Listings, Favorites, and Fires Adding to Summer Fun

Listings, Favorites, and Fires Adding to Summer Fun

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21


Well, it happened. It was only a matter of time. A murphy bed fell on my foot. I’m hoping amputation is off the table but it really hurt. So, in case you’re wondering, you don’t want this to happen to you.

Sterling had his first sleepover with our good friends last weekend. All was a mad success. However, he came home with a big wound on his face. He seems to still be thinking clearly, so damage is minimal and purely aesthetic, or so it appears. I guess time will tell. Now he will match Bridger who has a huge scar on his face from a Kamper scratch last year. Honestly, I like face scars. I think they make people look more interesting. Same with people with gaps between their teeth. No joke, all of my serious relationships in my youth were with people who had gaps, including my current husband. But I digress.

You know how no parent is supposed to have a favorite? Well, apparently, Bridger has noticed that I give Sterling all the good snacks. So busted. I don’t love Sterling more, to be clear. But at this stage in their lives, Sterling is a little easier to like. Bridger put my hair clip clamp thing with teeth around a pear, and it annoyed me so much. I gave the impaired pear to him for his snack at camp and gave Sterling a Nutella crepe. Bridger was not happy. Don’t be putting my hair clips in and around fruit then, Bridger. It was all sticky and gross. We all had a real good belly laugh about it later that night so I think we will be able to move on unscathed. 

That said, Bridger did get his haircut. So, you’re welcome, buddy.

Widespread Panic this weekend! I hope I can walk by then. These people are a rowdy bunch. I’ve looked it up. Costumes and all the stuff. I’m looking forward to it!

Also looking forward to my mom coming soon. I’m thinking about having a 4th of July party when she’s here (which is also Tag’s birthday, and he doesn’t want anyone to know), but it should be fun and a great way to get everyone together for the first time in forever. 

On a bummer note, the fires have started. We finally can get outside and do stuff with the nice weather, and the fires are making it impossible to breathe and super uncomfortable. I’m not a fan of Colorado right now. We’ve been looking to live somewhere else, but I love my house so much. If I could take it with me to South Carolina, I’d do that. We’re so lucky that we got into this house and I honestly never want to leave it. 

Oh, I got a sauna. The kind where your head sticks out the top and you sit in a chair. I. Can. Not. Wait. And, yes, I’ll post a picture of it in use. 

Colorado Realtor® Stuff

Showings start at my Tinytown listing Friday and my Denver listing Saturday! Come one, come all. They’re both relatively small, but they’re super cute and worth the look. I’m staging them. I found an awesome staging warehouse to rent furniture and decorative items from. It’s huge, and the process is super easy. I’m going to take full advantage of this place with their delivery and pick-up service. It’s not cheap, but I think it’ll be worth it. I am a certified stager.

The Haldimand listing is finally under contract, and I’m just hoping against hope that this thing works out. Another agent is buying it, and I think his daughter will be living in it. But, it’s also kind of an investment property which I hate doing because they often don’t come to fruition if the numbers don’t work out in the end. I think this one should be a win though. 

Things are definitely cooling off in the market. Not as many showings or offers. It could be seasonal, or it could be the new norm. For example, I found a house in Evergreen for one of my clients and called to find out about other offers, and they only had one. One. That’s nuts. I think in the fall, things will pick up a bit again, though. So, now’s a good time to do some house hunting! Hit an agent up! (Me. I’m the agent, hit me up).

Have an outstanding week, full of sunshine and fire air and if you have more than one kid, make sure they both know you love them equally, even if that doesn’t seem true all the time. 

Buyer Needs

  • A vacant land lot with mature coniferous trees, 2+ acres, private, within 20 minutes (15 would be better) of civilization; $300k. Or all of the above with a rustic mountain modern ranch home; up to $800k.

  • Horse property in Conifer or Pine with nice usable land and an indoor arena or a place to put one. Up to $1.2 Million.

  • An ultra-modern home in Solterra within walking distance to the clubhouse would be great. Up to $1.4 million-ish.

  • A top-of-the-line, open concept kitchen, dining family room in the Highlands Ranch area. Don’t want a mansion (under 7000 square feet) but are able to do $2 million+.

  • Buyer looking in Conifer, Pine, Morrison, South Evergreen area for a nice size home (2000+ square feet) with GREAT internet. Up to $625k.

  • One of my best buds is looking for the impossible, (you know who you are, Lisa). Dream home in Evergreen for under $700k. Imagine the Biltmore.

  • Buyer looking in Pine, Conifer, Morrison area for a rustic cabin fixer upper. Well, and septic is kind of a must but we will look at anything.

  • An amazing small business owner in Conifer, looking for a single-family home on a good size lot. Privacy is important, willing to fix up, must have a garage, ideally two separate living areas, and would like to be in the Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison area. Around the mid $400s. No HOAs.

Upcoming Listings

  • Lots of lands, big fixer house in Conifer. 2 minutes from Aspen park. I haven’t seen it yet but I’m headed that way soon. More details to come.

  • 10 Acre horse property in Pine. Amazing views of Staunton State Park. Very private with a new, one-room cabin on the property (no facilities).

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