The rise of real estate in self-directed retirement plans

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY Confidence in the stock market continues to vary and many people are becoming more eager to take control of their retirement portfolios. Alternative assets continue to rise in popularity among IRA investors. Locally, investors are giving special attention to lucrative opportunities in the real estate market. News to many is […]

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Seven tips to make moving day go more smoothly

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY Finally after looking online at hundreds of homes for sale, going to dozens of showings, and making it though the offer process, you have a home under contract and will soon be moving. Moving day: No matter how much you plan, it’s tiring, chaotic and stressful. You can make it less […]

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Eight things to do before going house hunting

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY It’s a seller’s market in Boulder County and the Front Range in general. As in the past few springs, we have more buyers than sellers, and the situation does not seem to be getting better–just the opposite. New properties on the market that are priced right are being put under […]

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Moving? Here are some packing tips

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY Packing to move is never fun; it’s a lot of time-consuming work. But it pays to do it right. I once had a client who left it to the last minute and had her young children quickly box the things in their own bedrooms. Her little boy—elementary school age at […]

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How to improve your home’s curb appeal

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY  Planning on selling your house this spring? In this time of low housing supply, the hour you put your Boulder County home on the market (live on the Multiple Listings Service), there is a good chance interested buyers will start driving by your property. Despite all the wealth of information […]

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Choosing a home with retirement in mind

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY If you’re “of a certain age” (wince!) and buying a home, you’ll want to think about how well it will work for you when you retire, whether that’s right around the corner or down the road. Boulder County is a great place for retirees with its abundance of sunshine, outdoor […]

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Remodeling your home with resale in mind

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY Remodeling a home: What should you do? What shouldn’t you do? This is a topic on which everybody and their brother has an opinion. Like interior design, there are basic rules upon which most people agree. But also like interior design, there are clever, talented people who can break these […]

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Getting your yard ready for winter

BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY You may want to take a break from football, hiking and biking, and spend part of these beautiful fall days raking leaves and getting your yard ready for the upcoming winter. Whether you’re planning on selling your home in the near or far future, you want to maintain your landscaping […]

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