I've always liked Sunset Ridge as an example of Mountain Suburban living. Depending on how long ago the home was built, any structural issues could/should be apparent. If it is over 5 years old, you're inspector should be able to identify issues if they exist. To some extent, many of the homes in Evergreen are built in to the sides of mountains. I've not heard of any issues in Sunset Ridge.
Regarding upkeep, the costs on the structure shouldn't be much different than down the hill. A lot depends on the materials used for interior and exterior finishes. Just be sure you understand what the HOA covers on road maintenance, i.e. snow plowing and what the homeowner is resonsible for.
Hope this helps.
The neighborhood is congested, but newer homes are rare in Evergreen. Public Water and Sewer is also rare in Evergreen. There is an HOA, but you will be responsible for your own driveway maintenance and renovation. HOA cost is typically around $500-$600. This one states an HOA cost much more, so I would investigate that issue first if you are interested. The house originally sold for $389,000 in December, 2006. The owner has had it on the market since August of 2010 starting at $439,900. It's been rented for a couple of years now.
The average Sold Price in the neighborhood is $420,000. The timing for the sale is good right now. Inventory is still down around 18% over previous years, and buyers are flocking to the market.
Let me know if you have any further questions. Call or Text 303-618-1925.
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