June 2017

Found 6 blog entries for June 2017.

If you’re a homeowner, a quickly rising real estate market is good news. It’s comforting to see your home value rise. Yet, many homeowners don’t live in the last home they will ever own, making rising prices also a source of anxiety.

The question is, what do rising real estate prices mean for the next house you buy? Will the home you own today appreciate at a greater or lesser rate than the home you’re going to buy?

According to analysis by realtor.com drawn from millions of listings from 2011-2016, some home features appreciate more than others. Knowing this could help you gauge which home updates pay off the most – and which may not pay off at all. It can also help you choose a home that will appreciate at the top of the curve.

As a point

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Home sales are heating up alongside record breaking summer temperatures in Boulder County.

And experts say these month-over-month double-digit increases in both single-family and attached dwellings countywide are right on cue.

“There’s really nothing unusual here. You would expect to see sales improve as they have,” says Ken Hotard, vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. 

Hotard is referring to the usual increase in sales that accompanies the home buying season. But that’s not the only factor. He says there’s an ongoing Boulder County trend of sales volume mirroring inventory availability.

This month, Hotard notes condo and townhome market sales in particular benefitted from strong inventory gains.

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By Stephanie Burt

Once many gardeners have become comfortable tending tomatoes, squash and cucumbers in a raised bed or backyard plot, they start to dream of fresh, sweet juicy corn picked right from the stalk. But corn can pose a bit of a challenge to the home gardener if you plant without any knowledge.

James Beard-nominated chef and gardener Matt Bolus enjoys cooking with corn, and the seasonal succotash on his menu at 404 Kitchen in Nashville, Tenn., is a testament to that. In order to grow his own corn at home, he armed himself with a little knowledge of the plant’s propagation habits to ensure that he’d have plenty of ears of corn for his Sunday suppers with family.


Chef Matt Bolus of 404 Kitchen grows corn right in his own

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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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