Critiquing homes: One of life’s simple pleasures

Critiquing homes: One of life’s simple pleasures

Now you may think we are catty – house catty. And you would not be wrong. But I say it is a harmless form of stress relief and general human bonding. And we also note the houses done really well; we balance our sour slings with sweet notes.

Slifer Smith & Frampton acquires Colorado Landmark Realtors

Slifer Smith & Frampton acquires Colorado Landmark Realtors

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate (SSF) – the leading independent brokerage firm in Colorado serving resort communities throughout the mountains for six decades – announced today the acquisition of Colorado Landmark Realtors, a pioneer in the Boulder Valley Real Estate market that has been operating for 45 years.

Boulder wages outpace the nation

Boulder wages outpace the nation

Boulder’s home prices and cost of housing have been increasing, but workers in the Boulder Metropolitan Statistical Area had a higher wage than the rest of the nation, according to a recently released report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Getting to the ‘root’ of trees

Getting to the ‘root’ of trees

Trees are an important part of Colorado landscapes, especially in our urban centers. However, it’s hard to be a healthy tree in Colorado!

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

Rising interest rates decrease purchasing power

Today’s market is tough on first time buyers. The inventory of homes and condos purchased by first-time buyers continues to be low, and along with inflation, home prices are being pushed upward in most markets.

‘Grow & Give’ from your garden this summer

‘Grow & Give’ from your garden this summer

Colorado State University Extension has a solution for your overabundant garden and can help you make the most out of your harvest – it’s called Grow & Give! Through the Grow & Give program

America’s best places to live in 2022

America’s best places to live in 2022

If you’re reevaluating where you call home or considering relocating this year, here are Bankrate’s picks for the best places to live in 2022.

Colorado construction defect law and the build-to-rent trend

Colorado construction defect law and the build-to-rent trend

The build-to-rent concept in both multi-family and single-family homes can fulfill a consumer need for having a place to live. However, it draws away builder resources from providing homes to buy, putting further pressure on the current inventory shortage.

The right home at the right time

The right home at the right time

Knowing when to move can be challenging, but knowing your property value and how selling can affect your finances are crucial first steps.

The Venmo solution to the high cost of living

The Venmo solution to the high cost of living

Venmo is a popular app you can put on your phone to securely send and receive money from friends and family. It is widely used among younger people and handy for splitting a dinner tab, sharing the cost of a gift, and apparently for asking strangers to help foot the bill for your wedding.

This summer’s top decor trends

This summer’s top decor trends

Summer is here, which means there is not much time left to get your home season ready. If you need a quick guide to keep up with the year’s trends, we’ve got you covered.

Signs that you may need to downsize

Signs that you may need to downsize

Just like the home-preferences of single adults are different than those of families with young children, so are the home needs and wants of retirees.

Building generational wealth

Building generational wealth

Having generational wealth is when a person’s accumulated assets are passed down, and the assets continue to grow or remain stable over the years.

Tips So You Don’t Get Hacked at Home

Tips So You Don’t Get Hacked at Home

With the pandemic and now the war in Ukraine, experts warn that cyberattacks are increasing at an unprecedented rate. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself.

Part 2: Buying College Housing Now Is The Time

Part 2: Buying College Housing Now Is The Time

In my last article, Part 1 of “Buying College Housing – Now Is The Time,” I discussed how purchasing a condo or house for your child to live in while attending college can be a worthwhile investment and can provide financial as well as other benefits for your college student. As you evaluate this decision, here’s a guide to help you.