Debbie Dietmeyer Blog

The current theme for Real Estate here on the Western Slope is: LOW INVENTORY. And this past month was not an exception to that. It is pretty common for the market to feel a little stale through those colder winter months. Just like the grasses and flowers and trees, real estate tends to hibernate. As the sun comes out to warm up our little valley, we can expect listings to climb and the market will fire up in full swing! If you are considering listing? NOW is an outstanding time to do so. There are buyers litera... read more
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Modular or Stick-Built?

Posted by Step Beyond Media on February 28, 2018 in  Buyers  First Time Homebuyers  Grand Junction Real Estate
Nowadays you can get a modular home that looks almost identical to a stick-built home (homes built directly on your land). They also cost less than stick-built homes and banks treat them the same as stick-built. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Something to make clear, a modular home is NOT THE SAME as a mobile home.  A mobile home can be moved after it is built, and a modular home cannot.  One disadvantage of mobile homes is they tend to decrease in value over time, whereas modular ... read more
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Moving to Colorado may be a big step. Perhaps you aren’t used to cold weather or you haven’t experienced all the seasons. Well, Grand Junction is so much more than cold weather and obvious season changes. It is packed full of so many wonderful things that are bound to keep you busy and entertained during the great weather Colorado offers. To start, Grand Junction is full of outdoor recreation. From hiking, to freshwater lakes, the various activities individuals and families can partake in will make the... read more
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8 Ways to Puppy-proof your house

Posted by Step Beyond Media on February 16, 2018 in  First Time Homebuyers  Tips
Getting a new family member is always an exciting time, but there are some precautions you should take prior to bringing your new cat or dog home. 1.       Clear the Counters Just like raw meat can be toxic to humans, it can also be dangerous for pets to ingest.  Make sure they can’t get into your garbage and leave the chocolate and grapes off the counter if they are able to reach. While you are focused on counters, also make sure small hair ties, bobby pins etc. are off y... read more
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Building a Home in Grand Junction

Posted by Rebekah Holten on February 14, 2018 in  Buyers  DIY  First Time Homebuyers  Grand Junction Real Estate
If you read our last blog post, you will know Grand Junction is seeing a lot of new subdivisions popping up around town!  So what is the process of building a home?  Building a home is an ideal choice for many because you get to make so many of the final choices on design, finishes, etc.  However, the building process isn’t always as flawless as they make it seem on HGTV. Here are some advantages, disadvantages, and surprises to building a home that you may not know!THE ADVANTAGE AND APPEAL TO ... read more
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