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coloradooutdoorsWe were delighted to hear that Boulder was recently selected by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 U.S. travel destinations for 2012. Writers described the city as “one of the most livable cities in the U.S.” and indeed Boulder is an outdoor, adventurous and active paradise. With new years resolutions beginning to unfold, some of you are may be looking to incorporate or refine a healthier lifestyle. So lace up your running and hiking shoes, and take advantage of these two famous Boulder events and places.

Royal Arch Trail: Lonely Planet’s article praised this awesome, scenic trail in their article. Seeded in the Boulder Flatirons, the 3.2-mile trek starts at the Chautauqua Lake trailhead and takes you through Sentinel Pass for breathtaking views of

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Boulder County And Colorado Census Information

The end of the year is a good time to take a look at the basic stats and facts for Boulder County so here it is straight from the Census Bureau.  This is important information for many Buyers when lookin at different areas to determine what is the best fit for them.  We are happy to pull this information for any area one of our Buyers is interested in.

 

People QuickFacts Boulder County Colorado  
Population, 2010     294,567 5,029,196  
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010     1.1% 16.9%  
Population, 2000     291,288 4,301,261  
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010     5.6% 6.8%  
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010    
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“Christmas time is here/Happiness and cheer/Fun for all that children that call their favorite time of year” go the classic lyrics from Charlie Brown’s “Christmas Time Is Here” song. So in the spirit of Christmas and family, take a break from cooking, decorating and wrapping to check out these two holiday-family events in Boulder and Denver.

Gingerbread Tea: Head down to the St. Julien Hotel & Spa for an afternoon of tea, gingerbread men and holiday piano music. Families can decorate gingerbread men while listening to tunes courtesy of six-time Grammy award winning pianist Ralph Sharon. Tickets cost $30 for adults, and $20 for kids, which directly benefit the Boulder-based non-profit There With Care, an organization that assists children and families

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 backrange_400Richard Wobbekind, one of my favorite economists, who is with the Colorado Leeds School of business, is predicting that Colorado will have slow steady growth in 2012.  We are not going to see robust growth, but we are going to see growth.  The construction industry which has seen a decline in employment over the last four years is poised to add 2,900 jobs next year.

Wobbekind does caution in the article in the Daily Camera, that if something drastic happens in Europe that throws our stock market into a tail spin all bets are off and we could have rough roads ahead. 

The current numbers and job growth are running parallel to what occurred during the 2001 downturn according to Wobbekind.  If we continue to follow the same growth path we should see slow

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Backcountry Ski Preparation: We love the sight of fresh snow powder, and for all you skiers out there, you’re probably eager to bust out your equipment and hit those backcountry trails. But before you settle into your gear, we suggest stopping by the Backcountry Ski Preparation meeting this Tuesday evening at the Boulder Rock Club & Colorado Mountain School. The session will cover what you can do to prepare for the winter season, and discuss proper maintenance for your bindings and skins. Visit their website for more info. 

Chilly Cheeks Duathlon Series #1: Don’t let the snow get in your way of running and cycling. This Saturday beginning at 10am at Denver’s Cherry Creek State Park participate in a 4-mile run and 10-mile bike ride. This is the first

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924 8th St Boulder, 80302

MLS #: 668103 Price: $525,000

2 Bed/2 Bath Total SqFt: 1121

 

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Charming classic Boulder cottage with 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath and a loft ideally situated on a beautiful lot and fabulous lower Chautauqua location. This home is located perfectly to take advantage of everything Boulder has to offer including hiking, biking, Pearl Street Mall, the University of Colorado and Much more.

 

Boulder homes for sale

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A toy-making godfather with a patch over one eye. A fierce battle between toy-soldiers and a group of mice. Sugar plum fairies twirling as snow falls from the sky. And who could forget that beautiful Tchaikovsky music. It must be time for the famous Nutcracker ballet.

Christmas is only a few weeks away, so take your family to see this fairytale come to life. Showcased by the Boulder Ballet, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boulder Children’s Chorale, the performance takes place the Macky Auditorium on the following days: November 25 at 4:00pm, November 26 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, and November 27 at 2:00pm. 

For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Boulder Nutcracker website. 


Photo provided by Gabriel Saldana. 
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GET OUT TO BOULDER!    

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My good friend Dr. Craig Defries with Well Adjusted Chiropractic called me yesterday to invite Cyndy and I to join him for his weekly Sunrise hike up to Royal Arch, which is one of my favorite hikes!

The ability for us just to jump on one of the top ranked hikes in the country reminded me of how blessed we are in Boulder to have such a huge variety of stellar hiking trails nearby.   It's great to be able to head out my front door and be on a spectacular foothill trail in a couple of minutes.   This typically is my favorite time of year to hike because the trails are less populated, and there is a special peace and a simple beauty during late fall.    So, I'd have to say that one of the things I'm truly grateful for this

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Monday Market Stats and Facts

 

List Price to Sales Price from a Buyer’s and Seller’s perspective.

As Buyers become more sophisticated one question I hear quite a bit is “what is the average List Price to Sales price for the market?”  Buyers will then use this number to justify an offer on a property.  I agree with Buyers that this is not a bad idea to gain an overview of what is the average built in for negotiations in any given market.  In the end it is going to be based on the given home and how well the Listing agent is able to communicate the value in the home to the other agent and their Buyer.  In the Chart below we have pulled the top selling brokerages in Boulder County and the findings are interesting when we look at original list price to

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october11stats1_2550Today we are we are taking a look at the different Boulder Valley Housing markets comparing year-over-year numbers through October 2011.

 

Boulder had 619 sales over the past year, compared to 642 for the same period a year ago.  Our total sales volume was down 3.6% when we look at year-over-year numbers.  The average sale price actually increased 1.5%.  Both of these numbers may be influenced by the Home Buyer Tax Credit.

 

Broomfield single family homes fared a bit better than Boulder with an increase of home sales from 345 to 354 for an increase of 2.6%.  Broomfield single family homes average sales price also increased by 1.8%.  Broomfield has done well over the last couple years.  Broomfield's city planners seem to have put together a

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