November 2016

Found 5 blog entries for November 2016.

If you're thinking of selling your Boulder County home, indicators show this is a good time to do so.

The fact is home sellers in Boulder County are a rare species. Few home sellers, coupled with the lack of construction, mean available inventory is low, but is poised to rise on increased pricing in 2017. And that lack of inventory is driving the market, according to Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Case in point: October's condominium and townhome sales in Boulder County saw a 20.1 percent bump, with 139 units sold compared to 115 in September.That spike likely resulted from the inventory increase of late summer, according to Hotard.

 Even so, he says overall there is little change in

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The recent Silver Business microSummit demonstrated how to tap into the 55-and-over market in Boulder County and beyond.

Photos by NJK Photography
Article courtesy of Boulder County CareConnect

Boulder County is aging, and aging fast. The question for the overflow crowd attending the first Silver Business microSummit recently hosted by RE/MAX of Boulder and Boulder County CareConnect was how to meet this population’s needs. Attendees packed the venue at RE/MAX of Boulder to learn about emerging trends, challenges, and business possibilities in the 55-and-over market.

“The aging population is growing by over 6% per year — an important market,” Colorado State demographer Elizabeth Garner told the audience. “There are a ton of opportunities out

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Despite warmer than average fall temperatures, winter is fast approaching and snow will soon fill the forecast.

 It's time to take steps to keep your home safe, warm and energy efficient throughout the coming cold weather. Here are ten items recommended by to maintain your home this winter.

1. Clear away leaves

Before the first snowfall, rake up those leaves one more time and clear your gutters. Too many leaves left on the ground can inhibit spring growth. If your gutters are clogged gutters can cause water to pool, potentially damaging your roof or siding.


2. Prepare trees and shrubs

Even in cold winter months, landscaping needs care. Remove dead limbs or trees before the snow starts to fall to avoid damage from a

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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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Community Foundation

If you're lucky enough to call Boulder County home, here's some news to celebrate.

The Community Foundation Boulder County – an organization that has shaped our community through philanthropic leadership – marks its 25th anniversary this month.  

During that quarter-century, Boulder County has benefitted from the Community Foundation's granting nearly $68 million to nonprofits and establishing an endowment of more than $52.3 million.

Donations and strategic resources have gone to improve health and human services, basic needs, children and youth, education, civic engagement, arts and culture, and animals and the environment.

“We touch just about any issue area,” says Gretchen Minekime, the foundation’s vice president of communications.

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