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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Housing Resources 40th anniversary event

Housing Resources 40th anniversary event

Housing Resources is gearing up to celebrate our 40th Anniversary and the 20th Anniversary for the Self-Help Build Housing Program.  To commemorate these milestones, we are hosting two well-known Jazz Musicians from New Orleans.  We have titled the event Gin and Jazz in Junction, on September 30thfrom 6-9pm at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click here to download sponsorship instructions, which need to be returned by September 6th.

Grand Junction Home Buyer information

Housing Resources of Western Colorado 524 30 Road, Suite 3, Grand Junction, CO 81507 970-241-2871 x101   www.housingresourceswc.org Housing Resources has been providing housing services and affordable housing for families and individuals through their four programs of Housing Rehabilitation, Property Rentals, Weatherization and Mutual Self Help Housing, while continuing to promote the wise and sustainable use of resources in Western Colorado for over 36 years. The 501(c)(3) private non-profit also offers pre-purchase and post-purchase education, opportunities for community revitalization, and the provision of quality, safe, affordable housing for those who income qualify. Housing Resources is a chartered member of NeighborWorks […]

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