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Under Contract! Investment Property in Historic East Old Town

by Christa Marsh

Congratulations to our Investor Buyers for jumping on an awesome Investment property in East Old Town Longmont.

Our team found this property before it hit the market and our Broker/Owner Cory Dudley had a Buyer that it fit perfectly.

Many are interested in buying Investment properties in this hot market and often you have to be creative in order to find them. Let us know if you have dreams of buying Investment Real Estate, we'd love to help you!

Congratulations to our Investors! And a job well done Cory!


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

 

Christa's HOT PICK for the week - 232 Deer Ln in Lyons

by Christa Marsh

It's still a quiet time of year for real estate, but I'm sure the busy season will come even earlier this year! Keep an eye out though, because some gems pop up this time of year and the competition isn't as crazy. 

New to the market today, 232 Deer Ln. in Lyons, Colorado. A modern mountain retreat. I love the simplicity of the home and land. Having lived in the foothills, I say keep it natural and low maintenance.


I imagine watching deer, bear and the occasional mountain lion from the picture windows- being cozy by the fire while the snow falls- building a cool outbuilding for guests and studio space. 

The home is a mix of warm wood, natural stone and radiant heated concrete floors. 2 bedrooms and 3 baths with an open floor plan. Priced at $779K.


The space is minimalist and thoughtfully detailed.

With floor to ceiling windows, the outdoors is part of the interior design and feel.

Located in Pinewood Springs, you're only 2 minutes to amazing cherry pies, 20 minutes to Rocky Mountain National Park, 15 minutes to Lyons, 30 minutes to Longmont or Boulder, and an hour from DIA.


Contact me if you'd like more information on 232 Deer Ln. or to schedule a showing. This is a great one to send your out-of-state friends, or someone looking for a modern mountain retreat!

Cheers to 2018!

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! 

Contact Christa to see this Listing, talk about other homes on the market, or just chat about real estate - 303-913-9698 or christa@justlistedcolo.com


Listing by Karen Bernardi, Coldwell Banker Res-CanyonBlvd

 

 

Winter Birding in RMNP

by Christa Marsh

Approximately 280 bird species have been reported in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area over the last 100 years. It has such a diverse and abundant bird population, that it's designated as a Global Important Bird Area!

While some species are just passing through, many of these feathered friends can and do choose to stick around for the winter. Birding is a wonderful RMNP winter activity and all you need is patience and a quiet location. Step it up with a good pair of binoculars, some cocoa and a cozy blanket! A few favorite birding spots in the park are: Endovalley, Moraine Park, Wild Basin, Trail Ridge Road, Upper Beaver Meadows, Lumpy Ridge, Cow Creek and Bear lake Road.

For a complete list of species observed in RMNP visit RockyMountainNationalPark.com's Birding Page.

Let's get started identifying some of our hearty avian species that enjoy the snow and chilly mountain weather as much as we do!

A favorite for me because they transform to white after they molt their brown feathers in the fall. The White-Tailed Ptarmigan lives at higher elevations (at and above tree line) in the summer, but in the winter they stay lower (at or below tree line) where snow is available for roosting.



Photo Credit: NPS


The Gray Jay is another winter favorite. They puff up to stay warm and are quite social! Gray Jays live in Colorado's subalpine forests. An interesting factoid about Gray Jays- they nest in the late winter rather than Spring and mated pairs stay together all year!


Photo Credit: NPS

Okay, head on up to the park this weekend and find these fluffy, winter birdies. Share your photos and hike locations on our Facebook page @TheWinningTeamRealEstateGroup!

 

 

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

 

Christa's HOT PICK for the week! Estes Park Winter Getaway

by Cory Dudley

Beautiful Estes Park Mountain Getaway. Perfect for Holidays in the Mountains!

 ~ Listed at $469,000 ~

2616 Sunrise Ct. in Estes Park, Colorado

Hardwood Floors throughout, a cozy woodstove, open floor plan...
A great base camp for Rocky Mountain adventures. 



Views of Longs Peak and Lumpy Ridge


A quiet setting close to town. Wildlife viewing at its best!

Call us to check it out or send it to your friends looking for a mountain getaway in Colorado!


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! 

Contact Christa to see this Listing, talk about other homes on the market, or just chat about real estate plans.
303-913-9698 or christa@justlistedcolo.com

Listed by: Dave Kiser at REMAX Mountain Brokers

 

Rocky Mountain National Park Series - December 3rd Full Moon Hike

by Cory Dudley

Bask in the light of the full moon in Rocky Mountain National Park this Sunday 12/3.

What better a way to get into the holiday spirit! 


Photo Credit: NPS/Russell Smith

The Rocky Mountain Rangers lead Full Moon Walks in the winter months, the first one this coming Sunday. Groups leave from Beaver Meadows at 5 pm. Reservations are required and can be made in person or you can call the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at 970-586-1223. Maybe there will even be a little fresh snow from the system that passes through Sunday - fingers crossed!

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.


 

Net Worth of Homeowners 44x Greater than Renters

by Cory Dudley

 

 

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts their Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data, covering 2013-2016 was released two weeks ago.

The study revealed that the 2016 median net worth of homeowners was $231,400 - a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased by 5% ($5,200 today compared to $5,500 in 2013).

These numbers reveal that the net worth of a homeowner is over 44 times greater than that of a renter!

 

Owning a home is a great way to build family wealth

As we’ve said before, simply put, homeownership is a form of ‘forced savings.’ Every time you pay your mortgage, you are contributing to your net worth by increasing the equity in your home.

That is why, for the fourth year in a row, Gallup reported that Americans picked real estate as the best long-term investment. This year’s results showed that 34% of Americans chose real estate, followed by stocks at 26% and then gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds.

 

Greater equity in your home gives you options

If you want to find out how you can use the increased equity in your home to move to a home that better fits your current lifestyle, let’s get together to discuss the process.

 

Thinking of Selling? Competition is Coming!

by Cory Dudley

 

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year.

 

How will this impact buyers?

 

More inventory means more options. Danielle Hale, Realtor.com’s Chief Economist, explained this is good news for the housing market - especially for those looking to buy:

"It's not spectacular construction growth, but it's slow and steady in the right direction. Eventually, the pickup in single-family home construction will mean [buyers] will have more options. Especially with the limited number of sales right now, more options are really needed."

 


 

How will this impact sellers?

 

More inventory means more competition. Today, because of the tremendous lack of inventory, a seller can expect:

  1. A great price on their home as buyers outbid each other for it
  2. A quick sale as buyers have so little to choose from
  3. Fewer hassles as buyers don’t want to “rock the boat” on the deal

 

With an increase in competition, the seller may not enjoy these same benefits. As Hale said:

"As new construction continues to increase, home shoppers will eventually have more [choices] and a bit more time to make purchase decisions compared to today's quick-moving housing market."

 


 

Bottom Line

 

If you are considering the sale of your home, it might make sense to beat this new construction competition to the market.

 

Cory's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

Cory's HOT PICK is 1612-1618 Green Place; 1977 four-plex located on the SW edge of Old Town Longmont. The location near downtown and beautiful historic neighborhoods simply can't be beat, making this is a solid investment opportunity...

 

 

 

The quiet location on a cul-de-sac means no through traffic and ample parking, including the 8 off-street parking spaces that belong to the property.

 

 

Each unit has a garden level basement, central A/C and an outdoor yard area. Three of the units also include a private storage shed

 

 

 

Units 1616 and 1618 have been significantly renovated and updated, and the building received a new roof in 2014. Landscaping work at included a new sprinkler system to help care for the mature trees

 

 

 

 

The market for multi-family investment properties has never been stronger! Well cared for properties are selling within days to savvy investors and this one is no exception... The future potential cash-flow is solid on this well maintained four-plex, and it's located in one of the hottest trending areas of town.

 

We see nothing but upside on this investment!

 

(Listed by WK Real Estate)

 

Give me a call to schedule a private showing...

 

 

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.

 

 

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