You Need a Buyers Agent to Look Out For Your Interests
There is a high quality of life in the Grand Valley, a direct result of the people, the affordability of the homes for sale, the weather, and the outdoor opportunities. If your house hunting checklist includes finding a sense of community in your new neighborhood, your chances of finding that are pretty good in Grand Junction. Community is everything to most Coloradoans, and there are several ways to get involved not matter where you live.
Location and Neighborhood
The location creates desirability, desirability creates demand, and demand raises real estate prices. The condition and price of any home can be changed. You can even change the size of the house. The one thing you can't change is the home's location. Making schools a very important part of your home's location, especially when you consider many millennials are buying a home to raise a family and want a great school district. Grand Junction's D-51 School District offers excellent schools.
Local amenities have a direct impact on real estate prices in the area. Grocery stores, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, are some of the top amenities people are looking for when buying a home. Buyers want these amenities within a 5-10 minute drive. If the location of the home you are buying is within a few miles of most of these amenities it will help raise your property value. Northeast Grand Junction is a short drive to all these things.
Irish Walk is a well-maintained neighborhood with some walking paths, open space and a strong HOA. You will find ranch style homes and 2 story homes. The lots are smaller than average and there is no RV parking. The homes all have 2 car garages, vinyl siding, central AC and gas forced air heat. Irish Walk homes were built from 1999 to about 2008. Square footage of the homes are 1400 to 2500, with a choice of 3 or 4 bedrooms. Irish Walk is off of 31 1/2 Road and north of Patterson Road.
Walnut Estates has been one of the most high-sought neighborhoods since the building started in 2009. There have been only two builders in Walnut Estates and both have completed all their quality semi-custom homes. Home size runs from 1600 to 1900 square feet with either 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms. The homes are stucco with brick trim, 3 car garages and generous lot sizes. Features include granite counters, high ceilings, central AC and gas forced air heat.
Eastbrook is an older neighborhood, but still very popular and in demand. The homes are semi-custom, and each one is very different . Homes were built in 1978-1983, range from 1400-2600 square feet. Exteriors are wood siding with brick trim and 2 car garages The lots are very large and accommodate RV parking. Baseboard hot water heat and evaporative coolers is the norm in Eastbrook. The neighborhood has an abundance of large mature trees and is very well kept.
Another highly successful neighborhood is Saddle Gulch. Homes were constructed from 2017 to 2021, with a choice of ranch style or two-story homes. Square footage is 2000-2100, extra large lots with RV parking. Quality construction with stucco exteriors, brick trim, central AC and gas forced air heat. Look for the neighborhood at 31 1/2 Road on the east side.
It doesn't get any better than Orchard Run for neighborhood ambience! Tree lined streets, flowers and gardens everywhere and neighbors saying "hello". Built from 1994-1999 with 1500 to 2600 square feet. Homes in Orchard Run are very well built with a choice of ranch style and two-story homes. Exteriors are siding and utilities are baseboard gas hot water heat and evaporative coolers.
Silver Mountain is another newer neighborhood that is very popular. Built from 2008-2012 and features ranch style and two-story homes. Square footage is 1700 to 2100 with either a 2 car or 3 car garage. Homes have stucco exteriors, brick trim, central AC, and gas forced air heat. Silver Mountain is a well maintained neighborhood and the residents love living here.
Shadowbrook is a good size neighborhood with a mix of homes. The majority of homes were built from 1994 to 2000 and have evaporative coolers, gas hot water baseboard heat and two car garages. Some orphan lots were built on much later that have central AC, RV parking and gas forced air heat. Shadowbrook has always been popular for its location near Long Family Memorial Park and Cross Orchards Historic Museum.
Cloverglen is higher priced than the other neighborhoods and offers function and style. Cloverglen homes were built from 2007 through 2013, are 1400 to 2200 square feet with 3 car garages. There are ranch style and two-story home with either 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms. These are quality built homes with stucco exteriors, vaulted ceilings, nice finishes, energy saving features, central AC and gas forced air.
Forrest Estates offers quality built stucco homes, brick trim with 2 and 3 car garages. Home size ranges from 1700 to 2000 square feet with 3 and 4 bedroom. The homes were built from 2005 to 2008. All the homes are one story, ranch style and many offer RV parking. Features include vaulted ceilings, energy saving inclusions, walk-in closets and a kitchen pantry, The homes have central AC and gas forced air heat. You can find Forrest Estates off 29 1/2 Road and Joan Way.
Village East is another older neighborhood that is known for quality construction, unique home styles and non-cookie cutter appearance. Built from 1974-1979 and offers ranch style and two-story homes. Homes have wood siding, baseboard gas hot water heat and evaporative coolers. The lots are large and can accommodate RV parking. There are some large custom homes that were built later and they are quite spectacular. Village East is north of Patterson and just east of 30 Road.
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Stagecoach Trail homes sold out very quickly in 2013-2017. These are quality homes with stucco exteriors, brick trim and 3 car garages. Square footage is 1500 to 2000 with central AC and gas forced air heat. Very few homes have RV parking and lot sizes are average. Look for Stagecoach Trail homes off of F 1/2 Road at 31 1/2 Road.
My Skills & Expertise
I hold many real estate designations, and the most important to you in the purchase of a Grand Junction home are my "Accredited Buyer Representative" (ABR), and "Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)".