September 2015

Found 11 blog entries for September 2015.

by One Boulder on September 23, 2015 in Our Stand

We urge you to VOTE NO on Ballot Issues 300 and 301 in the upcoming City election.

As six Boulder Mayors, we are joining together to oppose the so-called “Neighborhood Right to Vote” and “Growth Pays its Own Way” ballot issues. For the past 25 years, we have served the Boulder community. We have differed on a number of issues during our terms in office. But on this issue we all strongly agree: These ballot issues are dangerous and deceptive, and they will threaten the community collaboration that makes Boulder great.

Yes, there are real issues in Boulder that need to be addressed. Our vibrant economy and high quality of life bring many advantages to our community, but they also bring challenges such

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RE/MAX of Boulder Podcast keeps the Boulder community and future homebuyers and sellers updated with the latest information regarding the real estate market. RE/MAX of Boulder Managing Broker DB Wilson joins RE/MAX of Boulder Podcast host and REALTOR® Duane Duggan for their monthly update of the Boulder County real estate market.


RE/MAX of Boulder Managing Broker DB Wilson (left) with RE/MAX of Boulder Podcast Host Duane Duggan (right)

Single Family Residential - First Half of 2015

 Wilson begins by explaining that he prefers to look at the Boulder County real estate market on a macro level. He comments, “So often people just look at average and median sales price. While those are really important, to get the overall look at the entire market

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Student-related sales waned and Boulder-area real estate saw a seasonal slowdown in August, marked by a significant but somewhat expected pullback in condominium and townhome sales and inventory.  

Boulder County condo/townhome sales dropped 15 percent in August 2015 with 147 units sold compared to July’s 173.

“The 15 percent sales drop is notable and inventory constricted further, with a sizeable decline of 23.7 percent,” says Ken Hotard, vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association.

In contrast, single-family home activity held steady with modest changes. August 2015 single-family home sales remained brisk with a robust 514 sales, though the pace slowed 3.7 percent from last month’s 534.

Single-family homes

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Green-design supporters and homeowners who want to learn more about the latest in sustainable practices take note: Boulder’s first-ever Green Home Tour premiers Saturday, September 26.

Starting at 10 a.m. ticket holders will step inside the most innovative green projects in Boulder, including eight privately owned green homes spanning modern and traditional design and a broad range of budgets, two multi-family projects and one tiny house. 

Two hundred or more design-minded attendees are expected by organizers Colorado Green Building Guild and Colorado Renewable Energy Society. The event is geared toward those eager to discover the latest and greatest in energy efficiency, green building, and solar design.

Tour homes are selected to spark

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When it comes to remodeling, choose a project that enhances your enjoyment and earns back your hard-earned dollars by adding curb appeal and value to your home. 

According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, nationally these projects earned back top dollar:

1. Entry door replacement (101.8%)
2. Manufactured stone veneer (92.2%)
3. Garage door replacement—mid-range (88.5%), upscale (82.5%)

Great ROI comes with a new front door

Everyone notices your front door, from guests and family members to potential buyers. So it stands to reason that an attractive new front door upgrades your homes ‘welcome’ factor.

But you may be surprised to learn that investing in a new front door can more than pay for itself with a potential return

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When it comes to remodeling, choose a project that enhances your enjoyment and earns back your hard-earned dollars by adding curb appeal and value to your home. 

According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, nationally these projects earned back top dollar:

1. Entry door replacement (101.8%)
2. Manufactured stone veneer (92.2%)
3. Garage door replacement—mid-range (88.5%), upscale (82.5%)

Great ROI comes with a new front door

Everyone notices your front door, from guests and family members to potential buyers. So it stands to reason that an attractive new front door upgrades your homes ‘welcome’ factor.

But you may be surprised to learn that investing in a new front door can more than pay for itself with a potential return

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2861 5th St., Boulder                                                    OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM     Kimberly Fels                                    

614 Alpine Ave. #2, Boulder                                        OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 3 PM            Lynn Ryan                                          

300 Hollyberry Lane, Boulder                                      OPEN SUNDAY 12:30 – 3 PM       Gene Hayden                                   

4382 Peach Ct., Boulder                                             OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM                Eric Jacobson                                    

1645 Sunset Blvd., Boulder                                         OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM       Terri Cox                             

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Boulder median apartment rent in August surpassed $2,000 for a two-bedroom apartment, outpacing other Colorado cities, according to San Francisco-based Apartment List’s August Colorado Rental Price Monitor. Apartment List reports data from several hundred thousand monthly apartment listings nationwide.

The August figures put Boulder’s two-bedroom median of $2,030 at 56 percent above the state median, which is $1,300.  

Boulder’s one-bedroom median rent – $1,420 – is also the state’s most expensive.

Statewide, Colorado’s median rent remains slightly more expensive than the national average. Overall, rents in Colorado grew 5.3 percent year-to-year, more than twice the national average of 2.3 percent.

Boulder and three nearby cities made the top

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The University of Colorado Boulder is gaining notice in all the right places – again.  

For a second year in a row, Forbes named CU-Boulder among the top 20 most entrepreneurial research universities in the nation. This year, the university ranked No. 18 of the 50 listed, up from the nineteenth slot in 2014.       

The 2015 listing notes CU-Boulder’s crash courses on pitching start-up businesses to angel investors. Taught by the school’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship, the Crash Course Series for Entrepreneurs explores legal and business topics key to launching new ventures.  

University of Denver also made the list again this year, claiming the No. 32 slot.  

The two Colorado schools are in prestigious

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1645 Sunset Blvd., Boulder                          OPEN SATURDAY 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM       Terri Cox       

1475 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder                       OPEN SATURDAY/SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM           Kent Madson                  

1501 48th Street, Boulder                              OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM                         Daryl Smith                   

1230 Albion Rd., Boulder                               OPEN SUNDAY 12 – 2 PM                         Steve Altermatt               

2350 Dennison Lane, Boulder                     OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM                               Lisa Wade                      

455 Utica Avenue, Boulder                          OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM                               John McElveen          

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