Boulder County Buzz - November 2017

Boulder County Buzz - November 2017

Thanksgiving Wishes for You and Your Family

 

As one of my favorite holidays approaches, it’s with warmth that I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving. Autumn is the time to cozy up around the fireplace or gather around the table with family and friends. It’s a time to recall what you’re grateful for. I’m grateful for you. Thank you for being a friend and for looking out for my business. Read more...

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 3

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 3

One of Boulder’s Civilian Conservation Corp units bunked by Chautauqua By Carol Taylor Like the rest of the country, Boulder suffered in the Great Depression. Thankfully, programs from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration helped get people back on their feet. FDR established the Civilian Conservation Corp by executive order on April 5th of 1933, as part of his New Deal. The CCC pubic works programs helped ease the suffering of the Depression by putting able-bodied unmarried young men to work.  The youngest (18-25 year olds) made $30 per month, while team leaders and assistants earned a little bit more. The majority of each worker’s paycheck was deducted and sent home to their needy families.  read more...

Boulder County Buzz - October 2017

Boulder County Buzz - October 2017

A Third Quarter Sure to Warm the Hearts of Autumnal Investors

“The moonlight dances softly on the leaves a message in the pattern that it weaves urges me now It’s pleading somehow telling me to breathe” -Tom Marshall (Phish)

Hi friends, welcome to fall! I love this season. It’s quiet and colorful and it reminds me of growing up in Maine with the brilliant colors that explode the landscape. It’s been a beauty here in Colorado and I’m reminded to look up and appreciate it all even though I’ve been so focused on the business. I can’t recall the last the fall season I was this busy with buyers and sellers. I’m stoked! In fact, please check out my featured new listing at 1529 Washington Avenue in Louisville, Colorado - it’s wicked awesome!

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Boulder County Buzz - September 2017

Boulder County Buzz - September 2017

Looking Ahead this September in Boulder County

Mother Nature sure has an interesting way of reminding us that she’s in charge of the climate and weather that swirl all around us each day. After experiencing the 2013 flood here in Boulder, I feel compassion for those who have been impacted by these magnificent acts of nature; from the beautiful solar eclipse, to the heinous hurricanes battering our coastal and Caribbean communities and from the fires in the west to the sunsets painted for us each evening - Mother Nature’s in charge. And I give thanks as we’re reminded to band together and be resilient when she throws punches. The silver lining. Read more....

Boulder County Buzz - August 2017

Boulder County Buzz - August 2017

August Means Back to School in Boulder County

Oh my! It’s back to school for the kiddos this week? Yes, it is! And it’s back to business after a quick road trip for Phish tour for me and Kristin. But the market is definitely interesting right now. Inventory is up and homes are staying on the market longer. And I’m seeing more price reductions now. Demand has decreased as fewer buyers are searching for homes this time of year. But not to worry, this shift is normal, and I’m curious about what will happen over the next few months and even into early next spring. But I remain positive — it’s actually great news for buyers because things aren’t quite as competitive as they were this spring, and buyers have a greater chance of getting the home they want without the crazy competition.

Boulder County Buzz - July 2017

Boulder County Buzz - July 2017

July in Boulder County is hot as usual, in terms of local temperatures, but our real estate market is cooling down a bit. Demand has softened and inventory has increased, bringing about a bit of welcome normalcy. The articles this month reflect a theme of change in the air. Amazon bought Whole Foods? Yes! How will our local shopping experiences and commercial real estate market be impacted by this? There's also a construction worker shortage that is affecting the pace at which new construction can be built to accommodate those migrating to Colorado. Don’t miss the second quarter stats to compare what’s happening in your Boulder County city, now that we’re halfway through 2017...

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 2

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 2

Early Chautauquans loved the Switzerland TrailBy Carol Taylor

Legend says it was the spectacular scenery on a mountain train ride that helped clinch the Chautauqua for Boulder.  Boulder had been competing with other Colorado towns for the privilege of establishing a restorative cultural retreat for Texas schoolteachers. 

In February of 1898, Texas educators arrived in Boulder to survey proposed sites for a new Chautauqua.  “The prize is too big to be allowed to slip away,” stated the Daily Camera editor Lucius Paddock.  Community leaders feted the group, showed them around town and arranged a special treat – a ride in the mountains on the narrow gauge Colorado & Northwestern railroad.  On the trip up to the town of Sunset, Chautauqua officials were amazed by the dramatic mountain splendor. 

FROM THE TRAIL - PART FIFTEEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART FIFTEEN

The finest in the nation! Earlier this spring RE/MAX of Boulder was named the No. 1 single RE/MAX office in the U.S. for 2016 sales volume, marking the eighth time the company earned the No. 1 ranking. The award was presented at the recent annual international RE/MAX convention held in Las Vegas, NV, attended by more than 6,000 agents and brokers from 60 countries.

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 1

On the Corner Vol. 11 Issue 1

Henrietta Lives! by Carol Byerly

It looks like Henrietta is going to make it.  The elderly Plymouth Rock chicken has survived raccoon attacks, coyote raids, the neighbor dogs, and the dramatic weather extremes of Colorado.  Now she was the sole survivor of an electrical fire that killed the other seven chickens, ages four months to a year, in her coop.  

Early Monday morning I was drawn to the backdoor by the lights of fire trucks from the rescue station just blocks from my house.  Over the fence I saw that my neighbors’ chicken coop, a sturdy little house on stilts, was engulfed in flame.  Oh no, I thought, those poor chickens.  I knew my neighbors were out of town and saw the house sitter, Liz, standing stock still in the middle of the yard, still in her slippers, arms folded, watching as the firemen efficiently and thoroughly put out the fire with their hoses and picks and dragging out all of the flammable material required to raise chickens.  Both curious (I admit) and wanting to support Liz, I went over to help and console.  Liz told that when she ran to the flaming coop, when she opened the door, all of the chickens were on fire, but for one in a corner who somehow escaped the fireball and hopped or fell out of the coop.  “Henrietta” I said, “she has survived all the other traumas here.”  And on the ground behind the coop, amidst the four or five firemen in their full yellow and black rubber suits and hoses and big helmets, I saw a small, shuddering pile of feathers...

FROM THE TRAIL - PART FOURTEEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART FOURTEEN

Hi friends, here is PART FOURTEEN, FROM THE TRAIL! Or in this case, from the Colorado River with friends Ben Weaver and Mike Higuera...

WHAT IS A SILVER LINING? "Use the term silver lining when you want to emphasize the hopeful side of a situation that might seem gloomy on the surface. The common expression "every cloud has a silver lining" means that even the worst events or situations have some positive aspect" - vocabulary.com. I hope you enjoy, a lot! HATCH

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 4

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 4

A “who-who-whodunit” in Lower Chautauqua By Bryan Wallace, Senior Scientist, Conservation Science Partners, Inc.    A text buzzed my phone on a Friday night. “Hooty hoo,” read the caption underlining a dark photo. Although taken with a camera phone at night, the photo’s subject was unmistakable. Fifteen feet up, perched on an enormous apple tree, a Great Horned Owl stared back at the camera. She had that iconic owl shape, the “horns” (which are actually just feathers) erect atop her large, disc-like face, eyes shining like LED lights.    The photo came from a buddy who lives in Lower Chautauqua. The apple tree stands in his yard, and is a magnet for Boulder wildlife. I’m a wildlife biologist, so this friend likes to send me updates about what cool critters he has seen parading through his yard, feasting on fallen and ripened fruit. A couple of months back, it was a big mama black bear and her two fat, yearling cubs.    Around 8 o’clock the next morning, I got another text from the same friend. His wife had just found the owl dead, lying at the foot of the same tree, directly beneath her perch....

FROM THE TRAIL - PART THIRTEEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART THIRTEEN

Hi friends, the message FROM THE TRAIL this month? THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I couldn't do this real estate thing without your referrals. THANK YOU! Please feel free to like, leave a message or subscribe to my Channel and have a great month! HATCH

FROM THE TRAIL - PART TWELVE

FROM THE TRAIL - PART TWELVE

Yes!!! I'm Back On the Trail! The past week I've done 17 miles and my right knee is GOOD! It's been 10 weeks since my last trail run - how good to be back. Welcome to From the Trail, Part Twelve!

FROM THE TRAIL - PART ELEVEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART ELEVEN

Hi friends, Happy New Year! I'm coming to you this month of January, not from the trail or the river, but from our 1964 Dodge pickup. My knee is repairing from an injury and so that's why this month is FROM THE TRUCK. Kristin and I  and our friend Lynn chose three words to help guide us through this new year: Patience. Discover. Capture. We're going to try to recall and embrace these words when necessary. You can try, too. Feel free to subscribe to my channel or like my video. I hope you enjoy! Have a happy new year, HATCH

Boulder County Buzz - January 2016

Boulder County Buzz - January 2016

I’ve been anticipating the new year and looking forward to earning new business. I’m recharging and renewing my business plan and I’m going to make 2017 my best year yet! That means being better at reaching out to you. I’m very grateful for the business so many of you send to me. Keep it coming, I’m never too busy to take on new business. And if you have plans to make a change in your real estate landscape this year, please buzz me.

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 3, Q3 2016

On the Corner Vol. 10 Issue 3, Q3 2016

Why I Like This Neighborhood
By Jesse Weaver, 9
   I’m the luckiest kid in the world. Why am I the luckiest kid in the world? Because I get to live in the
lower Chautauqua neighborhood. I think this neighborhood is AWESOME. The reason I think this
neighborhood is so AWESOME is because of everything I’m about to tell you.

Boulder County Buzz - December 2016

Boulder County Buzz - December 2016

What a grateful time of year! We pushed through the transition from warm weather to snow with winter that has finally arrived. And the holiday decorations all around are a reminder of how powerful and dazzling light can be. As we enjoy winter and celebrate the holidays I hope that your moments with friends and family are filled with Light and Joy.
 

FROM THE TRAIL - BETWEEN NOTES

FROM THE TRAIL - BETWEEN NOTES

Hi friends, thanks for watching these videos this year. It's been a fun adventure. I hope you enjoy! More to come, I promise! HATCH

FROM THE TRAIL - PART TEN

FROM THE TRAIL - PART TEN

Hi friends, from the Bluestem Trail in South Boulder meet my twin sister Johannah for the tenth installment From the Trail from which Jojo' shares a message to just go for it! Say you're gonna do it, and do it! Thanks for coming all the way out to Boulder, Jojo, just to be in my video and share a message with friends! Y'all please feel free to leave a message or subscribe to my Channel. Have a great month! I hope you enjoy, HATCH

Boulder County Buzz - November 2016

Boulder County Buzz - November 2016

Hi friends and family, it is with immense gratitude for all of you that I send this Thanksgiving edition of the Boulder County Buzz. I am so grateful for your friendships, your business and your referrals and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving Holiday. I hope it’s a nice, quiet time to reflect and connect with those close to you.

And check out this month’s Buzz content: If you live in Boulder, Denver, or Fort Collins, you’ll be happy to learn that these areas are predicted to be among the top cities in the country for home value appreciation over the next 12 months. So if you’re considering buying a new home or investment property, now is the time to do it! And don’t miss this month’s From the Trail with my twin sister Johannah… https://youtu.be/CFxclYYaTK8Thank you! HATCH