Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Hello, my name is Barb Passalacqua, and I am thrilled to join the team at BoulderHomeSource. Growing up in family of developers my infatuation with real estate began at an early age. My husband and I have bought and sold many properties in Boulder County over the last 20 years, so becoming a Realtor just made sense.

For me, helping people is a pleasure and I am good at advocating for my clients whether they are buying or selling. One client in particular was very rewarding. They have a daughter with severe allergies related to household toxins. They needed help fast. I found them a nice home that had no allergens but did have all the features they wanted in a second home. It was wonderful to see everyone happy and healthy in their new Boulder home.

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Eating fresh, organic, locally produced food is an ideal most of us would love to achieve daily. It can be done. There are ways to cut costs without cutting quality.

First, this is the perfect time of year to harvest food yourself. Places like Miller Farms offer tractor rides into fields where you can pick your own organic bounty right out of the ground. No tree hugging required, but bring a shovel or you may find yourself hugging the stalks of deeply rooted vegetables to no avail. For the best deal and great memories gather friends and go for the group discount. At Miller Farms each person can bring up to 5 bags of fresh produce home. 5 full bags is a lot of produce. A LOT! Be ready to freeze, can, cook and even gift the neighbors a bag because

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Like a lot of Boulder transplants, I grew up in a small town on the east coast. One year while I was in high school I visited Boulder with my family. As we drove over the last hill of Hwy 36 I experienced that quintessential moment so many Boulderites describe as Niwot's curse. I'd never been here before, but immediately I knew I'd found the mothership. At the tender, naive age of 17 I knew Boulder, Colorado was the best place to live in the world. I've seen a lot more of the world since then, but I still haven't changed my mind. Don't take my word for it. Check out some of Boulder's top rankings.

#1 Place to Start a Food Company ranked by Bandar Foods out of San Francisco...San Francisco for crying out loud! 

Bandar cites access to

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This coming weekend, Saturday & Sunday, October 11 & 12, is the last weekend to experience Open Studios from12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. each day.

Whether you are an art enthusiast or not, we invite you to experience Boulder's own Open Studios Fall Artist Tour - a unique and fun behind the scenes look at artists' crafts and lives. Meet talented local artists, learn about what they do, buy their art, and see their creative studios located in beautiful Boulder neighborhoods.  With 125 artists participating in over thirteen mediums, there is something to see for all.  

Artist Susie Levin

Can't decide which artists to visit?  Then check out the preview show at 2525 Arapahoe, Unit E31 (in the Village Shops just south west of Mcguckin's) which

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Saturday's game against Oregon State had fans on the edge of their seat right up to the very end. While Oregon's win 36-31, wasn't the outcome Buffalo fans were hoping for, it was a nail biter! Boulder didn't disappoint with a vibrant blue sky day. It reminded how fortunate we are to have a home in Boulder. It that has so much to offer its residents including football, sunshine and 70 degree temps in October.

For me, a CU alum, it was a very special game. While we've made our home in Boulder for over 20 years, it was my son's first college football game. He loved it almost as much I loved taking him. It brought up an important subject, not just football, breast cancer. The players wore pink shoe laces and pink accessories to raise awareness

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It's October and that means...it's Octoberfest. Denver celebrated last weekend, but if you missed it more celebrations are this Saturday. Scroll down for dates and locations.

Berthoud, CO - October 4, 2014 -11am-6pm at Fickel Park - Details

Castle Rock, CO - October 4, 2014 - 11am-7pm Downtown Castle Rock - Details

Niwot - October 4, 2014 - 11am -9pm Cotton Square - Details

Enjoy these photos from Denver's Octoberfest. Good beer, good times!

 

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The Denver Post recently announced Quentin Tarantino will film his entire next feature "Hateful Eight" in Colorado. As photogenic as Colorado is, naturally it has been the setting for many famous Hollywood films. Can you guess the title of these films? Scroll down for the answers.

1. Based on a best selling novel, this apocalyptic fantasy begins on the east coast as most of the population is decimated by plague. Many of the remaining survivors find their way west to make a new home in Boulder, Colorado.

2. Written, directed and starred in by Woody Allen, in this science fiction comedy Woody's character is frozen and brought back to life 200 years later.

3. In this romantic comedy, Jennifer Garner's character looks for comfort following the

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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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