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.

11 Apr

Colorado first time home buyer frustrations and how to deal with them

Colorado first time home buyer frustrations

Sorry for the crappy audio. I was filming with my phone and the little camera that is for selfies.. Doesn’t translate into great audio, apparently.  This video is just to provide a little comfort and a pep talk for the Colorado first time home buyer. If you’re a first time home buyer, life sucks right now. The market in 2017 is just as hot as last year, and you’re likely competing with multiple offers. So, here are a few little hints and advice .

Tips for the Colorado first time home buyer blues

Tip 1: Get PRE APPROVED.

Not pre-qualified, pre-approved. Go through the entire process with your lender so you are READY to go when it’s time to put an offer in. Pre qualifications can be done in like 20 minutes, but a pre-approval from a lender is a more in depth and intensive process. This way you know exactly what your price cap is, and you can make sure to give the lender’s pre approval with any offer you may submit on a property.

Tip 2: Try to be as flexible as possible.

I know, I know, this one is tough. It’s hard to drop everything and go see a house when it pops up on the market. We have jobs, schedules, soccer practice, etc. But, to the best of your ability you have to try to be flexible. If you can go see something on your lunch break, do it. It might make the difference between even being able to have a showing, because in my experience waiting even a day and then trying to schedule a showing can be a bummer when you find out it’s already under contract.

Tip 3: Expect to offer over the list price.

If you’re competing for a starter home (I would say anything under the 450k range, really) You should expect to have to offer over the list price for your offer to have potential. Because Colorado is so popular, and cheaper homes are hard to find, you can bet you’ll be competing with other offers. Another option in this vein is to include an escalation clause in your offer. I will do a video on the concept of escalation clauses in another video. No lowballing with the way the market is right now!

Tip 4: Be ready to have your heart broken!

This is kind of a downer, but you have to be realistic and know that your dream home is probably 20 other people’s dream home as well. There’s always the possibility that your offer won’t be the one selected. So, in this market you have to get somewhat of a thick skin and realize that you might not get that first house you love… or the second.. or third. You should make damn sure though that your real estate agent is doing their absolute best to make your offer be THE ONE!

So, I hope these tips help and I wish you the best of luck in your house hunt. It’s a difficult time to be a Colorado first time home buyer, but keep fighting the good fight!  If you’re in need of an agent, you can contact me via my website.

Caleb Block | Cherry Creek Properties, LLC
http://realestate.calebblock.net

http://homeinparkerco.com

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