The median price for single family homes in Boulder County is up 4.8% from last year. The statistics are compiled through November 30th from IRES – the Northern Colorado MLS. The chart below shows median price by month. Looking at the chart we can see that there is no “best” time to sell. Although the highest median prices were recorded this year during the summer it is not a significant difference over time.
The number of sales per month is more seasonal. As you would expect the busiest months for real estate transactions are May – August. Overall, this year the number of sales is down roughly 8% from last year. The months where we saw the most dropoff were April and July. Both of those months saw decreases over 14% year over year. The chart below shows the number of sales in Boulder County by month. Keep in mind that the figures track closings, closings usually take place 30 -45 days after the house is placed under contract. So when it says that January is the slowest month it actually means that December and November have fewer buyers.