May 2013

Found 12 blog entries for May 2013.

The Boulder ReservoirCan I just say "hurray" it is finally time for summer fun and swimming in the Front Range! I don’t know about you, but to me there is nothing better than sitting poolside or at one of our state’s beautiful reservoirs watching the kids play and soaking up as much vitamin D as my skin can stand! We are very fortunate to be living in the Boulder area giving us easy access to some really awesome water recreation opportunities. From inner tubing down the Boulder Creek and boating on the Boulder Reservoir, to swim lessons and pool clubs, if it was up to me there would never be a dry moment all summer! Here is my list of the top places for swimming and summer fun around Boulder, Colorado.

First on the list, especially since I already mentioned it, has to be

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Student Life CU BoulderStudent life at CU Boulder is all about being out and about, with the neighborhood of University Hill, better known as simply “The Hill”, being the official home of college life for students. This is where you find the majority of the sororities and fraternities, as well as some of the University's most popular bars, music venues, and eateries. The Fox Theater, The Sink, The Corner Bar, and Buchanan's Coffee Pub are just a few of the hotspots that are always teeming with college life. Located right across from campus, University Hill is also home to many of the city’s old Victorian mansions and has a history that dates back to the very beginning of Boulder. This unique gem is not only the place to go if you are looking to have a good time, but it is also

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Overlook at Park Hill NeighborhoodPark Hill is a huge subdivision of urban homes in East Denver located right off Colorado Blvd from 52nd Ave all the way down to Colfax and over to Quebec St. The neighborhood is popular with a wide variety of people primarily due to its convenient location, affordable cost of living and charm. The large subdivision is broken up into three very distinct neighborhoods which are known appropriately as South, North and Northeast Park Hill. As you drive through the communities of Park Hill you can see its history through its architecture and layout, but there are also a few newer communities which have recently gone up in the area as well. The Overlook is one of these spectacular newer Park Hill micro-neighborhoods. This neighborhood offers all the benefits of

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Dust off your flip flops (or your running shoes), dig out your visor or sun hat, put on those brand-spanking-new pair of summer shorts (looking good!), and slather on some sunscreen because it's Boulder's big kickoff to summer weekend! While just a few weeks ago we thought summer was a ways off with the surprising string of spring snow storms, mother nature finally decided that it's summertime. Here are some great happenings in Boulder this weekend.

Boulder Creek FestBoulder Creek Festival - A MUST to check out this weekend - a fun-filled three-day community event along the Boulder Creek Bike Path near Downtown Boulder. The huge festival features live performances and entertainment, carnival rides, the infamous Expand Duck Race (to benefit the Boulder Parks and Rec

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If you've got spring redecorating fever a very hot, or should we say very "cool", option for finding home furnishings and decor is to shop at a local consignment store. And, if you've got spring cleaning fever, consignment stores are also a great way to get rid of gently used unwanted household items and furniture while making a little bit extra cash.

Clutter Boulder ConsignmentOne of Boulder's most beloved consignment stores called Clutter Consignment is ideally located downtown. Clutter offers contemporary and retro finds, as well as classic and antique furniture and home decor. You'll find everything from sofas, tables, chairs, desks, armoires, to hand-knotted rugs, candle holders, vases, crystal wine glasses and pyrex bowls, all in gently used and clean condition. They also

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Celestial Seasonings Even if you are not a tea drinker, the chances are good that you know of the popular Celestial Seasonings 100% Natural Tea Company. Known worldwide for producing some of the best herbal tea products, Celestial Seasonings was founded in Boulder, Colorado and is the pride and joy of the local natural food and beverage market. If you have not been yet, or in a while, we would like to invite you to tour their amazing facility and sample the freshest teas the world has to offer!

Celestial Seasonings was created by small group of passionate people who believed that you could improve your health and life through the use of all natural teas and herbs. Initially, they selected and harvested local herbs right from the Rockies and manufactured by hand a superior

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13' Best Schools Daily BeastMost people know the golden rule of real estate is location, location, location; which applies today more than ever in our revitalized Colorado market. When considering exactly what location is best for you and your family to buy in, there are many things to factor like crime rates, city taxes, relationship to work, immediate amenities and of course, the surrounding schools. In fact, school districts are usually one of the top considerations for families with children and even for those who do not have any. This is because receiving the best education you can without having to travel outside of your immediate area will help to set up your family for success down the line. In addition it also helps tremendously with resale values and adds to the lure of a

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Boulder Colorado HomesBoulder County and the surrounding areas are seeing exactly what we predicted they would in home sales for the month of April, with decreased inventories and absorption rates, as well as increased sales prices. Since none of this really comes to a surprise for knowledgeable home buyers and sellers, I thought instead it might be worthwhile to talk about what we are seeing in the average and median sale price. First, lets go over exactly what the difference is between a median and average, and how they pertain to real estate.

The median and average sale prices you see so frequently referred to in real estate are two different comparisons from the same exact numbers. From elementary school math, you will remember that the average of a certain group of

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Economic Snapshot

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

Homes in Boulder CountyAnd the Beat Goes on. That’s a 1980 song from an American group called The Whispers. The song is about moving on from a lost love. In a different sense, the Boulder Valley, Metro Denver, and Northern Colorado real estate markets have moved on from a period of time when real estate values plummeted, bank foreclosures and short sales multiplied, and banks were draping Out-of-Business signs on their front windows courtesy of the Federal Reserve.

In the span of less than two years the Boulder Valley real estate market has shifted from a buyer’s market to a balanced market to a seller’s market. Driven by pent-up demand and affordable mortgage interest rates the

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