September 2013

Found 5 blog entries for September 2013.

Boulder Wine MerchantThe City of Boulder is known for a lot of things like the University of Colorado, our green spirit, and our gorgeous Rocky Mountain landscape, but a few other things outsiders might not realize is that Boulder, Colorado is a mecca for food, beer and wine as well! In Boulder if you want killer food you go to Frasca, if you want the best beer you go to Boulder Brewery, and if you want to purchase high quality fine wines from a master sommelier you go to the Boulder Wine Merchant! With more than 30 years of business under its belt and its 2010 acquisition by a young up-and-coming master sommelier, the Boulder Wine Merchant offers wine lovers of all kinds with valuable resources, and of course, amazing vintages and varietals. Regardless of your wine

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When I think of the ideal place to buy a home outside of Boulder, Colorado my mind automatically goes to the city of Erie. Erie, Colorado is a fairly new community located along the Front Range that is attracting people looking for quiet family oriented neighborhoods that offer a large variety of newly constructed homes. In fact, residents of Erie report having some of the highest ratings in the Front Range as far as quality of life and community growth are concerned. Located in between three of the state’s top producing local economies, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins, Erie is the perfect place to buy real estate no matter where you work. Also boasting an above average median household income, affordable housing options, and gorgeous surroundings, it is

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Boulder County is one of several communities hit the hardest by the Colorado flood of 2013. For days now the city has been closed down, and hundreds of roads in and around the county are completely inaccessible and totally cut off. Among the most devastating outcomes of the flood has been the loss of 4 lives, 80 people who are currently unaccounted for, tons of structural and infrastructural damage, and havoc on our beautiful landscape. Despite the tremendous wrath Mother Nature bestowed on the area, the community of Boulder County is far from defeated! In fact, the best thing to come of the storm is the united front the city, county, as well as the residents and emergency responders have assembled together. After having a somewhat dry afternoon, waters

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Boulder County Real EstateThe first sign summer is fading is the days get shorter. The shadows deepen. The nights grow longer. The settling in begins.  From a real estate perspective, buyer activity decreases. The number of properties for sale declines. The settling in has begun.

Thus far 2013 has been an active year for the Boulder Valley real estate market. Sales of single family homes and attached units for Boulder County are up 11.16% through August compared to through August/2012.

As buyer and seller activity has increased across the real estate landscape, single family home values have shown marked improvement. It’s the result of a simple economic principle – scarcity creates demand.                                              

Economic Snapshot Boulder County…
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Sales continue to improve over last year. Single family home sales are up 8.99% through August over last year. Attached units up 19.24%. Combined market up 11.68%. Combined market up 7.43% compared to 2008. Down 6.35% compared to 2007. Inching up. Keep in mind the market is hot, but as a group you guys are hotter. Year to date as a team you are up 35% year over year. 

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