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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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'Tis the season for hanging off the roof to add a little holiday sparkle to the long winter nights. Before you pull a Clark Griswald, check out these holiday lighting tips.

1. What Color Lights Should You Use?

Color, multi-color and white lights can all have a place in your winter wonderland scene. White or multi-colored lights are the best choice for hanging on your home. Single colored lights feature best on trees, shrubs, fences and posts. Colors can add a real pop to your winterscape. An all green tree next to an all red tree adds interest and makes the glow from the light more magical.

2. Buy the Right Type of Lights

Buy lights with a female adaptor at one end and a male adaptor at the other. This way you can connect strings to make

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Exciting update! TrailCrossing, Boulder's hottest new single-family home development off Lee Hill, is now available for contract. Contracts have already been signed for several lots and reservations made for all but four! TrailCrossing is in high demand and many homes have double, some even triple reservations! We are humbled by the positive response from future residents. Thank you so much! With the popularity of the development it's imperative you contact Kim Payes right away if you have any interest in making a reservation. Please contact Kim at 720-830-1038 before it's too late.  

Construction is to begin in December 2014! The first homes are scheduled to be completed in late June of 2015. Samples for tile, carpet, granite, cabinets and

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Koelbel Development has been a family owned business for two generations and one of Colorado’s top developers since 1952. Walter Koelbel started by investing in properties along the I-25 corridor anticipating the revolutionary change widespread automobile usage and highways would have on suburban expansion. These investments placed Koelbel and Company solidly at the forefront of new real estate developments in the Denver metro area. 

Koelbel has always kept in mind the natural beauty Colorado offers. Pinehurst Country Club and Pinehurst Estates was the first master-planned residential golf course community along Colorado's Front Range with the natural beauty of the golf course as the neighborhood's center.  That laid the groundwork for Koelbel's

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Interest rates are down and the value of homes in Boulder are steadily rising. If you are looking to make a change, now is a great time to buy or sell. Times have changed, the holiday season is no longer the real estate dead zone. Here is why.

1. The School Year Doesn’t Rule Everyone

With more young professionals entering the market and a hefty number of baby boomers buying and selling, there are plenty of homebuyers who are not buying and selling around school schedules. 

2.  Motivated Sellers

Selling a home over the holidays isn’t always a choice. A seller motivated by a status change, job transfer or financial reasons means you could get a bigger bang for your buck. Since first time home buyers won’t need to sell a home first, they are

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Wondering where the kids are going on Veteran's Day? It's not too late to register for one of these AMAZING camps. Rock climbing, soccer, art, cooking and so many more adventures to be had. Find one close to your home in Boulder.

Clementine Art Studio 

Address: 1237 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Description: Are the kids out of school for the day?   Bring them to Clementine for a day filled with fantastic creative adventures! Full, half-day and drop-in options available!
Morning Camp: 9 – 12, $45 
Afternoon Camp: 1 – 4, $45
Full Day: 9 am – 4 pm … $95 (bring a sack lunch!)

Boulder Indoor Soccer 

Address: 2845 29th Street Boulder, CO 80301
Ages: 4-15
Description: Players will receive specialized soccer training on the

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In June 2009 Boulder’s employment rate was at 9.6% high. Fast forward 5 years and Boulder enjoys a 3.7% unemployment rate, a full 2.2% better than the national average. Boulder county is a great place to jump start your career, especially in the tech industry. 

According the Bureau of Labor’s statistics, jobs in the Professional and Business Services have seen a 34% increase in the last calendar year. More jobs mean more options and employees are being actively recruited by Boulder’s tech companies.

In April 2014 Boulder was rated the top city for tech startups. Local tech company Gnip, recently acquired by Twitter for a cool $134 million, underlines the legitimacy of Boulder's top rank. Boulder has been home to tech trailblazers for decades. 

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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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It seems kids are learning academic skills sooner and faster than ever before, but is that enough to keep up with a highly competitive global economy? The next generation won't enter a world of 9 to 5 jobs they will retire from in 40 years. They will have to carve their own path. To do that, they'll need confidence, adaptability, appreciation and ingenuity. We encourage creative thinking, but it is time to push past that into actual creating. Maker Boulder is helping kids do just that. Maker Boulder is a growing community that hosts events throughout Boulder County, encouraging kid makers to leave their Boulder homes and join together to make something.


Most recently Maker Boulder held the Cardboard Challenge at Horizon’s K-8. 150 Boulderites

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RE/MAX Alliance and Koelbel and Company are excited to share updated plans of the 31 new homes priced from the low $500,000's up through $800,000 available at TrailCrossing at Lee Hill. This colorful 20 page detailed document shows room dimensions and options for every new North Boulder home that will be available. Whether you are looking for Flatirons views, 2 car garage, outdoor space or even up to 5 bedrooms, Coburn Architects have designed these homes to meet everyone's needs. 

 TrailCrossing is located at the base of Lee Hill Road in North Boulder. This section of Boulder is so beloved and unique, some residents like to consider it separate from Boulder proper despite its adjacent location within city limits. You know you’re there when the

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