Did you know there are ways of controlling your 401k account yourself? The stock market is soaring, but that very fact may encourage some people to invest a portion of their 401k in something more directly under their control. What else is in a strong market? Answer: real estate. Here’s how. Individual Retirement Accounts News […]
The Covid Conspiracy
It reads like a Robert Ludlum book title, but it is not fiction, and instead is a game-changer.
There have been precedents throughout history but never under the scrutiny afforded by the modern media and the likes of Ebola were largely ignored by an introspective general public. This time it will be different.
In 2015 Bill Gates delivered a TED talk predicting just this kind of scenario, but while we may spend untold sums on war games, the political practicalities of preparing the everyday world for such an event prevent it getting traction.
The reality of the pandemic, as it has been termed, is yet to manifest itself but already some draconian measures have been put in place that will affect our daily lives.
The social isolation—which really would be more accurately termed physical isolation—we can deal with, as difficult as it may be. The ominous implications of the measures, though, will be the effect on small businesses and their employees. Already these operations are struggling under the burdensome tax loads in this town, and it is incumbent upon all us local residents to do our best to support them in any way we can: order take outs; buy the little gifts locally; and get your vehicle serviced in town. Social media transcends isolation and may enable businesses to limp along with a little help.
We ourselves are realtors and, looking for the upside if there is one, we can at least be thankful that we live in a town with such abundant spaces around us. Perhaps it will engender a realization that chicken-coop living can be improved on, and that rural properties have more value than they are currently attributed with.
See you on the other side of this.
After years of a sellers’ market, Boulder County home prices have flattened, and home supplies are higher than demand. If you’re buying, it’s good news. If you’re selling it doesn’t mean your house won’t get sold, just that you (and your Realtor) have to work a bit harder and smarter to do so. Here are […]
With Boulder and the Front Range becoming more dense and noisy, it’s no wonder more and more homebuyers are seeking solace away from the hubbub by moving to rural locations. Although most all homebuyers prefer purchasing updated, well-maintained homes, what people prioritize in a rural property is vastly different than what they do in city […]
Diversify your investment portfolio: Use a self-directed IRA for real estate investments Investment professionals always advise to diversify your portfolio. The current dramatically fluctuating market conditions are an excellent example of why to do so! Real estate in Boulder County has historically been an outstanding investment, outperforming most US markets. Some people think real estate […]
Understanding Boulder County Land Use and Building Regulations When people move from the city to the country, they expect the land use and building regulations to be more lax. After all, with all the space folks have, certainly they would have more leeway to build and do what they want on all that acreage. Not […]
Written by Patrick Young Moving is hard even when you don’t have issues that lower your ability to view the world around you. But as with everything else you’ve accomplished, there are things you can do to make sure your disability doesn’t get in your way. The right help Movers are a vital component for […]
If you’re thinking of listing your house this spring, it’s not too early to start preparing. Looking around your home, it may seem overwhelming to get your house “show ready.” What issues should you tackle? Generally, your best bet is to begin by addressing the issues that may turn-off many buyers. These include: Bad […]
Written by Patrick Young Going through the process of moving into a new home is a major life change, and as such it can be stressful because it requires so many details. When you’re living with a disability, moving can present even more challenges simply because you want to ensure your safety and comfort while […]
BY KAREN LIBIN If you’ve never sold a home or it has been a long, long time since you have done so, the process may seem overwhelming. What all needs to be done and when? Like any large task, the process can be broken down into manageable steps. Here are the basics: Hire an excellent […]
BY KAREN LIBIN, KL REALTY Is your rental giving you a good return on your investment? Is this return likely to continue in the future? Should you make some upgrades? Is it time to sell and buy a replacement property with more growth potential or earning capability? These are all questions any investor should be […]