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Love Tea? Head to Celestial Seasonings for a Free Tour!

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Love tea? Want to learn about it from one of the largest purveyors of teas? Luckily Celestial Seasonings is right in our backyard. You probably already know the teas are delicious! But did you know their factory is open for tours? They offer free 45 minute tours seven days a week, every hour, on the hour. No need to make a reservation [except during holidays].

Tour hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. The tours are family friendly, so bring the kids!

More information on Celestial Seasonings tours can be found here.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

St. Nick Will Soon Be In Boulder!

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St. Nick will be on the bricks of the Pearl Street Mall to meet kids every Saturday from 11 to 2pm starting November 25 through December 23, 2017. Bring the kids down to meet Santa at the Pearl Street Visitor Center at Pearl and 13th. Don’t miss out!

More details on their website – HERE.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

The Time Is Now To Try First Bite Boulder!

November 10, 2017 kicks off First Bite Boulder. This is an annual event highlighting the Boulder area dining scene. For one full week, more than 40 of the area’s top restaurants will offer a special three course $29 prix-fixe dinner menu to the community.

The week celebrates Boulder’s exceptional dining scene and continues to bring its well-deserved reputation into the national spotlight. These spots fill up, so take a look at all the great participating restaurants and make your reservation! November 10-18, 2017. Get all the details at First Bite Boulder.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

What Colorado Regions Will Grow Fastest Through 2050?

Colorado is on a growth trajectory. The Denver Post, in an article published November 7, 2017, predicts that “between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents. Though it’s a lot of people, the state’s rate of growth actually is predicted to slow during that period as the baby boomer generation moves on.

Northern Colorado and the Western Slope will claim larger shares of Colorado’s population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades, according to state forecasts.

Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050, the State Demography Office predicts, while Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates. Also, Colorado Springs will overtake a built-out Denver as the state’s largest city.”

Though the Denver Metro area will grow the most overall, the greatest percentage of growth will happen for Greeley, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs will have the largest overall percentage gains.

For investors this looks like a great opportunity!

Read the entire Denver Post article.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

November: Day of the Dead Activities Around Town

Day of the Dead Events in Boulder County

Longmont Museum

October 14 – November 7, free admission
The Dia de los Muertos exhibition will be in the Museum’s Swan Atrium – a two-story space full of light – and will showcase traditional gigantes, giant puppets made by local artists. Altars for the dead, created by members of the community, will also be a central part of the exhibit.

Day of the Dead Family Celebration at the Longmont Museum

Saturday, November 4, 11 am – 3 pm, free admission
Join in the fun and enjoy live music and dancing, sugar skull decorating, traditional food, community altars, paper flower making, face painting, Lady Catrina, and more! Come dressed in your finest calaca (skeleton) apparel.

We need volunteers for the family celebration! Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, meet new people, learn, and have fun. Shifts are from 10:30 am – 1 pm, 1 – 3 pm, or 10:30 am – 3:30 pm.

Gigantes Procession and Catrina Ball
November 3, 2017
Procession downtown at 5 pm
Catrina ball at 7 pm

The Firehouse Art Center will host their 5th Annual Catrina Ball at the Dickens Opera House. It will be a party to die for…or at least an event to celebrate the lives of those who have already made the journey to the Great Beyond.

More Day of the Dead Activities Details

 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Family-Friendly Halloween Activities Around Boulder

Tons of Halloween events around Boulder for the whole family!

Halloween Carnival: Oct. 27

The annual Halloween Carnival is a community wide, family-friendly event held at the South Boulder Recreation Center on Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m.  All ages are welcome at the event, but the carnival is intended for visitors ages 3 to 8. Children under 3 are free, as are adults.  All other children are $5 each, which includes all the activities at the Halloween Carnival, including crafts, face painting, carnival games and more.

 

Boulder Library Events: Oct. 27 to 29

Costume Hack-a-thon 
Friday, Oct. 27, from 1-5 p.m., at Main Library’s BLDG 61 Makerspace. Join us to work on your Halloween costumes! Access to sewing machines, laser cutters, vinyl cutter, craft supplies, glue guns, soldering equipment, and more. Bring supplies your own supplies! Open to ages 8-plus, attendees under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register!

Gross Me Out at the Library at the Main Library
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1-2 p.m., at the Main Library, Boulder Creek Room

Haunted Library at Reynolds Library
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 p.m., at Reynolds Branch Library

Concert: Ghosts, Ghouls, and Witches, featuring Soprano Ekaterina Kotcherguina (costumes encouraged)
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2-3 p.m., at the Main Library, Canyon Theater

Sewing Rebellion Workshop: costume edition
Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., Main Library, BLDG 61 Makerspace

 

Munchkin Masquerade: Oct. 31

Head to downtown Boulder on Oct. 31 for this annual trick-or-treat event on and around Pearl Street. Munchkin Masquerade, held 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., features treat stops at participating businesses. Recommended for children ages 12 and under.

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Boulder Named Happiest City in the United States! 

Boulder has been given many accolades throughout the years, but this one tops them all. Our community was just given the honor of being named The Happiest City in America by National Geographic. This is really an honor!

“The winner: Boulder, Colorado. Bolstered by a sense of community, access to nature, sustainable urban development and preservation policies, and perhaps even that clean mountain air, Boulderites overwhelmingly feel “active and productive every day,” according to Buettner’s research. Per capita, more people walk to work in Boulder than in any other city in the U.S. Low rates of smoking and obesity, and high rates of exercise, contribute to the satisfaction locals feel. Life is not always rosy in the Rockies—stress is on the rise; on average, 49 percent of locals surveyed reported feeling stress—but the qualities that keep Boulder on top make this city America’s happiest.”

Read the whole #NationalGeographic article – These Are The Happiest Cities in the United States

 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Local Boulder Artists Are Opening Their Studios This Weekend For YOU!


This is the perfect weekend to meet some of our amazing local artists. Boulder artists are opening up their studio spaces so you can get to know their art.

Open Studios brings local artists’ work to life throughout Boulder County! Take a tour of local artists and get inspired, meet your artistic neighbors, or get something you need for your home or a present. Studio tours are October 14 & 15, from noon to 6pm.

Find out more information and get a map of artists’ locations at Open Studios Tours 2017

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Here Comes The Snow: Know the rules around snow removal!

Welcome, Snow!
Here are some guidelines for what to expect from your city or town and what you are expected to do for snow removal based on where you live:

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 13 years and am grateful to have found a career that I enjoy so much. I am highly organized and extremely efficient with a strong background in negotiations which always helps when in the middle of a tough transaction! I welcome all opportunities to work with you whether you are looking for your first home, looking to move to a larger home as your family grows, or looking to expand your portfolio and purchase an investment property. It is a great time for real estate in Boulder County! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email. Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Realtor/Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197