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Boulder County home sales declined for December, but overall 2018 sales held somewhat steady with a slight decrease.

“December was not a fabulous month for home sales, particularly for attached dwellings,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Sales of condominiums and townhomes in the Boulder-area dropped 42.9 percent in December compared to November – 72 units sold vs. 126. For the year, attached dwelling sales improved .02 percent with 1,525 units sold vs. 1,522.

Single-family home sales dropped 2.6 percent with 302 sales vs. 310 for December compared to November. Year-over-year, single-family home sales dropped 2.3 percent – 4,533 sales vs. 4,640.

Hotard points out the total

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors        

 

304 Beacon Hill Drive

Lafayette

SATURDAY 11 – 2

Dustin Sagrillo

1355 Northview Drive

Erie

SUNDAY 12 – 2

Terry Larson

1005 Lincoln Place

Boulder

SUNDAY 12 – 2

Steve Altermatt

3805 Northbrook Dr. E

Boulder

SUNDAY 1 – 3

Sybil Zikmund

3184 9th Street

Boulder

SUNDAY 1 – 3

Miles Kunkel

380

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Boulder’s economic horizon will keep its rosy glow, though economists anticipate the pace will slow in the face of growing local and national challenges.

Nationally recognized experts presented a mixed economic message to a record-setting crowd of civic, political and business leaders gathered for the 12th annual Boulder Economic Forecast. Organized by the Boulder Chamber and Boulder Economic Council, the event was held January 17 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. RE/MAX of Boulder is among the event’s sponsors.

The goal is to arm community leaders with up-to-date statistics and trends that inform decisions and support local economic vitality, according to John Tayer, CEO and President of the Boulder Chamber.  

And community leaders will want to

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By Jeannie Bellomy, Realtor, RE/MAX of Boulder

Our home is our sanctuary from the world, feeding our feeling of comfort and enriching our aesthetic sense. But is it good for our health?

With nearly 70 percent of our time spent at home, it’s worth paying attention to how toxic your house is, explains Editor Laurie Mazur of Island Press Urban Resilience Project. Chemicals lurk in our carpet, paint, fabrics and walls. The unhealthy fact is that hazardous chemicals are abundant in building materials.

“That new carpet smell wafting up from your wall-to-wall may contain more than 40 known chemical hazards, including compounds that have been shown to cause respiratory disease, heart attacks, cancer, and asthma; others are neurotoxins and endocrine

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RE/MAX of  Boulder Realtors                                             

 

474 Marine St.

Boulder

SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM

John McElveen

1377 Washburn St.

Erie

SATURDAY 1 – 3 PM

Patrick Dolan Team

2267 Holyoke Drive

Boulder

SATURDAY 2 – 4 PM

Kalinski Team

50 South Boulder Circle D

Boulder

SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM

Laurie Kaufman

2748 Hughs

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There is no question that population in Colorado is increasing. You can experience crowding on the roads when you’re commuting, and in even daily life when you visit the grocery store or go to restaurants. In fact, the Colorado Department of Public Affairs estimates that the population in Colorado will grow to over 8 million by 2050. This is up from approximately 5 million in 2010. Currently, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in an article by the Denver Post, the Colorado population is approximately 5,695,564, nearly 700,000 higher than in 2010. This translates to 13.2 percent growth, the fourth highest in the nation during that time period.

As I took my 95-year-old mom to the airport the other day, we passed the Riverdale exit on I-470 where my

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As prices of homes have increased steadily, it has been more difficult for first-time home buyers to enter the real estate market. Often first-time home buyers will turn to relatives to help with a down payment or co-signing on the loan. However, all parties involved need to go in with their eyes wide open before agreeing to this type of arrangement. To do this, first meet with a qualified mortgage loan officer to determine what a buyer might qualify on their own and then what they would qualify for with a co-signer. Next, it would be wise for both parties to meet will a financial planner to make sure they are on the right track with their decisions. The financial planner can help determine if the overall transaction is realistic. Often the primary

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130 Regal Street

Louisville

SAT/SUN 10 – 1

Mary Ellen Wood

2267 Holyoke Drive

Boulder

SATURDAY 11 – 2

Kalinski Team

219 29th Street

Boulder

SAT 12-2 and

SUN 11:30-1:30

Art Schwadron

756 8th Avenue

Longmont

SAT/SUN 12 – 2

Patty Brandon

2208 Picadilly Circle

Longmont

SATURDAY 1 - 4

Terri Johnson

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When interest rates on mortgage loans climbed to historic levels in the 1980s, it was very hard for home buyers to sign on to a 16% mortgage loan. Even though it was pretty tough times, the real estate industry had tools to keep the market moving.

If a mortgage holder was a Colorado savings and loan, the interest rate on a qualifying loan assumption could only be increased by 1%. When interest rates were 16%, a seller might have a loan at 10% and it would only go to 11%. It seemed like such a deal then! 

FHA and VA mortgage loan assumptions were a savior of the ‘80s. Unless the seller wanted replacement of eligibility (in VA cases) or replacement of liability (in FHA cases), a buyer could assume the loan with no rate increase and no qualifying.

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