America’s Best Small Towns to Live In!

December 11, 2013 in Colorado News, Community News, Market Info, National Real Estate

Louisville, Colorado is ranked second in the nation for America’s best small towns to live in! Check out the link below to see the full list with many other small Colorado towns!

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2013/full_list/?iid=BPL_sp_full

 

 

 

2013 Is Already Boulders Ninth Snowiest Year On Record!

November 13, 2013 in National Real Estate

Already this year Boulder is recorded ninth on the list for most snow in year in Colorado! We still have a November and December to let the snow Gods help us break this record so we can have an amazing ski season!

 

 

http://www.dailycamera.com/get-out/ci_24470198/2013-is-already-boulders-ninth-snowiest-year-record

Top 100 Best Places to Work in 2013

November 6, 2013 in National Real Estate

Many work places that are out of Boulder, Co and surrounding towns in Colorado were names best places to work. such an awesome town and state that we get to call home

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/best-jobs/best-jobs-2013@gpkg/the-top-100/The-100-Best-Places-to-Work-100-76

Economic Snapshot – A Look at the Current Real Estate Market, November

November 4, 2013 in National Real Estate



 

 November/2013

 

In January of 2012, the real estate landscape across the Denver Metro, Northern Colorado, and Boulder Valley began to change. Like an enormous grizzly bear awakened from a six year slumber, real estate once again forged its way into the conscious awareness of home buyers and sellers. Words like scarcity and demand became part of the everyday jargon when people texted each other at work or mingled at a neighborhood party.

Fostered in 2012 my historic low mortgage interest rates, the real estate market shifted into high gear with the resale market and new home construction attempting to keep pace with pent-up demand. Multiple offers became somewhat of the norm and homes were going under contract before For Sale signs could be planted in yards. Some market areas and price ranges sold better than others, but overall it was a wellspring of activity.

The first quarter of 2013 began with great promise as the Boulder County real estate market continued to thrive. Single family home sales were up 16.69% when compared to the first quarter of 2012. Attached unit sales were up 23.03% for the same time periods. But then, home mortgage interest rates, those little devils that play havoc with our finances, just had to get involved. They couldn’t reside quietly on the sidelines for, say, another decade and let us get our net worth numbers back to where they were around 2005. The traditional thirty-year fixed rate loan inched up from the mid-3% range to the mid-4% range and settled there. It wasn’t a giant leap, but it did cause some buyers to pause and consider their options.

The impact was somewhat noticeable as sales slowed, but still held their own against 2012 sales figures. New inventory that was selling at foundation often became spec inventory as borderline buyers couldn’t qualify. The real estate market had quietly retreated toward a more balanced market. Buyers could take a little more time to make a decision and sellers needed to be more aware of market conditions from a pricing perspective. Lenders continued to be prudent of a buyer’s ability to qualify and appraisers became a transaction’s best friend when the appraisal met or exceeded the contract price – with no conditions.

As we roll into the balance of the year, it has still been a good year for the Boulder County real estate market. Single family homes are selling at a pace above 2012 figures (up 8.94% through October/2013 versus October/2012). We’re still a ways away from the sales numbers posted in 2005, when the market peaked, but there are some things to be thankful for in this rejuvenated real estate market.

First, home values have increased with some price ranges and market areas having surpassed 2005 values. Second, bank foreclosures and short sales don’t dominate the market like they did from 2006 to 2011. Don’t you wish we’d all purchased a house or two back then at the deflated prices? Third, there’s a renewed enthusiasm in the real estate market. Sellers are able to sell without taking it in the proverbial shorts. Buyers are able to buy without feeling they are on a real estate juggernaut potentially headed for a deep and dark canyon.

Life moves on and so does real estate. There will be good times and not so good times on the horizon for both, but overall the Boulder Valley is a great place to call home!

Happy Halloween! :)

October 31, 2013 in National Real Estate

 Happy Halloween! From your friends at RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut :)

There should be no problems from the flood to getting up to Eldora this ski season!!

October 30, 2013 in Boulder Events, Colorado News, Community News, National Real Estate, Our Outdoor Playground

Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 miles west of Boulder, is trying to get the word out to snow riders that they shouldn’t encounter problems getting to the ski area when it opens Nov. 22.

http://www.coloradodaily.com/outdoor-recreation/ci_24365946/boulder-countys-eldora-says-post-flood-access-isnt

Looking for something fun to do this fall?

October 9, 2013 in National Real Estate

Go check out this website for some great fall activities that are put on around the Boulder area.

 

http://www.getboulder.com/mosaic-articles/fall-fun

Boulder Flood Relief – Inspiring Community Help

September 25, 2013 in National Real Estate

How you can help:

And please visit their website at: http://boulderfloodrelief.org/

Contribute Clothing
The Bridge House in Boulder, a day shelter and social service provider for the homeless, is seeking donations of shoes, socks and outerwear beginning Monday at 7 a.m., 1120½ Pine St., Boulder (behind the First Congregational Church).
Contribute HousingDonations for vacant rental properties and vacation homes can be listed through Colorado Housing Search. Please note donated rooms in homes can NOT be accepted. ColoradoHousingSearch.com is helping flood victims in Boulder and Larimer Counties. Call them at 877-428-8844.
Donate FoodHarvest of Hope Food Pantry (harvestofhopepantry.org) needs supplies to help the victims of the flood. Please bring items directly to 2960 Valmont Road in Boulder. Needed items include: Peanut Butter, Beans, Water, Milk, Tuna Fish, Canned Meals, Socks, Blankets.Community Food Share Serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties
To support the Community Food Share you can call 303-652-3663 or go to communityfoodshare.org
Donate BloodBonfils Blood Center needs donations to compensate for blood drives canceled during the floods. Call Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 303-363-2300 or 800-365-0006, opt. 2, or schedule your appointment to give blood online at bonfils.org.
Donate Tools and EquipmentPlease see full list of clean up needs at: goo.gl/G1lKxeWe are especially looking for donations of respirators. Can you help? Please email us at boulderfloodrelief@gmail.com.

Target has generously donated dry storage space for the duration of our clean up efforts. Please call our office at 720-943-4482 to drop off a donation and bring them to 29th and Walnut, behind Target.

Help Organize VolunteersWe need more Volunteer Coordinators to organize all our wonderful volunteer activities and to call residents who are requesting help. Just come to our office on Walnut & 10th (next to Amante Coffee) any time 9am-5pm each day and we will put you to work!If you have a laptop and know how to use spreadsheets, we can put you in a position to exponentially amplify the impact of your effort. Show up at 10th and Walnut and then call us: 720-943-4482 to be let in the front door.

Map: http://bit.ly/18k0eVn

Please call our office at 720-943-4482 if you would like to know more.

Submit Your Story or PhotoWe are interested in stories and photos that reflect some aspect of the Boulder Flood of 2013. These might include photos or narratives of flood damage, relief workers, equipment, or anything that displays how humans live and work together under adversity. Visit http://boulderfloodrelief.tumblr.com/submit.
Help spread the word!Share our links on your Facebook and Twitter pages. This helps our community know help is available. Please share and retweet our posts.

 

“A Drop for Colorado” openheartco.org

September 25, 2013 in National Real Estate

A Drop For Colorado

We all want to help. Some of us are close by and can lend a helping hand. Others are thousands of miles away, wishing they could do more. A group of Colorado businesses have collaborated on a design to raise money for the United Way’s Foothills Flood Relief Fund (https://www.unitedwayfoothills.org/node/310). Get a t-shirt and/or sticker and you’ll make a difference today. Besides the material costs of the t-shirts, every part of this project has been generously donated by the businesses listed below. Every penny raised will go to the Foothills Relief Fund. Thanks for your support.

- See more at: http://openheartco.org/#sthash.zwQVjoVH.dpuf

Exiciting News for Trailhead Development!

July 23, 2013 in National Real Estate

Very exciting news! The first shovels of dirt are being moved on Trailhead – the last best opportunity to have a new home in a great location in Boulder!