Palisade, CO Real Estate News

By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Palisade, Colorado is one of the most picturesque small towns in the USA, located 12 miles east of Grand Junction, Colorado. With fertile lands to grow world famous peaches, award winning vineyards, breathtaking views, there are many reasons to own real estate and live in this beautiful region.Palisade has beautiful outdoor spaces to explore and unique town events and tradtitions. Wonderful restaurants, year-round festivals, hiking, and cycling the new Palisade Plunge trail on the Grand Mesa.Winter time skiing is nearby in Powderhorn Mountain Resort.  In the summer months the Riverfront Trail is for picnics, walkers, cyclists and floating the Colorado River.There are over 30 wineries and summertime is filled with concerts in the vineyards, farm-to-table dinners in the orchards, the Lave...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Here is you chance to tour Palisade's wineries and ride a bike at the same time!  Tour de Vineyards 2021 event is now accepting reservations.  Brought to you by Roll Massif, this event is one of the biggest of the year. The date is September 18, 2021 and is the day before the iconic Colorado Mountain Winefest.The tour is open to recreational and competitive cyclists.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate fall, outside in the lush vineyards,  under the Colorado sun, getting exercise in the beautiful mountains of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs.Palisade is Colorado's only legitimate wine region, with more than two dozen vineyards and tasting rooms tucked into the eastern corner of Colorado's Grand Valley. You can choose between a leisurely 23 mile route that follows the Palisade Fruit &...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
This gorgeous home sits on 9.33 acres, with 5 acres of peach orchards.  There is an outdoor pool, greenhouse, rasided garden beds and a 3 car garage.The views of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliff Mountains is spectacular!I facilitated this sale for my buyers who lived in Northern Colorado.If you are looking for a luxury home in the Grand Junction area, let me help you find the perfect home!
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
                    Colorado's Fruit and Wine CountryIt is spring in Palisade and the fruit and grape trees are blooming.  Palisade is the quentessial small town with big views, recreation and some of the best festivals in the Grand Valley. Palisade Homes is still experiencing a shortage of home inventory and listings are off by -46% since 2015.  Key Metrics 2015 2016 % Change Thru 02-2016 New Listings 13 7 -46.2% 10 Sold Listings 8 3 -62.5% 9 Median Sales Price $172,500 $295,000 +71,0% $305,000 Average Sales Price $271,699 $306,167 +12.7% $318,844 % List Price Received 103.9% 96.0% -7.6% 96.5% Days on Market 144 153 +6.3% 176 Inventory of Homes  45 27 -40.0%  -  Months Supply Homes 6.8 4.3 -36.8% - Data courtesy of Land Title, deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.Find your Palisade home...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Palisade, ColoradoReal Estate sales for Palisade Homes reflect the current national market of a shortage of homes for sale.  In a market as small as Palisade homes, there was 8 less listings at the end of November 2015, compared to 2014, but 7 more sales in 2015.  The numbers indicate the buyers are there but a shortage of available homes is impacting the sales. In 2014 there was 8.4 months supply of inventory (MSI), but in 2015 it is down to 5.4 months supply.In 2014 it took an average of 150 days to sell a Palisade Home, in 2015 it took 91 days.  At the end of November 2014 there were 51 homes for sale and this November only 36.for sale and this November only 36.  Key Metrics 2014 2015  New Listings 5 6 Sold Listings 4 7 Median Sales Price 219,900 496,000 Average Sales Price 228,200 5...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Palisade Concerts, Farm Dinners in the Orchards and Spectacular ViewsKnown as the Peach and Wine Capital of Colorado, Palisade Offers Many Options to Buyers.Palisade homes and real estate sales for September show an increase in sales, stable home prices and decreased inventory.  Palisade had 8 new listings in September and 4 sales.  The available inventory of homes is 37 compared to September 2014 which was 58.  September 2014 had 10.5 months of inventory for sale and September 2015 had only 5.2 months of inventory.  Key Metrics Thru 09-2014 Thru 09-2015 % Change  New Listings  109 104 -4.6%  Sold Listings  53 66 +24.5 Median Sales Price  195,000 188,400 -3.4 Average Sales Price 224965 221,917 -1.4 Days on Market 126 121 -4.0 Palisade offers homes on acreage, homes with vineyard's or or...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
This weekend was the Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade, Colorado.  For the 1st time in its 24 year history the event was SOLD OUT! Events started on Thursday with a Food and Wine Paring through Saturday with the actual Winefest 2015 at Riverbend Park.   There were over 50 Colorado wineries pouring samples of their best vintages.  There were well known artisans selling their gorgeous jewelery and wine related decor along with   tee shirts and souvenirs.. The skies were sunny, the weather perfect and the music and wine flowed!  People strolled through the booths, some relaxed under the shade trees and others danced to the music. I'll let my pictures and videos speak for the event!  I think its symbolic that VINE captured the nectar from the vine so well! Relaxing is the thing to do o...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
 Eighteen homes were sold in June and July of 2015, compared to 20 homes in June and July 2014.  Available inventory of homes for sale is at 5.7 months compared to 8.8 in 2014.   Like the rest of the U.S., Grand Junction's available homes inventory is way down.  Sales are steady and the average price is up over 2014.For Homebuyers seeking the quintessential small town, Palisade has it all.   Palisade is known as the fruit and wine capital of Colorado.  This community has a mix of Victorian-style homes, luxury homes, farms, quaint parks, good schools and the ability to ride your bike anywhere.  Let's not forget about the abundance of recreation, festivals, excellent restaurants and a charming Main Street.  Find your home in Palisade now!                                  June 2015 New Lis...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Scenes From the 2015 Palisade Lavender FestivalI've been going to this festival since it started. It's always been a great time, but this year was the best yet. This isn't an extra large festival. It's held in a small Western Colorado town in a small park, but the turnout was the best I've seen. My favorite day is Saturday in the Town Park. The festival actually runs Friday through Sunday. Here's more information. There were less than 50 vendors but the variety and unique nature of the products for sale made it seem like there were more. Two of the local wineries were also on hand (this is wine country). Of course there were all kinds of products using lavender...cookies, breads, lavender wands, healing balms, lotions, oils and sprays. I expected to find the lavender products...after al...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2015 Lavender Festival Palisade, COThis weekend Palisade, CO will host the 5th annual Lavender Festival. The dates are July 10th to the 12th. Mount Garfield makes a wonderful backdrop for the events in the town park. This is the only festival in Colorado celebrating this very useful herb. Friday is the day for the local lavender farm tours. You can get more information on the festival website. Saturday is a fun day in the park with all kinds of vendors, food and live music. There are also cooking demonstrations using lavender. While lavender is the highlighted herb, you can also get some wonderful naturally made products using a variety of herbal mixtures. Sunday is the last day of the festival. This is an informal day for visitors to tour local lavender farms at their own pace. The fes...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
Palisade, the quaint little town with lots of charm, orchards and wineries!  And don't forget outdoor recreation! Palisade Colorado homes offer a rural and unique lifestyle.The festival season is starting and upcoming events are the Palisade Barrel Tasting, Palisade Bluegrass Festival, Palisade Sunday Farmers Market and the Colorado Mountain Winefest.  Follow the Facebook Grand Junction Living page and keep up to date on all the events in the Grand Valley.If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, call Sandra (970) 261-1686!  Key Metrics 2014 2015 % Change New Listings 10 8 -20.0%  Sold Listings  6  4  -33.3%  Median Sales Price  $152,500  $99,700  -34.6%  Average Sales Price  $305,817  $126,225 - 58.7%  % List Price Received  88.2%  89.7%  +1.7%  Days on Market  167  103  -38.3% ...
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By Sandra Mathewson, CRS, CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI,CDPE, PSA, SFR
(RE/MAX 4000)
 Palisade, Colorado Wine Country in the Spring is Beautiful!Spring has arrived and the grapevines and orchards are full of blossoms.  Spring is also that time of year when the festivals start.  This weekend is the Barrel into Spring event. Highlights include behind the scenes winery and vineyard tours, exquisitely prepared gourmet meals, tasting of wines that are not readily available to the general public, and of course, barrel sampling of wines paired with specialty foods.Palisade is a charming little town about 12 miles east of Grand Junction.  Palisade is small and mostly rural with a lot of agriculture, but it has charm all of its own.  From Main St. with barrels of flowers on the sidewalks, the aroma of fresh baked goods from the bakeries, to the bustling summer Farmer's Market.  ...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
2014 Palisade CO Lavender Festival...Things to do in Western Colorado. Mark your calendar for July 11th to the 13th. This is the fourth year for this festival. The setting is absolutely beautiful in the small mountain town of Palisade, CO at the foot of Mount Garfield.  I absolutely love this festival. But I have a passion for growing veggies and herbs and using them in my cooking and around the house. The Colorado Lavender Festival celebrates the beautiful and wonderful smelling lavender plant. There are cooking demonstrations, live music, festival food, vendors and tours of Western Slope lavender farms. Here you can find unique gifts and something special to treat yourself.  Here are some pictures from last year's event.    The festival starts off Friday, the 11th, with a tour of diff...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Scenes from The Palisade, CO Lavender Festival. Palisade, Colorado hosts this state's only lavender festival. This year was the third time around for this event, and it just keeps getting bigger each time. Palisade is a small community about 10 miles east of Grand Junction. It's best known for it's wineries and peaches, but there are also many roadside fruit and veggie stands that show how well any type of produce grows in this area. That includes the lovely and fragrant lavender plant. Here we see one of the younger festival goers enjoying a refreshing lavender flavored beverage.         The cooking demonstrations were very popular. This is something the festival has every year. There's a cookbook available for purchase, and you guessed it...it's all about using lavender in your cookin...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
3rd Annual Colorado Lavender Festival, Palisade...A Treat for The Senses. Colorado has a lot of festivals...music, harvest, fruit, outdoor activities, ect., but this is the only Lavender Festival in Colorado. It's right here on the beautiful Western Slope in the small town of Palisade. At the Colorado Lavender Festival you can taste, smell and feel lavender. There are homemade lavender lotions, candles and foods for sale. You can sample the different products at most of the booths. Last year I had lavender gelato and learned to make a lavender salad. I bought some wonderful lotions, and I hope I can get some more of them this year. This is a three day festival starting on Friday, July 12th, 2013 and running through Sunday. Most of the events are FREE! On Friday the festival kicks off wi...
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By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
What's That Smell??? It was all over the Palisade, Colorado Memorial Park. That's because the park played host to Palisade, Colorado's second annual Lavender Festival. This year the Lavender Festival was bigger yet, and it included a cooking demonstration. Everything Lavender you can imagine could be found today. Have you ever had a Lavender Brownie? Lavender Gelato? Lavender and lemon water? Well I hadn't either until today.                   I even got to see a Lavender Farm. It was a lot of fun and there were a lot of other crafts for sale, besides Lavender products. Even my teenager was entertained for a short time. For more information on this year's festival and next year's event visit www.coloradolavenderfestival.com. Looking for a good real esate agent on the Western Slope of Co...
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By Elizabeth Birmingham
(EB Realty)
Today after eating a huge dinner on Thursday for Thanksgiving you can add another pound or two in Downtown Palisade. Every store has a chocolate treat and a check in Registry. Buy local and support your local economy. The Palisade Chocolate Walk is an annual event.   Cholcolate is always a good draw for most everybody. Hats off to Kathy at the Chamber of Commerce and her trust sidekick Melinda. 
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By Elizabeth Birmingham
(EB Realty)
I love the Palisade/Grand Junction Colorado Area for the many fun events, scenery, agriculture and especially wine. Palisade started growing grapes for wine just twenty years after Napa Valley. In 1881 George A. Crawford (founder of Grand Junction) planted 60 acres of mostly grapes in Palisade on Rapid Creek. When alcohol production was made illegal the farmers switched to peaches. 1968, 35 years after prohibition ended Gerry Ivancie opened Invancie Winery. The Ivancie Winery was Colorado’s first modern winery. Gerry Ivancie developed experimental premium wine grapes. In 1990 “the Grand Valley” was awarded  the government term “American Viticultural Area” which denotes a specified grape-growing region that meets certain standards.   There are now over 100 wineries in Colorado 75% of whi...
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By Michael Burkhard, 970-640-4655
(RE/MAX 4000)
This morning while I was picking some vine ripened tomatoes from my garden and I could feel the cool breeze blowing across the Colorado River, I stopped for a moment and just looked around at the beautiful valley I call home. WOW what a wonderful place to live. I have what is called a gentleman's farm ( a small acreage used as a hobby farm to grow fruits and vegetables.) I grow mostly vegetables and leave the fruit to the professionals that are good at what they do. It is just walking distance to the fruit stands, so you can have the fresh stuff any time you want in the summer. This is truly why I love living in Palisade, there are allot of different types of properties in Palisade, Large orchards, Award winning wineries, and allot of farms just like mine, just for fun. Or if you would ...
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By Elizabeth Birmingham
(EB Realty)
This years Peach Fest is a day longer than in years past. There seems to be lots more people in town as a result. The Pancake Breakfast was a roaring success with people lined up to get pancakes, sausage and eggs with peach topping of course. The breakfast is in the park behind my house. I brought my own plates filled them up and ate at home. My husband could not take off from his at home job so he was grateful.  Today is the last day. I will go down and see my tired friend at the Palisade Chamber of Commerce and all the Peach growers. My assistant Karen is working a booth for Bikki Farms. She is gonna be wicked tired.  Living in an Agricultural community is fun. From my kitchen window I see the tractors filled with peach boxes being taken to market. Up on Orchard Mesa where most of the...
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