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 […]

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.

Tides are turning with increased commercial and residential activity in Northwest

The northwest area was hit hard by the downturn in the economy, with a lot of companies that occupied space in the commercial and industrial areas moving out, and a lot of expensive homes that stayed on the market longer than entry level homes. The tide seems to be slowly turning in the area, especially on the commercial real estate side. Many of the buildings that have been vacant for years are selling or leasing, and brokers are busy negotiating other deals. “It’s mostly people moving around,” said Theresa Englbrecht with Bray Commercial, who added that she arranged a five-year […]

Whitewater and Gateway, Colorado

The Whitewater area is zoned, approved, and ready for growth, with available sewer and water to many areas. “There’s been plenty of planning done in Whitewater,” said Linda Dannenberger with the Mesa County Planning Department. “Clifton Water is ready for growth; there’s a sewer district. Land’s End Fire has been formed as a taxing district. CDOT did a highway access plan. We put a land use plan in place with zoning.” The only thing missing from the pro-growth agenda is people who are committed to living or opening businesses in the area. “There’s so much land that’s ripe,” Dannenberger said. […]

Opportunities for more lodging and dining are prime-picking in Palisade

Opportunities for more lodging and dining are prime-picking in Palisade

By Penny Stine Monday, May 8, 2017 There is new activity in Palisade, with several businesses hoping to open in time to provide services to residents and the many guests who come to Palisade in the summertime. Varaison Vineyards will hold a ribbon cutting for its new cider tasting room and bistro, 13 Brix, on May 13 at 1 p.m., or 1300 hours, if you speak military-style. Andrew West, the cider maker and son of Varaison’s founders, Andrew and Kristin West, has been working on the the bistro for more than a year. “We’ve been working on the remodel for […]

Grand Valley Open House Weekend

By Penny Stine Monday, April 17, 2017 If you’re thinking about buying a new home, selling your existing home, curious about the local market or just looking for an excuse to tour local homes, mark your calendar for next weekend’s Grand Valley Open House Weekend. Local area Realtors will have homes open both Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to check the special section promoting the event that will be in the newspaper on Friday, April 21. The Grand Junction market has changed in recent years, so if you are thinking about making a real estate buy or sale, make […]

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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