Loveland, CO Real Estate News

Best Price in Centerra- Town HomeLocation: High Plains Village at CenterraGreat opportunity to own in desireable High Plains Village. This home offers a spacious kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, 2 car attached garage, nice front yard, huge soaker tub, window seat (great for reading) and a great price in a great neighborhood. High Plains is close to I-25, shopping, restaurants, Med Ctr. The community offers miles of walking trails, 2 lakes, a dog park, dedicated open space and numerous community parks. Simply a great place to live with all the conveniences.InformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $169,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1949 Piney River DrLoveland, CO 80538LinksHPV TownhomeFeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Year Built:...
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Main Floor Condo in CenterraLocation: High Plains Village at CenterraMain Level Condo in High Plains Village offers all the conveniences with shopping, restaurants, major employers and easy I-25 access. High Plains Village has something for everyone with 8 miles of walking trails, a dog park, 2 lakes, dedicated open space and an environmental area. The condo itself has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets, a convenient laundry room and a one car garage. Just a few steps away from one of many community parks and walking trails. Common area landscaping, maintenance, trash, snow removal and water is taken care of by the HOAInformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $150,000Flexibility: NegotiableHomeowner Dues: 155.00Property Locati...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
High Plains Village at Centerra TownhomeLocation: High Plains Village @ CenterraClose to it all! High Plains Village is within walking distance of MCR, shopping, coffee shops and very close to I-25. The community boasts 2 lakes, miles of walking trails, open space and a dog park. This McStain built townhome is built green and very energy efficient. With 2 bedroom, a loft, 2.5 baths and an att. 2 car garage. From your front patio, enjoy the mtn views, set up a BBQ and enjoy the PM sunshineInformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $180,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location4016 Plum Creek DRLoveland, CO 80538LinksHigh Plains Town HomeFeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2.5Year Built: 2002Subdivision: High Plains VillageAttached on: 2 SidesGarage Size: ...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Chapunga Sculpture Gallery is now available for public viewing. The Walking Gallery is within the boundaries of the Promenade Shops.For months, workers have been getting this place (Chagunga Sculpture Park) ready for the public. The Sculpture Park was originally scheduled to open sometime during the summer but I think the wait will be well worth it. Frankly, I think the park will be spectacular come Spring of 2008. Either way, the park has just brought an element that Loveland and Northern Colorado have been missing. Yes, we have a great art community but this makes our little Loveland 'a place for the arts'.
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Over the last several years, I have been asked many questions about real estate, Loveland, Centerra & High Plains Village. The most common questions that I get (particularly from High Plains residents) is when will we get a grocery store in or near Centerra? The best way for me to answer that question is when you actually see the structure, grocery store signage and people walking out with groceries.As with anything McWhinney, most people think that McWhinney Enterprises has total control over the process. Nope! McWhinney has the dirt, the plan, the responsibility but they are not in the grocery business. They are in the find the best tenant, build it right, make it beautiful, make it convenient and make a profit business. A few months back, McWhinney was preparing for a grocery store b...
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Tomorrow night, the Loveland City council will be voting on a proposal by McWhinney Enterprises to allow for a new Metro Tax District to be formed within Centerra's borders. The proposed Metro Tax District will be used for infrastructure and community amenities within the Lakes at Centerra development. While I am not a big fan of any new tax, I do believe that those who have a vision of this first class community may feel like this is money well spent. In essence, the tax is optional..... if you want to live in this community, you will have an additional tax. If you don't, you won't. How many times do you get that option?The city council meeting starts at 6:30PM on Tuesday, September 4th. 
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
This past week, I was distributing one of my marketing pieces to my neighborhood. In my walking travels I met several homeowners that I knew by name only. This is one of the funnest activities for me as a Realtor, meeting new people. Anyway, as I walked (getting exercise too), I met a gentleman that had just purchased a home in our subdivision. He went on to tell me about his horror story upon moving in to our neighborhood. This man used the listing agent as a transaction broker in order to purchase his home. The unfortunate part of the story was the seller's property disclosure listed an air conditioner as included. Well, when the home inspection was done, their was several feet of snow against the house and the inspector could not find the AC. Is this the home inspectors fault? Or a c...
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Today, in the local Paper (Loveland Reporter Herald) on the front page the headline reads "City Wants A Grand Project". As a more than casual observer of the goings on in Loveland, I am pleased to see that the city is finally seeing things my way. I mean McWhinney's way. City officials and the public have had an opportunity to study the proposal made by McWhinney Enterprises and the benefits of creating this grand scale project. In my opinion, the lack of acurrate information, speculation and rumor has given the project a bad rap. Grand Station will set Loveland and Northern Colorado apart from other parts of the country. How? Digressing for a moment...... I was in California on vacation this past week. We visited with friends and family, went to the beach, shopped, ate like Kings, etc....
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
My family is currently on vacation in California. We have looked forward to this visit for a few months now. Being here for a few days has brought back memories and has made me appreciate what I oftentimes took for granted. I grew up in Orange County and moved to Colorado just 3 years ago. For me, Colorado has been a great experience and my family has benefitted tremendously, we have a slow paced life, my wife stays at home with my 2 girls and we have connected with many great people.What I miss about California: In'N'Out Burger, we already been there twice. The double-double is the bomb. California Fish Grill, the shrimp tacos are fantastic. Disneyland, when I was a kid, we used to go there at least 2 times per year. My oldest daughter has been dreaming about this for weeks. Darya, a p...
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By Marcus Valdez
(Berkshire Hathaway Rocky Mountain Realtors)
Centerra developers want to add trolley, parking structure to list of tax-funded improvementsThe Greeley Tribune reports that developers of the massive Centerra complex in Loveland want the city council to allow them to use $60 million from its special taxing district and financing agreement with the city for a trolley system and parking structure. http://www.greeleytrib.com/article/20070816/NEWS/108160113    
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Lakeshore at Centerra- Be Close To It All!Location: Lakeshore at CenterraBest price in Centerra! Main level condo is a great opportunity for an owner occupied or investment property. Need to be close to everything? Lakeshore is within walking distance to NoCo's hub, shopping, restaurants, MCR and sports park. This 2 bed/2 bath condo has only been lived in for 7 months. It's immaculate, w/ upgraded cabinets, huge tub and shower. Smoke & animal free, even has a garage. Lakeshore offers a clubhouse, pool, dedicated open space, walking trails, 2 lakes and nature walks.InformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $135,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableHomeowner Dues: 120.00Property Location4815 Hahns Peak # 101Loveland, CO 80538FeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2Year B...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
The early part of this summer in Loveland, Colorado was pretty seasonal. Actually, it was flat out smokin' hot and somewhat unbearable especially when I am wearing more clothing than the rest of the world (sometimes being in real estate ain't no fun). All the while, the office that I work out of overlooks beautiful Lake Loveland and oftentimes I catch myself staring at the lake, water skiers, boats, etc. Sorry, back to the weather.... The last few weeks, we have had a consistent mild trend with afternoon thunderstorms (expected) but a much more mild climate has made me wonder if we are going to get a late scorcher. Are the kids going to go back to school and suffer from heat related maladies? Will they be sending kids home from school because of the heat? I don't know but at least we go...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Centerra Home w/ Separate Carriage HouseLocation: High Plains Village at CenterraLovely home with separate living quarters, ideal for in-law/guests, home business or even additional income. This is a fantastic opportunity to own in High Plains Village at Centerra. Main home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, master has a sitting area w/2 sided fireplace, fantastic kitchen w/plenty of storage, finished attic, a large deck for entertaining, heated/cooled 3 car garage and professionally landscaped w/raised planting beds. HPV offers a dog park, 2 lakes, walking trails and 3 parks. InformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $384,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1870 Piney River DRLoveland, CO 80538LinksHigh Plains OnlineFeaturesBedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 3.5Ye...
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Ethan Allen, a fine furniture store is now open to the public. The new store is located on the south/west side of 2534. I am a big fan of higher end products including furniture retailers. Why? It's not just about the product, it's about perception of the marketplace and the end user (consumer). Here, in little podunk Loveland, Colorado, we are making a name for ourselves and the specialty retailers, restaurants and other key businesses are taking note. Consider that just in the last two years, we have a new mall (Promenade Shops), a new auto center (the Motorplex), tons of new office space, a development (2534) and in the not too distant future, we will have an entertainment venue unlike any other (Grand Station). We also have a new hospital (Medical Center of the Rockies) and within a...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Finally! A good fish restaurant is coming to Northern Colorado. Bonefish Grill will be opening soon and is located on the southeast corner of Centerra Parkway. The actual location is in the 2534 development. I have never been to a Bonefish Grill but can't wait. The menu online looks fantastic and they even serve steak and chicken. My wife and I are big seafood people, so maybe we can add another restaurant to our date night list. We will keep you posted as to the official grand opening date..... stay tuned.
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
CLOSE TO IT ALL! Centerra, 2534 & I-25Location: High Plains VilageWant to have it all? MTN & Boyd Lake Views! Upgrades throughout including granite countertops, wood floors (incl. stairs), marble accents, gas cooktop, view windows, light accents, waterfall in backyard & colorful landscp. From the mstr suite you can't beat the views but you'll still be in heaven with the large tub & 2 sided fireplace. The main floor has a formal living area, a cozy fam rm,din rm the kitchen is loaded. Great area for the dog's. One of the best view homes avail in this $ range.InformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $330,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location4045 Swan Mountain DRLoveland, CO 80538FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Year Built: 2003Subdivision: High P...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Earlier this year, I had a a few lots in a very small subdivision listed for sale. My seller is a great old guy that put in a considerable amount of time and money to get the lots ready for sale (i.e. water tap, sewer, soil and civil engineering, etc). My seller has worked all his life and just wants to retire. He will not do so until the last lot closes. In mid March, we received an offer for the last lot and with some back and forth negotiating, we got ourselves a deal.The biggest issue that I had was my seller's willingness to concede on a very long contract period (almost 4 months). Anyway, once we got all the contingency items out of the way, I called the buyer's agent about every other week to see how things were going and to make sure we were headed in the right direction. Five (...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
The Marketplace at Centerra will soon be home to Maurice's Fashions. Maurice's neighbor to the west, Pay Less Shoes opened earlier this month. The official grand opening for Maurice's is set for Friday, July 27th. The Marketplace at Centerra is home to many great retailers and restaurants including Target, Old Navy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Mimi's Cafe, OLd Chicago, Chili's and many more.
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I am a huge believer in writing letters and staying in touch with past clients. The real estate business will always be a high touch business but we can/should never confuse high touch with results. The high touch side of this business will more than likely earn us an invitiation to the listing appointment. The results one achieves on behalf of the seller should be the ultimate barometer. In my neighborhood, High Plains Village, I am far and away the most active agent. My personal statistics for average days on the market and list vs. sales price is much better than any other agent. As the area specialist, I can tell you all that you need to know off the top of my head without hesitation. I am on the HOA Board of Director and know the ins and outs of this community. My comments to anyon...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
I grew up in Southern California and was a spoiled rotten brat when it came to having great restaurants. We had seafood restaurants, steak restaurants, Asian restaurants and just about every different ethnic food known to man. When my family and I moved to Northern Colorado, one of the only things we have missed are the choices when it comes to good food. Yeah, we missed the beach, family and friends but frankly, we missed the food just as much as anything else.After living here for a little while, we have gotten much more familiar with what's out there by way of friends, neighbors and fellow Realtors. We have asked where the best seafood restaurant is, the best steak place and so on. When we hear someone get real excited about a place, we get excited as well. While some recommendations...
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