BlogFort Collins Real EstateVirtual Tours June 30, 2021

Village East Charmer

3400 Camelot Drive, Fort Collins is a fantastic four-bedroom home in mid-town’s wildly popular Village East neighborhood! Featuring an open great room concept on the entry level, your new home immediately boasts a freshly renovated kitchen with new cabinetry, appliances, beautiful wood floor and lighting fixtures. A large family room, laundry and bedroom on the lower level, and three bedrooms on the upper level, including a primary suite with 3/4 bath. Newer evaporative cooler is awesome in the summer! Relax or entertain in the huge, fully fenced back yard with mature fruit trees and garden beds. New exterior paint and newer roof. Super close to the neighborhood pool and park, along with schools, shopping, restaurants and everything else this great community has to offer. Amazing home and outstanding value! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 to schedule your private showing or click the link below for more details.

BlogHomeownerLiving April 14, 2021

7 Ideas for Creating a Beautiful Yard

1. Remodel Your Patio

The best patios are durable and long-lasting. If your patio requires repair, a remodel can play a significant role in creating the beautiful backyard you envision. Think about how your patio will be used before choosing materials. For example, if you plan on using it as a dining area, an uneven material like cobblestone may not be the best choice. Design your new patio pattern, including gaps between pavers for loose materials, before getting started.


2. Upgrade Your Deck

Decks can often be the focal point of a backyard. A few upgrades can easily transform the look and feel of the space. If you are building a new deck, take your local climate into account when deciding on materials. To upgrade your existing deck, create a seating area using chairs or a bench and decorate the area with plants to make it feel more welcoming. Pergolas and patio umbrellas will help to keep the area shady and cool while adding some color to the space. If you are rebuilding, consider building in seating during construction.


3. Start a Vegetable Garden

Gardens don’t just pop up in your backyard overnight, they take time to grow. Start by building your garden beds, aligning them north to south for maximum sunlight. Choose an area of your backyard where your veggies will have direct access to sunlight, without being blocked by shade from trees and shrubs. Research your local climate to determine which vegetables you should grow and what kind of yield you can expect. To protect your garden from weeds, insert a barrier in the bottom of the beds.


4. Edge Your Walkways

Nothing catches the eye in the garden like clean, crisp edging. Edging comes in a variety of materials, from plastic to more durable options like aluminum or steel. Before you install the edging, use a lawn edger or spade to make the cuts and shape the pattern. Tap the edging it into the ground with a mallet to solidify it into the ground and to protect it from animals.


5. Add Landscape Lighting

A beautiful backyard deserves to be enjoyed around the clock. Landscaping lighting can extend those days spent in the yard well into the nighttime. There is an array of landscaping lighting options to choose from, including spotlights, floodlights, in-ground lighting, outdoor post lights, and more. Choose the one that best highlights the features of your yard.


6. Install a Fire Pit

Fire pits help to tie a backyard together. The style of your fire pit should match other features in your backyard to bring cohesiveness to the space. Traditional fire pits are usually accompanied by circular seating, while more modern options like fire troughs provide a centerpiece to take in surrounding views. Wood fire pits provide a classic, crackling environment, gas pits burn cleaner than wood and come with an on-off switch, while gel-powered fire pits create a smaller frame and are typically used for accent lighting.


7. Add Garden Containers

Garden containers of all shapes and sizes can be very useful in the yard, especially for homeowners with limited garden space. By adding pots, wooden boxes, or bowls to your yard, you’ll provide a flexible home for a variety of plant life. Just make sure each container has proper drainage holes. If not, you’ll need to make the holes yourself, or you can opt for self-watering pots.

BlogFort Collins Real EstateVirtual Tours April 14, 2021

Upgraded Two-Story!

709 La Cruz Dr Fort Collins, CO is beautifully maintained and upgraded. The entire home is well lit with natural sunlight and is very comfortable. Brand new, oversized Anderson sliding glass door opens to a massive patio with great outdoor lighting for night gatherings. Dog run on the side of the home and garden beds in the back of this large yard. The garage is 4-car, one spot is tandem, features a 8ft and a 9ft door, and 220 electrical. Three bedrooms, laundry room, and 2 bathrooms upstairs – the primary bedroom is generously sized. In boundaries of the new middle/high school at Prospect. Showings start on Friday 4/16 at noon. Contact Meagan Griesel at (970) 691-0056 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

BlogFort Collins Real EstateVirtual Tours April 12, 2021

Taft Canyon Beauty!

Gorgeous 5-bedroom home on a cul-de-sac and huge lot in the highly coveted Taft Canyon neighborhood! 2305 Nottingham Ct is nestled along the foothills in Southwest Fort Collins, your new home features a spacious kitchen with wood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances and plenty of storage. This home, with classy character, also boasts a separate dining room, a separate living room with vaulted ceilings, and a sprawling family room with a wood-burning fireplace. Three large bedrooms on the upper level, including a beautiful master suite with a luxury bath and walk-in closet. Large, finished walk-out basement with rec room, bath and two more bedrooms. Entertain or relax on the massive canopy-covered deck overlooking the sprawling tree-filled back yard with garden beds and a zip-line! New paint inside and out! Super close to Horsetooth Reservoir, bike trails and most any outdoor recreation activity! Truly… an amazing home! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

Loveland Real EstateVirtual Tours July 29, 2019

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.

Loveland Real EstateVirtual Tours July 26, 2018

Fantastic Move in Ready Home in Loveland!

This bright and open floor plan at 362 E 40th St just feels good from the moment you walk in. Well maintained, convenient location, and ready to move into! Big ticket items are all newer – roof, AC, furnace, and kitchen appliances. Features include vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, wood floors, spacious master w/large walk-in closet, fenced back yard w/raised garden beds and sprinkler system, and a nice pergola covering a large back patio. Basement is ready for future expansion. Contact Meagan Griesel for your private showing at 970-691-0056 for more information or click the link below for more details.