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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

Listing from The Group of Loveland

Rocky Mountain National Park Series: The Hexapods of RMNP

by Christa Marsh

Have you seen the little blackish bugs on the snow surface while exploring Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter? I always wonder what they are and why they're out in the cold!? 

Photo Credit: Scientific Insect Control

They're known as snow fleas, but officially they're springtails, which are not fleas at all. Springtails are hexapods and, in the summer, hundreds of thousands can populate one cubic meter of top soil. We just don't notice springtails on dark soil, but definitely notice them bouncing around against the white snow surface, particularly on warmer winter days.

Photo Credit: Farmers' Almanac

Snow fleas feed on decaying organic matter in the soil and play an important role in natural decomposition. Rocky Mountain National Park's Facebook page piqued my interest today with this video snip of springtails on the snow last week. Springtails can survive the cold temps because of a "glycine-rich antifreeze protein" I'd like some AFP for my hands and feet!

NPS Video J.McNamara

 

This past Wednesday marked the start of the Christian tradition of Lent, on which people all over the globe give up foods or habits to demonstrate self-restraint. Many non-Christians also take part, making sacrifices and changing unproductive habits, making positive lifestyle adjustments...

Covered in a recent New York Times article, The Church of England challenged those observing Lent to avoid plastic consumer products for the 40-day period. We all know plastic is omnipresent in our daily lives and is a major environmental problem. 

Photo Credit: Plastic Pollution Coalition

 

Could you give up plastic for a week, a month, the entire year? It's all about habits, right? It used to be difficult to remember to bring our reusable bags to the grocery store, but now, for many, it's just habit.

Here are a few Tips to Use Less Plastic.

Yes, it would be pretty hard to eliminate plastics all together, but if everyday we are more mindful of packaging, to-go containers, straws, etc..., we slowly change our habits and make a better planet for generations to come.

Video Courtesy of Plastic Pollution Coalition


 

Cory's HOTPICK of the Week! 737 Wade Rd in Longmont

by Cory Dudley

This affordable 2 bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage Single Family is the perfect first home, last home or steady Cash-Flow property.

Backs directly to Golden Ponds with access to walking trails and unbelievable sunsets right from your backyard & NO HOA.... Yay!

Nice neighborhood in an easy-to-get-to location less than 2 miles from Downtown and Whole Foods right down the street.

New honeycomb up/down blinds in kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom.

All appliances included - washer and dryer too!

3 skylights, vaulted ceilings, large master bedroom.

New garage door opener, new high efficiency 40-gallon hot water heater.

Give us a call or send us an email to see this or another listing like it!

Office: 303-776-4004

homes@justlistedcolo.com

Listing by Marian Maggi of Berthoud Real Estate

 

Yay! Congratulations to our Buyers and to Buyer's Specialist, Christa Marsh, for Closing on this adorable Old Town Longmont home! 

Close to everything they love in Longmont - bike paths, the farmers market, restaurants, but most important - family!

We're so happy for you!

Welcome to Longmont and Welcome Home!

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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 303-913-9698 or christa@justlistedcolo.com

It feels like winter is just getting started, but we live in a popular state that loves to road trip! It's time to plan some summer trips and book your campsites now if you plan to travel on popular holiday weekends.

Many campgrounds on federally-owned lands are First-Come, First-Serve Camping. However, the Colorado State Parks system has over 4,000 campsites throughout the state and campers can reserve sites up to six months prior to your stay.

Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Hop on to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Site to learn more and book a campsite. Maybe to Buena Vista for fishing and rafting on the Arkansas River, bagging a couple of the Collegiate Peak 14ners enjoying a soak at Mount Princeton or Cottonwood Hot Springs! Sounds like a pretty good plan to me!

There are thousands of campsites in Colorado's state park and public land systems and also hundreds of privately owned campgrounds. Pick and area you'd like to visit and make some summer plans!

We are so fortunate to have Rocky Mountain National Park practically at our doorstep! And, Coloradans get at it no matter the weather.

Rain, snow, wind, you name it - RMNP will be busy with adventurers! So be sure to plan ahead because parking at your favorite trail head could be congested.

In the summer months, it's a little easier, as RMNP has a wonderful shuttle service. In the winter months, however, popular areas like Bear Lake are full every weekend. 

Photo credit: Rocky Mountain National Park

According to RMNP, the busiest times are between 10 am and 2 pm, but you never know, so if you can, arrive early or later for a different experience

Animal activity is different in the early and latter parts of the day, so you're more likely to have an exciting wildlife siting!

Photo credit: Cheryl Gorske, Weasel in Winter

Also, the light is more dramatic and you're likely to get me 'loves' on your Instagram feed :)

Be safe and have fun out there! The snow is starting to fall more regularly -

C'mon Old Man Winter!

Battling "Old Man Winter" - By Daniel Slack - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald

It's definitely no surprise that Longmont, Boulder and surrounding communities experienced record high home prices in 2017.

Longmont saw a median sales price growth of 11% to $405,000; Boulder had a more modest increase of 1.2% with a median sales price ending at $855,000. 

According to Kyle Snyder, at First American Title in Longmont, the Longmont housing market has been on an extended upswing with overall prices up 37.8% since 2014!

Nationwide, real estate professionals generally see growth of 6% as a standard of healthy growth. We all knew Boulder County contained one of the fittest cities in the US, and now we continue to tip the scales on all levels of health- housing market included!

We feel the market will continue to be strong in 2018, but will it be double-digit strong, we shall see! We do know 2018 will continue to bring more home buyers to Boulder County and specifically the more affordable communities surrounding Boulder proper. Let our team help you, your friends and loved ones be a part of our thriving Boulder County communities!

 

 

Congratulations to my Buyers, we're Under Contract on their dream home! We knew we'd be competing against multiple offers on this one, but my Buyers were ready and wrote an offer that couldn't be beat! 

An incredibly well done renovation by a skilled owner/builder.


All of the 1940's character was retained while adding modern finishes for a new, fresh look and feel.


340 Vivian is in a beautiful section of the Historic West Side. Just a couple blocks from Sunset Pool and Golf Course, close walking distance to the St. Vrain Greenway paths, a short bike ride from Main St. and a quick hop out to Hover for shopping. 

Congratulations! I can't wait to be neighbors!

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 303-913-9698 or christa@justlistedcolo.com

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