Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

The Real Value of Residential Solar PanelsSolar panel technology has been evolving for several decades which has led more and more homeowners to look into how they can use green technology to save both their wallets and the environment. But there are still plenty of people who may not have even considered solar panels for themselves—especially if they live in an area with plenty of cloud coverage. They may not realize just how much more efficient solar panels have become or how much the price has come down. The real value of solar panels can be substantial, but homeowners may have to do some digging to really find out just how much money can be saved.

Starting Up With Solar Panels

It's true that solar panels are a serious investment for any homeowner. The returns on their investment

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4 Landscaping Mistakes You Might Be MakingWhen selling a home, landscaping is often cited as one of the most important things to draw in buyers as it directly helps or hinders a home’s curb appeal. However, good landscaping is a little trickier than just slapping down a few flowers in the garden. There are a few different pitfalls that homeowners can accidentally stumble into without even realizing it. Here are some of the most common landscaping mistake that homeowners make and how to avoid them.

1. The Gardens Require a Lot of Work

While curb appeal is essential for attracting buyers, not every home buyer is going to be interested in spending a lot of time maintaining a large garden. In order to appeal to the widest audience possible, homeowners should consider using some of these

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Carefully Weigh Pros and Cons of a Condominium PurchaseIn view of rising home prices and higher mortgage interest rates, some home buyers are taking a new look at condos. Not only are they slightly more affordable in many parts of the country, but they are no longer considered only interim housing. Instead a condo may be a wise investment as well as a desirable living option.

Condo developments now being constructed in the suburbs and in vacation areas have much in common with traditional single-family subdivisions, with the added bonus of shared amenities. The growth of the nation's condo market, however, comes with a noticeable rise in prices, according to the National Association of Realtors.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding

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Renting or Buying, Which One Is Right For YouThe decision to rent or buy a home is never an easy one. For a long time renter, buying a home can look like a big, scary commitment. To make a decision, most renters find they must evaluate their situation, reach out to professionals, budget and take a look at the current market. After doing research and some soul searching, some renters will decide to buy, others will decide to keep on renting. These tips can help potential buyers decide which option is right for them.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Ask Yourself Questions

The difference between renting and buying can be big. Renters don't make repairs and they are able to move any time

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4 Smart Devices Home Buyers WantThese days, smart technology is everywhere. Our lives revolve around it both at work, and more recently, at home, so it’s no wonder that many home buyers actively seek out homes that already have all of their favorite pieces of smart tech built in. Fortunately for sellers, installing smart technology in their homes isn’t a big hurdle to cross. Here are some of the most popular pieces of smart home tech that homeowners can use to help draw in buyers.

1. Smart Security Systems

Everyone likes the feeling of being safe, especially in their own home. Normal alarm systems have been available to homeowners for many years now, but many people don’t like having to hire a company to make sure their home is safe. This is where smart home security systems

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A Short Step-by-Step Guide to Home SalesThe process of selling a Westminster home is specific to every seller. Each owner has to determine what they want and how they plan to get it based on their financial situation, timelines, and neighborhood. But there are basic facts that every seller should understand before they put their home on the market.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Settling on a Budget

Between preparing your home for sale, staging costs, and repairs, selling your home can cost quite a bit before ever seeing any sales proceeds. This is why it is important to set a budget prior to selling a home. How much will it costs to get my home ready to sell? And how much

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Munson Farm's Pumpkin Patch - Now until Oct 31, 9:00am-6:30pm - 7355 Valmont Rd, Boulder

Have fun picking from thousands of pumpkins and free hay wagon rides on the weekends! A great time for the whole family!

Boulder High Haunted House - Oct 19-20 & 26-27, 31, 7pm-10pm - Boulder High School, Boulder

Come visit Boulder High’s annual terrifying Haunted House! Admissions are $7 for students and $12 for adults. Join for a night guaranteed to be full of screams for all!

Halloween Carnival- Oct 26, 3-5pm - South Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder 

All ages are welcomed, event best suited for children 2-8. Festivities include carnival games, bouncy house, face painting, prizes, snacks and much more! Come decked out in your Halloween costumes!

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Home Buying InformationBuying a home can be a lengthy process. At minimum, it takes a little over a month to find a home, make an offer and go through the escrow or closing process. At a maximum, buying a Wheat Ridge home may take years - years to find that just right new home. Knowing what to expect at each step of the process can help the home buyer to prepare for their upcoming home purchase.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Real Estate Professional

Most home buyers start the process of purchasing a home by finding a real estate professional. The real estate professional helps the buyer to view properties, make an offer, negotiate the price and hit all the

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Tips for More Effective Home ShowingsOpen houses or home previews (or "home shows") are an important component of how much a seller is offered for their home. Buyers of homes need to see the home before buying. And they do this through open houses or their agent previewing the home with them. These Westminster home previews or shows are a chance for an otherwise nondescript property to come alive in the minds of future buyers. They can be the difference between the asking price and an offer over the asking price. For those who would prefer a bidding war that ends in their favor, they may want to absorb a few theories behind a great home show.

The Great Outdoors

Sellers can improve their home shows by improving the exterior of the home and yard:

  • Plant greenery around the base
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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!

Oklahoma, Sept 7- Oct 14 - Bull Theater, Denver
With a spring in their step and a song in their hearts, cowboys and farmers alike have chased their destinies to a land that promises love, opportunity and a brighter future. This joyful production is set in an all-African-American town in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory.

I Love You, You're Perfect Now Change, Sept 15 - Nov 3, Boulder Dinner Theater
Newsday said, "If this show were a blind date, you'd feel relieved, grateful and pleasantly surprised." This comedic celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum

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