Got hungry kids in Fort Collins? Here's a Google Map with a sampling of great restaurants that have free and discounted kids meals. Deals are always changing so check with restaurants for their latest specials. [Monday = Blue, Tuesday = Red, Wednesday = Green, Thursday = Purple, Saturday/Sunday = Yellow]
If you find a kids special that our team at REMAX Advanced missed, contact me at Roland@ColoradoHomeView.com - we'd love to add it! Need to buy or sell a home in northern Colorado, contact us at 970-420-5202.
3 Signs that Your HVAC System Needs Replacing
The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this going to heating and cooling costs. It can be hard to know when it’s time to finally throw up your hands and replace an appliance or home system.
Here are 3 signs that it may be time to look at a new HVAC system.
1. Your equipment needs frequent repairs and energy bills keep rising.
2. Your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old.
3. Some rooms are too hot or cold and your home has humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that never feel comfortable.
You can find additional resources and information in the Heating & Cooling Guide put together through the governments Energy Star program (click here to find it). It's always a good idea to have a reputable HVAC service provider do regular check ups on your system to make sure your heating and cooling systems are operating efficiently.
*Adapted from a previous edition of The REsource newsletter (Elyse Umlauf)
The City of Fort Collins will accept Christmas trees from December 26 to January 15, 2018. Trees will be chipped on site and processed into wood mulch for residential use. PLEASE REMOVE ALL DECORATIONS. Click on a green tree to find a location near you! Map courtesy Roland Kuehn, RE/MAX Advanced 970.420.5202
There is also a Wellington drop off location. Hurry it all ends on January 15th.
Ultimate Family Home! Beautiful home located on a quiet cul-de-sac, steps from community greenbelt. Spacious eat-in kitchen with maple cabinetry, center island, and walk-in pantry, master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, private bathroom and walk-in closet, study/loft area with built-in between upstairs bedrooms, finished basement/rec. room, sprinkler system and an awesome spacious, private yard, deck & patio. New carpeting and paint throughout. Best value in Ft Collins, priced to move!
For Showings or more information contact Roland at RE/MAX Advanced, 970-420-5202.
Fort Collins has multiple glass recycling drop-offs located all around the city. If you have lots of glass to recycle the best locations are at the City Landfill on Taft Hill or the Recycling Drop-Off Center on Timberline.
Looking for locations to recycle glass in Loveland? check out this link from the City of Loveland
Here''s a great 360 image of the Fort Collins Recycling Drop off location on Timberline.
Tour de Fat Fort Collins
Sat Sep 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
New Belgium Brewing Company - 500 Linden St
Downtown Sessions Concert Series
Fri Sep 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Downtown Fort Collins
Fort Collins Gallery Walk
Fri Sep 1, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Downtown Fort Collins
Larimer County Farmers’ Market
Sat Sep 2, 2017 at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- 200 W. Oak S.
Garden to Fork: Summer Bounty Cooking Class
Sat Sep 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Gardens on Spring Creek - 2145 Centre Ave
Murder Mystery Dinner Shows With The Dinner Detective
Sat Sep 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hilton Fort Collins - 425 West Prospect Rd
Rist Canyon Mountain Festival
Sun Sep 3, 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Rist Canyon Fire Station - 11835 Rist Canyon Rd
Classic Movie Night at Gryphon Games and Comics
Sun Sep 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Gryphon Games and Comics - 1119 W. Drake Road Suite C-30
FORTitude 10K Race
Mon Sep 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Downtown Fort Collins
*Information and links courtesy Visit Fort Collins
•For a stress free 2017 CSU game day experience - leave early! As students, fans and alumni all figure out parking, tailgating, ticket pick-up and traffic patterns, there is sure to be lots of confusion. Give yourself lots of time to get to the stadium.
•Live in Fort Collins and bike or walk. Being one of the most bike friendly cities in the country, this is an easy way to get to the stadium on game days from virtually any neighborhood. There is a great map showing the best bike routes created by the City or Ft Collins and the university (click here). A bike valet will be located on the north side of the stadium.
•Transfort & The MAX. Running the length of the city, the MAX can pick you up at any number of locations to the south and north of campus and drop you just a few blocks from the action(see Google map). Don’t forget the bus system, which will be running on game days. For complete information on Transfort gameday info go to ridetransfort.com/gameday. Transfort is running 16 buses along the MAX line (usually, it runs six), meaning there should only be about three minutes between buses at MAX stops.
•Buy a prepaid parking spot from CSU to ensure a spot on game days. On campus parking spaces are available. To obtain these you will need to contact CSU and there is a cost (click for link to pre-paid CSU on campus parking). Be sure to check out instructions for the parking spot you purchase. RV parking and tailgating will be at Moby and also requires prepaid parking.
What not to do:
Park in a neighborhood near the stadium and get your car towed. The city will be aggressively towing cars on game day - DO NOT PARK IN NEIGHBORHOODS NEAR CAMPUS where the city has implemented a Residential Parking Permit Program (click to see map) These neighborhoods primarily to the west, south and east of stadium. Here is a link to the city’s website.
Game day information link for CSU vs. Oregon St, August 26th - the first game.
Parking lots and transit service for the games begins at 8:30am on game day. There will be Rambassadors located all over campus to help you find your way and answer questions. We'll be located on Centre Avenue between our RE/MAX office and the stadium - see you Saturday.
Have fun and be safe!
Adapted from a previous edition of The REsource newsletter (by Elyse Umlauf)
August may feel a little early to be thinking about prepping your roof for the fall and winter, but it’s much easier to inspect and fix your roof now when it’s sunny and warm than it is to do it when it’s cold and windy or raining or snowing.
Joan Crowe, director of technical services with the National Roofing Contractors Association, Rosemont, Ill., says that homeowners frequently ignore the roof and start paying attention only when there’s a problem like ice dams or interior water damage.
And when they do head up to the roof, they’re often armed with a shovel or pick to break up ice and remove snow. Big mistake, according to Crowe. Those tools can compound the problem because you could accidentally puncture the roof.
Spot trouble early
It’s better to keep problems at bay by doing routine inspections and maintenance and so you can spot small problems before they turn into costly repairs.
Here are some considerations:
1. Inspections. Inspect your roof at least twice per year in spring and fall. Also take a look after big storms – hail, snow, wind, and excessive rain – to be sure they didn’t cause damage.
2. Shingles and flashing. Look for shingle granules in your gutters. “They’re a protective surface and when the granules come off it’s indicative that a shingle is failing,” says Crowe. And if you have one failing shingle, chances are there are others too.
Look for shingles that aren’t flat and are buckling, curling or blistering. Though sometimes they can be fixed, damaged shingles are often a sign that your roof is coming to the end of its life.
Look at the flashing (the material used to seal and weatherproof a roof’s edges, joints, and so forth) around openings – pipes, skylights, and chimneys, for example – where water can get in.
3. Interior inspection. Look for water damage on celling and interior walls. Also if you can see any light through your roof – even an opening the size of a pinhole -- call a roofing pro. Small breaches can be the start of something much larger.
Keep in mind that nothing last forever. Crowe says you can expect to get about 15 to 20 years out of a roof.
4. Clean up. Remove debris like leaves, twigs, and branches from the roof. They can harbor moisture and prematurely degrade the roof.
Clean your gutters in spring and fall to prevent a host of problems, including rotted wood, leaks, foundation damage, and mosquito and insect infestation.
5. Hire professionals. Rather than taking a DIY approach to repair such an expensive system of your home, consider hiring a professional roofer. They have the skill and experience to diagnose problems and the tools and materials to fix a roof properly. Learn more about choosing and finding contractors here.
6. Safety. Another reason to leave it to a professional: “We don’t want homeowners climbing ladders, walking around on a roof, and getting injured,” comments Crowe. Keep in mind that in 2013, 175,790 people were injured on ladders severely enough to require a trip to the hospital, according to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts. Before getting up on your roof, review some safety precautions.
Need to beat the heat this summer while searching for your Fort Collins home? visit one of the many excellent Fort Collins businesses offering refreshing ice cream to keep you cool. Whether looking for a simple vanilla cone, a crazy mixture of toppings (see Cold Stone Creamery) or a new flavor that you didn't even know existed (see the Walrus) you can find them all on this easy to use map.
And if you're looking for something cold and a bit healthier we've even included Berry Blendz with two locations in town.
Email us at Roland@ColoradoHomeView.com if we've forgotten your favorite Fort Collins ice cream spot and we will gladly add it to the map!
Brick Ranch in Great Neighborhood! 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Hardwood Floors, Country Kitchen with lots of Storage, Walk-in Pantry, Main Floor Laundry, Wood Stove in extra Family Room, Over-sized Garage w/ Workbench, Enclosed South Facing Sunroom, Flagstone & Paver Patio, Mature Landscaping, Vinyl Windows, Fenced Yard and Potting Shed. Peaceful neighborhood in excellent location - minutes to shopping, parks, schools and Diagonal Highway to Boulder!
1115 Frontier Dr, Longmont - MLS#821753 - $319,000.00 - RE/MAX Advanced Inc. - 970-420-5202
ROLAND KUEHN, REALTOR
1018 Centre Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80526