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Local Holiday Shopping - Downtown Longmont

by Cory Dudley

 

Downtown Longmont offers dining, shopping, lodging, recreation and professional services to all who visit. Following the flood in 2013, the city embarked on a complete downtown renovation, including major construction projects to redesign and rebuild the alleys of Main Street. But those aren't the only improvements happening - downtown shops are also participating! The LDDA started a grant of $100,000 to reimburse businesses 25% of their costs for alley-facing improvements made during that time, and many businesses opted to partake.

Longmont has a fantastic downtown area that offers something for everyone. It is an extremely walkable area that deserves your foot traffic this holiday season! In the hopes of making your list for that last-minute shopping, the below downtown shops have partnered with The Winning Team Real Estate Group' to offer their newsletter subscribers additional savings!

 

Brown's Shoe Fit Co.

373 Main Street 

This footwear chain was founded in 1911 and is managed by a partner who's active in the downtown Longmont community. You'll find a very wide selection of brand name shoes for women, men and children, as well as various accessories.

Their deal? Buy any 3 pairs of socks, get a 4th pair FREE!

 

Longmont Florist

514 Coffman Street

Longmont Florist is proud to be a second generation, family owned flower shop that's been around for over 47 years now. They are full service, have a staff of master designers, and also deliver!

Their deal? $5 off ANY order when you use the code "CM16"

 

Inspiration Art Academy

457 Main St

The studio is located in Old Town Longmont and is suitable for artists of all ages, abilities and experience. Cynthia Barnes, an art educator of 22 years, wants the studio to be a place for exploration, learning, developing skills and having fun!

Their deal? Holiday gift certificates available in the shop

 

Magic Fairy Candles

634 Main St

Magic Fairy Candles produces all natural, handmade aromatherapy, candles, and bath & body products. All of their candles are made only with soy wax, natural cotton wicks, and the purest essential oils available.

  Their deal? Their 'Scent of the Month' (which is Fresh Linen through December)  is 1/2 off.

PLUS - Buy 2 and get 1 FREE on all of the products that are made in-store (body candles, bath bombs, lotions, soap bars, etc;) through December

 

Scrumptious

508 Main St

Ice cream and candy isn't just for kids! This shop has nostalgic items, gag gifts, a huge selection of candy that you simply can't find at the grocery store and of course - homemade ice cream.

Their deal? Unique holiday ice cream flavors, including Santa's Breath, Eggnog, Snuggler and Candy Cane

 

Recycled Records LP

535 3rd Ave

Longmont's record store has a large array of records, both new and old. All of their inventory is cleaned and graded before being priced. If you've been searching for something specific for months - or maybe even years - take a look here! You just may find it...

Their deal? Gift certificates are available! They also have new LP pressings and 2 new rooms of vinyl for the season

 

Simply Bulk Market

418 Main St

500 bulk items are sold here, about 40% of which is organic and the remainder is all natural. There is a pet section, large containers of personal care products and so much more!

Their deal?  10% added to any gift certificate purchase until Dec 31st

 

Yore

381 Main St

Yore houses a growing collection of useful products that are quality made, well designed and responsibly manufactured. All of their products are sustainable, fair-trade and practical for everyday use.

Their deal? Complimentary gift wrapping on all purchases

 

Happy Bakeshop

449 Main St

Gourmet cupcakes is what it's all about at Happy Bakeshop! Each treat is crafted from scratch, and you can taste the old-fashioned TLC in every bite. They also cater to those who are gluten free or vegan, and "allergen-free" cupcakes by special order.

Their deal? $2 Tuesdays and a new breakfast deal; come in before 10:30 am for a breakfast item and receive a free cup of coffee

 

HEFE's Tacos & Tequila

246 Main St

Hefe's combines the authentic with modern, both in food and drink. They offer $2 street tacos and $4 fresh squeezed margaritas, with a unique location and paint palette to boot.

Their deal? Purchase a $20 gift card and receive a FREE margarita or taco card

 

Longmont Downtown Development Authority

528 Main St

Longmont's Downtown Development Authority aims to invest in the downtown community's growth and success, including the local shops and services.

Their deal? A deck of cards with deals and promotions from local downtown businesses. $5 per deck +$3 shipping & handling if you don't pick up from their office location

 

 

"..... It comes down to connection and being engaged in life. That's really it. It's a structure for having this purpose and focus and commitment to something on a daily basis."

- Anton Krupicka

 

 

Anton Kurpicka is an ultra-runner living in Boulder, CO, best known for his long hair and dedication to trail running. Though he has many wins under his belt, including two at the Leadville 100, he admits that his relationship to the sport has been more affected by injury in the past couple years than ever before.

 

 

Despite the challenges of setting his ego aside, Anton speaks to the importance of daily rituals and dedication, especially when they feed the body and soul.

 

(Video Credit: Billy Yang Films)

 

Are We in a Housing Bubble?

by Cory Dudley

 

 

"Oh, you're in real estate? How is the market looking?"

"What do you predict will happen next summer?"

"My brother-in-law does construction and he told me that...."

"What will happen to the housing market when president-elect Trump brings in his policies?"

"What do you think?"

"What do you know?"

"Tell me!"

 

None of us have a crystal ball. I can't wave my hands in the air and give some sort of guarantee or promise about what will or will not happen with the housing market in the months (and years) to come. What I can do is break down how the economics of our housing market in Colorado works, and why we in the field make the predictions that we do. Whether you're currently searching for a home, trying to decide if you should list or real estate simply fascinates you, my hope is that once you've read this, you will feel more confident and knowledgeable!

 

 

6 Factors Required to Create a 'Housing Bubble'

We need more YES's than NO's in order to qualify as being in a 'red flag state'... Let's count!

 

Home Flipping - Are more homes being bought and sold for a profit in a 1 year period than before?

 

 

NO.

In short, Boulder County home prices discourage this. It has become less lucrative to flip homes in Colorado than in past years because there are fewer bargains to be had. Home values continue to increase and foreclosures are rarely heard of anymore in this area. There simply isn't much distressed inventory along the Front Range left to buy!

 

Percentage of Mortgages in Default - Are there many mortgages in default?

 

 

NO.

A curious spike in October 2016 is due to the remnants of risky FHA lending back in 2009, after the last housing boom had ended. FHA and VA loans from 2009 to 2015 account for 49% of all actives loans currently in foreclosure, indicating that we are now seeing the affects of government remedies given at that time. Studies also show that there is typically an increase in foreclosure activity during the third quarter. One month doesn't make a trend, so there are likely other factors in play as well.

 

Price Appreciation  - Are home prices outpacing inflation?

 

 

YES.

What does this mean? Both Boulder and Denver ranked among the top 10 metro areas for home value gains in the last year nationwide. Home prices continue to outpace inflation, and the trend appears to be continuing into 2017. D.B.Wilson, the managing broker of RE/MAX, predicted that home prices will appreciate 9-11% during 2017 in Denver, Boulder and the Fort Collins-Loveland areas.

In addition, the Federal Housing Finance Agency listed Colorado as #3 in the country for appreciation of home prices at 10.2%, which is nearly double the national average of 5.6%.

 

Home Prices vs. Rent Prices - Does it cost less to rent than to buy?

 

 

NO.

Generally speaking. Rents in the Boulder county area are consistently higher on a monthly basis than it would cost to buy a home. Housing is the biggest expense for the majority of Americans, but can vary greatly depending on whether you're a renter or an owner, the area you live in and the level of luxury you demand. Either way, with mortgage rates at historic lows of 3.42% for quite some time now, most monthly mortgage payments are lower than rent would be.

 

Amount of New Construction - Are there too many homes being built to try and satisfy the demand?

 

 

NO.

Housing bubbles are created when housing production (and therefor prices) are run up due to demand, speculation and excitability. Colorado is experiencing an inventory shortage, meaning that supply cannot keep up with the demand of those currently in the market to buy.

 

Home Prices vs.Wages - Are homes more expensive for locals earning the local median income than in the past?

 

 

NO.

Home prices in Boulder County, for example, have grown by 308% since 1991, which is more than double the national average. Despite the steady increase in home prices, Boulder ranks 18th nationwide for average salaries. The Denver-metro currently has less than a 3% unemployment rate to top it all off! Household formations play a large role in this, too. Economic conditions continue to improve, especially in Colorado, and more people are choosing to move out of their parent's basement or trade in their rent check for a mortgage payment. 

Forbes ranked Boulder as having the highest-educated workforce in the entire country, with 58.5% college-degree attainment and 28.7% graduate-degree attainment rates. Higher education can be directly correlated with higher earnings, and therefor more ability to compete in a strong housing market.

To top it all off, Colorado continues to experience job growth year after year. At the end of the third quarter this year, 619,477 business were in good standing. It confirms that Colorado will likely experience continued moderate employment growth well into 2017.

 

 

Folks, Colorado is basically crushing the real estate market. From data collected by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, 3 of the top 10 metro areas nationwide with the most stable growth are located in Colorado. For the second year in a row, the Boulder metro area takes the #1 spot as the most stable market growth over the past 25 years! In a 2016 analysis done by SmartAsset, the average Boulder homeowner hadn't suffered any significant price decline since 1991 - and so far that hasn't changed.

Following close behind is Fort Collins at #6 and the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area at #9.

 

 

That being said, according to Wilson, "The market will continue to be strong, but there may be a little bit of a wobble." The downside for homebuyers is that we've essentially lost the bottom of the market in terms of affordability. New construction of townhomes and condos have been increasing, particularly in Longmont, Lafayette and Louisville. But they aren't exactly a relief to the high prices seen in the market - the majority are high end and luxury projects.

For sellers, the low number of of homes for sale is predicted to increase in 2017 and in turn increase the amount of time that a listing could be on the market.

 

To sum it up - no, we are not in a housing bubble. If anything, we are only in a bit of a shift..

 

 

Sarah Jo is happy to now find herself settled somewhere that feels just right, and is excited to be helping buyers find the right home. With her client's wants & needs in mind, she strives to provide the best experience for everyone she helps! During the summer months she can be found soaking in the sun at Horsetooth Resevoir, snowshoeing and sledding in the winter, and driving up to see the aspen take on new colors in fall - no matter what, it's all Colorado, all the time!

Sarah Jo can be reached by mobile at 720.934.3404 or email at sarahjo@justlistedcolo.com.

Call us if you want a 'SOLD' sign in your yard!

 

 

 

Kristen Whitehead, owner of Helios Landscape Design, shares with us 10 things we can all be doing to prepare our landscapes for the winter months... Take advantage of this unusually late snow-season and get to the garden while you can!

 

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With all of these 70 degree days that we have had recently, it makes it hard to believe we will be sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner in a couple of weeks.  If you have not already been preparing your garden for winter and planning for next growing season, there is still time - probably while wearing your shorts!  Here are 10 things to think about when preparing your landscape for Winter....

 

Debris Cleanup

After the first hard frost, you will notice the foliage start to die off.  There are two ways of taking care of your perennials before winter.  One approach is to trim back all of your perennials and remove dead material as long as you layer at least 3 inches of mulch around the plants.  The other approach is to allow the dying leaves and stems to break down through the Winter and remove them in the Spring.

 

 

Winter Water

Some Colorado Winter’s can be especially dry with little snowfall in January and February.  It is important to keep your plants hydrated.  Prepare to provide trees and shrubs water below their dripline one or two times during a dry spell.

 

Irrigation

Remember to blow out your sprinkler system if you have not already and make sure to unscrew your hoses from the taps.  It is easy enough to bring the garden hose back out in the winter to water, as long as the temperature is above freezing.

 

 

Tree Wrap

Recently planted deciduous trees (1-3 years planted) need to be wrapped in crepe type tree wrap.  Tree wrap is designed to protect the thin bark from sunscald that can cause the trunk to crack.  Be sure to remove in April to avoid girdling of the bark. Tree wrap can be purchased at any local gardening shop.

 

Prepare soil

Adding good organic compost material to your garden beds will do wonders for your landscape’s next growing season.  Mixing this compost with your existing soil will provide the nutrients for your plants next year.  Be sure to add 3-4” of wood mulch on top of that compost to help keep in moisture and block out sunlight for pesky weeds.

 

 

Lawn

Fall is the right time to core aerate.  Aerating allows the oxygen to get to the lawn’s compacted roots.  You can also fertilize to improve lawn growth next season, however, carefully read the labels before applying.  Early to mid Fall is a great time to overseed your lawn with drought tolerant grass seed.  It is a little late now, so plan for overseeding next Spring.

 

Plant & Transplant

Fall and Winter are one of the best times to plant trees and shrubs.  At this time, the plants are dormant and have all of their energy focused on root growth.  Planting at this time will give the new or transplanted plant a better start for the spring.

 

 

Wildlife

The winter is a tough time for our outdoor critters.  Provide a bird feeder or heated bird bath to maintain the animals in your backyard.  Dead stalks, leaves and seedheads provide food and shelter.  Plants such as sunflowers, black-eyed susans and marigolds can be a food source for our backyard wildlife.

 

 

Winter Interest

Plant flowers such as pansies or ornamental kale in your garden to add a pop of color.  If you have any ornamental grasses, wait to cut those back in the Spring when you start to see the new growth.  Letting the taller grasses blow in the wind gives your garden Winter interest.

 

Plan

Begin planning the changes you would like to see in your landscape before the Spring comes.  Now is a good time to reflect on which plants and spaces you loved and did not love.  How would you like to be able to use your yard better?  Planning out your yard now gives you the time in the Spring and Summer to be able to enjoy your efforts.

 

 

For more information, check out CSU’s extension website http://extension.colostate.edu in the Yard & Garden tab.  Also, contact Kristen Whitehead at helioslandscapes@gmail.com

 

Cory's HOT PICK of the Week!

by Cory Dudley

 

My HOT PICK for this week is 915 Pasque Drive in Longmont, CO. This Park Ridge home is perhaps one of the best values in a single family home under $325,000.00 that I've seen in months. With average prices pushing ever higher this home has lots of future $UPSIDE.

 

 

 

 

These homes, know as "Trend Homes", are in my opinion one of the last great first-time buyer opportunities remaining in Boulder County - and perhaps the entire front range.

 

 

 

 

I like to compare these homes to the classic Volkswagen bug. They are simple to maintain and work on, they customize and modify easily and the barriers to entry are low!

 

 

 

This won't always be the case; as this neighborhood is reasonably within walking and biking distance to our growing and thriving downtown district, schools, pools and parks.

 

 

 

 

(Listed by Group Horsetooth)

 

I've "Sold" and helped many an investor owner "Buy" in this neighborhood and I'd love the opportunity to help you as well!

 

 

Cory feels blessed and honored to be a top producing, full-time real estate broker and business owner in  beautiful Colorado. He gives everything he has to fulfilling his client’s dreams of home ownership - and it’s a privilege he doesn’t take lightly. His family includes his wife and daughter, and they feel fortunate to call Longmont their home.

Cory can be reached by mobile at 303.641.8597 or email at cory@justlistedcolo.com.

 



 

Try These Takes on Thanksgiving Turkey

by Cory Dudley

 

Tradition tells us that we're supposed to buy a massive turkey and spend hours upon hours laboring over it. Don't despair - there is another way! In fact, there are many other ways... But we've gathered some of the most interesting twists on the classic Thanksgiving turkey for you to try this holiday!

 

Turkey Loaf with Cranberry & Orange Sauce

 

 

Inspired by Thanksgiving but truly a twist, this turkey meatloaf with cranberry orange sauce will be unique enough to satisfy and familiar enough to inspire nostalgia. (Click HERE for the recipe)

 

Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast Porchetta-Style

 

 

This Mario Batali recipe is a great option for someone who is having a smaller gathering of people. If you're not wanting to cook an entire turkey, enjoy this Italian-stuffed roast turkey breast! (Click HERE for the recipe)

 

Cider-Soaked Spatchock Turkey

 

 

First you brine the turkey in cider, then roast your spatchcocked turkey over a bed of herbs, onion, apple, lemon and celery. (Click HERE for the recipe...)

 

Sous-Vide Turkey Breasts & Legs

 

 

 

In this recipe, parts of the turkey are put inside sous-vide bags, then sealed inside and cooked in a Sous Video machine. Experts say that this is truly a foolproof way to cook your bird, because it's impossible to overcook it! (Click HERE for the recipe..)

 

Beer Can Turkey

 

 

Fun & simple can still be interesting when it comes to turkey prep. For this variety, the cook starts off by drinking half of a beer! You're already liking this recipe! Next, the can is filled back up with herbs, garlic and orange juice. You'll throw together a rub made of citrus zest, butter and herbs to rub all over and under the skin. Lastly, stand the turkey upright ontop of the can and cook it on the grill. (Click HERE for the recipe...)

 

Honey Glazed & Roasted Pecan Deep-Fried Turkey Breast

 

 

For those of us who love the sweet and savory sort of dishes, this is the turkey recipe for you! You'll start be injecting it with chicken broth, then deep frying it. A delicious glaze of roasted pecans, honey and butter is poured over the top to finish it off. (Click HERE for the recipe)

 

1 large organic orange
1 bag fresh cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts 
1 1/2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
Salt and pepper
About 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
8 to 10 sage leaves sage, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
Olive oil, for drizzling - See more at: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/18900_nutty_turkey_loaf_with_cracked_cranberry_and_orange_sauce/#sthash.yjXkCCyU.dpuf
1 large organic orange
1 bag fresh cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts 
1 1/2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
Salt and pepper
About 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
8 to 10 sage leaves sage, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
Olive oil, for drizzling - See more at: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/18900_nutty_turkey_loaf_with_cracked_cranberry_and_orange_sauce/#sthash.yjXkCCyU.dpuf
1 large organic orange
1 bag fresh cranberries
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery with leafy tops, finely chopped
1 small carrot, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1/4 cup dry sherry or white wine
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup pine nuts 
1 1/2 pounds 94% lean ground turkey
Salt and pepper
About 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
8 to 10 sage leaves sage, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
Olive oil, for drizzling - See more at: http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/18900_nutty_turkey_loaf_with_cracked_cranberry_and_orange_sauce/#sthash.yjXkCCyU.dpuf

Rocky Mountain National Park Series - Winter Adventuring in the Park

by Cory Dudley

 

 

Most people go out of their way to explore Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer and fall months. It's a given to go for a hike while it's warm, and do the touristy drive up when all the leaves begin to turn red and gold.. But if you crave true solitude and quiet, the park becomes a wonderland in the winter months that won't disappoint!

 

The park boasts all the best winter recreation within a one hour drive from Boulder, and eliminates any encounter with the ever-looming drive along I-70. Activities include sledding, snowshoeing, winter camping, cross-country skiing and winter mountaineering. You'll have the opportunity to experience all of this without fighting the crowds if you embrace winter adventuring in RMNP.

 

The park is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Fall River Visitor Center is only open on weekends. Before heading out, be sure to look over the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website for important info. And if you don't own your own gear or you weren't able to find what you needed in Boulder, you can always rent those last-minute items at various shops in Estes Park or Grand Lake. Most of all, check current road conditions beforehand!

 

Winter Camping

 

 

Camping in the chill of Colorado's high country offers peace and quiet, and incredible views. No matter your camping style, Timber Creek, Longs Peak and Moraine Park campgrounds within the park are all open year round. So don't let plummeting temperatures scare you off - as long as you bundle up and pack appropriately, you'll be a winter camper from then on.

If you prefer backcountry camping, RMNP is the perfect place to give it a go. Even if you venture just a bit up into the woods from the road, you're sure to feel all alone in the middle of nowhere. Make sure you pick up a permit from the ranger station before heading out, and collect information about current weather conditions and the potential for avalanche danger. Be prepared - this means packing several layers of insulated and waterproof clothing, lots of water, the right types of food, multiple ways to create fire and/or heat, eye protection and sunscreen. Yes, sunscreen!

Backcountry camping shouldn't be done alone, and it's important to keep your eyes open for wildlife. Things can change with little to no notice when you're doing primitive camping, like sudden weather fluctuations, plummeting temperatures, and gradually shorter days.

Friendly reminder: Leave Fido at home, because dogs are not allowed in the backcountry areas of the park.

 

Skiing

 

 

Skiing Wild Basin is a popular option, but backcountry skiing offers an authentic experience for any lover of winter sports. The old, abandoned ski area within the park is called Hidden Valley, and it is considered one of the best places to backcountry ski. If you're looking for something inclusive for the whole family, it is also prime sledding area! It was in operation from 1949-1992 and no longer has any lifts, but it does house a warming hut for people to use during their visit.

 

Winter Hiking

 

 

If you'd like to experience RMNP when snow's on the ground, but you aren't feeling up for anything extreme, you can simply hike the trails you normally do during the summertime! The entire place will be blanketed in snow, allowing you to easily spot animal tracks in the snow and enjoy the landscape in an entirely new way. There's something very fun about spending the day pretending you're wandering through uncharted Arctic territory...

If you decide to venture out without the aid of snowshoes, be cautious and don't hike through really deep snow. It leaves holes behind you that can be a hazard to skiers and snowshoers you come along after you.

Aim for lower valley areas and the eastern side of the park, below 8,500 feet.

 

Exploring

 

 

Maybe you're into exploring an area and forging your own path, so to speak. Though setting out to explore is a great winter escape, make sure you are prepared for any condition you may encounter. Most commonly, hikers begin on a trail thinking they don't need snowshoes or poles and then realize they do as they climb higher. Here are a couple trails that are particularly rewarding in the colder months..

Chasm Falls Trail - Five miles long with about 400 feet of elevation gain makes this trail good for those with limited experience in winter hiking and exploring. You'll begin at the West Alluvial Fan parking lot, strap in and head 1.5 miles tot he junction of Endovalley Road and Old Fall River Road. All along this portion of the trail you'll soak up tons of great scenery, so take your time and enjoy it! About a mile further up along Old Fall River Road will take you to the falls. This is a nice spot for some off-trail exploring and even ice climbing. If you following signs to Chasm Falls, you'll eventually end up in Horseshoe Park.

Deer Mountain - Though difficult, this 6 mile round-trip hike dangles views of the Continental Divide when you reach the summit, making the 1,000+ miles of elevation gain totally worth it. Go along Highway 36 about 4.5 miles and then make your way up to the summit and prepare to be amazed! Hint: You'll want to bring your camera.

 

 

CONGRATS to our Buyer who JUST CLOSED...

by Cory Dudley

 

 

Congratulations to our buyer, who CLOSED on this refinished and updated condo in Arvada yesterday! The condo is located in the Club Crest subdivision, and includes amenities such as a private tennis court and pool, as well as access to the Indian Tree Golf Course....

 

Ananda wishes a big congratulations to Michelle, who has been her dear friend for many years! She was so happy and honored to be a part of your first home purchase...

 

 

 

Congratulations again!

 

 

Ananda is a Licensed REALTOR and Transaction Coordinator for The Winning Team Real Estate Group at Old Town Real Estate! Though she's proud to be a Boulder native, she and her family of 4 are thrilled to call Longmont "home." Community involvement is important to her and her family, and she is on the neighborhood HOA board and her daughter's school social committee and PTA. She brings to the team over 20 years of experience, with a background in bookkeeping and business management. Ananda enjoys time in the great outdoors with her family - hiking, skiing, fishing and taking part in all the local fun of Downtown Longmont!

Ananda can be contacted by email at ananda@justlistedcolo.com or by phone at 303.776.4004

Ballot Drop-Off & Voting in Boulder County

by Cory Dudley

 

 

As we all know too well,  today is Election Day. THE BIG DAY! The day that all the political ads cease and what's done is done. Perhaps you were on top of it this year and you mailed your completed ballot in already. If you haven't yet submitted your vote, don't worry - you do have a couple options, but don't put it off for much longer...

 

Remember, in order to vote in Colorado this election, you must be...

1.) Registered to vote in Colorado (CLICK HERE to check if you are registered)

2.) Be a US citizen

3.) Be 18 by Election Day, which is November 8th, 2016

4.) Live at a Colorado address

5.) Not be serving a sentence (including parole) for a felony conviction

 

 

At this point, you can drop off your ballot at a drop-off location or you can cast your vote in person.

And if you are voting in person, make sure you bring some form of ID. To be accepted, any form of ID you bring needs to show your address and the address must be a Colorado address. CLICK HERE for a complete list of accepted ID.

If you opt to drop off, you can even go by a 24 hour location. You can utilize Boulder County's 24-hour drop-box locations through 7 pm this evening (November 8th 2016.)

 

 

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, on Fairground Lane near the south parking lot, Longmont.

Longmont YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont.

Garden Acres Park, on 18th Avenue between Sunset and Juniper streets, Longmont.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office, 1750 33rd St., Boulder.

Boulder County Housing and Human Services, Broadway and Iris, Boulder.

Boulder County Courthouse, East Wing Entrance, 2025 14th St., Boulder.

South Boulder Recreation Center, 1360 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder.

University of Colorado Memorial Center, near Euclid Avenue entrance, 1669 Euclid Ave., Boulder.

Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Longmont office, corner of Sixth Avenue and Coffman Street, Longmont.

Louisville Police Department, 992 W. Via Appia Way, Louisville.

Superior Town Hall, 124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior.

 

Boulder County's drive-by ballot drop off locations will be open from 7 am - 7 pm today as well, and are as follows:

 

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office, 1750 33rd St., Boulder.

Arapahoe Ridge Marketplace, Arapahoe Road and U.S. 287, Erie.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Longmont office, east side of 500 block of Terry Street, Longmont.

Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St., Louisville.

Lyons Town Hall, 432 Fifth Ave., Lyons.

 

If you enjoy the feeling of actually going in person, waiting in line and casting your vote, more power to you! On Election Day, from 7 am - 7 pm, these are the places you can do just that:

 

St. Vrain Community Hub, Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office, 515 Coffman St., Longmont.

Longmont Fire Station No. 5, 617 Barberry Drive, at Airport and Nelson Roads, Longmont.

LifeBridge Christian Church, 10345 Colo. 66/Ute Highway, Longmont.

Longmont Fire Station No. 3, 1000 Pace St., Longmont.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office, 1750 33rd St., Boulder.

University of Colorado Memorial Center, second floor, 1669 Euclid Ave., Boulder

Boulder Meadows, 4500 19th St., Boulder.

Boulder Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, Boulder.

Golden Wet Assisted Living Center, 1055 Adams Circle, Boulder.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 4215 Grinnell Ave., Boulder.

Hampton Inn and Suites, 6333 Lookout Road, Gunbarrel.

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Lafayette office, 1376 Miners Drive, Lafayette.

Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette.

Louisville's Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St., Louisville.

Louisville Police Department, 992 W. Via Appia Way, Louisville.

Nederland Community Center, 750 N . Colo. 72,, Nederland.

Superior Town Hall, 124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior.

 

Motivational Monday - Colorado Mountain Timelapse

by Cory Dudley

 

"Finish every day and be done with it.

You have done what you could;

some blunders and absurdities

no doubt crept in;

forget them as soon as you can.

 

Tomorrow is a new day;

you shall begin it serenely

and with too high a spirit

to be encumbered

with your old nonsense."

 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Colorado Mountain Timelapse from Josh Himes on Vimeo.

 

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