May Newsletter

To better accommodate an expanding Denver metro area, Bellco is proud to announce that we’ll be opening our 25th branch later this month! The new Colfax & I-225 Branch will officially open on Saturday, May 12, and will provide greater access and convenience to members who live and work near the Fitzsimons area of Aurora.

The 2,800 sq. ft. branch, located at 13700 E. Colfax Ave. in Aurora, will offer our full suite of traditional Bellco products and services including Boost Checking, CDs, home mortgages, and auto loans. It will feature a full-service lobby open Monday through Saturday, which will be designed to provide members the ability to conduct self-service banking transactions as well as the ability to receive friendly, personal service  at custom designed teller pods. In addition, there will be 24-Hour ATM service plus a drive-up ATM located in the parking lot. 

COLFAX & I-225 BRANCH OPEN HOUSE 
May 14–26, 2018

Join us from Monday, May 14 through Saturday, May 26, for food, drinks, and giveaways. While you’re there, say hello to our friendly branch staff and take advantage of an exclusive Colfax & I-225 Branch-only checking offer. You'll also be able to Crack the Vault for a chance to win one of three $100 Visa® gift cards given away every day during the Open House.*

Keep a lookout for updates on Bellco.org and in the June eNewsletter for details about the Grand Opening and our upcoming 25th Branch Celebration that will take place at all Bellco branches in June.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. For Official Rules see a Bellco staff member at the Colfax & I-225 Branch during the open house event.

Great news for people looking to purchase a new home or refinance! Bellco has extended our No Origination Fee offer. For a limited time, when you apply for a Bellco first mortgage, you'll pay no origination fee at closing.This could save you thousands on closing costs and is just one of the many ways Bellco can help you combat rising home prices. In fact, here's how much you can save by paying no origination fee:

 

In addition, Bellco mortgage professionals will be hosting two evenings of home-buying tips and trade secrets to help you prepare for and stand out in a bidding war, including:

• Benefits of quick vs. extended closing 
• Post possession clause (aka the rent-back option) 
• Use of earnest money as a bargaining tool 
• Thresholds for over/under-appraisal offers

These information-packed events, which also provide refreshments, will be held at the following Bellco branches:

Littleton Branch 
Tuesday, May 15
6 pm–7:30 pm

Colfax & I-225 Branch
Thursday, May 17
6 pm–7:30 pm

Reservations are recommended but not required. To RSVP, call 720-479-5416. We hope to see you there!

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Hudson Gardens Summer Concerts

Bellco is proud to sponsor the popular Hudson Gardens Summer Concert Series. Hudson Gardens features a state-of-the-art concert stage located at the base of a gently sloping hill, which creates incredible acoustics and unobstructed views. Bring a blanket and cooler (no alcohol, please) and spread out for a fun evening under the stars.

Here is this year’s lineup:

Sunday, June 10—Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!

Sunday, June 17— 38 Special

Sunday, June 24—The O’Jays

Tuesday, July 3— Super Diamond (with fireworks)

Wednesday, July 4—Firefall (with fireworks)

Sunday, July 8—Tommy James & The Shondells/Herman’s Hermits

Sunday, July 15—Sheryl Crow - Sold Out!

Sunday, July 22—Third Eye Blind

Sunday, July 29—Chris Isaak

Saturday, August 4—Little River Band

Sunday, August 5—UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey

Saturday, August 11—Kenny Loggins

Sunday, August 12—Toto

Saturday, August 18—Josh Turner

Sunday, August 26—Big & Rich

Sunday, September 2—Boz Scaggs

Throughout the summer, Bellco will be offering several ways to win a VIP upgrade package or tickets to future Hudson Garden summer concerts. Keep a lookout for updates on Bellco’s Facebook page.

For more information about the concert series, visit hudsongardens.org.

The Farmer’s Almanac indicates that, this summer, Colorado will be hotter than normal with below-average precipitation. If that’s the case, to beat the heat and keep lawns looking good, many people will rely more heavily on air conditioners as well as increase the amount of water used, which can tax our resources and increase energy and water bills. So now’s a great time to start trying ways to stay cool while reducing electricity and water use. Read on for a few suggestions. 

Save Electricity

In the summer, one of the biggest parts of an energy bill often comes from air-conditioner use. Which is no surprise—when temps hit in the 90s and up to the triple digits, having a cool haven is nice. But there are ways to keep comfortable without taxing the A/C. For example, try to set the temperature as high as you can—the mid- to upper-70s will still feel cool to your body compared to the outdoors. Keep your window treatments and windows closed during the day to keep out as much heat and direct sunlight as possible, and then open them in the evening to let in the cool Colorado night air. Use your oven as seldom as possible—if you’ve got an instant cooker, a slow cooker, a toaster oven, an outdoor grill, or a microwave, make the best use of it. Similarly, avoid running your dishwasher or dryer during the afternoon and early evening to keep from adding to the daytime heat.

Save Water

This year, Colorado’s snowpack is well below normal, which has prompted some to start using terms like “drought.” And with the number of residents increasing, areas require more and more water. So it’s always a good idea to think about water conservation—and, as the hot summer sun takes a toll on our land and our reservoirs, we should all try to cut back even more. One way to reduce water waste is to use a “shower bucket”—when you turn on the shower to let it warm up, keep a clean container in the tub to catch the unused water, which you can later use to water indoor plants or your garden. Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth or hand-wash dishes; you’ll conserve gallons that might otherwise head down the drain. If your car needs a wash, take it to a carwash that recycles the water instead of using your hose in your driveway. And, if you can, cut back on how much grass you have by xeriscaping your lawn—and if you must water the grass, do it overnight, when less water will evaporate.   

Remember, changing habits can not only save you from summer’s heat, but can also save you money on the season’s energy bills!