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I hope 2014 is off to a great start for you and your family.
Here are a few quick thoughts on the market: 

The outlook from here 

The Boulder County real estate market ended strong in 2013 and all signs point to this year's market looking a lot like last year's: low inventory coupled with low interest rates resulting in a competitive buying environment and more appreciation. 


Even though the market will be competitive for buyers, excellent conditions persist and it's worth your while to take advantage of them - either by making a move or investing. Interest rates continue to be historically low, so now is a good time to buy or refinance. Also, low inventory conditions will continue for the foreseeable future and may just be the "new normal."  So waiting to buy may only result in a higher price down the road.      

 

For sellers, getting on the market now -- instead of waiting for the traditional spring selling rush -- will likely net a better price. The ratio of listings to buyers is lower in the first quarter, and this generally results in a higher sense of urgency for buyers and thus a better environment for sellers.


Successful deals in this market take time, knowledge, patience and persistence. This is the kind of real estate I've been practicing my entire career. I've never hurried anyone into a deal or pushed a sale that didn't make sense. If you or any of your family or friends want a trusted adviser who will always keep your best interests at the forefront, please give me a call. As always, I appreciate your referrals.  - Rich
Area real estate sales
For more sales statistics, go to richgribbon.com
 

 


Median
Sales  

Price

% of  

List Price

Average  

Days
to Sale

 

Residential

 

 

 

 

 

Boulder

632,500

96.97

 78   

 

 

Louisville 

453,800

99.13

 77

 

 

Lafayette

377,900

99.34

 89        

 

 

Longmont

260,000

98.39

 83         

 

 

Gunbarrel

461,250

98.10

 73         

 

 

Niwot

652,800

94.60  

112

 

 

Superior

440,500

99.38

 70

 

 

Broomfield

348,250

98.29

 75         

 

Erie

347,750

97.83

 86      

 

Mountains

373,500

95.50

163

 

Condos/Townhomes

 

 

 

 

 

Boulder

265,000

98.07

 90         

 

 

Louisville

224,950

100.5  

 94

 

 

Lafayette

214,250

99.41

 87     

 

 

Longmont

185,000

98.54

 88     

 

 

Gunbarrel

170,500

97.27

 72       

 

 

Superior

194,250

99.47

 67

 








 Source:  Information Real Estate Services 

Real estate IRA workshop
Join Re/Max of Boulder and New Direction IRA for an interactive workshop on Self- Directed IRAs and purchasing real estate with your retirement plan. Bill Humphrey and Catherine Wynne of New Direction IRA will give an informative presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Come learn how you can grow your retirement funds by investing in real estate! Details below. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

Thursday, Feb 20 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
RE/MAX of Boulder 2425 Canyon Blvd 

Sweet Cow ice cream now open in Boulder!

My kids and I are thrilled that Sweet Cow  opened in Boulder at 2632 Broadway (next to Moe's Bagels) last Friday. You probably are too! We covered the shop's Boulder debut last fall on The Boulder Source (when the target open date was November.) Read the story here.  So excited to welcome this great business to Boulder! 
JANUARY 2014

Current Interest Rates

 

30 year fixed conforming 4.5%

 

5/1 ARM conforming 3.125%

 

7/1 ARM conforming 3.625%

 

30 year fixed jumbo 4.625%

 

5/1 ARM jumbo 3.0%

 

7/1 ARM jumbo 3.5%

 

Rates provided by
Calvin Cox at Commerce Mortgage at 303-931-8360

Contact me for:
 
Buying & Selling. 
 

Refinancing. 

 

Leveraging equity to buy investment property.

 

1031 Exchange.

 

Real estate as a retirement strategy. 

 

Using your IRA for real estate investing.

 

Real estate for college savings.  

 

Buying real estate for college-age children to live in while at school.

 

Helping parents relocate or transition to a new housing situation.

 

Purchasing vacation property in ski country, tropics or other resorts.

 

Finding a quality realtor for transactions outside our market.
Personal real estate review

 

Now is an opportune time to review your real estate portfolio and set goals, both short term and long term. I can help. 
 
I'd be happy to prepare an analysis of your real estate holdings and talk through beneficial scenarios.  
 
It might be time to make a move, venture into income property, buy real estate with your IRA or diversify other investments into real estate. 
 
Call me any time to get started

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