Haertling’s houses

Charles Haertling firmly believed he did not design homes; he designed houses. The iconic Boulder architect maintained that a “home” was what one put into a “house.” He provided the blank canvas on which families could paint their own traditions and memories. More than 40 of Haertling’s structures dot Boulder’s neighborhoods, and he’s recognized for […]

Prairie castles

For decades they have stood as monuments to individual success. They’re the prairie castles of Boulder County, soaring homes of 10,000 square feet or more often sited amid hundreds of acres of pasture. But today they may also stand as monuments to days gone by, because whether through tight economic times, tightened regulation or just […]

Low inventory likely to hamper sales growth

Most real estate pundits are promoting the strength of the market in the Boulder Valley. Overall it is true that the market is much stronger than last year, however some market segments continue to struggle. In almost all areas, sales have been strong for properties under $750,000. In Boulder and Louisville, the strength extends up […]

Making their mark

Luxury apartments: They aren’t just for Boulder anymore. While nationally a trend toward convenient urban living and what some say is a trend away from home ownership are debated, there is little doubt that luxury apartments are here to stay across the entire Boulder Valley today. “To tell you the truth, I don’t know what […]

Distinctive design

You are ready to build your dream home. You have purchased your land and saved enough money to build it. You have filled notebooks with drawings and pictures and spent hours researching designs on the Internet and in magazines. As proud as you may be of your own work, you still need an architect to […]

Homebuilding is back

Recent permit activity indicates the tight home market may be helping to put building back into Broomfield and Boulder counties. Helping to lead the way is the city of Louisville, long missing in any significant development role, which is churning out homes and fast approaching its total comprehensive-plan build-out. Louisville has not seen building activity […]

Home sales blossom; new houses going fast

May was another good month for home sales in the Boulder Valley market, with unit sales increasing in almost all price points. There were 662 homes sold in May and more than 1,300 homes were under contract at month’s end. Sales in Boulder for the luxury and ultra-luxury segments increased in May. Luxury properties in […]

Buying a lifestyle

A Boulder County equestrian ranch that just was put on the market carries a price tag of $16.9 million. It’s worth every penny, said James Simpson, the Fuller-Sotheby’s International Realty broker who is co-listing the property. The 4RockinG ranch west of Longmont “is a one-of-a-kind trophy property,” Simpson said. “It’s a little slice of heaven.” […]

Inventory continues to drive strength of local market

April was another good month for real estate in the Boulder Valley. It was somewhat weaker than March; but that can be attributed to low levels of inventory, particularly at the lower end of the market. For homes under $750,000, April sales were off by 117 units compared with March. Homes above $750,000 were up […]

Investment Properties

An unusual blend of real estate factors make the residential investment property market across Boulder Valley an attractive brew for investors of all kinds. Demand currently outstrips supply and prices could be moving from a stable simmer to an increasing boil in markets from Boulder County’s eastern outskirts to the heart of the city. Record […]