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Jumbo Loans Are Affordable Now More Than Ever

Thanks to some interesting developments in today’s mortgage loan market, the average homebuyer is finding that purchasing a luxury home is more affordable than it has been in years.  In 2008, after the housing market crashed and many American consumers found themselves in financial crisis, jumbo loans became virtually impossible to obtain.  That simply isn’t the case anymore.  Lenders have recognized and are responding to the increasing demand...

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Denver’s New Developments

Denver’s real estate market is being dominated by new construction projects. Numerous townhome projects are being erected in some of Denver’s best neighborhoods, giving buyers the option to live in areas where they would otherwise be priced out or where single family property inventory is scarce. (more…)...

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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…)...