General Real Estate

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With spring on the horizon it’s a great time to start cleaning out the corners, closets and cabinets. It’s been 10 years since we last moved. We’ve add three more people to our family and with all their stuff, I’m ready to move with two suitcases and leave it all behind. Before I take such drastic measures, I’m setting some rules.

Inspired by 40 Bags in 40 Days, join me for a three part series as I chronicle the declutter of my family, Team Jones. First, I’ve establish The Rules. I’ve broken them down into three sections: Reframing Clutter, Organizing, Hard Limits, Survival Tools.

Somehow I got myself into this place, so first I took a look on the inside to see where I could de-clutter my habits.

Reframing Clutter

1) The High Price of

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Boulder County’s inventory is low, making it a seller’s market. With fewer homes for sale, sellers are in the best position to negotiate not only the price of their home, but the terms of their contract making it a great time to sell. Even if you are looking to relocate later in the year, now may be the perfect time to put your home on the market. Here are a few scenarios to help you decide.

Scenario 1: You’re moving out of Boulder County

Even if your move is planned for later in the year, putting your house on the market now may be the perfect move. Selling early in the year means less competition later from spring sellers. This makes it very likely your home will sell before you move, alleviating the worry of two mortgages.

Scenario 2: We

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An article authored by Steve Goldstein and re-printed in part for you by Warren Williams.

According to WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Colorado saw the fastest rate of house-price growth last year  in the nation, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday.

CoreLogic reported home-price growth in December that slipped 0.1% on the month, to take the year-on-year move to 5%. CoreLogic was measuring single-family homes, including distressed properties like foreclosures and short sales.

At 8.4%, Colorado saw the strongest growth, followed closely by Texas at 7.8% and New York at 7.6%.

This report by CoreLogic seems to match the data which I posted last month for CO at around 9% through November of 2014.

With housing values on the increase and

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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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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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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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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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  • MLS® #747678
  • Price$665,500
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Full Baths 3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage 3,846
  • Acres 0.27
  • Year Built 2000

Here is a rare opportunity to own a home in a great location in Lafayette. This beautiful golf course home is located on 14th hole of Indian Peaks Golf Course. It sits on a private cul de sac complete with lush a landscape of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. The large lot is lmost 12,000 square feet! Built in a stunning low-maintenance contemporary 2 story stucco design. It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a 3 car garage. A total of 3846 square feet. It has a spacious, open, flowing floor plan with vaulted ceilings. It has a cook's kitchen complete with a gourmet fixtures, pantry and work

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Exciting update! TrailCrossing, Boulder's hottest new single-family home development off Lee Hill, is now available for contract. Contracts have already been signed for several lots and reservations made for all but four! TrailCrossing is in high demand and many homes have double, some even triple reservations! We are humbled by the positive response from future residents. Thank you so much! With the popularity of the development it's imperative you contact Kim Payes right away if you have any interest in making a reservation. Please contact Kim at 720-830-1038 before it's too late.  

Construction is to begin in December 2014! The first homes are scheduled to be completed in late June of 2015. Samples for tile, carpet, granite, cabinets and

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Interest rates are down and the value of homes in Boulder are steadily rising. If you are looking to make a change, now is a great time to buy or sell. Times have changed, the holiday season is no longer the real estate dead zone. Here is why.

1. The School Year Doesn’t Rule Everyone

With more young professionals entering the market and a hefty number of baby boomers buying and selling, there are plenty of homebuyers who are not buying and selling around school schedules. 

2.  Motivated Sellers

Selling a home over the holidays isn’t always a choice. A seller motivated by a status change, job transfer or financial reasons means you could get a bigger bang for your buck. Since first time home buyers won’t need to sell a home first, they are

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