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Superior’s newest home for sale

1222 Rand Way SuperiorSuperior’s finest new listing is perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac with open space surrounding the back and side yards. The landscape features 50 trees, flagstone walkways and the cutest playhouse you could ever hope for.  The custom chef’s kitchen and dining room addition and remodel were artfully completed and show like a model.

Here are some of the features:

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • 3947 square feet
  • Listing price is $740,000

This home is listed by J.D. & Associates and we would be happy to give you a private showing.  Call Jeff at 303-579-1617 and he’ll make all the arrangements for you.

North Boulder Condo – New Listing

3000 Broadway #12 Living in North Boulder comes with all kinds of perks – like walking to Ideal Market to pick up ingredients for dinner, or playing on the grass in North Boulder Park. So if you have been looking to live in this wonderful neighborhood here is your chance!

This condo at 3000 Broadway #12 is quietly tucked in back off of North Broadway and has an open floor plan that showcases the gleaming bamboo floors and designer paint colors. The wood burning fireplace is the centerpiece of the living area that extends out onto a large deck in the rear with a lower patio that creates lots of private outdoor space.

 

 

3000 Broadway #12Details for 3000 Broadway #12:

  • Two bedrooms and two bathrooms
  • 1152 total square feet
  • Energy star appliances and water heater
  • Wood burning stove
  • Reserved parking space
  • Listing price is $346,000

If you would like to see this home or any other home in the area, please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 to arrange your private showing.

A client’s note at the end of the week

We love hearing good news from our clients – especially when they tell us how we helped solved a problem for them.  It makes for a happy day over here at Gazaway Group Real Estate.

Here’s a note we received from Shanel and LaDonna:

Dear Jeff,

I want to thank you for everything you did to help sell my parents house.  When I first asked you to be their Realtor, I had no idea how complicated the situation was going to be.  Honestly, I would not have asked you had I known because I would never want to put you in an uncomfortable situation.  But I’m so glad I did because I knew I could trust you and that they were in good hands.

More than once you went way above and beyond to make sure the house sold.  Due to the complications of the type of property it was, that one party is disabled and the other moved out of town, you had to be creative to make things work.  To top that off, you were extremely empathetic to my situation and work schedule and tried to make things as easy as you could for me.

Words cannot express how grateful I am that you were their Realtor.  You are a true example of professionalism and you put your heart and soul into taking care of your clients.  I can’t thank you enough and when I’m ready for my next home, you can bet that I’ll be calling you.

Sincerely

Shanel

If we can help you with a real estate problem or if you’d like to discuss buying or selling your home please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617.  We’d be honored to give you the same kind of assistance we gave to Shanel and her mother, LaDonna.

 

Sharing a nice note today

We received another nice note from a client today and we have to admit, these kind of comments just make our day! Its always such a pleasure to help someone through the challenges of selling a home and the feeling of satisfaction we get when a client is happy with our work makes it all worthwhile.smilie face

Hi Jeff.

I’m glad it’s all over and now,  we can all relax a bit. You earned my trust shortly after we met and I felt confident that you would take care of every detail as needed. There was never any anxiety on my part regarding your work.  I feel you truly had our best interest at heart,  always being honest and understanding.  I also feel you went above and beyond what was needed,  especially with the county issues.

If ever any family member or friend needs a realtor,  I will not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you for everything you did.  It will always be much appreciated.

Mike Pero

We can help smooth out the challenges of buying or selling a home for you too.  Please call Jeff at 303-579-1617 and we’ll be happy to explain how.

Spectacular Glass House For Sale: 1035 5th Street, Boulder

1035 5th Street, Boulder CO If you have ever stood on top of the Flagstaff Mountain overlook taking in the beautiful views of Boulder laid out below, you probably noticed an amazing glass house nestled in the trees beneath you.  Its striking design with the floor to ceiling windows and unobstructed views of the Flatirons is the epitome of Boulder living – high style while honoring the surrounding nature.

This iconic Boulder home is now listed for sale and you can take a peek inside with us.

Its situated on 3/4 of an acre of grounds that feel like a private park, boarding Boulder’s famous open space at the base of Flagstaff Mountain. The views are unobstructed.  The Flatirons fill the view to the West and Boulder spreads out below to the East.  New York architect, Thomas Phifer created this unique and contemporary design to take full advantage of its surroundings.1035 5th Street, Boulder, CO

Here are some of the features:

  • 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
  • 5026 total square feet
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Radiant in-floor heat
  • Passive solar
  • 15’x12′ operable skylight
  • Ground floor art gallery
  • 5 minute walk to Chautauqua Park and Flatirons Elementary
  • Listing price is $3,995,000Views from 1035 5th Street, Boulder

You can see all the photos and details HERE.

This home is listed by our friends over at Goodacre and Company, and we would be happy to schedule a private showing for you or someone you know.  Please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 and he’ll make the arrangements.

 

 

 

New Listing! 3044 E 132nd Ave, Thornton

3044 E 132nd Ave, ThorntonThis beautifully updated home in Thornton has just been listed and we wanted you to be the first to know about this gem.  Brand new carpet throughout the home and the kitchen has gleaming stainless steel appliances and a granite counter island, perfect for entertaining.  Enjoy the wood burning fireplace in the family on cool nights or head out to the covered patio to enjoy the warm spring days.  Beside the two car garage is an extra wide parking pad, perfect for your RV or boat.

And just in case you love wine, there is a happy surprise for you!  A secret wine room just waiting for your collection.3044 E 132nd Ave, Thornton, CO Kitchen

Details for:  3044 E 132nd Ave., Thornton, CO

  • 1992 total square feet
  • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
  • Beautifully updated home
  • Brand new carpet
  • Granite counters and stainless steel appliances
  • RV/boat parking pad
  • Secret wine room
  • Listing price of $315,000Wineroom in 3044 E. 132nd Ave Thornton, CO

You can see all the photos, visual tour and more about this home HERE.

 

If you would like to see this home, or any other home in the area please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 to arrange your private showing.

Starbucks and your home value – are they really connected?

We talk a lot about how to increase the value of your home in this blog. We explain things like how stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors make the top home improvement list. Or how central air conditioning and more storage space are what buyers wish for in a new home.Starbucks in Louisville, CO

But silly us, it turns out all along we should have been telling you to buy your next home near a Starbucks in order to really build your equity.

In their new book, “Zillow Talk”, the researchers at Zillow tell us that since 1997, homes within a quarter mile of a Starbucks have appreciated on average 96 percent compared with 65 percent for all homes in the United States. They call it the “Starbucks Effect”.

But come on, can Starbucks really take credit for increasing the value of your home and the surrounding community? We know that buyers want to have restaurants and coffee shops within a short walk, bike ride or drive from their home. But does Starbucks really carry that much weight? Doesn’t Starbucks have a stable of analysts who study the growth trends and then place their stores accordingly to be ahead of that growth? We’d sooner think the growth isn’t there because of Starbucks but that Starbucks is there because of the anticipated growth.

Apparently the gurus at Starbucks anticipated this kind of response so they ran different numbers to double check their results. They studied home values within a quarter mile of a store, and then compared those values with homes in a ring between a quarter mile and a half mile from the store. Turns out the houses in the closest ring to Starbucks appreciated more than 21 percent over five years, while the homes in the farther out ring only appreciated 17 percent. Interesting.

We like to our visit our local Starbucks and enjoy catching up with friends and neighbors there. In the warmer months we often walk down on a Saturday morning with our dog, Tucker and sit on the patio to enjoy a chai. So we can see the attraction. Yet, we strongly advocate for frequenting a favorite, locally owned coffee shop, like Paul’s Coffee in Louisville, Cannon Mine Coffee in Lafayette, and The Cup in Boulder. Supporting locally owned businesses makes for a stronger more connected community and we believe that’s one of the best ways to increase home values there is.

Rising home values for Louisville and Lafayette

We all know that Louisville and Lafayette are wonderful communities and a great place to live. They both have vibrant downtown areas, excellent schools, lots of open space and more recreational opportunities than you can ever hope to do on a weekend. If you live here you probably also know your home value has been climbing lately. But would you have guessed by 30-40%?Louisville Home Values Rise

Yes, its true. NerdWallet, a consumer website set out to rank cities with the biggest increase in home values since the big depression of 2009. They discovered Louisville had a 41.17 percent increase in overall home values and Lafayette had a 31.39 percent increase.

NerdWallet utilized median home value data from Zillow for January 2009 and December 2014 and found the percent change over those years for home values in each city. The top 10 cities on the list are all in California and Florida and clustered around two specific areas – Silicon Valley and Miami.

But if you scroll down just five more slots you’ll see Louisville, CO sitting at #15 and Lafayette a little further down the list at #50. Here’s how the stats worked out: Read the rest of this entry »

A Complete List of Open Houses for this Weekend – February 21 and 22, 2015

Welcome to our Open House list for these highly in-demand towns in Boulder Valley.Snowy day Open Houses

*Boulder * Louisville * Superior * Lafayette * Erie * Longmont * Niwot * Broomfield *

Just click here to see every Open House in Boulder and Broomfield Counties this snowy weekend.

Hover over the location marker for:

  • Price

Click on the location marker for:

  • Address
  • Price
  • Number of bedrooms and baths
  • Square feet

When you see a property you are interested in click on the address for:

  • Date and time of the open house
  • All available photos and virtual tours of the home
  • Full MLS data sheet with complete description and details
  • Link to all the info found on the MLS and more from Gazaway Group.com 

If you’d like to see any of these homes at a time other than the open house please give us a call at 303-579-1617.  We’ll be happy to arrange a showing for you.

 

Only 5 Homes for Sale in Superior, CO [PHOTOS]

After doing research for our recent post on new listings between $500,000 – $550,000, we realized Superior had no homes for sale in that price point.  So we wanted to do a little more looking to see just exactly what did Superior have to offer this week.  As you might guess, Superior is experiencing an extremely tight real estate market right now.  There are 19 total homes on the market in Superior with 14 of them under contract.  That leaves only five single family homes, at any price point, for buyers to see. Interestingly all five homes fall between $550,900 – $729,900 with one home sold as-is due to foundation structural damage.

This is definitely a sellers market where multiple offers come fast and furious.  It takes an experienced Realtor to help navigate these complicated waters.  If you are interested in selling your home please call us at 303-579-1617.  Jeff will be happy to put his experience dealing with sellers markets to work for you.  He can also help you negotiate a smart offer to put you in the running to win the contract on one of these beautiful homes if you are in the market to buy.

Here are the details:

3514 W Torreys Peak 3514 W. Torreys Peak, Superior, CO

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  • Bedrooms:  5
  • Baths:  2 full | 2 partial
  • 4327 square feet
  • Quiet upper Rock Creek, backs to open field
  • Listing price: $679,000

 

 

3173 Castle Peak Ave3173 Castle Peak Ave, Superior, CO

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  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 2 full | 2 partial
  • 2834 square feet
  • Panoramic mountain views and open space from deck
  • Listing price: $550,900

 

 

2289 LaSalle Street2289 LaSalle Street, Superior, CO

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  • Bedrooms:  4
  • Baths:  2 full | 3 partial
  • 4612 square feet
  • Sophisticated yet cozy with all updates
  • Listing price: $729,000

 

 

569 Zircon Way569 Zircon Way, Superior, CO

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  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 3 full | 1 partial
  • 4568 square feet
  • Mountain views from the master suite
  • Listing price: $720,000

 

 

433 N. Snowmass Circle433 N. Snowmass Circle, Superior, CO

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  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 5 full | 1 partial
  • 6398 square feet
  • Premier lot, amazing view but sold as-is due to structural damage
  • Listing price: recently reduced to $699,000

 

These five beautiful homes are what is available  on the market for single family homes in Superior, CO  as of today.  ReMax Alliance – Boulder listed Torreys Peak and Castle Peak, Staufer Team listed La Salle, Signature Realty listed Zircon Way and Resident Realty South Metro listed Snowmass Circle.  If you would like to see one of these homes, or if you would like to list your home for sale with an experienced Realtor please give us a call at 303-579-1617.  Jeff will be happy to help you.