Category Archives: At Home

Colt & Steel Corporation instrumental in helping rebuild Jamestown

Colt & Steel Corporation

BOULDER COUNTY – Local company specializes in excavation, earth and creek remediation, bridge and culvert restoration, and landscape design When the flood waters receded last fall, that was truly just the beginning of the story. The devastation left behind was extensive. The process of rebuilding will likely take years. However, while unquestionably tragic, the floods also gave local leaders an opportunity to show their mettle. City and town leaders, as well as rescue workers, proved their wo

To rent or to sell?

BOULDER – The current real estate market is perfect for individuals that already own homes. Interest rates on mortgage payments are low, housing prices are rising at a safe but steady rate, and inventory is low. These conditions are conducive for an increase in rental properties. More and more, households are moving and keeping their previous homes as rental properties rather than selling. This is generating profit in many areas because these new landlords can charge a monthly rent that exceed

Can you afford to buy a home?


LOVELAND – You’ve probably heard about what a great time it is to buy a home, and your next question is probably whether you can afford to buy one. This is an important starting point for all home buyers. Affordability involves more than just the mortgage payment. Other considerations are property taxes, hazard insurance, property fees, and ongoing maintenance. Mortgage principal & interest Your largest monthly expense is for principal and interest. The amount depends on the price of you

Markel Homes scores gold at North End in Louisville

Markel Homes North End

The gold awards for Best Floor Plan and Best Urban Living in the 2014 Flatirons Tour of Homes went to the new model at North End and to the neighborhood, now in Phase II of development. Located in well-loved Louisville, Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live” boasts excellent schools, an energetic and vibrant downtown, great restaurants, brewpubs, and a top-notch Street Faire with live music every Friday night through August 15th. North End is situated a short bike ride from Main Street. Th

Offer negotiation tips

LOVELAND – Many negotiations take place throughout the real estate process, one of the most important being the initial offer. It can be complicated and emotional as each party attempts to get the best terms and conditions. At the very least, everyone involved wants to feel that they are being treated fairly and that the end result is a good compromise. As you prepare to buy or sell your home this year, here are some offer negotiation tips to keep in mind. What you should think about before n

Sublime golf-course living: Pinnacle at Ute Creek in Longmont

Pinnacle at Ute Creek in Longmont

LONGMONT – When award-winning Boulder Creek Neighborhoods officially opened its model homes in Pinnacle at Ute Creek a few weeks ago, over 300 interested people stopped by to have a look. This Louisville-based residential developer has recently introduced its special brand of low-maintenance living and high-quality building to Pinnacle, an enclave of new homes in Longmont situated along the Ute Creek Golf Course. A new homeowner at Pinnacle at Ute Creek “Once you have lived on a golf cou

Choosing a custom home site


NIWOT – Choosing a site is a key step in the process of building your dream home.  Your selection will play a part in the cost, style and design of your home and will play a large role in the overall perceived value of your home. This brief column will give you a general overview of what to look for in a building site. Cost Factors Price for a site is determined by such factors as market conditions, location, size, views and orientation. Orientation takes into account the amount of sun exposu

Markel Homes opens new model home at North End in Louisville

Markel Homes - North End - Louisville, CO

The roads are in, the sidewalks are poured and close to twenty homes are under construction: North End is cranking. All the activity has generated a lot of interest among homebuyers, even without a model to tour. But all that’s changing this weekend. The first Phase II model–and new sales center–opens today. Two more model homes are under construction, scheduled for completion in July and October. Furnished Cascade model and sales office Flat-roof architecture, unique windows and an exteri

Boulder County Home and Garden Show

Boulder County Home and Garden Show

BOULDER COUNTY – Winter isn’t quite done with us, but it won’t be long before the mercury begins to rise. When it does, it will be time for those of us with green thumbs and a passion for home improvement to roll up our sleeves and get to work. What better way to prepare than the Boulder County Home and Garden Show? The Show The Boulder County Home and Garden Show is a tradition in Longmont, going back almost 20 years. Each spring and fall, the show, a three-day affair, gives home owners a

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