Comparing one real estate investment to another

Comparing one real estate investment to another

BOULDER – There are several rules of thumb that help you compare different investment properties. The perfect comparison would account for all factors involved in a real estate investment: rent amounts, purchase price, initial investment, appreciation, depreciation,...

What’s your home’s X-Factor?

BOULDER – The most-asked question for any agent is, “How’s the market these days?” We often respond with insights on current market conditions, mortgage rates, appreciation statistics, and predictions on whether the bubble will burst. (Spoiler alert: it always does.)...

Balance returns to Boulder County real estate

BOULDER – Real estate statistics for the first eight months of 2017 reveal a marked shift compared to this time last year. And the changes are good, according to Statistician and Broker Associate for RE/MAX of Boulder, DB Wilson. “It’s still a seller’s market, but...

5 common homebuyer mistakes to avoid

LOVELAND – Buying a home is a complex process involving many steps, along which you may unknowingly make critical mistakes. Given that a home purchase is one of the biggest investments that you may make in your lifetime, mistakes are certainly something that you want...
Boulder ranks as No. 1 city for women entrepreneurs

Boulder ranks as No. 1 city for women entrepreneurs

BOULDER – Boulder is the No. 1 metro area for women in business with 4.42 businesses per 100 residents owned by a woman – more than any other city in the U.S., according to an analysis by NerdWallet and a new report from public relations and digital communications...

Coldwell Banker fall shoe drive

Coldwell Banker is holding it’s annual fall shoe drive benefiting the Soles4Souls organization. Drop off your unwanted shoes, in any condition, now through October 31 at any Coldwell Banker office location. The shoes collected will be delivered to Soles4Souls, an...
Comparing lenders and loan options

Comparing lenders and loan options

  LOVELAND – When buying a home, you may find it helpful to shop around for mortgages. With so many options and information to review, how will you know that you are making a valid comparison? Here are a few tips that may help. Ask about the same loan program Make...
Realtor for Life: Why invest in real estate?

Realtor for Life: Why invest in real estate?

BOULDER – Most people consider their single-family home they live in as an investment in real estate. In fact, when they fill out a financial statement, it is even listed as an asset. It’s true that the home will likely go up in value over the years, and as the loan...
The cannabis boom and Colorado’s low employment rate

The cannabis boom and Colorado’s low employment rate

DENVER – In June, per Zero Hedge, Colorado was reported as having the lowest unemployment rate in the country. At 2.3%, it was the lowest in the state since 2001. In the most recent report, North Dakota edges Colorado for first place. According to the Denver Post,...
McModerns: The new kids on the block

McModerns: The new kids on the block

BOULDER – Throughout America’s suburbs, the oft-ridiculed McMansion has been an architectural mainstay for the past 40 or so years. With their sprawling square footage, mismatched architectural styles and vinyl-meets-foam construction, McMansions are quickly built,...