The complex nature of valuing rural properties

The complex nature of valuing rural properties

First-time rural property buyers are often unaware of the complexities that determine a property’s value. Unlike city properties, there is an abundance of variables to be considered, and “comps” are difficult to find.

Owner financing in real estate

Owner financing in real estate

Owner financing is an alternative to a using a mortgage lender or bank. Also known as seller financing, owner financing is when a real estate owner has enough equity to loan all or part of the money for a buyer’s purchase of their property. Carrying the financing on a...
Second home purchases: The rise of co-primary living

Second home purchases: The rise of co-primary living

As the boundary line between work life and home life becomes increasingly blurry, there’s an interesting real estate trend that’s popping up across the country: an increase of second-home purchases.

Rural Boulder County: Why every year there are fewer properties

  Folks wanting to buy in rural Boulder County are often frustrated by the lack of properties on the market and wonder why there are so few. As a Boulder County rural property broker for more than 30 years, I have seen the changes that have led to this situation....
Colorado Second-Home Sales Heat Up

Colorado Second-Home Sales Heat Up

Colorado is among the states seeing the biggest vacation home boost in the U.S. as the ongoing real estate boom thrives despite the pandemic.

Realtor for Life: What It Takes To Fix-and-Flip – Part 2

Realtor for Life: What It Takes To Fix-and-Flip – Part 2

Fix-and-flips are beloved home show staples, and they make these ventures look easy and highly profitable – but are they? In my previous article, “What It takes To Fix-and-Flip – Part 1,” I discussed building a team of experts, which you will need as you move forward...
What It Takes to Fix-and-Flip – Part 1

What It Takes to Fix-and-Flip – Part 1

  With the innumerable “fix-and-flip” shows that make home renovations look so easy, many people think purchasing a run-down property and fixing it up can produce significant profits. In reality, each project needs to be analyzed carefully to ensure there is room...
Tips for buying real estate in Boulder

Tips for buying real estate in Boulder

  Boulder consistently ranks among the best cities in the U.S. In addition to our robust luxury market, the quality of life is excellent here. We’re home to world-class dining, shopping, cultural experiences and natural beauty, so it’s no wonder that our market...
Make your move: Walk, bike and transit scores for homes

Make your move: Walk, bike and transit scores for homes

  Over the past few months with the impact of COVID-19, homebuyers have been trending away from living in downtown areas and have been relocating to the suburbs. In the past, downtown areas have been attractive because people could get by without a car and could...