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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.

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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!

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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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Check out the discount deals for March at the bottom of the newsletter: 1. Colorado Athletic Club 15% off discount to children’s summer camps by April 1; and 2. Precision Carpet Cleaning 10% off thru April.

 

MARCH: MARKET INSIGHT, DEALS & EVENTS

Featured Listing: 907 11th St, Boulder, CO
$1,575,000 | 5 Beds, 2 Full/2 Three-Qtr Baths, 3,654 Sq Ft
Listed by Leyla & Steele Zach Zeldner, RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut

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Stylish, tastefully remodeled historic stone Craftsman style home on corner lot in Chautauqua boasts functional floor plan with formal living and dining, open family room and updated kitchen that exits to large rear deck with southwest light and views. Master suite plus two lovely bedrooms on upper level and main floor office with bedroom and adjoining 3/4 bath. Nanny/in-law suite in basement with a separate entrance. The home is very well maintained and includes a fenced yard with nice landscaping, huge storage shed, and off street parking.

 

175NSkyViewDrNederland March 2017 2430CalaisDrBLongmont March 2017
$497,000
175 N Sky View Dr, Nederland
3 Beds, 2 Full/1 Half Baths, 3,024 Sq Ft
Listed by Liz Ford
RE/MAX Alliance
$387,000
2430 Calais Dr, B, Longmont
2 Beds, 1 Full/1 Three-Qtr/1 Half Baths, 2,520 Sq Ft
Listed by Diane Stow
RE/MAX Alliance
3227AlexanderWayBroomfield March 2017 4387WitterGulchRdEvergreen March 2017
$714,500
3327 Alexander Way, Broomfield
5 Beds, 3 Full/1 Half Baths, 4,998 Sq Ft
Listed by Joel Thompson
RE/MAX Alliance
$775,000
4387 Witter Gulch Rd, Evergreen
5 Beds, 2 Full/1 Three-Qtr/1 Half Baths, 4,128 Sq Ft
Listed by Nancy Kirkendall
RE/MAX Alliance
6883SpringhillDrNiwot March 2017 8849Portico March 2017
$1,090,000
6883 Springhill Dr, Niwot
5 Beds, 2 Full/1 Three-Qtr/1 Half Baths, 4,768 Sq Ft
Listed by Jennifer Egbert
RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut
$1,699,000
8849 Portico Lane, Longmont
5 Beds, 4 Full/1 Three-Qtr/2 Half Baths, 7,042 Sq Ft
Listed by Steven Noel
RE/MAX Alliance
Search listings here and please contact me with any questions. I’m never too busy for your referrals.

Market Insight

FebSFH March 2017

Mother Nature decided to have spring-like weather for us early this year and the Real Estate market decided to follow her lead with an extremely strong January.

Townhomes March 2017

February proved to be another strong real estate market in Boulder County but we are beginning to see some leveling.

New listings in 2017 were consistent with what we saw in 2016 with 335 new listings. We did see a fall in Sold listings of 12% even though inventory is slightly up this year. Even with this drop we still only have 1.4 months of inventory, which still indicates a strong Seller’s market.

Graphs March 2017

As is common when a market begins to plateau we are seeing Buyers being slightly more price sensitive, which is indicative of average sales price for this year only increasing 2.6% as compared to last year. This number is more in line with what we experience in a balanced market. We saw a strong decrease in Days on Market from 64 days to 55 days, which when we look closer we see that homes that are priced well are going under contract quickly.

The Percent of List Price Received 1.2% drop to 99.5% gives insight into the shifting mindset of Buyers. This is still a very strong number but does indicate a slowing in homes selling for over asking price.

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The Best Time to Sell Your Home

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The most common question I’m asked is, “When is the best time to sell my home?” Here is your answer, spring! Anytime from late February through mid-May is the best time to list your home. Here is why:

Peak Season

The peak of real estate season is usually early summer in Colorado. Many families wait until the end of the school year before listing their home. In late May and early June, there is an influx of homes for sale.

Competition

More inventory is good for buyers, but sellers looking to maximize the value of their home are better served when they beat the competition to the market. Right after the winter holidays, serious Buyers start looking at homes for sale online. By February they have a good idea of their price range and desired area.

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Local Business Features: Colorado Athletic Club – Flatirons & Precision Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial

Flatirons March 2017

Did you know that RE/MAX Alliance and Colorado Athletic Club partner to offer discounts at Colorado’s premier workout facility? With the recent renovation Flatirons now offers hot yoga, year-round swimming pools and tennis, new locker rooms, and childcare! We are excited to have begun registration for summer memberships and summer camps!

Mention you are a friend of RE/MAX Alliance and receive 15% off Children’s Camps if you register before April 1, 2017, or to receive a discounted rate, enrollment, and two personal coaching sessions. Please contact Alison Thomas at athomas@wellbridge.com to set up a time to stop in or discuss options. 505 Thunderbird Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303 | 303.499.6590

precision3 March 2017

Nothing says spring like freshly cleaned carpets. Precision Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial is a family-owned business based in Boulder, Colorado since 1990. They provide a variety of professional cleaning services, from carpets to oriental rugs and upholstery, to tile and grout, to hardwood floors, serving the northern Front Range.

Friends of RE/MAX Alliance who mention this ad will receive a 10% discount on the following services: carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and wood floor cleaning when you spend $150 or more of their services. Offer expires April 30, 2017. Call 303.440.9772 to schedule today.


Pets of the Month: Toby & Blossom

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Handsome Toby, a two-year-old Pointer, German Wirehaired/Mix, is such a sweetheart! Toby is an active fellow who will benefit from abundant exercise and positive reinforcement training. Toby enjoys taking himself on adventures and will require some management to keep him at home; he comes with complimentary support from our Training and Behavior Center to help curb his wanderlust. Toby shared his previous home with young children with great success, and he enjoys playing with other dogs.

Hi, my name is Blossom and I’m a two-year-old mix! I am a sweet girl looking for my forever home with a family with high school aged children or older! I enjoy meeting new people. I love to go for walks and would be happy to go exploring with a new best friend. I love to play and being petted!


Upcoming Events

SummerKickoff March 2017

Friends of the Longmont Library Book Sale, March 16 – 19, Longmont Public Library
Donated books will be sold to raise funds for the Longmont Public Library.

Cultural Cul-de-sac: Coffee with Muslims, March 23, 5 – 8 pm, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Coffee with Muslims is a casual get together with your Muslim neighbors. The event allows for conversation, but also provides an opportunity to ask uncomfortable and meaningful questions in a civilized manner. The main focus is to get to know one’s neighbors on either side of the spectrum.

Denver March Powwow March 24-26, 10 am, Denver Coliseum
Since 1984, the heritage of American Indians has been celebrated in Denver every year at the Denver March Powwow, one of the largest events of its kind in the country. The Powwow features more than 1,600 dancers from close to 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. The three-day event in the Denver Coliseum is packed with singing, dancing, storytelling, food, art and more, ensuring a wonderful experience for everyone.

Interweave Yarn Fest, March 30 – April 2, 10 am – 6 pm, $5, Embassy Suites Loveland
Immerse yourself in the world of specialty fiber and expand your technical abilities at Interweave Yarn Fest—a celebration of the fiber arts. Enjoy a bustling marketplace, dozens of expert-taught workshops, and the company of other yarn enthusiasts! The Marketplace will be stocked with knitting, weaving, crochet and spinning supplies dozens of vendors.

Boulder Arts Week, March 31 – April 8
Boulder Arts Week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings. This citywide event highlights Boulder’s distinguished arts and cultural programming and includes art walks, First Friday, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theatre, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, workshops, and symposia.

Boulder County Farmer’s Market Opening Day, April 1, Boulder – 13th Street & Longmont, Boulder County Fairgrounds
We are a nonprofit organization operating producer-only farmers markets in Colorado since 1987. Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.

Colorado National Speedway Season Opener, April 1, 5:30 pm, Dacono
On April 1st the green flag drops on the 52nd season at Colorado National Speedway. Along with the Super Late Models the Grand American Modifieds, Super Stocks, and the Figure 8s will thrill the fans and launch a brand new year at CNS.

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival, April 2, 1 – 5 pm, Boulder
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’.

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