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The Competition is Fierce in Boulder’s High-End Condo Market

1077 Canyon Blvd 4033In a recent interview with Distinctive Homes, Julie Meko and I were asked to discuss the driving forces behind the red-hot 2014 high-end Boulder Valley condominium market.  As many of you know, luxury condos are a very popular topic in our region right now.  Colorado is experiencing a staggering influx of out-of-state transplants, the majority of which have landed in the 12 counties surrounding Boulder.  The growth in local population combined with an extremely tight inventory of available condominiums has turned every bid into a battle.  In the article, titled Come to Boulder Condo...

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Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (April. 2014)

remax_alliance_walnut_logo_oval_black-300x200The following economic snapshot was provided by Re/Max Alliance on Walnut.“Go west, young man” was a popular phrase in the 1800’s advocating the westward expansion of the country. The phrase symbolized the idea that agriculture could solve many of the nation’s problems of poverty and unemployment characteristic of the big cities of the East.In the Boulder Valley, since the early 1970’s, there has been an on-going expansion of the bedroom communities east of Boulder. It started with new home construction in...

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Bathroom Makeover in 5 Easy Steps

A bathroom is a sanctuary.  It’s a place for relaxation, soothing bubble baths, and a moment of peace.  The problem with many bathrooms is that they’re just too drab.  An ugly bathroom makes you want to get out of there as soon as possible.  But hope is on the horizon.  Redecorating a bathroom is easier than you can imagine, and here’s how to do it. (more…)...

Boulder, Colorado Infill Projects

1Though no cities go untouched by the nationwide real estate crash, it’s hard to see how Boulder, Colorado has been affected. With a durable padding of residents from the University, as well as technology-driven companies and start-ups, developers are being meticulous about capitalizing on infill properties. (more…)...

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Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (Mar. 2014)

Collectionlogosilver-223x300  The following economic snapshot was provided by Re/Max Alliance on Walnut. (more…)...

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Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (Feb. 2014)

Economic Snapshot: A Look at Boulder County Real Estate (Sept 2013) The following economic snapshot was provided by Re/Max Alliance on Walnut. (more…)...

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Home Appraisals: New Federal Law

Often times an all-too-crucial step in purchasing a home is the appraisal, which can be a confusing part of the selling, buying, and mortgage process.  How does one know how much a home is worth? The answer is profoundly dependent on the appraisal; this comes from an extraneous source (the appraiser) which both the buyer and the seller must depend on before the ‘sticker price’ can be defined. (more…)...

What To Consider When You Are Thinking About Relocating

245 LindencroppedMoving? Usually that means excitement for some and well, the other half dread it. Emotions aside, there are a lot of things that go into relocating somewhere and everyone should think about what relocating really means before they start packing their bags. (more…)...

2014 Conventional Conforming Loan Limits

3189 5th1croppedI wanted to pass along some mortgage information and a substantial change we may all be seeing in the New Year. The Conventional Conforming Loan Limits are always a hot topic this time of year, but this year more than most years. This is because Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be lowering 2014 Conventional Loan Limits. This will be the first time they have been lowered since 1990.

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Hurricanes and Floods – How They Impact the Housing Market

Hurricane Sandy was one of the worst natural disasters the East Coast has ever seen.  Thousands of people were left homeless after this category 3 Storm terrorized the coastal regions of New York, New Jersey, and other coastal states.  The aftermath of the storm left thousands in need of housing, causing the housing market to go into turmoil. (more…)...

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