Boulder, CO Real Estate News

By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
I had a closing this morning with one of my Clients.  They are moving here to the Boulder area from Atlanta, GA.  We started looking at homes last Fall.    They have a young son, so finding an area with a good Elementary School was at the top of the list for my Buyers. We viewed homes in Louisville and Lafayette.  And we were able to view some of the floor plans for the new Ryland development in Louisville (Steel Ranch). After viewing a number of homes the Buyers fell in love with this house in Indian Peaks West.  The Elementary School for this neighborhood is Douglass Elementary in east Boulder on 75th Street.  Doulgass has a great reputation and excellent test scores. The house was listed at $459,000 and my Buyers bought it for $433,500.  Excellent value for the neighborhood and the S...
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By Angela Moss
(8z Real Estate)
I want to personally introduce you to Crest View, my eclectic north Boulder neighborhood. It's an inviting community that can meet the needs and fulfills the desires of any individual resident and encourages homeowners to carve their own unique residential pocket in classic Boulder style. It’s a rare find in Boulder to unearth an area with no homeowners or neighborhood association. It has the best of country living and the accessibility to Boulder. Crest View in North Boulder ranges from Kalmia Avenue to Upland Avenue from North to South and the East-West boundaries are Broadway and 26th Street. Within the neighborhood there are 1,740 homes along with great schools, bike paths, trails, parks and fine dining. There are also amenities within walking distance. Homes dot the landscape and r...
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By Colorado Blog by TopRock
(TopRock Internet, LLC)
In many cases, blacktop and concrete are the most popular paving for driveways. When first laid both look great and professional. After several years, however, both likewise have the tendency to split. In order to install the material into position, the two also generally require you to engage a specialist.The alternative of installing a pavestone driveway exists on another side of the spectrum. Especially for individuals who wish to install it themselves, pavestone, likewise called individually as pavers, is a progressively well-liked material choice for driveways. With a variety of different hues, dimensions and forms, pavestones are portable concrete blocks. Driving them to become well-liked among homeowners, they are simple to obtain and are typically relatively inexpensive. They're...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Real Estate - Looking for a Sweet Deal? Looking for a great housing bargain in Boulder, Colorado?  No need to look any further...... this sweet deal just became even sweeter (just in time for Valentine's Day)!  The price on this 2900 square foot home located at 5421 Baca Circle in Boulder  was just reduced from $347,900 to only $319,900. Built in 1985, this home is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac on a huge 12,719 square foot lot.  Enormous kitchen with lots of space for entertaining, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 90%+ finished basement and a covered trex deck.  Large, fully fenced back yard with mature landscaping. Easy commute to Longmont, Louisville, Denver. This is an "AS IS" bank-owned property.  Have questions?  Need more info?  Call today!
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
Here in the Boulder area tonight we are all scrambling to stay warm inside our homes.  I went to one of the local grocery stores at 4pm and it was packed.  Everyone was stocking up food and goodies for the next few days.  I got an email at 3:30 pm stating Boulder Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday) due to the extreme drop in temp's tonight into tomorrow.  Joy!  I get to spend a day with two daughters (aged 7 and 4).    On Friday afternoon we just touched 70 degrees and we were all out enjoying the warmth of the sun.  And now tonight the lows are going to be at least -10 degrees.  Wow!  What a change! This is Colorado for ya!  :)  
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By Colorado Blog by TopRock
(TopRock Internet, LLC)
Just as you may suspect, a fifty year mortgage loan has a pay-off date which is 50 years in the future. You will have reduced payments on a home mortgage which is for such a long time. These types of loans also require a much smaller down payment. By stretching the mortgage loan out, both the monthly payments and the down payment will be much less.Nearly all of these fifty year kinds of mortgages are fixed-rate loans. Because the majority of mortgage loans are for 20 to 35 years less, these home mortgages are very lengthy. The majority of people don’t actually plan to take the entire 50 years to pay the home mortgage off, but that's the time frame allowed.Looking for an institution which will offer you a fifty year loan is not an easy task. Because 50 year loans are a fresh idea, many l...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Real Estate - First Time Home Buyer's Seminar   CALLING ALL FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!....... CALLING ALL  FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS!.......   Keller Williams is hosting a First time Home Buyer's Seminar on Thursday, February 10th! Buying a home can be one of the biggest investments you will ever make.  The process can seem overwhelming and, well....even scary....especially when you've never done it before. We'll be addressing the most frequently asked questions first time home buyers have such as: Where do I start? What price range do I qualify for? What types of financing are available? What are the most important things to be looking for in a new home? What is a short sale? What is a HUD Home? What kind of down payment do I have to save for? What type of closing costs can I ...
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By Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
(The DiGiorgio Group)
One of the cool things about living between Denver and Boulder is that Celestial Seasonings is just a short drive away. They have free tours, and I've written about Celestial Seasoning's free tour before. One of the highlights is the opportunity to go into the peppermint room. The peppermint scent is so strong, they have to keep the huge door tightly shut or it would invade all the other tea leaves. But during the tour they let whoever wants to, to stand in there while they talk about peppermint tea. Some can't even go in, some only for a minute. Me, I rush in and stay until the last minute, breathing deep of the fragrance. Anyway, I heard a news report yesterday that people who smelled peppermint every two hours consumed on average 2700 calories less. Well, that could be a totally mean...
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By Lane Hornung
(8z Real Estate and COhomefinder.com)
Even if you may not have as much sidewalk in Crest View in North Boulder, snow days just may make you tingle.  Not only do you have to leave for work early with the snow, but also shovel your driveway, and any sidewalks.  On our site, 8z.com we recently had an article for Boulder home owners on alternative services to spare the back-breaking work of winter walkway care. Here is a list of these professional services in Boulder:  Professional Snow Removal – “Who Likes to Shovel? We do!” is their mantra. They can plow, haul, clear sidewalk and add ice melting applications. And with 24 hour service at 303-442-7747, they are readily available.  Boulder Snow Removal & Landscaping – Residential services include snow removal, ice control and sidewalk/driveway maintenance. Please call 303-635-68...
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
We got a taste of Old Man Winter the past couple of days.  Tonight it's going to dip down into the single digits.  I stopped by Chautauqua Park today and took some pictures of the Flatirons.  Since it was so cold the snow just hangs on the mountains and they look so majestic. Enjoy the pictures.
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
Happy New Year!  Today we are waking up from a long night of partying and ringing in the new year.  Can you believe it?  It's 2011.  Wow!  It's our custom to think about and set new year resolutions for ourselves.  Some examples are:  I need to lose 10 lbs, stop smoking, start exercising on a regular basis, get to work everyday by 9am at the latest, be a better Mother, be a better Father, save more money for the college fund, or just be happy. I was chatting with my wife today and she suggested we need to look out 10 years with our resolutions and goals.  And I thought to myself this is a great idea. I look back 10 years ago from where I was to where I am today:  I got married in the past decade, we had two daughters, I changed careers from Corporate Sales into Real Estate, we bought an...
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
The weather here in the Boulder, Colorado area has been very nice lately.  Today it was a bright and sunny day and in the low 50's. With the Holiday Weekend our family thought it would be a good idea to have a picnic at Chautauqua Park in Boulder.  We called some of our friends and they met us after our picnic and then we all went for a hike.  Hiking in the bright sunshine and getting some fresh air felt so good after a long day of presents and eating yesterday. I feel for all the people around the country who are dealing with bad weather and all I can say is you need to move to Colorado!  :) Here are some pics and you can see there were so many people who had the same idea we had so the park and trails were packed with people. Enjoy the rest of your Holidays! Mario
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By Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant
(HomeSmart Realty Group)
Polar Plunge on New Year's Day at the Boulder Reservoir The Alzheimer's organization is a charity that is near and dear to our hearts.  Every year in September Rich and I volunteer for registration at the Memory Walk in Denver City Park. The Alzheimer's Association of Colorado holds fundraising events throughout the year.  One of the most unique is coming in January, so mark your calendars! The Young Professionals Alzheimer's Assocation of Colorado (YPAAC) will host the Polar Plunge into the icy waters of the Boulder Reservoir on New Year's Day, January 1, 2011.  Registration begins at 10am and the plunge starts at 11:30am. Online registration is $25 for adults (18 years and older) and $20 for children and teens (17 years and younger).  All participants will receive a 2011 Polar Plunge ...
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By Ann O'Connell
(Real estate agent at Oak Real Estate)
I recently had the unfortunate experience of having to learn where the nearest emergency room was. After nearly two years of living in my current home, I realized I had a vague idea of where it was, but since I (fortunately) have never had to visit, I couldn't be sure. Take it from me - you don't want to have to learn where the ER is while you're dealing with an actual emergency! Being of the generation I am, the first place I turned to find out where the nearest ER is was the Internet. Amazingly, it was very difficult to figure out where the nearest one was! Hospitals' websites aren't exactly user friendly, and even in researching this blog post I had to dig through multiple pages just to find the darn address. The second place I looked was the phone book, which, again, didn't have th...
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
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By Neil Kearney
(Kearney Realty Co.)
  Boulder Real Estate November 2010 statistics View more presentations from NeilKearney.   For the latest details on the Boulder area real estate market please view the attached presentation.  As expected the market has slowed a bit due to the Holiday season.  Despite the uncertainties associated with the economy there are still some great things happening in the Boulder real estate market.  Did you know that there have been 32 sales that closed above $1.75 million?  A pretty impressive number in a "down" market. 
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By The Richards Group, JD, ABR, GREEN, SFR, Denver CO Home & Real Estate
(CCP, LLC - Denver CO Home & Real Estate)
The City of Boulder is located in Boulder County, Colorado, about 25 miles northwest of downtown Denver CO homes. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet. Pictures will be added so check back soon! Boulder CO homes is a great place to call home. Denver CO Home Search Boulder CO Home Search Nearby cities and towns: Superior CO Homes 7 miles Louisville CO Homes 10 miles Lafayette CO Homes 11 miles Broomfield CO Homes 13 miles Looking to buy or sell a home in Boulder CO? Let me know how I can help!
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According to a recent study released by Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA.gov), Boulder County's appreciation for the four quarters ending September 30, 2010 ranked 53rd best out of the largest 301 metropolitan areas.  Boulders yearly appreciation for the year came in at .55%.  For the most recent quarter (July 1 - Sept. 30) the home appreciation was measured at .98%.  This quarterly appreciation  ranked 117th best in the nation.   Many of the areas which have shown the highest volatility during the boom and subsequent bust are now back gaining ground.  The top rated area in the nation for annual appreciation is currently held by Battle Creek Michigan.  Over the past five years homes in Battle Creek have depreciated by 9.53%.  This includes the most recent 1 year gain.  Other bounce ...
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By Nathan Strauch, Colorado Real Estate Photography & Video
(Hot Shots Digital (HotShotPros.com))
After nearly 4 decades of service, Boulder Colorado's Sutherlands Lumber Company has closed it's doors.  They had the closeout sales and are now holding a Final Auction to liquidate all of the remaining inventory.  There are allot of great deals to be had, and they welcome you and all that you know to the last and final sale.  Allot of Home Improvement items are left!   Click Here to See the Tour of this Auction: Boulder Sutherlands Auction     Auction is to be held at 10am at: Sutherlands Lumber3390 Valmont RdBoulder, Colorado Some of the Featured items in this Auction are: a 1999 C6500 flatbed truck with Hoist,Dimensional LumberPlywoodShelving and Pallet RacksGang BoxesA Commercial Door JigWheel BarrowsCabinet Light and Counter Displaysthe Cardboard Recycling CompactorFarm GatesSwing ...
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On a recent airing of the Today show, a viewer named Lauren from Boulder, CO, e-mailed a question to real estate guru Barbara Corcoran. Lauren asked, "We want to buy a home in Boulder, CO, and I've noticed many properties have been on the market over 60 days. How low of a bid is appropriate on $500,000 house on the market over 60 days?  I don't want to bid too high or low." Ms. Corcoran quickly knocked some sense into the e-mailer, saying that deciding to make a low offer based on the number of days on market is nonsense.  The best gauge of whether a low offer might be accepted is the seller's motivation. Moreover, in a "rising market" (her words, not mine) such as Boulder, putting in a lowball offer will only result in frustration and having to bid higher the next time around.  She re...
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