Lafayette Category

Lafayette’s Newest Luxury Home for Sale: 2825 Shoshone Trail

2825 Shoshone Trail, LafayetteThe streets of Lafayette’s West Indian Peaks neighborhood are lined with gracious custom homes where beautifully landscaped yards back to community walking paths that converge into neighborhood parks with interesting play structures and large grassy fields.  It feels both elegant and comfortable at the same time.

Beautiful architectural details are the first thing you notice about this tasteful, custom home. The light and bright open floor plan features beautiful hardwood floors and beamed ceilings.  The chef’s kitchen flows into an open dining/living area with a large  deck off the dining and living rooms that steps down into the backyard.

 

2825 Shoshone Trail, LafayetteA private courtyard is the centerpiece of this flowing casually elegant living space.  The private outdoor space has tasteful stone work and an inviting fireplace to gather around.

A detached office or guest suite hosts its own private bath as do the other two upper level bedrooms.  The master suite invites relaxation with soaring ceilings and a sitting area with fireplace.

Features of 2825 Shoshone Trail in Lafayette include:

  • 5 bedrooms, 3 on the upper level, 1 on the main level, 1 on the lower level
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 3 car tandem  garage
  • 4559 total square feet
  • Detached office or guest suite
  • Private inner courtyard with fireplace
  • Listing price of $1,150,000

This elegant country manor is listed by Wright Kingdom. Please call Jeff at 303-579-1617 for your private showing.

 

Introducing 1406 Centaur Circle in Lafayette

1406 Centaur Circle hardwood floorsThe area of Lafayette tucked in between Centaurus High School and Ryan Elementary is known as Centaur Village and it is a quietly inviting neighborhood.  The shade trees are mature and flower gardens edge the sidewalks and dot the front yards.

We have just listed a wonderfully updated home with lots of modern touches located at 1406 Centaur Circle in this Lafayette neighborhood.

It’s open floorpan is light-filled with gleaming hardwood floors on the upper level. The modern kitchen is warm and inviting with modern styling and a sunroom style dining room that will encourage lingering over meals with family and friends.

1406 Centaur CircleThe dining room opens on to a spacious deck which leads down into a large back yard filled with mature fruit trees and perennial flower gardens.

Features of 1406 Centaur Circle include:

  • 4 bedrooms and 2 baths
  • 1 car attached garage
  • 2118 total finished square footage
  • Listing price of $395,000

This lovely home will go fast so please call Jeff at 303-579-1617 to schedule your showing.

 

 

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 »

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.

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

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What Does “Average Days to Contract” Mean?

Superior Homes Average 6 Days to Under ContractRealtors and news reporters often talk about the average number of days to contract as if everyone knows what it means.  This statistic is a great indicator of how the real estate market is moving and since its been mentioned in the news lately I thought I’d take a minute and explain it to you here.

The Average Days to Contract statistic tells us how fast or slow homes are selling.  It tracks the actual number of calendar days from the moment a home is listed for sale on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) to the day the contract negotiation is finalized and both buyer and seller have signed the contract.

This statistic is a great one to watch because its clean and simple.  It only tracks how long it takes for a house to “go under contract”.  The shorter the number of days the faster the market is moving. Read the rest of this entry »

Earth Day in Lafayette – Win a Free Tree!

9443962_sLafayette was named Tree City USA 2012. This is the 18th consecutive year Lafayette has earned this honor.

Trees are valuable to homeowners and home buyers.

“A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.” – Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers

Trees add value to your home, shade your home and neighborhood help, lower your heating and cooling bills and provide habitat for birds and small animals. Most buyers appreciate mature trees in the landscape of the home they are considering buying.

Lafayette, Saturday is your lucky day! Read the rest of this entry »

3 Families Are Searching

10684217_sTight, tight, tight!

It’s a sellers market right now and sellers are king.

But I have 3 buyers who are ready, ready, ready!

With 60% of the current single family inventory in Louisville and 56% of Lafayette under contract we have to move fast anytime something new comes on the market. But maybe you know someone who is thinking now might be the time for them to sell their house.

If so please call me … or have them call me!

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Love Living in Boulder County – Reason #102

avista_adventist_hospital_aerial-895558_650x400You know Boulder County is ranked as one of the healthiest counties in Colorado, if not all of America, right?

A new national study shows we are some of the most physically active people who enjoy a higher life expectancy and have excellent access to first-class primary care doctors. (Daily Camera, 3.20.13)

Today the Boulder County Business Report posted that many of those excellent doctors also happen to serve you and me in nationally top-ranked hospitals – the elite 15% of all America for excellent patient experience.

I’m starting to feel better than ever! Read the rest of this entry »