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Happy New Year!
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Have a Happy and Prosperous 2018!

The New Year has arrived and I'm curious-- what plans do you have for your home in 2018? Are you considering selling your home? Purchasing an investment property? Or possibly remodeling that part of your home that you've always wanted to improve? The Buzz this month has insightful articles featuring some considerable reasons to sell in early 2018. Also, don't miss the year end STATS, including details about your property taxes.  
Let's talk soon about how I can help you buy, sell, or invest in our local market this year. It's best to start early and plan ahead!

Year End Stats are In...
As 2018 launches, we are rolling into a more balanced market. The 2017 median price for a single family home in Boulder County only increased by 4.9%, compared to 2016 when the median price increased by 13.7%. What does this mean to you? If you’re selling, there is still pent-up buyer demand, multiple offers on the best homes, and prices are increasing slightly. If you’re buying, there are both new construction and re-sale homes available, fewer multiple offer scenarios to deal with, prices are up only slightly, and interest rates remain low.
 
Sellers - I can advise you about how to prep and position your home for the market so you realize the highest price in the shortest amount of time.  Buyers - I can interpret each micro-market and advise you on the most effective strategy for presenting your offer. 
 
If you’d like more insight about the 2017 stats, and my forecast for 2018, give me a buzz and we’ll have a chat! Click HERE to view the complete 2017 Stats. 


Wondering if you Should Sell in 2018?

This article in Realtor.com recaps something many of us in Boulder County are familiar with the fact that "homes are flying off the market at record prices, and buyers are still clamoring to get in the game. One thing is clear: It's a great time to be a seller." While that's been true for the past couple of years, we don't know what the future holds for our local real estate market, and the days of low inventory and price increases could be slowing down soon. If you're considering selling your home this year, reasons to move quickly include current low interest rates, low inventory and high demand for homes in this area, prices continuing to increase as we see from the Year End Stats, and relative affordability with "stock market surges setting the stage for high home buyer turnout in 2018." If you're looking for a great reason to sell soon, those all seem like great ones to me. 

Did you Pay your Property Taxes Before Year End? If Not, Here's What You Need to Know...
Many homeowners across the Front Range lined up to pay their property taxes before January 1, 2018 because of the new property tax laws that are now in effect. If you're curious how they impact you, this article in BizWest outlines the various deductions, new laws, and what you need to know. Many people in Boulder County are surprised by the dramatic increase in property taxes this year. If you have any questions about your neighborhood, your home, or if you'd like a comparable market analysis of your home just give me a buzz. 

What a Great Time of Year to Clean out the Old...
The new year might inspire you as it does me to clean out those closets and reorganize. These tips from Realtor.com will help make your closet reorganization process easier and more manageable. My favorite tip is to make sure that whatever I keep I actually use or wear regularly. I'm excited to get organized and clutter free...how about you? 

What's Happening this Month: 
Andrea Gibson. February 9th, 7:30pm.
Cultural Organizations Summit. February 15th, 4-5:30pm. 
The Nobel Lecture Series 2018. February 19th, 7pm.
Boulder International Film Festival. February 22nd - 24th, All Day.
BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. February 27th, 6pm.

Lynn Ryan
Agent
 

303.489.0309
RE/MAX of Boulder
2425 Canyon Blvd. #110
Boulder, CO 80302

 

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