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Boulder area home sales heat wave rolls on, even as prices rise BOULDER – In a hot Boulder County real estate market, prices continue to climb, with the average sales price topping $1 million in the city of Boulder TOM month after KALINSKI month. RE/MAX of Boulder Meanwhile, sales continue to roll-in across Boulder County, with a 13.1 percent increase for single-family homes in June compared to last month, selling 518 homes compared to 458. For the year, single-family home sales kept pace with last year’s strong market, falling a scant .09 percent through June 2017 compared to 2016 with 2,131 homes sold vs. 2150. Noting there appears to be an uptick in ‘move-up’ buying, Boulder Area Realtor® Association’s Vice President of Public Affairs Ken Hotard says this market presents no surprises. ‘Move-up’ buying refers to buyers
who have a home and are buying a more expensive home. “That’s a good sign,” says Hotard. “The market is active on both buyer and seller side. Though inventory is still tight despite the improvements we’ve seen lately.” Inventory of single-family homes for sale in Boulder County improved 17.6 percent in June 2017 compared to May 2017, 1,163 units vs. 989. Over the same period, condominium and townhome inventory increased 38.3 percent, 206 units vs. 149. Despite the inventory growth in attached dwellings, sales fell six percent for the month of June, 140 condo/townhomes sold vs. 149. Year-to-date attached dwellings sales grew 12.4 percent, 715 vs. 636. Hotard explains this seeming mismatch of growing inventory yet shrinking sales with one phrase. “Sales lag inventory. Last month, the condo/townhomes had only one month of inventory, so this month we see sales decrease. Now with inventory up this month, I believe we’ll see an increase in
attached dwellings sales next month.” With low inventory and strong demand putting upward pressure on prices – Boulder’s average selling price is $1.15 million this month – Hotard is confident the market is sound and will continue the stability it is known for. Recent analysis by SmartAsset’s showed Boulder as No. 1 in the nation for strong, stable price appreciation for the third year in a row. “Demand outstrips supply and job growth is good,” says Hotard. “We still don’t see the new housing stock we need coming into the market, which keeps home prices stable and home ownership in Boulder County a solid investment. And if we did have new housing come into the market, it would only make more people able to enjoy living in Boulder County.” Tom Kalinski is the owner and founder of RE/MAX of Boulder. He can be reached at 303.441.5620 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on RE/MAX of Boulder visit boulderco.com.
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How much is your home worth? There are so many ways to answer this question. Some interpret it as “how much is your home worth to you?” Others may answer by how SUZANNE much a home PLEWES is worth to RE/MAX Alliance a buyer. And yet another way to look at it is how much is a home worth to a mortgage lender. These questions often have different answers. When it comes to selling your home, how much your home is worth is actually a combination of all three questions... to some extent.
When it comes to selling your home, how much your home is worth is actually a combination of all three questions... to some extent.
based on recently sold comparable properties. It is therefore always fluctuating. Comparable properties are similar in location, style, size, acreage, condition, and features. Since it’s rare to find an exact match, adjustments are normally made for differences between available comps and your property. Lenders use market value (as determined by an appraisal) to determine how much they are willing to lend a buyer to purchase your home. The loan amount is normally a percentage of purchase price OR market value, whichever is lower. Since most buyers on the market require a mortgage to purchase a home, market value (or appraised value) is extremely important.
value of the home in the current market. When it comes time to sell, you may be faced with comparing the market or buyer assigned value of your home to its personal value to you. When those two figures are far apart, you might decide not to sell. When the figures are closer together, then selling becomes more feasible.
What a home is worth to you When you own a home, there is an emotional attachment that will undoubtedly lead you to give it more value. You may end up considering the price paid for it, improvements made over the years, etc. Unfortunately, those figures don’t always reflect the
Appraised value of a home The appraised value of a home is
Buyer assigned value of homes You’ve probably heard that “the value of a home is what a buyer is willing to pay for it.” Sometimes that value is below market price, in which case a home may sell for under list price. Sometimes it is more than market value, based on available inventory
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So, what is your home really worth? Ultimately, how much your home will sell for will be a combination of all three things. It must reflect what the home is worth to you, what a buyer is willing to pay, and what the home will appraise for. In an ideal world, those three figures fall in line and lead to a smooth closing. However, in many cases, one or more parties must shift their valuation to make the deal work. No two scenarios are the same, so it’s important to have a realistic discussion with your agent about home values and what to expect under current market conditions. Suzanne Plewes is a broker associate at RE/MAX Alliance. Write to 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537, call 970.290.0373 or e-mail email@example.com.
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The importance of locking in an interest rate Many homebuyers take a sigh of relief once their search is over: at last, they have a property under contract. The hard part is done – the showings, MICHAELA the negotiating, PHILLIPS and the approval Guaranteed Rate, Inc. are complete. But that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down: locking in an interest rate is the vital next step. One of the largest and most important aspects of buying a home is the interest rate: it greatly influences the overall cost of your house. In a typical situation, you’re allowed to lock this rate in as soon as you go under contract. This provides you with security before your closing. Per Bankrate, a mortgage lock rate is a guarantee that a lender will deliver on a specific interest rate as long as the mortgage closes by a specified date. These locks protect the borrower from rate
fluctuations, ups and downs that are frequent in the industry. If you’re closing within 30 days, locking in the interest rate is highly recommended; it’s far too hard to predict what will happen to rates over the next month. This isn’t a requirement, however. You can hope that the interest rate will tumble and fall. You can even ask your mortgage lender to send you rate updates on a daily basis, which I typically do. Choosing not to lock in the interest rate is a practice known as “floating the rate” and it comes with risk. Sure, there’s always a chance the interest rate will decrease, but there’s a chance it’ll increase, too. Thus, it’s a gamble and a homebuyer must decide if it’s one they’re willing to take. If they do, most lenders still require a locked interest rate 10 days before closing. This assures that all documents are prepared in time because locking a rate in comes with disclosures and its own pile of paperwork. Regardless of the purchaser’s preference, most people in the
One of the largest and most important aspects of buying a home is the interest rate: it greatly influences the overall cost of your house. (Photo: Pixabay).
real estate field don’t recommend that homebuyers float their rate, at least not if they’re closing in a month’s time. The reason is simple: it’s better to be locked in an interest rate and wishing you weren’t versus not being locked in and wishing you were.
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BOULDER – Due to Colorado’s arid climate and many forests, homeowners and landowners may be particularly RICK vulnerable to JACQUEMARD wildfires. It is Flatirons Home important to Inspections keep this threat in mind when buying or building a home. Homes in many areas of Colorado are threatened, damaged or destroyed each year by wild fires. Anyone who is thinking of purchasing a home in forested or otherwise fire-prone areas should consider the hazard presented to the property by a wildfire and should attempt to mitigate its effects. By doing wildfire mitigation work, homeowners can substantially increase their safety and reduce the risk to life and property. In Boulder County, land use codes require individuals who are constructing a new home in forested areas, or remodeling some existing homes, create and implement a Wildfire Mitigation Plan, which includes the creation and maintenance of effective defensible space. Other homeowners are encouraged, but not required, to create and maintain effective defensible space. Defensible space is an area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat and allow firefighters to safely defend the house. Use materials such as asphalt shingles, slate or clay tile, or metal roof coverings. Ensure roof-covering assemblies do not contain openings that allow firebrand entry. Install fire-resistive or noncombustible construction materials on siding and walls. Eaves should extend beyond exterior walls with
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How to choose a melon BOULDER COUNTY – Early August brings sweet treats to our stores as wonderful Colorado melons roll in. I follow Rocky CAROL Ford Growers O’MEARA Association Colorado State on Facebook, University Extension so when they announced that melons were here, I rushed over to the grocers. Approaching the stacked cantaloupes, I looked over the melons for the perfect one to take home. As I lifted and tested the rind a man came up next to me and said “I hate to ask, but how can you tell when they’re ripe?” I’m not often asked how to pick produce while at the store, so was happy to answer. Slowly I turned toward him. With a smile I grasped a cantaloupe, showing him how the netting should be raised and distinct from the rind while the skin underneath is a tan-yellow. Flipping the melon to the blossom end, opposite the indentation from where the stem attached, I showed him how it should have a slight give when pressure is applied. Finally, I spoke of the aroma a ripe muskmelon has, handing him the near-perfect melon.
“See for yourself; you’ll get the hang of it,” I said, turning back to shopping for my own cantaloupe. He took to the task seriously, leaning over and setting pressure to the blossom end with determination. As I glanced back, I realized he was pumping that melon like he was applying CPR, so I gentled his effort and avoid crushing the poor thing. Gardeners have an advantage when growing cantaloupes because the fruit tells us when it’s ripe. We look for the same signals – color, raised netting and aroma – but also slip stage, which is when the muskmelon separates from the vine. Once the color of the fruit changes, check the where the stem attaches to the melon for separation. When it’s separated two-thirds of the way around the stem, the melon can be harvested. Walking further into the store I stopped at the sight of a shopper slapping watermelons. At the bin for smaller, personal-sized watermelons, her palm open, fingers splayed, she methodically smacked those mini melons like it was a whack-a-mole game at the arcade. Perhaps she was seeing if they were firm, or was listening to the sound; I have no idea what that shopper was doing, but clearly she was enjoying herself. Picking a watermelon at the store is a challenge, and I’ve heard of thumping the melon to listen for the dull thud of ripeness.
Early August brings sweet treats to our stores as wonderful Colorado melons roll in. (Photo: Shutterstock)
Typically it’s a knock from the knuckles while holding the melon up where you can hear it. Unripe melons sound hollow while ripe ones have a meaty thud, the experts say. I’ve not been able to hear what they’re talking about so I go with two other indicators: belly color and toughness. Where the watermelon sits on the ground, the skin will turn yellow or cream color when ripe; if it’s still a clear white or even green, move on to another melon. Also, the ground spot toughens a bit, so test it gently with a fingernail to see if it dents easily. If it doesn’t dent from your fingernail, the melon is ripe. Gardeners growing watermelon or honeydew can rely on simple math: count the days from when the female flower ‘sets’, starting to swell after pollination. 40 days from setting, the melon is ripe. Watermelons also give gardeners a clue when the curly tendril closest
to the melon on the vine dries. That, plus belly color, should tell you when it’s time to harvest. Honeydew should be a creamy yellow color; wait to pick them until they do or the green melon won’t ripen off the vine. Try these gardener’s tricks for choosing melons at the store, instead of slapping, thwacking, crushing or otherwise abusing the fruit. Colorado State University Extension, together with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, provides unbiased, research-based information about consumer and family issues, horticulture, natural resources, agriculture and 4-H youth development. For more information contact Extension at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Box B, Longmont, 303.678.6238, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ext.colostate.edu/boulder.
Vinegar can help plants survive drought By Carolyn Wilke The Sacramento Bee (TNS) A warming climate brings increased risk of droughts and a need for more tools to help plants survive. Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Yokohama, Japan, were surprised to learn that maybe a little vinegar can help, according to an article published this summer in Nature Plants. When studying the response of genetically modified plants to drought, the researchers noticed that some tolerated dry conditions much better. Curiously, these mutants accumulated higher concentrations of acetate, a chemical closely related to vinegar, than the naturally occurring plants. August 4-5, 2017
They decided to see if simply watering unmodified Arabidopsis plants, a small, flowering cabbage relative, with vinegar could also do the trick. Of the plants previously watered with very dilute vinegar, 70 percent survived while almost none of those that were given other acids or only water did. The concentration they used was produced by mixing 40 parts water with one part vinegar. It was surprising that such a simple compound helped the plants develop a survival strategy against losing water, said JongMyong Kim, one of the authors of the study, by e-mail. The researchers found similar results for other crops including maize, rapeseed, wheat and rice. Based on their previous work, the researchers think the vinegar
acts like a signal telling the plant to follow a backup set of genetic instructions to cope with the drought. Daniel Kliebenstein, a professor of plant sciences at University of California-Davis, said there’s still a lot to learn about how the response is triggered and the unintended consequences to other processes important to plant health. The acetate response was also tied to the plants’ use of jasmonic acid. The acid, which gives jasmine flowers their fragrance, is produced by plants as part of its defense against insects and fungus. As a result, different levels of acetate could mess with the plants’ protection against pests and pathogens, he said. Is it likely that people will spray
Is it likely that people will spray vinegar across their fields to ward off drought? (Photo: Dreamstime)
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6 must-know kitchen and bathroom design trends (BPT) – Many homeowners today wonder how they can turn their bathrooms or kitchens into something worthy of making the rounds on Pinterest or Instagram. As more people want to give their home a personal and stylish touch, home decorating and interior design is hotter than ever, and the possibilities are seemingly limitless. The only problem is that making up your mind can be overwhelming. If you’ve ever tried to pick what shade of blue or tint of gray to paint a wall, you know that sometimes there are too many choices. With over 140 years of designing kitchen and bathroom products, Kohler Kitchen & Bath tapped into a large brain trust of designers and product experts to identify the six leading kitchen and bath design trends for 2017. All in the mix. We all know patterns play a big role in how large a room appears and what features are accented or emphasized. For all the importance people place on patterns, many are inherently afraid of blending - or mixing
- patterns. Be bold! When done right, this can create a vibrant, energetic space that does more for your room than if you were to play it safe. Perfect pairs. Two of the most striking colors to appear in kitchens and bathrooms these days are velvety blues and vivid greens. Blues are timeless and can work well by themselves in most situations, but add a small dose of blood orange and you’ve created an infectious vibe to the room. Nothing makes as dramatic a statement as pairing two complementary colors. A softer white. A traditional color
for bathrooms and kitchens, white gives off a clean, bright aura. Nonetheless, the look can be a bit clinical. Once way around this problem is to warm up the whites with tones of brass, gold or bronze. Subtle touches on the cabinets or backsplash can create a warm ambiance that softens the look of an all-white space. Keep it neutral. If you’re looking for fun, vibrant colors but aren’t ready to go all in, consider neutral shades such as icy blue, blush sand and other straightfrom-nature shades. These are a lot more refreshing than the
standard beige! Such transparent neutrals beautifully diffuse light and lend themselves to contrasting elements. Amber glow. The living room has expanded. Kitchens aren’t just for preparing food and bathrooms aren’t just for getting ready. People want a cozier, athome feel for both these rooms. Top designers do this by adding a range of metallic fixtures coupled with smoky grays, a combination that creates a dramatic and welcoming room. Noir. With the debut of black stainless steel appliances, black has made its way back to being a staple color in kitchens and bathrooms. Of late, the emphatic pairing of black and white has become the real showstopper. The idea here is to work with high contrast: think strong color-blocking patterns and heavy stripes. Two timeless colors will join to create a perfectly modern mixture. To discover more ideas for your home visit ideas.kohler.com. Here you’ll find invaluable advice and inspiring fixtures to transform your bathroom into the room of your dreams.
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2017’s biggest decor trends monochrome spaces in 2017. Muted pastels are taking center stage, with people using the same colorway not only for their walls but also for their trim, ceiling and furniture, creating a beautifully unified look. Hidden range hoods This year may have been the year of statement range hoods, but many designers are taking a new “less is more” approach to the ever-evolving issue of unsightly range hoods – they’re simply building it behind a simple clean and modern gyprock case to give kitchens are more subdued style. Statement range hoods, on the other hand, are still very much en vogue.
Beige is decidedly on its way to becoming the new gray. (Photo: Shutterstock).
There is an exciting movement toward new, original forms, architectural and clean shapes with refined and thoughtful details.
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ollowing trends can be dangerous in home decor, where rooms are designed to last decades, not months. But while we tread carefully when it comes to decorating with trends in our homes, we can’t deny the fact that it can sometimes be hard to resist the temptation of adding a handmade ceramic here or a hanging planter there, especially when that’s what we’re seeing across Instagram and magazines everywhere. So what’s the secret to decorating with trends? For starters, smaller accents are much easier to infuse into a decor scheme if the rest of the space has
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a neutral base. As for the larger trends – like the ones that require painting a wall or gut-renovating a kitchen – here’s our advice: Mull it over for a few months, and see if you still like it. Or as Nate Berkus would advise, don’t use any materials you wouldn’t have seen in a 1920s home. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the top 10 home decor trends of 2017 that are likely to stand the test of time. Agree or disagree? Tell us which of these you’d use in your own home.
wallet. Tiled kitchen islands will never replace a chic waterfall marble countertop, but it’s cool and cutting-edge. We’re on board. Monochrome spaces Retire your brights. It’s all about
New modern In 2017, West Elm has spearheaded a mainstream revival of the new modern style, a clean, minimal aesthetic with curved lines, mixed materials and a whole lot of appeal. “We are entering a new era in design,” Johanna Uurasjarvi, creative director at West Elm, tells MyDomaine. “There is an exciting movement toward new, original forms, architectural and clean shapes with refined and thoughtful details.” New traditional On the other hand of the design spectrum, another style as old as time is resurfacing. First spotted on the runways in February, the
Beige tones We’ve called it on a couple of occasions over the past few months, but beige is decidedly on its way to becoming the new gray. Interior designers like Jeremiah Brent have jumped on the trend: creative, beautifully modern spaces in the color that was once synonymous with boring. Tiled kitchen islands This is a trend we definitely did not see coming, but it’s one we’re definitely on board with, not only for the look but also for the
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traditional style has been making its way back into the modern decor vernacular, but in a new and unexpected way. Fringe trim, ginger jars and classic shapes are definitely back with a twist. Hygge After the Marie Kondo frenzy caused an entire generation of decor lovers to throw out most of their belongings, homeowners are now jumping on a new lifestyle philosophy: the Scandinavian hygge movement. Its principle: to create a cozy home filled with soft textures and dim lighting – and to savor a slow way of living with family and friends. Handmade pottery Here’s another trend we didn’t necessarily see coming but that’s been popping up everywhere: handmade pottery. Often styled in groups or as part of smaller vignettes, beautiful handmade ceramics has been adding an organic edge to rooms everywhere. Stylist Emily Henderson is a fan – she uses handmade ceramics to style anything from bookcases to
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Round mirrors can help create a soft look in contrast to sharp edges.
By Cathy Hobbs Tribune News Service (TNS) Photos by Design Recipes Mirrors can serve a number of purposes when decorating a space.
They can help reflect light, make a space feel more open or serve as windows in a room that doesn’t get much light, to name a few. Mirrors can also be used in spaces as an alternative to
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artwork, and similar to artwork, not all mirrors need to be hung. Further, mirrors can be an affordable way to decorate a home when looking for alternatives to art.
When to use mirrors Mirrors can be especially useful in spaces that don’t get much light, or when you may be looking to reflect light. Mirrors can also be used to draw interest to signature
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pieces of furniture or architectural features such as fireplaces, buffets and sideboards. In general, art brings color and graphic elements to a space, and mirrors serves as a wonderful complement. Choosing a mirror finish Mirrors now come in all different finishes from wood to lacquer and metals such as silver and brass to anything in between. When considering a finish for your mirror, consider how you wish your mirror to complement your space. Decorative colors and finishes should be treated as you would other finishes in your space. Choosing a metal finish for your mirror can easily be a compliment for elements such as doorknobs or furniture legs, while mirrors trimmed with wood may complement furniture elements such as a wood coffee table or dining table. Choosing a size and shape When it comes to selecting a mirror, keep in mind that they come in all shapes and sizes. In
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Three horizontal mirrors help to open a small dining area.
Two vertically hung mirrors over nightstands replace the need for art.
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