Upcoming Birthday Weekend, Closing, and Listings: Life's Not Bad

Upcoming Birthday Weekend, Closing, and Listings: Life's Not Bad

  • Victoria Merchant
  • 11/16/21

Okay, I’ve got some concerns about my unlikely move to Europe. Yes, we’re looking into it and I think a change of country would be great for all of us, but I have no idea if it will really materialize. I think I really want it to, but it may prove difficult, if not impossible. So the short response is: hoping to move to Europe, not putting all my eggs in that basket.

Another concern that’s come my way has been regarding my new work schedule once my “teaching” job starts. I’ve decided to only stick with listing in Conifer, Bailey, Pine, Morrison, and Evergreen. All the driving to other areas in Colorado would be totally impractical and I don’t like setting myself up for failure. 

The kids went back to camp for the next two weeks, which is straight up to the start of school. It’s been great. I know I’ll look back on this time to myself fondly, maybe with a single tear rolling down my cheek. 

Speaking of crying, my birthday is coming up and we’ve decided to rent a really big (sleeps 14) and really nice cabin at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park in Estes Park. A couple of friends are joining us (and their whole families), so moms, dads, and kids will all have a great time. It’s got me super excited. Did you know that having something to look forward to contributes invaluably to your happiness and may even help you live longer? Fact. I like to always plan something fun. Even if it’s months away.

You’ll be delighted to hear that I’ve been keeping up with my CrossFit goals three times a week. It feels great. I forgot how good working out makes me feel. I’ve been eating better too. I guess the good part of the quarantine was not caring what I ate. Ironically, that was the bad part too.

An old acquaintance of mine started the process of putting his house up for sale in Applewood (Golden). The ‘Coming Soon’ sign was in the yard for exactly one day before it sold, $15,000 above asking. My estimate is that the house is under 1500 square feet, a 3/2 that needs a lot of updates. Guess how much it sold for? Go ahead. 

$815,000. If you want to see an insane market, head to Applewood.

Realtor® Stuff

Lots of great things are happening: 

  • I closed on Impala in Bailey- that’s the one where I hooked up the buyer and seller, it was a smooth transaction and all are happy.

  • I went under contract on a lot in downtown Evergreen, it’s a super cool area. There’s this funky old cabin on the property that needs to be demolished, but the owners may incorporate one of the walls into the house they build somehow. That’d be pretty cool. This buyer was a referral from an agent I work with and I really didn’t do anything to find the property, however, the seller has a lawyer helping her, and let me tell you, those guys really know how to rack up a bit. Alas, all are happy. Next stop, Asbestos inspection.

  • Next, we have my Franktown clients- their house is done with inspections and now we’re on to the appraisal process, after that we’re home free. And they’ve just gone under contract on a home in Simla. Woohoo! The house checks nearly all their boxes and both husband and wife are relieved to have found something. Wifey will be getting a brand new kitchen as consultation for not finding a home in Westcliffe as she wanted. Lucky lady! We traveled far and wide to see homes together, generally 2.5 hours away, but the winner ended up being only 45 minutes from where they currently live. Annnnnd, they got it under their budget. You guessed it, all are happy.

  • My wonderful 3/3 Georgetown listing will be official next week. Stay tuned.

  • My Pine listing is live as of yesterday morning, coming in at $850,000. I’ll be hosting an Open House this Saturday from 10 - 2. It’s the first real open house since the pandemic started, so there are some limited modifications, but pretty normal, considering. I’m looking forward to it.

I think that’s it for now. I hope you’ve all had a great week and continue to do so. I’ll meet you here next Thursday. Take care and be kind. And if you can, buy a house… Interest rates are sick!


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