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Sarah Jo's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 824 Vivian Street close to Old Town Longmont. It's fully remodeled and feels cozy but functional...

 

 

The master bedroom is located on the main floor, with 2 other basements and 2 bathrooms in the home.

 

 

 

The brand new kitchen has all matching stainless steel appliances, granite counters and new shaker cabinets!

 

 

 

Hardwood floors are new on the main floor, and new carpet has been installed in the spacious basement.

 

 

 

 

Included are the washer & dryer, new furnace and water heater - PLUS a 1 Year Home Warranty! Enjoy the peace of mind that a warranty can bring when you move into a new home.

 

 

Your back patio offers a place to entertain guests during the warm months. Mature trees provide shade and privacy, too.

 

 

If you need space for storage, vehicles or hobbies, there's plenty of it here! There is a large, detached 2 car garage and separate storage shed.

 

 

Located just a short bike ride or jog from Old Town Longmont's busy Main Street, there's plenty to do in the neighborhood! Parks, restaurants, downtown boutiques and services can all be enjoyed by the buyer who settles in here.

 

(Listed by The Peak Properties Group)

 

If you're looking for other homes in Old Town Longmont, ranging from $100,000 - $500,000, click HERE! Don't hesitate to reach out if there are any you'd like to take a closer look at - I'm happy to help...

 

 

Sarah Jo is happy to now find herself settled somewhere that feels just right, and is excited to be helping buyers find the right home. With her client's wants & needs in mind, she strives to provide the best experience for everyone she helps! During the summer months she can be found soaking in the sun at Horsetooth Resevoir, snowshoeing and sledding in the winter, and driving up to see the aspen take on new colors in fall - no matter what, it's all Colorado, all the time.

Sarah Jo can be reached by mobile at 720.934.3404 or email at sarahjo@justlistedcolo.com.

 

Motivational Monday - Beyond the Rockies

by Cory Dudley

 

Though we love the Rocky Mountains and all of their wilderness, there are many other beautiful places throughout Colorado. But it can be difficult to see them all from the best angle, which is where filming drones come in! A bird's eye view allows you to see things from a new perspective, and sometimes that's all we need.

 

(Video Credit: DJI Inspire 1 | Chroma 4K)

 

If you're in need of a perspective shift, there are 5 steps you can take...

 

  1. What is the challenge you're facing? To make it to the end, you need to know where you're starting from. Visualize yourself in the situation that you're dealing with - hear it, feel it and see it. Conjure up every detail you can to make it more real.
  2. Expand it. The problem with only seeing things one way is that it's limited. Imagine you're going further and further from yourself and your challenge, until you're looking down at it from a complete bird's eye view. Focus on everyone else involved, and try to see it in it's entirety. What do you see that you haven't before? Does your perspective change from way up there?
  3. Leave Earth behind. Imagine you're traveling even farther, past the atmosphere and into outer space. From way out there, what do you notice and how do you feel? What changes are there in your stress level as the challenge becomes further and further away?
  4. Come back home. When you're ready, begin coming back towards the problem. As you return, go into the bodies of others involved before coming back into your own. See the situation from their viewpoint, no matter how difficult it is. What do you learn? Finally, come back into your own self. How have things now changed for you?
  5. Take action. We usually cannot change other people but we can change what we do and how we react to others around us. What will you do next?

 

Home Buyer Etiquette at Open Houses

by Cory Dudley

 

 

Spring brings with it warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and fresh new reasons to look for a new home. When you're out visiting all the new homes, it can be hard to know what's appropriate and what isn't, what's reasonable to ask... Here's our list of do's and don'ts for how to maneuver seamlessly through any open house!

 

Do...

Sign the sign-in sheet

Imagine how you'd feel if someone came into your home, wandered around your property, peeked into your closets, checked behind the shower curtains, and didn't even bother to introduce themselves! Take the time to sign in and introduce yourself to the person hosting the open house. Sellers appreciate so much knowing who was in their home and what the total count was. 

 

Avoid cellphone conversations while in the home

It isn't appropriate to settle in on the couch and continue speaking to your mother about this weekend's dinner plans. It's most respectful to fellow guests, and to the agent hosting the open house, to conduct your personal conversations afterwards and away from others.

 

 

Be respectful of the homeowner's personal items

Sure, it may be common sense to most, but there are some definite boundaries when you're in someone else's home. Unless water and cookies/snacks are made available, don't assume anything is there and free for the taking. If you need something specific, ask the agent hosting the open house to assist you.

 

Keep your children close

Ideally, very young children and babies would be with another family member or babysitter when you visit an open house; you'll be able to look at the home with a more focused eye that way. But if you prefer they come along for the adventure, pay close attention and keep them from picking up the homeowner's personal items and breakables.

 

 

Arrive to the open house on time

Be punctual. Just as everyone wants their time to be respected, so do both the homeowner and the agent hosting the open house. Be mindful of the posted hours and arrive well within them - not early and not late.

 

Don't...

Park in the driveway

Even if you only plan on being there for a brief walk-trough, you are not entitled to park in the homeowner's driveway, block mailboxes or neighbor's access to their own driveways.

 

Snub the agent hosting the open house

Any agent on-site will greet you, offer information, ask for you to sign in and may even ask if you're currently working with your own agent. The "Golden Rule" applies here - treat others as you'd like to be treated. Be friendly, smile, and acknowledge the person in charge of the event. It puts them and everyone else around you at ease, and costs you nothing!

 

Critique the property in front of other open house guests

Sharing your concerns and thoughts with your agent after leaving the open house is quite different than wandering around complaining about the awful wallpaper, the dust bunnies in that corner over there and the creepy vibe. Often times neighbors, family members and friends of the homeowners will attend the open house to take a look..  You never know the relationship that fellow visitors may have with the homeowner. Especially if you are interested in the home, you don't want to risk offending the seller by making judgemental remarks in front of what may be their friends and neighbors.

 

Assume you can take photos and video of the home

It's reasonable that you'd want to take note of certain features about the home that stand out to you, but you're still a guest. Ask the agent before you begin snapping endless photos and video on your iPhone! Always ask before you take the liberty of photographing someone else's private living space.

 

Christa's HOT PICK of the week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 1151 Grant Street in Longmont, Colorado. This is a great opportunity under $300,000 in a sought-after and growing location; a sweet brick ranch on a corner lot, close to Downtown, parks and restaurants...

 

 

Light, bright spaces with charm and obvious care..

 

 

Beautiful hardwood and natural light abound!

 

 

3 bedrooms for loved ones, office or hobby space.

 

 

A large, beautiful backyard with mature trees and landscaping that backs to the alley! Room for backyard BBQs, entertaining, gardening and fun.

 

 

I'm sure some of the landscaping is now starting to show signs of Spring...

 

 

Walking distance to Loomiller Park - enjoy disc golf, sunsets, wildlife and fresh air...

 

 

This is a beautiful opportunity in Longmont, and it's sure to have a ton of activity. Let me know if you or someone you know is looking to make Longmont, Colorado home!

 

 

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 of North 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 at christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile at 303.913.9698

 

 

 

 

On March 1st & 2nd, members of the public and science communities alike will gather at the Estes Park Town Hall for Rocky Mountain National Park's 2017 Biennial Research Conference - "People and Stewardship: Using Research for Management." The conference focuses on celebrating research at Rocky Mountain National Park, among other things; providing a place research and park staff can share their discoveries and creating opportunities for young scientific professionals and the public to connect with park staff and one another.

The park hosts on of the largest research programs, which keeps 0ver 100 research permits active each and every year. This year, more than 100 scientists are expected to attend the event to discuss various research projects and approaches!

 

 

If you'd like to attend, feel free - the conference is open to anyone interested and is free; no registration is required. Sessions will begin on March 1st at 8:15am, and will end by 4pm each day. Wednesday will include topics such as visitor use, youth relevancy, wetlands and rivers, and the Grand Ditch breach restoration. Attendees will see presentations on Longs Peak history, citizen sciences, streams, student projects, willow restoration and monitoring visitor use. Thursday will focus on vegetation, environmental contaminants, archaeology, wildlife, and public health. Presentations are on things like ice patch archaeology, sub-alpine forests, invasive species,, air quality, restoration, birds, ticks, elk and even toads.

For more information, call the park's Information Office at 970-586-1206.

 

 

Officially UNDER CONTRACT in Old Town...

by Cory Dudley

 

Congratulations to our buyers, who have officially gone UNDER CONTRACT on this updated brick home in Old Town Longmont at 321 Sumner Street.

 

It's close to downtown shops and restaurants, Sunset Golf Course and Sunset Swimming Pool.

Congratulations again! Christa is so happy to have found a comfortable home for her client and friend. It was love at first sight!

 

 

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 of North 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 at christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile at 303.913.9698

 

Ananda's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for the week is 5196 N. 119th St. in Erie; a custom ranch home on nearly 2 acres of land...

 

 

This is a great opportunity to buy a beautiful home that also has land in Boulder County.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy entertaining from the gourmet kitchen with slab granite, custom cabinets and high end appliances.

 

 

 

Plenty of room to gather friends and family around for holidays, family meals or just because!

 

 

 

You'll be more than comfortable in the huge master suite with a custom tiled master bathroom to match.

 

 

 

Feel free to take the party outdoors to your wrap-around deck and pergola. The professional landscaping is beautiful and brings the area to life.

 

 

If you're looking for a workshop or room for several vehicles, the 3-car garage with epoxy flooring will suit you fine!

 

 

Don't miss out on this one! It's in a quiet and peaceful location, but still close to everything you need. Give us a call if you'd like to take a look at this home or others like it!

 

(Listed by HomeSmart Realty Group)

 

 

Ananda is a Licensed REALTOR and Transaction Coordinator for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate! Though she's proud to be a Boulder native, she and her family of 4 are thrilled to call Longmont "home." Community involvement is important to her and her family, and she is on the neighborhood HOA board and her daughter's school social committee and PTA. She brings to the team over 20 years of experience, with a background in bookkeeping and business management. Ananda enjoys time in the great outdoors with her family - hiking, skiing, fishing and taking part in all the local fun of Downtown Longmont!

Ananda can be contacted by email at ananda@justlistedcolo.com or by phone at 303.776.4004

 

CONGRATULATIONS!

by Cory Dudley

 

This weekend Christa went under contract with our client, and it was certainly well-earned!

Our team went above and beyond what's typically required of a real estate agent when searching for a home with their buyer. When the client decided exactly the neighborhood she wanted to live in, we got to work and sent out letters inquiring to current owners about their interest in selling to an eager buyer....

 

And now she is on her way to living in the Riverbend at Mill Village Condos, right near St. Vrain Creek!

 

Congratulations again to our client and friend...

 

 

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 of North 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 at christa@justlistedcolo.com  or mobile at 303.913.9698

JUST LISTED - Unique & Functional 1940's Farmhouse...

by Cory Dudley

 

Have Animals? Love to Garden? 820 W. County Road 74 in Wellington, CO is just the property for you! This 1947 farmhouse sits on 10 acres and is surrounded by panoramic views of open space...

 

 

 

Here, you'll have plenty of room for your horses - and the chickens! Huge new Cleary Building that allows space for livestock and farm animals.

 

 

Features include two wood burning stoves to keep things cozy no matter the weather outside, and all new windows to ensure the cozy stays inside!

 

 

But the animals aren't the only ones who have room to roam here..With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this farmhouse is functional.

 

 

A luxury master bathroom is that much more enjoyable when the views from the bath-side window are beautiful!

 

 

 

Hardwood pine floors give a rustic feel to the place, though it underwent a total remodel and update in 1996.

 

 

You'll be living in peaceful seclusion but the neighbors that are around are nice. Fast and easy access to I-25, and only a 15 minute drive to Old Town.

 

 

Plenty of parking on the asphalt driveway. The property is fenced and landscaped around the home - bring your horses!

 

 

 

 

One thing is clear... You can't beat these views of the plains! Get in touch this 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. His family includes his wife and daughter, and they feel fortunate to call Longmont their home.

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

 

Green Thumb Guidance - Working with Winter

by Cory Dudley

 

We have only about 5 weeks until the vernal equinox - SPRING!  

I know everyone is getting excited about the warm days, vibrant flowers and vegetable gardens but now is a good time to take a look at what’s working in your yard during the winter and plan out what to install during the warmer months.  Does your yard look brown, dull and windblown?  It doesn’t have to during the winter.  Now is the time to see where you might want to add some evergreen texture, maybe some boulders or even a bird bath.  I think your landscape should always compliment how beautiful your home is no matter what time of year. 

Here are a few ideas for ways to add interesting elements in your garden for year round:

 

Evergreen Texture

 

It’s all in the name.  If you were to go outside now, what colors would you see?  Adding a simple creeping juniper like Prince of Wales Juniper (only 4” tall - don’t worry) or anchor the corner of your home something fun like a Weeping White Spruce.  Try adding a Hoopsii Spruce on the North West corner of your lot.  This tree will not only add wind protection but it has a beautiful blue color like a traditional Colorado Blue Spruce without the overgrown size.

 

Wildlife

Bring life to your yard by planting native species for shelter and food for birds and other critters.  Trees such as Rocky Mountain Juniper, mountain ash, pinyon pines and plums provide food and cover.  Chokecherries, snowberries, sumacs and serviceberries are examples of native shrubs that also provide the necessities for birds.  A mix of deciduous and evergreen plants provide great habitat.  If you also have the opportunity to provide water, you will most certainly attract many more critters for your landscape.

 

 

What else

Take a look at your hardscape. How can this be improved and complement your home?  A stone pathway versus a broken concrete path can definitely make a difference in how your guests feel when they approach your home.  Add hardscape elements that match the stone or brick on you house.  This could be a paver wall, stone steppers or even some interesting landscape boulders that can make a dramatic change and will be especially noticeable in the winter and only be enhanced in the summer by the growth.

 

 

Colorado is known for having over 300 days a year of sunshine and if you’re like me, I want to be outside as much as possible.  Now is the time to notice these different elements in your yard and plan to love your yard all year round....

 

 

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.

 

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