Your Local Erie Realtor
Your Local Erie Realtor
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. I think 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’s a town that still has tremendous real estate value. There's an array of new home developments plus older, 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 an experienced Erie Realtor on their side.
Buying a Home in Erie, CO
Money Magazine rated Erie #13 as one of the “Best places to live” in 2015. Almost 60% of Erie's residents earned college degrees and enjoy a median household income over $112,000, over twice the national income average. Not bad stats for a population of 26,500. According to the 2018 town government webite, residential construction permits show the town is expected to grow to over 35,000 by 2025. And who wouldn’t want to join the growing excitement? Erie boasts:
- 12 Neighborhood Parks
- 69 miles of trails
- 1300 acres of Open Space
- Specialized parks for baseball, skateboarding, and dogs
- Mountain bike singletrack
- Golf course
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 an experienced Realtor and longtime Boulder County resident, I know the pros and cons of each jurisdiction. I help clients navigate how to best approach real estate negotiations according to the property's home county.
As for home choices, Erie’s Residential and Commercial Construction Map clearly shows how many new neighborhood communities are currently being built. This new inventory most likely contributed to the jump in unit sales of almost 30% from January through March. This is a Front Range town where your money still goes a long way. The median sales price for the first quarter of 2018 remained stable, coming in at $481,500. It's a solid value compared to what you'll find in Boulder.
Erie is a fantastic town for those seeking to make the most of their budget. Use my free MySite tool to receive immediate, customized listings of property that just came on the market. Or, let’s sit down together so I can suggest the areas of Erie that sound right for your real estate wants and needs.
Selling Real Estate in Erie, CO
If you’re looking to sell your home in Erie, you’ll want a Realtor on your side who knows how to market to buyers in a competitive real estate scene. With so many newly-built and under-construction neighborhood developments, there’s a lot of new inventory now plus slated for the near future. The Erie government expects the current population of 26,500 to expand to over 30,000 by 2020. The headcount is expected to max out at 65,000! People want to move in; we’ll capitalize on why your home is the one to desire. Erie spans two counties and two school districts. As an experienced Realtor I know the pros and cons of each, and will help you successfully market your home’s location.
Sales inventory went down by 12% in the first quarter of 2018. Yet, Erie 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, I 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 me to demonstrate how I help my clients prepare for selling a home. I’ll go over my 4-step process that leads to a successful sale. These steps include a market analysis, pricing strategy, condition (read my blog on “3 P’s of Listing Real Estate,”) and marketing. I’ll be side-by-side with you in the process all the way, managing the process through the final transaction. Contact me to learn more about the process, with no obligation to use me as your Realtor.