Homebuyer ‘love letters’ may stir bias

Homebuyer ‘love letters’ may stir bias

Several years ago, Kristine Chadwick and her family were trying to buy a house in Eugene, Oregon. The market was competitive, so her agent suggested she write a letter to the seller, describing her husband, three kids, two dogs and one cat, and why she wanted to raise her family in the house. Hers was not the highest bid, but she got the house anyway.

The letter worked.

Compass agrees to acquire First Alliance Title

Compass, the real estate technology company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire First Alliance Title LLC, a leading title company serving the Denver metro area.

Time to downsize? Signs to help you decide

Downsizing is almost inevitable for most of us. Just like the home-preferences of single adults are different from those of families with young children, so are the home needs and wants of retirees.

Lanterns at Rock Creek: Lower-Maintenance, Main Floor Living in Superior

This fall Boulder Creek will introduce a new home series at Rock Creek – floor plans that preserve the lower-maintenance, main-floor living features that homeowners love about the original designs at Rock Creek with slightly smaller square footage and at a lower price point than the original series.

Talking to our pets, our selves and our imaginary friends

Recently I received an email from a reader named Randy from Loveland. He noted that since becoming petless he has started talking to imaginary friends from his childhood. He said he wasn’t sure what this says about him. I’m sure his imaginary friends are probably more...

All fired up about fall

All fired up about fall

We all need to muse more, and fall is the perfect time for sitting, pondering and reflecting, particularly in front of a fire.

Gardening is exercise

I recently underwent a health assessment which involved a lengthy questionnaire on how I care for myself. Things went smoothly until the interviewer asked about any exercise I routinely do. I said “gardening.”

As threats remain, patronage key to local produce viability

While most of Colorado is enjoying not having to wear masks in public places and finding socializing readily available, parts of society are grappling with changes in workforce, supply chains and certainty of plans for “normal” when looking into the future.


Home gardening takes off during coronavirus pandemic years

Home gardening surged in interest over the past two summers, largely because people were looking for distraction during our home-bound time.

Karen Bernardi, Bernardi Real Estate Group

Karen Bernardi, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Karen Bernardi is head of The Bernardi Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boulder and has been selling real estate for almost 25 years.

Mary Romano, Coldwell Banker

Mary Romano, RE/MAX Alliance

As a real estate professional, Mary finds pleasure in challenging herself to meet the needs of her clients with integrity and professionalism. Mary is thrilled to be a partner with RE/MAX Alliance.