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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.

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »