May 23, 2017

Beacon Point Market Update - Aurora CO 80016 - April 2017

 


Beacon Point - Aurora, CO  80016

 

You will find Beacon Point East of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill in Southeast Aurora, Arapahoe County.   Beacon Point has been a highly sought after neighborhood due to the executive homes and the location close to Aurora Reservoir and all within Cherry Creek School District.   Beacon Point is located in zip code 80016.   As of August 2016, there are 771 completed homes, with 875 expected once all construction is complete.

 

 

Homes in Beacon Point range from 1,874 square feet to 6,718 finished square feet and range in price from $410,000 to $970,000.    Homes were built from 2005 to some new builds in 2016.   You will find a few homes with a 2 car garage, most have 3 car garages and a few rare 4 car garages.  

 

  

 

You will find homes built by Century, Engle and Lennar and Century Communities.  

 

 

Here is what SOLD in April 2017

 

  •  8 properties sold ranging from $422,950 to $649,900  (April 2016 had 4 sales)
  • Average days on market - 10 days (last year had 15 days) 
  • Average Sold Price - $514,950   (last year had $479,150)
  • Sellers saw 100% to list price (last year saw 100.36%)

I am seeing the current market a bit slower for resales in Beacon Point right now, due to the numbers of new homes being built in the area.

 

Here is what SOLD in all of 2016

  • 66 properties sold   (2015 saw 70 properties sold)
  • Average days on market - 28 days (2015 saw 55 days)
  • Average Sold Price - $491,500 (2015 saw $494,850) 
  • Sellers saw 99.28% to list price (2015 saw 98.68%)

 

 Aurora ReservoirBeacon Point Clubhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently there are 18 active listings ranging from $459,950 to $850,000 showing 19 days on market.   

 

Beacon Point homes for sale in Aurora CO

 

There are 15 under contract ranging in price from $423,480 to $689,900.      

 


Beacon Point home for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ** Photos courtesy of REColorado

 

This community is located with Cherry Creek Schools - Buffalo Trail and Pine Ridge Elementary, Fox Ridge Middle School and Cherokee Trail High School.   

Only minutes to Aurora Reservoir and Southlands Mall.    This is a popular community for those working at DIA, as it is an easy commute with E-470.   

 

The HOA is strong in Beacon Point, and currently the HOA fee is $140 per quarter.   These fees include the use of the clubhouse with fitness center, a community pool, common grounds maintenance and trash with recycling.     For more info from the HOA - here is the link to the Beacon Point HOA web site. 

 

Residents love Beacon Point for the outdoor activities available.  There are 8 miles of trails around the Aurora Reservoir for biking, hiking and walking the pup.    You also will find non-motorized boating, archery, SCUBA diving, picnics, and wildlife viewing.   There are over 800 acres of water surface and is Aurora's largest park and open space.    The Aurora Reservoir earned the title by Westword of "Best Park for Fishing" in 2012.    The seasonal swim beach will open 5/23 for sunbathing and swimming, boats are available for rental and check out the special fishing tournaments held at Aurora Reservoir.

 

Aurora Reservoir

 

Shopping and dining options are within minutes at Southlands Shopping Center located at Aurora Parkway and Smoky Hill Road.     You will find an array of retail outlets and restaurant options, 16 screen movie theater, and a Farmers Market that is open every Saturday through the summer from 8 am to 1 pm.    The Farmers Market weekly has 40 local vendors providing organic and pesticide-free produce, dairy products, baked goods, homemade salsa and more!

 

Southlands Shopping Center

 

The Denver metro area market is a strong Seller's market, and a need for more listings.    I assist buyers and sellers in and around the Denver metro area with their real estate needs and guide them smoothly through this process.    Please visit my web site to view properties available in the Denver metro area, or how I can be effective in selling your home.

 

 

Map of Beacon Point

    

 

We are in a strong Seller's market, and if you are contemplating a sale, give me a call, and let me tell you how I can get top dollar for your home!  

 

 

If you would like to see any of the current listings in Beacon Point, give me a call.        Joan Cox - 720-231-6373

 

May 18, 2017

Home for Sale - The Farm - Aurora CO 80016

 

 

Stunning new listing in The Farm with generous square footage for Buyers looking for space!      

 

 

 

 

16802 E. Caley Place

Aurora, CO  80016

Priced at $595,000

 

 

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (5 piece, F, F, T, H)

3,745 above ground square feet plus 1,427 in the unfinished basement

Three story home with bonus room (and full bath) on 3rd floor

Home built in 2004

Lot size - 10,454 sq ft.

 

This home is loaded with upgraded throughout, especially the gourmet kitchen.    

~ Extended new granite for a breakfast bar to seat 6

~ Over-sized refrigerator, double ovens, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave and wine refrigerator

~ Walk in Pantry

~ Eating space

 

Great home for entertaining with the open floor plan and large family room.   The fireplaces in the living and family room can take the chill off in the winter months.   The central vac system sure helps with cleaning!  

 

The Master Bedroom is very spacious with a fireplace, five piece master bath with upgraded tile and travertine floors, and a huge walk-in closet.    Enjoy the trex deck off the master bedroom to relax at the end of the day, and watch the sunsets over the mountains!

 

All five bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor, with one bedroom have its own en-suite bath.   All secondary rooms are larger than normal.

 

The 3rd floor has options for office, mother in-law suite, playroom or put in a closet and have a 6th bedroom.   There is a full bath on this floor also.

 

 

Being at the back of the quiet cul-de-sac, this yard is a great size with loads of room for outdoor entertaining.   There is an extended patio and fire pit area plus the play set area.    

 

 

 

The Farm has many pocket parks, with two within easy walking distance from this home.    The school age children will attend the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Schools - Fox Hollow Elementary, Liberty Middle School and Grandview High School.

 

The location is convenient to Denver International Airport, many retail options and restaurants. 

 

Don't miss out on this new listing with excellent price for this much square footage.   Call me for your showing - Joan Cox - 720-231-6373.

 

 

 

Posted in New Listings
May 17, 2017

Denver Real Estate Market Update - April 2017

 

 

The Denver real estate market has been going gangbusters with the Spring buying season in full swing!   Inventory has increased in the last couple of weeks, making it easier for Buyers with less multiple offers.   The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.

 

Denver saw a 5.4% increase in listings over March 2017, an increase of 7.5% in under contract properties and a decrease of 3.9% sold properties.  With the increase in listings, we are not seeing the hoards of showings we did earlier in the spring.    Here are the current active listings in Denver. The average days on market in the entire Denver market is only 22 days - and this includes land, attached properties, single family homes up to the mega million dollar homes.    That is very low!   This number of days on market decreased from 28 days in March 2017.  The market has kicked off very strong this year with a very mild winter and early Spring.

 

Buyers - inventory has increased, so you may not see 10+ offers on homes, but you may need to compete with some other offers if the home is priced right, shows well and is in a highly desired area of town.   The price range between $200,000 and $450,000 has been the "sweet spot" and these homes are the ones garnering the most showings and offers.   Typically, homes come on the market late in the week, with showings over the weekend, and responding to offers on Monday.

 

Sellers - we are seeing some homes now reducing their sales price, as the inventory has increased, and is best to list your home at the fair market value, not thousands over this in hopes of reaping the benefits of a Seller's market.    You may still get over fair market value, but you do want Buyers to view your home, so pricing is key right now.   If you are thinking of selling, but worried you won't find a replacement home, I put into MLS the fact you require a contingency of a replacement home.

 

The following data includes both detached and attached properties across the Denver metro area including counties of - Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson & Park.   If you need more detailed information for your specific neighborhood, give me a call.  Real estate is and always will be local.

 

Denver's unemployment rate is very low - 2.3% (May 2017) compared to the national average of 4.4 (April 2017), so Colorado's economy is very strong.    Colorado's population is 5.457 million, with the Denver metro area seeing 3.075 million and Denver proper is 683,096.   Denver has outpaced most large cities across the Country and expect to see by 2020 a population of over 3.3 million.   We are seeing many corporations relocating their headquarters or putting in a hub into the Denver metro area, creating job growth.

 

Homeowners - if you have thought about selling and would like a home evaluation, please let me know, I will contact you right away.    Relocating to Denver, and need some advice - see my Relocating to Denver information.

 

 

 

April 20, 2017

Price Improvement - Southshore - Aurora, CO 80016

 

 

 

6679 S. Robertsdale Way, Aurora, CO  80016

This stunning home in Southshore has a grandiose two story entry, main floor master bedroom and laundry and custom upgrades throughout.    Enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine on the covered back deck and enjoy the sunset over the Aurora Reservoir.

 

6679 S. Robertsdale Way

Aurora, CO  80016

WAS $800,000

NOW $699,900

MLS #3086320

 

 

Specifics -

Five Bedrooms plus study/den and loft

Six Bathrooms (3 full, 2-3/4 and 1-Half)

3,695 finished square feet on upper two floors plus 2,463 finished in the walk-out basement - total 6,158 total finished square feet

3 car oversized attached garage

Lot size - 12,023 square feet (facing south)

Built 2006

Cherry Creek Schools - Pine Ridge elementary, Fox Ridge middle school and Cherokee Trail high school

Enjoy the hardwood flooring on the main floor, nine foot ceilings on the main floor, central vacuum system, oversized granite island in kitchen with additional storage, butler's pantry, rock accent walls, dual master closets with cedar trim and so much more!  Laundry room is on the main floor.

Gourmet kitchen features upgraded cherry cabinetry, plentiful granite for work space, stainless steel appliances (all included), butler's pantry and eating space. 

Huge vaulted main floor master bedroom with views of the reservoir, luxurious five piece master bathroom and dual walk-in closets with cedar trim.   All secondary rooms have their own en-suites, and the 5th bedroom in the basement is a true bedroom or an exercise room.  

 

The walk-out basement is very impressive with a huge gathering area for media room/game room/playroom and racking for bottles with accent rock & lighting along with the pool table area.   Enjoy the wet bar with sink, dishwasher and wine chiller.    Pool table included.

 

Oversized 3 car split garage with storage, fully dry-walled and lots of room for additional cars in the driveway!  Both garages have access to the home.

 

Covered patio in front, and covered trex deck in back to enjoy the mild Colorado evenings with views!

 

NOTE:   Model home a few doors down the street sold for $950,000 with only 5,240 finished square feet in December 2016!

 

 

Call today for your private showing and start the New Year out right!    Joan Cox   720-231-6373

 

 

 

 

Posted in New Listings
April 17, 2017

Beacon Point Market Update - Aurora CO 80016 - March 2017


Beacon Point - Aurora, CO  80016

 

You will find Beacon Point East of E-470 and North of Smoky Hill in Southeast Aurora, Arapahoe County.   Beacon Point has been a highly sought after neighborhood due to the executive homes and the location close to Aurora Reservoir and all within Cherry Creek School District.   Beacon Point is located in zip code 80016.   As of August 2016, there are 771 completed homes, with 875 expected once all construction is complete.

 

Homes in Beacon Point range from 1,874 square feet to 6,718 finished square feet and range in price from $410,000 to $970,000.    Homes were built from 2005 to some new builds in 2016.   You will find a few homes with a 2 car garage, most have 3 car garages and a few rare 4 car garages.  

  

You will find homes built by Century, Engle and Lennar and Century Communities.  

 

 

Here is what SOLD in March 2017

 

  •  3 properties sold ranging from $449,950 to $470,000  (March 2016 had 7 sales)
  • Average days on market - 113 days (last year had 45 days) 
  • Average Sold Price - $459,950   (last year had $462,000)
  • Sellers saw 100% to list price (last year saw 99.26%)

I am seeing the current market a bit slower for resales in Beacon Point right now, due to the numbers of new homes being built in the area.

 

Here is what SOLD in all of 2016

  • 66 properties sold   (2015 saw 70 properties sold)
  • Average days on market - 28 days (2015 saw 55 days)
  • Average Sold Price - $491,500 (2015 saw $494,850) 
  • Sellers saw 99.28% to list price (2015 saw 98.68%)

 

 Aurora ReservoirBeacon Point Clubhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currently there are 9 active listings ranging from $444,950 to $725,000 showing 18 days on market.   

 

Beacon Point homes for sale in Aurora CO

 

There are 7 under contract ranging in price from $422,950 to $535,000.      

 


Beacon Point home for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ** Photos courtesy of REColorado

 

This community is located with Cherry Creek Schools - Buffalo Trail and Pine Ridge Elementary, Fox Ridge Middle School and Cherokee Trail High School.   

Only minutes to Aurora Reservoir and Southlands Mall.    This is a popular community for those working at DIA, as it is an easy commute with E-470.   

 

The HOA is strong in Beacon Point, and currently the HOA fee is $140 per quarter.   These fees include the use of the clubhouse with fitness center, a community pool, common grounds maintenance and trash with recycling.     For more info from the HOA - here is the link to the Beacon Point HOA web site. 

 

Residents love Beacon Point for the outdoor activities available.  There are 8 miles of trails around the Aurora Reservoir for biking, hiking and walking the pup.    You also will find non-motorized boating, archery, SCUBA diving, picnics, and wildlife viewing.   There are over 800 acres of water surface and is Aurora's largest park and open space.    The Aurora Reservoir earned the title by Westword of "Best Park for Fishing" in 2012.    The seasonal swim beach will open 5/23 for sunbathing and swimming, boats are available for rental and check out the special fishing tournaments held at Aurora Reservoir.

 

Aurora Reservoir

 

Shopping and dining options are within minutes at Southlands Shopping Center located at Aurora Parkway and Smoky Hill Road.     You will find an array of retail outlets and restaurant options, 16 screen movie theater, and a Farmers Market that is open every Saturday through the summer from 8 am to 1 pm.    The Farmers Market weekly has 40 local vendors providing organic and pesticide-free produce, dairy products, baked goods, homemade salsa and more!

 

Southlands Shopping Center

 

The Denver metro area market is a strong Seller's market, and a need for more listings.    I assist buyers and sellers in and around the Denver metro area with their real estate needs and guide them smoothly through this process.    Please visit my web site to view properties available in the Denver metro area, or how I can be effective in selling your home.

 

 

Map of Beacon Point

    

We are in a strong Seller's market, and if you are contemplating a sale, give me a call, and let me tell you how I can get top dollar for your home!  

If you would like to see any of the current listings in Beacon Point, give me a call.        Joan Cox - 720-231-6373

 

April 17, 2017

Denver Real Estate Market Update - March 2017

 

 

The Denver real estate market began to sizzle with spring temperatures in February.   Inventory dipped significantly in February, but increased in March, giving buyers more homes to choose from.   We have seen multiple offers with warm temperatures in Denver in the areas with competitive prices.   The following data is courtesy of Joan Cox - Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.

   

Denver saw a 72.7% increase in listings over the prior month, 45.8% increase in under contract homes  and 81.5% increase in sold property.   Sellers are seeing an uptick in showings, and once again, homes are going under contract quickly.   Here are the current active listings in Denver.   Inventory is very low, and buyers are scrambling to get their offers accepted, which is crazy with so many buyers moving to Colorado and looking for a home.   The days on market were only 31 days (decrease from 43 days last month).  Seasonally, the market doesn't usually start until March & April, but with a mild winter, the strong market is in full swing!  

 

  

Buyers - be sure to fasten your seat belt, the crazy spring market has already begun.   Viewing homes, you will have many other buyers viewing the home at the same time.  The price range between $200,000 and $450,000 is still the "sweet spot" and are quickly going under contract.  This is really tough for relocating buyers in for a short period of time.  From February through June most buyers are competing with 10+ other offers with sellers seeing purchase prices way over list.  You will see a flurry of new listings come out near end of week, on the market for the weekend, and under contract by Monday.

 

 

Sellers - there are buyers out there viewing and buying homes!   It is a great time to list, as we sure need the inventory!    If you are thinking of listing, I can always put a contingency in the MLS with the requirement of finding a replacement property.

 

 

The following data included both detached and attached properties across the Denver metro area.    If you need more detailed information for your neighborhood, give me a call.  Real estate is and always will be local.

 



 

 

Denver's unemployment rate is 2.6% (March 2017) with the national average at 4.7%, so Colorado's economy is still strong.   Colorado's population is 5.272 million, the Denver metro area is 3.011 million and Denver proper is 664,220.   Out of the 50 largest cities in the Country, Denver is #19.  In the last five years, we have seen an 11% growth in the city and topping the list of population gain in 2015.   We are seeing more corporations relocating to Denver creating job openings, which is keeping the economy on a good path.

 

 

Homeowners - if you have thought about selling and would like a home evaluation, please let me know, I will contact you right away.    Relocating to Denver, and need some advice - see my Relocating to Denver information.

 

March 25, 2017

New Listing - The Farm - Aurora, CO 80016

 

Stunning new listing in The Farm with generous square footage for Buyers looking for space!      

 

 

 

 

16802 E. Caley Place

Aurora, CO  80016

Priced at $615,000

NEW PRICE - $600,000

 

 

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms (5 piece, F, F, T, H)

3,745 above ground square feet plus 1,427 in the unfinished basement

Home built in 2004

Lot size - 10,454 sq ft.

 

This home is loaded with upgraded throughout, especially the gourmet kitchen.    

~ Extended new granite for a breakfast bar to seat 6

~ Over-sized refrigerator, double ovens, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave and wine refrigerator

~ Upgraded cherry cabinetry, some with glass fronts & roll-outs

~ Eating space

 

Great home for entertaining with the open floor plan and large family room.   The fireplaces in the living and family room can take the chill off in the winter months.

 

The Master Bedroom is very spacious with a fireplace, five piece master bath with upgraded tile and travertine floors, and a huge walk-in closet.    Enjoy the trex deck off the master bedroom to relax at the end of the day, and watch the sunsets over the mountains!

 

All five bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor, with one bedroom have its own en-suite bath.   All secondary rooms are larger than normal.

 

The 3rd floor has options for office, mother in-law suite, playroom or put in a closet and have a 6th bedroom.   There is a full bath on this floor also.

 

 

Being at the back of the quiet cul-de-sac, this yard is a great size with loads of room for outdoor entertaining.   There is an extended patio and fire pit area plus the play set area.    

 

 

The Farm has many pocket parks, with two within easy walking distance from this home.    The school age children will attend the highly acclaimed Cherry Creek Schools - Fox Hollow Elementary, Liberty Middle School and Grandview High School.

 

The location is convenient to Denver International Airport, many retail options and restaurants. 

 

Don't miss out on this new listing with excellent price for this much square footage.   Call me for your showing - Joan Cox - 720-231-6373.

 

 

 

Posted in New Listings
March 15, 2017

New Listing - Downtown Condo - Denver CO 80204


 

 

 

Location, Location, Location!   The Lawrence Street Residences are located next to the Denver Center of the Performing Arts and Convention Center, and close to 16th Street, Larimer Street and all sporting events.   This unit would also be perfect for students attending CU or Metro State.  The Walk Score is 86.  (Would be higher, but you have to take the elevator down a flights of stairs)

 

 

 

1350 Lawrence Street #9C, Denver, CO  80204   $420,000

 

This one bedroom, one bathroom has 901 square feet, but the first thing you see when you walk in the door - are the VIEWS.   Being on the 9th floor (the penthouse is the 10th floor) the views are unobstructed of the mountains, and lower downtown.   There are full length windows in the living room and bedroom.

 

 

The kitchen has been remodeled with maple cabinets, Corian counters and all appliances are included, plus there is a pantry.   There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer.    Enjoy the Tech Center where you can do homework or use as your computer center.

 

The master bedroom is large, has a walk-in closet, and again gorgeous mountain views, and can expect some stunning sunsets too.

 

 

There are only 42 units in this buildings, so you don't see these units come available often, call today for your showing!

 

 

 

 

Posted in New Listings
March 7, 2017

SOLD - Summit Park - Aurora, CO 80014

 

It did not take long before the home was filled with potential buyers, and it was a solid two days full of showings.   The Seller received offers on the first day, but waited until the end of the 2nd day before reviewing offers.   Listing on a Monday versus having the home available over a weekend was a risk, but turn out quite well.   Many great offers, but the Seller accepted a CASH offer over asking price and allowed the Seller to remain in the home for another 30 days until their new construction is completed.

 

This beautiful home is a former model home for Summit Park, and the Seller has kept up the upgrades.   It shows beautifully, is light and bright and has an open floor plan.    At closing the Buyers shared some "horror stories" of some of the homes on the market that did not show well, and were downright AWFUL.    It pays to have a home show well, even in a strong Seller's market! 

 

4185 S. Granby Cir., Aurora, CO  80014

 

4185 S. Granby Circle

Aurora, CO  80014

Priced at $365,000

 

~ 3 bedrooms

~ 3 bathrooms

~ 3 car garage

~ 2,059 finished square feet plus 1,265 in the unfinished basement

~ Built 1993

~ Taxes $1,338

 

Enjoy the two story grand entry, and the open floorplan.   The chef of the home will enjoy the gourmet kitchen with granite counters, upgraded cabinets, and all stainless steel appliances included.  

 

This home will attract many, with the main floor master bedroom and five piece master bathroom.    There is a walk-in closet too!    The laundry is located on the main floor too, so no stairs needed.

 

The two story family room has a wall of windows allowing lots of light, and they are NEW windows.    Enjoy sporting events with the surround sound and gas fireplace. 

 

Inventory is very low still, and if you have thought about listing your home this spring, give me a call - 720-231-6373.

 

Posted in Sold Property
Feb. 12, 2017

New Light Rail Line will open to Service Aurora CO

 

RTD light rail

RTD has been working diligently on opening the R Line for several months.    It was anticipated to open end of the year 2016, but was delayed a couple of months.    Now, on February 24th, the new R Line will be open and travel the 10.5 miles from Nine mile to Peoria Station.    This will connect to the A Line to the airport and at Nine Mile to the H Line which goes to downtown Denver.

Want to attend the grand opening?   Here is the link for the event.

There are 1,249 new parking spaces along the new R Line - here they are.

Wondering how much it will cost - check out the rates.

 

This will assist many and hopefully lessen the traffic that is on I-225.