General Real Estate

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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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In June 2009 Boulder’s employment rate was at 9.6% high. Fast forward 5 years and Boulder enjoys a 3.7% unemployment rate, a full 2.2% better than the national average. Boulder county is a great place to jump start your career, especially in the tech industry. 

According the Bureau of Labor’s statistics, jobs in the Professional and Business Services have seen a 34% increase in the last calendar year. More jobs mean more options and employees are being actively recruited by Boulder’s tech companies.

In April 2014 Boulder was rated the top city for tech startups. Local tech company Gnip, recently acquired by Twitter for a cool $134 million, underlines the legitimacy of Boulder's top rank. Boulder has been home to tech trailblazers for decades. 

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What makes Louisville so desirable? Lifestyle and location. This quaint little town offers a centralized location with quick access from HWY 36 north to Boulder and south to Denver. Homes in Louisville don't go by unnoticed. Louisville was ranked #1 top town to live in by Money Magazine in 2009. Recently Sunset.com ranked it #15 of the top suburbs to live and work in. The local full-service hospital, Avista, was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission including patient, physician and employee satisfaction.

Homes in Louisville provide a neighborhood feeling with parks, trails and active families enjoying the 300 plus sunny days Colorado offers. Many single family homes on Coal Creek Golf Course boast

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Hello, my name is Barb Passalacqua, and I am thrilled to join the team at BoulderHomeSource. Growing up in family of developers my infatuation with real estate began at an early age. My husband and I have bought and sold many properties in Boulder County over the last 20 years, so becoming a Realtor just made sense.

For me, helping people is a pleasure and I am good at advocating for my clients whether they are buying or selling. One client in particular was very rewarding. They have a daughter with severe allergies related to household toxins. They needed help fast. I found them a nice home that had no allergens but did have all the features they wanted in a second home. It was wonderful to see everyone happy and healthy in their new Boulder home.

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