• Sellers’ market strong as inventory keeps falling

    Sellers’ market strong as inventory keeps falling

    The total market in the Boulder area is down in unit sales and homes available for sale from last year at the end of May. Sales of single-family homes are down 7.1 percent and attached dwelling sales are down 19.2 percent. The most significant cause of this decline is a lack of inventory. Actively listed […]

  • Landscaping the Front Range Elevation, precipitation key to what grows and what doesn’t

    Landscaping the Front Range Elevation, precipitation key to what grows and what doesn’t

    By Elizabeth Gold The geography of Colorado ranges from 3,300 feet high to more than 14,400 feet. It includes a wide variety of terrains — from rugged mountain land and desert canyons to wide-open plains and mesas. In addition to providing infrequent rainfall, our Front Range weather features drying winds and temperatures that can fluctuate […]

  • Live, work  and play on  spacious estate

    Live, work and play on spacious estate

    Address: 5890 Woodbourne Hollow Road, Boulder Price: $5.495 million Size: 7,477 square feet Overview: A five-bedroom, six-bath home built in 1970 on more than five acres is just the beginning of what’s offered at this estate on a cul-de-sac. Walnut woodwork, hand-cut stone, a William Ohs-designed kitchen, a workshop, a 400-square-foot master closet and two […]

  • Bringing it home Modern Colorado architecture often reflects transplants’ roots

    Bringing it home Modern Colorado architecture often reflects transplants’ roots

    By Elizabeth Gold Current trends in local architectural design are directly related to a meeting in the middle. As people migrate to Colorado, they bring ideas for living spaces that make their change in location seem more like home. In Boulder County, the technology industry especially is pulling in people from both coasts. “They’re bringing […]

  • Spec-tacular Light and bright custom home will combine style, function

    Spec-tacular Light and bright custom home will combine style, function

    By Elizabeth Gold Over the past 10 years, 67 houses have sold in the 180-acre Spruce Meadows development in Broomfield. Today, four lots remain, and one house that’s still under construction just went on the market. The five-bedroom, seven-bath house comes with a $1.995 million sticker price. Flatiron Development and Custom Homes, the builder of […]

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

  • Live, work and play on spacious estate

    Address: 5890 Woodbourne Hollow Road, Boulder Price: $5.495 million Size: 7,477 square feet Overview: A five-bedroom, six-bath home built in 1970 on more than five acres is just the beginning of what’s offered at this estate on a cul-de-sac. Walnut woodwork, hand-cut stone, a William Ohs-designed kitchen, a workshop, a 400-square-foot master closet and two […]

  • Live, work and play on spacious estate

    Address: 5890 Woodbourne Hollow Road, Boulder Price: $5.495 million Size: 7,477 square feet Overview: A five-bedroom, six-bath home built in 1970 on more than five acres is just the beginning of what’s offered at this estate on a cul-de-sac. Walnut woodwork, hand-cut stone, a William Ohs-designed kitchen, a workshop, a 400-square-foot master closet and two […]

  • Hill Town house in Sunshine Canyon provides little slice of Italy in Colorado

    Location: 4322 Sunshine Canyon Drive Price: $4,590,000 Size: 7,736 square feet Overview: Design of this two-story home is inspired by Italian hill towns visited and admired by the current owners. This home was designed by Arcadea Architecture and is sited on 40 acres in Sunshine Canyon overlooking the city of Boulder. The home has four […]

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

  • Sellers’ market strong as inventory keeps falling

    The total market in the Boulder area is down in unit sales and homes available for sale from last year at the end of May. Sales of single-family homes are down 7.1 percent and attached dwelling sales are down 19.2 percent. The most significant cause of this decline is a lack of inventory. Actively listed […]

  • Luxury-home sales lackluster outside Boulder

    The Boulder area real-estate market continues to be among the strongest in the state. Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins are hot markets with limited inventory, resulting in many sales being above the listing price. In April, Denver and Colorado Springs ranked as the third and 12th hottest markets in the nation. Boulder fell […]

  • Luxury-home inventory high outside Boulder

    Real-estate sales in Boulder and the surrounding areas continue to be strong, with prices continuing to move upward. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president for research at the National Association of Realtors, the Boulder area is one of the best real-estate markets because it is being fueled by a strong economy, […]