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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Sydney: It is good that you are watching out for this kind of scam. We are seeing more of this kind of thing on real estate sites, Craigslist, and other internet locations. The scammers often take legitimate listings and re-use the photos, addresses and descriptions in the fake listings. My advice is never send money to anyone you have not met in person. Do not go to see a rental or for sale listing by yourself. And trust your instincts. If it sounds a little shady, it probably is. Craigslist has additional good advice here:

http://www.craigslist.org/about/scams

Best,
Ron Rovtar
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Real Estate of the Rockies
Boulder, CO
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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Cbboulder:

There are a number of sources that compile this information, but they all seem to have slightly different approaches. However, I think you can get a very good idea about what is happening in any local market right here on Trulia. See the web reference for Boulder below. As a visual learner, I especially like that Trulia graphs a lot of the information. Give it a look. You will have to scroll down a little to get to the graphs.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
(Soon to be Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
303.981.1617
info@rovtar.com
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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Tue Nov 5, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
The conversation here has turned somewhat to the Boulder Affordable Homes program. This affordable home just came up today on the MLS:

http://www.IRESis.com/cwa/link/?llid=fl6xm9

It is small, but you don't often see a house in Boulder for less than $350,000, if that. And most dwellings included under the Boulder program are attached dwellings like condos or townhouses.

Best,
Ron
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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sun Aug 25, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Some very good answers here. But two things should be noted. First, countywide and even citywide prices do not tell you what prices are doing in particular neighborhoods, and neighborhood prices do not tell you exactly what to expect of a particular house. Second price trends do not always reflect what houses in a specific price range will do. Sometimes average and median prices rise because more people are buying expensive houses. Other times, they fall because there are more entry-level and downsizing buyers.

In other words, the numbers tell only part of the story.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
info@rovtar.com
http://www.rovtar.com
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James Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Mon Aug 19, 2013
James Taylor answered:
Hi CBBoulder,

If you look specifically at single family homes in all of Boulder, the average price of sold homes was surprisingly flat (until this year):

Year Average Sold Price of Single Family Home in Boulder
2007 - $657,456
2008 - $657,088
2009 - $650,493
2010 - $646,019
2011 - $659,235
2012 - $662,859
YTD - $745,776

Hope that helps. Let me know if you would like more specific numbers for Shanahan Ridge. I can send you everything that has sold in your neighborhood since 2007 if you would like.


Thanks,
James Taylor
Homestead Real Estate
James@SearchColoHomes.com
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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Wed May 15, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Mehudson:

This really is a question for a builder/contractor. I have linked to the appropriate web page on Colorado Green Building Guild website. The guild is located here in Boulder, so many members are here. You can search for a contractor using the fields on this page. You also can use a link at the top of the page to ask a question, but you will have to register for a free "web only" account first.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Front Range Real Estate, Ltd.
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
303.981.1617
info@rovtar.com
http://www.rovtar.com
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David, Other/Just Looking in Saratoga, CA
Sun Mar 14, 2010
David answered:
I installed Dryvit on a new house build the same way Energy and Fc did as they describe below. It was beautiful. But I did run into a number of very long shrinkage cracks over a quarter of the outside wall area. Spme of the walls were not affected at all. Dryvit is advertised as being much less susceptible to this type of cracking than the third layer of hard coat stucco because it is a synthetic. Obviously, this is not accurate. Or maybe we didn't wait long enough to allow the prior layer of stucco to dry, I don't know. I thought we followed the directions. Dryvit company was no help. They said my subcontractor was not one of their qualified installers so they would not help.

The cracks can be very long but are hairline except on at the front entrance. The cracks are clearly shrinkage cracks because they look map like. I would like to try FC's approach to covering these types of Dryvit cracks but I am concerned the texture will be different and apparent. So I am not sure what to do.

I know that stucco experiences the same type of cracking and that is why many people paint the stucco. But the Dryvit is beautiful without painting. Too bad about the cracking.


David
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