September 2009

Found 20 blog entries for September 2009.



This is a turnkey luxury home, which includes all appliances, light fixtures, built-in closets, and the property is fully landscaped and irrigated. The location is prime and within walking distance of downtown Boulder on a ridge with breathtaking views of the Flatirons, University of Colorado, and downtown from the private south-facing rear deck, which includes BBQ, fireplace and TV pre-wire. This residence is truly a "Green Home" utilizing a 10 kilowatt solar panel electrical system along with many other green building features.

5 bedrooms, 5 baths, foyer, great room, dining room, game room with bar, kitchen with walk-in pantry and butler pantry, breakfast nook, dry bar, laundry room, mud room, large covered

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O.k., This blogging thing is hard.  This morning I am staring at my screen trying think of something worthwhile to write about.  Finally it hits me.  My brother and his friends visited from California this weekend and kept saying Boulder, CO is amazing compared to where they live and they would love to move here someday.  Here is a recap of their weekend and maybe some insight to why.

Friday, they arrive after a quick commute from Denver International Airport on of the premier airports in Colorado and we head to the Pearl Street Mall at the RIO Grande, which is known to have some of the best Margaritas in the country, but we also had a choice of JAX Fish home of the 2008 Top Chef winner, Frasca one of the Top restaurants in the country, The

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4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3222 Sq Ft 

56 INCH WIDE SCREEN TV INCLUDED! Carefree Living at its Best! Wonderland Energy-Star Built home. Better than new, Beautiful, with Garden Courtyard. 4 BRs up, Loft w/ built-in study, CAT 5 wiring, 9 ft. ceilings in unfinished basement, Sec System. Mtn Views, Picnic, Parades, and 4th of July celebration. This home is a must-see.

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Premium lot with stunning back range views on 1.26 acres in Vista Estates. This lot is perfectly located with close path access to schools, rec center, library, shops, and great access to Airpark, I-25, Denver and Boulder. Borders open space, trails, and a short golf cart ride to golf course. MLS# 605684

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Home needs TLC, but what Potential! 3 Bedrooms, Bath and Half, living room with fireplace, large back yard, finished basement w. fireplace and additional kitchen area in basement. Great neighborhood, and close to elementary. Priced right for a quick sale! Financed offer require Bank of America pre-qual, cash offers require proof of funds. Free credit rep. and appraisal if financed thru Bank of America.

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Better than new! Upgrades include engineered cherry hardwood floors, newer deck for entertaining, designer paint colors. Upgrades in kitchen include tile back splash and newer dishwasher. Landscaping in yard for easy care, and dog run. Double pane windows, satellite dish, window coverings, wood fence, partially fenced. Turn-key home! Quick closing possible! Clothes Washer Dryer included.

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Excellent condition! This light and bright townhouse has southern exposure, two outdoor decks, and backs to private open space. Open floor plan, brick entry, seperate dining area, fireplace, upgraded window coverings and light fixtures, standard size washer/dryer on main level with attached two car garage. Eat in kitchen has granite tile counters, wood floors, and newer appliances. Close to trails, transit routes, schools and parks.

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The First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has done a great job of helping to move our economy forward.  If you get a chance send the letter below to your congressperson to ensure this program is extended while it is still needed, 

As a constituent, I can assure you that the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit has definitely been a success.  Homebuyer interest and housing sales increased almost as soon as the ink was dry on the tax credit legislation.  Today's lower prices and interest rates appeal to consumers, but it's been the tax credit that has attracted people to open houses and to homeownership.  

That progress could grind to a halt sooner than you think.  Congress must act NOW to extend the credit through 2010.  Otherwise, uncertainty will

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            Life is a composite of highs and lows.  There are the good times and there are the not so good times.  Real estate markets possess a similar personality.  When they are good, they have a tendency to flow naturally.  Homes sell in a reasonable amount of time and buyers are happy to be paying fair market value for what they are purchasing, with the hope (promise) of long term appreciation.  When real estate markets aren’t quite as good, they struggle along.  Sellers need to deal with declining home values and reduced buyer interest and activity.  This second scenario characterizes the Boulder Valley real estate market for the past few years.

            As an example, in 2006 there were 4,327 single family home sales in the Boulder

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The Fall Of Lehmen Brother's One Year Later 

One year ago the Boulder, CO Real Estate market was feeling fairly confident since we are a "Wealth Based Community."  What a difference a weekend made in September 2008.  From September 2008 thru April 2009 the market came to a standstill in Boulder, CO with Sales/Inventory (Market Absorption)numbers dropping by 50% and as much as 64% in February 2009. 

As time has passed and confidence has begun to rise again in our market Boulder is currently only down 35% for August and showing strong signs of upward Trending.  Since September was the pivot point of our major adjustment period it will be very telling to watch the next couple of months.  My guess is we will start posting our first positive growth numbers

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