Real estate turnaround leads to low inventory

Who would have thought, given the housing doldrums of a few years ago, that real estate professionals in the Boulder Valley would be complaining about lack of inventory so soon?

But that’s exactly where we find ourselves in Boulder and Broomfield counties, where a lack of available homes on the market could do more to reduce sales volumes than rising interest rates.

In this edition of Distinctive Homes of the Boulder Valley, we include a look at how low inventories are affecting the market. (Hint: Sales are expected to suffer, at least in number.) David Scott, principal broker at the Scott Group of Colorado Landmark Realtors, says the market might already have passed its peak for the year.

That lack of inventory already is causing prices to increase. Homes listed for sale typically are receiving multiple offers.

That trend is just one topic covered in this edition of Distinctive Homes, which is inserted in the Boulder County Business Report and distributed at dozens of real estate and retail locations throughout the Boulder Valley. Also in this issue:

• We take a look at homes designed by iconic Boulder architect Charles Haertling. He designed more than 40 Boulder homes, displaying a mix of modernism and organic architecture.

• High-end sustainable development, i.e., green building, continues to pick up pace in the Boulder Valley. We examine how an educated public clamoring for green features, mixed with an improving economy and government regulations, drives demand for green building materials.

• Despite a brisk housing market for homes priced below $900,000, the high-end market still sees opportunities. But buyers should act fast, as high-end sales are picking up pace as well.

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Christopher Wood can be reached at 303-440-4950 or via email at


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