Tax Credits Extended!

$8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit

Available for first-time home buyers. This tax credit applies to home sales between January 1, 2009 and on or before April 30, 2010. Should there be a binding sales contract signed on or before April 30, 2010, a home purchase that will completed by June 30, 2010 will also qualify.
Are you eligible?

$6,500 Home Buyer Tax Credit

Available for repeat home buyers. Qualified move-up or repeat home buyers are eligible for a tax credit of up to $6,500, provided the purchasing of a principal residence occurs after November 6, 2009 through on or before April 30, 2010. Should there be a binding sales contract signed on or before April 30, 2010, a home purchase that will completed by June 30, 2010 will also qualify.
Are you eligible?

Service Members Tax Credit

Military, Foreign Service and Intelligence Community Members have special rules regarding both the first-time home buyer tax credit and the repeat home buyer tax credit.
List of rules

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September Food Drive

remaxfooddriveforourcenter2009Thank you again Longmont for all your help with supporting the O.U.R. center through the food drive.  RE/MAX Traditions and the Longmont community provided an excellent contribution to the O.U.R. center during the month of September!

There was 630 pounds of food delivered, which was enough to fill a full size pick-up truck!  Donations included $34 in cash contributions as well as food.  Please continue to support our community with us and the O.U.R. center as the need for food is considerably higher this year than past years. 

Thank you again to our wonderful community! We are working hard together to keep Longmont the best place on earth to live!

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Shred-It Truck a Huge Success!

RE/MAX Traditions prides our great Longmont community for “going green” by supporting the document shredding event in cooperation with the Shred-It Truck this past weekend! 

On Saturday, Longmont residents brought forth boxes and bags filled with personal documents to be shredded in honor of preventing identitify theft.  Onlookers watched as the Shred-It truck was fed for hours in the RE/MAX Traditions parking lot. 

Shred-It Statistics:

  • 1400 pounds of paper were shredded per hour!
  • 120 boxes of copy paper were shredded!
  • 22 trees were saved by recycling the paper

Great job Longmont!

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Shred Your Personal and Private Documents!

Protect your identity with RE/MAX Traditions on September 26th, 2009!

Where will the truck be?
The RE/MAX Traditions parking lot at 18th and Hover (2204 18th ave) in Longmont, Colorado. 

What items can you bring?
Old bank statements, credit card offers, cancelled checks, old medical records, pay check stubs or anything else with personal information.

How much can you bring?
Each person is welcome to bring up to 5 copy boxes or one large trash bag full of confidential material.

What is not accepted?
Trash, pop cans, newspapers.

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September is Food Drive Month!

our_centerHelp the Longmont community and the O.U.R. Center by bringing in your canned food goods to the RE/MAX Traditions office on 18th and Hover in Longmont, Colorado (2204 18th ave). download Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie

What is the O.U.R. Center?
“We help people in the St. Vrain Region move toward self-sufficiency by unifying community resources”

The O.U.R. Center helps community members get back on their feet to become self-sufficient productive adults by offering: food, clothing, utility, rental assistance, shelter, prescriptions, affordable child care, budgeting advise, transportation, help in finding a job, or advocacy in getting the help they need for their disabilities.

A significant portion of their funds go toward utility assistance, as utility shutoff is often the lynch pin that starts the downward spiral toward homelessness.

If you come on September 26th for the Shred-it truck, bring your canned goods too!

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RE/MAX Traditions Supports OUR Center

Pat Kahler

Pat Kahler

Please help feed the hungry in Longmont in February.  Bring your donations to Longmont Association of Realtors (LAR) or to RE/MAX Traditions.  Pat Kahler has volunteered to deliver any donations made to our office.  Go to or for a list of needed items and more information.

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Are you concerned about your Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Stop in to RE/MAX Traditions and talk to one of our Real Estate Brokers. We may be able to give you some guidance about mortgage modifications or refinancing. At the very least, we can refer you to a trusted mortgage professional. We are located at 2204 18th Ave in Longmont, Colorado.

Read your Deed of Trust. You should have received a copy of this document when you bought your home. It goes into detail about your obligations and the ramifications of not meeting those obligations. Call us if you need help reading this long document. We can also help you locate a copy of your Deed of Trust on file with the county.

Much of the time, home buyers don’t read these documents completely at the closing table because they are so excited to get the keys to their new homes. Take the time to read them now so you know exactly what to expect when that rate adjusts. Mortgage companies are starting to negotiate!

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Skyline Boy’s Basketball

skyline-basketball-schedule RE/MAX Traditions is proud to sponsor this season’s Skyine Boy’s Basketball teams. We are all about Longmont community support. Attached is a copy of their 2008-2009 schedule. Go Falcons!

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Music for the Season

Amy O'Donnell

Amy O’Donnell, a RE/MAX Traditions Realtor has been involved in the Longmont Concert Band as a French horn player since it’s inception.  The Concert Band is performing seasonal holiday music this Friday Dec. 12th, at 7:30 p.m. at Silver Creek High School Auditorium.  The concert is open to the public with free admission, but donations are always gratefully accepted.  RE/MAX Traditions has supported the Band and is proud to have one of our Realtors be an enthusiastic member.  Call Amy O’Donnell for information about joining or supporting the band at RE/MAX Traditions at 303-772-3800 or at 303-916-5161.

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Local RE/MAX Realtor Honored

Don Carpenter

Don Carpenter of RE/MAX Traditions in Longmont was recruited and invited to join the Scrap Iron 60’s senior softball team in December 2007 at age 61.  The team played 10 tournaments this year and won 2 including the Western National Championship.  They have been invited to play for the Tournament of Champions (TOC) held in January 2009 in Central Florida.

Our own Don Carpenter won the MVP award in the World Championships Tournament in October 2008.  He was also the winning pitcher of record in the championship game in the Mesquite Winter Classic held in Nevada this month.  Carpenter states, “It is a very high honor and a privilege for me to be able to play Senior Softball at any level.  God has blessed me with a little natural talent and has surrounded me with a lot of friends around the country who share my love for the game.”

Don continues to work full time and is available for any of your real estate needs or questions.  He can be reached at RE/MAX Traditions in Longmont 303-772-3800 or cell phone 303-775-7079.

We are proud of you Don!

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