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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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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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Spring home buying season is off to a bright start in the Boulder-area real estate market with sales and inventory improving for the month of March.

“We’ve had such beautiful weather, people have been very active in the housing market,” says Ken Hotard, vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association, at our quarterly sit-down.

“We saw a good bump in inventory both for single-family homes as well as condo/townhomes and sales went through the roof,” says Hotard.

Sales of single-family homes jumped 77.7 percent in March 2017 compared to February; 334 versus 188 units. Condominium and townhome sales rocketed 105.1 percent month-over-month with 160 units sold vs. 78.

Inventory for single-family homes grew 29.8 percent

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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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The ninth annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference, coming Nov. 15, 2016, promises to give a glimpse into what to expect for next year's ever-changing and growing real estate landscape in Boulder Valley.

Presented by BizWest and Re/Max of Boulder, Inc., the event delivers an intensive schedule of national keynote speakers and panels made up of local real estate experts and development officials. All told, attendees gain perspective on residential trends, commercial activity, and significant developments in Boulder and Broomfield counties.

The conference -- which drew 475 attendees last year -- will kick-off with a forecast from experts on what to expect for 2017 residential and commercial activity.

Taking an in-depth look at

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 On Thursday May 12th 2016, over 100 REALTORS (members of the Boulder Area REALTOR Association) volunteered their time to do some much needed "Yard-busting" for BCCC (Boulder County Care Connect). All in all, 20 yards belonging to Senior Citizens in Boulder County were worked on. There was weeding. mowing, pruning, planting and general cleanup being done in an effort to help BCCC with their ever-growing list of Seniors who would like some help and BARA's effort to stay connected with our community and do some giving back.


Years ago, the Boulder Area Realtor Association had an annual activity referred to as Project H.0.M.E. (Help Our Many Elderly) in which we did the exact same type of Spring Cleanup for Seniors. That program eventually lost

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What is DORA? What does it have to do with real estate? 

Marcia Waters, Director for the Division of Real Estate at DORA Colorado, oversees and regulates all aspects of Colorado real estate with protecting consumers as the main objective. What does that entail? We were lucky to have Ms.Waters as a guest on our podcast, hosted by Duane Duggan, where she discussed the great effort and energy DORA puts forth in order to protect Colorado real estate consumers, as well as regulate the industry as a whole.

Read the full post to watch the podcast!

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Analyzing the data from the first quarter of 2016, the number of available single family homes seems to be increasing in the Boulder County  housing market. By the end of March, inventory had already surpassed 2015 at the end of March.

Even with more homes available to purchase, prices are still favorable to sellers. As of March 31, the average sales price of a single family home in Boulder County is $606,728. That’s nearly a 10% increase compared to Q1 of 2015. Additionally, the average median sales price of a single family home in Boulder County has also realized a similar increase and sits at $495,000. An indicator of the strength in the current Boulder County single family market is that sellers are receiving a 99.6% sale price to list price

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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 fallrealestatconference.com 

 

The Fall Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference is Wednesday,

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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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