COVID-19 Resources

I am sharing this information provided by KC Becker, Speaker of the House, Colorado House District 13. I hope it helps you access resources you might need. Thank you to KC Becker! If you want to reach KC, you can email her at repkcbecker@gmail.com or call her at 303.866.2578. She says her staff are picking up messages every day and they will get back to you.

COVID-19 Resources

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, I want to make sure you have accurate information and access to necessary resources to get through these difficult times.

Basic Necessities

  • Hunger Free Colorado operates a hotline from 8:00am-4:30pm M-F (855-855-4626) for anyone who may need assistance securing food.
  • The Colorado Department of Education has information on school districts that are distributing food for families, staff, and students in need.
  • Colorado Emergency Childcare Collaborative: A new emergency childcare has been formed in Colorado to support health care workers, including critical support staff, and emergency first responders.
  • Comcast and Centurylink have announced that they will not cut off anyone’s internet service or charge late fees during this time. They are also eliminating data caps and providing free access for their wifi hotspots for all to use.
  • Xcel Energy will not disconnect electric or natural gas services to any residents during this time. If you are having difficulty paying your bills, reach out to Xcel and they will help arrange a payment plan that works for you.
  • Energy Outreach Colorado for bill payment assistance and  anyone experiencing a critical home energy issue call 1-866-HEAT-HELP
  • Colorado Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) provides assistance for energy costs and equipment repairs for individuals and seniors.  Call 1-866-432-8435 for more information.
  • Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) provides food, shelter, and other basic necessity assistance for Boulder County residents.
Health Insurance

If you  are currently uninsured or have lost coverage due to COVID-19 you can now get health insurance on the exchange. A special enrollment period just opened at Connect For Health Colorado and will continue through April 3rd. Insurance coverage will begin on April 1st.

Businesses and Workers

  • The Small Business Administration is offering disaster relief assistance in all 64 counties to small businesses that have closed or experienced a reduction in business due to COVID-19. These loans can be used fo pay debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. Find more information about applying for assistance here.
  • Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center: Resources for state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses and workers.
  • CDLE COVID-19 Resources: CDLE information for employers and workers including paid sick leave, unemployment insurance, and wage claims.
  • The Colorado Restaurant Association has resources for employees who have been affected by restaurants and bars closing.
Community
As you shop for basic goods, think about your neighbors. Grocery stores are advising shoppers to refrain from panic buying. There is no shortage of food supplies despite difficulty keeping shelves stocked so many stores are offering designated shopping hours for seniors and those at the greatest risk. Reach out to your local store for exact times.
#DoingMyPartCO

  • Help Colorado Now: A centralized hub for ways to help, from giving to the COVID-19 Response Fund, to volunteering at a food pantry, and donating blood. Every little thing can make a difference!
  • Many newspapers including The Denver Post and The New York Times have taken down their paywalls to offer free Coronavirus coverage to the public, so stay informed.
  • Stop Fraud Colorado: There is a lot of misinformation out there, and some people are using this crisis to take advantage of people’s fears. Be careful of anyone asking for donations or your personal information during this time. Be sure to report any scams.
 

For local resources, please visit your local public health department website at BoulderGrandGilpinClear Creekand Jackson Counties.

 

If you believe you may be getting sick (symptoms include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath): 

  1. STAY HOME except when directed by your primary care provider to get medical treatment. Avoid contact with others.
  2. If you have an underlying condition that may increase your risk, CALL your primary care provider to ask if you need to be evaluated in person. They may want to monitor your health more closely and test you for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections like the flu. Higher risk groups include:
    1. Older people (over 60), especially those over 80.
    2. People with chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, kidney disease, or diabetes. Older people with chronic conditions are at the greatest risk.
    3. Visit CDPHE’s website for information about priority groups for testing.
  3. DO NOT go to an emergency room to get tested unless you are having a medical emergency (for COVID-19, that may mean shortness of breath or difficulty breathing). Instead, call your primary care provider.
  4. If you are going to the State Lab to get tested (information on location, times, and testing criteria here), you will need a health care provider’s note, and a photo ID that matches the name on the note.
Deadlines for both state and federal income tax returns have been extended to July 15, 2020 to provide taxpayers and businesses some relief to focus on essential payments at this time. Information on the federal extension can be found here.

 

 

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm
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Boulder County Real Estate Statistics: February 2019 vs. 2020

The charts below show the comparison between February 2019 and 2020 for both Single Family Homes and Attached Homes. Interested in buying or selling your home? Want more information on the Boulder County real estate market? I’m happy to connect!

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Posted on March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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2019 Boulder County Real Estate Statistics | Single Family Homes

I’m excited to provide you with the 2019 Boulder County Single Family Housing Statistics. Please let me know if you have any questions about buying, selling or the value of your Boulder County home. Contact Janet Leap.

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 9:41 pm
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Coming Soon: Stunning Louisville Home on Large Lot!

COMING SOON! This Louisville, CO home will WOW you!!! You will absolutely love this STUNNING home located within blocks of the heart of Downtown Louisville. This 5 bedroom/4 bath home with office and full finished basement has plenty of room for all. Beautiful high end kitchen remodel with all of the bells and whistles. New back deck with skylights and heater looks out onto sprawling and private 20,000 sq. ft lot. This home really does have it all!

215 W Spruce, Louisville, CO  |  $1,650,000

This home is not yet on the MLS. Contact me for more information or for a private tour. Email me!

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 | Category: 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 | Category: Boulder, Boulder County, City of Boulder, DIY, Lafayette, Longmont, Natural Disasters, Niwot, Superior | Tagged ,