Friday, April 29, 2016

Some of the Best Locations in Boulder [Fresh Listings, Get 'Em Hot]


Miss us the last few weeks? I was on a business and pleasure trip to Japan (blog posts coming soon).  Now I'm back and have sifted through all the recent listings. Here's what's worth seeing this weekend in Boulder area real estate. 

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Boulder 


34 Boulder View Lane | $6,000,000 | More Details
A spectacular perch in Pine Brook, built around the views. Has it gained $1.9MM in 6 years?  You’ve got to see it to make the call. 













2035 95th Street | $2,995,000 | More Details
A large family friendly horse property built this century. Decent size parcel, not too far from Boulder. Carriage house could serve multiple purposes. If you need space for horses, this looks like one of the better options from recent listings. 











7531 Spring Drive | $2,200,000 | More Details
A few years ago, we sold a house with an amazing view to buyers (now friends) on this street. The key to valuation is understanding how dramatically views can differ from lot to lot. This one is worth a look but may not have the virtually unencumbered view corridor of some of the luckier neighbors. 










2250 Knollwood Drive | $1,900,000 | More Details
Scrape the late 60’s shack and you’ve got 2 acres to build your dream home in a location more private (i.e. better) than the new Trailhead development. 











1301 Canyon Boulevard 408 | $1,350,000 | More Details
A large lock and leave condo in one of the nicest built buildings in Boulder, right in the heart of downtown. We sold a unit in this location last year and the buyer continues to love being at the center of virtually everything Boulder. Future redevelopment of the Civic Center should be on your due diligence checklist. It will likely add value, but smart buyers should confirm the current plans are suitable to their needs. If your buyer’s agent doesn’t recommend specific due diligence, get a better agent.






2960 Juilliard Street | $1,300,000 | More Details

This location makes my short list of desirable spots in Boulder. You have all the benefits of Table Mesa (Boulder’s best schools, soon to be even better retail mix) and the benefits of a cul-de-sac. When the sun is setting, the path along Viele Lake boasts some of the best views in all of Boulder. As for the house, the split layout isn’t ideal but the vaulted ceilings and late 70’s construction provide decent bones for a refresh. Save some budget for the remodel. 








3030 17th Street | $845,000 | More Details
Ranch style houses are in high demand. They work for a large variety of buyers, especially aging boomers with current or potential mobility issues. This one is close to downtown Boulder and has some nice updates. North Boulder typically trades at a 10%-12% premium to South Boulder, but the limited availability of this style of house can drive bidding wars into the stratosphere. At the asking, the price is already starting North of $500SF, caution is warranted to avoid overpaying.








5508 Olde Stage Road | $825,000 | More Details
Serious cyclists will tell you that Olde Stage is on one of Boulder’s most popular cycling routes. On a good day, you can be in town in less than 15 minutes. Due diligence should include a noise check during peak traffic hours. Remember: You can fix everything but location. 










1405 Ithaca Drive | $750,000 | More Details
Vaulted ceilings, ranch style with decent square footage. Interior needs a complete refresh. Corner lot. House has South facing roof lines, great for passive or active solar and lower concern with solar access regs when you pop the top. Detached 2 car garage to store the toys.  











3808 Telluride Place | $499,000 | More Details
The key to understanding valuation in Shanahan is knowing which properties are worth overbidding and which are worth passing on. Open space proximity, orientation, and updates are key considerations. The location itself is a fine choice, but quality varies dramatically from property to property. Choose wisely.








4525 13th Street 4-E | $365,000 | More Details
Another fantastic location. The nearby retail mix (4580, Bacco, Spruce Confections) is excellent. Public transit to downtown is only a few minutes. Student density is extremely low. Full disclosure: I own investment property here and have sold many properties to happy clients in this location. I’m a strong believer in Uptown.  






Lafayette 

356 Rendezvous Drive | $472,500 | More Details
A decent spot in Indian Peaks at a reasonable price. As my clients know, I’m a big fan of having adjacent neighborhood parks. It’s like having a giant lawn and not paying for maintenance. 








Superior 



1816 Alma Lane | $639,900 | More Details

The investment thesis for Superior is that you get wonderful, much newer houses in close proximity to Boulder for well under $200/SF. This one made the list because of the family friendly layout (4 bedrooms on the upper level) and completely finished basement. Due diligence: Rock Creek is well known for shifting soil and foundation issues vary lot by lot. Take a close look for grading and foundation problems before you consider waiving contingencies to make your offer more competitive. If your Realtor says they doesn’t know anything about the expansive soils in Superior, get a better Realtor. 





Longmont 

4720 Bella Vista Drive | $450,000 | More Details
Regular blog readers know I’m a big advocate of Renaissance. At just over $100/Sf with a drive time to downtown Boulder equivalent to Sobo, and even faster to the Google Plex, it’s one of the best value investments in Boulder County. I’m not just saying that. I bought a house in Renaissance at the end of last year and I expect it to perform extremely well over a long term holding period. There’s a reason Whole Foods is opening nearby. 




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