RE/MAX Alliance opens new Lafayette 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.

How do you know you’ve gotten true market value of your home?

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.

Relocating? Check the Housing Affordability Index

Relocating? Check the Housing Affordability Index

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.

Minimum service requirements for real estate brokers

Minimum service requirements for real estate brokers

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 is pleased to welcome Will Calkins

RE/MAX of Boulder is pleased to welcome Will Calkins

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.

Alphabet Street : The Origin of Boulder’s Street Names

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.