Price Reductions on 2 Previously Featured Listings

David Dlugasch’s fabulous townhome listing at 707 20th Street, within walking distance of downtown Golden and the Colorado School of Mines, originally listed at $787,000 is now reduced to $750,000. It has 3 bedrooms and 3½ baths on three levels. It is the end unit, overlooking Kinney Run, a wooded year-round stream giving you the feeling of being in the woods, not close to downtown! Take a video tour at www.GoldenTownhome.com, then call your agent or David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835 for a private showing. Or attend the open house Saturday, Oct. 10th, noon to 3 p.m.

The listing price on 12181 Crane Lane in Austin CO has been reduced by $31,000 to $429,000, below the previously appraised value! Escape to the Western Slope at this secluded country location minutes away from city conveniences. Come home to this energy efficient custom straw bale house on 9.96 acres with irrigation water for your hobby farm, a 3-car/2-story external shop for your toys, and a 2-car attached garage. Go to www.OrchardCityHome.info or call Kim Taylor at 303-304-6678 to learn more about this great home at a great price!

Enjoy Standley Lake Living at This Solar-Powered Home

9110 W. 94th Ave., Westminster — Just listed at $429,000

This home, just listed by David Dlugasch, is move-in ready, with new paint, carpet, and a updated kitchen with gas stove, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and slab granite counter tops. There are four bedrooms, two up with a full bath and two down with a 3/4 bath. The living room and kitchen have laminate hardwood floors and lots of light. The large family room has a wood-burning fireplace. The fenced backyard includes a deck off the kitchen. The home is on a cul-de-sac just a few blocks from Standley Lake, Oakhurst Park and great biking and hiking trails, open space and fishing. Before requesting a showing, check out the narrated video walk-through coming shortly at www.StandleyLakeHome.info, which is just like an actual showing. Then call your agent or David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835 to see it in person.

Reader Asks: Should I Spend Money on Home Staging?

There are two kinds of home staging: 1) vacant home staging where you rent furniture and accessories; and 2) rearranging your furniture and other “stuff” to make the home show its best.

The jury is out on the former (which can cost a lot of money), but the latter is essential and doesn’t need to cost you anything. At Golden Real Estate, we provide staging consultations free to our sellers. One of our broker associates, David Dlugasch, is a Certified Home Stager®. Like all our associates, I can give general advice on staging your home, but I hire David to provide a full staging consultation free to my sellers.

Just Listed: Totally Renovated Denver Bungalow

You won’t want to miss this fully permitted renovation at 735 Perry Street in the hot Villa Park neighborhood. It was just listed at $368,000 by David Dlugasch. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and everything is upgraded! New electric panel and electrical wiring, new plumbing, new heating and central air conditioning, new roof, siding, flooring, lighting, bathrooms, newer kitchen, appliances, master bedroom suite, it’s all new. It also has an on-demand tankless water heater. The fenced yard is spacious, with a storage shed and a sprinkler system. Enjoy the large 24’x10′ covered patio, perfect for entertaining. The Lakewood Gulch Trail crosses Perry St. two blocks  north of this home and the Perry St. station of the light rail’s W Line is just two blocks farther north in the Lakewood/Dry Gulch Park. You will shortly be able to view a narrated video tour at www.DenverBungalow.info, then call David at 303-908-4835 for more info or to arrange a private showing.

Coming Soon: Remodeled Home in West Denver

Professionally remodeled, this is like a new house at 735 Perry Street. It goes on the market soon for $368,000. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and everything is upgraded! New electric panel and electrical wiring, new plumbing, new heating and central air conditioning, new roof, siding, flooring, lighting, bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, master bedroom suite, it’s all new. It also has an on-demand tankless water heater. The fenced yard is spacious, with a storage shed and a sprinkler system. Enjoy the large 24’x10′ covered patio, perfect for entertaining. The Lakewood Gulch Trail crosses Perry St. two blocks  north of this home and the Perry St. station of the light rail’s W Line is just two blocks farther north in the Lakewood/Dry Gulch Park. This home will be on the market next week. Meanwhile, call listing agent David Dlugasch at 303-908-4835 for advance information.

Seniors: Learn What You Need to Know About Real Estate

Last month’s column was about the risk seniors face of being scammed or conned out of their homes.

Let’s face it — seniors need to be careful and knowledgeable about real estate as they age. There are issues of downsizing as well as inheritance. And you need to know how real estate works, how to choose the best Realtor and know that he or she is working in your best interest.

At Golden Real Estate we have two agents who have earned the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation as a result of special training on a multitude of issues facing seniors. One of them is David Dlugasch, shown at right during his PowerPoint presentation to a group of seniors. The other is Kristi Brunel.  If you belong to a senior group that welcomes outside speakers, please consider calling David at 303-908-4835 or Kristi at 303-525-2520 and arranging for a live presentation.  You may learn something that could help you in the future.