Take These Steps to Prepare Your Family and Home in Case of 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


Posted on September 13, 2017 at 8:24 pm
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2018 Best Colorado Public Schools: Boulder Valley School Districts Boasts 3 out of the 5 Top Spots!

Congratulations Boulder County! Of The Top Public Schools In Colorado: 3 out of the top 5 are in Boulder Valley School District! Way to go Fairview High School, Boulder High School and Peak to Peak Charter School!

Read the full Niche article – 2018 Best Public High Schools in the Denver Area

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

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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Boulder County Residents: Sign Up for Free Severe Weather Alerts

Boulder County is offering a free service to keep residents informed. This addition to the emergency alert notification system will keep you in the know! It’s free and easy to sign up. Choose to get your alerts via cell phone, land line, text message, or email.

Sign up here – www.boco911alert.com

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

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 3:46 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Boulder County, City of Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Niwot, North Boulder, Safety, South Boulder, Superior |

Boulder #1 on List of Top 20 Best College Towns in America

Congratulations, Boulder! Congratulations, University of Colorado! Boulder is listed as the the #1 College Town in America! This ranking was based on all college towns with fewer than 250,000 people. Feeling so proud that this is OUR amazing town!

Business Insider reported:

“Boulder, Colorado, is the top-ranked college town in the US, according to a list from the American Institute for Economic Research.

The city of roughly 200,000 (for its metro area population) earned the top spot thanks to its accessibility — more than 20% of commuters take public transportation or cycle around Boulder Creek Corridor — and diverse and educated population. Boulder also has an active bar-and-restaurant scene, with plenty of coffee shops and microbreweries.”

Read the entire article: Best College Towns In America 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
RE/MAX of Boulder
Call me – 720.938.4197

Posted on July 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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The State of Boulder County Housing: Listen to the podcast

Vice President of Programs and Inclusive Leadership at the Community Foundation Boulder County, Elvira Ramos, hosted DB Wilson from RE/MAX of Boulder and Marta Loachamin from Tradewind Real Estate to discuss what is happening in the county’s housing market and the ripple effects of the high cost living here.

This podcast will help us all understand the state of real estate in Boulder County! 

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

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 9:48 am
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New Listing: Prime Upper Chautauqua Home at 824 7th Street, Boulder, CO

Prime UPPER CHAUTAUQUA location… You will absolutely love this quaint Craftsman bungalow located only a block from Chautauqua Park. This 3 bedroom, 2.1 bathroom home features an open floor plan with wood floors throughout and vaulted ceilings provide a beautiful and bright living space. Gourmet kitchen with 42 inch cherry cabs, stainless steel appliances, slab granite counter tops, large center island and eat in breakfast nook. Primarily main level living w/only a few steps up to the master. Storage on the lower level and a dog wash! VIEWS! An absolute must see! Priced at $1,495,000.

Get all the details at www.janetleap.com. Want to see this lovely home?

Call me at 720.938.4197 or email me!


Posted on June 20, 2017 at 11:03 am
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Live Music. Downtown Boulder. Bands on the Bricks Rocks Boulder!

Love live music? Like hanging out on Pearl Street? Bands on the Bricks is back bringing live music to the Pearl Street Mall every Wednesday evening throughout the summer!  Music starts at 6pm with an opening act. The main bands start at 7pm.

The 2017 Bands on the Bricks summer line up includes:

June 21: Last Men on Earth

June 28: Hazel Miller Band

July 5: The Goonies

July 12: The Tyler Walker Band

July 19: Quemando Salsa Band

July 26: Selasee & The Fafa Family

August 2: Chain Station

August 9: Chris Daniels and the Kings

Not sure which night to go? Listen to samplers of these bands at Bands on the Bricks

 

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

 


Posted on June 19, 2017 at 7:47 pm
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Boulder County Home Sales Level As Inventory Stays Short

Home Sales Level As Inventory Stays Short

Posted by RE/MAX of Boulder on Monday, February 27th, 2017 at 1:07pm.

January home sales confirmed expectations that local Boulder real estate sales would come out of the gate slowly in 2017.

Single-family home sales for Boulder, Colorado rose 1.9 percent in January – 218 units sold compared with 214 units sold in January 2016. Month-over-month, January 2017 sales dropped 2.6 percent compared to December’s 224 units sold.

In condominium/townhomes, 57 units sold in January, an 18.8 percent improvement compared with 48 units sold a year ago, but a 51.3 percent drop compared with the 117 units sold in December.

“The relatively slow start was expected. It’s just a fact that Boulder County home sales will continue to be influenced by low inventory and high demand in all market areas and categories,” explains Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association.

Inventory of single-family Boulder-area homes for sale declined 2.1 percent in January compared to December 2016 – 510 units vs. 521. Condominium and townhome inventory improved 23.9 percent in January compared to December – 114 units versus 92 units.

And the overall picture is more of the same: strong demand and low inventory, resulting in rising prices.

All but two Boulder-area communities saw median home sale prices increase in January. Median sales prices across the county ranged from $372,500 in Longmont to $820,000 in Boulder – down from $904,500 in January 2016.

Beyond that trend, Hotard says predictions in this market are difficult to make. “I don’t think anybody’s got a great crystal ball on this one. It’s an ongoing story of low inventory, high demand, which harkens back to the old television show jingle ’round and round she goes, where she stops nobody knows.”

Market conditions that influence real estate prices are strong in the Boulder Valley, explains Hotard.

“We’ve got a 2.2 percent unemployment rate, wages are going up, job growth continues to be strong, and we’re not building enough housing to meet demand – not even close.”

With those market conditions continuing month after month, he says the outcomes for the housing market are relatively inevitable; however the potential for rising mortgage interest rates could influence home prices.

On the bright side, though home prices have increased in all market areas – including Longmont where the median sales price rose more than 12 percent last year – Longmont still has affordable homes and has some projects yet to be built.

And if you want to sell your home – and you know where you are moving to – Hotard says you’re in a good position. “For sellers, this is a great time because you’ve got that high demand and low interest rates and prices are rising.”

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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
720.938.4197
www.janetleap.com

Posted on May 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm
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Want The Inside Scoop on Real Estate in Boulder Valley? We’ve got it right here!

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The 2017 Boulder Valley Real Estate Outlook Report Gives You The Inside Scoop!

Re/Max of Boulder is proud to present this in-depth breakdown provided by us and beneficial to all. Get the details on Boulder Valley real estate statistics, trends and outlook. Still have questions? Give me a call. I always look forward to taking with clients about real estate!

Read, share, and download the report : http://bit.ly/2kHb3MZ

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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
720.938.4197
www.janetleap.com

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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Taste of Pearl Is A Boulder Culinary Classic!

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 Taste of Pearl is April 23, 2017, 2 – 6 p.m.

Buy tickets at Taste of Pearl 

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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
720.938.4197

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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