Popular Cities in Colorado for Business Professionals

Colorado is home to a variety of different industries, some with historic roots and others just budd

The Farmers Market is Back!

Now that Spring has Sprung, the Boulder County’s Farmers Market is about to start up again!

West End Improvement Projects

As some of you may have noticed there has been lots of construction going on around Pearl St. A lot


Popular Cities in Colorado for Business Professionals

April 17, 2014 in Boulder Events, Colorado News, Community News, National Real Estate, Our Outdoor Playground, Uncategorized

Colorado is home to a variety of different industries, some with historic roots and others just budding or breaking new ground.  This, along with our gorgeous Rocky Mountains and recreational opportunities, attract a huge range of people interested in a variety of real estate ventures every year.  With so many opportunities to find the right home and the right career path, people considering relocating to Colorado will benefit by looking into which industries flourish the most in their desired areas.

Boulder, Colorado - This is the perfect place for an original idea or startup company and is also the Front Range’s independent business headquarters.  Home to the area’s most unique food scene, tons of local boutique shops, and being the fitness capital of the nation; Boulder is a great place if these industries are of interest to you.

The Farmers Market is Back!

March 26, 2014 in National Real Estate

Now that Spring has Sprung, the Boulder County’s Farmers Market is about to start up again! It is the largest and friendliest farmers’ market in Colorado! The Boulder County Farmers’ Markets take pride in bringing you locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines sold by the farmers that produce them. While you’re purchasing your fresh vegetables and fruits (many of them organically grown) enjoy a tasty pastry from a local bakery or a meal created by local chefs.

The Boulder Farmers’ Market Saturday season runs every Saturday beginning the first Saturday in April through the fourth Saturday in November,  8 a.m to 2 p.m.



West End Improvement Projects

March 26, 2014 in National Real Estate

As some of you may have noticed there has been lots of construction going on around Pearl St. A lot of us have been curious on whats being built etc. The city will be installing many new things, read below on what is getting installed:

  • a raised pedestrian crossing and curb extensions at the intersection of 10th and Pearl streets;
  • a curb extension at the southwest corner of the intersection of 9th and Pearl streets;
  • wider sidewalks for improved pedestrian movement and additional patio seating;
  • kiosks and way finding elements (totems) to establish a sense of direction and place on the “West End;”
  • new bus stops on eastbound and westbound Pearl Street;
  • new street trees, grates and irrigation systems;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sidewalk access improvements; and
  • other sidewalk amenities and pedestrian enhancements between 7th and 11th streets.

Here are some pictures of what West End Pearl Street will look like after the projects are completed.


What Are You Doing For Spring Break?

March 19, 2014 in National Real Estate

If you are coming to Colorado for Spring Break 2014 the chances are extremely high that you are doing so because you wanted one last skiing or snowboarding adventure of the season.  Known for our awesome terrain and even better weather, all of Colorado’s ski resorts will be teeming with business and riders starting now through April, as more people take their favorite seasonal vacation!  The great thing about vacationing at one of Colorado’s many ski resorts for Spring Break is the diversity that each offers.  Whether you are looking for a raging party scene with tons of libations and adult recreational fun, or a more family friendly atmosphere that caters to small children and preteens, you are sure to find what you are looking for at one of these top three Colorado Spring Break Ski Resorts







12 Reasons Colorado is the Best State

February 19, 2014 in National Real Estate

If Colorado doesn’t top your list already then read on because you are likely unaware of the many benefits and amenities that Colorado provides. So what are the benefits of living in Colorado? Perform an internet search with the phrases “best states to…” or “best states for…” and you will be presented with a plethora of lists, ranking states in everything from happiness to business. And it should come as no surprise to those of us who currently reside here, that Colorado frequently appears among the top 10 in the “best states to & for” lists.

12 Reasons Colorado is the Best State: 

1.  Our Mountains Aren’t Messing Around

2.  It’s an Outdoorsmen’s Paradise

3. Beauty in All Seasons

4. Denver is One Heck of a City

5. The Birthplace of Chipotle

6.  Casa Bonita Exists and it’s Just as Terrible and Wonderful as You Imagine it.

7. The Wildlife in Colorado is Abundant

8. The State has an Incredibly Diverse Landscape

9.  Sun! Sun! Sun!

10. We Know Our Beer

11.  A Geologist’s and Gem Hunter’s Playground

12. The People 


Click Here to read more about why Colorado is the best state!

Why Now Is The Time To Sell

February 12, 2014 in National Real Estate

The real estate industry is all abuzz about how “now”, 2014, is the time to buy or sell a home. Statistically the market is on the rise and forecasters predict that in a few years time the housing market will once again be booming nationally.  Although that is true, the market is changing, and a boom doesn’t necessarily mean an easier buying or selling experience. Having said that, real estate market analysts and local experts, especially those in areas where real estate is already hot, say if you have been on the fence or have a distinct reason to move, that “now” or more rather over the next year, may actually be the best time to sell.  And, here’s why…

For the Seller -

1. Your home may be more valuable than you think in 2014.  Home values over the next spring and summer are expected to resume levels in comparison to that of August 2004 during the last peak of real estate.


For the Buyer -

1. Interest rates remain very low compared the historical statistics.  With the prediction of a rebounding market, so also are expectations of increasing mortgage rates over the next few years.


For more information on why now this is the time to sell/buy follow this link.

Major downtown Boulder projects to start this spring!

February 5, 2014 in Boulder Events, Colorado News, Community News

The PearlWest redevelopment of the former Daily Camera building in Boulder — one of the largest such projects to occur downtown in recent history — could begin this spring, officials for the nonprofit Downtown Boulder Inc. said Tuesday. Below are the proposed projects, for more info on expansion and projects in the downtown area click here.

The proposed projects noted by Maher included:

1738 Pearl St. — a three-level addition to the property that houses Frasca Food & Wine.

1301 Walnut St. — a 62,000-square-foot infill project at the site of the existing Wencel Building.

1707 Walnut St. — a three-story infill redevelopment of the former 7-Eleven site to include 26 apartments and below-grade parking. Targeted completion date of December 2014.

901 Pearl St. — a 21,000-square-foot, three-story development with four condos and a ground-floor restaurant.

909 Walnut St. — a three-story, mixed-use building.

1048 Pearl St. and 1023 Walnut St. — PearlWest, a 160,000-square-foot redevelopment to include offices, retail and restaurant uses, a theater and an automated parking garage. Work to start in May, with completion in the fourth quarter of 2015.

1750 14th St. — The James Concept, a 64,400-square-foot redevelopment to include commercial and micro-office uses, 43 residential units and “micro-lofts” at the James TravelPoints building. Project expected to start in October and be completed by October 2015.

2049 Pearl St. — 21 Pearl, a project to include five pre-sold townhomes with rooftop decks. Construction to start in May, with a delivery of January 2015.

601 Canyon Blvd. — Four pre-sold townhomes. Project to be completed this May.

22nd and Walnut St. — Dwell 22, a four-townhome project. Construction to start in April.

2200 Broadway — Trinity Lutheran Church expansion and addition of 16 affordable senior housing units. Timing is to be determined.

900 Walnut St. — The “civic use pad” adjacent to the St. Julien Hotel & Spa, an 8,000-square-foot community and event space with hotel rooms above.

Colorado produces seven Olympians in freeskiing, snowboarding

January 29, 2014 in Colorado News, Community News, Featured Listings, Our Outdoor Playground

Of the 26 positions on the U.S. Ski Team’s Olympic halfpipe, slopestyle, ski cross, moguls and aerials teams, seven hail from Colorado.

Making the cut


Men’s halfpipe
Aaron Blunck, Crested Butte
Lyman Currier, Boulder
Torin Yater-Wallace, Aspen
David Wise, Nevada

Women’s halfpipe
Maddie Bowman, California
Annalisa Drew, New Hampshire
Brita Sigourney, California
Angeli VanLaanen, Washington

Men’s slopestyle
Bobby Brown, Denver

Joss Christensen, Utah
Nick Goepper, Indiana
Gus Kenworthy, Telluride

Women’s slopestyle
Keri Herman, Breckenridge
Julia Krass, New Hampshire
Devin Logan, Vermont
Maggie Voisin, Montana

For more Coloradan’s who made the cut, follow this link 



RE/MAX Alliance Franchise Owner named 128th Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate for 2013

January 22, 2014 in National Real Estate

We were recently delighted to receive the news that broker/owner of RE/MAX Alliance, Chad Ochsner, was named the 128th most influential person in residential real estate for 2013. We could not be happier to share this news with you and attribute this success to each and every agent and support staff’s hard work.  To put this achievement in perspective, Swanepoel.com defines the residential real estate sector as a $55 billion dollar industry and only looks at the companies and/or individuals who generate the largest percentages of their income from residential sales. Wow! Your dedication has helped make our brand the #1 RE/MAX Franchise in the World for Agent Count and Sales Volume in 2010, 2011, 2012, and hopefully again in 2013, but we will have to wait until it is announced at the 2014 R4 convention in March!….. Please click on the link to continue reading -



Is a house in your neighborhood worthy of special notice?

January 15, 2014 in National Real Estate

Historic preservationists in Boulder are seeking to revive a long-dormant program that provides honorary recognition to important buildings without the restrictions that come with the formal landmark process.