BlogMilliken Real EstateVirtual Tour December 7, 2020

Charming Ranch!

Welcome home to this 2019 Windmill home, providing the perfect opportunity to own new construction without the wait just in time for the holidays and new year! 846 South Prairie Drive is a welcoming ranch. The Keystone model features a covered front porch, an open floor plan, main floor laundry and plenty of storage. The full unfinished basement and back yard allows you to move right in and add your own creative touch with endless opportunity! Unlike new construction, appliances and window coverings are included, including washer and dryer. Within walking distance to multiple parks, walking trails and a fishing pond and just minutes away from historic downtown Milliken, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss especially at this PRICE! Contact Meaghan Nicholl at (970) 497-9045 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerewindsor.com/listing/121375072

BlogFort Collins Real EstateVirtual Tour November 20, 2020

Beautifully Updated Townhome!

Mid-Town Location! 705 E Drake Rd L-50 has new flooring, new paint, new kitchen cabinets and counter, new bathroom and electrical panel. Enjoy the spacious kitchen with a large area for a dining table. New stainless steel kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. This condo is very energy efficient with all new LED lighting throughout. HOA covers nearly everything including heat, water, sewer, trash and exterior maintenance. All you have to pay is the electric bill! Enjoy the back patio overlooking a large HOA maintained open area. There is also a clubhouse, pool and sauna. Great location close to the dog park, CSU, and within walking distance to Sprouts, specialty shops, and restaurants. Contact Aaron Pearson at (970) 646-3035 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerewindsor.com/listing/120107438

 

Home OwnerLiving March 27, 2020

The Life Expectancy of Your Home

Every component of your home has a lifespan. Common questions asked by homeowners include when to replace the flooring or how long to expect their siding to last. This information can help when budgeting for improvements or deciding between repairing and replacing when the time comes. We’re all familiar with the cliché: They just don’t build things like they used to. And while this may be true when it comes to brick siding or slate roofing, lifespans of other household components have increased in recent years. Here are the life expectancies of the most common household items (courtesy of NAHB):

 

Appliances: Among major appliances, gas ranges have a longer life expectancy than things like dishwashers and microwaves.

Appliance Life Expectancy
 Oil-burning Furnace  20 years
 Heat Pump  16 years
 Gas Range  15 years
 Electric range / Refrigerator / Dryer  13 years
 Electric / Gas Water Heater  10 years
 Garbage disposal  10 years
 Dishwasher / Microwave / Mini Fridge   9 years

 

Kitchen & Bath: When choosing your countertops, factor in the life expectancies of different materials.

Kitchen / Bath Item Life Expectancy
 Wood / Tile / Natural Stone Countertops  Lifetime
 Toilets (parts will require maintenance)  50+ years
 Stainless steel sink  30+ years
 Bathroom faucet  20+ years
 Cultured marble countertops  20 years
 Kitchen faucet  15 years

 

Flooring: If you’re looking for longevity, wood floors are the way to go. Certain rooms in your home will be better suited for carpeting, but you can expect they’ll need replacing within a decade.

Flooring Material Life Expectancy
 Wood / Bamboo  Lifetime
 Brick Pavers / Granite / Marble / Slate  100+ years
 Linoleum  25 years
 Carpet  8 – 10 years

 

Siding & Roofing: When choosing roofing and siding for your home, climate and maintenance level factor into the life expectancy of the material. However, brick siding and slate roofing are known to be dependable for decades.

Siding / Roofing Material  Life Expectancy
 Brick Siding  100+ years
 Aluminum Siding  80 years
 Slate / Tile Roofing  50+ years
 Wood Shingles  30 years
 Wood Siding  10 – 100 years (depending on climate)

 

Are extended warranties warranted?

Extended warranties, also known as service contracts or service agreements, are sold for all types of household items from appliances to electronics. They cover service calls and repairs for a specified time beyond the manufacturer’s standard warranty.

You will have to consider whether the cost is worth it to you. For some, it brings a much-needed peace of mind when making such a large purchase. Also, consider if the cost outweighs the value of the item. In some cases, it may be less expensive to replace a broken appliance than to pay for insurance or a warranty.

Virtual TourWindsor Real Estate March 21, 2019

Wonderfully Maintained Home in Governor’s Farm!

Wonderful 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home at 1023 Valley Drive in Governor’s Farm! Over 2,400 finished square feet and a great yard which backs to a greenbelt. Just a short walk to Tozer elementary. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms, large living room and 2 baths. The finished basement has 2 more bedrooms, full bath, craft/flex room, awesome rec room and wet bar.  All appliances stay including washer & dryer. Newer paint on both interior and exterior, new roof, new radon fan and finished garage make this ready for you to move in. Contact Aaron Pearson for your private showing at (970) 646-3035 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerewindsor.com/listing/92850131

Laporte Real EstateVirtual Tour October 4, 2018

Beautiful End Unit Condo in Laporte!

This beautiful end unit condo at 3201 W County Road 54G is located in a quiet, scenic location, yet close to Old Town Fort Collins. Vaulted ceilings, and large deck overlooking green belt. Walking distance to Cache La Poudre schools, Laporte Pizza, Swing Station and bike trails. New flooring, washer/ dryer, light fixtures, updated bath. A 2 year high efficiency hot water and radiant floor heat means there is no furnace to maintain! Don’t miss this beautiful condominium in charming Laporte! Contact Julie Maxwell for more information or click below to view the photos and details, including price.

https://www.windermere.com/listing/CO/Laporte/3201-W-County-Road-54G-F-3-80535/85044394