What Makes a Smart City Smart?

What Makes a Smart City Smart?

BOULDER –  Boulder is known for its highly educated, technology-oriented citizenry. The city is even ranked No. 1 nationally in the “Bloomberg Brain Concentration Index,” which tracks business formation as well as employment and education in the sciences, technology,...
Save Trees by Winter Watering

Save Trees by Winter Watering

LONGMONT –  I’ve reached the stage in life where I miss the good old days, randomly blurting out grumpy declarations of fond memories of when things were better than now. I harken back at least five years, when September didn’t have week after week of 90-degree...

Mortgage: How to Close On Your Home

BOULDER – Research done, negotiations resolved, moving plans made, mortgage approved – only one hour at a title company stands in the way of getting those new keys in your hand. Ready, set, close! Who will attend the closing Title agent reviews the contract, issues...
Boulder Rent Prices Decline

Boulder Rent Prices Decline

BOULDER – The usual story of ever-rising Boulder rents took a new turn this month. Data for August 2018 shows Boulder rents fell slightly by 0.1 percent last month and by 0.1 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from rental site Apartment List. That...
Why Higher Offers Are Not Always Better for Sellers

Why Higher Offers Are Not Always Better for Sellers

  LOVELAND – Bidding wars become common in a seller’s market. With few listings and so much competition, prices can rise fairly quickly. Such increases can move so rapidly that appraisals are unable to keep up with them. Given that appraisals are key to buyers’...
Getting Smart About SmartRegs for Rentals

Getting Smart About SmartRegs for Rentals

BOULDER – The December 31 deadline for SmartRegs compliance for residential rental properties in the city of Boulder is looming. When the City Council adopted the ordinance on September 21, 2010, the deadline seemed far in the future. However, that deadline is now...
Colorado Garden – Fall Color

Colorado Garden – Fall Color

LONGMONT – Fall is a time for celebration, with the end of season harvest and cool relief from heat getting us out into the garden to enjoy the autumn sights.  We revel in the changing colors, marvel at the sunflowers’ nodding heads, and laugh as squirrels gather...
High Tech Home Security Tools

High Tech Home Security Tools

LOVELAND –  Technology tools can improve the security of your home while also increasing its value. If you’re thinking about modernizing your home and enhancing its security, here are some high-tech home security tools to consider. Video doorbell During this past...