Category Archives: At Home

Trees plant hope


BOULDER COUNTY – If you’ve been wringing your hands over the onslaught of thugs attacking our trees and wondering how you can help, the time has arrived for you to take action.  One simple act will go a long way to keeping our urban forest thriving:  plant a tree. The warm weather is giving us a gentle end to the season, one that gardeners should take advantage of if they would like to put a young tree in the landscape. The soil is still easy to turn and roots will find their way easily th

Calmante in Superior: A stunning community by Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

Calmante in Superior, CO

SUPERIOR – Two new model homes open in November, sales already brisk There’s a story behind the development of Boulder Creek’s newest limited edition neighborhood, Calmante in Superior. The first homes were built in 2009. At the time, the community was owned by a group of investors. When economic downturn negatively impacted the housing market, the decision was made to stop construction. Calmante, a community with so much potential, sat unfinished. Almost immediately, Boulder Creek beg

Reverse mortgage basics


LOVELAND – There is often a lot of confusion and misinformation when it comes to reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages can be a very helpful program, when used in the right situation. This article provides an overview of reverse mortgages to help you understand it better. Definition of a reverse mortgage Similar to regular mortgages, a reverse mortgage allows you to take out some of the equity in your home. Where it differs dramatically is that you do not make monthly payments on a reverse mort

NOCO HBA Parade of Homes winners announced

FORT COLLINS – The Home Builders Association of Northern Colorado announces the winners of this year’s Parade of Homes. The NOCO HBA Parade of Homes was held over the three weekends of Sept. 6, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20. Drawing record crowds once again, 25 builders showcased many beautiful homes across northern Colorado. Each home was professionally judged upon a multitude of features including landscaping, floor plan, architectural exterior, interior decorating and more. Awards were presented

Fall watering and sod installation


DENVER – Ed Markham, President of the Rocky Mountain Sod Growers, advises homeowners to consider Fall sod installations and proper Fall watering guidelines. “Many homeowners fear that it is too late to install sod,” notes Markham.  “Actually this is a great time of year to install sod and we want people to know the benefits.” Fall sod installation is beneficial for many reasons including: • Water consumption is reduced due to cooler temperatures and potential for natural moisture,

Wasps to the rescue


BOULDER COUNTY – Doing battle with a bug threatening to destroy thousands of our trees takes patience, strategy and a variety of tools. You can throw thousands of staff hours at it. You can remove hundreds of infested trees. You can even sizzle the invaders with electrified, bug-zapping replicas of the female emerald ash borer (though effective on a testing scale, I can’t envision stringing thousands of lines of the shocking beauties throughout the trees). But sometimes what you need is an a

Millennials and the Boulder real estate market


BOULDER – There is a sense of trepidation in the buyers’ market these days, especially for the millennial generation, many of whom are entering the housing market for the first time. This hesitancy has not gone unnoticed among builders and real estate agents who, in recent years, have been rethinking their strategies. Catering toward this generation of homebuyers takes creativity and a fresh mindset. Millennials looking to purchase their first home have a much different set of values in min

Home winterizing tips

Home Winterization Tips

LOVELAND – Seasonal temperatures are starting to drop and it is almost time to turn the heat on for another cold winter. Before you and your family settle in for the long season, consider that upwards of 70% of your home energy is lost through various channels. If you follow some of these inexpensive home winterizing tips, you can save close to half of your lost energy. Install a new thermostat If you have an old Mercury thermostat, you might want to consider switching to a modern programmable

Home for the Holidays, with Jack Fisher Homes

Jack Fisher Homes

Imagine your family settled into a beautiful, brand-new home in time for the holidays! It’s a cozy picture, and you can make it a reality with a Quick Move-In home by Jack Fisher Homes. Several homes are ready right now for move-in, and several more will be available before the end of the year. No matter which you choose, each comes with carefully selected, high-end finishes and lots of extra loving touches. Now, these beautiful high-quality homes are looking for proud new owners. Come find th

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