Most of us in Colorado feel happy about our life. Our degree of happiness and healthiness is measured annually when Gallup conducts its wellbeing survey. In the recently released 2018 results, Colorado ranked No. 6 on the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index.
Megan’s Law requires identified sex offenders to register with local law enforcement officials and the federal law requires states to establish a list of convicted sex offenders.
If you’re planning to buy a home in 2019, you’ll benefit from the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s third consecutive annual increase to conforming loan limits.
The Bernardi Group, a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is pleased to welcome Brandon Del Campo to its Boulder office.
RE/MAX Alliance has expanded, opening a new office in Lafayette to better serve its clientele across the Front Range. Located in flourishing downtown Lafayette at 109 N. Public Road, the location is outfitted with virtual workspaces, a conference room, and full time staff.
Home sales for Boulder-area real estate got off to a slow start in 2019 despite fairly mild January weather, resulting in decreased sales compared with a year ago.
Century Communities, a top 10 national home builder, is excited to announce that its Retreat at Ridgegate model home in Lone Tree has won the Gold Award for the “Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Priced Over $1 Million” from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
Market value is defined as the amount a home can be sold for in a given market. It is the most probable price that a property should expect to receive during a competitive and open market under all conditions requisite to a fair sale with the buyer and seller each acting prudently, knowledgeable and assuming the price is not affected by undue stimulus.
If you are mulling over the idea of moving and need to compare to a variety of different places you are interested in relocating to, you will no doubt want to assess the cost of housing. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) makes it easy to make comparisons. NAR has been keeping track of the housing affordability index nationally for many years, which enables you to see how the index has changed over time. The index is published on a monthly basis from NAR.
Thinking about putting your home on the market this year? Selling before the end of the first quarter is an excellent strategy that often comes with a host of benefits.
Homebuyers and home sellers hire real estate brokers to assist them with what is commonly the largest financial transaction in most people’s lives. In today’s real estate world, there is a copious variety of business models seeking to serve the needs of homebuyers and sellers. As markets change, types of real estate business models change and evolve with the market. When the market heated up prior to the recession, a business model evolved called limited service companies. The fees charged and services rendered varied greatly. The fees, commissions, and services are 100 percent negotiated between a broker and their principal. The Division of Real Estate does not regulate commissions or services offered. However, the level of services dropped so low, in some cases, that both brokers and their clients were contacting the Division of Real Estate for clarity regarding the minimum amount of service required was to serve the home buying and selling public.
RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Will Calkins is originally from Chicago’s historic Oak Park area. He grew up exploring Frank Lloyd Wright homes, painting Victorian homes in historic neighborhoods, and swimming and racing bicycles across the Midwest. He also spent time traveling – studying abroad in Spain twice and living in Spain, Italy, and Venezuela before moving to Colorado. Having traveled extensively, he recognizes that few places can offer the dazzling beauty and lifestyle of Colorado’s mountains, sunny climate and culture.
If you’re a long-time Boulder County resident and are thinking of selling your home this spring, you might be surprised by how things have changed since the last time you did so.
Boulder’s original street-naming convention began in 1891 with the platting of the Newlands subdivision. Avenues ran east and west, starting with 1st Avenue and increasing numerically to the north to 6th Avenue. Streets ran north and south, beginning with 3rd Street, nearest to the Foothills. But overlapping avenue and street names became confusing as the Newlands subdivision grew and North Boulder developed. A change was gonna come (name that artist) and public meetings were held to solve the problem.
The No. 1 reason home buyers purchase a home is to get more living space. In fact, in a recent survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust Mortgage, 66 percent of millennials say more space is the top reason for purchasing a home.
Foreclosure auctions sound appealing to buyers given the prospect of getting a discounted price on a home. However, the term “foreclosure” is often mistaken for “bank-owned.” Buying a true foreclosure means buying a home at auction. This process is not ideal for first time buyers and here are a few reasons why.
More than 40 percent of homeowners in Boulder County are equity rich – that is the amount of loans secured by the property is 50 percent or less of the property’s estimated market value, according to ATTOM Data Solutions in it’s third quarter 2018 U.S. Home Equity and Underwater Report.
Are you considering a 15-year mortgage loan? While there are a number of pros like a lower interest rate and the ability to pay off your home faster and build equity quicker, it’s important to be aware of the cons while considering your unique home buying situation.
Gen Z is poised to be the largest source of homebuyers in the United States. The post-millennial generation, or those born after 1996, make up about 32 percent of the population. And, according to a recent report by Realtor.com, 80 percent of them want to own a home before they turn 30.
Buying or selling your home is one of the biggest and most important decisions you will make in your lifetime – and the process can be complicated with many financial and legal considerations — so it makes sense to rely on a real estate agent who has been around the block, so to speak.
Are you considering a 15-year mortgage loan? There are a number of benefits, including a lower interest rate, the ability to pay off your home much faster, and the ability to build your equity quicker. Here, we take a look at each of the pros.
Boulder County home sales declined for December, but overall 2018 sales held somewhat steady with a slight decrease.