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Want Amazing Mountain Views? [PHOTOS]

Imagine relaxing on your back deck watching the summer sun set behind the Flatirons.  Pretty great, right?  Or how about waking up in your warm bed and looking out the window to see the sunrise touching the top of Longs Peak.

These kind of dreams can be a reality when you live in East Boulder County.

Whenever buyers give us a list of “must haves” and “wants” for their new home the words “Mountain View”  inevitably  show up on one of those lists.  And why not? Enjoying the Front Range and the Rockies are one of the top reasons we all want to live in Boulder County.  So it makes perfect sense that we enjoy  taking in the mountain views from our home.

We did a little snooping around to find the best views available for sale today in the $725,000-$775,000 price range and found these three beauties for you to check out.  One each in Superior, Lafayette and Louisville and each less than one week on the market.  If you’d like to tour one or all of these homes give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 for your private showing.

Mountain views in Superior

2821 Silver Place, Superior, CO

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Details:

  • Bedrooms:  5
  • Baths: 4
  • 4820 square feet
  • Water feature and basketball court
  • Asking price: $749,900

Mountain Views in Lafayette

2282 Eagles Nest Drive, Lafayette, CO

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Details:

  • Bedrooms:  4
  • Baths: 4
  • 3887 square feet
  • Located on the 10th tee of Indian Peaks Golf Course
  • Asking price: $775,000

Mountain views in Louisville

804 Trail Ridge Drive, Louisville, CO

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Details:

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 4
  • 3406 square feet
  • Premium ridge lot that backs to greenbelt and trails
  • Asking price: $729,500

These three homes offer some of the best mountain views available today in the mid-$700’s.  Silver Place and Trail Ridge Road are offered by Coldwell Banker Residential and Eagles Nest is offered by Prudential RE of the Rockies.  If you would like to see one of these homes or others like it please give us a call at 303-579-1617.  Jeff will be happy to arrange a private showing.

The Boulder and Broomfield Counties Open House Google Map for Sat. July 6th and Sun. July 7th

Open House Map for Boulder and Broomfield CountiesThe Best Open House Google Map!

Courtesy of the Gazaway Group

No need to register. No form to fill out.

Just click here to see every Open House in Boulder and Broomfield Counties this 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: Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATE: Buyers Advice in an Escalating Market

742 Wildrose Way, LouisvilleAs promised we have an update for you on the escalating seller’s market in Louisville.  Buyers have been flocking to listings in Louisville and if the homes are reasonably well cared for and priced right sellers can probably expect multiple offers, most with escalation clauses, within a few days of going live on the market.  We posted about several of these properties last month and two have competed the sales process so the closing price is now public information that we can share with you.

742 Wildrose Way

Jeff showed this home to our clients only hours after it went live on the MLS.  The number of buyers and agents in the house while we were there made it look like some kind of party was about to start.  Our buyers really like this home and Jeff wrote an offer to buy and included an escalation clause, with their financial limit carefully factored into the offer.  Jeff’s prediction was the house would sell for $20,000-$25,000 over asking price.  You can read the full blog post here. Sellers signed a contract after only 3 days with a closing price of $530,000 based on a $509,000 asking price  That is a $21,000 escalation over asking price. Read the rest of this entry »

Alfalfas Market is Coming to Louisville

Alfalfas Market is coming to LouisvilleLast night at the Louisville City Council meeting developer Jim Loftus was given the thumbs up for his redevelopment plans of the old Safeway space on South Boulder Road.

The community is most excited about the 28,000 square-foot Alfalfa’s Market with a 1,000 square-foot community room.  You might remember that neighbors living near and around the old Safeway plaza banded together to create a grass-roots marketing campaign mailing hundreds of alfalfa seed packets to Alfalfa’s headquarters asking them to “plant” a new store in Louisville and specifically in the old Safeway.  Their creativity and persistence paid off last night when City Council voted unanimously to approve the redevelopment plans which will bring Alfalfa’s to Louisville.

In addition to Alfalfa’s Market there will be an 8,000 square-foot retail building and a 111-unit apartment complex with above-ground and underground parking. The biggest changes Read the rest of this entry »

July 4th Fun in Boulder County

July 4th Celebrations in Boulder CountyJuly 4th is one of our favorite holidays.  Its peak summertime, lots of BBQ, family and friends and of course, fireworks!  What’s not to love?

There are lots of fun July 4th choices in Boulder County so read through the list and pick something fun to do.

Louisville

We’ll start with Louisville because I have been planning Louisville’s July 4th Celebration for six years now and Jeff is my number #1 volunteer!  Come by the Golf Course and look us up.  We’ll be there!

The City of Louisville is hosting their annual July 4th Celebration at the Coal Creek Golf Course, 585 W. Dillon Road on Thursday July 4th starting at 6:00 p.m.

Festivities include:

Free face painting, free balloon animals and free hennas, food booths, including United Methodist Church’s favorite hamburgers and corn, jumpy castles, bungie trampoline and more.  The Boulder Concert Band will perform their patriot music beginning at 7:15 p.m. and will play until the fireworks start at approximately 9:30 p.m. There is no parking at golf course but free shuttles will run continuously starting at 6:00 p.m. from the Louisville Rec Center and Home Depot.  For more details visit LouisvilleCo.gov

Lafayette Read the rest of this entry »

The Boulder and Broomfield Counties Open House Google Map for Sat. June 29th and Sun. June 30th

Boulder and Broomfield County Open HousesThe Best Open House Google Map!

Courtesy of the Gazaway Group

No need to register. No form to fill out.

Just click here to see every Open House in Boulder and Broomfield Counties this 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: Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing 10355 Quail Street, Westminster

Quail FrtWe just listed this great home on Quail Street in Westminster.

10355 Quail Street offers bright living space with vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and large windows.  The dining area opens up to a spacious patio area for perfect for relaxing summer evenings. This home is nice and close to open space and the dog park.

Details of 10355 Quail Street:

New-built single family homes coming to Louisville

New-build homes coming to LouisvilleLooking for something brand new in Louisville?  Your wait is almost over!

Markel Homes has made the first 26 single-family lots available in their Phase II of the North End residential development in Louisville.  Phase II plans call for about 140 homes,  80 of which will be single family homes and 60 town homes and lofts.  You can watch construction start on the model homes and first speculative homes in early August along the north side of South Boulder Road to just east of Highway 42. Model homes are expected to be ready for showing by the end of 2013 with new owners moving in by first-quarter of 2014.

The homes will range in size from 1,600 to 3,000 finished square feet and some will have unfinished basements bringing the total square footage to 2,300 to 4,000 square feet.  Prices are forecast to be Read the rest of this entry »

6 Tips for Making An Offer a Seller Can’t Refuse

9085229_sIn this tight market sellers are often getting multiple offers on their homes – IF they are priced right, in good a location and well kept.   That’s good news for sellers but can cause anxiety for buyers.

The good news for our buyers is we have years of experience representing both buyers and sellers over the past decade.  This gives us a clear understanding of what each side wants out of a contract.  Potential homeowners represented by a Realtor who exclusively brokers for buyers is missing out on this critical insight into the seller’s point of view.

Here are our 6 tips for making an offer a seller can’t refuse:

1.  Get pre-approved vs pre-qualifed.

It’s an important distinction. Having a mortgage lender pre-approve you means he or she has verified your income and reviewed all your credit reports to determine that you can indeed afford the payments on the mortgage for a specific amount.  It’s a more in-depth process and shows strength in your ability to get the financing needed to buy the home.

2. Make your first offer your best offer.

Now is not time to test the waters with a low offer.  Its unlikely you’ll get a second chance to sweeten the deal and you’ll probably be left in the wake of the successful buyers.   But don’t just go in swinging either. Read the rest of this entry »

Louisville Street Faire – the Best Party of the Summer

Louisville Street FaireLouisville’s best summertime party is about to begin – the Street Faire!  We are all excited over here because once those banners hit McCaslin Blvd and South Boulder Road we know summer is officially here!

This summer marks the 10th Anniversary of the Louisville Street Faire and the musical line up is something worth celebrating.  Friday, June 14th is opening night with CJ Chenier and his Red Hot Louisiana Band.  CJ and his red hot zydeco accordion are in our picture and yes, we were that close to the stage.

Come on down to the Street Faire tonight.  The music starts about 6:30 p.m.  and if you’re looking for Kay and me we’ll be out on the dance floor.  Come join us!

Here is the complete line up for the summer: Read the rest of this entry »