We all know what it feels like to be stressed. It can make you anxious, less focused, and unable to sleep. For any business, it’s obvious why it could be bad for productivity to have employees that are stressed because of work or personal issues. To add onto this, there are a number of real physical issues that can result from stress such as high blood pressure or chronic pain.
LC Home and LC Real Estate group are going through the Mindful-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program in order to promote happier, healthier living for our employees! At its core, MBSR brings together mindfulness to promote healing or prevention of stress and overall wellbeing. This is done through mindful and intentional yoga, meditation, and greater awareness of one’s unity of mind and body.
More than 50% of adults report having high stress daily, and work-related issues can contribute a large portion of this stress. At LC Home and LC Real Estate Group, our mantra is to strive to make Northern Colorado a better place to work, live, and play – and we choose to invest in our employees as much as we invest back into the community itself. This is why we are going through the MBSR program as a company, in order to promote the wellbeing and mindfulness of our company as a whole!
To learn more about MBSR and the benefits of the program, please visit the website for Mindful Living Programs.
U.S. interest rates have actually been rising for a while, now, but at a glacier-slow pace that many people would have not noticed unless they were in the business of making home loans. In fact, you might be surprised to know that interest rates for a thirty-year home loan are now around 5.25% for a borrower with good credit. According to Forbes Magazine, long term interest rates are at a secular decision point that is likely to result in significant, if not surprisingly higher interest rates over the next several quarters.
If you are in the market to buy a new home, the good news is that LC Home has year-end special on its move-in ready homes. LC Home is providing a large financing incentive to buy down your interest rate to 3.25% year one, and 4.25% year two. As if that weren’t enough, LC Home will provide seller prepaid mortgage insurance, which will save you hundreds of dollars per month on your mortgage payment. On a $400,000 loan, this could save you up to $700 per month in your first year.
New Homes from the $400s
Fox Grove is one of the few places you can find affordable new home construction with the benefits of a Fort Collins address. The neighborhood is a celebration of great architecture with a blend of craftsman, prairie, and modern farmhouse styles. Homes have a modern color pallet, stained trim accents, wood panel style garage doors, generous amounts of stone, and accent can lights that create a beautiful nighttime streetscape. Homes are designed with oversized windows for ample light and to take advantage of the rolling landscape and sweeping views of Horsetooth and Longs Peak.
Know Your Neighbor
Here’s the thing about an LC Home community, its not about new houses, but the people who live in them. With 67 homes, the community is big enough to have a diverse group of people but small enough to know your neighbor.
Features You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
No two homes are the same at Fox Grove with unique finishes selected by interior designers and a variety of fixtures and floor plan options. Homes come with granite/quartz counters, wood and tile flooring, gas range, stainless appliances, full tile backsplashes, and more.
If you love cars or want to have a shop in the garage, all homes have either a 3 car tandem garages, 2 ½ car garage, or a 4 car tandem garage.
All of the homes in Fox Grove are ENERGY STAR certified and have a five star plus home energy rating (HERS) score. You will never run out of hot water again as all homes come with oversized tankless hot water heaters.
Accessible and Convenient Location
Fox Grove is accessible and convenient to I-25 to make your commute shorter and faster. Take East Mulberry Street for a quick drive into Downtown Fort Collins to enjoy restaurants, breweries, and festivals. From Harmony Road, you can also access the new Banner Medical Center. Visit the ample shopping and dining opportunities along the Harmony Road corridor including Front Range Village, Villagio, Costco, Super Walmart and more.
Get Ready for New Prospect Middle/High School
East Fort Collins is now one of the best places to live if you are starting a family or have young children. New Prospect is a Middle/High School that is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022 and includes a regional athletic field with a 4,500 seat stadium for those aspiring young athletes. This school once complete will be exclusively for students east of I-25. If you have older children, be rest assured there are lots of great public, private, and charter school options nearby and Fort Collins has a school of choice program so they can attend wherever you want.
Want to find out more about homes in Fox Grove? Contact Anita Pool at our sales office at (970) 744-9501 or visit the Fox Grove page on our website.
Loveland Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit that works with people in need to provide affordable housing and make it a reality for low-income family. Habitat for Humanity has done wonderful work across Northern Colorado for many low-income families by providing homes at no profit and no interest.
On Saturday December 15, Habitat for Humanity is dedicating a Faith Home build in Loveland that LC Real Estate Group had the honor in helping build!
As always, LC Real Estate Group is proud and honored to be a part of projects across Northern Colorado that help make the community a better place to live, work, and play. If you’d like to learn more about LC Home and our community projects, please contact us.
LC Home is proud to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection agency for outstanding commitment to building energy-efficient homes accross Northern Colorado!
Every year, home builders are recongized for a commitment to building Energy Star certified homes and contributing to healthier, energy-efficient communities across. In 2017, LC Home constructed 73 Energy Star certified homes in our Northern Colorado housing developments. This is equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by 108 metric tons, or:
>Growing 2,701 tree seedlings for 10 years
>Avoiding the consumption of 245 barrels of oil
>Removing 23 passenger vehicle from the road
LC Home has always been committed to making Northern Colorado a better place to live, work, and play - and part of this is building energy-efficient homes in Northern Colorado. Our developments include:
Have you heard about the Torch Awards for Ethics from the Better Business Bureau? If you haven’t it’s a great way to learn about Northern Colorado businesses and what they are doing to contribute to the Northern Colorado community.
Being recognized is truly a great honor for any Northern Colorado business, and LC Home is proud to be nominated for this prestigious recognition in 2019!
The BBB Torch Awards Program spotlights Northern Colorado businesses that exemplify outstanding ethics – and has been awarding and recognizing businesses since 1999. The program recognizes businesses through an awards presentation in front of the Northern Colorado Business community, press releases, social media, and a dedicated profile page on the BBB website. The aim of the program is to recognize businesses that contribute to the overall wellbeing of the Northern Colorado community as a whole.
LC Home and LC Real Estate Group have always been committed to making Northern Colorado a better place to live, learn, work, and play. We have tried to do this through developing housing communities that envelope all of the aspects of Colorado that we all love, as well as community outreach programs and charity (have you read about the Coats and Boots program yet?).
The BBB partners with college students from Northern Colorado Universities including Colorado State, University of Northern Colorado, and Wyoming to research and meet with the leadership teams of businesses to prepare application papers. The programs provides an out-of-the-classroom ethics experience for students to discover ways that local businesses meet the BBB’s requirements.
You can learn more about the Northern Colorado award by visiting the BBB’s website:
LC Real Estate Group raised money – and continues to raise money – for a program that provides warm winter coats and boots for Loveland elementary school students at multiple schools.
We all know that Colorado can have extremely cold winters, but what we may not know is that many children don’t have the coats and boots that are appropriate for the weather. Recently, LC Real Estate Group was featured in the Loveland Reporter Herald for a community effort that helps raise money to provide these trappings for children at low-income schools that don’t have them. The goal is to provide warmth and happiness to children whose families are in need.
LC Real Estate Group’s own Nathan Klein saw the impact that the program has in Fort Collins, and decided to bring the same program to Loveland schools. In Fort Collins, the program provides for more than 1,000 students across more than 20 schools in Poudre School District. Being such a great success in Fort Collins, Klein expanded the program to the Thompson School District to cover Winona, Truscot, Monroe, and Edmonson schools.
The goal is to expand the program within the next five years to cover all of the elementary schools in the Thompson School District – and help as many children and families as possible.
LC Real Estate Group and Klein expanded the program to Loveland three years ago, contributing $3,000 and buying 50 sets of coats and boats from Jax Mercantile at a large discount. Last year, LC Real Estate Group again contributed $3,000 with a matching contribution from Loveland business partners to add a second school to the program. This year, the program has tripled since its inception to 150 coats and pairs of boots. LC Real Estate again contributed $3,000, with another $3,000 being raised by the STIR Loveland through the Chamber of Commerce, and with the final $3,000 still to be raised.
LC Real Estate Group is proud to be a community partner in Northern Colorado and the Coats and Boots program is only one of the ways in which we try to contribute to the community to make it a better place to work, play and live
If you would like to help, LC Real Estate group continues to raise money to fund the program within the Thompson School District. Whether you are an individual or a Loveland Business Partner, any amount can help bring us towards the goal of continuing to provide coats and boots for children and families.
You can send donations to Northern Colorado United for Youth C/O LC Real Estate Group, 1712 Topaz Drive, Loveland, CO 80537 or donate online at http://loveland.org/CoatsAndBoots/
The Poudre school system is about to get a little bit bigger.
Poudre School District (PSD) has plans to open a new high school, middle school and elementary school east of I-25 on Prospect Road. Currently, the land is owned by the District and PSD is planning to have the schools built and ready by as early as fall of 2021. In addition to the schools, the district is will build a new athletic complex as well, with a multi-purpose field that can seat more than 4,000.
Obviously, this is great news for the real estate picture for the area, as schools and parks are a great way to attract developers to nearby land. When schools get planned, so do nearby housing developments. This paves the way for more growth and opportunity in real estate, and for home-seekers to move from inner city Fort Collins, Wellington, or Windsor to a more convenient location and for commercial investors to take interest in the surrounding real estate.
The other good news is that by the team these schools go in, the housing market could be lower than what we see today, making the possibility of moving into the nearby area much more realistic for first-time homeowners.
Planned projects include a new elementary school, two new combined middle and high schools, as well as the mentioned athletic complex and other district improvements. The district isn’t sure what the total cost of the project will be, but the timeline of the project has given them time to review and improve upon initial designs. The area will be just south of the Fox Grove development by LC Home.
Lots of excitement has been surrounding the development of Northern Colorado’s newest golf course. The new Berthoud TPC course is definitely in a league of it’s own. It would only be fitting that the member price tag matches!
It’s Summer 2018, and TPC Colorado members will soon have access to a 5,500 square feet clubhouse featuring a golf shop and cafe. In about a year (2019), TPC Colorado members will enjoy a 40,000+ square foot Clubhouse that will serve as a focal point for dining, hospitality and relaxation. Included in the clubhouse will be TPC Colorado’s full-service Golf Shop featuring an assortment of golf apparel and equipment.
In addition to TPC Network championship golf, the development will include a residential neighborhood with new homes ranging anywhere from custom estates to a mix of townhomes and condos. Serving as an epicenter of the community, the TPC Colorado clubhouse will include a pro shop, grill, bar and dining room, expansive meeting and banquet spaces and a separate pool and exercise facility. The mixed-use master plan is also zoned for a 30-acre commercial component, allowing small businesses to provide products and services in what has been dubbed "Heron Lakes Golf Community."
Just North of this new development, Northern Colorado is also home of the well-established, scenic, world renowned Mariana Butte Golf Course Community in Loveland, offering the same gorgeous views in a well situated area nestled in the foothills right off the river. Wildlife galore, and is also open to the public. The final addition of homes to be added to Mariana Butte, are currently under construction with some lots backing to fairways and open space. You can choose from estate lots, giving the buyer full customization options. The ridge lots will feature several builders and floorplan options as well. Eric Holsapple, Owner/Partner at LC Real Estate Group and LC Home, who is also a TPC member, built his home in Mariana Butte and currently resides there today. "We were the first ones in on the golf course. We built our home in 1995 and still love it here. The neighbors are great! We have Big Thompson River and the new bike trail that the city has tied in here. I can't say enough about it".
Memberships are going to be a lot different per golf course. The new TPC Course in Berthoud is currently accepting a limited amount of non-resident memberships starting at $25,000 for up-front fees and $400 a month until the club house is built, in which time the monthly dues will increase to $500 a month. Since Mariana Butte is a public course it offers memberships at $800-$900 a year, or a hole pass for $35, it brings a lot of its residents, locals and even international guests to this amazing mountain backed course. Be sure to stop by both courses to check out the progress of what's to come! LC Home is currently constructing several homes in Mariana Butte that will have options like walk-out basements, granite or quartz countertops, and all Kitchen Aid Brand appliances. Some lot will have views of the foothills, and others a view of the meticulously manicured golf course. The LC Home Model is now open from Friday through Tuesday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00PM. Stop by 4805 Mariana Hills Circle to check it out, and don’t forget to come for the Parade of Homes 2018. For more information or visit our website at www.ridgeatmariana.com
Looking for a gorgeous home, with plenty of space, in an amazing community? We’ve got the perfect solution! This brand new home is available in Storybook at 2232 Chesapeake Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
2232 Chesapeake Dr. showcases our popular Avon floor plan, which features an open concept and with plenty of luxurious details you’re sure to love! The home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,980 square feet of living space, full unfinished basement, full yard landscaping and backyard privacy fence.
Storybook lies within a great school district, including Tavelli elementary, which is located down the road from the community. Located just off of Mountain Vista in Fort Collins, Storybook provides a quiet feel without sacrificing convenience. Just minutes from downtown, where you’ll find historic Old Town with charming local restaurants, coffee shops & unique gift shops! Bike to nearby breweries, play golf at the Fort Collins Country Club, or go shopping at the new King Soopers Marketplace. You’ll love the community!
Ready to learn more and take a look inside of 2232 Chesapeake Dr.? Let’s start with the open living area. This space is full of natural light, a gas fireplace & perfect for entertaining! Whether it’s family game night, the holidays, or just preparing dinner, your family will love spending time together here.
The kitchen features an island, stunning Nutmeg Shaker cabinets, granite countertops & backsplash. Loads of storage space, paired with stainless steel gas appliances combine form & function to provide a gorgeous kitchen. You’ll love preparing dinner in this beautiful space!
The home features a 2 car garage, with an entrance leading into the mudroom, with a built-in design for catching your purse, bags and other belongings.
This beautiful home is move-in ready and available now. Don’t forget to ask about the $2,500 lender incentive! Ready to see 2232 Chesapeake Dr. in person? Call Alec today at 303-548-6059 to schedule a showing, or email email@example.com. With only a few opportunities remaining to live in Storybook, this home won’t last long! Checkout the community page to find out more about other available homes.
2. Trail access - Spring Creek sits at the epicenter of the vast trail system that encompasses Northern Colorado. Just out the back door for it's residents, the Fort Collins Power trail runs directly North/South to connect to the city's 2 biggest trail together. The city hosts a map on their website of the Fort Collins trails, which can be seen here.
Classic Custom Builders is proudly building beside LC Home at the Ridge @ Mariana. The newest addition to Mariana Butte, the Ridge @ Mariana is in close proximity to the Mariana Butte club house and driving range! Classic Custom Builders have built over 600 homes across the Front Range. Classic Custom is committed to excellence and a "can do" mentality when is comes to custom changes and options. Classic Custom enjoys making their building process smooth from start to finish, but nothing as much as seeing a buyers face light up abou thier new dream home! For more inoformation about the Ridge @ Mariana, please visit: www.theridgeatmariana.com
Loveland's business community donned its cowboy finery Friday to celebrate the best of 2017 during the "Denim and Diamonds"-themed Chamber of Commerce dinner.
Taking a break from parties in the Embassy Suites ballrooms, the chamber threw its annual party and awards ceremony in the rustic events center at Ellis Ranch west of Loveland
After outgoing board chairman John Metcalf passed the gavel to new chairman Rollin Goering and wished retiring board members well, president and CEO Mindy McCloughan announced the winners of the chamber's annual awards.
Longtime commercial and residential developer LC Real Estate Group was named Small Business of the Year for its business successes and contributions to community organizations.
In 2017, the company built more than 100 homes through its LC Home division, closed more than 100 residential real estate transactions and achieved record commercial brokerage volume, according to the nominating statement.
The company and its employees also are involved in the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, the Food Bank for Larimer County,
Northern Colorado United for Youth Children's Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Loveland Housing Authority, and in 2016 started a Coats and Boots program for children at two elementary schools.
Company partner and commercial brokerage manager Nathan Klein accepted the award for the company, with a large group of employees posing for a group photo on stage.
"We are so proud to live here, do business here, be with you here, and we really embrace our tag line: Mindfully Creating Community," he said. "With every project we do, every home we build, every building that we renovate, we really do it proudly knowing that we live here and do business here. ... We all feel like if we all give back just a little bit, we'll make this a great place to live and do business."