• Market for luxury homes continues to be strong

    Market for luxury homes continues to be strong

    At this time last year I predicted that 2014 home sales would not be as strong as those in 2013. Unfortunately, my prediction was correct. August sales were down from last year, and there were fewer than in July. The decline in sales is the result of fewer active listings. August’s sales were down 11.8 […]

  • Luxury-home inventory high outside Boulder

    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, […]

  • Homeowners adopting smart technology cautiously

    Homeowners adopting smart technology cautiously

    Almost half of all Americans now own or plan to invest this year in some kind of smart-home technology — some version of making lighting, heating and electronic devices that are remotely controllable. The findings come from a Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey, which polled more than 4,000 people prior to the 2016 Consumer Electronics […]

  • Get smart Adopting smart-home technology can be easy and practical

    Get smart Adopting smart-home technology can be easy and practical

    Simplicity and ease of use override technological innovation in the minds of people who are looking to purchase smart-home technology, according to a recent survey from Icontrol Networks. The drive is to have devices that solve real and everyday problems. Gartner, a leading information-technology research company, predicts that a typical family home in 2022 could […]

  • Longmont, a lake, and a lot to like

    Longmont, a lake, and a lot to like

    By Elizabeth Gold The main issue that continues to hold residential property sales down in Boulder County is the available inventory. For shoppers, even finding something for less than $700,000 in Boulder County presents a challenge. Heather Brandt, broker associate with Re/Max Alliance Longmont, points to Longmont as a good source for properties that fit […]

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, […]

  • Luxury-home market stronger, but selection limited

    The trend for strong real estate sales continued in August. Although sales of single-family homes were down about 16 percent over the July peak, much of that was related to the lack of inventory and the seasonal sales cycle. Attached/condo sales continued to be strong except in the luxury segments. The single-family luxury market – […]

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

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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

  • 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, […]

  • Market for luxury homes continues to be strong

    At this time last year I predicted that 2014 home sales would not be as strong as those in 2013. Unfortunately, my prediction was correct. August sales were down from last year, and there were fewer than in July. The decline in sales is the result of fewer active listings. August’s sales were down 11.8 […]

  • 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 […]