• Single family home sales continue to surge

    Single family home sales continue to surge

    Sales of single-family and attached homes were strong in April. Single-family sales year-to-date were up 9.4 percent and attached homes increased 18.9 percent. These increases are remarkable when you consider that the number of homes actively listed for sale is down 34.7 percent from April 2014. The inventory shortage combined with increased demand is resulting […]

  • Knollwood Hidden gem with a view

    Knollwood Hidden gem with a view

    Journalists might call Knollwood the “iconic Boulder neighborhood,”  but so few people really  know about it that it doesn’t quite fill the bill. “Actually, I think a lot of people remember at least one house where they might have gone up there to hang, or party,” said Leyla Wefalle Steele, an agent with Re/Max Alliance […]

  • Stylish, modern masterpiece

    Stylish, modern masterpiece

    Price: $1.45 million Size: 4,479 square feet Overview: Built in 1918 and remodeled in 2008, this charming four-bedroom, five-bath house in downtown Niwot has the look of a period home but with modern conveniences. Features include wainscoting, crown molding and custom display cabinets. Cool features: A 400-square-foot studio provides private quarters for visits by friends […]

  • Empty nesters take flight to Calmante. Centrally located, upscale and maintenance free

    Empty nesters take flight to Calmante. Centrally located, upscale and maintenance free

    No longer needing to keep the backyard mowed for kids to play in the sprinklers is giving post-child-rearing parents the opportunity to scale back. The move to smaller homes with less maintenance is attracting a distinct group of adults, whether they’ve raised a family or not. The appeal to selling larger houses and moving into […]

  • Experts: Buyers moving at top speed should use caution

    Experts: Buyers moving at top speed should use caution

    The low supply and high demand for residential real estate in the area obviously tips in the favor of sellers. Buyers, on the other hand, are swimming in a pool of competition – trying to get their bids in before someone else does. An unfortunate result of rushing into the process before thinking the situation […]

Neighborhoods

  • Real estate market restricted by lack of homes for sale

    What a difference a year makes. At this time last year real estate in Boulder was booming. The word on the street was “real estate is back.” The market appeared to be bright and the mood upbeat. Homes were selling at all price points, except at the upper end. Days on market were dropping rapidly […]

  • Five key things first-time homebuyers need to know

    As confidence in the economy grows, a greater number of people are wondering if it’s time to exchange their rent checks for mortgage payments. Understandably, first-time homebuyers may feel overwhelmed by the daunting process of financing their inaugural home purchase. They’ve heard the stories about buyers with stellar credit being turned down for home loans, […]

  • The nature of elegance

    There are not enough letters in the word “spectacular” to describe WaterStone Ridge, an $11 million house that’s currently on the market in the foothills. Built into a series of rock outcroppings, the 8,900-square-foot house uses nature to create a sanctuary of uniqueness – both inside and out. The fact that the house is part […]

Green Living

  • White Hawk Ranch

    Snugged between Boulder and Lafayette is the White Hawk Ranch neighborhood. The sweeping vistas of the foothills are million-dollar views — literally — because homes here start at $1.5 million. “White Hawk Ranch is one of the most desirable luxury neighborhoods in all of Boulder County,” said Barbie Rieger, Realtor with Wright Kingdom Real Estate […]

  • Home on the (driving) range

    From the Country Club estates to some of the more affordable homes in the county, not many places offer more diversity in golf-course homes than does Boulder Valley. “I think that’s absolutely true, and a lot of courses actually have a good mixture of properties as well,” said Stephanie Lyons of Triology Real Estate in […]

  • This old (green) house

    Can a homeowner mix a love of history and sustainability into the same house? The two don’t always pair well, especially if maintaining the home’s historical and architectural integrity are important. Add the rules and regulations imposed by a historic district into the soup and the result can be one huge headache. “Not necessarily,” said […]

Residential Spotlight

  • Timeless style on Neva Road

    Location: 7923 Neva Road, Niwot Price: $1.45 million Size: 4,479 square feet Overview: Built in 1918 and remodeled in 2008, this charming four-bedroom, five-bath house in downtown Niwot has the look of a period home but with modern conveniences. Features include wainscoting, crown molding and custom display cabinets. Cool features: A 400-square-foot studio provides private […]

  • Charmer near Chautauqua

    LOCATION: 953 11th St., Boulder PRICE: $1,075,750 SIZE: 3,157 total square feet; 2 bedrooms, 3 baths COOL FEATURES: High ceilings, wood floors, great views and an abundance of daylight. OVERVIEW: This beautifully restored home at University Place, just below Chautauqua, holds an old-world charm that accommodates the modern lifestyle. The yard has vegetable gardens, fruit […]

  • Luxury with a view

    LOCATION: 8446 Valmont Road, Boulder PRICE: $2.95 million SIZE: 8,582 square feet COOL FEATURES: This home on 10 stunning acres has unobstructed views of Longs Peak and the Flatirons – views that will remain timeless since the property backs to a conservation easement. Also included is a year-round running creek with water rights. OVERVIEW: This […]

Top Dollar

  • Top Dollar – April 2015

    February: A 7,447-square-foot home (above) at 2300 Iris Ave. in Boulder sold for $4.9 million in February, according to a report released by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. That made three consecutive months that the most expensive home sold in the Denver metro area was in Boulder. Daniel P. Caruso, co-founder and chief executive of Zayo […]

Distinctive Stats

  • Single family home sales continue to surge

    Sales of single-family and attached homes were strong in April. Single-family sales year-to-date were up 9.4 percent and attached homes increased 18.9 percent. These increases are remarkable when you consider that the number of homes actively listed for sale is down 34.7 percent from April 2014. The inventory shortage combined with increased demand is resulting […]

  • High demand, low supply keeps market hot

    The Boulder area real estate market is hot. The demand for homes below $800,000 in Boulder and below $500,000 in the surrounding areas is unprecedented. It is being driven by a severe shortage of listings along with significant interest from buyers, many of whom are moving into the area. It is not unusual for new […]