August, 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Boulder County is Popular in the News this Month

Real Estate in Boulder County is still as active and busy as ever. See the July Stats below for more details. The Buzz this month highlights a fun feature on the city of Boulder from the Washington Post. Check it out! It's great to see our local city and many of our favorite businesses getting so much attention. This will probably inspire more people to move here...which is great for sellers, but means more competition for buyers. 

Another interesting trend that's affecting our local real estate market is the high number of seniors moving to Colorado. Did you know that this is one of the top places in the country to retire? 

Also, it's that time of year again for back to school...and the good news is, your kids can do their homework on Pearl Street now because Google has brought free WiFi to the pedestrian mall. 

Thanks for being such a wonderful client, and definitely let me know how I can support you with your real estate needs. Read the complete August Buzz here

July, 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Boulder County's Thriving Market and Mid-Year Report

Is it possible the average price of a home is almost $1,250,000.00 in the city of Boulder? Have condos and townhomes really gone up 13.7%+ in the city of Boulder last year? Perhaps…perhaps not.

We're halfway through 2018 already, and the Mid-Year Stats reveal information you don't want to miss!

The Buzz this month also features some tips on what you can do with your real estate equity, as well as an article from RE/MAX of Boulder’s owner discussing the average price of homes in the city of Boulder. What does that mean for the rest of the year? How will the Fall market play out? Only time will tell.

With all the fascinating events happening in our area, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer. And by next month some of us will already be getting ready for Back to School! Read the complete Buzz here. 

June 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Boulder County is Busy and Thriving this Summer

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! The summer heat is here and Boulder County is getting a lot of attention — with a local city (Superior) having scored slots on several “Best Places to Live” lists, and countless fun and creative events happening throughout the summer.  

Check out the article below from BizWest outlining the recent Boulder Economic Summit, and learn how our real estate market is impacted by both housing and transportation issues.  May Stats are in: inventory is fluctuating, and prices are continuing to rise. The Buzz this month explores these topics and more!

Hidden Storage Opportunities in Your Kitchen

Check out this wonderful article from Houzz with many suggestions on how to efficiently store items in your Kitchen! The article begins by reminding readers that "Using all the available space in your kitchen will reduce clutter and improve organization. So whether your kitchen is large or small, these space-saving storage ideas will work wonders. It’s just a matter of standing still and looking closely at what’s in front of you." Read the full article here

May 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Amazing News for RE/MAX of Boulder, and More!

The Boulder real estate market has hit a new milestone with the average sales price of single family homes in the city of Boulder reaching $1,207,403 at the end of March. RE/MAX of Boulder's owner, Jay Kalinski, wrote about this in an article in BizWest this month. And, don't miss the Best of Boulder awards announcing that readers have chosen RE/MAX of Boulder as the #1 real estate agency. What an honor! The Buzz also features some cutting edge redecorating tips so you can enjoy your home more today, andmake it easier to sell down the road. 

I'd also like to wish all our readers who are mothers a belated Happy Mother's Day! I hope you all are getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather we're having, and the many wonderful events happening in our neighborhoods. Read the entire Buzz Here

April 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Get Outside and Enjoy Beautiful Boulder County

Spring has arrived and brought with it the 2018 First Quarter Stats, as well as some seasonal favorites: the Boulder Farmer’s Market, Kentucky Derby parties, warmer weather, and a spunky real estate market. This month The Buzz includes compelling articles on how to sell your home faster with important staging and photography tips, as well as a great checklist for first time buyers. Also, if you're curious about which direction the median price of homes is going in the area, check out the Quarterly Stats as well as the last article about our local market. Read the entire Buzz HERE

March 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Spring Brings Nicer Weather and More Competition

Spring is here! I heard the robin’s joyous spring song and the drumming of a flicker for the first time this morning. Spring has traditionally been the peak season for real estate sales. What’s interesting is that for the past couple years the buying season actually began in January and continued at a fast pace through the spring. With historically low inventory, homes selling faster than last year, and interest rates on the rise, Boulder County real estate is poised for another record breaking year. Read the March Boulder County Buzz by clicking HERE

February 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Fall in Love with Real Estate

If you're not already in love with real estate, this is the time of year to do so--before Spring begins and the traditionally busy season gets underway. Consider what your plans for the year are and how I can support you in executing them. The Buzz this month highlights important and unique trends in the monthly stats, as well as significant questions like: what will the market do in 2018? A question on many of our minds in the real estate industry. As we know, the market is often changing, and I am here to keep you informed with what is happening throughout the Boulder County area. Read the rest of the Buzz here

January 2018 Boulder County Buzz

Have a Happy and Prosperous 2018!

The New Year has arrived and I'm curious-- what plans do you have for your home in 2018? Are you considering selling your home? Purchasing an investment property? Or possibly remodeling that part of your home that you've always wanted to improve? The Buzz this month has insightful articles featuring some considerable reasons to sell in early 2018. Also, don't miss the year end STATS, including details about your property taxes.  
Let's talk soon about how I can help you buy, sell, or invest in our local market this year. It's best to start early and plan ahead! Read the complete Boulder County Buzz by clicking HERE. 

December Boulder County Buzz

Wishing You a Joyous Holiday and Happy New Year!

During this holiday season, I wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday and Happy New Year. The end of 2017 brings many projections about the 2018 real estate market. Don't miss the article this month that quotes DB Wilson and what he foresees will happen to the market next year. Also, did you know that more people are moving out of Colorado than in recent years? Read what's having people move away as well as great renovation tips that will add value to your home in this month's Buzz. 

I hope you enjoy your time with family and loved ones and I look forward to hearing what you have in mind for your real estate decisions in 2018. I appreciate your continued business and referrals. Happy New Year! Read the full Buzz by clicking here

November Boulder County Buzz

Thanksgiving Wishes for You and Your Family

As one of my favorite Holidays approaches, it’s with warmth and delight that I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving. Autumn is an wonderful time to cozy up around the fireplace or take a hike in the crisp fall air and it’s also a great time to buy a home or investment property. Our local buyer pool has definitely shrunk since springtime, so this might be the best time for you to get out there and see what's on the market - you may be pleasantly surprised!

Jan-Oct 2017 stats show that prices for homes in Boulder County homes are still rising, up a little over 5% compared to last year. Inventory is also up almost 7% which means there’s more to chose from today than earlier in the year. This is a good time be out house-hunting since there’s more to chose from plus less competition.

Another great Buzz article this month calls out one of the best promotions Boulder County could ask for… it lists the 25 Happiest Places to Live in America. Can you guess what place Boulder got? Read below to find out!

As always, I'm here and ready to counsel you on your real estate contemplations. I thank you so much for your continued business and referrals. It is because of you that I get to have a job that I love.  Read the full Boulder County Buzz by clicking here

October Boulder County Buzz

A Third Quarter Sure to Warm the Hearts of Autumnal Investors

If you were thinking fall isn't the ideal time to invest in real estate, newly published data on Boulder County's market performance in the third quarter is here to make you think again! First off, there's a good bit more to look at out there than there was over the summer. And with homes hanging around on the sale market a little longer, asking prices are starting to flatten out. Buyers are finding themselves in the win-win position of having more time to find exactly the right place, and more negotiating leverage with sellers once they do. All of which spells "sweet spot" for any would-be buyer or investor. Check out the new issue of The Buzz to get the scoop on these positive trends. We also explore recent word that Amazon may be seriously swooning for Denver as the site of a huge new jobs-producing venture! Read the full Buzz by clicking here

September Boulder County Buzz

Looking Ahead this September in Boulder County

Before assessing our local Real Estate market here in Boulder County, I want to take a moment to honor the people who have lost their homes this past month due to hurricanes, fires, and earthquakes. After experiencing the catastrophic 2013 flood here in Boulder County, I feel so much compassion for those who have have been impacted by the natural disasters this month around the world.

Transitioning into Fall, there is a lot of discussion about what will happen in the future in the real estate market in Boulder County. While Colorado's market is booming, Boulder County seems to be experiencing a slight flattening out of prices.

Speaking of future trends: are you aware of cryptocurrency? Don't miss the article on how Blockchain "may" impact real estate transactions. Also, have you considered investing in real estate outside of Boulder County? There are 4 cities in Colorado that have made the top 15 list of "best real estate markets in the country."

As always, thank you for your business, and I am here to support you as you make important real estate decisions. Read the full Buzz by clicking here

August Boulder County Buzz

August Means Back to School in Boulder County

Back to school for the kiddos and back to business after a fun-filled summer. The market is definitely interesting right now. Inventory is up and homes are staying on the market a little longer before an offer arrives. Demand has decreased as fewer buyers are searching this time of year. This shift seems completely normal, and I'm curious about what will happen over the next few months. It's actually great news for buyers because things aren't quite as competitive as they were in the spring, and you have a greater chance of getting the home you want without being outbid. Check out the articles in The Buzz this month that feature info about the oh-so-desirable Luxury Home Market. Oh, and don't miss the article that claims there are other cities comparable to Boulder for outdoor fanatics. Many of them seem like a long shot to me, but I'm a Boulder fan through and through. Read the full Boulder County Buzz by clicking here

July Boulder County Buzz

It's a Hot Summer in Boulder County

July is hot as usual in terms of local temperatures, but our real estate market is cooling down a bit. Demand has softened and inventory has risen in Boulder County. The articles this month reflect a theme of change in the air-- Amazon bought Whole Foods--how will our local shopping experiences and commercial real estate market be impacted by this? There's also a construction worker shortage that is affecting the pace at which new construction can be built to accommodate those migrating to Colorado. Don't miss the second quarter stats to compare what's happening in your city now that we're halfway through 2017. Let me know how I can support your plans for the second half of this year. It's going to go by fast and I want to encourage you to look at your options before the Summer is over...Read the full Buzz by clicking here

June Boulder County Buzz

Beautiful Start to the Summer in Boulder County

If you live in Boulder County, you know that the Summer is an amazing time to be here, and that applies to the real estate market as well! Yes, the farmers market is bursting with great veggies, and there are more events happening than I have time for, but I want to remind you that even though it's Summer time, the housing market is still booming. Talk to me today about your plans for your home before heading off on your Summer vacation. Because I know you're all wondering, I've included an article with more information about whether or not your taxes will increase next year, so don't miss that. There's also a great read about why more people are selling their homes this time of year, as well as some interesting stats. I look forward to hearing from you with your questions and any updates on your Summer plans for your home. 

May Boulder County Buzz

The Boulder County Mysterious May Market

There's so much happening in Boulder County this month, including a few interesting twists in the real estate market. Some homes are staying on the market longer than a few days, and prices are still going up! Check out the stats for more details. Have you seen a value increase in your home due to reappraisal? Read the article about it below. Also included in the Buzz this month is an article featuring our managing broker, DB, noting an interview he did on the radio this month about the future of the Boulder County housing market. And for fun--take a look at the video tour of a $45M property listed by Ellen Degeneres in Santa Barbara. Wow, the real estate market does mystify me sometimes!

Do you know that I represent buyers and sellers all across the Front Range including Denver, Arvada, Lakewood? It's such an honor to receive your referrals; thank you for keeping me in mind for your friends and family. Read the full newsletter by clicking HERE

April Boulder County Buzz

What an Amazing April!

Have you walked down Pearl Street to appreciate the terrific tulips yet? They are in full bloom and absolutely amazing! Yes, Spring is here and so is the traditionally busy Real Estate season. Check out the First Quarter Stats to see how prices really are going up as predicted. We're continuing to see multiple bids in the lower price range and a general lack of inventory. Also, can you guess how many people move to Boulder County every day? The number shocked me! See the article with details below. Oh, and don't miss the "coolest" listing video that had a lot of hype around the web for its originality. Only in La La Land, right! Call me if I can answer any questions about buying or selling a home. There's high demand for homes in Boulder County, and I'm here if you'd like to know what your home is worth, or help you find your new home in this ever perplexing market! Read more by clicking HERE

March Boulder County Buzz

Moving Into March...Welcome, Spring!

Spring is arriving and that means that we've transitioned into our traditionally busy season in the Real Estate industry. There's a lot of useful information in the Buzz this month for future and current homeowners, including this year's Boulder Valley Real Estate Report compiled by RE/MAX of Boulder. I've also included a great article highlighting 5 tips for buying a home in Boulder County. Oh, and don't miss the interesting NY Times piece about the hotel with the worst view in the world, but the most interesting art on the walls. Speaking of art, are you considering redecorating, remodeling, or building an addition on your home? Perhaps you're thinking of buying an investment property, or selling your home. Remember that no matter what your plans are, I'm here to help you navigate the often tricky waters of our local market. Read the full newsletter by clicking HERE

February Boulder County Buzz

Fall in Love in Boulder County this February!

This is the month for love, and I must say, I love living in Boulder, Colorado! I've been able to go hiking and skiing this month, and the real estate market is off to a very busy start in 2017. The articles in the Buzz this month remind us that Colorado is on the map in terms of where big businesses want to be. Also, don't miss the controversial topic of the Pearl Street Mall and what to do with the retail spaces...are we going to be able to maintain the uniqueness of Boulder? We'll have to wait and see. As for now, I want to help you plan ahead if you're considering buying or selling a home this year. Spring is right around the corner, so let's begin planning so you and/or your home is ready. I'm here to help you every step of the way. Read the newsletter by clicking HERE