The Nicest Word? [Fresh Listings, Get 'Em Hot]

By Osman Parvez
A home isn't just the largest financial investment that most people make, it can also be enormously emotional. Home is where you sleep at night, where family grows, and where we meet our neighbors and become part of a community. It’s where we relax with our friends, break bread, and tell our life stories. It’s where we take refuge from the storm.

“Home is the nicest word there is.” - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our business is about helping people make smart decisions around the buying and selling of homes. Each week, we carefully sift through new listings to hit the Boulder area real estate market, and choose the most compelling properties. We weed out refreshed old listings masquerading as new, the clearly overpriced, and the bad locations. The following are the best homes to hit the Boulder real estate market this week.

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

Sold Listings of Note

Recently closed transactions that highlight market conditions.

815 Forest Ave | $2.49MM | More Details
Recent construction in the ever popular farmhouse style. Tasteful with a nice mix of modern and classic interior finishes. Well designed and in a good location for Newlands. On the market for a little over a month. Sold at asking (less a $10K concession).  

287 Spruce St | $1.37MM | More Details
West Pearl by the foothills. 3 bed, 3 bath with vaulted ceilings. Architecturally interesting town home from the late ‘70s, recently renovated. Included mostly for the superb location. On the market for two weeks, sold at a 1.6% discount to asking. 

Fresh Listings
The best of Boulder real estate and beyond.


2924 11th St | $2.39MM | More Details
A little older than 815 Forest (above), larger and more traditional Craftsman style. A little close to Broadway so check for traffic noise tolerance at rush hour. While you're doing that, note the proximity to North Boulder Park, the Alpine Balsam development and Ideal Market. Possibly the best option to hit the market this week, so don’t wait to see it. 

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

1228 7th St | $2.1MM | More Details
Rose Hill and Mountain Park benefit from being west of 9th and a short distance from Chautauqua. When I lived in the neighborhood back in the early 2000’s, I loved how easily I could run on the Chautauqua trails or take a quick downhill bicycle ride to downtown. This particular house is about 10 years old, with three beds and three baths. Tasteful finishes.  

1081 8th St | $1.7MM | More Details
A Farnsworth two-story from the early 90’s, on one of my favorite streets. Four beds, four baths, and a usable +3,200 SQFT. Bonus separate basement entrance. Due diligence: Make sure heating and cooling systems are adequate. One of our clients has had some issues with another Farnsworth house. There’s also a strong probability that the house has EIFS, which calls for a more thorough exterior inspection.  We usually recommend a specialist inspection to our buyers. 

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

1627 Spruce St | $1.59MM | More Details
2 bed, 3 bath charmer, 1 block away from the best of downtown. Built in 1920. Small lot. Compare to 2227 16th Street from last week’s post. It’s substantially larger and in a better location. The interior is tasteful, with exposed brick. No garage but this home is also a legal duplex, which opens up all sorts of possibilities (now or into the future). Due diligence: Ask your agent to verify the legal status of the duplex and discuss rental options. Look closely at the foundation, most historic Boulder homes were built on cobblestones. 

3230 Longwood Ave | $980K | More Details
One of two interesting Shanahan Ridge tri-level houses to appear on the market this week. Detached property in this location is somewhat rare. This one is on a cul-de-sac and backs to interior open space. Dated inside but has newer appliances. Kitchen due for a refresh. 

3807 Silver Plume Cir | $949K | More Details
Larger than Longwood and nicely updated. Also on a cul-de-sac and backs to interior open space. Houses on either side, so it might feel a little more penned in and not have the views. See this one back to back with 3230 Longwood. It appears to be the better value. This one has four beds, two baths and was built in 1976.

800 W Moorhead Cir F | $500K | More Details
Three bed, two bath end unit in Tantra. 2 car garage, updated since it was built in 1972. Small kitchen. Popcorn ceilings in most rooms. CU Campus South will likely support the valuation into the forseeable future. If neighborhood opposition slows the project, the location still benefits from de facto open space and easy commuting. A solid play. Tasteful with a classic townhome layout.  

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

625 Pearl St #6 | $485K | More Details
Hard to go wrong with an updated two bed, one bath on West Pearl. Walk to everything. Lock and leave. Remodeled interior. Under 800 sqft. 1 reserved parking spot. 

3009 Madison Ave I-105 | $389K | More Details
We’ve closely tracked Wimbledon for our clients and these units perform very well as student rentals. Put Junior in it for sophomore year and rent the other bedroom to a classmate. Sell after graduation or keep as a good long term investment. Highly rentable, we’d add it to our portfolio without hesitation (and we only take high performing rentals). 


1060 W Willow St | $1.34MM | More Details
Five bed, six bath home remodeled in 2016. Spacious, open, quiet street with easy commuting anywhere. This spot of Louisville has exceptional access to open space, trails, and parks. It’s also a very quick commute into Boulder or a bike ride into downtown Louisville. Pro tip: Take a close look at the comps and discuss valuation with your agent compared to other downtown options. 

To schedule a private showing, which includes a discussion of valuation, negotiation strategy, and market conditions, call Osman at 303.746.6896.

956 Treece St | $675K | More Details
Solid two story not far from downtown. Walkable retail and grocery. Three bed, three bath, built in 2011. Clean and bright in Steele Ranch. Not much of a backyard.  Compare to options at South Indian Peaks where you’ll get more house for the money, but note the school performance difference.   
Due diligence: train noise. 

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The ideas and strategies described in this blog are the opinion of the writer and subject to business, economic, and competitive uncertainties. We strongly recommend conducting rigorous due diligence and obtaining professional advice before buying or selling real estate.

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