Boulder Valley Rental Rates Hit Record

248280_sHave you ever thought of being a landlord?

Owning rental property can be an excellent asset in your investment portfolio and the recent figures posted by the Apartment Association of Denver and the Colorado Division of Housing make that exact point.

Rental rates in Boulder and Broomfield counties have hit an all-time high for the first quarter of 2013.  Based on rent per square foot that comes out to $1.33/ft.  Now add in the fact that vacancy rates have fallen and that means more units are fully occupied while landlords are getting bigger rent checks.

The vacancy rates in Boulder-Broomfield market checked in at an average of 3.2 percent.   But when you drill down into the sub-markets you’ll find University Hill area of Boulder had a 0.3 percent vacancy rate and the rest of Boulder reported a 1.4 percent vacancy rate.   Good news for landlords – a little rougher for those looking to rent a place.

Rental rates also bumped up to $1,150 in the Boulder-Broomfield market.  Drilling down again I see University Hill collecting an average rent of $996.90 and the rest of Boulder at an average rent of $1,207.25.

If you’re interested in the surrounding metro areas here are the stats:

First quarter vacancy rates by county were:  Adams, 5.2% / Arapahoe, 4.1% / Boulder-Broomfield, 3.2% / Denver, 5.4% / Douglas, 6.5% / Jefferson, 3.7% /

First quarter average rents by county were: Adams, $910 / Arapahoe, $950 / Boulder -Broomfield, $1,150 / Denver, $1,008 / Douglas, $1,186 / Jefferson, $958 /

If you think you’d like to investigate buying a rental property please give me a call.  I’d be happy to show you details.  You can read what a client had to say about their rental purchase experience here. 







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