If you've been out to Palisade for the Colorado Mountain Winefest and are now dreaming of relocating to Palisade to open a winery, drink local wine or perhaps to simply enjoy the charm of the Grand Valley's peachiest town, you may have to be persistent in your search for the right property.
"There haven't been enough properties for a long time," said Tammy Craig, owner of Fruit and Wine Real Estate in Palisade. "When we opened in 2004, we were averaging 135 to 145 total properties - residential, commercial and land. Right now, we only have 51. It's been around 50 properties for the last two years and has been as low as 38."
What that means to buyers is that if they see a property they like, they might want to make an offer immediately and not take a few days or weeks to think about it.
There is, however, a new residential subdivision currently under construction in Palisade that will eventually bring 72 homes to the community. Cresthaven Acres, which is just east of Palisade High School, right off G Road, is a Chronos Builders development that has taken a little longer than initially planned to have homes available for sale. Three homes are currently under construction, however, with one that will be in the October Housing and Building Association Parade of Homes.
Chronos has six different floor plans that it will use in the neighborhood, with two ranch style plans and four two-story homes. Home sizes range from 1,562 to 2,609 square feet, with estimated price ranges currently ranging from $362,000 to $576,500. Chronos is hoping to start a few pre-sales in the neighborhood once people see the existing homes.
Those who are thinking of Palisade as the perfect place for a second home may want to take a look at Palisade Legends, which is off D 1/2 Road between 33 Road and 33 1/2 Road. Although it's a little farther away from downtown Palisade, it's about a quarter mile from the Colorado Riverfront Trail and the Fruit and Wine Byway, which takes cyclists or drivers on a scenic tour of vineyards and orchards in Palisade and East Orchard Mesa. Read more of the article here.
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