International Builders Show – is it worth attending?

International Builders Show – is it worth attending?

“Is attending the International Builders Show (IBS) really worth it?” That’s a question we know gets asked by many in the building industry. When deciding whether attending the 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) is worth it, the first thing you (and your boss) probably look at is the expense. While the registration fee for IBS is not terribly expensive, with the addition of hotel, airfare and meal expenses, the cost can add up. The truth is, we know that the return on investment completely… Read more online: http://blog.buildersshow.com/

Self-help housing program looking for applicants

Self-help housing program looking for applicants

Housing Resources By Penny Stine Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) has been active in Mesa County for more than 20 years, helping more than 350 residents become homeowners through its self-help housing program, offering homebuyer education classes and offering home improvement programs such as the weatherization programs or housing rehabilitation loans for low-income residents. Right now, the organization is helping 12 families build homes at Butner Estates, a 40-lot subdivision north of Patterson off 32 Road. “We need 16 more families for the next grant cycle,” said Dawn Walker, housing solutions manager with HRWC. The next grant cycle will […]

Downtown Victorian blends vintage with 21st century features

Downtown Victorian blends vintage with 21st century features

Downtown By Penny Stine Historic downtown properties can be hit or miss. Sometimes, buyers can find homes that have been painstakingly maintained and remodeled to preserve the grandeur while ensuring that they’re a comfortable place to call home. Sometimes, buyers find homes with cramped closets, creepy basements and faded, worn-out carpeting, and sometimes buyers will find homes that sit squarely somewhere in between the extremes. This week’s unique property is one of the positive extremes, with classic architectural amenities that simply can’t be replicated in modern homes. It’s also obvious that it’s been cared for and maintained, offering buyers 21st […]

2018 Parade of Homes

2018 Parade of Homes

October 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14, 2018 Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm (October 4th is the Realtor Tour) Visit 11 beautiful homes throughout the valley built by local builders. Look for the 2018 Parade of Homes magazine for details on the homes. Click this link to the online Parade of Homes magazine.   Join the Scavenger Hunt Contest and make sure you vote for your favorites! Tickets are available starting October 1st online at www.gjparadeofhomes.com and Safeway stores. Ticket price is $10 to tour 11 homes (1-visit each). Same […]

Western Colorado offers world-class hunting and world-class hunting properties

Western Colorado offers world-class hunting and world-class hunting properties

Hunting Properties By Penny Stine It’s big game hunting season in Colorado. Archery season started this weekend and muzzle-loader and rifle season will soon follow. There’s plenty of good hunting in western Colorado, and fortunately for hunters, there’s also plenty of good hunting properties available that make the experience a little more enjoyable. The market for hunting properties is lively right now for certain types of properties, according to Omar Richardson with United Country Real Colorado Properties. While every property is unique, with its own amenities, location, and appeal, there are three different categories of hunting properties. Some properties include […]

Residential, business and school construction Orchard Mesa

Residential, business and school construction Orchard Mesa

By Penny Stine It looks like construction season in many parts of Orchard Mesa, where construction has started on the new, $40 million middle school and where homes continue to be sold as fast as construction companies can build them. The construction fence and office trailer were installed at the middle school in late July, and the foundation is getting dug and built for the new building, which will be in front of the old building on Unaweep Avenue. The existing school will continue to be used throughout the construction of the new school, which is scheduled to be complete […]

Revitalization in several key areas around the city

Revitalization in several key areas around the city

City Growth By Penny Stine   There are a large number of construction projects underway or in planning stages in the city – where the city has built the infrastructure to handle growth, properties that have been sitting vacant or were underutilized are now getting attention. “This building has been sitting too long,” said Brad Humphrey, who purchased 701 Main St. with a business partner, Rob Hanson, less than two months ago. “We decided to refurbish it and get it back on the market.” The building has been vacant for about a decade, ever since the Cabaret Dinner Theatre closed […]

Commercial development will change the neglected look of riverfront

Commercial development will change the neglected look of riverfront

Commercial By Penny Stine The commercial real estate market has been slower to recover from the Great Recession than the residential market, which is typical, according to many local commercial brokers. Many commercial transactions are more complex, with a higher price tag than a typical 2,000-square foot home, and commercial deals often take years to work out the details, especially when there is significant remodeling that needs to be done to an existing building or new construction of a larger building on vacant land that may involve multiple tenants. “Retail hasn’t come around and oil and gas haven’t either,” said […]

Want to live close to recreation and agriculture? Head west to Loma and Mack

Want to live close to recreation and agriculture? Head west to Loma and Mack

At Home-ah in Loma By Penny Stine The west end of the Grand Valley is a great place for people who want an agricultural lifestyle or who simply want to be out in the country, away from noise, neighbors, and traffic. Loma and Mack are home to few urban or suburban conveniences, although there was recently a planning hearing for a new 300-foot cell tower north of Loma that could improve telecommunications to residents in the Lower Valley. Loma has a school, a post office, and a general store, while Mack has a liquor store and a post office. Loma […]

2nd Annual Builder Market Place

2nd Annual Builder Market Place

HBA Presents the 2nd Annual Builder Market Place  HBA of Northwest Colorado presents the second annual Builder Market Place event on August 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2018. The location will be at the United Country Real Estate office on 428 Main Street in Grand Junction. Presenting each evening from 5:30-7pm will be 2 builders and their associated realtors. Each builder with give a presentation and talk about their projects. There will be time for questions from the audience. This event is great for people who want to build a custom home and get more home building information about process, design, materials, costs and […]

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