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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Teri Styers

May 22, 2018
Congratulations to Teri Styers of Rejuvenation Homes, our featured Grand Junction realtor of the week! Teri recently transitioned from Ford Realty to becoming an employing broker with her own company, Rejuvenation Homes. Rejuvenation Homes was formed under the umbrella of her existing corporation Rejuvenation Homes, Inc. Teri has been active in the home rehab and resell (flip) business for many years. Becoming an agent and now starting her own brokerage just made sense with her business model.
 
Teri’s knowledge of forced appreciation and investing in general has linked her with a number of investor clients. She speaks both rehab and cap rates.
 
Her family’s passion for drag racing has also provided her a steady clientele of “car guys” who need big garages. She knows what makes a great shop and can discern true RV parking.
 
She hopes to expand Renovation Homes over the next year and plans to remain affiliated with Metro Brokers. To get started on finding your fixer upper or Quick read more or view full article next real estate investment, you can reach Teri at teri@mbgj.com or 970-270-0805. Read Less

Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Melissa Brundage

April 18, 2018
Congratulations to Melissa Brundage, broker at Karie Hill O’Connor & Company, for being our Grand Junction realtor of the week! Melissa came to the Grand Valley in 2004 from Utah where she received her Bachelors of Psychology from Utah State University, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling. Since getting her Real Estate license, Melissa has worked with clients ranging from investors to first time home buyers. “It’s exciting helping people make their next move in real estate,” says Melissa. “Whether it’s a first home or a tenth home, an up size or downsize, I love being able to match people and properties together that are a good fit.”
 
Melissa and her husband Gerald have 3 wonderful children who range in ages from 5 years to 14 years old. As a family, they enjoy all the activities our area offers, such as soccer, boating at Lake Powell, hiking, and so much more! 

To work with Melissa on selling your current Quick read more or view full article home or buying a new one, give her a call at 970-216-1098.

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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Jennifer Howard

April 3, 2018
Congratulations to Jennifer Howard, broker at Gear & Associates, for being named our Grand Junction real estate agent of the week! Jennifer was born and raised in Grand Junction and generations of her family have called Western Colorado "home."  Having bought and sold many of her own homes, she fully understands the stress and emotion that can come along with the biggest sale or purchase in your life. Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just move to a new part of town, Jennifer can help you navigate the process.

"Through honesty, communication and understanding your wants and needs, my goal is to make this exciting step in your life as painless and, dare I say fun, as possible," says Jennifer. "I am passionate about real estate and would love to help you sell your current home and/or purchase your next one."

When Jennifer isn't working, you can find her at home with my husband and son. Together, they enjoy Quick read more or view full article traveling, remodeling their fixer upper house, and spending time with friends and family.

To get in touch with Jennifer for your next step in real estate, give her a call at 970-201-8740 or e-mail at  jennifersellsgj@gmail.com.
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Featured Grand Junction Realtor of the Week: Janell Gear

March 22, 2018
Congratulations to Janell Gear, Broker/Owner of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured Grand Junction realtor of the week!  Janell would like to introduce us to Mel Robbins, speaker, CNN commentator, and author of the book “The 5 Second Rule.” Last month at a real estate conference, Janell attended a presentation led by Mel and found yet another powerful tool to perhaps help her clients, and herself as a Realtor.  Mel created the 5 second rule when she was in a tough time of her life.  Her marriage was struggling,  she had lost her job and she was about to lose everything.  She continued to hit the snooze button on her own life and couldn't move forward.  One day she heard a NASA clip and realized, “It’s so simple –just count down from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and then physically MOVE to do the thing that you are resisting. Whether it's as simple as getting out of bed or as stressful as making a Quick read more or view full article dreaded phone call.”

Here’s how it works: The moment you feel yourself hesitate (when you know you should do something) start counting backward 5-4-3-2-1, then GO. The Rule is a proven form of metacognition. When you use it, you shift mental gears, interrupt your habit of overthinking and awaken your pre-frontal cortex – making change easy. The rule acts as a “starting ritual” that breaks bad habits and triggers positive new behavior change.  "Feel free to visit Mel Robbins’ website to find out more about the 5 second rule and the science behind it," says Janell. "This could change your life!”   www.melrobbins.com Read Less

Welcome to Dan Zeigler as a Broker Associate with High Desert Realty!

March 21, 2018
Please join us in welcoming Dan Zeigler to our Grand Junction real estate team here at High Desert Realty and Metro Brokers Grand Junction! Dan was born and raised in Western Colorado. His father first introduced Dan to real estate while he was still a child. Early on, Dan sold computers and soon realized he had a passion for helping people get exactly what they were looking for. Since then, Dan has been in the real estate business for years, in areas ranging from California to Colorado before coming back to be a Realtor in Grand Junction. He always brings an abundance of enthusiasm, personal knowledge, and a calming nature to his work.  Dan has a large family with 7 children and a loving wife, from whom he has learned patience and caring. He enjoys spending time playing golf, hiking, fishing, and enjoying activities with his family. Dan has plenty of energy and is always ready to help people find their dream homes Quick read more or view full article or assist them in selling an existing home. Contact Dan today, with your real estate questions. He is ready to help you make your move! 970-691-4096  danz@mbgj.com
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Jan Garber

March 13, 2018
Congratulations to Jan Garber of Jan Garber & Associates, our Realtor of the Week! Staying in step with the rhythm of life in Grand Junction is Jan’s specialty. She knows this area inside and out, and has been helping others make the most of their Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Valley  since 1977.

Jan was born in Mack and lived for a few years in California. Her family moved back to Grand Junction in 1954 and she’s been here ever since. Though she loves traveling and seeing the diversity of the world, Jan values being able to come home to a truly special place like Grand Junction. The diverse natural surroundings appeal to the avid outdoorswoman in her and the spirit of the city inspires her to make a difference in the community.

“There’s an old Ute Indian curse,” Jan says. “It says that ‘Once you move away, someday you will inevitably come back.’ In my case it’s true, though Quick read more or view full article I don’t know why anyone would call it a curse. Coming back to Grand Junction was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a true blessing for me to call this area home.”

Jan’s approach to real estate is based on creating personal relationships with her clients and getting to know what matters most to them. She brings a network of professional resources to the table for every client and is backed by a team of top professionals that provide you with a distinct advantage throughout your move.

If you’re looking for Grand Junction real estate or planning to make a move in the Grand Junction area, give Jan a call today at 970.261.0690.
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Felecia Bishop

February 28, 2018
Congratulations to our featured agent of the week, Felecia Bishop of Gear & Associates Realty! Born and raised in Western Colorado, Felecia has a strong appreciation for the variety and beauty that Colorado has to offer and can't imagine life anywhere else. She started out in Gunnison, Colorado before moving to the Grand Valley to attend Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) to study marketing and finance.

The values embodied by Metro Brokers parallel her own high ethical standards. Felecia believes that teamed with Metro Brokers Grand Junction's uncompromising integrity, and her honest, hardworking nature, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished!

Felecia and her husband Ray have three beautiful daughters. "My family is my life! They are what make my world complete!" said Felecia. Together, they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, sports, and boating in Lake Powell. "We also travel as often as we can, including to Hong Kong where my mother is from and where many family Quick read more or view full article members currently live!" she explains.

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Why rent if you can own?

February 22, 2018
Home ownership rates are the lowest they have been in the last 50 years. Yet a large portion of Americans are still renting properties, instead of enjoying a home of their own. Consumer reports believe this is an issue because of a buyer's lack of trust in their ability to purchase. It is still a long standing notion that a buyer needs 20% towards the cost of the home in order to move forward, but this isn't true. With countless down payment assistant programs, and closing cost roll-ins, a home owner could move in with as little as a few hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Which is a huge difference in the time it takes to save up to make the move.  
 
With interest rates at an all time low, home ownership in today's market is a great investment. The money saved over a mortgage's lifespan can result in tens of thousands of dollars, if not hundreds. That's more money in your pocket today. Don't Quick read more or view full article />wait to buy when interest rates soar again. With low interest rates, that means your monthly mortgage payments are at a significantly lower cost, as well. 
 
With such a heated housing marketing, rental prices are soaring, and statistics are constantly showing that home ownership can be equivalent to your rental rate each month, if not less. Why get stuck in a small 2 bedroom apartment if you can move into a home and pay a monthly rate that is the same, and get a 3 bedroom house with a great backyard? 
 
There is also a fear that a home can keep you "stuck" or "rooted" to one place, without an easy transition out if you decide to move. Although the future of the housing market isn't easily predictable from location to location, you can always discuss with your agent about buying a home in an area that has a strong turn-over rate when a home hits the market. The equity build up when it comes time to selling is going to be far more beneficial than if you put money into a rental and decided to move. The money from selling the property can be used to purchase a new home. With renting, there would be no additional funds to transition into a new place. 
 
Now imagine if you were renting a home for $2,000/month. If your landlord is renting to make a profit, think how much less you'd be paying on a monthly basis towards your mortgage if the home was yours. Then you wouldn't be paying a landlord to profit off of you, you'd be paying a reasonable rate, and get to call the property your own. Discuss with your agent and lender the steps you need to take towards home ownership, you might be happily surprised about the type of home you can afford to move into. 
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Featured Real Estate Agent of the Week: Doug Ford

February 20, 2018
Congratulations to Doug Ford of Ford Realty, our featured real estate agent of the week! Doug is a native to the area and has been selling Grand Valley real estate since 1981. Growing up on a fruit ranch gave Doug an excellent knowledge of the land and a feel for the agricultural flavor of the valley. Years spent working as a building subcontractor gave him a well-rounded foundation on which to build a successful real estate career. He puts all that experience to work for you whether you're looking for advice or to buy or sell a property like this one:

2894 Orchard Ave, Grand Junction
3BR / 1BA / 1 car / 1,230 sq ft / 0.21 acres
$169,900

Cute house on a corner lot. Lots of natural wood, freshly painted interior, and cleaned up. A wood stove makes the living room cozy! Large eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, separate laundry room. Fenced yard with lots of RV parking. Yard Quick read more or view full article has sprinklers front and back. Must see!

To get in touch with Doug about this property, or any other property you'd like to buy or sell, give him a call at 970-250-1028. Read Less

Rehab, Flipping & Investing Real Estate in Grand Junction

February 15, 2018
Our featured agent this week is Teri Styers of Ford Realty. Teri is an experienced house “flipper” with a strong background in property management, HOA management and business management. 

Case in point: she bought this house for $80,000 in June 2017, had local companies rehab it, and sold it for $185,500 in December 2017 while still turning a profit on it.
 
"If you want a Realtor who speaks 'rehab, flipping, & investing,' then call me!" says Teri. To get in touch with Teri about buying or selling your home in Mesa County, give her a call at 970-270-0805.


 

The Incredible Joy of Owning Your Home

February 14, 2018

If you haven't bought a home yet, you're missing out on a wonderful feeling! That moment when you walk through your doors, throw your purse or keys on the floor, plop down on your couch and breathe a sigh of relief while thinking, "Finally, it's ours (or mine)!" And the joy of looking at all of your boxes, getting to roll your eyes about why you buy so much stuff, then giving yourself a moment to take a nap because you worked hard to get here and earned it! Yes that's a real feeling!

We often hear, and read, about the cost effectiveness of home ownership. The equity build-up, the freedom it can give us from finances in our retirement years, and a plethora of other ways owning a home can be a positive impact on your bottom dollar. But we don't often hear about the emotional impact owning a home can have. Yes there will be days the fridge is Quick read more or view full article acting silly and you need to call your home warranty, or days you have to get outside to mow your own yard, but nothing beats the pride and joy of owning a home. 

There is a sense of security, and a sense of "this is mine and I worked my way up to this moment," that provides moments of bliss. The ability to do with your home as you please, not pay a pretty penny for every member of your fur family, and the privacy it provides can't be beat.

Home ownership also gives you the ability to put down some roots. And we mean that figuratively and literally. You get to build memories through the holidays and go through many milestones with your family, that leave a significant impact into the later years. You also get to build bonds with your neighbors, and grow in a community oriented neighborhood. With rentals, people come and go annually, but there are deeper roots planted with building relationships with those living next to you. Potlucks, 4th of July and New Year's Eve spent lighting fireworks, and just the excitement of getting to know each other and build new relationships. 

Buying a home isn't about the dollars and cents for everyone, sometimes it's just about the joy of owning your own place, and getting to build amazing memories in it. If you've been longing for this, get in touch with a real estate agent, and make it happen. You owe it to yourself to make your dreams come true!

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Featured Agent of the Week: Debbie Thomas

February 7, 2018
Congratulations to Debbie Thomas of DKT Realty, Inc., our featured real estate agent of the week! Debbie was raised on an 800 acre farm in Fruita and has been a resident of the Grand Valley her entire life. With more than 30 years of retail and sales experience, Debbie has been licensed in real estate since 1996 and was a $2 Million producer her first year in the business.

“I’d like to say ‘Thank You!’ to all my clients and friends. With your help, I am now in the top 2% in overall real estate sales in the Grand Junction area!" says Debbie. And with that acknowledgement, she's back to work focusing on her properties, offering up another excellent listing for your consideration:

225 Narrow Leaf Drive, Fruita
3BR / 2BA / 2 car / 1,154 sq ft / 0.16 acres
$216,500

Nice rancher in Cottonwoods Subdivision. RV parking, new interior paint, open floor plan and split floor plan. Quick read more or view full article 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4 fruit trees in back yard, sprinkler system with irrigation through the HOA.

To get in touch with Debbie about this property, or to get started on your real estate journey in selling your home or buying a new one, give her a call at 970-261-3309.
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Welcome to Lindy Franklin of Gear & Associates Realty!

January 29, 2018
Please join us in welcoming Lindy Franklin to Gear & Associates! Lindy was recently inducted as a member of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association and is ready to start helping you in your search for your next home! Lindy’s integrity plus her listening and negotiating skills are her strengths as an agent.

"I'm dedicated to helping my clients locate and purchase your dream home," says  Lindy. "If you're selling your home, I use the latest marketing tools to expose your real estate to a broad range of qualified buyers."

Lindy earned her bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University and has dreamed of working in real estate since the purchase of her first home. As a Colorado native, Lindy has lived in both Grand Junction and Palisade. Lindy and her family enjoy the many outdoor activities that the Grand Valley has to offer.

With the addition of Lindy, Janell Gear, Broker, Owner of Gear & Associates, has now expanded her Quick read more or view full article brokerage to a team of 8. To get started with buying your dream home or selling your current home, contact Lindy at 970-210-2429 or lindyfranklingj@gmail.com.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Hal Heath

January 16, 2018
Congratulations to Hal Heath of Heath & Company Realtors, our featured agent of the week! Since 1983, Hal has been practicing real estate in Grand Junction, earning the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Helping two generations of clients, Hal enjoys helping families and investors accomplish their goals. He is well versed in the new home construction industry and specializes in the move-up residential market, with an emphasis on families.

With a background in sales and marketing, years of community involvement, and as an investor himself, Hal has a true understanding of the real estate market and would love to put that expertise to work for you. He truly believes real estate in Western Colorado is enjoyable and fun, appreciating the excellent quality of life in the Grand Junction area while he raised three children here.

The Heath & Company Team offers unparalleled service to ALL clients. "Your complete satisfaction with our service and representation is our number one priority," says Hal. Quick read more or view full article "We built our business around this priority and we are committed to saving you both time and money, whether you are a home buyer or a home seller."

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Welcome to Jennifer Howard of Gear & Associates Realty!

January 15, 2018
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Jennifer Howard as Broker Associate with Gear & Associates Realty! Jennifer was born and raised in Grand Junction and generations of her family have called Western Colorado home. 

Having bought and sold many of her own homes, Jennifer understands the stress and emotion that can come along with the biggest sale or purchase in your life. "Through honesty, communication and understanding your wants and needs, my goal is to make this exciting step in your life as painless and, dare I say fun, as possible," says Jennifer. "I am passionate about real estate and would love to help you sell your current home and/or purchase your next one. Whether you are looking to upsize, downsize or just move to a new part of town, let me help you navigate the process."

When she's not working, you can find her at home with her husband and son. "We enjoy traveling, remodeling our fixer upper house, and spending time Quick read more or view full article with friends and family," says Jennifer.
 
To get started on the next step in buying or selling your house, give Jennifer a call at 970-201-8740 or email her at jennifersellsgj@gmail.com.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Tracy Jackson

January 10, 2018
Congratulations to Tracy Jackson of Gear & Associates Realty, our featured agent of the week! As a long time resident of Western Colorado, Tracy brings a strong sales and business background to her real estate career. These skills offer her clients the benefits of excellent negotiation skills and good old common sense approaches to the real estate transaction. Tracy is very involved with Mesa County youth, a past 4H leader, and still very involved with the Mesa County Fair. She specializes in horse properties and ranches in Grand Junction and surrounding communities. She also spends family time with her husband and son at team ropings, barrel races and rodeos. Tracy is excited to assist you and your family find the perfect Western Colorado property. To get in touch with Tracy for a down-to-earth approach to finding your next horse property or ranch on the Western Slope, or selling your current one, give her a call at 970-210-7707.
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Teri Styers

December 20, 2017
Congratulations to Teri Styers of Ford Realty, our featured realtor of the week! Teri is an experienced house “flipper” with a strong background in property management, HOA management and business management. She adopted the Grand Valley as her home 35 years ago. Teri and her husband, Doug, raised our four children on farms in East Orchard Mesa and Collbran. 

"My preferred hobby is world travel and I have a well-used passport," says Teri. "Locally, I enjoy interesting restaurants, good books, cooking and small scale gardening. I also have a fascination with Tiny Houses and intend to build one or more someday." 

Teri firmly believes that real estate is the very best investment. "I love to help others find what they are looking for – whether it is a project property, rental property or dream home," she says, adding that she is also "available to help you strategize on how to find the ideal buyer for your existing real estate." 

To Quick read more or view full article get in touch with Teri for your next home, send her an e-mail at teri@mbgj.com or call her at 970-270-0805.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Rick Thurtle

December 13, 2017
Congratulations to Rick Thurtle of Rick Thurtle & Associates, our featured agent of the week! Rick says he is a Grand Junction realtor because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. That is what Rick Thurtle & Associates delivers everyday. 
 
"As a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert I can help you get the most out of your transaction," says Rick. Whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities, area residents have grown to trust Rick Thurtle.

"I am a longtime Grand Valley resident and have been an active member of the Mesa County non-profit community since 1998," says Rick. "I look forward to talking with you soon!"

To get in touch with Rick about your Grand Junction real estate needs, give him a call at 970-985-9729.

Featured Agent of the Week: Janell Gear

December 6, 2017
Our Realtor of the week this week is Janell Gear, Broker/Owner of Gear & Associates Realty.  She manages 4 realtors along with an assistant, and her team continues to grow with a new agent starting in January!  
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Janell has been a Realtor for over 10 years and serves as the Treasurer ?of? the local Grand Junction Area Realtors Association. Currently, the inventory of homes for sale is low, with fewer than 900 homes available for sale. Our average days on market in the Grand Valley is 90 days and the average sold price is $249,000.  
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One thing you may not know about Janell is this: As a child she grew up in her grandparents’ real estate office every day after school, hanging out and working on homework. I guess you can say real estate was in her blood from a young age! If you are thinking of buying or selling, let Janell put her knowledge and expertise to work for you. She will be happy to guide you Quick read more or view full article through one of the largest investments of your life!  
 
Go to janellgear.com to search for homes for sale or to request a market analysis.
 
?Janell Gear, Broker/Owner
Gear & Associates Realty
970-589-0002?
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Featured Agent of the Week: Mike McGinnis

November 1, 2017
Congratulations to Mike McGinnis of Promark Realty, Inc., our realtor of the week! Mike has been a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 1983 and opened Promark Realty, Inc. in 1991. He's proud to be one of the original owners of Metro Brokers Grand Junction, Inc.

Mike grew up right here in Mesa County and along with his wife, Kim, feel fortunate to have lived and raised their two sons in such a vibrant place.

"Real estate is one of the most exciting investments one can make, and it should be a fun and rewarding experience," says Mike. "If you're buying, I can help you select the home of your dreams by taking time to listen to your needs and desires. If you're selling, my real estate expertise and many effective marketing programs will give you the exposure and edge you need to sell your home quickly for top dollar."

So whether you are looking for property uptown, or land Quick read more or view full article downstream, Mike's local expertise and extensive experience with Grand Junction real estate will benefit you.

Mike considers this community an excellent place to reside and would love to share with you his enthusiasm for the many neighborhoods that encompass it. If you are looking for your next Grand Junction home, you can get in touch with Mike at 970.234.6453
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Featured Agent of the Week: Larry Craven

October 18, 2017
Congratulations to Larry Craven of Craven Realty, our realtor of the week! Armed with a marketing degree, Larry has been a licensed realtor since 1984 and became licensed in Colorado in 1993. Larry specializes in residential real estate with 10 years of experience in selling new construction. He has experience selling in good markets and in crashes, and always finds a way to get his listings sold.

“I love being a real estate broker," says Larry. "I can't see myself ever doing anything else. Being a member of Metro Brokers gives me the chance to raise my service to the next level,and I can't emphasize enough how important it is to me to be able to provide outstanding customer service to you.”

Larry keeps selling all of his listings and finding the right home for his buyer clients and desperately needs to find more sellers and buyers who are truly interested in results.

If you want your home "SOLD" or Quick read more or view full article if you want to find that "PERFECT HOME" at the best possible price and with excellent customer service, call Larry at 970-260-1024.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Janine Bailey

September 27, 2017
Congratulations to Janine Bailey of Gear & Associates, our featured realtor of the week! Janine has been in the valley since 1994, now living in Collbran with their two dogs where Janine owns the dog grooming shop and her husband owns the taxidermy shop on Main Street and does construction remodeling. She's passionate about Western Colorado living and loves to help people discover the charm and beauty our area has to offer.  She would love to help you find your next dream property!

Speaking of which, Janine would rather focus on one of her listings than on herself this week:






54318 Highway 330, Molina
3BR / 3BA / 2 car + barn / 3,522 sq ft / 110 acres
** horse & hunting property **
This beautiful one of a kind horse ranch and hunting property is located on the Grand Mesa. It's in close proximity to Powderhorn Ski Resort with year round outdoor activities Quick read more or view full article like skiing, hiking and mountain bike riding. It's also close to Vega Reservoir and numerous other lakes in the National Forest. It has 1/2 mile of Plateau Creek frontage running through the property, with a nice beach area. It's fenced and cross fenced with 5 separate pasture areas, 16' x 12' horse barn with hay area, lighted arena, paddocks, frost-free faucets outside, large beautiful trees, underground 1000 gallon propane tank. Spring-fed pressurized water, pumped to house, water softener, 25 x 18 tool shed, other outbuildings. House has lots of updates and pride of ownership. View the flyer.

To get in touch with Janine about this house, any of her other listings, or help finding your next home, please give her a call at 970-589-4123.
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Featured Agent of the Week: Hal Heath

August 29, 2017
Congratulations to Hal Heath of Heath & Company Realtors, our realtor of the week! Hal has been a realtor in Grand Junction since 1983 when he received his realtor license. He's a recipient of the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation and has a breadth of experience in the new home construction industry and the move-up residential market. "I've worked with two generations of clients, and especially enjoy helping families and investors accomplish their goals," said Hal. "I love helping families move up to their next home that's the right fit for them and their needs, and now I am helping clients sell and downsize for their future."

Hal raised 3 children in the Grand Valley and appreciates the excellent quality of life in the Grand Junction area. He is a strong proponent of  the new school bond issue and hopes you will join him in voting YES for District 51. We need to help build our future in Grand Junction! 

After Quick read more or view full article years of community involvement, and as an investor himself, he has a true understanding of the real estate market, and would love to put that expertise to work for you. To get in touch with Hal about your next move give him a call at 970-250-9515.
 


 
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Featured Agent of the Week: Cindy Dickey

August 3, 2017
Our Featured Agent this week is Cindy Dickey, Broker/Owner of High Desert Realty. Back in January, we let you know our team was expecting a new addition to the family - well that new addition is here! Camden was born to Corinne & Chris on July 24, 2017. We are all grateful for our new addition to our happy, healthy family!

If your family is also growing and you need more space, or if your little birds have grown and left the nest and it's time to downsize, now is a great time to be looking for your next home. Whatever changes your family is anticipating, we can help! If you are buying or selling your home, or you need a property management team for your rental properties, even if you need to find a home or condo to rent, we’re here to help you!

Check out our website here:
http://www.highdesertrealtypm.com
 

Featured Agent of the Week: Dee Dee Hansen

July 26, 2017
Congratulations to Dee Dee Hansen of Hansen & Associates Realty, our Realtor of the Week! Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is essential that you partner with a Real Estate Professional who can meet your needs and understand your lifestyle. Dee Dee has 23 years of experience and remains in the top 4% of Realtors in the Grand Valley. She has the knowledge, skills and expertise to support your individual needs. She says, “This is not a job, it’s what I love – helping people realize their dreams!”
 

CHFA loans can make homeownership a reality

July 18, 2017
If you've always dreamed of owning your own home but didn't think you could afford it, CHFA loans (Colorado Housing and Finance Authority) may make it possible. CHFA’s mission is to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. They were created in 1973 by the Colorado General Assembly to address the shortage of affordable housing in the state. In 1982, when the Colorado economy was experiencing economic difficulties, C?HFA also began making loans to businesses.????

With a CHFA loan for home purchases, they offer:
  • Home purchase and refinance loans
  • Down payment assistance
  • Closing cost assistance
  • Homebuyer education classes???


CHFA's goal is to strengthen communities across Colorado by investing in them: more than $13.2 billion has been invested into Colorado’s economy in the last 43 years. These resources have helped:
  • 94,786 ?Colorado homebuyers achieve homeownership;
  • 117,528 households attend homebuyer education classes held statewide;
  • 62,439 affordable rental housing units be developed or preserved; and
  • 4,527 businesses access capital to support 59,793 jobs.???


The images below offer an overview of CHFA, the steps and requirements to obtain a loan, and a breakdown and comparison of the various Quick read more or view full article CHFA loans available.





























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If you'd like to see if CHFA can help you, contact their office on the Western Slope:
348 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501??
970.241.2341
800.877.8450
970.241.9422 (fax)


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Welcome Rick Thurtle to our Grand Junction real estate team!

October 10, 2016

Introducing Rick Thurtle, the newest addition to our real estate team!

Rick is a realtor because he loves to use his knowledge, experience and attention to detail to make real estate transactions as smooth and profitable as possible. He is a Certified Real Estate Negotiations Expert to ensure you get the most out of your transaction.

Rick is a longtime Grand Valley resident, developing relationships over the years both in the real estate and non-profit worlds, to help you achieve your real estate goals, whether it is residential, commercial or investment opportunities.

Additionally, he has served on the board of directors of several non-profit entities including the United Way of Mesa County, the Salvation Army, the Center for Independence, the Roice Hurst Humane Society, Mesa County RSVP, the American Red Cross and many others. He also spent more than two decades as a news anchor, including eight years at our local NBC affiliate, KKCO-TV.

Rick and his wife Vicki feel fortunate that their Golden Retriever, Fletcher, allows them to share a home with him. Fletch was a rescue dog at the Roice Hurst Humane Quick read more or view full article Society.

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