Montrose, CO Real Estate News

By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Take a look at Building your next Home in one of Montrose's best subdivisions. Brown Ranch  has a lot to offer for all ages. There are parks, walking trails, open spaces.  Lots range in size from 10,000 sq ft ( 1/4 acre ) to 3/4 acre.  Some lots back up to Open Space.  The larger lots have under ground irrigation water to themThe larger estate size lots require a minimum home size of 2500 sq ft. The 1/4 acre size lots require a minimum home size of 2000 sq ft. There is no time frame by when you must build. If you are not retiring for a few years and want to buy a lot now and build later you can. The lots that are owned by the developer can be purchased with the seller offering to finance the sale. he would require 20% down with other terms be negotiable, or if you prefer you may pay cas...
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By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Here is how the month of September 2019 Home Sales ended up compare to September 2018 for Montrose CO  Last month there were 54 homes that sold compared to 59 in September of 2018.   The average sales price of a home continues to rise year over year..  In Septemebr 2018 the average sold price for a home was $266,900  compared to last month Septemeber 2019  the average sales price was $284,600The average days on the market remains fairly constant  99 days a year ago to 94 days last month. Since we are now 3/4 of the way through 2019 the first 9 months overall home sale numbers is down from 594 sold for the first 9 months of 2018 compared to 567 in 2019 ..Average sales price has risen $10,000 from $274,000 in 2018 to $284,600 for the first 3 qurters of 2019..  Inventory of homes for sale ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Montrose Colorado Home Loans. Many consumers are not informed on the proper way for buying a home. No question, this is a big decision, and one that can be either immensely stressful- or immensely enjoyable- depending on how you go about the home buying process of Montrose Colorado Home Loans and the surrounding areas. The key is to take the proper steps to educate yourself on your buying power, initial investment, and taking some time to think about your lifestyle choices. This article will cover all of these.   Education   The steps necessary to purchasing a home in Montrose, Colorado starts with getting pre-approved for your home loan. Notice we did not say get prequalified- in today’s world a prequalification is not meaningful...
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By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
How is the Montrose Colorado Real Estate Market compared to one year ago?Well in August 2019 there were 78 homes that sold that compares to 81 homes sold a year ago in 2018Average days on the market has dropped from 93 days in 2018 to 76 days in August 2019Average sales price has increased by $21,000 from $279,000 in Aug 2018 to $300,000 last month August 2019.Currently there are 209 homes on the market for sale which is in line with where the inventory has been since spring started. Are you looking to buy or sell a property in the Montrose area? Contact me. I have 29 years of experience lsiting and selling property in the area.  
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using FHA 203k Renovation Loans in Montrose Colorado.Many people are not aware of a special government loan program that is part of the Federal Housing Administration or FHA (a department within HUD). A buyer or existing home owner can do meaningful amounts of remodeling or updates to their existing home without having a higher cost second lien thanks to this special FHA loan program.However, this loan program doesn't allow for "luxury items" in your home such as a swimming pool, hot tub, or other accessories. Although, you can repaint, replace flooring and appliances, add a room to an existing structure (which can add to value tremendously as you increase the square feet of your home) as well as remodel cabinetry in kitchens and bathrooms...
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By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
 Maybe you are thinking of relocating to the this beautiful part of Southwest Colorado and you are an avid Golfer. The City of Montrose has 3 golf courses located within its bounThere is the Black Canyon   this course is owned and operated by the City of Montrose.  The 2 nines are very different from each other. The front nine was built in the 1960's and is your basic straight up and down fairways, very park like with little in the way of sand traps or water. The fairways are lined with mature trees. The back nine was built in the early 1990's and is more like a course you would see today.Homes do line the outside boundaries of the back nine but not really to the point where you have to be concerned  about hitting them except fairway 17..  Generally speaking homes do come up for sale on...
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By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
As a Follow up to my last blog on Inventory of homes for sale in the Montrose Colorado market.Here is the absorption rates for the City of Montrose for the last year going back to March 10th 2015City of Montrose1 Year Home Sales by Price Range..                                                 #of homes sold   $100,000  - $199,900                 228                     19 homes a month sell$200,000  - $299,900                 110                     9.1 homes a month sell$300,000  - $399,900                   36                      3   homes a month sell$400,000  - $499,900                   13                       1  home a month sells$500,000  and up                         1                Homes currently for sale and the supply$100,000  -  $199,900                  33             ...
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By Alan Brown, 30 Years of Real Estate Experience .
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
Here are the Real Estate Sales numbers for 2015 compared to the 2 years previous to that for home sales in the City and in the County. Also for lot sales in the City and the County. As you will see the market continues to improve, especially for home sales, Lot sales are improving a little. Also included are the number of Residential building permits issued in the City and the County for 2015 as compared to 2014 If you have any questions let me know I am here to help.  If you or some one you know is thinking about buying or selling this year I would love to hear from you.   City Residential Home Sales                                                         Number of Homes Sold      Median Sales Price   Days on Mkt                                   2015                      413          ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
4th of July Fireworks Information 2015 Montrose, COGet ready for fun on the 4th of July with the Montrose fireworks show. The show is sponsored by the local Rotary Club. The fire department will set off the rockets from Sunset Mesa. The show starts when it's dark, but leave early to make sure you get a great viewing spot. Here are some things you might want to remember to bring:  Chairs Blankets Bug spray Water  Snacks Flashlight The kids It's a good idea to leave your dog at home. A lot of dogs are afraid of the loud noises and that along with all of the people in one place, can really get your dog upset. Shelters across the country report that a large number of dogs come in after the 4th of July holiday, because they get scared and run off. Don't let this happen to you and your pet. T...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
String Um Up Boys...The Hanging Tree Montrose CO Things to See Back in the old west days, hanging was a fairly popular, and permanent, form of punishment for serious crimes. Montrose, CO was founded in those old west days, and it does have a hanging tree. From what I understand, only one person was hung from it, though.  Here's the story: This happened back on August 9, 1878. There was a bad man in Montrose, CO. His name was George Bikford. He was accused of robbery and stealing horses. Back in those days stealing a horse or a rustling cows was a very serious offense. Now all of these crimes are alleged, but George Bikford was hung for them. Maybe it was his reputation that preceded him, and got him hung. Bikford once ran with the Dalton gang. Here's an interesting twist on the story......
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 Montrose County High School Football Playoff Information The Montrose Indians made it to the playoffs but didn't get past the quarterfinals game. Montrose lost a heart breaker to Broomfield 24 - 20. This was a great season for the Montrose Indians. They not only made it to the playoffs, but they finished out the season with an overall record of 10 - 2 and an defeated league record of 5 - 0. Thanks for a great season, Montrose Indians. Montrose is a division 4A school.  In other Western Slope football playoff news...the Paonia Eagles will move on to the state championship game. That game is against Buena Vista. This is the game for the state division 1A championship title. Paonia beat Resurrection Christian in a hard fought physical game 35 - 15. The game details are still being det...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Updated Nov. 8th 2014 Montrose High School Football Playoff Information Woo Hoo...the Montrose Indians did it. They won their first playoff game. The Indians took on Coronado High School from Colorado Springs. This was a home game for Montrose, and they put on a great show winning 45 - 25. This was a neutral playoff game.  This means the team will advance to the next round of playoff action. Next week on Saturday, November 15th, the Indians will play Broomfield at Broomfield. This means the Indians will have to travel to the front range for that game. The game starts at 1PM.  Montrose is a division 4A school. Overall the Montrose Indians have a record of 10 - 1 for the 2014 season. Their league record is 5 - 0.    GO INDIANS!!!   I've lived on Colorado's Western Slope for over 24 years....
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 Montrose High School Football Playoff Information The Montrose Indians have had a great season of football and they will be going to the playoffs. Overall the Indians ended the regular season with a 9 - 1 record. The team's league records is 5 - 0. That kind of hard work and skill has gotten the team into the the state's division 4A playoffs.  The first round of playoff action for the Montrose Indians will be against Coronado High School from Colorado Springs. This is a neutral playoff game. It's a home game for Montrose. That game is on Saturday, November 8th at 1:00PM. Way to go Montrose Indians. Thanks for a great season so far, and good luck in the playoffs. Thanks for the extended season.  In Delta County...both the Paonia Eagles and the Delta Panthers are in the playoffs. Pao...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 Montrose High School Football Schedule School is about to being and it's that time of year to start thinking about football. The Western Slope of Colorado has some wonderful high school football teams. Montrose High School is one of those teams. The Indians will kick off their 2014 season at home on August 22nd in a game against Grand Junction. Here's the Montrose Indians 2014 Football schedule. When     Where                     Who                                                Time   8/22        Montrose                 Grand Junction                           7:00PM 8/29        Delta                         Delta High School                      7:00PM 9/5          Montrose                  Lakewood High School            7:00PM 9/12        Stocker Stadium    Fruita            ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 July 4th Fireworks Show...Things to do in Montrose, CO. All the local have their favorite spots to set up for the show. If you are visiting Montrose or anywhere nearby, you will want to take in this wonderful fireworks display to celebrate the 4th of July.  For a smaller town, Montrose really knows how to put on a show. The local Rotary Club is hosting this year's event. The best places to view the fireworks are from from Sunset Mesa, Baldridge park, Cerise park and McNeil Park. The show starts after the sun goes down. Here's what you should bring.  Bug Spray Chairs A blanket Water Snacks Camera The kids   The 2014 Montrose 4th of July Fireworks is only one of many fun things to do in Montrose County, CO. Come early to get a good spot and sit back and enjoy the show. Read my blog f...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Montrose Garden Tour...Things to do in Montrose, CO. The tour is Saturday, June 14th, 2014. The tour includes five private gardens and the Montrose Botanic Gardens.  The tour starts at 9AM at the Botanic Gardens next to the Montrose Pavilion. It runs until about 2PM. Each garden will have something unique and different. Learn about and see how xeriscaping works. This is becoming a popular landscaping type in our high desert area of Western Colorado. Visit a country cottage garden and take in many different garden designs that are a treat to the eyes and the nose. There will be live music and refreshments served throughout the day. Local artist will also be around painting the sights and the flora...all plein air style.  The tour is a benefit for the Montrose Botanic Society. Tickets are...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Real Estate Information Brown Ranch Subdivision, Montrose, CO. Brown Ranch is one of Montrose, CO premier subdivisions. This is a Master Planned Community designed to optimize the view and keep open space in mind. The neighborhood has walking trails, parks and excellent views of the San Juan Mountains.  There are covenants in place to protect the integrity of the community. Minimum house size is 2000 feet. Here is a look at the current inventory of listings as of June, 2014, and sold information since January.  There are 3 homes on the market.  Prices range from $409,900 to $1,195,000.  House sizes range from 3279 to 8853 square feet.  There have been two home sales in Brown Ranch since the first of the year.  Sold price so far this year range from $287,000 to $452,000.  The inventory i...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
The Star Drive In...Wholesome Fun for the Whole Family Montrose CO. The owners of The Star Drive In cater to good, family fun. They prefer to show movies with a rating no worse than PG 13, so everyone in the family can enjoy watching a show under our beautiful Colorado night sky. This is family fun for all generations of the family.  The Star is still owned by the original family that built the Drive In. Ground was broke in 1949, and the theater opened in 1950. It's owned by the DeVries Family. The Star can accommodate 360 cars. If you really want to take a trip down memory lane, you can use the old traditional metal car speakers, but the theater also offers crystal clear FM sound.  While there have been advances in sound and viewing, some things never change. The Star is known for it's...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Manufactured Homes For Sale Homestead Estates Subdivision Montrose CO. There are two sections to Homestead Estates. One area is all stick built houses and the west side is for manufactured homes. A manufactured house in Homestead Estates can be a great way to get into a reasonably priced home in Montrose, CO. Homestead Estates is located on the northeast side of Montrose. You can access the manufactured home part of this subdivision from 6530 Rd. There is another access point on the east side from Hillcrest Rd. Both entrances are marked. Only doublewide homes are allowed. The neighborhood is serviced by city water and sewer.   Light restrictions are in place to protect neighborhood integrity. At this time HOA dues are $50/month. Dues help to maintain the neighborhood park. Manufactured ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Homes For Sale Iron Horse Subdivison Montrose, CO. This subdivision sits just outside of town. It's east of Montrose on Highway 50. Even though it's out of town, Iron Horse Subdivision Montrose, CO is serviced by city water and sewer. The inventory is constantly changing. Set up your own property search. The view is good here. This is looking south from the subdivision towards the San Juan Mountains. Homes for sale in Iron Horse Subdivision cover all types of floor plans. There are one and two story designs and 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans. There are also townhomes. Currently there are two active listings on the market. There is one pending sale and two homes and one townhouse have sold since the beginning of the year. There isn't much turnover in this neighborhood. Average days on marke...
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