Spacious Townhome!

3133 Swallow Bend is a fabulous 3 bedroom townhome with walk-out basement in popular midtown Fort Collins! Boasting over 2,000 finished square feet, this meticulous home abutting green space features a sprawling living room with fireplace, roomy kitchen with wood floors and plenty of cabinet/counter space. Enjoy 2 bedrooms on the main level, including the large master. Fantastic guest suite in the basement with separate secured entrance, bedroom, plenty of living space, and full size eat-in kitchenette. Relax or entertain on the secluded covered patio amidst large trees and mature landscape in a fully fenced back yard. TWO-car garage! Just steps from the community pool and tennis courts. A beautiful home and great value!

Call for your private showing at (970)237-2752 and for more information or click the link below for more details.

http://windermerenoco.com/listing/112991824

 

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 10:00 am
Jon Holsten | Category: Blog, Fort Collins Real Estate, Virtual Tours | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Five Things to Consider When Downsizing

Downsizing is on the minds of many homeowners today. Some are ready to retire, others want to live more simply, and many want to save money and say goodbye to home maintenance. If you can relate to any of those sentiments, ask yourself these five questions:

 

Have you done the math?

The financial savings that can be generated by downsizing can be significant – especially as they add up over time. When doing the math, make sure the move will save money, rather than spend unnecessarily.

 

Have you researched elder-care options?

Many homeowners hold on to their current home longer than they should because their parents / parents-in-law may need to come live with them in the future. While a noble gesture, there are many excellent elder care living options available today. Often, all it takes is a tour of those facilities to realize that your loved one may actually be happier, and far better served, in a place devoted to their care and happiness.

 

Have you considered off-site storage?

You don’t need to immediately discard a big chunk of your belongings in order to downsize. In fact, trying to do so in one fell swoop only creates needless stress. Most people find it works much better to move some of their belongings into off-site storage for six months. During that time, you can gradually incorporate some of those items into your new living arrangement, and slowly figure out what to do with the others.

 

How do you feel about sharing costs and decision-making?

Townhomes and condominiums are popular downsizing options. But both require that you share the decision-making and expenses associated with any maintenance and improvement projects with your neighbors and potentially an HOA. If you’re a people-person and agree that two heads are better than one, and you like the idea of sharing the cost/responsibility for expensive repairs, you’ll enjoy condo living. If not, this may not be the best option for you.

 

Have you consulted with a real estate agent?

Many homeowners don’t think to consult with a real estate agent until they’ve made the decision to downsize. This leads to guesstimating about some of the most important factors. The truth is, your real estate agent is someone you want to talk with very early in the decision-making process.

Posted on July 5, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jon Holsten | Category: Living, Selling | Tagged , , , , , , ,