September 2017

 

SEPTEMBER: MARKET INSIGHT, DEALS & EVENTS

Featured Listing: 2890 Stanford Ave, Boulder
$1,850,000 | 6 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,206 Sq Ft
Listed by Donald Cicchillo, RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder

2890Standford September 2017

New construction with Flatiron views! Sunny and modern open floor plan features six bedrooms and four baths. The main level features high-end appliances, Italian quartz countertops, and white oak 8″ plank flooring. Upper-level laundry area can be converted to a fourth bedroom. Fully finished basement with entertainment area, bed, bath and laundry area. Built green with low HERS rating of 31! Completely wired for “Smart Home” setup. Close to restaurants, shopping, bus line, hiking trails, highway 36, and more!

2515_7th September 2017 MountainDr1 September 2017
$729,000
2515 7th St, Boulder
1 Bed, 1 Bath, 834 Sq Ft
Listed by Kristen Kalush
RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder
$539,000
1638 Mountain Dr, Longmont
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,340 Sq Ft
Listed by Roger Walker
RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut
317Pratt September 2017 1319Kimbark September 2017
$550,000
317 Pratt St, Longmont
4 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,850 Sq Ft
Listed by Heather Brandt
RE/MAX Alliance-Longmont
$385,000
1319 S Kimbark St, Longmont
3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,860 Sq Ft
Listed by Diane Stow
RE/MAX Alliance-Longmont
110Fairplay September 2017 2315Andrew September 2017
$479,900
110 Fairplay Ave, Broomfield
3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,328 Sq Ft
Listed by Andre Mazur
RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder
$499,900
2315 Andrew Dr, Superior
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,119 Sq Ft
Listed by Rod Wilcox
RE/MAX Alliance-Boulder

 

Search listings here and please contact me with any questions. I’m never too busy for your referrals.

Market Insight

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The big Market news from August 2017 Boulder County stats is that we are finally seeing a jump in inventory. While 25% growth in inventory for Attached and 11% for Detached Dwellings certainly is noteworthy, it’s important to remember how low Boulder’s inventory was to start. While inventory has increased to 1.9 months supply for Attached and 2.8 months supply for Detached Dwellings, a balanced market is closer to 6 months. In other words, we are headed in a healthier direction, but it’s still a Seller’s Market.

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Seller’s need to be vigilant. Now, more than ever it’s important to price a home correctly when it first comes onto the market. While Boulder County homes have seen a significant increase in value over the last few years, some Sellers are overpricing homes which often have negative effects on the final selling price.

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The highest demand for homes occurs from February through May which drives up home prices. Later in the selling season, as demand evens out, a well-priced home will still quickly in Boulder as evidenced by the decrease in average days on market for both Attached and Detached Dwellings.

However, over-priced homes are sitting longer and selling for less as inventory increases widening the choices for Buyers. That is reflected in the slight decrease of Percent of List Price Received in August 2017 vs August 2016. Homes priced too aggressively often fall prey to the “stale home syndrome.” Once a home in the average price range have been on the Market for a month or more, Sellers are decreasing asking prices and even then, are still accepting offers lower than the asking price. This isn’t just for homes with flaws like foundation or roof problems uncovered by inspection. It’s a general reaction by Buyers.

Buyers tend to be more aggressive in their negotiations when a home has sat on the market. Sellers can help prevent this effect by carefully working with their realtor to accurately price a home not only based on the year’s trend but by looking closely at the month to month trend of sales prices. Luxury homes Sellers do typically take longer to find the right Buyer do to a smaller Buyer pool. Simply put, the number of people able to buy luxury homes is less and it takes time to find the right buyer.

Overall, it’s good news this month. Sellers who prepare properly for the market by staging and pricing a home well still sell homes quickly and benefit from the great growth in values. Buyers finally have more choices and negotiation opportunities. Buyers should not expect Boulder County home prices to fall in the foreseeable future however and buying now will allow them to benefit from the jump in values expected early next year as demand ramps up. It’s still not 100% clear if this trend will continue. The influx of home buyers into the area and limited land left for new home development keeps future predictions hazy.


The How To’s on Curb Appeal

Use Curb Appeal to Your Advantage

Selling a home can be a lengthy process, but increasing home value and lessening the selling period may be easier than you think. Curb appeal plays a large role. The better the curb appeal, the higher the selling price, and less time the house spends on the market.

Freshen Up

Washing the front of your home is a quick and easy way to improve curb appeal. Warm, soapy water and a soft bristled brush can remove dirt and mildew from your home. This simple step can remove years of dust, giving your home a fresh face that will appeal to potential buyers. The following listing, 1310 Armstrong, Longmont, CO is an excellent example of how a “fresh face” can make all the difference when it comes to curb appeal.

1310Armstrong September 2017

Manicured Lawn

A manicured lawn is a sure way to improve curb appeal and attract prospective buyers. A little goes a long way when it comes to landscaping and upkeep. Use lawn food and water to ensure your grass stays green and healthy. To get rid of bare spots in your lawn apply grass seed or sod. This beautiful home at 2320 Panorama Ave, Boulder, CO, showcases how a green, manicured lawn helps a listing to shine and leave a lasting impression!

2320Panorama September 2017

Front Door Appeal

Another secret to curb appeal is to dress up your front door. A front door with a colorful, fresh paint job will give your home the extra charm. The front door is the focal point of many homes; therefore, giving it a splash of color will help to draw the eye. This listing at 653 Manorwood Ln, Louisville, CO, perfectly utilizes this helpful tip. The complimentary red door does an excellent job of catching people’s attention without overshadowing the rest of the home.

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A home’s curb appeal is the first impression, and first impressions are everything! Use these helpful tips to ensure that your home puts its best foot forward and leaves a lasting impression on prospective buyers.


Local Business Feature: Oak + Feather Films & Creative Waves

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Video is the new darling of the marketing world and Oak + Feather Films has a love affair with it! It benefits your SEO, it’s easy on the eyes (and brain), and it can communicate pretty much anything you need to share – education, entertainment, inspiration, or brand awareness. It’s really the bees-knees!

We’re Christin and Keith Kreml and together we’re Oak + Feather films. Oak + Feather Films is a video storytelling ROCKSTAR for brands, agencies, and entrepreneurs. We LOVE helping businesses connect with more qualified customers and share your brand with the world! For the last ten years, Christin Kreml has helped numerous businesses create an online presence through website design, branding, photography and now video. We’ve crafted a unique offering to highlight our marketing knowledge, keen visual eye, and ability to tell engaging and unique visual stories. And we’d LOVE to help YOU share your business through video!

Mention RE/MAX Alliance and receive 10% off your marketing promotional package. Offer good through December 31, 2017. Call 940-594-5744 or email us today at christin@oakandfeatherfilms.com for a project consultation.

CreativeWaves September 2017

 Creative Waves, Boulder’s arts & crafts focused makerspace, announces their next pop-up workshop! Make-a-bracelet is a workshop for ladies who like handmade and unique jewelry and want to gather in community to make something for themselves. In this workshop, we’ll create our own leather and crystal wrap-around bracelet from start to finish and learn to measure, set, and mount real Swarovski crystals on genuine leather. This workshop includes your first drink. Bring a friend, work together and come spend a lovely Sunday with us being crafty and enjoying a mimosa while overlooking the beautiful Boulder Creek. September 24th, 1pm at The Riverside. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/make-a-bracelet-registration-35865477609.

Re/MAX friends can use the discount code “remax10” to receive $10 off the pre-registration price. Just enter the promotional code “remax10” after you click on register. Please register early, as the code is limited to the first 5 participants.


Pets of the Month: Dixon & Liza

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Hero September 2017

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Hero is friendly and super people oriented; spending time with Hero will be the highlight of your day! True to his labby roots, Hero adores food and enjoys learning new things. Hero is blind, so is looking for a special family who can be patient as he transitions into a new home and learns to navigate a new space. A home environment without multi-levels will be ideal as Hero experiences stress when navigating stairs. Due to his vision impairment and how Hero can be easily startled, HSBV will only rehome him to a family with older or no children and no other pets.

My name is Ray Ban and you can stop looking for another dog! If you think you need the best and cutest dog ever, then pick me! I am a 3-year-old mixed breed looking for a lovely home. I would love to have some new dog friends; however, cats and I sometimes do not get along. I am hoping to find a family with high school-aged children who will love playing with me as much as I love to play with them.


Upcoming Events

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Rock of Ages, Sep 11 – Nov 11 – Boulder Dinner Theater
The Rockstars are moving in! Rock of Ages has been nominated for Five Tony Music Awards including Best Musical! This show will take you back in time to the era of Rock n’ Roll; where the music is louder and the parties are way more fun!

Frozen, Sep 11 – Oct 1 – Buell Theater, Denver
Watch Disney’s Oscar-winning musical Frozen come to life! Denver is hosting this Broadway-bound musical and you could be among the first people to see it! The production will feature more music, incredible stagecraft, and the epic story you love, now told as a full-length Broadway musical.

Oktoberfest Denver – Sep 22-23 & Sep 29-30 – Denver’s Historic Ballpark Neighborhood
Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city’s longest-running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, beer-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages.

Longmont Oktoberfest – Sep 22-23 – Roosevelt Park, Longmont
Left Hand Brewing is proud to present the return of Longmont Oktoberfest, a 2-day music festival unlike anything in Northern Colorado. Live music, ten breweries, two cideries, local food and more, take over Longmont for two days of celebration.

Anything Goes – Sep 23-Oct 1 – Jesters Dinner Theatre, Longmont
Originally written in 1934 with music and lyrics by American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, this musical comedy is sure to give you a laugh! The production is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Enjoy this upbeat musical with or without an accompanying meal at Jesters in Longmont.

Adventure Film Festival – Oct 6-8 – Boulder Theatre
Don’t miss the world premiere of the 13th annual Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair at the historic Boulder Theater. Presented by Intrepid Travel and Patagonia, this three-day, community-driven event showcases a diverse collection of the year’s most groundbreaking independent films, interactive art, workshops, and speakers.

Family Play Festival – Oct 7, 10am-12pm – Boulder Public Library, Main Branch
Drop in and play, sing, read, write and talk at activity stations throughout the library. Families with young children (birth to age 5) enjoy interactive early literacy activities and take home crafts and great prizes as well as new ideas for family fun.

CU vs Arizona Football Game – Saturday, Oct 7, TBD – CU’s Folsom Field, Boulder
Come cheer on the Buffs while they take on the Arizona Wildcats! The beer garden located in Balch Field House and the legendary Ralphie halftime run will ensure that this Saturday game will be one to remember!

K-9 Canter – Oct 8 – Westminster City Park
Your well-behaved, leashed dogs are the point of this race! Yes, they are welcome in the 1 Mile fun run and the 5k! You may race with or without a dog. Also, well-behaved children in strollers are welcome on this course. There will be rewards for the silliest dog costume, the best matching costume (owner and pooch) and the dog who best impersonates a different animal! For more information or to sign up today!

Cosmic Mesa- Sunday, Oct 15, 10pm- 1am- Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
Join the Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery for a night of fun and live music! Cosmic Mesa is a high-energy string band based in Denver, CO that plays a unique style of original music that can only be called “Cosmic Americana Grass”. The band’s very entertaining arrangement has been performing up and down the Colorado front range and beyond!

Awaken Yoga – Tuesday, Oct 24 – Shri Studios, Yoga, Movement and Motivation
Awaken classes are sunrise sessions to help you kick off your day with energy and clarity. These classes are all-level and appropriate for any yogi. They will start gently and ramp-up slowly until you’re awake and alert ready to step into your day. This is where you wake up!


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