March 2019

Found 14 blog entries for March 2019.

When listing a home with a real estate agent, sellers of psychologically impacted or “stigmatized” homes often ask if a seller needs to disclose a something such as a murder or suicide occurring on the property. The answer is not the same across all states, but luckily, in Colorado, we have some guidance from the legislature. The legislation is found in C.R.S. 38-35.5-101 clarifying the answer and is shown below:

“C.R.S 38-35.5-101 Circumstances psychologically impacting real property--no duty for broker or salesperson to disclose.

 (1) Facts or suspicions regarding circumstances occurring on a parcel of property which could psychologically impact or stigmatize such property are not material facts subject to a disclosure requirement in a real

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                       

900 Pearl Street 203

Boulder

SATURDAY 1 – 4

Denise Patryas

8818 Portico Lane

Longmont

SATURDAY 1 – 4

Terri Johnson

701 Tundra Place

Longmont

SUNDAY 12 – 2

Tom Cohen

3835 Carlock Drive

Boulder

SUNDAY 12 – 2

Steve Altermatt

1627 17th Street

Boulder

SUNDAY 1- 4

Denise Patryas

875 Utica

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Kristen Solomon is a near-native of Boulder who grew up and worked in Boulder County for most of her life. She has over 20 years of real estate experience and a background in sales. She loves the negotiation process and takes great pride in getting the right fit and price for her clients.

One of her specialties and areas of expertise is investment properties and helping clients build an investment property portfolio. She has personally experienced the success of a well-bought and managed real estate investment portfolio. 

She has worked with many buyers and sellers in all aspects of the market – from first-time homes to multi-million-dollar estates. Her success comes when she finds her clients a dream home, no matter the

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Megan’s Law is a federal law named after Megan Kanka, who was abducted and murdered by a neighbor. On October 19, 1994, the neighbor, Jesse Timmendequas, was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. As a result of this tragic event, the Kankas family was determined to create a system to notify the public with information about the residential locations of sex offenders.   

Under Colorado law, sex offenders have the right to live in any location they wish as long as they are properly registered. There is no authority granted by a police department or city government to control these circumstances. However, there is a duty for local law enforcement to alert the public to the availability of sex offender registration lists, and to maintain

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                                     

8536 Foxhaven Drive

Niwot

SATURDAY 11 – 2

Tina Di Scipio

1221 Judson Street

Longmont

SATURDAY 12 – 1:30

John Hickey

424 Concord Avenue

Boulder

SATURDAY 12 – 2

Lynn Ryan

5562 Stonewall Place

Boulder

SATURDAY 1 – 3

Karla Bielanski

900 W. Pearl #203

Boulder

SATURDAY 1 – 4

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Most of us in Colorado feel happy about our life.  Our degree of happiness and healthiness is measured annually when Gallup conducts its wellbeing survey. In the recently released 2018 results, Colorado ranked No. 6 on the Gallup National Health and Well-Being Index, marking the 11th year in a row in the top 10 across the U.S.

Colorado and Hawaii are the only two states with an eleven year record in the top 10. Hawaii ranked No. 1 and Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Utah followed as the top five.

Colorado’s long held position as top state for physical wellbeing was nudged out in 2018 by Alaska and Wyoming. Hawaii topped all states in three elements in 2018, leading the U.S. in career, social, and financial wellbeing. Alaska and North Dakota were

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Will Calkins is originally from Chicago’s historic Oak Park area. He grew up exploring Frank Lloyd Wright homes, painting Victorian homes in historic neighborhoods, and swimming and racing bicycles across the Midwest. He also spent time traveling — studying abroad in Spain twice and living in Spain, Italy, and Venezuela before moving to Colorado. Having traveled extensively, he recognizes that few places can offer the dazzling beauty and lifestyle of Colorado’s mountains, sunny climate, and culture. 

Biking has continued to be an important part of his recreation and work. For him, hopping on his bike is an active way to explore neighborhoods and the outdoors. When he lists homes, he learns about neighborhoods they’re in

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If you are mulling over the idea of moving and need to compare to a variety of different places you are interested in relocating to, you will no doubt want to assess the cost of housing. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) makes it easy to make comparisons. NAR has been keeping track of the housing affordability index nationally for many years, which enables you to see how the index has changed over time. The index is published on a monthly basis from NAR.

The housing affordability index measures whether or not a “typical” family could qualify for a mortgage on a “typical” home.  Already, that raises some questions. What does typical mean? For purposes of the calculation, the typical family (or home buyer, if the “family” is just one

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                                                       

1929 Seidler Court

Erie

SATURDAY 11 - 2

Shelly Jones

2243 Daley Drive

Longmont

SATURDAY 11:30 – 2

SUNDAY 11 - 1

Liz & Bear Friedlander

3136 29th Street

Boulder

SATURDAY 12 – 2

Terry Larson

655 S. 42nd Street

Boulder

SATURDAY 12 – 4

Tucker Brown

1193 Northview Drive

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Home sales for Boulder-area real estate got off to a slow start in 2019 despite fairly mild January weather, resulting in decreased sales compared with a year ago. 

Single-family homes posted 184 sales, a decrease of 20.3 percent compared with 231 homes sold in the same month last year. Sales of condominiums and townhomes dropped 23.0 percent for the same period with 71 units sold vs. 92.

“The market saw a pretty significant slowdown that started mid-November and continued through January,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. “The fundamentals are still solid—inventory improved and interest rates aren’t going up quickly,” he says, noting that interest rates are historically low and

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