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Open Space on Two Sides for 3902 S. Torreys Peak Drive in Superior

3902 S. Torreys Peak Drive, Superior This is the Rock Creek home you have been waiting for.  Sophisticated architectural elements and arched doorways form the framework for this elegant and expansive Glenwood model at 3902 S. Torreys Peak Drive.

Nestled in the prestigious Hilltop neighborhood,  this home is perfectly situated next to open space on both the back and side yards.  Trails connect literally from the back fence.

Extensive hardwood floors gleam from the sunlight and a sweeping grand staircase with iron railings showcase the elegant foyer. Further in the home a gourmet kitchen features granite counters, double ovens, gas range and an island.  An enormous master suite spreads out with a luxurious 5 piece bath and 9′ ceilings.

3902 S. Torreys Peak Drive, SuperiorFeatures of 3902 S. Torreys Peak Drive include:

  • 5 bedrooms and 5 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • Full, unfinished basement with structural concrete floor
  • 5,771 total square feet
  • List price of $850,000

This Rock Creek home is listed by Housing Helpers and prefers overnight showing notice so please call Jeff at 303-579-1617 to set up your private showing today.

 

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.

Superior’s newest home for sale

1222 Rand Way SuperiorSuperior’s finest new listing is perfectly situated on a cul-de-sac with open space surrounding the back and side yards. The landscape features 50 trees, flagstone walkways and the cutest playhouse you could ever hope for.  The custom chef’s kitchen and dining room addition and remodel were artfully completed and show like a model.

Here are some of the features:

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3 car garage
  • 3947 square feet
  • Listing price is $740,000

This home is listed by J.D. & Associates and we would be happy to give you a private showing.  Call Jeff at 303-579-1617 and he’ll make all the arrangements for you.

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

What $800,000-$900,000 buys you in Superior,CO

1031 Torrey Peak DrivePreviewing homes is something I do for my buyers, especially when they are coming from out of state.  This particular family is moving back to the area after being gone for a few years.  They are elated  to be “coming back home” and I’m excited to help them.

First on the agenda is to preview the available homes in their price range in Superior.  These are all lovely, executive homes with top-of-the-line finishes and ample square footage for families, entertaining, hobbies and home offices.  High ceilings, granite counters, media rooms and 5-7 bedrooms all were included.  The master bedrooms were spacious retreats with 3-sided fireplaces, reading areas, luxurious bathrooms and mountain views.

Views are one of the biggest intangibles for homes in Boulder County.  They are a highly sought after amenity and usually makes the price of the home higher than non-view homes.  But I always look at the views with a critical eye.   Read the rest of this entry »