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 […]

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 […]

Home on Little Park Road blends in and stands out

Home on Little Park Road blends in and stands out

Part of the Landscape Penny Stine Those who are looking for a home that doesn’t sit on a cul-de-sac filled with similar-looking homes on manicured lots that could be in Anytown, U.S.A. might be interested in this week’s unique property at 164 Little Park Road. The home, which fits in beautifully with the surrounding desert landscape, wouldn’t look appropriate anywhere else. The exterior is true adobe and rock, and many of the rocks that are part of the house, the patio or the surrounding walkways were pulled from the ground on which the house sits. Although the home borrows a […]

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 […]

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