Quaint Cul-de-sac Home on 0.25 Acres in Loveland!

Stand in the backyard of this .25 acres lot at 3720 Black Oak Court in Loveland to truly understand it’s a one of a kind property. Listen to the lovely stream below the terraced yard and garden beds. It’s park like location sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by mature trees. Inside is a cozy multilevel home with vaulted ceilings, sun filled skylights, a large window seat and beautiful architectural elements. Multiple car RV pad. Enjoy biking, hiking and relaxation at nearby Boyd Lake. Contact Kyle Basnar at (970) 481-5689 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/98250959

Posted on July 29, 2019 at 10:21 am
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Bright & Beautiful Cul-de-sac Home in Loveland!

Fantastic cul-de-sac home at 4645 Twin Peaks Court in Loveland‘s popular Mariana Butte neighborhood. Boasting an open floor plan, this home features a large kitchen with abundant counter space, vaulted ceiling, large windows and a gas fireplace accent the light, bright and sprawling great room. Separate living and dining room, as well as a main level office. Large rec room in the finished basement. The upper level hosts all bedrooms, including a great master suite and large loft. Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/97259303

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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To Buy New or Old, That is the Question

We are often asked, “Which is the better buy, a newer or older home?” Our answer: It all depends on your needs and personal preferences. We decided to put together a list of the six biggest differences between newer and older homes:

 

The neighborhood

Surprisingly, one of the biggest factors in choosing a new home isn’t the property itself, but rather the surrounding neighborhood. While new homes occasionally spring up in established communities, most are built in new developments. The settings are quite different, each with their own unique benefits.

Older neighborhoods often feature tree-lined streets; larger property lots; a wide array of architectural styles; easy walking access to mass transportation, restaurants and local shops; and more established relationships among neighbors.

New developments are better known for wider streets and quiet cul-de-sacs; controlled development; fewer above ground utilities; more parks; and often newer public facilities (schools, libraries, pools, etc.). There are typically more children in newer communities, as well.

Consider your daily work commute, too. While not always true, older neighborhoods tend to be closer to major employment centers, mass transportation and multiple car routes (neighborhood arterials, highways and freeways).

 

Design and layout

If you like VictorianCraftsman or Cape Cod style homes, it used to be that you would have to buy an older home from the appropriate era. But with new-home builders now offering modern takes on those classic designs, that’s no longer the case. There are even modern log homes available.

Have you given much thought to your floor plans? If you have your heart set on a family room, an entertainment kitchen, a home office and walk-in closets, you’ll likely want to buy a newer home—or plan to do some heavy remodeling of an older home. Unless they’ve already been remodeled, most older homes feature more basic layouts.

If you have a specific home-décor style in mind, you’ll want to take that into consideration, as well. Professional designers say it’s best if the style and era of your furnishings match the style and era of your house. But if you are willing to adapt, then the options are wide open.

 

Materials and craftsmanship

Homes built before material and labor costs spiked in the late 1950s have a reputation for higher-grade lumber and old-world craftsmanship (hardwood floors, old-growth timber supports, ornate siding, artistic molding, etc.).

However, newer homes have the benefit of modern materials and more advanced building codes (copper or polyurethane plumbing, better insulation, double-pane windows, modern electrical wiring, earthquake/ windstorm supports, etc.).

 

Current condition

The condition of a home for sale is always a top consideration for any buyer. However, age is a factor here, as well. For example, if the exterior of a newer home needs repainting, it’s a relatively easy task to determine the cost.  But if it’s a home built before the 1970s, you have to also consider the fact that the underlying paint is most likely lead based, and that the wood siding may have rot or other structural issues that need to be addressed before it can be recoated.

On the flip side, the mechanicals in older homes (lights, heating systems, sump pump, etc.) tend to be better built and last longer.

 

Outdoor space

One of the great things about older homes is that they usually come with mature tress and bushes already in place. Buyers of new homes may have to wait years for ornamental trees, fruit trees, roses, ferns, cacti and other long-term vegetation to fill in a yard, create shade, provide privacy, and develop into an inviting outdoor space. However, maybe you’re one of the many homeowners who prefer the wide-open, low-maintenance benefits of a lightly planted yard.

 

Car considerations

Like it or not, most of us are extremely dependent on our cars for daily transportation. And here again, you’ll find a big difference between newer and older homes. Newer homes almost always feature ample off-street parking: usually a two-care garage and a wide driveway. An older home, depending on just how old it is, may not offer a garage—and if it does, there’s often only enough space for one car. For people who don’t feel comfortable leaving their car on the street, this alone can be a determining factor.

 

Finalizing your decision

While the differences between older and newer homes are striking, there’s certainly no right or wrong answer. It is a matter of personal taste, and what is available in your desired area. To quickly determine which direction your taste trends, use the information above to make a list of your most desired features, then categorize those according to the type of house in which they’re most likely to be found. The results can often be telling.

If you have questions about newer versus older homes, or are looking for an agent in your area we have professionals that can help you. Contact us here.

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 9:00 am
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Wonderful Cul-de-sac Home!

Terrific home in the popular Windsor Village neighborhood! 140 Ivy Court is located on a quite cul-de-sac, this home features an updated kitchen and functional floor plan. Relax in the large, private back yard with mature trees and landscaping. Extra space for parking a camper or your toys. Close to shopping and schools. New roof and furnace to be installed prior to closing. No HOA! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/96044003

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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Fantastic Cul de Sac Home in Fort Collins!

This fantastic home at 3927 Gardenwall Ct is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the popular Waterglen neighborhood features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Your new home is move-in ready. All three bedrooms, including a great master suite are on the second floor. Enjoy the large fenced back yard adjacent to a sprawling green area, while relaxing on the large stamped concrete patio. Close to I-25 and Old Town. A beautiful home and excellent value! Contact Jon Holsten for your private showing at (970) 237-2752 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/88744179

Posted on November 30, 2018 at 11:39 am
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Bright and Open Ranch Style Home on a Huge Lot!

Enjoy time with family and friends at 4031 Capstone Ct in the spacious living room or treat yourself to a wonderful meal cooked in the open kitchen. The master bathroom offers a place to retreat in the huge soaking tub. Stay warm in front of the fire during the winter or kick back and enjoy the huge yard in the summer. A nice shed keeps all your tools and projects secure and the patio is a fantastic space for entertaining. You can’t beat this location close to great schools, Front Range Village and more! Call Sarah Schilz for your private showing at 970-817-0906 or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/78589477

 

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 10:08 am
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Superb 2-Story Condo In a Quiet Neighborhood

Featuring 2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And 2 Master Suites!

This property features a unique and fantastic two master suite floor plan! This home has updated fixtures and flooring. Both bedrooms enjoy a walk-in closet and full bath. Large living room and kitchen, back patio, and at the end of a cul-de-sac making this a quiet location. Currently rented through June of 2018.

For more information, please visit: http://windermerenoco.com/listing/76058736 or call Paul Hunter at (970) 460-3033.

 

 

 

 

Posted on March 2, 2018 at 9:42 am
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Beautiful Piece Of Land In A Great Location

Giant lot with a great view, overlooking Boedecker Reservoir and the mountains! No one will ever block your view. Build your dream home with options for a walk-out basement.

For more information, please visit: http://windermerenoco.com/listing/74902951 or call Kyle Basnar at (970) 460-3033.

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 11:14 am
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Brick 2-Story In Hunter’s Glen

Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, A Finished Basement And 2-Car Garage!

Gorgeous 3 bed, 4 bath in coveted Hunters Glen. Built by the quality builder, Richardson Homes, and a cul-de-sac location. Main floor boasts a living room with vault, formal dining, eat-in kitchen, family room and study. All 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Master has vaults and 5-piece bath. Fully finished basement has a craft room/office (currently 4th bedroom), full bath and large L-shaped recreation room with wet bar. Adams 12 Five-Star schools right in the neighborhood. Easy access to I-25 and future light rail!

For more information, please visit http://windermerenoco.com/listing/64131466 or call Aaron Pearson at (970) 460-3033.

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 11:54 am
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Beautiful Ranch On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac

Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, A Gas Fireplace And A Fully Fenced Yard!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this 3 bed/2 bath ranch, in Waterglen. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, backs to open space and is close to the neighborhood park. Features include: laminate flooring and newer appliances in the kitchen, a 5-piece master bathroom with a walk-in closet and a third bedroom that could be used as a study/office. Yard is fully fenced, ready for the Colorado summer nights. HOA includes non-potable water for landscaping. Offers due 7/1 by 1:30 pm.

For more information, please visit http://windermerenoco.com/listing/61520620 or call Greg Rittner at (970) 460-3033.

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 10:45 am
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