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Looking for the perfect retreat in Old Town Longmont? Look no further than 203 Judson Street! This 1932 cottage flawlessly combines classic charm and modern flair, giving it quite the stylish and contemporary look.

 

 

An enclosed front porch highlights the curb appeal and creates a cozy spot for your morning coffee or a neighborhood 'porch club' meetup! 

 

 

 

Original, refinished pine wood flooring make for a beautiful contrast to the contemporary palette inside. 

 

 

The free standing fireplace in the corner creates a truly cozy sitting area, where friends and family could gather on a winter day and enjoy the smell of pine throughout the home. 

 

 

Your oversized master bedroom is truly a retreat to be enjoyed, with tons of natural light and access to the outside deck. Utilize the corner office nook with built in shelving and space for a laptop! 

 

 

 

 

Right off the master bedroom you'll find a full bathroom that's been completely renovated with custom cabinetry and engineered flooring

 

 

Welcome to the sunny and bright kitchen! New stainless steel appliances and a Chef's gas grill mean you can cook up a storm for close friends or for date night. The eat-in dining space is a creative solution to make this cozy space feel welcoming to all....

 

 

 

The 2nd room can be used as an office space, 2nd bedroom or as a dining room! 

 

 

It's location on a roomy corner lot allows for fencing to be added if you so desired, or gives room to enjoy as-is. The mature landscaping provides a wonderful mix of sun and shade under fruit trees, and perennial beds to admire from the comfort of a just-right deck...

 

 

Visit our experienced Buyer's Agents, Christa and Sarah Jo

at the OPEN HOUSE this weekend!

August 12th & 13th

11 am - 2 pm

Get in touch with us if you'd like to see this home or others like it. If you simply can't wait until then, click on the virtual tour below...

 

 

 

 

Cory feels blessed and honored to be a top producing, full-time real estate broker and business owner in  beautiful Colorado. He gives everything he has to fulfilling his client’s dreams of home ownership - and it’s a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. 

Cory can be reached by mobile at 303.641.8597 or email at cory@justlistedcolo.com. 

 

Green Thumb Guidance - Outdoor Spaces

by Cory Dudley

 

It’s that time of the year, BBQ’s, pool parties and casual hang outs in the backyard.  June 21st is the first day of summer - is your yard ready for the season?  There are a few simple tricks you can use to spruce up your backyard and make it THE place to hang out this summer.

 

 

Outdoor Living

Your porch or patio is the place where you and your family and friends like to have dinner, play games and enjoy frosty beverages - this is your outdoor living room.  Make this space as comfortable and inviting as you would for your indoor living room.  Here are few key things you can add to make it cozy:

 

  • Furniture: What will you be using the space for - dining, lounging or sunbathing?  Get a dining set that is sturdy enough to withstand the high winds and buy colorful cushions to accessorize.  There are many sizes and styles of lounging furniture to fit your unique personality and size of the space you have.  
  • Focal point:  There should be an area that your family gathers around and something that draws attention.  Whether it is a fire pit, water feature or a combination, it should be something that leads your guests to your outdoor living area.  
  • Sun/Shade:  Pergolas and shade structures can allow people to use the patio even during the hottest parts of the Colorado day.  Add curtains to soften the look and screen even more.  Place a tree on the southwest side of your home to create shade for those hot evenings.
  • Lighting:  It is amazing what a little landscape lighting can do to your outdoor living space.  A string of cafe lights or a few path lights can make it more welcoming for your guests at night.  Make sure to only light the paths downward to not interfere with our starry night sky.
  • Potted plants:  Keeping the plants on your patio or deck can help soften the hard surfaces.  Add a pop of color with bright annuals or create your very own herb garden that can be close to your kitchen
  • The yard:  Cut down on your water usage and plant xeric plants in your garden spaces.  Keep some grass for the dogs and kids but if you don’t need it, create a beautiful rock garden or butterfly garden instead.  Add focal point trees like the Weeping White Spruce or an Eastern Redbud to add height, shade and drama while cutting down on your water usage.
  • Personality:   What are you into?  Do you love fish?  Add a pond closer to your deck or patio to enjoy the water and life.  Do you have old furnishings like windows or doors?  Hang them as privacy screens to separate spaces.  Do you love wildlife in your yard?  Add a bird bath or feeder closer to your outdoor living room

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With a few simple additions to your outdoor living room you can work with what you have or update your new home’s yard space.  Add your own personality  to your outdoor living spaces and it will surely be the place where all your relatives, friends and neighbors will want to be!

 

 

Kristen Whitehead, owner of Helios Landscape Design, writes featured blog posts for our monthly newsletter on everything plant-related! She's happy to guide you in your next garden design effort. 

 

 

Vendor Recommendation - Monte Largo Painting

by Cory Dudley

 


 

Often times our current clients, past clients and even friends and family members come to us for home-related recommendations. Whether it's an unexpected issue or a renovation that you've been planning for months, we have many highly qualified professionals for every area of the home.

But one need is more common than the rest - painting! Exterior jobs, interior jobs, small or large, we have the perfect fit for your needs...

 

 

Monte Largo Painting  is owned and operated by Gilberto Hernandez. After 12 years of experience in both residential and commercial painting, he is now working for himself and taking on jobs of all sizes along the Front Range. Jobs vary from simple one-room repaints to entire exteriors and forest service lookout posts in Estes Park. 

 

What sets Monte Largo Painting apart?

 

  • 12 years of hand-on experience 
  • FREE home visits and estimates
  • NO CHARGE for moving furniture during the painting process
  • SCRATCH & SCUFF SPECIAL 
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Pricing includes the cost of materials

 

 

Gil believes that painting is more than simply applying color and moving on to the next wall. To him, painting is essential to transforming a room, and has the power to inspire different energy in different spaces.

 

"My wife and I have used Gilberto for various paint jobs over a period of close to 10 years.  He painted the entire inside and outside of our house (including garage) over a period of a couple of years and then painted a new patio roof and stained our pergola.  We have since moved to a different house, and Gilberto has begun the update at our new place as well.

Gilberto has a very keen eye for what will look good and what won’t.  He will paint as requested, but will also offer opinion when asked.  Through the numerous times we have used Gilberto, we have always been highly satisfied with the quality of the work, have never had to clean-up after the job is done, and have been satisfied with the price.  Gilberto clearly sees flaws in the existing texture and fixes that as well as any cracks and hanger holes as part of his prep.  Gilberto is very efficient and accurate as he paints.

Gilberto is a man of high integrity and can be trusted in your home regardless of whether you are home or away."

Dick & Melanie P.

 

Reach out to him today for a FREE evaluation and estimate on a paint job!
 


Green Thumb Guidance - Be Good to the Bees!

by Cory Dudley

 

While you are lounging on your patio looking out onto your garden, the bees are out there working hard.  Buzzing from flower to flower, they do the hard work - pollinating your garden for you.  However, it is no secret anymore, the bees you expect to be there in your landscape are dying off at alarming rates.  Millions of bees are disappearing and this will have huge consequences on our environment.  Not only do bees support biological diversity in our natural ecosystems but we depend on them for our food.  Estimates show that agriculture relies on bees for nearly ⅓ of our human food crops.  We rely on bees to pollinate everything from apples to strawberries to the alfalfa used to feed cows.  There are no substitutes for these hard working individuals.  If we do not have bees, we don’t have food...

 

 

 

Native pollinators and domesticated bee populations are declining for a variety of reasons.  Habitat loss, disease and excessive and inappropriate use of pesticides and insecticides are some of the contributing factors.  The use of neonicotinoids (neonics) is a class of insecticides that has had a devastating effect on the bee population.  Neonics can be found in many common insect sprays for your lawn and garden.  These sprays affect the central nervous system of insects resulting in paralysis or death.  Though you may be attacking those grubs in your lawn, you will also end up damaging your beneficial insects - bees!  It is imperative that we take the necessary steps to help save our bees and other local pollinators.

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to make a difference in your own yard there are few simple things you can do...  

1.) Do not apply any pesticides in your yard.  Use organic and natural pest management methods in your own landscape.  

2.) Buy organic plants and seeds.  Most of the plants we buy at big box stores have had neonics sprayed on them during the growing process and these chemicals can be stored in the soil and foliage for months.  Locate your local nursery for organic options.

3.) Create and plant a pollinator garden.  Bees are attracted to large groupings of flowers during the growing season.  Try to stagger your flowering plants to have flowers all throughout the growing season for the hard working bees.  Some of my favorite flowers that will attract the bees include:

  • Fruit Trees: Apples, Crab Apples, Plums, Pear, Catalpa, Redbud
  • Shrubs: Russian Sage, Mock Orange, Blue Mist Spirea, Serviceberry,
  • Perennials: Agastache, Bee Balm, Catmint, Iris, Thyme, Yarrow
  • Vines: Trumpet Vine, Honeysuckle and Silver Lace Vine

 

For more information on how you can help save our bees visit:

 

A garden is only as rich and beautiful as the integral health of the system; pollinators are essential to the system - make your home their home."  - Derry MacBride, National Affairs and legislation Chairwoman, Garden Club of America

 

 

Kristen Whitehead, owner of Helios Landscape Design, writes featured blog posts for our monthly newsletter on everything plant-related! She's happy to guide you in your next garden design effort. 

 

This week's Hot Buy: 3801 Fowler Lane, Longmont

by Cory Dudley

Beautiful home just steps to Lake McIntosh with 6 bedrooms, 4 full & 1 half baths in over 5,500 square feet.

Mountain & lake views! Enjoy 3.5 mile bike ride/run around the lake, boating and fishing with stunning mountain backdrop.

Gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, large island, new stainless gas stove,microwave, rollout cabinets. Granite insets in wood floors.

Master has fireplace & adjacent nursery/sitting room.

Great basement with partial kitchen, recreation & great room.

 

presented by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Boulder


HOT BUY: 120 Canadian Crossing Drive, Longmont

by Cory Dudley

Gorgeous ranch home with upgrades featuring:  extended oak floors, maple cabinets, slab granite & custom tile, solid interior doors, surround sound in 4 rooms, closet built-ins & more.

Open & spacious floor plan w/unfinished basement. 

Cozy family room with gas fireplace & custom built-ins.

Gourmet kitchen has double ovens, gas c-top, pullout shelves, island with end panels & huge pantry.

Over sized laundry room with cabinets & laundry sink.

Private master suite with lovely bath.

Large patio has covered area with fan & motorized sunshade. Gorgeous home!

 

Asking $425,000

Brokered by REMAX Alliance - Longmont


JUST SOLD! 1503 Bowen Street, Longmont

by Cory Dudley

 

We are so excited for our new owners of this great property.

They LOVE what Colorado has to offer (who doesn't!) and are so happy to experience the culture, mountains, everything!

Their new home is the perfect home for their style and was just waiting for them here in Longmont.

I can't wait to have a beer with them and enjoy the view of Long's Peak from the backyard in Yeager Farms.


Welcome Friends!

Christa is a Licensed REALTOR for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate in beautiful Longmont, Colorado. Christa is The Winning Team's Buyer's Specialist. Her business background gives her the experience and expertise a Buyer needs and wants in today's competitive market.Christa lives with her contractor husband, Guy and their two pups Bubba and Whim in the foothills North of Boulder. Christa can be found spending her free time mountain biking, skiing, running and enjoying her home and property.It's all that Colorado has to offer that keeps Christa and Guy happy, healthy and enjoying life to it's fullest.

Christa can be contacted via email  christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile 303.913.9698.

Time Saving Tips for Moving Day

by Cory Dudley

Dreading Moving Day? Most people do, but we’ve found that planning your move well in advance can make things go much smoother. It’s also important to know what to expect on moving day itself.


 “Last Load” box – Save back a large box for daily-used items that will need to come out first at the new home. Use this box for stripping your bedding the morning of your move. Also use this box for the alarm clocks, daily medications, 2 or 3 towels and wash cloths, paper towels and window cleaner.

Prepare the necessary rooms – If possible, clean and set-up the basics in the kitchen and bath areas before the big day. Place necessities in an obvious location – plastic cutlery, cups and plates and paper towels on the kitchen counter. Your bath should have soap, paper towels, toilet paper and a first aid kit available.

Clear a path – Keep packed boxes in a room close to the door but out of the way. Keep an eye out for any obstacles that could block carried furniture such as railings or fence gates and temporarily remove them if necessary. Place non-slip rugs in any high traffic areas that could be potentially dangerous.

Call the sitter – It is best to leave small children and pets with a friend or sitter during the confusion and bustle of the move itself. At a minimum, your family pet should be confined, as even the nicest of animals can find a way to be dangerous underfoot.

Keep everyone refreshed – Whether you’re using professional movers or family and friends, make sure that everyone is comfortable and hydrated. If it is a hot day, provide lots of cold beverages and snacks. On cold days, offer hot chocolate or coffee. Ordering pizza for lunch is a nice way to show everyone you appreciate all the hard work.

Keep neighbors (old and new) happy – Keep the moving truck from blocking other driveways or mail box delivery, and make sure no one walks through your neighbor’s lawn or flowerbeds. Move during the day to avoid disturbing the neighborhood.

Last walk-through – Be sure to leave your old house as clean as you’d hope to find your new one. Check one last time for any forgotten items, and then lock all doors and windows.

Coordinate your move – If using professional movers, ask any remaining questions, finalize all contact information, and sign both the bill of loading and inventory sheet after careful review. Go over the destination address and projected route, as well as expected travel time.


We hope these tips help you as you near your own moving day. You’ll also find more resources for relocation on our website, www.winningteamrealestategroup.com

If you have questions about moving, building, selecting your first home or moving up to your next home, contact us here at The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate.


Who Cares About Lead Based Paint?

by Cory Dudley

You’re looking at older homes and your agent keeps telling you about the dangers of lead based paint. Well, if paint with lead in it hasn’t been used since 1978, and the home has been recently painted or remodeled, what’s the deal?

Fact is, in older homes, the possibility of renovation can expose you (literally) to hazards you have never imagined. During the course of tearing down some of the remaining structure (or scraping and repainting the exterior or interior of a home), paint chips tainted with lead may very well come in contact with you or your loved ones. Small children, who unknowingly gnaw on window sills or lick window blinds, incur risk of lead poisoning. Also at risk are pets that are allowed to roam or play in dilapidated rooms or areas under reconstruction.

For more information on detecting and preventing lead poisoning, including other potential deadly sources of lead in your home, contact your local health department or follow this link: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf

If you need more information for your home search or have questions about moving, building, selecting your first home or moving up to your next home, contact The Winning Team Real Estate Group!

 


Resolve to Hire a Real Estate Professional in 2016

by Cory Dudley


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