More Colorado Flea Markets

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Summer in Colorado is all about being outdoors and enjoying nature. When Coloradans are not at the park or hiking to see one of our great national landmarks, they’re perusing an outdoor flea market. Flea markets are great for finding all sorts of treasures like old movies, CD’s, and toy-sets for the kids. Continue reading for details on two of the most popular flea markets. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Thrifty Shopping in Colorado

One of the most popular flea markets in Colorado is the Jefferson Park Farm & Flea Market. This market, which is located near 26th and Federal, is an outdoor urban market. The Jefferson Park Farm and Flea Market is open on select Saturdays throughout the summer, so check out their website to see when they’re open. What makes this flea market special is that it is also a farmer’s market. It offers fresh produce, clothes, toys, collectible items, and special items sold by individual vendors, families, and local businesses. Because of their proximity, this flea market complements the Federal Indoor Flea Market very well.

Another popular flea market is the Paris Street Market at Aspen Grove and Park Meadows. This particular flea market has been around for over twenty years, so they must be doing something right! It is an open-air vintage, antique, and artisan market that sets up shop at Aspen Grove and the Park Meadows Mall parking lot during select Saturdays in the late spring and summer. What makes the Paris Street Market special is their focus on crafters and curators. This means that the items here are handmade and one of a kind. You don’t want to miss this flea market when it is available so make sure to keep a watch for them online.

Drinking in Never-Neverland

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Calling all adults! Are you looking for a place that you can go and hang out and feel young again? The Peter Pan Pop-Up at Tony P’s Bar & Pizzeria is designed to keep you young and make sure you never grow up! The venue will feature dozens of magical cocktails “sprinkled with faith and a little bit of pixie dust.” Continue reading to find out more about this fun, immersive experience before it is gone. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Peter Pan Pop-Up Party

Tony P’s will include a “Neverland bar,” designed to be the ultimate Peter Pan experience. Also, there will be other immersive features made purely for the fans of the timeless classic. Not only will there be treats for you to indulge in, there will also be a Captain Hook and a fairytale ticking crocodile. Hang with your friends or meet new people by competing in themed challenges. There will be prizes to be won, so bring your A-game!

As advertised, this pop up is based on the book Peter Pan by J.M Barrie. Other features based on the book include the Blue Lagoon, the Jolly Roger, and the Lost Boys Hideout. To share the experience with everyone, the venue is allowing people under 21 to witness the pop up during their “family-friendly sessions.” Remember, tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred in case you are unable to attend. Since this is a live performance, if you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be denied entry. The pop up is open now and will be until September 4th. Check out their website for more details.

Popular Swimming Spots in Colorado

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It is summer in Colorado, so it is time to get outside and spend some of your free time in the water! Colorado gets a bad wrap for having a dry climate, but there are many wonderful places to go swimming. In fact, we’ve gotten more rain this summer than usual and several popular swimming areas have seen an increase in elevation. Continue reading for some of the most popular swimming spots in Colorado. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Swimming in Colorado

One of the most popular swimming spots in Colorado is Paradise Cove in Guffey. This hidden gem of a swimming spot is located two hours south of Denver and an hour from Colorado Springs. Officially named “Guffey Gorge,” this is a naturally fed pool surrounded by beautiful cliffs. That means that there are opportunities for cliff-jumping with heights anywhere from 20 to 80 feet. The area around the water is beautiful too, with canyons and mesas to explore and photograph. Remember, to get to Paradise Cove you have to hike a one-mile trail, so be prepared for a short hike.

Another popular swimming spot is called the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This swimming area is located in Aspen. It is another natural pool with blue waters that average about 12 feet deep. The Punch Bowl also has nearby cliffs. Swimmers that like like some extra elevation can jump off the 25-foot cliffs into the pool or start on smaller ledges. Not much into swimming? You can explore the rocks or easily watch cliff-jumpers from many spots. There is no camping allowed at the Devil’s Punchbowl, but the Weller Campground is not far away.

Rising Mortgage Rates

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Are you thinking about buying a home in Colorado? If you’ve already spoken to a lender then you know that mortgage rates are rising. Knowing this about mortgage rates, how should this factor into your decision to buy a home? You may decide to go ahead and buy before rates get higher or you might wait for them to go down. Continue reading for a closer look at how things have worked in the past and what could happen in the future.  Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Taking A Closer Look

One way to get some insight into how mortgage rates will trend is to look at how the current mortgage rate compares to historical data. Yes, there’s no doubt about it, mortgage rates are higher than the average 30-year fixed rates that we’ve see in recent years. However, today’s rates are still comparatively low when looking at where rates have been since 1971. If you’re deciding whether to buy now or wait, this is important context to have. Today’s mortgage rate still allows you to lock in a rate comparatively lower than a few decades ago. This may explain why there are still buyers out there in the Colorado real estate market.

Though trends and historical data are usually great indicators of how things will go, nothing is set in stone. Many would-be buyers are asking the question, “what if rates get even higher?” This also explains why there are still many buyers in Colorado. They are ultimately motivated to buy because they know rates have risen steadily this year and they are eager to get ahead of further increases. As mortgage rates climb, so do monthly mortgage payments. The higher the monthly mortgage payment, the less buying power buyers have. If rates continue to rise, it will likely cost you more to buy a home if you wait.

Roadside Attractions in Colorado

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Colorado is over 104 thousand square miles of sight-seeing opportunities, just waiting for you and your camera to visit. We have a whopping 42 state parks and countless other attractions that are great for an old-fashioned road trip. Some of these attractions are even next to the road, so that you can easily access them for pictures on your way through our great state. Continue reading of some of the most unique roadside attractions in Colorado.  Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Unique Stops for Your Colorado Road Trip

One of the most popular western Colorado roadside attractions is Mike the Headless Chicken Statue in Fruita. Located near Circle Park, this iconic statue stands 5 feet tall and is completely made out of metal. You’ve probably heard the phrase “like a chicken with it’s head cut off,” which alludes to the actually phenomenon that chickens are known to twitch and move around after being decapitated. However, there is a document story that a chicken in Fruita was reported to live for 18 months without a head. This amazing story is what the statue is depicting—the story will certainly live on through this piece of art.

Another great roadside attraction is the Teller County Dinosaur Statues in Cripple Creek. If you are travelling with children, this is a great thing to point out to them as you’re driving by in Cripple Creek. These prehistoric statues are actually located on private land along Colorado Highway 67 between Divide and Cripple Creek, and are therefore only available to be seen while passing by in your car. The area features a dozen fiberglass statues including dinosaurs, characters from The Flintstones, and even a bigfoot. Another location in town for Dinosaur sculptures is the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. It showcases the history of the Teller County region, from dinosaurs to gold mines.

Top Colorado Donut Shops

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Colorado is the home of many great donuts shops. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory treat or you’re looking to delve into some sweet and decadent goodness, you can find it here! As a matter of fact, some of our donut shops just made it on a very prestigious list. Continue reading to find out where we stand compared to similar eateries in other states.  Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Popular Donut Shops in Colorado

When it comes to going to any kind of establishment, America trusts the reviews on Yelp. Yelp’s 2022 list of the Top 100 US Donut Shops is based on thousands of reviews from all over the country. It’s no surprise that Colorado showed up three times on the list. Lone Tree’s Mr. Donuts ranked at 21st spot and Donut Haus of Estes Park at the 96th on Yelp’s list. According to Yelp, researches “scoured the nation for the best bakers of America’s glazed, iced, dipped, sprinkled, and cream-filled confections.” Nearing the top of the list, and deservedly so, was Sweet Coloradough of Glenwood Springs at number 7.

The owners of this great establishment wanted to, “give our customers a taste of our own delicious doughnut recipe and baked goods.”  Wanting to bring the community of Glenwood Springs something different than the typical large chain store, Sweet Coloradough makes its donuts with honey for a unique flavor. Also, their donuts are handmade every single day, so you know what you’re getting is fresh. Sweet Coloradough offers a wide array of delicious treats. They make everything from glazed donuts, old-fashioned donuts, cake donuts, and raised doughnuts to fritters, cinnamon rolls, twists and bear claws.

Colorado Flea Markets

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Did you know that Denver hosts some great flea markets throughout the year? These types of sales are great for picking up stuff you never knew you needed. You can also get great deals on used furniture, musical instruments, and tools. If it’s rare, collectible, or an otherwise unique chachki, odds are you’ll find it at a Colorado flea market. Continue reading for some of the most popular flea markets in the metro Denver area. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Flea Markets in Denver Colorado

One of the most anticipated flea markets in Denver is the Mile High Flea Market. This flea market is conveniently located off of I-76, just 20 minutes northeast of Denver. Mile High Flea Market is Denver’s oldest flea market and is open Friday through Sunday from 7AM am to 5PM. Mile High usually has hundreds of vendors ranging from established local businesses to families selling homemade goods, food, clothes, tools, toys, and anything you can think of. Also, they have other attractions like rids for the kids, a farmers market offering fresh produce, and other seasonal events. If you’re planning on checking out this flea market remember that there is a small admission fee into the area.

The Mile High Flea Market boasts that vendors make from $200 to $1,000 per weekend on average. Another great flea market that is a money making venture is the Federal Indoor Flea Market. Just like Mile High, Federal Indoor Flea Market has a wide array of unique treasures for you to uncover. The Federal Indoor Flea Market is so named because it is located at Federal and 8th Avenue. This market is known for having the most friendly vendors in the area. For more information check out their website and plan your visit today.

Exploring Colorado Mines

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The early days of Colorado and much of the west began to grow due to the mining industry. For example, gold discoveries in Colorado began near present day Denver in the 1800s. Prospectors traced placer gold to its source in the mountains west of Denver, then followed the Colorado Mineral Belt in a southwest direction across the state to its terminus in the San Juan Mountains. Continue reading for some Colorado mines that you can still visit and tour today. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

Visiting Colorado Mines

One of the most popular mines you can visit today in Colorado is the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek. This mine features a 1,000-foot vertical shaft that goes down to a mine once full of shimmering gold. The mine is named for the first woman to strike a claim in the gold camp. Another popular tourist mine is the Hidee Gold Mine in Central City. Tours at Hidee allows visitors to actually go panning for real gold. You can even keep anything you find. It also doesn’t hurt that the area is close to Central City and it’s famous casinos. Another great place to go for mines is Idaho Springs.

Perhaps the most popular mine in Idaho Springs is Argo Mill and Tunnel. The facility at Argo Mill once represented the most state-of-the-art productions in the country, advancing the ways of extraction at the mouth of the tunnel. Though now their practices are antiquated, it is still fascinating to see how Colorado was leading the world in innovation at the time. Another great spot in Idaho Springs is Phoenix Gold Mine. This has been a working mine in recent years, making is a very unique experience. Visitors can walk through the gold-laden tunnel and hear stories and the past and present.

Movies & Goats

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Looking for a new and unique outdoor experience this summer? Reminiscent of old drive-in movie theaters, there’s now a trend of outdoor movie watch-parties. Putting a even bigger twist on this idea is the Goatflix and Chill event in Denver. That’s right, now you can watch a movie in the company of goats! Continue reading for more information. Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Colorado, consider Mark Eibner as your agent.

A Unique Watch-Party

It sounds like a weird concept at first, but it is curated by Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga, the same group that goes goat yoga in the park. This event only has two dates left, May 22nd and the 29th, so make sure to get your tickets soon. They have screen a wide array of films, everything from Lady and the Tramp, to the Three Amigos and Jumanji, therefore there’s something out there for everyone no matter what genre you like to watch. Visitors are reminded to wear warm and comfortable clothing and to bring money for both goat and human snacks. Outside alcohol is not permitted at the venue. Also, you’ll be expected to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and refreshments.

The event is taking place at the Four Mile Historic Park. This park is dedicated to Denver’s Western heritage and even features historically accurate replicas. Don’t be surprised to see horses, goats, chickens and pigs on the farm. There’s also the Four Mile House Museum on the premises, which is Denver’s oldest standing structure. The Park offers a variety of education programs, tours of the historic Four Mile House, and other events. Their Mission is to “educate a diverse community through experiences which promote preservation, interpretation and enjoyment of Denver’s Western heritage.”

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