RE/MAX of Boulder News

Address                                        Date                                   RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor

709 McMillen Way, Nederland       Sat 10 – 1                          Timmy Duggan                

877 Cougar Run, Nederland         Sat 10 – 1                           Scott Ptach                       

860 Aurora Ave, Boulder              Sat/Sun 11 – 1                     Lisa Wade/Andrea Farinacci       

1165 Grape Ave, Boulder             Sat 12 – 2                            Lynn Ryan/Lydia Waskul              


3290 Cripple Creek Trail, Boulder Sun 11 – 1                         Mike Bader                       

700 Tundra Place, Longmont       Sun 1 – 3                            Tom

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Colorado is the third-fastest growing state with a population aged 65+ in the country and Boulder County is also rapidly aging. Reverse mortgages are becoming more popular as Baby Boomers retire and want to maintain their standard of living. The reverse mortgage is a financial tool that has helped many over 62 years old. In my previous article I introduced how to qualify for a reverse mortgage. In this article, I will discuss in more detail the benefits and disadvantages of a reverse mortgage. 

Ideas for using a reverse mortgage:

  •  Provides income when the client is down to their home equity as their last source of retirement income.

  •  Provides income while a retirement portfolio continues to grow.

  •  Supplements income from an
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Chip Bruss has deep roots in Colorado and the Southwest, growing up in Littleton. After attending Southern Utah State University, Chip moved to San Diego, where he founded B&B Communications, an award-winning multimedia production company, producing TV commercials and media communications for companies like Sony, IBM, and Xerox, earning numerous Emmy, Telly, and Addy awards along the way. After 14 years of creative production, Chip sold the company and joined The Ken Blanchard Companies (famous for “The One Minute Manager”), where he served as the Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of, an executive coaching network.       

Afterwards, Chip began his real estate career in Columbus, Ohio, and after building a successful practice with Real

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In 1988, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reverse mortgage insurance legislation was signed by President Reagan. The only reverse mortgage insured by the Federal Government is called the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) and is only available through an FHA approved lender. Although reverse mortgages have been around for some time, they are gaining popularity now as Baby Boomers grow older and have a high demand for cash to maintain their standard of living. Over time, the reverse mortgage product has evolved into a financial tool that has helped many people. If you are over 62 years of age, you could be a candidate for a reverse mortgage. The home must be your personal residence and must meet HUD’s guidelines. The reverse mortgage process is

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Boulder is readying to change the paradigm of transportation mobility as a result of being named one of 35 Champion Cities selected as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. The competition is based on city leaders proposing bold solutions to each city’s toughest problems.

Three Colorado cities – Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins – were selected from a pool of more than 320 applicants. Selected cities now begin a six-month testing phase supported by a grant award of up to $100,000 for each to conduct a public prototype.

In Boulder’s application, the city proposed to combat climate change through accessible and affordable transportation alternatives for low- and middle-income residents.  City officials will conduct experiments on mobility

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Address                                                      Date                                  RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor

4165 Piedra Court, Boulder                        Sun 11 – 1                          Lynn Ryan/Alex Jacobson

8878 Elgin Drive, Lafayette                         Sat 1 -4 | Sun 11-2            Denise Patryas  

1223 Northview Drive, Erie                         Sun 11 – 2                          Denise Patryas/Shelley Jones              

1616 Naples Lane, Longmont                     Sun 1 – 3                           Bob Grotluschen & Susie Donohue            

2370 Balsam Drive, Boulder                        Sun 1 – 3                           Digger Braymiller            

1830 Southard St, Erie             

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Address                                                          Date                                     RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor          

3904 Glenn Eyre Dr, Longmont                      Sat 12 – 2                              Mark Brigham    

3760 Lakebriar Dr, Boulder                            Sat/Sun 12 – 2                       Jon Hatch           


11703 W. 84th Pl, Arvada                               Sat 11 – 2                             Katie Banta        

2255 E. Cherrywood Dr, Lafayette                 Sun 11 – 1                            Brian Sundberg 

15858 W. 83rd Ave, Arvada                           Sun 1:30 -3                           Andrew Muller    

561 Laramie Blvd, Boulder       

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By Alana Childre, Realtor, RE/MAX of Boulder

Concrete foundations are often overlooked, and – excuse the bluntness – one of the ugliest features of your home. So before you spring into planting, take stock of your foundation and do something about that uninviting, exposed concrete section that surrounds the base of your house.

Here are six creative solutions, from the helpful folks at

1)   Don’t Get Stuck Without Stucco

Stucco around your foundation gives a finished, long lasting look to your home’s exterior. Best of all, it can be applied directly to concrete walls, but be sure to follow building requirements for moisture barriers.  

2) Lattice to the Rescue

Well-placed lattice work is the perfect solution for your

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There are inherent risks when you are selling one house and buying another, and you may have not control. I will outline options of what to do in this situation. Each of the options has pros and cons. Which option you pick depends on equity levels, qualifying ratios, and other considerations. In my previous article, I discussed the first three options including: listing your home conditional upon finding a replacement property, making an offer on a new property conditional upon selling your current property, and Bridge Loan financing. Welcome to the Part 2 of my two-part series, which lays out a few more options. 

  1.       Keep your current home as a rental, use the equity with a refinance, and purchase the new home

In some cases, you can

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When you are selling one house and buying another, there are inherent risks and you may have not control.  I will outline 7 options of what to do in this situation. Each of the options has pros and cons. Which option you pick depends on equity levels, qualifying ratios, and other considerations. Welcome to Part 1 of my two-part series.

  1.    List your home conditional upon finding a replacement property

A Realtor can list your home and put in the comments in the Multiple Listing Service database (MLS) that it is “conditional upon you locating a replacement property.” This method allows you to put your old home under contract, then find a replacement property within an agreed upon period of time. 

The disadvantage is that some of the best

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