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A look at the current real estate market; provided by RE/MAX ALLIANCE

Boulder County Real Estate MarketTwo months plus into this New Year and the Boulder Valley real estate market continues to show strong activity. Through February single family home sales are up 18% for Boulder County over last year for the same time period; attached unit sales are up 19%. The inventory level of available single family homes inched up 9% in February from January, but sold listings were up over 200% month-over-month. Sales continue to outpace the growth of listing inventory.

The US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) recently released their unemployment rates for the country and by state. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 7.7% at the end of February. Last year at this time the

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Ever heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousands words?” Of course you have, and if you are in the real estate industry you also know a picture can be worth thousands of dollars when presented correctly!  In fact, photography is a huge aspect of the real estate market in today’s modern high tech society. At we are proud to endorse the photographic genius of Rob Larsen Photography Inc! Rob’s pictures are featured throughout our website and really demonstrate the benefits of high quality imagery as it relates to real estate.  We work exclusively with Rob Larsen on all of our property listings, which means our clients are receiving the best photography services available in our area!  

Rob Larsen Photography Rob Larsen Photography

Based out of Golden, Rob Larsen

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If you are looking for a brand new luxury home that offers every amenity and the most gorgeous views of the Rockies Boulder Valley has to offer, the property listed below is a must see!  This home which has been named Casa Siena, is the first to be built in the high-end neighborhood of Goldbranch in Niwot, Colorado.  

Listed for $3,399,000 this home features four bedrooms and five bathrooms spread out over three floors. With 8421 total square feet, 6817 Goldbranch Dr. has a full unfinished basement and a four car garage.  Casa Siena’s gourmet kitchen includes: gas range with self cleaning oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave.  With a eat-in kitchen and separate dining room the home offers plenty of space to entertain.  In addition the open

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CSA BoulderOne of the hottest topics in Boulder right now, especially since spring is right around the corner, is community supported agriculture programs or CSA’s.  In a city where there is a huge importance on local and organic in just about every avenue applicable, its no wonder that Boulder is leading our local CSA industry.  Boulder's community supported agricultural programs continue to grow by extending their reach and making it possible for businesses and individuals to buy directly from farms.  

Two of the main benefits of CSA programs are freshness and direct contribution to local economies. Offering a sustainable way to purchase produce makes it possible for local farms to keep their costs low and provide the best and freshest quality products. 

Here is

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Buying Real Estate 2013March 2013 is looking like its going to be a game of numbers for homeowners and about which buyer wants it more!   With the high demand on for sale homes in Boulder’s local market, potential buyers in March will be faced with a seriously competitive market.  In March it is expected that many buyers will try to beat the “rush” of spring by looking to contract early.  

Of course the overall lack of inventory is not going to make things easier for buyers, but the good news is that homeowners will finally see numbers swing back around into their court.  Although many of the homes that will be coming on to the market over the next year will increase in value, most of them will have still not reached the point of 2007’s values. 

What this says to sellers,

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Boulder Country Real EstateBoulder County’s year to date real estate statistics are in and show strong numbers as the month of February came to a close. These past two months have had the highest records of sold homes since 2007 in both single family and attached dwellings.  In January 2013, 167 single family homes and 62 attached dwellings sold in total.  February showed an increase of sales with 177 single family homes and 70 attached dwellings. Out of the 67 active listings that were priced under $200,000, yes there are still some in Boulder County,  51 of these properties sold in an average of 2.6 months.  Homes priced between $200,001 and $300,000 averaged an absorption rate of 3.6 months selling 74 out of the 135 active listings.  Absorption rates of 4.2 months was observed

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Natural BoulderNearly 2.5 billion dollars are generated each year in the state of Colorado by the natural/organic food industry. A significant portion of that amount originates in Boulder. If you have any interest in becoming involved with that thriving industry, you’ve landed in the right spot! Boulder is often considered the epicenter of the natural food and product industry, boasting the highest per capital consumption of organic foods in North America!

Celestial SeasoningsBoulder’s movement for natural products started backin the 1800s with the opening of the holistic Boulder Sanitarium in 1896 at the base of Sunshine Canyon. Fast-forward to 1958 when the first “health food store” was opened by Hanna Kroeger and developed a devout following for years. In the late 1960s, Mo Siegel

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Boulder Book StoreBoulder, Colorado has a unique history that is intertwined with poetry and literature.  With such names as notable beatnik writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Amiri Baraka, and Anne Waldman, Boulder has become a center for modern day and historic literary culture.  In support of this cultural industry the Colorado University of Boulder and Naropa University offer some of the best writing programs the nation has to offer.  Boulder is also home to many independent bookstores that have helped to continue the traditions of Boulder’s written culture.  Here is a list of our favorite local bookstores in Boulder.

The Boulder Book Store is Boulder’s largest independent bookstore that carries over 100,000 titles and support local artists.  This

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Historic Mapleton HillBoulder, Colorado has a rich and interesting history that tells a story of how our community was brought into the modern era with the help of local prominent families and the mining and railroad industries.  By 1880, Boulder was a well established community that was to be the home of the State University.  Around this time the first permanent residential area for upper-class residents was established in what we now know as Mapleton Hill.  This land was purchased from the federal government by the Tourtellot and Squires families, years previous to this in 1858 for $5,500.  In 1888 Mapleton Hill was plotted out and mapped by The Boulder Land and Improvement Company which brought in several developers including H.M. Bradley, John G. Cope, Samuel C. Brown,

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Sledding In BoulderWell, we finally got some of the much needed snow we have all been craving this weekend, thank you Mother Nature!  It just doesn’t feel like winter in Boulder without snowcapped peaks and bundled up folks walking about.  Happy to have white on the ground, Boulder residents can expect to get between 7-10 inches of snow today.  Yay!  So how are you planning to spend this snowy Sunday?  If you are like most active snowbirds in Boulder you are more than likely going to get into your ski and snowboarding gear and head out for a day of sledding and adventure.  Here is our list of the best place to sled in Boulder.

By far the most popular and well known sledding hills are those of Chautauqua Park.  Located at 900 Baseline Rd, you can expect the main hill to be

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