Love snow sports? Think about owning property on Grand Mesa

Love snow sports? Think about owning property on Grand Mesa

So Far, Snow Good By Penny Stine While the Grand Valley has plenty to offer for those who love the outdoors and want to live in an area where they can easily pursue their favorite outdoor activities, those who love winter sports might want to look beyond the valley. Fortunately, they don’t have to look far to find a delightful winter playground. Grand Mesa, less than an hour away from Grand Junction, has plenty of snow and plenty of places for everyone to play in the snow. Although much of the land on Grand Mesa is part of the Grand […]

Agricultural property offers lots of space for critters and humans

Agricultural property offers lots of space for critters and humans

Equestrian Goals By Penny Stine There are lots of potential horse properties available in the local market, with a big emphasis on the word potential. There are few properties set up and ready to immediately accommodate new owners to live with a good space for their horses to live, work and train. This week’s unique property at 1046 19 1/2 Road in Fruita is ready for everything! It has plenty of space for any four-legged friends potential owners may have. It has an updated house for the humans, a huge horse barn, a chicken barn, a play area for goats, […]

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo

HBA SPOTLIGHT: 44th Annual Home Improvement & Remodeling Expo Traci Weinbrecht Executive Officer 970-245-0253 www.hbanwco.com     The Housing & Building Association is already thinking SPRING! Turkey leftovers have been made into soups and casseroles and fall decorations are being replaced with Christmas trees and nativity sets. As fall turns into winter, the Housing & Building Association is already thinking SPRING! Spending more time indoors give us a chance to look around our home and see the areas that need improvements, updates, and repairs. As we create our to-do lists for 2019, make sure you save the date for our 44th […]

Reasons to be thankful for the Grand Valley real estate market

Reasons to be thankful for the Grand Valley real estate market

Bounty in the Valley By Penny Stine It’s been an interesting market this year, as rising prices have made it a great time for homeowners to sell and move up, move down or just move across town. Low-interest rates have continued to make it an attractive time for people to buy, and there are still plenty of people moving to the Grand Valley from other parts of the state and the country. Circumstances are good for both buyers and sellers, which makes this area, and this market, fairly unique. As we wrap up Thanksgiving weekend, the Real Estate Weekly staff […]

Women’s group within construction industry is good news for consumers

Women’s group within construction industry is good news for consumers

Girl Power By Penny Stine The construction industry supports a huge number and variety of jobs, many of which may not come immediately to mind. Yes, there are plenty of guys out on job sites swinging hammers or fitting plumbing pipes together. There are also engineers, designers, surveyors, real estate and mortgage brokers and dozens of other professionals that work together to keep the construction industry moving forward. There are also quite a few women in the industry, and while many of them work in the supporting industries such as real estate and banking, more and more are looking to […]

Commercial real estate activity cruising at happy pace

Commercial real estate activity cruising at happy pace

Old By Penny Stine The commercial real estate market is humming right now, with new users, new investors, new construction and lots of redevelopment of existing spaces in multiple places across the Grand Valley. “People are really seeing the city’s commitment to downtown and the riverside connection,” said Brian Bray with Bray Real Estate, who recently sold a building on S. Seventh Street, between Main Street and Riverside Parkway. “My wife liked the area down there,” said Allen Akey, who purchased the restaurant building at 811 S. Seventh with his wife, Lena Combs. “She thinks it’s going to be an […]

Builders barely keep up with demand

North Penny Stine New homes in the north area continue to sell at a brisk pace, which means buyers often have to write a contract and wait for months for their home to be built. At Copper Creek North, where Silas and Chris Colman have been building Energy-star certified homes for several years, there are no move-in ready homes available for buyers. “We’re seven months out,” said Naomi Colman, sales coordinator for Copper Creek Builders. The company is still building in the second filing of its subdivision and has already sold about half of filing three. In the last year, […]

Parade of Homes 2018 Follow-up

Parade of Homes 2018 Follow-up

The 2018 HBA Parade of Homes is finished, but fortunately for all of the builders in the Parade, they’re still enjoying the results of their hard work. “We got a lot of leads and we had a constant stream of people,” said Darin Carei with Senergy Builders, who had a home at Harrogate, a new neighborhood off 33 Road in Clifton, in the 2018 Parade. “I don’t think you can get that many people to come into your neighborhood in the course of two weekends without having something like that.” Senergy Builders isn’t the only builder having multiple follow-up conversations […]

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 […]

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