Denver Metro Home Affordability Low

The Denver Metro area is becoming less affordable.

Boulder probably represents one of the metro area communities which is getting to be the least affordable.

Some sources say that in comparison to the rest of the country, the Denver metro area is the 14th least affordable of all, ranked against the 100 largest metro areas in the US.

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Boulder Colorado Schools $5mil+ building upgrades

Boulder Valley Schools are going to get some major upgrades thanks to voters.

A measure on the recent ballot passed by narrow margins to approve upgrading all of its 55 schools

Some will be completely torn down, as Casey Middle School essentially was a few years ago.

Others will be improved on a smaller scale such as getting a new roof, or various rebuilding or remodeling.

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Market Update Q3 Boulder Colorado

remax sold signGenerally the market has leveled out. Home inspection seems to be the hot topic now, as buyers are becoming more attentive to noticing problems and deferred maintenance.

Number of homes sold are down slightly compared to Q1 and Q2 2014, and inventory is slightly up this year.

However, the prices seem to be up slightly, and days on market seem to be down compared to earlier in the year.

We are also seeing appraisers becoming more cautious and conservative. Sellers seem to be somewhat slow to understand this and are in some cases still over-pricing and stretching the boundaries on what they are asking in pricing.

I’m occasionally seeing multiple buyers for homes which are priced right, and buyers competing on price even above the asking price for their home, and yet in some cases, the appraisal comes in lower than contract price.

Makes for some interesting negotiating unless buyers are willing to make up the difference between what the lender will loan versus the appraised value. I see many different positions buyers are taking when this happens, and we are still managing to reach agreements and close most purchase transactions.

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Delvickios Restaurant Superior Colorado

Delvickios Restaurant Superior ColoradoDelvickios Restaurant Superior ColoradoDelvickios restaurant in Superior Colorado continues to put out a consistently good product, and I’ve found consistently good service at this locally-owned eatery for quite a long time now.

Located in the small shopping center in the heart of the Rock Creek Ranch subdivision, it’s a nice variation from some of the big outfits around the area.

The Veal 508, for you meat eaters is a favorite of my daughter’s so I hope they keep  it on the menu!

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7 Top Trends in Bathroom Renovations

bathroom renovation ideas 1Here’s a brief outline of the 7 top trends in bathroom renovation and remodeling.

If you’ve been thinking of renovating your bathroom, or for that matter all of the bathrooms in your house, now is a great time!

Don’t wait until just before you’re ready to sell and move, do it now and enjoy the enhancement, and then eventually the increased marketability of your house when it is finally time to sell.

1. The master bath takes center stage. 

60% of homeowners who are renovating their bathrooms are renovating their master baths. 61% of those people choose to start from scratch after gutting the existing master bathroom.

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