Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog


As the first leaves of fall descend upon the plains, it reminds us to take advantage the postcard we live in and Colorado's fall colors.

1. Caribou Ranch, Nederland

Just up Boulder Canyon, shy of Peak to Peak Hwy, rests the charming mountain town of Nederland. Nearby Caribou Ranch open space offers sweeping vistas of interconnected aspen forests.

2. Chautauqua, Boulder

Do the Flatirons ever offer a bad view? Enjoy one of several hikes up and around Chautauqua to appreciate the yellow aspen leaves against a background of golden prairie grass and red flagstone.

3. Gunbarrel, Between Boulder and Longmont

Most people don't think of Gunbarrel as a leaf viewing destination, however both Twin Lake Park and walking trails around Boulder Country Club offer

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I have this wonderful image in my mind. I’m skiing down the mountain following my three kids. We’re laughing our way through the lift line and bonding over steamy hot chocolate. In reality, it’s me looking out the window of our Boulder, Colorado home at fresh powder, paralyzed by fear. I’m not afraid to ski. I’m afraid to take my kids skiing.

Why? I fear spending hundreds nay, thousands on ski equipment, passes and lessons to have it end in tears and complaints (my tears, their complaints). Here we are in Boulder, CO just a couple hours from world-class skiing and my three kids have skied two times. Two.

Solution? Indoor skiing at Shredder Ski and Snowboard Gym. No, this isn’t instead of snow, but it is a great way to enjoy learning the

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7575 Estate Circle
Niwot, CO 80503

$639,000
MLS® #: 745064
4 Beds/3 Bath
4,904 SqFt

Contact Lorrie Trussell at lorrie@boulderhomesource.com to learn more about this home for sale in Niwot, Colorado.

This light, contemporary home offers a large open floor plan and panoramic views. It is conveniently located in the charming town of Niwot between Boulder and Longmont. IBM and Boulder Tech Center are only minutes away. 

Enjoy extraordinary views and blue sky living in any one of the many outdoor living spaces.

 

Come to Niwot to enjoy a small town feel with all the amenities Boulder has to offer. Specialty boutiques and family owned restaurants from chic to casual line the picturesque streets of downtown.

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In a town where active lifestyles rule, dogs know best. Here are 5 reasons why your dog wants to move to Boulder, Colorado.

1. Sunshine 

With an average of 300 sunny days a year, Fido knows all four seasons provide plenty of sunshine to enjoy the outdoors. People hear Colorado and think snow. In reality between snow showers Colorado enjoys some surprisingly warm and sunny days where the snow melts, golf courses open and trails aren’t even muddy.

2. Off Leash Laws

Boulder city has 4 large off leash dog parks and two more are located in Boulder County. If Fido is voice and sight trained he can enjoy much of Boulder County’s Open Space. Certain guidelines must be followed for everyone’s safety of course.

3. Swimming

Not only can

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Just one year ago Boulder and much of Colorado suffered from what meteorologists call a thousand-year flood. We thought it would be interesting to share a before and after pictorial of photos from our neighborhood in north Boulder. Click here to see a video of scenes from the flood.

An astounding 17.15 inches of rain - the equivalent of almost one year's worth of rain - fell on Boulder over an eight-day period in September.  It was an intense, emotional and historical eight days.  What we remember most from this unforgiving wrath Mother Nature played on us was the outpouring of support shown to one another by the people and communities in and around Boulder. 

Today, things are back to normal for most though rebuilding and

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The Boulder and Colorado real estate and law communities lost a true legend and friend on August 31, 2014 with the death of Oliver Frascona.  Oliver's plane tragically crashed with four other people on board during an attempted landing at the Erie Airport.  The BoulderHomeSource and RE/MAX Alliance families are deeply saddened by Oliver's passing.   

When Oliver Frascona walked into a room his energy, charisma and grand smile would enliven and brighten the room.  He was a witty, intelligent, and passionate instructor, speaker, attorney and champion for the real estate community.  His inspiring and engaging teaching methods regarding fairly boring real estate and law topics usually meant his classes were overflowing.  Oliver was always a passionate…
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Harvest season is here and the metro area offers several can’t miss opportunities to enjoy the great food Colorado has to offer.

Munson Farms – Conveniently located you'll find sweet corn, peaches, squash, U-Pick Flowers, tomatoes, beans and many other summer fresh veggies. Located at 75th and Valmont, Boulder. Open daily 9-6:30. 

Berry Patch Farms – You’ve never tasted berries likes these. It’s hard to keep any in the basket, because these ripened on the vine varieties are irresistible. Make sure you take enough home to make homemade jam. Located at 13785 Potomac St, Brighton. 

Miller Farms – Fill 5 bags of veggies per person including corn, potatoes, pie pumpkins, carrots and beets all while riding on a tractor enjoying Front Range views.

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To many folks Labor Day Weekend is a bittersweet end-of-summer weekend, to some it's the kick-off to football season, and to others it can be just a leisurely, lovely and long weekend to enjoy cook-outs, friends, family and down-time.  Boulder has many terrific opportunities to enjoy this last "official" end-of-summer weekend and here are a few of our favorite picks.  

  • CU Buffs Football - CU Buffs vs CSU Rams - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, or head to your favorite sports bar.
  • Boulder Farmer's Market - Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Central Park, Boulder  http://www.boulderfarmers.org
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema - Saturday, August 30, 2014, sunset.  Bring your
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Boulder area schools are in full swing and back in action!  School playgrounds are filled with energetic and active kiddos. Families are walking hand-in-hand to and from school and it's a bit less challenging to find parking at Target.

BVSD continues to excel in comparison to the rest of state as seen by the latest standardized test scores. High school students tested particularly strong in math. The district also achieved gains in high school reading and writing from last year to this year.  Boulder Valley's composite ACT score was 23.5, up slightly from 23.4 the year before and well above the state average of 20.3.  Superintendent Messinger said the scores show the district "maintained its strengths." For full results go to:

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Recyclethon was a Huge Success-

Thank you to everyone who brought hard to recycle electronics to our annual event. It was fun to see everyone.  Numbers just in; 7,604 pounds of electronics to recycle.  11 CRT Monitors, 20 Televisions, 29 Certified Hard Drive Destruction.  All and all a great day!  

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