Lyons, CO

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Since the peak year of 2005, the Boulder Valley real estate market has been climbing a steep hill back to respectability. It has been a slow process. Sales activity in years 2006 through 2009 were on a downward spiral. The market stabilized in 2009 through 2011, then began an upward shift in 2012. This past year we saw market activity approach 2007 in Boulder County for single family home sales (3,491 vs. 3,570) and attached unit sales (1,329 vs. 1,426).  The market is still about 17% behind 2005 sales numbers, but headed in the right direction.

Below is an overview of sales activity for the past two years for single family homes in the various Boulder Valley areas, courtesy of IRES – the Northern Colorado MLS.      

                       
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Working in the Real Estate industry we need to categorize our listings as either in the flood zone, minimal risk, high risk, etc. When check-marking the appropriate box I never imagined that I would see what the high risk flood could really encompass.


September is always an amazing time for me. The weather is generally amazing as is the excitement in the air for all the holidays to come. Especially September 12th, my birthday - I love my birthday. Unfortunately, over the course of the last decade it has change. 9/11 happened, now the "100 year flood", or some say the "1,000 year flood". Evidently we had three extremely moist and warm weather systems from different directions come together and basically get trapped against the mountains, a very, very

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Recently we enjoyed a unique and endearing dining experience with good friends at The Lyons Farmette in Lyons, just 15 miles north of Boulder. If you have not been to one of the wildly popular and recherche' farm-to-table dinners offered in the Boulder area, it is definitely worth the splurge. Situated on four lovely acres on the edge of Lyons with huge cottonwood trees hovering over a creek, farm animals, organic vegetable and flower gardens, and Lyon's unique red rock formations in the background, the setting at The Lyons Farmette is idyllic and peaceful.

We began the evening enjoying our adult beverages and lounging on the lawn complete with a very cool vintage truck and a tractor while watching the sun set. Then we were treated to a tour of the

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Lyons ColoradoThe small town of Lyons is nestled up against naturally beautiful red sandstone cliffs and rock formations in the Colorado Rockies. With a home-town feel, a funky and humble vibe, the mountain town of Lyons is actually, quite frankly, "world-class" in many ways. Located at the convergence of the North and South St. Vrain Rivers, Lyons is much more than a "pass-thru tourist town" on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll find distinguished kayakers, prize-winning musicians, top-notch athletes, fine artists and writers, and pretty cool everyday folks working, gathering and playing on a daily basis. Throughout the town locals and visitors enjoy terrific restaurants and coffee shops, numerous retail and resale shops, the many parks, a library,

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Boulder Valley Economic Snapshot 

Boulder Region Housing News April 2013

One of the issues the area real estate market faced as the year began was available inventory of homes for sale across the Boulder Valley. 2012 ended with 814 single family active listings in Boulder County. That was down 27% from the end of 2011 (1121 active single family listings).

The decline in inventory was driven by sales activity. When comparing 2012 to 2011, single family home sales were up 24.44% (3258 vs. 2618) for Boulder County. Attached unit sales were up 20.80% (1144 vs. 947) for the same time periods. Collectively, those two market segments were up 23.47%.

Through March/2013 the Boulder County real estate market continues to sustain itself. Single family home sales are up 14.61% compared to through

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Boulder BeerBoulder and the surrounding areas are united by one truly awesome thing... BEER and lot of it!  If you are a die-hard beer enthusiast, it doesn’t get much better than living in a place like Boulder, Colorado.  In fact, Colorado is one of the top beer producing states which is something our locals get excited about!  All over Colorado, but especially in the Boulder area, you will find tons of microbreweries.  Some the breweries are just that, a place where beer is brewed, but most of them are so much more!  Several of the biggest names in microbrewed beer come from Boulder and Colorado.  Many of these establishments are really “Brewpubs” which means that they serve wonderful food that compliments their beer perfectly.  Besides having restaurants and dining

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Colorado Front Range Numbers for all of the MLS.

Entire MLS (All Areas)

Residential Highlights

  • 9.8% increase in average price (sold) ($311,893)
  • 17.4% increase in number of closed sales year-over-year (3,730)
  • 34.4% decrease in average days on market (63)
  • 7.5% increase in New listings (4,577)

 Condo/Townhome Highlights (All Areas)

  • 9.1% increase in average price (sold) ($183,359)
  • 20.0% increase in closed sales year over year (955)
  • 37.8% decrease in average days on market (69)
  • 11.9% increase in number of new listings (1,135)
  • 59.4% decrease in absorption rate (1.8months)
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Here is the latest economic update from our good friend Dan Johnson with RE/MAX Alliance in Louisville, CO.  Dan gives some insight into last year and a glimmer of hope for the year ahead.

 

January/2012

 

That light at the end of the tunnel may not be another train coming this way. For the Boulder County real estate market that light may be the end to the darkness the area real estate market has experienced since the end of 2005.

For the past three years sales activity has been approximately the same. In 2009 there were 3,665 single family/attached unit sales across Boulder County. In 2010 that number was 3,660 and in 2011 the number was 3,539.

When comparing 2010 to 2011, here are some

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Here comes the snow wooohoo we need some, but it also means it is time to sneak in a winter ride before the snow hits. 

One of the best winter rides is Halls Ranch in Lyons.  Halls actually has two routes one from Apple Valley road and the other from the South Facing (better for winter) Route 7 South St Vrain Rd.  The path from the parking lot will lead you to Bitterbrush trail where you will begin to climb through some technical single track you will crest the hill at about 1.5 miles where you will drop down into a valley.  The trail becomes smoother at this point, but you will continue to climb until hook up with the Nelson loop, which can be ridden either way.  The loop is 2.3 miles and is a good way to add some extra mileage if you want. 

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 backrange_400Richard Wobbekind, one of my favorite economists, who is with the Colorado Leeds School of business, is predicting that Colorado will have slow steady growth in 2012.  We are not going to see robust growth, but we are going to see growth.  The construction industry which has seen a decline in employment over the last four years is poised to add 2,900 jobs next year.

Wobbekind does caution in the article in the Daily Camera, that if something drastic happens in Europe that throws our stock market into a tail spin all bets are off and we could have rough roads ahead. 

The current numbers and job growth are running parallel to what occurred during the 2001 downturn according to Wobbekind.  If we continue to follow the same growth path we should see slow

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