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Just SOLD! 108 Bowen, Longmont, CO

by Cory Dudley

The Winning Team Real Estate group at Old Town Real Estate Co just closed on another Historic Old Town property.


The Listing Agent was our Broker Owner, Cory Dudley, an 18 year veteran of the Real Estate industry. “I had the pleasure of, and a lot of fun helping my Sellers market this cute cottage. We took advantage of well-timed Social media seeding, Front page local advertising, Open House and Virtual tours with professional photography.” 

Right now is an exceptional time to market certain properties... others may fair better waiting until Spring. Let one of our team members help you decide by personally evaluating your home.

 

Cory gives everything he has to fulfilling his client's dreams of home ownership - and it's a privilege he doesn't take lightly.

Cory is proud and honored to have served this community for the last 18 years as a full-time real estate broker and owner of Old Town Real Estate. It brings him pride to know that people come to him as a trusted adviser when selecting a home in Boulder County and specifically in our beloved Old Town neighborhoods.

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

 

Holiday Fun this Weekend! Longmont Lights Holiday Festival & Parade

by Cory Dudley

The City of Longmont presents the 2017 Longmont Lights Holiday Festival and Parade!

Friday and Saturday Evening at 5PM
***
Fireworks starting a 7:45 on Friday!!!!


Enjoy holiday crafts and activities under sparkling lights and sounds of the holiday season!

Check out the calendar of activities on the Longmont Lights Facebook Page


 

Longmont area nature lovers - have you been to Pella Crossing?

by Cory Dudley

Pella Crossing was severely damaged during the Sept. 2013 flood. In the years following, reconstruction projects included repairing the breaches between the ponds, rebuilding the trails, and restoring the trailhead. In April of 2017, Pella reopened and it is such a treasured spot for walking, jogging, fishing, bird watching or just sitting and enjoying the peace and quiet.

Pella Crossing Open Space, is located just west of Longmont on 75th, right outside of the darling town of Hygiene. 

The Pella Crossing trail system navigates around 3 of the Pella ponds. You'll often see fisherman floating in the peaceful waters. Use of boats is okay as long as you are fishing. 

While walking you'll enjoy incredible views of the Front Range and an abundance of wildlife - geese, cranes, beavers and more.

Doggies are allowed on leashes. Everyone is very respectful of the rules, so it's a great place for all pups to enjoy the fresh air.

The beavers are busy! There's always sign of their work and you can view their active lodges. Often you'll see them cruising through the water.

There are trails on both sides of 75th and there's a crosswalk connecting the two sides.

When you're done at Pella Crossing, you may as well head up to Hygiene for breakfast or lunch at The Crane Hollow Cafe, where you can sit with locals at the Rancher's table while enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of homemade pie!


A walk or jog around Pella ponds is a great outing close to home. Soon Pella will connect to Golden Ponds and the St. Vrain Greenway! We're so fortunate to live in communities that value open space, health and protecting our resources.


Christa's HOT PICK for the week! 3119 Lake Park Way, Longmont

by Christa Marsh

My HOT PICK for the week is another one close to McIntosh Lake! With trail systems around the lake, parks, quiet streets, a close proximity to the foothills, Lyons, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, easy commuting to Boulder down Hwy 36... northwest Longmont is a beautiful and convenient location.


Patio homes are increasingly popular for their easy care along with privacy. 3119 Lake Park Way is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath - 2408 sq ft home, listed at $339,900. The Shores community features a pool & tennis courts as well. This is a gem and won't last longer than the weekend!

The main floor has an open concept with the kitchen open to the living room with cozy fireplace.

loft for project space, study or guest room.

Finished basement with egress windows could easily be turned into additional living space.


A sweet, small backyard with deck and shade trees

I've never been in a Shores patio home that I didn't like. They have comfortable and inviting floor plans and the community and surrounding neighborhoods are welcoming and have an active community.

McIntosh Lake provides views of the mountains, peaceful jogging and walking while watching the geese & eagles and the cattle graze. For those of you with family members looking to move to Longmont, this is the place! Call or email for more info!


As our Lead Buyer's Agent, Christa loves the entire journey of helping Buyers find their perfect home. Professionalism, communication and strong business skills allow her and her clients to rise to the top in this competitive market place.

Christa is a REALTOR® and Lead Buyer's Agent for The Winning Team Real Estate Group. As an Old Town resident, Christa has knowledge of the market and strong relationships in the Real Estate community. With a Sales and Business background and family experience in both Commercial and Residential Contracting, Christa is a well-rounded and informed Full-Time Agent.

In between showings and Closings, Christa enjoys caring for her home in the Historic Westside of Longmont, and playing in the mountains- trail running, skiing and biking. Christa brings 100% to all she does especially to her work! 

 

 

Christa's HOT PICK for the week!

by Cory Dudley

My HOT PICK for the week is 2620 Pheasant Dr. in Longmont. Situated just blocks from McIntosh Lake and Dawson Park, this Northwest Longmont home is has wonderful potential.

The main level has vaulted ceilings, an open floor plan, and a beautiful chef's kitchen for entertaining and Sunday dinners this winter. 

A cozy gas fireplace off the kitchen creates a cozy gathering space for loved ones and guests while you're busy in the kitchen. And beautiful hardwoods tie the space together.

A large, fenced backyard with mature landscaping for gardening, playing catch and pets to run.

And a finished basement complete with egress windows provide even more storage, bedrooms, office or project space. 

Dawson Park and McIntosh Lake are steps away!




Please call, text or email us to see this listing, others similar, or the perfect home for you!

Click for more info on 2620 Pheasant Dr.

Christa Marsh
christa@justlistedcolo.com
303-913-9698


As our Lead Buyer's Agent, Christa loves the entire journey of helping Buyers find their perfect home. Professionalism, communication and strong business skills allow her and her clients to rise to the top in this competitive market place.

Christa is a REALTOR® and Lead Buyer's Agent for The Winning Team Real Estate Group. As an Old Town resident, Christa has knowledge of the market and strong relationships in the Real Estate community. With a Sales and Business background and family experience in both Commercial and Residential Contracting, Christa is a well-rounded and informed Full-Time Agent.

In between showings and Closings, Christa enjoys caring for her home in the Historic Westside of Longmont, and playing in the mountains- trail running, skiing and biking. Christa brings 100% to all she does especially to her work! 

Listing by Steven Noel of ReMax

‚ÄčImages Courtesy of IRES MLS

Rocky Mountain National Park Series - ROCKY MOUNTAIN 8K - Enjoy:)

by Christa Marsh

Rocky Mountain 8K is part of the More Than Just Parks project founded to share the wonders of the National Parks with as many people as possible in order to continue their protection and enjoyment for all for years to come.

Learn more about the More Than Just Parks project at www.morethanjustparks.com!

Sit back and enjoy this visually stunning journey through Colorado's own Rocky Mountain National Park.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 8K from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo.

Boulder County's 3 Billion Dollar Surge in Property Values!

by Cory Dudley

For a seven week period in September and October, six hearing rooms at the Boulder County Justice Center are booked all day, every day. During this time, Boulder County property owners are given a 20-minute slot to plead their case to lower assessed values for their homes and business.

Since 2013, Boulder County property values have soared 35.7%; the largest increase in at least 20 years. As a result, homes and businesses totaled are worth $3 billion more than four years ago.

Where your property taxes go.


Source: Timescall.com via Boulder County, 07 Nov 2017

With this boom comes a dramatic increase in property tax bills and it's causing major alarm for home and business owners. Many feel the County should be lowering the bills or giving refunds, other say the entire system is broken. The business community is feeling the sting even more, as they are paying roughly 3 times more then homeowners. This year, the state reduced the base assessment rate for homeowners from 7.96% or 7.2% to help buffer from the sharp rise in values. But for businesses, the rate stays steady from year to year, and is now four times higher at 29%. 

How are property taxes calculated?

Market Value x Assessment Rate = Assessed Value x Mill Levy = Your Tax Bill

 

Percent change in value for residential properties in Boulder County - 2015 to 2017


Source: Timescall.com, 07 Nov 2017 

From long-standing businesses who fear they won't be able to afford to stay in Boulder County, to residents on fixed incomes that don't have financial flexibility, the community is speaking out and taking action. Many home owners have been successful at lowering their tax rate, but businesses need time to plan and come up with other options. More at http://bit.ly/2yg4Yi8.


 

5 Homeowner Deductions YOU Should Know About!

by Cory Dudley

With tax season upon us and the April 18th filing deadline fast

approaching, here are 5 deductions that every  Colorado

homeowner should take advantage of!

 

1. Mortgage Interest Deduction

Your largest write off will be the monthly payment you make on your mortgage. This is because (for most people) the majority of your payment goes toward interest - and guess what? All that interest is tax deductible up to a $1 million loan.

Be sure to think outside the box and include every form of mortgage interest that you pay. Many owners don’t realize that the interest deduction applies to any loan secured by your home. That includes a second mortgage, a line of credit, or a home equity loan. Do you have more than one property? It also applies to a second or vacation home as well as your primary residence!

The best part is that you don’t need to calculate your own deductible mortgage interest. Your lender will send you a copy of Form 1098 at the end of the year that will show the amount of interest you paid. Simply save that form and file it with your tax return!

2. Property Taxes

Property taxes paid to state and local governments can be deducted from your federal taxes in the year in which you paid them. If you pay your property taxes via an escrow through your mortgage lender, your lender will send you a statement, which you can then file with your return. Property taxes are usually paid twice a year. If you are missing statements, contact your state or local taxing authority to get a statement for your records.

3. Loan Points

Homebuyers have the ability to pay points in order to get a loan with a lower interest rate. Most of the time the buyer pays for the points, each of which is equal to 1% of the loan amount. Loan points that meet these IRS qualifications are deductible.

4. Home Office Deductions

Every entrepreneur knows that there are huge financial benefits to working for yourself - and from home. If you use a portion of your home for business purposes you can likely deduct expenses for the use, including but not limited to a percentage of your mortgage payments, of all upkeep and maintenance costs, of home improvements, and of your utilities.

Deductions are usually based on the percentage of your home used solely for business. So, if you use a whole room or part of a room for your business, you'll need to calculate out the percentage used for personal versus business use.

5. Home Improvement Tax Credits

If you made energy efficient improvements to your home, you likely qualify for the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit. It allows for a tax credit up to 30 percent of the installation costs of the equipment into your home. Qualified equipment includes solar hot water heaters, solar electric equipment, wind turbines, and fuel cell property.

Check out the IRS website for more information.


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Cory Dudley
The Winning Team Real Estate Group
522 Kimbark St
Longmont CO 80501
Mobile: (303) 641-8597
Office: (303) 776-4004
Fax: (303) 776-4661