Living lightly, with a view from the top

Living lightly, with a view from the top

Nestled just below the crest of Sugarloaf Mountain sits a home that will rock your soul. From the moment you enter, you feel serenity. Maybe it’s the unmatched southeastern Flatirons view that dips gracefully down the canyon and into Boulder Valley. Or it could be the home’s open lines and passive energy use that whisper “relax.”

Area plant sales abound

Area plant sales abound

Despite teasing weather from Mother Nature, area gardeners are gearing up for a new season of planting beautiful flowers, delicious fruits, and fresh vegetables. So it’s with joy that we celebrate the advent of local plant sales, each one supporting good causes in the community while supplying us with the flowers and foliage we crave. Take a look at area sales and the groups they support.

Are you too old to buy a home?

Are you too old to buy a home?

Many baby boomers never bought a home in their younger years and some baby boomers lost their home in the 2007 to 2012 recession. Baby boomers were born between 1944 and 1964, making them between 55 and 75 years old this year. Those baby boomers are now in their retirement years and are asking, “Am I too old to buy a home?”

Brutalism in Boulder

Brutalism, also known as Brutalist architecture, emerged in the ‘50s as an offshoot of the early 20th century modernist movement. The concept behind the Brutalist style was to make buildings visually complex through minimal design and repetition, featuring vertical components, over-scaled proportions, unfinished surfaces, and small windows.

Get the look: Organic modernism

Get the look: Organic modernism

If you haven’t heard of organic modernism yet, then get ready – it’s about to become your favorite design trend. It all started in 1941, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York hosted a show titled Organic Design in Home Furnishings. The furniture featured in the exhibition brought together crisp, modern design and natural elements. Now, this trend is reemerging, covering entire rooms in clean lines, curved furniture and the healing power of nature.

The assessments are coming! The assessments are coming!

The assessments are coming! The assessments are coming!

This May Day, one thing every property owner in Boulder County can depend on is receiving is a newly assessed property value. Since 2019 is an odd numbered year, state statute requires that every property in Boulder County be evaluated for “assessed value”. Notices of assessed value will go out countywide on May 1, 2019.

Warm soil to jump start spring

Warm soil to jump start spring

Carol O’Meara, Colorado State University Extension  Has the warm weather sparked the itch to plant the entire garden? If you’ve been watching your spring bulbs blooming and lettuces thriving, you might be fooled into thinking we’re ready to move to the next...
Trees plant hope

Trees plant hope

If you’ve been wringing your hands over the onslaught of thugs attacking our trees and wondering how you can help, the time has arrived for you to take action. One simple act will go a long way to keeping our urban forest thriving: plant a tree.

ERA Tradewind welcomes John Nichols

ERA Tradewind welcomes John Nichols

John Nichols, ERA Tradewind LONGMONT – ERA Tradewind Real Estate would like to welcome John Nichols to its team of professionals. Nichols has always enjoyed real estate and is an investment property owner. His passion is to help others buy homes as a primary residence...
The benefits of waterside living at Barefoot Lakes

The benefits of waterside living at Barefoot Lakes

Barefoot Lakes is a community built on the idea that nature experiences and lakeside living make everyday activities more unique. Located just a few miles off I-25 in Firestone, Barefoot Lakes is designed to encourage natural experiences for its residents. Whether it’s a walk on the network of trails through open space, or a picnic at the 12-acre Peninsula Park, residents and their families can engage with nature easily and daily.