Your Local Erie Realtors
Erie’s a town that has tremendous real estate value and options. There’s an array of new home developments plus established neighborhoods from which to choose. The explosion of growth means there’s strong competition for the buyer’s attention. Therefore, it helps home buyers and sellers to have experienced Realtors on their side.
Erie has unique characteristics: it spans two counties and two school districts. As local real estate agents we know the pros and cons of each. Whether you’re selling or buying real estate, you’ll want honest, market-savvy partners on your side who know how to navigate Erie’s complex MLS scene.
We love being Realtors because we can develop relationships and help people achieve their real estate goals and dreams. Our ultimate objective is for our clients to be happy with the results of our service. We work hard to earn our client’s trust by providing experienced advice, insider market knowledge, and unparalleled customer service. We’re here to guide you through all the details of your real estate transactions, start to finish.
Why Live in Erie?
In the mid- to late-1800’s, Erie was a thoroughfare for stagecoaches and trains traveling between Denver and Laramie, WY. This convenient location still serves travelers to this day. Nestled east of Boulder and north of Lafayette, its coordinates are ideal for those who wish to have quick access to Denver International Airport, thriving job centers in Louisville, Longmont, and Boulder, or stake claim in a quieter yet amenity-rich burb. The nod to the past is held dear on quaint old town Briggs Street, named for the first coal mine in Weld County. Historic buildings along the street deliver what the growing population wants: good coffee, craft beer, excellent food and a sense of community. To move into this area now must be what it was like to buy into Boulder or Louisville decades ago, before they were “discovered.” You can feel the bustling energy of both town and character.
Erie has the unique position of straddling two counties, Weld and Boulder. Along with each county comes municipal and school district considerations. Depending on the home’s location within Erie’s boundaries, it may fall within the Boulder Valley School District or the St. Vrain Valley School District. The town houses public and private schools from elementary through high school including Meadowlark, a BVSD pre-K through 8th grade school that opened in 2017. As experienced Realtors and longtime Boulder County residents, we know the pros and cons of each jurisdiction. We help clients navigate how to best approach real estate negotiations according to the property’s home county.
Money Magazine rated Erie #13 as one of the “Best places to live” in 2015. In 2019, almost 60% of Erie’s residents boast college degrees and enjoy a median household income over $116,000, 56% more than the Denver Metro average. Not bad stats for a population of 28,000. According to the town government website, residential construction permits show the town is expected to grow to over 35,000 by 2025. Who wouldn’t want to join the growing excitement? Erie boasts:
- 13 Neighborhood Parks
- 58 miles of trails
- 1300 acres of Parks & Open Space
- Specialized parks for baseball, skateboarding, and dogs
- Mountain bike singletrack
- Golf course
Erie Real Estate
As for home choices, Erie’s 2019 Residential and Commercial Construction Map clearly shows how many new neighborhood communities are currently being built. This new inventory most likely contributed to the doubling in total active listings to 116 in 2019. This is a Front Range town where your money still goes a long way. The median sales price for 2019 was $536,220. It’s a solid value compared to what you’ll find in Boulder. Take note: the average days on market was 62 in 2019, higher than other local Boulder suburbs. Our take: the increased inventory allowed buyers to take their time choosing and new home developers took longer to get inventory on the market before closing.
Considering buying in Erie? It’s a fantastic town for those seeking to make the most of their budget. Use our free HomeSearch tool to receive immediate, customized listings of property that just came on the market. Or, let’s sit down together so we can suggest the neighborhoods that sound right for your real estate wants and needs.
Selling Erie real estate? It remains one of the most affordable housing markets in the area. Home buyers can get a lot for their money with entry into brand new homes at under $450k. We’ll make your property’s attributes attractive against this competition. Whether your home is in an established neighborhood or you need to quickly re-sell a newer build, we can help. If you’re wondering about what your home’s current value may be, click on What’s My Home Worth to discover an estimate.
Allow the Mary Ellen Wood Team to demonstrate how we help clients prepare for selling a home. We’ll go over our 4-step process that leads to a successful sale. These steps include a market analysis, pricing strategy, condition, and marketing. We’ll be side-by-side with you in the process all the way, managing the process through the final transaction. Contact us to learn more about the process, with no obligation to use us as your Realtor.