General Real Estate

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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 in to a new Boulder neighborhood, 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

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Single or not, buying a house isn’t an easy process for anyone, but with smart planning and informed decisions it can result in finding your dream home. But before making any decisions, consider these tips:

Scrutinize Your Finances

Don’t underestimate the importance of laying out and calculating required finances both for the purchase as well as the recurring cost associated with a home. Talk to a Mortgage Lender long before you plan to buy. They can help lay out a plan. In order to determine how much you can afford, first make sure you have enough saved for a sufficient down payment, typically 5-20%. Next, consider additional required finances such as closing cost. Further, properly estimating your recurring cost will help you to make a smart

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Free Radon Testing

Boulder County Residents are eligible for free radon testing by enrolling in EnergySmart. Enroll for free by calling (303)-544-1000 and simply answer a few questions. Next, call the day you plan to stop by to pick up the test from 8am-5pm at 1722 14th St, Boulder, CO #210. Your radon testing kit comes with instructions, pre-paid postage, and envelope. You will place the kit at the lowest living level's inner wall, 3 feet away from a window or door to the outside, and let it sit out for 3-7 days. Once mailed in you will receive your results via email or mail.

What is Radon?radon testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium, also known as radioactive decay. Radon is a colorless,

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The idea of having a consistent cash flow coming in each month can be a tempting offer when considering buying a rental property. This venture comes with its ups and downs, and it is important to be aware of all aspects before diving in.

The Benefits of Owning a Rental Property- Do’s

Do The Calculations! It is critical when looking into potential rental properties that you carefully calculate your current finances as well as those down the road. Be sure to take into account the necessary amount of start-up capital, including the cost to update or repair the property. No estimation will be perfect, but utilizing the most accurate current data will help. If you are in doubt or unclear on exactly how to calculate the finances of your property,

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You are finally ready to sell your home. Your first decision is to list with an agent or go it alone. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options, so what do you choose? Before you make a decision you should be informed about these key factors:

Choosing The Right Price For Your Home

Price is one of the most important components in selling your home. Decisions on price are complex and require not only past sales information but future forecasts as well to ultimately arrive at the right one. Pricing is imperative, too high and your home sits on the market or too low and you may leave money on the table. In certain instances reducing the price of a home that has sat on the market can make potential buyers wonder if something is wrong with the

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Adopting the Habit

Passed in 2012 by Colorado voters, Amendment 64 allowed Colorado’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries to open in January 2014. In April 2016, 62 of Colorado’s 271 cities and towns and 22 of the state’s 64 counties have adopted some form of recreational marijuana regulation.  

Money Does Grow On Trees

Experts predicted millions in tax revenue, but when that number nearly hit one billion dollars for 2015 the whole country took notice. 24 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana and four states have legalized recreational use.

Not in My Backyard

The groundbreaking measure specifically left it up to individual towns and cities to decide whether marijuana businesses would be allowed. Towns like

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If you own, bought or sold a home in 2015, Uncle Sam has a few tax deductons you should know about.  

Property Tax is Deductible

Real estate property taxes paid on your primary, secondary or rental properties are deductible.  

Home Mortgage Tax Deductions

Mortgage interest is one of the largest deductions of which homeowners can take advantage. Most loans pay more toward interest at the beginning of the loan, so new homeowners or refinancers really don't want to miss out on this one! 

Whether you bought or refinanced a property if you paid origination fees or points to get a better rate on any of your home loans you get a tax break.  Read more here to find out exactly when you get to claim them.  

Tax Advantages of Selling a

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1676 Sunset Blvd

5122 Williams Fork Trl

7164 Rustic Trl

1525 Spring Creek

We all know someone who sold their house and made a bundle. Was it luck? Maybe, but you can certainly stack the deck.

Buying Boulder area real estate, such as homes for sale in Erie and Louisville, can be one of the most important investments you ever make.  With a strong market, high influx of population and limited land to develop, homes for sale in Boulder could earn you a nice return. Here are 6 types of homes to consider when buying a house in Boulder County.

1) Starter Home

This is a great buy if it's your first home or you're looking to invest in a rental. Starter homes are often condos or townhomes. An ideal investment strategy is to

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Open House: Saturday June 20, 2015 11am-1pm

7164 Rustic Trail7164 Rustic Trail, Boulder, CO 80301

Boulder Country Club House for Sale

Over 50 years ago two bothers, George and Eugene Williams, traded a ranch in Steamboat Springs for an empty tract of land on Gunbarrel Hill. For 10 years the brothers had made a living developing affordable homes for families in Boulder and planned to retire and enjoy a quite life in the county. On the land the brothers built two homes for themselves. One, a house on 75th and Jay and the other a mid-century modern mansion just south of Lookout Road. The current homeowners of 7164 Rustic Trail believe their home was originally built by George Williams for his family. The history of this home, having been built in 1962, supports this claim.

Shortly after completing

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houses in Boulder
Photo of Just Listed: 7322 Yucca, Boulder

Whether you're looking at homes for sale in Longmont, Colorado or Louisville, once you find the home you'd like to call your own that's when the real work begins. Let's say you're ready to invest in a property. You're pre-qualified and have a nice downpayment, but your offer wasn't accepted on that dream house. This is more common in today's strong real estate market. All is not lost. A strong backup offer can turn the tides and make that house your home.

What is a Backup Offer?

Once a homeowner has accepted an offer, they can accept backup offers if they feel for any reason the deal may fall through. And with such a competitive housing market in neighborhoods such as Vista Ridge in Erie, for example,

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