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Thoughts on the market

Boulder County third quarter sales statistics show that low inventory and high buyer demand are driving price increases in all segments. Comparing today's market with 2009 is instructive, with inventory decreases every year since. Consider:

 

Single-family homes

  • The number of homes on the market in 2014 is down 49% compared to 2009
  • The number of sales in 2014 is up 32.9% over 2009
  • The median price is up 23.9%  since 2009

 

Condos and townhomes:

  • The number of units on the market in 2014 is down 69.5% compared to 2009
  • The number of sales in 2014 is up 13.2% over 2009
  • The median price is up 14.1% since 2009.

 

I believe these stats demonstrate overall strength and stability in our market. A key figure to focus on is the median price of single family homes, which is up an average 4.8% per year over the last five years, and 3% in the last year alone. The median price of attached dwellings is up an average of 2.8% per year over the last five years, and up 3.5% in the last year alone.

 

The Boulder County real estate market appreciated steadily through the 2000's without any dramatic annual increases like were seen in other markets, which eventually crashed hard after 2008. Even though our market has been hot over the last few years with fast sales and multiple offers, steady growth, a strong jobs market, and limited inventory together create stability. What's more, our price increases feel rational. High buyer demand and low inventory do not seem to be driving an irrational rise. There are pockets within the market where prices have jumped into double digits in the last year, but overall the Boulder County market is increasing steadily and reasonably. Contact me to find out how to make the market work for you.  - Rich
Area Real Estate Sales
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Median
Sales  

Price

% of  

List Price

Average  

Days
to Sale

 

Residential

 

 

 

 

 

Boulder

660,000

97.37

  84   

 

 

Louisville 

479,850

99.43

  67

  

 

Lafayette

396,750

99.56

  85  

 

 

Longmont

269,900

98.77

  72        

 

 

Gunbarrel

460,000

97.98

  82         

 

 

Niwot

634,950

96.51   

108

 

 

Superior

460,000

98.91

  72

 


Broomfield

343,820

99.30

  79


Erie

378,810

99.07

  90     

 

Mountains

370,000

96.47

133

 

Condos/Townhomes

 

 

 

 

 

Boulder

275,000

98.92

 85     

 

 

Louisville

270,000

102.2

110

 

 

Lafayette

235,500

100.5

 87        

 

 

Longmont

187,000

99.23

 68          

 

 

Gunbarrel

180,000

99.33

 50     

 

 

Superior

210,000

98.61

 55

 








 Source:  Information Real Estate Services 

Sprinklers, gutters and shorter days

Book an appointment to get your sprinkler system winterized ASAP. If this tasks gets away from you and you're worried about the possibility of a freeze, check out this Organo-Lawn video on steps you can take to protect pipes.   

 

Essential home maintenance for fall includes cleaning out your gutters.


Clocks fall back an hour this Sunday, November 2.  
 
OCTOBER 2014

Interest Rates

 

30 year fixed conforming 4.0%

 

5/1 ARM conforming 3.0%

 

7/1 ARM conforming 3.25%

 

30 year fixed jumbo 4.0%

 

5/1 ARM jumbo 3.0%

 

7/1 ARM jumbo 3.375%

  

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.
Straight from the Source

Two enterprising Boulder teenagers (one from Boulder High and another from Fairview) are raising money to help Attention Homes, Boulder County's only emergency overnight shelter for homeless youth. The fundraiser - The Italian Night Dinner and Concert - is this Saturday. Read more about it on BoulderSource.com, our community blog site.

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