Every runner, whether they are a novice or a pro, knows the pain of a bad pair of running shoes. Heck, even people who don’t run at all or are not athletic, can sympathize with blisters on their feet! This is because our feet carry the brunt of our weight and not every shoe is made for the same foot, or to traverse the same types of landscapes or obstacles for that matter. When you stop to consider all the money people spend on athletic equipment and gym memberships, you have to wonder why everyone doesn’t focus more on the part of their body which is actually powering the majority of their workouts, their feet! I don’t know about you, but I blow through an average pair of sneakers about every 6 months, only to find that each time I get a new pair, my…
Lenders are fickle beings. They control the keys to the vault. When someone wants to get in (a borrower) they ask for everything but the person’s blood type for identification. In the good old days (around 2005) having a pulse was the only prerequisite to getting a loan. Times have changed, but so have mortgage interest rates.
Back in late 2005, when the real estate market started its free-fall, the traditional thirty-year fixed rate loan could be had for 5.89%. Between now and then the rate dropped to a low of 3.31% (November/2012). Today it resides at 4.40%.
The average price of a single family home across the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado was $297,364 in 2005. Through June/2013 the average price this year is $317,587. Average price for…
We recently enjoyed a delightful evening dining with friends at the Gold Hill Inn in the tiny historic mountain town of Gold Hill, just up Sunshine Canyon from Boulder. Part of the charm of going to the Gold Hill Inn is the adventurous and picturesque twenty minute drive from Boulder, alive with natural beauty, amazing mountain and city views, and wildlife (we saw a bear on the drive up!). When you finally drop into the funky old-fashioned mining town of Gold Hill you feel like you are entering a fascinating by-gone era.
Originally settled in the late 1800's and early 1900's by miners, Gold Hill, with a population of about 230 today, has maintained it's small town flavor. Residents here appreciate the tight-knit community, the crisp mountain air, and…
In a little over a month, the Longmont Humane Society will be hosting their annual "Strut Your Mutt" event at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. New to the event this year is the 5k pet optional run/walk! They are expecting over 500 people of all ages and their pets to attend this event which promises to be a great time. “Strut Your Mutt” will feature a variety of pet related booths, products, pet demonstrations, pet contests, refreshments and more! As always, all the money collected from this event will go directly to caring for and animals in need. Even if you do not live in Longmont, this event is a great way for animal-lovers of all kinds to give back to one of the biggest animal shelters in the Front Range area. Totally a family friendly event, children…
There was a great turnout for the 3rd annual RE/MAX Alliance Recycle-a-thon yesterday! People throughout Boulder County brought in their old electronics and got their recycle on. We saw everything from old printers, laptops, desktops, ginormous old school TVs, phones, stereo equipment, a toaster oven and even some vintage computer parts from the early 1980's.
This event provides a great opportunity to clean out your business, office, basement, or garage and get rid bulky, non-functioning, or outdated electronics. The actual drop-off is super easy and electronics are responsibly taken care of. Just drive up and a smiling team unloads your items and sorts them accordingly.
Genesis Electronics Recycling partnered the event and represented with a…
If you have not been to the Boulder County Fair yet this year, you have no idea what you are missing! I took my son, and I have to say it was totally our first rodeo and we loved it! The little kid in me was right there with him cheering on the cowboys, riding nauseating rides, eating bacon flavored cotton candy, and just enjoying everything that is beautiful about living in Boulder County! The fair was super impressive, fun for all ages, and oh yeah, FREE! Even still, be sure to bring some cash if you go, because most of the vendors do not take credit cards! You can get your rodeo tickets ahead of time online or buy them at the box office, either way I would plan to get there early so you can steakout good seats on the bleachers! You can always re-enter…
Recent Boulder County real estate stats show the total number of single family home and attached home sales were up for July 2013 in comparison to the same time last year. In addition, the absorption rate has seemed to steady out a bit which shows that homes below $700,000 are in the highest demand! Considering the absorption rate is nearly identical for homes priced between $400,001 and $700,000, this would indicate a broad spectrum people are willing to pay the going rate for Boulder County Real Estate, which is great news for homeowners!
Flagstaff Mountain is a Boulder tradition, and for me it was one of the first places I visited upon landing in Colorado back in 2002. In fact, one of the big boulders on your way up Flagstaff Rd became my favorite study spot and where I did the majority of my homework for my first year of college here. Even in the fall and into early winter, I would go up there, pick a spot to camp out on, and just feel at peace.
From taking in the stunning views of downtown Boulder, to enjoying the windy drive up to the nature center and amphitheater, Flagstaff Mountain offers tons of amazing sights, all of which are picture perfect! Not to mention it is one of the most popular places to take a date, host a wedding or event, and to experience high-class dining in
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When thinking of "getting high" in Boulder, Colorado", Paragliding may not be the first thing to come to mind, but it should be. Boulder is very fortunate to have one of the top Paragliding instructors in the country, Granger Banks. You can visit Granger’s website at http://parasoftparagliding.com/. If you are interested in giving this exhilarating sport a try, there are several options for giving it a go.
The quickest way to introduce yourself to paragliding is to take a tandem flight where you are attached to the instructor and you fly together. Another option is to get your P1, a student pilot certification. When you get your P1 you spend a few days (20 hours+) learning and practicing ground handling, some classroom work, and finally you make…