December 2014

Found 11 blog entries for December 2014.

This is an important question for everyone to ask. By examining US home prices (blue) vs. US inflation (orange), you can see the housing bubble of 2007 and when prices dropped in late 2010, early 2011. The diagonal black line shows where a healthy market should be based on home prices over the last 8 decades. Interestingly inflation isn’t always an indication of home prices. However, you can see in 2014, the blue home price line is quite close to the healthy market line. The small bubble we saw in early 2014 is already correcting itself. Experts expect home prices to grow, but at a healthy rate through 2015. 

What does that mean for home buyers and sellers? The tiny bubble we see is only part of the picture. To determine if it's a good time to buy

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated to 2014’s Share-A-Gift. You made it a rousing success! Thanks to your generosity Share-A-Gift was able to impact more families than ever before! 

Saturday morning:  290 families who selected toys for 815 kids

Saturday afternoon:  295 families who selected toys for 776 kids

Grand total: 585 families and 1591 kids

This is a significant increase compared with 2013. Last year’s totals were 519 families and 1327 kids. The percentage increase is about 13% in families and about 20% in kids!

A special thank you to all the volunteers who put in hours for months in advance of the event to make Share-A-Gift such a successful program. We are so blessed to have you in our community. Thank you for taking time away

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While Phase One of TrailCrossing gets underway, we thought you'd enjoy viewing a sample of past designs from TrailCrossing's award winning builder, Koelbel Urban Homes. These are samples from previous Koelbel Urban Homes projects, but you can expect a similar open floor plan, use of varied textures, clean modern lines, and attention to detail. If you are interested in one of the last few remaining new homes contact Kim Payes at 720.839.1038 immediately.

Notice Koelbel's use of insulated windows to bring the outside in, providing natural light while taking advantage of Colorado's 300 plus sunny days a year.

Koelbel Urban Homes designs each of their cook's kitchens with a user friendly layout, plenty of counter space and ample storage.

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Shopping for gifts during the Holiday season can be stressful for some, fun for others.  Regardless of your shopping vibe, why not support a local business; it can be the best and most enjoyable way to shop.  Not only do locally-owned merchants appreciate your business, but tax dollars support local interests such as open space, health & human services, etc.  Here's a few ideas for shopping local:

shop local boulder•  Locally owned merchants that carry a wide variety of gifts for everyone on your list include:  Momentum, Bliss, Bayleaf, Two Hands Paperie, Into The Wind, Piece Love Chocolate, Peppercorn and the Boulder Bookstore, all in festive downtown Boulder. Downtown Boulder's "Love The Local" campaign has great information for local downtown spending - go here

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Looking for holiday events in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont and Broomfield? Find free, low-cost and popular holiday events here.

St. Nick on the Bricks

  • November 29 – December 20, 2014, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Boulder Visitors Information Center (1300 block of the Pearl Street Mall)
  • Admission: Free!
  • Contact: Anna Salim
  • Visit Website

Saturdays from November 29-December 20, kids of all ages can visit with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center for FREE. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

29th Street Mall Holiday Events

  • What The Dickens Carolers -  Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 3-5pm - Macy's Plaza
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 5,6,12,13,19 and 20 - 5-7pm -
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Opening Enrollment for BVSD: Where to Start

Are you interested in a Boulder Valley charter school, focus school or enrolling in a school outside of your area? You need to apply for Open Enrollment in Boulder Valley School District.

The Boulder Valley School District Open Enrollment application period runs from December 1, 2014 through January 16, 2015. Open enrollment is for K-12th grade. To apply to one of the 20 Boulder Valley public preschools apply here.

Open Enrollment Boulder Valley

To apply for Open Enrollment you'll need:

  • Online Open Enrollment form found here (must be complete online)
  • Proof of Current Immunizations
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
  • Optional Family Economic Data Survey (affects lottery placement)
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December 9th, 2014 is Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day celebrates its 5th year of increasing philanthropy throughout Colorado through community donations. This year's competition is heating up. The incentive fund is over $1,000,000! If a nonprofit organization receives 10 percent of the total amount of money raised on Colorado Gives Day, that same nonprofit receives 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Celebrate the holiday's true meaning and make a donation to a local Colorado charity. After all, isn't giving what the holiday season is all about?

Don't wait, you must donate December 9th for your donation to count toward the incentive fund. Go to Colorado Gives or find links below to worthy causes BoulderHomeSource loves to

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If you haven't made your reservation for a new home in TrailCrossing, now is the time! Call Kim Payes at 720.839.1038.

It's official! Boulder's hottest and hippest new single-family home development in North Boulder has the first four of 31 new homes in Boulder with signed contracts. Building will begin this month, December 2014. While Koelbel will be busy breaking ground on the first phase, Phase two is set to release for contract in the next week or so. That means four more homes ready for contract.

The positive response to TrailCrossing at Lee Hill has been overwhelming. Nearly all the homes have one or more reservations. Only a few homes still remain.

Please like the TrailCrossing FB page for the latest updates as they are

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  • MLS® #747678
  • Price$665,500
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms4
  • Full Baths 3
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage 3,846
  • Acres 0.27
  • Year Built 2000

Here is a rare opportunity to own a home in a great location in Lafayette. This beautiful golf course home is located on 14th hole of Indian Peaks Golf Course. It sits on a private cul de sac complete with lush a landscape of beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. The large lot is lmost 12,000 square feet! Built in a stunning low-maintenance contemporary 2 story stucco design. It's a 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with a 3 car garage. A total of 3846 square feet. It has a spacious, open, flowing floor plan with vaulted ceilings. It has a cook's kitchen complete with a gourmet fixtures, pantry and work

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