625 Flagler Rd is a gorgeous home in South Fort Collins‘ coveted Ridgewood Hills neighborhood! Sitting on a large corner lot, your new home boasts countless high-end updates,
inside and out. From the gourmet kitchen, to the cozy family room with a fireplace, the comfort of this home is second to none. Awesome second level 5 pc master suite. The finished basement provides a bedroom, bath and great rec area! Relax or entertain in the fantastic back yard with large trees and classy pergola. Community pool, open spaces and close to most any service in both Fort Collins AND Loveland! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your home from preventable damage, save money on energy costs, and, most importantly, keep you and your loved ones safe and warm throughout the winter season. Here is a useful checklist to manage your weatherization project. Setting aside some time on a couple of weekend days should be more than enough to knock this out:
Cracks & Leaks
Examine your entire house for any cracks and leaks, from your roof to your baseboards, to your basement and foundation. With unpredictable winter weather, these cracks and leaks are how the outside gets in, causing cold drafts and water damage.
Luckily, most cracks don’t require a professional to handle it. Depending on your house type and age, it’s likely you’ll be able to do it yourself with supplies from your local hardware store.
Windows & Doors:
Gaps and breaks in windows and doors is another way to let the winter in your home, and they can let heat escape, raising your heat bill throughout the season.
Make sure seals are tight and no leaks exist. If you have storm windows, make sure you put them on before the cold season begins. Additionally, add weather-strips and or a door sweep to prevent drafts and keep the heat in.
Clean your rain gutters of any debris. In colder climates, the buildup will cause gutters to freeze with ice, crack and then leak.
Once you have removed the residue from the drains, test them by running hose water to make sure cracks and leaks have not already formed. Even in warmer locales, the buildup can put undue stress on your roof and home.
Protecting your pipes from freezing should be your number one priority this winter. A burst pipe can quickly become a disaster in any home.
Remember to turn off your exterior water source and take in your hose. Internally, wrapping your pipes is a recommended precaution to take.
Annual checks are vital in avoiding dangers such as house fires. Replace filters if you use a furnace and clear out any vents and ducts that carry heat through them. If you have baseboard heat, wipe them of dust and remove any debris that might catch fire.
Fireplace & Wood Burning Stoves:
Make sure to have chimneys and air vents cleaned early in the season if you are planning on warming your home with a wood-burning source. When your fireplace is not in use make sure to close the damper, some resources estimate an open damper can increase energy consumption by as much as 30%, increasing your bill about $200.
Bring your patio furniture inside or cover it for the winter. Don’t forget other, smaller items such as your tools, including the hose and planting pots. Clear out any piles around the side of your house, checking for cracks and holes in your home and foundation as you go so to avoid providing shelter for unwelcome guests over the cold season.
If your property has large trees check for loose branches and call someone to trim back any limbs that may fall in your yard, on your roof or even damage a window.
Lastly, make sure your emergency kit is up to date with provisions, batteries, fresh water, food for animals, entertainment for kids – especially if you live in an area prone to power outages.
3324 Terry Lake Rd is a gorgeous 4-bedroom home on nearly one acre in north Fort Collins! This home is completely remodeled and boasts beautiful wood floors, refinished kitchen cabinets, granite and new paint. Awesome functional floor plan with separate living and dining areas, and a garden-level family room with fireplace. The large covered patio is the perfect setting for entertaining guests or enjoying the private back yard with large trees and occasional visits from wildlife. Newer roof and exterior stucco and paint. Large secure storage building and a second covered storage spot. Just moments from Old Town Fort Collins and almost everything this amazing community has to offer! No HOA! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
5960 Quarry St is a stunning four-bedroom ranch-style home on green space in the coveted Summerfields at Timnath Ranch neighborhood! Featuring a wide-open floor plan with tons of natural light – your new home boasts hardwood floors and classy finishes throughout, to include custom bookshelves and a decorative fireplace. Sprawling kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances and plenty of storage. Large 5-piece master suite with walk-in closet and direct access to the laundry room. The beautifully finished basement includes additional bedrooms, office, theatre room (currently used as a play space), a wet bar and more storage. New exterior paint with warranty. Great outdoor living space with patio and free-standing fireplace. Close to the community pool, clubhouse and exercise facility. Poudre School District. An amazing home and terrific value! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
3133 Swallow Bend is a fabulous 3 bedroom townhome with walk-out basement in popular midtown Fort Collins! Boasting over 2,000 finished square feet, this meticulous home abutting green space features a sprawling living room with fireplace, roomy kitchen with wood floors and plenty of cabinet/counter space. Enjoy 2 bedrooms on the main level, including the large master. Fantastic guest suite in the basement with separate secured entrance, bedroom, plenty of living space, and full size eat-in kitchenette. Relax or entertain on the secluded covered patio amidst large trees and mature landscape in a fully fenced back yard. TWO-car garage! Just steps from the community pool and tennis courts. A beautiful home and great value!
Contact Jon Holsten at (970)237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Newly remodeled 2 story home in Mariana Butte. 4300 Foothills Dr Loveland, CO is a 6 bed 4 bath house has all the space you are looking for. Open space in the backyard. Enjoy the views of the Buttes from your spacious and covered front porch. The MAIN FLOOR BEDROOM boasts oversized windows and views of the mature landscaping. The Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings and a 5 piece bath. The kitchen has just been remodeled from floor to ceiling. New Granite, Sink and appliances. Solid Hardwood floors on the main level. The gas Fireplace in the bright and sunny living room makes a cozy place for the family to gather. Bonus Game/Theater room upstairs. Nearby Golf Course, Paddleboarding and walking trails. This home has it all! Contact Alexis Foster at (970) 310-6999 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Beautiful townhome at 4500 Seneca St #36 in west Fort Collins! Open main level with 2 story ceilings in the living room opens to your updated kitchen with plenty of space. 2 bedrooms upstairs, along with a finished basement offering even more living space. Relax by your fireplace in the living room or spend time on your private front porch. Come take a look today! Contact Paul Hunter at (970) 673-7285 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Sprawling 5-bedroom ranch-style home at 308 Park Place Drive in Fort Collins on a large lot with no HOA! Your new home in south Fort Collins presents a main level with all featured bedrooms, two baths, kitchen and separate dining and living room with wood-burning fireplace. The mostly finished basement boasts a rec room with a second fireplace, flex space, and lots of storage. Whether you enjoy the home with its vintage finishes – or update to your own taste – this gem has so much potential as it is, and as it can be. Large back yard and covered patio for relaxing or entertaining. Brand new furnace, AC, and roof! A great home, in a great location at a great value! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Fabulous 5-bedroom home at 4743 Withers Drive in Fort Collins on the water in popular Clydesdale Park! Starting with the front entry waterfall feature, this home displays the highest quality finishes inside and out. This craftsman-style retreat features tiger wood floors on both the main and upper levels. The chef’s kitchen boasts beautiful countertops, custom tile, plenty of storage and large dining area. Sprawling great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Main level office or second dining area. Spacious work-out room. Upstairs features three large bedrooms, including a huge master suite with deck overlooking water and a view of snowcap mountains. Top quality extends to the basement with wet bar, entertainment area, rec space, two bedrooms, bath and storage. Beautifully landscaped back yard abutting the pond with large fountain. Oversized 3-car garage. The advanced leak detection alarm system, and a 14-month home warranty is sure to bring extra peace of mind to the new owner of this wonderful property! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Remodeled Mid Century Ranch at 1302 Laporte Ave in Old Town just North of City Park! Newer roof, windows, kitchen, siding, floors all done with in the last 5 years. Detached two car garage and recently paved driveway for great off street parking. The open floor plan features a huge living room and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space plus a large island. Other features include a fireplace and A/C. All of this conveniently located with easy access to Downtown, CSU and the Foothills! Contact Brandon Bidwell at (970) 215-1573 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.