Beautiful Two-Story Home in Johnstown!

This beautiful two-story home at 230 Saxony Road in Johnstown has it all including a master retreat with a fireplace, and a 5 piece master bath. The outdoor living potential is skies the limit with the huge backyard and mature trees. This home is located right across the street from Johnstown Elementary. Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/99668649


Posted on August 30, 2019 at 9:26 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Johnstown Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Beautiful Two-Story Home in Fort Collins!

This beautiful home at 3915 Oak Shadow Way in the very desirable Mcclellands Creek neighborhood in Fort Collins has plenty of finished space with room to grow. This home has plenty to offer including a beautiful gourmet kitchen, a “Mother-In-Law” suite on the first floor, first floor office and a second floor loft. Enjoy the custom back patio and the gas fire-pit! Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/98927154


Posted on August 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Beautiful Home in Rigden Farm!

This 5 bedroom + office home at 2903 Shaylah Court offers plenty of indoor and outdoor living. Sit under the pergola in the huge well landscaped backyard by the fire pit. Open the custom glass garage door to the back patio and have a BBQ or enjoy beers on tap in the “Garage Brewery”. Enjoy movies in the finished basement theater room. This home has 2 tank less on demand water heaters, new granite counter tops in the kitchen, top of the line GE Monogram appliances and many more things to enjoy! Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://fishingrealtor.com/listing/95984251


Posted on June 3, 2019 at 7:45 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Beautiful Two-Story Home in Johnstown!

This beautiful home at 2415 White Wing Rd sits on a west facing large corner lot has a large gourmet eat in kitchen with double ovens, first floor office, formal dining and living room, and second floor loft with a pool table for entertaining. Enjoy the master bathroom with a built in fireplace by the tub! There are 2 furnaces, one in the basement and one on the 2nd floor to maximize heating and cooling. Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://fishingrealtor.com/listing/94599905


Posted on April 24, 2019 at 5:52 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Johnstown Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Luxury Home with Mountain Views in Fort Collins!

This custom ranch style home at 3302 Buteos Court features an updated gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Luxurious 5 piece main floor master suite. Bright and open great room with custom built ins, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, walkout basement, wet bar and mature landscaping. Enjoy the Colorado lifestyle with private lake access, pool and clubhouse! Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/93631246

 

 


Posted on April 6, 2019 at 10:04 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Well Maintained Home in South Fort Collins!

Welcome Home! Check out this well priced and well-maintained home at 635 Stoney Brook Road in desirable South Ft. Collins. This is the perfect starter home or investment property. This home has an open layout, 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a well landscaped backyard for those summer BBQ’s. Call for your private showing at (970) 420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/92306461


Posted on March 8, 2019 at 10:44 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Beautifully Maintained Two Story Home in Greeley!

This well-maintained home at 1112 101st Ave Ct is located in West Greeley in the Promontory neighborhood. With easy access to Loveland, Windsor and Ft. Collins, this is the perfect starter home or income property. This West facing house has new quartz counter tops, subway tile back splash, maple cabinets, and traditional hickory floors in the kitchen and in the entryway. Call for your private showing at 970-420-4498 for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://fishingrealtor.com/listing/84999521


Posted on September 14, 2018 at 7:58 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Greeley Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How are inventory shortages impacting the housing market?


Posted on July 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Economics 101, Housing Market | Tagged , , , ,

Why You Should Stay Put and Improve the Home You Have

This is not your typical architect’s book about design. There’s no obscure language nor design-for-design’s-sake ideas. It is a practical, down-to-earth guide that walks anyone through the rational process of how to remodel your house to get the home you want, from how to think about your house and overcoming hurdles to a list of “Duo’s Do’s and Don’ts” for the homeowner. Along the way, there’s plenty of nice before-and-after photos to help explain the points. Do read the book. You’ll be glad you did.

The Taunton Press Inc, original photo on Houzz

The cover says it all. The ubiquitous photo of a gorgeous, award-winning home that’s beyond most of us is replaced with images of a saw, cup of morning joe and a to-do list.

Are you staying put yourself? Read on for 8 of Dickinson’s suggestions.

 

Mick Hales, original photo on Houzz

Consider the compass points. The tips and illustrated examples are wonderfully straightforward. For example, we see a house that gets overheated, the siding degrades and the front door bakes in the sun because it all faces south.

Dickinson’s common-sense advice: Rework the front of the house with a new wide porch that shades the front door and some smaller, yet well-sized windows to create a lot more curb appeal while reducing maintenance and energy consumption. It’s a triple win: more beauty and comfort with less cost.

Avoid gutters. Statements such as “gutters and leaders are devout to be avoided” may sound like heresy to many but certainly are the truth. Proving his point, Dickinson illustrates how a properly-built roof overhang can shed all the water it must without the complications, such as ice dams, caused by gutters.

Embrace small moves. Dickinson provides a wealth of simple solutions illustrated with before-and-after photos. He shows how to use small moves for big dividends, such as taking out a wall between a kitchen and a hallway to make room for more kitchen storage.

Mick Hales, original photo on Houzz

Enhance curb appeal. The book offers solutions to common problems with a particular style, such as how to improve and enhance an entrance into a split-level home.

Open up to the outside. Dickinson provides some excellent examples of how we can use modern windows and doors to strengthen the connection between inside and outside. Our homes, says Dickinson, no longer need be “later-day caves.”

Find your home. Learning more about the style of the house you have will help you avoid obstacles in remodeling and recognize the best opportunities for improving your particular home.

Mick Hales, original photo on Houzz

Open up the inside. Snippets of advice sprinkled throughout the book are like refreshing raindrops that clear the cobwebs away. One such snippet: “If you walk through a room to get to a room, something is wrong.” You know — it’s when that new great room gets added to a modest house, and the result is some kind of dyslexic creature that’s really two houses rather than one.

So rather than even building an addition, Dickinson suggests you make the most of what you already have. In this example, widening the opening between rooms strengthens this room’s connection with the rest of the home, increasing its utility and spaciousness.

The Taunton Press Inc, original photo on Houzz

Work with what you’ve got (before): Keeping the kitchen size the same while vaulting the ceiling dramatically increases the overall spaciousness of the room, as you’ll see in the next photo.

Mick Hales, original photo on Houzz

Work with what you’ve got (after): Walls, doors, appliances and even the skylight and kitchen sink were all left where they were. This all avoided costly plumbing, electrical and mechanical work and rework.

The Taunton Press Inc, original photo on Houzz

Working with what you’ve got (plans): Dickinson has included before-and-after floor plans for many of the examples. These plans help provide that much more context, allowing the reader to better understand what they may be able to do with the home they already have.


Posted on July 19, 2018 at 8:09 pm
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Buyers & Sellers, Housing Trends | Tagged , , , ,

10 Key Qualities to Look for When Selecting an Agent

Buying a home is one of the most significant financial and emotional purchases of a person’s life. That’s why it is so important to find an agent that can not only help you navigate the home search process but one who can also answer your questions and represent your needs from start to finish. Most importantly, your agent should care about your happiness and ensuring that you find the home that best fits your needs.

Here are some qualities to consider when selecting a real estate agent:

    1. Likable. More than likely, you will be spending a lot of time with your agent, so look for someone that you enjoy interacting with.
    2. Trustworthy. One of the best ways to find an agent who you feel you can trust is to ask friends and family for a referral. Another way to do this is to interview different agents and ask for client references.
    3. Effective listener. While your agent can’t read your mind, they should be able to make educated recommendations and offer advice by listening closely to your needs. Make sure you talk to your agent about your priorities, what types of features appeal to you, as well as any factors that could be deal breakers. This will arm your agent with everything they need to help find you the perfect home.
    4. Qualified and experienced. Make sure your agent has the qualifications and experience to meet your specific needs. For example, some agents have more experience with short sales, while others might be experts on certain neighborhoods or types of housing.  Your agent should also be fully trained in contract law and negotiations.
    5. Knowledgeable. A great agent is someone who is out in the neighborhoods, exploring communities, visiting listings, performing marketing analyses, and collecting all the information that you need to make an informed, confident decision about your real estate needs.
    6. Honest. Your agent should be upfront and honest with you about every aspect of your home search process – even if it involves delivering bad news. The best real estate agents are more concerned about finding the right home for their clients, not just the home that brings in the fastest commission check.
    7. Local. Every community is different and all real estate is local, so it’s important to find someone who really knows the local market and can provide you with whatever information you need to familiarize yourself with a particular area.
    8. Connected. A well-connected agent will have relationships with lenders, inspectors, appraisers, contractors, and any other service provider you might need during your home search.
    9. Straightforward. You want an agent who will work hard to help you find the best home, but you also want someone who will be straightforward with you about the process, the market reality, and what is realistic for you.
    10. Committed. Your agent should be in it for the long haul, meaning that they’re looking out for your best interests every step of the way, no matter how long the process takes. The best way to find an agent with these qualities is by asking around. In all likelihood, someone within your circle of friends or family will have experiences to share and professionals to recommend.

Contact me today for more information!


Posted on July 18, 2018 at 10:33 am
Lindsey Crisanti | Posted in Buyers & Sellers | Tagged , , , , , , ,