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The Best Independent Bookstores in Boulder ColoradoBoulder, Colorado has a unique history that is intertwined with poetry and literature. With such names as notable beatnik writers like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Ken Kesey, Amiri Baraka, and Anne Waldman, Boulder has become a center for modern day and historic literary culture. In support of this cultural industry the Colorado University of Boulder and Naropa University offer some of the best writing programs the nation has to offer. Boulder is also home to many independent bookstores that have helped to continue the traditions of Boulder's written culture. Here is a list of our favorite local bookstores in Boulder.

Boulder Book Store

The Boulder Book Store is Boulder's largest independent bookstore that carries over 100,000 titles and

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The Best Places to Play Hockey in Boulder ColoradoBoulder, Colorado offers opportunities for you to play all the various forms of hockey, which includes ice hockey, roller hockey and field hockey. You would come across ice hockey rinks at YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe Center, the City of Longmont Ice Rink, Boulder Valley Ice at Superior and the University of Colorado Ice Rink. Roller-hockey rinks include the ones by Gateway Park near Dakota Ridge, Lafayette Recreation Facility as well as The Hartman Inline Rink. If you are a keen hockey player, you'll have a huge amount of choices.

YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe

YMCA of Boulder Valley Arapahoe is a venue for pick-up hockey games. The game is meant for just about any level of playing abilities, no matter if you're a beginner or an advanced

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Everything To Know About New Construction HomesBuying a new construction home can be stressful for someone who is unprepared for the experience. If you're a home buyer who is considering purchasing a new construction home, these tips can help. Here's what you need to know to ensure that the home you buy is right for your needs.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Location Matters

The beauty of buying a new construction home is that the home buyer can pick the site and build their home in a place that's right for them. When trying to decide which location is best, the home buyer must consider a variety of factors including:
  • Commute to work. Driving from the lot to the work site
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The Best Happy Hour Locations in Boulder, Colorado

Many restaurants and bars provide great happy hour specials in Boulder, Colorado. If you enjoy trying out a new place when they're providing discounts, the following happy hours will provide the perfect opportunity to try something new, even if you don't live in communities of Downtown Boulder.

The Attic Bar & Bistro

Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday and from 9pm to Close on Sundays at The Attic. They provide a number of appetizers for $2, $3 and $5. Along with food specials, you can enjoy $2 well drinks, $2.5o drafts, $3.75 wines and many other drinks specials.

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

From 4pm to 6pm on Monday through Friday, you can enjoy a half-price tavern food menu, along with $3 draft beers, $4 glasses of

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Historic Mapleton HillReal estate in Boulder, Colorado has a rich and interesting history that tells a story of how our community was brought into the modern era with the help of local prominent families and the mining and railroad industries. By 1880, Boulder was a well established community that was to be the home of the State University. Around this time the first permanent residential area for upper-class residents was established in what we now know as the historic neighborhood of Mapleton Hill.

This land was purchased from the federal government by the Tourtellot and Squires families, years previous to this in 1858 for $5,500. In 1888 Mapleton Hill was plotted out and mapped by The Boulder Land and Improvement Company which brought in several developers including H.M.

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Managing a Foreclosure in ColoradoThe amount of unemployed people is really high in the present economic times. A lot of people are discovering it is hard to make their regular home mortgage payments consequently. Your lender might choose to start foreclosure proceedings, if you find yourself too far behind in your repayments.

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The Process of Foreclosure

The process begins with the bank or lender transferring the property ownership from the homeowner to the mortgage lender. The majority of the time this tends to takes place just after several months of non-payment on the home owner’s part, at the mortgage lender’s whim.

Forsaking

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What to Know About Living in a Gated CommunityPerhaps the most important concern is location when you decide to buy a house. Where you want to live such as the state, city and the kind of neighborhood also plays its part in which specific location you inevitably choose. Whether you wish to reside in an open access or a gated community is another part entirely.

Gated Communities in America

In the United States, gated communities have been popular for years now. It's become more popular to reside in a gated residential neighborhood over the past couple years, however. In many instances, actually, it's something that's considered the epitome of success in our society. It's a status symbol of how successful a family is, in a lot of ways. There are advantages and disadvantages that come along

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How to Choose the Best Neighborhood When Buying a HomeAside from looking for a home, you have to consider a lot of other factors if you are searching to transfer to a brand new neighborhood. Your new community may possibly not be all that different from your previous one, depending on the location. The setting might be very different, however, if you're relocating cross-country. So you know very well what to expect when you truly get there, it is worthy of taking the time to take a look into certain features that will make your brand new neighborhood distinctive.

Evaluate What You Want and Need in a Neighborhood Community

You have to evaluate your present living scenario first. Based upon just what type of family you're a part of, your requirements will vary. Your needs and interests will likely

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What to Know About the Value of Buying vs Renting a HomeIt's hard to believe it's that time of year when college students start looking for their next rental in Boulder CO. With a limited rental market and high demand, the average rental price in Boulder is $1,972. If you are looking for extra amenities like washer and dryer, proximity to Downtown Boulder or campus, modern finishes, expect to pay on the higher end. Here is a more detailed look:

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Apartments Rental Costs:

  • Studios: $800 – $1200
  • 1 bedroom: $950 – 1800
  • 2 bedrooms: $1400—$2700
  • 3 bedrooms: $1800 – $3500
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2200+

If you have a down payment, plan to stay a few years and

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Do You Have to Pay Capital Gains Tax?Are you thinking about listing a residential property for sale? Homeowners who are lucky enough to sell a property that has appreciated may have to pay capital gains tax. This payment can be significant but some individuals and couples may be able to potentially reduce their obligations to the IRS when making a profit from the sale of a home.

Understand capital gains tax before getting a home ready to go to market today.

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Capital Gains Tax: The Basics

Not all homeowners who sell a home need to pay capital gains tax. Capital gains tax is generally obligatory for those homes or major assets sold which have appreciated,

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