July Stats Say it All...
As we approach the end of the summer, I typically ask myself, “What’s the big standout regarding the most recent Boulder County stats”? Take a look at “Inventory” for single family homes. When we see the inventory drop 10% or more compared to the year before, we can pretty much bet prices will remain solid and perhaps even make some gains, when typically, from this time to the end of the year, prices stay flat. Great precursor for the months that lie ahead - let’s watch closely to see what actually happens this fall! Click here to see the July Stats.
Boulder's Getting a lot of Attention
The Washington Post did a feature on the city of Boulder, and really highlighted the many favorite reasons we love living here. This attention from a major media source is great marketing for anyone who's considering selling their home, putting Boulder in front of millions of viewers and reminding them that this is an amazing place to call home. It may also increase competition for buyers who are moving here eager to find a home. Did any of your favorite spots make it on their list? Read the full article here.
Why Retire in Colorado?
Colorado is a popular destination for seniors who are ready to retire, which is having a significant impact on the housing market. There are many great reasons why people choose this area, including it's accessibility, beautiful weather, and great health care. According to The Colorado Real Estate Journal, with higher demand for housing opportunities, "There is now and will be a growing need for a greater proportion of rental housing suitable for age 50-plus; more urban/walkable housing and less suburban/car-dependent; more multifamily/shared housing; more housing suitable for multigenerational families; more affordable housing; and more physically accessible housing". If you're considering investing in property or remodeling, keep this in mind as many senior buyers are looking for something that will work for their needs.
Free WHAT on Pearl Street?
Thanks to the Downtown Boulder Foundation and Google, there is now free WiFi on Pearl Street so you can stay connected while enjoying all that Pearl Street has to offer. This is great for tourists and locals, and will be a wonderful offering for our pedestrian mall.
What's Happening this Month:
Boulder Farmers Market. Saturdays, 8am-2pm, Wednesdays, 4pm-8pm
Boulder Creek Hometown Festival. September 1st-3rd
Rocky Mountain Beer Festival. September 3rd, 1pm-6pm
Boulder Fall Fest. September 14th-16th
Zee Jaipur Literary Festival. September 21st-23rd