20 May

9840 Sara Gulch Circle – Luxury for sale in Parker Colorado

Have you been looking for upscale living in Parker, Colorado?  9840 Sara Gulch Circle is a  5,945 square foot, fully custom house built in 2007 with love and care by my father, Wayne Block Custom homes.

Sitting on 2.18 acres in the heart of the very desirable Spirit Ridge subdivision, 9840 Sara Gulch Circle provides the best of both worlds – you are only minutes away from downtown Parker Colorado, but with space, privacy and abundant wildlife.  Spirit Ridge offers miles of private trails for biking or walking, with connectivity to the Cherry Creek Regional trail.

9840 Sara Gulch Circle offers a luxurious main floor master, complete with a spacious walk in closet and private master suite bath.  Three bedrooms are upstairs connected with a bridge, giving the home a great open feeling and warmth.    The kitchen is inviting with lovely Jenn Air appliances.

The basement is 50% finished, with a large recreation room and fully loaded wet bar – no need to bring your dishes upstairs with the second dishwasher!   This is an excellent home if you love to entertain.

MLS # 5950223

Offered at $1,049,999

Have more questions about this property?  Give me a call @ 720 260 0977.

26 Jan

Sold! Parker Colorado condo 17268 Waterhouse Circle

What a great location in Parker!  This 2 bed, 2 bath condo was under contract within a week – and sold for above asking price!  With easy access to the cherry creek trail, shopping in nearby Cottonwood, and nearby highway exits, this is a great area for commuters looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of Denver.   Very happy to help my client with selling this Parker Colorado Condo!

Sold price:  $242,000

subdivision:  Prairie Meadows

Parker, Colorado

Have you been thinking about selling your home in Colorado? Contact me.

Contact Caleb Block




14 Jun

Parker Colorado Flash Flooding June 13th 2016

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Looks like Parker had a case of the Mondays today – with very WET and stormy weather out towards Douglas county.  We got more rain today than I think we’ve gotten in the last month!  I managed to take a little video of the Parker Colorado flash flooding in my neighborhood.   Water had flooded the cul-de-sac on our street and was ankle high as it ran into the culverts.

Parker Colorado Flash Flooding Video

I thought today might be a good time to mention a few flash flooding safety tips in case you’re ever in trouble and stuck in sudden rushing water.  While Colorado may seem dry state most of the time ( and it is)  rain can come very suddenly and violently.
The following information is courtesy of Ready.Gov:

Basic flash flood safety tips:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

What is a Flood Watch?

Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.

Steps to Take

  • Turn on your TV/radio. You will receive the latest weather updates and emergency instructions.
  • Know where to go. You may need to reach higher ground quickly and on foot.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit. Include a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.

Prepare Your Home

  • Bring in outdoor furniture and move important indoor items to the highest possible floor. This will help protect them from flood damage.
  • Disconnect electrical appliances and do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water. You could be electrocuted.
  • If instructed, turn off your gas and electricity at the main switch or valve. This helps prevent fires and explosions.

What is a Flood warning?

Flood Warning = “Take Action!”  Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.

Steps to Take

  • Move immediately to higher ground or stay on high ground.
  • Evacuate if directed.
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

After the flood

  • Return home only when authorities say it is safe.
  • Be aware of areas where floodwaters have receded and watch out for debris. Floodwaters often erode roads and walkways.
  • Do not attempt to drive through areas that are still flooded.
  • Avoid standing water as it may be electrically charged from underground or downed power lines.
  • Photograph damage to your property for insurance purposes.

Before it floods:  make a flood plan

  • Know your flood risk.
  • Make a flood emergency plan.
  • Build or restock your emergency preparedness kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  • Consider buying flood insurance.
  • Familiarize yourself with local emergency plans. Know where to go and how to get there should you need to get to higher ground, the highest level of a building, or to evacuate.
  • Stay tuned to your phone alerts, TV, or radio for weather updates, emergency instructions, or evacuation orders.
13 Jun

3 keys to selling real estate

June already!  I can’t believe I am half way through my second year in the real estate business.  I have had the opportunity to help several sellers already  in the process of selling real estate, and here are my 3 biggest tips for home sellers.

  1.  The market dictates the price, not your mind.

I think one of the hardest things about selling your home is that it’s your home. It’s where you’ve made memories, for better or for worse.  It’s a special place to you, and all home sellers have a bit of emotion that wants the house to sell for x amount of dollars.  Now, in Colorado we’ve had quite the seller’s market so if your home isn’t falling apart at the seams and is in a lower price range, chances are it’s not going to be on the market for long.  However, the key word is the market.  Right now, everyone wants to move in Colorado.  Will that be the same scenario in 5 or 10 years?  Perhaps not, as markets ebb and flow just like waves on the ocean.  The best way to judge what your home’s market price will be is to get your agent to do a in depth CMA.

comparative market analysis
Comparative market analysis is an examination of the prices at which similar properties in the same area recently sold. Real estate agents perform a comparative market analysis for their clients to help them determine a price to list when selling a home or a price to offer when buying a home.
A good CMA is an invaluable tool to help you determine where to set your price.

2.  Get the home as clean as possible and take professional photos.

There’s a saying I have quickly become familiar with in real estate, and that is;  The way you live is not the way you show. This simply means that a home in “showing condition” is going to be a lot more minimalist and cleaner than it probably is in your day to day routine.  I know that some people maintain an impeccable clean home at all times, but we’re not all that nit picky (myself included!) However, if you’re serious about getting the home sold you should (if possible) remove all clutter from the house.  Getting a short term storage unit is a great idea in these situations.  The more open space in your home will show possible buyers the possibility of the space, rather than how much it can be cluttered.

The same goes for when it comes time to get pictures taken for the property.  The difference between homemade photos and a professional’s can be rather shocking – in terms of brightness and sharpness, and as well as being able to capture the depth and space of rooms.  Bland boring photos will turn a lot of people off from even coming to see the house in real life when they come across it on the MLS, Zillow or other home search sites.  Make sure your agent is one that will get professional photography (and in some cases video) of your home to put it in the best possible light.

3.  Be as flexible as possible with showing times.

flexible-showing-hours-selling-real-estateI understand this one can be tough, especially if you are still occupying the property you are trying to sell ( or worse, you have tenants in it!).  But, for you to be able to sell your home buyers have to be able to access it, see it, and make a decision.   I have been frustrated with buyers before who wanted to see a property, but due to showing restrictions and their job conflicting there was never a time the home was available to be shown.  Do remember when you’re selling a property your potential buyers have jobs just like you, and most of us have jobs that fit in the 9-5 time frame.  Be mindful of this and try to be flexible for daytime showings around lunch hour, and showings that might take place during your normal dinner hours (5-7 pm).  While I’m not suggesting you open up 24/7 for possible showings, you do need to be mindful that your potential buyers also probably have busy schedules and limited amount of time to view your home.

 

How can I help you with Colorado real estate?

 

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08 Jun

Parker Days Festival 2016 Information

It’s that time again in Parker.  Every early June since I was a child the town has held the Parker Days festival.  2016’s offerings look pretty fun, with the band 38 Special headlining the event on Thursday, June 9th.

*The below content is from the Parker Days official site*

Parker days has traditionally been a 3 day festival full of food, arts & crafts, carnival rides ( I remember puking on the Kamikaze in my high school days)  All in all, it’s a pretty kick ass festival with fun for both adults and children.

Parker Days Festival 2016 Information

Here’s the entertainment lineup:

Join us for more than 20 hours of free, amazing music Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The lineup includes:Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Cost: Free

COMPLETE FESTIVAL HOURS: THU >> 5pm – 10pm | FRI >> 5pm – 12am | SAT >> 9am – 12am | SUN >> 8am – 10pm

CARNIVAL RIDE HOURS: THU >> 5pm – 10pm | FRI >> 5pm – 12am | SAT >> 11am – 12am | SUN >> 9am – 10pm

 

 

For more information, visit the Parker days festival page.

15 Apr

Parker Colorado Real Estate

Have you been curious about moving to Colorado?  If so, Parker Colorado is an excellent option.  Located 20 miles southeast of the center of Denver, the town of Parker was originally a stage coach stop and has since grown into one of the best towns in Colorado for settling down and raising your family.  Parker Colorado real estate is hot right now, so use the information below to be better informed on the real estate market here in Parker.

Having grown up in Parker, I have had the opportunity to watch the town grow from a small, rural area to a bustling community of nearly $50,000.  According to Trulia data, the median sales price of a home in Parker Colorado is $378,430 with an average price per square foot of $190.00 .   Rents are also trending high in Parker, with the average rent price of $2,000 per month.

Parker offers a lot of different housing choices, with award winning suburban single house subdivisions such as Stonegate, to large estates, to rural horse properties.   If you are looking for a safe town with a small town heart that is close to Denver, Parker Colorado real estate is what you’re looking for.  As part of Douglas county, Parker is home to a very strong school district with both public and private options.

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Buying Parker Colorado real estate

 

If you have any questions or want to buy or sell a home in Parker, Colorado, please contact me at 720 260 0977.

-Caleb

Contact Caleb Block