Here are my latest blog posts. Since 2006 I have written over 700 articles about the Boulder real estate market, the process of buying and selling a home and insights to what makes this a great place to live.  If you are looking for specific information please; search this site by clicking on the magnifying glass icon on the top navigation bar.

4675 Tanglewood Trail – Boulder, CO 80301 $1,075,000

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I have just listed a great house at 4675 Tanglewood Trail.  It is located directly on the 12th tee box of Boulder Country Club with expansive views across the course to the west. This custom home has high ceilings, a flowing floorplan, a main floor master, workshop and storage space in the partial basement, good bones and is ready for your cosmetic upgrades.  This is one of the prime lots at Boulder Country Club.  The exterior features a side load garage, mature landscaping, a charming private entry and multiple decks. Over 2600 square feet on the main level.  This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a custom home on a prime golf course lot and make it your own.



3053 W. 111th Place Westminster, CO 80031 – $625,000

Enjoy the great views and a wonderful sense of light from this beautiful 2 story in Legacy Ridge that I just listed! Large rooms with tons of windows, finished walkout basement, expansive deck, large master bedroom with five piece bath, four bedrooms upstairs, quality landscaping, well maintained, three car garage. Down the street from the wonderful community pool and clubhouse, and near walking trails. Golf course community.

MLS #815914 or Denver MLS #2979743

5101 Ellsworth Place, Boulder, CO 80303 – $920,000 Under Contract

I just listed this Fabulous home in SE Boulder! This is a wonderful opportunity to own an updated home on a quiet cul-de-sac just steps away from Eisenhower Elementary. The home features 4 bedrooms upstairs, and updated kitchen, large master with a deck, hardwood flooring, large yard, finished basement with a rec-room, a bedroom & a bath with an oversized steam shower. In addition to being just a two minute walk from an excellent school, it is also very convenient to walking trails & Arapahoe Ridge Park.

MLS #815839

Which Boulder Neighborhoods Have Appreciated The Most?

Which Boulder neighborhood has appreciated the most and which are lagging behind?  This is a tough question to answer since there are so many variables.  But hopefully some data will help to make some sense of that question.

Over the past five years the Boulder area has been on quite a run of price appreciation.  Some quick research in the MLS tells me that we have seen 50% appreciation in median prices in Boulder County over the past five years.  Breaking it down a bit more, here are the appreciation rates for the local communities over the past five years (from information gathered in IRES MLS):

  • Boulder – 66%
  • Louisville – 51%
  • Lafayette – 60%
  • Longmont – 61%
  • Superior – 56%
  • Erie – 50%

To break it down a bit further I have divided the City of Boulder into eleven distinct neighborhoods.  To see more on these neighborhoods please see the Boulder Neighborhood Guide which I update each year.  A map of how I have delineated the neighborhoods is below.

With the baseline of 66% appreciation over the past five years, here are the appreciation rates for Boulder neighborhoods.

  • South Boulder – 65%
  • Chautauqua – 52%
  • Mapleton Hill – 44%
  • Newlands – 36%
  • Wonderland Lake/ Dakota Ridge – 34%
  • North Boulder East – 76%
  • Whittier – 46%
  • North East Neighborhoods – 126%  (Note- Mostly condos and townhomes in this area with the exception of the Four Mile Creek, Kalmia 38 and Northfield neighborhoods which have seen high priced new builds which have raised the median prices way above the average)
  • East Boulder – 49%
  • Retail/Industrial Core – 106% (Note – not many sales in this quadrant. New builds at Boulder Junction are bringing up the prices)
  • Gunbarrel – 51%

Keep in mind that the sales and prices represented above include both single family and attached dwellings and that the underlying sales are not a constant.  For example, some years there are more condos sold, some areas have had new construction, some areas have had many major remodels or scrape off and re-builds.  Over time Boulder’s stock of homes are improving.  To find evidence of this just drive through Boulder’s neighborhoods and see the number of contractors trucks at work.

Boulder Artist Don Coen Featured on the Today Show

Boulder is full of interesting and accomplished people. Through my business I get to meet many of these wonderful people and that is one of the great joys of my profession.  I grew up one street over from artist Don Coen.  Over the years the Kearney family has had various personal and business relations with Don and his family.  Don was recently featured on the Today Show where his beautiful and vibrant paintings of migrant workers was highlighted.  These paintings are being featured at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center through May 21st.  Here is a link to that show.

I love that we are surrounded by good people, quietly doing exceptional work.

Boulder County Real Estate Statistics – February 2017

The market is already up and running for the spring season. Inventory is up a bit and the percentage of those listings that are under contract is hovering around 50%.  Homes are still selling quick and it’s still a seller’s market but there is not quite as much pressure on the market as there was a year ago.  At the end of February, we can see that sales overall were up 3% in the first 2 months of 2017. However, total sales were down 5% in February when compared to last year.
See the slideshow above for graphs and more statistics.

13607 Parkview Place, Broomfield CO $430,000 Under Contract

I have just listed this beautiful home in Broomfield.  It is a bright home w/study and many upgrades. Features include a kitchen bay window overlooking the expansive neighborhood park, beautiful hardwood floors, a main floor study plus 3 bedrooms upstairs, granite countertops, upgraded bathrooms and plantation shutters. Enjoy the stamped concrete patio and easy access to both the neighborhood park and the Broadlands trail system and pool. This home is in great shape and ready to go!

3 bedrooms – Main Floor Study – Beautiful wood floors – 1,724 square feet above grade – 872 sq. ft. unfinished basement – 3 updated bathrooms – Great location with only 1 direct neighbor and across from the large neighborhood park.

13607 Parkview MLS Sheet

13607 Parkview Brochure





Boulder Neighborhood Guide 2017

Boulder Neighborhood Guide

I realized a few years ago that people coming from out of town were having a hard time characterizing the different neighborhoods within Boulder.  In response I created the Boulder Neighborhood Guide. In this report I have split Boulder into eleven different areas and present the lifestyle highlights, schools, shopping districts, local recreation and real estate statistics for each area. If you’re interested in learning more about the different neighborhoods within the City of Boulder this is your guide.

Click this link to view and download the report.  Boulder Neighborhood Guide 2017

It is recognized that Boulder is a great place to live but the neighborhoods in Boulder are a bit hard to peg. Boulder was developed over time in a piece-meal fashion. The result is that many of the neighborhoods are only a few hundred homes in size. It is common to have two adjacent neighborhoods developed at different times and with completely different price ranges. While this report is not comprehensive, it will give the reader valuable information from which to start understanding the real estate market in Boulder. I will highlight the major neighborhoods in each area.

If you are visting Boulder you may be interested in where to stay, where to eat, things to do and how to get around.  You may also be interested in walking some of Boulder’s neighborhoods.  I have created a few self-directed walking tours in Boulder that may be fun if you are visiting town.  To access all of that information go my “Visiting Boulder Page

2800 Kalmia #C318 Boulder, CO $355,000 SOLD

I have just listed what may be the best unit in Aspen Grove. Top floor corner unit with Flatirons Views from the balcony & bedrooms. Totally upgraded and renovated unit with a beautiful kitchen that opens up the main living space into an open room. High end finishes! Both baths are done beautifully with new flooring, tile fixtures, vanities, etc. Again super well done. This unit has rare vaulted ceilings & a skylight that lets the light in. HOA fee includes heat and hot water and a huge pool. Great bike access.  Kitchen has cherry cabinets, custom tile, granite countertops and was opened up so that the whole room is integrated.  It used to be a galley kitchen so it’s a great transformation.

MLS# 811854   MLS Sheet- 2800 Kalmia C318




5582 Stonewall Pl. Boulder, CO $750,000 Under Contract

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Wonderful opportunity for a classy, well updated, maintenance free home in Boulder. Wonderful floor plan including twin master bedrooms (both with large closets and baths) just a half a flight up from the main level. Large living room with vaulted ceilings on the main level and two other living spaces in the garden level and the basement. Features include; beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen with large granite topped peninsula, tons of cabinets, HOA takes care of the yard. Super nice!

5582 Stonewall MLS sheet





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