5 Places to Shop Local & Virtually for Mother’s Day

from Jordan Saul-Peterson

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we all know it’s important now more than ever to support local as we shower our mamas with love this holiday.

Below are a few shops that offer different options to shop while keeping a safe distance. Provided below will be shopping options and which companies will ship your orders for you + gift wrap! Be aware that the current climate could impact shipping times, so get your order in sooner than later.

 

1.      Pitter Patter Shop

a.      Located in Historic Old Town Louisville, this carefully curated baby & kids shop houses some of the cutest clothes, toys, books and accessories. The high quality of the items in shop make this the perfect stop to splurge on some amazing baby gifts for a new mom or one with a baby on the way!

b.      Ways to shop: By phone, Online or Email

c.       www.pitterpattershop.com

d.      (720) 485-3129

e.      Gift Wrap, $7 Flat Rate Shipping & Pick-Up are available

 

2.      Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary

a.      This downtown Boulder staple is the perfect place to grab some incredible gifts for the hardworking mama in your life! Pick out essential oils, luxurious bath salts, herbal teas, tinctures and so much more. A few of my favorites include Queens Salt Bath, Lavendar Shea Butter and the Mini Facial Gift Set.

b.      Ways to Shop: By Phone, Online

c.       https://www.rebeccasherbs.com/

d.      303-443-8878

e.      Gift Wrap, Personal Message & Shipping Available

 

3.      Eleanor and Hobbes

a.      Since 2013, this stylish shop has brought well-crafted clothing and accessories to the Old Town Louisville area. The thoughtfully curated fashion and attention to detail make this an amazing stop for surprising mom with something fun to wear during a “stay at home” date night.

b.      Ways to Shop:

c.       https://www.shop-eleanor.com/

d.      (720) 708-3016

e.      $10 Flat Rate Shipping, Free Pick-up & Gift Wrap Available

 

4.      Old Friends

a.      In my opinion, Old Friends is the best place to “gift shop,” especially if you are in need of some inspiration. Having a wide range of local and eclectic options, this store provides unlimited gift-giving possibilities to the deserving matriarch in your life. From funny mugs, unique jewelry and puzzles, to home décor, local art and bath products. This store will not disappoint!

b.      Ways to Shop: Phone, Email or Facetime with the Owner

c.       oldfriendsllc@yahoo.com

d.      303.665.8886

e.      Gift Bags & Curbside Pickup Available

 

5.      Thalken

a.      Nestled is the heart of Old Town Lafayette, with “You Are Beautiful” written on it’s side lies Thalken. Full of locally made jewelry, soaps, candles, greeting cards & more, this husband/wife owned shop is sure to bring a smile to the face of any mom.

b.      Ways to Shop: Online, By Phone

c.       https://www.thalken.com/

d.      720-660-3664

e.      Free Local (Boulder County) Shipping over $32, Curbside Pickup, Gift Wrapping Available, Free Shipping over $100

 

Have fun shopping for the awesome mama in your life and stay safe out there!

 


Jordan Saul-Peterson

Associate Broker

REALTOR

720-220-1083

Jordan@SaulTeamHomes.com

 


 

Local Perspective

The Value of Home is More Important Than Ever Before

While we are so grateful to have our homes, especially during this time of Sheltering in Place, being cooped up in your home can get monotonous.  How are you spending your time each day? Here are some ideas to spend the time that help stimulate your mind and body, and maybe even increase the value of your home or help the community at the same time!

 


Virtual Workout & Yoga Classes

Focusing on the health and wellness of you and your family is critical during these times of social distancing. It is important to keep a routine, continue to connect with others, practice mindfulness, and move your body as much as you can. Studios are offering online classes for reduced rates, donations, and even for free!

 

Amana Yoga Boulder offers a donation-based yoga class Tuesday’s at 5pm

Local instructor Lauralyn Sullivan is offering online donation-based Deep Stretch and Meditation with live Violin

Earth Yoga Boulder offers online yoga and meditation

Soul Tree Yoga in Louisville offers online yoga and meditation classes

Yoga Pod Boulder offers online yoga classes

Yoga Junction Louisville offers online yoga classes (prenatal and postnatal options too)

CorePower Yoga is offering free online classes each week

Peloton is offering a free 90-day trail of their online app that streams various fitness classes (no bike needed)

Physique57 offers Sculpting, core and barre classes, no need for equipment! There are a few free classes available, or you can buy a month for $15, use checkout code, “HilariaBaldwin” –

Yoga with Adriene offers free online yoga and she even has a kid’s yoga class

Cosmic Kids is a great resource of free online yoga and mindfulness classes for kids

 


Masterclass

Use this time to learn a new craft!  Masterclass has 82+ courses on subjects taught by world class instructors on topics like business, home design, culinary arts, writing, music, photography, and fashion.

Classes are taught by the ultimate experts in these fields.  Learn about photography from Annie Lebovitz, cooking from Gordon Ramsay, the art of makeup from Bobbi Brown, scientific thinking and communication from Neil DeGrasse-Tyson, or business leadership from Howard Shultz, to name a few. 

The annual subscription to access all the classes is $180, and they are offering a Buy One, Get one Free deal now so share it with a friend and each pay $90! 
Check it out here: https://www.masterclass.com/ 

 


DIY Home Projects

De-cluttering, organizing and creating new spaces in your home or backyard always brings a sense of accomplishment and gives your home life and energy, and you something to do! 

Easy Home Updates You Can Do Now
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/easy-home-updates-you-can-do-now/

Family Arts and Crafts Ideas to Keep Little Hands Busy
https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/family-arts-craft-ideas-to-keep-little-hands-busy

DIY Network offers a great article on 17 ways to get instant curb appeal for less than $100!

Real Simple offers  10 Fun, Quarantine Hobbies to Try Right Now 

 


Support Local Businesses!

In Downtown Boulder, over 70% of our businesses are locally owned and operated. Many of the employees who work at these businesses are our family, friends and neighbors. This is our time to come together as a community and help.

 


Protect Your Mental Health

Having to make significant changes to our everyday lives in the face of uncertainty and adversity can be overwhelming and stressful. As life continues to change, it’s important that we show ourselves compassion through this process. Here are some ideas to help protect your mental health during this time of crisis. 

Here are 6 Ideas from CU Boulder:

6 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During A Crisis 

14-Day Plan to Help Manage Coronavirus Stress: 

Two Week Stress Less Plan

The Scientific Reasons Showing Kindness Helps Ease Anxiety: 

realsimple.com/health/mind-mood/kindness-helps-anxiety

Online Happiness Class from Yale University: 

realsimple.com/syndication/yale-university-happiness-class-now

 


 

Safe Showing Update

On Sunday, April 26th, Boulder County released an update to their stay at home order, which is currently in effect until May 8th, allowing in-person showings.  (Open houses are NOT permitted.)  While we are thrilled to be able to serve our clients in this way again, we take the safety of our agents, our clients and our community very seriously.

 

Here are the steps we are taking to make sure our showings are as safe as possible:

 

Prior to approving any showings, we are asking buyers to thoroughly review photographs, virtual tours, floor plans, videos and property disclosures. and if possible, drive through the neighborhood.

 

Buyers must also be pre-approved for mortgage financing through a reputable lender, or provide proof of funds.

 

We provide a COVID-19 Disclosure and Release Agreement for both buyers and sellers to review and sign, confirming that no parties are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have knowingly been exposed.  These steps ensure that only serious buyers who are ready, willing and able to purchase the home are approved for showings.

 

Seller or listing broker will prepare the house for showing by turning the lights on, clearing paths,  opening closet doors, and removing all valuables.

 

Masks, gloves, booties, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes (if available) will be made available by the front door of all listings.

 

If home is occupied, the Seller is also instructed to disinfect surfaces of home after showings have taken place.

 

No overlapping showings allowed.  A maximum of three people can attend showings, and buyers should whenever possible leave children at home.  All people entering the property must wear masks, gloves and booties, leave lights on and refrain from touching anything other than doorknobs and handrails if necessary.

 

Anyone entering the property must adhere to the safe distancing guidelines, and any discussion regarding the property should take place following social distancing rules (6’ or greater) after leaving the property, or over via electronic means.

 

Together we can work to keep everyone safe while still providing our world-class service to our buyers and sellers. If you have questions about how we can help you buy or sell a home during this time, please reach out!

 

We are here for you!

 

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.

COVID-19 and Real Estate Update

COVID-19 and Real Estate Update

by Brett Sawyer

 

 

Friends, clients, and colleagues from across the country and around the globe have been reaching out to me asking about the state of real estate in the Boulder/Denver Metro area.  We know that different states are under a wide range of guidelines for this industry that is poised to lead our economy back out of this recession.

 

It’s been a roller-coaster few weeks given the initial “stay at home” order issued by Gov. Polis did not include real estate as an essential business.  This put thousands of home buyers, home sellers, and active transactions in jeopardy of failure and  financial distress.  Fortunately, with the help of the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR), that order was revised within 24 hours.

 

NAR, CAR, DMAR, BARA and most all of the Realtor boards were quick to issue guidelines to their members for safe and sanitary practices for showings, and focused on homes that were currently on the market, while also being sensitive to buyers who still needed to buy, and sellers who still needed to sell.

 

A couple of weeks ago we were gut-punched via an opinion from the Colorado Attorney General’s office limiting real estate services solely to appraisals and Closings.  No showings, no inspections, no photographers.  Through the combined efforts of the Realtor community; the title insurance industry; the mortgage industry; and the home inspector industry we were able to demonstrate to the governor’s office, as well as the AG’s office, the dire unintended consequences that ruling would have on the personal and financial safety of people who needed (not just merely wanted) to buy or sell a home.

 

After four days of negotiations we saw some movement, and finally this week we were advised that effective April 27th we can again show homes.  It’s important to keep in mind that responsible Realtors are not conducting Open House events; and are showing homes under very strict guidelines requiring masks, gloves, and social distancing.  We are united in our goal to keep our buyers, sellers, and necessary ancillary businesses involved in real estate transactions safe!

 


Brett Sawyer

Broker Associate | REALTOR

Brett@ColoradoLandmark.com

303-517-4147

 


 

Certified Hard at Work!

Check out these agent all-stars that have been working hard on certifications and received awards while staying at home!


Deborah Read Fowler  has taken the time to complete and pass her GREEN Certification, Approved by the American National Association of Realtors (NAR) and used to indicate the level of environmental friendliness for real estate properties. The course curriculum includes sustainable building practices, marketing, and rating systems.

 

She has also completed her HSE (Home Staging Expert) Certificate. Way to go Deb, you have been a busy bee!


 

Shannon Andrews-Palo has been working on her Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) Designation. This course helps real estate agents increase their knowledge and skills in a broad array of technical subjects with additional focus on the fundamentals of real estate.

 

 

 


 

Stimulating our brains and keeping current, the Colorado Landmark way! 

Home Sales Are Still Up!

Showings are down starting in March, as you can see, due to physical distancing and safety precautions; but home sales are still up and title companies are busy!

 

We have had to become more creative in how we show and list homes. Virtual home tours have been our most effective, main creative platform.

 

Check out some of our most recent tours from CLR’s Candace Loving and 3rd Eye View Productions working with Marley Gagnon, to bring you high quality 3D virtual home tours from Matterport. If you have virtual reality goggles, you can even jump on and feel like your really in the living room or kitchen of your future home!

 


6030 Red Hill Road, Boulder

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ohSB8r2oc4

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 5553 Sq. Ft.

 

Listed by: Kim Thompson

303-641-2049

Kim@KimThompsonGroup.com

 


3850 Broadway Street #19, Boulder 

my.matterport.com/show/?m=EwbDki7mtA3

4 Beds | 3 Baths | 2132 Sq. Ft.

 

Listed by: Kim Thompson

303-641-2046

Kim@KimThompsonGroup.com


 

47 Chieftain Court, Lyons 

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

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 2515 Sq. Ft.

 

Listed by: Joni Renee

720-365-7302

Joni@JoniReneeRealty.com

 


745 Highland Avenue, Boulder 

my.matterport.com/show/?m=NjHHgGAD28t&brand=0

5 Beds | 5 Baths | 4518 Sq. Ft.

 

Listed by: Candace Loving 

303-332-4530

CandaceLoving@gmail.com

 

 


 

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!!

 

 

We Are All in This Together!

We are here for you

Here at Colorado Landmark, Realtors, we are actively keeping our finger on the economic pulse. 

Please call us at any time to ask questions and we will share any  information we have learned.  In the meantime, if you are thinking about buying or selling your home this year, here are some things you can do now to prepare:

 

1)    Please file your federal (and state) tax returns: the government has extended the filing deadline to July 15th, however you can still file your tax return, even if you’re not ready to pay your final 2019 tax bill.  You must have this complete for your pre-approval letters, but in general, procrastination is not useful, especially if you have a lot of time on your hands right now.

 

2)    If you have been thinking of selling, this is a great time to de-clutter and get your home ready! Check out our blog post about easy home updates you can do right now:

https://coloradolandmarkblog.com/easy-home-updates-you-can-do-now/

 

3.  If you are planning to purchase a new home, speak with a lender to get pre-approved.

 

4)    If you MUST buy or sell, we have a safe plan for you.  Please reach out and we will go over all the safety precautions that we have in place.

 

 

5) Stay safe: keep your immune system high, stay at home and when you head out, please follow social distancing protocols, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently, especially after returning to your house from shopping, etc.

 

 

We will get through this together!

 

 

A Sense of Normalcy

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Create a Sense Of Normalcy During This Time of Uncertainty


1. Establish a Routine
Why? Routines can help you manage your emotional and mental health. “By making sure that you have some good routines in place, like exercise, connection, and putting limits on your news consumption, you can maintain some semblance of groundedness, even though we are all dealing with so many unanswered questions,” psychologist Patricia Thompson, Ph.D.


 


2. Make Your Home A Workable Space
This new norm…working, parenting, and now teaching from home is our reality. By setting up a dedicated work space, limiting distractions such as news and social media, we invite stability back into our lives.

 


 

3. Let Nature Be Your Refuge
The human connection with nature has important therapeutic benefits for mental health. Birds are busy making their nests, trees are starting to sprout and flowers are beginning to blossom. Let nature be your joy!

 

 


4. Keep Moving Forward
Are you planning a move? Juggling a variety of moving tasks isn’t easy. However, with the right organizational know-how, it can be done. A well-coordinated relocation is at your fingertips. Please reach out to us and we can provide you with a plan and our professional recommendations.

 


During this time, try to remember
that anxiety is a blend of
fear  and  hope, and see
if you can keep the hope part in mind.

We’re In This Together and We  Will  Get Through It!

Please reach out to us, your Org & Relo Team anytime.

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