5352 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder: A Country Club Review

5352 Pennsylvania Ave was reviewed over the past few days in the Country Club neighborhood in Boulder. Read below for the additional info on this home!

 

 

The Specs:

5352 Pennsylvania Ave

5352 Pennsylvania Ave

Address:  5352 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Price: $747,500

Original List Date: 04/08/2014

Style: Raised Ranch/Ranch – 1 Story

Year Built: 1992

Total Square Feet: 3,496

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

LocationCountry Club

 

The Scoop:

For the past few months, I have been searching the Country Club Park neighborhood for a suitable home for a young couple I’m working with.  Once I saw this home hit the market, I knew it would be a good fit.  We scheduled a showing immediately and followed that with an offer to the seller.  I’m happy to say that we are now under-contract.

 

This home is extremely well cared for and offers a nice floor plan with two bedrooms and an office space on the upper level and a large rec. room and two bedrooms on the lower level.  The home offers a 1/3rd of an acre lot with a large backyard and deck space.

 

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At just $213 per square feet, this home was priced to sell quickly and it did.

 

The Score:

Below are my overall rating for 5352 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303:

Layout/Floor Plan – 4

Finishes – 4

Condition – 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping – 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities – 5

Overall Value – 5

 

The listing agent for this property is Karen Bernardi with Coldwell Banker Res-Canyon Blvd. 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: 5352 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

 

Need a market expert’s assistance?  To set up a showing to see this home contact Erik Boye at: erikboye@8z.com or call 303-931-4051. Or find him on Yelp.

 

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5045 Cascade Ave, Boulder: A Country Club Review

5045 Cascade Ave was reviewed over the past few days in the Country Club neighborhood in Boulder. Read below for the additional info on this home!

 

 

The Specs:

5045 Cascade Ave

5045 Cascade Ave

Address:  5045 Cascade Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Price: $615,000

Original List Date: 04/04/2014

Style: Bi-Level

Year Built: 1963

Total Square Feet: 2,610

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

LocationCountry Club

 

The Scoop:

This home sits on a nice corner lot and is ripe for some updating (unless you like gold wall paper and blue baths and sinks).

 

A little interior cosmetic updating and the home has a lot of upside potential.  Exterior needs some paint but most of the home is brick.

 

The property has a separate detached garage or studio space (in addition to the attached two car side load garage).

 

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It will take a while to find the right buyer with vision but I think this is what is sometimes referenced as a “diamond in the rough.”

 

The Score:

Below are my overall rating for 5045 Cascade Ave, Boulder, CO 80303:

Layout/Floor Plan – 3

Finishes – 2

Condition – 2

Curb Appeal/Landscaping – 2

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities – 4

Overall Value – 3

 

The listing agent for this property is Sue Masterson with Re/max Of Boulder, Inc. 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: 5045 Cascade Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

 

Need a market expert’s assistance?  To set up a showing to see this home contact Erik Boye at: erikboye@8z.com or call 303-931-4051. Or find him on Yelp.

 

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Properties Sold in Columbine: 1st Quarter 2014

For monthly market stats and the inside scoop on our community please visit ColumbinePulse.com

 

Here is a brief overview of sold listings from the Boulder’s Columbine neighborhood over the past three months.

 

Sold Listings from the Past Quarter:

 

Address Price Beds Baths Square Feet DTC
2707 Valmont Rd Unit: 104C $112,000 1 1 576 4 *
3380 Folsom St Unit: 211 $155,000 2 1 900 299 *
3545 28th St Unit: 108 $185,000 2 2 830 2 *
1895 Alpine Ave Unit: 18 $234,000 2 1 910 1 *
1201 Balsam Ave Unit: 103 $339,000 2 1 792 31 *
2625 Tabriz Pl Unit: D21 $339,000 3 1 962 32 *
2634 Tabriz Pl $214,975 2 1 856 33 *
3125 Folsom St $349,500 3 1 1,053 25 *
3356 Broadway St $389,950 3 2 1,536 147 *
3145 Repplier St $465,000 3 2 1,225 2 *
2880 Ellison Pl $535,500 3 2 1,728 2 *
2631 Thornbird Pl $567,014 3 3 2,025 5 *
3600 Cloverleaf Dr $587,000 3 2 1,800 74 *
1909 Joslyn Ct $635,000 3 3 2,414 78 *
2055 Floral Dr $640,000 3 2 1,553 2 *
1969 Joslyn Ct $727,500 4 3 2,354 99 *

**Days to Contract   *Listed and/or Sold by other companies

 

To see complete listing details and photos for each sold property above go to ColumbinePulse.8z.com.

 

Stats from Corresponding Quarter:

Condos:
Average Sold Price $227,333
Median Sold Price $209,500
Average Days to Contract 62
Average Square Footage 828
Average Price per Square Foot $271.19
Single Family Homes:
Average Sold Price $511,144
Median Sold Price $551,257
Average Days to Contract 46
Average Square Footage 1,654
Average Price per Square Foot $311.67

 

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I am part of our Columbine community. Visit our online community, ColumbinePulse.com, for the inside scoop on what neighbors care about most. Like us at Facebook.com/ColumbinePulse

 

Daphne Queen
8z REALTOR®

303-589-4308

daphne@8z.com

DaphneQueen.8z.com

 

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Noel Bennett

303.563.4117
fax: 303.444.4987
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Boulder, CO 80305

Community Design Workshops for Baseline Zero

 

 

West Baseline Investors, LLC, will be hosting a series of community design workshops on the proposed development for the area at 27th Way and Moorhead.  The workshops will be held on Tuesday 15 April from 6-8 pm, Wednesday 23 April from 6-8 pm, and Saturday 26 April from 2-4 pm.  All meetings will be held at the Boulder Outlook Hotel 800 28th Street in the Crown Rock Room (at the far side of the restaurant).  Attendees can just drop in or stay for the entire workshop to talk with the developer, Bruce Dierking, and the design team about the concept, which is comprised of a 55 foot hotel and a 55 foot Class A Office Space in the area zoned BC-2, intended for neighborhood services.

 

 

Given the enormous impact the development could have on the Martin Acres community if built, given its size, scale, traffic, parking, safety, and floodplain issues, interested and concerned residents should mark their calendars in order to provide comments and learn more about the concept.  Members of the MANA Baseline Zero Working Group will be outside the workshop, and can answer questions about the White Papers that were presented at the Planning Board Meeting, which can be found on the MANA web site.

 

Market Update for Columbine: 1st Quarter 2014

Here is a brief overview of sold listings from this market over the past three months in Boulders’s Columbine neighborhood. 

 

Sold Listings from the Past Quarter:

 

Address Price Beds Baths Square Feet DTC
Attached Dwellings
2707 Valmont Rd Unit: 104C $112,000 1 1 576 4 *
3380 Folsom St Unit: 211 $155,000 2 1 900 299 *
3545 28th St Unit: 108 $185,000 2 2 830 2 *
1895 Alpine Ave Unit: 18 $234,000 2 1 910 1 *
1201 Balsam Ave Unit: 103 $339,000 2 1 792 31 *
2625 Tabriz Pl Unit: D21 $339,000 3 1 962 32 *
$227,333 828 61.5
Single Family Homes
2634 Tabriz Pl $214,975 2 1 856 33 *
3125 Folsom St $349,500 3 1 1,053 25 *
3356 Broadway St $389,950 3 2 1,536 147 *
3145 Repplier St $465,000 3 2 1,225 2 *
2880 Ellison Pl $535,500 3 2 1,728 2 *
2631 Thornbird Pl $567,014 3 3 2,025 5 *
3600 Cloverleaf Dr $587,000 3 2 1,800 74 *
1909 Joslyn Ct $635,000 3 3 2,414 78 *
2055 Floral Dr $640,000 3 2 1,553 2 *
1969 Joslyn Ct $727,500 4 3 2,354 99 *

 

 

DTC = Days to Contract      *Listed and/or Sold by other companies

 

 

Stats from Corresponding Quarter:

 

ATD
Average Sold Price $227,333
Median Sold Price $209,500
Average Days to Contract 62
Average Square Footage 828
Average Price per Square Foot $271.19
SFH
Average Sold Price $511,144
Median Sold Price $551,257
Average Days to Contract 46
Average Square Footage 1,654
Average Price per Square Foot $311.67

 

 

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Contact Your Market Expert:

 

I am your local real estate expert and am proud to be part of our Columbine community. Give me a call if you are thinking of buying or selling!

 

Daphne Queen

8z REALTOR

303.589.4308

Email: daphne@8z.com

DaphneQueen.8z.com

 

 

Contact Your Local Lender:

 

Remember there are many alternatives to a 20% down payment, some with even less than 5% down. Please call 8z Mortgage to have us evaluate your financial situation.

 

NOEL BENNETT

303.563.4117

fax: 303.444.4987

nbennett@8zmortgage.com

NMLS# 290197

LMB# 100010088

8z Office Address:

8z Real Estate

4041 Hanover Ave., Suite 200,

Boulder CO 80305

 

 

Martin Acres Blossoming with April Events and Eggstravaganza

This April finds Martin Acres awash with spring events.  This coming Saturday, 19 April, brings the annual Eggstravaganza at Martin Park.  The whole community is invited.  There will be about 1000 plus eggs (filled with goodies) and other prizes, and the annual water balloon contest organized by our Energizer Bunny, David Lorraine.  Thanks to the South Broadway Church of the Nazarene for all their hard work on this event.

 

 

 

The Friends of Martin Acres, which David started, received a grant from the Boulder Arts Commission to do the mural in the underpass at Martin Drive in partnership with Creekside Elementary School.  Other Martin Park efforts include a clean-up by a jail crew brought in by the City, and new gardens going in around the shelter and the tennis court.  An additional garden project lies on the north end of Boulder in the Pocket Park connecting Elm St. to 27th Way.  Rosemary Haggerty and other residents are working with David to trim trees, paint the fence, start a garden, and plant shrubs.  Stay tuned to hear about exciting plans for the Head Start property by Creekside Elementary School.

 

 Finally, on Saturday 12 April, some residents got together with David and Michael Le Desma, who played some songs on the Shakuhachi flute, and his wife Hana to participate in a traditional tea ceremony to celebrate Hanami.  Meaning “flower viewing”, Hanami is the traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers, usually cherry blossoms (“sakura”).  And it was Sakura blossoms that the gathering celebrated, in light of the 50 Sakura trees planted in Martin Park as part of the Boulder-Yamagata sister city project.  Participants sipped tea and cider and ate sushi and other goodies.  Rumor has it that this could become an annual event.

 

1052 Rosehill Drive, Boulder: A Chautauqua Review

1052 Rosehill Drive was reviewed over the past few days in Boulder’s Chautauqua neighborhood. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing!

 

 

The Specs:photo

Address: 1052 Rosehill Drive, Boulder, CO 80302

Price: $2,850,000

Original List Date:  01/16/2014

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 6

Total Square Feet: 6,740

Location: Chautauqua

 

 

The Scoop:

This is a beautiful modern home that has high end finishes, and is perfect for a family.  You enter the home and walk into an open floor plan on the main floor with loads of natural light that consists of the kitchen, dining room, family room and separate office and mudroom.  The upstairs is perfect for a family with children.  There is a master bed and bath, and then 4 additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  Above the garage, you will find nanny quarters or studio.  There are also views to be enjoyed from inside and outside the home.

 

I believe it is taking a while to sell this listing due to the newly finished basement that doesn’t smell quite right.  Not sure what is causing it, but I am sure it is turning potential buyers away.

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 1052 Rosehill Drive, Boulder, CO 80302:

Layout/Floor Plan: 5

Finishes: 5

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 5

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 5

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Karen Bernardi with the Coldwell Banker Res- Canyon Blvd. 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: 1052 Rosehill Drive, Boulder, CO 80302

 

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 Chautauqua area, please feel free to contact me at 303-877-0107 or Juli.pearce@8z.com.

 

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715 Arapahoe Ave #1: A University Hills Review

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715 Arapahoe Ave #1 was reviewed over the past few days in the Flatirons subdivision of the University Hill neighborhood in Boulder. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing!

 

The Specs:

715 Arapahoe Ave, #1

715 Arapahoe Ave, #1

Address: 715 Arapahoe Ave #1, Boulder, CO 80302

Price: $389,900

Original List Date: 04/09/2014

Total Square Feet: 1,224

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Location: University Hill

 

 

The Scoop:

 

The curb appeal is lacking for 715 Arapahoe Ave. unit 1 but the rental income potential is not.

 

If you can look past the fact that the entrance to this condo is below grade and the complex it is in is located behind another building, you will be able to see this condo’s rental potential.

 

Located steps from Boulder Creek, a short walk to Eben G. Fine Park and minutes from downtown, this three bedroom, two bath condo screams income property. The bathrooms and kitchen are updated, there are decent-sized rooms and acceptable storage space. The CAP rate using the list price comes out to be a little less than five percent – a decent CAP rate for this area.

 

This property will sell for close to the ask price despite it’s lack of curb appeal. The list price of this condo blows the competition out of the water at $389,900 or $319/SF. An identical condo in layout, size and location – 745 Arapahoe Ave 102 – is currently listed at $439,000 – $49,100 more than 715 Arapahoe unit 1.

 

But when talking about value it is all about recently sold like-kind properties. 715 Arapahoe unit 1′s list price looks good compared to these numbers as well.

 

315 Arapahoe Ave 304 sold on 4/4/14 for $605,000 or $385/SF.

 

315 Arapahoe Ave 203 sold on 12/20/13 for $499,000 or $375/SF.

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 715 Arapahoe Ave #1, Boulder, CO 80302:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 3

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 2

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 5

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Dunbar Hardy with Re/Max Alliance On Walnut. 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: 715 Arapahoe Ave #1, Boulder, CO 80302

 

Interested in a status update or 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 Boulder area contact 8z REALTOR Katie Drucker at 720-415-4914 or katie.drucker@8z.com.

 

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Boulder Open Houses

Weekend open houses in Boulder

Weekend open houses in Boulder

 

The trend shifted this week in open houses around Boulder and now we have open houses around the perimeter of the city with very little in the downtown area.

 

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1633 18th St. #3: A Done Deal in Goss Grove

1633 18th St. #3

1633 18th St. #3

 

1633 18th St. #3 was just evaluated in the Goss Grove neighborhood in Boulder. Was this a good deal? Our 8z Neighborhood Expert knows and dishes the scoop on this recently sold home.

 

Listed at: $219,500

Sold for: $209,000

 

On January 22, 2014 I wrote about a small, one bedroom condo, brimming with style – 1633 18th St. Unit 3. I made the claim that the list price was high for this area and property. I was correct.

 

1633 18th St. #3 sat on the extremely tight Boulder market for 14 days at $219,500 or $454/SF. Dropping the list price to $215,500 or $446 did the trick – 1633 18th St. #3 went under contract three days after that drop in price. This property closed 27 days later with a price tag $10,500 lower than the original ask price selling at $209,000 or $432/SF – a reasonable price for this prime Boulder location.

 

A nearby one-bedroom condo 1430 18th St. #6 sold for $172,500 or $399/SF on 8/28/2013.

 

1634 17th St. #8 – another one bedroom in the Goss Grove neighborhood – sold on 8/16/2013 for $178,500 or $436/SF.

 

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To see homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Katie Drucker at katie.drucker@8z.com.

 

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