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Articles Boulder Housing Sales Seem Unstoppable Boulder County housing sales in May rolled strong once again, demonstrated by sharp growth in the single-family home market and solid performance for attached dwellings. “Gains in single-family home sales topped 40 percent – a really strong increase that was backed by inventory growth,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the […]
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 […]
Articles Boulder Economic Summit 2018: Skilled Workers Essential to Boulder’s Future, Housing a Key Issue Boulder County excels at attracting talented and skilled workers. But change is in the air, says futurist Josh Davies, CEO at The Center for Work Ethic Development and keynote speaker at the recent Boulder Economic Summit 2018: The Workforce of the Future. Statistics presented by futurist Davies suggest that if the last decade rocked with […]
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 Spring Home Sales Continue to Surge Spring selling season in Boulder County continues to soar with April’s residential sales keeping pace with last month’s rocketing sales as well as outperforming April last year. “Demand remains strong and inventory tight, keeping upward pressure on pricing,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for Boulder Area Realtor® Association. The 345 single-family […]
Articles High-Skilled Workers Move to Denver More than Any U.S. City More highly skilled workers are moving to Denver than any other U.S. city, according to a new study by JLL Research. The number of 25-year-olds and older with a bachelor’s degree or higher increased in Denver by 22.5 percent from 2012-2016, leading the nation’s growth rate for that demographic, reports JLL based on analysis of […]
Articles Four Colorado Metros Where Home Sellers Gain Most As home values continue to rise in Colorado, it’s clear that home sellers are benefitting, with four state metro’s making the top 15 of 24/7 Wall St.’s list of cities where people made the most money on home sales. Boulder ranked No. 8 on the list with Denver, Fort Collins, and Greeley coming in seventh, […]
Articles 6 Strategies for Maximizing Your Home’s Selling Price Pricing and prepping your home to sell at the highest price requires strategy, even in a red hot market like Boulder County. The best strategy is the one that suits your personal needs and local market conditions. For those reasons, your Realtor is the most reliable advisor for pricing your home. Your Realtor also can […]
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Articles Denver International Named Top Airport in America Denver International Airport ranked No. 1 in the U.S, reports international air transport researchers at Skytrax in the 2018 annual airport awards. In a separate Skytrax ranking of regional airports by continent, Denver is the No. 1 airport in North America and No. 5 regional airport in the world. More than 13 million international air […]
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 Boulder County Home Sales Spring Ahead March home sales signaled a robust and active home buying season ahead for Boulder County. “The Boulder-area market rocketed forward in March with strong sales that improved significantly,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. Following modest positive movement in February, housing surged forward in March, according […]
Articles Boulder One of Most Fitness-Friendly Cities for 2018 With Boulder’s walking, biking and hiking trails, it’s no surprise the city made the SmartAsset top 10 list of places for physical fitness. But here’s what is surprising: as fitness and healthy-eating oriented as Boulder’s culture is, the city ranked only No. 10 on SmartAsset’s fourth annual study of the most fitness-friendly places in America. […]
Articles What Not to Do Once Your Mortgage Is Approved The real estate market in Boulder County is red hot, which makes maintaining your mortgage approval a must if you’re shopping for a home. “It can be a lot of work to get your mortgage approved. Once it is approved, it is important not to make any major financial changes until you sign your final […]
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 […]
Articles Colorado Labor Force Grows Fastest Since 1998 Labor statistics are officially confirming what we all know – Colorado’s population is on the rise, with newcomers lured by a strong job market. By the end of 2017, Colorado had a record year with its fastest rate of growth in almost 20 years, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Statistics. Coloradans participating […]
Articles First Signs of Spring Home Sales Show Promise ‘Home for Sale’ signs are popping up like spring tulips in Boulder County, showing early indications the selling season is likely to emerge strong this year. Those early positive signs are supported by February’s Boulder Area Realtor® Association sales stats that mark improvement in inventory and sales for single-family and attached dwellings. “February showed good […]
Articles Boulder Selected Finalist in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge Boulder is readying to change the paradigm of transportation mobility as a result of being named one of 35 Champion Cities selected as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. The competition is based on city leaders proposing bold solutions to each city’s toughest problems. Three Colorado cities – Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins – […]
Articles Boulder Real Estate Market Holds Steady, Despite Pressure   Early in 2018 the real estate outlook for Boulder County looks strong, even while sailing into the same headwinds that prevailed last year: low inventory and rising prices. But this year promises additional gusts in the form of rising interest rates. “None of the fundamentals in the market have changed, except a small rise […]
Articles Boulder Happiest City in America If you live in Boulder and laugh a lot, pat yourself on the back. You – and 100,000 of your neighbors – put Boulder on the happiness chart. Fact is, Boulder is the happiest city in America, based on the Gallup-Sharecare Well Being Index. Using their experience studying the world’s most thriving populations, National Geographic […]
RE/MAX of Boulder Colorado Among Top 10 Predicted to Have Strong Housing Market Ranked the No. 7 strongest housing market in the U.S., real estate sales in Colorado will remain robust in 2018, according to analysis by credit.com. The predicted increase is around 3.1 percent. Colorado Springs is emerging as the top city for growth and median home prices are predicted to rise 5.7 percent through 2018. Colorado’s […]