August 2012

There are 35 blog entries for August 2012.

As fall quickly approaches, many families’ gears are changing as well.  The long hot days of summer vacation have passed and are giving way to cooler shorter ones with most people realigning their daily efforts back towards school and work. For some kids and parents this time of the year is not only a welcomed break from what seemed like an endless summer vacation but it also symbolizes a new fresh start.  Fall in Boulder is when the city becomes the most alive with college students bustling from class to class and working professionals busily rushing about.  This time of the year is also a very active time for Boulder’s many athletes, sports enthusiast, nature lovers, and outdoorsman.

Regardless of the weather on a typical fall weekend in Boulder you

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Founded in the 1870s, the University of Colorado is one of the most prominent landmarks at the centre of Boulder city. It covers about 600 acres and also has a series of exceptionally designed gardens. The Old Main Building posseses an appealing Heritage Center, which happens to be worthy of a visit. Also of interest to visitors will be the Sommers Bausch Observatory, which is located along Kittridge Loop Drive. The Observatory holds long star gazing sessions on Friday evenings, within the summer season. The university is open daily and admission is free of charge.

The Flagstaff Mountain towers high over the nearby city of Boulder and it's frequented continually by folks that like the great outdoors. Between May and August in summer, the Summit

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The streets of Boulder, Colorado were filled with world-class pro cyclists and thousands of spectators on Saturday, August 25, 2012 as Stage 6 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge rolled through this vibrant city.   Starting in Golden, Colorado, the cyclists raced over 100 miles of varied terrain through Boulder County, concluding with a steep climb and finish on top of Boulder's own Flagstaff Mountain.   Boulder resident Rory Sutherland of team United Healthcare won Stage 6 of the race.  Called one of the most demanding bike races ever held on American soil, the Pro Cycling Challenge also travelled through some of our country's most spectacular scenery including Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs.  

We are proud to say that the race concluded

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Many different industries across the Colorado, including the real estate sector, are in the beginning stages of what people are now calling a “come-back”.  The come-back initialized in February when increases in home sales and decreases in foreclosures could be seen across Colorado especially in the Boulder/Denver area.  Homes that are priced for less than $500 thousand have been flying off the market in record time which many are attributing to low volumes of inventory, even lower interest rates, an improved local job market, recent hikes in rent, and an overall increase in buyer's demand.

Although these changes can be seen across the board for this particular price point the overall inventory of homes for sale is significantly lower then anticipated. 

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Right smack in the heart of Boulder County is Broomfield, CO. Broomfield used to be a part of Boulder County, but it's now a municipality of its own. It has its own schools, police and government. Being that Broomfield is the sixteenth most inhabited city in Colorado is a good indication of precisely how preferred the community is. One of the key advantages of residing in Broomfield is the massive variations of economical housing. Because the city is situated outside Boulder County, they are able have their own legal guidelines that help to keep income taxes low, bring in brand new businesses, offer good quality education, develop and maintain infrastructures and retain the overall value of occupants' houses.

Broomfield's 55,889 occupants are

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year which makes it an especially great time to plan a camping trip.  The relatively mild climate of Colorado offers campers a long season with several parks providing all year camping as well. One of the best parts about camping in the fall is the greater sense peace and quite that some campgrounds loose during the busy summer months. Large volumes of people and families are seen during this time and there is usually some sort of advanced reservation required in order to get a site.  During the fall however, most Colorado State Parks have plenty of room although reservations are still recommended. If you are thinking of planning a fall camping trip to one of Colorado’s beautiful State Parks you will want to

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Boulder, Colorado was selected as one of the top 20 markets over the next 20 years

(Jasper just above Boulder taking in the view)

Business Insider just announced Boulder shows indications of being poised to be one of the top markets for the next 20 years 'Where Will Americans Be Living In 20 Years?'

 

Dr. Stan Humphries states in his article at http://www.businessinsider.com/people-still-want-to-buy-homes-but-theyll-have-to-move-to-smaller-cities-to-afford-them-2012-6 that his  "best guess is that the biggest winners in the housing market two decades from now are going to be small- to mid-sized cities, some close to larger metros and others more distant."  This fits Boulder perfectly with it's location next to outdoor activities, a first class

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RE/MAX Alliance and Genesis team up for Reclyclethon

Our Recycling event this weekend was a huge success with over 20,000 pounds of hard to recycle electronics finding a better home.  Thank you to Genesis and all of our team at RE/MAX Alliance for helping to make this a great event.  It was nice to see all of our friends and clients and to be able to provide a truly valuable service.  

Keep you eyes open for our next event, which will be our annual golf tournament to raise money for Children's Hospital.  Last year we raised over $60,000 and this year plans to be even bigger and better.  

Life is good when you can work with such a great group of agents and clients on a daily basis and give back to the community around us.  When someone were to ask

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If you're pondering taking a vacation trip to Colorado, you're in for an incredible adventure. Colorado offers extreme summer sports, what with its countless acres of rugged territory; you are guaranteed to obtain that exhilarating adventure and you won't go home disenchanted. Come summertime, hundreds of people hit the thousands of miles of tracks within the Rocky Mountains to go mountain biking, trekking and rock climbing. Other site visitors take on the air for paragliding, hang gliding or skydiving. There are plenty of companies that can organize the necessary gear to help you enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of your surroundings.

(Our very own Broker Owner Greg Smith Flying over North Boulder)

Colorado's rivers and lakes are made by

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The mountains of Colorado are lovely, but the good thing is you do not have to live in the midst of nowhere to enjoy them. One region which shows how correct that is is the Front Range region. One city in particular, Louisville, Colorado, has gained a tremendous level of national recognition for being the number one best spot to live in America. That is pretty stunning for a city that is merely 8.6 square miles with a populace of just over 18,000 people. The real reason why this city is now so well-known is that it's just a fabulous spot to live.

The community which exists in Louisville is an offshoot of Boulder in the fact that quite a few people who live here share the same values, hobbies and interests, and general sense of community pride. In

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