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Denver No. 2 City for Job Seekers

If you're looking for a new job to top off the New Year, the Denver metro-area is a good place to be. In fact, it is the second best city for job seekers in 2017 compared to the 100 largest cities in the U.S., according to analysis of federal data by NerdWallet. Analysts ranked cities based on weighted scoring of best job opportunities and affordability.

Denver earned the No. 2 spot despite the rising cost of housing in the metro-area. NerdWallet counted the cost of housing as 16.7 percent of overall score. The study showed the No. 1 best city for job seekers is Austin, Texas, followed by a top-ten lineup of Denver, Nashville, TN: Seattle, Durham, NC; Atlanta, Minneapolis, Lincoln, NE; Irving TX; and Raleigh, NC.

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2017 Boulder Economic Forecast: Boulder and Beyond

More than 300 of Boulder's top business, nonprofit and political leaders gathered at UCAR recently to glimpse forecasts for 2017 national, state, and Boulder economies.  Predictions are strongly positive for Colorado and Boulder County, according to economic experts at the 2017 Boulder Economic Forecast: Boulder and Beyond. The annual forecast, hosted by the Boulder Economic Council (BEC) and the Boulder Chamber at UCAR, is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Moderated by BEC Executive Director Clif Harald, sponsors included Elevations Credit Union as presenting sponsor and RE/MAX of Boulder among supporting sponsors.

Colorado is the second fastest growing state for percentage of

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If you're one of the millions who use smart devices throughout your home, take heed.

 Along with the wonder of touch-of-a-button Internet home control comes the growing problem of cybercrime. And without precautions, you could be the next victim. The use of smart devices is projected to reach 50 billion by 2020, according to Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group. With so many smart devices and the availability of easy to use hacking software such as Miria, home-targeted cybercrime is a growing problem.

Take steps now to keep your home, financial data and you, safe. Follow these valuable tips on how to keep hackers out of your house, as seen in Bradley K. Tuttle's Real Estate Update. 


1. Change the default setting on your smart device.

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As the end of 2016 approaches, statistical data shows lack of inventory continues to be the main driver in Boulder County residential real estate.

"In many Boulder County market-areas there is less than a two-month supply of homes for sale," says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. "The number of days a property is on the market is inching up, which can be attributed to the time of year, but is also driven by limited inventory," he adds.

 As a result, sales have declined. Even so, Hotard says this market is strong, demand is high, and pricing is increasing in double-digits in almost every Boulder County market area. All in all, the market is performing as expected and not all that

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors giving back to nonprofits (bottom row, left to right): Julie Meko, Mary Arnold-Grow, Laurie Kaufman, Mary Huffman, Sue Masterson, Linda Nehls, Kimberly Brown, Donna Voss, Caroll McCorkle, Kimberly Fels, Liz Pistentis, Andi LaForme, Janet Leap; (top row, left to right): Miles Kunkel, Daryl Smith, Patrick Dolan, Jay Kalinski, DB Wilson, Todd Gullette, Digger Braymiller, Richard Ackerman, Dale Pearson, Scott Munn, Tina Di Scipio, Jon Hatch, Clove Berger, Andrew Muller. 

By L. L. Charles; Photos by Bob Truemper/RE/MAX of Boulder 

Link to article front page At Home section of the Daily Camera:

When we think of a city, we tend to think

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Last Friday night was an evening of celebration and giving as I hosted my annual client 'Thank You' party at Madelife Studio in Boulder. My amazing clients and friends danced to the Latin sounds of Los Bohemios as we raised over $6,800 for the New Life Children's Home. This wonderful organization brings food, supplies, medicine and hope to the children of Haiti who have been in the wake of devastating hurricanes that have torn through their country. These donations will help support the amazing work being done at the New Life Children's Home orphanage and rescue center in Port-au-Prince.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave so generously. Happy Holidays.

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Julie Meko, RE/MAX of Boulder

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University of Colorado Boulder earned strong marks in the latest list of Best National Universities for 2017 published in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges report.

 Boulder's flagship university is No. 38 among top public universities and comes in at No. 92 when compared with all 1,800 U.S.-based public, private and for-profit schools. Several specific programs at CU Boulder are among the top 25 in the nation, including the undergraduate engineering and business schools.

  • Undergraduate engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder ranks No. 18 of public institutions that offer a doctorate as the highest degree, and No. 32 overall.
  • CU Boulder's Aerospace Engineering program earned the No. 12 spot.
  •  Leeds School of
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If you're thinking of selling your Boulder County home, indicators show this is a good time to do so.

The fact is home sellers in Boulder County are a rare species. Few home sellers, coupled with the lack of construction, mean available inventory is low, but is poised to rise on increased pricing in 2017. And that lack of inventory is driving the market, according to Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Case in point: October's condominium and townhome sales in Boulder County saw a 20.1 percent bump, with 139 units sold compared to 115 in September.That spike likely resulted from the inventory increase of late summer, according to Hotard.

 Even so, he says overall there is little change in

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The recent Silver Business microSummit demonstrated how to tap into the 55-and-over market in Boulder County and beyond.

Photos by NJK Photography
Article courtesy of Boulder County CareConnect

Boulder County is aging, and aging fast. The question for the overflow crowd attending the first Silver Business microSummit recently hosted by RE/MAX of Boulder and Boulder County CareConnect was how to meet this population’s needs. Attendees packed the venue at RE/MAX of Boulder to learn about emerging trends, challenges, and business possibilities in the 55-and-over market.

“The aging population is growing by over 6% per year — an important market,” Colorado State demographer Elizabeth Garner told the audience. “There are a ton of opportunities out

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Despite warmer than average fall temperatures, winter is fast approaching and snow will soon fill the forecast.

 It's time to take steps to keep your home safe, warm and energy efficient throughout the coming cold weather. Here are ten items recommended by to maintain your home this winter.

1. Clear away leaves

Before the first snowfall, rake up those leaves one more time and clear your gutters. Too many leaves left on the ground can inhibit spring growth. If your gutters are clogged gutters can cause water to pool, potentially damaging your roof or siding.


2. Prepare trees and shrubs

Even in cold winter months, landscaping needs care. Remove dead limbs or trees before the snow starts to fall to avoid damage from a

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