REALTOR® Spotlight

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.” 

It’s the new year! Time for a fresh start – for reconsidering your finances and growing your investments. Real estate can be great way to build wealth. Most people start investing in real estate by buying a personal residence. Yet the majority of Americans will stop there in terms of building their real estate portfolio. This is because when people are motivated to buy their first investment property, they are often told they will need a 20- or 25-percent down payment. Finding it tough to save for that large sum, most go no further. However, if you are willing to move from house to house frequently, there is a way to build your portfolio with smaller down

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.”

What is a lease option? Otherwise known as a “lease option to buy,” it is an agreement between a buyer and a property owner in which a buyer pays the owner money to purchase the property at a later date. This real estate tool can be a win/win for all parties involved, especially if both the buyer and seller would like to wait to make a transaction.

However, there are many details that need to be worked out to come to a satisfactory agreement. In Colorado, there is no Real Estate Commission-approved lease option form. Therefore, licensees would be practicing law to create such an agreement for clients. With that in mind, it is always a good idea to involve a real

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Our lobby this holiday season was filled with presents for Share-A-Gift, a local nonprofit which opens a toy shop for low-income families who can choose donated toys, books, bikes, and more as presents for their children. 2,000 children received presents from Share-A-Gift this year.

Our Realtors, staff, clients, and friends generously donated gifts -- and volunteered -- for this incredible cause. Our Realtor Patrick Dolan and his team donated gifts from their holiday party, our Managing Broker Todd Gullette serves on the Board of Share-A-Gift, our Realtor Mary Arnold Grow is a volunteer and will be up for Board election in the spring, and our Realtor Lisa Wade is a long-time volunteer and former Board member. Volunteers from our office also

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The following article is a summary from the book, “Realtor for Life,” written by Duane Duggan.

When interest rates drop, you might wonder whether or not it makes any sense to refinance.  Unfortunately, there are many different “rules of thumb” being directed to the public to answer the question, “When is the right time to refinance?”

One of these “rules of thumb” says that if your current mortgage loan is less than two years old, you should not refinance. Generally, this thought comes from the fact that you have just paid closing costs and when you refinance, there will be another set of closing costs. 

Another common “rule” used to determine the feasibility of refinancing is that there should be at least a 2% spread between the old interest

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Published in the At Home section of the Boulder Daily Camera on March 24, 2017

RE/MAX of Boulder is pleased to announce that 14 of the company’s Realtors were recognized with career achievement awards, acknowledging outstanding professional accomplishments.

Awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame, were presented at the recent annual international RE/MAX convention held in Las Vegas, NV.

Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Brian Sundberg, Dave Fish and Susan Weeks.

Hall of Fame recipients are Terry Larsen, Digger Braymiller, Mary Ellen Wood, Andy Rice, Shawn Johnson, Kimberly Fels, Linda Nehls, Carroll McCorkle, Mary Huffman, Kelly Atteridg and Carolyn Bleicher.

 In addition, RE/MAX of Boulder was awarded top honors

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Last Friday night was an evening of celebration and giving as I hosted my annual client 'Thank You' party at Madelife Studio in Boulder. My amazing clients and friends danced to the Latin sounds of Los Bohemios as we raised over $6,800 for the New Life Children's Home. This wonderful organization brings food, supplies, medicine and hope to the children of Haiti who have been in the wake of devastating hurricanes that have torn through their country. These donations will help support the amazing work being done at the New Life Children's Home orphanage and rescue center in Port-au-Prince.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave so generously. Happy Holidays.

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Julie Meko, RE/MAX of Boulder

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Laurie Kaufman will be volunteering for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Puttin’ on the Leash 2016 Masquerade. The event is scheduled for April 16 at the Coors Event Center, CU Boulder. “It feels good to volunteer my time and resources to help support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, which saves the lives of animals,” said Kaufman, who donates a portion of her earnings from every sale to the Humane Society of Boulder and Longmont to help them do this. “Funds raised will also help protect and enhance the lives of companion animals.”


The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 7,000 animals each year, as well as saves animals’ lives. According to the ASPCA, 2.7 million animals are

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Chris Wood, Publisher for BizWest Media and an organizer of the annual Fall Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference, along with Jay Kalinski, Co-owner of RE/MAX of Boulder and moderator for the conference, joined me on the latest RE/MAX of Boulder podcast. BizWest Media presents the annual real estate conference and RE/MAX of Boulder is proud to be an annual title sponsor. Wood and Kalinski highlighted the local and national industry leaders who will be speaking on the current, as well as future climate of real estate in Boulder Valley and nationwide. Over 200 attendees have registered! BizWest Media and RE/MAX of Boulder hope to see you there. Sign-up at 


The Fall Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference is Wednesday,

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BOULDER – RE/MAX of Boulder is pleased to introduce Jeanne Bellomy and Liz Pistentis to its wonderful team.

Jeanne Bellomy

A graduate of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a degree in business administration, Jeanne Bellomy’s career has spanned more than 20 years in the financial services industry where she specialized in Institutional Fixed Income Sales and Trading. She was a vice president of Fixed Income Sales at Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns, senior VP and supervisory principal at BancAmerica Securities in Dallas, Texas, and held the position of senior government trader at Team Bank (formerly Texas American Bank) in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 2001, Jeanne moved to Florida. There she became an entrepreneur and owner of a

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RE/MAX of Boulder’s Lisa Wade, President of Boulder Area Realtors Association (BARA), is making community service a priority at BARA through a platform of “Gratitude and Giving Back” by offering agents the opportunity to volunteer and donate to key nonprofits throughout the year.

See the Friday, March 20 article in the Boulder Daily Camera’s At Home section (below) about BARA’s recent volunteer events with Junior Achievement’s Finance Park, which is teaching middle and high school students about financial literacy and money management through role playing and hands-on budgeting exercises.

Thank you to RE/MAX of Boulder volunteers who joined 30 BARA realtors to donate their time and talents to this wonderful event!

-Mike Bader
-Diane Barnwell

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