February 2017 Sales Statistics, Snowboarding, Music and Sunny Days!

Longmont Stat Update and Rail Jam Plug!

Thanks for tuning in, please enjoy this short video explaining a couple of Longmont Real Estate Sales Statistics for Single Family Homes and Attached Units. Average Home Prices are up again and Days on Market are down.

                 
New Listing in Erie, Colorado!

New Listing in Erie, Colorado!

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Erie, Colorado.

Brand new flooring greets you as you enter this corner unit Townhouse in Grandview. A spacious kitchen and eat in dining area are two of the immediate features you will notice. The living room feels inviting with its new flooring, trim and fresh paint. A small fenced area off of the sliding glass door provides great space for kids toys, animals or a bbq. Upstairs is a freshly painted master bedroom with master bath, as well as two additional bedrooms that share a full bathroom. Come on home!

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New Listing In Longmont Colorado!

New Listing In Longmont Colorado!

We are pleased to announce our newest listing in Longmont, Co!

Features you are after! This Ranch Style home will not disappoint todays buyers seeking a home with abundant yard size. Located on .25 acre lot, this 5 bedroom (base beds have original windows) home features brand new Hard Wood Flooring, Counter Tops and Backsplash. Downstairs features a brand new 3/4 bathroom, two bedrooms, large rec room as well as unfinished utility/laundry. BBQ paradise out back with a covered patio, in ground fire pit with seating and expansive landscaping plus a dog run.

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Wonderfully appointed home in a popular area – Just Listed

Wonderfully appointed home in a popular area – Just Listed

Welcome to 1127 Venice St in Longmont Colorado!  This is the newest listing for St. Vrain Realty and we are excited to share it with you.

One of the first things that stands out about this magnificent home is the location. The 1100 Block of Venice Street is situated just north of Old Town, making walking to parks or downtown restaurants a breeze. Also close by are three schools – Elementary, Middle and High School to be exact. Families can walk to school from Kindergarten through graduation! Another thing that is abundantly clear when viewing this home is how wide and quite Venice St truly is.

From the outside, the new roof and new vinyl windows show care and consideration for efficiency as well as mix nicely with the all brick exterior consistent with the neighborhood.

Inside you are greeted by original hardwood flooring and an open living room and dining room. Down the hall are three of the four bedrooms, two of which are very good sized! Bedroom 2 also features a high end Murphy Bed that folds out of the wall, making this a fantastic guest room that can also be used for other purposes…view the photos…this is a wonderful feature. The kitchen is spacious and tastefully done with newer black appliances and plenty of light.

The addition off the back provides for more livable square footage and starts with a second living room right off kitchen. This living room features great natural light to the west as well as a unique stove for heat or ambiance on a cold winter night. Continuing through the living room you enter the master hallway which has access to an additional full bathroom, walk in closet and master bedroom. The master bedroom also features a sliding glass door that takes you into the spacious backyard and hot tub.

Out back you have a covered patio, two sheds (included), a hot tub (enclosed) and a large gate in the fence allowing even a larger RV to be parked in the rear. This also features dedicated power. Perfect for Boats, RV, Cars or could be used as additional yard space. Many possibilities.

Other updates included Roofing, Gutters, Insulation, Windows and Sliding Doors, Newer appliances, Fencing and gates, Patio Cover, 2013 Furnace, Tankless Hot Water Heater, Sewer line within 10 years as well as a swam cooler for summer days.

We know you will love this brick ranch in Longmont, Colorado and would be happy to provide a private tour. Please contact us with any interest or questions!

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Should you get your home inspected?

Should you get your home inspected?

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When you buy a home in Longmont or any other town, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out that the hot water heater wasn’t working—in the middle of a shower! This is why you should have a home inspection before you buy your home. A home inspection is an important part of buying your home. Before you hire a home inspector, ask candidates a few questions to make sure you hire a trustworthy inspector.

  1. What does your inspection cover? Not all inspections are the same. Ask for copies of previous home inspections so you can see exactly what they will check inside the Longmont home. If you are concerned about something specific, like a leaky faucet in the bathroom, mention that to the inspector so they can check it out.
  2. Are you licensed or certified? If you live in a state that licenses home inspectors, ask to see their license. At the very least, choose a home inspector who belongs to American Society of Home Inspectors. This shows a level of professionalism and education that you can trust.
  3. What kind of report will you give me? You should expect a written report detailing what the inspector found. Most inspectors will give you a typed report within a day or two of the inspection. Make sure the inspector will be available to explain anything on the report that doesn’t make sense to you.
  4. Will I be able to attend the inspection? If the inspector refuses to let you be present during the home inspection, find someone else. This is your chance to know exactly what you are buying and what potential repairs you or the seller will have to make.

As your real estate agent, I will guide you through the home buying process. Let me help you find your new  home. Call me today at 720-495-5924 or email me at joshthunter@gmail.com.

Boulder County Extends Oil and Gas Moratorium for 3 ½ years…

Boulder County Extends Oil and Gas Moratorium for 3 ½ years…

Boulder County commissioners voted this morning to extend the county’s moratorium on new oil and gas development for another 3½ years.

Only new applications for drilling and operating wells will be part of this moratorium, and will carry on through June 30th 2018 once adopted.

According to the Longmont Times Call, several people attended this mornings meeting.

I was in attendance on Monday afternoon and night for the public discussion of this decision. The Commissioners heard  an update on the issues from other county employees, including the following:

– Sofar 219 site visits have been conducted locally of which past releases and or staining were noted on 29% of the sites.

– Of the 219, 113 of them were viewed with an optical gas imaging camera and detected leaks in 43% of the sites.

Following the short presentation the public invited to be heard section began. The room was filled with many people from many professions  including Real Estate, Environmental Activists, Attorney’s, Doctors, Restaurant Owners and several residents that live near active well sites. At this particular meeting, it was clear that the majority of the speakers were in favor of the moratorium extension, while several cited a full ban would be appropriate.

The commissioners ended the meeting taking all of the comments into consideration for their decision today, in which they sided with the majority in attendance stating that there were still too many unanswered questions about the potential health and safety impacts of oil and gas developments. One test being conducted, and Air Quality Study Report was said to be available sometime in December of this year.

This continues to be a debate in Boulder County as well as many areas in the United States. Several of the issues are private property rights regarding mineral ownership and ability to extract, methods of extraction (which are the largest concern for some), air and water quality questions as well as noise and visual obstructions. One question that I overhead in several conversations was, that while they understand that the owners have the right to extract their minerals, is there another way to do without “fracking”. The opposition to this may reference the study released by CU yesterday citing that the compounds in this fluid are consistent with this in toothpaste, soaps, etc.

This will likely be a long term debate seeing as this is simply a moratorium and is guaranteed to become a discussion issue as that deadline approaches again.