The Boulder Community

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Boulder is the No. 1 metro area for women in business with 4.42 businesses per 100 residents owned by a woman -– more than any other city in the U.S., according to an analysis by NerdWallet and a new report from public relations and digital communications firm Version 2.0 Communications.

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In fact, women-led businesses are cropping up across Colorado cities. Denver and Fort Collins also rank among the top 10 metros for women, ranking as Nos. 3 and 7 respectively. All have above-average levels of women’s entrepreneurship and small-business loan rates, the report says.

Colorado exceeds the nation for women that are self-employed with about 9.9 percent compared to 7.2 percent in the U.S. as a whole.

The

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Outreach and Involvement Inspire Others to Lend Their Support

By L.L. Charles, Boulder Daily Camera
Photography by Bob Truemper for RE/MAX of Boulder

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera At Home section on July 28, 2017

 

A few of the RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors donating to Children's Hospital Colorado/Children's Miracle Network: (left to right, back row): Lisa Wade, Todd Gullette, DB Wilson; middle row: Maureen McCarthy, Brian Hellwig, Elizabeth Ryterski, Steve Altermatt, Daryl Smith; front row: Danni Wilson, Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Kacie Thomas, John Hampshire, and Janet Leap. RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors who donated but are not pictured: Denise Patryas, Mary Arnold-Grow, Kimberly Brown, Brad Clarkson, Tina Di Scipio, Rich Gribbon,

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The U.S. homeownership rate fell to a 50-year low in the second quarter of 2016, much of which was attributable to Millennials staying out of the market. While some have contended that Millennials are not interested in homeownership, recent studies have shown that 80 percent of people still consider it to be part of the American Dream, and 90 percent stated that they want to own a home in the future.

If you are a Millennial and have overcome numerous barriers likely facing you, including crippling student debt, lack of ability to accumulate a down payment, low inventory and high prices, and lack of mortgage availability, why would you want to buy a home versus investing in the stock market, for example? While diversified investments is, of course, a

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Every Wednesday from June to August, Boulder’s iconic Pearl Street Mall has been THE place to celebrate summer and Boulder’s extensive music legacy – and this year is no different, as Bands on the Brick's celebrates its 20th anniversary.

As the presenting sponsor, we bring together families and music lovers from across the community to join Pearl Street businesses to celebrate Bands on the Brick's 10-week series of live music and dancing under the stars, which is free and open to the public.

“We sponsor Bands on the Bricks because we are a community organization,” says Owner and Founder of RE/MAX of Boulder Tom Kalinski. “We love our friends and neighbors and our community. We want to help make Boulder the best home possible.”

Each Wednesday

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Residents of Boulder, Colorado know one thing for certain: living well comes naturally in this environment. The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index confirms it. With a well-being index score of 64.7, Boulder ranks No. 10 of 189 metropolitan statistical areas evaluated nationwide.

Tracked on a two-year rolling average, Boulder’s well-being rank has been one of the top communities in the Gallup-Healthways analysis since 2008. All of the top-five communities have placed on previous years' top 10 lists of highest well-being locales.

What constitutes well-being? There are five essential elements, according to Gallup-Healthways:

  • Purpose: liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals
  • Social: having supportive
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By Dana Leventhal // Communications Director 

RE/MAX of Boulder is making a powerful impact on the lives of sick and injured children and their families by becoming a “Miracle Office” through the Children’s Miracle Network. By donating to Children’s Hospital Colorado after the closing of each home sale, RE/MAX of Boulder Realtors are a part of an ongoing effort to support the hospital’s life-saving treatments, advanced medical equipment, valuable research and education. 

Children’s Hospital Colorado, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora with 15 additional locations across Colorado, is a private, nonprofit hospital renowned for its excellence in caring for kids of all ages and is ranked as a top 10 pediatric hospital nationally. As

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Here in Boulder County, and in cultures around the world, spring cleaning is a welcome tradition.

But spring cleaning isn't only about dusting. It's also about having an 'out with the old' attitude that drives you to get rid of all the unneeded stuff that has collected in drawers, closets and cabinets. There is no question that de-cluttering opens up room in your cabinets, and clearing out extra items makes cleaning quicker and easier.

Here’s an easy checklist to guide you painlessly through the first steps of cleaning. The list was first published by www.maidpro.com and has been updated for a Boulder County perspective.

Kitchen: The kitchen is a great place to start de-cluttering. Toss all foods that are past the ‘use by’ dates. Clear the

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Spring home buying season is off to a bright start in the Boulder-area real estate market with sales and inventory improving for the month of March.

“We’ve had such beautiful weather, people have been very active in the housing market,” says Ken Hotard, vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association, at our quarterly sit-down.

“We saw a good bump in inventory both for single-family homes as well as condo/townhomes and sales went through the roof,” says Hotard.

Sales of single-family homes jumped 77.7 percent in March 2017 compared to February; 334 versus 188 units. Condominium and townhome sales rocketed 105.1 percent month-over-month with 160 units sold vs. 78.

Inventory for single-family homes grew 29.8 percent

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The following article is based on the RE/MAX of Boulder video podcast with Boulder County Assessor Cynthia Braddock. The goal of the conversation and following article is to help build a bridge of communication and understanding between the Boulder County Assessor’s Office, REALTORS® and the general public.

This May Day, there’s one thing every property owner in Boulder County can depend on: receiving a new assessed property value.

“Because 2017 is an odd numbered year, State statute requires that every property in Boulder County be evaluated for ‘assessed’ value,” says Cynthia Braddock, Boulder County Assessor.

Notices of assessed value will go out countywide on May 1. The new assessed value is based on past real estate market sales of

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