How to Create the Perfect Vertical Garden

How to Create the Perfect Vertical Garden

Vertical gardening is a great way to maximize your living space and enhance the beauty and enjoyment of your home. Easy to create, customize and care for, a vertical garden can be made of anything from hanging flower pots and plastic soda bottles to old mailboxes,...

Shoo-Fly Shenanigans

LONGMONT – Long ago, I spent many lazy summer days on the front porch of the house on my grandfather’s farm. We’d pass time as children do: drinking cold sodas, annoying the cat, climbing the railings, and daring each other to ride the cantankerous donkey, Jack. There...
What to Watch for in Builder Contracts

What to Watch for in Builder Contracts

Contracts used at new home subdivisions or by custom home builders for the construction of a new home, are not the standard Colorado Real Estate Commission approved form. Since these contracts are usually written by the builder’s attorney, in the builder’s favor, the...

WK Real Estate Welcomes Terri Taydus

BOULDER – WK Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Broker Associate Terri Taydus to its Boulder Office. Having remodeled a number of homes, and as a real estate investor herself, Terri works hard to impart her knowledge and share her experience with her...
Boulder County Housing Sales Seem Unstoppable

Boulder County Housing Sales Seem Unstoppable

  BOULDER – Boulder County housing sales in May rolled strong once again, demonstrated by sharp growth in the single-family home market and solid performance for attached dwellings. “Gains in single-family home sales topped 40 percent – a really strong increase that...

WK Real Estate Welcomes Patricia McGrane

BOULDER – WK Real Estate is pleased to announce the addition of Broker Associate Patricia McGrane to its Boulder office. With a background in physical therapy, fitness and as a competitive athlete, Patricia offers a unique and genuine relationship-based service to her...
Budgeting for Three Common Remodeling Projects

Budgeting for Three Common Remodeling Projects

It’s easy to imagine the end result of a remodeling project – an updated spa bathroom, an open-concept kitchen with new cabinets and countertops or a basement converted into a convenient guest apartment. But it’s harder to imagine just what these renovations will cost...
Ask the Expert: Fire Mitigation

Ask the Expert: Fire Mitigation

BOULDER – Due to Colorado’s arid climate and many forests, homeowners and landowners may be particularly vulnerable to wildfires even in normal or heavy snowfall years. It is important to keep this threat in mind when buying or building a home. Homes in many areas of...
Hail Storm Hits Your House – Now What?

Hail Storm Hits Your House – Now What?

BOULDER – Summer afternoons in Colorado are often hit with wild weather, and this week was no exception. The Boulder/Louisville area was pounded by a severe hail storm with golf ball and larger-sized hail wreaking havoc on buildings, houses, cars, trees and gardens. I...
Boulder Ranked “Top Movers” in America

Boulder Ranked “Top Movers” in America

  BOULDER – Fitbit captures loads of personal fitness data based on 10 million users nationwide. With so many people using Fitbit to track personal fitness nationwide, it’s only ‘fitting’ for Fitbit to analyze data and output results. And they did. Based on Fitbit’s...
The Silicon Factor

The Silicon Factor

BOULDER – Fun fact: Silicon, a chemical element with a blue-gray metallic luster and number 14 on the Periodic Table, has semiconducting properties and is widely used in making electronic circuits. (Trust me, I know where I’m going with this.) In the early ‘70s, a...
The Struggle with Squirrels is Real

The Struggle with Squirrels is Real

LONGMONT – Four years of escalating tensions with the squirrels in my garden have driven me nuts. Each year dreams of a bounty of squash, tomatoes, melons, and pumpkins are left in ruin as my plants serve as snacks for the bushy-tailed beasts. Though cute and fun to...
What Is (and Isn’t) Mid-Century Modern?

What Is (and Isn’t) Mid-Century Modern?

  Coined in 1984, the phrase “midcentury modern” encompasses a particular style of architecture, industrial design, and graphic design that rose to prominence during the middle of the 20th century. While the original movement lasted roughly from the early 1930s to mid...