Boulder Named Among Most Stable Housing Markets In U.S.

Boulder, CO has been once again named as one of the most Stable Housing Markets in the US, according to a study just released by Smart Asset.

Boulder was number 3 on the list, and according to the study, “The Boulder, Colorado metro area also had a 0% chance of a 5% drop in housing price in the 10 years after it was purchased, within the time period from 1995 to 2019. The overall growth in home prices in Boulder in those 25 years was 251.21%, the 15th-highest growth rate across all 357 metro areas in the study.”

Fort Collins, CO also made the list at #6, and Denver, CO at #35. 

Boulder Named #1 Small City in America by Monocle Magazine

Monocole Magazine, World Famous Travel and Culture Publication, has declared Boulder the #1 Small city in America and the only American city in the top 10.

“There’s something fascinating about the currents moving through this place, from tech start-ups to regenerative farming projects via health-food brands. Boulder punches above its weight because it seems to have perfected the work-life balance (people “work to live” here, according to one Boulderite).”

Since 1977, Colorado Landmark Realtors has been setting the tone for Local Real Estate Excellence in the best small city in America. Let us help you find your home in the best community in America.

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.

HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2020

Check out the beautiful, luxury properties Colorado Landmark is entering in this year’s HGTV Ultimate House Hunt!

Amazing Kitchens 

775 Kalmia Avenue, Boulder                          

4 Beds | 7 Baths | 8500 SQ. FT.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xtZgiIQcpd_g1Siiib-sMqSb2jNZL6WW/view

 http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/video?wm_video_id=fu6dcdf5a3nsl3

Listed by: Phil Booth

303-817-8307

Phil@ColoradoLandmark.com

 


Countryside Retreats 

413 Wild Horse Circle, Boulder  

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 5700 SQ. FT. 

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=tmJsR6oqQpJ

Listed by: Joni Renee

720-365-7302

Joni@JoniReneeRealty.com

 


Curb Appeal 

745 Highland Avenue, Boulder    

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 4518 SQ. FT. 

my.matterport.com/show/?m=NjHHgGAD28t 

Listed by: Candace Loving

303-332-4530

CandaceLoving@gmail.com

 


Homes With A History 

2935 19th Street, Boulder  

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 3929 SQ. FT. 

Listed by: The Sawyer Burger Group

303-517-4147

Brett@ColoradoLandmark.com

 


Outdoor Escapes 

6610 Rabbit Mtn. Road, Longmont 

6 Beds | 9 Baths | 12,698 SQ. FT. 

my.matterport.com/show/?m=TDNjdptu78P&brand=0

Listed by: Candace Loving

303-332-4530

CandaceLoving@gmail.com

 


HGTV Editors will be selecting finalists in June, and winners will be announced in August!

 

Best of Luck to All!!

 

 

Introducing Landmark Advantage – Home Preparation, Staging and Renovation Services

Colorado Landmark has partnered with Zoom Casa to bring even more value to our clients through the Landmark Advantage Program.

According to the National Association of Realtors® 2019 Profile of Home Staging, eighty-three percent of buyers’ agents say that staging makes it easier for buyers to visualize a property as their future home. Forty-four percent of buyers’ agents report that staging a home increased the financial offer on a home. Twenty-five percent say staging a home increases its dollar value by one to five percent and twelve percent said that it increases the dollar value six to ten percent.

HOW IT WORKS

Selling a home is a deeply personal experience.  Our exclusive Landmark Advantage program will help you prepare your home for sale, by offering home preparation, staging and renovation services to increase the value of your home and help it sell faster and for top dollar.

A professional designer will meet with you in-person or though a virtual consultation, and give recommendations based on your budget and your home’s specific needs.  This can vary from simple de-cluttering and staging, to cosmetic renovations like painting, flooring, resurfaced kitchens, renewed bathrooms, house-wide deep cleaning, and landscaping.

Then, a project manager will handle the details of the entire process.  You don’t have to pursue contractors, track down invoices, manage work schedules, and oversee projects. Landmark Advantage manages the entire process and protects your interests, requiring vendors and staging professionals on the platform to maintain all necessary licenses and appropriate insurance coverage.

Landmark Advantage requires no upfront payment – no cash out of pocket. Payment is made at closing after your home sells (subject to certain terms and conditions).

Check out these before and after photos:

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For more information about this exciting new Landmark Advantage program and to find out how we can help you, please reach out to us at https://www.coloradolandmark.com/content/Landmark-Advantage/Home-Preparation-and-Staging

 

 

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

We have been navigating the twists and turns over the last couple weeks, and want you to know that we are here for you!

We understand that even in times of uncertainty, people need to buy or sell their homes, so we are working diligently to ensure that our clients are able to do so – through new marketing technology, virtual tours and virtual open houses, buyer and seller video consultations, and electronic document sharing and signing.

If you have questions (or suggestions) about how we can help you during this time, please reach out to us.

 

Family Arts & Craft Ideas to Keep Little Hands Busy

It feels like it’s back to the good old days and it’s time to make some memories! 

 

     

  


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  4.  DIY Jellyfish- Paper plates and yarn transform into these denizens of the deep. If you use glow-in-the-dark acrylic paint, you can even see their “bioluminescence” in action when you turn out the lights.   Get the tutorial at Craftiments »
  5. DIY Tattoo-Patterned Planter – If you have a printer, you can get some   printable temporary tattoo paper and use it to dress up old planters, mugs, pencil cups, and the like. (And if you don’t have a printer, you can just use a lot of little, store-bought temp tattoos.) Tweens will have a great time finding patterns that match their bedrooms or school supplies.   Get the tutorial at A Kailo Chic Life »
  6. DIY Paper Bead Necklaces – Strips of   scrapbooking paper look super cute when rolled into beads, but you can also have your kids experiment with wrapping paper, magazine clippings, or newsprint for a craft you can do without going to the store.   Get the tutorial at Sowdering About in Seattle »
  7. DIY Mini Lid Banjos – These may not sound like the real thing, but they look adorable — and you can dress them up basically any way you want. They’re the perfect doll-sized instrument for a pretend band.   Get the tutorial at The Craft Train »
  8. DIY Flight School – These paper planes are perfect for kids — just fold and let your imagination fly. Increase the challenge by making some cardboard targets for the planes to fly through. Get the tutorial »
  9. DIY “Space” Crayons – There’s just something about sparkly crayons in   celestial shapes that makes coloring time extra exciting. Plus, you make them with the ends of old crayons that kids never want to color with, anyway! Get the tutorial at Minieco »
  10. DIY Race Track – Take your   washi tape stash to the floor to create a colorful, customizable race track for tiny cars — and a place to park them when playtime is over. Get the tutorial at Juliette’s Garden »

Have fun everybody! 

 

 

What does the “Stay at Home” order mean for Boulder-area real estate?

On the evening of March 23, 2020, the City of Boulder issued emergency “Stay at Home” orders for individuals in the city.

It requires all individuals to stay at their place of residence, and that they are only allowed to leave their residences for specific approved “Essential Activities” (Things like grocery shopping, obtaining medical care or medicine, outdoor activities while practicing social distancing), “Essential Governmental Functions and Infrastructure”, and “Essential Businesses”.

(This is a VERY short summary, here is the link to the full order:
https://bouldercolorado.gov/city-emergency-orders-related-to-covid-19)

UPDATED 3/25/2020:  Boulder County has followed suit and has also issued a “Stay at Home Order” – the link to that order is here:  https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/stay-at-home-order/

Real Estate is listed as an “Essential Business” in Section 6.f.24: “Professional services such as legal, insurance, accounting, real estate and tax preparation services, including ancillary and supporting services.”

Colorado Landmark, Realtors has been diligently working to ensure the safety of our agents, clients and the community by establishing stringent practices for showing homes, and working with our lenders, title partners, inspectors and appraisers to ensure that all health and safety precautions are taken during this challenging time.

We also understand that even in times of uncertainty and crisis, people need to buy or sell their homes, so we are working to ensure that our clients are able to do so – through new marketing technology, virtual tours and virtual open houses, video buyer/seller consultations, and electronic document sharing and signing.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please reach out to your Colorado Landmark agent, or visit us at www.coloradolandmark.com.

Easy Home Updates You Can Do Now


Being stuck at home can be overwhelming at times but look on the bright (or maybe dusty!) side – now maybe you have time to get a jump start on spring cleaning.  Here are some easy, affordable updates to keep you and your family busy and help your home look its best.

 

Whether you are thinking about selling, or simply want to clean up and simplify your life, the #1 to-do on many people’s list is de-cluttering. This can be time consuming if you have many different items to sort through, so it’s the perfect opportunity to tackle the more daunting tasks. Here are some great tips from tidying expert Marie Kondo, to help keep you motivated and spark some joy in cleaning!

https://www.insider.com/tidying-up-with-marie-kondo-organizing-tips-2019-1#stay-committed-to-the-process-and-know-that-theres-an-end-1

Is there a room in your house that could use a fresh coat of paint to liven it up? It’s amazing what changing the color of a space can do for the feel of it! Even adding an accent or two is an inexpensive way to change a room and make it more open and spacious. Bringing more energy into an area makes everyone happier and helps with the flow of the environment. Here are some fun painting ideas to get you started: 

https://www.familyhandyman.com/painting/13-great-paint-ideas-for-your-living-room/

Now that we are starting to see some warmer weather and sunny days, it’s time to start thinking about your garden and cleaning up the landscaping for the summer! Trimming up dead bushes and shrubs helps make sure the new growth can reach the sun and get big and strong. There are tons of things you can do to get your equipment ready as well as your yard, for the long summer ahead. Here are ten early spring yard maintenance tips from the Farmers Almanac to keep you on track:

https://www.almanac.com/content/10-tips-maintaining-beautiful-yard


Cleaning and disinfecting is at the top of everyone’s list right now, with trying to keep the spread of germs down and help everyone stay healthy. A clean home is where it starts so here are 20 Genius Cleaning Hacks for a Tidy Home in No Time!

https://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/tips/cleaning-hacks/

Want some more great ideas on how to stay busy making home improvements while your spending more time there? Here’s a great list of ideas from Better Homes & Gardens if you need some more inspiration!

https://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/budget-remodels/weekend-home-projects/?slide=slide_21b112de-9100-4fb6-9843-dec4bcfeb40b#slide_21b112de-9100-4fb6-9843-dec4bcfeb40b

Hungry? Support Small Local Businesses in This Time of Need!

I don’t know about you, but working from home sure gives me a healthy appetite! Stay safe where you are and get your most favorite cravings delivered (or take out) all while helping support our local community of peers whose lives have been so greatly affected by this unprecedented event. Here is a list of tons of local restaurants, pubs and cafes from Boulder to Louisville and Niwot, who are still open and offering delicious options, discounts and gift cards! 

Here is a fantastic list for Boulder from Celia Galvin at Mountains and Mimosas:

 

Ali Baba Grill – pickup and delivery via GrubHub
Arcana – curbside pickup & delivery (offering “pay what you can” meals)

bartaco – pickup and delivery 11-9pm

Blackbelly – pickup and delivery (pickup only for breakfast menu)

Black Cat – pickup and delivery (can order wine with pickup orders)

Bramble & Hare – pickup and delivery

Cafe Blue – carryout and FREE delivery in a 3 mile radius M-F 11-8pm

Centro Mexican Kitchen – pickup or delivery

Chez Thuy – pickup only 3PM – 8PM

Corrida – pickup call 303-444-1333 to order 11-8pm

Cured – curbside pickup and delivery (including beer, wine, & liquor) 11-5pm

Dagabi Cucina – pickup and delivery – check their Instagram for specials

Daikon – curbside pickup or delivery

Dry Storage – curbside pickup and delivery

Eureka! – pickup and delivery via Uber Eats

Hungry Toad – pickup daily 12 – 7pm – call 303-442-5012 to order

Flower Child – pickup and delivery through DoorDash

Foolish Craig’s – pickup or delivery through HungryBuffs.com 9 – 2pm

Fresh Thymes – curbside pickup and delivery through GrubHub

Fringe – curbside pickup

Gabee Coffee – available for pick up

Gaku Ramen – pickup and delivery via Uber Eats and HungryBuffs

Hapa – pickup and delivery via HungryBuffs

Japango – curbside pickup & delivery coming soon!

Jungle – pick-up cocktail mixes (Mai Tai, Painkiller, Zombie, Pina Colada)

Le French Cafe – pickup (call 303-284-2265) or delivery via Uber Eats

Lindsay’s Boulder Deli at Häagen- Dazs – curbside pickup and free delivery 11 – 7

May Wah – pickup and delivery

McDevitt Taco Supply – carryout & curbside pickup, discounted meal kits to benefit temporarily laid off employees

Mojo Taqueria – pickup or delivery via DoorDash

Mountain Sun – pickup and delivery

Murphy’s Bar & Grill (North & South) – curbside pickup

Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza – pickup or delivery via HungryBuffs.com

Organic Sandwich Company – pickup and delivery 9-4PM daily

Pasta Jays – pickup and delivery via DoorDash 11-9PM

Post Brewing Company – pickup or delivery via DoorDash

River and Woods – curbside pickup or delivery

Roadhouse Boulder Depot – pickup and delivery via Uber Eats & GrubHub

Salt the Bistro – 20% off orders this week – pickup and delivery via DoorDash.

Santo – curbside pickup

Shamane’s Bakery & Cafe – pickup and delivery

Snarf’s – doorstep pick-up and free delivery through their app

Southern Sun – pickup (food and growlers of beer) 12-8pm

Steakhouse No 316 – curbside pickup, closed Sundays and Mondays

T|aco – burrito and bowl menu for takeout 11-8pm

Tiffin India Cafe – order online for pick up

Under the Sun – curbside pickup and delivery 12-8pm

Verde – pickup and delivery via ChowNow and HungryBuffs

West End Tavern – pickup or delivery via DoorDash

West Flanders – pickup and delivery through GrubHub or HungryBuffs, FREE crowler with pickup >$25

Wonder Press – pickup or delivery through their website or via GrubHub 9-3PM

Whole Sol – carry-out and delivery via GrubHub

WoodGrain Bagel & Deli – pickup, free delivery (through their website), and 20% off gift cards

Zolo Grill – curbside pickup and delivery via DoorDash


Here are some great offerings from Louisville, Lafayette, and Erie:

Moxie Bread – Offering most of their menu curb-side, including lasagna dinners for 3-4 people including salad and garlic bread from their online menu.

12Degree Brewing – full menu & beer available for pickup 12 – 8.

The Waterloo – take out & serving beverages at the bar while you wait.

The Post Brewing Company – Offering curbside pickup and delivery of their online menu – including beer and cocktails!

InJoy – (Erie) curbside pickup & delivery orders from 11 – 7.

Lulu’s BBQ – take out & delivery within 5 miles!

The Huckleberry – curbside to-go menu available 11:30 – 6:30 (Tues – Sun).

Zucca – curbside to-go menu available 11:30 – 6:30 (Tues – Sun) & delivery from DoorDash

Bob’s Diner – take out & curbside pick up.

740 Front – Curbside menu available Tuesday – Saturday.


Niwot has some great selections too:

The Niwot Market – is open and cranking away to stay stocked with fresh food and household needs! 

Sachi Sushi – located inside The Niwot Market & offering take out.

Lefty’s Gourmet Pizza – delivery & take out, 12% off when you say “Niwot Strong!” closed on Sunday.

Ajuua Mexican Restaurant –  take out available & delivery over $40 open till 8pm.

Fan’s Chinese Cuisine – take out available.

The Niwot Tavern – take out available – we recommend the fish & chips!


We will be updating this list as we hear about other establishments that are hopping on board. Please let us know if we missed any favorites of your’s that you know are still open and working hard!

If we all stick together as a community and support each other we can weather the storm and beat this thing! Stay healthy, busy and positive friends!