September: Market Insight, Deals & Events
- Featured Listing: 11229 M 75th St, Longmont
- Market Insight
- Quiz: Now & Then Colorado Home Values
- Natural Finishes - A Timeless Upgrade
- Deals: Brandi MacKenzie Nutrition Coach & Bin There Dump That
- Pets of the Month: Pearl & Cloud
- Upcoming Events
Experts expected a strong summer real estate season, but no one predicted quite the growth in home value we’ve seen in Boulder Valley. The August residential real estate median sale price for Boulder Valley of $364,450 reflects stable economic growth. This reflects a substantial increase over August 2013’s median of $350,000. Resale averages finished the summer season strong at 450 housing units sold and closed this month after a short median time of 8 days on the market.
Financial analysts keep insisting interest rates will begin ticking upwards soon enough, but for now low rates are buoying consumer demand in the mortgage industry. The music hasn’t stopped yet. Experts think sellers still waiting for their turn will push the stronger market into the fall.
7677 Brockway Dr, Boulder: Listed by Kim Payes
Ready to face the music and reface the outside of your home? Consider stone. Available at all price points from faux panels and fabricated "air" stone found at local hardware stores to high-end custom mason work, this look not only stands the test of time, many of these materials easily last a lifetime. It may translate to savings in the long-term.
Decks & Patios
Redwood decks have never gone out of fashion and neither do stone patios. Ready to take on the elements, rock patios never require a new coat of paint and stay cooler in the hot summer months when patio demand is at its highest.
In contemporary open-concept homes the challenge is to divide spaces while keeping it bright and airy. Wood siding with a horizontal grain gives the illusion of larger rooms while delineating specialty areas.
For generations natural materials have been used for fireplaces proving they stand up to regular use. Rock and slate tile are not only attractive, they trap heat working as radiators even after the fire has died down.
Water friendly stone or glass tile create a custom look Mother Nature will love! Easy to clean, plus stylish, what could be more perfect?
Brandi Mackenzie, Nutrition Coach & Natural Chef
Robots Rising is an exciting hands-on exhibition in which visitors may drive a rover robot through a disaster scene, see and control a six-foot animatronic robot, move a robotic arm built for NASA, discover how robots see and interact with the world, and much more! Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses - Now - Oct 18
Denver Botanic Gardens - 1007 York St., Denver
Brian Vogt, Denver Botanic Gardens CEO, says, "The Butterfield horses will provide a dynamic and organic complement to the Gardens' varying landscapes and spark the imagination of the viewer." Day Out With Thomas - Now - Sep 27
Colorado Railroad Museum - 17155 W. 44th Avenue, Golden
Cost: $20 - $25, 8:30am to 5pm
Ride behind a full-size Thomas the Tank Engine and meet Sir Topham Hatt, controller of the railway. Participate in activities for the whole family including arts and crafts, storytelling, video viewing, building with Mega Bloks, petting zoo, live music and magic shows. Dog Dayz - Now - Sep 27
Scott Carpenter Pool turns into an aquatic dog park for two weeks in September. The pool closes for human use and we open up the water for dogs to enjoy. The Dog Dayz event has been running strong for nearly a decade and saw close to 2,000 dogs come through the gate in past years. It is a great way to spend a warm afternoon with your best friend -- your dog (or dogs) will be grateful for the chance to cool off and play with others.
- Dogs of any size: Monday-Friday noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7p.m., Saturdays, Sep 19 and 26 11am-2pm
- Small dogs only (under 50 lbs.): Monday-Friday 11am-noon and 4-5 pm, Saturdays, Sep 19 and 26 10-11am
- Daily admission: $5/dog
- Dog Dayz pass: $40 for up to two dogs and $10 for each additional dog
4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver
Hailed by Fangoria Magazine as "the #1 scariest haunted attraction in the U.S.," the 13th Floor haunted house takes guests through a frightening tour of horror. Brave guests will learn just why the 13th floor is so often omitted from building plans - if they make it through to tell the tale. Downtown Boulder Fall Fest - Now - Sep 20
Pearl Street Mall, Boulder - Free
This 3-day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of a Children’s Carnival and more than 30 artisan booths. Oktoberfest Denver - Now - Sep 27
Between 20th St and 22nd St on Larimer St, Denver - Free
Denver's Ballpark Neighborhood welcomes back one of the city's longest running festivals and one of the largest of its kind in the nation! Oktoberfest Denver is set to once again commemorate this world-famous and time-honored tradition of German heritage by combining dynamic performance of music and dance, bier-based activities, Long Dog Derby and entertainment for all ages. Corn Maze - Now - Nov 1
8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton - $8 - $13, 9am - 5pm
The maze can be viewed from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges. Visitors under the age of ten can explore the mini-maze. Tickets include a hayride and unlimited jumping on a giant pillow. Pony and train rides are available for an additional fee. An array of food vendors sell favorite fall foods such as funnel cakes, hotdogs, freshly squeezed lemonade and kettle corn. Oktoberfest - Sep 19 - Oct 4
Samples World Bistro - 370 Main St, Longmont - 11am - Close
Munich is closer than you think! Join us for an authentic Oktoberfest experience in the heart of downtown Longmont. Our lovely rooftop patio will be transformed into an Oktoberfest Fest Tent with authentic decor and entertainment. We will feature rotating Oktoberfest beers and an authentic Bavarian menu. Colorado Avalanche Home Games
7pm, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver
- Sep 22 vs Anaheim Ducks
- Oct 8 vs Minnesota Wild
- Oct 10 vs Dallas Stars
- Oct 14 vs Boston Bruins (8pm)
- October 21 vs Carolina Hurricanes
Select Streets of Boulder - All Day - Free
Select Boulder streets are car-free for the day and open for play. Cycle, ride, roll, and stroll. Enjoy over 50 free activities and hundreds of vendors! CU Buffalos Home Games- Folsom Field
- Sep 26 vs. Nicholls State
- Oct 3 vs Oregon
- Oct 17 vs. Arizona
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
Oct 4, 2:25pm vs Minnesota Vikings First Friday Clay Date - Crackpots Pottery Studio - Longmont
Oct 2, Nov 6 & Dec 4
First Friday Clay Dates for school-age kids (kinder to 8th grade). Each month kids get to play with clay as we learn a different hand-building technique and create a seasonal masterpiece.
Handmade in Colorado Expo- Oct 3-4 Pearl St. Mall - Sat 11-7pm, Sun 11-6pmThe 7th annual Handmade in Colorado Expo is a juried event showcasing some of Colorado's best fine art and contemporary craft. The event will feature a vast array of independent designers producing original handcrafted goods from a wide array of media. This event has free admission and some great Local live music. A Tour of the History of the Universe - Oct 19
Chautauqua Community House - 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder
7pm - $10 ($7 Concert Member)
Professor Jeremy Darling will give a brief tour of the history and contents of the universe, emphasizing how we know what we know, how we got here and what's next for our cosmos. Darling is an associate professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences and a fellow in the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Boulder Burgundy Wine Festival - Oct 22-25
Boulder Wine Merchant is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival. Get your tickets before they sell out to this very popular event that attracts top Burgundy producers and leading wine professionals from across the country. The four-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine dinners hosted by Boulder's best restaurants. Dalai Lama, Compassion in Action - Oct 20-21
Coors Event Center - 950 Regent Ave, Boulder
His Holiness describes his three primary commitments as promoting human values; promoting, religious harmony with respect for one another’s traditions; and acting as a spokesperson in the Tibetan struggle for justice. His Holiness will instruct us in learning skillful methods of putting compassion into action, and ensure that it does not merely remain an ideal but becomes a way to change our world for the better.