1123 Lodgepole Drive, Evergreen, CO

1123 Lodgepole Drive, Evergreen, CO 80439 :: 3 Bedroom + Office, 2 Bath, 2,288 sq. ft.

NEW LISTING!! $575,000

Beautiful mountain retreat in the pines near Evergreen!  Enjoy the birds chirping and wildlife from your wrap around deck on a peaceful 1.39 acres.  Main level living with plenty of windows to capitalize on the gorgeous views. The main level features an open floor plan living area with doors leading out to the impressive deck.

The bonus lower level has a 2nd huge family room with a walk-out to the backyard, large bedroom, and updated ¾ bath.  The family room features an “All Nighter” woodstove that can heat the whole home as an alternate heat source!

Lots of charm throughout the home with detailed custom trim, custom baseboard covers, 1970s beetle kill pine on the walls & ceiling in the main level living area, custom barn-door, custom built-ins.  Lots of new updates including completely remodeled bathrooms with beautiful tile work and gorgeous vanities & fixtures, new hickory hardwoods in the main floor bedrooms, new slate tile in the hallway, new hot water heater, new gravel driveway, and more!

Time to move out of the city and to the peace & quiet of your home in the mountains! This is the home you’ve been waiting for.

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MLS Number: 2136717
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4693 Beach Court, Denver, CO

4693 Beach Court, Denver, CO 80211 :: 3 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath, 1,268 sq ft.

JUST LISTED!! $535,000

Charming 1906 bungalow on a beautiful corner lot in the popular Sunnyside neighborhood.  You will feel worlds away from city life in your fenced-in backyard with mature trees, garden beds, flowers, and patio for grilling and entertaining.  Off the backyard, there is a large workshop wired with electrical, in addition to a 2 car garage!  Inside you will be treated to an open floor plan with the updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and unique, custom beetlekill wood paneling on the ceiling.  Beautiful hardwood floors throughout.  Many smart home features including smart lighting, smart irrigation system, Nest theromstat, and Ring doorbell.  Home can either be a three bedroom or two bedrooms + a sunny office overlooking the backyard.  Lots of charm and character in the home — you will not be disappointed!  Make this lovely home yours before it is gone!

Virtual Tour: |https://tours.virtuance.com/1629855?a=1 |
MLS Number: 9076317
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6234 Nottinghill Gate, Boulder, CO

6234 Nottinghill Gate, Boulder :: 3 BDRM + office, 2.5 BATH, 4,362 sq ft.

Price Improvement!! Now offered at $910,000

If you’re looking for a home with a great layout in a desirable neighborhood & on a beautiful piece of property, then this is your home.  This custom ranch has a great floor plan with lots of square footage & flexible space in the home to create areas to suit your needs, including a huge, unfinished basement.  Great private office & incredible enclosed sun-porch that overlooks the fenced-in background. The neighborhood is located on a 12-mile trail system (LOBO trail), has a private HOA pool, park, & tennis courts. Enjoy the sunshine & fresh air in your beautiful yard or the private park!  Walk on the tree-lined trail to Avery Brewery, Boulder Country Day, & Twin Lakes.  Bike to Gunbarrel restaurants, delis, coffee shops, farms, & many breweries.  Only 10 min. drive to downtown Boulder!  This home really has everything you could want!

 
 
MLS Number: 910816
 
 
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283 Cheyenne Drive, Lafayette, CO

283 Cheyenne Drive, Lafayette :: 2 BDRM + 1.5 BATH, 1176 sq. feet

SOLD!!

This 3-story townhome in the desirable Coal Creek Village has it all — great location, newer build, tons of light, attached 2-car garage, & even views!   The home is less than 5 years old and has been meticulously maintained by the original owner.  The main level is perfect for entertaining or just relaxing at home with an open concept kitchen & living room that opens to the large covered porch.  Kitchen is fully updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, under-cabinet lights, & new backsplash.  Heading up to the third floor, you’ll be greeted to the 2 bedrooms & full bathroom.  Wait until you see the extra large walk-in closet and mountain views in the master bedroom!  

On top of being beautiful, this townhome is also in a fantastic location.  The home sits right on the Coal Creek Trail and is next to a park & open space.  Only a 10 minute bike ride to Old Town Lafayette, 2.5 miles to Waneka Lake Park, and easy access to Boulder and Denver.

This is a must-see!  Please contact Beth for any questions or interest: beth@goodacreproperties.com.

 
MLS Number: 903487

 

 


The truth about online home shopping

The start of a home search for nearly everyone starts online…. Zillow.com, Trulia.com, realtor.com.  There are a ton of sites out there for people to view homes for sale, recently sold, or even get an estimate on what these sites think the value of a home is.  The problem is, this information can be widely inaccurate and this ultimately leads to disappointment & frustration for home shoppers & sellers alike.  Let me explain.

Not all homes for sale are syndicated on these public sites.

  • It is up to the seller to decide if they want their home listed on these public sites or not.  Therefore, all homes that are listed for sale on the real estate MLS ( multiple listing service) site are not necessarily shown for sale on the public sites.  Your dream property may not even coming up in your search, but it’s sitting right there on MLS.  To get a true picture of what is out there for sale, you’ll want to talk with a realtor.

Data is not refreshed in a timely manner.

  • The 3rd party sites aren’t always refreshed in a timely manner so what may still look like an active listing for sale on Zillow is actually under contract on MLS.  I’ve even had a buyer send me a house for sale on Zillow to get my opinion and when I looked at MLS, it was sold months ago.  You don’t want to fall in love with a house online to then see it’s not even for sale.

Data is not complete.

  • MLS has hundreds of fields that realtors can fill in to give a complete picture of what the home has.  The online public sites only have a fraction of that.  So if you have a specific requirement in a home, you may think it’s perfect from your search online, but once you actually see the home or your realtor does the digging for you, it turns out to be missing one of your requirements.

Online home value estimates are widely inaccurate.

  • These public sites are using an algorithm and do not take into account the true details of a house.  The public sites don’t know about improvements that have been made to the home and if information like the number of bedrooms or square footage is off, the online estimate will be off.  These sites also use comparable sales for their data points and what they think is a comp, may not be a comparable property when you look at the true factors of the houses.

Even with these points, I do still support buyers shopping online.  It is a good way to get a taste of the different types of homes & a general idea of what is out there.  Once a buyer has spent time searching online, the safest bet is to share what they found with a realtor and go look at the homes in person.  Pictures online can be hiding some important characteristics about the home and you can only get the true picture until you are on the property.

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New Construction Doesn’t Mean Problem-Free

I’ve heard it many times on showings or while having conversations with people — the assumption that a new build won’t come with any problems. Unfortunately, new doesn’t mean problem-free. In fact, new homes will likely have some issues whether it be missed construction items or construction defects. Even with an inspection of the home, some issues may not be uncovered until the buyer moves in which can be frustrating. I recently read an article from one of the inspection companies I work with that brings to light some of the common problems with new construction.

Read the article from Scott Homes here: https://bit.ly/2xzn7IR

To highlight some of the items they discuss:

  1. Dirty duct systems
  2. Doors that don’t close properly
  3. Windows issues
  4. Incorrect plumbing or appliance hook-ups
  5. Overlooked painting

If you are thinking of a new build, this article is worth a read. If you need help with your home search in Colorado, I would love to help! Please reach out via the contact tab here or email me at beth@goodacreproperties.com.


Important Home Health Items

As a REALTOR®, I help my buyers ensure they are taking the appropriate measures to validate that the home they are buying is safe for their family.  Typically this involves an inspection by a certified inspector during the transaction period.  As standard practice, the inspector will do a whole-home inspection, but there are often optional add-ons to test for items that can cause serious health concerns.  Being aware of a few key items that can be of concern is important so you can ask the right questions to the inspector, request the right tests, and be knowledgeable moving forward living in your home.

Here are three important items to be made aware of:

#1 ~ Lead

Homes built before 1978 have a high likelihood of containing lead-based paint.  Lead can be dangerous if not managed properly and disturbing surfaces with lead-based paint or removing lead-based paint improperly can increase the danger to your family.  If you are buying, renting, or renovating a home built before 1978 and have children under the age of 6, you may want to have it checked for lead-based paint.  Lead is especially dangerous to children under the age of 6 because their brains and nervous systems are more sensitive to the damaging effects of lead.  However, be aware that lead-based paint is usually not a hazard if it is in good condition and if it is not on an impact or friction surface like a window.  Always keep painted surfaces in good condition to minimize deterioration.

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#2 ~ Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral substance whose fibers were mixed into many products, including building materials.  In the 70s and 80s, reports started to emerge that inhaling the small fibers of asbestos could cause health complications including lung cancer. Since then, the US government has restricted the use of asbestos, but that still leaves us with many homes that were built with materials containing asbestos.  The top 5 products that you can find asbestos in are:

  • Popcorn ceilings
  • Asbestos ceiling tiles popular between 1950s – 1980s, often found in kitchen ceilings or remodeled basement areas
  • Vinyl floor tiles – the most commonly produced vinyl tile product containing asbestos was the 9×9 inch tile that was sealed to floors with adhesive.
  • Heating duct pipe wrapping – asbestos insulation was widely used on heating pipes and sometimes on water pipes.
  • Vermiculite –  a popular attic insulation material used in houses built from 1900-1940s

Be aware that asbestos is not considered harmful unless it is damaged or disturbed in some way, which could release the dangerous fibers into the air. As the EPA states: “Asbestos-containing materials that aren’t damaged or disturbed are not likely to pose a health risk. Usually, the best thing is to leave asbestos-containing material alone if it is in good condition.”

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#3 ~ Radon

Radon is toxic gas that is derived from naturally decaying uranium in the soil. Uranium is naturally found in our soils all across the nation, and is especially prevalent in Colorado.  Uranium can be found below homes both new or old and as it decays, it releases radon gas.  The radon gas rises to the surface and can rise through gaps and cracks in a homes foundation or walls.  It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless and can only be detected with radon testing equipment.  It is considered to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and a leading cause of lung cancer.

The Environmental Protection Agency sets radon safety levels at 4.0 pCi/L (pico-curies-per-liter) and if a home is found to have radon levels at or above this, it is advised to do radon mitigation.  Since radon can be found below homes both new or old, it would be a wise safety measure to always do a radon test within the inspection period.

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If an inspector does uncover any of these items during the inspection period, you can speak with your realtor about options on how to move forward.  Most important is that you are aware of the concerns and can make a smart decision on how you want to move forward.

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3239 Zuni Street, Denver

3239 Zuni Street, Denver :: 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2,292 Sq. Feet, Built in 2005 ::
Look no further than this contemporary & classy townhome in an unbeatable location in the Denver Highlands – just a short walk to the Highland’s hottest restaurants.  You’ll feel at home once you walk in the door – greeted with an open floor plan and a gorgeous kitchen with new granite countertops, partial butcher block for cooking, and expanded island for entertaining.  Upstairs has three bedrooms and 2 full baths – including the 5-piece master en-suite complete with a jetted tub.  On the lower level, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with a large media or bonus room and open the french doors to the 4th bedroom (or home office) with attached 3/4 bath.  Outside you will find a private, quiet backyard perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Other updates include new roof (2018), new carpet upstairs (2016), contemporary interior paint, renovated laundry room, new hot water heater (2016), all lighting is LED and was replaced in 2016.
This beautiful home in an incredible location has it all – make it yours before it is gone!
Price reduction!!  $725,000!! 
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MLS Numbers: 878823, 6941713

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Hottest Home Trends of 2019

With this post, I am not trying to pretend like I am a design expert, but being a REALTOR® and someone who is interested in “all things home”, I do read a lot of home articles, posts, and blogs.  Lately, I feel like one after another is about the hottest trends to expect for 2019 – from paint colors to interior design, furniture design, and overall home. If you have plans for redecorating or want to refresh some of your spaces, it can’t hurt to know what experts believe will be resonating in 2019.  I have gathered together some of the more valuable articles I have read and pulled out a few consistent points I am seeing across sources.

Predictions for what will be hot in 2019:

  • More bold, vivid, high-contrast patterns and more vibrant accent colors
  • Pantone declares Living Coral is the color of the year. What it conveys: Life-affirming, optimism, joy.
  • Earth tones: all versions of sand and earthy colors like ochre, burnt gold, and terracotta like Sherwin-Williams’ 2019 color Cavern Clay
  • Art Deco influence to become more prominent in the coming year
  • Ornate & textured walls and wallpaper
  • Antiques and handmade, custom pieces – return to handcrafted authenticity
  • Live Greenery and biophilia (the innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and lifelike process)
  • Innovative uses and mixing of metals 
  • Matte Black

If you have some time to read more for yourself, here are a few of the best articles I have read for 2019 predictions: 

All in all, I believe what is most important is that you make design decisions that resonate well with you & your family.  If you aren’t a fan of a certain style, don’t try to force it because some people say it is “in style.”  And lastly, I still stand by the importance of timeless design decisions for major renovations if you want to maximize the resale value of your home which I touch upon in my last blog post:  Home Renovation Projects that Boost Resale Value of Your Home.

Happy planning and decorating!

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