Monthly Archives: April 2015

Finding the right home may be a process of elimination, but nothing beats the feeling you get when you know you’ve found the one. However, before you get caught up in the excitement and EMOTION of it all, here are five things to consider before you put in an offer. Share this blog with family and friends who are in the market for a new home.

Here are five things to consider before we write and offer.

1. Learn more about the community.  When you purchase a home, you’re also buying into the neighborhood. Go online and read the local newspapers to gain an overall insight on the area. Drive around the neighborhood and talk to the neighbors. It’s also a good idea to drive past the home at different times of the day so that you can see how quiet or how noisy the neighborhood is.

2. See what amenities are nearby. While you are driving around the neighborhood, take note of any shops, parks, or other amenities that are nearby.

3. Get a sneak peek at your commute.  If you are moving further away from where you work, try driving the distance from work to the new home and back during your usual commute time. This will give you an idea of how much time you’ll spend on the road once you’re in your new digs.

4. Find out if there are additional expenses.  Don’t be surprised by unexpected expenses. Find out if there are supplemental taxes, homeowner association dues or other fees associated with the home.

5. Check out the schools.  A good school district may improve your home’s value, regardless of whether or not you have children.

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Sunset at Homestead Trailhead by Jack Sasson

The City of Boulder is hosting an informative event this coming Monday, addressing the challenges of housing affordability in Boulder. Details below are directly from the City’s website.  Can’t make it in person, check out the streaming coverage using periscope with the City’s Twitter account.

Monday, April 27, 2015
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
First Pres Boulder, 1820 15th St.

Join us for the Fresh Perspectives on Housing Boulder event to learn about Boulder’s housing affordability challenges, and discuss what Boulder can learn from other communities’ experiences.

Four guest speakers from outside of Colorado will share their insights, examples of best practices, and observations about Boulder’s housing challenges, then answer questions.

Following a brief introduction at 6 p.m., guest panelists David Doezema, Karen Chapple, Doug Engmann, and Molly Kaufman will discuss the:

  • economics of development, including the impacts of job growth on housing demand;
  • relationship between housing supply and housing costs;
  • psychological effects of change in a community; and
  • strategies to ensure that development benefits the community.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m., the four panelists will answer questions from the audience about other communities’ experiences and how the lessons learned elsewhere can be applied to Boulder’s housing challenges.

Watch the Event Live

We will post a link to watch the live stream here, shortly before the event begins at 6 p.m. on April 27. We’re trying out periscope with the city’s twitter account. Let us know what you think! 

Watch the Event Later

This event will be videotaped and, after the event, the recorded video will be available on www.HousingBoulder.net and broadcast on cable Channel 8.


Speakers

• Karen Chapple – an academic focused on ensuring that new development benefits local communities

• David Doezema – a practitioner focused on the cost and revenue of new development (including the impacts of job growth on housing demand)

• Doug Engmann – a free market economist focused on the relationship between housing supply and housing costs

•  Molly Rose Kaufman – a journalist and community organizer focused on the psychological effects of change in a community

Moderator

Melinda Pollack – co-chair of Mile High Connects, a collaboration of more than 20 philanthropic agencies and nonprofits dedicated to ensuring that all people benefit from the Denver region’s transportation system, with a focus on housing, jobs, education and health.

From https://bouldercolorado.gov/housing-boulder/housing-boulder-speaker-panel

Fern

3133 Fern Pl, Boulder, CO 80304

This beautiful 4-bedroom/ 3-bath home in North Boulder is steps to Salburg Park.  This home has a gourmet stainless & granite kitchen that opens to spacious living & dining rooms w/ bamboo floors.  This lovely .3-acre private backyard includes a large shed. This gem is move-in ready!

Priced at $840,000.

Call me to set up a showing: 303-717-6069

Property listing Detail

MLS # 761177

Listed with Colorado Landmark-Boulder

Spring is a popular time for sellers to list their homes on the market. Listing your home involves more than getting it ready for the showings with potential buyers. To get buyers through the door, the home must be listed at the right price.

  1. It may sell faster.  A well-priced home not only captures the attention of potential buyers, it also prompts interested buyers to act. The sooner they act, the more likely one of them will make an offer and get the process underway.
  2. You’ll target the right buyers.  If the price is right, your home will attract the right buyers who can afford your home.
  3. Your home may sell for closer to its list price.  When a home is priced well, interested buyers will see its value and may submit and offer at or close to your list price. In some areas, a well-priced home may even set off a bidding war among interested buyers.  Deck_Living
Mariposa

2255 Mariposa Ave Boulder, CO 80302

Located in lower Chautauqua with easy access to CU, Whole Foods, & many trails & bike paths. The home features hardwood floors, newer windows, and updated bathrooms and kitchen. Complete with an oversized 2-car garage, and a 738-square-foot in-law suite!

Priced at $779,000.

CALL ME TO SET UP A SHOWING: 303-717-6069

PROPERTY LISTING DETAIL

MLS # 756978

Listed with Coldwell Banker Res-CanyonBlvd