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Kearney Realty Co.

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Broad Experience – Sound Advice

Strong Ethics – No Pressure

Local – Culture of Service

We look forward to helping you fulfill your real estate dreams in the Boulder Valley.

The Boulder Valley’s New Breed Of Broker

Kearney Realty Co. is a local boutique real estate firm with the mission to provide the Boulder Valley with a high touch, high tech, five-star customer experience. Each of our full time associates is empowered and engaged to give top quality service based on impeccable ethics, consistent systems, professional development and cutting edge tools.  Our past success and our ever present goal is to serve our clients in such a way that we become their trusted resource throughout the years for everything regarding real estate.

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The Kearney Report

The Kearney Report is a comprehensive look at the real estate market in Boulder County. We take the latest market statistics and present it to you in a way that is easy to understand yet provides the depth of content you need to make a good investment decision. We first look at Boulder County as a whole and then we take each of the communities within the county and explore and explain the market trends for each. Our entire market area has been a wonderful place to invest in real estate and through this detailed report we present a long term perspective.

What We Stand For

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Like attracts like. For over 20 years Kearney Realty has been known for professionalism, honesty, friendliness and hard work. That’s the way we do business and those are the qualities that we look for in our agents. The way we do business is more important than the transaction. We have high standards and our clients reap the rewards. Here are our core values which serve as a road map to our success.

  • Integrity and Class – Keeping our word; knowing what’s right and doing what’s right.
  • Selfless Service – Exceeding expectations by focusing on exceptional service.
  • Caring – All of our relationships are based on mutual respect, cooperation and consideration.
  • Connected – Give back to the profession and the community with our time and money.
  • Innovation – Continually striving to find new and better ways to serve our customers and associates.

 

Neil grew up in real estate. Being raised by two Boulder Realtors, Neil has a unique perspective and an intimate knowledge of what it takes to serve his clients. He is highly principled and loves figuring out new ways to analyze data and educate his clients and the public about the local real estate market. Low pressure, friendly and organized are a few words that describe him. Neil lives in the Gunbarrel neighborhood in NE Boulder with his wife Kristy, their sons Jake and Ben, and their dog Dexter. Click here to learn more about Neil.

Kathleen WinegardnerBuying or selling real estate is not an easy process. Kathleen is here to help you make that process stress-free, straightforward and enjoyable.

Originally from Missouri, she came to Boulder in 1984, attending the University of Colorado on a tennis scholarship. After getting her B.S. in Accounting, she continued her tennis endeavors, playing professionally in local tournaments while teaching tennis at the Harvest House Sporting Association. She is a member of the Colorado Sportswomen Hall of Fame and the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame. Kathleen currently lives in Lafayette, is married and has two boys.  Click here to learn more about Kathleen.

Debra FloraDebra is a second generation Colorado native growing up on the Eastern Plains. She came to Boulder in 1978 to attend the business school at CU earning a degree in business management. Boulder quickly became home and Debra has enjoyed living here with her husband of twenty-eight years and raising her two sons. Volunteering in the Boulder Valley School system was a top priority for many memorable years
Debra has been in the real estate industry in the Boulder area since 1982. She began her career as office support learning the business from top area agents and patterned herself from watching successful people. Real estate is a great fit for Debra’s talents; she is detailed oriented which helps ensure a smooth transaction and she truly loves working with people. She prides herself on her enthusiasm, work ethic and sincerity.
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Janet LappenA transplant from Massachusetts, Janet has lived in Boulder for over thirty years and thoroughly enjoys the beautiful weather, scenery, outdoor lifestyle and, most of all, the people.

A graduate of Skidmore College, she also holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and a Certified Insurance Counselor credential. She has held executive positions for over 25 years in the property and casualty insurance and healthcare industries in Colorado and her areas of expertise include marketing, leadership, pricing negotiations, sales and program development.

Her strong business background along with skills in problem solving, listening and coaching have provided a firm foundation for her career in the real estate profession.

She has received her GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) credential and Green Points Building Professional Certification through the City of Boulder and is a member of the Boulder Area Board of Realtors.
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Kristy married into a real estate family and ever since she has been given a steady stream of to do items that she has done so well that she has been given more and more to do. That’s the curse of being good. Kristy is the office manager, advertising director, marketing materials creator, mailing guru and so much more. Kristy’s real estate license is currently inactive but her knowledge and experience are invaluable to the success of Kearney Realty Co.

 

What do you love about living in Boulder County?

I love Boulder for its gorgeous scenery and seasons. Coming from growing up in Arizona, it is much prettier. I also love being in a college town.

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The Communities We Serve

  Our market area includes all of Boulder County and Broomfield County. The communities we serve include; Boulder, Louisville, LafayetteSuperior, Broomfield, Erie, Longmont, Niwot and Gunbarrel.  We also help people with their real estate needs in the unincorporated plains and in the mountains up to Nederland.  To learn more about these communities click on the linked names.

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FROM THE BLOG

The Tax Bill and Its Effect on Real Estate

The recently passed federal tax bill will definitely have an impact on real estate.  In general markets with high taxes and high values will be most affected.  Despite the recent increase in local property taxes, Boulder County is considered a low property tax area compared to other parts of the country.  However, we are a high value market.  Here is a summary of the main points of the tax bill that affect real estate. Mortgage Interest Cap – This is in regards to how much of the interest paid for mortgages can be used as a deduction.  For those whose mortgages balances are less than $750,000 this will not affect anything.  Previously the cap was $1 million and it has now been reduced to $750,000.  Not many people have loans in excess of $750,000, but in our area where the luxury home market is very robust, we may see fewer buyers able to make those purchases. The interest on the first $750,000 is still deductible.  This may dissuade some luxury home purchasers to buy a less expensive home, thereby reducing the demand for the very high end. Local and State Tax Deduction – The Boulder County Treasurer was inundated before the new year with property owners pre-paying their property tax bill in advance.  This was in response to the section of the tax bill which caps the deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000. Previously, homeowners were able to deduct from their federal tax return the amounts paid for state income tax, various ownership taxes and property taxes without limit.  Now the deduction is limited to $10,000.  Buyers may... read more

Boulder County – November Real Estate Statistics

Boulder real estate statistics. The numbers are in.  Sales during November 2017 were down 4% when compared to a year ago and are down 6% for the year.  Inventory is just below where we were a year ago.  We have had some good recent activity so I expect that sales in December will be relatively strong. At the end of November 46% of the listings on the market were already under contract. Please see the embedded slideshow for all of the details. All data is taken from IRES MLS.   Boulder County Real Estate Statistics November 2017 from Neil... read more

Boulder County Appreciation Goes Negative In the 3rd Quarter

I began reporting in June that the market had shifted around Memorial Day.  Since then, sales have declined when comparing same month closings.  FHFA.gov recently released their quarterly “U.S. House Price Index” which reports on price appreciation in the 253 metropolitan areas in the United States.  Looking at yearly appreciation, Boulder (the Boulder MSA includes all of Boulder County) shows an annual increase of 8.57% which is 57th best in the nation.  Boulder County has been ranked in the top 20 each quarter since the 2nd quarter of 2015 so this recent ranking is a bit of a fall from the lofty perch we have recently been inhabiting.  However, nearly 9% annual appreciation is still impressive and certainly above our historical average. What was more concerning in the report was the appreciation rate for the 2nd quarter.  The average home appreciation in Boulder County between July 1 and September 30th was a negative .59%.  This is the first negative quarterly reading since 2nd quarter 2012, just before our market took off.  This quarterly appreciation rakes us 12th from the bottom of the 253 markets.  One quarter does not a trend make but it is something to watch and confirms the shift in the market.  The first chart below shows the four quarter trailing annual appreciation for Boulder County and the United States.  Over the past five years the cumulative appreciation has been 58.29%. The second chart below shows the ranking since 2006 (lower numbers show a better ranking). Here are some other related articles that may give you some added context: http://www.neilkearney.com/2017/09/05/summer-wrap-whats-next-boulder-real-estate-market/  http://www.neilkearney.com/2017/06/05/tracking-boulders-home-appreciation-time/ http://www.neilkearney.com/2017/12/05/the-real-estate-cycle-where-are-we-now/... read more

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We are always looking for good agents to join our team. If your real estate practice is based on integrity and selfless service we would love to talk to you.

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