Hello Friend, Spring is finally in full swing, and summer is only a month away, which is hard to believe! Hopefully this is the last we see of snow, because it's time to think about your garden. We have a great article to share on container gardening, and some helpful guides from Colorado State University with a lot of info if you're just starting out. This is the busiest time of year for house hunting! With more houses on the market and some price cuts happening, if you're looking to buy this is a great time to reach out. I always look forward to chatting with you, and if you have any friends or family that are considering jumping into the market I'd love to hear from them too. Give me a call or shoot me an email and we can discuss the market and your personal needs! See you around town, Laurie
 

Boulder County’s market showed significant changes at the end of 1Q 2019 when compared to the end of 1Q 2018. Buyers have an advantage today that hasn’t been seen in close to a decade in our local housing market. For the single family home market, stats show a more balanced marketplace between buyers and sellers for the first quarter. The Under Contract percentage for 2019 is 20% lower than in 2018, and the number of sales is down by 11.5%.  Appreciation has slowed; with median down 3% and average sales price up only 1.9%. In the marketplace for condos and townhomes, supply has greatly increased with construction of new units, and buyers have many more options today than in 1Q 2018. Both median and average sales prices are down, 13.4% and 16.9% respectively year over year.  Active listings have increased 39%, while sales have slowed by 18.5%. It’s an opportune time to be a buyer in Boulder County today! Click here to see April's Top 10 Vital Statistics.

The housing market is in flux heading into prime buying season

With inventory higher than in recent months, existing home prices have started to see cuts. In this article from Curbed.com the data shows the median sales price of new homes dropping year-over-year for the fifth consecutive month, which is good news all homebuyers.

A 6-Step Guide to Container Plantings

It's gardening season! If you're looking to start a container garden or have had difficulty with them in the past, this article from Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine will set you on the right path. With six easy steps to follow and tips and tricks—many of which aren’t common knowledge— your garden will be bursting with beautiful blooms before you know it. If you're looking for some additional tips check out these handy guides from Colorado State University on Colorado Gardening: Challenge to Newcomers and Ground Cover Plants.

Assessor reports increase in Boulder County home values

In this article from the Daily Camera read about the details for the county assessor's latest appraisal values that determine property taxes for the next two years. The new values represent the Boulder County Assessor’s Office’s determinations of what properties were worth as of June 30, 2018. These new values were mailed on a postcard at the beginning of May, and property owners have until June 1st to file an appeal if they disagree with the assessor’s decisions about the mid-2018 values. CALL ME if you need help contesting your new assessment!
Laurie Kaufman Broker

303-579-3738 RE/MAX of Boulder 2425 Canyon Blvd, #110 Boulder, CO 80302 lauriek@boulderco.com

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