Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Recently there was a great post titled, "29 Reasons Why You Should Not Move to Denver." Boulder, Denver’s groovy cousin, is often the butt of jokes due to its liberal, crunchy and affluent population. So, we made our own list. These are just a few low-lights. The list could go on and on.

1. Living In The Shadow Of The Flatirons

Living with a breathtaking view of the Flatirons every.single.day. is so, ugh. Imagine you’re on vacation and you’re comparing views and you’re thinking “Meh, I’ve seen better.” That’s no way to live! If you hate living in a postcard, you’ll hate Boulder, CO.

2. Bicycles Everywhere 

If you’ve ever driven around Boulder you know what I mean. Cyclists rule the road. They are everywhere: kids, men in suits, athletes, and

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While Phase One of TrailCrossing gets underway, we thought you'd enjoy viewing a sample of past designs from TrailCrossing's award winning builder, Koelbel Urban Homes. These are samples from previous Koelbel Urban Homes projects, but you can expect a similar open floor plan, use of varied textures, clean modern lines, and attention to detail. If you are interested in one of the last few remaining new homes contact Kim Payes at 720.839.1038 immediately.

Notice Koelbel's use of insulated windows to bring the outside in, providing natural light while taking advantage of Colorado's 300 plus sunny days a year.

Koelbel Urban Homes designs each of their cook's kitchens with a user friendly layout, plenty of counter space and ample storage.

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Shopping for gifts during the Holiday season can be stressful for some, fun for others.  Regardless of your shopping vibe, why not support a local business; it can be the best and most enjoyable way to shop.  Not only do locally-owned merchants appreciate your business, but tax dollars support local interests such as open space, health & human services, etc.  Here's a few ideas for shopping local:

shop local boulder•  Locally owned merchants that carry a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your list include:  Momentum, Bliss, Bayleaf, Two Hands Paperie, Into The Wind, Piece Love Chocolate, Peppercorn and the Boulder Bookstore, all in festive downtown Boulder. Downtown Boulder's "Love The Local" campaign has great information for local downtown spending - go here

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Looking for holiday events in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont and Broomfield? Find free, low-cost and popular holiday events here.

St. Nick on the Bricks

  • November 29 – December 20, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Boulder Visitors Information Center (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall)
  • Admission: Free!
  • Contact: Anna Salim
  • Visit Website

Saturdays from November 29-December 20, kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

29th Street Mall Holiday Events

  • What The Dickens Carolers -  Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 3-5pm - Macy's Plaza
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 5-7pm -
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Opening Enrollment for BVSD: Where to Start

Are you interested in a Boulder Valley charter school, focus school or enrolling in a school outside of your area? You need to apply for Open Enrollment in Boulder Valley School District.

The Boulder Valley School District Open Enrollment application period runs from December 1, 2014 through January 16, 2015. Open enrollment is for K-12th grade. To apply to one of the 20 Boulder Valley public preschools apply here.

Open Enrollment Boulder Valley

To apply for Open Enrollment you'll need:

  • Online Open Enrollment form found here (must be complete online)
  • Proof of Current Immunizations
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
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December 9th, 2014 is Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day celebrates its 5th year of increasing philanthropy throughout Colorado through community donations. This year's competition is heating up. The incentive fund is over $1,000,000! If a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Celebrate the holiday's true meaning and make a donation to a local Colorado charity. After all, isn't giving what the holiday season is all about? 

Don't wait, you must donate December 9th for your donation to count toward the incentive fund. Go to Colorado Gives or find links below to worthy causes BoulderHomeSource loves to

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If you haven't made your reservation for a new home in TrailCrossing, now is the time! Call Kim Payes at 720.839.1038.

It's official! Boulder's hottest and hippest new single-family home development in North Boulder has the first four of 31 new homes in Boulder with signed contracts. Building will begin this month, December 2014. While Koelbel will be busy breaking ground on the first phase, Phase two is set to release for contract in the next week or so. That means four more homes ready for contract.

The positive response to TrailCrossing at Lee Hill has been overwhelming. Nearly all the homes have one or more reservations. Only a few homes still remain.

Please like the TrailCrossing FB page for the latest updates as they are

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  • MLS® #747678
  • Price$665,500
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Full Baths 3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage 3,846
  • Acres 0.27
  • Year Built 2000

Here is a rare opportunity to own a home in a great location in Lafayette. This beautiful golf course home is located on 14th hole of Indian Peaks Golf Course. It sits on a private cul de sac complete with lush a landscape of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. The large lot is lmost 12,000 square feet! Built in a stunning low-maintenance contemporary 2 story stucco design. It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a 3 car garage. A total of 3846 square feet. It has a spacious, open, flowing floor plan with vaulted ceilings. It has a cook's kitchen complete with a gourmet fixtures, pantry and work

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Share-A-Gift needs your help! Time is running out before the December 16th deadline. We humbly ask you to help the local children of Boulder Valley this holiday season who are less fortunate. You can donate new or gently used toys, books at any of our drop off locations. See here for a map to the location nearest you. If you prefer to make a cash donation please go to the website http://www.shareagift.org. 

We are so blessed to have homes in Boulder, Colorado where the majority of us have a warm place to rest our head, plenty of food and can celebrate the end of the year by sharing gifts with our loved ones. Not all Boulder families are so fortunate. Share-A-Gift spans the gap between those more fortunate and those still in need. Hundreds of

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The week before Thanksgiving my son’s second grade teacher asked him to write a gratitude list. Unlike most weekends when the Friday Folder sits in the backpack until I frantically realize he hasn’t done his homework, he proudly pulls it out wearing a wide grin, still toothless as his front two teeth are slow coming in. Standing at the bus stop, I noticed the bright blue sky above reflected in his wide hazel eyes. He was positively beaming.

My son is the non-fiction sort, so I expected dinosaurs, volcanos, maybe Pokemon. I cautiously hoped to see something about our family (praying it wouldn’t be one of those embarrassing moments that ends with a call from the school and me saying something like “No, our kids don’t cut the heads off turkeys before

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