The Boulder Valley Real Estate Conference is November 21st at the Boulder Embassy Suites from 9am-4pm. This BizWest conference covers the ever-changing real estate landscape in the Boulder Valley. Expert panels and development officials from Boulder and Broomfield counties provide a look at significant developments in these communities. I'll be there and I hope you'll join me. GET TICKETS
- Sep 3, 2018
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FOR THE FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW, analysts at SmartAsset.com pegged the Boulder Metro Area (Boulder County) as the #1 real estate market for growth and stability in the U.S. Their research shows that the average home has grown 276% in value over the past 25 years. Over that same time period, they estimate there was a 0% chance that a homeowner saw a 5% loss in home value within 10 years from the purchase date. Colorado's Front Range showed strength across the board, with Fort Collins ranking at #4 and Denver ranking at #9. Read the full report.
Current stats show that appreciation is slowing in Boulder County, going from an average 12.5% annually over the last 5 years, to 8.25% in the last year. This leveling off feels healthy to me. Again, ours is the most stable real estate market in the country!
If you want to discuss current market trends and ways to make the market work for you, please contact me. I am always here to help you, your friends, family and co-workers with any real estate need, even if they just want to ask a question. I hope you are having a great start to the school year. - Rich
- Aug 1, 2017
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According to a Zillow study, the average price of homes nationwide within 1 mile of a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's increased 144% between 1997 and 2014 compared to a national average of a 70% increase in home value between 1997 and 2014. The average price in Boulder increased 191% between 1997 and 2014 while the average price of homes within 1 mile of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's (28th and Pearl) increased 234%.
The article by Zillow concludes by pondering whether both chains are either incredibly smart about finding neighborhoods on the verge of gentrifying or whether the opening of either location positively impacts home values. I would say that both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are smart about finding neighborhoods on the verge of gentrifying. After all, who would have guessed years ago that the area around the old Crossroads Mall would be considered the hip and central location it is today? Read the full article.
I hope you and your family are enjoying the final days before school starts. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can help you, a family member or a friend with any real estate needs, even if they just want to ask a question. - Rich