Loveland, CO Real Estate News

When you play golf like I do, you are actually humbled when other people actually invite you to play on their team. I had the distinct honor to play with a great group of guys today at the LBAR Anuual Golf Tournament. I always have a good time playing golf but I really enjoy the camaraderie of this particular group. In the end, I played horribly and it was Bob Keiter, David Powell and Eric Sanders that ended up carrying the weight. Believe it or not, we won the whole thing. We were tied at 59 (with a scramble format) but Bob Keiter ended up winning the tie breaker for us when it was all said and done. What a great way to spend a day, good friends, golf and a couple beers to finish things off.
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As an agent coming up on my 8th year in the business, I continue to wonder how a rookie can even survive in this market. Make no mistake, this is the toughest market that I have seen and hope to ever see again. Gone are the days when listings would sell just because you had it priced right or it was the best house in the neighborhood. Don't get me wrong, this is a tough market but I am an over the top optimist that I can do a great job for my clients regardless of the market. Yes, the market is tough but who can convey the realities of the market better, a veteran or a rookie? Who will be more excited to go to work for a particular client, a veteran or a rookie? While I am pretty sure of those answers, I just thought I would throw out my own observations on who will/can actually do a be...
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Here is a summary of the market activity (1/1/07- 7/1/07) for the Waterfront at Boyd Lake subdivision. Waterfront at Boyd Lake is an established waterfront development in the heart of Northern Colorado's hub, (nocoHUB.com) specifically in the Centerra master development. Waterfront at Boyd Lake is very close to all the amenities of Northern Colorado including easy access to Interstate 25, a short driving distance to the Centerra development, Loveland Soprts Park, Promenade Shops, numerours restaurants, banking and the future Grand Station. ACTIVEResidential-Detached ListingsMLS #CATLP/SPSTATSQFTSTYLEBDA/SAADDRESS 536144RES239900A21792 Story38/166331 Sea Gull Cir 510954RES290000A27622 Story48/166301 Sea Gull Circle 507538RES375000A38222 Story58/166302 Sea Gull Cir 535826RES480000A58102 S...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
 Here is a summary of the market activity (1/1/07- 7/1/07) for the Thompson Crossing subdivision. Thompson Crossing is a brand new development in the heart of Northern Colorado's hub, (nocoHUB.com) specifically in the 2534 master development. Thompson Crossing is very close to all the amenities of Northern Colorado including easy access to Interstate 25, walking distance to the Promenade Shops, numerours restaurants, banking and the future Grand Station.  ACTIVEResidential-Detached ListingsMLS #CATLP/SPSTATSQFTSTYLEBDA/SAADDRESS 517492RES479220A41901 Story/Ranch28/174350 Sorrel Ct 517460RES525500A51211 Story/Ranch38/174467 Thompson Pkwy 536806RES586185A44761 Story/Ranch38/174636 Sorrel Ln 517162RES595015A55001 Story/Ranch38/174624 Sorrel Ln 512859RES625315A/B39991 Story/Ranch58/174821 T...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
High Plains Village is a great community made up of condos, townhomes, cottages and larger single family homes. The amenities of this community are pretty hard to beat and include close to I-25, within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, Loveland Sports Park, the new Medical Center of the Rockies, several corporate employers and so much more.  As a resident, you get to enjoy the 2 lakes, 8 miles of walking trails, 275 dedicated acres of open space, a dog park, numerous community parks and the High Plains Environmental Center experience.Please feel free to call me @ 970-744-1075 or e-mail for a tour of the community.
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
So many things are happening in Northern Colorado, particularly around the Centerra, 2534 and Crossroads areas. It's pretty difficult to not flash forward a couple of years and realize that this is the place to be in Northern Colorado. Let's just call it the new HUB.The amount of commercial starts is staggering and the new businesses coming to our region is compelling. Behold, we still have a small town feel with a burgeoning business and economic climate. With so much going on, it's hard to keep it all straight (but I'll give it a shot).2534 Growth Grand Station Crossroads Going Vertical
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MLS # Status Address Price Type Area BD BA SqFt Listing Office DOM523529 S  1869 Gray's Peak Dr 135,000 ATD 8/16 2 2 1149 Value Plus Real Estate 36511805 S  2051 GRAYS PEAK Dr 101 141,500 ATD 8/16 3 2 1304 Keller Williams-No. Colo,FTC 90516835 S  2003 Grays Peak Dr 103 146,500 ATD 8/16 2 2 1064 RE/MAX Alliance-Loveland 150511626 S  1921 Grays Peak Dr #102 149,500 ATD 8/16 2 2 1064 Coldwell Banker Res-Ft Collins 150519702 S  1907 Grays Peak Dr 201 149,500 ATD 8/16 2 2 1276 RE/MAX Alliance-Loveland 106522158 S  1963 Grays Peak Dr 12-203 151,000 ATD 8/16 2 2 1282 RE/MAX Alliance-Loveland 63508219 S  1977 Grays Peak Dr 13-101 156,500 ATD 8/16 2 2 1113 Coldwell Banker Res-Loveland 196518847 S  1979 Big Sandy Pl 194,500 ATD 8/16 2 3 1840 Group Harmony 65517686 S  1903 Halfmoon Cir 196,000 ATD...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
An artist's rendering shows a pair of six-story office buildings planned for the northeast corner of Interstate 25 and Crossroads Boulevard. The project's developer, VF Ripley Associates, has asked Loveland officials to waive height restrictions.The project above will be an absolute boon for Northern Colorado. We have so few corporate hubs but this one will certainly stand out from the rest. The views from these buildings will be outstanding and is part of Northern Colorado's hub. Within 3 miles, you have this development (Crossroads), Centerra and 2534. Combine these three developments and you have the regions new epicenter.
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Bicycles everywhere! On Wednesday, June 27, 2007 cyclists of all shapes and sizes will leave their cars at home and ride their bikes to work as part of the Bike to Work Day event sponsored by the City of Loveland.  Improvements this year include free plastic water bottles with event logo for all participants plus food provided by Schmitt's Bakery and Antonio's Burritos at multiple stations.  Why use a bicycle to get around?  Save money on gas!  Get healthier, burn calories, reduce stress, preserve air quality and reduce traffic congestion.   Check out this page for other events offered during bike month.     Loveland Bike Month 2007 - Schedule of Events  PEDAL RIDES  June 2nd - Owl Canyon Ride - Experience the delightful backdrop on this ride!  The 50 mile ride begins at 9 a.m. at Lion'...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Do most homeowners purchase their home because they need a place to live or because they feel that a home is a good investment? I'm not talking about an investment property but their primary residence. I think most of us are kidding ourselves when we buy a home primarily as an investment. When we purchase a home it is generally about lifestyle and making a house a home. So why do we whine when the market softens? After all, we still need a place to live and even if the investment side of things is not working out as expected, we can still enjoy the benefits of home. Now, if you are selling your home and the market has not supported your investment, that is a whole other story. Nobody wants to lose money but I suppose your motivation to sell can only be determined by one person. You!Hang...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
I live in a pretty cool subdivision called High Plains Village, Loveland, Colorado. Within walking distance we have just about everything one would need to live a full, eventful life. For example, we have a new mall (the Promenade Shops at Centerra), we have a growing town center shopping area, we have over a dozen restaurants within walking distance, the outlet stores are getting a facelift, the new hospital (Medical Center of the Rockies) is very close by and if you need a new car (Motorplex at Centerra), we can be at the new Loveland Sports Park in under 2 minutes and the main interstate going to Denver is about a five minute drive. In late 2009, we will have a whole new experience with the multi use Grand Station at Centerra.Commercial real estate aside, I am the most active agent i...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
High Plains Village at Centerra is a very unique community in Loveland, Colorado. High Plains has a great mix of housing choices including condos, town homes, cottages and larger single family homes. Our community has 2 lakes, a dog park, over 250 acres of open space, almost 8 miles of walking trails, numerous community park (including playgrounds), within walking distance of shopping, coffee shops, restaurants, Loveland Sports Park and Boyd Lake. What a great place to live!
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Mountain & Boyd Lake Views! High Plains Village at CenterraLocation: 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.Photo GalleryInformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $335,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location4045 Swan Mountain DRLoveland, CO 80538FeaturesBedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 3Y...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Centerra Townhome in High Plains VillageLocation: 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 sunshinePhoto GalleryInformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $189,900.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location4016 Plum Creek DRLoveland, CO 80538FeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2.5Year Built: 2002Subdivision: High Plains VillageAttached on: 2 SidesGarage Size: 2 carSchool D...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
Centerra Beauty- Townhome in High Plains VillageLocation: High Plains Village @ CenterraImmaculate Townhome in High Plains Village at Centerra. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath+loft with att. 2 car garage, overlooks the canal leading to the community lakes. See wildlife right outside your front door. This home is very private! Enjoy the granite kitchen countertops, the upgraded flooring and the master retreat. High Plains Village is walking distance to shopping, close to I-25 & MCR. Enjoy walking the trails, open space and dog park in HPV. Built Green/energy efficient.Photo GalleryInformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $193,500.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location1891 Halfmoon CIRLoveland, CO 80538LinksHPV TownhomeFeaturesBedrooms: 2Bathrooms: 2.5Year...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
So I called on Monday to set up a showing for Wednesday @ 5PM. I find out about an hour before my showing is to occur that the seller received an offer earlier in the day and decided to accept the offer about an hour before my showing.  My buyer still wanted to see the property and after viewing was very dissappointed that the home had gone under contract. He wanted to make an offer.Here is the question of the week.... why in the heck did the seller accept an offer just before another showing was to occur. I have a sneaking suspicion that the this particular brokerage firm (agents) advised their client to accept the offer for one of two reasons, 1) the listing agent(s) are double siding the deal or 2) the listing company received an offer from the same firm.  Either way, would it have b...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
As many folks may already know, Loveland has been names several times in the last fews years as one of the best places to retire or re-invent yourself by numerous national magazine and publications.  With our aging (baby boomer) population, it seems that housing specifically geared for this generation is popping up all over the place. Loveland is no exceptions. More and more senior housing choices will soon be available to Loveland's boomers including Mirosol, a brand new 55+ housing community. Check it out: http://www.reporterherald.com/Top-Story.asp?ID=10536
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
As a huge baseball fan, I am excited to hear that we may be getting a minor league baseball franchise here in Northern Colorado.  The plans are in the works to determine if we have a market that can support a team, where the money money would come from to build a ballpark and where the actual ballpark would be located. So far, the Ranch (next to the Bud Event Center) is the only venue mentioned.  This study will be ongoing but by early 2008, we should find out what are chances are for a team. So far, the word is that the prospective team would play in the American Association of Independent of Professional Baseball league. The league is made up of 10 teams (from Florida, Texas and Minnesota).  The league is the equivalent to a AA baseball club. If all goes well, we could have a team, a ...
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By Doug Lindstrom
(eXp Realty)
To all the Mom's out there..... Thank you! Since I was raised by a great Mother, I know the value and love that Mom's bring to the lives of their kids.  I cannot emphasize enough how much children (including adult children) should be so appreciative of all the sacrafices that their Mom's have had to endure for our benefit. So today, let's honor all the Mom's out there and give them a special day.  Again, Happy Mother's Day!!!
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In Demand Ranch Home- High Plains Village at CenterraLocation: High Plains Village at Centerra Great place to call home, entertain your friends and family in the large great room, dining room and adjoining kitchen. Everything is on the main level including 2 large bedrooms (w/walk-ins), baths and the laundry room. The kitchen is the hub of the house with plenty of cabinets, spacious countertops and a pantry. This corner lot offers plenty of natural light and peek-a-boo mountain views. The 2 car att gar is very convenient and the patio offers a peaceful setting. Built Green! New Carpet.Photo Gallery InformationContact InformationDoug Lindstrom970-744-1075PricingAsking Price: $218,000.00Flexibility: NegotiableProperty Location4070 Buffalo MountainLoveland, CO 80538LinksHigh Plains Ranch H...
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