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Real Estate Matters

www.homeandrealtyguide.com • Saturday, February 19, 2011 • Reporter-Herald

Resolve property line discrepancy

The Group celebrates 35th anniversary MISHELLE BAUN, THE GROUP INC. PAID ADVERTORIAL

ILYCE GLINK TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES

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uestion: I have a large parcel of land adjoining my father-inlaw's property, which is also quite large. After owning the properties for years, we recently had the property surveyed and found that the property line between us is in my favor, and that a large barn with a cement floor he had built is mostly on my property. What are my options at this point? I can't ask him to tear it down and start a family war. Do I have a limited amount of time in making a lasting decision? If his property is sold, or transferred to another family member, what are my options at that point? Answer: Since you both have large parcels of land, what's the impact on your land in having the barn located where your father in law built it? You didn't indicate in your letter that you had a problem with the location of the barn prior to performing the survey. If the land that is used by the barn is small and you are trying to preserve the acreage you have, you and your father in law can swap some land to keep your acreages about the same while preserving the barn in its current location. If the amount of land doesn't have much value, you can deed your fatherin-law the land that underlies the barn so that it will sit on land he owns. There are a couple of options and configurations available to you and your father-in-law, as long as everybody agrees that something should be done to fix this issue. And you're smart to tackle the problem now, while everybody is getting along, than to risk having the problem surface years later, when this issue holds up the sale of the land. If a land swap is not in the cards due to the costs, government regulations or other issues, you could have an attorney draft an easement agreement that allows the barn to remain where it is for the remainder of the barn's useful life or a length of time that you and your father-in-law agree on. The easement agreement might preserve his right to continue to use the barn where it is located until, perhaps, it falls down and needs to be rebuilt. At that time, the new barn can be built on land owned by your fatherin-law. If the barn outlasts your fatherin-law, and the land is sold, the owners of the land will be on notice that the barn will have to come down and be moved. Or the easement could allow the barn to remain there forever. It's up to you and your father-in-law to decide. Talk to a real estate attorney in your area to give you an idea of what it would take to complete a land swap or an easement agreement, including the costs involved. You can even talk to the surveyor and ask him or her for any ideas as to how much land is involved with the barn and what he or she would suggest in terms of a land swap. You and your father-in-law may find that the land swap satisfies both of your goals and desires. I'm sure there is an amicable way to work it out, especially if the land is undeveloped and somewhat consistent throughout.

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s The Group Real Estate celebrates its 35th anniversary it looks back with gratitude for the phenomenal success it has experienced. But it is intently focused on the future with a renewed commitment to its customers, communities and industry. Eric Thompson, President of The Group, joined in November of 2009. “The Group has an amazing story, and our rich history is a big reason I wanted to work here,” he said. “We will continue the Group’s legacy as community leaders by giving back; as industry leaders by being innovative and highly productive, and by putting our focus on doing our very best for our customers.” In 1976, the 12 original partners of The Group were actually looking for a way to change how the real estate business was conducted in Colorado. The partners pioneered the concept of providing brokers, staff and managers an equal opportunity to own company stock. Also, in an era when real estate firms saw themselves as gatekeepers for the home buying and selling process, The Group made the thengroundbreaking move to include home prices and addresses in real estate advertisements. It would set the tone for a customer-first philosophy that stands today. A more recent example of this philosophy is that The Group was the first northern Colorado company to place data for sold homes on its website. Over time, The Group compiled a litany of regional firsts, including the first to hire a female manager, the first to offer a Guaranteed Sales Plan to sellers, and the first to embrace northern Colorado as a regional real estate market. It was also the first (and only) to be recognized by both RealTrends and Realtor Magazine as the most productive company in the country. The shared ownership model has attracted subsequent partners to the in-

Photos courtesy The Group, Inc.

Group, Inc. partners with their decorated Loveland heart at the Centerra location. grained collaboration between brokers, that adds up to better service for customers. Chuck McNeal, who joined The Group Inc. in 1994, calls it “a culture of support that’s absent in any other real estate company.” Such a culture may also explain The Group’s effort to strive for more in 1996. That year a Colorado State University study found the most important issue for home buyers and sellers was to close on the property on or before the initial contract date. “While we were good at getting contracts closed, only 18 percent were closed on the original contract date,” recalled Larry Kendall, one of the 12 founders. “We began to work on that. We felt

it was unacceptable.” Today, The Group Inc. — which includes offices in Loveland, Greeley and Fort Collins — closes contracts on time 90 percent of the time. After 35 years, The Group is still “looking for ways to get better,” Kendall said. That philosophy is reflected in the scope of affiliated services that The Group has added, and which McNeal

oversees. Group Financial Partners LLLP includes firms and joint ventures such as The Group Guaranteed Mortgage, The Group Guaranteed Title, The Group Insurance Agency, Sperry Van Ness/The Group Commercial brokerages, and Ninja Selling LLC, a nationally delivered and recognized sales training program. By providing related services, The Group eases

“As real estate becomes more complex, customers demand to work with Realtors who are committed to a

higher standard.”

— Eric Thompson, President of The Group

The Group Inc. Milestones 1976 — Founded in Fort Collins 1980 — Opened second Fort Collins office 1980 — Opened Loveland Office 1996 — Opened Greeley Office 2000 — Opened Harmony Office in Fort Collins 2001 — Opened second Loveland office in Centerra 2001 — Surpassed $1 billion in sales 2002 — Recognized by Realtor Magazine as "Most Productive Company in U.S." 2006 — Launched The Group Guaranteed Mortgage and The Group Guaranteed Title 2009 — Launched The Group Insurance Agency 2011 — Launched The Group University

The Group, Inc. in Loveland, 1980

The Group, Inc. at 1401 W. 29th St., Loveland

the transaction process for clients. “It’s a better experience for the customer,” McNeal said. Customers can also benefit from the company’s commitment to broker education, said Thompson. The future of real estate sales is shaping up to favor the firms that continue to invest in training and innovation. “This year we launched The Group University, where Group Sales Partners and staff learn ways to help increase their business and lead positive, productive lives. Weekly courses cover a wide range of subjects including sales skills and tools, technology skills, and life skills. “ “We strive to exceed customers’ expectations, and having up-to-date market knowledge and highly skilled sales partners helps our customers make the very best decisions for their personal situations,” Thompson said. “As real estate becomes more complex, customers demand to work with Realtors who are committed to a higher standard.” Thirty-Five years as market leaders is the perfect launching pad for a company with an incredibly bright future.

The Group, Inc. at 5401 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland

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Realtor of the Week

Real Estate Transactions

Bob Skillman

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Regional Snapshot for Loveland/Berthoud Residential November Active Listings Previous Year Active Listings

903 882

834 842

855 941

Sold Listings

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90

74

$206,819 $194,900

$219,777 $245,000

$240,000 $195,000

131 127

130 128

130 133

Year to Date Listings Sold Previous Year YTD Listing Sold

1,250 1,205

1,340 1,297

74 57

Monthly Volume Previous Year Monthly Volume

$24,289,790 $22,476,776

$26,065,297 $26,273,366

$20,505,379 $13,173,437

Median Sales Price Previous Year Median Average Days on the Market Previous Year ADOM

This week Last week Trend

4.93%

5.06%

15-year fixed

4.23%

4.32%

5/1 ARM

3.62%

3.63%

of the Week

Bob Skillman BROKER ASSOCIATE/ PARTNER, THE GROUP INC. REAL ESTATE Location: 5401 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland Contact: 970-631-2257, bskillman@thegroupinc.com or bobskillman.com

Home & Real Estate is produced every Saturday by the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

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Designations, Affiliations & Accolades: CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), CNE (Certified Negotiations Expert), Loveland/ Berthoud Association of Realtors, Loveland Chamber of Commerce Member, LBAR Rookie of the Year, Colorado Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Colorado State EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Certified Business Continuity Planner

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3275 Adelaide Place, Loveland Original owners have taken great care of this open ranch townhome. Lg mstr suite, walk-in closet, gas FP, tile kitchen & eating area. Walk-in tub, 60 gallon water tank, patio area, front porch & shop area in bsmt w/lots of shelving. 2bd, 2bth & roomy 2 car garage. The HOA takes care of all of your exterior.

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1849 Chesapeake Circle A, Johnstown Several models to select from including main floor living. 2 and 3 car garages. Maintenance free townhomes w/open floor plans. Features many upgrades: central A/C, fireplace, tile entry, decorative light fixtures w/fans, walk out basements, breakfast bar & more.

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873 N Greeley Avenue, Johnstown Over 3000 sq feet in this ranch style home with walk-out basement on over .25 acres. Beautiful landscaping. 5 beds, 3 baths, and an oversized 3 car garage. Vaulted ceilings, granite countertops, fireplace, Central AC, fenced yard, great room, family room, covered porch, gazebo, basketball. Near downtown Johnstown and only 3.5 miles off I-25.

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443-4047

481-1250

SUNDAY 10:00-12:00 1443 Grand Avenue, Windsor All NEW flooring, granite kitchen counter tops with new faucet,sink, & backsplash, SS appliances, exterior paint & interior paint, door hdwr & hinges, landscaping, wraparound porch, & MUCH MORE! Vaulted ceilings, breakfast nook, formal dining room, MASSIVE master bedroom with 5 piece master bath and walkin closet.

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1016 Janna Drive, Loveland Basement floor has been 1529 Dryland Street, Loveland Brand new ranch style home completely redone. Updated kitchen with slab granite built in Taft Farms by Keirns Construction! Several other plans countertops and upgraded appliances. Dining area opens and lots to choose from! Call for details. to deck overlooking a private park-like back yard featuring a large lower deck. Inviting master suite with 5-piece bath. Fully finished garden level basement!

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4169 Lost Canyon, Loveland Great deal in High Plains Village. 3 car tandem garage with 4 beds up plus a loft. Formal dining, formal living, great room with fireplace, AC, Gourmet Kitchen, fenced yard, and lush landscaping. This home is truly a gardeners delight and a must see.

7407 Pimlico Drive, Windsor Brand new 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage on 8000 open space lot, 2549 finished sq ft. Granite kitchen, hardwood floors, lots of extras. $314,000. Ask about our great builder incentives! Other plans available starting at $235,000.

$285,000

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4630 Tarragon Drive, Loveland NEW PATIO HOME MODEL IN THOMPSON CROSSING. Choice of 6 ranch plans, 3-car garage options, garden level lots, views, low HOA dues. Convenient location, yet tucked away. Enjoy the million $ sculpture walk, trail & easy access to I-25. Low maintenance living at its best!

4410 Wolcott Drive, Loveland This home is built green and energy star rated. Tremendous amount of upgrades.Hand distressed hardwood floors,granite countertops, & Alder cabinets! Oversized front porch complete w/ outdoor fan.Open floor plan enhanced by corner fireplace. Fully fin,insulated,epoxy sealed garage.

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2096 Vista Drive, Loveland Located on The Olde Course at Loveland & has a secluded back patio. Kitchen with slab granite counter tops, large island, 5 burner gas range & double ovens. Main floor office, formal dining & living room, heated shop & heated driveway. Great landscaping & huge trees. Updated a few years ago.

1102 Woods Landing Drive, Fort Collins Sprawling ranch with 5 beds, 3 baths, on .5 acres. Gourmet kitchen with granite slab counters, 42 knotty alder cabinets, walk in pantry, and SS appliances. Large laundry room, main floor office with French doors, professionally finished basement with wet bar, pool table, rec area, and more.

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43RD & WILSON AVENUE THE COTTAGES AT ENCHANTMENT RIDGE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

SE LOVELAND

BOISE VILLAGE NORTH, ¼ MILE SOUTH OF HWY 34 ON N. BOISE AVENUE, 1899 10-6 E. 11TH

MIDTOWN HOMES

970-456-4600

$169,900* NW LOVELAND

4403 ELLIOT PLACE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

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1-3

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1-3

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1-3

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NW LOVELAND

43RD & WILSON AVE THE COTTAGES AT 12-5 ENCHANTMENT RIDGE

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970-532-5900

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$140’S -$220’S

SE LOVELAND

BOISE VILLAGE NORTH, ¼ MILE SOUTH OF HWY 34 ON N. BOISE AVENUE, 1899 10-6 E. 11TH

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12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

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SE LOVELAND

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1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-9801

$186,900

JOHNSTOWN / MILLIKEN

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11-2

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4496 HAYLER AVENUE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

$235,000

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THE GROUP, INC.

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12-5

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THE GROUP, INC.

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12-5

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970-481-1250

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1-3

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1314 4TH STREET SE

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4496 HAYLER AVENUE

12-5

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

$241,900

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292 SARATOGA DRIVE

1-4

THE GROUP, INC.

970-292-5219

$257,000

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12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

970-443-4047

$275,000

JOHNSTOWN / MILLIKEN

873 N GREELEY AVENUE

11-2

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$298,664

NW LOVELAND

4355 RIDGWAY DRIVE

1-4

THE COTTAGE REALTY

970-532-5900

$299,900

NW LOVELAND

1529 DRYLAND STREET

1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-672-7212

$300,000

NE LOVELAND

4169 LOST CANYON CREEK

12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$309,000

NW LOVELAND

1170 CRABAPPLE DRIVE

2-4

RE/MAX ALLIANCE

970-667-1828

$314,000

WINDSOR

7407 PIMLICO DRIVE

12-5

THE GROUP, INC.

970-290-8097

$323,400

SW LOVELAND

¼ MILE WEST OF WILSON ON 14TH STREET SW/HWY 402 TO THE DAKOTA 12-4 GLEN SUBDIVISION

GLEN MARKETING

970-663-4522

$314,000

WINDSOR

7407 PIMLICO DRIVE

$344,500

NW LOVELAND

4410 WOLCOTT DRIVE

12-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-567-0907

$323,400

SW LOVELAND

GLEN MARKETING

$359,900

NW LOVELAND

2175 RIO BLANCO DRIVE

12-5

COLDWELL BANKER 970-290-1315

¼ MILE WEST OF WILSON ON 14TH ST SW/HWY 402 TO THE DAKOTA GLEN 12-4 SUBDIVISION

$389,750

SW LOVELAND

975 PRISM CACTUS CIRCLE

12-4

GLEN MARKETING

970-663-4522

$359,900

NW LOVELAND

2175 RIO BLANCO DRIVE

12-5

COLDWELL BANKER 970-290-1315

SW LOVELAND

975 PRISM CACTUS CIRCLE

12-4

GLEN MARKETING

970-663-4522

BERTHOUD

5101 GARY DRIVE

10-1

RE/MAX TOWN & COUNTRY

$389,750

$435,000

303-775-7429

$499,000

NW LOVELAND

2096 VISTA DRIVE

1-3

THE GROUP, INC.

970-412-7082

$599,000

FORT COLLINS

1102 WOODS LANDING DRIVE

11-2

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

$599,000

FORT COLLINS

1102 WOODS LANDING DRIVE

11-2

THE GROUP, INC.

970-481-1250

970-213-0077

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H&RE Front Range Gardening

Growing potatoes is in the bag

Go forth and prune CAROL O'MEARA CSU EXTENSION, BOULDER COUNTY

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t’s nearing time for bud swell on many of our woody plants, which is a welcome sign for gardeners in spring. After the cold descends and frosts the breath in our lungs, the warm up that follows gets our sap rising, and head out to the landscape and stroll around. We pretend that we’re just out to get some fresh air, but we’re only fooling ourselves; we can’t walk the yard without wanting to do something to it. And now that we’re out of the deep freeze for a few days, this is the perfect time to prune. Woody plants suffering snow damage, needing a canopy thinning, or renewal from old age will benefit from a nice haircut, but clipping a plant that needs pruning can be a little daunting. Between branches going everywhere and a desire to keep the plant looking nice, many gardeners freeze at the brink of making the cuts. What stays and what goes? Will the plant look nice after the pruning or will it cry out for a giant hat to cover the blunder? Pruning need not be a reason for panic. Start simply, by removing any broken or competing branches; often this thinning reveals other places that need a trim. Competing branches are those that rub against one another or block other shoots. This rubbing causes wounds in the bark that allows disease to enter. Prune one branch off to allow room for the other to grow. Once this is completed, stand back and look over the plant to see if the pruning for health has left the plant misshapen, and consider what other cuts will help the plant maintain its

form. Pruning is not a race, and gardeners who flail about with a sharp tool and no plan can expect to have startlingly awful plant shape. Consideration of the plant’s form is as important as the cuts themselves. Removal of up to one-third of the plant will be fine, provided the tree is young. Should it be more mature, removal of up to one-quarter of the overall plant is the limit. Truly ancient trees should be given even greater care; don’t take off more than 10-percent in one season. If you choose to partially prune a branch, and not take the whole thing off at the trunk, make the cut (called a heading cut) one-quarter inch in front of a growing bud. Choose a bud that will grow in a direction that is outward from the plant and will not cross other branches. If the plant is near a walkway, choose a bud that will grow above head height or away from the walk. Should the entire branch need to be removed, make the cut one-quarter inch in front of the branch collar. The collar is a ridge of slightly thickened wood surrounding the junction of branch to trunk. If care is taken not to nick this collar, the wound will seal over and the tree will remain healthy. Longer stubs of more than a quarter inch will not allow the tree to seal the pruning cut, and look nubby and unsightly on the tree. Cut out water sprouts and basal suckers (the vigorous upright growth shooting up from branches or from the base of the tree). This type of growth is usually weak, doesn’t attach to the branch strongly, and is considered undesirable. Prune it completely off. There’s no need for wound paint or

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sealants; the tree will seal off the wound itself. Remember, go slow. There are more warm days ahead of us and you can clip a few branches here and there as spring approaches. But the real art is knowing when to stop pruning, so step back after each cut and assess the plant. Colorado State University Extension provides unbiased, research-based information about consumer and family issues, horticulture, natural resources, agriculture and 4-H youth development. For more information, visit the web site at www.ext.colostate.edu/ index.html.

Carol O’Meara is with CSU Extension in Boulder County. Contact her at 303-678-6238 or comeara@co .boulder.co.us.

Front Range Gardening

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Garages/Storage Spaces 4070

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Apartments/ Unfurnished 4030

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Condos/ Townhouses 4050

1 CUTE STUDIO. $395/mo. In canyon, river access rmpm.com. 970-669-0842

Foothills Apts 2 Bdrm Apartment Homes ● Includes Washer & Dryer ● Park-Like Setting ● Garages Available

1913 W. 15th St.

Duplexes

4060

Houses

4080

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY All real estate advertised in this paper is subject to the federal and state Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” The newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. 1919 CINDY CT- 3 bdrm, 1 bath, unfin bsmt, double gar. Pet nego, No/smk. $975/mo. (970)667-8816 1 BDRM, carport, electric & water pd. 1225-1/2 E. 4th on alley. Small dog nego. $545. 970-443-4072

2 BDRM, 1 ba, 1 car gar at 3019 Maryland Pl. $750 Estate Bldr, (970)667-3400

1 BDRM Home in country. Fenced yard, Pet ok. Avail. March 1. Call 970-669-8813

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4080 Mobile Homes/ Farms, Ranches, Spaces 4090 Acreages 5050

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Loveland

5110

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5120

5020

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row bags and potatoes make the perfect pairing. The containers take up little room, can be placed where they get good sun and eliminate much of the labor required for growing potatoes. You can dispose of the spades and garden forks. “No more digging to plant or digging to harvest,” said Frank Oliver, head of product design and development at Gardener’s Supply Co. in Burlington, Vt. “Potatoes are one of the most laborintensive food crops to grow in the garden. But doing the growing in bags minimizes much of the work... . Just turn the bags over when the potatoes are big enough to eat.” Grow bags aren’t a new idea. People have been making their own for years from such things as plastic garbage bags, wire baskets, whiskey barrels and buckets. “What’s new about it are the space-age materials that are available,” said Jim Gerritsen, co-owner of Wood Prairie Farm, a mailorder house specializing in organically grown potatoes near Bridgewater, Maine. “These pots allow plants to breathe, retain water longer and can be used for several growing seasons. They’re fueling the container trend.” The new fabrics resemble the black, plastic-like sheets used by landscapers as weed barriers beneath layers of mulch. They allow water to escape rather than pool at the bottom of the bag, and let air infiltrate the soil, which keeps the potatoes’ roots from rotting and becoming susceptible to disease. About one in every five of the nation’s home gardeners grows potatoes, said Bruce Butterfield, market research director for the National Gardening Association. “What I found interesting was that almost half of all those who grow food at home, or 48 percent, grow some kind of food in containers,” he said. Potatoes can provide a bountiful harvest, but require attention.

H&RE Real Estate Transactions are supplied by Prospects Unlimited Inc., 1151 Eagle Drive No. 467, Loveland, CO 80537, 970-6671537.

Loveland • Sarah Aavang from Corina Aguiniga, 601 W 2nd St, Loveland, $152,000, home • James & Linda Hansen from Buer Homes Inc, 930 Prism Cactus Cir, Loveland, $417,000, home • International Inc from James Peterson, 639 Cleveland Ave Unit A, Loveland, $775,000, condo • Mary & Joel Comm from Allen Averill, 4082 Buffalo Mountain Dr, Loveland, $212,000, home • 845 LLC from Merle Dennis, 845 19th St Sw, Loveland, $106,700, home • Julie Williford from Loveland Midtown Develop-

“They’re gluttons,” Gerritsen said. “They like a lot of food and water. But if you take care of them, they’ll take care of you with surprisingly large returns.” Planting can begin in early spring — anywhere from six weeks to shortly before the last killing frost. Find a site that gets six to eight hours of sunlight per day. For best results, buy certified diseasefree seed potatoes. You can plant small potatoes whole or slice large potatoes into sections containing two or three “eyes,” which are small indentations where buds form. Place them eyes up in a layer of potting soil about four inches from the bottom of the container and a foot or so apart. Cover them with a dirt-moss mix that retains water. Mound the soil around the plants as they grow to generate more tubers, which form along the stems rather than at the roots. Continue mounding gradually until the container is full. It’s time to harvest when the vines die back. Beware, however, these potato-growing errors. Don’t: — forget to water. “If potatoes get dry, you’re cooked,” Oliver said. “They don’t tolerate drought. I recommend using a watering tray for pots — especially in areas that consistently get above 90 (degrees).” — crowd the pots with too many plants. “More is not better,” Oliver said. “Use fewer plants and get higher yields. Use between three and five potatoes when planting in a container.” — overfeed. “I recommend a slow-release organic fertilizer that will nurture the plants over an entire season,” Gerritsen said. “Give them too much of a (chemical) jolt and you’ll get a sturdy plant with a whole lot of foliage, but at the expense of a sizable crop.” For more info see this Texas A&M website: http://aggie-horticulture. tamu.edu/publications /guides/E-545_vegetable_ gardening_containers.pdf

Real Estate Transactions ment I, 1721 E 11th St, Loveland, $186,400, home • Clint & Lisa Bounds from Jennifer Nordstrom, 252 Scenic Dr, Loveland, $285,000, home • Angie & Joseph Mcdowell from James Shumway, 6505 W 32nd St, Loveland, $245,000, home • Brian & Elizabeth Galligan from Philip True, 2463 Amber Dr, Loveland, $395,000, home

Johnstown

• George & Dianna Barrett from Fannie Mae, 897 N 3rd St, Johnstown, $149,000, home • Elizabeth Hansen from Daniel Thornberg, 20240 County Road 17, Johnstown, $280,000, home

Windsor

• Bonnie Rothman from Ronald Erbes, 124 Walnut St, Windsor, $150,000, home • Douglas & • Janelle French Mary Moll from from Tyler Marr, Highland Mead604 Bristlecone ows Development Ct, Berthoud, I, 7365 Balcarrick $242,000, home Ct, Windsor, $409,900, home • Marlin & Peggy Schlomer from • Bernd BisTy Nordic, 531 mark from Birgit Wood Dr, Windsor, Bismark, 1250 S $217,000, home Saint Vrain Ave Unit 2, Estes Park, • Joseph & $125,000, condo Kathleen Lasala • Resident from from Charles Payne, 8625 Jutta Neumann, Blackwood Dr, 427 Ponderosa Windsor, Ave, Estes Park, $325,000, home $503,000, home

Berthoud

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