12882 Cook Ct, Thornton, CO

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home for only $399,900! Thoughtful updates include the kitchen, appliances, flooring, bathrooms, windows, lighting – nothing was missed. Enjoy living in a “smart home”, with a Nest thermostat and smart LED lighting. You can control the garage door and irrigation system from the convenience of your smart phone. New windows throughout the home provide great insulation. 2 car garage with newly poured driveway. Ample storage space with the basement, and storage shed in the backyard. You’ll love the over sized corner lot, with large fenced-in backyard. This home has everything. Don’t miss out on seeing this one! OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 9/14, 11:00am – 1:00pm.  Call today to schedule a showing. 970-219-0679.

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Call Tripp today to schedule a showing.  970-219-0679.

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10563 W 62nd Pl, Arvada, 80004

Call Tripp Howell at 970-219-0979 for a private showing.

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Welcome home to this beautifully updated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home in Arvada!  With the open floor plan and 2,262 total square feet of living space, you’ll love calling this house home.  Offered at $425,000.

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Enjoy the Hardwood floors throughout the main floor.

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Spacious Master suite.

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Over sized utility room.

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Bonus room in basement with egress window.  Could be converted into a bedroom.

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Schedule your showing today by calling Tripp Howell at 970-219-0679.  Or come to our open house on Saturday 1/19 from 11:00am – 2:00pm.

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Affordable Highlands Home For Sale!

3476 W Hayward Pl, Denver.  2 bed, 1 bath, 1,798 square feet.  Only $525,000!

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Welcome home to this historically charming home in the heart of West Highlands, on one of the best streets in Denver – West Hayward Place! Walking distance to the restaurants and shops on 32nd Ave, you can’t beat the location. 2 large bedrooms with extra large walk in closets, and 1 bathroom on the main floor.

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The living room and dining room are open, creating the coveted open feel you’ve been searching for. Enjoy the well maintained original hardwood floor and trim work, not painted over!!!

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This house has been well cared for over the years. The kitchen and bathroom could use some updating, unless you like the retro feel!

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The spacious backyard has room for you to plant gardens, and host friends/family.

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The unfinished basement is a blank canvass for you to either use as great storage space, or finish out to add more living area.  Newer roof.  Central a/c, furnace, and hot water heater were installed in 2005. 

Being one of the more affordable homes in the Highlands, $525,000, this home won’t last long, schedule your showing today!

Open house Saturday from 1:30-4:00.

Call Tripp Howell at 970-219-0679.

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Great Affordable Home in Northglenn!

10746 Cook St, Northglenn, 80233. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 2,164 square feet. Asking price is $339,000.  Open house Saturday 3/31 from 12:00 – 2:00.  Call Tripp Howell with questions.  970-219-0679.

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Open kitchen and dining room with an abundance of cabinet space.

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Gather around the fireplace on those snowy winter nights.

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Vaulted ceilings in the living room really open up the house!

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Enormous master bedroom!

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Enjoy the 5 piece master bathroom with double sinks!

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Have friends and family over for dinner on the back deck, great space for entertaining!

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10746 Cook St, Northglenn, 80233. 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage, 2,164 square feet. Asking price is $339,000.  Open house Saturday 3/31 from 12:00 – 2:00.

Call Tripp Howell with questions and to set up a showing today. 970-219-0679

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House Flipping – 1 – How to buy a fixer upper!

Fixing up an old run down house has been on my wish list since I first watched Fixer Upper on HGTV.  Seeing Chip and Joanna take a home that nobody else believed in and turn it around with creativity seemed like a blast… but how could I do that??  I have no construction background, and nobody who’s done it before to help me.  I couldn’t find any great “how to” books or a golden nugget to tell me how to find a good project house and flip it.  Well, in July of 2017 I took the leap of faith and bought a run down house, and successfully fixed it up!  It was a lot of work, and a lot of fun.  This is how I did it…

First Step:  In order to make this work I was going to risk everything I had saved up, so I wanted to be as sure as possible in the project I chose to take on.  To mitigate the risk of loosing everything, I chose to buy a house only in an area I’d want to live in.  Worst case scenario, I get stuck with the house – can’t sell it for a profit – so I just keep it and live there.  I decided the Highlands was for me.  If you are new to house flipping, I suggest you buy a house in an area you’d want to live.

Second Step:  After deciding where to look, I needed to confirm that the area was a good investment, and find out what price range to look in.  The best way to do this is to work with a good Realtor.  Since I am a realtor in the area, I already new the answers to these questions, but it’s important for you to talk with an experienced local agent.  The other, and arguably more important reason to speak with an agent is to stay ahead of the game.  I set up an auto home search to email me asap when a potential project home popped up in the area.  This proved to be essential as the house I ended up getting I had to make an offer on 1 hour after it came on the market….and I wasn’t even the first offer submitted!

Third Step:  Estimate your budget and come up with a good margin.  With no construction background and no house yet, I couldn’t be too accurate with a budget.  Everything I heard and saw in the area made $100,000 seem reasonable.  Note – this is totally different for different areas, based on the home prices and age in the area.  On top of the $100k budget, I also wanted to have a $100k margin for error and hopefully profit.  So I was looking for a house I could buy in the Highlands and sell for $200,000 more, after fixing it up.

Forth Step: Patience. It took a few months of looking and passing up deals before I found the right deal for me.  There were a couple that temped me, but they didn’t fit right into my criteria.  Just because something is a good deal doesn’t mean it’s the right deal for you!

Fifth Step: Jump!  I got an email notification that a house matching my criteria popped up.  I immediately dropped everything and scheduled a showing.  One hour after the house hit the market, I was inside studying it…. and it was a MESS!  But, the numbers worked… so I jumped!  One hour after walking the house (two hours after it hit the market) I made a full priced offer…. and there was already an offer in before mine! The sellers ended up receiving 30 offers in two days, and I was right in the middle of a bidding war.  Luckily it was under my budget, but I still had to push my limit.  Ended up going under contract for nearly $50,000 over the original asking price, but the numbers still worked and it was the right project for me.

Here’s a pic of the back just to give you an idea.

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Sixth Step: Get bids from subcontractors and finalize budget before closing! Before I closed on the house (but after going under contract), I met subcontractors at the house to get bids for everything that needed to be done.  I used a website called Thumbtack.  They have contractors for everything, and they have review from previous clients.  I met with several contractors for each job to ensure I was getting a good bid.  It’s important to have all of your bids in prior to closing on the house so you know if you’ll be able to stay in budget.

Seventh Step: Closing! Sign the papers and get to work.  My next blog will dive into getting to work.

Here are the before pictures:

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Call me if you’d like to look into buying a house!

Tripp Howell

970-219-0679

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