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Help raise money of Windsor Tornado - 05/29/08 06:22 PM
Help raise money for the people in our area that were effecting by the tornado last week PLUS enjoy great food - Below is a flyer from Chili's. They are donating 10% of their sales between 4-11 pm on Monday June 2nd to the Tornado Relief Fund. You can eat at the Chili's in Ft. Collins, Loveland or Greeley! Please help get the word out! If you will not be able to make it but would still like to help The Tribune, Windsor Now, Fox 31 TV and The Community Foundation are partnering on a special fund to provide relief for (2 comments)
Absorption Rate Chart for Northern Colorado - 05/27/08 03:58 PM
Below is a chart that shows that absorption rate for homes in the Northern Colorado Area. If you compare the First Quarter of 2007 with the First Quarter of 2008 - Fort Collins and Greeley were only down 1% while Loveland is down 2% and Windsor 13%. (0 comments)
Is Real Estate For You? - 05/10/08 05:46 PM
There are certain personality traits that go into making someone a good salesperson but the real estate agent has several further nuances to the job that don't necessarily fit in with other sales categories. While real estate is hard work and you've got to be able to pick up on signals that can help you close a deal, the best real estate salespeople are a little off the beaten path as far as what they expect from the job goes. One of the big reasons that people go into the field is to regain a sense of identity. Many of us (1 comments)
Is Real Estate For You - There is more than real estate - 05/09/08 03:18 PM
Even if you're sure you want to be a real estate agent, it's in your best interest to get a full picture of all the other jobs that are out there in related fields. Many other careers require some of the same skills as real estate and provide similar benefits. Remember that real estate is a very specialized field and that to succeed in it you need to have a set of finely tuned attributes that will place you in the class by yourself. A person who might not exceed in sales might be great at another related career. Finance is (2 comments)
'Epidemic' Destroying Colorado Forests - 05/09/08 12:57 PM
Within five years the federal and state forestry official warns that the lodgepole pine trees in northern Colorado and the Front Range will be completely wiped out. The reason for these is an unprecedented infestation by mountain pine beetles. Since the infestation started in 1996, more than one million acres of the state's high-latitude forests had been destroyed - half a million acres was destroyed just last year. The affected counties are Boulder, Larimer, Gilpin, Chaffee, Clear Creek and Lake. These finding were based on recent aerial surveys revealed by the U.S. Forest Service in the region during a press conference (1 comments)
Home Appreciaton for Colorado - 05/08/08 01:20 PM
Compared to the rest of the nation Colorado's home prices remained steady. Of course, Grand Junction took the lead and was the only metropolitan area in Colorado to score in the top 20 on the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight list of appreciation rates. Even more good news is that none of Colorado Metropolitan areas ranked in the bottom 20of the 291 MSAs. Below is a chart of how Colorado fared: Home Appreciation as of 4th Quarter ‘07 (2 comments)
Why are ENERGY STAR labeled homes better? - 05/08/08 12:57 PM
We have all seen the the little blue energy star label on all sort of products - From light bulbs, kitchen appliances, washer & dryers to even TVs. So it was only a matter of time until we had them on the houses as well. To date, there are more than 5,000 home builders have partnered with EPA. This means that there are more than 840,000 ENERGY STAR qualified homes. The EPA projects that by the end of the decade; more than 2 million homes are expected to earn the ENERGY STAR. The trend is clear. However, we have found that many buyers today do not (2 comments)
Brighter skies on the horizon! - 05/08/08 11:54 AM
The past couple of years the skies over the Greeley area have been metaphorically cloudy when it comes to the economy and home sales. But as the seasons change so does the outlook for Greeley! Greeley & Weld County is starting to see improvement! Forbes magazine just published it list for the Best Places for Business and Careers and the Greeley Metropolitan statistical areas is ranked #1 for the rate of personal income growth over the past five years! JBS-Swift is in the process of purchasing "several hundred" tractor/trailers and leasing a facility for its new transportation division which will be base (0 comments)
Is Real Estate for You - The right personality for real estate? - 05/06/08 12:30 AM
For almost as long as people have been selling things the experts have been trying to decide what kind of personality makes the best salesperson. Although there is no one set personality that makes a person a better real estate agent than another type, there are primary traits that are found in all good salespeople. After careful study, the experts have arrived at several of these that make up the best real estate agents. Considering that real estate is a people business and that people buy and sell real estate, good social skills ranks as the number one trait for (2 comments)
Cost are rising! Now even postage - 05/04/08 12:31 PM
I am sure you are sick of seeing the price of everything growing and growing! Gas, groceries, and now STAMPS. The postal service has decided as of May 12th the stamp will increase to 42 cents. While the most visible change is the 1-cent increase for First-Class Mail letters, the changes are broader and include prices that could save when shipping packages: Reduced Express Mail prices for items shipped to addresses closer to homeLower online postage prices for Express Mail and Priority Mail (domestic and international)Volume Express Mail price rebates for frequent shippersAdditional flat-rate box prices for Priority MailFor the first time, USPS pricing (4 comments)
Loveland Events in May - 05/02/08 01:48 PM
For more information about Local events please visit the Loveland Chamber of Commerce website (1 comments)
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