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 […]

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 […]

Loma property offers great spaces for family, horses, hobbies

Loma property offers great spaces for family, horses, hobbies

Loma Living Penny Stine Anyone who is looking for a true horse property that already has a barn, corrals, pasture and a shop should take a second or third look at this weekend’s unique property in Loma. Especially if those potential buyers also want a beautiful house with plenty of room, a swimming pool and beautiful views of the area. The five-acre property, at 1366 13 3/10 Road, is convenient to the freeway without being within earshot or on a main road. It has great views of Colorado National Monument and the Bookcliffs, with established landscape, outbuildings and room for […]

Affordable, safe and enjoyable

Affordable, safe and enjoyable

Midlands Village By Penny Stine Midlands Village has been an affordable neighborhood oasis for more than two decades, offering a great value and a great community to those who are looking for a reasonably-priced home. The manufactured home park, located on the west side of 32 Road north of D Road, was developed and built throughout 1996 and sold its first homes in 1997. A few of the original homeowners still live in the park. There are 313 homes in Midlands Village, and the owner recently purchased and developed an adjacent parcel of land to bring a new phase, Spruce […]

New subdivision is the result of many local subcontractors

New subdivision is the result of many local subcontractors

Infrastructure is almost complete at Fox Meadows, home construction should start in about a month. The development is 37-lots on D-1/2 Road, less than a quarter mile from Chatfield Elementary School. Fox Meadows is the result of many local subcontractors By Penny Stine Fox Meadows, a new subdivision off D 1/2 Road west of 32 Road, is almost ready for home construction. Grand Junction Real Estate Investments has developed the 37-lot neighborhood, with the help of several other local subcontractors. “This was truly a joint effort by some of the best subcontractors in the Grand Valley,” said Steve Voytilla with […]

New neighborhoods under construction in the Redlands

New neighborhoods under construction in the Redlands

Sales have been brisk at Redlands Mesa, a townhome development at the Golf Course Community. Most of the units currently under construction are under contract, but there will be two more buildings that should be going up soon, with four units in each building. The Redlands By Penny Stine The Redlands area is a popular place to live due to the nearby beauty and the recreational opportunities. It has been a difficult place to buy a new house in the last few years, however, as there were only a few neighborhoods with lots available for building. That’s beginning to change. […]

Hot real estate market moves to Glade Park

Hot real estate market moves to Glade Park

          Custom home in Glade Park on 35 acres. by Penny Stine. Hot Real Estate Market Moves to Glade Park By Penny Stine Glade Park is a hidden gem on the Western Slope and most full-time and part-time residents of the area would prefer to keep it that way. “Glade Park is distinctive for its lack of change,” said Kaye Simonson, senior planner for Mesa County. Although land use and zoning haven’t changed for Glade Park, the real estate market has made a complete turnaround. “Twenty properties have sold since the first of the year,” said […]

New housing bringing affordability to the northwest

New housing bringing affordability to the northwest

Rosebud Estates, 12 lots from 2-5 acres, between J and K Roads, 21 1/2 Rd. Photo by Penny Stine. By Penny Stine, Real Estate Weekly, The Daily Sentinel The northwest area has been an interesting combination of farms and mini-estates on small acreage parcels, combined with industrial and commercial areas closer to Interstate 70 for years. That could begin to change, however, with new, denser housing options coming to the area. Some parts of the northwest area fall within the Persigo Boundary, which is the boundary for the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant in Grand Junction. New developments that lie within […]

HBA Spotlight: Lindal Cedar Homes

HBA Spotlight: Lindal Cedar Homes

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT LINDAL CEDAR HOMES AND SUNROOMS 970-240-9250 OWNERS: Brent Hughes 66530 Solar Road, Montrose, CO 81403 bill@kitchencenter.com www.majesticpeaks.com Lindal Cedar Homes and Sunrooms Q: How long have you been a member of the HBA? A: Since 2003 Q: Give us a brief description of your business and how you think your business benefits from being a member of the HBA. A: Lindal Cedar Homes and Sunrooms have been providing wonderful energy-efficient exceptional quality homes to the industry since 1945. They are on the cutting edge of the latest designs and systems for home building – being the first system-built home provider to head up […]

HBA Spotlight – The Kitchen Center

HBA Spotlight – The Kitchen Center

BUILDER SPOTLIGHT THE KITCHEN CENTER (970) 245.9816 OWNERS: Bill and Heather Arcieri bill@kitchencenter.com www.kitchenCenterColorado.com The Kitchen Center How did you get started in the industry? The Kitchen Center was founded in 1979 by the Arcieri family in their home garage here in Grand Junction. Their plan was to supply the valley with quality kitchen and bathroom cabinets at an affordable price. Since then, they have grown into the largest family-owned kitchen cabinet company between Denver and Salt Lake City, and now have second and third generation family members involved with the day to day operations. How has the industry changed since […]

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