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Articles City housing proposal may be Faustian bargain There is a serious shortage of homes in Boulder, as is evidenced by the roughly 65,000 people who commute in and out of Boulder on a daily basis.  About half of these people would live in Boulder if they could, but are forced to “drive until they qualify” for a home, which increases their carbon footprint, […]
BizWest Be mindful of warning signs in housing market 2018 was another strong year for residential real estate in Colorado in general and Boulder Valley in particular, but what’s in store for 2019? First, a look back at 2018.  Nationally, Colorado jumped from 10th to fifth among all states for one-year appreciation, with a 9.16 percent increase in home values.  Boulder County improved from 57th in […]
Articles Real Estate Conference Set to Explore Boulder Valley Challenges and Trends The eleventh annual Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference offers a packed day Thursday, November 15, exploring trends, commercial impacts, and inventory shortages in Boulder County commercial and residential real estate. Organized by BizWest with presenting sponsor RE/MAX of Boulder, the event delivers an intensive schedule of national keynote speakers and panels made up of local […]
BizWest The importance of property rights and good governance The Boulder City Council’s recent handling of their attempted “emergency” vote to limit “McMansions” provides an excellent opportunity to step back and consider the importance of property rights and principles of good governance. Why do we as a society care about property rights? Primarily, we care about property rights because they are inextricably linked to […]
Articles Proposition 110 better serves Boulder Valley By Jay Kalinski — October 3, 2018 In the Boulder Valley, housing, the economy, and transportation are more inextricably linked than in many places in the U.S.  Here are the facts: Boulder has more than 100,000 jobs, and more than 60,000 people commute daily in and out of Boulder. Thus, the majority of Boulder’s workforce lives outside of Boulder […]
Articles The danger of Boulder’s CAVE people thinking Let’s face it, what happens in Boulder affects the rest of Boulder Valley in terms of housing, transportation, economics and myriad other dimensions.  If you want to know where your neighborhood is headed, it’s informative to know what Boulder is doing, even if you live in say, Erie.  And, if you even casually follow Boulder politics these […]
Articles Boulder valley real estate: Parsing fact from ‘fake news’ Boulder County Single-Family Listings 2012-2018 In this day and age, one could be forgiven for wondering if facts no longer matter or actions no longer have consequences. Whether one watches the national news or a local city council study session where members declare that they want fewer visitors (both tourists and locals from neighboring cities), […]
Articles 3 trends that could ruin your home sale plans this summer Sellers in the Front Range housing market enjoyed a blistering spring season.  Everything seemed to be breaking in favor of sellers — brisk appreciation, multiple offers, favorable terms, and generally quick sales.  However, several trends are emerging that could derail (or at least diminish) a seller’s summer home sale plans.  Here are three of the biggest trends likely […]
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Articles Where will Boulder’s workforce of the future live? The Boulder Economic Summit was held on May 22 and the focus was on the workforce of the future. The Boulder Economic Council rightly identified this as a key to Boulder County’s continued vitality and prosperity.  There were vibrant discussions about the growing importance of skills to both employers and employees, shifting employment patterns, how businesses […]
Articles Boulder’s average single-family home price surpasses $1.2M This 4,987-square-foot home on Boulder Creek was featured in Bizwest’s Distinctive Homes of the Boulder Valley in April 2016. According to Zillow.com it sold in May 2017 for $3,495,000.    — May 2, 2018 Growing up in Boulder, the term “million dollar property” was synonymous with “mansion;” one would have envisioned an immense home with luxury […]
Articles The one statistic every renter needs to see By Jay Kalinski — March 30, 2018 That’s right, based on the latest available data from the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances, the average net worth of a homeowner is $231,000, a whopping 44 times greater than the average renter’s $5,200 net worth.  What makes the situation more dire is the fact that the gap is widening.  From 2013 to […]
BizWest Boulder Valley 2018 real estate predictions The Boulder Valley real estate market has undergone a shift in 2017.  While we began the year in a fairly strong seller’s market, it soon became apparent that the indicators we track were pointing to a shift toward a more balanced market.  Making predictions is always a risky business, but here are my top three predictions […]
BizWest Boulder Valley 2018 real estate predictions The Boulder Valley real estate market has undergone a shift in 2017.  While we began the year in a fairly strong seller’s market, it soon became apparent that the indicators we track were pointing to a shift toward a more balanced market.  Making predictions is always a risky business, but here are my top three predictions […]