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April 20, 2017
HOME RENOVATION - LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT? Ever wonder whether a home renovation is up your alley? Or does starting fresh with a new home and leaving that old one behind sound like a better fit? At...
April 06, 2017
YOU NEVER DREAMED THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU IMAGINE THIS SCENARIO You just found the most magical piece of mountain property to build your future dream home. The property is well-treed and...
July 13, 2017
STAGING HOMES IN A HOT MARKET I often get asked "Do you need to stage homes in this hot Boulder market? Don't you just put a For Sale sign up and it sells?" I realized, what I know is...
August 11, 2016
It doesn’t take long to see if Nederland life is for you. There are no stoplights, highway noises, or droves of strangers on your morning coffee run. In Nederland, less is more. The simplicity...
August 09, 2016
Some say that if you don’t step outside of your comfort zone, your life will be nothing more than an exercise of regret management. Close out your summer with one of these unique events and we...
August 12, 2016
When a mountain-loving couple from Virginia decided to make Colorado their home, they had no idea that their western dream would unfold in the quirky town of Nederland. The professional couple...
June 02, 2016
Trail running with beer.  Whitewater kayaking competitions. Outdoor music festival. BMX and dirt jump competitions. Film festival. Slacklining. Camping. Acroyoga. Android Jones. All of this is...
May 17, 2016
High-altitude sun nurtures beautiful wildflowers, strong aspens and glorious fields of nature’s bounty. The baking Colorado sun is a key component of high-altitude beauty, but it’s not...
May 17, 2016
Let’s face it. Boulder is amazing. It’s a haven for foodies, athletes, progressives, amazing restaurants and academic pursuits. You can’t deny the beauty of the foothills and easy...
May 17, 2016
If you’ve traveled to Lafayette along Route 7 without stopping in Erie, you’ve missed a hidden gem straddling the eastern edge of Boulder County. It’s time to get a taste of this...
December 09, 2015
Image Courtesy pearlwest.co You’ve probably seen a massive new building rising from the block between Pearl, Walnut, 9th and 11th - the former home of the Daily Camera. But you shouldn’t...
December 09, 2015
Photo by Marcus Hansson Creative Commons License When it comes to buying or selling a home in the winter months, you’re probably going to deal with a rare breed of people who are extra...
December 09, 2015
With Black Friday under our belts and the Christmas season swinging into full effect we thought we’d share some of our favorite Boulder vendors to help you ring the tree. NOD & ROSE...
December 08, 2015
Image found at Hookedonhouses.net If you have an AirBnB or other such Vacation Rental By Owner, and you live in Boulder, you are in luck. On November 3, 2015 Boulder approved a tax on short...
December 09, 2015
The debate is still on regarding the bike lanes on Folsom, though it sounds like many got the result they were looking for. Even though the protected bike lanes proposed in June and implemented...
November 18, 2015
Imagine the end of a busy workday: You arrive home, where lights gracefully adjust to a soothing hue as you enter, the oven is preheated to start cooking dinner and the air is warmed just how you...
November 18, 2015
If you’re a meat eater, wouldn’t you rather buy your meat from local independent, family-owned ranches? And wouldn’t you feel better knowing your meat comes from happier, pasture-...
October 28, 2015
Reprinted with permission from Jason Vogel. Hello friends, colleagues, countrymen, Many of you have received my recommendations before; some of you are getting them for the first time. I've just...
October 21, 2015
Local chef-restaurateur Bradford Heap has just opened his brand new, responsibly-sourced, globally-inspired seafood eatery called Wild Standard at 1043 Pearl Street, and boy are our mouths are...
October 21, 2015
The space that held the quaint Boulder staple that used to be Delilah’s Pretty Good Grocery on 9th street near The Hill has been transformed and updated to the ultra-sleek Alpine Modern...
September 22, 2015
There’s no final plan to rebuild Fourmile Canyon Road just yet – Boulder County officials will present significantly revised plans on this flood recovery plan this fall. The Boulder...
September 22, 2015
Who said schools don’t teach gardening? The Growe Foundation is a Boulder County program that does – and you can support it by dining on organic food cooked by local Boulder top chefs...
September 22, 2015
The Romano family, owners of Boulder’s highly respected Mediterranean and French styled restaurants The Med and Brasserie Ten Ten respectively, will soon be adding Italian fare to their...
September 22, 2015
Boulder’s Affordable Housing subject affords a lot of opinions ranging from nothing but praise to downright nasty arguments. There are many issues at play including the requirements of...
July 31, 2015
Boulder is a hotbed for amazing innovative entrepreneurs who use their success to do good for the world. Ira Leibtag is a Boulderite who demonstrates this perfectly. He has re-discovered the...
July 30, 2015
Five Investment Tips to Get you Started Even if you’re not counting the days until you can send the kids back to school, there’s good reason to appreciate this time of year as a...
July 30, 2015
With words like “right sizing” and “road diets” Boulder’s latest Living Laboratory project sounds like the next fast food fad. But no, it’s the controversial...
July 30, 2015
…and by escape, I mean literally. Remember the days when kids went outside to play and didn’t come in until the street lights came on? They used their imagination, had to problem...
July 30, 2015
When it comes to rebate brokers, you’re not going to get the full-service staging expertise that our experienced 8030 brokers provide. This home is a great example of how we can make your...
June 16, 2015
You can drive the U.S. 36 Express Lanes for free from now until July. Construction is wrapping up and the Colorado Department of Transportation is testing the Express Lanes from Pecos to Table Mesa...
June 29, 2015
The Boulder City council is in the process of deciding whether or not you’ll be able to legally rent your home through AirBnB or other sharing economy vacation rental sites (**see below)....
May 21, 2015
Do you have kids that are in kindergarten through 5th grade? If so you can introduce them to the Colorado tradition of skiing or snowboarding with Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pass which provides 4...
May 19, 2015
If you haven’t yet received information about your new property tax bill then you might want to brace yourself for what you’ll find in the mailbox. Since property values have skyrocketed...
May 18, 2015
According to Forbes magazine, Boulder won top props for being the best city to start a business in this year. Just to prove their statement we attended Boulder Startup Week (May 11-15) and...
May 19, 2015
Fortunately, the occupants of this once two-story home survived a damaging flood on Sept. 11, 2013. Theirs received the most significant damage within the Boulder city limits. From wildfires...
May 06, 2015
As real estate brokers we scour through hundreds of photos a day. All too often we find ourselves saying, “Really? You posted that photo?” It’s a proven fact that great real estate...
June 16, 2015
Would you live in a North Boulder neighborhood with Flatiron views, artist neighbors, a community greenhouse and Boulderites who revel in creating progressive community ties? We definitely think...
April 29, 2015
If you think all luxury items are going to make your house more sexy and your life easier, you might want to think again. When considering which additions to splurge on when building or remodeling...
April 30, 2015
Many people dream of an idyllic mountain home where they can breathe the clean air, live more off grid, commune with nature, and finally retire to the “good” life. However, that perfect...
May 08, 2015
There is a suspension of disbelief required when we contemplate real estate prices in Boulder, where rapid appreciation in the past two years has brought the average Martin Acres home to over $500,...
April 30, 2015
Believe it or not, the love affair you once had can go south – and turn a burning passion for home into a lukewarm feeling. Spring can be a great time to consider what’s worth letting go...
May 22, 2015
8030 Realty is a boutique real estate firm that specializes in Boulder’s best 8030- zip codes for a reason - because we live here, work here, and play here too. And we love it! This blog will...