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Free, Local Earth Day Fun!

by Christa Marsh

If you're sticking around town this weekend, you can celebrate
Earth Day at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center this Saturday from 10AM to 3PM.

Sustainable Resilient Longmont will host the 4th annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration featuring an expo of more than 20 local environmental education booths, performances, talks and films to educate and inspire taking care of our precious planet.

This family-friendly event will also have hands-on arts & crafts activities made from recycled materials! Samples Bistro, High Point Creamery and Sol Coffee will provide food and beverages outside the Museum all day.

And the best part, the event is FREE! 

For more information please go to: http://www.srlongmont.org/earth-day.html

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
400 Quail Rd Longmont, CO 80501

 

 

Ready to Buy? Pre-Approval is your first step to success!

by Christa Marsh

It's that time of year! More homes are coming on the market each week and as expected it's another year of low inventory (though it's slightly better) and lots of Buyers!

Our team's last listing received 13 offers and our last Buyer won over 12 other offers.


Photo Credit: Keeping Current Matters

There are a number of strategies that help us help our Buyers get under contract fast. But, it's never without a written and verbal Pre-Approval from a reputable, preferably local, Lender. Pre-Approval should always be your first step!

Freddie Mac describes the ‘4 Cs’ that help determine the amount you will be qualified to borrow:

Capacity: Your current and future ability to make your payments
Capital or cash reserves: The money, savings, and investments you have that can be sold quickly for cash
Collateral: The home, or type of home, that you would like to purchase
Credit: Your history of paying bills and other debts on time

Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and it speeds up the process once your offer has been accepted.


Photo Credit: Realtor.com

Bottom Line

Many potential home buyers overestimate the down payment and credit scores needed to qualify for a mortgage today. If you are ready and willing to buy, you may be pleasantly surprised at your ability to do so.

Motivational Monday: Signing up is the first step! Do it!

by Christa Marsh

Did you get a little pumped to sign up for a race after watching the incredible Boston finishers?!

Congratulations to all the athletes that overcame the challenging running conditions with incredible success!
You're an inspiration to us all!!!


Photo Credit: The Boston Globe

The Winners - Left to Right
- Men’s wheelchair winner Marcel Hug -
- Women’s wheelchair winner Tatyana McFadden -
- Elite women's division winner Desiree Linden (with the first victory for an American woman since 1985) -
- Elite men's division winner Yuki Kawauchi (the first Japanese man to win the race since 1987) -


Okay, are you ready to commit? Whether you have running, riding or obstacle race goals, we've got you covered!

 

Colorado Road and Trail Running Races

Here's a working list of Colorado Running Events runcolo.com
Another fun source for races throughout the US: ultrasignup.com


Photo Credit: enduranceraceseries.com

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Colorado Cycling Races and Events

303cycling.com


Photo Credit: colorado.com


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Colorado Mud Runs!

mudrunguide.com

 


Photo Credit: godirtygirl.com

There are tons of sources for Colorado race events. Pick one for the family or a group of friends, add a destination race to a planned vacation, or just do it to give yourself that little boost while we're in this transition season! There's no better time to start than today!


Motivational Monday: Embrace the fearless child inside!

by Cory Dudley

Meet 8-year-old Sky. She's from Japan and came to LA to skate and surf :)

She's a self-taught little ripper. She goes big, she's brave, and she skates with the boys cause it pushes her limits.

Not only does Sky put a smile on your face. She's a reminder to follow your dreams- without fear of failure or judgment- to push your limits, fall, and get back up with a smile and know you're better than where you started!

Happy Monday! May this week bring joy and success!

 

 

Get a start on the Easter fun this Saturday at The Village at the Peaks!

Mile-High Skydive will kick off the event with skydivers at 12:30! Weather permitting of course.


Photo Credit: Village at the Peaks

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This is a wonderful family event full of fun and FREE activities.

 Baby Goats!

Balloon Twisters

Easter Crafts

Music & DJ

Face Painters

Games

Princess Performances

Easter Bunny Photo-ops

and so much more!!!

See you tomorrow!

Have a beautiful, fun-filled Easter Weekend!

 

 

 

Hot Pick for the Week: 510 Noel Ave in Quail Ridge!

by Christa Marsh

510 Noel Ave.
3 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 2 Car Garage | $449,000

Great Longmont location! Super convenient commuting, close to shopping, restaurants, the Longmont Rec Center, Kanemoto Park, bike paths, and more.

Quail Ridge homes incorporate the Urban Living concept of Prospect at a more affordable price point. Quail Ridge has a great neighborhood feel with lots of safe space for little ones to ride bikes and doggies to stretch their legs!

Welcome home! Lovely front entry with covered porch- perfect for morning coffee.

Unique, functional, open layout. All of the spaces feel comfortable and inviting, but flow nicely to one another. There's new paint throughout, along with new carpet and newer appliances. It's ready to move in!

Every room has plenty of natural light and space. The Master bedroom even has it's own private balcony, perfect for summer nights with a book and a glass of wine :)

There's a partially finished basement, so there's plenty of space to spread out!

It's a beautiful home inside and out. Can you see yourself or someone you know calling it home? Give us a call to schedule a showing; we'd love to help!

Christa Marsh, Buyer's Agent (303) 913-9698 | christa@justlistedcolo.com

 

Listed by: Krista Koth, 8Z Real Estate

Rocky Mountain National Park Series: Native Fish Populations

by Christa Marsh

Like many waters in the United States, stocking of non-native fish species was common in the late 1800's. And continues in many regions still. However, these non-native species, stocked for sport and food, can alter aquatic landscapes drastically and potentially extirpate native species altogether. In 1936, the National Park Service gave its first formal guidance to discourage non-native stocking and encourage stocking of native fish in Rocky Mountain National Park. Stocking stopped but not before 20 million fish had been stocked in the park's waters between 1886 and 1968. At this time, nearly all of the waters were inhabited by non-natives.

Native Cutthroat Trout, Photo Credit: NPS

Fish known to native to the area now known as Rocky Mountain National Park are cutthroat trout, suckers and sculpins. Historically, these fish were only found in the lower reaches as waterfalls and cascades served as migration barriers. Due to the cold water temperatures, it is thought that many of the park's waters were originally fishless.

With the assistance of 17 native trout reclamation projects, Rocky's native fish have continued to be restored and many non-natives have been removed. The Colorado River cutthroat trout and the Greenback cutthroat trout are two species of cutthroat native to RMNP waters.

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Greenback Cutthroat Trout

Photo Credit: NPS     

A working list of the fish species in RMNP can be found at IRMA Portal NPSpecies.

Information about fishing opportunities in Rocky can be found on the park's Fishing page.

Happy Fishing


Illustration by Zoe Mozert

 

 

 

 

 

Under Contract! 1204 S Bross Lane

by Christa Marsh

Our Buyers are UNDER CONTRACT on the home of their dreams! 
1204 South Bross Lane in Longmont's awesome Southmoore Park neighborhood.

With their townhome sale closing in a few days, we were on the hunt for their upgrade! This home came up quickly and matched everything they'd been wanting, so they went for it! 

Knowing they'd be up against multiple offers, they wrote the strongest offer they could and they did it!
This one was meant to be for them. 

We're so very happy for you and look forward to your quick close, so you can start getting ready for summer, barbecuing in the backyard and playing at Kanemoto Park!

Congratulations!

Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam is back for its sixth year!

Saturday and Sunday in Longmont's beautiful Roosevelt Park.

Saturday 12-6pm & Sunday 12-4pm

Photo Credit: Black Shirt Brewing Co.

​*** 60+ Breweries ***

*** Ski & Snowboard Competition ***

 *** Concert with headliner Karl Denson's Tiny Universe ***

Get the full list of breweries, music line up, tickets and more @ http://www.lhbfoundation.org/hops-handrails/

All proceeds go to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation and Area Non-Profits, which, as of October 2017, has raised $847,997 for charity!!!

Pre-Sale tickets are available - Buy Here! (Prices go up the day of the event.)

See ya out there! Cheers!

The National Park Service staff recently announced plans to start tracking close to 40 moose throughout Rocky Mountain National Park.

The moose presence has increased annually which prompted NPS staff to begin a moose research project. The growing population has presented challenges to efforts in re-establish elk range, as well as aspen and willow communities.


Researches in RMNP examining a captured moose - August 2017
Photo Credit: Rocky Mountain National Park

Moose have become prevalent on both sides of the park (East and West) and have been observed in every major drainage.

The collared and tracked moose will help NPS gather information on population size, growth rate, and habitat use; additionally, the moose will be monitored for chronic wasting disease and basic health metrics. The study will continue through 2022.

 

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522 Kimbark St
Longmont CO 80501
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Office: (303) 776-4004
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