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! 

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RE/MAX of Boulder
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Boulder County Real Estate Still A Seller’s Market!

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Boulder County Real Estate Still A Seller’s Market!

If you’re thinking of selling your Boulder County property, indicators show this is a good time to do so.

The fact is home sellers in Boulder County are a rare species. Few home sellers, coupled with the lack of construction, mean available inventory is low, but is poised to rise on increased pricing in 2017. And that lack of inventory is driving the market, according to Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Case in point: October’s condominium and townhome sales in Boulder County saw a 20.1 percent bump, with 139 units sold compared to 115 in September.That spike likely resulted from the inventory increase of late summer, according to Hotard.

Even so, he says overall there is little change in the Boulder-area market’s pattern of low inventory, increasing prices and decreasing sales.

  • October’s month-over-month available condo/townhome inventory fell 11 percent in October – 154 units versus last month’s 173.
  • Year-to-date attached dwellings sales fell 13.8 percent through October 2016 compared to the same period last year, with 1,196 units sold in 2,016 versus 1,388.
  •  Single-family homes month-over-month sales volume dropped a scant .2 percent in October compared to September 2016 – 341 versus 348 units.
  • Year-to-date single-family home sales in the Boulder-area markets dipped 11.4 percent through October 2016 – 3,756 homes sold – compared to the 4,239 sold in the same period last year.
  • Single-family inventory dipped 12.7 percent from October to September 2016 in Boulder County, with 821 units available for sale this month compared to 941 in September.

Looking ahead, Hotard expects the pattern to continue. “I’m confident that we’ll finish the year out and head into 2017 with the same trends. I would expect seller’s market conditions to continue at least through the first quarter.” Hotard adds that in this kind of market his best advice is to work with a knowledgeable Realtor, whether you are selling or buying. “It’s competitive, and in a competitive market it’s important to have the best advice you can get.”

Posted by DB Wilson on Monday, November 28th, 2016 at 9:13am.

Considering selling your home? I can help you determine how to maximize the potential from your property. Let’s talk! Email me

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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

A Brief History of Lafayette, Colorado

Lafayette Old Town Association [LOTA] posted a well done brief history of Lafayette, Colorado:

carriageIn 1863, the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains was a wild and wooly place. Ute, Arapahoe and Cheyenne peoples lived nomadic lives, hunting bison and other game which flourished at the western edge of the Great Plains. Gold prospectors were among the earliest arrivals from the east. These fortune hunters headed for the nearby Rockies or just passed through on their way to California. A few settlers eked out a living on small and scattered homesteads, dirt farming and trapping or hunting. To some extent, goods and services were traded among these groups, but for the most part, it was-“every man for himself”!

In June of that year, newlyweds Lafayette and Mary Miller joined an ox-team wagon train of fifty wagons and made their way across this country’s vast heartland. After months of hard travel, the couple initially settled in Burlington, which later became Longmont. They left soon after to operate a stage stop along the Overland Trail between Denver and Cheyenne at the present site of the Coal Creek Farm. The couple moved to the Lafayette area in 1871 and began farming on land they acquired through the Homestead Act.

In 1874, the Millers moved to Boulder where Mr. Miller ran a butcher shop and served as town trustee. He was a member of the volunteer fire department and Mrs. Miller served on the school board. Lafayette Miller died suddenly in 1878.

Read the complete historical account of Lafayette, Colorado here: http://www.oldtownlafayette.com/lafayette-history.html

All text and photo are courtesy of the LOTA website. 

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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! 

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RE/MAX of Boulder
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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

Looking For Inspiration? The Flatirons Tour of Homes is this Weekend

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The 2015 Flatirons Tour of Homes is this weekend and next weekend. Whether you’re in the market for a new home or just want some inspiration for the decor, landscaping or layout of your current house, the Flatirons Tour of Homes is your chance to view some beautiful homes in Boulder, Broomfield, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior and Westminster. The tour is free. May 2 & 3 and 9 & 10 from 10am to 4pm.
Click here to view homes on this year’s tour complete with photos, details of amenities and driving directions.

Holiday Lights Guide – It’s not too late to take a tour of some great light displays in and around Boulder County!

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If you love holiday lights, the Daily Camera just posted an interactive map of where to see the most unique ones in Boulder County. This is really cool! Interactive map of Boulder County holiday lights – HERE.

Holiday Lights Guide – Take a tour of some great light displays in and around Boulder County!

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If you love holiday lights, the Daily Camera just posted an interactive map of where to see the most unique ones in Boulder County. This is really cool! Interactive map of Boulder County holiday lights – HERE.