One of the better indicators of market activity in the real estate market is the under contract ratio. This ratio shows the relationship between the houses that have found a buyer and are waiting to close and those that are still waiting to find a buyer. The higher the percentage the more activity there is in that particular market segment.
The first two graphs below show the under contract ratio for Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette, Longmont, Boulder County as a whole and Weld County as a whole. The first shows single family homes and the second shows attached dwellings or condos.
The third graph is quite interesting. It shows the under contract ratio across price ranges. This shows very clearly that the activity in the market is in the lower price ranges. Just over 40% of homes listed for under $250,000 are under contract while less than 2% of the homes listed for over $1,250,000 are under contract.