• Westside charm Longmont’s roots come alive  in old neighborhood

    Westside charm Longmont’s roots come alive in old neighborhood

    Wide streets edged by towering trees ring late Victorian-era brick and wood-framed homes in Longmont’s historic Westside. Bathed in small-town charm and steeped in city history, the neighborhood offers a distinctive lifestyle with a wave of modern growth and development sweeping through that’s capturing interest among new folks. “I get buyers that come here from […]

  • Close-in country home

    Close-in country home

    Location: 4415 47th St., Boulder Price: $2.2 million Size: 5,497 square feet Overview: Energy efficient and green features adorn this four-bedroom, four-bath home minutes from downtown Boulder. The functional floor plan and bright open spaces are complemented by a wholehouse water filter, electric solar system, ultraviolet/ infrared air purifiers, high-efficiency on-demand hot water unit and […]

  • Timeless style on Neva Road

    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 […]

  • High demand, low supply keeps market hot

    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 […]

  • Recovery spurs cities’ spending surge

    Recovery spurs cities’ spending surge

    Municipalities across the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado, thanks in large part to the economic recovery, are spending roughly $2.1 billion in 2014, up about $200 million, or 11 percent, over last year. The surge in spending is true across the board, from larger cities such as Louisville, Longmont and Loveland to small towns such […]

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

  • 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 […]