Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

Sometimes we wake up with ideas and thoughts outside of real estate.   I know crazy!!

You never know what you might come across...  Enjoy!!

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There have been some important changes so be sure to check if your registration is active here: Verify Registration

Colorado law allows you to register to vote through Election Day. But please note that how you register to vote matters. Register Here

  • If you register to vote by mail or online through www.govotecolorado.com at least 8 days before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, the clerk will automatically mail you a ballot.
  • If you register after the 8th day before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to get a ballot.
  • If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be
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Adopting the Habit

Passed in 2012 by Colorado voters, Amendment 64 allowed Colorado’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries to open in January 2014. In April 2016, 62 of Colorado’s 271 cities and towns and 22 of the state’s 64 counties have adopted some form of recreational marijuana regulation.  

Money Does Grow On Trees

Experts predicted millions in tax revenue, but when that number nearly hit one billion dollars for 2015 the whole country took notice. 24 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana and four states have legalized recreational use.

Not in My Backyard

The groundbreaking measure specifically left it up to individual towns and cities to decide whether marijuana businesses would be allowed. Towns like

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The largest generation in history has come of age. They outnumber the Baby Boomers by 15 million. Born between 1980 and 2000 the oldest of the Millennials are just turning 35. 

Millennials and Debt

Millennials are and will be burdened with student debt to a higher degree than any previous generation. They’ve experienced economic depression during their formative years, exited college with little work prospects. Still, the majority want to own a home one day. According to Goldman Sachs, 70% of people ages 18-35 think it’s important to buy a house. However, heavy debt and stricter mortgage requirements likely mean they’ll be living at home or renting until they can afford to invest in their first home. This may provide a good opportunity for

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Is clutter carrying you away? Leaving you dazed and confused in the midst of it all? Here are some easy solutions from organization to decluttering.

Organizing Clutter

Contain It And Label it

Baking supplies are a big space eater. Label two storage tubs, one Frosting Supplies and the other Baking Supplies. If it doesn’t fit in the box it goes. The boxes stack for easy access and keep everything dust free and all together. 

Queen Basket 

In the movie “The Queen” her assistant places items for her Majesty in the “Queen Basket.” Adapt the royal inspiration into a 4 inch deep letter size basket by your front door. Sunglasses, cell phones, unopened mail, random stuff, goes there until the weekend when you can deal with the items. It’s

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It's time to enjoy Colorado's best outdoor amphitheater, Red Rocks! For over 100 years musicians have reveled in the natural acoustics provided by Mother Nature.

Red Rocks 2015 Calendar of Events

Friday, April 17 - The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann

Saturday, April 18 - SOJA & NAS

Saturday, April 25 - Savoy

Sunday, May 3 - Mastodon & Clutch

Thursday, May 7 - Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble

Friday, May 8 - Adventure Club

Saturday, May 9 - Gramatik and Special Guest Cherub & More

Sunday, May 10 - The Moody Blues

Tuesday, May 12 - Lana Del Rey

Friday, May 15 - Global Dub Festival: Excision

Saturday, May 16 - Tipper

Sunday, May 17 - Alan Jackson

Sunday, May 24 - Red Dirt

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Cyndy Hinkelman

Exactly one year ago today I had total hip replacement surgery on my right hip. After years of being in pain, pretty darn debilitating pain, and limited ability to do the things I love to do - skiing, hiking, biking, yoga, dancing (oh yeah!), camping/rafting and even walking, & after much pondering (procrastination?), I finally decided it was time. Time to fix my worn out hip that was bone-on-bone and had no more cushy ligaments or cartilage left, the result of 15 years of teaching high-impact aerobics (many using heavy hands) and years of power-hiking up and running down the vertically challenging Boulder trails like Mt. Sanitas and Royal Arch.Cyndy Hinkelman

On January 29, 2014 I was anxiously ready for the installation of my new hip. I arrived at the hospital,

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Breakout your horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors because it pays (literally) to be a geek in Boulder. 

1) Maker Faire Boulder

It's like the best show and tell for Front Range Geeks. For all ages, Maker Faire Boulder is  sure to be a hit showcasing everything for the the hacker, tinkerer, woodworker, silversmith, coder, drone pilot, baker and candlestick maker! Go to http://makerfaireboulder.com/ to get your tickets for the event held 1/31/15-2/1/15 at Boulder County Fairgrounds.

2) #1 Most Educated Town

 24/7 Wall St ranked Boulder as the most educated city in America, so you'll have plenty of geeks to game with on a Saturday night. With over 58.5% of adults having attained at least a bachelor’s degree and over 15% with a Master's

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Christmas movie quiz

Love Christmas movies? Test your knowledge with our Christmas Movie Quiz. 

1. What Christmas movie with this quote originally had Jim Carrey cast as the lead?

"Santa! Oh my God! Santa's coming! Santa's coming! I know him!"

2. What classic film from 1946 did this quote come from?

"All you can take with you is that which you've given away."

3. Based on a popular children's book what movie features this quote?

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."

4. Which remade Christmas movie contains this great quote?

"Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."

5. Can you name the movie with this famous tree?

"I never thought it was

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Share-A-Gift needs your help! Time is running out before the December 16th deadline. We humbly ask you to help the local children of Boulder Valley this holiday season who are less fortunate. You can donate new or gently used toys, books at any of our drop off locations. See here for a map to the location nearest you. If you prefer to make a cash donation please go to the website http://www.shareagift.org. 

We are so blessed to have homes in Boulder, Colorado where the majority of us have a warm place to rest our head, plenty of food and can celebrate the end of the year by sharing gifts with our loved ones. Not all Boulder families are so fortunate. Share-A-Gift spans the gap between those more fortunate and those still in need. Hundreds of

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