It’s spring and homes show better in the spring than at any other time of year. Seasons are becoming less of an issue. January, February and March were some of my best months thus far since 1998.
Buyers for Boulder real estate are psyched to buy now. Buyers have taken to stealthing out sellers in neighborhoods, where nothing is for sale and at parties, ears perk at the merest hint of anyone thinking of selling.
Negative economic news continued to play a big part in the sluggish home sales during most of last year. People have pent up demand. The stock market has come back and buyers are feeling flush.
Bad economic news and massive uncertainty lowers consumer confidence. With all the negative economic news it tailspins buyers in to feeling little to no confidence. That is over in Boulder where buyers are abundant and houses for sale are few, driving prices up and bringing multiple offers on homes properly priced.
With consumer confidence on the upswing; interest rates historically low and unemployment decreasing; we have the perfect storm for Sellers. High-demand, low-inventory market gives sellers an edge.
These positive indicators combined with a drop in homes for sale at the end of 2011 and a decrease in unemployment may provide huge opportunities for sellers in 2012, provided their homes are priced right for the market.
Any major surprise on the economic front could change the picture, but regardless of the economic indicators, the best time to sell is when the time is right for you, the Seller.
Michael is a longtime resident of Boulder and has been in real estate since the mid 90′s and with Sotheby’s International Realty since their inception in Boulder County and along the front range. About Me If you have questions regarding this article or would like information about Boulder real estate or Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes
Clyfford Still by some was thought to be somewhat of a curmudgeon. This November, four rare works by Clyfford Still come to Auction at Sothebys in support of the long awaited museum in Denver devoted to the elusive master of abstract expressionism. The challenge is that the museum will be devoted to one artist.
With an agreement with Denver and Still’s widow, Patricia. The Still will be opened. Still who died in 1980 at the age of 75, had bequeathed his collection to an American city that would keep it intact and display it in isolation from the work of other artists. Denver competed with 19 other cities to acquire the collection. Sothebys Auction on 9 November will be selling 4 masterworks by Still to further support the museum’s endowment. The primary mission is to move this artist’s reputation back into the top echelon.
Clyfford Still was an early and groundbreaking Abstract Expressionist who found much in common with like-thinking peers in Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and others connected with the New York School.
Still reserved 94 percent of his oeuvre for himself making the works some of the most intact in history.
The new director of the museum Dean Sobel formerly of the Aspen Art Museum, which operates on a European Kunsthalle model and thus does not have a permanent collection. We hope this single artist museum in Denver lives up to the likes of the Van Gogh in Amsterdam, the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern and the Warhol.
Opening week of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver will be Mid-November 2011.
Michael grew up around Santa Fe and is a longtime resident of Boulder and has been with Sotheby’s International Realty since their inception in Boulder County and along the front range. If you have questions regarding this article or would like information about Boulder real estate or Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes is a Certified Negotiation Expert and full time Realtor at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.
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Forbes Magazine says. As the economy seems to unravel around us these cities are bucking the trend as the top 25 Recession-Proof Cities. Bullet proof as it were. These are the 25 metro areas in the U.S. leading the bull market in real estate. Also Q2 stats are out about the Boulder area in the governmental websites that I track which substantiates what Forbes is saying. The bottom (in Boulder at least) is over, done, finished, adios. What does this mean? It means we will continue to see more and more multiple offers, higher prices and competitive bidding for Boulder real estate and Boulder luxury real estate. The statistics for the increase in home prices for this story come from Zillow. While I vehemently dislike Zillow as a tool to figure out what your home is worth (they are extremely inaccurate 98% of the time-up or down) they do a good job of tracking price changes in the market. For this list, Zillow poured through home and real estate price data for 499 metro areas, reviewing values for homes both on and off the market using list prices, final sale prices, tax records, and property histories. Three markets in our great state of Colorado made it on to the Forbes 25 Recession Proof list; Boulder, Fort Collins and Pueblo. According to Zillow; Boulder real estate Second Quarter 2011 Price Increase: 1.6% First Quarter 2011 Price Increase: 0.5% Price Plunge Since Peak: 6.7% decline. According to the government website Second Quarter increase: .12% at least Zillow is going in the right direction. Read the entire story in Forbes.
Michael is a longtime resident of Boulder and has been with Sotheby’s International Realty since their inception in Boulder County and along the front range. If you have questions regarding this article or would like information about Boulder real estate or Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes is a Certified Negotiation Expert and full time Realtor at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.
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