March 2013

Found 12 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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Support EFAAWho are the people in need of food and shelter? They are your Boulder area neighbors, your friends and your co-workers. In 2011, 21% of Boulder County families earned under $25,000 per year, 41% of families with a single mother lived in poverty, and a staggering one in five households with children ran out of money to buy food. Lost jobs and decreased wages are two of the top reasons why people in our community are in such need. Twelve thousand adults in Boulder County are officially unemployed and several thousand are underemployed. We encounter these people every day, but are we really seeing them for the struggles that they encounter?

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) is a non-profit organization that was established in Boulder County

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Are you buying a home for the first time and feel a little confused about the whole process? Here are our top tips that every first time homebuyer should know before making an offer on a property.

First Time Homebuyers

One of the first things most new homebuyers do, is establish a budget.  When doing so, it is important to remember that there are several items you will have to account for besides your monthly mortgage payment.  It is really important to consider things like utilities, property taxes, repairs, homeowners association fees, points, PMI (private mortgage insurance), closing costs, and commissions. When lumped all together these things add up and should be viewed as a whole when establishing your budget.

The idea of having a custom home built is very exciting,

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Simple Spoon Casey EastonSimple Spoon (edit: permanently closed) is a local Boulder cooking school and catering company that was created by Chef Casey Easton.  Casey is one of the Front Range's most exclusive private chefs and after having a wildly successful booth at the Boulder Farmers Market for nearly a decade, she decided to branch out into culinary teaching and catering.  Casey's passion is for menu planning and creating culinary experiences that not only compliment the food, but also the event.  With her broad array of culinary education mixed with cultural experience, Casey's menus focus on sustainable, organic, and locally grown foods.

Haven't you always wanted to cook like a professional?  Do you want to figure out how to turn uber healthy foods into delicious meals

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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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