Mesa County, CO Real Estate News

By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
The Orchard Mesa Neighborhood of Grand Junction Colorado Offers Many Options and Price Ranges for TownhomesOrchard Mesa is south of Grand Junction and can be accessed by Highway 50 or 29 Road.  Orchard Mesa is an unincorporated area south of the Colorado River and uses Grand Junction for the mailing address and zipcode 81503.Orchard Mesa has a main shopping center off of Highway 50 with a City Market, retail stores, restaurants, banks and hardware stores.  Expansion of the shopping is in the works with additional housing projects.Eagle Rim Park is off of Unaweep and is a popular spot for the youth.  There is a skatepark and the area is on a bluff that overlooks the Colorado river across to the Riverfront Trail, Las Colonias Park, and Amphitheater.  The entire Riverfront area is explodin...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
The Redlands is a luxury home neighborhood in Grand Junction, Colorado.  The Redlands is 15.6 square miles and 1,700 acres at an elevation 4,676 feet. The Redlands has the Most Stunning Views of the Colorado National Monument Within the Redlands is the 500 acre Redlands Mesa, a unique area of homes built among the rocks around the world-class Redlands Mesa Golf Club.  Redlands Mesa is 1/3 open space, 1/3 award winning golf course and 1/3 luxury homes.  These luxury properties range in style, size, price and location.  Showcasing the Most Spectacular Luxury Homes Available in the Redlands and Redlands Mesa I am a "Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.  Please let me know if you would like more information on homes in Grand Junction, Palisade, Fruita and the surroundng areas.Palisad...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Palisade, Colorado is one of the most picturesque small towns in the USA, located 12 miles east of Grand Junction, Colorado. With fertile lands to grow world famous peaches, award winning vineyards, breathtaking views, there are many reasons to own real estate and live in this beautiful region.Palisade has beautiful outdoor spaces to explore and unique town events and tradtitions. Wonderful restaurants, year-round festivals, hiking, and cycling the new Palisade Plunge trail on the Grand Mesa.Winter time skiing is nearby in Powderhorn Mountain Resort.  In the summer months the Riverfront Trail is for picnics, walkers, cyclists and floating the Colorado River.There are over 30 wineries and summertime is filled with concerts in the vineyards, farm-to-table dinners in the orchards, the Lave...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
   Automated Valuation of Your Home is NOT a True Price If you want to find the approximate value of your Grand Junction, Colorado home, an instant electronic valuation may get you relatively close.  But, if your goal is to price your home without leaving thousands of dollars on the table, and still stand up to a lender's appraisal, you will want someone qualified to view and walk through your property.You may have a real estate agent who can help you, but if not, the next option is to go to the internet.  There you can search your area, get a sense of what similar homes are listing for, and get a "ballpark" number.  This would be just a first step, without further investigation, you could easily be off by as much as tens of thousands of dollars.Then you see it...The FREE Instant Home E...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Grand Junction, Colorado - Destination For Retirees When a small town has a high quality of life and a good economy, it begins to draw new residents.  Grand Junction has a unique sense of place and a manageable size, population under 100,000, small enough to easily navigate but large enough to offer a wide variety of culture, amenities, outdoor recreation, and pleasures large cities can't offer. Today I will focus on the pleasures that large cities can't offer, before we talk about the pragmatic reasons that moving to Grand Junction, Colorado will be your best decision. Live Music Performed OutdoorsOne of the perks of living in the Grand Valley is the abundance of live music performed outdoors each summer.  Many wineries in Palisade and the Two Rivers Winery in the Redlands offer their ...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Veteran’s Home Loans for Grand Junction ColoradoIf you are reading this, you or a family member have likely served in our military.  First off, we would like to say a sincere “Thank You” for your service!  We recognize that not only do our Veterans sacrifice by serving, but their families do as well-, and we owe you all a debt of gratitude!One of the best benefits Veterans and their families receive due to their service to our great country is the VA home loan benefits.  We are going to outline just a few of these significant benefits in this article for you. Here are some of the major benefits you may receive by using your VA home loan benefits:*100% financing available- one of the very few loans available with no down payment!*Lower rates available than most loan programs- which saves...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Downtown Grand Junction's Main Street will be rumbling with the sound of car engines from vintage cars and "muscle cars".  The big car show is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and this car show always draws a big crowd. The Mobility Driven Car Show is one of the biggest and best shows to hit the town.I attended the 2019 show and there were 6 blocks of cars lining each side of the street.  It was very hard to find a parking spot downtown.  But, we had a GREAT time.  Here are a few of the photos I took. Car owners and spectators can visit with each other, talk cars and participate in a friendly competition for great prizes!Participants vie for awards in the following categories: Best in Show - top 5, chosen by car show entrants People's Choice Mayor's ...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Here is you chance to tour Palisade's wineries and ride a bike at the same time!  Tour de Vineyards 2021 event is now accepting reservations.  Brought to you by Roll Massif, this event is one of the biggest of the year. The date is September 18, 2021 and is the day before the iconic Colorado Mountain Winefest.The tour is open to recreational and competitive cyclists.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate fall, outside in the lush vineyards,  under the Colorado sun, getting exercise in the beautiful mountains of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs.Palisade is Colorado's only legitimate wine region, with more than two dozen vineyards and tasting rooms tucked into the eastern corner of Colorado's Grand Valley. You can choose between a leisurely 23 mile route that follows the Palisade Fruit &...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
This gorgeous home sits on 9.33 acres, with 5 acres of peach orchards.  There is an outdoor pool, greenhouse, rasided garden beds and a 3 car garage.The views of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliff Mountains is spectacular!I facilitated this sale for my buyers who lived in Northern Colorado.If you are looking for a luxury home in the Grand Junction area, let me help you find the perfect home!
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Three years ago a family member referred me to Mike and Keli and I helped them sell their home.  The home was in a deteroriating neighborhood and the house itself had many issues.  We got it sold and they bought a new home on Indian Creek Dr.  see below.Friday, January 15th they sold the home on Indian Creek Dr. and bought the home on Continental Court.Their new home is in the exclusive Country Club Heights neighborhood with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over 3000 square feet.This is the perfect home to raise their two small children! If you are looking for a home in the Grand Junction area, let me hlep you!  I know how to navigate the "shortage of inventory" and find your new home!
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
A new feature from IDX Broker for my website, the "Market Report".  This displays in real time ALL new listings, ALL recently SOLD listings, price trends and demographics.  Just enter a zip code for information on specific part of town.Here is the link and the zip codes for ALL of Grand Junction, CO areas. This link will always be updated and never expires!http://www.grandjunctionhomesguide.com/market-reports/ 
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
 Denver Doctor Buys Stunning Estate in Grand Junction COMy Denver buyers viewed this home online and drove to Grand Junction to see it in person.  From the moment they entered the home it had everything this young family was looking for and then some!Situated in North Grand Junction on 4.52 lush, impeccable landscaped acres with ponds, trees, manicured gardens and a private entry gate.  A large irrigation pond with a fountain that empties into a long creek with a bridge is in the center of the enchanting wooded acres.  The spectacular home is 5619 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  Three levels to the home give privacy for guests and expansive living areas for  entertaining and maximum luxury.The lower level has a 15 x 18 theater along with an office.  Main floor has three be...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
653 Grand View Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506My buyers were moving to Grand Junction from Grand Lake, Colorado.  Mike and Nancy wanted to get away from large accumaltions of snow to a more mild climate.  We looked at homes for four days and then this beauty caught their eye.  It has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, a car garage, is 2870 square feet on a .31 lot.It checked all the boxes!  Nancy is an artist and needed a dedicated space, the upstairs bedroom was perfect.  Mike wanted to relax and have his own space and TV, the upstairs family room fit that box.  A downstairs master bath, formal dining, two-sided gas fireplace, a cozy living room and a den with glass french doors at the front of the house.  Mike and Nancy couldn't think of another they wanted or needed!SOLD July 1, 2020 for $469,900! If...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
  Sandra Mathewson with REMAX 4000, Inc. has earned the nationally recognized Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA) certification.  The National Association of REALTORS® offers the PSA certification to REALTORS® as determining property values depends more than ever on professional expertise and competence, the best use of technology, and a commitment to approach the pricing assignment from various perspectives."Consumers deserve accurate property value assessments, so NAR is proud to provide REALTORS® with a credential that provides enhanced tools, education, and expertise to determine the most accurate value for a home," said Marc Gould, Executive Director of the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education."Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA" is the required one-day course for the PSA certif...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
3490 Woodgate Drive grand Junction, Colorado 81506My Denver clients had made several trips to Grand Junction to view homes, but none of the homes they selected online to view interested them when they saw them in person.  One particular visit, the wife flew in for a quick day trip.  We looked at 6 homes and when I was taking her to the airport I checked the new listings.  This home on Woodgate Drive was immediately of interest but they required 24 hour notice so she flew back to Denver.  The next day I went to the home and took additional photos, described the layout, upgrades and condition.  I remarked to them on the phone "this is your home".  The wife couldn't come back for 3 weeks to view the home so we kept our fingers crossed it would be still available.  When the day came, she lo...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
The benefits of a preapproval (not prequalification) for Gateway 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 Gateway 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 Gateway, 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. Y...
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By The Legacy Group, The LegacyGroup of CrossCountry Mortgage
(CrossCountry Mortgage)
Special Government Home Renovation Loan Program using Grand Junction Colorado FHA 203k Rehab Loans.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.T...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
New Custom Homes in Granite FallsOver seven builders are offering spec homes and built-to-suit homes in the Redlands.  The Redlands is known for the spectacular views of the Colorado National Monument, biking and hiking trails and the world-class Redlands Mesa Golf Course.Grand Junction, Colorado is the largest city between Denver and Salt Lakek City and is a popular destinatiion for mountain biking and outdoor recreation.  New attractions like the Riverfront Trail, and Cameo Shooting Complex add to the long list of things to do.A budding restaurant scene and the just announced new headquarters for the government Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has created a lot of demand for homes.Granite Falls is a 117 lot subdivision that lets you work directly with the builder on the lot, design and...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Want Views, Privacy and the Open Range?  Come to Loma and Mack Colorado !Look through the available properties for sale.Loma Homes For Sale Mack Homes For Sale Loma and Mack have consistently become a  Western Slope favorite place to buy a home.  Is it the open range?  Maybe the Ruby-Horsethief Canyon recreation?  Must be the mountain vistas and starry nights?  Actually all of this and more!The people moving to the area are looking for a nice home on a small parcel of land that they can have horses or other animals and to get them away from city streets.Driving through Loma and Mack you see hay fields, cattle, small subdivisions, tractors and open space.  Missing are sidewalks, intersections and busy parking lots.  But don't feel sorry for the residents, this is exactly the way they wan...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Grand Junction, ColoradoFood Truck Fridays Food Truck Friday is a twice monthly event all summer long in Grand Junction.  With the sun out until 8;30 pm, who wants to go home on Friday?  Twice a month you can come to Food Truck Friday, grab something to eat, listen to live music and enjoy a beverage from the beer garden. The event rotates between Grand Junction, Fruita and Palisade.
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