Louisville Category

Newest Louisville Home for Sale

640 Manorwood Lane, LouisvilleNatural light and warm wood just naturally go together and all I want to do is sit down and enjoy the incredible mountain views here at 640 Manorwood Lane in Louisville. The beautiful Coal Creek Golf Course is your backyard with the Flatirons as the backdrop.  Louisville living doesn’t get any better than this!

This custom home was thoughtfully designed and beautifully updated.  The renovated kitchen has high grade granite counters, top line appliances and amazing west views of the golf course and Flatirons. Here’s another peak inside this kitchen/great room from the eating area and be sure to notice the large stone patio off the sliding glass doors, a perfect spot for warm summer evenings.

640 Manorwood Lane, Louisville

The master bedroom suite has a beautifully modern bathroom and a private west facing deck to enjoy the Colorado sunsets.

Features of 640 Manorwood Lane, Louisville:

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • 4280 total square feet
  • Lot size is ~ 0.21 acres
  • Listing price of $1,050,000

640 Manorwood Lane is listed by FCI Real Estate Consultants. Please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 if you’d like a private showing. He is happy to take you through this beautiful home and answer all your questions.

Boulder is #1

Our little piece of paradiseBoulder’s housing market has been the most stable residential real estate market in America since 1991.  I’ll let that statement soak in for a moment.

The most stable housing market in America, as defined by the finance site SmartAsset, is the market with solid upward growth in home prices partnered with a low probability of home values declining by 5% within a decade of the home being purchased.  The site looked at 358 housing markets in the county for the past 25 years, from 1991 to today.

Sitting at the top of the list is Boulder, Colorado where home prices have climbed more than 300% in the past 25 years and “the average homeowner in Boulder hadn’t suffered any significant price declines since 1991,” the analysis showed.

The year 1991 caught my attention because that’s the year our son was born and we bought our home in Louisville.  Using current MLS data for homes in our neighborhood that sold already this summer, I determined our home’s value has increased an incredible 338%, all while we were busy raising our family in it.  Cue the happy dance!

But Boulder wasn’t the only Colorado market to land in the top 10 communities for most stable housing market.  Fort Collins came in at #6 and Denver was named #9.  You can see the entire list here.

There has never been a better time to own a home in beautiful Boulder valley. If you’d like information on buying a home in this hot market or if you want to know what your home’s current value is please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617.  He’d be happy to answer all your questions.

 

Introducing 1424 Washington Ave. in Louisville

1424 Washington Ave, LouisvilleThe area of Louisville on the top of the mesa near Coal Creek elementary school is known as Hillsborough West and its an inviting neighborhood filled with mature trees, bike paths, trail heads and a very popular sledding hill.

We have just listed a sun-filled tri-level home with a wonderfully updated kitchen at 1424 Washington Ave in this Louisville neighborhood.

It’s open floorpan includes a newly remodeled large eat-in kitchen that steps out onto a covered back patio which leads into a spacious backyard with a garden all ready for spring planting. The interior has been freshly painted and the family room features a wood burning stove just waiting to make relaxing evenings warm and cozy.

1424 Washington Ave, Louisville, COFeatures of 1424 Washington Ave, Louisville include:

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2 car garage
  • 1320 total square feet
  • List price of $450,000

Open House is Sunday, April 3rd from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 to schedule your private showing.

East Boulder County’s Smartest Cities

Louisville CO Main StreetWe all know Boulder County is a pretty wonderful place to live but did you know its filled with smart neighbors too? I bet you’re not too surprised!

According to the folks at Zippia, a web-site devoted to careers, several cities in East Boulder County are among the Colorado’s smartest, which makes for one more reason why we love living here.

Zippia ranked Colorado’s 79 largest cities with a formula using data on adults with at least a high school degree and the percentage of high school dropouts.  They share this data with companies who value intelligent communities to locate their operations.

Erie CO Balloon FestivalLouisville ranks #3

  • Population of 19,171
  • 0% of teenage high school dropouts
  • 1.5% of adults without high school diplomas

Erie ranks #5

  • Population of 19,305
  • 0% of teenage high school dropouts
  • 2.5% of adults without high school diplomas

Superior ColoradoSuperior ranks #7

  • Population of 12,716
  • 1.6% of teenage high school dropouts
  • 1.6% of adults without high school diplomas.

Who came in on top?  Here is the entire list of Top 10 Smartest Cities in Colorado:

  1. Estes Park
  2. Castle Pines
  3. Louisville
  4. Cherry Hills Village
  5. Erie
  6. Greenwood Village
  7. Superior
  8. Monument
  9. Frederick
  10. Parker

If you’d like to know more about buying or selling a home in one of these smart cities or anywhere in beautiful Boulder County please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617.  He’d be happy to help you.

Louisville Golf Course Homes

The recent spring-like weather has us thinking its almost patio season!  Time to celebrate because Coloradans love their patios and decks.  Whether we are eating, entertaining or simply relaxing, patios are a very important part of our Boulder County outdoor lifestyle.

So in honor of patio weather we looked around Louisville’s current inventory of homes for sale to search out the best homes with the best patios currently available on the market. These two properties are the whole package and if you’d like to take a tour of one or both please give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 and he’ll be happy to arrange a private showing.

563 Manorwood Lane, Louisville563 Manorwood Lane, Louisville

You can find this beautiful patio on the 2nd hole of the Coal Creek Golf Course.  The walk-out lower level has plenty of room for relaxing, working out and entertaining.
Simply open the sliding doors and step out onto your private patio edging the pond on the golf course. This custom ranch home has a spacious main floor master suite, custom cherry cabinets, and granite counters in the kitchen and a two-sided see-through fireplace dividing the in the dining room from the living room and is listed by ReMax of Boulder.

Features of 563 Manorwood Lane, Louisville:

  • 5 beds, 3 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • 5456 square feet
  • Main floor master suite
  • workout area with spa
  • walkout to patio on 2nd hole of Coal Creek Golf Course
  • Listing price of $989,000

538 Fairfield Lane, Louisville538 Fairfield Lane, Louisville

This spacious bi-level patio sits on the edge of the fairway at Coal Creek Golf Course and has incredible views of the Flatirons, the fairways and pond. Inside the home is light and bright with vaulted ceilings and warm sunlight gleaming off the hardwood floors.  The kitchen is the perfect gathering place before heading out onto the patio.  It has stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hickory cabinets and a Thermador hood.  This home is listed by our office, ReMax Alliance of Boulder.

Features of 538 Fairfield Lane, Louisville:

  • 4 beds, 4 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • 4196 square feet
  • Main floor master retreat
  • Main floor laundry
  • exercise area
  • Tw0-level patio with Flatiron views on the fairway
  • Listing price of $900,000

If you love these patios as much as we do, give Jeff a call at 303-579-1617 and he’ll be happy to arrange your private showing.

Mountain Views for Days

587 Augusta Lane, LouisvilleMountain views for days… and these gleaming hardwood floors too?   The newest listing at 587 August Lane in Louisville’s Coal Creek Ranch subdivision makes me very happy!

I’m loving the unobstructed mountain views from every level of this beautiful home.  The interior is light and bright with large windows throughout to take in all the amazing views.  Plus this home has the perfect floor plan with four bedrooms upstairs, a lower level guest suite and an office on the main floor.

Savor the Colorado lifestyle with thoughtfully designed outside living spaces which include two decks and a patio, perfect for entertaining.

Here are some of 587 Augusta Lane’s special features:

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 baths
  • 2 fireplaces
  • 5550 total square feet
  • 3 car garage
  • Golf course neighborhood
  • Neighborhood pool and tennis court
  • Listing price $989,000

587 Augusta Lane in Louisville is listed by Bernardi Group and we’d be happy to give you a private showing.  Just call Jeff at 303-579-1617 and he’ll make all the arrangements.

 

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 »

Louisville Townhome

Want to live in Louisville?  This Wildflower town home is the perfect answer.Owl Dr

This unit has the the largest floor plan design with an attached, extra large 2 car garage and tons of storage.  The perfect private front patio  backs to open space just out the front door.   Easy walk to the Rec Center, bike paths, schools, and Old Town.  HOA covers all exterior maintenance, snow removal and lawn care so all you have to do is enjoy!

Details for 484 Owl Drive #11, Louisville, CO:

  • 1336 total square feet
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bath plus a roughed-in and framed 3rd bath in the basement
  • 2 car attached garage
  • New carpet, solid surface counter tops and sink
  • Central air
  • HOA covers:  exterior maintenance, water, sewer, trash, snow removal and lawn care
  • View photos and more information here
  • List price of $249,900

If you’d like to see this home, or any other, please call Jeff at 303-579-1617 to set up your private showing. Read the rest of this entry »

Its Competitive Out There – Hire a Good LOCAL Agent

HIre a good local agent who knows the difference between Louisville and SuperiorYou’ve heard of the 80/20 rule, right?  Well it works in real estate too.

In Boulder County 80% of the real estate business is done by 20% of the agents.  These agents are the ones with the most experience in the local market and have solid relationships with other agents as well as inspectors, lenders, appraisers, etc. These agents “get” what its like to live in Boulder County and know the in’s and out’s of each community.

But why is that important, really?

Important case in point: Recently a lovely Louisville home was listed by an agent from South Denver.  (I’m not going to show this listing out of respect for the seller)

Strike 1:  One MLS is good enough, right?

The South Denver agent listed the Louisville home for sale only on MetroList which covers Denver and surrounding suburbs. An experienced local Realtor knows it takes two MLS’s to successfully operate in Boulder County and would know to also list the home on the IRES MLS which covers Boulder County and areas north and west.

Even though there is some geographic overlap in the two MLS’s, its an important distinction because the vast majority of business in our area is transacted via the IRES MLS and that out-of-town agent was ignoring a huge buyer demographic for his seller.

Strike 2:  What’s my zip code?  Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATE: Price Per Square Foot is Climbing

853 W Linden LouisvilleBack in late May I posted about a new listing at 853 W. Linden in Louisville that was just on the market at a record breaking $399,999 for the typical bi-level floor plan commonly found in Louisville. You can see the video here. I’ve been watching for the closing data to hit the MLS because I promised I’d give you an update on the price per square foot.

Well, the house has closed and even I was surprised by the outcome.  This house was on the market with an asking price of $399,999 and closed on July 19th for $393,500 which is a price per square foot of $212.70 – up $25.70 per square foot from the other two comparable sold homes I had researched for the post.

You can read the whole story here.  

If you are considering selling your home all the indicators are pointing to a hot sellers market.  If you would like an experienced and caring realtor to help you through the process please give me a call at 303-579-1617.  I’d be happy to talk with you.