November 2012 Real Estate News

 November 2012
A Special Offer for FourStar Clients

Energy Smart will be offering FourStar Clients $20 OFF of an EnergySmart Home Energy Assessment or an Energy Smart Advisor Consultation.

“EnergySmart is the easy way to a more comfortable home that saves energy and money. EnergySmart will help you find the sneaky ways your home is wasting energy, as well as great deals on energy upgrades. We’ll even help you apply for rebates and financial incentive.”

EnergySmart Home Energy Assessment: Cost  $120, $100 with the $20 Coupon

EnergySmart will complete a Home Energy Assessment, then pair you with an expert Energy Advisor, who will:

  • Install FREE energy and water-saving items
  • Provide and explain a report on your home’s energy use
  • Help determine the most cost-effective home improvements
  • Help you get and evaluate bids from qualified contractors
  • Help you find and apply for rebates and financial incentives

Advisor Consultation Only: Cost:  $30, $10 with the $20 Coupon

If you are already working closely with a contractor or know exactly what upgrades you’d like to make, our Advisor-only service offers:

  • Installation of FREE energy and water-saving items
  • Help with contractor selection (if needed)
  • Assistance with rebates and financing
  • DOES NOT include a Home Energy Assessment or recommendations report

You can apply the Coupon Code below toward the cost of  Advisor Consultation Only in-home service (usually $30), or toward a full Home Energy Assessment (usually $120) complete with Blower Door and Infrared Camera scan.

Note that the Code expires December 31st, 2012; the Code must be mentioned at the time of enrollment; and the Code is valid for Residential EnergySmart services only (not Commercial EnergySmart or SmartRegs).  The Code cannot be used by clients who have already enrolled in EnergySmart.

There are rebates that the Energy Advisors can help locate, such as those from City of Boulder and from Xcel Energy to help with the cost of any energy upgrades you may need.

Call 303-544-1000 to enroll in Energy Smart and mention the Coupon Code: STAR1810


 2890 Gray Street
 Wheat Ridge, Colorado

1745 Legacy Park Rd
Granby, Colorado

 4824 Brandon Creek Dr
 Under Contract!
 Boulder, Colorado

3315 Wright Circle
Under Contract!
Boulder, Colorado

Local Business News

Phillips won’t build, to sell Louisville land  Phillips 66 has told the city of Louisville it will not build a research and training center in the city and is putting its 432-acre property up for sale. The project, which was announced in 2008, was expected to bring 7,000 jobs and millions of dollars in investment and spending to the area. Louisville announced the news October 17, 2012 in a press release. Read More

Apartments planned for downtown Boulder  Boulder’s hot market for apartments is making an impact downtown, with a new plan on the books for a project its developers say will be the first apartment building built downtown in 25 years. Element Properties, a Boulder-based developer and property-management company, and a group of undisclosed investors have purchased the land at 1707 Walnut St. for $2.875 million and plan to build a 20-unit luxury apartment building on the site. Read More

Trader Joe’s confirms a Denver location for 2013  Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s has signed a lease to open a store in Denver, with a target opening date in 2013. As expected, the store will be located at the southeast corner of East Eighth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Read More

Longmont council pushes for North route on FasTracks  Bring on that northbound train. But don’t make it carry a tax increase. In a 7-0 vote, the Longmont City Council said it was ready to jump tracks to the North Metro Line if it could get FasTracks done more easily and cheaply. The current plans of the Regional Transportation District call for Longmont to be at the end of the 41-mile Northwest Rail Line, projected to be finished by 2044 with a $1.7 billion price tag.  Read More

National Real Estate News

New-home sales hit 2-year high  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — In another sign of a housing market recovery, new-home sales rose in September to the highest level in more than two years, according to a government report released Wednesday. Read More

Home Prices Forecast to Make Slow Progress from Floor Reached in Q1 Home prices reached a sustainable bottom during the first quarter of this year, according to Barclays’ U.S. residential credit strategy team. In many markets, homes are trading close to replacement costs, and longer-term affordability measures point to equilibrium, the firm’s analysts contend. While the floor appears to have materialized, they stress that home prices are likely to recover slowly over the next 4 to 5 years, increasing on average 3 to 4 percent annually. At that rate, Barclays’ analysts explained, home prices will remain below their 2006 pre-crisis peaks until June 2021.  Read More

 Mortgage Type
 15 Year Fixed
 30 Year Fixed Jumbo
 30 Year Fixed
 5/1 Arm
 5/1 Arm Jumbo
 FHA 30 Year Fixed
Examples and are based on market conditions as of November 1st, 2012. Local rates include 1 point paid to Lender. This is not a guarantee of any kind.  Interest Rates are subject to daily change based on market conditions and a variety of specific
qualifications for borrowers 

Leaf Collection Programs

Boulder: The City of Boulder eliminated its Spring Cleanup Program and its Fall Leaf Collection Program when City Council instituted curbside compost collection, but you can still bring your leaves to the City-sponsored yard waste drop-off located at Western Disposal’s Trash and Recycle Center. City residents may drop off leaves free-of-charge.

5880 Butte Mill Road 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday-Saturday thru Nov. 24

Winter hours: We close at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday beginning Dec. 1.

Longmont: Curbside: check city of Longmont web site at schedule

Drop-off: 140 Martin Street 8:30 – 4:30 Monday-Wednesday

8:30 – 5:45 Tuesday-Saturday,  Closed Sundays

Lafayette:Drop-off: City Service Center 1700 Avalon Avenue

Oct. & Nov.: check the City of Lafayette’s web site for information

Louisville: Drop-off: Bins are set up throughout the City during the month of November (no bags allowed)

Check the city of Louisville’s web site at for dates and locations

Broomfield: Drop-off: Oct. 20 – Nov. 28 at Broomfield Recycle Center, 225 Commerce St.

Check city of Broomfield web site at  for facility days and hours

Boulder County: Boulder County residents may also drop off leaves at  the County-sponsored yard waste drop-off located at Western Disposal’s Trash and Recycle Center. County residents receive a 40% discount off the normal disposal fee. Location and hours are listed above under the city of Boulder.

If you live in an area where you have compostables collection, i.e. city of Boulder, city of Louisville or southern Boulder County, you may also utilize Western Disposal’s compost collection service for your fall leaf recycling

Western Disposal


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