August 2013

Found 6 blog entries for August 2013.

Boulder Colorado Labor Day

Well folks, Labor Day weekend is here, which unofficially marks the end of summer for most families. Undoubtedly tons of Boulderites are planning the summer’s last hurrah and will be going camping, swimming, hiking, fishing and doing everything else we love to do in our great city and state! But, if you are planning on hanging out around town and looking for some things to do in between barbecues, here are some great events going on in the Boulder area starting tonight!

Boulder Creek Hometown Festival - FREE
Friday, Aug 30: 6pm – 9pm
(Featuring: The Samples)
Saturday, Aug 31: 10am – 9pm
Sunday, Sept 1: 10am – 9pm
Monday, Sept 2: 10am – 7pm

Featuring more than 100 art exhibitors, live music, beer on every corner, and tons of kid’s activities, this festival

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Every runner, whether they are a novice or a pro, knows the pain of a bad pair of running shoes. Heck, even people who don't run at all or are not athletic, can sympathize with blisters on their feet! This is because our feet carry the brunt of our weight and not every shoe is made for the same foot, or to traverse the same types of landscapes or obstacles for that matter. When you stop to consider all the money people spend on athletic equipment and gym memberships, you have to wonder why everyone doesn't focus more on the part of their body which is actually powering the majority of their workouts, their feet! I don't know about you, but I blow through an average pair of sneakers about every 6 months, only to find that each time I get a new pair, my

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Boulder County Real Estate

Lenders are fickle beings. They control the keys to the vault. When someone wants to get in (a borrower) they ask for everything but the person's blood type for identification. In the good old days (around 2005) having a pulse was the only prerequisite to getting a loan. Times have changed, but so have mortgage interest rates.

Back in late 2005, when the real estate market started its free-fall, the traditional thirty-year fixed rate loan could be had for 5.89%. Between now and then the rate dropped to a low of 3.31% (November/2012). Today it resides at 4.40%.

The average price of a single-family home across the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado was $297,364 in 2005. Through June/2013 the average price this year is $317,587. Average price for

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We recently enjoyed a delightful evening dining with friends at the Gold Hill Inn in the tiny historic mountain town of Gold Hill, just up Sunshine Canyon from Boulder. Part of the charm of going to the Gold Hill Inn is the adventurous and picturesque twenty minute drive from Boulder, alive with natural beauty, amazing mountain and city views, and wildlife (we saw a bear on the drive up!). When you finally drop into the funky old-fashioned mining town of Gold Hill you feel like you are entering a fascinating by-gone era.

Originally settled in the late 1800's and early 1900's by miners, Gold Hill, with a population of about 230 today, has maintained it's small town flavor. Residents here appreciate the tight-knit community, the crisp mountain air, and

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In a little over a month, the Longmont Humane Society will be hosting their annual "Strut Your Mutt" event at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. New to the event this year is the 5k pet optional run/walk! They are expecting over 500 people of all ages and their pets to attend this event which promises to be a great time. “Strut Your Mutt” will feature a variety of pet related booths, products, pet demonstrations, pet contests, refreshments and more! As always, all the money collected from this event will go directly to caring for and animals in need. Even if you do not live in Longmont, this event is a great way for animal-lovers of all kinds to give back to one of the biggest animal shelters in the Front Range area. Totally a family friendly event, children

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Recent Boulder County real estate stats show the total number of single family home and attached home sales were up for July 2013 in comparison to the same time last year.  In addition, the absorption rate has seemed to steady out a bit which shows that homes below $700,000 are in the highest demand! Considering the absorption rate is nearly identical for homes priced between $400,001 and $700,000, this would indicate a broad spectrum people are willing to pay the going rate for Boulder County Real Estate, which is great news for homeowners!  

  

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