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Boulder County Buzz - December 2018

Boulder County Buzz - December 2018

Wishing You and Your Family a Happy Holiday Season!

Dear friends and family, I want to wish you a Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year. What a year it has been and 2018 will be my best year in the real estate business. I have so much to be grateful for and I’m glad so many of you were a part of my year. I have so much gratitude for you all for looking out for me and putting my name out to family and friends.

There are many things from 2018 that I will carry into 2019, and some things I will leave behind. It is the time for yearly projections of what's to come in our real estate market in 2019. As we transition into the new year I reflect on the year we've had. Pundits profess that the market may balance out next year, but we'll have to wait and see what really happens. I’m positive it will be a strong year and I already have many buyers and sellers preparing for a transition in 2019. Also, don't miss the fun housing design trend article with inspirational ideas for updating your home in the next year.

Now, please fly with me to my featured listing this month at 625 University Ave. in Boulder, a turn of the century cottage in west Boulder with awesome potential and an amazing lot.

I hope you enjoy your time with loved ones this holiday season. And try to reach out to those you know who may be alone to share good cheer. I appreciate your continued business and referrals. Warmly, HATCH

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Boulder County Buzz - November 2018

Boulder County Buzz - November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Loved Ones!

And here we are, the 2nd week of November already! The days are short and the early snow in Boulder County sticks to the shadows cast. As we look forward to time with family and friends, I'd like to share this month’s Buzz with you. News about a few key things happening with our real estate market. The articles this month discuss the complex situation in Boulder County with home prices going up, and the impact that has on our cities. This relates to the rental market here as well, and how the new construction in town has had an impact. The market is a little bit quieter right now but my business is still in a steady mode, mostly with buyers right now. 2018 will close out as the best prodiciton year in 14 years for me. If you have real estate plans for 2019 let’s connect today to discuss the best strategy for your success. 

This month I’m featuring another community non-profit program, Project Angel Heart, whose volunteers deliver medically tailored meals to Coloradans living with life-threatening illnesses. Please find time to give to Project Angel Heart this holiday season. We did! 

Thank you so much for your continued business, and your constant referrals. With warmth and gratitude I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! HATCH

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Boulder County Buzz - October 2018

Boulder County Buzz - October 2018

It's a Spooky (and Exciting) Real Estate Market

Boo! The real estate Market in Boulder County is continuing to break records in terms of market value increases (especially in the $1Million + price range). Don't be too spooked by the market trends, they're actually quite favorable! And don't miss the article below about Boulder County being ranked as one of the nation's "Top 20 Luxury Markets."

Two nearby cities are getting national attention outside of Boulder County by making Time Magazine's "Top 50 Best Places to Live" list. Find out which cities those are, especially if you're considering investing in real estate along the Front Range. 

3rd Quarter Stats are out, giving us insight into how our market has trended in 2018 so far. I'm curious to see how we'll finish out the year as we move into the 4th Quarter. 

Now, please fly with me to my new featured listing this month at 265 30th Street in Boulder. This one is special for the buyer who wants a gorgeous newly renovated ranch-style home in Martin Acres.

And don’t forget to tune in to Part 28 From the Trail and meet my friend Dave Ensign and hear what he’s grateful for!

Thank you for your business and thank you for tuning in, HATCH

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Boulder County Buzz - August 2018

Boulder County Buzz - August 2018

Boulder County is Popular in the News this Month

Hi friends, real estate in Boulder County is still as active and busy as ever. Just when I thought the usual late summer doldrums were upon us, business never really slowed and I owe that to so many of you or looking out for me and my biz. But see the July Stats below for more details, too. The Buzz this month highlights a fun feature on the city of Boulder from the Washington Post. Check it out! It's great to see our local city and many of our favorite businesses getting so much attention. This will probably inspire more people to move here...which is great for sellers, but means more competition for buyers.

Another interesting trend that's affecting our local real estate market is the high number of seniors moving to Colorado. Did you know that this is one of the top places in the country to retire?

Also, it’s that time of year again for back to school...and the good news is, your kids can do their homework on Pearl Street now because Google has brought free WIFI to the pedestrian mall. Shya!

Thanks for being such awesome friends and clients and for all your support and trust. It’s been an awesome summer and now it’s time for go back to school and to go Phishin’! Don’t forget to give to your favorite charity this month! All the best you. Thank you, HATCH

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Boulder County Buzz - July 2018

Boulder County Buzz - July 2018

Boulder County's Thriving Market and Mid-Year Report

Hello friends, I think we’ve passed the midway point through summer. Ugh! Have you done, or will you do all the things you said you were going to do? I hope so. I’m still working at mine. I still want plan another trail half-marathon, but that might have to wait till fall as I’m too busy chasing kids and trout and Phish. 

Summer hail storms have been damaging to homes and vehicles, but not to the real estate market — it’s still very dynamic. While the intensity of the early spring rush has waned, it’s still a market where we see more than one offer in the first few days. But things are little bit more balanced for buyers and sellers. Is it possible the average price of a home in the city of Boulder is almost $1,250,000.00? Have condos and townhomes really gone up 25%+ in the city of Boulder last year? Perhaps… perhaps not. We're halfway through 2018 already, and the Mid-Year Stats reveal information you don't want to miss! 

The Buzz this month also features some tips on what you can do with your real estate equity, as well as an article from RE/MAX of Boulder’s owner discussing the average price of homes in the city of Boulder. What does that mean for the rest of the year? How will the fall market play out? I can’t wait to find out! 

With all the fascinating events happening in our area, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. And by next month, we’ll already think about getting our kiddos back to school. Ethan will be a junior and Phoebe with be a freshman at Boulder High School. 

This month I’m featuring another community non-profit program, There With Care who, since 2005, has been providing support for families during the critical phase of a medical crisis, easing their daily stresses with compassion and care. Program for youth in Boulder. Please see how important this program is and consider giving today. I did!

Also don’t forget to tune in to Part 26 From the Trail and listen to what my mom and dad are so grateful for. They’re awesome! Thank you for coming along with me, HATCH

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Boulder County Buzz - May 2018

Boulder County Buzz - May 2018

Get Outside and Enjoy Beautiful Boulder County

Hello friends! Well, the Boulder real estate market has hit a new milestone with the average sales price of single family homes in the city of Boulder reaching $1,207,403 at the end of March. What does this mean for affordability and diversity? RE/MAX of Boulder’s owner, Jay Kalinski, wrote about this in an article in BizWest this month. And, don’t miss the Best of Boulder awards announcing that readers have chosen RE/MAX of Boulder as the #1 real estate agency. What an honor! The Buzz also features some cutting edge redecorating tips so you can enjoy your home more today, and make it easier to sell down the road. 
I’d also like to wish all of you Buzz readers who are mothers, a happy belated Mother’s Day - you rock! 

I hope you’re all getting out to enjoy the beautiful spring weather like we’re having in Boulder with rain and sunshine and rain again. It’s so green here!

This month I’m featuring a community event, Climb Out of the Darkness; an event committed to bringing people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome perinatal mood disorders. The community climb, on June 23rd, will promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing in every country, worldwide: In support of moms & dads, community programs and healthcare providers. Please see how important this program is and consider participating in the climb, or by giving today. I did! Thank you again for your friendships and your business, HATCH

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FROM THE TRAIL - PART FOURTEEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART FOURTEEN

Hi friends, here is PART FOURTEEN, FROM THE TRAIL! Or in this case, from the Colorado River with friends Ben Weaver and Mike Higuera...

WHAT IS A SILVER LINING? "Use the term silver lining when you want to emphasize the hopeful side of a situation that might seem gloomy on the surface. The common expression "every cloud has a silver lining" means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect" - vocabulary.com. I hope you enjoy, a lot! HATCH

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 4, Q4 2016

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 4, Q4 2016

A “who-who-whodunit” in Lower Chautauqua

By Bryan Wallace, Senior Scientist, Conservation Science Partners, Inc.

A text buzzed my phone on a Friday night. “Hooty hoo,” read the caption underlining a dark photo. Although taken with a camera phone at night, the photo’s subject was unmistakable. Fifteen feet up, perched on an enormous apple tree, a Great Horned Owl stared back at the camera. She had that iconic owl shape, the “horns” (which are actually just feathers) erect atop her large, disc-like face, eyes shining like LED lights.    The photo came from a buddy who lives in Lower Chautauqua. The apple tree stands in his yard, and is a magnet for Boulder wildlife. I’m a wildlife biologist, so this friend likes to send me updates about what cool critters he has seen parading through his yard, feasting on fallen and ripened fruit. A couple of months back, it was a big mama black bear and her two fat, yearling cubs.    Around 8 o’clock the next morning, I got another text from the same friend. His wife had just found the owl dead, lying at the foot of the same tree, directly beneath her perch. READ THE NEWSLETTER

Boulder County Buzz - January 2016

Boulder County Buzz - January 2016

I’ve been anticipating the new year and looking forward to earning new business. I’m recharging and renewing my business plan and I’m going to make 2017 my best year yet! That means being better at reaching out to you. I’m very grateful for the business so many of you send to me. Keep it coming, I’m never too busy to take on new business. And if you have plans to make a change in your real estate landscape this year, please buzz me.

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 3, Q3 2016

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 3, Q3 2016

Why I Like This Neighborhood
By Jesse Weaver, 9
   I’m the luckiest kid in the world. Why am I the luckiest kid in the world? Because I get to live in the
lower Chautauqua neighborhood. I think this neighborhood is AWESOME. The reason I think this
neighborhood is so AWESOME is because of everything I’m about to tell you. READ THE NEWSLETTER

Boulder County Buzz - December 2016

Boulder County Buzz - December 2016

What a grateful time of year! We pushed through the transition from warm weather to snow with winter that has finally arrived. And the holiday decorations all around are a reminder of how powerful and dazzling light can be. As we enjoy winter and celebrate the holidays I hope that your moments with friends and family are filled with Light and Joy.
 

Boulder County Buzz - November 2016

Boulder County Buzz - November 2016

Hi friends and family, it is with immense gratitude for all of you that I send this Thanksgiving edition of the Boulder County Buzz. I am so grateful for your friendships, your business and your referrals and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope it’s a nice, quiet time to reflect and connect with those close to you.

And check out this month’s Buzz content: If you live in Boulder, Denver, or Fort Collins, you’ll be happy to learn that these areas are predicted to be among the top cities in the country for home value appreciation over the next 12 months. So if you’re considering buying a new home or investment property, now is the time to do it! And don’t miss this month’s From the Trail with my twin sister Johannah… https://youtu.be/CFxclYYaTK8Thank you! HATCH  

FROM THE TRAIL - PART NINE

FROM THE TRAIL - PART NINE

Hi friends, from the Government Trail here between Snowmass and Aspen, ColoRADo with my friend Paolo Bonetti for the ninth installment of my video blog where each month I come to you from a running trail or a trout stream or wherever it is that I am. Nothing original, just small reminders about living for today and to share a smile. Please feel free to leave a message or subscribe to my Channel. Have a great month! I hope you enjoy! HATCH

Boulder County Buzz - October 2016

Boulder County Buzz - October 2016

My iPhone vibrated on the wood surface of the bedside table at the Snowmass condo we were vacationing in. “RACE CANCELLED!” is what the email read at 6:03am. Ugh, I grumbled, seriously? We’ve had a glorious fall season with abundant sunshine, deep blue skies and vibrant foliage. And the sunsets? Unreal! But it seems like the one weekend we actually had rain, snow and cold temps, was the weekend of my Annual Aspen Golden-leaf Half Marathon. Snow that had fallen overnight pushed organizers to cancel the race for safety reasons. My friend Paolo and I were disappointed. We’d trained hard for the race, but we were reminded that mother nature can change the game and alter your plans.

FROM THE TRAIL - PART SEVEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART SEVEN

Hi friends, I apologize I missed the July session of FROM THE TRAIL. Too busy honestly, between work and fun. But the busy month was reward by a trip to Cali to catch Live Phish and then the kids came from Boulder and we did the SF tourist thing. Check out the view from Lombard Street in SF in Trail #7... I hope you enjoy! HATCH

Boulder County Buzz - July 2016

Boulder County Buzz - July 2016

It’s mid July, and Oh My, summer is cruising by. Life goes by so fast this time of year with so much happening all these long days. Between kid’s sports, outdoor recreating, awesome backyard time and staying plugged in hard at work, it’s no wonder the days blend into one another. But I don’t take any of it for granted. I love it! I just got off the river with my son Ethan and his cousin from Vermont. We had such a good time and we all got burned in the sizzling sunshine. But it felt good. I hope your summer has been great, too.

This month’s Buzz has summer stats and interesting information about the potential future of Boulder County. Enjoy the articles, and as always, please contact me anytime to discuss any aspect of real estate in your neck of the woods. And thank you all for your frequent referrals, I couldn’t do this without you. All the best, HATCH  

Boulder County Buzz - May 2016

Boulder County Buzz - May 2016

Welcome to a brand new HATCH website that’s now LIVE, and I think it’s pretty awesome. I don’t think you’ve ever seen a Realtor website that looks like this one. If you have a moment please take a look and feel free to offer any feedback, critical or otherwise. To read more click here. Thank you!

Boulder County Buzz - March

Boulder County Buzz - March

Hi friends, welcome to March! Between springing forward with daylight savings, longer days and bursting flower pedals pushing through the soil, it appears winter may be behind us. Oh wait a minute, the forecast calls for snow so perhaps winter isn’t completely behind us after all. Mother nature has an awesome way of reminding us she’s the painter of our landscape with brilliant sunrises and glowing sunsets, mixing up warm days with cold and sunshine with snowflakes. To keep reading, click here

On the Corner Archived 2015

On the Corner Archived 2015

How Teeth Brought a Couple Together to Raise a Family

By Jon Hatch

The tall, sturdy dentist was hunched over in his rolling black chair and he precisely drilled on the soft part of a hard molar buried in the back of the patient’s mouth. The patient lay back horizontally in the exam chair with his mouth stretched open under a beam of light. Calm turned to displeasure as the drill bit pushed passed the novocaine and touched a nerve deep in the tooth. His forehead rippled and he wiped away the beads of sweat that glistened on his brow. Then through the noise of the piercing drill, the spraying of water and the gurgling of spit, the patient heard a woman’s soft voice beside him. He felt a gentle hand on the edge of his left shoulder. See all of 2015 issues click here