REALTOR® Spotlight

Short interviews with our RE/MAX of Boulder agents

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By Terri Johnson, Realtor, RE/MAX of Boulder

Boulder County’s growing season is in full bloom – perfect for the plants we want in our garden. But it's also perfect for weeds.

Many of the chemical weed killers are toxic to the environment and to our kids and pets, too. Our furry and young family members need a yard free of chemicals to roll around in. You don't have to look farther than your kitchen for items that can do the trick. Here’s a helpful list, first published by Better Homes and Gardens.

1. Salt

Salt will kill weeds and any other vegetation, too. So only use salt where you don't want anything at all to grow. Salt can be used in the cracks in sidewalks, driveways, and pathways to eliminate plant growth. Just be sure the water

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Chip Bruss has deep roots in Colorado and the Southwest, growing up in Littleton. After attending Southern Utah State University, Chip moved to San Diego, where he founded B&B Communications, an award-winning multimedia production company, producing TV commercials and media communications for companies like Sony, IBM, and Xerox, earning numerous Emmy, Telly, and Addy awards along the way. After 14 years of creative production, Chip sold the company and joined The Ken Blanchard Companies (famous for “The One Minute Manager”), where he served as the Co-Founder and VP of Marketing of, an executive coaching network.       

Afterwards, Chip began his real estate career in Columbus, Ohio, and after building a successful practice with Real

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Published in BizWest on December 6, 2017.

The Boulder Valley real estate market has undergone a shift in 2017.  While we began the year in a fairly strong seller’s market, it soon became apparent that the indicators we track were pointing to a shift toward a more balanced market. 

Making predictions is always a risky business, but here are my top three predictions for 2018 and what they will likely mean for people in the market.

1. Appreciation will continue (but at a slower pace). 

While the Boulder area continues to top the country in total appreciation since 1991 (a whopping 371 percent), we have fallen out of the top 10 — to number 19 — nationally in terms of one-year appreciation (10.84 percent according to FHFA). Nevertheless, many

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.” 

It’s the new year! Time for a fresh start – for reconsidering your finances and growing your investments. Real estate can be great way to build wealth. Most people start investing in real estate by buying a personal residence. Yet the majority of Americans will stop there in terms of building their real estate portfolio. This is because when people are motivated to buy their first investment property, they are often told they will need a 20- or 25-percent down payment. Finding it tough to save for that large sum, most go no further. However, if you are willing to move from house to house frequently, there is a way to build your portfolio with smaller down

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Duane Duggan is an award-winner Realtor and author of the book, “Realtor for Life.”

What is a lease option? Otherwise known as a “lease option to buy,” it is an agreement between a buyer and a property owner in which a buyer pays the owner money to purchase the property at a later date. This real estate tool can be a win/win for all parties involved, especially if both the buyer and seller would like to wait to make a transaction.

However, there are many details that need to be worked out to come to a satisfactory agreement. In Colorado, there is no Real Estate Commission-approved lease option form. Therefore, licensees would be practicing law to create such an agreement for clients. With that in mind, it is always a good idea to involve a real

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Our lobby this holiday season was filled with presents for Share-A-Gift, a local nonprofit which opens a toy shop for low-income families who can choose donated toys, books, bikes, and more as presents for their children. 2,000 children received presents from Share-A-Gift this year.

Our Realtors, staff, clients, and friends generously donated gifts -- and volunteered -- for this incredible cause. Our Realtor Patrick Dolan and his team donated gifts from their holiday party, our Managing Broker Todd Gullette serves on the Board of Share-A-Gift, our Realtor Mary Arnold Grow is a volunteer and will be up for Board election in the spring, and our Realtor Lisa Wade is a long-time volunteer and former Board member. Volunteers from our office also

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The following article is a summary from the book, “Realtor for Life,” written by Duane Duggan.

When interest rates drop, you might wonder whether or not it makes any sense to refinance.  Unfortunately, there are many different “rules of thumb” being directed to the public to answer the question, “When is the right time to refinance?”

One of these “rules of thumb” says that if your current mortgage loan is less than two years old, you should not refinance. Generally, this thought comes from the fact that you have just paid closing costs and when you refinance, there will be another set of closing costs. 

Another common “rule” used to determine the feasibility of refinancing is that there should be at least a 2% spread between the old interest

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Published in the At Home section of the Boulder Daily Camera on March 24, 2017

RE/MAX of Boulder is pleased to announce that 14 of the company’s Realtors were recognized with career achievement awards, acknowledging outstanding professional accomplishments.

Awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame, were presented at the recent annual international RE/MAX convention held in Las Vegas, NV.

Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Brian Sundberg, Dave Fish and Susan Weeks.

Hall of Fame recipients are Terry Larsen, Digger Braymiller, Mary Ellen Wood, Andy Rice, Shawn Johnson, Kimberly Fels, Linda Nehls, Carroll McCorkle, Mary Huffman, Kelly Atteridg and Carolyn Bleicher.

 In addition, RE/MAX of Boulder was awarded top honors

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Last Friday night was an evening of celebration and giving as I hosted my annual client 'Thank You' party at Madelife Studio in Boulder. My amazing clients and friends danced to the Latin sounds of Los Bohemios as we raised over $6,800 for the New Life Children's Home. This wonderful organization brings food, supplies, medicine and hope to the children of Haiti who have been in the wake of devastating hurricanes that have torn through their country. These donations will help support the amazing work being done at the New Life Children's Home orphanage and rescue center in Port-au-Prince.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone who gave so generously. Happy Holidays.

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Julie Meko, RE/MAX of Boulder

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RE/MAX of Boulder Realtor Laurie Kaufman will be volunteering for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Puttin’ on the Leash 2016 Masquerade. The event is scheduled for April 16 at the Coors Event Center, CU Boulder. “It feels good to volunteer my time and resources to help support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, which saves the lives of animals,” said Kaufman, who donates a portion of her earnings from every sale to the Humane Society of Boulder and Longmont to help them do this. “Funds raised will also help protect and enhance the lives of companion animals.”


The Humane Society of Boulder Valley provides shelter and care to more than 7,000 animals each year, as well as saves animals’ lives. According to the ASPCA, 2.7 million animals are

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