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MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY - Journey to the Mountain Life

by Cory Dudley

We love Colorado for the people, the lifestyle, our incredible landscapes and the endless opportunities to explore them. I think if we took a poll, most Coloradans would say they love Colorado for the mountains - we'll second that!

Stio, a cool little clothing company out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming put together a sweet little video series called "A San Juan Story". The San Juan mountains are a rugged range in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico. Towns like Telluride, Ouray, and Silverton are nestled among these beauties. The forests, rivers, peaks, geological diversity and varied landscapes make the San Juan mountains and national forest an absolute treasure and once you're there, you really don't want to leave! 

Here's the first of three videos in A San Juan Story, Road to the Mountain Life by Oliver Sutro. All it took was one ski season in Telluride and a new life in the Rocky Mountain West was born!

Part 1: The People

A story about what happens in between learning to ski and living to ski. When faced with uncertainty, it helps to have company.


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.


JUST SOLD - Southwest Longmont Townhome

by Cory Dudley

The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate Co. JUST SOLD on another town home!

Our client was assisted by Cory Dudley, Broker Owner and 18-year veteran of the market. We were able to negotiate terms and a price that worked perfectly for our Seller's schedule so that our client could move on to the next chapter of his life.

Congratulations to our Seller! 

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

 

...when you drive into this park, you forget about everything else. You hear the water, hear the birds, you hear the wind ruffling through the aspens. Everything else disappears and all you have are the sounds and your thoughts." Blake Crossland


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo

Blake Crossland grew up in the Rocky Mountains, through which he developed a deep appreciation for exploration and adventure in the outdoors. Now, he is dedicating his life to returning the favor by becoming a trail crew leader for the Rocky Mountain Conservation Corps.


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo​

Blake's crew is responsible for trail construction and maintenance. They focus on making trails more sustainable, so they last longer and are more enjoyable for the public.


Image Credit PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo​

The main goal of the Conservation Corp is to get kids involved in conservation work. Younger people will determine our National Parks' futures. We need to connect young people to the public lands and parks and continue to protect these treasured places!

Thank you Blake! 

PARK CHAMPIONS // 02 // Rocky Mountain National Park from Compass Coalition on Vimeo.

 

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! 

 

 

Motivational Monday: Resurface

by Cory Dudley

Operation Surf brings wounded veteran and active military heroes a life-changing experience through the healing power of the ocean through adaptive surfing taught by world-class instructors. 


Image Credit: Netflix, Operation Surf

Operation Surf came to existence as a result of one wounded soldier's desire to learn surfing. Now, the organization is helping more heroes than ever!

Operation Surf finds participants experience a decrease in PTSD symptoms & depression, and an increase in self-efficacy. 
 


Image Credit: Netflix, Operation Surf

Netflix Original Documentary RESURFACE TRAILER

Watch Resurface on Netflix

It's here, finally! - Longmont's Own Bouldering Gym!!!

by Cory Dudley

For those that enjoy indoor bouldering for training, socializing and fun, it's meant a drive to Boulder, Louisville, Denver, or Fort Collins to get their climbing fix.

No more! The Longmont Climbing Collective (LCC) opens it's first facility this December! This first phase will feature 154,000 square feet of world class bouldering, a fitness facility, locker rooms, workspace and a lounge. There will be an assortment of classes for both young and old.


Image credit - LCC

If the first phase is a success, the LCC has already secured an additional 15,000 square feet for additional bouldering and full climbing routes.

We're so excited to see the LCC progress and to climb on opening day! Congratulations LCC!

Check out some of the initial demo to prepare the space!

 

 

The Longmont Climbing Collective

Follow the LCC to keep track of progress!

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

​Images 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.


 

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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