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
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Take These Steps to Prepare Your Family and Home in the Event of a Wildfire

It’s Especially Important to be Prepared for a Possible Wildfire During Hot, Dry Conditions

Hot temperatures and dry conditions =  high fire danger. It is important to have a plan to protect yourself and your loved ones before disaster strikes. Here are some steps you can take to prepare your family, home and property in the event of a wildfire.

Thank you to the City of Boulder for this list of what to do to be prepared:

Get Ready.

  • Prepare you home and property to survive a wildfire. Visit keep your home safe to learn more.
  • Sign up for emergency notifications at boco911alert.com to receive messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home or work phone. If you haven’t registered, you will not receive vital emergency notifications!
  • Create a family disaster plan. Be sure to include your pets in your plan.
  • Check with your insurance agent to be sure your home is properly insured for damage sustained by a wildfire.
  • Designate evacuations routes that lead to a safe meeting spot.
  • Create a “go bag.” Please see the Wildland Fire Preparedness Guide for a suggested list of items to include in your go-bag. It is recommended to scan and save important documents and photos on a removable hard drive.

Get Set.

  • Do not wait to be told to evacuate. Be proactive by initiating your family disaster plan early
  • Monitor boulderoem.org  for updates
  • Here is a list of “If time allows” preparedness measures:
  1. Close windows and doors
  2. Move combustible items (patio furniture, grill, firewood) to center of lawn
  3. Leave exterior lights on
  4. Leave sprinklers, garden hoses, and ladders in plain view
  5. Alert family and neighbors
  6. Leave a note on your front door with contact information

Go!

  • When to leave: Do not wait to be advised to leave. If advised to leave, follow your action plan and do so quickly.
  • Where to go: To the location pre-determined in your family disaster Plan or Ready, Set, Go Action Plan
  • What to take: Bring your “go bag”
  • Stay aware of the situation and follow your plan. Boulderoem.org  is a good source for emergency information.

The full article can be found at https://bouldercolorado.gov/newsroom/steps-to-prepare-your-family-and-home-in-the-event-of-a-wildfire

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
RE/MAX of Boulder
m. 720.938.4197

Boulder County 4th of July Events

Boulder County 4th of July Events*

Boulder – University of Colorado’s buffalo mascot Ralphie will host the annual Independence Day Blast at Folsom Field. This is an evening event.

Longmont – Start the celebration early with a free 11 a.m. concert at Thompson Park. It features the Longmont Youth Symphony, Longmont Chorale and Longmont Symphony. The party in the park will be followed by fireworks launched from the Boulder County Fairgrounds.

Loveland – Celebrate Independence Day in Loveland at North Lake Park. At 8 p.m. they will feature tunes from the Loveland Concert Band at the outdoor amphitheater. The party will feature various vendor booths, a vintage car show and a fireworks spectacle.

Lafayette – Chris Daniels and the Kings will provide the dance tunes while kids can enjoy activities and adults can enjoy the food and beer, followed by fireworks over Waneka Lake.

* Get the full details in the Daily Camera article – 4th of July Fireworks

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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Ready To Recycle Your Christmas Tree? Find out how…

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Christmas tree recycling opportunities offered in

Boulder County

By John Fryar, Daily Camera

The Daily Camera article lists these location for dropping off your trees:

• Boulder: Boulder city and unincorporated Boulder County residents can take their trees to the Western Disposal Yard Waste Drop-off Site, 5880 Butte Mill Road, which is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays but closed on Sundays. People who are Western Disposal compost-service customers can put their tree by their compost cart on their compost collection day.

• Longmont: The city is providing  four satellite Christmas tree drop-off locations through Jan. 8: Roosevelt Park, 600 Longs Peak Ave., in the parking lot south of Eighth Avenue; Garden Acres Park, 2058 Spencer St., in the west side of the parking lot off of 18th Avenue; Kanemoto Park, 1151 S. Pratt Parkway, in the parking lot off South Pratt Parkway; and Centennial Park, 1100 Lashley St., in the east parking lot off Alpine Street. Trees also will be accepted 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at Longmont’s Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin St.

• Lafayette: Trees will be accepted from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Feb. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Lafayette Service Center, 1700 Avalon Ave.

• Louisville: The Branch Recycle Site north of the Louisville Cemetery on Empire Road will accept Christmas trees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. Western Disposal will also host curbside pickup of trees on Thursday and on Jan. 12 and Jan. 26.

• Superior: Trees can be taken to the town’s Yard Waste Recycling Facility at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, next to the wastewater treatment plant, from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

• Erie: Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 15 at Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St., at a designated area in the north parking lot.

• Dacono: Trees can be brought to Centennial Field near the Public Works facility at 125 S. Forest Ave., under the blue water tower, through Jan. 9. Signs will direct participants to the appropriate drop-off area.

• Frederick: Through Jan. 15, residents can drop their trees off at the southeast corner parking lot at Centennial Park, 630 Eighth St.

• Firestone: Residents can recycle their Christmas trees at the Firestone Public Works facility, 7500 Pine Cone Ave., from a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekday business hours through Jan. 17.

Read the complete article here: http://www.dailycamera.com/top-stories/ci_30687592/christmas-tree-recycling-opportunities-offered-boulder-county-carbon

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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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Historically Low Housing Inventory In The Sub-$250,000 Market In Boulder County

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It is no secret that the housing market is booming. The flip side is that Boulder County currently has a historically low number of affordable homes priced under $250,000. Longmont, Colorado has the best inventory of very affordable homes in Boulder County.

See the full article in the Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_28702148/inventory-sub-250-000-homes-at-lowest-point

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 7 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Lafayette’s Last Summer Concert Features The Tyler Walker Band

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Lafayette’s Summer Concert Series
 is features The Tyler Walker Band. This free event should draw a big crowd! Join friends and family for a beautiful night out and some great live music on July 29, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm at Waneka Lake Park • 1600 Caria Drive. More details here.

 

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 7 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

 

Find Yourself at Local Boulder County Music Festivals this Summer!

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Who doesn’t love an evening of live music on a cool evening? We know our fellow Boulderites love summer music, gathering with family and friends, and just enjoying a summer evening together! All these concert series are free and family-friendly. Here is to a great summer!

 

  • Bands on the Bricks: Live music and beer garden Wednesday nights on the Pearl Street Mall in Downtown, Boulder, CO. Starting June 10, 2015, 5:30pm throughout the summer. See a full line up – HERE
  • Louisville’s Street Faire: Live music, beer garden and more on Friday nights in Downtown Louisville, CO. Starting June 12, 2015 throughout the summer. See a full line up – HERE
  • Twenty Ninth Street LIVE: Live music on 29th Street on Thursday nights starting June 25, 2015. 6pm to 8pm throughout the summer. See a full line up – HERE

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I LOVE what I do! I have been in the Real Estate Industry now for over 7 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
720.938.4197