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Rafal, Home Buyer in Boulder, CO

House for less than 200k in the greater Boulder area? (Longmont to Westminster)

Asked by Rafal, Boulder, CO Wed Apr 23, 2008

My in-laws are planning on moving to the Boulder area this summer. They are looking for a house (not a condo or townhome) in the greater Boulder area, so they can be closer to us. What are good cities to look at in the 100 - 200k range. Also, I know that there are parts of Longmont and Lafayette that are less desirable than others. Where would you recommend buying?

Any advice is greatly appreciated...

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The NorthWest Longmont area off Airport Road is a great neighborhood with lots of parks and bike trails. It's a short 10 minute commute to Boulder.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 10, 2012
I hope he found his home - that question was posted in 2008. :)
Flag Tue Apr 10, 2012
*****UPDATE********

You betcha!

Rafal, I hope you have found the home you were seeking by now. But, just in case ...

Some rather incredible things have been happening in this market. The city of Erie voted in some incentives for home buyers. Of course, there are the bargains to be found among REOs, red sales and homes in various markets.

Let me be your guide.

Best,
SuZ
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 12, 2011
Hi, Rafal - I realize you wrote your question awhile ago, but I thought I'd chime in, in case they haven't moved yet. Since April, things have tightened up for buyers. Your parents could find a home in that area and price range, probably a nicer home would come without a basement. So if they could accept that, it would be fun to be out there looking right now.

There are still lots of bank-owned homes, some even in good condition. My clients who are getting FHA loans with no down payments have had a hard time getting into these homes, because the banks prefer going under contract with buyers in a stronger position. But if your parents have a nice down payment, they'd probably have the pick of the bunch.

Give me a call if they're still planning!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2008
Hello Rafal, As of this writing there are 161 homes in Longmont on the market under $200,00. Every city or town has what maybe considered "Less Desirable" areas but with 161 homes in that price range they can't all be there. Depending on what your in-laws critera for a home is will depend on the area to look. Other areas to consider are Firestone,Frederick,Mead,Erie,Westminster,or maybe Broomfield. I could be of great help to you since I service these and other areas as well. I have lived and worked in Longmont for 18 years and it is a great community to live and very convenient to everything. Please contact me if you would like to know more about the areas and market in these areas.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2008
While most single family homes in the Boulder area are well above that price range and even in outlying communities you need to look at townhomes & condos to get under $200k, there are some options especially since you're being flexible with the location.
It would be good for you to discuss this directly with a Realtor that knows the area and can learn more about your in-laws' specific needs and wants.
There may be some opportunities if you don't mind a little more drive time and it will also depend on the size of house they need.
Let's talk directly if you have time and don't already have a Realtor helping you.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 23, 2008
Greetings Rafai: Boulder's price per square footage is high- as you know. A desirable area to many.
Strong Buyer's Market now-- great time to buy, in addition to the low interest rates. There are some great deals-- in the Boulder -- and surrounding areas. For a list of homes in your price range-- under 200,000-- is going to be east of Boulder-- in the Longmont area. For Market Conditions, Bank Owned Lists-- and Home Lists-- you can sign up now at DenverHomeLiving.com. All the best, Kathryn
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