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Under Contract! - 430 Emery St.

by Christa Marsh

The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate Co. is
UNDER CONTRACT on our popular Old Town listing.

430 Emery St. was listed at $332,000.00. Showings started at the Open House this past weekend and it was Under Contract by late Monday! 

This home attracted buyers of all types! Thank you to everyone who visited and submitted an offer! 

Congratulations to our Seller and Buyers!


Rocky Mountain National Park Series: Earth Day Celebration!

by Christa Marsh

This Saturday, April 21st, Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating Earth Day. 
The event is in combination with the celebrations of National Junior Ranger Day and National Park Week! 

Stop on by Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10:00AM – 2:00PM for learning and volunteering opportunities, kids activities and games and free admission.

Ready to Buy? Pre-Approval is your first step to success!

by Christa Marsh

It's that time of year! More homes are coming on the market each week and as expected it's another year of low inventory (though it's slightly better) and lots of Buyers!

Our team's last listing received 13 offers and our last Buyer won over 12 other offers.


Photo Credit: Keeping Current Matters

There are a number of strategies that help us help our Buyers get under contract fast. But, it's never without a written and verbal Pre-Approval from a reputable, preferably local, Lender. Pre-Approval should always be your first step!

Freddie Mac describes the ‘4 Cs’ that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow:

Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments
Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash
Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase
Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time

Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it speeds up the process once your offer has been accepted.


Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Bottom Line

Many potential home buyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage today. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to do so.

Motivational Monday: Signing up is the first step! Do it!

by Christa Marsh

Did you get a little pumped to sign up for a race after watching the incredible Boston finishers?!

Congratulations to all the athletes that overcame the challenging running conditions with incredible success!
You're an inspiration to us all!!!


Photo Credit: The Boston Globe

The Winners - Left to Right
- Men’s wheelchair winner Marcel Hug -
- Women’s wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden -
- Elite women's division winner Desiree Linden (with the first victory for an American woman since 1985) -
- Elite men's division winner Yuki Kawauchi (the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987) -


Okay, are you ready to commit? Whether you have running, riding or obstacle race goals, we've got you covered!

 

Colorado Road and Trail Running Races

Here's a working list of Colorado Running Events runcolo.com
Another fun source for races throughout the US: ultrasignup.com


Photo Credit: enduranceraceseries.com

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Colorado Cycling Races and Events

303cycling.com


Photo Credit: colorado.com


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Colorado Mud Runs!

mudrunguide.com

 


Photo Credit: godirtygirl.com

There are tons of sources for Colorado race events. Pick one for the family or a group of friends, add a destination race to a planned vacation, or just do it to give yourself that little boost while we're in this transition season! There's no better time to start than today!


“Just Sold” - 2106 Meadow Ct

by Christa Marsh

"JUST SOLD!"

2106 Meadow Ct. in Longmont

Great team work and shared mutual trust made this Sell and Buy a possibility for my clients. These are great past clients of mine and they’ve had the gift of market timing as they’ve grossed  thousands with each move up…. Maybe you’ll stay longer in your new home! #BringingYouColorado

Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam is back for its sixth year!

Saturday and Sunday in Longmont's beautiful Roosevelt Park.

Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-4pm

Photo Credit: Black Shirt Brewing Co.

​*** 60+ Breweries ***

*** Ski & Snowboard Competition ***

 *** Concert with headliner Karl Denson's Tiny Universe ***

Get the full list of breweries, music line up, tickets and more @ http://www.lhbfoundation.org/hops-handrails/

All proceeds go to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation and Area Non-Profits, which, as of October 2017, has raised $847,997 for charity!!!

Pre-Sale tickets are available - Buy Here! (Prices go up the day of the event.)

See ya out there! Cheers!

Your tax refund could help make home ownership a reality!

by Cory Dudley

For many, tax season can be a happy time (after the paperwork is done of course). Hopefully, you paid in a bit too much and now you're getting a refund!!!

So, what to do with it? Save it, take a trip, buy a new toy? Or, maybe, buy a house!

The average tax refund is $3,000.00. Many could-be home buyers think they need a minimum of 10% down payment to purchase a home, but depending on the market and loan type, it can be much less. There are VA and USDA mortgages that require a zero down payment and FHA offers a 3.5% down payment program. 

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What should you do if you think you might be ready?

1. Talk to a mortgage professional to get the facts on where you stand financially and what you need to do in order to buy. 

2. Get Pre-Approved

3. Interview Realtors to see who will be your best fit.

4. Start shopping! It's the Buying season, so more and more homes will be coming to the market.

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Our team can assist with all of the above and would love to help you achieve your dreams of home ownership!

Call us today 303-776-4004 or email: homes@justlistedcolo.com

 

Longmont's Economy Continues to Thrive

by Cory Dudley

This past Wednesday's Advance Longmont Development Summit is an annual event hosted by the Longmont Economic Development Partnership (EDP). 

At the summit, experts noted that Longmont's  economy has continued to strengthen since the 2008 Recession and business leaders attribute that success to a number of factors: a commitment to innovation, a highly skilled workforce, an advantageous geographic location (close to Boulder, Denver and Ft. Collins), and a relatively low cost of real estate in comparison. 

 

According to EDP President Jessica Erickson and based upon the number of patents filed by city businesses, Longmont is one of the most innovative communities in the state of Colorado. The city has an optimal combination of solid manufacturing and new creative energy. The addition of Smucker's and the 500+ new jobs that will come with the company are just one of the major successes Longmont has experienced.

The experts point to continued economic growth, but note a few challenges including underdeveloped transportation infrastructure, inflation and potential anti-growth sentiments as the area's population continues to boom. 

Read the full Times Call article HERE


Today, Longmont City Council members assemble with developers and builders to discuss pending city issues with Affordable housing opportunities.


Image Credit: City of Longmont

 Builders, developers and real estate professionals have been invited by the city to participate in twice-monthly informal work sessions in order to come up with creative solutions to address the affordable housing shortage.


Image Credit: Centennial Apartments

City Council would like encourage creative discussions for possible incentive programs, code changes, or resurrecting the 'inclusionary housing' program previously in place between 2001-'11.

The sessions are open to the public, though public comment time is not allotted on the agenda.

 

 

 

HOT PICK for the Week! - 1534 Venice Ln. Longmont

by Christa Marsh

Our HOT PICK for the week is 1534 Venice Ln in the Renaissance neighborhood of Southwest Longmont!

The Renaissance neighborhood is in an optimal location for commuters to Boulder! There are walking and biking paths throughout the neighborhood, and tons of room to play in the parks and green spaces. It's also close to newly created Boulder County Open Space and Lagerman Reservoir!

The townhomes are 4 levels, including the two-car garage with additional crawl space. 

The kitchen is open to the rest of the main level. Oak hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and private balcony create a welcoming, functional living space. 

2 sunny bedrooms and 3 baths. This townhome offers low-maintenance living in a prime Longmont location! It's perfect for a starter home, someone looking to downsize or maybe an investment!


This one is surely to be off the shelf by Monday! Let me know if you'd like a tour!

1534 VENICE LN, LONGMONT, CO 80503

Email: christa@justlistedcolo.com

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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