Weekly Snapshot: Highlands Aug. 20 – 26

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 – 5

 

West Highland

New Listings – 5

Sold – 2

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 3

Sold – 1

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 4

Sold – 1

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 3

Sold – 6

 

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

 

Sloan’s Lake Market Update: August 2014

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As your local 8z REALTOR and market expert, it is my pleasure to recap data and provide this market update for Denver’s  Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. Stay tuned each month as I post updated information on our market’s activity.

 

Sloan’s Lake market is holding strong. Average days from list to contract, when removing two higher priced homes that are more difficult to find a buyer, was only 12 days. Homes priced right for location, condition, amenities, layout etc. are selling quickly. The difference in list price and sold price is only 1% less.

 

Sloans Lake Aug Update

 

As of Aug 27, there are 29 listings available for purchase with price points to suit most all buyers.

 

There are 15 active listings from those listed during the past 30 days. They range from a home with a recommended scrape to build and develop on a quarter acre, to another fantastic row home on Quitman, a range of $2,250,000 to $194,900. The homes I reviewed and posted about most recently were overpriced and the market responded with a “no thank you”. This is the time for sellers to see that even though the Sloan’s Lake market hasn’t slowed down too much, list too high and you won’t sell your home in a timely manner.

 

15 properties sold in the last 30 days – ranging from a cozy 537 sq foot row home for $160,000 at 2250 Quitman St, #18 to a pop top transitioning from a 1929 difficult-to-use-space to an urban contemporary detached single family beauty of 3967 sq feet for $755,000. Both homes took longer to go under contract than the average of Sloan’s Lake for the last 30 days. The average date from listing to under contract status was 23 days. A few of the higher priced homes took awhile, otherwise the average would be much less at 12 days.

 

Data and my instincts tell me that the market will slow a bit, due to both a normal cooling after summer as well as buyers having enough of a sellers’ market. It’s a good time to remember to price fairly and sail through the contract without experiencing problems with appraisal or the buyer having issue with inspections.

 

Current homeowners that want or need to sell in the Sloan’s market should be reminded that it is still a sellers’ market, and it is strong. But you must use sound judgement in list price – price too high and you will sit longer than necessary and that can be harmful to your cause. If you do not desire to sell, making sound improvements to your home will pay off, so exercise some DIY or hire an expert and enjoy the changes you make before you sell. It will pay off!

 

I am only a call or email away from providing you assistance. I’d be more than happy to discuss the current market’s activity, show homes from the current inventory and help you with any of your real estate needs in the neighborhood. You can always reach me at 303.883.5856 and Brenda.Meyers@8z.com.

2245 Grove Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

2245 Grove 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!

 

2245 Grove Street

2245 Grove Street

 

The Specs:

Address: 2245 Grove Street, Denver, CO 80211

Price: $679,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Total Square Feet: 2,555

Year Built: 1887

Original List Date: 07/31/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

The Scoop:

1887 Queen Anne seeks new owner and caretaker. Must be in love with a wrap around porch, functional layout and wompy floors.  Yes, this Victorian comes with quite a bit of uneven floors, but worth checking out to see what can be done.  Great layout.  Yard needs some work, as it definitely lacks on curb appeal.  Corner lot so lots of potential.   There isn’t a garage, but plans/drawings for garage will be provided by seller.

 

The home has been completely renovated, other than the floors.  Expensive work such as electric, plumbing, two furnaces has been completed. The original windows have been rebuilt.  The new roof is a huge bonus.

 

The owner of this home will be a lover of historic homes with a bonus of a functional open layout and newer kitchen.  Price was lowered from $689,000 to $679,000 after my visit.  This is $298 per finished square feet, all above grade.  Value is not great, not bad.  Most home buyers spending $679 are going to expect more, in my humble opinion.

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2245 Grove Street, Denver, CO 80211:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 3

Condition: 2

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 2

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is Frank Cefaratti with Cantafio & Fischer 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: 2245 Grove 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.

 

1926 Irving Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

1926 Irving 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!

1926 Irving

The Specs:

Address: 1926 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204

Price: $600,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4

Total Square Feet: 1,910

Year Built: 1910

Original List Date: 07/09/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

The Scoop:

kitchen has been updated it has a more traditional feel with warm cream cabinets that have been glazed. There are two beds on main floor with a shared bath. The stairs to the basement deliver you to an area with unknown use – perhaps an office [but it won't be private].  You then have access to a nice laundry room with cabinet storage and another large room [without a closet]. At the end of the hall, past a bathroom, you will find a large wet bar, with a family room area that seems too small.  Would be nice to open this space to the next large room, the one without a closet, and then the owner would have a nice open entertainment area.  The 2nd level of the home features a master bedroom suite, complete with sitting room with fireplace and super spacious master bath with a view of downtown.  The closet lacks in size.  The rear yard is small, but functional.  There is a nice 3 car garage [limited street parking as there is only parking on the opposite side of street where Hallock Park is - you have a nice view of the park!  The 3 car garage has a nice stairway to a large rooftop deck with a view of downtown and the mountains as well.

 

This renovation is a nice compliment to Sloan’s Park neighborhood and definitely to Irving Street as the neighbors are newer builds with the same exterior feel.  This home is move-in ready.  The kitchen renovation is more traditional than most homes recently renovated, so you won’t have the sleek and mod feel but does have granite and stainless steel.  The cabinets are more traditional as they are a glazed cream color.  Enjoy upgrades such as the basement wet bar and outstanding master bath with heated floors.

 

Priced at $624,900 when I toured the home, it has been reduced to $600,000.  While this looks great on paper at $247 per sq foot above grade and only $171 per sq foot total fin sq feet, the home will have to find the right owner. This floor plan most often eliminates young families but is good value for those who can work with this layout.  The master suite is alone upstairs and there are two beds on main floor.  There can also be a non-conforming bed in basement  – if you don’t want to combine that area to make a functional family room.

 

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 1926 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204:

Layout/Floor Plan: 3

Finishes: 3

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is the Linda Kukulski Miller with Real Estate Denver Team. 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: 1926 Irving Street, Denver, CO 80204

 

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 Aug. 13 – 19

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

 

Lower Highlands

New Listings – 8

Sold – 5

 

West Highland

New Listings – 7

Sold – 0

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 0

Sold – 3

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 4

Sold – 3

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 4

Sold – 2

 

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

 

Does Your Highlands Walk Score Fit Your Lifestyle?

Photo: Derek Adkins

 

How easily can you walk to nearby amenities? This is a question set forth by Walk Score. Walk Score lets you take a city, a zip code, a well known neighborhood, and even down to your specific address, and it calculated a walk score (and a bike and public transportation score) for exactly what you specified.

 

This is an important piece of criteria for some people who want to (or need to) be able to walk to everything from their home, and not so important for others who prefer driving. Do you live in an area that fits your lifestyle? The walk score for Highlands varies depending on the neighborhood. West Highlands is 77, Sloan’s Lake is 58, Berkeley is 74, Lower Highland is 80 and Sunnyside is 68 out of 100, meaning it ranges from Somewhat Walkable to Very Walkable. This, of course, depends on where you live in your neighborhood. What is yours in comparison to the rest of the neighborhood?

 

Walk Score

 

 

If you live in the suburbs or in a rural neighborhood, you’re going to have a pretty low walk score. This can be a positive for some people. If you like to have a larger property or want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’re probably going to be trading a high walk score for those advantages. The other end of the spectrum is to live in a densely populated neighborhood where you can walk to everything and don’t even need a car. You can fit into your community or feel like you need to move. It all just depends on what matches your lifestyle.

 

Check out Walk Score to find out more about your own Walk Score.

 

 

 

 

2105 Grove Street, Denver: A Sloan’s Lake Review

2105 Grove 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!

2105 Grove

The Specs:

Address: 2105 Grove Street, Denver, CO 80211

Price: $409,900

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Total Square Feet: 1,589

Year Built: 1911

Original List Date: 07/23/2014

Location: Sloan’s Lake

 

 

 

 

 

The Scoop:

This single family detached home is situated on a corner lot within Sloan’s Lake.

 

If you like craftsman charm then you will love the original wood details, found in the entry way, living room and dining rooms. Unfortunately it is these same wood details that lend to the heaviness in this space. A new owner may be challenged with how to lighten up the space short of removing the wood or painting it – dare I say that? There are much bigger challenges though. The biggest being that there is no garage or space to build one, in fact there is no off street parking at all. There are two beds on the main floor and one in the basement. The basement bath is part of the laundry room and lastly the kitchen is a small L shaped space.

 

Price was just lowered from $417,500 to $409,900 and I do believe it is still overpriced due to lack of garage [or space to build one], bedroom layout, and smaller kitchen. Home will find a beloved owner, but at a further reduced price.

 

The Score:

Below are my overall ratings for 2105 Grover Street, Denver, CO 80211:

Layout/Floor Plan: 2

Finishes: 2

Condition: 3

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is the Andrew Johnsen with Finn 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: 2105 Grove 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.

 

Quick Tip Tuesday: 5 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

new roof

 

1. Clean up. It’s so simple to do, but you’d be surprised how often it doesn’t get done. There are some BAD MLS photos out there to prove it!

 

2. Improve your curb appeal. It’s literally the first thing that prospective buyers see when looking at your house. First impressions can be everything.

 

3. Stand out from your neighbor’s house. Whether this is with color or a new roof, sometimes it’s the little things that can win a house over for someone.

 

4. Make sure everything works. If someone can’t imagine themselves moving in right away, it’s often a deterrent. A potential buyer isn’t going to want to have to replace the dishwasher the same week they move into a place.

 

5. Price! Obviously price is a deciding factor on how fast home sells. A realtor should give you comps (comparisons of similar homes) to show you what your house might sell for. Buyers are looking at these same types of numbers, so if you’re overpriced for the category, it may take a while to sell.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Snapshot: Highlands Aug. 6 – 12

DenverSnapshot

 

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

 

Lower Highlands

New Listings – 2

Sold – 2

 

West Highland

New Listings – 2

Sold – 5

 

Sloan’s Lake

New Listings – 5

Sold – 2

 

Sunnyside

New Listings – 2

Sold – 3

 

Berkeley

New Listings – 3

Sold – 4

 

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

 

2621 Meade St: Beautiful New Home Coming Soon to The Highlands!

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Luxury meets function in this completely renovated home just blocks from Sloan’s Lake and Highlands Square.  This home is essentially new with only a few walls remaining of the original structure.
The appeal starts at the curb with this home, where thoughtful modern architecture sits on top of well manicured landscaping.  A covered drive-through provides convenient access to the kitchen and mudroom area before continuing on to a 3-car garage.
The main level of this home lives large and regal with a wide open floor plan, grand kitchen and high-end finishes.  The second level boasts a lavish master suite with a five-piece bath and a large master closet with access to the laundry room.  Two additional bedrooms are joined by a jack and jill bathroom.  An open landing at the top of the stairs can be used for an additional office nook, reading area or just open space.

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 *Floor plans subject to change

 

 

 

 

 
After a walk to Highland’s Square or Sloan’s Lake, you’ll love coming home to this luxurious retreat!
Offers are being accepted pre-completion.  Contact listing agents for details, full floor plans and any additional information.

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Lauren Gates

303.993.9770

lauren.gates@8z.com

 

Ryan Carter

303.332.3611

ryan@8z.com