CU Boulder Ranks High Among 2017 Best Colleges

University of Colorado Boulder earned strong marks in the latest list of Best National Universities for 2017 published in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report.  Boulder’s flagship university is No. 38 among top public universities and...

10 Tips to Winterize Your Home

Despite warmer than average fall temperatures, winter is fast approaching and snow will soon fill the forecast.  It’s time to take steps to keep your home safe, warm and energy efficient throughout the coming cold weather. Here are ten items recommended by...

Making a remarkable difference for 25 years

If you’re lucky enough to call Boulder County home, here’s some news to celebrate. The Community Foundation Boulder County – an organization that has shaped our culture through philanthropic leadership – marks its 25th anniversary this month.   And the...

Trash or treasure? Time to find out

Whether you are decluttering or downsizing, getting rid of your stuff is hard for many of us. First, we have to overcome the sentimental hold a box of memory-filled items may have. Then, there’s the worry of throwing out something that’s worth a small...

Boulder-area home sales hit slow season

While price appreciation continues to signal a strong Boulder-area market, month-over-month home sales for September pulled back in keeping with the usual fall slowdown.   This year, however, due to robust home sales in 2015, that comparative slowdown isn’t...

How to Save Thousands When Buying a Home

After a summer of rising home prices, here’s some good news for buyers. If you can choose the month in which you buy your next home, it could save you thousands of dollars.   That month would be in the fall or winter, according to a recent study by...

Boulder No. 3 for artists per capita

With Boulder’s strong arts community, it stands to reason there are a lot of artists who choose to live here, nestled next to the Flatirons. And it’s true, according to a recent report by the National Endowment for the Arts. Compared to the rest of the...

Boulder-area home sales: expected and unprecedented

‘Dry’ describes the climate of the Boulder-area since July. But ‘dry’ doesn’t adequately portray the complexities of today’s Boulder County real estate market. Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association, has two...

Putting home equity to good use

When home prices increase as they have in the Boulder-area, homeowners gain equity in their home. To some, it may feel like sitting on a small fortune. And with interest rates so low, many are taking out home equity loans and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). But...

Boulder Green Home Tour 2016 showcases innovations

Homeowners and builders eager to discover the latest in sustainable building practices will step inside some of Boulder County’s most innovative green home designs during the second annual Boulder Green Home Tour, Saturday, Sept.  24. Self-guided tours showcase how...

Boulder ranks among safest American cities

When it comes to where you call home, safety is one of the biggest concerns. Everyone wants to live in a safe town.   So it’s welcome news to hear that two Colorado cities rank in the top 25 safest cities to live in America. Fort Collins ranked No. 9 with Boulder...

Avoid Fraudulent Mortgage Wires

                         Anyone who has purchased a home in Colorado is familiar with this scenario: After going under contract, you complete all of the necessary steps, from inspection through loan approval; you receive an email with instructions from the title...

Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates were mostly flat on the week as Fed Chair Yellen indicated in a speech to central bankers and economists in Jackson Hole that “the case for an increase in...

How to DIY like a pro and avoid costly mistakes

If you just bought a new home, chances are you plan to make some changes. As a new homeowner, you may plan to do it yourself.   After all, it’s only a small crack in that pipe. How hard could it be to fix yourself? While many projects can be done successfully, avoid...

Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates were mostly flat week over week as economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included July Housing Starts, July Industrial Production,...

Job growth for the coming decade strong for Colorado

Strong job growth of high-skilled, high-paying jobs is in Colorado’s ten-year future, according to an economic study released in July. The study concludes that the states workforce is projected to grow faster than the nation, especially in the knowledge economy....

Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates improved slightly on the week as economic data was mostly weaker than expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included Q2 Productivity, the July...

Boulder County home sales cool amid soaring July temps

Sales of Boulder County homes dipped in July, which could be the sign of a typical seasonal pullback. Single-family home sales in Boulder County dropped 15.3 percent in July 2016 compared to last month – 443 units vs. 523 – while condominium and townhome sales fell...

Now is the Time for Buyers in Boulder Valley

We are still in a strong seller’s market, with a mere 1.56 and 0.74 months’ of inventory of single-family homes and attached homes, respectively. And yes, prices are up an average of 14 percent for single-family homes and 20 percent for attached homes in the first six...