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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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selling home with solar power

Solar powered energy is a popular source of clean energy that many homeowners are beginning to explore. But does solar increase or decrease the value of your home? The answer: it depends. There are a few key factors that can determine whether a solar power system will increase or decrease the home you are trying to buy or sell.

Buying vs Leasing

Solar is not cheap. Homeowners have the choice of purchasing a system outright, or entering into a leasing contract. If you choose to buy a system it can set you back $12,000-$20,000 which you may not see a full ROI once you sell the home. Another option is to lease a system, however typical contracts will lock you in for up to 15 years, making the transfer to a new homeowner tricky.

Electricity

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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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Today is my one year anniversary working with RE/MAX Alliance as their Marketing Director. I've gotten to know many of the agents quite well. With my inside point of view, I've also learned exactly what I want in a real estate agent.

Great Support Staff

Even agents that are part of a large company operate as their own business. Agents decide how much they want to invest in support staff and marketing (more on that later). Great agents have an experienced managing broker that brings years of wisdom based on personal experience and that of all the other agents that work under them. The more transactions a brokerage house does, the more knowledge they bring. Also, look for an agent with a transaction coordinator. Dedicated transaction coordinators

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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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