May 2017

Found 6 blog entries for May 2017.

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 Realtors 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

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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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