Boulder CO Real Estate Guide: Finding Your Dream Boulder Home
As more and more people continue to move to Colorado, Boulder is seeing an increase in population. With its close proximity to the mountains and outdoor-enthusiast mentality, Boulder provides a more adventurous environment than the urban center of Denver. For those who want this type of living but prefer to be closer to a big city and all of the benefits that accompany that, Boulder is an ideal location.
This increase in demand has made finding a home in Boulder difficult for people of all price ranges.
A real estate MLS combined with a knowledgeable real estate agent can make your search much less difficult and more successful.
Finding Your Dream Boulder CO Home
Whether you are getting ready to move to Boulder or are a long-time resident looking to find a new home, the first place to start is a real estate MLS. These services provide you with a list of current homes on the market and details about them that usually include:
- The neighborhood the house is located in
- Photos of both the interior and exterior of the house
- The square footage of the house
- The location of the house
- The number of bathrooms
- The number of bedrooms
- The year the house was built
Once you find houses of interest through a Boulder real estate search, the next step is often to check out the neighborhoods in which the houses are located.
Learning About a Neighborhood
Learning about a particular neighborhood isn’t as important in Boulder as it is in Denver since Boulder is a much smaller city with a more uniform culture across the city.
The city of Boulder offers residents:
- Close proximity to the Flatirons and hiking trails
- Mountain views
- Well-planned city parks, including dog parks, a mountain bike park and playgrounds
- Off-road, paved bike paths throughout the city
- Excellent public transportation
- Music, art and other entertainment
- Farmers markets
An online search can still help you as you look for a new home in Boulder, though.
Trulia.com provides perspective buyers with details that you can’t garner from simply visiting Boulder, such as:
- Crime statistics
- School ratings and information
- Market trends – such as the median sale price for the area, number of recent sales, average listing price and information on the area’s recent real estate history
Some of Boulder’s neighborhoods include:
- Chautauqua – A luxurious mountain neighborhood
- Dakota Ridge – A community nestled in the foothills
- North Boulder – A family-friendly area complete with natural beauty and cultural opportunities
- The Hill – A neighborhood for students and families located near the Colorado University campus
- Table Mesa – A nicer neighborhood located just south of the Colorado University campus
Your Next Step
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, a local real estate agent can help you learn more about the house(s).
A Boulder real estate agent can help you:
- Decide when is a good time to buy
- Make sure you’re getting the most for your money
- Make sure you’re making the best decision for you and your family based on what the agent knows about the area and its homes
Once you’ve begun searching through Boulder real estate listings and are ready to begin working with an agent, contact me. I specialize in Denver and Boulder real estate, and I can help you understand the current market conditions and help you find a home that matches what you and your family dream of.