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October 16, 2010

Get more bang for your buck with a

Bedroom Renovation

Check furnace before winter By Dwight Barnett

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Kitchens and baths get all the buzz as the best rooms to renovate, whether you’re selling your house or planning to stay in it. But don’t overlook the power of a great master bedroom – after all, it’s among the most frequently used rooms in your home. Whether you’re renovating to attract potential buyers, or to improve your enjoyment of your house, sprucing up the master bedroom has multiple benefits. Buyers will likely pass through your bedroom to reach the master bath, so a great master bedroom helps set the tone for your master bath. And since most of us spend about eight hours a day (or night) in the bedroom, refurbishing the room can help us get better rest and feel better about our home. Investing a few extra dollars to install luxury designer touches like good linens or an eye-catching wallpaper mural can ensure you get the most bang for your renovation buck in the bedroom. Whether you have a few hundred dollars or a few thousand to spend, you can make the most of your money by adding highquality, high-impact touches like these.

Q: During the Labor Day weekend, I decided to do some fall maintenance and found a problem with my newer high-efficiency furnace. The furnace worked fine last winter, and nothing has been touched except to turn it off at the thermostat. When I try to turn it to heat, I can hear a fan running, but there is no heat, no flame and no air coming out of the registers. Have you ever come across a situation like this?

a few hundred more and you can buy name brand linens in a top-of-the-line department store.

Designer Linens The bed should be a focal point for a well-designed bedroom. The easiest way to make yours look fresh and powerful, even if it’s the same frame you’ve had for 10 years, is to dress it up with great linens. Go for the whole enchilada here – skirt, accent pillows, duvet and shams. Linen designers have made it easy to create a pulled-together, luxury look by providing ensembles that work together. Since you’ll spend several hours a day in contact with your linens, it’s probably worth spending a bit more for comfort as well as great looks. Look for all-cotton sheets that have a high thread count. Generally, the higher the thread count the softer and more comfortable they’ll feel. Thanks to designers’ partnerships with popular retail chains, it’s possible to score a good-looking, good-quality ensemble for a couple hundred dollars. Throw in

Wallpaper Murals Designers have been using murals to make a major impact for centuries. You can achieve the power and appeal of a hand-painted mural for much less money and work when you opt for a wallpaper mural like those found online at www In a bedroom, a mural can be used as a subtle backdrop for grand or posh bed and furnishings, or as a focal point to make a dramatic statement. You can create a soothing effect with a pastoral or floral scene or rev up your design with a modern, edgy black and white graphic. Or, personalize your mural by submitting your favorite photo to; they’ll turn it into a custom mural to fit your size specifications. Vinyl wallpaper murals are easy to install – well within the abilities of most doit-yourselfers. And now, you can really make a luxury touch by opting for a can-

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vas wallpaper mural. Hide the High-Definition When that massive flat screen TV is in your living room, you want it out there for everyone to see and admire. In your bedroom, however, you might want it to look less intrusive. A TV has become a staple of bedroom furnishings, and more people are making the move to high-definition, flat-screen TVs. You could mount yours on the bedroom wall, but then it might draw attention away from other elements of the room that you want to emphasize. Consider installing a cabinet that allows you to lower the TV inside it and hide the high-def when you’re not using it. Cabinets are available that look like high-end pieces of furniture, or even fireplaces. Another option is to purchase a movable mirror or piece of art. These items are specially designed to hang in front of the TV when it’s not in use and move easily out of the way when you want to view it.

A: With a high-efficiency furnace, the fan you hear running is a draft-inducer fan designed to force the fumes from the burners out through a PVC (polyvinylchloride) flue pipe. When the draft-inducer fan is forcing fumes out through one pipe, it is also pulling outside air in through another PVC pipe. Using the outside air for combustion increases the efficiency of the furnace. A safety feature on these high-efficiency furnaces is a pressure regulator that will not allow the gas valve to open unless the draft fan is working properly. If the burners were to come on without the fan, the fumes would build up inside the furnace and become dangerous because the fumes contain carbon monoxide. There should be two 3.5-inch-diameter PVC pipes sticking out of the side wall of your home. One is for venting, and one is for combustion air. The two pipes make an inviting nesting place for wasps, birds and rodents. You will probably find the intake pipe is blocked; therefore, no air can enter the furnace. The lack of airflow will prevent the gas valve from opening and the burners will not ignite. You will, however, hear the draft fan working, trying to pull in air. Being careful that nothing is still living inside the pipe, clean all debris with a shop vac and install a wire mesh cover. It is important to inspect both pipes each year.

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On the Cover Redesigning a bedroom is worth every penny in the benefits you get back. See story above. (ARA)

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October 16, 2010

Revamp a boring lamp at home with stencils

All the supplies you need to stencil a lamp are included here. (Paul Litman/ Times-Call)

By Anna Taylor Longmont Times-Call

A tired looking lamp shade can be transformed into an intricate addition for your living room, bedroom or office and you don’t need to be a professional painter to get these designs down.

Pick Your Pattern The design you choose lets you spice up a room and allow you to be creative. If you’re looking for a delicate touch, try smaller, more elaborate patterns with flowers or vines. For a more prominent look, try plaids or stripes. If you have a specific design in mind, Nancy Noyes, assistant manager at Hobby Lobby in Longmont, suggests using frisket paper which allows you to trace a design and cut it out. The frisket paper opens up your stencil options further by allowing you to create your own patterns rather than relying on the ones at your craft store. Choose Your Colors The colors you choose for your design are as important as your pattern. You can choose color combinations for shapes that match other pieces in the room or simply pick the tones that will match the theme of the design you are using. When picking your paints, you want to make sure you are using acrylics that have



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the right consistency for the project you are doing. Noes says, “The acrylics you want to use are different from artist acrylic which are much thicker.” This type of paint is thin enough to go on smooth, but thick enough that it won’t seep under the stencil. The paints also dry extremely quickly, letting you layer different colors and textures in less time. Secure the Stencil When placing the stencil on your shade before painting you have two different options to keep your design in place. You can either buy adhesive tape which works for holding larger patterns in place or use an adhesive spray. “Stencil adhesive spray keeps the patterns in place and stops the paint from seeping under the stencil,” Noyes explains. They also allow the stencil to be removed cleanly without residue. Paint Your Design When painting your design you can play with different brushes and sponges to create a variety of looks and textures. For a solid color, round flat brushes with stiff



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roller brushes and larger sponges are better for painting bigger areas like walls or large pieces of furniture, but are typically not recommended for smaller projects such as lampshades. Preserve Your Project Once you’ve finished painting your pattern and the acrylic has dried completely, you may want to consider using a finishing spray to preserve your design. “Polyurethane can give a satin or matte finish to a piece whereas lacquers give a glossy finish,” Noyes says. Whichever lamp you choose to dress up, by following these tips and tricks you’ll have a lovely looking lamp in no time.

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Select Your Shade When scouring your house or the aisles at a local housewares store, try to find a shade that is relatively plain. One with little or no designs work best because they don’t detract from the pattern you’ll be painting. Also, it can be helpful to use either a straight or only slightly tapered shade. These shapes will be much easier to stencil on in comparison to a strict cone shape.

October 16, 2010

Prepare your yard this fall for spring

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When you’ve mulched the last of the leaves, your fall lawn care isn’t quite done. This transition time from your lawn’s active growth to its healthy dormancy is when you need to take some extra care to help prepare it for next year’s growth. Assess Thoroughly walk your property and inspect lawn, trees and shrubs. Identify problem areas in need of treatment, pruning or replacement. Note patchy areas, where grass has thinned out or is in need of valuable nutrients and appears as light green. Aerate Aeration is a process that mechanically removes small plugs of turf, thatch and soil from your lawn, leaving small holes in the turf. The plugs scattered on your lawn break down after a week or two and blend back into the lawn, feeding nutrients back to the root system. Aeration opens the soil, letting more water and food reach the roots, helping them grow stronger.


Prune When pruning your trees and shrubs, TruGreen recommends the following techniques: • Use sharp, high-quality tools. • Trim small branches up to 1/2 inch in diameter with hand shears. • Cut branches up to 1 inch in diameter with loppers.

• Cut large branches of 1 to 2 inches in diameter with a pruning saw. • Shear formal hedges with hedge shears. Replace Fall is the ideal time to seed bare lawn areas and overseed healthy grass to improve lawn thickness and density. Lightly rake an inch of surface soil to remove dead debris and properly prepare the area for seeding. Select a grass seed that is the same type as the grass already growing in your lawn. Feed A good fall feeding gives roots of lawns, trees and shrubs the energy needed to prepare for a healthy spring green revival.

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Transitional design relies on a neutral palette, a perfect canvas for red. • On the door: Match this red to hues you use inside the home, or skip the red door entirely to keep a more neutral theme. • Inside: Choose a softer and more indirect approach like a red lamp or piece of art. – HGTV


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Foreclosures are leading to home-buying deals – half off the appraised value – as the federal government sells houses it has repossessed. For people who work in a select range of occupations, the Federal Housing Administration sells houses at half price under its Good Neighbor Next Door program, or GNND. These homes were insured by the FHA and foreclosed on. Now, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is selling them. Good Neighbor Next Door is for buyers who are teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians, or EMTs. Buyers who don’t belong to those professions can’t participate in the program. That’s not the only hurdle. For firefighters or EMTs to qualify, they have to serve the jurisdiction where the house is located. For teachers, the house must fall within the neighborhood boundary of the school where the teacher works. Buyers who meet the professional requirements must be willing to live in the neighborhood. Good Neighbor Next Door homes are in what the FHA calls “revitalization areas.” These are neighborhoods with some combination of low household incomes, low homeownership rate and high number of foreclosures of FHA-insured properties. By definition, a revitalization area isn’t vital anymore; it needs fixing up. The goal of Good Neighbor Next Door is “to strengthen communities by encouraging employed, professional law enforcement officers, teachers and firefighters/emergency medical technicians to live in the community,” according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. After meeting all of those requirements, the buyer pays half the appraised value as determined by HUD. Buyers may pay cash, or borrow some or virtually all of their one-half of the purchase price. In some

cases, buyers can get FHA-insured renovation mortgages, called 203(k) loans. The discounted half is taken as a “silent second” mortgage, with no principal or interest payments. If the buyer lives in the house continuously as a primary residence for three years, the silent second mortgage is forgiven. The owner may then keep the house or sell it and retain any profit. Another option: After three years, the owner can get a cash-out refinance. That’s what a client of Michael Becker’s did. Becker, a mortgage banker for Happy Mortgage, in Lutherville, Md., underwrote a home loan for a teacher who bought a house under the Good Neighbor Next Door program in 2006. “She was a teacher who racked up a ton of student debt,” Becker says. “Her whole reason for doing it was to be able, when the three-year period was up, to refinance and pay off her student loans, which she was able to do.” If the owner moves out in less than three years, the FHA can charge a prorated portion of that silent-second mortgage. HUD says it prosecutes cheaters. Listings of houses for sale under the program can be found on the HUD Homes page by clicking on your state. Houses must be purchased through a real estate agent. “I would have the buyer find a good, knowledgeable realtor that understands the GNND program, as they will have to go through a realtor to submit a lottery bid online,” says Jesse J. Garza, HUD coordinator for Century 21 Mike Bowman Inc., in Grapevine, Texas. When a house goes on sale under the program, HUD accepts offers for five days. If more than one person makes an offer during that period, the buyer is picked via random lottery. All bidders are required to offer the same amount. New houses are offered for sale under the program every week.

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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage seeks winter goods With fall in the air and winter around the corner, now is the perfect time to donate your unwanted coats and warm garments to the families of our troops and veterans as a part of the Coldwell Banker Winter Coat Drive for our Troops and Veterans. During the months of October and November, Coldwell Banker is teaming up with families, friends and clients to donate clean, new or lightly worn coats and warm clothing to troops and veterans in Colorado. Donations may include winter coats or ski parkas for kids and grown ups; professional wool coats or blazers; snow boots or goulashes for kids and grown ups; warm hats, scarves, overcoats, gloves and sunglasses for kids or grown ups; and warm blankets. Please drop off your bagged donations Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 707 Main St., Suite 500 in Longmont. For more information, call 303-772-7478.

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Dear Helaine and Joe: I have two limited-edition prints by Dalhart Windberg. They are titled “Love’s Reflection” and “The Glow of Love.” They have matching frames, signed but not numbered. What is their value? Thank you – D.McR. Dear D.McR.: At last report, Dalhart Windberg was alive and well and living in Texas. Born in Goliad, Texas, in 1933, he is known for both his still-life images and romantic landscape paintings that often reflect his Southwestern heritage. His work shows a skillful use of light and shadow, and his paintings began to attract national attention in the 1960s. The Texas legislature named him state artist of Texas in 1979, and he uses what he calls the “smooth surface” painting technique. This process means that he prepares his painting surface with diluted modeling paste to give the image a surface texture similar to that of an “Old Master” painting. The term “Old Master” is typically used to apply to the work of European painters of the 13th to the 17th centuries. Windberg’s most mature style seems to be his landscape work, which often includes images of bluebonnets, windmills, Texas Hill Country farms, Rocky Mountain waterfalls or desert cacti. He claims to be painting “America,” but he focuses mostly on his Texas

home and the American Southwest. The market for Windberg originals is strong for a living artist. We found two that sold in Texas (apparently the best market for his work) for $6,000 each in 2007. “River Scene” measured 24-by-36 inches, and the other, “Yucca and Prickly Pear Cactus,” was 25 by 38 inches. Other Windberg originals start at around $2,000, but most tend to sell at auction on the secondary market in the $2,500 to $4,000 range. However, it should go without saying that his prints are much less valuable than his original oils. “Reflective Elegance” sold in Texas in 2007 for this small amount, but we checked a little further and found a pair of prints identical to the ones in today’s question retailing on a Texas site for $375. This edition size is much too large, and it may be some time before this $375 price can actually be realized.


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2812 Tate Ave, Fort Lupton, $305,000, home • Braylon Roup from Braylon Roup, 810 S Grand Ave, Fort Lupton, $190,000, home • David & Lynett Dewolf from Donald Fetters, 1791 County Road 29, Fort Lupton, $308,000, home

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Washer/Dryer Facilities

Fort Lupton • Mitchel Arnot from Fannie Mae, 1007 Platte Dr, Fort Lupton, $215,000, home • Howard Brown from Bradley Hathaway,







Secure building, quiet neighborhood, meal program, transportation, utilities paid, appliances & cable TV included, 62 yrs & older; vouchers accepted.



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1401 Elmhurst Dr. • 303-772-9292 Victoria Inn

2400 17th Ave. • 303-772-4667 Ute Creek Apartments

Longmont, CO

1100 E 17th Ave. • 303-684-6821 The Shores

2450 Airport Rd. • 303-774-8000 Cloverbasin Village

630 Peck Dr. • 888-837-4912 Elliott Apartments

418 Emery St. Longmont, CO 80501 • 303-772-6452 Fox Ridge Apartments

3800 Pike Rd., Longmont, CO 80503 • 303-774-9944 Tanglewood Condominiums Senior Community

100 21st Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 • 303-774-0300




65 lbs limit Pets Neg.

Yes No

& rental available

Convenient location, pet friendly, garages available, 24-hour maintenance


In historic Longmont, large trees, quiet neighborhood on-site parking & storage. Close to RTD. Heat included.



Island kitchens, garden tubs, gas fireplaces, double balconies, two tone paint, gated community. Close to schools & newest community in Longmont.

Full size in each condo

W/D provided in each Condo

All utilities & cable paid, sec. bldg., elevator, W/D in every unit, transportation, social events. HUGE amenities package, quiet 55+ community. Call for incentives!


$50+ mo.

Other Amenities




# of Baths Lease Required

Address Phone

Complex Name

• Firestone LLC from Mlmt 2005 Cip1 Weld County Road, 8110 Colorado Blvd,

# of Bedrooms

• Jeremey Stephens from Timothy Hansen, 6722 Quincy Ave, Firestone, $210,000, home

Firestone, $2,350,000, home • Aaron & Camilla Spong from Poudre Invest Holdings LLC, 424 Buchanan Ave, Firestone, $187,100, home • Alejandra Carrillosalas from Richmond American Homes Colo Inc, 11280 Columbine St, Firestone, $282,000, home


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Rentals 4170

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Apartments/ Furnished 4010 NO lease, dep or credit chk Wkly/4-wk • 303-776-2185 • ALSO RV SITES AVAIL!


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Apartments/ Unfurnished 4030 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭ 1, 2 & 3 BDRM Apartment Homes The Shores Apartments, Hwy 66 & Airport Rd (303)774-8000 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

QUAIL VILLAGE 303-485-0065 321 Quail Roadacross from Longmont Rec Center

● 1438 STUART 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 2nd flr, 2 BDRM, 1 BA, $700/mo, only $250 deposit. Gas & water pd, carport. $500/mo. RMG Realty (303)772-4466 Wtr paid. 1419 Emery St. Se Habla Espanol. 303-678-6221

1 BD, off st pkng, near shopping, 1637 Kimbark, $475 2 BD, 1.5 bath, off st pkng behind, 2137 Dexter, $685 2 BD, 1 bath, carport, 1611 Warren, $695 2 BD, 1 bath, garage, 800SF, 2330 Wedgewood, $650 & $695 Alert Realty 303-776-5156

2 Bdrm, 1 ba, large, comp. remodel- WD, A/C, deck, N/P/S 2041 Meadow Dr. $840 303-443-4308


Starting at $645, some with Move-in Specials! Call PMP, 303-776-RENT

2 BDRM- CLEAN! Near downtown, laundry room, storage. No pets. $600+ dep. Call (303)324-9922

3 BDRM APT PREMIUM AVAILABLE IMMED On-site stor/parking/ lndry. Heat incl. $990/mo. Elliott Apts. (303)772-6452

EASTGLEN APTS 630 Lashley, Longmont

(303)682-2943 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS: Pool, air, laundry ✭Wtr, trash, sewer pd

Great value! 1 & 2 bdrms, $495 & $595. W/D hkp, off st pkg, avail now. 970-310-6321

Horizon Place 1 Bedroom- $545!

2 BDRM ✭ Completely 2 Bedroom- $645! 1 BDRM APT in No remodeled. $745/month, inSecure bldg, swimming Longmont. Senior housing, cludes heat. 303-588-1551 pool, A/C, on-site laundry. 62 or older or those w/ Call PMP, 303-776-RENT disabilites. Call for our 2 MUMFORD PLW/D move-in specials. •1809 EMERY ST(303)485-5232 2 bdrm in 4-Plex, off st pkng, pet nego. Avail 1 BDRM APT´s- now, $650. (303)447-8988 Mtn Views! 1 BDRM APT Starting at $525, some with Quiet area, lndry, nr 23rd 2 bdrm, NE Lgmt, Clean! & Main. Sorry no pets, $575 Move-in Specials! Call PMP, 303-776-RENT Paid water, carport, Sec 8 Top Realty, (303)931-6423 ok. $700/$700. 303-807-2925


Buying or Selling

New Extented Stay Hotel ● $179 * WEEKLY or ● $699 MONTHLY ✓ Perfect for visiting friends & family! I-25 & Hwy 119, Longmont exit 240. 303-485-0040 Bring ad to qualify. *Expires 9/15/2010

Commercial/ Industrial 4040


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1 Bd From $575 2 Beds From $610 Great Location Large Units Park Like Setting Ample Parking A/C & Pool


**Income Guidelines May Apply** ✓ Full Size Washer & Dryer Hookups ✓ Close to Bus lines ✓ Pets Welcome

ROOMS & Apartments Weekly/Monthly, from $100/week. Utililties included. (303)931-7108

APARTMENTS • FREE Washer/Dryer & Carport • Wood-burning fireplace • Large balconies/patios • Approved pets accepted • MTM leases available • Within walking distance of shopping, restaurants & RTD • On line leasing available • One bdr, 1 bath starting at $725 • Two bdr, 2 bath starting at $875


Need Some Work Done Around The House?

2 BDRM, 1 ba, No smk/ pets. 225 E. 8th Ave. $695/ mo + $695/dep. 303-678-8663

Find the help that you are looking for in the Business B usi ess & S Se ice Service

$996/ 2 BR, 2 BA CONDO Spacious ground floor, 1 car gar, lots of Storage, frpl, refrig, oven/range, D/W. W/D Contact Joe 720-684-8287


To advertise in the Business & Service Directory call

2400 17th Avenue, Longmont, Colorado 80503


Condos/ Townhouses 4050 1 & 2 BDRM´s, off st pkng, 2 bdrm w/2 car gar, fncd yd. $850 • 1 bdrm pd utils, $550. 720-334-0695


Wanted To Rent

630 Peck DriveLongmont West on Nelson/Airport Rd

•1 & 2 BDRM ✭ $550-$675 1 BDRM Studio apt in quiet FREE Heat 1060 17th Ave, area. $430/mo + elec, $200 Habla Espanol 720-327-8918 dep. 84 21st Ave. Se Habla Espanol! 303-678-6221

Check out the pet columns in classifieds for that special companion you’re looking for.


LONGMONT/ BOULDER CONDOS • 1601 Great Western • 804 Summerhawk Call PMP, 303-776-RENT

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4060 Garages/Storage Houses Spaces 4070 0 App Fee-$100 off 1st 2 mos Lg 3 bdrm, 2 ba, gar, water pd. No dogs. 303-682-2525

✭2 and 3✭ Bedroom Duplexes. Visit www.

3 BDRM Duplex, Central location, Available Immediately, $795. Please call for showings. 303-440-8200

3 BDRM´s, 1.5 ba, w/bsmt, fncd back yd, off st pkng. $915/mo. (720)334-0695

DUPLEXES 2 Bedrooms

• 1459 Lamplighter Call PMP, 303-776-RENT

Great Value! 2 bdrm, 1 ba, W/D hkups, fncd yard, pkng. $650. (970)310-6321 LARGE 2 bdrm, 1 bath, single gar. No pets/smoke. 6 mo lease $825/month + $825/dep. App fee required. 303-651-0572 or 303-776-8303

INDOOR GARAGE & Commercial Storage 20x40x16 w/ 14x14 doors start at $275. 20x50x16 w/ 30 amp elect, man door & pwr door opener start at $400. Garage Storage LLC, 4070 Camelot Cir, located I25 Business Park. I-25 & Hwy-66. 970-535- 6074

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4080 Houses

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.

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11595 QUAIL RD- LGMT Clean 5 bdrm, 3 ba, fncd acre lot, 2 car gar, master 20x15 + bath & walk-in closet. New paint & carpet. Pets ok, $1600. (720)338-9635 or (720)371-4624

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kit, 3+car gar, A/C, fncd yd, wtr pd $1300 970-532-3810

Lots & Tracts 5100 Mobile/ 5130 Manufactured 2 ACRE LOT, Berthoud area, $40K price reduction, Homes/Spaces $125,000. Call Steve Conder

SEMI-FURN Rooms/Apts Wkly/mnthly from $100/wk for details, 303-514-3706. Utils/micro/fridge inc Berthoud Patio Home with (303)931-7108 upgrades, fully furnished, 2 2 ACRE LOTS WEST OF bdrm, 2 1/2 ba, 2 car gar, BERTHOUD. Great Views! W/D, A/C, N/P, N/S, $149,900. Fred @ Four 1209 Frontier, 3 bdrm, 1 ba, $1,100/mo + $1,100 deposit. Seasons Re, (720)494-2133. hdwd flrs, nice yd, fully Call 303-776-0333 or e-mail fncd, pets nego, $975 + to utils. 303-442-6569 Lgmt GREAT 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath 2 bdr,1 ba.,fenced yd,1 dog house in quiet neighborhd, s. end of Longmont. Fncd OK, 1112 Gay Street, $790/ mo +$790/dep. 303-775-1495 yard, Free cable. No pets, 773 SQ FT- busy shopping non-smoker. $1350, $1350/ center, 1116 Francis St, dep, avail 11/1. 720-280-9675 $825. Alert RE (303)776-5156

Retail Space 4135

Mobile/ 5130 Manufactured Homes/Spaces

Great Value! 5 bdrm, 2 ba, lge yd, w/d hkups, gar, sm pet OK. $1250. (303)581-9239

✭3 and 4✭ Bedroom Houses. Visit www.

HOUSES 2- 4 Bedroom Homes • 163 Grant• 46 University • 2631 Stratford • 536 St Andrews • 820 9th Ave• 28 Reed Call PMP, 303-776-RENT

3 BDRM, 6 YRS OLD, 3 baths, A/C, frplc, 2 car gar, 1900 Sq Ft, unfinished basement. ✓ $1300. (303)905-6600

LAFAYETTE HOME Centrally located & walking distance to downtown. 104 Cleveland. Call TODAY! PMP, 303-776-RENT

4 + BDRM, 2 ba, 2500 sf, very lg gar, fncd. Hwy 287 & 66. 12888 Waterbury Rd, $1500, pets OK 605-440-2710

● 1018 SUMAC ST3 bdrm, 1.5 ba, $1100/mo. 303-775-0429 ask for Sean 4 Bdrm, 3 ba, 3 car, Niwot schls, nice famly home. 664 Timothy. $1695 303-772-0442 ● 1109 YEAGER DR3 bdrm, 1 ba, fncd yd, 4+ BDRM, 4 ba- 3824 SF, 5 storage shed, 1 year lease. pc master ba, in SW, fncd $1100/mo. 303-517-0061 yd, A/C. 3581 Larkspur Cir. $1595/mo. (303)746-0447


4080 Rooms For Rent Berthoud 4 BDRM 2 ba, lg

Office Space 4100

Own a home for

$O Down! Do you qualify? Call Devin O´Branagan ERA Tradewind

Commercial Real Estate 5030 42-156036

Real Estate Farms, Ranches Acreages 5050 OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 9-1 35 ACRE home, just So Carter Lake, 4200 sf w/ 1100sf wrap around deck. Barn/gar, indoor pool. 645 S. CR 31, $549,000 480-330-8899

ADORABLE Homes in adult & family parks. $13,900. 303-682-9141. ✭ MOBILE HOMES ✭ BUYING/SELLING Local park needs used mob homes. We´re buying! Big Sale! Many single & dbl wides. Fin avl, auto approval on owner fin homes. Bad credit OK! Moves avl. 970-222-1473 ✭ 690-2725 or 690-3283 ✭ REDUCED!! Must Sell Fast! 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath

for only $39,900 Free Lot Rent Until 1/1/2011 * Expires 10/31/10 ● Over 2100 Sq Ft ● All appliances & ● Swimming pool ● Playground ● Beautiful clubhouse ● Brand new fitness center coming ● Financing available SUN HOMES @ EAGLE CREST

888-649-5616 IND. BLDG FOR SALE

Great Owner Financing Terms 12,065 sq ft with dock - Divisible


39 Industrial Properties for Sale can be viewed at



Commercial Ken Kanemoto Real Estate 5030 303-772-2222


Office Space 4100

Longmont Longmont


5090 628 4TH ST., FREDERICK

255 WEAVER PARK CLASS “A” second floor office space for lease or sale. Common area, conference room, elevator, mountain views.

1 yr Free Rent!

Don Rulle, CCIM


Retail Space 4135 42-156035

Two spaces available, close to Twin Peaks Mall, Home Depot, Pennys and more. 1,141 SF to 2,840 SF Ed & Keith Kanemoto


Handypersons take note... Perfect opportunity to gain sweat equity for your talents! Put your finishing touches on this 3 bedroom, 3 bath with partially finished basement. $148,500

2500 to 5000 SF- great views from 2nd level, ample parking. 2432 Main. 303-875-1345 $250/MONTHA picture is worth Great parking, quiet. Ground level. Four Seasons a thousand words Try a color classified Realty, (303)875-1345 picture ad! Call for details. 500 to 2500 SF, can divide. On site prkg, Good traffic 303-776-7440 exposure. 303-523-3369 GREAT MASSAGE OFFICE FOR RENT. (720)280-9047

1725 FOSTER DR. Move right into this ranch home on terrific cul-de-sac view lot! 3 BR, 2 BA, partially finished basement. A/C, Hardwood & nicely landscaped yard. $179,900

Heidi & Helena buy houses! $ SAVE YOUR CREDIT $ 303-725-8388 / 303-459-2711

7 MARSHALL PLACE Loads of Potential Here, sweat equity for the Handyperson! Spacious ranch home with 1,633 fin. sq. ft. and access to unfinished basement. Rear 2 car detached garage with spacious loft area. Check out the endless possibilities... $115,000

Professional/Business Ofc Francis & Mtn View Ave. ✭RV or Car Storage✭ 4 rooms & reception area. Flexible with 2 large HIGHLY VISIBLE overhead doors, 1 man 820 SF, (303)776-3150 door, water, electric, heat, cable, etc. $114,500. 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 MATURE MALE 40+ share home all utils + w/d $425/mo. (303)833-6808

SW Lgmt - 3 bdrm + study ranch w/ part unfin bsmt. Close to park/shopping in Nelson Prk. $267,500 Rog Gossard 303-888-6906

815 GABRIEL CT., Dacono. Discover the benefits of small town living and easy maintenance in this 2 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage townhome. Move right in and relax in your new home... $89,900


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LONGMONT 629303-772-7576 Terry St., Longmont ww REALTY

October 16, 2010 Real Estate Transactions are supplied by Prospects Unlimited Inc.,

• Resident from W Bro, 263 Rockwood Ln, Allenspark, $757,500, home

Longmont • Amy & Thomas Scott from Ronald Olsen, 11722 Montgomery Cir, Longmont, $421,000, home • Klaus & Maria Stadtler from Ronald K Geraldine J Stiers Rev, 5733 Blue Mountain Cir, Longmont, $305,000, home • Michael Chavez from Willianm Chambers, 1345 Sapphire Ln, Longmont, $415,000, home • Gregory & Corrin Lipinski from Michael Chavez, 2216 Indian Peaks Cir, Longmont, $515,000, home • George Sager from Dale H Klug Living Trust, 2950 Nelson Rd, Longmont, $450,000, home • Jeremy & Jennifer Otten from Kathleen McCool, 6256 Misty Way, Longmont, $399,000, home • Dorothy Longobardi from Mark Allen Mortell, 804 Summer Hawk Dr Unit AA 105, Longmont, $143,000, condo • Thomas & Emily Werner from Wayne Stetson, 1239 Aspen St, Longmont, $171,000, home • Hector & Ximena Rodriguez from Justin Thornton, 823 Bross St, Longmont, $310,000, home • Lola Powell from Sandra Kay Wanzek, 1538 Lashley St, Longmont, $136,500, home • James & Angela Aldred from Wells Fargo Bank, 651 Buchanan Ln, Longmont, $145,000, home • Maheshkumar Sivasubramanian from Eric Witze, 4329 San Marco Dr, Longmont, $313,500, home • Diana & Michael Bogard from Sheri Bernal, 509 Stardance Way, Longmont, $687,500, home • Thomas & Mitzi Benito from Stephen Johnson, 2701 Beech Way, Longmont, $240,000, home • Dustin Brock from Joey Mauldin, 1171 Lefthand Dr, Longmont, $225,000, home • Duane & Darlene Lenz from Rmi Group LLC, 5906 Summerset Ave, Longmont, $251,000, home • Chrystal Carr from Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, 1327 Martin St, Longmont, $68,000, home • Ronald Re from Guaranty Bk Trust Co, 1379 Charles Dr Unit B1, Longmont, $257,000, condo • Deborah Levine from 1333 Onyx LLC, 1333 Onyx Cir, Longmont, $650,000, home • Valerie & Earl Duncan from D D Jackson Properties, 1214 Brookfield Dr, Longmont, $196,000, home • Rudy Torres from Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp, 1354 Mount Evans Dr, Longmont, $160,000, home • Richard Trust from Michael Vaughan, 1212 Carolina Ave, Longmont, $190,000, home

Berthoud • John & Nancy Banker from Parrish Ranch Conservation Par, 17525 Parrish Rd, Berthoud, $612,000, home • Marshall & Karen Perry from Rosemann Family Trust, 550 E County Road 6C, Berthoud, $647,400, home • Christine Celentano from Denise Stenson, 107 E Michigan Ave, Berthoud, $264,000, home • Kathleen Stevens from Dean Johnson, 3450 Snowy Egret Ln, Berthoud, $170,000, home

Allenspark • Jack & Rebecca Allen from Connie Merritt, 1032 Ski Rd, Allenspark, $164,000, home

Firestone • Timothy & Gretchen Welden from JJ Constr Northern Colo LLC, 9747 Roadrunner Ave, Firestone, $237,900, home




Dacono • Todd & Linda Kidder from Tamrick Inc, 5286 Peregrine Rd, Dacono, $322,400, home • Dka LLC from John Chamberlin, 121 Glen Ayre St, Dacono, $45,000, home • Ryan Mitchell from Aaron Smith, 1043 Glen Dale Cir, Dacono, $45,000, home

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503 Collyer Street Historic Old Town Longmont



Beautiful Historical Old Town Property is a must see! 3 Bd/2ba, 2,713 sqft. See Details at:

Cory Dudley • Old Town Real Estate Co • (303) 776-4004

Open Sun. 1-3


1379 Padfield Pl.

Erie Village (Erie)


Full basement, a separate Carriage House, 4 private decks, and Mt. views. 41-156108

Erie • Jun Lu from VRC Devl LLC, 3000 Blue Sky Cir Unit 11-201, Erie, $119,000, condo • Laura Lorenzo from David Boyes, 151 McGregor Cir, Erie, $188,000, home • Randy & Diane Cunningham from Kathy Kawasaki, 581 Hendee Ct, Erie, $224,000, home • Michael & Jessica Carey from Julia Phillips, 1181 Allen Ave, Erie, $300,000, home • Akindele Akinyemi from Taylor Morrison Colo Inc, 1137 Petras St, Erie, $385,400, home • Edward & Laura Mestas from Taylor Morrison Colo Inc, 1128 Zodo Ave, Erie, $339,000, home • Tatiana Wenthold from Stefanie Gauthier, 733 S Beshear Ct, Erie, $225,000, home • Rajesh Kalwakuntla from Taylor Morrison Colo Inc, 1144 Mircos St, Erie, $320,200, home • Roberto & Stephanie Toscano from Jereld Winkler, 918 Serene Ct, Erie, $435,000, home • Jerry & Courtney Adams from Fannie Mae, 1296 Hoffman Dr, Erie, $258,200, home • Mark & Kathleen Witte from Kristene Mayer, 1821 Gordon Dr, Erie, $212,500, home • Sarah & Eric Roth from Randy Okamura, 1317 St John St, Erie, $383,600, home • Charles & Maryann Schafer from Randy Cunningham, 1641 Harris Ct, Erie, $590,000, home • Colorado LLC from Fannie Mae, 1355 Flannagan Ct, Erie, $185,000, home • Craig & Robyn Foster from Steven Toot, 1339 Washburn St, Erie, $495,000, home

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Phil Boren - RE/MAX of Boulder - 303-441-5647







$130,900 Longmont 1619 Ervine Ave


Mimi Miller Realty/Miller


$229,000 Longmont 827 Snowberry St.


Infinity Realty Group/Hendrix


$245,831 Longmont 1538 Venice Ln


Boulder Creek Builders


$328,900 Frederick 5509 Mustang Dr.


ERA Tradewind/Archuleta


$379,000 Longmont 503 Collyer St.


Old Town Real Estate/Dudley


$440,000 Erie


Remax Of Boulder/Boren


1379 Padfield Pl.

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1018 Willow Ct. Longmont

4 Beds/5 Baths on 1/2 acre near the park! Gourmet kitchen & fin. bsmt.

Steph Lane - RE/MAX Alliance - 970-669-1234 • 303-502-5338





Open Sat & Sun 12-4

15th and Francis

1345 Bluemoon Dr.




2 KW SOLAR INCLUDED! 2 bed, 2 bath, new energy-efficient construction Low utility bills. See more at


$245,831 Low-Maintenance Townhome, 1,559 sq.ft. 2 Bed + Lofted Study, 3 Bath, 2 Car Attached Garage. Built Green, Energy Star Rated

Natasha Biggs - Blue Vista Sales - 303-652-7949 42-156441

Open Sat. 10/16 & Sun. 10/17: 11am-2pm 827 Snowberry St.


New floor plans. New pricing. Same great quality.

1756 SF 3BR + Study 2BA. Partial Basement, Corner Lot. 2 ½ Car Garage • 303.678.1362

Shadow Grass Park • • 303-776-3331


229A Cardinal Way

SW Longmont


Open Fri-Tues 11-6

Open Sat. 12-4

Open Sat & Sun. 11-6 1538 Venice Ln


$229,000! Luxury features: slate, granite, wood floors,

private master suite, loft, fin. Rec/room, courtyard, 2-car. Directions: West on Nelson Rd., So. on Gooseberry St, R on Prairie Fire, R on Redmond Dr., L on Snowberry Street.

Infinity Group Realty • Ann Hendrix -Broker • 720-841-7434

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229A Cardinal Way


Blue Vista Sales/Biggs




827 Snowberry St.


Infinity Realty Group/Hendrix




1538 Venice Ln


Boulder Creek Builders




12490 $ 12510 N 75th


ERA Tradewind/Mathews




2236 20th St


Prudential Rocky Mtn Realtors/Meyer




1345 Bluemoon Dr.


Shadow Grass Park




6521 St Vrain Rd.


ERA Tradewind/Crook




503 Collyer St.


Old Town Real Estate/Dudley




425 Westview Ct.


Mimi Miller Realty/Miller




1899 Twin Peaks Cir


Keller Williams 1st Realty/Rusau




6583 Ute Hwy


Prudential Rocky Mtn Realtors/Brodt




1018 Willow Ct.


Remax Alliance/Lane


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