March 2014

Found 5 blog entries for March 2014.

Ahhhhh, we love Spring Break - It's such a nice retreat from reality and an opportunity for some much needed R & R.  Especially when you have the opportunity to travel to someplace special and classic like Yelapa, Mexico.   

The Smith family just returned from a week long adventure to Yelapa. Yelapa is a small ocean side village located in a cove approximately 45 minutes south of bustling Puerto Vallarta, and is accessible only by boat.  Well actually, you can get there by car part way, but then you would need to bushwhack through the jungle, then hop on an ATV or a mule while riding on very rough roads much of the way, not such a good idea.  Speaking of cars, there are no noisy, polluting, icky cars in Yelapa - none, nada, nice.  Yelapa is not a

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Sometimes you just need a change in your Boulder, Colorado home, and if you find yourself in this position you may want to call an interior designer. Might as well bring in the experts and let them transform your space. And we all know how nice it is to support local business, so we have found some very talented interior designers who have worked right here in Boulder neighborhoods to help you.

Lola Gray Home and Design is one of our top picks. You may have known them as Boulder Interior Design Company. With a group of three very talented designers you are sure to get whatever look you are after. Want a taste of what they love to do? Head to their retail shop at 2516 Broadway where you can see first hand their talents of mixing old and new. Call

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Although St. Patrick's Day isn't an official holiday we enjoy celebrating it because it gives us an opportunity to play and be a 'bit of the Irish!   Every year the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder hosts one of our favorite events, the "World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade" sponsored by Connor O'Neill's.  Here are a few of our favorite photos (from years' past).

We would also like to share one of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day prayers:

Take time to Work, It is the price of success.  Take time to Think, It is the source of power. Take time to Play, It is the secret of perpetual youth. Take time to Read, It is the foundation of wisdom. Take time to be Friendly,  It is the road to happiness. Take time…
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While exploring all that Boulder has to offer, you are bound to get hungry. I don’t know about you, but if I’m hungry a bakery sign will always lure me in. Not sure where to go? I have done the dirty work for you, and I have narrowed it down to five must-see bakeries that are baking up unbeatable treats.

A cold morning may send you running into Breadworks, located at 2644 Broadway. With the brick oven sending warmth throughout this large bakery you won’t have the chills for long. The only problem you’ll have here is deciding what to order. Will it be a pear tart, a chocolate croissant, a carrot cake bar, or maybe a bread pudding muffin? (Better hurry, these sell out fast!)  Are you a bargain hunter? Be sure to pick up a bag of yesterday’s bread for a

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Boulder County real estate market has started the year a little slower than 2013 did. Through February/2014 single family homes sales are down 16.4% (296 vs. 354) and attached unit sales are down 9.5% (123 vs. 136) compared to the same timeframe for 2013. Overall the market is down 14.5%. Available inventory for single family homes was down 20% at the end of February/2014 compared to the end of February/2013 (752 vs. 939); fewer active listings would lead one to believe there would be fewer sales (Columbo 101). The Absorption Rate, for single family homes, at the end of February/2013 stood at 161 days. At the end of February/2014 that number was 150 days, which means properties are selling about 7% faster these days than they did at this time last

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