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In Superior, CO Location Can Make or Break the Deal

While out with home buyers this weekend we found a beautifully updated, contemporary home exactly in their price range.   At first we all got excited as it had “the kitchen”  with a center island, granite counters and stainless appliances and the hardwood floors were gleaming throughout the open floor plan.

It was a gem for sure.

Excitedly we  stepped out onto the deck to admire the advertised mountain views and that’s when we saw it.  The fence line of this tiny backyard came face to face with the backside of a storage lot full of old campers, rusty machinery and an old school bus.  Once you looked over the top all the rusty metal, the dilapidated mobile home and the neglected buildings  you could indeed see the mountains.  But the mountain view could not hold your eye as it was the wreckage just over the little fence that held your attention. Read the rest of this entry »

Price Per Square Foot is Climbing

Louisville is seeing the price per square foot climbing for homes listed on the market now that summer is almost here.  It’s an important indicator that I track and its vital for both buyers and sellers to know and understand before stepping into negotiations.

I’m always tracking details like this for my clients and today I found an interesting new listing that I’ll share with you.

853 W. Linden is in the Hillsborough West subdivision of Louisville and is a bi-level floor plan found throughout this side of town.  This home has been nicely updated and remodeled to give an open, bright floor plan and is within easy walking distance of Coal Creek Elementary.  With an asking price of $399,900 however, it will set the record for this 1850 square foot bi-level foot floor plan if it sells for list price. Read the rest of this entry »

Mountain Views on the Shores of Harper Lake: 829 Mount Evans Court Louisville

Today we toured a beautiful custom home in Louisville at 829 Mount Evans Ct.  This home backs to Harper Lake and has amazing unobstructed views of Longs Peak and the back range.  I found the views from the master bedroom deck so beautiful we shot a quick video so you can see it too.

Details on 829 Mount Evans Court: Read the rest of this entry »

Multiple Offers Are Common

Under Contract:  11483 W. 105th PlaceOn Monday afternoon we went live on the market with 11483 W. 105th Place in Westminster and last night it was under contract.

Multiple offers and escalation clauses are very common now with such a tight market.  Sellers need guidance and advice to successfully navigate all the options presented. Buyers need to know what they want, clearly understand their financial abilities and limitations and be ready to jump on a gem when they see it.  This home was a gem and we were proud to bring it to the market.

Things happened so fast the virtual tour didn’t have time to be published so for those of you interested, here is a peak inside of 11483 W. 105th Place, someone’s soon to be, happy new home.

There are several disappointed buyers after last night’s final decisions were made so if you know someone who is considering selling their home please contact Jeff at 303-579-1617.  We’d love to help put together another match like this one.

 

On The Market Today: 11483 W 105th Place, Westminster

11483 W 105th Place, Westminster, COThere’s been a traffic jam at 11483 W 105th Place in Westminster all day today.

Buyers touring this beautifully updated home have given lots of positive feedback about the  floor plan, the finishes in the kitchen and the 3 baths and the large back yard.

With a new roof being installed in the next couple of weeks this house will go fast.  Some lucky buyer is going to have a beautiful home to move into just in time for summer.

See all the details and pictures here.

 

Million Dollar Market Rankings in Boulder

Click to see enlarged Boulder Million Dollar Rankings ChartWe are proud to share that our office at Re/Max Alliance in Boulder is ranked #1 out of the top 10 real estate offices in Boulder for selling homes priced $1,000,000 and above for January – May of this year.  Clients of Re/Max Alliance sold their luxury homes for the highest average dollar of any Boulder realty and by far the fastest compared to all other top 10 agencies.

We know luxury homes.

These statistics track three critical elements you should ask your potential Realtor about if you are considering selling your luxury home.

1. Highest Average Price:

The average closing price on luxury homes sold by Re/Max Alliance was $1,850,000 for January – May of this year.  The next closest office closed their average luxury homes at $1,781,000.

2.  Shortest Days on the Market: Read the rest of this entry »

Buyers Advice in an Escalating Market

742 Wildrose Way Louisville COBuyers are flocking to brand new listings in Louisville.  Yesterday I showed this home at 742 Wildrose Way after it had been on the MLS for only a few hours.  By evening the sellers had multiple contracts to consider – my client’s included.

This home was in terrific shape, it had been well cared for, nicely staged, and in the popular Centennial neighborhood of Louisville.  Its an easy walk to Coal Creek Elementary School and Louisville’s Rec Center.  Harper Lake and Davidson Mesa Open Space are only a few short blocks away.

The kitchen had stainless appliances and slab granite.  The hardwood floors were gleaming and the main floor family room opened out onto a big deck and yard.  It was no wonder there were so many buyers looking at this home.

Writing contracts in these high demand conditions takes Read the rest of this entry »

Face Time for Louisville Home Buyers

Jeff showing houses via Face Time on his iPhoneYesterday I showed one of Louisville’s newest listings to some out-of-state clients.  As luck would have it the potentially perfect home popped up on their Listing Alerts email the day after they flew back home. Fortunately I could still show it to them via Face Time on my iPhone.

Technology like the Listing Alerts and Face Time can be a fantastic advantage for my buyers and I’m determined to use every possible tool in my toolbox to help my clients find their perfect home.

If having timely notifications of all the newest listings is important to you too then please sign up for my Listing Alerts email service.  Its free, confidential and you personally manage the criteria.  Once you are registered you’ll get an email announcing every new home for sale that matches your personal search details.  If you see something interesting, call me and I’ll set up an immediate showing. Read the rest of this entry »

Coming Soon! By Gazaway Group: 11483 W 105th Place [PHOTOS]

11483 W 105th Place WestminsterCome see this brand new Westminster listing at an Open House on Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Located at 11483 W 105th Place in Westminster, this home has a beautiful updated look.  All three bathrooms are remodeled, granite counters gleam in the kitchen,  the finished basement is a great place to relax and the backyard is perfect for BBQ’s and gardens.  Walking to nearby open space is a big bonus!

Details of 11482 W 105th Place

4 Important Areas to Help Protect the Value of Your Home

12161928_sI get lots of real estate related questions throughout the course of my week and I thought I’d post them every now and then just in case its something you are thinking about too.

Here’s a good one on how to protect the investment you’ve made in your home

Q:  What areas of my home should I focus on to protect my investment and maximize it’s value?

A:  A house is the biggest investment most home-owners make in a life-time so its wise to want to protect that investment.  One of the best ways to maximize your home’s value is with regular maintenance.

While lots of homeowners keep the inside of their home spotless, they are often not aware of what needs to be to the exterior or structural areas of the home.

Here’s a quick checklist of items you should inspect and maintain.  Every six months is a good schedule. Read the rest of this entry »