Boulder Colorado Real Estate Blog

This is an important question for everyone to ask. By examining US home prices (blue) vs. US inflation (orange), you can see the housing bubble of 2007 and when prices dropped in late 2010, early 2011. The diagonal black line shows where a healthy market should be based on home prices over the last 8 decades. Interestingly inflation isn’t always an indication of home prices. However, you can see in 2014, the blue home price line is quite close to the healthy market line. The small bubble we saw in early 2014 is already correcting itself. Experts expect home prices to grow, but at a healthy rate through 2015. 

What does that mean for home buyers and sellers? The tiny bubble we see is only part of the picture. To determine if it's a good time to buy

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated to 2014’s Share-A-Gift. You made it a rousing success! Thanks to your generosity Share-A-Gift was able to impact more families than ever before! 

Saturday morning:  290 families who selected toys for 815 kids

Saturday afternoon:  295 families who selected toys for 776 kids

Grand total: 585 families and 1591 kids

This is a significant increase compared with 2013. Last year’s totals were 519 families and 1327 kids. The percentage increase is about 13% in families and about 20% in kids!

A special thank you to all the volunteers who put in hours for months in advance of the event to make Share-A-Gift such a successful program. We are so blessed to have you in our community. Thank you for taking time away

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Christmas movie quiz

Love Christmas movies? Test your knowledge with our Christmas Movie Quiz. 

1. What Christmas movie with this quote originally had Jim Carrey cast as the lead?

"Santa! Oh my God! Santa's coming! Santa's coming! I know him!"

2. What classic film from 1946 did this quote come from?

"All you can take with you is that which you've given away."

3. Based on a popular children's book what movie features this quote?

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."

4. Which remade Christmas movie contains this great quote?

"Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."

5. Can you name the movie with this famous tree?

"I never thought it was

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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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