Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

We know life is good here in Colorado and so does the nation. Check out some of rankings that put Colorado ahead of the pack.

  • 4 of the top 10 Cites With The Largest Homes are in Colorado: Co. Springs (3), Boulder (6) Greeley (7), Ft. Collins (8) according to 24/7 Wall St
  • Colorado ranks as the 7th Happiest State according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
  • Colorado is #4 Most Educated State according to data complied by Bloomburg:  36% of CO residents have a bachelor degree or higher
  • Colorado is #8 Healthiest State according to Health.com (we got knocked down a peg for binge drinking, no seriously!)
  • Colorado is #5 Most Active State with 69% reporting they exercised 3 times a week or more
  • Colorado is home to 6th richest county
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It’s that time of year again…taxes. Before filing there are some important questions you should ask, especially if one of your goals is to buy a home in 2015.

1) Do you max out your deductions to pay as little out of pocket as possible?

2) Are you considering buying a home in 2015?

3) Do you need a loan to purchase the home? 

If you answered yes to these questions this information might surprise you. Act now, before filing, to arm yourself with the best balance of deductions to position yourself favorably.

Why Not Max Out Tax Deductions? 

Not many of us are excited about sending money to the IRS, so looking for every possible tax deduction is understandable. However, mortgage lenders look at NET Taxable Income, not GROSS income.

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Breakout your horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors because it pays (literally) to be a geek in Boulder. 

1) Maker Faire Boulder

It's like the best show and tell for Front Range Geeks. For all ages, Maker Faire Boulder is  sure to be a hit showcasing everything for the the hacker, tinkerer, woodworker, silversmith, coder, drone pilot, baker and candlestick maker! Go to http://makerfaireboulder.com/ to get your tickets for the event held 1/31/15-2/1/15 at Boulder County Fairgrounds.

2) #1 Most Educated Town

 24/7 Wall St ranked Boulder as the most educated city in America, so you'll have plenty of geeks to game with on a Saturday night. With over 58.5% of adults having attained at least a bachelor’s degree and over 15% with a Master's

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The decision to buy a home is part logic and part emotion. should should fit your financial and location needs, but it has to feel like home too. For the last two years Boulder CO real estate has been characterized by a shortage of inventory, limiting potential homeowners’ choices in the market. You can still find your dream home in a tight market, you just have to be creative with the low inventory that is available. 

1) Widen Your Search Area

You know exactly where you want to live. Exactly. Even if your heart is set on a certain area, looking just outside that area is a smart move. Many homebuyers find they can buy more house with more luxury features in newer neighborhoods located just outside of urban areas. Your dream home may be just a few

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Dear Outlaw,

What a peculiar name your original owners gave you. You have all the majesty your 100-pound Siberian Husky self commands, yet you are a love sponge whose bucket is never full, a living stuffed animal.

On the day we met, a dusty sky hung over the Rocky Mountains reminding my husband and I of the overwhelming grief we felt for our first Siberian who’d passed only a week earlier. As we entered the rescue yard, 20 Huskies bounded toward us while you quietly sidled up, sat down next to my feet and leaned into my legs as if to say,“I pick you.” 

rescue Siberian HuskyWe put you and your equally sized sister, who you would not leave without, into the back of our little Subaru and made the drive back to our condo in Boulder. (YES, condo!) You looked like a

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Boulder loves dogs. The average stay for a dog at the Boulder Humane Society is seven days. Cats have a little harder time finding their adoptive families with average a stay of 13 days. Older animals and those with dark coats tend to stay a bit longer. Older animals however are often house trained, past the chewing phase and tend to have more gentle demeanors. There are many full-breed pets looking for a good home.

Meet Charlie. Charles would love to find a peaceful family environment where he can relax and unwind. Affectionate once he feels safe and secure, you'll be delighted when he chooses you! Drop by the Boulder Humane Society at 2323 55th Street, Boulder CO 80301 and take a chance on loving this sweet boy!

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Boulder Condos For Sale

Search Boulder Condos for sale here and contact us for a free consultation to get more information and make an informed choice on renting vs buying.

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year when college students start looking for their next rental in Boulder CO. With a limited rental market and high demand, the average rental price in Boulder is $1,972. If you are looking for extra amenities like washer and dryer, proximity to downtown or campus, modern finishes, expect to pay on the higher end. Here is a more detailed look:

Apartments Rental Costs:

Studios:  $800 – $1200
One bedrooms:  $950 – 1800
Two- bedrooms: $1400 - $2700
Three -bedrooms:  $1800 – $3500
4 Bedroom $2200 +

If you have a downpayment, plan to stay a few years and are in a

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A look at the current real estate market; provided by RE/MAX ALLIANCE 

December/2014

There are so many things to do and so little time these waning days of the year. Cards need to be written. Gifts purchased and wrapped. Parties attended. But despite all the chaos surrounding the holidays they always seem to come and go. Left in their wake are credit card balances, unwanted gifts, and a time for rest and renewal. 

Real estate often takes a back seat to these happenings. By December most buyers have purchased and are nestled around the fireplace in their new homes; unpacked boxes stacked nearby. Most sellers have either sold and moved on or made the decision to wait for warmer weather.

This year mirrors most years as we ramble toward

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This is an important question for everyone to ask. By examining US home prices (blue) vs. US inflation (orange), you can see the housing bubble of 2007 and when prices dropped in late 2010, early 2011. The diagonal black line shows where a healthy market should be based on home prices over the last 8 decades. Interestingly inflation isn’t always an indication of home prices. However, you can see in 2014, the blue home price line is quite close to the healthy market line. The small bubble we saw in early 2014 is already correcting itself. Experts expect home prices to grow, but at a healthy rate through 2015. 

What does that mean for home buyers and sellers? The tiny bubble we see is only part of the picture. To determine if it's a good time to buy

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated to 2014’s Share-A-Gift. You made it a rousing success! Thanks to your generosity Share-A-Gift was able to impact more families than ever before! 

Saturday morning:  290 families who selected toys for 815 kids

Saturday afternoon:  295 families who selected toys for 776 kids

Grand total: 585 families and 1591 kids

This is a significant increase compared with 2013. Last year’s totals were 519 families and 1327 kids. The percentage increase is about 13% in families and about 20% in kids!

A special thank you to all the volunteers who put in hours for months in advance of the event to make Share-A-Gift such a successful program. We are so blessed to have you in our community. Thank you for taking time away

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