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Tue Apr 21, 2015
22diamondelmont asked:
Does it take a day or two for the posting to become active for user searches?
Please let me know why my listing is not searchable.. thanks!
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Earnshaa:

This is not an easy question to answer because there are both attached dwelling and houses in this price point in Erie. And median prices vary considerably for the two kinds of dwellings. for the second quarter of this year, The Boulder Area Realtors Association reports that the median price of a house in Erie was $398,888 while the median price for an attached dwelling was $$173,500. But recent sales in the low $300s in Boulder County are about evenly split between three and four (or more) bedrooms. with very few one-two bedroom homes. I have not seen figures for baths, but I've shown very few homes in this range with one bath or four baths. Most of these homes have two, two-and-a half, or three baths. I'm guessing two-and-a-half is the most typical in the Erie area.

Ron Rovtar
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Suz A answered:
What an exciting time for you.

Since you asked about Lafayette, I'll confess I am a fan. I like the small town atmosphere of Erie, Lafayette as well as the Frederick-Firestone communities. Lafayette has a few nice restaurants of its own, but you'll be close enough to Louisville and Boulder for afternoon and weekend drives.

Another possibility: Have you heard that a company is planning to construct a monorail service between Longmont and Boulder? Longmont is approaching the size of Boulder, but it is more of a family-oriented community. Evidence? My three teenagers couldn't wait to get out of town when they started driving. But, I love Boulder for all it has to offer, too. (Actually, there is plenty for teens to do here.)

Erie has a plan for a large development working through its approval process, and it could become a much larger community.

Lafayette, which has Boulder Valley schools, plans to remain distinct from its close neighbor, Louisville. RTD says they will run light rail up through Louisville, but that won't happen for decades.

Longmont and Louisville have been working diligently to improve their old town centers. Both communities are encouraging art galleries, restaurants and small concerns to locate in their downtowns. Things turn busy on weekends. All of these communities serve an active lifestyle. Boulder has excellent schools, and Longmont's schools rate high, too.

There's more. Visit my blog for a large list of parks, recreation areas and trails. Some of these areas need work after the flood in September.

We did a lot of picnicking at Boulder Creek (behind the public library) when our kids were 4. (I had twins.) Dad would take the kids hiking on the trail up to Flagstaff. We took advantage of a lot of these parks and rec areas. Fun times.

New theaters are planned for Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont.

I could go on.

Best of luck to you.

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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Julie:

It sounds like you are not necessarily thinking of 55+ housing -- just something away from the high energy student areas. (BTW: I don't think I would refer to student housing as 'ghettos').

You might want to watch for listings at the Peleton on Arapahoe. Some students do live here among a mix of ages. And there are some nice amenities like pool and exercise room.

Vistoso is also a very nice venue. It is located near a shopping center with grocery and other basic shops. There is a smaller weight room and a nice courtyard where events are held. It also is not far from the East Boulder Rec Center. There is indoor parking and the entire building is no smoking.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012
Greg Smith answered:
I can really speak best to Nederland. Nederland has the advantages of being a very nice self contained mountain town with great Mountain biking, Skiing, Hiking and camping while at the same time being very close to Boulder, when maybe you want to branch out to other activities such as a football game, Colorado Music Festival or maybe just a little variety in dining.

I have found the people in Nederland to be very friendly and overall a good community to establish roots.

Good luck with your hunt.

Greg Smith
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
AllHomesBoulder. com answered:
Many boulder county communities have excellent schooling. Communities like Louisville, Boulder & Superior rank high. Feel free to compare them on our website at under the Market Insider tab. I can also send you a free report if you would like.

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Fri Apr 18, 2008
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Maria: Since this question was asked more than five years ago, I would guess we can stop sending you advice. By now I suspect you are either entrenched somewhere in Boulder County and enjoying our wonderful lifestyle or you have chosen another location and purchased a home there. Hopefully you are happy, healthy and secure wherever you are!

But for anyone else with a similar question, I would say you probably should take a trip out here and look around yourself. I can think of no place in Boulder County that would not be a good place to live. But there are differences and you will do best if you explore a number of areas. It is a big area so riding around on your own may not get you to the all the areas you should see, given your individual preferences and lifestyle. If you have a friend here, a day riding around the county with someone who know the area will tell you a great deal about everything the county has to offer. But if you do not know anyone here, just start clicking on the photos with all the answers here. Read the information several of these agents have uploaded to Trulia and call one or two that seem like a good fit. Then ask for some help.

Kind regards,
Ron Rovtar
Prudential Real Estate of the Rockies
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