Just Released! The Modern Luxury : Reimagined

Luxury Portfolio International® has released its latest report, which delves into luxury real estate trends and the effects of COVID-19. 

Findings include: 

  • 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!

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS TO LIVEN UP YOUR EVERYDAY

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


 

Professional Organizers Share Tips for Your Home

Adapt Around Your Home
During Covid-19

With fall around the corner, homeschooling impending and many companies navigating towards a work from home policy, our team of expert organizers at Organization & Relocation weighed in on how you can optimize your space for spending more time in your home.


WORKING FROM HOME?

Tune in to these tips to make your #WFHlife more functional

1. Prioritize Location

You’ll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don’t stiff yourself on space (e.g. squishing a tiny desk into a windowless closet to preserve the rarely-used guest room).

2. Invest in a Great Chair 

You spend hours parked in your office chair; a beautiful, ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime.

 

3. Organize Vertically & Horizontally

Hang floating shelves on the walls to get papers and office equipment off the desk, and use vertical file folders on the desk to keep important papers within arm’s reach.

 

4. Get Your Technology Together

Hide unsightly cords. Encase cords on the desk in a fabric cord cover, feed the cords into a desk grommet, or buy a cute cord manager!

 

5. Use Separators

Don’t get caught on a call with a need for a sticky note and you can’t find it because it’s buried in your drawer. Use separators to create nice compartments for your things.

 

6. Tidy Up

Just like making your bed every morning, close up shop at the end of each day by tidying up your desk when you’re finished with work. This is your “reset” to set yourself up for success the next morning!

 


 

America’s Best for Colorado – CLR Winners!

A HUGE congratulations is in order for our agents who are listed on the 2020 Real Trends “America’s Best” for Colorado!

 

Marybeth Emerson – #29 Individual Sales Volume & Number 1 in Boulder!

 

Kim Thompson Group – #27 Small Team Sales Volume & Number 4 in Boulder!

 

 

The DRF Team – #79 Small Team Sales Volume & Number 8 in Boulder!

 

A big round of applause for these women and their hard working teams!

 

Check out the full list of winners here!

 

8 Great Reasons to Buy This Home!

by Phil Booth

Hey there my fellow CLR folk,

 

I have this great property listed for sale at 775 Kalmia Ave, in Boulder.  This is a wonderfully secluded and peaceful spot, and with over 8500SF on 1.3 acres, there is plenty of elbow room.

 

I thought you might enjoy an easy look at the property by checking out this great new ‘Studeo’ interactive story-book.  Huge thanks to Alyssa for helping me produce this.  She did a great job of compiling and editing this great piece.  She pushed the boundaries of the ‘Studeo’ platform in creating this and, I think it came out really well!

 

Please click on the link to check it out, and please feel free to share this link with your buyers.

 

http://775kalmia.landmarkstories.com

 

AND NOW,  the 8 great reasons your buyers might want to buy this property.

 

A recent (April 2020) poll by realtor.com, revealed some interesting facts about what is really important in our homes, given our new ‘Stay-at Home’ perspectives!  Based on the poll, the following attributes surfaced as being really important to homeowners.
a quiet neighborhood
outdoor space
proximity to grocery stores and pharmacies
additional square footage
multiple flexible spaces with privacy
an updated kitchen
space for a home gym
OK, that is only 7… and the 8th, and BONUS reason…. AN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL!

 

Feel free to reach out with questions.

 

Be well and stay safe.

 

Phil Booth 

REALTOR

303-817-8307

Phil@ColoradoLandmark.com

Colorado Landmark’s Commitment to Safe Showings

As we begin to carefully re-open some areas of our lives, including showings, we remain deeply committed to the safety of our agents, clients, and neighbors. We are honored by your trust in us, and we take our responsibility to our communities seriously. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure we continue to provide the white glove service we have been known for for 43 years.

Here are some ways we are working to serve our clients while keeping our staff, brokers, and clients safe:

Virtual tours first

Before we schedule any in-person showings of properties, we will work to ensure the buyers are pre-approved and ready, willing and able to move.  This will include a thorough review of virtual tours, photos, online floorplans and disclosures, and when possible, a drive by of the neighborhood.

Safe showing protocols

Here are the steps we are taking for safe in-person showings:

  • Parties will drive separately and meet their agent at the property.
  • Showings will be limited to decision-makers who will be signing the contract, kids and other family members should stay at home whenever possible.
  • Both buyers and sellers will be asked to sign a disclosure stating that they are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
  • No overlapping showings will be allowed, so only one set of buyers and their agent will be in the property at a time.
  • All parties will wear masks.
  • Your agent will wear a mask and gloves, and provide gloves and booties whenever possible if clients need them, and change gloves in between showings.
  • Your agent will unlock the door, and turn on lights so buyers will not have to touch anything in the home.
  • Buyers will tour the home with their agent while practicing social distancing.
  • All surfaces that were touched during the showing will be wiped down afterwards in preparation for the next showing.
  • Once the showing is complete, buyers can have a phone or video conference with the agent to discuss the next steps.

Safe, Easy Transactions from Beginning to End

For as long as the Colorado Safer at Home order is in place, we will continue to work with photographers, inspectors, appraisers and contractors to ensure safety is the priority, and much of the real estate transaction will continue to be completed virtually.  This includes virtual buyer and seller consultations, electronic document signing, safe practices during inspections and appraisals, and contact-free closings.

As always, we are available to answer your questions, address any concerns you have, and talk to you about your particular needs.  Through this uncertain time we have learned to adapt in new ways, and are constantly taking steps to make the entire process or buying or selling a home as easy and stress-free as possible.  Our agents and staff have used this time to sharpen our skills, learn new tools, and are emerging better and stronger than ever.

We are here for you, as we have been for the past 43 years, and as the world changes, that will remain the same.

Boulder County Updates Stay at Home Order to Allow In-Person Showings

Boulder County that has issued guidance regarding the extended Stay at Home order (which currently extends through May 8th), to allow Real Estate Showings.

Real Estate Showings: In-person real estate showings are permitted under the following conditions:

Appointment only (no open houses)
Masks required for all participants
Number of in-person participants limited to the greatest extent possible with participation by children strongly discouraged
Social Distancing Requirements are met at all times

This is great news for our buyer and seller clients who need to buy or sell during this time. Colorado Landmark has worked diligently to create safe showing protocols to protect our clients and the community, and we are thrilled that this order allows us to continue to do our jobs and serve our clients.

More information on the order can be found HERE.

For more information on the steps Colorado Landmark, Realtors is taking to ensure the safety of our clients and community, please contact us at 303-443-3377 or www.coloradolandmark.com.

Friday’s Featured Listing – 15675 Deer Mountain Circle, Broomfield, CO

BRIGHT AND OPEN, MOVE-IN READY ANTHEM HOME

INTRODUCING: 15675 DEER MOUNTAIN CIRCLE, BROOMFIELD, CO, 80023

Price: 1,150,000

2 Beds/ 3 Baths

Square Feet: 5,320

Built: 2018

MLS # 861123

Listing Agent: David Scott – 303-588-8358

Colorado Landmark, Realtors

View MLS Sheet

View Photos on Luxury Portfolio

This is your Move-In Ready home in Anthem’s 55+ Active Adult Community with countless amenities. Soak in the sweeping mountain views from the entire West side of your home, including the eat-in kitchen, family room, and luxurious master bedroom. Enjoy coffee or wine and beautiful sunsets over the Continental Divide on the expansive covered decks overlooking open space behind your home or cozy up inside by the fireplace on cold winter nights. You have an open palate in the light and bright walkout basement. Welcome home! 

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 2 Fireplaces, 3 car garage attached, street and garage parking, central air Conditioning, forced air, expansive covered decks, 

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: Cathedral vaulted ceilings, wood floors, light and open floor plan, pantry, kitchen island, walk in closet, multiple fireplaces, eat-in kitchen, walk out basement

AMENITIES INCLUDE: Health club, bike trails, walking trails, indoor community pool, tennis court, clubhouse, common recreation/park 

HOME OWNERS ASSOC. FEE: $510

 

The Modern Architecture + Design Society was proud to return to Boulder for the first time in 5 years to present the Boulder MA+DS Modern Home Tour! 

The Modern Architecture + Design Society was proud to return to Boulder for the first time in 5 years to present the Boulder MA+DS Modern Home Tour! 

Only 6 incredibly special homes were chosen to be featured on the tour which showcased the best of modern architecture and design in Boulder County.

Participants were invited to take a self-guided tour through each home, and finish at The Aspen Leaf House, a one of a kind home designed by Charles Haertling, to enjoy an after party hosted by Candace Loving, a broker with Colorado Landmark, Realtors.

Guests were allowed to go at their own pace and in their own order through the featured homes which included 52 Boulder View Lane, also known as the Aspen Leaf Home, 6590 Lakeview Dr., a gorgeous home overlooking Baseline Lake, and the Alder House which is built primarily out of shipping containers.

Thank you to the hundreds of guests who turned out to experience the best designs that Boulder has to offer!

2 of the 6 homes that were featured on the tour are currently for sale through Colorado Landmark, Realtors. For more information click here!

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2 of the 6 homes chosen to be featured are currently for sale through Colorado Landmark, Realtors.

6590 Lakeview Drive – Listed by Meghan Bach  619-955-2788

This stunning contemporary masterpiece is quintessential Boulder, outperforming in every facet. Perched on an acre, endless wow views synergistically converge with exceptional Craftsmanship, Architecture & Design. An avatar of Efficiency, Sustainability & Automation. Shimmering lake, verdant Foothills & graceful Flatirons embrace you at every turn in this High IQ, NetZero home. Symbiotic outdoors-in floor plan engaging every square foot. Retreat to your private sauna or soak in the views.

 

 

 

52 Boulder View Lane – Listed by Joel Ripmaster 303-641-3377

Ask yourself, what would it be like to be at one with nature? “We need the tonic of wilderness…” Thoreau wrote as he sat by Walden Pond pondering this question. Renowned Boulder architect, Charles Haertling, captured this essence in the last home of his storied career, The Aspen Leaf Home. Perched overlooking the Boulder Valley and replicating the organic form of its namesake this home is artistry in Architecture. Let the natural splendor beguile you and live wild and free as nature intended.

 

Friday’s Featured Listing – 8712 Portico Lane, Longmont, CO

LUXURY LIVING WITH SPACE AND PRIVACY

8712 PORTICO LANE, LONGMONT, CO, 80503

4 Beds / 4 Baths

Price: $1,575,000

IRES MLS # 863982

Listed By: Deborah Read Fowler – 720-378-1217

Colorado Landmark, Realtors

View IRES MLS Sheet

View Full Info and Photos on Luxury Portfolio

Situated on more than an acre, this gorgeous custom home offers the best of indoor and outdoor living. Large entertainment spaces, spacious bedrooms, chic double-sided fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and luxury finishes define this majestic property. Rocky Mountain views, private master bedroom balcony, home office, and 4 car garage, this home has it all. Minutes from downtown Longmont, Niwot, and Boulder, this spacious home is a stone’s throw from some of Colorado’s best hikes, restaurants, and schools.