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."
Schroetlin Custom Homes is just one of the premier custom builders building alongside LC Home at the Ridge @ Mariana. Schroetlin Custom Homes has been building solid quaility custom homes in Northern Colorado for more than 45 years! Schroetlin Custom Homes are committed to making the entire home building process relaxing and enjoyable. Starting the building process, customers will be able to work closely with Schroetlin's designer, or bring their own plans, and Schroetlin will build their dream home. The relationships built between Schroetlin Custom Homes and their subcontractors has been long lasting, some having worked with Schroetlin for over 20+ years! To learn more about what's coming to the Ridge @ Mariana, please visit www.ridgeatmariana.com
Custom On-Site is building along side LC Home at the Ridge at Mariana Butte. Custom On-Site has built their reputation one outstanding home at a time, working with well established local subcontractors and suppliers. They are just one of the superior custom builders coming to the Ridge at Mariana Butte in Loveland. Custom On-Site has provided their home building services for over 25 years! Custom On-site builds quality, ensures satisfaction, and is proud to be building at Loveland's Mariana Butte. For more information about this exciting area, visit www.ridgeatmarianabutte.com
Omni Homes is building along side LC Home at the Ridge at Mariana Butte. Omni Homes is just one of the innovative custom builders coming to the Ridge at Mariana Butte in Loveland. Omni Homes is committed to bringing your vision of a dream home to reality. Omni Homes are built with meticulous attention to detail and quality finishes. This local builder has a reputation for intelligent design, premium construction and customer service in Northern Colorado. For more information about available homes at the Ridge at Mariana Butte, visit www.ridgeatmarianabutte.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 2220 Friar Tuck, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
2220 Friar Tuck showcases our popular Vail floor plan, which features an open concept with 9’ ceilings with plenty of luxurious details you’re sure to love! The home includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,128 square feet of living space, full unfinished basement, 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 2220 Friar Tuck Ct? Let’s start with the open living area. This space is full of natural light & 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 cityscape Alder nutmeg 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, along with a powder room for guests.
This beautiful home is move-in ready and available now. Ready to see 2220 Friar Tuck in person? Call Alejandro Martinez today at (303) 548-6059 to schedule a showing, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . With only a few opportunities remaining to live in Storybook, currently in close-out, this home won’t last long! Checkout the community page to find out more about other available homes.
With fun for everyone, Edora Park boasts a variety of some of the best amenities for parks located in Fort Collins. The top amenities in Edora Park are listed below:
Disk Golf Course -
This course holds a 4.3 star rating with the association for professional disk golf, and includes 18 holes of play. Players from any age or skill level can grab a Frisbee and come enjoy this fun, free activity!
To find out more about leagues, maps, and events for disk golf in Fort Collins.
Skate Park -
Open to all, and centered in the middle of Edora park is a 17,000 square foot skate park, great for bikes, skateboards, and scooters.
Baseball fields -
The Edora baseball fields host many leagues and games including little leagues, tee ball, adult leagues, and even kickball. The Fort Collins Baseball Club organizes over 250 teams all over the city, and are always accepting more players.
Find out more about FCBC.
Tennis Courts -
On the east side of Edora, 6 full size tennis courts with lights are available to the public for free.
EPIC (Edora Pool and Ice center) -
Home of the Colorado State University Hockey and Water polo teams, the grand facility hosts both skating and swimming events for several Fort Collins teams. Included with diving boards, weight room, and 2 ice rinks, this center is also open to the public year-round.
Trail access -
The Edora Park can be accessed from nearly all of the Fort Collins trails, including the Spring Creek and Power trail which intersect at the park.
The Fort Collins power trail runs directly North/South along the west side of Timberline, stretching all the way from Trilby up to its end at the Edora Park. From there, the trail splits in two directions going to the gorgeous Spring Creek trail heading west, as well as the famed Poudre trail which can take you as far South as Greeley, and as far North as Read Feather lakes. This intersection at Edora Park is truly the access to a hub for the best trails that Fort Collins has to offer.
Live the Edora Park lifestyle in Fort Collins. LC Home is currently building new homes at Spring Creek (Drake & Timberline) walking distance from Edora Park and all of its amenities. For additional information about the available homes at Spring Creek by LC Home visit the community page.
By Pat Ferrier, Coloradoan
New home construction in some parts of Northern Colorado leveled off in 2016 due in part to a lack of affordable and available building lots. But that doesn't mean there's a dearth of building activity on both sides of Interstate 25 as area communities struggle to keep up with housing demand.
In some communities like Windsor, developers hit the gas last year and show no sign of letting in 2017. The town issued 690 single-family building permits last year, more than doubling the permits issued by the town in 2015 and 2014 and exceeding the number of permits issued by much larger Fort Collins and Loveland.
"Windsor is geographically very well located for families to live there and work in Fort Collins, Greeley or Loveland, and it's a beautiful community," said Larry Kendall, co-founder of The Group Real Estate. "People are recognizing it not only as a second choice, but as a first choice.
Buildable lots are more plentiful in Windsor than in Fort Collins and the town has been able to produce a mix of mid-range and higher-priced homes, Kendall said.
While Windsor is going full speed, Fort Collins, Loveland, Timnath and Wellington's single-family permits held about steady or dipped slightly between 2015 and 2016.
Town planner Scott Ballstadt said Windsor saw subdivisions including The Village East, Winter Farm's third filing and Pelican Farms come online that "probably served a pent-up demand."
Village East, with 290 lots west of and adjacent to Weld County Road 21 and north of Highway 392, came online last year and sold out quickly, he said.
With prices ranging from the low-$300,000s to the mid-$400,000s — in line with regional median home prices — buyers who may have been put off by Windsor's average sales price of about $410,000 took a second look.
"Windsor is just killing it," said Greg Miedema, executive officer of Home Builders of Northern Colorado, or NoCo HBA. "It's not hot because of entry-level (buyers)," he said, but more expensive subdivisions such as Water Valley and Highland Meadows.
"I don't want to call it a bedroom community, but Windsor is where you want to live if you want to be in Fort Collins but not live there," said Miedema, whose office is in Windsor. "It's still easier to build in Windsor than Fort Collins."
Windsor's robust pipeline
While Fort Collins and Loveland suffer from a lack of ready lots, Windsor has 1,856 lots remaining in 31 subdivisions. Only 589 of those were permit-ready at the end of January, according to town reports, but the pipeline is robust.
"As current subdivisions start running out of lots we are just starting on The Ridge at Harmony Road and Raindance," Martin Lind's 2,800-unit subdivision based around agriculture, sustainability and golf, Ballstadt said.
Considered a successor to Water Valley, which is nearly built out, Raindance is at the corner of County Road 13 and Crossroads Boulevard, east of Interstate 25 in Windsor.
A lack of affordable and available lots is driving all new residential construction, said Eric Holsapple of LC Real Estate Group, which is developing homes in Loveland and Fort Collins. The company is building out its Spring Creek and Story Book projects in Fort Collins and 48 lots at Mariana Butte golf course in Loveland.
"It's really hot, but we're looking where the next place to go is and it's slim pickings," Holsapple said. "It's either hundreds of acres that take a lot of infrastructure" or lots that are slow to be brought to market. As inventory wanes, the cost of new lots, including water, continues to rise.
The next round of lots are selling for $100,000, up from about $60,000 to $75,000, fueled by soaring water costs.
LC Real Estate has found 36 acres east of Interstate 25 and south of Mulberry Street that it intends to buy from Fort Collins developer Les Kaplan, who abandoned plans to build Fox Grove. Holsapple said he anticipates building about 75 homes on the site, including some two-story projects. "With the cost of land, we have to go to a little bigger home," he said.
LOVELAND - On Thursday, Sept. 7th, at The Garden Room in Loveland, the Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors (LBAR), welcomes a new board into office at its annual Installation and Awards dinner. Awards given that evening were Affiliate of the Year, Realtor of the Year, Rookie of the Year, as well as Introducing the incoming Board of Directors for 2017-2018. The Rookie of the Year award for 2017 was given to Brittany Munoz with LC Real Estate Group.
Twenty-one community members have been chosen to participate in the Leadership Loveland program for 2016-17, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce announced this week.
The program allows participants to learn about local businesses and institutions.
"The Leadership Loveland program continues to define excellence and evolve Loveland's community by bringing together strong future leaders in an environment that fosters growth, collaboration and vision," said Mindy McCloughan, CEO and president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, in a press release.
The class includes: Matthew Barber, Bank of Colorado; Christine Berlage, New York Life; Allison Bohling, city of Loveland; Matthew Canaga, Larimer County Coroner's Office;Carmen Cisneros, Kaiser Permanente; David Crowder, McWhinney; Rico Devlin, LC Real Estate Group; Blas Estrada, The Group Inc.; Keli Estrada, Mueller & Associates; Rollin Goering, LC Real Estate Group; and Heather Gruwell, Weedin Agency. Also included are: Milo "Buddy" Hovland, Great Western Bank; Wendy Lowe, P2 Solutions; Juilian Lucero, Aspen House; Shane McWatters, Primerica; Shelley Polansky, Better Business Bureau; Matthew Putman, UCHealth; Tracie Reeves-Hartman, Fresh Plate Catering; Kayla Roofe, Fyn Public Relations; Keller Taylor, Budweiser Events Center; and Tim Zimmerman, Thompson Valley EMS.
The LC Real Estate Group team consists of talented people with over 80 combined years of experience in real estate brokerage, development, property management, marketing, financial analysis, and administration. The team is committed to improving the quality of life in Northern Colorado, where its members live, work, and raise their families.
In 2016, the name was changed to represent the firm’s broader role as an integrated real estate company. With Partners and Brokers Eric Holsapple, Blaine Rappé, Nathan Klein, Wayne Lewis, Nick Galluzzo, and Rollin Goering along with an experienced support staff, a variety of real estate aspects are provided. “LC Real Estate Group is able to perform all the functions of the real estate transaction from project introduction to the day of closing,” Klein says. He explains that a strategic plan is tailored for each project, placing an emphasis on a high level of personal contact with users, investors, developers and brokers at the local and regional levels. “Through our proprietary database of properties, tenants, brokers, and investors, we are able to have highly targeted direct marketing campaigns that focus on finding the most qualified users or investors for any property.”
LC Real Estate Group Aspects
“With both Thompson Valley Towne Center, North College Marketplace, we started from scratch,” Klein says. “We bought the land, got it entitled and built the buildings. That’s just one example.” LC Real Estate Group has also taken over the Safeway complex on Mulberry and College in Fort Collins and has renovated and re-tenanted. Additionally, a property in Lakewood on the corner of Jewell and Wadsworth is currently in the works. “We bought out the Albertsons lease and right-sized the area for Rite Aid according to their specifications,” Klein says. “We have a lease with ARC Thrift Store and a land lease with Auto Zone.” It’s again an example of taking an under-utilized center and making it more appropriate for the neighborhood needs.
Investment and Management
On several occasions, property has been purchased and improved. “We often found these properties to be under-utilized and so, when we bought them, we would renovate, re-tenant, and work to increase the value.” Their new office is a prime example. LC Real Estate Group purchased the 28,000 square foot property at 1712 Topaz Drive near U.S. Highway 34 and Boise Avenue in December of 2014. After renovation, LC Real Estate Group moved its 21 employees and partners into the west end of the building, inhabiting 4,000 square feet of the complex. It has since contracted with other tenants to complete the plan.
This arm of LC Real Estate Group provides two different options. The first will be to provide the engineering, entitlement with the involved city and the horizontal (roads and utilities) construction and then offer the lots for development. Klein references the Ridge at Mariana Butte project which offers rare infill development at the world renowned Marianna Butte Golf Course. These will be development ready lots. The second option would also include the vertical (the houses) construction as appropriate.
“What sets us apart here is that we come to brokerage with significant experience in commercial real estate, investment and development, and residential areas,” Klein says. The LC Real Estate Group team has such a broad expanse of experience that helps them help their client regardless of the project or need. “We can hold our client’s hand through the entitlement process and on through. It’s not so much transaction centered but more client centered.” And, with the new structural organization, there’s more flexibility. “With the rebranding we have empowered our residential sales people from LC Homes to do third party residential property sales.” Previously they sold homes built by LC Homes and referred other listings to an outside realtor. “Now we can handle both sides of that. We can handle the sale of our property and, if the client is selling their current home to move into ours, we can also handle that.”
The bottom line for LC Real Estate Group’s new position is having the ability to work with the client on whatever the need might be; commercial or residential. “We have so much more flexibility and the opportunity to service the whole client is huge. It’s very exciting.”
LC Real Estate Group possesses nontypical experience in a number of areas that make it uniquely qualified to assist in the sale of certain listings and development projects.
The principals have extensive experience working with ED professionals and understanding complex economic development strategies. Founder Don Marostica served as the Director of Economic Development and International Trade for Colorado until January 2011; Eric Holsapple has a Ph. D in Economics and served as Chair of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation (NCEDC) in 2007. He was selected to serve on the Board of CSU’s Regional Economics Institute in 2011. Nathan Klein is actively involved with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of the board in 2013. Rollin Goering joined the Chamber Board in 2016.
LC Real Estate Group has unmatched experience working with legislature, state, national and local entities to promote bills, or secure funding for projects including the use of Urban Renewal Areas and Tax Increment Financing. Its team has worked on dozens of projects with city staff and maintain continuous working relationships with them.
LC Real Estate Group has extensive experience working with universities in many arenas including teaching, research and founding, directing and helping to secure funding for the Everitt Real Estate Center at CSU. As Chair of the NCEDC, Holsapple negotiated an agreement that brought a regional economist to CSU. LC Real Estate Group remains active in the Everitt Real Estate Center and maintains a booth to expose company listings at each of the regional real estate events.
With more than 80 years of combined development and brokerage experience, partners and brokers have negotiated deals with companies ranging from IBM to Mobile Oil to King Soopers/Kroger and totaling several hundred transactions with a transaction value totaling several hundred million dollars.
The company prides itself on being one of the most analytical financial experts in the business. Its team has multiple degrees in economics, finance, real estate, and accounting and understands the unique aspects of what it takes to make a deal feasible. LC Real Estate Group’s experience with public/private partnerships and unique financing mechanisms forms a unique background for financing large projects.