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Every Wednesday from June to August, Boulder’s iconic Pearl Street Mall has been THE place to celebrate summer and Boulder’s extensive music legacy – and this year is no different, as Bands on the Brick's celebrates its 20th anniversary.

As the presenting sponsor, we bring together families and music lovers from across the community to join Pearl Street businesses to celebrate Bands on the Brick's 10-week series of live music and dancing under the stars, which is free and open to the public.

“We sponsor Bands on the Bricks because we are a community organization,” says Owner and Founder of RE/MAX of Boulder Tom Kalinski. “We love our friends and neighbors and our community. We want to help make Boulder the best home possible.”

Each Wednesday

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Residents of Boulder, Colorado know one thing for certain: living well comes naturally in this environment. The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index confirms it. With a well-being index score of 64.7, Boulder ranks No. 10 of 189 metropolitan statistical areas evaluated nationwide.

Tracked on a two-year rolling average, Boulder’s well-being rank has been one of the top communities in the Gallup-Healthways analysis since 2008. All of the top-five communities have placed on previous years' top 10 lists of highest well-being locales.

What constitutes well-being? There are five essential elements, according to Gallup-Healthways:

  • Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
  • Social: having supportive
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I will be posting excerpts on mortgage acceleration from my book REALTOR® for Life. You can watch and subscribe to the RE/MAX of Boulder podcast channel for behind the scenes content.

1. Create your own amortization schedule: to pay off the balance of a loan in the desired number of years on a $100,000 Loan at 6% you could pay the loan off according to the following schedule:

 

2.  Bi-weekly mortgage payments program: The way that this program works is that when you make a payment every two weeks when you get a pay check, you put enough in so that it would be equivalent to making one extra payment a year. This program will usually pay off a 30-year mortgage about 7 years sooner. Some lenders offer a bi-weekly mortgage payment plan. You can

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Contribution from Ken Hotard-VP Public Affairs Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Despite a few snow storms, spring is in full swing in Boulder County, which usually brings robust buying activity in residential real estate. But home sales slowed in April with a mixed bag of a drop in multi-family home sales and a modest improvement in single-family home sales.

And for those who follow the Boulder-area markets, the factor driving this market will come as no surprise. That factor is the inventory level, according to Ken Hotard, vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

"Inventory continues to be the word of the day," he says. "If you look at the data, last month we saw some inventory gains in multi-family and

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Outdoor living is one Colorado’s top perks. To make the most of it, your outdoor furniture needs to be worthy of center stage, but the Colorado sun, wind and temperature fluctuations quickly degrade items left outside.

Maintenance is the key to keeping your outdoor furniture looking fabulous, whether you just bought new furniture or need to refurbish last year’s. Try these easy maintenance tips recommended by Install It Direct and Outdoor Elegance.

Cleaning

Clean regularly even if your furniture is new or already looks clean. Every two weeks use a cleaning method suited for the type of furniture.    

For aluminum, vinyl and plastic, scrub gently with hot, soapy water. Then rinse with the hose and let it sun dry.

If your furniture is

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Over the next few weeks, I will be posting excerpts on mortgage acceleration from my book REALTOR® for Life. You can watch and subscribe to the RE/MAX of Boulder podcast channel for behind the scenes content.

The article below was also published in the At Home section of the Boulder Daily Camera

In the final stage of buying a home, while sitting at the closing table, it is always a bit of a joke when the happy home buyers are asked to sign the loan disclosures showing how much interest they will pay over the life of their 30-year loan. Oftentimes they say things like “Oh, I’ll be dead by then anyway”, or “Wow, I had no idea!”.

Closing on your home creates a perfect opportunity to put a system in place to build equity and real estate wealth by

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By Dana Leventhal // Communications Director 

RE/MAX of Boulder is making a powerful impact on the lives of sick and injured children and their families by becoming a “Miracle Office” through the Children’s Miracle Network. By donating to Children’s Hospital Colorado after the closing of each home sale, RE/MAX of Boulder REALTOR® are a part of an ongoing effort to support the hospital’s life-saving treatments, advanced medical equipment, valuable research and education.

Children’s Hospital Colorado, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora with 15 additional locations across Colorado, is a private, nonprofit hospital renowned for its excellence in caring for kids of all ages and is ranked as a top 10 pediatric hospital nationally. As the

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Employment growth expectations rose in Q1 2017 due to the acceleration of new business filings in the same period, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report based on data from the Colorado Secretary of State business registry.

Throughout 2017, Colorado will continue to add jobs. Statewide, new entity filings increased by 9.3 percent year-over-year in Q1 2017 and 31 percent over last quarter. For the year ending in December 2016, a total of 112,295 new business filings were recorded. Existing entity filings also improved in Q1, increasing to 497,632 for the four quarters ending Q1 2017. And a new peak was reached in Q1 for entities in good standing, rising 6.1% year-over-year

This robust growth in business filings bodes well for future job

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Here in Boulder County, and in cultures around the world, spring cleaning is a welcome tradition.

But spring cleaning isn't only about dusting. It's also about having an 'out with the old' attitude that drives you to get rid of all the unneeded stuff that has collected in drawers, closets and cabinets. There is no question that de-cluttering opens up room in your cabinets, and clearing out extra items makes cleaning quicker and easier.

Here’s an easy checklist to guide you painlessly through the first steps of cleaning. The list was first published by www.maidpro.com and has been updated for a Boulder County perspective.

Kitchen: The kitchen is a great place to start de-cluttering. Toss all foods that are past the ‘use by’ dates. Clear the

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