Boulder Real Estate Reconnaissance

Boulder Real Estate is a bit of a challenge for buyers these days. I have an out of town client (thank goodness for Skype!), who’s ready to buy and we’re finding that the limited inventory is posing some hurdles.

I did some recon on three homes for sale today, after one ideal home in the area went under contract after just a few days on the market, and just hours prior to my buyer giving me the green light to possibly draft a contract.

One home in the Gunbarrel area, one in central north Boulder, and another up in Table Mesa near Viele Lake and the South Boulder Rec Center.

The Gunbarrel home is in a wonderfully mature neighborhood, near the Boulder Country Club and golf course, although it was built in the early 1980’s and looks like it. Although clean, it appears to need a new roof, and doesn’t really have much updating. I visited today to see about taking some photos since there are none online yet in the MLS (that’s the “Magic Listing System”… ahem.)


Another home, in central North Boulder seemed pretty nice, but I think it needs some work and updating. generally average condition outside, paint flaking off on facia boards in some areas, there’s a path to some public space along one side and the homes in the area seem generally okay, but along with this house, seem lacking in some general maintenance areas.


The last home I reviewed in Table Mesa seems the best choice IMHO with one exception. While it’s nicely updated, there are four bedrooms with a nice ‘retreat area’ on the level with two ‘kids’ bedrooms, and a Master on the upper level, the 4th bedroom is a garden level spot and is a bit on the small side. The kitchen layout and design is quite nice and very open and modern for a home from this era. A nice back deck, nice yard and right in the heart of table mesa near the lake, the parks, the rec center and the schools.

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.



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