Secluded Mountain Retreat in Evergreen!

Come home to 34808 Forest Estates in Evergreen, a surprising retreat. Almost an acre that is surrounded by impressive spruces and aspens that allow for a very private and quiet setting. The extensive half covered & half-open back deck has stairs that lead to a portion of a flat, manicured backyard that is carefully fenced. Outside the fenced area, are paths that meander. allowing for strolls through the forest along the small creek. Meticulously maintained and updated. The kitchen has been remodeled with new granite countertops, subway backsplash, new hardware, and new stainless-steel appliances. Professionally painted inside and out in tandem with professionally landscaped backyard with drought-resistant sod. Open concept with vaulted ceilings, fireplace and direct access to the oversized deck that overlooks the display of trees. Spacious Master suite has an adjoining bath. The lower level has a large family room.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/101695368

Posted on November 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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Mountain Retreat in Evergreen!

Amazing custom remodel at 7875 Native Dancer Trail in Evergreen that now provides an open main floor living layout with vaulted ceilings accented with timber beams and beautiful wood floors. The kitchen, which is the center piece of the living area, sports a wolf range, subzero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and substantial granite counter space along with abundant cabinets. There are two fireplaces on either side of this large integrated room, along with sky reaching windows that flood the whole area with light and views of the clouds passing by. There are two large decks…one on the South side of the house and one on the North for relaxing or entertaining. The Lower level could be a mother-in-law apartment or just two additional bedrooms and recreation room. Located in the wonderful quiet neighborhood of Evergreen Meadows West on 2.6 acres. This is a property that is a must see! Contact John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/98428448

 

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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Stunning One of a Kind Home in Evergreen!

FLOOR TO CEILING INSPIRATION Simple Designs are the most extraordinary! This Modern Rocky Mountain Passive Solar Masterpiece at  23201 Loggers Trail in Evergreen is sited at the base of a 60 ft. Rock Outcropping and is oriented to a commanding view of Mt. Evans. Architect Anderson Mason Dale designed a house that celebrates the Rocky Mountains while incorporating basic passive solar techniques. Sunlight spills through a long glass skylight that floods the massive 33ft x 135ft long elemental Moss Rock wall and brings natural light into the interior spaces where the rich wood ceilings and beams are illuminated. There is a harmonious flow between indoor and out that makes it perfectly in tune with its surrounding natural environment. Outdoor patios are located on either side of the main living and dining areas allowing for great relaxing or Party movement. 5759 SF Property has 24.99 Acres, zoned A-2. Large Barn/workshop (1953.25 SF) Contact John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 882-2245 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/98429064

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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Beautiful Condo in Evergreen!

Enjoy an active lifestyle at this 55+ community at 31719 Rocky Village Drive Unit 203 located in the Rocky Mountain Village Estates. Immaculate, lovingly cared for spacious condo is ready for you to call your own! Generous floorplan is flooded in abundant natural light and boasts a private balcony with courtyard views. Cozy gas burning fireplace is the perfect place to warm up on a chilly evening. Master suite with a walk-in closet and private bath. Updates include new carpet, fresh paint, new lighting & a new kitchen faucet. Excellent community amenities including a fitness center, community room, workshop, craft room, billiards room & many organized activities. Located in desirable North Evergreen in an amazing location walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, a recreation center & the Center for the Arts. Make the most of Colorado’s beautiful sunshine and scenery at the nearby lake, open space & hiking trails. Just off I-70 for easy access to Denver. Convenient included covered carport space & ample guest parking. Contact John Putt at (720) 201-1332 or Yvette Putt at (303) 822-2245 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/96495383

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Posted on June 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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Charming Bungalow in Denver

Cute Perl Mack 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow with wonderful yard. Recently updated by the family that enjoyed living here for 60 years.

 Contact Yvette Putt for your private showing at (303)882-2245 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/95226931

Posted on May 13, 2019 at 5:12 pm
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Timeless. Luxury. Serenity Home in Evergreen!

4241 S Meadow Brook Pond is an Upper Bear Creek Icon. Privacy and comforts of a home by the water. Classic sophistication of this home is highlighted by Craftsman touches finished with the upmost precision and detail. Completely remodel in 2006. Additional kitchen remodel in 2013. Just about every room has a view of the pond and the mountains. Echos of history are displayed by the showpiece mossback fireplace and the President Eisenhower brass plate on the lower suite door. Many of the rooms spill out onto decks or patios that show off views and gardens and outdoor spaces. 

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/94866731

Posted on May 6, 2019 at 6:59 pm
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Charming Vintage Home with Mountain Views!

This charming vintage 1930’s home at 2885 SE Grapevine Rd has a wonderful outdoor space equipped with views of the rolling mountains & Idledale Valley from the Southern deck, with a completely fenced yard for privacy & plenty of space to accommodate lots of guests for entertaining or quiet solitude. The large kitchen is updated with tile floors & stainless-steel appliances. The family/dining room merges the vintage with the new tile & slate floors accented with a stone wood fireplace. Nice size master on the main level with wonderful views. Small & efficient study off of the kitchen. The lower level has its own entrance & has a living room, bar, bedroom and bath. Contact Yvette Putt for your private showing at (303) 882-2245 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermereevergreen.com/listing/89159526

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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Creating Comfort Through Interior Design

Posted in Living by Pattie O’Loughlin

Just because the Christmas decor is put away and the festive mood of the holidays is over doesn’t mean we have to stop creating a snug and cozy home. It’s a good time to embrace winter Hygge! If you aren’t familiar with Hygge, it’s a Danish word for feeling content and cozy.

Here are seven ways to bring Hygge style comfort to your home, even during the dreariest winter month of the year!

LAYERED LIGHTS

Even if you feel like you’re lacking in the cozy department, simply addressing your lighting will make a huge difference. Layers of lighting make every room feel more welcoming. In the daytime, natural light is ideal. But for evenings, it’s nice to add a cozy glow. A good rule of thumb is to try to have a least three light sources in every room. Use a mix of table lamps, floor lamps, task lamps, and overhead lighting. Consider using warmer lightbulbs for the coziest ambience.

COMFORTING MOMENTS

Your home will offer a sense of comfort when you incorporate some favorite photos of loved ones, treasured hand-me-downs, antiques or flea-market finds, eye-catching conversation starters, art that inspires you, special mementos, or simply things that make you smile.

AN INVITING AROMA

What aroma feels ‘cozy’ to you? Set the tone for your home by filling it up with winter scents that inspire you.

TOUCHABLE TEXTURES

The coziest homes contain a variety different textures that delight the eye. Incorporate different touch-worthy materials through pillows, drapery, throw blankets, rugs, lamps, and furniture. The fabric possibilities are endless: velvet, woven, knit, embroidered, grain sack, faux fur, tweed, etc. You can also consider creating contrast with varying materials like metal, wood, glass, rattan, mirrored, painted, and more.

A PLACE TO CURL UP

Make yourself a special cozy place to relax. A reading chair will be extra cozy with some good books nearby in a basket, a lamp, a footstool, a side table to set a cup of tea, and a soft blanket you can curl up in.

A BIT OF WARMTH

Every home can benefit from warmth. No matter what your color scheme, you can add warmth through natural tones like wood, leather, jute, warm metals, etc.

SOMETHING LIVING

A room comes to life when an organic element is incorporated into the decor. Every room can benefit from having at least one plant, bouquet of flowers, or even a sprig of greenery like eucalyptus to remind us that spring is on its way.

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 8:16 pm
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Empty Nesters: Remodel or Sell?

Posted in Buying, Selling, and Living by Sonja Riveland

Your kids have moved out and now you’re living in a big house with way more space than you need. You have two choices – remodel your existing home or move. Here are some things to consider about each option.

Choice No. 1: Remodel your existing home to better fit your current needs.

  • Remodeling gives you lots of options, but some choices can reduce the value of your home. You can combine two bedrooms into a master suite or change another bedroom into a spa area. But reducing the number of bedrooms can dramatically decrease the value of your house when you go to sell, making it much less desirable to a typical buyer with a family.
  • The ROI on remodeling is generally poor. You should remodel because it’s something that makes your home more appealing for you, not because you want to increase the value of your home. According to a recent study, on average you’ll recoup just 64 percent of a remodeling project’s investment when you go to sell.
  • Remodeling is stressful. Living in a construction zone is no fun, and an extensive remodel may mean that you have to move out of your home for a while. Staying on budget is also challenging. Remodels often end up taking much more time and much more money than homeowners expect.

Choice No. 2: Sell your existing home and buy your empty nest dream home.

  • You can downsize to a single-level residence and upsize your lifestyle. Many people planning for their later years prefer a home that is all on one level and has less square footage. But downsizing doesn’t mean scrimping. You may be able to funnel the proceeds of the sale of your existing home into a great view or high-end amenities.
  • A “lock-and-leave” home offers more freedom. As your time becomes more flexible, you may want to travel more. Or maybe you’d like to spend winters in a sunnier climate. You may want to trade your existing home for the security and low maintenance of condominium living.
  • There has never been a better time to sell. Our area is one of the top in the country for sellers to get the greatest return on investment. Real estate is cyclical, so the current boom is bound to moderate at some point. If you’re thinking about selling, take advantage of this strong seller’s market and do it now.

Bottom Line

If your current home no longer works for you, consider looking at homes that would meet your lifestyle needs before taking on the cost and hassle of remodeling. Get in touch with a Windermere Real Estate broker to discuss the best option for you.

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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How to Avoid the Most Common Buying/Selling Mistakes

Posted in Buying and Selling by Tara Sharp

How to Avoid the Most Common Buying/Selling Mistakes

There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction, and there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buyers and sellers.

How can you avoid those potential pitfalls and common mistakes? Look to your real estate professional for advice and keep these guidelines in mind:

BUYERS:

#1 Review your credit reports ahead of time

Review your credit report a few months before you begin your house hunt, and you’ll have time to ensure the facts are correct, and be able to dispute mistakes before a mortgage lender checks your credit. Get a copy of your credit report from Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. Why all three? Because, if the scores differ, the bank will typically use the lowest one. Alert the credit bureaus if you see any mistakes, fix any problems you discover, and don’t apply for any new credit until after your home loan closes.

#2 Get pre-approved

Before getting serious about your hunt for a new house, you’ll want to choose a lender and get pre-approved for a mortgage (not just pre-qualified—which is a cursory review of your finances—but pre-approved for a loan of a specific amount). Pre-approval lets sellers know you’re serious. Most importantly, pre-approval will help you determine exactly how much you can comfortably afford to spend.

#3 Know what you want

You and your real estate agent should both be clear about the house you want to buy. Put it in writing. First, make a list of all the features and amenities you really want. Then, number each item and prioritize them. Now, divide the list into must-haves and really-wants. A good place to start is the “HUD Wish List,” which is available online for free at http://www.hud.gov/buying/wishlist.pdf

#4 Account for hidden costs

In addition to the purchase price of the home, there are additional costs you need to take into consideration, such as closing costs, appraisal fees, and escrow fees. Once you find a prospective home, you’ll want to:

  • Get estimates for any repairs or remodeling it may need.
  • Estimate how much it will cost to maintain (gas, electric, utilities, etc.).
  • Determine how much you’ll pay in taxes monthly and/or annually.
  • Learn whether there are any homeowner or development dues associated with the property.

#5 Get an inspection

Buying a home is emotionally charged—which can make it difficult for buyers to see the house for what it truly is. That’s why you need impartial third parties who can help you logically analyze the condition of the property. Your agent is there to advise you, but you also need a home inspector to assess any hidden flaws, structural damage or faulty systems.

#6 Evaluate the neighborhood and location

When house hunting, it’s easy to become overly focused on the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the condition of the home and its amenities while overlooking the subtleties of the surrounding neighborhood. Take time to check crime reports, school options, churches and shopping. If schools are a key factor, do more than simply research the statistics; speak with the principal(s) and chat with the parents waiting outside.

SELLERS:

#1 Avoid becoming emotional or sentimental about the sale

Once you decide to sell your house, it’s time to strip out the emotion and look at it as a commodity in a business transaction. If you start reminiscing about all the good times you had and the hard work you invested, it will only make it that much harder to successfully price, prepare, and market the home.

#2 Fix problems (or price accordingly)

Homes with deferred maintenance and repair issues can take far longer to sell and can be subject to last-minute sale-cancellations. These homes also often sell for less than their legitimate market value. If you simply can’t afford to address critical issues, be prepared to work with your agent to price and market your home accordingly.

#3 Don’t overprice your home (and/or refuse to negotiate)

Getting top dollar is the dream of every seller. But it’s essential that you let the market dictate that price, not your emotions or financial situation. Allow your agent to research and prepare a market analysis that factors in the value of similar homes in the area, and trust those results.

#4 Use quality photos

The vast majority of prospective buyers today search for homes online first. In order to make a good first impression, you need a wealth of high-quality photos of your home and surrounding grounds. You may also need to consider professional staging in order to position your home in the best possible light for prospective buyers.

The process of buying or selling a home can have plenty of twists and turns, but with some smart decision making, you can avoid the most common mistakes and pitfalls.

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm
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