Friday, June 7, 2019

FOR SALE: 3550 Everett Drive, Boulder


This Table Mesa ranch with a full, finished, walk-out basement is in a great location! Just steps from the park, lake, trails, rec center and bus stop. You'll be charmed by the front yard landscaping with brick walk and large stone patio. Enjoy your coffee in the morning while you consider how you will take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather that day!

The leaded glass door leads you into an enclosed porch where french doors open up to the family and dining rooms. Gleaming hardwood floors extend throughout the main floor which offers a master bedroom and adjoining office. Install a closet in the office for another bedroom, or knock down the wall for a huge master suite. The master bath boasts a large whirlpool tub, separate shower and walk-in closet. The furnace,  central A/C and water heater are less than 10 years old, and the sewer line was scoped and repaired and clean-outs were installed just a few months ago. There's also an evaporative cooler if you prefer to leave your windows open, and an updated electrical box.


There's a sunroom off of the eat-in kitchen leading through another leaded glass door to the large, low-maintenance deck which is wired for a hot tub if you'd like to install one. The kitchen has been updated and boasts granite counters, stainless steel appliances and two pantries. Head downstairs to the family room with wood burning fireplace, built-in shelving and adjacent tiled hobby room. Two more bedrooms and another enclosed porch finish out the lower level. Step out into the backyard from the walk-out basement to admire the irises, red hot pokers and raspberries, as well as the apple, cherry and pear trees.

The property is available to tour immediately. I'll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 8, 2pm-4pm, 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 robbin@stauferteam.com

Saturday, May 4, 2019

FOR SALE: 635 S Snowmass Circle


You need to see this beautiful 2-story Cascade model in Rock Creek! Five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, over 6600sqft total.

Let's start in the foyer. The front door is custom made - the frosted glass inserts open up independently to allow the breeze through the wrought iron latticework. Enter the formal front room next, with soaring ceilings, limestone fireplace mantle and hand-painted mural. The main floor office has two walls of built-ins and provides a productive and beautiful space in which to work. The dining room can accommodate a large table in addition to a hutch and buffet table, and leads you through the butler's pantry into the elegant kitchen. Double oven, gas range, granite counters and tons of cabinets, plus a convenient desk area for devices, or even - what's that stuff called? Oh yeah - mail. 

There is a half bath off of the foyer with marble tile, and the guest bedroom and bath are just down the hall. Step through the laundry room into the 3-car garage with loads of storage. The family room is light and bright and open to the eat-in kitchen, with high ceilings and plenty of windows opening to the backyard. Step out onto the custom deck to enjoy our fantastic Colorado weather. The pergola will keep you dry while you throw some kebabs on the built-in Viking grill. The outdoor kitchen also boasts granite counters and a refrigerator, and the sound from the waterfall feature will lull you into the perfect relaxed state. There's also a pond in the other corner of the yard and more patio space under the deck. 

Upstairs, all four bedrooms have walk-in closets; the master has His and Hers closets with extensive organizers. Make it your retreat - with a jetted tub, radiant heat floors, fireplace in the master suite and foothills views you can pretend you are at a luxurious hotel. The second floor includes a loft area, jack and jill bathroom, built-in shelving and another hand-painted mural to inspire your imagination. So many extras in this house - tankless water heater, solar panels, radon mitigation system, Nest thermostat, speaker system, to name just a few. And there's even room to build equity and add more features if you decide to finish the gigantic basement!

The property is available to tour immediately. I'll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 4, 2pm-4pm and Sunday, May 5, 10am-12pm, 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 robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, April 26, 2019

That's Who We R

The National Association of REALTORS has begun a new campaign to help consumers understand that there is a difference between real estate agents and REALTORS. Click HERE to see a short video about how we are not just sales people, but people invested in our clients and neighborhoods.

If you'd like a better (and longer) explanation, let me know. I'm happy to buy you a cup of coffee or an adult beverage.
  

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

Louisville 2019 StreetFaire Musical Performances

Louisville's popular StreetFaire series begins June 14, 2019 at the Steinbaugh Pavilion! Enjoy music, vendors, kids' rides and more Fridays nights from 5:30-9:30pm. Here is the band schedule:
  • Los Mocochetes - 6/14
  • Wild Child - 6/21
  • The Burroughs - 6/28
  • Charlie Musselwhite - 7/12
  • MarchFourth - 7/19
  • Wood Belly - 7/26
  • The Texas Gentleman - 7/22
  • Samantha Fish - 8/9
The music starts at 7, although last year they had opening bands start earlier. Try parking at DELO and taking the pedestrian pass under the train tracks, or park by the ARC Thrift Store on South Boulder Road and take the designated shuttle. Let me know if you're going to be heading down there - I'll leave you a free beer or wine ticket at the Staufer Team booth!


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

Friday, April 5, 2019

FOR SALE: 108 Gold Hill Drive, Lafayette


Don't miss this great home in Greenlee Park, Indian Peaks! This 1/2 duplex is just blocks from Waneka Lake, perfect timing for some summer strolling!

(Photo is virtually staged)
This 1534sqft 2-story boasts wood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen and bathrooms. The patio door and some windows have been replaced, as well as some light fixtures. There is a home warranty in place through September which a buyer can choose to extend after closing. The water heater and dishwasher are only 2 years old and the whole roof was replaced last week!

There are two bedrooms upstairs and one in the garden level basement. The master has a walk-in closet and shares a full bathroom with the second bedroom. The niche on the stair landing was used as a small office by the current owner, and the main level has a half bath off of the kitchen. The third bedroom downstairs could also be a great family room, or even a space for a business or hobby.

(Photo is virtually staged)
One of the best features of this home is the low maintenance deck looking out over the fenced yard, something with which the neighborhood townhouses can't compete! The natural light is abundant, the Boulder Valley schools much sought-after, and all of the appliances including the clothes washer and dryer stay.

The property is available to tour immediately. I'll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 6, 10am-12om, 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 robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, March 29, 2019

Broomfield's SEWER Program

The City of Broomfield offers owner-occupied, single family residential property owners reimbursement for a sewer that is damaged under the sidewalk or street in the public right-of-way through the Sewer Evaluation With Eligible Reimbursement (SEWER) Program.

Sewer lines can be expensive to replace or repair, and many of the older Broomfield neighborhoods still have clay pipes going out to the city connection. This program does not cover the private portion of the sewer line that runs through the owner's property, so it's also important to do proper maintenance and evaluation to catch problems early. Many years ago, we had a liner blown into our existing sewer line to keep roots from entering and add strength in our wonderful expansive Colorado soils. It wasn't a sexy way to spend a few thousand dollars, but I've always subscribed more to the stitch-in-time philosophy. We used Aqualine Services; it took only one day and minimally impacted the yard.

If you're wondering about the condition of your line, I recommend getting a video scope done by Mile High Pipe Inspectors. Rich Johnson is happy to explain the ins and outs of your sewer line (pun intended), has competitive pricing, and does not do repairs himself so he will give you an honest evaluation. Tell him I sent you!


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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

PRICE ADJUSTMENT in Broomfield

This second floor condo in The Falls at Legend Trail has had a price adjustment to $357,500. Shout out to V1 Real Estate Photography in Golden, who virtually staged the living room and master bedroom this week. Christina did such a great job!



Check out this great golf club neighborhood and drive by the unit at 13939 Legend Trail #103. Call me before you leave and I'll meet you there!
  

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

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Time for a Tour

Now that the weather is a little nicer, it's nice to take some time and visit properties for sale. I try to do this weekly to get more familiar with the listings, but honestly, when the wind sticks my nostrils together it's hard to get out.

This week, it's a tour of Boulder and Louisville.

  • 565 Utica Ave., Boulder - 4 bed, 4 bath, 2 story, 3519 total sqft in Wonderland North
  • 1190 Oakdale Pl., Boulder - 4 bed, 5 bath, 2 story, 3738 total sqft in Durand Mitchell
  • 1091 Copper Hill Ct., Louisville - 5 bed, 6 bath, 2 story, 7182 total sqft in Copper Hill
  • 501 W Spruce St., Louisville - 5 bed, 4 bath, bi-level, 4310 total sqft in Bridgefield
  • 701 Grant Ave., Louisville - 2 bed, 1 bath, 6524 total sqft, former church in Old Town
Let me know if you'd like to join me! Even if you aren't anticipating buying or selling for a year or more, it's never too early to get to know the market.


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

Friday, March 1, 2019

Colorado Oil and Gas Resources

When I show clients around town, oil and gas development inevitably comes up. Some people have strong opinions on this topic, some don't. It's my job to provide resources to buyers so that they can do their own research and determine how much of an impact this activity will have on their property search, if any. Because there have been many events and legal challenges in the recent past it can be hard to keep up. Below are some websites for the north Denver Metro area that can help you find the most current information.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

City of Broomfield Oil and Gas Development

City of Lafayette Oil and Gas Information

Boulder County Oil and Gas Development

Town of Erie Oil and Gas Development

Weld County Oil and Gas Information

Town of Thornton Oil and Gas Development

City of Brighton Oil and Gas FAQs


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

Friday, February 22, 2019

I Am YOUR Advocate

Today a colleague shared with me her frustration with a current transaction. A client hired my colleague to help him and his wife sell their current home and buy a new one. They had gone under contract fairly quickly on both sides, which is fortunate in this market. The client's buyer had done her inspection within the first week, and the seller received an Inspection Objection from the buyer's agent with only three items requested for repair. Even in this sellers' market, this kind of short and sweet objection makes agents happy. And as it turned out, two of the three items were resolved with a few phone calls and a little more information.

The third item was related to the home's structure, and although it had the potential to be a big problem it was caught early and therefore could be repaired fairly quickly and inexpensively. The seller balked at the request, claiming the buyer was being unreasable, and when my colleague tried to suggest solutions he accused her of only caring about her commission. To further complicate things, my colleague discovered that the seller had held back some pertinent information about this issue from her and the buyer. Needless to say, the buyer and her agent were upset, and they voiced concern over what else this seller may be hiding.

Whenever a client asks me, "...should we tell the buyer?" my answer is always yes. In Colorado, real estate agents are required to disclose material facts about a home if they are aware of them, and a seller could get sued by a buyer should the issue become a problem in the future. Even if a particular item had been rectified, it should be disclosed. In fact, handling things up front can go a long way to promoting trust between the parties and make future negotiations smoother.

The other important point here is that the Realtors I know really want the best for their clients and think of them as a team trying to reach a goal. It can be a difficult transaction if the client perceives the agent is not on his side and withholds information and trust. My colleague's dilemma now is how to reassure her seller that she is his advocate, as she's concerned that everything she says will be perceived as trying to save her paycheck.

As a service provider, it is incumbent on me to set expectations at the beginning of the relationship, and try to communicate that my interests are secondary to my client's. This isn't always easy, as real estate agents are still fighting a negative sales stereotype. My goal is to develop long-term relationships, where you can text me three years down the line to get the name of a good painter. I want you to be so happy with our professional dealings that you refer me to everyone you know. I hope that I'll be able to see you at a Staufer Team party where we can raise a glass of wine and talk about things other than real estate, like what would be the coolest animal to scale up to the size of a horse.


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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

FOR SALE: 13939 Legend Trail #103, Broomfield


Great condo in The Falls at Legend Trail! Fresh interior paint, newer carpeting - a blank canvas for you to personalize or get ready to rent. At $364,900, with views and adjacent to green space, it's a great value!

Upper level ranch-style condo means no footsteps above your head. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and 5-piece bathroom. Plenty of room for your lifestyle with both an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room, plus a laundry room - not just a little laundry closet! Two bedrooms, two bull baths, 2 car garage, and an office that could be turned into a third bedroom with a little modification.

The unit also boasts a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, solid wood doors, gas fireplace, 220 volt wiring in the garage and includes the clothes washer, dryer and an umbrella for the balcony. There, you'll be able to relax and you look out upon a green space and gaze into the distance to see the community golf course and mountains beyond. 

The refrigerator, garage door opener, garbage disposal, water heater and carpet are all less than 2 years old for your peace of mind. You can move right in with no projects that need your immediate attention, or you can choose to make some updates and get yourself some sweat equity. The community includes a pool, clubhouse and exercise room. The reasonable HOA fees include not only your exterior maintenance and snow removal, but trash and water/sewer as well!

The property is available to tour immediately, and I'll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 23, 1pm-3pm, 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 robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Foto

Missing 1984? Take in the NuTone Music Intercom 3003 Series, still helping and entertaining a lucky family in Louisville. Allows you to interrogate the solicitor at your front door or call your teenager locked in their bedroom down to dinner.

Play the radio (AM and FM!) or listen to your Duran Duran tapes throughout the house. A phono setting is also available if you recently got Thriller on vinyl at the local thrift store. Go ahead, get out your citron yellow mini skirt and matching socks. I know you have them.


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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Watch Out for These 7 Red Flags When Buying a Home




Not to be a pessimist, but there is such a thing as “too good to be true”. Don’t ignore any of these red flags while you are searching for a new home. I’m an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®), and can help you throughout the process.


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