from Travel Boulder
Local food and dining is a major part of the Boulder community, and this year, more than ever, it’s important that we support our culinary neighbors! An opportunity to do just that is on the horizon this week as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.
With 2020 having caused many of us to become reacquainted with our kitchens on a daily basis, cooking up a full Thanksgiving splendor can seem like a looming task. As COVID-19 cases rise, county and state officials are begging Coloradans to avoid private gatherings among two or more households. It is advised that traditional Turkey Day feasts with multiple generations and larger groups hold off until next year, and that gatherings be hosted virtually, meaning many at-home cooks will bear the full responsibility of creating a usually collaborative meal, or perhaps not attempt this massive undertaking at all.
Fear not: You can still get your Thanksgiving flavor fix in Boulder, support local restaurants, and stay COVID-safe by ordering a professionally prepared, cook-at-home feast. Check out a great list of local restaurants offering Thanksgiving takeout here! All that will be left for you do do will be to power up the Zoom to talk to Grandma (there are no time limits on Zoom calls this year for the holiday!), set the table, and wear your mask to pick up your Thanksgiving dinner (and likely lunch the next day, and the next, and the next).
Stay safe & healthy!
Luxury Portfolio International® has released its latest report, which delves into luxury real estate trends and the effects of COVID-19.
Real estate is the next big buy: 61% of those surveyed indicated their next big buy will be a home-related investment.
The seller’s market: The current ratio of buyers-to-sellers, on average, is 3 buyers for every 2 sellers.
Face-to-face preferred: 61% of affluent buyers and 57% of affluent sellers noted that they prefer face-to-face property tours, with the expectation that agents enforce safety protocols.
PLUS: Most popular amenities by home price and generation.
View the entire digital version here!
For years, real estate has been considered the best investment you can make.
A major reason for this is due to the net worth a household gains through homeownership. In fact, according to the 2019 Survey of Consumer Finance Data from the Federal Reserve, for the average homeowner:
“…a primary home accounts for 90% of the total wealth of a family in the U.S.”
How do homeowners gain wealth?
Click here to read the entire article and find out!
Globetrotting, bar hopping and various forms of entertainment may be on hold, but that
doesn’t mean time at home needs to be dull. Enter: the increasingly popular subscription box.
With a number of innovative companies crafting their own versions, subscription box experiences exist for almost every need and desire, whether it’s prioritizing wellness and beauty, learning a new craft, or enhancing your living space. Subscription boxes make for inspiring gifts that keep on giving, whether it be for yourself or someone you’d like to treat this upcoming holiday season.
1 | Norlii Home
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Norlii is a thoughtfully curated home décor box featuring 4–5 hand-picked and high-quality objects solely from Scandinavian brands. Norlii’s Scandinavian interior design principle incorporates three main components — natural materials, clean design and hygge. Hygge is a Danish/Norwegian word that translates to coziness and comfort, meant to bring about feelings of wellness and contentment, each mood of which is prioritized within the region due to the cold climate. Whether you’re located in a cold climate or not, these Scandinavian design ideals are particularly reassuring in current times as home has become more central to our lives than ever before. norlii.com
2 | Ujamaa Box
Since 2014, Ujamaa Box, sent on a quarterly basis, has featured 300+ international, exclusively Black-owned brands from varying industries that include fashion, art, health, food and beauty. The name “Ujamaa” is a Kwanzaa principle that translates to “cooperative economics,” which is the belief that for all to prosper, we must build and maintain our businesses together.
This idea is clearly mirrored in the service, as a single purchase results in the support of multiple cooperating businesses at one time, all while exposing subscribers to various favorites that may have been otherwise difficult to find. ujamaabox.com
3 | Crafted Taste
Revel in the art of bartending with the globally inspired cocktail kits from Crafted Taste. Every kit includes full-sized, award-winning spirits, allowing subscribers to really hone their bartending skills, master the recipes, share with friends and stock up their home bars. Along with the alcohol, the kits include hard-to-find and premium ingredients, syrups and bitters, plus a printed card with instructions and additional cocktail ideas. They even offer a premium version of their full kit, which includes a monthly upgrade or additional hand-selected spirit, as well as a mixers-only version. For those not ready to commit, kits can be purchased individually or gifted. craftedtaste.com
4 | Murray’s Monthly Club
A long-established company, Murray’s Cheese, was founded in 1940 in New York City, New York and very much a part of the rich food history in Greenwich Village, has made its legendary cheeses available worldwide. Murray’s Monthly Club consists of five memberships to choose from — Classic Cheese of the Month for timeless and approachable favorites, Cheesemonger’s Picks for the “adventurous cheese lover,” American Cheeses, featuring cheeses specific to the U.S., Perfect Pair of the Month, which includes accompaniments to its selection of cheeses, and Cheeseboard of the Month, a “one-stop shop” consisting of cheese, accompaniments and charcuterie items. The experience of each of these boxes can be further enhanced with the website’s array of recipes, plus cutting and serving tips. murrayscheese.com
Colorado Landmark is so proud of our agent, Brett Sawyer who was sworn in as the Chairman of the Boulder Area Realtor Association for 2021.
Brett has been a leader in the Boulder Real Estate Community for many years, previously serving on the BARA Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the BARA Communication Committee. Being elected as the 2021 Chairman is a testament to his incredible leadership, integrity and innovation in this ever-changing business.
Brett was sworn in during the virtual Board of Directors meeting by Colorado Landmark President and Founder Joel Ripmaster.
As a Boulder Native, Brett’s knowledge of the local market is superb, and he has traveled and transacted throughout the communities and neighborhoods of Boulder County throughout his life and career.
This latest role furthers Brett’s commitment to the continued improvement of the real estate industry as a trainer and coach of real estate professionals.
Check out Brett’s Website to see his current listings, client testimonials, or to contact Brett.
Our hearts go out to all the people who have been affected by the Calwood and Lefthand Canyon Fires in the Boulder area over the past few days. We have several clients who have lost homes, and so many people looking for ways to help.
The Boulder Office of Emergency Management has listed information on their website about volunteering and donations. There are many donation restrictions due to COVID-19, so through the Boulder County Community Foundation, they have set up a 2020 Fires Relief Fund.
For updates on both fires, the Boulder Office of Emergency Management has created a Calwood and Lefthand Canyon Fires Facebook Page.
There is a Virtual Community Meeting on Facebook, October 20th at 730 PM: https://www.facebook.com/events/681744022472350/
The BOEM website also has other great resources, like this Emergency Preparedness Guide.
Also, here is a resource about how to put together an emergency kit.
The State of Colorado also offers resources like these Insurance Tips for Coloradans Impacted by Wildfires.
At Colorado Landmark, Realtors, we love this community that we live and work in, and are here to support you however we can. If there are other ways that we can be of assistance during this difficult time, please reach out to us!
Moving for the first time may seem like a very overwhelming experience. If this is your first relocation, then you may not know how to simplify your move dramatically. A little expert moving advice will no doubt take your move to the next level. The following list offers some excellent moving advice for beginners. By taking advantage of these moving tips, you will be able to pack your belongings in an efficient manner. When planning a move, you want to find the easiest way to complete necessary tasks. Figuring out the best moving hacks to complete your relocation can make your move smooth and simple.
Use garbage bags to move your clothes.
When it is time to move your clothing, leave all of them on the hangers. Cover the clothing with large garbage bags and tie the bags at the top of the hangers. This will allow for an easy transport of your clothes. To the surprise of many, garbage bags can be extremely useful during a relocation. So while you can use these bags to help relocate your clothes, they can also be utilized in many other facets as well. So, make sure you get the most use out of the garbage bags during your move.
Use Styrofoam plates to transport glass plates.
Typically, when moving your glass plates, you need to wrap them individually. This takes a ton of time. Instead, stack your plates with a Styrofoam plate in between each of them. This will keep the plates from clashing against one another and will help prevent breaking during the move.
Secure makeup with cotton balls.
Moving your makeup from one home to another can be a pretty tricky task. Small makeup compacts are easily broken during the moving process; however, these compacts can be protected with cotton balls. The cotton balls will shelter powdered cosmetics against getting bumped and shattered while you move. This simple fix will save your makeup from an untimely demise.
Take a picture of your electronics before you pack them up.
It can be quite a task to plug up your electronics the proper way in your new home. Taking a picture of the electronics prior to moving them will serve as an extremely helpful guide. It will help you install them appropriately when you arrive in your new home.
Use socks to wrap your glasses.
Who has time to wrap each cup or glass individually? If you do not have that time, consider using socks. Slipping one cup in each sock will prevent them from breaking during your move. For sanitary purposes, you may want to buy a few packs of new socks. The few dollars you spend will prove to be well worth your money.
Leave everything in your drawers.
Unpacking your drawers and putting everything back in after the move is a major hassle. Instead of doing this, leave everything in its place and cover with plastic wrap. This will keep all of your items secure during the move and will also save you time during both the packing and unpacking process.
Utilize sandwich bags.
During a move, screws and other small items can easily be lost. To keep this from happening, use plastic sandwich bags to keep these pieces together. You should also label each bag with the appropriate piece of furniture the screws belong to. Sandwich bags could also be used to help organize various cords as well. Once you have packed the cord into the bag, consider taping it to the corresponding electronic device. Doing this will keep your relocation moving in an orderly manner.
Color-code each box.
Color coding your boxes will make for an easier transition. Moving from one home to another can easily become a confusing task; however, if you properly color-code each box, you will know exactly where everything belongs. Doing this will help you simplify your unpacking process tremendously. By properly using a color-coding system while packing, your new home will be prepared in no time.
Use egg cartons to transport jewelry.
During a relocation, transporting jewelry can be a major headache, but with the appropriate moving techniques, this does not have to be the case. Utilizing egg cartons during your relocation to hold all of your jewelry is an excellent way to stay organized. The tiny compartments are ideal for keeping jewelry in place while moving. Once you have placed your belongings in the carton, use tape to secure them. This will ensure that nothing falls out during the move. There are a number of crafty ways to pack your jewelry when you move and using egg cartons is just one of the many methods out there to get this task done successfully.
Use rolling suitcases.
It can be difficult for anyone to lift heavy items. Because of this, you should pack these things in rolling suitcases. This will make transporting such items a breeze. Books, weights, and cookware are all pieces that could be too heavy to place in a box and could cause too much strain on your body. Before deciding to place these things in a suitcase, you will want to make sure it can withstand the weight. Not all suitcases are designed to uphold a ton of weight, so it is vital that you only use heavy duty suitcases. Putting them in a rolling suitcase will make the process much simpler and efficient for you.
If you utilize these helpful moving advice hacks during your next relocation, you will save yourself a ton of time. No matter if you are moving internationally, long distance, or locally, you will need some type of assistance. Some of that assistance might come in the form of moving advice such as this, a professional relocation company, or from your family and friends. With that said, if you are embarking on a relocation for the first time, do not be overwhelmed. With proper preparation, your move will occur effortlessly.
Colorado Landmark, Realtors has partnered with Buyside, a helpful new tool to provide homeowners with 3 valuations along with insight about the real estate market in their area.
Homeowners can also sign up to receive an automatic monthly market report for their property, offering a great way to monitor their investment.
Of course, these figures are estimates, and no one can give you a value as accurate as your Colorado Landmark Agent. If you want a more detailed analysis, please reach out to us at (303) 443-3377 or email@example.com, and we will connect you with an agent who can provide a detailed pricing analysis.
Click on the photo below to find out what your home is worth!
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Thanks to The Saul Team for all of their hard work and dedication to this cause, the 2020 One Warm Coat Drive will be available for drop offs at our Louisville office at 1002 Griffith Street OR at Land Title in Lafayette from 8am – 5pm daily.
For pickup, we will be collecting coats throughout Boulder County and Westminster/ Broomfield on November 4th & 5th! Send The Saul Team a message from their Facebook page to be added to the route here.
Help us make this year the best drive yet!!