Colorado

Information about other cities in Colorado including real estate updates, home improvement and other tips.

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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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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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Looking for holiday events in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont and Broomfield? Find free, low-cost and popular holiday events here.

St. Nick on the Bricks

  • November 29 – December 20, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Boulder Visitors Information Center (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall)
  • Admission: Free!
  • Contact: Anna Salim
  • Visit Website

Saturdays from November 29-December 20, kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

29th Street Mall Holiday Events

  • What The Dickens Carolers -  Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 3-5pm - Macy's Plaza
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 5-7pm -
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Opening Enrollment for BVSD: Where to Start

Are you interested in a Boulder Valley charter school, focus school or enrolling in a school outside of your area? You need to apply for Open Enrollment in Boulder Valley School District.

The Boulder Valley School District Open Enrollment application period runs from December 1, 2014 through January 16, 2015. Open enrollment is for K-12th grade. To apply to one of the 20 Boulder Valley public preschools apply here.

Open Enrollment Boulder Valley

To apply for Open Enrollment you'll need:

  • Online Open Enrollment form found here (must be complete online)
  • Proof of Current Immunizations
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
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December 9th, 2014 is Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day celebrates its 5th year of increasing philanthropy throughout Colorado through community donations. This year's competition is heating up. The incentive fund is over $1,000,000! If a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Celebrate the holiday's true meaning and make a donation to a local Colorado charity. After all, isn't giving what the holiday season is all about? 

Don't wait, you must donate December 9th for your donation to count toward the incentive fund. Go to Colorado Gives or find links below to worthy causes BoulderHomeSource loves to

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If you haven't made your reservation for a new home in TrailCrossing, now is the time! Call Kim Payes at 720.839.1038.

It's official! Boulder's hottest and hippest new single-family home development in North Boulder has the first four of 31 new homes in Boulder with signed contracts. Building will begin this month, December 2014. While Koelbel will be busy breaking ground on the first phase, Phase two is set to release for contract in the next week or so. That means four more homes ready for contract.

The positive response to TrailCrossing at Lee Hill has been overwhelming. Nearly all the homes have one or more reservations. Only a few homes still remain.

Please like the TrailCrossing FB page for the latest updates as they are

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