April Real Estate News

1st Quarter Real Estate Sales – Year to Date Market Comparison


Residential     2012 Avg. Sales Price $ 2012 Avg. Days to Offer 2012 Units Sold     2013 Avg. Sales Price $ 2013 Avg. Days to Offer 2013 Units Sold   
Metro Denver $275,786 90 5,465 310,156 62 6724
Boulder $691,528 107 144 676,013 59 151
Broomfield $338,336 87 144 342,415 49 180
Louisville $447,732 73 32 439,671 52 34
Lafayette $375,471 77 50 425,377 70 56
Longmont $239,580 87 188 277,106 60 263
Superior $427,218 53 21 426,259 57 30
Gunbarrel $466,575 113 22 502,169 61 26
Niwot $573,446 82 13 679,250 92 14
Erie $326,153 77 68 370,233 61 94
Mountains $353,952 159 218 383,566 153 238
Metro Denver $167,968 93 1,845 198,610 61 2261
Boulder $339,603 148 123 307,813 72 141
Louisville $147,750 36 4 273,816 27 16
Lafayette $167,612 81 22 181,326 75 17
Longmont $164,591 87 42 177,599 76 59
Superior $198,879 61 11 193,625 75 12
Gunbarrel $243,571 109 7 197,769 89 21

Information Provided by IRES, Information and Real Estate Services and Metrolist. All reported sales were not necessarily listed or sold by Four Star Realty and Property Management, Inc. and are intended only to show trends in the area.


 635 Gooseberry Dr, 1908
 Longmont, Colorado

 119 Conger Street
 Nederland, Colorado

 2275 Schooner St
 Lafayette, Colorado

1529 Vale Place
Erie, Colorado

 Mortgage Type
 15 Year Fixed
 30 Year Fixed Jumbo
 30 Year Fixed
 5/1 Arm
 5/1 Arm Jumbo
 FHA 30 Year Fixed
Examples and are based on market conditions as of April 4th, 2013. Local rates include 1 point paid to Lender. This is not a guarantee of any kind.  Interest Rates are subject to daily change based on market conditions and a variety of specific qualifications for borrowers.

The cost of FHA Loans continues to rise.  Monthly Mortgage Insurance went up across the board on April 1st. On June 3rd, Monthly Mortgage Insurance on 30 Year Loans will no longer go away at 78%, it must be paid for the life of the loan.  15 Year Loans will also be affected in a number of ways, and will also have lifetime MI for any Loan to Value over 90%.  With a Variety of New Mortgage Insurance Options available to borrowers, Conventional Loans are starting to become a more viable option for first time buyers, and those who need to refinance out of FHA Loans.  Make sure your Mortgage Professional is familiar with all of these so you can get the most benefit for your individual situation.


Boulder Real Estate: Despite market activity, some listings not moving  The real estate market in Boulder and across the front range is buzzing with buyers waiting to snap up new listings as soon as they come on the market. The inventory of homes for sale is at the lowest point, it has been in most of our memories. But planting a for sale sign, does not guarantee a home will sell. Even with the low inventory across Boulder and the front range, there are “stale” listings sitting on the MLS, sitting while other homes in that same market are listed and sold. As real estate writer John Rebchook wrote, “stale houses, like stale bread, have little appeal to consumers.” Read More

Colorado legislators propose HOA reform bills  State legislators on Wednesday introduced a bipartisan homeowner association reform package designed to bring homeowner associations and their managers under state regulation. The legislation is primarily aimed at holding HOA managers to stricter standards and reining in HOA’s debt-collection practices. Read More

Denver’s hot real estate market now seeing quick, 24-hour sales  Metro Denver’s housing market has roared back to life with an early spring rush characterized by multiple offers, low inventory and — in some cases — homes going under contract within 24 hours of being listed. “It’s a frenzy out there,” said Ty Dokken, the new board president of Denver-based Metro Brokers Inc.”It’s one of the hottest sellers’ markets I’ve seen in the last 10 years.” Read More

Inquiries come in for Boulder Community Hospital’s Mapleton Center As Boulder Community Hospital continues its 10-year expansion project — a $125 million overhaul that includes some shuffling of services across its campuses — the hospital has not made a decision about the fate of its Mapleton Center facility in west Boulder. Read More

Boulder County has lowest foreclosure rate Boulder County had the lowest rate of foreclosure sales per household in Colorado during February, according to a report released Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Housing. Read More

$3 million buys vacant downtown building A vacant three-story building in downtown Boulder that had been home to a medical-marijuana dispensary has been purchased for $3 million by a local investor. Read More

Construction crews break ground at site of a Trader Joe’s in Denver  Workers have broken ground on the construction of a Trader Joe’s store in Denver, which is expected to open late this year. Read More

Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel to undergo a 3-year facade restoration The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, a Denver landmark since 1892, will be getting a face-lift starting this spring — a three-year project to restore the stone facade. Read More

Please enjoy these coupons from local merchants provided especially for FourStar clients.

April 14th

13th Annual Canine Classic 5K Walk/Run  http://www.canineclassicboulder.org/

April 6th

Boulder Farmer’s Market   http://www.boulderfarmers.org/

April 27th

Downtown Boulder Tulip Fairy and Elf Parade http://www.boulderdowntown.com/

April 13th-14th

Doors Open Denver  http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=11835&t=’festivals’,’special_events’

April 20th

Race for Open Space 5K & Earth Day Festival  http://www.denver.org/events/detail?e=12563&t=’festivals’,’special_events’

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