AtHomeColorado.com http://athomecolorado.com Colorado Home and Real Estate Tue, 26 May 2015 22:58:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Survey: CEOs consider Colorado favorable to business http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/survey-ceos-consider-colorado-favorable-to-business/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/survey-ceos-consider-colorado-favorable-to-business/#comments Sun, 24 May 2015 14:13:36 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/survey-ceos-consider-colorado-favorable-to-business/ Colorado moved up five spots in Chief Executive magazine’s 2015 ranking of the Best amp; Worst States for Business. The magazine surveyed 511 CEOs across the nation and ranked states based on taxes and regulations, quality of the workforce, and living environment that takes into account cost of living, crime rates and education quality. “The [...]

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Colorado moved up five spots in Chief Executive magazine’s 2015 ranking of the Best amp; Worst States for Business. The magazine surveyed 511 CEOs across the nation and ranked states based on taxes and regulations, quality of the workforce, and living environment that takes into account cost of living, crime rates and education quality. “The results of our 11th annual survey clearly show that CEOs favor states that foster growth through progressive business development programs, low taxes and a quality living,” according to the magazine’s report. Texas and Florida maintained their rankings of No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, from 2014, while California held on to last place for the second consecutive year. Here’s a look at the top 20 states for business, according to Chief Executive magazine: Top 20 Best States for Business
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Open Houses May 23 amp; 24 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/open-houses-may-23-amp-24/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/open-houses-may-23-amp-24/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 20:13:52 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/open-houses-may-23-amp-24/ 750 Morgan Drive, Boulder                    OPEN SUNDAY 2 – 4 PM             Steve Altermatt                                5377 Wild Dunes Court, Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 3 PM           Bill Allen                                4631 Starboard Drive, Boulder              OPEN SATURDAY 12 – 2 PM       Mike Bader           2206 Kay Street, Longmont                     OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM       Brian [...]

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750 Morgan Drive, Boulder                    OPEN SUNDAY 2 – 4 PM             Steve Altermatt                                5377 Wild Dunes Court, Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 3 PM           Bill Allen                                4631 Starboard Drive, Boulder              OPEN SATURDAY 12 – 2 PM       Mike Bader           2206 Kay Street, Longmont                     OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM       Brian Sundberg                
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Market Update http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/market-update-20/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/market-update-20/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 02:13:18 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/market-update-20/ By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly on the week as economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included August Housing Starts, August Building Permits, and April Leading Economic Indicators.  Housing Starts were up 20 to their highest level in seven years.  [...]

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly on the week as economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included August Housing Starts, August Building Permits, and April Leading Economic Indicators.  Housing Starts were up 20 to their highest level in seven years.  Economic data weaker than expected included the May NAHB Housing Market Index, weekly jobless claims, April Existing Home Sales, and the May Philadelphia Fed Business Index.  The April Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 0.1, in line with expectations. Excluding the food and energy components, core CPI was up 0.3 in April and up 1.8 year over year.  Fed Chair Yellen speaks on the economy today at 11 am and markets close early at noon.  In the United Kingdom, inflation went negative for the first time since 1960.  In Germany, the Zew Economic Sentiment Index fell to 41.9, well below expectations.  In the European Union, consumer sentiment fell to -5.5 in May from -4.6 in April.   The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently at 18,229, down slightly on the week.  The crude oil spot price is currently $ 59.87 per barrel, down slightly on the week.  The Dollar strengthened versus the Euro and Yen on the week. Next week look toward Tuesday’s Durable Goods Orders and New Home Sales, Thursday’s Jobless Claims and Pending Home Sales Index, and Friday’s second look at Q1 GDP, Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, and Consumer Sentiment Index as potential market moving events.  Also, the Treasury will auction $ 90 billion of 2 Year Notes, 5 Year Notes, and 7 Year Notes next week.  Markets are closed on Monday for Memorial Day.  Jessica Shanahan jshanahan@premierlends.com Apply online at: http://premierlends.com/apply-now/ 720-833-7964 Office 970-270-2479 Cell 720-438-3993 eFax NMLS License: 1127723 MLO License: 100048262
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Prime Time in Prospect New Town from Markel Homes : The lights are on in America’s coolest neighborhood http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/prime-time-in-prospect-new-town-from-markel-homes-the-lights-are-on-in-americas-coolest-neighborhood/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/prime-time-in-prospect-new-town-from-markel-homes-the-lights-are-on-in-americas-coolest-neighborhood/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 22:30:31 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/?p=6296 LONGMONT – Markel’s first four-plex of high-style town homes at Prospect New Town is sold out. A contemporary single-family home will be finished this week, and two more homes are under construction on Confidence Drive, both reflecting the personality of their street name: bold, architecturally solid, and thoroughly Markel. Designed with an eye for style [...]

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Prospect New Town from Markel HomesLONGMONT – Markel’s first four-plex of high-style town homes at Prospect New Town is sold out. A contemporary single-family home will be finished this week, and two more homes are under construction on Confidence Drive, both reflecting the personality of their street name: bold, architecturally solid, and thoroughly Markel. Designed with an eye for style and built to high standards, these townhomes and single-family residences enhance the diverse streetscape of this well-loved community in Longmont, featuring Prospect Sound Bites now through September 7th. Enjoy free music in the park and a variety of culinary food trucks every Monday evening, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A showcase for Colorado’s abundant sunshine
Markel’s contemporary two-story at 912 Plateau Road (lot 135) is loaded with glass, beginning with massive windows in the living room, study, and master bedroom. Sliding glass doors in the dining room lead to a large patio with trellis. A trio of vertical windows in the master bedroom overlooks the courtyard, and a row of windows allows southern light into the upstairs loft and hallway to bedrooms two and three.

The open floor plan and ten-foot ceilings accentuate the home’s soft, natural light and spacious atmosphere. Upper windows bring natural light into the kitchen, equipped with a large center island, quality cabinetry, double-door pantry, stainless steel appliances, and solid surface countertops. Cooks will love the double ovens, gas range with separate hood, and microwave drawer. Glass doors lead to the main level study or guest quarters with nearby 3/4 bath.

The master suite features a vaulted ceiling and covered deck, luxurious five-piece bath with windows, walk-in closet and nearby laundry room. A loft at the top of the stairs provides a play area for the kids, a relaxing corner to check e-mails, or the perfect spot to binge-watch your favorite series. Bedrooms two and three and a full bath with double-sink vanity complete the upper level. The optional lower level finish adds a rec room, fourth bedroom, fourth bath, and useful storage room.

Prospect New Town from Markel HomesBuyer’s incentive: Carriage house finish
Homebuyers can generate rental income or create an artist’s studio or home office with the carriage house finish – included for a limited time in the home’s $789,900 price tag. Located above the garage, the carriage house features a great room, kitchen, bedroom, and bath, and has its own entrance and parking. This move-in-ready home at 912 Plateau Road – with finished carriage house – features Markel’s newwest architectural styling in a mix of stone and stucco, with post-and-beam details and metal roof accents.

Single-family homes coming up
Two contemporary two-story residences are under construction at 1024 Confidence Drive (lot 124) and 1028 Confidence Drive (lot 125), both featuring an open floor plan with high ceilings, hardwoods, and great windows, plus outdoor living areas. 1028 Confidence Drive is one of the largest homes Markel will build at Prospect, with 2,812 finished square feet and another 928 unfinished in the lower level. Both homes feature the master suite, two bedrooms, and a second full bath on the upper level, with a main floor powder room near the study or home office. Vaulted ceilings in the master suites give the bedrooms a spacious, airy feel. The master baths include a shower with bench seat, soaking tub with window above, enclosed toilet area, and double-sink vanity.

The high-style kitchen in both homes is outfitted in stainless steel and solid surface finishes, with a large island, gas range with separate hood, double ovens, and under-mount sink. Entertain indoors or on the covered patio with trellis. Attached garages (two-car at 1024 and three-car at 1028) lead into the convenient owner’s entry with large coat closet, built-in bench and wall hooks. The homes are scheduled for completion in August. Get in now to exercise finish options and selections. Lot 124 (1024 Confidence Drive) is priced at $699,900. Lot 125 (1028 Confidence Drive) is on the market for $724,900.

More high-style town homes coming

Markel will be breaking ground soon on a south-facing five-plex of easy living town homes featuring newwest architecture in a flat-roof design, with open floor plans, outdoor living, come-and-go convenience, and low maintenance. The end units offer the popular main floor master suite, with glass doors to the semi-private deck separating living areas from sleeping quarters. The upper level houses two bedrooms (or office space), a full bath with double-sink vanity and a loft. The interior town homes are flooded in natural light, thanks to the southern exposure, skylights, and large windows. The courtyard is located in the front of the home, up three steps from a landscaped area. The spacious upper level master suite is a showstopper, with 12-foot ceilings and a wall of windows. The town homes will be located at 912-920 Confidence Drive, with pricing at $649,900 (end units) and $629,900 (interior units).

Visit MarkelHomes.com
Floor plans for all Markel properties at Prospect New Town, as well as other Markel communities, are featured on the company’s new website at MarkelHomes.com.
For more information about the properties at Prospect contact Sales Manager Marlita Lazo by phone at 303.651.9565 or e-mail Marlita@MarkelHomes.com.

Prime Time in Prospect New Town from Markel Homes : The lights are on in America’s coolest neighborhood
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Hot Real Estate Market – Making the Winning Offer http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/hot-real-estate-market-making-the-winning-offer/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/hot-real-estate-market-making-the-winning-offer/#comments Thu, 21 May 2015 14:13:25 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/05/hot-real-estate-market-making-the-winning-offer/ What do you need to do to make the best possible offer in a real estate market as hot as this one? Two experts, real estate attorney Jon Goodman and RE/MAX of Boulder REALTOR Duane Duggan, discuss cash offers, love letters, and inspections among other fascinating tips and topics.  Watch this segment from Channel 9NEWS [...]

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What do you need to do to make the best possible offer in a real estate market as hot as this one? Two experts, real estate attorney Jon Goodman and RE/MAX of Boulder REALTOR Duane Duggan, discuss cash offers, love letters, and inspections among other fascinating tips and topics.  Watch this segment from Channel 9NEWS at http://www.9news.com/story/money/business/2015/05/12/denvers-hot-real-estate-how-to-put-in-the-winning-offer/27198425/      
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