April 2013

Found 11 blog entries for April 2013.

Erie ColoradoThe Erie, Colorado housing market is one of Colorado’s fastest growing newer communities in the northern sector of the Front Range area. Residents here boast some of the highest ratings in the quality of life despite the community’s relatively young age. The majority of people who purchase homes in Erie neighborhoods, such as Arapahow Ridge, do so because the town offers plenty of newly constructed homes and more land for less money than the surrounding areas. With that being said, the community is also among the most affluent in the area next to Louisville. The median household income according to the Town of Erie’s 2013 community profile was is $103,698 which exceeds Boulder County’s $93,800. With the increase popularity of this community, some reports

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Downtown Denver at Night!If you are trying to buy a home in the Denver market right now, the chances are very high that you have been met with some fierce competition. In fact, the word among local real estate professionals is that Denver, especially the downtown and surrounding metropolitan areas, is currently the hottest market in the entire state. Recently, market statistics would even indicated that residential real estate sales in Denver are surpassing other top cities like Boulder and Cherry Creek!

With news like this, you would think many homeowners in Denver would be considering selling their properties, and even though some are, most are not! This is because the area is still seen as very desirable by people who have lived there for several years. Many residents find

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The Boulder Valley Humane Society's largest annual silent and live auction fundraiser, Puttin' on the Leash, will be held this Saturday, April 27th, 2013. Here is what you need to know about the Puttin' on the Leash event.

If you have not already bought tickets for Puttin' on the Leash, don't worry they still have some you can purchase that will be available at the front door. The cost of these tickets will run a mere $60, so please, if you have any interest in attending, plan to do so! That same $60 and the funds collected from the auction will help bring the animals which are sheltered at the Boulder Valley Humane Society that much closer to finding their forever homes. Animals are the closest things we have to earth-walking angels, and the ones

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ReSource Yard Boulder ColoradoHave you ever wondered what happens to old building materials when a home or office is remodeled? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is oftentimes those materials end up in our landfills. This is especially true when demolition takes place because usually things are torn out without the thought of ever being used again. The real shame is that most of the building materials that end up in landfills could have been reused or repurposed for something else if only they were dismantled with care. The waste of such reusable resources has driven many people and organizations to rethink the idea of demo and practice deconstruction instead. The leader in this green building movement in our area is an organization called ReSource. ReSource is a nonprofit

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Earth Day April 22 2013 BoulderEARTH DAY 2013 -  This special day dedicated to our Mother Earth was first recognized on April 22nd, 1970, and got it's start by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis.  After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and inspired by the student anti-war movement, Sen. Nelson called for an environmental teach-in, later called "Earth Day", to be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 1970.       Sen. Nelson stated, "I am convinced that all we need to do to bring an overwhelming insistence of the new generation that we stem the tide of environmental disaster is to present the facts clearly and dramatically. To marshal such an effort, I am proposing a national teach-in on the crisis of the environment to be held next spring on every…
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Buying a Home in Boulder's Competitive Market!If you are buying or selling a home in the greater Boulder Valley area, you have to check out some the stats below! The numbers don’t lie folks, Boulder County and the surrounding areas are hotter than hot right now, and homes are selling at record speeds for record amounts.

According to the information collected by Land Title, Boulder, Colorado's YTD homes sales for single family homes in March 2013 are up 35% over the same time last year! This chart also shows a 77.3% decrease in the average number of days a property took to go under contract. When compared to March 2012, the total number of days to contract was 128; in March 2013 it was only 29! Also the number of the active listings for the month has dropped 24.4% from 348 to 263. This means that

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Boulder Valley Economic Snapshot 

Boulder Region Housing News April 2013

One of the issues the area real estate market faced as the year began was available inventory of homes for sale across the Boulder Valley. 2012 ended with 814 single family active listings in Boulder County. That was down 27% from the end of 2011 (1121 active single family listings).

The decline in inventory was driven by sales activity. When comparing 2012 to 2011, single family home sales were up 24.44% (3258 vs. 2618) for Boulder County. Attached unit sales were up 20.80% (1144 vs. 947) for the same time periods. Collectively, those two market segments were up 23.47%.

Through March/2013 the Boulder County real estate market continues to sustain itself. Single family home sales are up 14.61% compared to through

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jlounge Boulder Natural Nail Bar & SpaThe Boulder, Colorado lifestyle is all about being naturally healthy, so it only makes sense that Boulder residents would love the idea of blending natural products with their spa and nail treatments. In fact, this is exactly what two of Boulder’s most talented female entrepreneurs did. They came up with the concept of jlounge, a natural nail bar and spa, which offers clients a high quality organic experience. jlounge is located at 300 Walnut Street, near residents of the Whittier neighborhood, and can be found online at https://jloungespa.com/. We highly recommend checking out all their great services which include manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage, facials of all kinds, men’s services, group services, and holiday specials! 

When you walk into

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Real Estate Stats BoulderPlanning on buying or selling a home this spring in Boulder County?  If so, you might be concerned about rising sale prices and low inventory in this very competitive market.  Although these things are cause for some concern, they are in fact helping to drive the local housing market and economy.  By understanding things like absorption rate, you will be better able to effectively plan and budget for either the sale of your home, or the purchase of a new one.  We all know that Boulder real estate is among some of the most highly sought after in the state, so it is to your advantage to become familiar with area statistics.  Knowing these facts will give you a better chance of timing things accordingly. Here are the most recent real estate statistics for

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BeadForLife

We'd like to introduce you to BeadforLife, an International non-profit organization that helps women in Uganda by teaching them to create recycled paper jewelry while paying fair wages and educating them to become savvy entrepreneurs.  Did you know that Boulder, Colorado is the proud host in North America for the BeadForLife headquarters?   Their mission is to create sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.   In addition to lifting these women from poverty, the women gain confidence and life-long business skills.  We were curious how BeadForLife began, “BeadforLife began with a chance encounter between women.  Our co-founders Torkin

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