Colorado Life Style & Real Estate

Found 94 blog entries about Colorado Life Style & Real Estate.

By Guest Blogger, Tiffany Rowe, RE Colorado

You’ve got the Easter picnic planned, maybe a birthday party before then, and a few days of decent weather to get everything done in time. Yep, you have a full spring schedule. Between the interior spring cleaning, decorating, and the yardwork that has to be done, you’ll settle for mowed grass and clean floors by the time April rolls around.

Nearly 75 percent of Americans participate in some form of spring cleaning. The stats might not show it, but in order to recover from so much winter damage, spring cleaning is often filled with half-measures and shortcuts. There’s just too much to take care of… unless you have a few tips to help you out.

There are plenty of hacks to getting your home ready for

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by Rob Kelly, LRA Owner & Managing Broker 

Thanks to our state's rich and colorful history of ranching, farming and mining, coupled with a mild climate and burning desire to preserve our Colorado history, we are flush with older, well kept homes. In today's real estate market, many home buyers find these homes quite desirable.  One does not have to look too far from LRA's own office in Old Town Louisville to see the charm of miner's cabins, some which date as far back at the 1890s.  

Some of these vintage homes have been elegantly remodeled and some still appear to have much of their original home in tact. When we preview older homes in Old Town Louisville, Superior, Lafayette or Boulder, we often notice that such homes sell for 25% to 50%

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By Jeremy Alderman, Zogmedia

With Colorado slowly shaking off its snowy blanket to make way for warmer days, it’s time to start thinking about spring break. For kids, it’s a well needed rest before the last few months of the school year. For parents, it’s an opportunity to get the whole family together. And if you’re staying close to home this break, the heat is on to still provide an amazing time the kids will proudly brag about to all their friends. Whether you’re a Colorado dweller looking for some fun close to home or you’re coming in from out of state, you’re in the right place!

Let’s go over how to make the best out of your Colorado spring break. At first glance, you might not know where to start when researching places to visit in central

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by Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

Mold is definitely a subject we would all like to avoid. For the average person, mold can conjure up a lot of negative imagery. Fortunately in Colorado, thanks to our dry climate, mold is not usually an issue we expect to see arise during a typical real estate transaction. However, since the Colorado floods of 2013, we have heard an emerging question that is standard for buyers and their agents ask home sellers when starting their due diligence, which is "Was there any flood damage to your home in 2013?". Even if the answer is no, home sellers should be prepared and get a little education in the event any moisture issues existed in the history of the home. 

There are over 100,000 different types of molds,

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By Jeremy Alderman, Zogmedia

Colorado has become a destination for lovers of great beer and the great outdoors. If you’re planning a trip to the Centennial State, you might find yourself caught off guard by views of the Rocky Mountains from your hotel window (and more than a few friendly faces as you step out into the street). Shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater, skiing the slopes, hiking the Rockies, cheering on your favorite Colorado teams—we’d be surprised if the thought of moving to Colorado hadn’t crossed your mind at all. But which city should you choose? And how do you keep that small-town feel? 

Before you start comparing pro’s and con’s, take a look at Louisville, a town nestled in the Denver-Boulder corridor. Just 20 minutes from Boulder’s

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by Jen Reviews

You need a comfortable kitchen space before anything else. And the first thing to start with when decorating or redecorating the kitchen is the sink. It’s easy when you have all the choices laid out in front of you.  This includes the type, size, number of bowls, material, faucet fitting, and more. If you’re remodeling your kitchen from scratch, choosing a customized kitchen sink is more apt. Something that fits well with the ambience and color palette of the kitchen décor.

Choosing a new kitchen sink, as a homeowner, doesn’t have to be a price-based decision. You can easily narrow down your options based on the different styles and sizes of kitchen sinks. This guide will help you learn about the basics of kitchen sink and what

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by Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

It is about this time of year when those who are serious home buyers start paying attention to the market in anticipation of purchasing in the springtime. Interest rates are still historically low and while inventory has been a little tight for a few years, I believe if you remain patient and somewhat flexible (and realistic of course), I am confident you can own your own place when you are ready. 

The first question I hear from first time home buyers is “What do I need to do to prepare?". To help answer this very  large question, I have included a few of links to articles I recommend you read to help you get the big picture to start this journey. I don't like to overwhelm my clients, so I suggest you just

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by Rob Kelly, LRA Owner/Managing Broker

In my final LRA blog post of 2017, I would like to thank those who have helped us get established in our first three years and also to recap LRA's activities in and around our beloved town of Louisville, Colorado.

We have met and worked with dozens of wonderful clients, who run the spectrum from selling a stunning Chautauqua home to a Rock Creek family ready to downsize from the only home they have ever known and move to the mountains.  We have represented a family who fell in love with a charming cottage in Old Town Louisville, we have helped soon-to-be retirees navigate the new construction experience, and of course, we enjoy guiding young couples through the first time home buyers experience. We do our

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By Cory Nickerson, LRA Associate Broker

By all general appearances, 2017 seems to be shaping up as another good year for those who sold homes, however, it may be brightening for buyers as well.  According to the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR), "Colorado’s low inventory has caused frustration and a limitation on housing market growth. Luckily, statistics show a major increase for residential building in areas across Colorado."

Let's take a look at recent statistics for some of the East Boulder County towns we follow and see what has been happening since the selling season has slowed down. We typically see a slow down in inventory available and buyers who are serious after Labor Day. Now that we have almost a full year of data under our

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by Jackie Friesth, Bolder Insurance

Make Activities and Food, Not Alcohol, the Party's Focus

Planning a party can be a big task, especially when you consider your responsibilities as host extend beyond when your guests walk out the door. The perfect ending to any gathering is a safe trip home for all of your guests. Remember, too, if your intoxicated guest is injured or injures someone else on the way home, you could be held legally responsible. But you can take steps to ensure the safety of your guests and, ultimately, the success of your gathering.

Provide the Right Environment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration encourages these precautions when hosting a party: Avoid making alcohol the main focus of social

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