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Broomfield Welcomes Harry Potter - 07/21/07 10:07 AM
Good. Grief. I can safely say I was one of the very last fans to finally lay my hands (at 1:30 a.m.!!) on the initial release, of the final installment, of the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.The Broomfield Border's Book Store was stuffed full of Muggles, Squibs, Witches and Wizards last night all eagerly waiting to get their own mitts on the book. Hundreds of us were all shuffled outside at midnight, each with a specially coded paper bracelet, to wait until that magical moment when our color and number were called to dash inside and get (0 comments)
There are numerous programs available for low to moderate income home buyers sponsored by the state, several counties, and even the Feds. The Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation offers (among other things) Mortgage Assistance Loans that you can use in conjunction with a Conventional or FHA loan. You can use this loan to help you with down payment costs or closing costs. This obviously means that you'll have to qualify for a primary mortgage but remember that FHA loans are not credit score based. They also offer classes on how to make the most of your home ownership. The Adams County Housing Authority offers one (1 comments)
West Nile Virus in Broomfield? - 07/15/07 11:48 PM
The City of Broomfield is reporting that this year may be a tough year for West Nile Virus (well okay, tough for those of us getting bit, may be a party of sorts for the mosquitoes...). While it appears that a fairly healthy individual probably won't have too many problems fending off West Nile Virus, the older and younger among us may be at the most risk.I have seen the mosquito patrol truck thingy out a number of times this year. One of the pond sections by the Dry Creek walking path has what appears to be a mosquito catching contraption (0 comments)
Should you sell your house or rent it out instead? - 07/14/07 04:05 PM
It's not uncommon for home sellers, especially sellers looking to move up, to ponder whether or not they'd rather just sell their current home or turn it into an investment that they rent out to someone else.Some benefits of becoming a landlordYour home goes from being a roof over your head to an investment, which if handled properly, can provide some nice coin for you throughout the life of the investment.You don't have to go through the time, cost and hassle of selling your current home. (Yes even as a real estate agent I'll be the first to tell you selling (6 comments)
Harry Potter cometh! - 07/13/07 10:22 PM
I decided to sneak in a viewing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix before the latest book Deathly Hallows comes out next Friday.I've never liked the movies nearly as much as the books because I don't think it's possible to convey the bonds of friendship, in 2 hours, that run so rich throughout the book. I did thoroughly enjoy the Order of the Phoenix movie though, I think in part because the kids are getting older and the plots darker.I do prefer the movie's treatment of Sirius and Harry's relationship to the book big time. Their relationship in (3 comments)
Sex Offender Reports available FREE OF CHARGE - 07/12/07 08:20 PM
I, along with many others, had a piece of paper taped to my door in Broomfield a couple of days ago.It claimed that a sex offender had moved into "this" area and that everyone needed to "become aware." Then it said I should "Fined [sic] out who they are and what their address is!"It also listed a website address which I won't even bother to include in this blog.I went to that address not so much because I believed it, but because my bullshit meter sensed this was going to be ripe for blogging. Not only was it ripe for a (4 comments)
What do you mean the Twinkie Defense is fake? - 07/10/07 09:22 PM
Admit it, you've been a victim, pretty much anyone who sends email has been a victim, hopefully only once though. What is this I write of you ask? Spoofs, hoaxes, and urban legends!Sure, you meant well, you got that email with all the caps and bolded letters and exclamation points and honest to Pete those AIDS infested needles sticking out of all those theater seats could be dangerous! You felt it your duty to warn every single person in your email list to check extra carefully before they sit down to watch the latest Harry Potter installment. After all, if it (6 comments)
Real Estate Market Data for June 2007 ~ Northglenn/Thornton - 07/08/07 08:08 PM
Metro List has released the data for sales on home in the North Suburban Central area or Northglenn/Thorton (ish) area for June 2007.There were 1,149 homes for sale in June, compared to 1,111 in May.The average list price was $237,306, down a little from $241,151 the previous month. 206 homes sold, a decrease from 223 in May. The average Days On Market was 101, down a skitch from 107 the month before.The average sales price was $215,880, up from a May average of $215,011.Last year in June 2006, there were 1,235 homes on the market, the average list price was $237,254, (0 comments)
Real Estate Sales Data for June 2007 in Adams County - 07/08/07 06:59 PM
Metro List has released their June 2007 data for residential real estate sales in the North West Suburban area (roughly speaking: Adams County).There were 909 residences listed for sale in June, compared to 882 in May. The average list price was $325,814, down a little from $331,639 in May. 131 homes sold compared to 162 in May. The average Days On Market was 95 in June and 87 in May. The average sales price was $232,058 up a little from $225,843 the previous month. At this same time last year in 2006, there were 945 homes on the market, 170 of (0 comments)
Broomfield Real Estate Market Data for June - 07/08/07 04:23 PM
Metro List has released their sales figures for June 2007 residential sales in the Broomfield area:Active listings increased to 441 (from 418 in May).Average list price decreased to $444,678 (from $449,196 in May). Homes under contract decreased to 101 (from 125 in May). But here's the kicker and ultimately the most important part - esp. if you're a seller - the number of homes SOLD leapt to 102, up from 70 in May, 53 in April, 57 in March, 51 in February, and 62 in January. Average Days On Market increased to 131 from 102 in May. Average sold price hopped (0 comments)
How much should you offer for that house? - 07/06/07 10:53 AM
It's that age-old dilemma between buyers and sellers - you the buyer don't know exactly how low the sellers are willing to go and they the sellers don't know exactly how high you the buyer are willing to go.When you're trying to decide what to offer on a home first things are first - figure out how much you can afford to offer. In the past, the typical lender figured roughly 29% of your gross income was an ideal loan amount. Things changed and lenders began to be much more liberal with these figures and allowed up to 40% of a (0 comments)
Open House Saturday 13208 Ivy Ct. Thornton 12-2 p.m. - 07/05/07 09:29 PM
Don't miss out on our Open House this Saturday from 12-2 p.m. at 13208 Ivy Ct. in Thornton! It's in the Riverdale Park subdivision. The price is $295,000, has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and a total of 2935 square feet. It was a former model home and backs to a greenbelt. HOA fees are $28 per month.We'll even feature on-site financing by Jeff Haynes from Custom Finance of Westminster. He can answer any mortgage related questions or concerns you might have or help you get financing for a home of your very own. (0 comments)
Some home painting advice - 07/05/07 06:04 PM
Summer is a great time to add color to your home, but where do you start?If you like the look of crown molding but aren't up to the challenge of actually installing it yourself, you can improvise with paint. Paint a wide or narrow strip along the wall where it meets the ceiling. Use a laser-leveling device to make sure it's straight. Add stenciling for a truly unique look. When done properly, this can make a room appear larger because your eye is drawn to the ceiling. Get stencils at any craft store or online.If you're looking to sell your house (0 comments)
FasTracks Information and Discussion ~ Public Forum - 07/03/07 10:19 AM
If you are concerned about where and when the FasTracks railway will go, and you live in the north area, you should plan to attend one of these public meetings:July 9, Spice of Life Event Center, 5706 Arapahoe Ave., BoulderJuly 11, City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd., WestminsterJuly 12, Xilinx Learning Center, 1951 S. Fordham St., LongmontThe meetings will begin at 6 p.m. for registration, which will be followed by a 30-minute presentation, and then discussion starting at 7 - 7:30 p.m. The North-west Rail Corridor, which will run from Denver Union Station to Longmont (through Boulder) will pass through (0 comments)
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