Broomfield, CO Real Estate News

By Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Recreation Services Athletics Annual Fun Run/Walk Broomfield Community Center 280 Lamar Street 303-464-5500 Angela Delier 303-464-5542 8th Annual Super Sunday Fun Run/Walk February 7, 2010 Okay, before you head out to watch the BIG game come and enjoy some time outside and exercise. Dogs and strollers are welcome. We offer three courses of different distances through the Broomfield County Commons Area. This run is designed for people of all ages �you pick your distance and your pace. Race is run rain or shine. Pre register by January 25 and receive the early bird rate of only $15. Download the Registration Form here   The 2009 Fun Run Results are here! Download the results! If a Bib number is not listed, the participant did not report their time to the finish line official.   Intereste...
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By Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor
(RE/MAX Alliance)
  Event: Christmas Tree Recycling  Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2009  Time: Location: Broomfield Drop-off Locations  Detail: Christmas Tree Recycling Program:The City & County of Broomfield Holiday Tree Collection Sites will be open from December 19 through January 17. Broomfield will have seven locations where holiday trees can be dropped off and recycled into mulch. The collection sites are marked with signs and orange fencing. Before leaving the tree at the collection site, be sure to remove all the lights, ornaments, trees stands and any objects that could damage the brush chipper. The collection sites are intended for Christmas trees only; PLEASE, NO WREATHS, GARLAND, YARD WASTE, TREE BRANCHES, OR OTHER WOOD PRODUCTS. Tree mulch will be available at Bronco Park and the Recycle Cen...
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By Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor
(RE/MAX Alliance)
  Event: Temporary Wrapping Paper Recycling Program  Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009  Time: Location: Broomfield Recycling Center 225 Commerce Street  Detail: TEMPORARY WRAPPING PAPER RECYCING COLLECTIONThe Broomfield Recycling Center will have a TEMPORARY wrapping paper recycling collection. From December 19 through January 16, wrapping paper will be accepted in the bin marked �Wrapping Paper� at the Broomfield Recycling Center (225 Commerce St., Broomfield. Please note that the following items are NOT recyclable: tissue paper, metallic paper, ribbons, bows, construction paper, and fluorescent or dark-colored papers, such as dark red or green envelopes.   Contact Person: Shirley Garcia  Contact Phone: 303.438.6329 
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By Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Coffee With A Broomfield Cop Have you ever wanted to ask a police officer a question, but didn't want to be pulled over to have the opportunity? Officers of the Broomfield Police Department will be available to answer your questions, at coffee shops within the community. Watch for dates and locations in the Event's Section of the Enterprise.Here is a schedule of upcoming events:DATE / TIME / LOCATIONSaturday, December 5, 2009 9:00  10:30 amBananelope Coffee Shop, 1405 S. HWY 287Saturday, January 9, 2010 9:00  10:30 amStarbucks Coffee, HWY 287 & Miramonte Blvd.Saturday, February 13, 2010 9:00  10:30 amBananelope Coffee Shop, 1405 S. HWY 287Saturday, March 13, 2010 9:00  10:30 amStarbucks Coffee, HWY 287 & Miramonte Blvd.Saturday, April 10, 2010 9:00  10:30 amBananelope Coffee Shop, 1405 ...
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By Rob Kelly, Louisville Colorado Realtor
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Broomfield Event Center is Odeum ColoradoPeak Entertainment, a combination of AEG Live and Kroenke Sports Enterprises, the new operators of the Broomfield Event Center, announce the facility's new name - Odeum Colorado - and "Furthur" as the band for the grand opening nights, March 5-6, 2010."Furthur" features Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir as they embark on a musical adventure with their new band. The band will play hits from the Grateful Dead as well as new songs.The new Odeum Colorado will focus on live music. We expect to host between 50 and 100 events per year and continue to grow every year, including, other non-musical events like one-off sporting events, family entertainment shows, non-profit and charitable events, said Chuck Morris, CEO and President of AEG Live R...
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By Chip Bruss
(Real Living Real Estate)
It was beautiful September weather for Broomfield Days this year. If you're new to Broomfield, Colorado, this is the annual town festival that brings the community together for fun and friendship. Sponsored by the City and County of Broomfield, events include everything from golf tournaments, 5K race, town parade, and the latest craze, dock jumping. What? You guessed it. This is the ultimate dog competition you can't afford to miss. If you're looking for real estate in Broomfield, CO, be sure to visit our web site Or call Chip Bruss at 303-463-3660 for more info.
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By Heather McNicholas
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals )
I am part of Broomfield's City's Historic Landmark Committee and our Museum, the Depot is turning 100 years old! There will be a celebration on October 17th, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at the museum, 2201 W. 10th Aveune.  It is a GREAT piece of Broomfield's history, come and join the fun! There is also a WONDERFUL Broomfield Cookbook that is for sale ($8 each and if you would like to make a $2 donation that would be great).  Please contact me if you would like to purchase one (720) 255-7056.        
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By Heather McNicholas
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals )
This article is something that I am sharing with my investors so that they are aware of the time delays to occupy and can plan accordingly. The market has been good for home sellers and buyers.  I am seeing the market pickup (in Broomfield, Erie, Louisville and Denver), due to the first time home buyer credit, continued low mortgage rates and affordable housing. However, if you are an investor, you will want to read the article from the Denver Business Journal, link below. Click on: Denver's Apartment Vacancy Rate Highest in 4 Years      
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By Amy Ballain
(Red Door Group - Keller Williams Avenues)
One of the traditions we have in our family is that we plant our garden on Mother's Day each year. We prep and plant,  water, fertilize, weed, and watch the garden become a beautiful and producing little raised bed. My kids get so excited and we all love seeing the changes happen on a daily basis. We have learned year to year what to do to prep the soil the right way, which plants work best on the hot west side of our backyard in sunny Broomfield Colorado, and what to do to keep the bunnies away! Most of all, we love enjoying the fruits of our labor like the delicious tomatoes, yummy zucchini and cucumbers. Enjoying the fruits of your labor is an agricultural metaphor. An apple tree farmer, for example, labors to plant, water, and prune his trees so that it can yield lots of delicious a...
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By Steve Cramer, Realtor Emeritus, CIPS, CRB, CRS, SRES, SFR
(Exit One Realty - Denver)
Getting ready to put your house on the market? Perhaps you are a little confused about the process or just how to select the best agents to truly represent you. Please take few minutes and watch our video - we designed it to give you some insights into professionally marketing your home. We understand that you are getting ready to sell what is probably your most valuable asset. Six minutes of your time could be worth thousands of dollars.
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By Marianne Bandy, CRS, GRI, Certified Negotiation Expert
(Bandy Homes)
Given that the average lifespan for Americans is 78, aging does not mean that life after retirement means racking up endless hours in a rocking chair.  People want to stay active and enjoy traveling, sports, social activities, and other pursuits as long as they can.  While they may still want the financial benefits of home ownership, they may not want the responsibilities of lawn care, the hazards of steps, or the burden of space.  As they find their health slipping a bit, they want to be in a place that can comfortably accommodate change, with transportation options.   Within the Metro area, there are over 120 Denver developments geared to the over 55 population, with prices starting in the low 100's.  Virtually any active adult who wants to be a homeowner can enjoy the climate, natur...
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By Heather McNicholas
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals )
WHO KNEW THAT BROOMFIELD HAD THE NUMBER 1 PIZZA RESTAURANT ... BROOMFIELD RESIDENTS!  DENVER'S A-LIST AWARDED THE ORIGINAL PIZZA AS THE NUMBER ONE PLACE FOR PIZZA!   The owners, Ralph and Carmella are pretty famous, as you can tell by the photos on their wall, pictures with the Governor, famous Sports players ... It is a great place to take the family or friends from out of town.   They really live up to the reputation and the quote above the oven, "Great Food with a Brooklyn Attitude!"   The picture below of me with Ralph also has my husband David on my right and 2 of his great friends from Canada, Anders and John!    
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By Heather McNicholas
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals )
Time to take summer all in and SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FARMERS!  The Denver Metro areas have some WONDERFUL Farmer's Markets.    The LINK below the photo (taken July 11 09) will take you to the Star Chef's website for Farm Fresh Market locations in the Metro areas of Colordao.  For those of you who are out of town, the one that indicates "FlatIrons Crossing" is in Broomfield, CO.     Star Chefs Website You could not ask for a better and more picturesque setting than the above photo in Boulder, with goregous trees and a view of the flatirons ... GORGEOUS! It is a great place to bring the kids and it is dog friendly ... My dog, Walter LOVED IT!  TIP - THE PEACHES OUR DELICICIOUS!
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By Heather McNicholas
(Keller Williams Realty Professionals )
A COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONE, INCLUDING A SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT FOR ACTIVE ADULTS 55 AND OLDER     THIS STUNNING COMMUNITY IS IDEAL FOR ANYONE!  It is surrounded by 806 acres of Open Space, 48-miles of gorgeous hiking and biking trails, water features, an UNBELIEVABLE RECREATION CENTER THAT IS 30,000 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE, including Indoor and Outdoor POOLS!  If you are looking for a community that has it all this is it, INCLUDING a SEPARATE area for ACTIVE ADULTS 55 and OLDER, in addition to the single and family style homes for ANY AGE!
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By Chip Bruss
(Real Living Real Estate)
I practice real estate in Broomfield, CO and I'm passionate about creating higher standards in real estate. I read some posts on Active Rain about Honesty. In response, I think the issue of honesty goes much deeper than a blog post or platitudes like ‘honesty is the best policy'. I believe questionable honesty, marginal integrity, and wavering ethics are an epidemic in our industry. Years ago, I worked for The Ken Blanchard Companies (author of The One Minute Manger). Ken used to say, "perception is realty", meaning if our customers perceive us to be dishonest or unethical, then all the jumping up and down and writing blog posts about how honest we are won't change a thing. Their perception is real. Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics reveals dishonest behavior in many walks of life f...
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By COhomefinder.com Colorado Realtors, Find Homes in Colorado
(COhomefinder.com- Denver Luxury Homes, Condos & Properties)
                 Looking for BROOMFIELD COLORADO SHORT SALE EXPERTS? Look no further! Whether you need to sell your home in Broomfield as a SHORT SALE, or if you are looking to buy a SHORT SALE IN BROOMFIELD COLORADO, fill out our easy COLORADO SHORT SALE  form to get the help you need.                       In real estate, a short sale is a sale of real estate in which the proceeds from the sale fall short of the balance owed on a loan secured by the property sold. In a short sale, the bank or mortgage lender agrees to discount a loan balance due to an economic or financial hardship on the part of the mortgagor. This negotiation is all done through communication with a bank's loss mitigation or workout department. The home owner/debtor sells the mortgaged property for less than the out...
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By Steve Cramer, Realtor Emeritus, CIPS, CRB, CRS, SRES, SFR
(Exit One Realty - Denver)
With over a million Realtors in the U.S just how does one select a great one that will represent your best interests? You can ask your brother-in-law, your neighbor or a friend, and you might do alright.  There are thousands of great Realtors out there that will do a great job, but how do you reduce the odds that you may get less than the very best of representation?  Chances are you are either buying or selling the most expensive asset you have or hope to have so doesn't it make sense to be selective?  There are no guarantees in this world, but here are a some guidlines we use when we select a Broker to refer our clients to. First, is the agent a full time professional?  Part time agents do their best to keep up with the latest trends, but we won't risk sending a client to an agent tha...
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By Jolon Ruch, Broker and proud REALTOR
(Main Street Group at Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
  Broomfield Home Buyers MarketsDid you know that only a few Broomfield communities are currently experiencing a "buyer's market "? With that said, read on. The year end residential statistics for 2008 have shown that the Broadlands, Country Estates, Crofton Park and Aspen Creek were buyer's markets at the end of 2008. Absorption rates were over 7.0. What does this mean? Statistic show us that, on average, it took 7.0 or more months to sell a home in those areas. What Neighborhoods?Broadlands and Crofton Park averaged over 8 months for a home to sell, Country Estates 11 months and Aspen Creek over 11 months. This could be based on numerous variables. Listing too high to begin with, more competition and fewer buyers, financial crisis, and basic economic turn down to name a few. Sure, the...
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By Jolon Ruch, Broker and proud REALTOR
(Main Street Group at Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Broomfield Homes Sales Analysis for 2008 My year end analysis of Broomfield homes is complete.   I ran residential homes that sold in the past year and current active homes for sale.  Here is how Broomfield homes for sale performed.  It is important to know two facts before pricing a home to sell; how many months are homes on the market before they are sold and how many homes have sold per month, on average.   The breakdown performed was also by price and subdivision. The Broomfield home activity based on the price point of the neighborhoods is as follows:  Homes under $250,000 did sell in less than 2.9 months.  What caught my eye are the price points under $300,000 which sold in less than 3.2 months, homes between $301,000 to $350,000 were taking 5.6 months to sell and  considered a b...
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By Chris George
(Your Castle Real Estate)
Investing in Real Estate 9 - Scrapes, Pops and New Construction This blog will discuss a type of real estate investment, scrapes, pops and new construction, in the Broomfield area in Denver.   What this investment is:  Purchasing a small home in an expensive neighborhood that may or may not need work.  The home is bulldozed and a new home or duplex is put on the lot.  Alternatively, the existing home is renovated and more square footage is added on.  A pop-top is adding a second story to an existing home to add more square footage (commonly, a master bedroom suite).   Equity needed:  Being able to document your income and your assets will be critical.  For a commercial loan, your net worth should generally be at least as much as the loan you are seeking.  The good news is that the comme...
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