A week after closing on our house in California, we put in an offer on a house in Boulder that was accepted. We’re going to be living in the pretentiously named covenant community called “Boulder Heights”, up in the front range (around 8000 ft) off of Lee Hill Road. Our house has tremendous mountain views, and 1.9 acres of nearly flat land on the ridgeline over Lefthand Canyon. It’s all been redone on the inside too, with a nice kitchen, bedroom, etc. Unfortunately, I’ll have to join the neighbouring fire department, as this house will be in the BMFA (Boulder Mountain Fire Authority) district, rather than Sunshine (SFPD).
Shopping for a house in California (Kellyfawnia) is like deciding on which is better, airline food or hospital food. No house that we could afford (especially now!) had all the elements we were looking for, and everything was a compromise. And EVERYONE offered huge deposits and an offer over asking price.
Shopping for a house in Boulder is a real pleasure, with a ton of inventory that’s not moving, and many completely new, redone and great houses to choose from. Putting in an offer at asking is unheard of, but since we really liked the house, that’s what we did.