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Weekend Open Houses 8/2 amp; 8/3

1903 Kristy Court, Longmont – OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM  11762 Pleasant Ridge, Longmont – OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 pm 7323 Old Post Road, Boulder – OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM RE/MAX of Boulder Real Estate Blog * Article originally posted on RE/MAX Boulder website at

Best resource for Boulders condo market

By Kaitlin Krug-Byrd Have You Considered a Boulder Condo in Your House Hunt? Our RE/MAX agent, Ty Hart, has created a site ( that serves as a detailed resource that features RE/MAX listings for attached dwellings. The site’s features include a modern layout, clean design, and updated monthly statistics about the condo market without sacrificing its functionality. The site is user friendly and will help you save valuable time in the searching process. Ty says the Boul

End of the Week Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly again this past week as economic data was mostly stronger than expected.  Economic data stronger than expected included the May FHFA Home Price Index, June Existing Home Sales, Jobless Claims, June Durable Goods Orders, and June Durable Goods Orders excluding transportation orders.  Existing Home Sales were stronger than expected but year over year are down 2.

Hard Money Loans

RE/MAX of Boulder Radio hosted Greg Osborne of Colorado-based real estate lender, Bridge Capital Resources. Osborne shared his 30 years of experience with host, Duane Duggan, explaining Hard Money loans. “The ‘hard’ in a Hard Money loan refers to collateral,” says Osborne. Hard Money loans are secured by a tangible asset such as property, an oil well, or vehicle. Unlike traditional loans, “a Hard Money lender only looks at one of the five C’s of lending,” says Osborne. Typ

2014 First Half Highlights

RE/MAX of Boulder 2014 First Half Highlights With Q2 of 2014 in the books, RE/MAX of Boulder reviewed their company numbers for the first half of the year. As it often is, productivity is high for the REALTORS at RE/MAX of Boulder. According to IRES MLS they have accounted for 261 homes sold and 238 home purchases, for a combined 499 homes bought or sold in Boulder and Broomfield counties since January first of this year. That’s nearly as many listings and sales as the next three highes

Improvement in inventory shows market stability more well-rounded in June

Although the housing market looked anything but bleak in May, it was actually doing better than thought, and June’s statistics show even more improvement. A change to the IRES search screen caused the Boulder Area Realtor® Association to fail to include all homes on the market in its May inventory statistics. After making the necessary calculations, it was found that 1,400 homes were for sale in May versus the 942 single-family homes reported, and 393 attached units compared with 206 rep

Colorado among top states with best current, future job growth

According to the National Association of Realtors, Colorado continues to rank high when it comes to job growth, whether it’s current, future or jobs for college graduates. Of the 80 percent of 372 metros the government tracks that have more jobs this year than one year ago, Colorado ranks sixth, according to the most recent statistics. North Dakota remains the leader for job growth, with oil and gas drilling proving to be a big boon for the state. The following states posted the most

Weekend Open Houses 7/19 amp; 7/20

1.        3131 5th Street, Boulder OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM  2.       2239 Eagles Nest Dr., Lafayette OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM  3.       751 Marine Street, Boulder OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM 4.       1297 Single Tree Lane, Erie OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM  5.       3132 Linden Drive, Boulder OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM  6.       8733 Portico Lane, Longmont OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM     7.       3785 Birchwood Dr., 69, Boulder

End of the Week Market Update

by Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly this past week as economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included the July Empire State Manufacturing Index, the NAHB Housing Market Index, weekly jobless claims, and the July Philadelphia Fed Business Index.  The Philadelphia Fed Business Index reached its highest level since March 2011.  Economic data weaker than expected included Ju

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