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Old 04-13-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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I thought I'd post this in case it was useful.

These are smallish new homes in a great location. Unfortunately no ranches listed yet but if enough people ask for them maybe they will put one in. The model is just being built. They have two basic styles, the ones with the front facing garage are on the exterior perimeter of the development. The ones with alley garages and front to green belts are on the interior. It is a small development backing to a wetland/mountain view/kids park/soccer field/baseball field.
New Home Construction Broomfield, Traditional Homes in Quail Creek

The building with the white domes you see in the picture is a King Sooper. There is a foot bridge across the ponds to reach it so it is very walkable. There are also restaurants (Chinese, Mexican, two pizza places, fast food, custard) UPS mail, bank etc. in that same complex.

The model is not open yet but my guess is, based on the location with the mountain views, being an infill development that backs to a water way and is walkable to the grocery and restaurants they will get strong demand and be raising the prices.

The only concern I had with the community when it came through the city for review was the lack of guest parking. I wrote the comment in but did not attend the approval hearings so do not know if they remedied the situation as the way it was proposed there would likely be alot of people parking on the streets.

Here is the location on Google map. It is the blank piece of land on the SW corner of 138th and Quivas. You can see the trail system around it and the trails to McKay Lake to the north.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/23...7f28f40450375e

The furthest along home you see in the picture is likely the model. I walk by this development every day and always think what a great situation it has with the location, views etc so thought I'd post it as I know there are alot of out of area people looking who wouldn't know about it otherwise.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:01 AM
 
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Interesting, thanks! Wonderland builds cute homes, wish they would have built in Bradburn.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:04 AM
 
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As soon as they have the model home going I will go get a price sheet. I'm interested to see how the pricing goes in this market.

The homes in the Toll Brothers Preserve, across the street, initially were closing in the 5s but phase 2 appears to have had nothing close cheaper than the 7s with alot in the 8s, 9s and over a million. They are on phase 3 now so I suspect they are 8s on the smaller lots and around a million on the larger lots. People who bought in the first phase have alot of equity.

From what I read this new development has alot of what today's buyers want (tiny lot, new home, adjacent to parks, open space, shopping). The sign says starting in the high 4s. The only thing they are missing is a ranch plan. I decided to put this up here rather than wait for an inquiry because pricing may be better now before the model opens.

I think the west and south homes will always have a view because they back to open space. These will be the garage in front models because they are on the perimeter. I suspect they won't release the west lots till later but some of the south lots may be earlier.

This Broomfield city minutes discusses the approval and details of the community. It is the final item on the agenda so you have to scroll down to it. Public Hearing - PZ Resolution No. 2015-8 Lambertson Farms Filing No. 8 Final Plat and Site Development Plan property Location: Southwest of West 138th Avenue and West of Quivas Street .
http://www.broomfield.org/documentcenter/view/11068

There are only 99 homes, 49 perimeter (front load garage) and 50 alley load garages. Many amenities and details are mentioned that are not on the Wonderland web site like herb garden space, white picket fence in front, open rail in back, 6 ft cedar side yard fence between alley homes, courtyards, playground, trellis etc. Sounds like it will be cute. The target market is people who want low maintenance homes with alot of shared space and a minimum of private space.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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"From the 400s" is builder speak for $525K
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:30 AM
 
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"From the 400s" is builder speak for $525K
Ha! This is very true! Always ask about included features.

I live in a Wonderland. They build a good home.
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Old 04-13-2016, 12:24 PM
 
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Ha! This is very true! Always ask about included features.

I live in a Wonderland. They build a good home.
In the city approval it says: "The price point is starting in the mid $300,000 and moving up to the low $400,000 when people option up." Based on the little bit that I can see of the three homes being built you can tell that they have more architectural details than your standard box home (better than base quality siding, deeper roof overhangs, varying roof lines). I think that they are going to be very nice homes. The base pricing is on the web site. Clearly they blew right through their original price points. But the market has been going up.

Took some pics of the water areas this morning. The first 5 are all of the new foot bridge to the grocery store. When I stood on the bridge there was a nice sound of rushing water over the rocks. The next two are of the path behind the homes that will back to the ponds. The seventh picture has the high school in the left of it. It is the building with the three white triangles on the top of it.

The last 4 are varying viewpoints of McKay Lake, the lake just to the north of the development, which you can get to on the walking paths.

Edit: I wanted to add that I think the Wonderland web site is wrong in saying it is 20 min. to downtown Denver. It is at least 25 min. Used to be 20 but with the increased traffic it takes longer now. They are also a little light on their Boulder drive time. It is about 35 min. to Boulder (not using toll roads) and about 30 min. to DIA (using the toll road).
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:22 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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I think the Wonderland web site is wrong in saying it is 20 min. to downtown Denver. It is at least 25 min.
You are confusing developer/real-estate agents' minutes for regular human minutes.
They always lie.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:11 PM
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Always? I seem to get into trouble because I don't exaggerate commute times.

Maybe it is "As the crow flies?"
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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My wife and I were looking at these last fall when they started to put out a small amount of information. We found out that the lots we wanted (the ones on the west side) wouldn't be available until the end, so probably at least 1.5 years from now at this point. Since it takes about 10 months from contract, we were looking at almost three years to get into one, so it kind of became a no-go.

These houses are smaller and I like that; we have one kid and being in Legacy High School/Rocky Top was great. The elementary school is zoned Centennial Elementary due to Meridian busting at the seams.

Not long after we were disappointed in finding out how long it would take, we ended up having an Enclave at McKay shores (the Toll Brothers development that's less expensive between 136th and 137th) lot fall into our lap where they had reduced the lot premium to nearly nothing. We signed a contract in October for that.

I'm on the mailing list for Quail Creek and they blasted out all the information (base prices, features, lot premiums for the available lots, lot availability map) to us. If anybody wants this, please PM me with an email address and I'll get it out to you. The base prices range from $402k to $493k. All the available lots are on the east side of the development (they're working east to west) and the premiums on them are up to $20k, which isn't huge if you've looked at other developments in the areas (but the land is much smaller than most developments). I'm sure by the time they get to the west side those lot premiums with the mountain views will be significantly higher.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:30 AM
 
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The homes in the Toll Brothers Preserve, across the street, initially were closing in the 5s but phase 2 appears to have had nothing close cheaper than the 7s with alot in the 8s, 9s and over a million. They are on phase 3 now so I suspect they are 8s on the smaller lots and around a million on the larger lots. People who bought in the first phase have alot of equity.
The other Toll Brothers chunk (Enclave), which is on the east side, I'm buying a house is cheaper - the houses are settling in the 600k range now. The Preserve houses are enormous and there's a reason the base prices are about $200k more.
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