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Cookies are for Closers!

I just had to share this one…

I recently had the pleasure of helping a family sell their home in Firestone.  They are a great family and were fun to work with! When I hosted an open house for them they kindly put out cookies for the guests.  To give you an idea of their sense of humor, they joked that the cookies were for closers, insinuating that I couldn’t have any cookies until I sold their home!  Sure enough, I did sell their home.  When we were at the closing table, they kindly presented me with this cookie, because, after all, “Cookies are for closers!”

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About the author: Sean Gilliam is a Realtor® in Northern Colorado and is a Certified New Home Specialist™.  Sean can be reached at seangilliam@remax.net or by phone at 970-313-6706.  For additional articles see Sean’s blog or to search for properties see his web page.

Interested in buying a home or selling your current home?  I am committed to serving you in attaining your goals.

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Just Sold!

Just sold my listing in Firestone!  It served my clients well for many years and will be a great home for the buyer.

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Need help selling your home?  Contact me via phone at 970-313-6706 or email at seangilliam@remax.net and I will be glad to tell you how much your home is worth.


Sean Gilliam is a Realtor® in Northern Colorado and is a Certified New Home Specialist™.  Sean can be reached at seangilliam@remax.net or by phone at 970-313-6706.  For additional articles see Sean’s blog or to search for properties see his web page.

Interested in buying a home or selling your current home?  I am committed to serving you in attaining your goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just Listed! Nicely Updated Ranch in Firestone!

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Nicely updated ranch with Ash hardwood flooring on main level, granite counter tops in kitchen and whole house humidifier. Other upgrades include interior repaint, water heater, stamped concrete patio and more. New front door, storm door and air conditioner just installed. Full finished basement with two conforming bedrooms and 3/4 bath. Plenty of space for storage with large closet in basement as well as covered storage next to the garage. Close to Hart Park, stores and restaurants.

$320,000

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Firestone Market Update

The winter months typically see a slowdown in real estate activity.  Firestone is no exception.  There has been decreasing activity in the months of November and December overall.   November saw 14 new listings while  December only saw 9.  Of the available listings November saw 23 go under contract while December only saw 9 go under contract.  Of those that sold, the median sale price was 98.5% of the list price.  This is in contrast to the summer months of 2015 when homes in Firestone were selling at 100% or more of the list price.

In a more positive direction, December saw a few more closed sales (23) than November (19).  There was a decline in the median days on market (DOM) from November to December, each month reporting  73 and 64 respectively.

The Oak Meadows Subdivision saw three new listings in November with no new listings in December.  In November, two of the available listings went under contract while only 1 went under contract in December.  The MLS shows that 3 homes sold in the last 2 months in the neighborhood.  Of those, 2 of the 3 sold at list price or higher.  There was an increase in DOM from November to December,  from 49 to 73 respectively.  These numbers are skewed by new construction and a couple of resales that haven’t sold.

Considering this data, though it is the doldrums of winter, the market in Firestone is fairly healthy.  In the coming months it is expected that activity will increase and that property values will continue to rise, though at more moderate levels than last year.  With the ongoing influx of people to the area and business and jobs development, the market in Colorado will continue to grow.  See my blog post on the 2016 market forecast for more details.

 

Contact me if you have any questions about these statistics or the real estate market in general.

 

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Oak Meadows Neighborhood in Firestone is a Great Place to Live!

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After talking with multiple residents in the Oak Meadows neighborhood, several common themes came up as to why they love living there.

First, they enjoy the quiet community.  Tucked just far enough away from I-25, they don’t hear road traffic.  Also, residents remarked that the neighbors tend to keep quiet as well.

Residents also like the sense of community they experience.  The neighbors are friendly and will help each other out if need be.  There are also many activities sponsored by the HOA, especially for younger children.  Activities such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, community yard sale and an annual community BBQ are ways the HOA brings the neighbors together.  The HOA conveniently keeps members up to date with their Facebook page.

Another great feature of Oak Meadows and the surrounding Firestone area is that you get more bang for your buck with real estate!  While residents have enjoyed appreciating property values, they tend to get more home for their money than their neighbors to the west, such as Longmont.  Living just east of I-25 will give you more for your money and easy access to the Interstate without all of the traffic that those may experience in larger neighboring cities.

Oak Meadows is conveniently close to I-25 which allows residents to get easy access to areas all over the Front Range and Denver.  Within the city itself, residents remarked that they like the convenience of having their own grocery store nearby (King Soopers) and a Home Depot.  Also nearby are several restaurants, gas stations and an American Furniture Warehouse.  Not only are these establishments conveniently close, there is also minimal traffic!

The Firestone area is continuing to grow so before too long it will be its own metropolis.  Firestone is truly a community in motion!

 

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