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The Fourth of July is coming up fast, have you made your plans? We've gathered a list of our favorites to give you some ideas for the big day. 

Why not start the day off at the Boulder Reservoir for their Star Spangled Splash? This day in the sun begins at 8am with a 5k, followed by a volleyball tournament at 10am. Grab some food from one of the food trucks that will be hanging out in the sand, and dance the afternoon away to the live DJ. This party ends at 6pm, and does not include fireworks, but is a great way to get a head start on celebrating.

Once you have your fun in the sun it's about time to settle in for a fireworks show. If you want to stay in Boulder, head on over to Folsom Field on the CU of Boulder

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Created back in the 1970’s, disc golf shares many similarities with traditional golf. You start at a tee and your goal is to get your disc (your Frisbee) to the end of the course in as few throws as possible. At the end of the course will be the pole hole, an elevated metal basket that you aim your disc at. Unlike traditional golf, disc golf offers free courses, making it readily available to anyone who is interested. Some of the courses may offer challenges, such as water or trees, but with disc golf you will not need a golf cart to make your way through the course. Sound like a great idea for your next Saturday? We have gathered a list of the courses in and around Boulder for you to explore.

Harlow Platts Park at 1360 Gillaspie Drive in South

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Finally, we’re out of the deep freeze. That’s what it felt like around the Boulder Valley as January gave way to February. Unfortunately, Punxsutawney Phil, the Seer of Sears, the Prognosticator of Prognostications, predicted six more weeks of winter when he saw his shadow on February 2nd. I’m betting on (hoping for) an early spring.

            The holidays are a distant memory and real estate buyers and sellers focus now turns to what they do best - buying and selling. The inventory of available properties will begin to grow as the weather improves, but will remain at a low level as demand continues to exceed supply.  For Boulder County, active single family home listings stood at 725 at the end of January/2014. At the end of January/2013 there

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Since the peak year of 2005, the Boulder Valley real estate market has been climbing a steep hill back to respectability. It has been a slow process. Sales activity in years 2006 through 2009 were on a downward spiral. The market stabilized in 2009 through 2011, then began an upward shift in 2012. This past year we saw market activity approach 2007 in Boulder County for single family home sales (3,491 vs. 3,570) and attached unit sales (1,329 vs. 1,426).  The market is still about 17% behind 2005 sales numbers, but headed in the right direction.

Below is an overview of sales activity for the past two years for single family homes in the various Boulder Valley areas, courtesy of IRES – the Northern Colorado MLS.      

                       
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Life is a composite of good times and not so good times, highs and lows interspersed with a multitude of middles. As we trek toward the end of another year this is an opportune time to reflect back on the events and circumstances that led us down the path to where we find ourselves today.

From a real estate perspective, Boulder County and the Boulder Valley area have experienced relatively good times in 2013.

Home mortgage interest rates vacillated between 3.34% (January) and 4.58% (August) for the traditional thirty-year fixed rate loan. Not a dramatic shift, but a 1% rate differential on a $615,000 home (median price in Boulder) with an 80% loan-to-value ($492,000 mortgage) is approximately $280.00 per month in additional principle and interest.

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It's time to lace up your skates, sharpen those blades and hit the ice. Both indoor and outdoor ice rinks are found throughout the Boulder area and this is the time of the year to skate. Here are some of the best choices for you to enjoy the ice.

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Winterskate

Two locations provide plenty of skating including:

Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street, Louisville

Hours here are 2pm to 8pm Monday through Wednesday, 2pm to 10pm Thursdays, 12pm to 10pm Friday, 10am to 10pm on Saturdays and 10am to 9pm on Sundays. They provide extended ours during no-school days.

FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield

This rink is open from 11am to 8pm Monday through Friday, 11am to 9pm on Saturdays and from 11am to 6pm Sunday. They stay open,

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It is our pleasure to support local artisans and craft folk.  Here a few recommended and fun holiday Arts & Craft Fairs coming up in and around Boulder. 

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Firefly Handmade Holiday Market - Friday through Sunday, December 6-8, 2013.  Featuring 80+ Colorado artisans. 1600 Pearl Street, downtown Boulder. http://www.fireflyhandmade.com 

ARTastic Market - Friday, Dec 6, 2013, 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m.  One-stop, shop your heART out holiday gift market.  Horizons K-8 School, 4545 Sioux Dr., Boulder 
 
Winter Farmer's Market and Holiday Gift Show - Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 , 2013. Colorado handcrafted gifts, goodies and local food, brought to you by the producers of the Boulder and Longmont Farmer's Market.  Boulder

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911 Cleveland Ct Louisville, 80027

MLS #: 713746 
$459,900
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms
Total Square Feet: 2700

Open House 7/14 11:00 AM

Check out of this fabulous home in Louisville, Colorado! This highly sought after neighborhood is in the sweet spot of this extremely popular community and just minutes from several parks and Louisville’s hip and historic Old Downtown area. Positioned in a cul-de-sac, this home has lovely mature landscaping, a private backyard and deck, upgrades, new paint, new-ish carpet and roof, hardwood flooring, plantation shutters, AND granite counters. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also vaulted ceilings and 2 fireplaces!

Call us today if you are interested in touring this home. We are expecting several offers within the

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Boulder Valley Economic Snapshot 

Boulder Region Housing News April 2013

One of the issues the area real estate market faced as the year began was available inventory of homes for sale across the Boulder Valley. 2012 ended with 814 single family active listings in Boulder County. That was down 27% from the end of 2011 (1121 active single family listings).

The decline in inventory was driven by sales activity. When comparing 2012 to 2011, single family home sales were up 24.44% (3258 vs. 2618) for Boulder County. Attached unit sales were up 20.80% (1144 vs. 947) for the same time periods. Collectively, those two market segments were up 23.47%.

Through March/2013 the Boulder County real estate market continues to sustain itself. Single family home sales are up 14.61% compared to through

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