All Blog Entries by Greg Smith

Greg is the managing Broker of RE/MAX Alliance and President of Hinkelman, Smith & Associates. He currently manages 110 agents and 13 staff members. RE/MAX Alliance is the largest locally owned real estate company in Colorado with over 3 billion dollars in sales annually, and Greg is currently one of the top producing REALTORS® in the Rocky Mountain Region. Greg is a former member of the Boulder Economic Council, member of the Chairman Club, member of the RE/MAX Hall Of Fame, and past Director of the Board of REALTORS®. In Greg's spare time he enjoys mountain biking, skiing, coaching, Brazilian Ju Jitsu, and spending time with family and friends. Like us on Facebook!

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Signs of Foundation Damage in a Home and Related RepairsCan foundation problems make for an expensive repair? While foundation damage can be serious, a large number of issues can be affordably fixed. As the foundation is important to the structure of a home, understanding more about foundation damage can help homeowners maintain the integrity of their property and make it less vulnerable to other types of damage.

Should Cracks Be a Worrisome Problem?

While some cracks may be indicative of serious damage, others are simply due to the natural settling of a house. In the case of thin cracks resulting from settling, it is best to seal them properly to prevent water intrusion. Homeowners can expect this to be one of the least expensive fixes when it comes to foundation damage.

However, not all cracks

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How to Stage a Home or Maximum ImpactAre you thinking of putting a home on the market? Then understand more about how to effectively stage a home and improve the experience for anyone walking through the home. Proper home staging may even help homeowners boost a home's value in the eyes' of potential buyers. What are a few staging secrets that any seller can use?

Learn more about home staging to attract multiple offers and improve chances of selling a home quickly today.

The Benefits of Staging Your Home

If you are thinking about putting up your home for sale, it's essential to sell it as rapidly as you possibly can most of the time. You might think your house is radiant, but you might be amazed how other people look at it. Things potential buyers may not like are your wall's

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Where to Find the Best Caterers in Boulder COA catered affair may not have quite the same ring to it as it did a half century ago, but it's always nice to have good food at a major event. Whether it's for a small wedding or a huge baby shower, there are plenty of ways to find excellent catering in Boulder CO. The eclectic culture and vibrant lifestyle attracts some of the most talented chefs from around the country (and around the globe). Keep these options in mind when searching for someone who can handle the next big special occasion in your life.

Savory Cuisines

This place comes highly recommended by its clientele, mostly because the food and the service is top-notch all around. Savory Cuisines is happy to feed both big and small guest lists, and they're beloved for going above and

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Four Steps to Downsizing Your HomeDownsizing can be an overwhelming task, especially for homeowners on a strict timeline. And selling a home can be quite tressful. For anyone who is downsizing before a move or who is trying to buy a smaller home, these tips can help.

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

1. Sell What You Can

Holding a garage sale is one of the first things that many homeowners do when they decide to downsize. However, garage sales are not always the best way to make money off of used belongings.

A more efficient way is to sell belongings through websites that carry used goods. This is an excellent way to make money off of electronics, gently used furniture

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The Best Independent Bookstores in Boulder ColoradoBoulder, Colorado has a unique history that is intertwined with poetry and literature. With such names as notable beatnik writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Amiri Baraka, and Anne Waldman, Boulder has become a center for modern day and historic literary culture. In support of this cultural industry the Colorado University of Boulder and Naropa University offer some of the best writing programs the nation has to offer. Boulder is also home to many independent bookstores that have helped to continue the traditions of Boulder's written culture. Here is a list of our favorite local bookstores in Boulder.

Boulder Book Store

The Boulder Book Store is Boulder's largest independent bookstore that carries over 100,000 titles and

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The Best Places to Play Hockey in Boulder ColoradoBoulder, Colorado offers opportunities for you to play all the various forms of hockey, which includes ice hockey, roller hockey and field hockey. You would come across ice hockey rinks at YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe Center, the City of Longmont Ice Rink, Boulder Valley Ice at Superior and the University of Colorado Ice Rink. Roller-hockey rinks include the ones by Gateway Park near Dakota Ridge, Lafayette Recreation Facility as well as The Hartman Inline Rink. If you are a keen hockey player, you'll have a huge amount of choices.

YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe

YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe is a venue for pick-up hockey games. The game is meant for just about any level of playing abilities, no matter if you're a beginner or an advanced

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Everything To Know About New Construction HomesBuying a new construction home can be stressful for someone who is unprepared for the experience. If you're a home buyer who is considering purchasing a new construction home, these tips can help. Here's what you need to know to ensure that the home you buy is right for your needs.

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

Location Matters

The beauty of buying a new construction home is that the home buyer can pick the site and build their home in a place that's right for them. When trying to decide which location is best, the home buyer must consider a variety of factors including:
  • Commute to work. Driving from the lot to the work site
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Managing a Foreclosure in ColoradoThe amount of unemployed people is really high in the present economic times. A lot of people are discovering it is hard to make their regular home mortgage payments consequently. Your lender might choose to start foreclosure proceedings, if you find yourself too far behind in your repayments.

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

The Process of Foreclosure

The process begins with the bank or lender transferring the property ownership from the homeowner to the mortgage lender. The majority of the time this tends to takes place just after several months of non-payment on the home owner’s part, at the mortgage lender’s whim.


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What to Know About Living in a Gated CommunityPerhaps the most important concern is location when you decide to buy a house. Where you want to live such as the state, city and the kind of neighborhood also plays its part in which specific location you inevitably choose. Whether you wish to reside in an open access or a gated community is another part entirely.

Gated Communities in America

In the United States, gated communities have been popular for years now. It's become more popular to reside in a gated residential neighborhood over the past couple years, however. In many instances, actually, it's something that's considered the epitome of success in our society. It's a status symbol of how successful a family is, in a lot of ways. There are advantages and disadvantages that come along

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How to Choose the Best Neighborhood When Buying a HomeAside from looking for a home, you have to consider a lot of other factors if you are searching to transfer to a brand new neighborhood. Your new community may possibly not be all that different from your previous one, depending on the location. The setting might be very different, however, if you're relocating cross-country. So you know very well what to expect when you truly get there, it is worthy of taking the time to take a look into certain features that will make your brand new neighborhood distinctive.

Evaluate What You Want and Need in a Neighborhood Community

You have to evaluate your present living scenario first. Based upon just what type of family you're a part of, your requirements will vary. Your needs and interests will likely

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