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REALTORS for Rickey

A group of 25 Colorado REALTORS completed the MS 150 bike race in honor of Rickey Cooper, a 13-year-old football player who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year. “His spirit is so strong that it rubs off on those around him,” says Rickey’s mom, Nicky Hungerford. The REALTORS for Rickey team agreed, creating football-jersey-inspired t-shirts for the race in honor of the athlete. “Football is a huge passion for all of us,” says Hungerford, “and in a way, the jerseys b

State, Denver rank high nationally for clean technology

Colorado and Denver both landed in the top 10 for their respective categories on the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index for 2014. The index provides an analysis of the clean-tech marketplace, tracking relevant technology, policy and capital developments in the U.S. clean-tech industry, according to Clean Edge. This year’s report includes the overall and category results for all 50 states and the top 50 metro regions and features comprehensive highlights and datasets on industry activity acr

Boulder market remains strong but sees little movement

The improving economy and increased buyer confidence is sustaining a strong Boulder-area market with only modest movement in sales and inventories, July’s real estate statistics show. “Not much in the way of market indicators is changing,” explains Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. The market remains strong with little movement in sales volume or inventory, he notes. Single-family home sales fell 4.8 percent year-over-y

June’s existing-home sales, inventory increase nationwide

The national real estate market is headed toward balance with inventory on the rise and existing-home sales increasing in June, reaching an annual pace of 5 million sales for the first time since October 2013, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Total existing-home sales (completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops) increased 2.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in June from an upwardly revised 4

CU, CSU among top 50 most entrepreneurial schools

Forbes recently named Colorado’s two biggest universities among the top 50 most entrepreneurial universities of 2014. The University of Colorado Boulder, which received a $ 4 million grant from Blackstone Group to build an entrepreneurs network for the state, landed at No. 19; Colorado State University in Fort Collins just made the cut at No. 49. Forbes ranked the nation’s most entrepreneurial research universities based on their entrepreneurial ratios – the number of alumni and s

Open Houses 8/16 amp; 8/17

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House Flipping- a Walk in the Park or a Grueling Process?

By Kaitlin Krug-Byrd In the past decade or so, the practice of flipping houses has often been presented in an unrealistic light due to growing popularity of home improvement shows and a never-ending supply of “how-to” articles. All too often, a home featured on “Flip or Flop” (or any similar cable show) will yield a $ 50,000 “profit”, setting a potentially unrealistic standard for viewers. Assuming house flipping is something anyone can make a career out of? My advice: ke

Parents: to help children buy a home or not is a loaded question

Buying a home has never been more difficult, but for young adults loaded down with student loan debt and jobs hard to come by, it’s an especially steep uphill battle. Although they could do so with financial support, parents should ask themselves what lending or giving their children help will cost – not only the parents, but the children, as well. Heres some advice from financial experts provided to The Wall Street Journal: Stay off that limb Perhaps the No. 1 tip of financial ex

Weekend Open Houses 8/9 amp; 8/10

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