Real Estate

Celebrate All Things Snowmen at Boulder’s Freezie Fest!

Saturday, December 8 – Freezie Fest.  Join in a celebration of winter and all things snowmen! This year’s first annual Freezie Fest includes exciting activities around the Pearl Street Mall 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and continues into Central Park at Boulder’s Civic Area from 4 to 7 p.m. with a musical celebration including exciting family-friendly activities emceed and hosted by Jeff and Paige:

  • Enjoy a guided walk from Pearl Street to the Bandshell with Guerilla Fanfare Marching Band
  • Musical performances from New Vista High School Marimba Band, Friends’ Middle School and Summit Middle School Jazz Band.
  • Enjoy a FREE hot chocolate provided by the Dushanbe Teahouse.
  • Ride the FREE Snowflake Express Train
  • Enter a world of enchantment and visit with Freya the Winter Farie.
  • Catch an exciting, winter magic performance from Erica Sodos
  • Explore the Civic Area with a Scavenger Hunt led by Boulder Walk2Connect

Get the details on Freezie Fest

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

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

Discover Outdoor Skating Rinks in Colorado

Love this list of outdoor skate rinks in Colorado. Don’t forget the outdoor arena at Denver International Airport just in case you have a little free time before or after a trip OR while waiting to pick up guests. Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in Colorado

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 & all over Colorado! I would love to help you and your family in your real estate journey – wherever that may take you!

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

Experience Boulder Exhibit Now Open at the Museum of Boulder!

The Museum of Boulder hosts the Boulder Experience Gallery. The exhibit presents Boulder’s history to connect visitors to the past, provide a context for the present, and inspire a vision for the future.

Learn more about the exhibit at Museum of Boulder.

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 & all over Colorado! I would love to help you and your family in your real estate journey – wherever that may take you!

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

Colorado’s Winter Festivals Explained

There are so many different festivals happening over the winter in Colorado. Thank you to OurCommunityNow.com for pulling together this great list of Front Range and Mountain festivals.

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 & all over Colorado! I would love to help you and your family in your real estate journey – wherever that may take you!

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

Take a Look Into the Past: 33rd Annual Historic Homes for the Holidays Tour

The holidays bring many things, including the 33rd annual Historic Home for the Holidays Tour hosted by Historic Boulder. This year they are highlighting homes on upper Baseline Road and a few Chautauqua Craftsmans. The event is all weekend and includes festive music, history, artisans and designer demonstrations will engage and inform you.

Saturday and Sunday, December 1 and 2, 2018, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Purchase tickets ahead of time at Historic Boulder.

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 & all over Colorado! I would love to help you and your family in your real estate journey – wherever that may take you!

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

Janet Leap, GRI, CRS
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.

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

24 Hours In Boulder: What would you do?

What would you do if you only had 24 hours in Boulder? Here is one person’s suggestions. What do you think? 24 Hours in Boulder

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.

Contact me with all of your real estate needs! 

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

Guide to Family-Friendly Halloween Events Around Boulder

Thank you to the City of Boulder for pulling together a great list of family-friendly Halloween events around #Boulder! Take a look at this great list to find fun, engaging, scary and educational Halloween themed events around town.

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
Boulder, Downtown Boulder, Educational, Families

Meet The Spirits of Boulder!

One of Historic Boulder’s signature events returns on October 21st, 2018.  Go hear the fascinating life stories from some of Boulder’s most dearly departed! As you wander through Columbia Cemetery, a National Register of Historic Places treasure and local landmark, Eben G. Fine, Mary Rippon, Tom Horn, Jane Doe, James Maxwell and Rocky Mountain Joe are just a few of the historical characters that will come to life at this favorite community event.

Learn more about the event and get tickets ahead of time at Historic Boulder.

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