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2008 

Where is Gunbarrel? Believe it or not it's part of Boulder, fabulous Boulder, Colorado. Gunbarrel is north east of Boulder and it is part of unincorporated Boulder County. Lots of advantages to living in Gunbarrel; taxes are less, sales tax is less when buying a durable good or a car or a big tic...
09/29/2008
We're talking about Net Zero Energy Homes, one of which is currently under construction in Dakota Ridge Village in Boulder Colorado. Nestled in between your traditional new builds, stands a more modern, uniquely designed living space, called The NZE House. This progressive piece of real estate wi...
09/28/2008
Until this year no one in the Boulder Valley School District ever felt it was necessary to do background checks on their volunteers. As a result, sex offenders could have been cruising into your children's schools with free hall-passes for years. Click here for the rest of the story.
09/26/2008
Why of course ... Niwot Colorado! My grandmother says that you're always suppose to talk nice about people after they die, or maybe even name a town after them or a street! How many times have you thought, where in the world did they come up with that name? Named after Chief Niwot, an Arapahoe tr...
09/24/2008
What does today's average buyer look for in a home?  Here are the top ten home features according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2007 profile of buyer's home feature preferences.  As a real estate professional, I have made these observations when working with home buyers.  This lis...
09/23/2008
It's not scary if you let them work FOR you. What exactly is a 1031 exchange? In Boulder Colorado and other parts of Colorado, it is a lawful transaction in which an asset is sold and the proceeds of the real estate sale are reinvested in a similar asset. Because the transaction exists between t...
09/21/2008
As if we didn't have enough to worry about with all the chemicals in our food, our furniture, our carpet, and toys manufactured in a country far away we now have to worry about Radon gas too? Radon is an odorless (not like grandpa's gas), colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas that's form...
09/18/2008
The more I learn about Real Estate Short Sales the more I realize that it's a little like taking all of your clothes off in front of your lender. The qualifications are quite stringent, fairly regimented and not only must YOU qualify for the short sale with a "hardship", YOUR PROPERTY must qualif...
09/17/2008
When I take a listing, I am careful to consider the total square footage of the home. It also depends what city or MLS system I'm using when and how I display the home's square feet. It's interesting, in the Denver metro area, most listings do not include the basement square footage, unlike Bould...
09/16/2008
Just last week I received a call from a buyer who wanted to see one of our listings. From our phone conversation alone, I could tell she had something against real estate agents. Maybe she is always trite and condescending to everyone, but I didn't think so. I had a feeling it was just directed ...
09/14/2008
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