November 2012

Found 6 blog entries for November 2012.

Whether you’re buying an “As Is” property with plans to rent it, or simply planning to live in your new home while fixing it up, here are some renovation tips that can help you build equity while keeping money in the bank.

Find the Right Team

Many handy buyers, especially those who plan on living in their properties while renovating, like to do home improvements themselves. This is great for some projects, but not all. When it’s time to bring in the professionals, choose the right team to save a ton. Hiring large scale companies can be expensive. If you’re not in a time crunch, then find a one or two-man local handyman.  But do your research, be sure they come with glowing recommendations.

Strip Away Carpet

Hardwood floors are a timeless

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This past Saturday evening was certainly not my first experience at The Kitchen community restaurant located in the heart of Boulder at 1039 Pearl Street, but it was as divine as my previous visits. The Kitchen is legit local cuisine as they purchase from local farmers from all around the county and state. The price reflects such a commitment to fresh and local food but it's certainly well worth it. The friends I took up company with possessed a wide variety of tastes, carnivores to pescatarians. The menu satisified all, and more. The table ranged from the delectable Colorado lamb sirloin that I chose, to a rich and robust hand rolled mushroom gnocchi. The wine was paired perfectly at the selection of our excellent waiter, Ken. The atmosphere is rustic…
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Today is the start of the annual community event, First Bite Boulder. Consider this event an appetite warm up for Thanksgiving Day. First Bite Boulder is an event that showcases the amazing restaurants we have here in town. For the next week, 40 of Boulder’s top restaurants will be offering a three-course meal for $26.  Go check out the menus from restaurants such as Bacco, Oak, The Med, and so many more of Boulder’s remarkable, and delicious restaurants.


For more information on this fun event visit: 

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Mark Snead, an economist and president of RegionTrack Inc., will deliver the keynote address at the Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference & Forecast set for Thursday, Nov. 15.

The conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Harvest House Boulder, 1345 28th St., Boulder.

Presented by the Boulder County Business Report, the conference will feature sessions on the art of development, infill analysis, pricing strategies, national developers, residential success strategies and a forecast for 2013.

Snead's talk, "Economic Climate for Commercial Real Estate," will draw from his company's research that focuses on economic modeling and forecasting and local area economic development.

Prior to founding RegionTrack in Oklahoma

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People rarely have time to prepare for a disaster, and the task of writing down every possession can seem so overwhelming to most that it never gets done.

But whether it’s a fire, burglary, flood or other event, recovery will occur much faster if victims aren’t racking their brains, trying to remember everything they owned and figure out what they have lost.

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association offers these tips on preparing for whatever the future holds, as disaster can happen to anyone:

Write down an inventory of everything in your house;
Take digital photos of your possessions;
Get valuable items appraised;
Note the make and model of appliances;
Document everything and save receipts for big ticket items.

So that the

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Only three Colorado metros made the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for October, and Boulder was one of them.

The number of metros throughout the United States experiencing six consecutive months or more of improving housing markets jumped to 103 in October, up from 99 in September and the most the since the index’s inception in October 2011.

Metros from 33 states and the District of Columbia appeared on the list, though the only Colorado metros that made an appearance were Boulder, Fort Collins-Loveland and Greeley.

The index identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement from their respective troughs in housing permits, employment and house prices for at least six consecutive

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