Category Archives: Real Estate

Reverse mortgage basics


LOVELAND – There is often a lot of confusion and misinformation when it comes to reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages can be a very helpful program, when used in the right situation. This article provides an overview of reverse mortgages to help you understand it better. Definition of a reverse mortgage Similar to regular mortgages, a reverse mortgage allows you to take out some of the equity in your home. Where it differs dramatically is that you do not make monthly payments on a reverse mort

Home winterizing tips

Home Winterization Tips

LOVELAND – Seasonal temperatures are starting to drop and it is almost time to turn the heat on for another cold winter. Before you and your family settle in for the long season, consider that upwards of 70% of your home energy is lost through various channels. If you follow some of these inexpensive home winterizing tips, you can save close to half of your lost energy. Install a new thermostat If you have an old Mercury thermostat, you might want to consider switching to a modern programmable

Pat Kahler, RE/MAX Alliance

Pat Kahler, RE/MAX Traditions

In today’s market, it takes a creative mind to develop the perfect plan to sell or buy a property. Experience matters and Pat Kahler has proven herself in the Real Estate Industry since 1985. In 1996, as an independent broker and business owner, Pat was recognized by the Longmont Realtor’s Association as the “Outstanding Realtor of the Year.” In 1999, Pat joined a large Real Estate franchise where she enjoyed working with a network of like-minded professionals. Then in August of 2014, 

Garage organization tips

Garage Organization Tips

LOVELAND – If you’re like most people, your garage ends up being used for storage instead of parking. Even worse, you may find it difficult to find the items you need, when you need it. If you’ve always wanted to find a way to continue storing items in your garage yet still be able to fit in a car, here are some tips to get you started. Making effective use of the space To accommodate both storage and parking, you must be creative with how you use your space and what you store in it. The w

New construction in Boulder

Dwell 22 - RE/MAX of Boulder

BOULDER – “The Boulder lifestyle, its Open Space, and its walk and bike-ability are equally appealing to age groups from Millennials to empty-nesters,” said RE/MAX of Boulder agent, John McElveen in an interview with Duane Duggan and ROB Radio. “Walkability is top-of-the-list for Boulder’s new urban dwelling culture.” Boulder has also noticed a higher demand for condominiums and appears to be creating a more urban lifestyle than before, with buyers looking to be within walking d

A rare opportunity in a gated, lake community to build your dream home

Meadow Green Farm in Longmont

LONGMONT – Prestigious Meadow Green Farm awaits you. It is, quite literally, the opportunity of a lifetime. A handful of buyers may yet purchase acreage on an estate sized lot and build their dream home on land that has been in a Boulder County family for generations. Today, it’s called Meadow Green Farm. Horses once ran on this land where acreage is still available, and while the thunder of their hooves has slipped into memory, the beauty of the land remains. Meadow Green Farm offers someth

To rent or to sell?

BOULDER – The current real estate market is perfect for individuals that already own homes. Interest rates on mortgage payments are low, housing prices are rising at a safe but steady rate, and inventory is low. These conditions are conducive for an increase in rental properties. More and more, households are moving and keeping their previous homes as rental properties rather than selling. This is generating profit in many areas because these new landlords can charge a monthly rent that exceed

Can you afford to buy a home?


LOVELAND – You’ve probably heard about what a great time it is to buy a home, and your next question is probably whether you can afford to buy one. This is an important starting point for all home buyers. Affordability involves more than just the mortgage payment. Other considerations are property taxes, hazard insurance, property fees, and ongoing maintenance. Mortgage principal & interest Your largest monthly expense is for principal and interest. The amount depends on the price of you

Negotiating inspection issues for home purchases

Home inspections provide two types of information. First, it offers recommendations for improvements to a home. Secondly, it identifies problems. It is important to remember this before negotiating with a seller after an inspection. It is unreasonable to ask for upgrades to a home. If those upgrades were already in place, the home would sell for more than the price for which you are purchasing it. Your approach to the negotiation process will affect the outcome of those negotiations. The followi

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