Are you planning on moving to your dream home in 2018? Here are some things to consider!


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When you begin house hunting, you have a general idea of what you’re looking to spend, plus or minus a couple thousand dollars. In Grand Junction, the median sale price of homes is $233,700. Which means, more than likely, you will get your ideal home for $250,000 or less. Below are a few examples of what you can expect from homes under $250,000.

 

2987 Fenwick Lane

 

WHAT: A split 3-bedroom, single story home with a three-car garage and RV parking. The home can be found on a corner lot in a cul-de-sac. Automatic sprinkler system allows for easier maintenance. All bedrooms are spacious and the home, as a whole, is very open in appearance.



HOW MUCH: $238,900

SIZE: 1,512 square feet

LOT SIZE: 7,841 square feet

CONTACT: Natalie Ames


457 Arenosa Street

WHAT: Newly constructed, 3-bedroom ranch style home with a two-car garage. The split bedroom floor plan offers a large great room, with the master suite being very open with a walk-in closet. A vinyl privacy fence surrounds the entire property


HOW MUCH: $249,900

SIZE: 1,672 square feet

LOT SIZE: 6,970 square feet

CONTACT: Keenan Coit


3099 Gunnison Avenue

WHAT: A huge corner lot with almost a 1/3 acre of beautiful property consisting of trees and shrubbery. This 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a large living room that opens up to the kitchen with the family room and large dining room the perfect size for family gatherings. This home offers RV parking and a large garden as well.


HOW MUCH: $234,000

SIZE: 1,568 square feet

LOT SIZE: 13,504 square feet

CONTACT: Clara Hankins

1940 M 17th St.

WHAT: Cute home with great city location. Located next door to elementary school in an older city neighborhood. You will find an attached carport and a large shed in the back yard. The large yard has plenty of room to play and backs to Orchard Elementary allowing for privacy. A little love and this home will be a gem. Home is being sold as. No repairs will be made.


HOW MUCH: $139,000

SIZE: 792 square feet

LOT SIZE: .2 Acres

LISTING AGENT: Rhonda Bever

2059 S Broadway A

WHAT: Spacious and bright end unit with abundant natural lighting. Huge master suite and guest bedroom and bath are on upper level. The views from this home are superb. LOTS of natural light. Backs to Tiara Rado golf course. The main level consists of the living room, with fireplace, the kitchen and dining area and a half bath. The lower level has the finished garage which opens onto the office/hobby area and adjacent laundry room. Excellent storage and closet space and a pantry too. Wood floors, installed in 2013, throughout the main level. Monthly HOA fee covers building insurance, trash and sewer. There is also an annual assessment of 420.00 to build reserves. Buyer(s) to verify; all information subject to change/error.


HOW MUCH: $209,900

SIZE: 1,843 square feet

LOT SIZE: .05 Acres

LISTING AGENT: Rhonda Bever


As consumers, architects, and designers are looking to improve the re-sale value of a home, they are looking for ways to make it “green”. Bamboo is a popular new trend that is affordable, versatile, durable, and sustainable and many have taken notice! Whether it is new flooring, window treatments, or furniture, look into bamboo as your new home remedy! Here are some reasons we are fans:

1. Durability

Bamboo is surprisingly VERY durable! Since it grows in a wet, tropical climate, it is made to withstand the elements- especially wind and rain. Surprisingly, bamboo is actually stronger than hardwood, brick, AND concrete in terms of compressive strength!

2. Affordability

There’s a saying that something “grows like a weed”. Frequently this is used in negative contexts, but in bamboo’s case (it's actually classified as a weed/ grass) it is nothing but positive! Since there is an abundance of bamboo, you can get it pretty inexpensively. Bamboo grows up to three feet a day making it the fastest growing plant on Earth! That’s a win for us (and pandas).

3. Simplicity

Bamboo is easy to cut, handle, repair, maintain and reposition without special tools and equipment. Also, the composition of the fibers in the bamboo walls allow it to be cut length-wise or cross cut in any length using simple manual tools (like a machete)

4. Sustainability

As mentioned above, bamboo is a grass, not a tree, meaning it grows quickly! It can grow often over 100 feet in just a few months. As homeowners are looking for eco-friendly alternatives, bamboo is often considered. Since it grows so rapidly, there is less chance of deforestation in the bamboo forests. It is also a non-polluting material meaning that any part you don’t use can be put back into the earth as fertilizer or can be processed to make bamboo charcoal!

5. Versatility

Many people think of one look when they imagine bamboo, but bamboo actually has many different styles ranging from different shades and textures. This makes it a great thing to consider for any décor project you are considering for your house as it will likely fit in! It is also BEAUTIFUL in-and-of itself. The surface is smooth, clean, and has a stunning surface so you can avoid painting or polishing it!

Have you used bamboo in any projects in your home? Send us pictures, we would LOVE to see it!


2017 has been a great year for real estate in the Grand Junction market! From rustic style mountain homes to adobe-like mansions, homes in Grand Junction certainly come in all shapes, sizes and styles. We’ve rounded up this list of the most expensive homes currently listed for sale in Grand Junction (proper). Check it out!

714 Curecanti Circle

3BD | 5BA | 8,787 SQ.FT | 2.35 ACRES

LISTED AT $2,990,000

Listed by: RE MAX 4000 INC

Click here to see listing

924 24 1/4 ROAD

5BD | 5BA | 6,644 SQ.FT | 20.26 ACRES

LISTED AT $2,400,000

Listed by: 1st Choice Real Estate Co INC

Click here to see listing

614 20 ROAD

6BD | 9BA | 9,232 SQ.FT | 4.14 ACRES

LISTED AT $1,995,000

Listed by: Christi Reece, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties

Click here to see listing

1048 23 ROAD

4BD | 4BA | 5,387 SQ.FT | 64.69 ACRES

LISTED AT $1,900,000

Listed by: REMAX 4000 INC

Click here to see listing

1959 Stone Canyon Court

4BD | 4BA | 6,740 SQ.FT | 2.13 ACRES

LISTED AT $1,795,000

Listed by: Keller Williams Colorado West Realty

Click here to see listing


1) What activities do you enjoy outside of work?


I love to garden, hike, cook, and watch the Denver Bronco’s win with my husband. I used to be in a cooking group with some of my friends where we tried all kinds of new things!


2) When did you move to Grand Junction?


I moved to Grand Junction in December of 1977 when my son was just 11 months old. I love this community and all the activities it provides!


3) What does your day to day tasks look like?


I spend my day assisting buyers and sellers with their housing dreams and opportunities. I work tirelessly on their behalf and love going the extra mile. I have a strong attention to detail and dates for every transaction and do my absolute best to make the process as smooth and easy as possible.


4) What are some past jobs you have had?


I worked for City Market advertising for 23 years. I started as a secretary to the Director of Advertising and worked my way up into that position. When I was the Director of this department, I oversaw about 25 employees making sure that ads, signs and all marketing materials were out to the stores on a weekly basis as well as being in charge of the printing and marketing departments.


5) What is your education background?


I graduated from Midwest Business College. The rest of my knowledge was gained in the school of hard knocks.


6) Why did you decide to go into real estate?


I got my real estate license in 2003. I wanted a job that allowed me to help people buy the home of their dreams!


7) Who do you work with?


I work with anyone and everyone, but I tend to favor first time home buyers and seniors! I love helping people transition to a new time of their life. I love the whole process- from helping them sell their home to finding the next place that will meet their needs. It is a greatly rewarding profession.

[Interview performed by Rebekah Holten - Step Beyond Media]


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Since the holidays are just around the corner, many of us will spend time reflecting on how we have progressed from last year. Achievements, along with disappointments, and also learning some useful lessons.  Allow me to share 5 concerns for you to ask around promoting your business.

 To figure out what's effective or not and what to expand.

 1.        What was the best thing you probably did to drive digital traffic, leads and conversions?  Provided that you did great of tracking, you can verify not only where traffic came from and which converted best and which was most practical. These are some classifications:

-          Online sources like SEO or SEM

-          Offline sources like printed or unsolicited mail

-          Mobile tools like text or QR codes

 2.        Did you utilize all the devices accessible to you? From a selling perspective, shoppers don't look only in a store. They search everyplace - web, mobile, video, social, print, etc., for information regarding property and property professionals.  Did you limit your presentation to your web site and your listing syndication only? What about different media like interactive print with text and QR codes? Or extremely geographically and demographically focused mail? Social media? All of your advertising and selling efforts should add “punch” to amplify their effectiveness.

 3.       How did you have interaction to neighborhood purchasers and sellers in the real world? Did you wait them to discover you blog, your site or listings? 69% of home sellers collect local housing magazines, and 76% would like to look at their home marketed in at least one of those magazines.  Over 87% localized versions of the Real Estate Book get ordered every 4 weeks. This particular promotion actually reaches and markets to a larger base of purchasers and sellers.

 4.        Does your web site provide an impressive information for a mobile shopper. A site needs to be responsive to the system where it is viewed so that the user doesn’t have to pinch and stretch the display screen to browse. Especially now, Americans uses their mobile device more than their laptop. If your web site doesn’t appear effectively, then you lose a number of much needed digital traffic.

 5.       Are you promoting efforts only about you or what needs to be done for your client?  Promoting yourself is also important so that you and your brand get noticed, but equally essential is the way you market your postings. It's the most crucial service sellers expect to have from their agent.

Responding to the above concerns honestly will strengthen your plan for 2014.