RE/MAX of Boulder Real Estate Blog

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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The ninth annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference, coming Nov. 15, 2016, promises to give a glimpse into what to expect for next year's ever-changing and growing real estate landscape in Boulder Valley.

Presented by BizWest and Re/Max of Boulder, Inc., the event delivers an intensive schedule of national keynote speakers and panels made up of local real estate experts and development officials. All told, attendees gain perspective on residential trends, commercial activity, and significant developments in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

The conference -- which drew 475 attendees last year -- will kick-off with a forecast from experts on what to expect for 2017 residential and commercial activity.

Taking an in-depth look at

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Community Foundation

If you're lucky enough to call Boulder County home, here's some news to celebrate.

The Community Foundation Boulder County – an organization that has shaped our community through philanthropic leadership – marks its 25th anniversary this month.  

During that quarter-century, Boulder County has benefitted from the Community Foundation's granting nearly $68 million to nonprofits and establishing an endowment of more than $52.3 million.

Donations and strategic resources have gone to improve health and human services, basic needs, children and youth, education, civic engagement, arts and culture, and animals and the environment.

“We touch just about any issue area,” says Gretchen Minekime, the foundation’s vice president of communications.

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Whether you are decluttering or downsizing, getting rid of your stuff is hard for many of us. First, we have to overcome the sentimental hold a box of memory-filled items may have. Then, there's the worry of throwing out something that's worth a small fortune.

To help you sort it out, here are tips on researching the value of items from Realty Times magazine.

Do Your Homework

Items of value come in all categories: some you would expect, others that might surprise you.

For example, you might expect your grandmother's costume jewelry could have value on today's market. At the same time, you may think that box of old magazines, stack of postcards or those vintage cereal boxes are to be tossed without a thought. But hold on, those items may be

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While price appreciation continues to signal a strong Boulder-area market, month-over-month home sales for September pulled back in keeping with the usual fall slowdown.  

This year, however, due to robust home sales in 2015, that comparative slowdown isn't restricted to the fall. Overall 2016 sales volume is lower than last year as was expected, according to Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Single-family home sales in September 2016 dropped 21.4 percent with 348 homes sold compared to the 443 sold in August.  Year-to-date, single-family home sales fell 10.9 percent through September 2016 with 3,385 homes sold compared to 3,801 through September 2015.

For condominiums and townhomes,

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After a summer of rising home prices, here's some good news for buyers. If you can choose the month in which you buy your next home, it could save you thousands of dollars.  

That month would be in the fall or winter, according to a recent study by  

Home sale prices – the amount buyers actually pay for a home – are highest during the peak home shopping months of June and July.

Come fall, home sale prices fall.

Across the 50 metro areas analyzed by, prices dip by 2.96 percent on average.  The findings are based on analysis of sales and listing over the past two years in the 50 largest metros using® data.

That nearly 3 percent decline results in a decrease of $8,300 on the median home from summer

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With Boulder's strong arts community, it stands to reason there are a lot of artists who choose to live here, nestled next to the Flatirons.

And it's true, according to a recent report by the National Endowment for the Arts. Compared to the rest of the nation, there are a lot of artists among us.

In fact, Boulder ranks third for the number of artists per capita among 367 metropolitan areas across the nation, trailing only Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles, CA, according to the NEA report, Creativity Connects. Artists in some neighboring Colorado metros make up just over 1.5 percent or less of the total civilian labor force, with Denver-Aurora-Broomfield at 1.6 percent and Fort Collins-Loveland at 1.5 percent.

The report focuses on the needs of artists

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RE/MAX of Boulder supported the Boulder Chamber and its network of local businesses as a sponsor at the “Drive Your Business” event. The incomparable event featured a tour of the magnificent private car collection of Stephen Tebo, leading commercial real estate owner and developer.

His exclusive collection of 400 vintage and luxury cars spans eras and models, and includes famous cars such as John Lennon's Rolls Royce, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s Jaguar, the Hearse that carried JFK to Air Force One, Frank Sinatra's Army Jeep, Steve McQueen's Indian Chief Motorcycle, Seinfeld’s taxi -- and even the Batmobile.

Off of the main floor are 12 satellite rooms showcasing different types of cars including Cadillacs, Corvettes, race cars, fire trucks, and

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