The Front Range Dominates the list of Housing Markets for Growth and Stability!

Once again the Front Range dominates the list of Housing Markets for Growth and Stability in the entire USA! Boulder #1. Fort Collins #4. Denver #8. Interested in buying or selling? Let me help you find the right fit for you in this amazing housing market of ours! -Janet

 

 


Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:42 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Boulder, Boulder County, Fort Collins, Real Estate | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Coming Soon: Stunning Boulder Home!

Welcome to 4323 Apple Way in Boulder! You will absolutely love this STUNNING 4BED, 4BATH remodeled modern sprawling ranch home. This charming home features a finished walk out basement, sunny, open floor plan and 3,352SF. Kitchen has a large island, marble counter tops, stainless steel Appliances and opens onto the family room with fireplace. Nano doors off of living room open the entire wall out to 500 sf patio ideal for entertaining and in-ground heated POOL. Landscaped .60 acre lot with views of foothills and path directly outside back gate to Boulder County Open Space trails, rarely visited by others and connecting to Boulder Valley Ranch. Neighborhood open space includes trails, fishing pond, playground, basketball court. This is truly a home not missed! $2,100,000. Contact me for a private showing.


Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:13 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

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Of course if you’d ever like to talk about your situation or get a personalized evaluation of your real estate needs, give me a shout!


Posted on June 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Real Estate, Uncategorized |

Boulder, CO Named the Happiest City in the US!

National Geographic Names Boulder the Happiest City in the United States. Here’s what they have to say:

“Looking for happiness? We know where to find it. It’s nestled in a valley in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, about 25 miles northwest of Denver. Boulder, Colorado, has consistently topped lists of the happiest (and healthiest) cities in America, for many reasons. Not least among them: breathtaking scenery, a pleasant climate, a charming downtown, and enough outdoor activities to keep even the most active person busy. There’s simply no excuse not to get out and play.”

Read the full article on our amazing city: Boulder, Colorado: The Happiest City in the United States


Posted on June 14, 2019 at 7:14 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

Housing Appreciation in Last 36 Months in 20 Top Cities

Thank you to Amanda Sessa at SWBC Mortgage!

 

 


Posted on April 10, 2019 at 11:04 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged ,

Appreciation of Single Family Homes in Boulder, Colorado Since 1976

This chart shows appreciation of property in the City of Boulder from 1976 to 2017. Wondering about the value of your home? Give me a shout – Contact Janet!


Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:24 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in Boulder, City of Boulder, Real Estate | Tagged , ,

What Colorado Regions Will Grow Fastest Through 2050?

Colorado is on a growth trajectory. The Denver Post, in an article published November 7, 2017, predicts that “between 2015 and 2050, Colorado will add the equivalent of another metro Denver, on its way to 8.46 million residents. Though it’s a lot of people, the state’s rate of growth actually is predicted to slow during that period as the baby boomer generation moves on.

Northern Colorado and the Western Slope will claim larger shares of Colorado’s population as the state adds 3 million new residents over the next three and a half decades, according to state forecasts.

Greeley and Fort Collins will more than double in population and the Western Slope will grow by two-thirds by 2050, the State Demography Office predicts, while Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and the central mountain resorts will grow at slower rates. Also, Colorado Springs will overtake a built-out Denver as the state’s largest city.”

Though the Denver Metro area will grow the most overall, the greatest percentage of growth will happen for Greeley, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs will have the largest overall percentage gains.

For investors this looks like a great opportunity!

Read the entire Denver Post article.

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

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in 2017, Fort Collins, Greeley | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

National Geographic Names Boulder The Happiest City in the United States!

Boulder has been given many accolades throughout the years, but this one tops them all. Our community was just given the honor of being named The Happiest City in America by National Geographic. This is really an honor!

“The winner: Boulder, Colorado. Bolstered by a sense of community, access to nature, sustainable urban development and preservation policies, and perhaps even that clean mountain air, Boulderites overwhelmingly feel “active and productive every day,” according to Buettner’s research. Per capita, more people walk to work in Boulder than in any other city in the U.S. Low rates of smoking and obesity, and high rates of exercise, contribute to the satisfaction locals feel. Life is not always rosy in the Rockies—stress is on the rise; on average, 49 percent of locals surveyed reported feeling stress—but the qualities that keep Boulder on top make this city America’s happiest.”

Read the whole #NationalGeographic article – These Are The Happiest Cities in the United States

 

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

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Janet Leap | Posted in 2017, Best of Boulder, Boulder | Tagged , , ,

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
Janet Leap | Posted in Boulder, Boulder County, City of Boulder, DIY, Lafayette, Longmont, Natural Disasters, Niwot, Superior | Tagged ,

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
Janet Leap | Posted in Boulder, Boulder County, City of Boulder | Tagged ,