February 2013

Found 27 blog entries for February 2013.

Boulder Book StoreBoulder, Colorado has a unique history that is intertwined with poetry and literature.  With such names as notable beatnik writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Amiri Baraka, and Anne Waldman, Boulder has become a center for modern day and historic literary culture.  In support of this cultural industry the Colorado University of Boulder and Naropa University offer some of the best writing programs the nation has to offer.  Boulder is also home to many independent bookstores that have helped to continue the traditions of Boulder’s written culture.  Here is a list of our favorite local bookstores in Boulder.

The Boulder Book Store is Boulder’s largest independent bookstore that carries over 100,000 titles and support local artists.  This

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Tuesday reports were released from the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices which provide the most reliable measurements of changes in value for the US residential real estate market.  This report indicated that home prices in and around the Denver area increased by 8.5% from December 2011 to December 2012.  This increase marked the “12th straight month of gains” and illustrated the largest annual growth for the area since 2001.     

S&P/Case-Shiller Reports Denver Real Estate Prices Rose 8.5% In 2012

With the predicted increase in home sales and price, many homeowners in the Denver metro area have been considering making the move into new real estate.  These figures show that the longer you wait the more money you will pay.  The buzz in our area is that it is a seller’s market, which is now backed up by these findings.

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Historic Mapleton HillBoulder, Colorado has a rich and interesting history that tells a story of how our community was brought into the modern era with the help of local prominent families and the mining and railroad industries.  By 1880, Boulder was a well established community that was to be the home of the State University.  Around this time the first permanent residential area for upper-class residents was established in what we now know as Mapleton Hill.  This land was purchased from the federal government by the Tourtellot and Squires families, years previous to this in 1858 for $5,500.  In 1888 Mapleton Hill was plotted out and mapped by The Boulder Land and Improvement Company which brought in several developers including H.M. Bradley, John G. Cope, Samuel C. Brown,

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Capital Gains TaxesAs tax season is well underway, everyone is talking abou the changes that took effect at the end 2012 regarding capital gain tax laws.  As a homeowner who is looking to sell their property this upcoming summer I find myself wondering how or if this will affect me and my personal situation.  In order to figure it out, I needed to educate myself on what exactly a capital gains tax is and what changes took effect.  Here is what I found.

First of all, a capital gains tax is an income tax that is placed on any profits that are made from the sale of an asset.  These kinds of assets can include bonds, stocks, precious metals, personal property, and real estate.  Second, there are several factors which effect how much exactly you will have to pay Uncle Sam,

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Sledding In BoulderWell, we finally got some of the much needed snow we have all been craving this weekend, thank you Mother Nature!  It just doesn’t feel like winter in Boulder without snowcapped peaks and bundled up folks walking about.  Happy to have white on the ground, Boulder residents can expect to get between 7-10 inches of snow today.  Yay!  So how are you planning to spend this snowy Sunday?  If you are like most active snowbirds in Boulder you are more than likely going to get into your ski and snowboarding gear and head out for a day of sledding and adventure.  Here is our list of the best place to sled in Boulder.

By far the most popular and well known sledding hills are those of Chautauqua Park.  Located at 900 Baseline Rd, you can expect the main hill to

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Estate Lots 1 & 12 are available for purchase with pre-buildsmart builder plans. Goldbranch Estates incorporates Old World style architecture. Goldbranch is also exempt from Boulder County House size restrictions.

6800 Goldbranch Dr 1 Niwot, 80503

MLS #: 699951
Price: $1,200,000

6801 Goldbranch Dr 12 Niwot, 80503

MLS #: 699960
Price: $600,000

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Wookie– Longmont Humane Society’s Dog of the Week!

Wookie Longmont Humane Society Just look at Wookie with his striking blue coat!  This handsome boy is a 7 year old Terrier American Pit mix. Wookie is medium sized and looking for a special home. The Longmont Humane Society has partnered up the Colorado Pit Bull Rescue and is in search of the perfect home for Wookie.  Because of Wookie’s need for a patient environment, LHS is only going to rehome him to a family with high school age children or older.  Wookie would like the company of other dogs but not cats and needs a caregiver who has a patient loving touch. Part of the application process for this loving and energetic dog, potential adopters will need to be screened by the Colorado Pit Bull Rescue and will have to undergo

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6817 Goldbranch Dr Niwot, 80503

MLS #: 699851
Price: $3,399,000
4 Bedrooms/5 Bathrooms
Total Square Feet: 8421

Visit the Spectacular Sales Center Wednesday through Sunday 11am - 4pm. European Luxury finds Boulder. Casa Siena is the first home to be built at Goldbranch. Rural Mediterranean architecture with the finest design elements & materials. Gourmet kitchen. Fabulous private courtyard with fountain, 3 fireplaces, elevator, state of the art security. Scenic walking trails, riparian corridor. Maintenance free lifestyle.

 

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12837 King St Broomfield, 80020

MLS #: 699357
REDUCED Price: $205,000
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms
Sq Ft: 1386

Wow, come take a look at this meticulous 3 BR 2.5 BA town home style. As you enter the property you are greeted by a large main floor BR that also makes a great office. Just up the stairs you'll find the main living area that features large open kitchen w/center island & features Stainless Steel Apps. Beautiful hardwood floors. The kitchen overlooks the large living room w/ gas fireplace. Large master BR Suite plus 3rd bedroom w/own bath. Oversized 1 car gar. Pool & club house w/work out area.

12837 King St. Broomfield, CO 80020 12837 King St.

King St. Broomfield Broomfield, CO Townhome

Towhomes for sale Broomfield, CO 80020 Mountain View From Broomfield Townhome

Don’t miss out on this great home, contact Boulder Home Source today to set up a showing.

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J Davis Builders Boulder ColoradoJ Davis Builders is a locally owned and operated custom builder and construction management company in Boulder, Colorado.  We are proud to endorse J Davis and love the work they have provided our company with over the years. Completing the renovations on our new office, J Davis Builders brought insight, efficiency and quality materials to our vision.  Click here to see picture of our new office space!

J Davis Builders offers construction management for commercial renovation and construction projects, new custom home builds, and residential enhancements.  Providing hands-on and detailed oriented services, J Davis Builders bring more than 22 years of experience to each project. Owner, Jeff Davis is personally involved with each project and oversees his

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