Boulder, Boulder County, Food and Drink, Real Estate

Enjoy A Taste of Pearl Street!

Taste of Pearl is just around the corner! Downtown Boulder’s Taste of Pearl showcases the talents of some of Colorado’s most renowned restaurants & chefs.  Now one of the state’s most prestigious culinary events, Taste of Pearl is celebrating its eighth anniversary pairing 15 Boulder restaurants with 15 Colorado wineries/distilleries.  The tastings will be hosted in 15 of downtown Boulder’s best boutiques and galleries. Tickets sell out for this annual event, so if you want to attend, get your tickets early!

This year’s Taste of Pearl is April 28, 2019, 2 – 6 p.m.

Buy tickets at Taste of Pearl 


I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
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Arts and Culture, Boulder, Festivals, Real Estate

Boulder International Film Festival Brings The Best To Boulder!


The Boulder International Film Festival [BIFF] brings the best of the world of film right here to Boulder. From documentaries to feature films, to shorts, BIFF brings it all to the annual film festival. It has been named one of the 25 coolest film festivals in the world and there is no doubt why. It is not to be missed!

February 28 to March 3, 2019 in Downtown Boulder. More information and tickets are available here.


I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Educational

BLDG 61 Brings Boulder An Amazing Maker Space

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Build, Learn, Design, and Grow at the Boulder Library’s Makerspace!

BLDG 61 (pronounced “building sixty-one”) is an all-ages public workshop located in the 1961 portion of the Main Library and is dedicated to hands-on learning and cultivating valuable experiences in the community through making. This is a place you can go to learn how to laser cut metal, create 3D printed objects, design lamps, and much, much more. All workshops are free.

Check out this amazing Boulder makerspace’s website to learn more at BLDG 61


I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Kids

2019 Colorado Bucket List Items

Make 2019 the year you hit some of #Colorado’s most beautiful and adventurous places.

  1. Ice Castles in Dillon, CO
  2. Crater Lake in Granby, CO
  3. Black Canyon National Park in Montrose, CO
  4. Wheeler Geologic Area in Creede, CO
  5. Devil’s Head Fire Lookout in Sadalia, CO

Read the full article: Colorado Adventure Bucket List 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Outdoors

A Hike To The Boulder Star Is Always Fun!

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The star watches over Boulder as an etherial icon every year. Lit starting in November this can be a fun night hike! This moderate hike has two possible approaches. Each one is about 1.2 miles (one way) with roughly 900 feet of elevation gain. Cold temperatures and icy trails call for a little extra gear and preparation, but that’s just part of the fun.

Get the details of how to hike to the Boulder 

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RE/MAX of Boulder
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Boulder

A Night Hike to Boulder’s Winter Star

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Boulder is full of well-loved holiday traditions and events. From downtown to the university to our own neighborhoods, there’s no shortage of good cheer and community gatherings. And each year we kick off the festivities with the lighting of the Flagstaff Star. Read the entire article on Hiking to the Boulder Star

A big thank you to www.YourBoulder.com for the great article!

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate industry since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder

The History Of Boulder’s Winter Star

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The lighted star on Flagstaff is a familiar symbol in Boulder. First turned on as a Christmas decoration in December 1947, the star survived several controversies to become what it is today—part of the area’s history and culture.

In April 1948, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce converted the star into an Easter cross. Then, for two decades, the long string of lights alternated between the two symbols.

Pranksters also saw uses for the bulbs and wires. In 1951, students from Colorado A & M (now Colorado State University) reconfigured the display into the shape of an “A.” In 1958, Colorado School of Mines students strung the lights into an “M.”

In 1955, 1956, and 1960, someone, or some group, painted the bulbs red, speculated to have been part of a Communist conspiracy. In 1969, the star/cross was changed again—this time into a gigantic peace sign.

Finally, some Boulder residents had had enough. They filed a complaint with the Boulder Human Relations Commission on the grounds that the star and the cross (both considered Christian symbols and located on city park property) violated the U.S. Constitution in its separation of church and state. Although the lights had sparked a controversy, they stayed on.

The debate resurfaced a year later. In 1970, the same group brought to the Boulder City Council a resolution banning all lighted displays on Flagstaff Mountain.

Of the Flagstaff star a Boulder City attorney stated, “It is our job to guarantee rights of free speech, but that does not mean that one is guaranteed a platform which gives him a captive community audience.”

The termination of the cross was something people could accept, but the possibility that the star might have to come down caused an uproar among the majority of Boulder citizens. Eventually, the council determined that the cross had to go, but the star represented “a sense of community.”

In 1980, the star served yet another purpose. It was left on month after month as a reminder of the Americans held hostage in Iran. This ongoing use of electricity, however, upset environmentalists who removed the bulbs, chopped down the wires, and publicly announced that the man-made object disturbed wildlife and wasted energy.

Even so, the majority of Boulder’s residents still wanted their star, and, once again, they rallied to its defense. It has survived the test of time and appears to be here to stay.

Content courtesy of historian Silvia Pettem’s Facebook Page

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate industry since 2004 and I 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Real Estate

The City of Boulder is looking for feedback from pedestrians!

Where do you like to walk in Boulder? Take the City of Boulder’s super quick survey and to help improve pedestrian travel in Boulder – http://ow.ly/zxC030mqKrR

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry since 2004 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Boulder County, Food and Drink

Enjoy All The Best Restaurants at First Bite Boulder

Get ready to sample the most delicious food Boulder has to offer – November 9-17, 2018! First Bite is an annual event highlighting the Boulder area’s exceptional dining scene. For nine days in November, more than 50 of the area’s top restaurants will offer a special three course $34 prix-fixe dinner menu to the community. Get the the full scoop on all the participation restaurants at First Bite .

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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 & Colorado! If you want to learn about what this market means to you and your family, just call or email.

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Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197
Boulder, Downtown Boulder, Kids

CU Homecoming Weekend Is On!

University of Colorado’s Homecoming Weekend Kicks Off! 

Welcome alumni! There is so much going on this weekend!

  • Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally
  • Tailgaiting Parties
  • Buffs Game
  • And much more!

Get the full scoop at CU Homecoming.

 

I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 14 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 & Colorado! 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
Broker Associate
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197