December 2009

Found 10 blog entries for December 2009.

Indian Peaks Subdivision

The Indian Peaks neighborhood in Lafayette boasts spectacular views of the Indian Peaks mountain range and the mountains to the west of Boulder.  A large variety of homes can be found in the neighborhood ranging from nice affordable homes in the low to mid $200's, to premier executive homes over $1 million.  This wonderful community surrounds the 18-hole Indian Peaks Golf Course, a Hale Irwin Signature Course,  and features 18 challenging holes, a driving range, practice bunkers, clubhouse and golf shop. One of the best public golf facilities in the state, the Indian Peaks Golf Course is located on the Western edge of Lafayette off of 95th and close to HWY 287.

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View of Indian Peaks Golf Course


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University Of Colorado was named the number one Green School in the Country by Sierra Club Magazine.  The school also earned the highest score given by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, A Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors project.

Much of Boulder succes has been driven by a very involved student body that is focused on preserving what we have for future generations.  With programs such as no waste sporting events, Leed Certified Building projects, Vegatable Oil driven vehicles CU has taken steps to ensure the earth is respected and preserved for years to come. 

For more information you can visit

If you are thinking about attending the University of Colorado or just want to see what the area has to offer take a

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Why Brand Does Matter

No matter what anyone says about "brands," a company's identity IS the driving force behind consumer behavior.  It's why families choose to eat at McDonald's, or shop at Macy's.  Brand identity gives consumers a sense of recognition and trust.  And because 87%* of today's buyers start their search on the Internet, it makes sense to be with a company whose website consistently ranks as the most visited real estate franchise website.





And It's Not Just The Visits… It's the Leads

More consumers visit our website, but what does that mean to you?  Every day, averages 5,200 leads for our agents.  Strong leads, hot leads.  Buyers who want to buy, and sellers who want to sell. 

We call it

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Boulder, CO is showing some nice job growth.  IBM just announced they plan on adding 500 new employees to the Boulder campus.  We may see IBM overtake Sun as the largest local employer in 2010.  The full story can be seen at

If you are relocating to Boulder be sure to check out Boulder CO Homes For Sale.

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Tips for Home Buyers


There are many things you need to know as a home buyer.

Here are tips and some information that you might not have thought about before.

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 Home tips for the winter

Here in Boulder, we've been lucky enough to only have a few days below 30 degrees so far this Holiday season. The fun part about Colorado is that it can be -10 one day and 70 the next! So be prepared and don't let your pipes freeze. Here are some tips on winterizing your home.



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Colorado Shows Strong Home Sales Along the Front Range.


Metrolist (The local MLS that works mostly with the Denver Area Markets)  just posted thier data for November and  showed some nice improvement for year over year numbers.  The number of sales closed in 2008 was 2,355 in 2009 the number grew to 2,751 a positive change of 16%.  The number of closings year to date is still down 13%. 

The average days on market showed a strong decline of 15.1% going from 93 days to 79 days.  This shows us that what is selling is moving rather quickly when you factor inn 30 days to escrow most properties are going under contract in less than 40 days that are currently selling.

The number of active listings has fallen 19.1% from 16,755 to 15,575.  The average sale

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Best Boulder Real Estate

Looking for the Best Boulder has to offer in real estate?  Then look no further than Sunset Hill, a small enclave of premier homes perched overlooking Boulder with amazing mountain views.  Just a stroll from Historic Downtown Boulder, North Broadway Shops (Vic's, Moe's, Jacque Michelle, Ideal Market, Radda, etc.), hiking trails and schools, this sought-after neighborhood offers a superb and convient location featuring quality-built homes.

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1435 Sunset Blvd $2,695,000 MLS 614799




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O.K. we all know Colorado gets over 300 Sunny days a year and today would be on that list as well.  The interesting thing as Jasper, Chloe, Ruthie, Chloe and I were running up Anemone trail this morning (We call it the Candy Cane Trail) was the temperature gauge in my car was showing -5 outside. 

It must have been a very funny sight to watch a Black Lab, Husky, Welch Corgi and an old man plod along up the trail in complete solitude under the glistening Flatirons with only the sound of our footsteps as we moved along.  I do have to admit that even though it was -5 outside I felt extreme warmth inside as we reached the top of our run and looked out of Boulder and realized what an amazingly blessed life we live to be able to enjoy a truly magical place.

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Boulder County Home Sales experienced a 66% increase in November 2009 over November 2008 Sales.  In November 2008 Boulder County had 6.1 Sales per day for Single Family Homes and Attached Dwellings combined.  In November 2009 this number grew by 66% to 10.13 sales per a day.  The current number are more in line with the numbers we were experiencing for the same time period back in 2006, prior to the rug being pulled out from under the financial markets.


The November numbers are a nice reference point when we take into consideration we experienced a very stable market with upward trending for September and October as well.  It is still a little early to tell if this is just a bump prior to another adjustment or are we truly at the bottom and

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