Open Houses this Sunday

March 31, 2011 in Open Houses

 

431 Arapahoe Ave

431 Arapahoe Ave

Sunday 1-3pm

Your Host: Kathryn Whelan 303.810.2408

One of Boulders best creekside homes. Sculptural stone stairway to chest high pool in Boulder creek. Enjoy your hot tub above the creek. Great design features incorporating exposed brick walls with totally rebuilt existing house and huge addition with a modern flair. Gourmet kitchen, studio off the back southern exposed sunlit rooms, 3 bedrooms on upper floor w/ super master radiant heat throughout with zoned a/c. Enjoy the steam shower in Master. $2.3 million recent apprasial

2036 Mesa Drive

2036 Mesa Dr.
 
Sunday 1-4pm
 
Your Host: Amanda Salzman 303.956.4433
Impeccably renovated in 2003.Hand painted wallpaper, crown molding, professional millwork, custom textured walls, 100% wool carpet. Postcard views of Flatirons and the city on a bluff blocks from downtown. Beautifully landscaped, private, lush yard with flagstone walk and patio, and sprinkler system. Living room and deck off dining room are wired for sound. Third floor bonus room great for studio or playroom. Kitchen with 4 top gas range, wine refridgerator & granite countertops. Home Warranty!!

A glimpse of upcoming events in Boulder

March 30, 2011 in Boulder Events, Our Outdoor Playground

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13th Annual Aerial Dance Festival
July 31, 2011 – August 13, 2011
Various Times & Locations

Name: Frequent Flyers Productions
Phone: 303-245-8272
The 13th Annual Aerial Dance Festival provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the joy of dancing in the air for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. Join us for a 2-week immersion through classes, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions and performances. The festival is produced by Frequent Flyers Production, a non-profit, aerial dance-theater company. The internationally recognized faculty brings many years of expertise to the classes. Don’t miss a truly unforgettable experience of airborne dance!

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4th Annual Boulder Festival of the Arts on 29th Street
June 25, 2011 – June 26, 2011
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Location: Twenty Ninth Street Retail District
Phone: 303-444-0722
Howard Alan Events, the country’s largest producer of fine Art Festivals, is excited to return a juried art fair to the City of Boulder. 29th Street is a great setting for this event that is sure to become a favorite amongst the City. Please join us in making history and come view the nations finest art and purchase that perfect piece.

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63rd Annual Conference on World Affairs
April 4, 2011 – April 8, 2011

Location: CU Boulder Campus
Phone: 303-492-2525
Admission: FREE
This annual event of week-long discussion and debate attracts world-renowned experts from all disciplines. There are hundreds of lectures to attend on a vast variety of topics.

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Bands on the Bricks
June 15, 2011 – August 17, 2011
Wednesdays at 7:00pm

Name: Downtown Boulder
Event Address: 1300 Block of Pearl Street
Location: Boulder County Courthouse
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
For the past 13 summers, thousands of people head to Downtown Boulder every Wednesday evening to dance, picnic and listen to the best local bands along the Front Range. In its 14th year, Bands on the Bricks will feature tunes that will make you want to move and grove!

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BolderBOULDER 10K Road Race
May 30, 2011

Phone: 303-444-RACE
Over 50,000 competitors come to run and walk this exciting 10K race, while another 80,000 people come to just watch the event. Participate in the race yourself or by cheering on some of the world’s elite runners as they compete. Beginning at 30th Street & Iris Avenue; ending in Folsom Field.

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Boulder Creek Festival
May 28, 2011 – May 30, 2011
Sat & Sun 10am-10pm, Mon 11am-7pm

Name: Boulder Creek Events
Event Address: Between Canyon & Arapahoe Ave
Location: Central Park and the Municipal Building grounds
Phone: 303-449-3137
For over twenty years, the Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder each Memorial Day weekend. Widely considered Boulder County’s favorite event, the Boulder Creek Festival includes three days of festivities featuring a large variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. Ten separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to health alternatives and technology while five performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The Festival is free to the public and features something for everyone: carnival rides, food and beverage vendors, and the signature event on Monday–the Great Rubber Duck Race!

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Boulder Farmers’ Market
April 2, 2011 – November 19, 2011
Sat 8-2 pm (4/2/11-11/19/11); Wed 4-8pm (5/4/11-10/5/11)

Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
Phone: 303-910-2236
Admission: FREE
The Boulder County Farmers’ Market takes 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 local bakeries or enjoy a meal created by local chefs.

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Boulder Jewish Festival
June 12, 2011
11:00am-5:00pm

Event Address: Pearl Street from Broadway to 1500 and the Boulder Courthouse Lawn
Phone: 303-417-0566
Admission: FREE
A one-day celebration of Jewish culture, featuring live entertainment, fine art and Judaica, ethnic food, community organizations and activities for all ages.

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Boulder Ski Escape!
November 19, 2010 – April 17, 2011

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Location: Eldora Mountain Resort
Phone: 800-444-0447
This winter, come explore an unreal Colorado town and ski just minutes away at Eldora Mountain Resort. Nestled in the mountains above Boulder, Eldora Mountain offers downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and showshoeing. In Boulder, there are endless lodging choices, eclectic restaurants, streets filled with shopping…all at incredibly low winter rates. Come spend winter in Boulder and ski Eldora Mountain Resort. A truly unique winter escape.

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Communikey Festival of Electronic Arts
April 13, 2011 – April 17, 2011

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Location: Various Locations
Phone: 303-641-6432
The 4th edition of the CMKY Festival aims to look at the space in between genres, scenes, and ideas in art and music. The festival presents a broad spectrum of events including exhibitions, live performances, workshops, installations, interactive projects, and a full spectrum of shows and parties. Weaving together musicians and artists who represent diverse forms of expression, the billings place artists who come from different backgrounds in music and art together, with the intention of building bridges between those artists.

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CU Homecoming Weekend
October 22, 2011 – October 23, 2011

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Name: University of Colorado Buffaloes
Phone: 303-49-BUFFS
Line the streets on Friday as the University of Colorado Homecoming Parade makes its way through “The Hill District” followed by a Pep Rally with coach Dan Hawkins & athletes on Pearl Street Mall. Saturday is the big game as CU takes on Texas Tech. Come celebrate the University of Colorado Homecoming and root for the Buffs to beat Texas Tech!

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Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival
September 23, 2011 – September 25, 2011
Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-5pm

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Name: Downtown Boulder
Phone: 303-449-3774
For over two decades, Downtown Boulder’s Fall Festival has been Boulder’s most beloved community celebrations. This three day autumn festival features food, brews and music with the added excitement of a Children’s Carni­val and more than 30 artisan booths.

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Downtown Boulder’s Tulip Fairy & Elf Parade
April 23, 2011
11:00am

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Event Address: 1300 Block of Pearl St Mall
Location: Downtown Boulder
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘waking up the tulips’. This much beloved springtime tradition features special events and activities for girls and boys and more than 15,000 tulips that adorn the world renowned Pearl Street Mall throughout the spring season.

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Lights of December Parade
December 3, 2011
6:00pm

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Location: Downtown Boulder
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
In its 24th year, the Lights of December Parade is a hometown celebration like no other. Enjoy over 50 local entries from area businesses, churches, nonprofits, school groups, girl scouts, boy scouts, city and county departments. Both the Fairview and Boulder High School marching bands perform. The Swing Dancing Elves will entertain spectators and fire trucks, as well as the Boulder Cruiser Club, will be decked out in lights. The grand finale includes an appearance by the jolly old man himself Santa Claus!

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MahlerFest
May 18, 2011 – May 22, 2011

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Phone: 303-447-0513
Colorado MahlerFest, held yearly in Boulder, Colorado, celebrates the life, music, and times of the great composer Gustav Mahler. Founded in 1988 by Robert Olson, the week-long festival incorporates concerts, recitals, and scholarly symposia, with film, fine art, dance, theater, and multimedia presentations. The week’s events culminate in two orchestral performances.

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Munchkin Masquerade
October 31, 2011
2pm-5pm

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Location: Downtown Boulder
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
Each Halloween Downtown Boulder is invaded by 2,000+ tiny ghosts & goblins, dinosaurs & dragons, fairies & princes, super heroes and animals of every size trick-or-treating along Pearl Street’s pedestrian mall and the East and West Ends.

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Noon Tunes
June 17, 2011 – August 19, 2011
Fridays Noon-1:30pm

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Location: 1300 Block of Pearl
This engaging summer concert series offers free music that appeals to families, residents who work on the mall and visitors. Attendees can grab lunch from one of the many Downtown Boulder gourmet eateries while enjoying the music and surroundings of our vibrant downtown.

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Open Arts Fest
July 14, 2011 – July 17, 2011
10am – 8pm; 10am – 5pm

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Name: Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts
Location: Pearl Street Mall
Phone: 303.449.3774
In its inaugural year, Open Arts Fest, presented by Downtown Boulder, Inc. and OpenArts, is a celebration of Boulder’s visual arts unlike any other. Artist from around the country, demonstrations, workshops, food, drinks, children’s art activities, a silent auction benefitting Open Arts scholarship programs – and much, much more! Be sure to join us for a preview Thursday, July 14th.

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Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast!
July 4, 2011

Name: Wright Kingdom Real Estate, CU Boulder & City of Boulder
Event Address: University of Colorado Campus
Location: Folsom Stadium
Admission: FREE
FREE HOP shuttles from
Downtown and Twenty Ninth Street!
8:00pm Gates Open
8:45-9:30 entertainment, Skip Its, Open Space Ranger’s Sing Along, and CU mascot Ralphie run
9:30 National Anthem
9:33 Fireworks display with shells, oriental flower patters, Skyworks comets, aerial salutes, color and fancy star shells and patriotic designer shells and there are over 4,640 shells, in just 30 minutes.

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Romanian Festival
September 3, 2011

Name: Romanian-American Freedom Alliance
Event Address: In front of the Court House
Location: Pearl Street Mall
Phone: 303-449-2586
Join us for a day of fun and learn about Romanian culture and history! Taste delicious Romanian ethnic food, browse through an exhibition of Romanian books, pictures and folk art and participate in some simple Romanian dance steps!

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St. Nick’s on the Bricks
November 26, 2011 – December 17, 2011
Saturdays 11am-2pm

Name: 13th & Pearl
Event Address: Downtown Boulder Visitors Center
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
Kids of all ages enjoy visiting with Santa at the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center. Bring your list and a camera to capture priceless holiday memories.

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Switch on the Holidays
November 19, 2011
5:00pm

Event Address: 1300 Block of Pearl St Mall
Location: Courthouse Plaza
Phone: 303-449-3774
Admission: FREE
Santa counts down to the grand illumination of the Boulder County Courthouse, the Pearl Street Mall and the star on Flagstaff Mountain.

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Taste of Pearl
May 1, 2011
2-6pm

Name: Downtown Boulder
Location: Pearl Street & Beyond
Phone: 303.449.3774
An unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder’s tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado’s distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder’s most vibrant galleries and retail stores.

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Twenty Ninth Street Live Concert Series
June 11, 2011 – August 6, 2011
Saturdays 6-9pm

Location: Twenty Ninth Street Retail District
Phone: 303-444-0722
Enjoy live outdoor music with great restaurants and shopping, plenty of free parking and the best sunset in Boulder. Come rock, swing and jive at Twenty Ninth Street LIVE!

FEBRUARY 2011 BOULDER COUNTY SALES STATISTICS

March 22, 2011 in Boulder Housing Stats, Financial News

The New Year is off and running and we now have 2 months of Boulder County sales data to look over and analyze in attempting to answer the question how’s the market doing?”


Average Inventory

(2/11 vs. 2/10)There were overall fewer properties on the market (both single family & condos/townhomes) throughout the County in all locations with only a slight increase in Boulder & Broomfield condos/townhomes. We will undoubtedly see inventory increase throughout all locations as we got into March & April.

Average Days to Contract

(2/11 vs. 2/10)Overall the days to contract decreased for homes in Boulder, while increasing in most other locations in the county. Condos/townhomes sat on the market longer other than in Louisville & Superior units. Remember days on market been broken down further even to the specific neighborhood to more accurately determine.

Quantity of Homes Sold

(2/11 vs. 2/10)So far the trend line shows that largely throughout the county fewer homes sold other than in Louisville. With condos/townhomes, Broomfield & Erie saw increases in sales, while everywhere else was equal or less than Feb. 2010. Again, this is fairly typical as we see sales increases as we go into the 2nd & 3rd quarters of the year.

Average Sold Prices

(2/11 vs. 2/10)Boulder saw increases in both single family and condo/townhomes sold values. There were also nominal gains in the median sold prices in Longmont & Superior in both single family homes & condos/townhomes as well. Even with slightly decreased sold prices in other locations it is encouraging because there is not a dramatic drop-off in values.

Stats from www.BoulderRealtyNews.com

State of the union!

March 22, 2011 in Community News, Financial News

The Boulder market is getting very strong again. What a great place to live! With our Hiking trails, open space, shopping and restaurants we are blessed.  The University, Naropa and other educational events like the World Affairs Conference keep us vibrant and stimulated. All of this feeds into our real estate market making it one of the best re-sale markets in the world.  We are seeing great activity in luxury properties, including downtown loft living and single family luxury homes.   There have been cases of multible offers in this areana as well as more modest family homes.
The advertising sector, government labs, Google, the universty and the long awaited arrival of Conoco Phillips will all help the Real Estate Market flourish. We at Walnut Realty have excellent tools to help with home search and great marketing skills to sell your property.

Economic Report

March 21, 2011 in Financial News

March 8, 2011 –

BOULDER – Some little-known economic facts are out in a new report published by the Boulder Economic Council.

When it comes to salaries, workers in Boulder make an average of $54,924 annually. Those in the information industry earn the highest average salary at $92,780, while workers in accommodation and food services industry jobs earn the lowest average at $17,405.

Of the city’s almost 100,000 workers, more than three times the national average are in the information industry and more than twice the national average work in some sort of professional, scientific or technical services field.

More than 20 percent of the people who work in Boulder are employed by the University of Colorado, at federal labs such as the National Center for Atmospheric Research, or at other governmental entities. Another 15 percent do some sort of manufacturing job.

Companies in Boulder received $84 million in venture capital investment in 2010, or close to 20 percent of the state total. In 2009, that amount was $243 million in funding, or almost 55 percent of the state total.

Other statistics mentioned in the report:

Boulder’s retail sales represent about 44 percent of all Boulder County sales.

The city has roughly 6.6 million square feet of office space, 6.2 million square feet of industrial/warehouse space, 4.5 million square feet of research and development or so-called “flex” space and 4.5 million square feet of retail rentable space.

The median sales price for a single-family home sold in Boulder in 2010 was $535,000, close to a 2 percent increase compared with the $525,000 average price in 2009.

A total of 623 single family homes sold in 2010, up more than 10 percent from the 564 sold in 2009.

Hotel occupancy in Boulder was up by almost 3 percent in 2010 at 65.1 percent compared with 62.4 percent in 2009. Average daily rates were up, too: $116.13 compared with $112.42 in 2009.

Accommodations taxes for the city increased 6.3 percent and sales-tax receipts were higher in most areas frequented by tourists.

The Leeds Business Confidence Index, based on expectations of Colorado’s business leaders rose to 54.8 for the first quarter of 2011. A “neutral” score is 50. In the first quarter of 2009, the index reached a record low 30.6.

The complete report is available online at www.bouldereconomiccouncil.org.

The Boulder Economic Council, an affiliate of the Boulder Chamber, is a group of business and community leaders committed to Boulder and its economic well-being.

Boulder ranks top city for well-being

March 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Boulder, Colo., top city for well-being
Published: March. 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Comments (0)EmailPrintListen WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) — People living in Boulder, Colo., scored the best for well-being in 2010 among 188 U.S. metropolitan areas, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index indicates.

Lincoln, Neb., Fort Collins, Colo., Provo, Utah, and Honolulu rounded out the Top 5 cities, while the Huntington, W.Va.,-Ashland, Ky., area had the lowest score.

Overall, states in the West scored higher and those in the South scored lower.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index score is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities.

Among large cities, people in Washington and Austin, Texas, scored highest on the well-being index, while Louisville, Ky., scored the lowest, the survey says.

The telephone interviews of 352,840 adults was conducted as part of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey Jan. 2-Dec. 29, 2010.

One of the reasons Boulder is tops in the nation in well-being is because of its plentiful opportunities for its residents to “learn something new or interesting” via book stores, museums, art exhibits and non-traditional learning environments, such as topical community seminars at local colleges.

The margins of error for the Metropolitan Statistical Areas vary according to size, ranging from less than 1 percentage point for the largest cities and 6.5 percentage points for the smallest cities.

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Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/03/15/Boulder-Colo-top-city-for-well-being/UPI-76721300237862/#ixzz1GsCgpWBX

New Listing!

March 15, 2011 in New Listings


420 Oneida St
BOULDER, CO
Keewaydin Meadows


5BR/3BA Single Family House
$515,000

Year Built 1971
Sq Footage 2,442
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial
Floors 1
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 7,457 sqft
HOA/Maint $0 per month
Description

This is the Keewaydin Home you have been waiting for! Perfectly located within the neighborhood this home is updated throughout including a new kitchen with maple cabinets. Enjoy the open floor plan, flatirons views and a big finished basement. The large yard is professionally landscaped and features a new custom built deck with built-in hottub. Steps to East Boulder Rec Center, East Boulder Park, Manhattan Middle School, South Boulder Creek trail, kids’ fishing pond, and dog park!


Property Features

Central A/C Central heat Refrigerator
Stove/Oven Washer Dryer

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Contact Info
Walnut Realty
Walnut Realty
(303) 442-3180
For sale by agent/broker


Equal Opportunity Housing

February 2011 Market Statistics

March 13, 2011 in Uncategorized

Please follow the link bellow to see a statistics piece for Boulder, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas – February 2011.

February 2011 Statistics (PDF)

Boulder County Grows-From the desk of Dunbar Hardy

March 1, 2011 in Uncategorized

When looking at successful real estate transactions, it is important to remember the age-old Supply vs. Demand economics mantra. A factor that directly affects Demand is an increase in population, and that is why the recently announced 2010 Census results caught my attention.

The most recent census shows that overall the population of Colorado increased 16.9% (to 5, 029,196), while the City of Boulder specifically increased nominally 2.9% (to 97,385 people) over the last 10 years (from 2000 – 2010). Other communities of Boulder County that had significant growth are Longmont +21.3% and Superior +38.5%, while Erie (which straddles Boulder & Weld Counties) increased by 94% and Broomfield (which straddles Boulder & Broomfield Counties) increased by 46%.
Boulder County Cities/Towns:
Boulder: 97,385, up 2.9 percent.
Longmont: 86,270, up 21.3 percent.
Broomfield: 55,889, up 46 percent.
Lafayette: 24,453, up 5.4 percent.
Louisville: 18,376, down 3.1 percent
Superior: 12,483, up 38.5 percent
Niwot: 4,006, down 3.7 percent.
Allenspark: 528, up 6.5 percent
Jamestown: 274, up 33.7 percent
Gold Hill: 230, up 9.5 percent
Ward: 150, down 11.2 percent.

For more info go to: www.bcbr.com/article.asp?id=56268