Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Do You Have to Pay Capital Gains Tax?Are you thinking about listing a residential property for sale? Homeowners who are lucky enough to sell a property that has appreciated may have to pay capital gains tax. This payment can be significant but some individuals and couples may be able to potentially reduce their obligations to the IRS when making a profit from the sale of a home.

Understand capital gains tax before getting a home ready to go to market today.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Capital Gains Tax: The Basics

Not all homeowners who sell a home need to pay capital gains tax. Capital gains tax is generally obligatory for those homes or major assets sold which have appreciated,

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All About Saving Money for the Down PaymentAmassing a down payment is one of the major hurdles that future home buyers must clear before they can buy a home. Many home buyers will save for their down payment for years, particularly in expensive markets. Renters who would like to become home buyers some day can start by finding out what they can about down payments and make their plans to have the money when the time comes.

What's the Minimum Down Payment For A Home?

The minimum down payment for a home can vary depending on the type of loan the buyer intends to borrow. FHA loans require a minimum down payment of 3.5%, while conventional loans require a minimum down payment of 20%. People who borrow money through the FHA lending program and who have a poor credit history may need to make a

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How to Prevent and Repair Basic Roof DamageUnless a homeowner is good with a drone or unafraid of heights, they're probably blissfully unaware of the condition of their roof. They may not know when to inspect it or what to look for. It's the biggest reason why a leak or insect infestation is the first clue a homeowner gets of the structural damage that was likely forming for many years prior. Roof damage is not only inconvenient, it can also be dangerous to the people who live in the Nederland home. See what can be done to prevent problems before they begin.

Keeping an Eye Out

As scary as it may be to get up on the roof, it's usually the best way to inspect the flashing, joints, and shingles. Tears in the outer layer of the roof, moss or algae formations, or curling shingles are all signs

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Popular Flooring Materials You Should UseWhen renovating a home, it may be a good idea to consider a new floor. There are many different varieties that can fit a wide array of different lifestyles and needs, but some homeowners may be left wondering how to pick the one that is best for their home. For those homeowners, her are five of the most popular different flooring options for homes and how they can be bet be used.

Installing Carpet Flooring

For homeowners who like a floor that is easier on their feet, carpet has always been a popular option. It comes in just about any color or pattern, so it can easily fit into nearly any living room or bedroom, and it can also fit nearly any budget. The biggest downside of carpet is that it has a tendency to hold in allergens, so people who are

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When to DIY and When to Hire a ProfessionalThe choice to DIY can be a tough one for homeowners. Many homeowners like to save money by making home improvements themselves, others like the satisfaction that they get from working on their own home. Still, not all projects are right for homeowners. Knowing which home improvement projects are good for homeowners and which are best done by contractors is important.

When to DIY

For the standard homeowner, the best DIY projects are those that do not alter the structure of the home, and cannot make the house a danger to the occupants if done incorrectly. Interior painting is a good example of an appropriate DIY project, because a bad paint job can be redone. To finish the job, the homeowner needs the right tools, enough time and a can-do

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Four Facts About the VA LoanVA loans can be the answer to a military member's wishes for a home. They offer incredible benefits and tremendous savings for heroes who have endangered their lives for citizens everywhere. But there are a few things to note about VA loans before moving forward when buying a home. For a better idea of how it all works, keep the following in mind.

Minimum Criteria

Those who are eligible for this loan include the Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, Navy, and Army. Those who apply must have served at least 181 days (about six months) during peacetime and at least 90 days during an active war. Those in the Reserves or in the National Guard are eligible after 5 years of service regardless of whether the county is officially at war. Widows of service

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The neighborhood of Dakota Ridge combines open spaces and contemporary living to create a community that is one of the more popular newer developments in the Boulder, Colorado real estate market! This neighborhood is all about LIFESTYLE and taking advantage of all that Boulder and our town have to offer. It is an outdoor lovers dream, as it backs to many hiking and biking trails with views of the gorgeous Flatirons. Residents are close to North Boulder's shops and restaurants and can also enjoy the two community playgrounds and park areas, perfect for gathering with friends to enjoy the outdoors. It is only a couple of miles north of Pearl St and the 29th Street outdoor mall so you feel close to everything while still being tucked away in an exclusive

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How To Paint a Room For BeginnersWhen owning a home there are many ways to personalize and make it more comfortable, and one common way to do this is by painting its walls to better suit the people living there, as well as add to any home staging efforts when the time comes to sell. While homeowners can hire a professional service to come paint the walls, they can also do the job themselves. For homeowners who may not know how to start with painting their home, here are the essential steps for painting a home.

Move Furniture Away From Walls

For beginners and pros alike, paint can be messy and accidents can happen. No one wants to get paint on their furniture, so the first thing a homeowner should do before anything else is to move the furniture. The best way to protect it is to

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Tight Inventory is the name of the game for the Boulder County real estate market as March comes in like a lion and leaves as one as well.

New listings in neighborhoods such as Dakota Ridge and Pearl Street are down 14% year to date and March continues the Q1 trend of even lower inventory with a decrease in inventory of almost 28% in the single family sector.  We did see a slight increase in new listings for the attached dwelling market of 5.4%.  Some of this can be attributed to projects, such as the Peloton coming online.

The Average Sales Price continues to climb and exceed expectations as with the average sales price rising 18.3% for single family homes year to date and 14.8% for attached dwellings.

Months’ Supply continues to tighten as we

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There's always things to do in and around your home in Boulder, Colorado. Stay up to date on these events you won't want to miss!

Boulder's Farmers Market, April 7-November 17, 5 pm, 13th St (Next to Central Park), Boulder
The Farmers Market is open! Rated No. 1 farmers market in the country by readers of USA today. Every Wednesday 4pm-8pm and Saturday 8am-2pm come sample, shop, meet local farmers, smell the flowers, hear live music, sit by the creek and eat great food

BOGO Fridays as Color Me Mine, April 20-July 6, 5 pm, Color Me Mine Boulder
Join Color Me Mine Boulder at 5pm every Friday! From 5pm-close buy one studio fee and get another one free. Grab a friend and head down to Color Me Mine!

Earth Day Celebration, April 22, 12 - 5 pm,

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