RE/MAX of Boulder News

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141 Zenith Ave

Lafayette

SATURDAY 11 – 1

Jay Kalinski/Liz Pistentis

203 E. Cleveland St

Lafayette

SATURDAY 2 – 4

Janet Leap/Mike Favre

870 15th St

Boulder

SUNDAY 1 – 4

Patrick Dolan Team

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A beautiful new kitchen is often the renovation homeowners dream of. But if getting a high return on investment (ROI) is at the top of your checklist, you may want to consider doing exterior work instead.

Seven out of the ten highest payback projects are exterior renovations, according to Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report 2018. Except for a minor kitchen remodel, work done on the exterior of the house generated higher returns than did interior renovations.

Here are the five renovations that give the highest return, according to Remodeling Magazine.

Garage door replacement

A new garage door can give your home instant curb appeal. Expect to spend about $3,500 to install a new 16x7-foot windowed garage door with lifetime warranty and

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Want to get to know our Realtors better? Our Realtor Spotlight Series highlights fun facts about them! This week we talk with our superb Realtor Pete Abel.

What’s one of the most interesting things you’ve done in your life?

Heli skiing in Canada!

Who inspires you?

My mother. 

Is there a fact no one would ever guess about you? 

I raced motorcycles when I was a teenager.

If you could go back in time or into the future, what year would you travel to?

I would travel 20 years into the future to see my grandchildren as adults.

Do you have a favorite nonprofit you work with and wish more people knew about?

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity. I have served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. My term limit was over in June of this

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Stress is starting to run a little high with interest rates on the rise. Here’s a brief history lesson first!  Over my 40-year history as a Realtor, I’ve seen a wide range of mortgage interest rates. In the early ‘80s, rates seemed like they were going up every day, and in October 1981, the Freddie Mac rate soared to 18.44%! I can remember thinking, if only the rates would just go back down to 12% all would be right with the world. Rates did gradually get better, even with many ups and downs, but the valley was in October 2012 at the end of the recession when it dropped to a record low of 3.36%. You know the old saying, “What goes up must come down!”. In the world of interest rates, there’s also another adage: “What goes down must come up!”. From that

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Many congratulations to our very own Denise Patryas for being honored as Distinguished Realtor of the Year by Boulder Area Realtor Association. This is prestigious award recognizes her steadfast dedication, hard work, and leadership in the Realtor’s association, her profession, and the community. 

To contact Denise, call 303 818-5354 or email denisepatryas@boulderco.com

Click here to learn more about Denise. 

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The highly anticipated Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference will be here soon! It will be held on Thursday, November 15, featuring an outstanding line-up of speakers and panelists who will discuss the latest issues and trends in local real estate from our tech economy, Bitcoin, and development projects along the Front Range to housing policy, housing stock, and insights into commercial real estate. RE/MAX of Boulder is proud to be the presenting sponsor. Our Broker/Owner Jay Kalinski and Realtor Duane Duggan speak with conference organizer Chris Wood from BizWest to give you the details. Click below to see the video.

 

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors                   

 

804 Summer Hawk Drive

Longmont

SATURDAY 10 – 1

Hellwig Team

4405 Angelina Circle

Longmont

SATURDAY 12 – 2

E & L Team

3805 Northbrook Drive E

Boulder

SATURDAY 1 – 3

Sybil Zikmund

1180 Linden Ave

Boulder

SUNDAY 11:30 – 1:30

Denise Maslanka

541 Coventry Lane

Louisville

SUNDAY 12 – 2

Mike Bader

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Podcast host and RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Duane Duggan interviews our Managing Broker Todd Gullette to learn more about the Boulder County residential real estate market in the third quarter -- January to Sept 2018 -- compared with the same time last year. We're in year six of a market boom, but there are signs of slowing. Is this a cyclical slowdown during the fall season or does it signal a slowdown in the marketplace? They discuss our housing inventory of single family homes and attached dwellings as well as price appreciation and interest rates. Todd offers his insights into the vital statistics he analyzes in this monthly series of video podcasts. Click to see video below.

 

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This week’s Aging at Altitude Conference in Boulder organized by the Daily Camera was an amazing event! The parking lot at the new Boulder Jewish Community Center was packed, and there was even overflow parking at adjacent facilities. The huge attendance was evidence of our large baby boomer and senior population seeking out resources and information. One of the sessions at the conference was about using reverse mortgages as a financial tool for those age 62 and over. I spoke on the panel with two reverse mortgage specialists. We dispelled many of the myths that have been keeping seniors from using this valuable tool. Here is a synopsis of what we shared. 

In 1988, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) reverse mortgage insurance legislation was

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Colorado's economy continues to expand in 2018, even after signaling a slowdown at the beginning of the year. Job growth was revised upward to 2.4 percent growth for the year, according to the mid-year economic report from the Leeds Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder.

The rebound follows a slowing of employment growth last September to less than 1.9 percent – the lowest level in almost six years. In June 2018, job growth increased 2.8 percent year-over-year.

The increase means about 15,000 more jobs than expected will be added through 2018, bringing the total to 62,000 new jobs by the end of the year.

The state's gross domestic product also rose 4.5 percent year-over-year for first quarter 2018. The increase

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