Prices Reduced on 2 Golden Real Estate Listings

Now listed at $625,000

This home at 8785 W. 67th Place is located on a corner lot in quiet Scenic Heights, west of Carr Street and south of 72nd Avenue, close to the Arvada Center for the Arts. Also nearby are the Indian Tree Golf Course and Majestic View Park, as well as Old Towne Arvada with its light rail station. The seller is only the 2nd owner of this 1961 brick ranch, having lived there since 1987. It has a 4th bedroom and bath in the fully finished basement. There are hardwood floors throughout the main level, although there is carpet over the hardwood in two of the bedrooms. The landscaped yard with large shade trees, peach tree, blueberry bushes and roses is served by an irrigation system installed in 2019. You can view a narrated video tour at www.ArvadaHome.info.

Now listed at $840,000

This home at 3740 Tabor Court is in the highly sought after Applewood Village neighborhood. It has a newly renovated interior with all new stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, oak hardwood floors, and custom tiled bathrooms. The main level has a primary bedroom with a 3/4 bath and two other bedrooms with double closets and a full bath in the adjoining hallway. All 4 bedrooms have new carpeting. The new furnace and A/C will keep you comfortable year-round. The yard is fenced and there’s room for an RV. Close to parks, trails, shopping and schools. More details and pictures can be found at www.ApplewoodHome.info. Listed by David Dlugasch, 303-908-4835.

Price Reduced on Renovated Ranch in Wheat Ridge  

David Dlugasch’s listing across from the Clear Creek greenbelt at 11000 W. 41st Pl. is now priced at $865,000. You can take a narrated video tour of this beautifully renovated home online at www.WheatRidgeHome.info. Then call David at 303-908-4835 to arrange a private showing..

Wheat Ridge Rehab Listed by David Dlugasch  

Listed for $898,000

This newly renovated home at 11000 W. 41st Place is on a quiet cul-de-sac conveniently located near I-70 and great shopping. It is an open concept home with stunning high-end finishes throughout. The main level has hardwood flooring and 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, including the primary bedroom with a huge walk-in closet and completely tiled bath. The large kitchen opens up to a bright family room with a modern fireplace and vaulted ceilings, sliding glass doors that lead to a large patio and fenced-in yard. The backyard is private and great for entertaining friends and family. The lower level has an open area that can be used as a family room, home theater, or game room. It has a full bath, large laundry room and 4th bedroom with double closet. The detached one-car garage is oversized with plenty of storage space. The upper level of the garage can be used for storage or maybe a studio. Come see this gem! More details, pictures and a video tour can be found at www.WheatRidgeHome.info.

South Golden Ranch Listed by David Dlugasch  

This charming home at 17208 W. 16th Ave. in the Southridge section of Golden needs a bit of upgrading but has been very well maintained. The three main-level bedrooms have hardwood floors and double closets. The master bedroom has a 3/4 bath. The eat-in kitchen is spacious with a sliding door leading to a covered 12’x11′ deck, great for entertaining and BBQs. All of the windows have been replaced with newer double-paned vinyl windows. The basement’s large family room has a wood-burning fireplace, and you can walk out to a covered patio area. There is a 4th bedroom, served by another 3/4 bath in the basement, which also has a kitchen area with a refrigerator, stove and sink. The main level is freshly painted. Find more pictures and narrated video tour at http://www.SouthridgeHome.info. Open house is Sat., April 2nd, 11 to 2.

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Under Contract: 3-BR Patio Home in Arvada  

This paired ranch-style patio home at 7857 Allison Court boasts a large kitchen with granite counter tops, gas cooktop, breakfast bar and tray ceiling in the dining room. The main-level master suite has a soaking tub, double vanities, tile floor, a large walk-in closet, and new carpet. It leads out to an All-Season glass sunroom. The other main-level bedroom has an oversized double closet, new carpet, and large window. When you enter the home, you see the premium hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings in the living room with a pellet stove. Walk out to the Trex type deck with plumbed gas connection for a BBQ. The downstairs is loaded with extras! A home theater is wired with surround sound. The 4-person steam room has bench seats and dual rain shower heads. There’s a large kitchenette with lots of cabinets, wet bar, dishwasher, small refrigerator, and wine cooler. The large, carpeted bedroom has a walk-in closet and double entry doors. There is a gym with equipment for sale, and a room with built-in bookshelves that we’re calling a bonus room. Come and see this low-maintenance home with yard work, snow removal, exterior roofing, painting and plumbing costs covered by the HOA. They also take care of water, trash, and street maintenance. Interior photos and a narrated video tour are posted at www.ArvadaPatioHome.info. The open house originally scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 2nd, has been canceled. Call listing agent David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835 for more information.

I’m Reconsidering the Advice I’ve Given About What to Fix or Improve Before Listing Your Home  

Recent experience with my listings has caused me to rethink recommendations I’ve made in the past about fixing up a home before putting it on the market.

Despite a moderating seller’s market, two recent listings went under contract for way above their listing prices, and I think it was because of the effort and money that was expended on dressing them up for sale.

In previous columns I have said you don’t need to do much to sell a home. Only fix “eyesores,” I wrote.  If the carpet is old but not damaged or rippled, just have it professionally cleaned, don’t replace it.

My most recent seller, however, spent significant time and money dressing up their home before putting it on the market, and I think it paid off. The home was listed at what the comparable sales suggested it should sell for, but it attracted 12 offers and ended up going under contract in five days for 20 percent over the listing price. 

The new carpeting was well chosen and beautifully installed. The seller followed our stager’s advice to the letter. The deck was re-stained. The concrete flatwork which had settled was mud-jacked. Windows were washed and screens labeled and put away. I asked the seller to describe all they had done over several months, and it’s super-instructive. Here’s a link to what they wrote.

Another effort — by me — really paid off, too.  The narrated video tour with drone video which we put on YouTube and linked to the MLS and our website was so effective in showing off the home that a buyer from the East Coast submitted the winning offer without seeing it in person. That’s because our videos simulate an actual showing, starting out front (just like a real showing) and going through the home and into the backyard, narrating all the time.

As I wrote in a previous column, we are amazed that more agents don’t shoot live action narrated videos. They’re easy to do once you get the knack of it, and they cost nothing to create and edit if the listing agent does it himself.  And who better than the listing agent to “show” a listing?

Come on, dear colleagues, get with the program. It can pay off for you as it pays of for Golden Real Estate agents week after week!

Price Reduced on a Secluded Evergreen Home  

This spacious and beautiful mountain home at 28 Valley View Lane is move-in-ready. It’s now listed at $675,000. It’s located in Evergreen’s Echo Hills. It has solid hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a glass tile backsplash, and a whole house wood-burning stove. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home has newer carpets, high altitude casement windows, hail resistant roof and a wide open floor plan. It’s nestled among beautiful evergreens and has a great deck for BBQs and entertaining. The yard is flat and fenced in for your pet.  It boasts scenic views and has a real mountain feel. Come experience mountain living and freedom at its best.  The oversized garage is insulated and has 220V electricity for a workshop and/or electric car. The large 10’x12’ storage shed can store winter wood or equipment. There’s ample room for parking all your toys, vehicles and RV. Find a narrated video tour and interior photos at www.EvergreenHome.info. Or click on the YouTube link below!

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Secluded Evergreen Home Listed by David Dlugasch  

This spacious and beautiful mountain home at 28 Valley View Lane, just listed by David Dlugasch at $700,000, is move-in-ready. It is located 25 minutes from downtown Denver in Evergreen’s Echo Hills. It has solid hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, slab granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a glass tile backsplash, and a whole house wood-burning stove. This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home has newer carpets, high altitude casement windows, hail resistant roof and a wide open floor plan. It’s nestled among beautiful evergreens and has a great deck for BBQs and entertaining. The yard is flat and fenced in for your pet. It boasts scenic views and has a real mountain feel. Come experience mountain living and freedom at its best. The oversized garage is insulated and has 220V electricity for a workshop and/or electric car. The large 10’x12’ storage shed can store winter wood or equipment. There’s ample room for parking all your toys, vehicles and an RV. Find a video tour at www.EvergreenHome.info, or simply click on the thumbnail below. For a private showing, call your agent or David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835.

https://youtu.be/rL14yMddga8

Just Listed: Ranch on 0.41 Acres Backs to Lakewood Gulch

This 1961 brick ranch at 705 Dudley Street in Lakewood backs to Lakewood Gulch. It is listed at $714,000. Actually, the stream runs through the back of the property, which includes both sides of the gulch. There are several great features of this home, including the 15’x32’ covered patio behind the garage with a built-in gas grill with chimney. There’s a gas fireplace in the kitchen and a wood-burning fireplace in the family room — and enough trees on the property to provide firewood! A trail to Holbrook Park (which straddles the same gulch and includes a playground) is just 100 feet west of this home! You can take a narrated video tour at www.LakewoodHome.info or by clicking on the thumbnail picture below. My broker associate, David Dlugasch, 303-908-4835, will be holding it open Saturday, Aug. 28th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Golden Heights Ranch Listed by David Dlugasch

Come see this beautiful ranch home at 15820 W. 3rd Ave. with 3 bedrooms and 1½ updated bathrooms in a quiet location. It was just listed by David Dlugasch for $498,000.

The living room and hallway have newer hardwood floors and the bedrooms have wood-like COREtec vinyl flooring. A bay window with mountain views and a wood-burning stove make the living room very bright and cozy. The rest of the home has double-pane windows, a 4-year-old roof and new Hardie Board siding, newer furnace and water heater. The spacious family kitchen has maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has a double and single closet plus its own half bath. In addition to the carport, there is room for additional cars or an RV through the double gate into the backyard. The large backyard has a deck with canopy, a fire pit and a 10’x16′ custom Tuff Shed. From the elevated rear of the yard you get a great view of the mountains. Nearby 6th Ave. Expressway can get you to downtown Denver in 15 minutes or downtown Golden in 10 minutes. Or take I-70 up to the mountains. The basement has a workshop, is framed out and ready for a new bedroom, 3/4 bathroom, game room, home theater, or whatever you can imagine.  Take a narrated video tour by clicking on the thumbnail below, or visit www.SouthGoldenHome.com, then come to the open house on Saturday, August 7, 11am to 2pm.  Or call David at 303-908-4835 for a private showing.