January 2014

Found 4 blog entries for January 2014.

The first step in staging a home is to not do it yourself.  Why, you ask?  Because just like the person who lives next to a railroad track no longer hears the train that goes by at 2:00 AM in the morning, you no longer notice Gramma’s dresser you have so charmingly placed in the middle of your living room blocking the window.  The first step in staging is to find a friend, neighbor, or Realtor who are committed to telling you the truth about what they see.  Once you have done this, walk through the home with these tips in mind.

 

  • Clutter needs to go.  In most cases, go into the process expecting half of your belongings will need to be thinned from the home to truly let the size of the home and its features to shine through.  The more space we
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The 1.5 mile boulevard of recovery facilities found in East Boulder has received a new member recently. CHARM or the Eco-Cycle's for Hart-to-Recycle Materials has moved to 6400 East Arapahoe Road. After 34 years at 5030 Pearl Street, this center will now call "Recycle Row" home in Boulder, Colorado.

ChaRM can recycle all types of materials including: Books, Bike Inner Tubes, Yoga Mats, Styrofoam, Toilets, Electronics and more!

This center will join the long stretch of other facilities able to recycle a number of different materials. There's a yard waste drop-off area, a full-blow recycling center and even a household hazardous materials facility located on this stretch in Boulder.

Recycling is on the rise in Boulder. In 2009, about 40% of

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Since the peak year of 2005, the Boulder Valley real estate market has been climbing a steep hill back to respectability. It has been a slow process. Sales activity in years 2006 through 2009 were on a downward spiral. The market stabilized in 2009 through 2011, then began an upward shift in 2012. This past year we saw market activity approach 2007 in Boulder County for single family home sales (3,491 vs. 3,570) and attached unit sales (1,329 vs. 1,426).  The market is still about 17% behind 2005 sales numbers, but headed in the right direction.

Below is an overview of sales activity for the past two years for single family homes in the various Boulder Valley areas, courtesy of IRES – the Northern Colorado MLS.      

                       
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Our Boulder RE/MAX Alliance office recently heard from one of the area’s most highly sought after professional photographers, Eldeen Annette. Eldeen’s specialties are celebrity photography and portraiture. After our recent conversation regarding her services, I have to say I am very impressed by the quality product she is able to produce, as well as her artistic eye. It was very refreshing to hear her point of view on how much a good professional and modern portrait is really worth to just about any kind of business professional. 

The key to her success is she provides everything a professional celebrity photographer would to someone like Kim Kardashian to everyday business owners, families and high school seniors. She specializes in these areas

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