Boulder, CO Real Estate News

By Greg Smith
(RE/MAX Alliance)
Sunday is coming up quickly and everyone is trying to decide what to do the thank all of the wonderful moms.  If you are in Colorado in the Boulder area here is a link to some great Mothers Day Events in Boulder Colorado.
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By Brandon Del Campo
(Coldwell Banker)
Boulder's Homeless Shelter     I am in the business of helping people buy and sell homes.  Buying a home has been labeled the "American Dream".  Not everyone in this world will be fortunate enough to live that dream.  Some may not even be able to live the dream of renting.  Homelessness exists in all communities.  Boulder may have the nickname of "The Boulder Bubble", but we are not immune to the issues of the homelessness. With an ever growing population of people living pay check to pay check and more and more people getting upside down on their mortgage, we have a large population that have one foot OUT the door.  I think you would be shocked if you researched the number of people that are just one financial step away from being truly homeless.   You might be thinking, "this seems li...
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By Brandon Del Campo
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes For Sale in Boulder - Ward   I always like to start a blog with a nice picture.  This is the river in Left Hand Canyon on the way up to Ward.  It is a section that has been impressively dammed by some beavers.  You will see divine images like this all the way up the canyon.  The best part of Ward is that it is just a hop, skip and jump from Homes For Sale in Boulder.  Well, in my case, it was just a quick bike ride up.  This photos from this blog were taken on a training ride I snuck in between morning and afternoon appointments.  It takes me about 1:45 min to ride up from Boulder.   One of the main reasons people choose to buy a home in Boulder is because of how easy it is to escape city life.  Some people find that being outside of the city all together is even better!  Right no...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Humane Society Pet of The Week:  Meet Tessa! Tessa is this week's featured Feline and she is a beauty!  With gorgeous eyes and swanky full coat.  Here is Tessa's features: I.D. #12512929 Domestic Longhair/Purebred 6 years old Female Black/White and Tan Declawed? No Tessa likes to be with other kitties Loves affection Curious Kitty   Tessa comes with 30 days  of pre-paid health insurance.  She is eager to please and loves attention and spending time with people (she's very social).  Take a closer look at Tessa in this short video clip:           To see Tessa in person, visit the Boulder Valley Humane society at 2323 55th Street in Boulder.  You can also call 303-442-403- for more information. Looking for a home new home in Boulder, CO or thinking about selling your Boulder...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Humane Society Pet of The Week: Meet Charley What is not to love about this little guy! Charley is this weeks featured Canine!  Here are Charley's particulars:   I.D. # 12665019 4 Years Old Male Color is Black/Tan/White Full of energy Best suited for home with older children Great companion Loves treats Eager to Please Likes to Go on Walks Warm brown expressive eyes Did I mention he likes treats! Charley will work his way into your heart in no time and have you wrapped around his little paw.  He's just old enough to be past all his naughty"puppy" traits, and still young enough to be full of life and enthusiasm and is ready to be your companion. Take a look at Charley in action! As if his picture wasn't enough to make you fall in love; just wait until you see Charley in ac...
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By Brandon Del Campo
(Coldwell Banker)
Homes For Sale in Boulder - Chautauqua Park One of my favorite reasons to live in Boulder, Colorado is the many enjoyable hikes just steps away.  Chautauqua Park is one of the many nearby treasures.  Located just minutes from downtown Boulder, right off Baseline, you can quickly escape your day to day and be inspired by breathtaking views of the Flatirons and, eventually, the city of Boulder. The park is great for hikers of all levels and is also canine friendly!  In fact, I think my golden retriever, Riley, has learned how to bark the words Chautauqua Park!  The trails are well kept and have plenty of resting points along the way so you can take a breather or enjoy a snack. The park dates back to 1898 and is part of the Chautauqua Historic Society.  At the base of the park there is a ...
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The Girls Arriving after riding seven miles to school for Earth Day in Boulder. SPRING IN BOULDER I'm not sure which is my favorite season here in Boulder, Colorado.   Spring in Boulder usually isn't spring, it's usually winter or summer.   But, this year we are actually experiencing spring; rain, just a little snow, somewhat warmer days.   Mother nature is painting her canvas with beautiful color popping up everywhere.   I like spring because of the opportunities to celebrate a few things that really matter such as Earth Day (go green!), Bike to School Day (see photo), Easter (an opportunity to reflect and hopefully, respirit), and Mother's Day (after all, that's why we're all here, right?).    I can also tell it's spring because my wife has a pretty long list of "honey do's" includin...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Homes for Sale: Featured Upcoming Event This Saturday, April 23, 2011, The Boulder County Humane Society will be hosting their annual Gala.  This year's gala is called "Puttin' On The Leash 2011."  The theme of the even is Oceans of Fun.  The event will be held at the Coors Event Center, CU Campus, Boulder. General admission is $55 for this once-a year opportunity to hang out and celebrate with other Boulder Valley Animal Lovers!  You'll have a chance to sample some of Boulder's best food, prepared by participating local Boulder Restaurants including:  Baker Street Pub and Grill, Boulder Cafe, Aji, Leaf, Huckleberry, Dushanbe Tea House, Front Range Catering, Ted's Montana Grill, Terrior, Shamane's Bake Shoppe, and Whole Foods. Not only will you get to sample some great fo...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Humane Society Pet of The Week: Meet "Mr. B. Cat"       Who can resist this face.....and those eyes! Besides being the featured Feline of the week, and a very distinguished gentleman, "Mr. B. Cat" LOVES to be the center of attention.  He came to the shelter with more than a few matts, so he has a Swanky new do (but don't worry, his' lush kitty fur will be back in no time.)  "Mr. B. Cat's" particulars: 10 years old Male Persian Mix Beautiful and Engaging Yellow Eyes A face that melts the heart LOVES to the the Center of Attention Great little companion to keep you company. Not Yet declawed You won't be able to resist a trip to the Boulder Humane Society to get better acquainted with this distinguished little "love."  By the way, Mr. B. Cat's i.d. number is 12789206. The Bo...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Humane Society Pet of the Week:  Meet Selena     Meet, Selena.... This week's featured canine at the Boulder County Humane Society.  Selena is a 1-year old Rottweiler Mix. Selena is a transfer from New Mexico where their Shelter was already over crowded she is a LOVE who likes to snuggle She loves pets, and acknowledges your affection with a full spectrum of tail wags Selena is a young "teen" pet; just waiting for the opportunity to connect Don't just take it from my  point of view.............take  a look at this short video of Selena and judge for yourself. You won't be able to resist a visit to the Boulder County Humane Society to meet Selena for yourself!  By the Way, Selena's i.d. number is 12773612. The Boulder Humane Society is located at 2323 55th Street.  They ca...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder, CO Humane Socety Pet of The Week!   MEET SADEE!!!!!   Sadee is a 2 year old female English Springer Spaniel, Terrier, Pit Bull mix.    Sadee is energetic and loves toys.  She is currently available for adoption at the Boulder Humane Society located at 2323 55th Street in Boulder, Co. For more information on how to adopt Sadee, you can call the Humane Society at 303-442-4030 and ask about Sadee.  Her ID number is 12739607.   Check out Sadee's YouTube debut below, She is smart, energetic and eager to please......      
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
I LOVE Boulder Campaign - Why Do People Love Boulder?    Below is a video from the I Love Boulder Campaign.  Why do people love Boulder anyway?  People love Boulder for the art, culture, diversity, healthy living, views, nightlife, employment and educational opportunities and so much more..... But then don't just take my word for it. Take a look:   Now that you have taken a closer look at this amazing place......27 square miles of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, you might be asking yourself, "hmmmm, wonder if I should be moving to Boulder?"  Let me know if you interested in getting more information!
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder CO has it's own iphone AP I♥Boulder Boulder, Colorado has always been a really cool place.  Now, it is even more cool.....it has it's own iphone AP.    Boulder has a citywide project called I♥Boulder to help promote community unification among the local businesses and residents.  It celebrates the diversity in Boulder, the lifestyles here and the various characteristics of our great community. The new logo for the I♥Boulder campaign was created in a simple but contemporary style to represent the natural elements that both connect anI♥Boulderd define the city.  The new I♥Boulder iphone ap can be downloaded from the itunes store and allows you to tag your photos with your choice of several variations of the  I♥Boulder logo. If you love Boulder and are thinking about moving to our ...
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By Stu Galvis, Your Home. Your Needs. Your Agent.
(Keller Williams Realty Downtown)
Out-of-towners and those looking to relocate to the People's Republic of Boulder always ask for recommendations on Boulder neighborhoods, and that's a tough topic to address. Neighborhood selection is extremely subjective which, honestly, depends completely on individual lifestyles and how those lifestyles will be best supported. However, since I'm a gluton for punishment, and since I've been asked by home buyers for neighborhood recommendations twice in the last week, I thought I'd put together a few metrics around identifying some of the best 'hoods in town. Then I'll be able to (relatively) objectively weigh the pros and cons of the different areas in Boulder in which to live, which I'll do over the next 5 weeks. First, though, I need to explain how this is going to work. Step 1 - De...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
What's That Noise?  Boulder County Emergency Siren Testing Today about mid morning I heard one of the emergency siren's sounding.  I waited for awhile after the siren ended and listed to see if I could hear a second siren or news of what the siren had been sounded for.  I assumed it had been a test. In case you also heard a siren today and wondered why.... here's the scoop.  The Boulder Office of Emergency Management is in the process of testing their emergency sirens throughout the county.  The first tests were conducted today.  The sirens will be tested on the first Monday of each month (starting today) through the Month of August. On the first Monday of each month, until August, the sirens will be tested both in the morning (at 10:00 a.m.) and in the evening (7:00 p.m.) How many sire...
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By Erik Boye
(8z Real Estate)
Boulder is known for being friendly to alternative transportation, and the Eisenhower neighborhood is no different.  Located in Southeast Boulder there are great trails to travel throughout Eisenhower and to other parts of Boulder.  I have gathered a few tips on bicycling through Boulder from my site EisenhowerPulse.com. The South Boulder Creek Trail is a great feature in the neighborhood.  Daily you will see neighbors running, biking, walking, and dog-walking.  The path connects the Bobolink Trailhead at Baseline Road to the East Boulder Recreation Center. There are also a couple of pedestrian overpasses to connect Eisenhower to the rest of Boulder.  These pedestrian overpasses allow bicyclists to get over Foothills Parkway without interfering with traffic. They are located near Colora...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Homes for Sale in Boulder, CO; Compare Median Home Values Take a look at the graph below which tracks and compares median price among several Boulder County Communities (also Denver).  The old saying "pictures are worth a thousand words" is so true.  Just take a look at what has happened to our median home values since May of last year. Sellers you may be wondering why your Realtor is telling you the market value of your home is different than you were expecting.  Your Realtor should also be telling you that in order to sell your home you may need to: Clean, clean and then.....re-clean; your home needs to be spotless.... Replace tired and worn carpeting (or, at a minimum re-stretch and clean existing carpets) De-clutter; remove personal photos, nick knacks and excess furniture Have your...
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By Vickie Slade, Service You Can Trust ~ Someone You Can Depend On
(Colorado Landmark, Realtors)
Boulder County Farmer's Market is Back!   This Saturday, April 2nd,  kicks off this year's Boulder County Farmer's Market.  The Boulder County Farmer's Market started in 1986 and has since been growing stronger and getting bigger every year. Located on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon, the Boulder County Farmer's Market features Local Vendors selling products made and/or grown by local artisans and farmers. This year, there will be increased space for booths and pedestrians thanks to the City of Boulder who reportedly is spending approximately $120,000 to update and renovate the market area by removing dead and diseased trees some of which are in curbed areas known as "tree islands." This Year's Farmer's Market in Boulder is scheduled to begin on Saturday, April 2nd and  will run...
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By Mario Jannatpour, Author of the Book, "The Honest Real Estate Agent"
(RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, Colorado)
Have you heard about the new movie, "Limitless"?  The main character takes a pill which allows him to use 100% of his mind.  Since we, as humans, only use a small percentage of our minds you can imagine the limitless possibilities. I have not seen this movie yet, but I plan on seeing it as soon as I can get into a theatre.  Even without seeing the movie I have been fantasizing about what I would do if I could take this "limitless" pill. First thing I would do is hit the gym hard and drop 20 lbs. Then I'd focus on my business and kick it up full blast.  All of my listings would get under contract within a week, 10% over asking price after negotiating multiple offers.  And I would only have cash offers and we would close within two weeks.  All of my Sellers would be estatic and the referr...
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By Brigitte Furst
(8z Real Estate)
Southwestern Boulder was once commonly referred to as “Table Mesa,” but over the years the term has lost traction. Nowadays, neighbors of this part of town call it SoBo—a more accurate descriptor for this community of mod-minded, educated folks with family priorities.  The centerpiece of SoBo is Harlow Platts community park. With its immaculate vistas, easy access to and from Boulder, bike paths and bus lines leading all over town, dog-friendly hiking trails, and quiet neighborhoods accommodating all lifestyles and incomes, it's no wonder that home buyers have traditionally made SoBo the city's premier landing spot. The Neighborhood Borders Couched into the southwest area of the city, SoBo is essentially everything you see west of Broadway beginning at Dartmouth Ave., and stretching dow...
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