Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

Finally, we’re out of the deep freeze. That’s what it felt like around the Boulder Valley as January gave way to February. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Sears, the Prognosticator of Prognostications, predicted six more weeks of winter when he saw his shadow on February 2nd. I’m betting on (hoping for) an early spring.

            The holidays are a distant memory and real estate buyers and sellers focus now turns to what they do best - buying and selling. The inventory of available properties will begin to grow as the weather improves, but will remain at a low level as demand continues to exceed supply.  For Boulder County, active single family home listings stood at 725 at the end of January/2014. At the end of January/2013 there

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Ellie is Boxer Rhodesian Ridgeback mixed breed that has an adorable face and a sweet personality. 65 pounds with a playful spirit, Ellie tends to be a bit shy at first, but once she warms up to you she is your best friend forever. If you want a dog that will run with you on the trails and loves being active outdoors, Ellie is the girl for you, as long as you have no other animals.

 

Omaha! He is a 65 pound 2 year old Dalmatian Australian Shepherd mix that is full of energy. A loving and affectionate guy, Omaha is protective of his people and would fit best in a home with older children and does not like to share his affection with other pets. This cute boy would be the perfect companion for an active family that is looking for an energetic pup!

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here, with the Opening Ceremony airing in the US tonight at 6:30 pm on NBC! This highly anticipated ceremony is the highlight of the whole event and by far the most watched by viewers all over the world. It is an opportunity for all the athletes to wear their country’s uniform with pride and be in awe of the moment. For most people at home watching, especially if they have the grace of knowing someone who will be competing, the feeling is very similar and invokes a huge sense of national pride. With so many winter sports enthusiasts living here in Colorado, these Olympics have an especially deep hometown connection and will definitely be the topic of everyone's conversations over the next few weeks. Whether you watch

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Check out the current real estate stats for Boulder County! The real estate market ranging between $200,001 and $400,000 remained the strongest at the end of January 2014 in Boulder County, where as homes priced over $800,000 have had a rough go of things.  Single family homes from $300,001 to $400,000 had 118 active listings, 30 solds, and an absorption rate of 4.1 months.  Although there were less active listings in the $200,001 to $300,000 price range, a larger percentage of homes sold during the month of January 2014 in a shorter amount of time, as illustrated below.


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The University of Colorado-Boulder is rated in the Top 100 Universities in the United States by US News. CU was founded in 1876 and the campus covers over 600 acres of land. It was ranked in the 86th position in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges, as well.


Over 300 clubs are found on campus, along with 40 fraternities and sororities. CU also provides NCAA Division 1 Pac-12 Conference sports teams named the Colorado Buffaloes, or the Buffs for short.

Whether students decide to leave the campus and enjoy one of the 11 ski slopes within three hours or they decide to stay on campus, there are plenty of activities found near CU. Students can utilize for free the CU NightRide to go into the city and the shuttle runs until 1:15 am on weekends and until

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Brunch is one of the most popular ways to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning and early afternoon. Many of the hottest restaurants in Boulder provide a special brunch on the weekends. Here are the top spots for brunch throughout the city.

Image via: A Delicious Journey @ indulgeinspireimbibe.blogspot.com

Turley's Kitchen - 2805 Pearl Street

From their smoked salmon eggs benedict, light plates, and green eggs and ham to their homemade chai and fresh smoothies, Turley's Kitchen, hands down, has one of the best breakfast around town! 

Tangerine - 2777 Iris Avenue

Tangerine provides a breakfast all day focus with some of the best choices found on their menu. Brunch here includes Mediterranean-style cuisine with delicious coffee house chai and plenty

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The first step in staging a home is to not do it yourself.  Why, you ask?  Because just like the person who lives next to a railroad track no longer hears the train that goes by at 2:00 AM in the morning, you no longer notice Gramma’s dresser you have so charmingly placed in the middle of your living room blocking the window.  The first step in staging is to find a friend, neighbor, or Realtor who are committed to telling you the truth about what they see.  Once you have done this, walk through the home with these tips in mind.

 
  • Clutter needs to go.  In most cases, go into the process expecting half of your belongings will need to be thinned from the home to truly let the size of the home and its features to shine through.  The more space we have,
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We hope you take some time to take a peek at some of the wonderful amenities Lake Valley has to offer or attend our open house this weekend!

4076 DRIVER COURT - OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 26th, 2014 from 11-1pm


Private Recreation Lake - The perfect place to take a swim, boat, fish, picnic or enjoy a community event!

Vehicle Access:
  • From Driver Court turn left on Fairways Drive
  • Make your first left on to Niblick Drive
  • Make a right on to Ace Court
  • Half-way up Ace Court on your left will be a gravel road leading to the Lake (The parking lot and beach were damaged in the recent floods, but will be repaired this spring).
Walking Access: 
  • From Drive Court turn left on Fairways Drive
  • Continue to the end of the street
  • Take the gravel
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1509 Bradley Dr. Boulder, CO

MLS#724143

Price: $336,000
3 Bedrooms/2Baths
1834 SqFt

This totally perfect South Boulder townhome is move-in ready and won't last long at this price!!!!

Located in the Table Mesa neighborhood close to all the trails, 1509 Bradley Drive features: a slate tile entry, hardwood floors, brand new appliances, washer and dry, fresh paint, 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 updated baths, a family room plus deck, low maintenance yard, upgraded light fixtures anda large rec room!

 

BoulderHomeSource ...It's A Lifestyle

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The University of Colorado provides a number of great events every year. Many of these events are found in athletics. The university is a part of the very competitive Pac-12 Conference and they provide a number of choices in athletics including:

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  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Men's and Women's Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Skiing

Tickets are available for all of these different sports. Some of the sports can be viewed free of charge or for a very inexpensive price. Both Men's and Women's Basketball are currently in season.

Men's Basketball

At the time of writing, the University of Colorado Men's Basketball team is 14-3 with many upcoming home games including:

  • Utah -
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