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Boulder County Market Insights October 2017

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Hear that? That’s the sound of hammer on nail, as new home building revs up for what is promising to be another demanding season of sales this autumn. New built homes offer a few advantages besides the obvious value of owning a brand new home. Not only is all the plumbing, electrical, mechanical and structural brand new and of the latest …

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Just Listed 7931 W 55th Ave #304

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This Water Tower Village third floor condo is perfect for first-time buyers and investors alike! This clean and inviting 1 bed, 1.5 bath, 1 car garage features an open floor plan with welcoming living room, large kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area that moves to an outdoor balcony or spacious master suite with ample walk-in closet, and private full …

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Metro Region Housing Report September 2017

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How is the market? As a whole, single-family homes, townhouses, and condos, the market has seen supply levels start to increase (new listings) from last year just a bit at 4.3%, but, overall inventory is down 24%.  Demand has been steady with Pending and Sold listings up 12.2% but overall Sold down a touch at 3.2%. These factors have contributed to …

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Tips for Flying Above the Online Fray

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In our age of nearly instantaneous communication, we find ourselves paradoxically with exponentially more opportunities to make fools of ourselves. With every Tweet, Facebook update, Instagram comment, bulk email, accidental “reply to: all,” blog post (and blog comment), we have countless opportunities to stick our feet squarely in our mouths. What’s even more daunting is how the lack of face-to-face …

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7 Tips for Energy Awareness Month

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October isn’t just about pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween celebrations; it’s also Energy Awareness Month. Find out how you can reduce your household’s energy consumption this fall while preparing for the seasons ahead. Reducing Home Energy Use The average U.S. household consumes tens of thousands of kilowatt hours of electricity each year, and much of it is completely unnecessary. Making …

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North Metro Denver Real Estate News October 2017

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  Raising a family? Here are the top 20 cities in Colorado Of all the cities and communities in the Centennial State, it’s Golden that stands out as the No. 1 place to raise a family, according to a new report from SmartAsset. “Golden takes the top spot for best places to raise a family in Colorado, thanks to high …

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The byproduct of our technologically-accelerated life

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Discernment, (according to Wikipedia) is defined as “the ability to obtain sharp perceptions or to judge well (or the activity of so doing).” Furthermore “considered as a virtue, a discerning individual is considered to possess wisdom, and be of good judgement; especially so with regard to subject matter often overlooked by others.” A byproduct of our technologically-accelerated times is the …

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5 First-Time Building Mistakes to Avoid

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Designing your own home can be exciting, but it’s a lot more work than buying an existing house. With so many moving pieces involved, knowing what works and what doesn’t is key. Protect your home’s long-term value by sidestepping these five avoidable pitfalls of building a new home. 1. Forgetting About Storage Space From seasonal items to extra bedding, everything requires …

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Dealing with Inevitable Change

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These days it can feel like everything is subject to dramatic and sudden change. If you’ve found yourself unsure how to live well in the face of “technological disruption” or other macro forces in the media and the markets, perhaps some perspective will help. Most anger and anxiety around upheaval and uncertainty comes from fear. “Where do I fit in?” …

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What is a “Lipstick Flip”?

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When inventory is tight and newly renovated homes are wooing prospective buyers, you need to take a step back and remember that the home you’re hunting for is a long-term investment. While futuristic appliances and gleaming hardwood floors may seduce you into making a quick offer, understand that there’s much more to a home than what lies on the surface. …