March 2013

Found 9 blog entries for March 2013.

So, what are you doing to celebrate Easter tomorrow in Colorado? If you have no plans, we highly suggest waking up before the crack of dawn and heading to Red Rocks Amphitheater for their Easter Sunrise Service.  This service is a Colorado tradition regardless of your denomination!  Thousands of people from all over the Front Range area, will make their way into Morrison during the wee hours of Easter to gather and celebrate.  Because of this service's special surroundings, many people find it to be a magical experience, which brings them back year after year.

Red Rocks Sunrise Easter ServiceAt the Red Rocks Sunrise Easter Service, you will see a hugely diverse community of people gathering to celebrate everything they are grateful for, praying for their loved ones, and asking for

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Homeward Bound is a “farm to table style event” that is created by Pottery Barn.  Known for being a blast, this year's Homeward Bound event will feature a live bluegrass band called the Moonshiners, premium liquors, farm fresh produce, and culinary expertise of local chefs and catering companies. But the fun doesn’t stop with eating, drinking and dancing; there will also be a live and silent auction featuring tons of local goodies.Do you have a special place in your heart for animals?  If so, we would like to invite you to participate in the Longmont Humane Society’s Homeward Bound Fundraiser that is taking place April 4th, 2013.  This awesome event is the largest benefit the Longmont Humane Society hosts each year and is always a lot of fun.  If you

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Boulder BakedBoulder Baked is one of Boulder's best locally owned bakeries, but this place isn't your typically bakery! Boulder Baked is known for being the late night sweet spot. They offer baked goods which are delivered nightly, as well as onsite seating. Their baked-to-order cookies and other sweet treats are perfect for any event or quick after-dinner snack. Everything you get from Boulder Baked is made onsite using all natural and fresh ingredients. They offer many delectables that are vegan and gluten free, in addition to special orders for allergies. Boulder Baked is located at 1911 Broadway, between Pearl and Walnut, and is open from 4pm-12am Tuesday through Sunday.

This cute family owned shop has a huge variety of sweets to choose from including "out of

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A look at the current real estate market, provided by RE/MAX ALLIANCE

Boulder County Real Estate MarketTwo months plus into this New Year and the Boulder Valley real estate market continues to show strong activity. Through February single family home sales are up 18% for Boulder County over last year for the same time period; attached unit sales are up 19%. The inventory level of available single family homes inched up 9% in February from January, but sold listings were up over 200% month-over-month. Sales continue to outpace the growth of listing inventory.

The US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) recently released their unemployment rates for the country and by state. Nationally, the unemployment rate stands at 7.7% at the end of February. Last year at this time

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Ever heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousands words?” Of course you have, and if you are in the real estate industry you also know a picture can be worth thousands of dollars when presented correctly!  In fact, photography is a huge aspect of the real estate market in today’s modern high tech society. At BoulderHomeSource.com we are proud to endorse the photographic genius of Rob Larsen Photography Inc! Rob’s pictures are featured throughout our website and really demonstrate the benefits of high quality imagery as it relates to real estate.  We work exclusively with Rob Larsen on all of our property listings, which means our clients are receiving the best photography services available in our area!  

Rob Larsen Photography Rob Larsen Photography

Based out of Golden, Rob Larsen

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Buying Real Estate 2013March 2013 is looking like its going to be a game of numbers for homeowners and about which buyer wants it more!   With the high demand on for sale homes in Boulder’s local market, potential buyers in March will be faced with a seriously competitive market.  In March it is expected that many buyers will try to beat the “rush” of spring by looking to contract early.  

Of course the overall lack of inventory is not going to make things easier for buyers, but the good news is that homeowners will finally see numbers swing back around into their court.  Although many of the homes that will be coming on to the market over the next year will increase in value, most of them will have still not reached the point of 2007’s values. 

What this says to sellers,

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Boulder Country Real EstateBoulder County’s year to date real estate statistics are in and show strong numbers as the month of February came to a close. These past two months have had the highest records of sold homes since 2007 in both single family and attached dwellings.  In January 2013, 167 single family homes and 62 attached dwellings sold in total.  February showed an increase of sales with 177 single family homes and 70 attached dwellings. Out of the 67 active listings that were priced under $200,000, yes there are still some in Boulder County,  51 of these properties sold in an average of 2.6 months.  Homes priced between $200,001 and $300,000 averaged an absorption rate of 3.6 months selling 74 out of the 135 active listings.  Absorption rates of 4.2 months was observed

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REMAX Alliance of Boulder Team R4 Convention 2013Greg and Cyndy attended the 2013 RE/MAX International Convention in Las Vegas this past week with fellow associates, Chris & Erin Ratay, and it was definitely worth the visit to "sin city"!  Celebrating it's 40th year, RE/MAX offered a tremendous variety of high-quality presenters and educational sessions.    Here are a few highlighted speakers and the felicitous and compelling points they touched on.

Natalie Cole REMAX R4 Convention 2013   Singer Natalie Cole made a surprise appearance when Liniger was done speaking and sang "Unforgettable" with a video playing in the background of her deceased father singing also.   This was truly a highlight!   Dave Liniger, co-founder and chairman of the board for RE/MAX International was the opening speaker for the convention,.   Liniger told…
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Kitche FaceliftThe kitchen for most people, especially moms, is the single most place they spend the majority of their time in their homes.  It is a place where friends and family members gather, and the place where you do endless dishes and prepare loving meals.  Because of these reasons, having a functioning kitchen that inspires good feelings is important to most homeowners. A dull or dingy kitchen, that you cringe being in for more than 15 minutes at a time, is not likely to inspire culinary creativity.  If you have an out-of-date kitchen and you would like nothing more than to rip it all out, but don’t have the budget to do so, I have few easy and cost effective tips that might help.  Here is how to give your kitchen a facelift on a budget.

Painting and

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