About Stephanie Iannone

REALTOR, ABR, CNE, OWNER, MANAGING BROKER
www.stephanieiannone.com

Stephanie owner and managing broker of the Iannone Real Estate Group at Housing Helpers. She is an award winning Realtor with over 22 years of experience in the relocation industry. Her dedication to her clients, leadership in the community, and excellence in the trade, has made her one of the most successful brokers in Colorado.

Stephanie specializes in providing real estate brokerage services for high level corporate relocations.
Stephanie’s recent clients include the senior executive leadership teams of Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in the Boulder, Broomfield, and Denver Metro areas. Stephanie is a passionate leader in her field and a unique business person with a dynamic personality that achieves extraordinary results for her clients.

Stephanie Iannone has received numerous awards and recognition for her expertise including Distinguished Realtor of the Year, Top 25 Most Powerful Salespeople in Colorado, Top Independent Real Estate Brokerage, and Top Producing Real Estate Agent with over $250 Million in sales.

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Broomfield Colorado 9th Fastest Growing City in U.S.

Broomfield Colorado is experiencing a growth spurt.  Residents are moving to the Colorado front range suburb in record numbers.

Technically it’s own County, Broomfield Colorado has long been known for its centerpiece Interlocken Advanced Technology Business Park. featuring such company headquarters as;  Vail Resorts, MWH, Level 3 Communications, Staples, Brocade, Oracle, White Wave Foods, and Ball Corporation.

But residents are being drawn to Broomfield for so much more.  New and varied housing stock  including new luxury apartments in Broomfield, new single family housing developments, golf courses, shopping centers, the First Bank Center -events, concerts, and more.  And of course the Flatirons Crossing Mall is located in Broomfield.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates released for the time period of July 1, 2014 through July 1, 2015, Broomfield posted a 5.2 percent growth rate for a population of 65,065 – up from 62,138.  The bureau measures growth of cities with a population of 50,000 residents or more.

If you are considering a move to Broomfield Colorado, Housing Helpers has you covered.   We have local relocation specialists on the ground in Broomfield that can help with your rental search including a Broomfield Apartment Finder service, as well as a large inventory of Broomfield Corporate Housing, and a team of seasoned expert Broomfield Real Estate Agents.   Simply call our office at 303-545-6000 or complete the quick request form on this page.

 

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Three Emerging Real Estate Trends Roll On in 2016

As predicted by many experts and analysts, the first quarter for the real estate industry was a steady and consistent move in a positive direction.

One never knows the impact of a Presidential race and what a new Commander in Chief will have on the following year, but for now pay attention and grab a hold of these three emerging trends that are rolling on in 2016:

1. Outside The Box … Or in it? Once seen as a fad approximately 18 months ago, the idea of non-traditional housing is really gaining some steam. Ever watch the show, “Tiny House, Big Living” on HGTV?

The concept of micro-housing takes center stage on this program where couples or even small families live in an area that accommodates all of their living quarters in one approximately 220-400 square foot living space. Claustrophobics need not apply …

Anyway, this idea is really gaining in popularity with more and more people hesitant to dive into a mortgage that they may not be able to afford if companies like Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase ever decide to throw away everybody’s money again and cause another major recession or worse. 

2. Common Sense Risk Management  High level computations and complex data analysis are great, but they too have limitations.

Sometimes, the human touch provides something when assessing risk that computers can’t, which is good intuition based on previous experience and even strong hunches.

Humans really have a unique skill set when looking at trends and attempting to predict tomorrow’s ups and downs because they this intuition lends itself well to anticipating smart investment choices.

3. Second City Mania  Why is everybody is talking about smaller cities like Louisville Colorado and Austin, TX?   Known as second cities or 18-hour cities, these locations are developing at a rapid pace and the time to get in is now.

More than just Austin, start thinking about Nashville, Portland, and San Antonio among others. The cost of living is lower than in places like New York and Chicago obviously, but there is also plenty to do with an air of hipness that purveys home ownership or rental residents in these areas.

In addition to national real estate trends we are always tracking the Colorado Real Estate Market.  As areas like Boulder and Denver continue to explode with high demand and rising prices its hard to know where to invest in real estate right now.  We like some of the lesser known and less publicized communities in between that don’t get as much press.   To find out which ones we like you’ll need to give us a call!

 

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Denver Leads as a Hottest Home Market 

Making the life-changing transition from renting to owning follows major research and decision-making. One of those choices is your home buying location – and what better city to buy a home than Denver, which was ranked the no. 1 hottest real estate market for 2016?

The top home markets across the nation were rated based on Zillow’s Home Value Index (ZHVI) Forecast, recent income growth and low unemployment rates. Denver took the top spot with 5 percent forecasted home value growth throughout the next year and a low 3.1 percent unemployment rate across the entire metro area.

The hottest submarkets include Delmar Parkway, Highline Villages and Centretech in Aurora with Ruby Hill placing high among neighborhoods in the entire metro.

Before packing your bags and relocating to Denver, future home buyers need to crunch the numbers and learn about their buying power. Developing a housing budget helps determine whether it’s best to rent or buy a home in Denver, assisted by the breakeven horizon – or the number of years it takes for buying to become cheaper than renting the same home.

Cost of buying in Denver

The median home value in Denver is $343,800, an impressive 15.3 percent rise from one year ago. If a homebuyer were to put 20 percent down on a median-priced home in Denver, or $68,760, assuming a 30-year fixed loan at a 3.508 percent interest rate, they would pay $1,647 per month. The total mortgage payment includes principal and interest ($1,236), insurance ($67) and taxes ($377).

Cost of renting in Denver

Assuming you’re looking to rent an apartment in Denver at a median value, you would pay $1,959 per month. In the wider Denver metro, renters pay a median $1,977 per month. Compared to the national median of $1,388 per month, rental rates in Denver are costlier, but keep in mind Denver is a buzzing city and U.S. medians include rates from towns across the entire country.

When does buying outpace renting?

While the example mortgage payment of $1,647 per month is lower than the median city rent rate of $1,959 per month, it is still cheaper to rent first when accounting for the down payment of $68,760. In addition, the cost of buying goes beyond monthly mortgage rates to encompass closing costs and the general fees of homeownership, like maintenance.

In Denver, the breakeven horizon as of the last quarter of 2015 was 1.7 years, a 0.09 rise from the year prior. So, if you’re planning to stay in a home longer than 1.7 years it’s more cost-effective to buy.

Overall, if you have the recommended 20 percent down payment ready, buying a home in Denver now could be a great investment opportunity. However, this is assuming you perform the proper home buyer due diligence.

Keep in mind, you typically don’t need 20 percent upfront to buy a home (depending on your lender pre-qualifications), but a heftier down payment ensures a lower interest rate. If you aren’t quite financially prepared to buy, renting below budget to save before those 1.7 years are up is your best bet in the meantime.

By Jennifer Riner, Zillow

 

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The Boulder Real Estate Market Appeal

Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado, beautiful Boulder is home to the flagship campus of the University of Colorado. With an educated population, plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun and eclectic neighborhoods, the city has always been a desirable place to live.

The Boulder Real Estate Market varies from stunning single family homes on The Hill to trendy town houses on the way north to Lyons.  Rental homes and apartment communities pepper the areas around the University campus. Table Mesa has quiet lanes with ranch ramblers and fenced yards. Residences not far from pedestrian-friendly Pearl Street Mall are clustered along leafy streets. Mapleton Hill homes are large, elegant and rich in character.  Tiny homes are popping up here and there. Boulder’s real estate offers something for nearly everyone.

The city of Boulder takes its quality of life seriously, so enforcement of building regulations is an ongoing effort.  Home lots smaller than 35 acres cannot be subdivided.  Limiting new building heights is the norm.

Environmentalism has always had a home in Boulder.   When it comes to “green” practices and real estate, the city encourages rooftop solar panel installation as a way to reduce dependence on the local energy company.

Active and engaged, residents know that they live in a special place. Whether they are tech start-up employees, entrepreneurs, college professors or writers, they work to keep their neighborhoods clean, safe and inviting.

Today, the median Boulder home price is $591,950, a nearly 24% increase over a year ago.    This price is definitely on the high side, but for many people who live in this progressive, appealing city, it is a price worth paying.

For more information about the Boulder Real Estate market contact one of our award winning Boulder Real Estate Agents today at 303-545-6000.

 

Boulder Real Estate Agents         Stephanie Iannone Realtor

 

5 Key Things to Look For in Your New Home

When looking to buy your first home, you’ll have a lot on your mind; between pricing, location, and the actual house itself, you may find yourself overwhelmed with details. As you look at potential homes, then, be sure to consider these five key items in order to ensure you’ll soon have the residence and the lifestyle of your dreams:

  1. Structure 

Viewing homes for sale can become a battle of first impressions; don’t let it be. As you imagine yourself in each room, remember that paint, scuffs, and dirt can easily be fixed. What can’t be fixed so simply is the house’s structure: is the wiring all in place? Foundation solid? Appliances up-to-date? Take note.

  1. Layout

Remember that you’ll be living in this space, and imagine your day-to-day activities. Will you find it comfortable in these potential homes to travel from the kitchen to the living room, from to the bedroom to the bathroom? Will it feel natural to move throughout the house, or are the spaces more difficult to navigate than you’d prefer?

  1. Temperature

Consider the home’s potential in all seasons, no matter when you buy: will it be drafty and cold in the winter? Will it trap heat in the summer? A property’s age can play into this, but it’s also important to note the effectiveness of the heating and cooling systems, as these can be expensive to replace, and having the right home temperature can make all the difference in your comfort.

  1. Natural light

You’ll be spending the bulk of your time in your home, so windows–direction they’re facing, placement, and size–are real factors to consider. You’ll want to have the optimal amount of natural light for you in your home, which is something that is easy to pass by in the inspection phase of home-buying. Consider what time of day you’ll have the most light, and how it will affect you in your potential new home.

  1. The kitchen

The kitchen’s appliances, features, and layout are all important to consider, especially if you’ll be eating in frequently. Many kitchen updates can become costly, and you’ll likely want to have as smooth a move-in as possible; a kitchen with the amenities you desire is the perfect start. (In addition, if you ever plan to sell in the future, a good kitchen is the number-one selling point for home buyers!)

With these five quick points considered, you’ll find yourself much closer to knowing if the property you’re viewing could become the home for you.

 

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Home For Sale Rock Creek Superior Colorado

Beautiful home for sale in Rock Creek Superior Colorado

The Rock Creek home you have been waiting for!

Expansive Glenwood model in prestigious Hilltop backing & siding to open space w/views! Extensive wood floors, Gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, double ovens, gas range & island.  Main floor guest suite. 4 beds & 3 baths up. Elegant foyer, grand staircase w/iron railing, gas fireplace, enormous master suite, full unfinished basement w/structural concrete floor, 3 car garage & much more. Walk to highly regarded schools, shopping and restaurants!

3902 S Torreys Peak Dr, Superior, CO 80027 (MLS # 779480)

(all data current as of 2/10/2016) 

Photo for 3902 S Torreys Peak Dr, Superior, CO 80027 (MLS # 779480)
Price $895,000
Beds 5
Baths 5 baths
Home size 4,261 sq ft
Lot Size 7,405 sqft
Days on Market 85
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Property Type(s): Detached Residential

Last Updated 11/17/2015 Tract Rock Creek Ranch
Year Built 2002 Community Superior
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Boulder
Total Parking 3

Schools

School District Bldr Valley Dist Re2
Elementary School Eldorado
Middle School Eldorado
High School Monarch

Additional Details

Basement Square Feet 1510 HOA Fee Amount 19.0000
Taxes 5676

Features

Association Fee Includes Common Amenities, Common Utilities, Management
Basement Foundation Built-In Radon, Crawl Space, Full Basement, Sump Pump
Common Amenities Clubhouse, Common Recreation/Park Area, Play Area, Pool, Tennis
Construction Brick/Brick Veneer, Composition Siding
Cooling Central Air Conditioning
Design Features Cathedral/Vaulted Ceilings, Eat-in Kitchen, Jack & Jill Bathroom, Kitchen Island, Open Floor Plan, Separate Dining Room, Walk-in Closet, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Wood Floors
Energy Features Double Pane Windows
Fireplaces Family/Recreation Room Fireplace, Gas Fireplace
Heating Forced Air, Humidifier
HOA Fee Frequency Code Monthly
Inclusions Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Gas Range/Oven, Microwave, Refrigerator, Smoke Alarm(s), Window Coverings
Laundry Room Level Code Main
Listing Status ID Active
Listing SubStatus ID None
Listing Type ID Residential-Detached
Lot Improvements Sidewalks, Street Paved
Master Bedroom Bath 5 Piece Master Bath, Luxury Features Master Bath
New Construction Status Code Not New, Previously Owned
New Financing Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA
Outdoor Features Deck, Lawn Sprinkler System
Ownership Private Owner
Possible Usage Single Family
Property Styles 2 Story
Property Views Foothills View, Plains View
Road Access City Street
Type Contemporary/Modern
Utilities Cable TV Available, Electric, High Speed Avail, Natural Gas, Satellite Avail

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Housing Helpers-Boulder

(view all details for MLS #779480)

 

Superior Colorado Real Estate       Stephanie Iannone Realtor

 

Home Buying in Colorado, Housing Helpers

5 Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal and Inspiring Homebuyers

If you are considering selling your home then nothing works better (or harder) to sell your home than some good, old-fashioned curb appeal.

Buyers interested in a new house look for many home features, updates, and upgrades, but it all begins outside in the front of the house.

If you’re interested in learning more, here are some helpful tips to boost your home’s curb appeal and inspire buyers to move on your listing.

1. Front Door.  The front door is an invitation to your home. Painting it an appealing color and upgrading hardware is recommended if you want prospective buyers to pay attention. Even if you don’t have the time or money to do other minor upgrades, a new coat of paint will do wonders.

2. Garage Door. Consider your garage door’s placement in relation to the front of your home. Now consider how old and outdated it is. If your garage door has seen better days, a new garage door is in your future.

3. Lighting.  Exterior home lighting is often overlooked, unfortunately. But for those who have spent a lot of their time improving their landscape, lighting can really make the front of your house pop. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer and take a look at where lighting would add value.

4. Landscaping.  Now that we mention landscaping, how long has it been since you made a landscaping improvement? In the interest of saving money, we won’t advise that you pick up the phone and call a landscaping company. Rather, just add a few new shrubs, flowers, and decorative rocks to turn your front lawn up to 10.

5. Declutter.  Clean up and shape up areas that need some TLC. After a long winter, leaves, limbs, and debris begin to clutter up a front yard. Before you list your home, especially before you take pictures, straighten up any part of your yard that has seen better days.

A little curb appeal can go a long way when it’s time to sell your home.  Just follow our tips for a successful spring sale.

If you are considering selling your home and curious what your home might sell for then check out our free Home Valuation service.   What is My Home Worth?

Our real estate agents are experienced at helping sellers list their home for sale and ultimately getting the best price.  Give us a call or check out our real estate website for more information.

 

 

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Job Relocation? 3 Tips to Help Make it Easier

Here at Housing Helpers each year we assist many people that are relocating to Colorado for a new job.  Moving to a new city or state for a job relocation can be both exciting and stressful. In many cases, the relocation has to take place rather quickly, which doesn’t often leave time to make well thought out preparations.

No need to stress. Here are three simple ways to make your move a little easier and a lot less stressful.

1.  Organize and De-clutter Before You Move

Before you move, take time to carefully organize all of your work and personal belongings so that getting your new home ready will not take so much effort.  Also, this is a great opportunity to de-clutter your life so to speak and get rid of anything you don’t need or use on a regular basis. You will thank yourself later when you don’t have to unpack all your t-shirts from high school that you will never wear again.

2.  Call a Relocation Service

A great relocation service will be a tremendous help in finding a place to live, securing a moving service, and even locating options to help you settle in to the community. They can answer any questions you might have about schools, transportation, neighborhood trends, and they will be essential in helping you become familiar with your new surroundings.

One of the best benefits of using a relocation company like Housing Helpers is many of their services are offered at no cost to you.

3.  Work Through the Emotional Stress

Moving usually means leaving loved ones, friends, and a support community behind. This emotional turmoil adds a big layer of stress to your move and can be tough to manage. While nothing can take away the sadness you will inevitably feel during your move, the important thing to do is to keep your focus on the positive aspects of why you are moving. Concentrate on the great new job you are going to and the new opportunities ahead. It is also a good idea to make sure your parents know how to use Skype just in case!

Relocating to Colorado has great benefits.  The weather is fantastic, the natural beauty of the State is unparalleled, the opportunity for outdoor recreation is world class, and – at the moment – the economy here is very strong.

That said, home prices are rising fast, rental rates are a mile high, so it can be challenging to find comparable housing to what you have left behind.   Our real estate agents and relocation specialists are here to help with that.  We have our fingers on the pulse of the real estate market and can help you navigate the housing market to take advantage of opportunities when they arise.   Give us a call at 303.545.6000 or stop by our office, we love to welcome people to Colorado!

Colorado Relocation Services          Top Colorado Real Estate Agent

 

Fall Preleasing Boulder Colorado

Fall Pre Leasing in Boulder Colorado

Welcome CU Students to Fall Pre Leasing 2017!

Don’t See The Property You Are Looking For?  Call Us 303-545-6000

We get new fall prelease Boulder properties every day.  As the #1 rated Rental Locator in Boulder we help more CU Students and Parents find the best off campus housing and fall pre leasing in Boulder Colorado.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will work hard to find it for you.

We have a large selection of student rental properties available in Boulder.  Whether you are looking for a house to rent on the hill with your roommates, an apartment close to campus , or a quiet place by yourself, our friendly rental locators are available 6 days a week to meet with you, discuss your needs, and help you find the perfect place to call home.

Stop By Our office just one block from the University of Colorado!

We look forward to working with you!  Our office is open Monday through from Saturday 9:00 – 5:00

Our service is FREE for renters!

That’s right totally FREE!  As the premier rental locator in Boulder for CU Students and parents you can stop by or call anytime and we will be happy to assist you at no cost.  The only costs you will need to pay is any application fees, security deposits, and rent payments required by the property that you choose.  Our rental specialists are their to help you, saving you time and money, so you don’t have to drive around to a million places hoping that one might work out.

Check Out Our Guide to Pre Leasing For CU Students

With a low vacancy rate there is a lot of competition this year for good properties that might be available for fall preleasing in Boulder. Be prepared to snag the best rentals when they become available.

Your rental specialist at Housing Helpers will help you navigate the ins and outs of fall pre leasing in Boulder.  In addition we have a handy guide to help get you organized.  It covers everything from how to prepare yourself, your parents, and your roommates so that you can get a lease signed, handling deposits and application fees, and knowing what to expect from the leasing process.  Simply call or stop by our office, register with our pre leasing service and we will send you your guide!

Remember Housing Helpers is here to help CU students and parents.  We look forward to seeing you soon and making 2017 the best year yet.   Call us 303-545-6000 Go Buffs!

Selling your home in Colorado winter

Tips for Selling Your Colorado Home in Winter

It is no secret that spring and summer are the prime seasons for selling and buying homes in Colorado, but there’s no rule that says you can’t sell your home in the winter and be really pleased with the outcome.  In fact this year the pace of home sales in Colorado hasn’t slowed down much with the start of winter.

While there are typically less buyers looking for homes in the winter months, there are also fewer homes on the Colorado real estate market, so that means that your home will have less competition for the interested buyers that aren’t worried about waiting for the spring or summer.

Plus, while Colorado is known for having snowy winters, we also have plenty of days of sunshine and warm temperatures throughout the fall and winter months.  We don’t see the lull in interest due to snowy conditions that other states experience. Sure it may snow, but the sun melts it quickly and since when do we let a little snow stop us from doing anything, let alone buying a house?

If you do want to put your house on the market for sale right away, here are our tips for selling homes in the winter.

  • Stage your home with some potted evergreen plants on the porch.  A little life is important, even in the winter months.   A splash of evergreen at the entry way of a home give is that warm inviting touch and special curb appeal that makes the home stand out from the others on the block.  It’s easy to find potted evergreens this time of year at your local home improvement stores and they are fairly inexpensive.

 

  • If it does snow, even a half-inch or less, make sure that the driveway and all the sidewalks are completely shoveled.  You never know when that perfect buyer will want to view your home.  Keeping the driveway and walkway neatly shoveled not only makes it easier for them to access your home, it also is a sign to the buyers that you care for and maintain your home.

 

  • Use the magic of the holiday season to add ambiance to your home. Tasteful holiday decor paired with a cider on the stove or in the crockpot will create the sights and smells that bring back happy memories to any perspective buyers.   This is an easy an inexpensive way to make your home stand out from the rest.

These are just some basic tips for selling your home in the winter.  For more ideas and an expert opinion on what your home might sell for please call Housing Helpers real estate at 303-545-6000.

 

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