Friday, December 7, 2018






The Louisville First Friday Art Walk is tonight, Dec. 7, from 5-9pm and the Parade of Lights starts at 7pm. Santa will be visiting the Chamber of Commerce around 5:30, and the ice rink at the Steinbaugh Pavilion is open. Come out for the festivities, and stop by the Staufer Team office for art, hot chocolate or something a little harder to keep you warm!
There's No Place Like Home ~ Robbin Merta, Glasslight Studio



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Friday, November 30, 2018

7 Painful Lessons Learned While Tearing Down and Rebuilding a House

Home renovations are one of those things that look a lot more glamorous on TV. If you are considering a major remodeling project, this homeowner shares her tricks and tips to make it as painless as possible.
  

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Friday, October 12, 2018

FOR SALE: 13939 Legend Trail #103, Broomfield


Great condo in The Falls at Legend Trail - get that lock-and-leave lifestyle!

Brand new listing - 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage. Upper level ranch-style condo means no footsteps above your head. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet and 5-piece bathroom. Plenty of room for your lifestyle with both an eat-in kitchen and formal dining room, plus an office with french doors and laundry room - not just a little laundry closet!

The unit also boasts a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, solid wood doors, gas fireplace, 220 volt wiring in the garage and includes the clothes washer, dryer and an umbrella for the balcony. There, you'll be able to relax and you look out upon a green space and gaze into the distance to see the community golf course and mountains beyond. 

The refrigerator, garage door opener, garbage disposal, water heater and carpet are all less than 2 years old for your peace of mind. Interior colors are warm earth tones. You can move right in and do no work, have no projects that need your immediate attention, or you can choose to make some updates as you go and get yourself some sweat equity. The community includes a pool, clubhouse and exercise room. The reasonable HOA fees include not only your exterior maintenance and snow removal, but trash and water/sewer as well!

The property is available to tour immediately, and we'll be hosting Open Houses on Saturday, October 13, 12pm-2pm, and Sunday, October 14, 10am-12pm, or call me for a private showing!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, September 14, 2018

Helpful Hints

If you are buying a property, one thing you'll want to be aware of is the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA). This IRS income tax withholding applies when a non-citizen of the United States sells or transfers real property in the U.S. or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The transferee of the property must withhold an amount realized by the foreign person on the transfer, generally 15%. If you are using a title company to close your real estate transaction, they will usually ask the seller to confirm that they are a U.S. citizen, and withhold the amount required if they are not.

However, the stakes are pretty big if this step is missed, so it's helpful for buyers to know that FIRPTA exists and verify that this has been done. If the withholding is not done and the IRA cannot recover it from the seller, they can come after the BUYER for payment. There are exceptions, of course, but if they don't apply the price tag can be big. On a property costing $500,000, this figure could be $75,000!


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Friday, August 31, 2018

What is PMI? (And Why You Want to Avoid It)


If you want to buy a home, then PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) might be necessary. If you'd like to talk about mortgage options, or be referred to a knowledgeable mortgage broker, please let me know!


I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

10 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

I’m sure you’ve been told that your credit score is a major factor when you’re trying to buy a home, but do you know how to raise it? This list is a great place to start, and then let me know if you have any other questions about your home search. I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) and I would love to help!


I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Clients Giving Back to the Community


When my clients close a transaction with me, I donate a portion of my commission to a local charity which they get to choose. Below is a list of some of the organizations that my clients have chosen to give to over the past couple of years:

  • Colorado Public Radiostriving to foster a better understanding of community issues; promote music enjoyment and education throughout the region; and lead collaborations in production, distribution, and fundraising.
  • Resource Central – a community hub with programs that help people save water, reduce waster and conserve energy.
  • Sister Carmen Community Center – a non-religious agency helping vulnerable residents in East Boulder County through meeting basic needs, preventing homelessness, help with obtaining employment, parenting support, and meaningful family and child centered activities.
  • Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities striving for the advancement or arts and humanities by nurturing diverse, quality programs and ensuring inclusive access for residents of Broomfield and surrounding areas.


I am very fortunate to have the job that I love, and am grateful to be able to give back to the community for all that it has given me. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients for making these donations possible!



I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

FOR SALE: 10163 Wyandott Circle N, Thornton


Low maintenance, close to the park, shopping and I-25 - lots of house for the money!

This Hunters Chase 2-story home just hit the market! Four bedrooms (three upstairs with a fourth on the main level that could be an office), two and three-quarter baths, separate dining room, large living room, upstairs laundry facilities and a giant master bedroom! With 2000sqft there is room for everyone to get together for movie night and still find a place for quiet reading. 


No need to worry about spending a lot of money on old systems after closing. This house has a new roof, new central A/C, new carpet upstairs, new microwave and water filter in the kitchen last year, new water heater the year before that. In addition, the sellers are providing a Platinum Blue Ribbon Home Warranty to give the new buyers some peace of mind as they check on Pinterest ideas for the back patio!

This home is just steps to a city park and conveniently located near I-25. The HOA takes care of the front landscaping and sprinklers, and plows the snow right up to your garage door in the winter!

The property is available to tour immediately, and I'll be hosting an Open House on Saturday, July 14, 2pm-4pm, or call me for a private showing!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Sunday, July 8, 2018

COMING SOON - Thornton!


COMING SOON! Two-story in Thornton. Text 1038 to 720-358-2460 for more details!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, July 6, 2018

5 Ways to Future Proof Your Kitchen

Some trends boomerang back, and others never should have been a trend to begin with. Wall to wall carpet in the kitchen?!



While we can’t predict the trends of the future, you can take steps to make sure your kitchen doesn’t get outdated quickly. Check these out and let me know what you think!


I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, June 15, 2018

Broomfield Civic Center Planning


The City of Broomfield will hold a meeting on June 18 at 6pm in the Broomfield Auditorium to present plans for the new downtown and gather feedback. Click HERE for more details on this exciting project!


I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Friday, June 1, 2018

FOR SALE: 1605 Abilene Drive, Broomfield


Great trilevel with a basement in the Miramonte neighborhood! With 1728 total square feet, there's room for gathering together or claiming your own private space. Fantastic price at $369,000.

The main level hardwood floors continue through the upper level and two bedrooms, one which leads onto a balcony overlooking the backyard. The lower level has family room with a wood burning fireplace, third bedroom and second full bathroom. Continue to the partially finished basement and fourth bedroom, plus a large laundry room with sink and storage.

Step onto the covered deck and enjoy the Colorado weather while listening to tunes on the whole house sound system. Mature trees would be great to hang swings or host treehouses. You may have to take up a new hobby to really take advantage of the shed with loft and electricity!

The city of Broomfield has a lot to offer residents. Not far from Abilene you'll find the County Commons where you can enjoy running trails, a playground, soccer and baseball fields and a dog park. Enjoy various entertainment events there, including the July 4th fireworks and Movies in the Park. Broomfield is such a great location, halfway between Denver and Boulder and US-36 and I-25. The city is also working on plans for a Downtown Civic Center near the city buildings on 1st Avenue, a place to drink coffee, eat great food, listen to music and hang out.

The property will be available to tour starting with the Open House on Saturday, June 2, 10am-12pm, or call me for a private showing!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Broomfield's New Oil and Gas Webpage


The City of Broomfield has launched a new webpage for viewing oil and gas wells and inspection reports for the county.

 
  For other areas in Colorado, visit the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
 

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Thursday, March 8, 2018

FOR SALE: 12475 Utica Street, Broomfield


Gorgeous Willow Park tri-level with finished basement is in a great Broomfield location, just blocks from a park and an elementary school, and is being offered for $439,000.

The main level hardwood floors take you into the living room, through the updated kitchen with vaulted ceilings and into the comfortable family room with gas fireplace. The kitchen has an eat-in area, island, stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths. The master bathroom has been remodeled and the bedroom has a walk-in closet. Just under 2000 square feet, this home has enough spaces for everyone to have somewhere to relax and yet still come together for a meal or a movie. 

Step into the back yard and find a beautiful pergola with a removable cover and shades to make the deck more comfortable. Picture entertaining friends over barbecue or around the fire pit. The side yard has a space for gardening including a compost bin.

Just up the road you'll find the County Commons where you can enjoy running trails, a playground, soccer and baseball fields and a dog park. Enjoy various entertainment events there, including the July 4th fireworks and Movies in the Park. Broomfield is such a great location, halfway between Denver and Boulder and US-36 and I-25. The city is also working on plans for a Downtown Civic Center near the city buildings on 1st Avenue, a place to drink coffee, eat great food, listen to music and hang out.

The property will be available to tour until Monday, March 12 at 5pm when any offers received will be reviewed. The Open House is Saturday, March 10, 2-4pm, or call me for a private showing!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Saturday, March 3, 2018

COMING SOON - BROOMFIELD!


COMING SOON! Trilevel in Willow Park. Text 1068 to 720-358-2460 for more details!
  

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Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Thursday, February 22, 2018

FOR SALE: 13110 Julian Court, Westlake Village, Broomfield


Get into Broomfield at a terrific price! This Westlake Village tri-level is on a quiet cul-de-sac, just blocks from the Paul Derda Recreation Center, city trails and Broomfield County Commons and is being offered for $335,000.

Walk into a large living room with hardwood floors and stairs. The kitchen has been updated and has a comfortable eat-in area. Upstairs you'll find two good-sized bedrooms and a full bath. With 1852 total square feet, this home boasts a finished basement and a master bedroom on a level all its own. The full bathroom has been remodeled and the walk-in closet is so huge that you could put a cot in it for guests (although if you did they probably would never stay with you again). 

The lot is larger than is typical with a Pavestone patio and flagstone fire pit area. It has a 2-story shed with Thermalam that is designed to hold heavy equipment. Please note that some furniture is staying with the house, including the flat-screen TV in the basement family room. The interior has been repainted, the water heater is new, and the furnace and central A/C units were replaced just 6 years ago. This house is ready to go, just move right in!

The nearby County Commons offer so much to do, between running trails, a playground, soccer and baseball fields and a dog park. Enjoy various entertainment events there, including the July 4th fireworks and Movies in the Park. Broomfield is such a great location, halfway between Denver and Boulder and US-36 and I-25. The city is also working on plans for a Downtown Civic Center near the city buildings on 1st Avenue, a place to drink coffee, eat great food, listen to music and hang out.

The property will be available to tour until Monday, February 26 at 5pm when any offers received will be reviewed. Open Houses are Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-4pm and Sunday, Feb. 25, 11am-1pm, or call me for a private showing!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com

Saturday, February 17, 2018

NEW LISTING COMING SOON!




COMING SOON! Trilevel in Broomfield. Text 1058 to 720-358-2460 for more details!
  

I would love to help you with your real estate journey. 
Please contact me at 303-917-7143 or robbin@stauferteam.com