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This week's HOT BUY! 417 Emery Street-Longmont, CO

by Cory Dudley

Ideal Old Town Longmont historical east side location!

You will love the quaint, quiet neighborhood that is close to shops on main street and schools.

You are welcomed into this beautiful home via the serene front porch setting.

The open floor plan guides you through the bright living area with gleaming hardwoods. Immediately upon entering your eyes will be drawn to the modern fireplace. Along with the many updates, and ultimate entertaining floorplan, this home boasts a huge open kitchen. With new appliances and tons of storage, this a kitchen fit for a king.

Neutral paint tones in bedrooms and baths give a clean, crisp feel. You will be wowed by the large master bedroom and master bath with sophisticated upgrades.

Invite family and guests over to enjoy your big back yard featuring a sandbox, wood patio, and a stamped concrete patio.

Great neighbors!

Asking $400,00

Offered by: Keller Williams Advantage Realty LLC


Longmont Community Blood Drive — Donations will be taken in the Community Room, 10:30 a.m., Moose Lodge, 2210 Pratt St., Longmont. Go to

Monday Free Movie Night with "Pulp Fiction" — A screening of the film, 7 p.m., Dicken's Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. Go to


• Canvas and Cocoa — For grades third through fifth, local artist Tami Showers will demonstrate painting a winter theme masterpiece. Each participant will take home a masterpiece of their own, materials provided, 4 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie. Registration required. Go to

• Small Business Series: Navigating the Media and Free Advertising Opportunities — Learn about many low-cost ways to market your small business, how to write effective press releases for the media, and how to work with your local media representatives, 6 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Go to

Bimini Ring Toss Competition — Single person teams or pairs can split and shoot as one person. There are prizes for winners and losers. Enjoy free snacks, 6:30 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Longmont;



• World's Largest Sticker Ball Weigh-In — The Sticker Giant company based in Hygiene will weigh in their sticker ball, Saul, to beat the 220 pound Guinness World Record, noon, Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont. Go to

• Open bluegrass pick — Live music, 8 p.m., Longs Peak Pub, 600 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Call 303-651-7886.


• Cheesemaking 101 and Creamery Tour — Begin with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mountain Goat Cheese Creamery and then sample several cheese in the new Cheese Education Center while learning to make your own cheese, 2 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Road, Longmont. Cost is $25. Go to

• RSVPs for the 14th annual Madrigal Dinner — RSVPs are due Thursday for the Centaurus High School Vocal Music Program's Madrigal Dinner. The event includes a six-course Renaissance feast where you can dance with the jesters, feed the beggars and a chance to cheer for your favorite champion during the tournament, 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Centaurus High School, 10300 S. Boulder Road, Lafayette. Cost is $25 for general admission and $35 for preferred seating. Contact Scott Wickham at 720-651-7734 or email Scott.Wickham@

• Screening of "The Great Divide" — The documentary shows the influence of water in both connecting and dividing an arid state and region, 6:30 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. Go to


• Friday Afternoon Concert and Art Show — Take Down the Door, a Celtic band, will perform and art show will be the works of Greg Marquez, 2:30 p.m., Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Cost is $10. Go to

• Opening night of "Yankee Tavern" — Longmont Theater Company presents "Yankee Tavern," a play that takes place inside a crumbling New York tavern in which a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 24, Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont. Call 303-772-5200 or go to


• Birds of Prey Driving Tour — Join Boulder County Naturalist for a driving tour to view birds of prey. The group will carpool to locations. Bring water, lunch or snacks. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and bird field guide if you have them, 10 a.m., Boulder County Parks and Open Space, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont. Registration required. Call 303-678-6214.

• Winter Windows to Wellness — An informative and hands-on fair that features 20 vendors and holistic healers, 9 a.m., Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Schedule 15-minute sessions for $5 each. Call 303-651-8404.

• Paper Shredding Event — A free paper shredding event for residential trash and recycling customers, 9 a.m., Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin St., Longmont. Bring utility bill and identification. Go to


Kruger & Bunin, piano — The Estes Park Music Festival presents live music, 2 p.m., Stanley Hotel, 333 Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. Cost is $10. Go to

Home Cheesemaking: Tips, Tools and Techniques — The class features many cheesemaking techniques with a focus on commonly asked questions, 2 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Park Road, Longmont. Cost is $39. Go to theartofcheese .com.


To see more events for the Longmont-area or to submit an event, go to events.

Old Town Longmont Gem - SOLD!

by Cory Dudley

628 Emery Street in Old Town Longmont

Old Town Eastside Historic Longmont

What’s not to love about this quaint and quiet neighborhood, filled with great neighbors, block parties, Easter egg hunts and everything one could want within walking distance of your front porch! This home shines with pride and style as the current owners have loved this home and over the years have made some solid improvements that you will simply love and appreciate.

Welcome to Old Town Longmont, one of the best areas of the city!

This 2 bed gem sits on the historic east side with extra wide streets and the “Mulberry Street” neighborhood. Being almost completely remodeled on the outside and in; updates on this house are nearly endless - insulation and drywall, large double pain windows for lot of natural light, large sleek modern kitchen with solid cherry cabinets, solid Brazilian cherry floors, an updated bathroom, and all new electrical throughout the whole house. Also enjoy the endless hot water with the inline water heater. Bonus loft for kids play room or use it for extra storage. Even with all the updates there is still the joy of original trim and 10’ ceilings. Quick walk to everything downtown or enjoy the low maintenance backyard with the raised garden/flower beds and optional chicken coop for urban farming. The backyard shed is as large as a garage and has power to boot.

The front and backyard are nicely landscaped and host a number of mature fruit trees and shrubs. Bring your gardening ideas and chickens for the optional coop. The backyard is fully fenced and houses large green space, room for chickens and irrigated raised reclaimed redwood garden boxes perfect for a gardener’s paradise. The rear of the lot has a storage shed w/ power and with the alley access so you have plenty of options to park a boat or RV or simply enjoy all the open space.

Would you like a SOLD sign in your front yard!?

1st Annual Pumpkin Patch at Old Town Real Estate Company

by Christa Kenny

Hello Old Town Real Estate friends!

We wanted to send a big THANK YOU to all that were able to come by for the 1st Annual Old Town Pumpkin Patch!

It was such a pleasure to meet so many new, friendly folks in the community and have all the smiling, silly kiddos running around (when it wasn’t raining of course).

This was a special event for me as a recent addition to Old Town Real Estate. The Dudley family are long time friends of my husband's and helped us buy our first home together! Being welcomed on the team and meeting so many of their friends was a warming experience.

My best to you and your families as we enter the Holiday season. I look forward to spending time with you in the future.

Christa Kenny 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.        303.913.9698


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

by Cory Dudley

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Here are five reasons:

1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With

Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house.
  • The appraiser if there is a question of value

2. Exposure to Prospective Purchasers

Recent studies have shown that 88% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 21% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?

3. Results Come from the Internet

Where do buyers find the home they actually purchased?

  • 43% on the internet
  • 9% from a yard sign
  • 1% from newspaper

The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial.

4. FSBOing has Become More and More Difficult

The paperwork involved in selling and buying a home has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. This is one of the reasons that the percentage of people FSBOing has dropped from 19% to 9% over the last 20+ years.

5. You Net More Money when Using an Agent

Many homeowners believe that they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Realize that the main reason buyers look at FSBOs is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

Studies have shown that the typical house sold by the homeowner sells for $208,000 while the typical house sold by an agent sells for $235,000. This doesn’t mean that an agent can get $27,000 more for your home as studies have shown that people are more likely to FSBO in markets with lower price points. However, it does show that selling on your own might not make sense.

Bottom Line

Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, sit with a real estate professional in your marketplace and see what they have to offer.

The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate Co.
522 Kimbark Street • Longmont, Colorado 80501 | o:303.776.4004 • c:303.641.8597 • f:303.776.4661
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This is us before we met Cory Dudley,

a couple of anxious drifters, wondering how on earth we would find a house in the scarce and competitive Old Town real estate market of 2014. With almost nothing on the Old Town market this year, we were afraid we’d be left out in the cold. 


But then we found Cory, and look at us now! 















Thanks to Cory’s hard work, resourcefulness, wise counsel, professionalism, and great attitude, we found a lovely house in Old Town Longmont.

Cory negotiated all the little details that can keep you up at night, and made the process run as smooth as greased glass.

He knows everyone in town, and anyone he doesn’t know probably doesn’t need to be known. My husband and I are advanced-level worriers, but Cory’s upbeat confidence (backed up by actual competence) kept us on an even keel.

To anyone looking for a house in Longmont: Beware the imitators!

You can’t do any better than Cory Dudley. 

Alex and Stephanie  

The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate Co.
522 Kimbark Street • Longmont, Colorado 80501 | o:303.776.4004 • c:303.641.8597 • f:303.776.4661
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