Charming Home in Stanton Creek!

This beautiful home in Fort Collins at 1309 Saint Croix Pl features an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a large kitchen. You’ll find hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and the study with french doors to be a classy touch. The 5-piece bath accentuates the spacious master suite. Sprawling backyard and deck for relaxing and entertaining. Not to mention plenty of storage space. Call for your private showing at 970-237-2752 or click the link below for more details.

http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/79077112


Posted on May 14, 2018 at 5:02 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fantastic Ranch-Style Home in Loveland!

Fantastic 3 bedroom 2 bathroom ranch-style home at 205 W. 50th St in Loveland’s popular Ranch Acres neighborhood. Boasting a large kitchen, separate dining area and spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace, this home has a great balance of updates and vintage charm. Your new home sets on over a quarter acre lot with a huge yard and large shade trees… not to mention two storage sheds, a sprawling wood deck and fire pit. Oversized two-car attached garage. A great home at a great value! Call for your private showing at 970-237-2752 or click the link below for more details.

http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/77679079


Posted on April 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Loveland Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Immaculate 5 Bedroom Home!

Immaculate 5 bdrm home on 3209 Ambush Dr in Wellington’s popular Buffalo Creek neighborhood! This fabulous property features numerous custom upgrades, to include the expanded kitchen with alder-wood cabinets, tile back-splash and large pantry. The open floor plan boasts vaulted ceilings and plenty of bright sunlight! Professionally finished basement. Large front porch, back yard patio and mature landscaping makes relaxing and entertaining a blast! 3 car garage with epoxy finished floor. Simply stunning! Call for a private showing or click the link below for more details.

http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/77266967


Posted on April 9, 2018 at 5:38 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Virtual Tours, Wellington Real Estate, Windermere Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Priceless view, with a gorgeous home included!

This 5 bedroom updated retreat sits on a huge lot backing to open space and a straight shot at Longs Peak.

Boasting a wide-open floor plan, this home has a large kitchen with granite, tile and lots of cabinet space. The vaulted great room and separate dining area provide plenty of room for entertaining and relaxing. Main floor master suite. Large loft with 3 bedrooms upstairs, and a finished basement below. New carpet and paint inside and out. 3 car garage. For more information, visit: http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/76531317 or call Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752.

 


Posted on March 16, 2018 at 11:00 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Fort Collins Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , ,

Custom-Built Farmhouse With A Barn

Featuring 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And 9 Acres!

Fabulous country living with a custom-built farm house included! From raising animals to growing your dream garden, this 9 acre property presents endless possibilities. The sprawling 5 bedroom home features an open design, vaulted ceilings and an open kitchen with walk-in pantry. The walk-out basement includes a wet bar and 2-sided fireplace. Enjoy the mountains, plains and pasture from the large deck. Acreage includes large fenced pasture, loafing shed, barn with stalls and a 40 x 60 steel building.

For more information, please visit: http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/75506653 or call Jon Holsten at (970) 460-3033.

 


Posted on February 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Northern Colorado Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Remarkable Farmhouse With Incredible Views

Featuring 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And 3 Fireplaces!

Fabulous farmhouse on 2 acres in beautiful Waverly, just minutes from Fort Collins. With gorgeous views of the Foothills and snow-capped mountains, this property is country living at its best! The 4-bed home boasts a wide-open floor plan with 3 fireplaces and a kitchen with plenty of storage/ counter space. Large 5-piece master suite with dual-sided fireplace and private balcony. Outbuildings include a 2-car garage, wood shop, a bee house and 32 x 16 pole barn. Chicken coops to round out the farm experience!

For more information, please visit http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/74601023 or call Jon Holsten at (970) 460-3033.


Posted on January 22, 2018 at 11:23 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Northern Colorado Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Spacious 2-Story With Exquisite Finishes

Featuring 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms And A 3-Car Garage!

Gorgeous 5 bedroom home in the Summerfields neighborhood. This beautifully maintained home boasts a wide-open floor plan with large living areas, to include a cozy family room with fireplace. Formal dining room and sprawling kitchen with granite counter tops, wood floors and lots of counter and cabinet space. Master suite with 5-piece bath and 3 other bedrooms on the upper level. Fifth bedroom or office on the main level. Pool, clubhouse, fishing ponds and work-out facilityPoudre school district.

For more information, please visit: http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/74059868 or call Jon Holsten at (970) 460-3033.

 


Posted on January 17, 2018 at 9:54 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Northern Colorado Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Well-Maintained Ranch In A Great Location

Featuring 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms And New Carpet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding three bedroom / two bathroom ranch-style home in the popular Waterglen neighborhood. With easy access to Old Town Fort Collins and I-25, this super clean and well-maintained home features a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Vaulted ceiling in the living room. Brand new, never-lived-on carpet! New A/C, humidifier and water heater. Newer roof and fully landscaped back yard with a sprawling patio for relaxing and entertaining. An excellent home at a fantastic value!

For more information, please visit: http://holstenrealestate.com/listing/73933954 or call Jon Holsten at (970) 460-3033.

 


Posted on January 10, 2018 at 4:34 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Northern Colorado Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

As winter temperatures begin to creep up around your home you may start feeling nervous about your water pipes and plumbing. If so, you’re not alone. Frozen pipes (or rather, burst pipes) can cause expensive water damage to your home and property. Even a small tear in a water pipe can send hundreds of gallons of water each minute into your home. According to the Insurance Information Institute, one in 55 homes will submit a property damage claim due to water or freezing this year.  Given the fact that many homeowners take the winter holidays to travel and leave home, it’s important to know what preventative measures you can take to winterize your home. Here are some tips for protecting exposed pipes from freezing temperatures.

Wrap and insulate pipes and plumbing

You can purchase inexpensive foam pipe covers at the hardware store and wrap pipes or plumbing to prevent heat loss inside the pipes.  You can also invest a bit more money and create a more permanent insulation environment for your plumbing by thoroughly wrapping pipes with layers of thick fiberglass insulation. This can be a DIY project or you can hire a plumber to do this for you. Keep in mind that the cost to fix a burst pipe runs an average of $5,000, so spending money to properly insulate your home is a smart way to approach this project.

Identify exposed pipes

Exposed pipes are pipes that are not insulated and may be subject to greater shifts in temperatures. This could include pipes located on the exterior of your home, pipes that lead from the exterior to the interior, or plumbing located in colder rooms like the garage, the attic or the basement (37% of frozen pipes occur in the basement). For faucets or plumbing located outside, like an exterior faucet, you’ll want to follow these steps to get them ready for winter. If you plan on being away from home for a long period of time, it might be a good idea to shut off the water supply and open all of the taps until they run dry.

Why frozen pipes burst

The rips and tears that occur in a frozen pipe aren’t primarily from the expansion of ice: ice blockages create a build up of pressure between the ice and the faucet, and it’s this increase of pressure that actually breaks the pipe. (It should be noted that the expansion of ice can directly cause damage to connection points or weak plumbing.) Additionally, several ice blockages might occur within the same pipe, as can several tears or breaks. The water leaks out when the ice melts and releases the water trapped behind it. Homeowners might not actually see the damage until just after winter, when temperatures rise, ice melts, and water starts leaking into the house. Water can freeze in the plumbing when temperatures reach 20 degrees Fahrenheit, however it has been determined that wind chill factor can increase the likelihood of frozen water so even temperatures higher than 20′ F can result in risk.

Don’t turn off your heat

If you plan on being away from your home for an extended period of time, like for a long holiday break, think twice about turning off the thermostat. First, with the temperature off or set too low, even your pipes located within insulated walls have the potential to freeze. Second, when you enter a freezing home and crank up the thermostat your heating unit will have to expend a tremendous amount of energy to warm up the home, costing potentially more money and stressing the system. Set the thermostat to a temperature you deem safe for being away and consider opening up interior doors and cabinet doors to keep the warm air flowing to all of your plumbing. If you fear a burst pipe, install a water sensor that can remotely alert you to the presence of water inside your home.

Leave the water running

If you are expecting freezing temperatures you can turn on a faucet and let the water run in a steady but small flow. An open tap releases air pressure from inside the pipe, and can prevent tearing. So even with a blockage of ice inside the plumbing, an open tap can keep the pressure from building between the blockage and the faucet. If you have both hot and cold taps then leave both open.

Homes most at risk

Homes located in regions that experience reoccurring freezing winter temperatures are usually constructed with well insulated pipes and plumbing. Unfortunately, homes built in Southern climates where only occasional freezing occurs are potentially more at risk for burst pipes. Homes in these warmer regions aren’t usually constructed with frost in mind and homeowners may be caught by surprise by a singular, but damaging, winter ice storm. Regardless of which area you live in, if you suspect air leaks or are wondering if your home needs additional insulation, consider hiring an energy efficiency expert. This expert utilizes specific measuring tools and devices (like infrared technology) to understand exactly where heat loss is occurring in your home and can make recommendations as to how to make your home warmer.

How you can tell if your pipes are frozen

The test to tell if your pipes are frozen is simple: just turn on your faucet or flush the toilet. If no water comes out, suspect a blockage of ice. Turn off your water supply immediately. You may be able to use a heat source like a hair dryer to warm up the pipe and melt the ice however, be aware that any dripping water can cause the potential for electrocution. Never use an open flame as this could cause a fire. Always call a plumber right away if you suspect damage to the pipe or if you aren’t sure where the blockage has occurred. Find an expert on Porch.

This article originally appeared on Porch.com

Written by Anne Reagan

 Porch.com is the free home network that connects homeowners and renters with the right home service professionals.


Posted on January 9, 2018 at 7:00 am
Jon Holsten | Posted in Home Maintenance | Tagged , , , ,

A Look Back

Looing Back

Here are some fun facts about 2017…

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In 2017:

  • $4.6 billion of residential real estate was sold in Larimer and Weld Counties. ($2.8 in Larimer and $1.8 in Weld). This volume is double what is was in 2012.
  • There were 7,091 residential sales in Larimer County and 5,442, in Weld County.
  • On average, it took 53 days to sell a home in Larimer County and 49 days in Weld County. In 2012 it took about 25 days longer to sell a home.

Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm
Jon Holsten | Posted in Northern Colorado Real Estate | Tagged , , ,