As the Fed’s quantitative easing stimulus program unwinds and interest rates increase, what can you expect and how should you play the boulder real estate market and stock market. According to The Wall Street Journal article, “Goldman Sachs: Here’s What Will Happen When The Feds Raises Rates, historically the stock market increased 11-21% in the 12 months prior to a rate hike. After the rate hike,predictably there was fear in the market and the market had declined over the next 3 months. Source Article
University Hill has always been an eclectic array of diverse shops and restaurants. Recently, “the Hill” has been undergoing a major transformation in an effort to cleanse and modernize this hub of the University of Colorado and the adjacent University Place residential boulder real estate neighborhood. The Daily Camera article “Concerned About Too Much Student Housing, Boulder Imposes A Moratorium On Uni Hill Development”, describes some of current dynamics and challenges of this revitalization project. Source Article
According to the Dener Post article, “US 36 Bikeway Boon To Cyclists, Motorists, Officials Say”, the construction on highway 36 from Boulder to Denver is going to include a designateed bike lane for commuting to work and play, etc. It seems like a great idea and a good option for any cycling enthusiast. How often would you use this resource? Source article
The City Of Boulder has recently approved numerous high denisty middle and low income new developments throught the city. These new buildings and neighborhoods are providing opportunities for home buyers that otherwise could not afford to purchase boulder real estate. However, according to the Daily camera artice “Changes to Promote Boulder’s Housing Diversity Coulder Be Controversial”, current homeowners are concerned about their property values and argue that the higher density developments are changing the complextion of their street or neighborhood. Source Article
North Broadway has experienced a revitalization over the past 20 years, including the cleverly named Holiday neighborhood where the Holiday Drive-In moive theater once operated. These days Holiday, Uptown Broadway, and Dakota Ridge are almost completely built out and are thriving new construction/mixed use boulder real estate neighborhoods. In the near future, numerous new developments will break ground.
As mortgage rates fluctuate, the number of active buyers and sellers in the real estate marketplace will typically increase or decrease. How will this affect you as a buyer or seller? In “Are Rising Interest Rates Good For Banks – And You?” Amy Hoak at Marketwatch.com claims that there are.
There are several major highway construction projects in and around the Boulder area this summer. By the end of 2014-2015 we will enjoy many of the benefits of widening the heavily traveled US 36, however in the meantime we just have to plan ahead and provide yourself with a 20-30 minute cushion when traveling thru one of these corridors. Included is the latest timeline of the completion of these projects.
Are you interested in assembling a portfolio of rental properties and/or apartment buildings? Have you considered diversifying your investment strategy to incorporate boulder real estate investments? Below is an article from Marketwatch which you should find interesting. It discusses the pros and cons of owning income property and some of the tax advantages that could be utilized for your benefit. Source Article
Take a look at this innovative home garden…sort of.
Check out this article from Dwell, “An Introduction to City Parks”. Most Boulder Real Estate is located within a stones throw of a neighborhood city park or an open space recreational area. In many cases, you choose your home by identifying the ease of access to these park areas among other variables.