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
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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 ,

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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