Morrison 2-Story Just Listed by Ty Scrable  

This home at 4839 S. Coors Ct. has it all! This corner lot gem welcomes you into the home with hardwood floors, custom window coverings and 10-foot ceilings. You will find the living room and custom kitchen of your dreams, featuring high-end Kitchen Aid appliances with floor to ceiling cabinets. A covered deck is off the kitchen and a backyard that has been professionally landscaped. The yard was carefully planned to include an aspen grove, apple trees and custom masonry. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms and another living area. Three of the bedrooms, including the primary suite, have west-facing mountain views. The basement is unfinished and ready for your personal touch. Built in 2014, this home is in the perfect location for easy access to Red Rocks and Golden. Hwy. 285, C-470 and I-70 provide easy access to the mountains. Photos are at www.MorrisonHome.info. Then call your agent or Ty Scrable at 720-281-6783 for a showing. Open house will be Saturday, May 14th, 11 am to 2 pm.

Solar-Powered Home Just Listed by Ty Scrable  

This four-bedroom, 4,156-sq.-ft. home at 10080 Mobile St. in Commerce City’s Buckley Ranch subdivision has it all. Ten-foot ceilings and high-end finishes welcome you into the main level with an extra large kitchen island to accommodate any size party. The home backs to open space and has a great patio to enjoy the sunrises. Upstairs you will find a large primary bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and the walk-in closet of your dreams! Three more bedrooms and a full bath sit near a great family room. The laundry is also conveniently located near the bedrooms. Downstairs is unfinished and ready for your personal touch. Only five years old, this home will require little maintenance and the fully owned solar system will keep your electricity bill low as well. Call your agent or listing agent Ty Scrable at 720-281-6783 today to arrange a showing, or come to the open house on Saturday, April 16th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  You will not be disappointed! Interior pictures and a narrated video tour can be found at www.BuckleyRanchHome.info.

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Here’s More About Our Planned ‘Net Zero Store’  

By the time you read this article, Golden Real Estate’s move from 17695 S. Golden Road to 1214 Washington Avenue will be well underway.

Last week I announced that we will be transforming our old office space (which Rita and I own personally) into the home of a new venture Ty Scrable and I are calling The Net Zero Store.  It will be a one-stop shop for “all things sustainable,” selling and/or brokering products and services designed to reduce your home’s carbon footprint.

Among the products we will be selling or promoting are the following:

Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Systems

Sun Tunnels

Heat Pump HVAC Systems

Heat Pump Water Heaters

High-Efficiency Windows

Various Kinds of Home Insulation

HRVs and CERVs for Home Ventilation and Air Quality

Induction Cooktops

Condensing Clothes Dryers

Sustainable Countertop Choices

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

 Among the services we will offer directly or through vendors are the following:

In-Home Consultations With a Sustainability Coach

Energy Audits

Blower Door Testing

Testing and Mitigation for Mold, Radon, Asbestos

Advice Regarding Electric Vehicles

ADUs and Tiny Homes

Webinars and In-Person Events on All Aspects of Sustainability

Reading/Video Lists for Further Study

Styrofoam Recycling

Unlike other stores, everyone you encounter at The Net Zero Store will be knowledgeable in all these areas. Ty and I are in the process of creating partnerships with vendors of these products and services. If you have a product or service you think should be featured in our store, please call Ty at 720-281-6783.

We are also recruiting volunteers to serve as sustainability coaches.

Happy Thanksgiving! Here Are Some Things That We’re Grateful for This Year  

2021 has been a difficult year for everyone, but it has also been a year of growth for Golden Real Estate and for me personally. Fortunately, Rita and I have escaped infection by Covid-19. We are all fully vaccinated, and Rita and I plus a couple broker associates have received our booster shots.

We’ll be closing out 2021 with over $50 million in closed sales volume, compared to less than $32 million in 2020.

So we have a lot to be thankful for at Golden Real Estate, most especially the patronage of buyers and sellers who chose us to serve their real estate needs.    I know for a fact that many of this year’s clients chose us not only because of the real estate reputation we have built through this weekly column but also because of the political stands I have taken regarding our former president and his followers. We gained far more clients than we lost because of my political writing.

And we are not alone politically. While fellow agents and brokerages have not spoken out as we have for fear of losing clients, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has taken some courageous stands demonstrating alignment with our own values. For example, last fall the incoming president of NAR apologized for the past policies of the association which reinforced systemic racism, such as redlining and steering buyers to minority areas instead of showing them all listings they were financially qualified to buy. I’m grateful for the attention paid by NAR to social justice issues, but also for its effort, albeit unsuccessful so far, to eliminate the practice of off-MLS (“pocket”) listings.

I’m also grateful for the progress being made by REcolorado, Denver’s MLS. I have seen this progress from the inside as a member of the Rules & Regulations Committee as well as from being a user of REcolorado’s services. I appreciate REcolorado for adopting some of my suggestions, such as creating a field for closing notes.

At the top of my gratitude list is the fact that we were able to rent a storefront in downtown Golden. In early December, Golden Real Estate will be moving to 1214 Washington Avenue, the former location of Laurel Property Services. We look forward to benefiting from the pedestrian traffic of that prime location. We have ordered a WindoVision unit from TouchPoint Systems to capitalize on that traffic. Below is an artist’s rendering of it installed in our storefront. It allows passersby to search the MLS live using a through-the-window touch screen.

What’s really exciting about our move to downtown Golden is what it allows us to do with our current building on South Golden Road. As you know by now, we are a showplace of “net zero energy,” so I am partnering with broker associate Ty Scrable, who is super-committed and knowledgeable about sustainability, to create a new business we are calling The Net Zero Store. Our goal is to bring under one roof and into one showroom the various products and services that allow homeowners and businesses to “go net zero.”

Ty and I will be presenting our plans for this new venture at the Nov. 30th, 7pm, meeting of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd AveHere’s a link if you’d like to attend.

Just Listed: Duplex in Downtown Golden’s 12th Street Historic District  

It’s not often that a home comes on the market in the 12th Street Historic District in downtown Golden. This home at 1014 12th Street was built in 1900 as a single family home, but is currently divided into an up/down duplex. It was just listed by Ty Scrable for $1,300,000. Its refinished hardwood floors and high ceilings welcome you into the main level which has three bedrooms and one full bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find an additional unit consisting of two bedrooms and one bathroom. Both units have a nice deck sitting area in the back. The 3-car brick garage might be able to support an ADU, assuming the new zoning code allows it. Location, of course, is a prime selling point of this home, being in downtown Golden, close to Clear Creek and two blocks from the School of Mines campus. Take a narrated video tour at www.HistoricGoldenHome.com or by clicking on the thumbnail below, then come to the open house on Saturday, Oct. 9th, 10am to 2pm.  To set a private showing, call your agent or Ty Scrable, 720-281-6783.

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2-BR Lakewood Condo Just Listed by Ty Scrable

This two-bedroom condo at 1723 Robb Street #9, just listed for $187,000, is in an excellent location, with easy access to I-70 and 6th Avenue Expressway, under 15 minutes to Denver and even closer to Golden. There are many stores and amenities within walking distance. The well kept common area includes a seasonal swimming pool. The unit has an updated kitchen and new flooring throughout. These units have been selling quickly, so make sure to book your showing soon by calling your agent or Ty Scrable at 720-281-6783. You can find more interior and exterior pictures at www.LakewoodCondo.info. Open Sunday, Sept. 25th, 11 am to 1 pm.

Just Listed: Stone Bungalow With Carriage House in North Golden

This 1939 stone bungalow at 711 Iowa St. in Golden, just listed by Ty Scrable for $850,000, is shown on public records at 990 square feet, 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath with the same size basement, but that doesn’t reflect a 13’x14’ addition containing a modern kitchen and the extra bedroom and bathroom in the fully finished basement. It also doesn’t reflect the 496-sq.ft. carriage house with 1 bedroom and a 3/4 bath barely visible to the left and beyond the main house in this picture. Currently this property is a rental, drawing income from both the main house and the carriage house, but both long-term tenants are month-to-month, so you could live in one or the other. Although there is no garage, there is substantial off-street and off-alley parking with room to build as big a garage as you might desire in the back. All-in-all, this listing provides a rare opportunity. See more pictures and take a narrated video tour at www.NorthGoldenHome.com. Listed by Ty Scrable, 720-281-6783, it will be open Saturday, 10 to 2.   Or call for a private showing.

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3-Bedroom Townhome in Westminster Just Listed by Ty Scrable

You’ll love this 3-bedroom, 2½-bath townhome at 8758 Allison Drive, Unit C, located in the heart of Westminster. It was just listed by Ty Scrable for $375,000. Downtown Westminster is just to the east and Standley Lake is just to the west. This unit includes an updated kitchen and bathrooms. The main bedroom includes a full bath with double vanity. The attached two-car garage is quite spacious. The large loft makes for a fine office space. The community has a great pool. We just listed and sold another unit in this complex in less than a week, so you can expect that this one will not last long!  View a narrated video tour at www.WestminsterHome.info, then call your agent or Ty at 720-281-6783 for a private showing.  Open Saturday, April 3, from 10 to noon.

Lakewood Ranch Home Just Listed by Ty Scrable

8170 W. 16th Place – Listed at $425,000

    You’re going to love this brick ranch-style home in the neighborhood between Carr Street and Wadsworth Blvd. With three beds and one bath, it is within walking distance of Morse Park and Clements Community Center. The secluded backyard is stunning and includes a covered concrete patio. The large lot offers more room to play in the grass along with multiple storage sheds. Pride of ownership shows in every corner of this well maintained home. See more pictures and take a video tour at www.LakewoodHome.info, then call your agent or Ty Scrable at 720-281-6783 to set a private showing. Don’t wait, this one will sell quickly! Open house this Saturday, 11-1.

Just Listed: Westminster Townhome with a 2-Car Garage

8762 Allison Dr. #E – Just listed for $340,000

This townhome-style condo has it all. Downtown Westminster is minutes away to the east and Standley Lake is equally close to the west. It has 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths and an oversized 2-car garage. The entire unit was recently painted and includes a new furnace and water heater. The skylights provide lots of natural light in the loft area. Just add your desk and work from home! The large master has a full en suite bathroom with double sinks. Enjoy the lovely outdoor pool during the summer. See more pictures and take a narrated video tour at www.WestminsterHome.info, then call your agent or Ty Scrable at 720-281-6783 to set a private showing.

Front porch
Open floor plan
Four skylights! Two for downstairs, two for the loft!
One of two bedrooms