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How to be Successful in a Property Appeal

syncline_25-377x560Homeowners can save big bucks if they know how to approach their next appeal. The basis for an appeal is assuming your property’s estimated market value is erroneous. Now, that doesn’t mean you think your taxes are too high, because in Boulder County property tax rates are set by officials who also determine the county budget. But what you can do is appeal the Assessor’s estimated property value to try and get your taxes lowered. Here are some tips on how to be successful in your appeal.(more…)...

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Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (August 2013)

Re/Max Alliance on WalnutThe following economic snapshot was provided by Re/Max Alliance on Walnut.

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U.S. Housing Market to Remain Positive Through the End of the Year

1425 King Ave The Quick FactsWith new home sales up 38% from last year, it is more than evident that the U.S. Housing recovery is continuing to improve. In fact, a five-year high was reached in June, according to the Commerce Department. According to the National Association of Realtors, previously owned homes are continuing to sell at rates 15% higher than last year.

August 2013 Events in Boulder

August is shaping up to be a month of culture, music, and entertainment in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. Kicking off the month is the annual Colorado Music Festival, followed by the Colorado Brazil Fest and a myriad of other concerts and cultural events. Needless to say, there will be no cases of ennui this month. (more…)...

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What I’ve Learned about Boulder, CO as a Realtor

What I've Learned about Boulder, CO as a RealtorThe Boulder housing market is in good shape as we're working through the summer season. Boulder’s home resale inventories have increased by 8 percent since the start of May.The growing number of homes for sale on the market further indicates that Boulder remains a seller’s market. As it stands, sellers hold the power in the market, which has allowed them to control the prices of their homes and the terms of the sale.As a realtor, here’s what...

The SAVE Act: Making Homes Efficient and Affordable

For many Americans, owning energy efficient homes is just a dream. While the idea appeals to many, the cost of installing energy efficient equipment can be expensive, and as a result, unavailable to the majority of Americans.(more…)...

Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (July 2013)

Re/Max Alliance on WalnutThe following economic snapshot was provided by Re/Max Alliance on Walnut.

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July 2013 Events in Boulder, CO

Boulder, CO offers a myriad of events in this month. Concerts, arts festivals, races, and brew fests are peppered all across the calendar. Boulder’s local concert halls are hosting a variety of concerts, and Red Rocks is home to a full set of concerts as well. Whether you prefer enjoying music indoors or outside amongst nature, Boulder has more than enough venues to choose from. (more…)...

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Summer Projections for the Boulder, CO Real Estate Market

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Everyone can agree that Colorado is one of the most beautiful places to live in the country. With snow-capped mountains gracing the scenery, excellent schools, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s one of the most desirable places to raise a family.

History of US Mortgage Rates and Encouragement to Purchase New Homes

The following is a guest post by Tiffany Swisher, a Home Mortgage Consultant for Colorado Mortgage Alliance 

Recently we have all been rattled by the sudden increase in mortgage rates, but we should not be. Since the Federal Reserve have been dropping the interest rate, which directly relates to our mortgage rates and PRIME RATE we have been told it is only a short fix and to expect interest rates to go back up.Unfortunately or fortunately, however you choose to look at it, the Fed’s have kept interest rates extremely low for about 4 years straight and we have accepted these rates as the norm. Historically speaking the interest rates we were taking out over 4 years ago, 6%, before...