913 Burgundy Court, Fort Collins: A Four Seasons Review

913 Burgundy Court was reviewed over the past few days in the Four Seasons neighborhood in Fort Collins. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

 

The Specs:

913 Burgundy Court

913 Burgundy Court

 

Address: 913 Burgundy Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $265,000

Original List Date: 4/18/2014

Style: Two-story

Year Built: 1980

Total Square Feet: 1,628

Approximate Lot Size Square Feet: 5,775

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 2

Location: Four Seasons

 

 

The Scoop:

 

 

The owner of 913 Burgundy no longer lives here but has tenants who appear to take pretty good care of the place. When I spoke with the owner he mentioned that one of his favorite features of this home was the green belt and walking trail that is adjacent to the property. After previewing this house for myself I could certainly see what he was talking about. The fenced yard offers a nice private setting and will peak the interest of those who enjoy entertaining outdoors. The deck looked like it might need a little repair but other than that there is not much to complain about with the yard. There are a couple features that some buyers will object to. The kitchen does showcase newer cabinets & stainless appliances but it is a small galley style kitchen that will not thrill anyone who likes to cook. Another big objection that most will have is that the master bedroom has the only bathroom on the main level. I would imagine that most will really struggle with the idea of company having to go upstairs or through the master to use a restroom.

 

 

I would think that the home at 913 Burgundy will appeal most to a younger individual or couple that has a minimalist kind of mindset. The layout and floor plan is far from the most functional in the neighborhood but there is a lot to be said for the “move-in” condition that this place offers in today’s market.

 

 

A good comparable that I’m sure this owner was using is the home that sold at 919 Arbor Ave on January 14th. That property was listed at $275,000 and ended up selling for $260,000. To read more about that sale check out the Sold Review in the Home Hub section.
913 Burgundy Ct is essentially the same house as 919 Arbor Ave. The price of $265,000 certainly does feel like a lot to ask for something with the type of functional issues this floor plan has but with the current lack of supply and demand for “move in” ready housing now is the perfect time for this owner to sell.

 

 

The Score:

 

Below are our overall ratings for 913 Burgundy Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80526:

Layout/Floor Plan: 1

Finishes: 4

Condition: 3

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 4

Overall Value: 2

 

The listing agent for this property is Susan Kerr with Kerr 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 at 8z.com: 913 Burgundy Ct. 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!

3843 Tradition Drive, Fort Collins: A Four Seasons Review

3843 Tradition Drive was reviewed over the past few days in the Four Seasons neighborhood in Fort Collins. Read below to find out more about 8z Real Estate’s take on the listing!

 

 

The Specs:

3843 Tradition Drive

3843 Tradition Drive

 

Address: 3843 Tradition Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $275,000

Original List Date: 4/17/2014

Style: Four-Level

Year Built: 1986

Total Square Feet: 2016

Approximate Lot Size Square Feet: 8,231

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Location: Four Seasons

 

 

The Scoop:

 

 

3843 Tradition Dr. has been flipped and became available on April 17th. It went under contract after being exposed to the market for 5 days. I was able to go take a look at this home an hour or so after it was listed for sale and ran into 3 other parties who were quick to jump on this opportunity as well.

 

 

Check out the Sold Review in the Home Hub for the back story on this property.

 

 

This work done to remodel 3843 Tradition Dr. appeared to be right on the money to me. The owners didn’t go over board but they did finish with updates that you would expect to see on the higher end for a home in Four Seasons. The kitchen cabinets are original but were tastefully painted and worked well with the new stainless appliances, granite counters and hard wood flooring. New carpet and updated bathrooms completed the type of “move in” ready home that is in such high demand right now.

 

 

Honestly I thought the owners of this property could have been asking a little more than they did at $275,000. That seemed to be the general consensus of the other buyers and brokers I ran into while previewing this home so I’ll be surprised if it does not end up selling for more than the list price.

 

 

The Score:

 

Below are our overall ratings for 3843 Tradition Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526:

Layout/Floor Plan: 3

Finishes: 4

Condition: 4

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 3

Overall Value: 4

 

The listing agent for this property is Jeffrey Goodell with Coldwell Banker Res – Ft. Collins. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile at 8z.com: 3843 Tradition Dr. 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.

 

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Quick Tip Tuesday: HomeSpotter App

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April 2014 Market Update for Willow Park

As your local 8z REALTOR and market expert, it is my pleasure to recap data and provide this market update for Fort Collin’s Willow Park neighborhood. Stay tuned each month as I post updated information on our market’s activity, and follow Troutman Park Pulse on Facebook.

 

At the moment all 3 homes for sale in Willow Park are under contract and priced between $255,000-$259,000.

 

Sold in March

 

4212 Goldenridge Way, Listed at $225,000, Sold for $231,900, 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,288 sq. ft., sold after 38 days on the market, under contract in 3 days, $180.05/sq. ft.

 

4248 Goldenridge Way, Listed at $249,900, Sold for $255,000, 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 1,822 sq. ft., sold after 29 days on the market, under contract in 12 days, $139.96/sq. ft.

 

While the volume of sales was comparable from 1st quarter 2013 to 2014, the price per square foot increased significantly.

While the volume of sales was comparable from 1st quarter 2013 to 2014, the price per square foot increased significantly.

 

The 1st quarter of this year was fairly comparable to last year’s in Willow Park. Both saw just 2 home sales with the total volume of $471,000 in 2013 and $486,900 in 2014. What did change is the average cost per square foot in your neighborhood. That went from $117.84/sq. ft. in the 1st quarter of 2013 to $156.56 so far this year.

 

With the pent up demand for affordable housing in Fort Collins and lack of current supply, neighborhoods like Willow Park are noticing significant appreciation.

 

I would expect that all 3 houses currently under contract in Willow Park sell for more than their list price and home values in your neighborhood will continue to escalate at around 10% or better over the next year.

 

At 8z Real Estate we understand the value of property in the neighborhoods surrounding Troutman Park. Our systems have helped some of your neighbors realize all time highs in sales prices. It is easy to sell in today’s market, but far from everyone is doing what it takes to maximize their home’s value. If you’re interested in the sales process and marketing techniques that 8z Real Estate used to sell your neighbors’ homes at 4336 Hummingbird Dr. (highest priced home ever sold in Larkborough) and 4419 Hollyhock St. (highest sales price in the Woodlands since 2005) give me a call or send an e-mail and I’ll be happy to share.

 

Please call me if you need any assistance in the Willow Park neighborhood or any other Fort Collins area. 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

April 2014 Market Update for Larkborough

As your local 8z REALTOR and market expert, it is my pleasure to recap data and provide this market update for Fort Collin’s Larkborough neighborhood. Stay tuned each month as I post updated information on our market’s activity. Follow Troutman Park Pulse on Facebook!

 

Right now the 3 homes for sale in Larkborough are all under contract at listing prices of $210,000-$235,000.

 

There was only one property that sold in Larkborough through the first 3 months of 2014. The house at 4407 Goshawk Dr. was purchased on February 28th for $213,000.

 

Compare this to the 5 sales during the 1st quarter of 2013 from $175,000-$190,000 and it’s easy to see what’s happening.

 

While the 1st quarter of 2014 only saw one sale, it was almost $30k higher than the average of the 5 during the 1st quarter of 2013.

While the 1st quarter of 2014 only saw one sale, it was almost $30k higher than the average of the 5 during the 1st quarter of 2013.

 

With the diminishing supply of inventory in neighborhoods like Larkborough and the increase in demand for affordable housing in Fort Collins, values have appreciated significantly. The rate of appreciation for your neighborhood over the last year was 15.5%.

 

Even less desirable layouts that back to the railroad tracks or Harmony are selling at a premium. For a good example of this, take a quick look at the reviews of 407 Towhee St. and 4318 Hummingbird Dr.

 

With some strategic remodeling, homeowners are really able to maximize their return on investment right now. It may be easy to sell in today’s market, but far from everyone is doing what it takes to get the most out of their home’s value. If you’re interested in the sales process and marketing techniques that 8z Real Estate used to sell your neighbors’ homes at 4336 Hummingbird Dr. (highest priced home ever sold in Larkborough) and 4419 Hollyhock St. (highest sales price in the Woodlands since 2005) give me a call or send an e-mail and I’ll be happy to share.

 

Please call me if you need any assistance in the Larkborough area or any other Fort Collins neighborhoods. 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

4419 Hollyhock Street: A Done Deal in Troutman Park

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4419 Hollyhock Street was just evaluated in the Troutman 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: $260,000

Sold for: $265,000

 

After putting this home through 8z Real Estate’s preview marketing program and full sales process there were multiple offers competing with one another. This property ultimately sold to some neighbors who lived right around the corner on Bitterbrush. They’re upgrading in size and love the Troutman Park neighborhood so this ended up being a great option for them.

 

This home had been recently remodeled and sits on a nice cul-de-sac lot. It was pretty much move in ready and other than the original windows there was not much in the way of objections that buyers had. With that being the case the new owners were comfortable offering $5,000 over list price to make sure they were able to secure this property for themselves. At $265,000, 4419 Hollyhock St. is the highest priced home to sell in the Woodlands since 2005! If you would like to know more about the sales process and marketing techniques we used to make that happen just give me a call or send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to share.

 

The listing agent for this property is Brandon Bidwell with 8z Real Estate. For a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile: 4419 Hollyhock Street, Fort Collins, CO 80526

 

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

 

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1036 Butte Pass Dr, Fort Collins: A Willow Park Review

1036 Butte Pass Dr 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!

 

 

The Specs:Butte Pass

Address: 1036 Butte Pass Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Price: $255,000

Original List Date: 4/04/2014
Style:
2-Story

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Total Square Feet: 2,151

Approximate Lot Size Square Feet: 6,098

Year Built: 1986

Location: Willow Park

 

The Scoop:

There had been at least 15 showings by the time I previewed this home  it’s 2nd day on the market. It went under contract a couple of days later on April 8th.

 

This may not be the most desirable location in Willow Park, backing up to the church parking lot and just a couple doors from Shields St. It did have a pretty cool 4 level floorplan that has a master bedroom with a half level step up (4 stairs) to the master bathroom. Unfortunately the interior does still need some love. The commercial grade carpets are pretty well worn out and the interior trim and some window sills are noticeably scratched up by dogs. The exterior paint is fading and will probably need to be taken care of before too long. This place does have some potential but needs quite a bit of help to get there.

 

The Score:

Below are our overall ratings for 1036 Butt Pass Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80526:

Layout/Floor Plan: 4

Finishes: 2

Condition: 2

Curb Appeal/Landscaping: 3

Neighborhood/Outdoor Amenities: 2

Overall Value: 3

 

The listing agent for this property is Christopher Guillan with RE/MAX Eagle Rock. For additional photos, a list of inclusions and the details on the home’s design features, click here to visit the property’s profile: 1036 Butte Pass Dr, 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!