August 2018

Found 15 blog entries for August 2018.

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RE/MAX of
Boulder Realtors                    

 

804 Summer Hawk Dr

Longmont

Saturday 10 – 1

Hellwig Team

1927 Bluff St

Boulder

Saturday 12 – 2

John McElveen

1413 Rustic Dr

Longmont

Saturday 1 – 3

Digger Braymiller

6249 Nottinghill Gate

Boulder

Sunday 1 – 3

Eric Jacobson

177 Cedar Dr

Lyons

Sunday 1 – 4

Jill Bryant

2315 Creekside Dr

Longmont

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Interest rates are increasing and further rate hikes are expected. Our Realtor Duane Duggan sits down with Loan Officer Jessica Shanahan from Premier Lending to discuss the hot topic of locking mortgage interest rates. They discuss the process, contract, length of lock, eligibility, and more. They also review long-term locks and costs. Learn more in this timely video podcast. 

 

 

 

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By Jay Kalinski

Article published in BizWest on August 1, 2018. 

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In this day and age, one could be forgiven for wondering if facts no longer matter or actions no longer have consequences. Whether one watches the national news or a local city council study session where members declare that they want fewer visitors (both tourists and locals from neighboring cities), it is clear we are living in strange times.

Despite all of the uncertainty, there are still a few facts left out there (at least where real estate is concerned), and from them we can draw some reasonable inferences.

The Facts:

1. Home prices throughout Boulder Valley are reaching all-time highs.

At the top of the list, the average single family home in:

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    Boulder-area housing continues to reach new heights, shrugging off a pullback in July sales.

    “Prices in Boulder Valley are at an all-time high in both single-family and attached homes. Also inventory challenges are ongoing. Despite both of those realities, housing demand is absolutely holding,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area REALTOR® Association.

    The City of Boulder July average sales price reached more than $1.3 million – a 15.4 percent increase for the year. Median price hit $984,648. While Boulder's prices are the highest, every area in Boulder County saw an increase in average sales price ranging from 3.5 percent in Superior to 17.7 percent in Niwot year-to-date.

    However, July sales slowed

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    RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                                    

     

     

    111 Snowmass Place

    Longmont

    Saturday 10 – 2

    Peter Trost

     

    8901 Sage Valley Rd

    Longmont

    Saturday 11 – 2

    John Hampshire

     

    3323 W. 23rd Ave

    Denver

    Sat & Sun 12 – 2

    Andrea Farinacci

     

    120 Cherokee Way

    Boulder

    Sunday 11 – 1

    E & L Team

     

    806 Flatirons Court

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    Nine Colorado cities rank in the top 50 best cities for first-time home buyers, according to recent analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website. Four of those made the top 20 – Centennial, Thornton, Arvada and Greeley, coming in at Nos. 3, 6, 17, and 20, respectively.

    With home prices rising in Colorado and across the nation, buying a first home is challenging. Potential buyers need to develop a realistic perspective on market prices, their financing options, and neighborhoods that have a good reputation and appeal to their lifestyle. 

    To help potential buyers target possible locations, WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 27 key indicators of market attractiveness, affordability, and quality of life. Data includes

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    In my last article, Part 1 of “Should I Buy a Home for My College Student?”, I discussed how buying a condo or house for your child to live in when they go to college can be a worthwhile investment and can also have financial and other benefits for your college student.

    As you evaluate this decision, here’s a guide to help you:

     Helping Your College Student Establish Credit

    If you decide to have your college student on the mortgage and deed, you can help your student establish credit prior to making a mortgage loan application by obtaining a credit card in his or her name, preferably a year prior to your house or condo purchase. In addition, if the student has a car, it is a good idea to have a small loan on the car in the student’s name,

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    RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                                   

     

    1590 Cascade Avenue

    Boulder

    Saturday 11 – 1

    Miles Kunkel

    4503 Mulberry Court

    Boulder

    Sat. & Sun. 12 – 2

    Andrea Farinacci

    2173 Sand Dollar Drive

    Longmont

    Saturday 12 – 3

    Mark Brigham

    5065 3rd Street

    Boulder

    Saturday 1 – 4

    Sue Masterson/Chip Bruss

    4684 Ingram Court

    Boulder

    Sunday 1 – 3

    Steve

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    Every August, in college towns across America, college students start to return for the fall semester. This always creates a frenzy of real estate activity. The rental market is usually pretty tight in any college town. Because of that, many families consider purchasing a home for their college student to live in while attending school. 

    This can prove to be a worthwhile investment financially as well as an excellent learning experience for the student. In Boulder, if a parent bought a condo in the 1980s and held on to it for four years, they most likely would have sold it for about what they paid for it. If a parent bought a condo in the 2012 and sold it in four years they most likely would have made enough profit to pay for their child’s in-state

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    RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                         

    1474 Greenbriar Blvd

    Boulder

    Saturday 10 - 1

    Scott Ptach

    1869 Spaulding Circle

    Superior

    Saturday 11 – 2

    Paul Dart

    5065 3rd Street

    Boulder

    Saturday 1 – 4

    Sue Masterson

    731 Pope Drive

    Erie

    Sunday 10 – 12

    Mary Ellen Wood

    944 Larkspur Lane

    Louisville

    Sunday 11 – 1

    Kalinski Team

    230 Bellevue Drive

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