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Potted amaryllises excel as holiday gifts Special to the Times-Call
In today’s information-charged, fast-paced world, the holidays seem to rush in like a tsunami of colored lights and tinsel. The sacred and the secular are swirled together in a great commercial tide frothing with holiday gift ideas. What’s often missing is the personal touch. For many, the bane of the holiday season is in coming up with fun ideas for those important small thoughtful gifts designed to say “thinking of you” or “thank you.” What makes a special gift to bring to holiday parties? To give to teachers? To the hair stylist, work friend or neighbor? It’s always difficult to hit the right note at the right price, with the right dash of creativity, panache and pure pleasure. Here’s one gift idea that delivers a full whollup of “Wow!” – and at affordable prices. “Potted amaryllises excel as small-butstellar holiday gifts,” says Sally Ferguson of the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center in Danby, Vt. “These easy-to-grow winter-bloomers produce surprisingly exotic flowers, yet are still unknown to many people, even many flower sophisticates and gar-
deners. The bulb is huge, the flowers are huge. They grow and bloom for weeks on end – indoors in the dead of winter.” Best of all, says Ferguson, “most people respond to this flamboyant blooming house plant with disbelief, ‘What is this?’ You get to say: ‘It’s an amaryllis!’ This happens so often that we named our new amaryllis info sheet “It’s an amaryllis!” Now, when someone gives a gift amaryllis, they can provide care tips too.” Amaryllis can be purchased as potted plants already growing or as bare bulbs to be potted up at home and presented as readyto-grow gifts. When buying potted amaryllis as gifts, choose young plants not ones already in full bloom. When giving the bulbs, pot them up and present un-sprouted. For all recipients, watching amaryllis grow is half the fun. For gardeners, knowing that amaryllis bulbs can be kept from year to year to bloom in future seasons, even for decades, is another delicious thrill. On www.bulb.com the NFBIC now offers two free, downloadable, full color amaryllis information handouts: one is a single sheet for home printers, one is a two-sided tri-fold piece for more sophisticated printing.
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An Ideal Home Couple’s renovation turns triplex into a single-family dwelling
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Nothing tests a new marriage like a heap of demolition and dust, and Phillipe and Sara know this firsthand. The couple recently got hitched and decided to move into Phillipe’s place – a 100-year-old triplex in the city. As a bachelor, Phillipe lived on one floor of the house and rented the other two units. But once married, he and Sara wanted to turn the triplex into a single-family dwelling. So they gutted, demolished and rebuilt for what seemed like ages. They did a great job on their third-floor bedroom and bathroom, and took steps toward finishing the second floor, but that’s when they ran out of steam. They wanted the ground floor to be an open-concept living-and-dining room that would lead to a kitchen in the back, but were tired of renovating. So I stepped in to give them a warm and inviting space, and put them on the road to “happily ever after.’’ When I arrived, an empty, completely gutted room greeted me. So I started by covering up the bones. I put up walls, added some fresh white paint and put down beautiful maple flooring. Then I got ready to make things beautiful, but I had a challenge in front of me: Sara’s tastes ran toward the modern, while Phillipe enjoyed a more classic look. So I decided on a color palette of charcoal, white and amber, and chose fabrics and finishes that would marry the traditional and the modern. The room was really just one big space, so I had to create a sense of flow. I managed this by dividing the room up into various zones: a foyer, a living area and a dining room. I started with the foyer. I wanted to create a little entrance area, but without walls, I had to get creative. So I fashioned a funky privacy panel out of silver ball chain on a track that separates this area from the rest of the room, and
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After a few final accents and accessories, the room was completely transformed. By delineating living zones, combining modern and traditional finishes and installing a host of fabulous and functional touches, this room went from an empty shell to a wonderful “home sweet home.” Now that’s divine. Interior decorator Candice Olson is host of HGTV’s ’’Divine Design.’’ For more ideas, information and show times, visit www.HGTV.com or www.divinedesign.tv.
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unique displays, so Williams mixes tropicals with holiday greens to update old-fashioned designs. While blending celosia and protea into a centerpiece of holly and juniper, Williams spoke of the trend for matching flowers to home décor. “People bring in their own vases and say ‘here are the colors of the room, can you match that?’”
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FHA loan requirements are about to get stricter official said. “Everything needs to be assessed through the lens of the FHA core mission, as well as the broad economic policies of the administration with regard to stabilizing housing.” There are at least six specific ways HUD is looking at stabilizing FHA: 1. Upping the minimum required down payment. HUD is looking at whether increasing the required minimum down payment from 3.5 to 5 percent (or more) will help stabilize defaults. If buyers have more “skin in the game,” HUD officials wonder, will they be less likely to default on their mortgages? 2. Changing mortgage insurance premiums. HUD officials are considering whether changing the way FHA mortgage insurance premiums are structured will keep more buyers from becoming delinquent. Should there be an extra fee up front? Should the amount paid over time change for maximum stabilization? FHA borrowers currently pay an upfront fee and a monthly charge for mortgage insurance. 3. Raising the minimum credit score required for an FHA loan. While credit scores have been lousy at predicting what happens to people with good credit who lose their jobs, they have been more accurate in identifying risky behavior. At the height of the housing boom, FHA approved loans to borrowers with credit scores below 500. Discussions underway wonder whether the minimum acceptable credit score should be 620 or higher. 4. Dialing back how much money sellers can give FHA buyers. Right now, sellers can give buyers up to 6 percent to help cover closing costs and fees. Ex-
As FHA loans have become more popular, and the unemployment numbers have risen, more of these loans have gone bad, requiring more payments from the capital reserves. perts recommend reducing that to 3 percent. 5. Requiring FHA lenders to have more cash on hand. Like borrowers, lenders need to have more “skin in the game.” Right now, lenders need only $250,000 in cash to cover fraud-related loan originations, but HUD officials want to see that amount rise to $2.5 million. That will reduce the number of lenders that can offer FHA loans, and hopefully cut down on mortgage fraud. 6. Eliminating abusive lenders. HUD is asking congress for more power to prevent abusive lenders from making FHA loans. According to HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan’s testimony before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, lenders will be required to “indemnify the FHA fund for their own failures to meet FHA requirements” and will be held accountable nationally for any improper activities. Donovan said that HUD “will also develop a Lender Scorecard that will summarize the performance of lenders who do business with the FHA. This scorecard will be posted on (the department’s) Web site to ensure transparency and accountability for lenders, borrowers and the market.” HUD officials say the quality of the FHA loan portfolio has improved over the course of 2009. The typical borrower’s debt-to-income ratio has declined, meaning the mortgage payment is a
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smaller portion of the borrower’s monthly income. While HUD officials are pleased to see borrowers with a stronger personal finance balance sheet, there are two big concerns. First, the number of borrowers who are delinquent in paying their mortgages is growing. If those borrowers don’t figure out a way to make up their missing payments and start paying their mortgage on time, more homes will fall into foreclosure, further depressing housing prices. The second concern is rising unemployment. “If unemployment continues to track at high levels and goes to 11 or 12 percent, that’s a real struggle,” the senior HUD official said. “The big risk is a stagnant, slow recovery that keeps unemployment rates high because there is no loss mitigation technique for that.” In other words, if homeowners lose their jobs and can’t find replacements that pay enough to cover their monthly expenses, the FHA’s capital reserves fund sinking into the red will be the least of the government’s problems.
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Paris porcelain worth a good deal By Helaine Fendelman and Joe ROSSON Scripps Howard News Service
Dear Helaine and Joe: I would appreciate learning the value of this soup tureen. The piece is marked in red: “Entirely Hand Painted by Le Tallee of Paris. Made in France for C.D. Peacock.” Thanks. – J.L., Fort Lee, N.J.
Dear J.L.: It is sometimes hard to read handwritten marks on porcelain, and J.L. came close, but the name on the bottom of his piece is actually “Le Tallec,” which refers to Camille Le Tallec, who was born in France in 1906. In 1930, Le Tallec took over the family chinapainting business, located in Belleville, a suburb of Paris. Atelier Le Tallec prospered by lavishly decorating porcelain made in Limoges and became a world-class operation. Reportedly, the company began to collaborate with Tiffany & Co. in the early 1960s, and Tiffany acquired the French
firm in the early 1990s – some sources say the acquisition occurred in 1990, others say 1992. In any event, Camille Le Tallec died in 1991, and his company’s products (mainly dinnerware and giftware) are still sold at Tiffany stores. This particular Tallec tureen, however, retailed at a C.D. Peacock jewelry store, probably in the Chicago area. Elijah Peacock, a watch and jewelry repairman, founded the Illinois firm in 1837. Chicago had just 4,000 residents at the time, and the new store was a real boost to what was then little more than a frontier town. The piece belonging to J.L. should have a date code on the bottom, along with the initials of the decorator. Le Tallec pieces have a chart online – just search the Internet for “Le Tallec marks.” This piece has an insurance-replacement value of $750 to $1,000 if in perfect condition. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson are the authors of "Price It Yourself" (HarperResource, $19.95). Contact them at Treasures in Your Attic, P.O. Box 27540, Knoxville, TN 37927. Or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reverse mortgage can work for you during your golden years By Jan Jordan Special to the Times-Call
We dream all our lives. When we were teenagers, we dreamed of the day we could get a driver’s license. We dreamed of the day we could vote and drink alcohol. We dreamed maybe someday we would raise a family and fulfill the American dream to own a home. As we grew older our dreams matured. Throughout life, we put our personal wishes on hold in order to make others dreams come true. Now it is time to let your home work for you. An FHA reverse mortgage can help and should not be considered a loan of last resort. The mortgage is safe and can provide financial stability to improve or maintain quality of life. It can eliminate house payments allowing you to dream again. It can pay for medical bills, services, vacations and other things. Many seniors are having difficulty making their house payments and are in danger of losing their home. A reverse mortgage may be the answer to save your home from foreclosure. With a reverse mortgage you cannot be foreclosed upon as long as you remain living in the home. What exactly is a reverse mortgage
and how does it work? A reverse mortgage is a type of home loan that enables homeowners who are at least 62 years of age or older to access the equity in their homes. Rather than making a monthly mortgage payment, you will receive money. Depending upon the reverse mortgage product, borrowers may choose from several payment options, including lump sum, monthly payments or a line of credit. Key Jordan features of reverse mortgages are: • No income or credit score qualifications • You always retain ownership and title to your home • Proceeds may be used to fund longterm care or long term care insurance • Loan proceeds are tax-free • Loan proceeds do not affect Medicare or Social Security Repayment of the loan is not due until the last borrower sells the home or leaves the home. The borrower, their heirs or the estate will not owe more than the appraised value of the home. You owe it to yourself to contact a reverse mortgage loan officer. Get the facts about the program before dismissing the advantages. Jan Jordan is a Reverse Mortgage Loan Officer with Bank of America. Call her at 866-635-8701.
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Apartments/ Furnished 4010 1 & 2 BDRM DELUXE CORPORATE CONDOS, fully furnished. 303-588-0726 Holiday guests? Rent me! utils, sat TV, dishes/linens. Short term OK. 303-570-0402 NO lease, dep or credit chk Wkly/mnthly • 303-776-2185 • ALSO RV SITES AVAIL!
Apartments/ Unfurnished 4030 0 APP FEE: WINTER SPECIAL, 1 bdrm $550. On site pkng/laundry. A/C. Water & heat pd. Se Habla Espanol. (303)774-0593
1 BDRM @ $535 New carpet, A/C, coin lndry, heat/water paid, no smk/pets, 303-775-7517 • 1 BDRM $550 FREE Heat 1060 17th Ave, patios Se habla Espanol 720-327-8918 1 BDRM. Berthoud, $495+ $250 dep. Util´s incl. No pets/smk. 970-669-6646
1 Bdrm Rent Me, Rent Me! Only $550! Split deposit over 2 months. N/Pets. Top Realty, (303)931-6423
• Flexible Lease Options • Senior & Preferred Employer Discount • Free W/D in All Apts • Pet Friendly • Garages Available • Close to Shopping & Golf Course
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1 Bd From $565 2 Beds From $610 Great Location Large Units Park Like Setting Ample Parking A/C & Pool
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$99 MOVE-IN SPECIALS On ALL apartments! Call today to schedule an appointment! PMP Realty, 303-776-RENT DACONO- Large 2 bdrm. $700/mo, incl sewer/wtr & trash. Lndry facilities avail. N/P. (970)420-1363
2 BDRM, 1.5 BA Twnhse, NW location $700 - $725, 303-776-5416 2 BDRM, 1 BA, $680/mo, only $250 deposit & 1st mo rent FREE! Gas & Wtr paid. 1433 Emery St. Se Habla Espanol. 303-678-6221
● 619 TERRY #1 2 bdrm, heat/water paid, off st pkng. $625/month. RMG Realty, (303)772-4466 ● 917 SUNSET #2041 bedroom on 2nd floor, heat/water incl, A/C, off str pkng. $575/month. RMG Realty, 303-772-4466
321 QUAIL 2 bdrm, 2 ba, A/C, W/D included. Close to Rec Ctr. AVAILABLE ImmediatelyCall PMP, 303-776-RENT. 2 bdrm, 1000 SF, $750/mo, $750/deposit. (303)886-5039 2 BDRM APT, 1000 SF, new carpet, applcs & paint, includes heat & water, N/P. 303-579-2360 2 BDRM APTS- W/D hkup, fenced front yd, rear patio. $625/mo.(303)775-2881 •1809 EMERY ST2 bdrm in 4-Plex, off st parking, W/D hkups, pet nego. $625/mo. (303)447-8988. 2 BDRM- RENT ME NOW! Only $625! Split deposit over 2 months. Sorry, N/P Top Realty, (303)931-6423 ● 2 MUMFORD PL 2 Bdrm, W/D, frplc, off st pkng. $625. Pennant Investments, (303)447-8988 FREDERICK 2 bdrm, 1 ba, upstairs duplex. 222-1/2 5th St. $600. (720)936-1854
• FREE Washer/Dryer & Carport • Wood-burning fireplace • Large balconies/patios • Approved pets accepted • MTM leases available • Within walking distance of shopping, restaurants & RTD • One bdr starting at $675 & 2 bdr now at $750! • On Line leasing available
CLOVERBASIN VILLAGE *LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE • 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Starting @ $626 • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath AS LOW AS $780! • 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Townhouses Starting at $950! •Full Size Washer & Dryer Hookups •Close to Bus lines
• Pets Welcome • 24/Hr Fitness Center • Prices subject to change
2 Br, 2 Ba Now $750 2400 17th Avenue, Longmont, Colorado 80503
CLEAN 2 BDRM, W/D hkups, large yard. 720 Martin. $700. (720)371-4624
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CLEAN 2 BDRM near downtown, laundry room, storage. N/P. $600+ dep. Call, (303)324-9922
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1 & 2 BDRM Apt Homes 1 BDRM, inc gas, wtr, offst Fox Ridge Apts Premier prkg, storage & trash. Gd Gated Community. Pets loc in Firestone 303-833-6627 OK! For Info & Specials 1 BDRM ON Call (303)774-9944 COFFMAN $525. On-site laundry, A/C, off-st pkng. N/S. ● 1-2 BDRM, new ba, A/C Avail now. (303)651-2881 ● DW, lndry, off st. prkg ● $625-$750 N/S 303-444-0501 1 BEDROOM 1 bath1968 McCall. Heat/water pd. For 1 person. $525. Dottie, 303-682-8802 1 BD, about 550 SF, coin lndry, Your choice, $460 2 BD, w/d hkp, new 1st Month RENT FREE! paint/carpet, wood flr, SUPER CLEAN 1851 Emery #1, #2 $655 Berthoud Townhomes 2 BD, 1 ba, gar, w/d hkp, 1602 4th Street 2330 Wedgewood, $625 ✭ 2 Bdrm avail now- $695 Alert Realty 303-776-5156 ✭ 1 Bdrm avail 11/10- $575 MUST SEE! No Pets. Non-Smoking. Close to I-25, Hwy 60 & 287. 1 BDRM, 2 Bdrm or 3 Bdrm Sherry, (970)222-0502. Apartments available in Longmont! 1 bdrm NEW carpet & paint. 2 $475, 2 bdrm starting at bdrm, 1 ba, W/D hkps, No $550, 3 bdrm $750. pets. $650/mo. 303-919-0743 For locations & details call PML Inc (303)772-5934
630 Peck Drive, Longmont West on Nelson/ Airport Rd
EASTGLEN APTS 630 Lashley, Longmont (303)682-2943 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS: Winter Savings Pool, air, laundry ✭Wtr, trash, sewer pd
EFFICIENCIES STARTING AT $445! Call PMP, 303-776-RENT. ● FORT LUPTON Large 2 bdrm, utils. No pets/smk. $795. 303-857-8777 HAMILTON PARK APTS. 1406 N. 4th St., Berthoud. Offers 1 bdrm for people 62 or older or disabled, with or without children. Rent based on income. Now accepting applications EHOP. 970-532-3725 or TDD 800-659-2656
HORIZON PLACE 1 Bdrm- $550 2 Bdrm- $625 Secure bldg, swimming pool, A/C, on-site laundry. Call PMP, 303-776-RENT ✭✭Lanyon Park Apts, 2 bdrm, spacious, all appliances, laundry on-site, cats/no dogs, $585 Call mgr 720-494-7637 or Mock 303-497-0668
NEWLY renovated 1 & 2 bdrms, close to Boulder, Lake front & Mtn views starting at only $670. 3226 Lake Park Way 1-877-320-3305
NICE Place! 2 bdrm, 1 ba, laundry, pkng, patio, sm pet ok. $575. 303-581-9239.
NIWOT/ 1 & 2 BDRM´s 8060 Niwot Rd, starting at $695. Call PMP, 303-776-RENT.
REDUCED RENTS 1, 2 & 3 BDRM Apartment Homes The Shores Apartments, Hwy 66 & Airport Rd (303)774-8000
ROOMS & Apartments Weekly/Monthly, from $100/week. Utililties included. (303)931-7108
VALUE PLACE FIRESTONE HOLIDAY SPECIALS! ● $549 MONTHLY ● $209 WEEKLY New building. Furn studios, full kitchens, free utils, no lease. ✓ Perfect for visiting friends & family! I-25 & Hwy 119, Longmont exit 240. 303-485-0040 *New guests only. Bring ad to qualify. *Expires 2/28/2010
Commercial/ Industrial 4040
1254 SHERMAN DR 2410 Sq Ft Indust space. ✭ LANYON PARK APTS $1400/mo. K-II Realty Spacious 1 bdrm, range, (303)775-1646 refrig, dishwasher, laundry facility, cat negotiable, Sunny lrg 2 BDRM, 1 ba, $515. On site 720-494-7637 quiet, WD, A/C, balcony, strg! No pets. 2041 Meadow 1500 SF- 936 MAIN ST Mock 303-497-0668 Good visibility, overhead Dr. $725 303-443-4308 door, good for transmission LUXURIOUS 1 & 2 BDRMS shop. $1200/mo. 303-885-7617 •Hardwood flooring, •Stainless steel appliances, •Granite countertops, pool, Thistle Communities 50-140112 Longmont •24 hour fitness center 4 Locations 2540 Sunset Drive 1 Bdrm starting at $520 ● 1-877-320-3313 2 Bdrm starting at $600 $300 off rent at BUILDING FOR LEASE move-in on select units. Cat friendly, 2,250 sf office/shop space no credit check 3 OH doors/secure 15 3rd Ave APARTMENT HOMES outdoor storage 303-651-9496 907 S. Sherman location Se habla Espanol.
Call Now open For 7 days a Specials! week 3800 Pike Road, Longmont Corner of Pike & Airport Rd
$1,800/mo $9.60/sf NN NN = $2.39
UNIQUE townhouse style, 2154 Dexter Dr, 2 bdrm, 1.5 ba, balcony, laundry fac, $610 & $620 Mock 303-497-0668 or onsite 303-774-7550
OFFICE SPACE 519 Main St. For Lease 800sf $12.00/sf + util
December 12, 2009
Commercial/ Condos/ Duplexes 4060 Houses Industrial 4040 Townhouses 4050 LARGE 3 bdrm, 2 ba,
30 X 40 SHOP- Heated. $800 + utils. NE Longmont. Call (720)290-6354.
0 App Fee-$100 off 1st 2 mos Lg 3 bdrm, 2 ba, gar, water pd. No dogs. 303-651-3216
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● 1332 SUMNER #1 2 bdrm in 4-plex, W/D hkups, off st pkng. $625. RMG Realty, (303)772-4466
● FREDERICK Versatile! Light industrial/office, 960 sf & 1920 sf, from $695 303-857-8777
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Condos/ Townhouses 4050
Remodeled!! 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1 car gar, fncd back yard, W/D hkup. No Pets. $800/mo. 303-651-2573 Available Dec. 1
2 BDRM, 1 ba, new appls incl W/D. No smk/pets. 225 E 8th Ave. $675/mo + $675/ dep. App req´d. 303-678-8663
LG 2 BDRM, 2 BA, yard, pets nego, $875. 303-335-6733 www.homernt.com
Garages/Storage Spaces 4070 CAR & BOAT INDOOR Heated Storage. Call for info. 303-678-0722 INDOOR GARAGE STORAGE 20x40, 20x50. I-25 & Hwy-66. 970-535- 6074
0720 MARTIN- 2 bdrm, clean, lg yd by park, W/D hkups. $700. (720)371-4624 0 APP FEE! GIANT 6 bdrm on large corner lot, fncd. 740 E 4th Ave. $1350. (720)371-4624
1 BDRM, 1 ba, off st pkng, no stairs, pool, BBQ, 225 E 8th. $575. Alert 303-776-5156 2 BDRM, 1.5 BA, W/D hkups, carport, stor, fncd patio/yd. $795. 720-334-0695
vaulted ceilings, AC, bsmt. NO PETS $900 (303)499-7997
2 BDRM, 1 bath, carport, 1346 Terry St, $700 2 BDRM, 1.5 ba, garage, 1759 Antero, $700 2 BDRM, 1 ba, off st pkng, near park, 2016 McCall, $715 2 BDRM, 1 ba, garage, 212 E. St Clair, $725 2 BDRM, 1 bath, garage, 2036 Yeager, $750 Alert Realty 303-776-5156
SPACIOUS 3 BDRM Cath ceiling, Pvt deck, carport, off-st end unit on park. Meadow Dr. $875. +dep. 303-499-9727 or 2 BDRM, gar, frpl, fncd yd, recent updates, W/D, sec 303-503-1595. sys avail. Pets nego. 3 BDRM Townhome, 1364 $825/mo, (303)324-7050. SF, W/D hkup, 2 ba, $250 dep, $999/mo! 888-837-4912 2 BDRM, N.W., 2 ba., gar., *We Accept Foreclosures* A/C, hkups, fenced, no smk/pets, $800 303-776-8038.
$0 APP FEE. Rent/rent to own, 3 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car, $1050/mo. (303)485-9396 1014 ROSE, 4 bdrm, 2 ba, fam rm, fncd yd, $1250 rent & dep. (303)875-1346 1320 KEYSTONE CTImmaculate, spacious, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, liv room, fam room, W/D, 2 car gar, fncd yard, small pet nego. $995. (303)530-7149 1640 METROPOLITAN 2 Bdrm, loft + study, 2 ba, 2 car, bsmt. Avail 11/1/09. $1195/mo. Jim, 303-775-0163
3 BDRM, 1-3/4 bath, NW Longmont, 1400 Sq Ft, A/C, sprinkler, NO PETS. $1025. (970)768-2280
2 story, 4 bdrm, 2 ba, 2 car FOR RENT center, 1144 Francis St, gar, new carpet, no pets. 2 BDRM, 2 BA Mobile 321 Coffman, Longmont $825. Alert RE (303)776-5156 Home $700 + utils. River 1600 sq ft, $850-$1,200 plus $1095/mo. RMG RE Valley Village, 303-772-3240. 303-772-4466 utilities & NNN. Tenant finish avail. Jim @ 303-776-2244 x209 Smoking Deal!
3 BDRM, 3 BATH on quiet Fort Collins/Loveland area Bank culdesac, skylight, wood I am willing floors areas and new carForeclosure to Finance pet, large storage area, Must sell fast!!! Double Wides: fenced backyard, pets Over 1900 SF, $41,900. Less than $800 nego. $1095. 970-532-7719 Great Mountain Views! Single Wides: Fireplace, extra storage 3 BDRM & 4 BDRM Less than $700 SUN HOMES AT homes with yards, off st EAGLE CREST Price Includes Lot parking or garages, views 1-888-246-5232 Easy Credit, and much more. Prices www.4eaglecrest.com Low Down Payment range frOM $895 to $1495. Loveland Plaza: Call PML INC @ 4105 N. Garfield, Lot 44 (303)772-5934 for more Pleasant Grove: information and locations! 517 E. Trilby Rd, Ft Collins, Lot 78 Harmony Road: 2500 E Harmony, 3 BDRM, 4 YRS OLD, Ft. Collins, Lot 27 3 baths, A/C, frplc, Only 3 Available 2 car gar, 1800 Sq Ft, unfinished basement. CALL NOW! BRAND NEW $1195. (303)905-6600
HOME ● 3 BDRM Brick home, 1 car gar, new paint, new carpet & appl´s. Avail now. ● LARGE 2 bdrm, avail 12/15. $600/mo. 303-907-7446
3 BEDROOM HOUSE BARGAINS! • 119 Fairbanks • 1293 Trailridge • 832 Grant Call TODAY! PMP, 303-776-RENT.
to rent in Firestone 1200 SF, 3 bdrm/2 bath All New appliances $849. Swimming pool. playground. Clubhouse and pet friendly! SUN HOMES AT EAGLE CREST 1-888-246-5232 www.4eaglecrest.com
● 48 BAYLOR- 2700 Sq Ft, 4 bdrm 3 ba, stunning mountain view! $1600/mo. RMG Realty, (303)772-4466
$499.00 Moves You In!!!
1851 DUCHESS, 4 Bdrm, NO Rent until 2 ba, 1 car, LR + FR, comFeb. 1, 2010 plete remodel, granite, hw flrs, carpet, tile baths, gas Homes for rent- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, all appliances from FOX MEADOWS 2 BDRM, W/D, DW, A/C log, A/C. $1275/mo. No $699.00 Firestone, Co. Great 2 bdrm, 2 bath, frpl, w/ garage NE Longmont. pets, N/S. 303-775-0163 SUN HOMES AT W/D hookup, high ceilings, No Pets. $650/mo + dep. Craigslist ID#1468578789 EAGLE CREST upgraded appliances & 720-232-2730 or 720-938-1559 888-649-5616 finishes. Reserved parking, www.4eaglecrest.com pool. ● $825+ Utilities. 2 BDRM. Westside, $725 Valentiner & Associates. rent, $725 deposit, sm. pets negotiable. 720-862-9568 2 BDRM, 1 ba, attic, gar, (303)443-9342 pet neg, 235 Bowen, $875 TOWNHOME- 3 bedroom, 2 BDRM, Lyons, 1 ba, 3 BDRM & 2 BDRM 4 bath, 1 car on Longmont cellar, 321 Seward, $900 Duplexes with off st greenbelt. New carpet & 3 BDRM, 1.75 bath, dbl parking or garage, yards & 4 bdrm, 1.5 ba, fin bsmnt, appliances. $1100/month. more! 2 bdrms start at $695 gar, 1730 Linden, $1050 gar, Southmoor Pk. N/S/P. (303)775-6120 Alert Realty 303-776-5156 & 3 bdrms for $895. $1250. 303-803-6790 Call PML INC at TOWNHOMES FOR RENT (303)772-5934 for locations! 4+ BDRM & 2.5 BATH• 1601 Great Western • 640 Gooseberry 2 BDRM 1 BA + Den, large yard & gar in S. Longmont. Call PMP, 303-776-RENT. ● 435 EMERY DR yard. No Smoke. Pet nego, $1250/mo. Call 303-775-6348 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, W/D $985. 303-776-5416 4 bdrm, 2 bath, liv rm, fam hkups, carport, swamp rm + rec rm/5th bdrm. Lg cooler, No pets. $675/mo. kitch, deck, fncd yard, pet Call Pennant (303)447-8988 n e g . $ 1 2 5 0 / m o . (970)402-2534 ● 581 MOUNT EVANS2 BDRM, 1 ba, gar, near 2 story with bsmt, 3 bdrm, park, 1358 Merl, $795 3 ba, 2 car gar, 2380 SqFt. 2 BDRM, 1.5 ba, gar, lg 4 bdrm, 3.5 ba, fin. bsmnt, $1100/mo. RMG Realty, bdrm, 1844 Lincoln, $825 golf course location, newly (303)772-4466 3 BDRM, 1.5 bath, bsmt, renovated, $2200/mo + 1933 Lincoln, $795 utils. 303-356-1587 4 BDRM, 2.5 bath, carport, bsmt, 1900SF! 4 bdrm, 3 ba, exec. rental, BERTHOUD , 2 bdrm, 1734 Cambridge, $975 3500 sf, 500 sf sunroom, 1 ba, w/d hkup, 1 car, Alert Realty 303-776-5156 $2000 970-566-3389 well-maint, patio. Pets nego, No smk. $800 + VERY CLEAN 4 bdrm, utils & dep. 303-776-4241 2 bath home, 2 car gar, fncd 2 BDRM, 1 bath Old town back yd in quiet neigbrhd. w/ small yard. W/D inc. Section 8 approved. ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭ $900/mo 303-931-4011 $1200/mo. (303)548-1091
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4080 Mobile Homes/ Office Space 4100 Retail Space 4135 Spaces 4090 ● 724 INDEPENDENCEOFFICE BUILDING 773 SQ FT- busy shopping
PROFESSIONAL Offices N. Longmont. 150 to 825 SF. Single & 3 office suite. All ground level, 2 entr, great prkg. 303-956-1141
Roommates Wanted 4120 1 VERY LARGE BDRM AVAILABLE in a 3 bdrm, 2 bath home in Longmont. $450/month incl utils. 303-956-0326
Office Space 4100
Jan 1st, sng/cpl, priv ent, grdn lev, 1 bd, priv bth, lrg 500 to 2500 SQFT or individ- lvng area, shared kit, W/D ual offices avail. Good traf- internet/cable, large yard, fic exposure. 303-523-3369 $595/incl utils. 303-651-6298 5 ROOM prof office space. 820 sqft. 1245 Francis. High visibility loc. $845/mo. 303-776-3150 or 303-776-6845
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OFFICE RETAILSPACE FOR LEASE
508 5th Avenue 1,200 sf $1,100/month REMODELED SPACE
195 South Main
ROOMMATE WANTED M/F $400/ mo, inc utils. 303-834-0732
1,200 sf $1,050/month + util. 3,600 sf $2700/month + util.
CLOVER CREEK HOME4 bdrm, 3.5 ba, A/C, comm pool. $1300. (303)442-8693
Frederick / Firestone • 730 Carbondale- Apt $525 • 5844 Canyon Way GREAT DEALS!! Call PMP, 303-776-RENT.
CLASSIFIEDS 303-776-7440 or visit www.timescall.com Mountain Ave. Commercial/Retail $500/mo 970-532-2652.
NEWLY Remodeled 4 bdrm, 2 ba on corner lot, fncd yd, 1 car. $1200/good renter discount 970-443-0590
255 WEAVER PARK CLASS “A” second floor office space for lease or sale. Common area, conference room, elevator, mountain views. 1 yr Free Rent!
3300 BRIDGER TRAIL #H203
Clean & well kept 2 BR / 2 BA condo on 2nd floor close to the diagonal & campus. Community offers indoor pool, weight room, clubhouse and tennis courts. All this for only $162,900
8 VALENTINE LANE
Cute bungalow has had the work done for you! This 4 bedroom ranch has new carpet, appliances, tile, countertops and paint. Huge back yard for the summer gatherings. All this for just $124,900
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EXECUTIVE OFFICES OR SUITES Spaces from $250/mo. Receptionist services, kitchen, copier, fax and T1 internet service. Spaces from single offices to 2,500 SQ FT.
Country Feel within the City Limits. Almost 1/2 acre, tree-lined entry lane close to everything. This 3 BR / 2 BA ranch has updated kitchen, cozy fireplace and lots of shade trees! Take a look for only $162,900
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16,195 sq ft $4.95/ sf NNN
Terrific 2 story featuring new paint & carpet - move right in! 3 spacious bedrooms, den, loft, fireplace, East facing stamped concrete patio...$262,900
Call Devin O´Branagan ERA Tradewind
I-25 and Highway 66
5829 SUNBURST AVE. FIRESTONE
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$8000 tax rebate! Do you qualify?
SEMI-FURN Rooms/Apts Wkly/mnthly from $100/wk Utils/micro/fridge inc (303)931-7108
1,750sf $10.00/sf NNN
Rooms For Rent
Great Value! 3 bdrm, 1 ba, yd, carport, patio, stor. Sm pet ok. $895. (303)581-9239
DUPLEXES! 32 POWDERHORN PL • 1221 9th Ave • 1224 Holly Small 2 bdrm house • 1963 Meadow • 1414 Terry Longmont, 3 Bdrm, 2 ba, lg 5 BDRM, 3 BA, big gar, big Call PMP for more details, fncd yd on culdesac. $1200. yd. Pets nego. $1295/mo + 411 Reese, Lyons. $800/mo Avl 12-15-1/wk free if move- dep. Avail now, 303-378-3014 + utils $600 dep 303-823-5925 303-776-RENT in bfr Xmas. 303-651-9719
OFFICE SPACE For Rent Holistic wellness center. (720)280-9047
TOWNHOUSE $9502 bdrms, 3 ba, W/D hkups, A/C, 1850 Sq Ft, frplc, 1 car garage. $1000 w/WD Call (720)320-9684
1800 SF. Auto, auto paint, furniture stripping, welding, etc need not apply. 502 2nd Street, Unit 3, Berthoud 970-221-0997
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629 Terry St., Longmont
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HORSE PROPERTY 10 Stall Barn with 9 Acres grazing land. For lease $750 call John 720-272-3028
5076 Mobile/ 5130 Manufactured OLD TOWN ERIE Duplex Downsize & Save! $130K, owner/broker. 303-828-3222 Homes/Spaces
• Adult Park 3 bdrm $13,900 • Family Park 3-4 bdrm, $15,900. (303)946-0865
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Heidi & Helena buy houses! * Everyone´s Approved! * $ SAVE YOUR CREDIT $ Bad credit ok on our Owner 303-725-8388 / 303-459-2711 Carry Mobile homes. Over 50 Dbl. & Sing. wides. BigLake Front Property! gest Sale Ever!! We´re 9895 Harbor Drivebuying too! 970-222-1473 Lighthouse Cove970-690-2725 or 970-690-3283 $1,350,000. Water Ski Property w/VIEWS! www.pallonesells.com Call Joan Pallone M/B. (303)810-9647
Real Estate Condos/ Townhouses 5040
✭Large 2 Story✭
S. Longmont- Many New IMMEDIATE Debt Relief Upgrades! 4+ bedrooms, 4 Stuck w/ a house you can´t baths, fncd yard. $244,950 afford or don´t want? We take over pmts/buy cash or terms. Foreclosure OK. 303-709-4784
2 BDRM, 2 ba, wheelchair accessible, home emergency sys, frplc, patio, ground level. FSBO $370,000. Reduced Price! 303-775-4165
Now is the time to buy your first home. 1 BDRM, 1 ba with all new paint & flooring. Including high LONGMONT ESTATESgrade wood laminate. Great Quad-level at 1665 $74,900. Call (303)886-7530. Albion Ln. 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba, one owner. $220,000. Wendy @ Windemere Realty. 303-775-0108
Office Space 4100
S MAIN LOCATION WITH GREAT VISIBILITY. TWO SUITES AVAIL. 918 SF AND 2,165 SF, LOW LEASE RATE
No SS# NEEDED! Homes available for immediate move-in $800/mo! We accept TIN numbers for easy in-house financing (OAC) 303-500-8797 Own a home today with NO money down! You may qualify for the NEW Gov´t tax credit program. Bad credit, no problem! EZ in-house financing! 888-325-4901
Lots & Tracts 5100 2 ACRE LOTS WEST OF BERTHOUD. Great Views! $149,900. Fred @ Four Seasons Re, (720)494-2133.
N MAIN SECOND FLOOR OFFICE SPACE. FINISH TO YOUR NEEDS. 1,500 SF TO 6,700 SF Ed & Keith Kanemoto
Real Estate Wanted 5170
Mirasol Senior Community has a resale home avail, 1355 SF Ranch, 2 bdrm, 2 ba., 2 car, A/C, Part of an affordable home ownership opt. Call Amy 970-635-5931
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Make holiday tables a feast for the eyes By Mary Carol Garrity Scripps Howard News Service
If you’re entertaining this holiday season, make your dining-table display as memorable as the delicious cuisine you’ll serve. To get your creative juices flowing, here are a few of my favorites.
Hunt Club I adore the English hunt-club look, and it works perfectly on a holiday table because it can easily feature traditional Christmas colors. Set the mood quickly with a red-and-green plaid table topper. Then, be inventive with place settings, mixing rich textures and hunting images. For instance, start with faux leather chargers layered atop shiny silver trays. Top your white dinner plate with a salad plate depicting a stag. Use cutlery that features handles made of faux antlers. Holiday Glam There is no better time to show a flare for the dramatic than during the holidays. To pull off a sophisticated but subtle glam look, drench your table in china, silver and loads of fresh flowers. A friend wanted to create this look in her high-rise condo, so we picked a color palette that was luxurious but decidedly nontraditional: celadon and coral. We set her table in simple elegance with gold-rimmed china and stemware, building each place setting on a hand-painted black metal tray and topping each tower of dishes with a sorbet cup filled with fresh hydrangeas and roses. Garden Fresh Depending on your personal preference, you could take this theme in two different directions: playful or rustic. For a spunky tabletop that’s full
of energy, try the color palette of black, white and apple green. Use black-and-white dishes or top your white china with a funky green accent, like a green apple resting on a bed of moss. Make perky name cards featuring black-and-white polka-dot letters, then insert the cards in a slot cut into each apple. Or top the place setting with a small gift wrapped in green paper and tied up with a blackand-white ribbon. For a centerpiece, fill a 2-foot clear glass cylinder vase with green apples. For a more rustic approach to the garden theme, pick a color palette of sage, brown and cranberry. Cover the table with a cotton topper featuring chains of sage and cranberry flowers. Start each place setting with a wicker tray. Then, top dishes with a small garden statue, like a bust. For a centerpiece, fill an aged terra-cotta urn with a bouquet of winter greens, pine cones, berries, green apples and grapes.
Silver and White Perfect for Hanukkah, Christmas or New Year’s Eve, silver and white is a dazzling color scheme for your holiday table. Use silver trays as chargers, then load them up with your white china, preferably trimmed in silver. Roll up white linen napkins in silver napkin rings, then tuck in a sprig of wintergreens or fresh herbs, like rosemary. Top each place setting with a gift wrapped in a white starshaped box that’s tied up with silver ribbon and embellished with winter greens. Place clusters of silver candelabrum, mercury glass urns or crystal compotes at the table’s center. around the centerpiece. Mary Carol Garrity is the proprietor of three successful homefurnishings stores and is the author of several best-selling books on home decorating. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Longmont • Mark & Marlys Hagood from Artigliere Anthony, 2203 Tyrrhenian Dr, Longmont, $390,000, home • Lazaro & Reina Gutierrez from Bank New York Mellon Trust, 20 James Cir, Longmont, $172,000, home • Beth Anderson from Finley Michelle L & Paul, 983 Wolf Creek Dr, Longmont, $217,000, home • William Zietlow from Friedman Ryan & Simone, 1634 Cedarwood Dr, Longmont, $226,000, home • Nathan Cole from HSBC Bank USA National Trust, 2413 Lincoln St, Longmont, $134,900, home • Gene & Sabita Peterson from Loftin Daniel B & Leslie, 120 Elk Pl, Longmont, $140,900, home • Jeffrey Rubin from Martin Lucas A, 723 Thornwood Way, Longmont, $225,000, home • Jeffrey & Sarah White from Peak Equity Solutions LLP, 1346 Sunset St Unit 11, Longmont, $127,000, condo • Lisa Carney from Pinz Nancy A, 1509 Sumner St, Longmont, $260,000, home • Seth & Kelly Haley from Rhoades Michael J & Barba, 1927 Lochmore Dr, Longmont, $289,000, home • Edward & Ruthie Fitzgerald from Sheila Thu Huynh Family T, 8571 Waterford Way, Longmont, $845,000, home • Michael McGuire from Silvercreek Capital LLC, 2141 Santa Fe Dr, Longmont, $235,000, home • Warren & Ling Church from Tatti Louis E & Nancy L, 4526 Lucca Dr, Longmont, $265,000, home • Diane Nehf from Luis M & Elaine M Barandi, 1019 Sonoma Cir #G, Longmont, $185,000, home • Brandon & Camrin Knudsen from Calco Properties LLC, 400 Main St Unit 1, Longmont, $413,500, condo • Thomas & Jennifer Campbell from James Mark Denman, 1212 Lark St, Longmont, $234,000, home • Mark Russell from Front Range Real Estate P, 1604
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Spruce Ave, Longmont, $200,000, home • Philip & Dorothy Durian from Bryan & Natalie Gilbert, 7165 Christopher Ct, Longmont, $415,000, home • Vanny Leas from Gsamp Trust 2004 Ahl, 1555 Ervine Ave, Longmont, $150,000, home • Bradford & Shellie Funk from Christopher A & Molly Kra, 2110 Sand Dollar Cir, Longmont, $437,500, home • Gen LLC from Harvest Junction South LL, 215 Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, $1,225,000, home • Abdul Cheriyaparambil from John P Weeber, 232 Sweet Valley Ct, Longmont, $235,000, home • Kathleen Pereira from Thomas F Wells, 2025 Spencer St, Longmont, $164,900, home • Erica & Damon Brown from Earl Richard Bergland, 704 Goss Dr, Longmont, $154,900, home • Helen Beuf from Steven K Bosley, 2119 Mallard Pl, Longmont, $396,000, home • Ione Haley from Jenny Buckendorf, 1019 Sonoma Cir #D, Longmont, $190,000, home • Wolski Limited from Deutsche Bank National Trust, 1037 Alta St, Longmont, $79,000, home • Malissa Boone from Sarah J Dubbe, 2187 Hackberry Cir, Longmont, $165,000, home • Donna Renoad from Guaranty Bank Trust Co, 1379 Charles Dr Unit A2, Longmont, $195,500, condo • Mark & Margaret Sleevi from Kathleen M Haws, 1101 Princeton Dr, Longmont, $410,000, home • Rhonda Reich from Patricia A Henisse, 2815 Humboldt Cir, Longmont, $220,600, home • Raul Suarez from Marshall & Jessica M Horv, 1143 Button Rock Dr, Longmont, $275,000, home • Katherine Dunklau from HSBC Bank USA Trustee, 1016 Katy Ln, Longmont, $315,000, home • Marshall & Jessica Horvath from Heath & Molly B Irwin, 1823 Wasach Dr, Longmont, $555,000, home • Torre Ahlberg from Eric John Juenke, 942 Lilac St, Longmont, $178,000, home
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• Providential LLC from Dana Lindsay, 1938 Red Cloud Rd, Longmont, $212,900, home • Jessica & Michael Dazzo from Peter H Wayne, 1022 Kansas Ave, Longmont, $143,000, home • Andrei Riabinin from Wells Fargo Bank Trustee, 4221 Florentine Dr, Longmont, $255,100, home
• Donald & Sara McIntyre from Norah S McFarland, 1101 Scott Ave, Estes Park, $280,000, home • Reuben & Sara Bergsten from Jerry D Twigg, 175 Cherokee Ct, Estes Park, $375,000, home • Patricia Wedan from Patrick F & Shelley M Cip, 632 Aspen Ave, Estes Park, $303,800, home
Allenspark • Don Kadoun from Sandra M Jensen, 1140 Hwy 7 Business Rte, Allenspark, $46,500, home
Lyons • Nancy & Charles Hevenor from Daniel S Baum, 1013 Horizon Dr, Lyons, $721,500, home • Arn Hayden from Sanford R Williams, 429 Main St, Lyons, $295,000, home
Berthoud • Devon & April Netschke from Bank New York Trust Co, 315 Turner Ave, Berthoud, $127,000, home • Cody Lane from Ornelas Jesse F, 1255 Cedar Dr, Berthoud, $160,000, home Erie • Michael & Jennifer Vissers from Jon Patrick Brady, 414 Conrad Dr, Erie, $228,700, home • Dianela Trevino from Six Point Erie Village, 1129 Village Cir, Erie, $251,000, home • Thomas Nigro from Anne Francoise Gostoli, 1603 Holeman Dr, Erie, $259,000, home • Miles & Anne Lanning from Carl L & Vicki H Middleto, 1344 Padfield Pl, Erie, $360,000, home • Robert & Michelle Reagan from Ira L & Ginger Zuckerman, 1329 Oakley Ln, Erie, $360,000, home Estes Park • Julian Eisner from Aulabaugh John C & Tori E, 2155 Carriage Dr, Estes Park, $425,000, home • Paul & Patricia Baker from Childress Georgia A, 1050 S Saint Vrain Ave Unit L1, Estes Park, $132,000, condo • Sharlyn Gamber from Conner Diane, 1845 State Highway 66, Estes Park, $258,000, home • Eldon & Krystal Kifer from Kauffman Lisa Ann, 4075 Little Valley Rd, Estes Park, $249,000, home • Emma Tr from Wakeland Claude Lee & Shi, Estes Park, $250,000, home • Kittredge & Linda Werlein from Donald W Miller Revocable, 3433 Eagle Cliff Cir Dr Unit D, Estes Park, $376,000, condo
Foreclosures – notice of election and demand • Borrower: Randy Salazar, Lender: GMAC Mortgage LLC, Amount: $174,242, Property: 858 Turpin Way, Erie, Filed: 12/02/09 • Borrower: Ronda Meyer, Lender: US Bank National Association, Amount: $181,598, Property: 974 Sutton Ln, Estes Park, Filed: 12/01/09 • Borrower: Juan Solis, Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Amount: $171,464, Property: 155 Lane Ct, Fort Lupton, Filed: 12/02/09 • Borrower: Jason & Kelly Aughenbaugh, Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, Amount: $171,511, Property: 7478 Skyline Way, Frederick, Filed: 12/01/09 • Borrower: Gregory & Karel Kester, Lender: Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Amount: $130,947, Property: 659 Buchanan Ln, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Michael & Lois Moger, Lender: Elevations Credit Union, Amount: $382,042, Property: 11022 N 66th St, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Charles & Beverly Melvin, Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank Na, Amount: $221,589, Property: 1202 Fall River Cir, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Shaari Ladue & Rose Cady, Lender: Colorado Housing And Finance, Amount: $207,240, Property: 1919 Redtop Ct, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Jacob Brodersen,
Lender: Bank Of America Na, Amount: $78,531, Property: 225 E 8th Ave F13, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Robert & Leanne Taulman, Lender: Colonial National Mortgage, Amount: $157,932, Property: 2108 Lincoln St, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: William Miller, Lender: BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Amount: $143,648, Property: 7 6th Ave, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Virginia Weissman, Lender: The Bank Of New York Mellon FKA, Amount: $219,687, Property: 4634 Lucca Dr, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Mark & Michelle Nusz, Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA As Trustee, Amount: $494,166, Property: 2011 Diamond Dr, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Charles & Cheryl Gilliam, Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank National Assoc, Amount: $166,268, Property: 1717 Sunset St, Longmont, Filed: 11/30/09 • Borrower: Glenn & Cheryl Pawelczyk, Lender: Onewest Bank FSB, Amount: $181,705, Property: 122 Mount Massive Way, Longmont, Filed: 12/01/09 • Borrower: Eric Dellinger, Lender: Fidelity Home Mortgage LLC, Amount: $280,702, Property: 2020 Ionosphere St 15, Longmont, Filed: 12/02/09 • Borrower: Diamond Builders LLC, Lender: Wells Fargo Bank National Association, Amount: $694,662, Property: 524 Nesting Crane Ln, Longmont, Filed: 12/01/09 • Borrower: Arthur & Nancy Dudley, Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank National Assoc, Amount: $233,355, Property: 330 Flint Gulch Rd, Lyons, Filed: 12/02/09 • Borrower: Patricia Pilia & Sterling Ainsworth, Lender: Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation, Amount: $999,646, Property: 1692 Kiowa Rd, Lyons, Filed: 12/01/09 • Borrower: Juan Sanchez, Lender: BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Amount: $131,246, Property: 15292 Morris Ave, Fort Lupton, Filed: 09/18/09
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