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City of Boulder Issues Emergency Order for Rental License Exemptions

As a result of the extremely high demand for immediate housing for the families who lost their homes or sustained significant damage due to the recent fires, the City of Boulder has issued an emergency order to make it easier for more homes to become available as rental properties to affected families.

According to Tonia Pringle from the city of Boulder, “The emergency order allows for properties that are not currently licensed or [within a 90 day renewal period], to apply for a temporary long term rental license to offer housing to victims of the fires.”

The exemption/temporary license is valid to 3/15/2025 (3 years) and requires a regular rental inspection for safety, however, is exempt from SmartRegs and Outdoor Lighting requirements.”

This does not apply to existing rentals, or those coming up for renewal. It also does not apply to “professional landlords,” nor does it apply to affordable housing units, according to the city.

Here is the link to the city’s website to fill out the Emergency Order Rental License Exemption Affidavit. A rental inspection to check for safety issues must be included prior to anyone moving into the home.

This exemption is time-sensitive. Your application to the city must be received by February 28, 2022, and an inspection must be done prior to occupancy!

Thank you to Scott Home Inspection for bringing this to my attention!

Need a rental inspection? Contact Scott Home Inspection at Schedule A Rental Inspection Now.

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Rental Resources for Those Impacted by the Boulder Fires

The fires in Boulder County impacted so many in our community and many of you are looking short-term or long-term rentals. The Boulder Area Rental Housing Association has compiled a list of available rental properties for those impacted by the fires. They are an excellent resource for those looking for temporary or longer term housing.

Rental Property Resources

If I can support you in any way in finding a rental, please let me know!

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Boulder Ranked #1 Best Place to Live Near the Mountains

Boulder was recently ranked #1 on the list of Best Places to Live Near the Mountains by US News and World Report 2021/22. Not to boast, but we also ranked #1 Best Place to Live 2021/22. The amazing proximity to trails places Boulder at the top!

3 other Colorado communities also ranked high on this list. Think you know which ones they are?

Read the article here >>> The Best Places to Live Near the Mountains


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How a Handy Boulder Couple Bought a 100-year-old Pennsylvania Barn and Hauled It to Colorado to Build Their Dream Home

Boulder County Home and Garden featured an article on my newest listing. This one has such a great history and results!


Nothing exemplifies rural life like an old, wooden dairy barn. But Boulder builder Judy Knapp takes the country life a step further by living in one.

Growing up in more formal surroundings, Judy wanted something she could live in day to day. “I didn’t want the kind of rooms you try to keep kids out of,” she says. So on their 25th wedding anniversary, her husband, architect Johnny Knapp, asked Judy how she’d like to celebrate. The answer came as no surprise to him: “I want to live in a barn.” Shortly afterward, the Knapps traveled to New England on a barn-shopping spree, but came home empty-handed. Then Judy picked up a free newspaper in her driveway to skim the ads, and there it was: A ­couple was selling their family’s century-old dairy barn in Greensburg, Pa., to pay for a house in Colorado.

As luck would have it, a co-worker of Johnny’s was traveling near Greensburg. She agreed to pop over and videotape the barn. Built around 1900, the barn had amassed quite a bit of character—layers of it, in fact. The voice on the video sounded dubious: “I’m kind of scared to go in there. I might fall!” Undeterred, the Knapps focused on the quality of the lumber that lay beneath the dust and age. Satisfied that this was the barn for her, Judy offered to buy it, but discovered she was in line with at least 30 other interested parties. Yet when she told her story to the owners, they found it compelling. “It’s karma,” they concluded, and agreed to sell her the barn.

Read the full article at Boulder County Home and Garden

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Goat Yoga. It’s a thing!

The Boulder area has plenty of yoga options. On any given day you can choose from close to 100 yoga classes. These days many of them are online or Zoom experiences, but there are still many outdoor options, including Goat Yoga. Why goats? They are very social and sweet animals and they naturally enjoy being around people.

If Goat Yoga has piqued your interest, take a look at these local Boulder County options: Goat Yoga Classes


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Boulder Ranked #1 Housing Market for Growth and Stability in the U.S.–Fifth year in a row!

Boulder has done again! Once again we have been ranked the #1 Housing Market for Growth and Stability in the United States–for the fifth year by SmartAsset. Here’s what they have to say about Boulder:

Leading this study for the fifth year in a row is Boulder, Colorado. Besides being a great place for career opportunities, Boulder has shown consistently strong performance in the housing market. It has seen a 268% increase in housing value from the first quarter of 1994 up to and including the fourth quarter of 2018, the fourth-highest percentage of any metro area in our top 10, and fifth-highest in our study overall. It also has a 0% chance of a home losing at least 5% of its value in the 10 years after purchase. For those looking to invest in real estate, Boulder is a safe bet and is in one of the best states in the country for homeowners.

Read the full article here.

I’d love to talk with you about any of your real estate needs!

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Boulder County Farm Shares: Time to sign up!

Want to support farmers and feed your family healthy and delicious food? Good thing Boulder County has an amazing number of options for becoming a part of Community Supported Agriculture [CSA]. CSAs are a way for locals to support local farmers and get fresh, seasonal veggies from their bounty. It’s really a win-win. Are you ready to sign up?

Boulder County CSA’s

Name Phone Website Location Pickup Cities Details
63rd Street Farm 720-938-3059 63rd Street Farm website Boulder Boulder View Details
Aspen Moon Farm 303-684-6848 Aspen Moon Farm website Longmont Boulder, Denver, Longmont View Details
Black Cat Farm 303-717-6836 Black Cat Farm website Longmont Boulder View Details
BonaVida Growers 303-449-6735 BonaVida Growers website Longmont Boulder, Longmont View Details
Boulder Family Farms 303-956-5059 Longmont Boulder View Details
Cultiva 303-443-9952 Cultiva website Boulder Boulder View Details
Cure Organic Farm 303-666-6397 Cure Organic Farm website Boulder Boulder View Details
Eagle Canyon Farm 729-310-8836 n/a Boulder View Details
Ela Family Farms 720-941-4889 Ela Family Farms website Hotchkiss Fort Collins, Golden, Boulder, Denver, Longmont, Hotchkiss View Details
Friar Farms 303-618-1834 Friar Farms website Boulder Boulder View Details
Jacob Springs Farm 720-201-5725 Boulder Boulder View Details
Jodar Farms 970-391-2825 Jodar Farms website Fort Collins Fort Collins, Longmont, Boulder View Details
Kilt Farm 970-846-6233 Kilt Farm website Niwot Boulder, Boulder, Niwot, Boulder, Steamboat Springs, Boulder View Details
Lucky Weather Ranch 303-483-3318 Lucky Weather Ranch website Boulder Boulder, Boulder View Details
Miller Farms 970-785-6133 Miller Farms website Platteville Platteville, Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Cheyenne, Golden, Colorado Springs, Frederick, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Lafayette, Denver, Lone Tree, Loveland, Longmont, Louisville, Windsor, Westminster, Northglenn, Parker, Silverthorne View Details
Monroe Organic Farm 970-284-7941 Monroe Organic Farm website Kersey Aurora, Bailey, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden, Evergreen, Highlands Ranch, Thornton, Lakewood, Longmont, Louisville, Steamboat Springs, Centennial, Littleton, Wheat Ridge View Details
North Wind Ranch 303-506-7035 North Wind Ranch website Boulder Boulder View Details
Pachamama Farm and Wellness 716-860-3594 Pachamama Farm and Wellness website Longmont Boulder, Longmont, Boulder, Longmont View Details
Pastures Of Plenty 303-440-7103 Pastures Of Plenty website Longmont Boulder, Denver, Denver, Longmont, Denver View Details
Red Wagon Farm 303-949-0285 Red Wagon Farm website Longmont Boulder, Boulder, Boulder, Boulder, Boulder, Boulder View Details
Settembre Cellars 303-532-1892 Settembre Cellars website Boulder Boulder View Details
Sun Prairie 303-859-2280 Sun Prairie website Yuma Loveland, Fort Collins, Boulder, Longmont, Denver, Golden, Broomfield, Highlands Ranch View Details
Sunbeam Farm n/a Sunbeam Farm website Boulder Boulder View Details
Sunray Natural 970-980-9393 Sunray Natural website Fort Collins Boulder, Timnath, Windsor, Fort Collins, Wellington, Loveland, Fort Collins, Denver View Details
The Diaz Farm 720-454-5475 The Diaz Farm website Boulder Boulder, Boulder, Boulder View Details
The Valmont Farm 303-909-7568 The Valmont Farm website Boulder Boulder, Boulder View Details

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist!

Time to start getting ready for cooler temperatures! This handy checklist can help you get organized and prepared! If you need a professional to help get your property cold weather ready, just let me know. I have a large list of excellent professionals and I’m happy to share my resources! – Monica

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Farmers markets are thriving in Boulder County!

Farmers markets are thriving in Boulder County! At least once a week throughout the summer [and in some cases into the fall], you can find farmers’ bounties on full display and in market places in our communities. These are special days when residents look forward to purchasing straight from farmers and skipping the grocery stores. In a time when farmers markets seem to be declining in popularity, Boulder area farmers markets are thriving and have seen a consistent growth year over year.

Boulder County farmers market are each unique and reflect each local community. Though you can always find in season produce and fruits, you will also find artists, live music, prepared foods, alcohol and much more. Here is a handy list of where you can find your local Boulder County farmers markets [or check out one in another community, just for fun!]:

2019 Boulder County Farmers Markets

Longmont Wednesday/5-8p On 5th [between Main & Coffman] June–September

Real Farmers Market

Longmont Saturday/8a-1p 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont April–November

Boulder County Farmers Market

Boulder Wednesday/4-8p 13th & Canyon Blvd, Boulder June–September

Boulder County Farmers Market

Boulder Saturday/8a-2p 13th & Canyon Blvd, Boulder April–November

Boulder County Farmers Market

Erie Thursday/5-8p Briggs St [between Wells & Moffatt] May–September

Real Farmers Market

Louisville Saturday/9a-1p 824 Front Street, Louisville May–October

Real Farmers Market

Lafayette Thursday/4-8p 400 Block E. Simpson June–September

Boulder County Farmers Market

There are two main organizations behind the strong farmers’ markets in Boulder County: Boulder County Farmers Market and Real Farmer’s Market. They both run amazing farmers markets and I am so glad to see each one keeping rural Boulder County thriving!

What do you like most about your local farmers market?