730 Woodland Way, Fort Collins: A Willow Park Review

730 Woodland Way was reviewed over the past few days in Woodlands subdivision of the Willow Park neighborhood in Fort Collins. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

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The Specs:

Address: 730 Woodland Way, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $264,500

Style: 1 Story/Ranch

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Total Square Feet: 1,472

Approximate Lot Size (Acres): .18

Year Built: 1990

Original List Date: 10/19/2014

Location: Willow Park

 

The Scoop:

 

This is a really nice ranch style home that has been remodeled well. Chefs will be glad to know that the owners put more cabinet space in the kitchen. Those that enjoy spending time outdoors will really appreciate the covered patio out back. The master bedroom is huge and has a very nice bath & closet set up. Nothing to complain about with this property.

 

At a list price of $264,500 this property went under contract in just 3 days. I would be surprised if it did not end up selling for asking price or maybe even a little more.

 

The Score:

Below are our overall ratings for 730 Woodland Way, Fort Collins, CO 80526:

Layout/Floor Plan: 3

Finishes: 4

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is Gregory Ranson with Century 21 Humpal 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: 730 Woodland Way, Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To set up a showing to see this home contact 8z Broker Brandon Bidwell at 970-215-1573 or bidwell@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know your comments below!

Warming Troutman Park… One Coat at a Time

Saturday, October 25th, 2014 is “Make a Difference Day” 

To celebrate what we can do for our communities, 8z Fort Collins is collecting clean, gently worn coats, and clean children’s boots & outerwear in your Neighborhood on behalf of Fort Collins Rescue Mission.

 

I will be collecting coats in your neighborhood on 11/8 OR you can drop your items off at our Fort Collins office:

 

3555 Stanford Rd. Suite 201, Fort CollinsCO 80525 
Phone: (970) 223-3313

 

9am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday, between 10/20 and 10/31

 
40938To arrange a pick at your home on 11/8, please email or call me, Brandon Bidwell, 8z Neighborhood Expert:

 

bidwell@8z.com or 970-215-1573

 

 

Please clearly mark your items for 8z Real Estate and leave on your front porch for pick up on the 8th!

 

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One Warm Coat

Quick Tip Tuesday: Top 5 Most-Desired Home Improvements

According to a recent survey of 2,000 homeowners conducted by HSH.com, when couples were asked what home improvements would make their marriage happier, these were the top 5 results.

 

What are your most desired home improvement projects?

 

#5 – Man Cave

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While the “man cave” received the least praise overall, it was the most-voted-for renovation by male participants.

 

#4 - His & Hers Walk-In Closets

15.23 percent of participants say his & hers walk-in closets would make their marriages the happiest. Of the 1,001 females surveyed, after a dream kitchen, this was next highest on their list.

15.23 percent of participants say his & hers walk-in closets would make their marriages the happiest. Of the 1,001 females surveyed, after a dream kitchen, this was next highest on their list.

 

#3 - Finished Basement

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Couples again had their children and themselves in mind when they said a finished basement would contribute to the happiness of their families.

 

#2 - Bigger Yard

A bigger yard was the renovation with the second highest number of votes. Couples also agreed a bigger yard would make their kids happier, rather than a bigger house.

A bigger yard was the renovation with the second highest number of votes. Couples also agreed a bigger yard would make their kids happier, rather than a bigger house.

 

#1 – Dream Kitchen

According to the survey, couples agreed that a dream kitchen would make their marriages the happiest.

According to the survey, couples agreed that a dream kitchen would make their marriages the happiest.

 

 

 

Here are the results:

1. Dream kitchen – 23.39%

2. Bigger yard – 19.06%

3. Finished basement – 16.46%

4. His & hers walk-in closets – 15.23%

5. Man cave – 13.72%

 Via Chicago Tribune

936 Butte Pass Drive, Fort Collins: A Willow Park Review

936 Butte Pass Drive was reviewed over the past few days in the Willow Park neighborhood in Fort Collins. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

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The Specs:

Address: 936 Butte Pass Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $245,000

Style: Two-Story

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Total Square Feet: 1,372

Approximate Lot Size Square Feet: 6,118

Year Built: 1983

Original List Date: 10/10/2014

Location: Willow Park

 

The Scoop:

The house at 936 Butte Pass Dr. was listed for sale on October 10th.

 

The positives:
- New Roof
- New Interior & Exterior Paint
- New flooring

 

The drawbacks:
- Some significant settling in the walk up to the front door may require mud-jacking
- The living room is small and the fireplace really dictates how you can arrange furniture.

 

This place is a pretty clean and very well cared for from what I saw. It could make a really nice place for a 1st time buyer but may not appeal to those with young children because of the separation of levels between Master bedroom (main level) and 2nd/3rd bedrooms (up stairs).

 

I believe this home will sell before too long and will most likely go for somewhere right about $240,000.

 

The Score:

Below are our overall ratings for 936 Butte Pass Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526:

Layout/Floor Plan: 3

Finishes: 4

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 4

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is Angie Spangler with RE/MAX Advanced 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: 936 Butte Pass Drive , Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To set up a showing to see this home contact 8z Broker Brandon Bidwell at 970-215-1573 or bidwell@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know your comments below!

418 Towhee St, Fort Collins: A Larkborough Review

418 Towhee St was reviewed over the past few days in the Larkborough neighborhood in Fort Collins. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

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The Specs:

Address: 418 Towhee St, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $239,000

Style: Tri-Level

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1.5

Total Square Feet: 1,320

Approximate Lot Size Square Feet: 7,310

Year Built: 1980

Original List Date: 10/10/2014

Location: Larkborough

 

 

The Scoop:

 

The house at 418 Towhee St. hit the market on October 10th at $243,500. The sellers must have received some feedback about the price because 2 days later they reduced it to $239,900.

 
On the positive side this home has:
- New Exterior Paint and pretty decent curb appeal out front.
- Some of the popcorn ceiling has been removed.

 
On the downside 418 Towhee St. has:
- Old commercial grade carpet
- Original brass fixtures, aluminum windows and kitchen/bathroom flooring.
- Banged up drywall & trim
- A back yard that most will want to spend money on (there are no trees, bushes or landscaping aside from the grass)

 

 

I believe that $239,900 may be just a little much to ask for a tri-level in this condition. With that being said it is the most affordable house for sale in the Troutman Park community so there may be some interest and I would imagine it may go under contract before too long. My guess is that it will end up selling somewhere in the low $230k range.

 

 

The Score:

Below are our overall ratings for 418 Towhee St, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Layout/Floor Plan: 2

Finishes: 2

Condition: 2

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 2

 

The listing office for this property is Janet Z 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: 418 Towhee St, Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To set up a showing to see this home contact 8z Broker Brandon Bidwell at 970-215-1573 or bidwell@8z.com.

 

Have you viewed the home above? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know your comments below!

430 Guillemont Street: A Done Deal in Larkborough

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430 Guillemont St was just evaluated in the Larkborough neighborhood in Fort Collins. Was this a good deal? Our 8z Neighborhood Expert knows and dishes the scoop on this recently sold home. Follow Troutman Park Pulse on Facebook!

 

Listed at: $229,900

Sold for: $235,000

 

It didn’t take long for 430 Guillemont to go under contract. This home was listed for sale on August 21st and went under contract just 3 days later. It closed on September 26th for $5,100 more than the sellers were asking for which would suggest that there was competition from at least 2 parties that made an offer.

 

This was a clean tri-level home that was somewhat dated on the interior but obviously well taken care of. It did have a new roof and exterior paint job when it was sold. The sales price of $235,000 is what I would expect for a home of this style and condition.
Need a market expert’s assistance? To see homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Brandon Bidwell at brandon.bidwell@8z.com.

 

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

1042 Butte Pass Drive, Fort Collins: A Done Deal in Willow Park

 

 

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1042 Butte Pass Drive was just evaluated in the Willow Park neighborhood in Fort Collins. Was this a good deal? Our 8z Neighborhood Expert knows and dishes the scoop on this recently sold home. Follow Troutman Park Pulse on Facebook!

 

Listed at: $259,900

Sold for: $256,000

 

This home initially hit the market on July 10 at $269,900. When I previewed the property I remember thinking they were asking a lot for a house in that kind of worn condition. On August 20 the seller reduced the price to $259,900 and 3 weeks later they went under contract.

 

Being on the market for 92 days is a long time for a house at this price point. It’s hard to think that the buyer of 1042 Butte Pass Dr. got a good deal considering the amount of work that this home needed.

 

For more information on how this home was showing check out the review here: 1042 Butte Pass Drive, Fort Collins: A Willow Park Review

 

Need a market expert’s assistance? To see homes in the area contact 8z REALTOR Brandon Bidwell at brandon.bidwell@8z.com.

 

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

Infographic: October 2014 Market Update for Troutman Park

Troutman Park - Fort Collins, real estate infographic

 

Right now 69% (9 out of 13) of homes on the market in Troutman Park’s neighborhoods are under contract.

 

Sold in September

 

430 Guillemont St., Listed at $229,900, Sold for $235,000, 3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,359 sq. ft. 37 days on the market, under contract in 3 days, $172.92/sq. ft.

3906 Benthaven St., Listed at $240,000, Sold for $240,000 (sellers payed $1,500 in buyers closing costs), 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,707 sq. ft. 81 days on the market, under contract in 6 days, $140.60/sq. ft.

4418 Waterleaf Ct., Listed at $250,000, Sold for $245,000 (sellers paid $500 of buyers closing costs), 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,586 sq. ft. 29 days on the market, under contract in 5 days, $154.48/sq. ft.

819 Bitterbrush Ln., Listed at $250,000, Sold for $255,000, 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,308 sq. ft. 54 days on the market, under contract in 4 days, $194.95/sq. ft.

701 Bear Creek Dr., Listed at $270,000, Sold for $265,000, 4 beds, 2 baths, 2,110 sq. ft. 55 days on the market, under contract in 19 days, $125.59/sq. ft.

 

Last year in September there were just 2 homes that sold in Troutman Park’s neighborhoods (both of them on Albion). They ranged in price from $197,500-$260,000 for an average of $228,750 and a total volume of $457,500. One of those homes went under contract its first day on the market and the other on its 3rd day.

 

Compare that to last month’s 5 sales that started at $235,000 and went up to $265,000 with an average price at $248,000 and total volume of $1,240,000. These homes averaged 7.4 days on the market before going under contract.

 

The difference between last month and September of 2013 is that there is more inventory for buyers to consider in your neighborhood. The demand for real estate around Troutman Park has been quite high for a couple years but with a little better selection now for buyers to choose from there is better balance in the market. The increase in supply is why we’re seeing a little tighter grouping on the price range with homes that are staying on the market just a few days longer.

 

It’s still a sellers’ market, but this is not the time to get greedy if you’re thinking about putting your home up for sale. We do notice a seasonal slow down as we head into the holidays so you need to be on your A game if it’s time to put your house on the market. There is still healthy interest for homes that are priced reasonably and in good showing condition.

 

If you need to sell your property right now make sure you’re hitting the market with your best foot forward. Be sure you have a professional photographer take photos after you have had a staging consultation to get the most out of your sale.

 

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Please call me if you need any assistance in Fort Collins. I’d be more than happy to discuss the current market’s activity, show homes from the current inventory and help you with your real estate needs. You can always reach me at 970.215.1573 or bidwell@8z.com

New Speed Bumps Slow it Down on Hummingbird Dr.

One of the residents on Humminbird Dr. had noticed that a lot of traffic had been coming through and using that street as a thorough fare and many above the speed limit. He petitioned the city and I noticed they recently had the speed bumps installed on Hummingbird. 

A Neighbor’s Review: 4903 Pyrenees Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526

4903 Pyrenees Drive, Fort Collins, CO

4903 Pyrenees Drive, Fort Collins, CO

Beautiful. Just like all the homes in Le Jardin, this home offers solid construction, huge cathedral ceilings and quality finishings. I love the how the kitchen is set off with its own casual dining area and fireplace. So cozy, yet elegant. The backyard offers views of the foothills, privacy from mature landscaping and enough grass to play on. The bedrooms are large and if my own home had a master bathroom as luxurious as this one, I might never leave it!

 

Other important details to know include: 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 3 car garage, 2, 143 finished square feet, 4,286 total square feet (unfinished basement).

 

This home is listed at $587,000 and is listed by David Freismuth of ERA Herman Group. Please feel free to call your 8z Realtor, Brandon Bidwell to view this property and it would be our pleasure to assist you with this or any property that interests you.

 

Have you viewed this home? Do you agree with our listing review? Let us know your comments below!

 

 

4903 Pyrenees Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526
MLS #744343

 

My ratings (from 1 to 5 stars):

I would hang out in the yard/patio/deck/balcony *****
I won’t have to change a thing after we close *****
My score on family friendliness *****
My score on pet friendliness ***** (fenced yard and great walking neighborhood)