Open House: 5436 W Portland Dr, Littleton

Weekend Open House:

 

5436 W Portland Dr, Littleton, CO 80128

Listed for $355,000

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2564 sq ft | Single Family Home in Normandy Estates

 

Listed and Hosted by 8z Realtor Marc Palmer

Open Saturday, November 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Lots of room in this 4 bedroom home in this great neighborhood with wonderful local schools.

5436 W Portland Dr.

5436 W Portland Dr.

 

12214 Coral Burst Lane, Parker: A Done Deal in Horseshoe Ridge

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12214 Coral Burst Lane was just evaluated in the Horseshoe Ridge neighborhood in Parker. Was this a good deal? Our 8z Neighborhood Expert knows and dishes the scoop on this recently sold home.

 

Listed at: $407,500

Sold for: $407,000

 

This home sold a bit higher than what I thought it would compared to similar homes in the neighborhood. This home went under contract quickly in just over a week.

 

This home has some fantastic upgrades, and some unique features that I thought someone would fall in love with. With this home backing up to the greenbelt and the park, and also featuring an unfinished walkout basement gave it a boost in price.

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To see homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Dustin Ragle at dustin.ragle@8z.com.

 

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2151 Saddleback Dr, Castle Rock: A Woodlands Escavera Review

2151 Saddleback Drive was reviewed over the past few days in the Woodlands Escavera neighborhood in Castle Rock. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

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The Specs:

Address: 2151 Saddleback Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Price: $715,000

Original List Date: 10/29/2014

Year Built: 2014

Total Square Feet: 3,970

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Location:  Woodlands Escavera

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The Scoop:

 

MLS notes has this as a walk out basement- it’s actually a garden level with plenty of light. The basement ceiling height is an impressive 11 feet creating an open feeling not common to most basements. MLS mentions a mountain view which is somewhat captured from side deck and office area but nothing breath taking.

 

Priced accordingly for features and finishes. It’s been move in ready for 2.5 months. No landscaping as of yet- asking price of $715,000 does not include landscaping but plans have been drawn up that total approx. $17,000 which gets you a stone path from smaller secondary patios off kitchen and master that tie into the lower level, sod, some small trees, a few bushes and an auto underground sprinkler system.20141031_135015

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2151 Saddleback Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104: 

Layout/Floor Plan: 5

Finishes: 5

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 2

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is co-listed by Brian Hutson and New Homes Colorado LLC. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile on 8z.com: 2151 Saddleback Dr, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Need a market expert’s assistance? To set up a showing to see this home contact David Elson at: DavidElson@8z.com or call 303-745-5555.

 

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See this home in Denver before it hits the MLS!

In this low inventory market, it’s always great to know about homes before they come on the market! The home below is currently available for sale in Denver. It is not yet on the MLS, but will be soon! Please reach out to Jose Aragon for more information on the home at 303-941-3829.

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1115 Lipan St, Denver, CO 80204

$315,000 | 1,813 total sf | 3 beds | 1 baths | Single Family

 

Beautiful Victorian in the heart of Lincoln Park! This home is full of character with great interior features that include hardwood flooring, exposed brick walls, wood trimmed windows, spacious kitchen, breakfast bar, two bedrooms in upper level, sky lights, basement and a lot more! Exterior is just as great, beautiful paint work done to the exterior, detached 1 car garage, and a spacious private back yard with fire pit perfect for outdoor festivities! Location is the cherry on top! Walking distance to Auraria Campus, Santa fe Art district, downtown and light rail station! Don’t miss your chance to preview this beautiful charm before it goes on MLS! Contact Jose “Pepe” Aragon for a private showing!

This home is not yet in the MLS, but will be soon. Contact Jose Aragon at 303-941-3829 or jose.aragon@8z.com for more information. We welcome other agents! We Co-op!

 

Aggressive Pricing in Millbrae Mills Estates

 

Right now, there are five listings in the Millbrae Mills Estates and EVERY ONE OF THEM is above $1.5 million!

 

Shows that homeowners are pushing the limit and pricing more aggressively to see how the low levels of inventory and price appreciation this year will get them premium prices. Will be interesting to see how they fare!

 

2647 Mustang Dr, Mead: A Liberty Ranch Review

2647 Mustang Dr was reviewed over the past few days in the Liberty Ranch neighborhood in Mead. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing!

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The Specs:

Address: 2647 Mustang Dr, Mead, CO 80542

Price: $306,750

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Original List Date: 07/02/2014

Style: 2 Story
Year Built: 2014

Total Square Feet:  2,740

Approximate Lot Size (Acres): 0.16

Location: Liberty Ranch

 

 

The Scoop:

 

Now for my second tour we have the McKinley.  This home has 1873 square feet finished, and feels much roomier than the Dawson to me.  (Dawson is 1584)   That’s not a huge difference but the living style is definitely different. 4 bedrooms , plus the laundry, all upstairs reduce the amount of stair climbing if you’ve got small children.   I like the living space inside the McKinley just because it’s roomier, and more open, in comparison to the Dawson. Also there are 3 and 4 car garage options for the McKinley.  I loved the huge kitchen island too!

 

Cons: The price tag is a bit higher for the McKinley, and the ceilings aren’t vaulted, which makes it a little less light inside the home.

 

Liberty Ranch is a neighborhood that’s under construction, but because of the way the builder is doing new parts of the neighborhood in phases you don’t have the whole thing under construction all at once! They finish an area and move on.  Parks are in existence for some of the areas that are already finished, and easy to get to for all the residents

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2647 Mustang Dr, Mead, CO 80542:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 4

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Stephen Balliet. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile on 8z.com: 2647 Mustang Dr, Mead, CO 80542

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the Mead area contact 8z REALTOR Ashley Bevan at 303-359-0457 or ashley.bevan@8z.com.

 

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320 32nd St: A Martin Acres Review

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Click the following link to view details, map and photos of this listing: 320 32nd St

 

Listing history:

 

  • 08/20/2010 – Purchased for $398,500
  • 08/01/2014 – Listed for $459,700
  • 08/04/2014 – Went under contract
  • 08/29/2014 – Sold for $463,200

 

 

Description:

 

320 32nd Street started as a typical Martin Acres, 1,040 square foot ranch on a crawlspace with a 1-car attached garage. These layouts originally had three bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. This house has been beautifully renovated. The kitchen is nicely updated and the back two bedrooms have been combined to create a master suite with walk-in closet and ¾ bath which has a luxurious shower. Combining the bedrooms creates a bit of an elongated master bed but since the closet and bath take up one end of the room it is reasonably proportioned.

 

The house also has a single car garage and nice backyard and is located on a very desirable street in the neighborhood that displays pride of ownership.

 

Other than the lack of a third bedroom this listing has it all. You can’t make everyone happy so the fact that it doesn’t have the third bedroom is no problem. In fact some of the older homes in the Highland Park subdivision of the neighborhood were built with only two beds and one bathroom, no garage and significantly less square footage. Consider this the luxury model of the two bedrooms.

 

Pricing:

 

This listing went under contract right away and it wouldn’t surprise me if they had multiple offers. There is no question that they priced to sell. And sell they did. For over asking price. Although 2-beds doesn’t work for many home-shoppers little justification is needed for the price. Below are a couple links to comparable sales if you are interested.

 

Here’s a link to the four 1,040 square footers which have sold this year: Click Here

 

Here’s a link to the 17 ranch style sales of 2014 which had at least 1,000 square feet. They are sorted with the highest price on top: Click Here

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To set up a showing to see this home contact David Lorraine at: David@8z.com or call 303-502-7823.

 

14171 W. 86th Place, Arvada: A Village of Five Parks Review

14171 W. 86th Place was reviewed over the past few days in Arvada’s Village of Five Parks neighborhood. Read below for the additional info on this home!

 

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The Specs:

Address: 14171 W. 86th Place Arvada, CO 80005

Price: $525,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5

Original List Date: 07/23/2014

Style: Two Story

Year Built: 2006

Total Square Feet: 4,620

LocationVillage of Five Parks

The Scoop:

*Property has since been withdrawn from the market*

 

The sellers purchased the home back in 2008.  They listed the home in July.  My understanding is the sellers are looking to downsize now that the kids are off to college.

 

Although none of the finishes are high end the home is clean and well kept.  The best feature of the home is the finished square footage.  With over 4500 finished square feet this home is great for a family that wants room to spread out.  The basement is nicely done with a wet bar, rec room, workout area, guest room and bathroom.

 

The backyard is also decent size relative to most in the neighborhood.  Another nice feature for a family with young kids.

 

For the amount of finished square footage, I believe the home is priced at fair market value.  Historically, neighborhood homes go for $115 – $130 a square foot.  This home is listed at $116 a square foot which makes this a good deal.  I have been surprised that this home has not been sold yet.

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 14171 W. 86th Place, Arvada, CO 80005:

 

Layout/Floor Plan – 4

Finishes – 3

Condition – 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping – 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities – 4

Overall Value – 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Team Lassen with MB Team Lassen.

 

Want to chat with a market expert? Would you like speak about or see Five Park’s current inventory or prep for your home to list in the future? Feel free to contact 8z REALTOR Dan Thomas at 303.349.9288 or dan@8z.com.

 

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10906 W 31st Pl, Lakewood: An Applewood Knolls Review

10906 West 31st Place was reviewed over the past few days in the Applewood Knolls neighborhood in Lakewood. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing!

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The Specs:

 

Address: 10906 W 31st Pl, Lakewood, CO 80215

Price: $500,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Original List Date: 08/20/2014

Year Built: 1969

Total Square Feet: 2,738

Approximate Lot Size (acres): .34

Location: Applewood Knolls

 

 

The Scoop:

This home is another fix and flip in the Applewood area. LOVE seeing these amazing homes being updated to suit today’s families.

 

They have done a very nice job on this home. I pay particular attention to the fix and flips because they add such value to our neighborhood and it’s good for us all to see that the demand is high for our area when homes meet the desires and needs of today’s savvy Buyers.

 

The yard is fabulous and fully fenced in the back. It lends itself to lots of play/entertaining space and you could expand the existing patio significantly for additional outdoor enjoyment and not compromise any of the actual, “yard”.

 

It looks as though there’s a perimeter drain around at least a portion of the home and the maintenance of the home is top notch.

 

They also have thick, seamless glass in the showers, which is sometimes overlooked by other fix and flippers. They added an egress window in the basement, the kitchen has significant counter and prep space, stainless steel appliances and self-closing drawers and cabinets. There also happens to be 6 storage drawers in the kitchen, which I personally love. I think drawers are great storage.

 

I am a bit perplexed why this hasn’t sold. It’s a great location, great square footage, large lot with the home placed perfectly to have significant front and rear yard.

 

There are a few things that I noticed that I always encourage fix and flippers to ensure they do, especially when hoping to fetch in the $500K range; there’s a glass top range in lieu of a gas range. So many want gas ranges, and with these homes having forced air, it’s a pretty simple thing to accomplish.

 

The doors are all new, but hollow core. Solid doors are a nice touch. The master bath is a bit small, but it’s key to have a master bath. And, they did a really beautiful finish.

 

So, overall, I think this home is a good value. It’s totally move in ready, new electrical and plumbing and the roof looked to be in great condition from what I could see.

 

Definitely one to include on your search in the Applewood area!

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for this listing:

 

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 4

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4

Overall Value: 4

 

 

The listing agent for this property is Holly Jaros with Denver Luxury Real Estate. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile on 8z.com: 10906 W 31st Pl, Lakewood, CO 80215 

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To schedule a viewing for this home, check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the Applewood Knolls neighborhoods contact 8z REALTOR Laura Scholtz at 720-231-1803 or laura.scholtz@8z.com.

 

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