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Many people looking for homes to buy in the Boulder Colorado area are looking towards the north side of the city as it provides residents with tons of benefits, a primo location, and real estate stability. This area is especially great because it offers all the amenities of living within Boulder County without being in the midst of the hustle and bustle of a busy college community. The neighborhoods that sit in the northern part of Boulder City consist of mostly newer built single family homes, condos, and town homes. There is also an up-and-coming little uptown area that has a several restaurant options as well as boutiques, art galleries, and more. This area is largely popular with bicyclists, hikers, and most Boulder outdoorsman and women.

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guacamole Stroll down Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado and you'll find yourself surrounded by a collection of fine dining, fashion boutiques, coffee shops, and outdoor adventure stores. This morning we'd like to highlight one of the Big Red F restaurants being featured in our Facebook contest: Centro Latin Kitchen. Last weekend we had the pleasure of sampling a few of their Central and South American dishes...and boy, were we impressed. 

After placing our dinner order with a friendly and attentive waiter, we sipped a refreshing glass of their Spanish Alabrino white wine and nippled on a delectable avocado appetizer. 

The music was pumping, the conversation flowing. 20 minutes later we were feasting on two plates: Grilled mahi adorned with…
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Here is the latest economic update from our good friend Dan Johnson with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, CO.  Dan gives some insight into last year and a glimmer of hope for the year ahead.

 

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That light at the end of the tunnel may not be another train coming this way. For the Boulder County real estate market that light may be the end to the darkness the area real estate market has experienced since the end of 2005.

For the past three years sales activity has been approximately the same. In 2009 there were 3,665 single family/attached unit sales across Boulder County. In 2010 that number was 3,660 and in 2011 the number was 3,539.

When comparing 2010 to 2011, here are some

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zacharyeppsZach has been working with RE/MAX Alliance Boulder for three years. From 2004 to 2008 Zach was named a top producer with over 6 million sales in volume. Prior to RE/MAX he spent about 7 years in the real estate industry at different offices. Before becoming an agent, Zach was a professional photographer for about 9 years, working with a studio in the Denver Lower Downtown Historic Distric doing commercial photography for various advertising agencies and corporate clients. In 1994 the studio evolved into a full-service advertising agency, which he owned for about 7 years. We sat down with Zach to learn more about what he believes makes Boulder such an attractive community.

 

What do you think attracts a potential buyer or renter to Boulder?

In

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RE/MAX Alliance Boulder + Walnut Realty = RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut

 

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We have some exciting news to share with you.  After almost a year of diligence and careful consideration Walnut Realty Inc has decided to combine resources with RE/MAX Alliance to form a strategic merger that will result in a new company called RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut.  RE/MAX Alliance on Walnut will be a boutique firm with international reach, delivering a brand of service based on integrity, informed by expertise, and practiced in efficiency.

   

Both leadership teams learned that not only is our consumer-centric approach consistent amongst the two locally owned firms, but our visions for the future are also well aligned with our goals of excellence.  This merger will

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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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