountain suburb. But, it is similar to living in the real mountains like Aspen or Vail in that there are some high altitude considerations that homeowners on the flatlands just don't have. Read More


Living on Melting Granite

December 5, 2011
Living in the mountains can have some unexpected and sometimes unusual hazards. Most of these are not deal killers. Read More


Evergreen Arts Festival

October 6, 2011
Another reason I love living in Evergreen, Colorado is that culture is everywhere and it is valued in our small mountain suburb of Denver! Read More


Evergreen's Lariat Loop Day Trip

August 26, 2011
Decades ago, when I first relocated to Evergreen Colorado, and bought a home, we took lots of day trips. That's the thing about Evergreen. You are in a Denver suburb with all the conveniences of a big city but really it's more like living in the mountains. Adventures are everywhere. Read More


Evergreen Colorado Jazz Festival

August 3, 2011
One of the reasons I love to sell Evergreen, Colorado real estate is that my clients are buying more than a wonderful home in a world-class location. They are buying an exciting variety of lifestyles in our mountain town posing as a Denver suburb. Read More