A Year of Stats to Remember...
The 4th quarter stats are in and remind us that this was an amazing year for Boulder County's real estate market. The final numbers for December, 2016 show us that the median price of a single family home in Boulder County is now $529,000 and is up 13.8%. And, townhomes and condos are selling for a median price of $345,000, up 25.4%. CLICK HERE to read the full stats. Get your home ready to sell before the Spring market takes off. I'm here to guarantee that you're ready.
If You Think US Home Prices are High, Check Out These...
Boulder county saw significant price increases in 2016, as did many other places in the U.S., but according to this article in Realtor.com, in the cities of Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Nanjing, China, "annual prices increased 47.4%, 33.8%, and 31.5% respectively in those metros in the second quarter of the year". That is a HUGE leap, which puts into perspective how crazy markets can get. If you remember an article we shared in the Buzz last month that stated, "In 2017, the top 3 cities in the country projected for growth in 2017 are Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins. While those 3 cities in Colorado might see a big 11% increase, at least we aren't going to see "the fastest-growing home prices on Earth".
The Top 10 Business Stories of 2016 (Including 1 Featuring Our Office!)
Learn to Make Soft Cheese. Feb. 4th, 2:30pm.
2016 had some news stories that impacted Boulder County significantly. This article in TimesCall.com lists them all; and two Real Estate articles are topics that we highlighted in the Buzz for you. Remember when we talked about millennials having trouble purchasing homes? And, as another article points out, D.B. Wilson from Re/Max of Boulder broke the news when the average price of a home in Boulder passed the million dollar mark over the summer. I can't help but wonder, what's in store for us in 2017?
How has the TV Influenced Our Homes?
A common question I hear when showing homes is, "Where will we put the TV?" Over the years, the TV has significantly impacted how homes are designed and what goes where inside of them. This article in Artsy points out that "With improved housing quality and the expansion of entertainment options, our lives are increasingly spent inside the home." And not only that, "visual entertainment wields an unseen influence over our relationship to physical space. As our preferred means of entertainment and the distance required to view it has changed, so too have our rooms and the furniture that fills them." So, where does the TV go in your home? And, how much of your furniture and layout of space is based around that?
What's Happening this Month:
Boulder Philharmonic. Feb. 4th, 7pm.
Sweetheart Valentine Dance. Feb.11th, 8pm.
Stepping Out. Feb. 18th, 11am-2pm.
The Snow Queen. Feb 25th, 7:30pm.