Thursday, February 22, 2018

FOR SALE: 13110 Julian Court, Westlake Village, Broomfield

Get into Broomfield at a terrific price! This Westlake Village tri-level is on a quiet cul-de-sac, just blocks from the Paul Derda Recreation Center, city trails and Broomfield County Commons and is being offered for $335,000.

Walk into a large living room with hardwood floors and stairs. The kitchen has been updated and has a comfortable eat-in area. Upstairs you'll find two good-sized bedrooms and a full bath. With 1852 total square feet, this home boasts a finished basement and a master bedroom on a level all its own. The full bathroom has been remodeled and the walk-in closet is so huge that you could put a cot in it for guests (although if you did they probably would never stay with you again). 

The lot is larger than is typical with a Pavestone patio and flagstone fire pit area. It has a 2-story shed with Thermalam that is designed to hold heavy equipment. Please note that some furniture is staying with the house, including the flat-screen TV in the basement family room. The interior has been repainted, the water heater is new, and the furnace and central A/C units were replaced just 6 years ago. This house is ready to go, just move right in!

The nearby County Commons offer so much to do, between running trails, a playground, soccer and baseball fields and a dog park. Enjoy various entertainment events there, including the July 4th fireworks and Movies in the Park. Broomfield is such a great location, halfway between Denver and Boulder and US-36 and I-25. The city is also working on plans for a Downtown Civic Center near the city buildings on 1st Avenue, a place to drink coffee, eat great food, listen to music and hang out.

The property will be available to tour until Monday, February 26 at 5pm when any offers received will be reviewed. Open Houses are Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-4pm and Sunday, Feb. 25, 11am-1pm, or call me for a private showing!

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or

Saturday, February 17, 2018


COMING SOON! Trilevel in Broomfield. Text 1058 to 720-358-2460 for more details!

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or

Friday, February 9, 2018

Don't Skimp When it Comes to the Sewer

I made it grayscale because it was
grossing me out in color
Of all the homeowner headaches there can be, sewer backups top them all. Not only do you have to get rid of the disgusting water and waste but anything that was submerged, including flooring and drywall. Because the sewer line is hidden and not exciting it's often neglected by owners and buyers alike. 

I always recommend to buyers that they add a sewer scope to their home inspection. Often inspectors will offer package discounts that make this additional work quite affordable. Spending a hundred or two now to diagnose a problem that could cost $10,000 - $20,000 down the line is well worth it.

Digging down to the sewer line
Try to find a company that only does inspections and not repairs, otherwise you might find that the company pushes you toward unnecessary replacements. In certain houses, where the sewer line may be under the home's concrete slab, it's important to really understand if an issue can be addressed with maintenance alone or if jackhammering is in order.

If the line has a crack, water can be seeping into the ground under the pipe which may cause settling. The settling can then cause the sewer line to sink or even break. If the line becomes offset, the problem can get pretty serious and expensive, requiring the area be dug up and the portion replaced. If your line is still in good shape, you may consider a liner. These can be blown into the line at one end and, with the help of a chemical soaking, become impermeable to roots.

Sewer cleaning blade
If the line just needs a good cleaning, many companies offer a high-pressure water cleaning. I recently had an industry expert tell me that this method is inadequate because most will use the water to push debris down the line when it is designed to pull. He recommended a 4" flexible knife blade to fit into the line and scrape the build-up off of the pipe walls. I've noticed now that some agents will even specifically request this method on their Inspection Objection.

Sewer line liners
It's also important to maintain these lines and avoid flushing any materials besides toilet paper. I've also been cautioned not to treat my garbage disposal like a food processor - it may chop the food into little bits, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to make it all the way down the sewer line. The best practice is to scrape any food that you can into the garbage before washing off your plate. I know, it's kind of like washing your dishes before you put them into the dishwasher, but it'll be worth it in the long run.

It's also a good idea to check your insurance coverage for water-related disasters. Depending on where the water comes from and what caused the leak or back-up, most regular policies don't cover the damage. Ask your agent specifically for what is currently covered under your policy and if you can purchase riders for additional issues.

If you need the names of a few good inspectors, sewer scopers or cleaners, let me know!

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or