2511 Perry Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

2511 Perry Street was reviewed over the past few days in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood in Denver. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing, and follow Highlands Pulse on Facebook!

 

SLOANS LAKE 2511 PERRY ST

 

The Specs:

Address: 2511 Perry Street, Denver, CO 80211

Price: $939,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Total Square Feet: 3,144

Year Built: 2014

Original List Date: 09/12/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

The Scoop:

 

Sloan’s Lake is simply a work, a GREAT work, in progress. Yes, I love historical homes, but only to the extent they are meeting the needs of how we live today. So when one goes away and a modern or contemporary one takes its place I am on board. That opinion won’t reach 100% agreement. How will you feel about this Perry Street new build?

 

I would prefer a bit more warmth on the exterior but this is a lovely design with many windows offering fabulous light in this detached single family home on a TRIPLE lot. There are two floors above grade of 1,048 sq feet each and a lower level [basement] of the same for a total square footage of 3,089. Priced at $939,000 that is $298 per finished sq feet.

 

There are many great features such as the side-load garage and 2 extra parking spaces, 10 foot ceilings in the basement, decent city and mountain views but I really loved the modern high end wall finishes and the sexy free standing soaker tub. Another item to enjoy is that you have mature trees and privacy. I think this home suits a mature family [older kid/s]; or a single dweller or couple best because the 4 beds are split among all levels: 2 up, 1 on main and 1 lower level.

 

So many of us love our basement, it is a cozy spot for sure and one is included! Whomever the new owner/s, they will be happy with the Sloan’s Lake community, the architectural style and how this home lives.

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2511 Perry Street, Denver, CO 80211:

Layout/Floor Plan: 3

Finishes: 4

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is James Falko with Falko Realty. 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: 2511 Perry Street, Denver, CO 80211

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the Sloan’s Lake area contact 8z REALTOR Brenda Meyers at 303-883-5856 or brenda.meyers@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know! Please feel free to submit your comments below.

 

2526 King Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

2526 King Street was reviewed over the past few days in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood in Denver. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing, and follow Highlands Pulse on Facebook!

 

 

SLOANS LAKE 2526 KING ST

The Specs:

Address: 2526 King Street, Denver, CO 80211

Price: $865,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 5

Total Square Feet: 3,482

Year Built: 2014

Original List Date: 09/4/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

The Scoop:

 

This beautiful new build is an attached single family home [duplex] and exudes urban contemporary design inside and out. It replaced a dwelling that no longer met today’s buyer standards. The new build is lovely!

 

Sloan’s Lake homes can have great views and this one won’t disappoint having both mountain and city highlights! The layout is very nice too and I enjoyed seeing the “formal” dining area. I don’t mean formal like stuffy, but a designated dining area, partially open to the living space. I started imagining throwing a dinner party! Between the dining area and gorgeous kitchen is a wonderful butler pantry. Yummy kitchen with granite, but not ordinary granite. In fact the color pallete is super tasteful in taupes and greys. The kitchen is open to a living area and another more casual dining area, making this a good entertaining spot. Also on main level is a nice office or use it for more of a public space like a main floor study. The second level is dedicated to bedrooms, bathrooms and a laundry room, where it belongs… with the bedrooms. At least that is my humble opinion. Travel to the 3rd floor, wait, I forgot to mention that all 3,482 sq feet is above grade [remember the great views?], so on the upper level you have a nice family room complete with large island, wet bar and space for smaller yet full size fridge/freezer. Perfect! There is a huge 350 sq foot deck off this wonderful family room which even has a winter storage area for patio furniture. There is also another bedroom and bath – may I say guest or even a great haven for a teenager. Out back is an ample deck and grass yard and an over-sized 2 car garage with more storage. The yard is minimally landscaped and the front porch is a warm deck style porch. I personally feel the front step up to the porch and the landscape could have hit a higher note… but I am a bit picky.

 

So many fabulous amenities in this home but there is a possible drawback for some buyers – it is situated directly across the street from a school, albeit a great school, Brown Elementary. For some that is okay and for some it is not. We will see how that plays out. Another plus is the new development of the prior St. Anthony’s site and of course close to the lake and West Highlands restaurants, retail and services. At $248 per sq feet of all above grade-level living, this is priced right in the pocket. Contact me for a showing. Buyer can also select some finishing touches!

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2526 King Street, Denver, CO 80211:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 5

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Debra Guy with Re/max Cherry Creek. 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: 2526 King Street, Denver, CO 80211

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the Sloan’s Lake area contact 8z REALTOR Brenda Meyers at 303-883-5856 or brenda.meyers@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know! Please feel free to submit your comments below.

 

2151 Newton Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

2151 Newton Street was reviewed over the past few days in the Sloan’s Lake neighborhood in Denver. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on this listing, and follow Highlands Pulse on Facebook!

 

2151 Newton Street

2151 Newton Street

The Specs:

Address: 2151 Newton Street, Denver, CO 80211

Price: $1,075,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5

Total Square Feet: 3,952

Year Built: 2014

Original List Date: 08/20/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

 

 

 

 

The Scoop:

 

This is a beauty!  It’s a single family detached home and is sparkly new.  It sits on a lovely street in Sloan’s Lake and is comfortable along with other detached and semi detached new builds.  Just one block from the quiet side of Sloan’s Lake and so close to all that West Highlands has to offer.

 

The design starts at the curb and continues to the exterior facade, the front door and all throughout – even to the rear yard.  With 3,952 finished sq feet, 5 beds and 5 baths, [four full and one that is three-quarter], 3 of 5 bedrooms all on one level, this home is great for a family, [and nice laundry room on same level tool]. Also ideal for an empty-nester who loves modern design and desires home offices and dedicated space for house guests.   You will love the sleek design including two open space living areas on main floor – so lots of room for mingling parties. SO MUCH ROOM for FUN! Great built-ins and a fab fireplace feature wall. There is a generous entertainment room with wet bar in basement level too.  Beautiful wood throughout – so while it is modern, it is still warm!

 

SLOANS LAKE 2151 NEWTON REAR YARD

Originally listed higher the active price is now $1,075,000.  This is $272 per sq foot of modern design on dwelling exterior and interior with landscaping that many new builds skimp on – including a water feature and fire pit.  It will sell but it may take a bit as the higher a price is the fewer buyers available.

 

This home shows well and will live very well.  The only thing I would change is to have builder install the rear privacy fence.  Swell Dwell!

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2151 Newton Street, Denver, CO 80211:

Layout/Floor Plan: 5

Finishes: 4

Condition: 5

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is the Deviree Vallejo with Kentwood City Properties 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 Newton Street, Denver, CO 80211

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To check the status of this listing, or see other homes in the Sloan’s Lake area contact 8z REALTOR Brenda Meyers at 303-883-5856 or brenda.meyers@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know! Please feel free to submit your comments below.

 

Weekly Snapshot: Highlands Sept. 17 – 23

DenverSnapshot

 

For information on what’s newly listed or just sold in your neighborhood, click on the link below.

 

Lower Highlands

New Listings – 5

Sold – 3

 

West Highland

New Listings – 10

Sold – 5

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 3

Sold – 1

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 3

Sold – 2

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 8

Sold – 2

 

Have any questions? You can reach us at 303-543-3083 or clientcare@8z.com.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: 8 Tips To Keep Your Appliances Working

 

Laundry

1. Washers and dryers

Clear lint from dryer traps after each load of laundry (Your clothes will dry faster too). Run an empty load with a 1:1 solution of vinegar and water every six months or so to keep it nice a clean.

 

 

range hood

2. Range hoods

Clean the vent and filter to make sure it’s able to filter the air properly.

 

 

dishwasher

3. Dishwashers

Run an empty cycle with 1 cup of vinegar to clean your dishwasher out!

 

 

Midnight snacks

4. Refrigerators

Make sure to clean the coils and around them to insure that your refrigerator isn’t going more work than it needs to. Also make sure the seal is working all around the door to ensure that you aren’t wasting energy!

 

smoke detector

5. Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Test your detectors once a month to ensure they are working (or just fill your kitchen with smoke on accident to test as well haha)

 

hot water heater

6. Hot water heaters

Test the pressure-relief valves for leaks and check the outside for corrosion.

 

Under the sink.

7. Garbage disposals

Make sure nothing hard like fruit pits or silverware are in the disposal when you turn it on. If there is, turn it off immediately and retrieve whatever was causing the blockage. Also, put your citrus peels down the disposal to keep it smelling fresh.

 

air conditioner

8. Air conditioners (window or central)

Clean the air filter once a month to ensure that air can flow through it easily. Also make sure there are no leaks coming from the unit.

 

 

Via HouseLogic

Weekly Snapshot: Highlands Sept. 11 – 16

DenverSnapshot

 

For information on what’s newly listed or just sold in your neighborhood, click on the link below.

 

Lower Highlands

New Listings – 3

Sold – 7

 

West Highland

New Listings – 7

Sold – 1

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 6

Sold – 0

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 3

Sold – 5

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 6

Sold – 4

 

Have any questions? You can reach us at 303-543-3083 or clientcare@8z.com.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: Top 5 Fall Home Projects

#5. Organize the garage

When the cold temperatures roll in, you want to make sure you have room for your car in your garage and the appropriate tools on hand (snow shovels, leaf rakes, etc.) These go hand in hand. If your garage is organized, then accessing everything in it should be easier as well as making space for your car.

 

Neat garage tool hanging storage

 

 

 

#4. Plant a tree

It is least stressful for a tree to be planted when it’s dormant, which means planting in the spring or fall, so give it a go and plant a tree this fall!

 

planting trees

 

 

 

#3. Clean the gutters

When all that melted snow/rain comes pouring down your roof in the spring, you want to be sure that your gutters are clear. That means this is a job for fall!

 

Fall Cleanup - Leaves in Gutter

 

 

#2. Become energy efficient

Winter is coming… that means you should try to keep that cold air out. Caulk around windows and doors to make sure that expensive energy stays inside.

 

 

 

 

#1. Insulate the attic

One of the best fall projects is to improve your insulation in the attic. It’s blistering hot up there in the winter, so why not take advantage of the cool temperatures and save yourself on energy costs at the same time?

 

Mineralwolle - mineral rock wool 02

 

 

 

Brought to you by HouseLogic

Weekly Snapshot: Highlands Sept. 4 – 10

DenverSnapshot

 

For information on what’s newly listed or just sold in your neighborhood, click on the link below.

 

Lower Highlands

New Listings – 5

Sold – 2

 

West Highland

New Listings – 6

Sold – 0

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 11

Sold – 3

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 7

Sold – 1

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 6

Sold – 3

 

Have any questions? You can reach us at 303-543-3083 or clientcare@8z.com.

 

Ryan Carter Named 5280 Five Star Agent

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8z Real Estate is proud to announce that Ryan Carter has been awarded the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent designation by Five Star Professional! The list of Five Star agents appears annually in Denver’s 5280 Magazine. The full list is currently available in the September issue.

 

Five Star Professional is an independent research firm that contacted thousand of recent homebuyers, as well as other consumers. Real estate agents were rated on criteria such as overall satisfaction and whether the client would recommend them to a friend. Realtors did not pay a fee to be included in Five Start Professional’s research or the final list.

 

No more than 7 percent of professionals within the industry are given the award.

 

Congratulations, Ryan!

 

Stwart Cherry Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: 5 Problems With Older Homes

5. Pre-1978: Lead Paint

Lead paint has been linked to many health issues. If you’re house was last painted before 1978, your walls most likely have lead paint on them. But the most likely scenario is that it has been painted over. In this case, just be weary of paint chips coming off the wall.

 

Lead Paint

 

 

4. Pre-1970s: Fuse Boxes Instead of Circuit Breakers

Some older homes have a fuse box (or more than one) instead of a breaker. You have two choices here. Go out and buy a bunch of inexpensive fuses in case the power goes out, or replace the box with a circuit breaker.

Fuse Box

 

 

3. Pre-1960: Drafty Windows

Drafty Windows

 

These windows made of wood are certainly not air tight, meaning you could be losing a lot of money to your energy bill. Inspect and possibly replace these to save money in the long haul.

 

2. Pre-1940s: Steel Pipes

Steel water pipes have all sorts of issues associated with them including rust and even bursting. You’ll be better off replacing them than waiting for an issue if there isn’t already one.

 

Burst Pipe

 

1. Pre-1940s: Grade Issues and Moisture Problems

 

With homes this old, builders typically built a house above wet soil, but over time, the moist ground can change and may be touching the house, which can cause moisture issues.

Moisture Damage

 

 

 

List courtesy of BrightNest