Inside Boulder and Beyond

Boulder November Real Estate Statistics

Boulder Area Snapshot, November 2015 New Listings were up 4.3 percent for single family homes but decreased 32.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 190 for single family homes and 61 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 9.8 percent to $495,000 for single family homes and 10.2 percent to $270,000 for townhouse-condo properties. Days…

Boulder October Real Estate Stats

Boulder Area Snapshot, October 2015 New Listings were up 3.9 percent for single family homes but decreased 10.3 percent for townhouse-condo properties. Pending sales clocked in at 229 for single family homes and 75 for townhouse-condo properties. The Median Sales Price was up 13.8 percent to $532,175 for single family homes and 25.1 percent to $342,500 for townhouse-condo properties. Days…

The 10 Best Housing Markets for Stability and Growth

These cities – one each in Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Washington State – have all had overall growth north of 200% and very few dips in home prices. Trey Garrison Source: Housing Wire To find the U.S. housing markets with the most stable growth, SmartAsset analyzed home price data from the Federal Housing Administration on the 358 largest urban markets. They…

Friends and Colleagues Party – did you win?

Thank you to all our friends and colleagues who joined us at Mary Williams Fine Art Gallery to celebrate you! The fun evening was yet another reminder of why we love our jobs and helping you with your real estate needs. The winning ticket for the framed original oil painting was #759019. Please call or email us to receive your artwork.

Home Loan Programs Let Buyers Put Down Less

Source: New York Times February 6, 2015 One of the biggest hurdles to buying a home is accumulating the pile of cash for a down payment. By some estimates, it could take two decades to come up with a respectable 10 percent. With the introduction of several new programs, prospective home buyers with little money to put down now have more options…

Mount Sanitas: Everyone’s Mountain

The Trails The network of trails at Mount Sanitas may be accessed from several points. The two official trailheads are the Sanitas Trailhead and Centennial Trailhead. There are also several neighborhood access points with street parking. With so many interconnected trails, the hiking options are nearly limitless. The descriptions below provide some, but not all, options for loops. Consult the OSMP map to plot the…

Kidder+ Adds Youngest Realtor in Colorado

Kidder+ real estate is excited to announce the youngest licensed realtor in Colorado, 18 year old Jonah Baca. As a senior in high school, Jonah is now a licensed real estate broker as part of his Senior Project, taking the assignment to a new level by learning a real-world skill. Jonah could work in real estate this summer, through his…

Foodie Cities: Real Estate for the Restaurant Set

From the Wall Street Journal Real Estate Section: Americans’ passion for both cooking and cuisine has reshaped residential real estate. The hottest downtown developments are built around vibrant green markets, top-rated restaurants and celebrity chefs. Just past the front gate to Bruce Aidells and Nancy Oakes’s house is a vegetable garden that yields up to 100 pounds of produce…

WSJ Article – “Strategies for Setting A Price For Your Home”

HOMES “Strategies for Setting a Price for Your Home” What’s the perfect price when selling your home? Nobody knows. List too low and watch your investment slip away. List too high and drive potential buyers away. To get top dollar for his Portland, Ore., home, Alex Hickman played lowball. He set his asking price below that of comparable homes nearby—and got six offers…

Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team Partners with Kidder+

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessi Braverman, Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team Media Manager Phone: 415.419.6733 Email: noosacx@gmail.com Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @noosacx Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team Partners With Kidder+ Boulder Real Estate Agency to Host “Little Yellow House” BBQ in Conjunction with Stage Seven of USA Pro Challenge to Celebrate Boulder, CO – August 18, 2014 – Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team is proud to welcome…

Buying Your Next Neighborhood

“What surrounds your home has a greater impact on your health and happiness than what’s in it.” So true — read this story by Marni Jameson, syndicated columnist, and find out, for you, what is important in a neighborhood. One benefit of living my nomad life is that I get to know a lot of different neighborhoods. I am trying…

4 Demands to Make on Your Real Estate Agent

Are you thinking of buying a home? Are you dreading having to walk through strangers’ houses? Are you concerned about getting the paperwork correct? Hiring a professional real estate agent can take away most of the challenges of buying. A great agent is always worth more than the commission they charge just like a great doctor or great accountant. You…

Walk and Bike Month

Community Cycles, a local nonprofit founded in 2006, was started to recycle bicycles, rebuild them to working order and give them to low income or high-needs members of our community.  Their values and mission (to educate and advocate for safe bicycle use), have been thriving in Boulder. Community Cycles is coordinating Walk and Bike Month in June with more than 75 free events including…

I think it’s good to be psycho now and then

Kimberly Kidder just told me a story. She and Brad were riding spin bikes at Rallysport a couple of days ago and running sensation, Melody Fairchild was on the next bike. Kimberly went to BHS just ahead of Melody but everyone in town knew about Melody’s amazing career. Kimberly approached Melody and told her that she had been following her and…

Purchase Real Estate In Your IRA

Did you know you can purchase real estate in your IRA? This often comes as a big surprise to many. There are a slew of strategies and benefits to purchasing real estate in an IRA. The IRS allows an IRA, Individual 401(k), HSA, or ESA to acquire real estate as an asset without penalty and while keeping the tax benefits…

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