Your Local Boulder Realtor Team
The Mary Ellen Wood Team at RE/MAX Elevate™ was created to best serve our real estate clients through professionals who compliment each other’s skill set and round out a suite of services. Having lived, worked, and played in many wonderful and diverse pockets of Boulder County, the Mary Ellen Wood Team are community and neighborhood experts. Let us show you unique characteristics of areas like Chautauqua, Pine Brook Hills, Mapleton Hill, Martin Acres, and other neighborhoods that may be desirable for your lifestyle.
There are as many reasons to hire an experienced Realtor as there are intricacies about finding the perfect home in “the people’s republic of Boulder:”
- Finding the ideal proximity to Boulder’s amazing restaurants, retail, trails, schools, dog parks and bus lines.
- Understanding the differing character and shared values of each neighborhood.
- Navigating regulations about Historic Preservation, ADUs, and Shadow Ordinance should you wish to buy a home and renovate.
- Steering clear of on-street parking restrictions, even for local homeowners.
- Identifying home prices that rise simply from being on one side of the street versus the other.
Why Live in Boulder?
Anyone who lives here just has to look outside the window to realize we’re lucky to live where we do. The scenic city is 5,430 feet above sea level (over a mile high). The population of 100,000 enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. This Front Range city’s inhabitants cherish its protected Open Space and Mountain Parks system, allowing everyone to enjoy its beauty.
The impressive Boulder Valley School District consistently ranks higher than state and national averages on SAT scores. Consistently top-rated by parents, students, and staff, BVSD schools have a strong “Great Schools” district rating.
Home to the University of Colorado, numerous government scientific labs, and a robust high-tech employment base, the employment level remains stable.
Boulder Ranks (Rocky Mountain) High:
- Boulder was ranked by CBS News as the “Happiest Place in America.”
- Outside Magazine recognized Boulder as an “ultimate dream town” plus “#1 Sports Town in America.”
- Backpacker Magazine placed Boulder as the number one city to “raise an outdoor kid.”
- The town is one of the “Best Places for Bikes” (People for Bikes).
- “America’s Foodiest Town” (Bon Appetit Magazine) has options for every palate and budget.
Real Estate in Boulder
With a growing employment base and idyllic surroundings, Boulder’s real estate values tend to maintain an upwardly trend. There are multitudes of real estate choices in this vibrant city, including single-family homes, income properties, townhomes and condos. Homes here are an excellent real estate investment.
The a tight housing market of a few years ago is loosening up – there were 27% more active listings in 2019 than in 2018. That said, even with more housing inventory buyers need to hold patience in one hand and be poised with strong offers in the other hand. Last year the average number of days to sale for a single family house was 66. Therefore buyers need to have all their financial ducks in a row as soon as possible so the sale isn’t lost to someone with stronger negotiation points. If needed, we can call on our trusted partners in the mortgage lending side to help you put your best foot forward to home sellers.
The median price for a single family home in the City of Boulder in 2019 was $976,250, up from $954,650 in 2018 (source: IRESIS). That’s a 2.61% increase in home value from 2018 to 2019. Interestingly enough, the percentage sellers received in actual sales price to list price was 97%, down from almost 99% of the prior year. That tells us sellers and their agents were a little too confident in list price, which can turn off potential buyers from even considering a property. There are ways to buy or sell effectively by using local stats to your advantage. The first step is having experienced, knowledgeable Realtors on your side. That’s why you need to contact the Mary Ellen Wood Team. We know how to work in this ever-changing real estate environment and will give you the edge over your competition.
Mary Ellen Wood Team Resources
If you want to receive instant notifications when property containing your customized criteria becomes available, check out our complimentary Home Search tool. It’s a personalized way to find out what’s on the MLS market.
Curious to follow the status of homes for sale in your neighborhood? Try our free Market Watch tool to receive automated emails about comparable properties. You’ll see when they go on the market, when they’re under contract, their selling price, listed features, and when the closing happens.
Are you interested in seeing the current value of your home? Select What’s My Home Worth to find out. While this doesn’t take into account things like upgrades and custom features, it will give you a good starting point.
If you’re ready for more personalized service or to pinpoint the value of your home, contact us and we’ll do the background work to help guide you through the listing and sale of your property. We’ll discuss current market values, average time on market for a home sale, and run a listing of comparable homes in your area. Let us make selling your home a positive experience. We’ll work tirelessly to be sure you have all the information you need to make the right decisions. We’re experts in residential property sales; let us help you through the process. Allow the Mary Ellen Wood Team to represent you so that the next home sold in your neighborhood is yours.