January 2017

Found 5 blog entries for January 2017.

With house buying season right around the corner, it’s time to shop for a mortgage. Especially in a hot housing market like Boulder County, getting your mortgage lined up before the perfect house comes along is recommended.

Yet, according to Bradley Tuttle’s Realty Times, most borrowers do little mortgage evaluation and pay more for their loans as a result. To get the best mortgage rate and avoid paying more than you need to, take a look at Realty Times top five mortgage mistakes.

1. Mistaking advertised rates with the actual rate

Advertised rates are typically for those with perfect – or almost perfect – credit. For most mortgages, to get the low rate advertised, you must pay a fee which can be up to or one percent of the loan amount, also

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429 Concord Ave., Boulder                         OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 1 PM     Rich Gribbon  

2245 Grape Ave., Boulder                           OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM      Lynn Ryan/Brian Neeper   

343 Dakota Blvd., Boulder                           OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM    Clove Berger (information coming soon) 

1111 Utica Cr., Boulder                                OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 3 PM     Dale Pearson                                     

953 11th St., Boulder                                    OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM      Patrick Dolan                     

4849 Silver Sage Ct., Boulder                     OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM      Patrick Dolan (information coming soon)

4385 S. Meadow Dr., Boulder                     OPEN SUNDAY 1 –

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December’s real estate statistics for the Boulder area were a mixed bag, impacted by the typical holiday slowdown, persistent low inventory, and continued rising prices.

Condominium and townhome inventory helped put a shine on December's attached dwelling sales in Boulder County, which rose 12.5 percent with 117 compared to 104 in November. Yet, single-family home sales dropped 33.1 percent with 224 homes sold in December 2016 compared with 335 in November 2016.

For the year, single-family sales through December 2016 declined 10.3 percent with 4,396 units sold vs. 4,899. Sales of condo/townhomes fell 9.1 percent in the Boulder area, with 1,422 units sold through December 2016 compared with last year's 1,565.

Ken Hotard, Senior VP of Public

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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.


Event moderator Clif Harald, Executive Director of the Boulder

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