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Home For Rent in Boulder Colorado

Homes For Rent in Boulder County in Short Supply

Have you ever considered renting your home in Boulder County?  If so, NOW would be a great time to list it for rent.   Demand for single family homes for rent in Boulder is reaching peak levels that we haven’t seen before.

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Boulder County Real Estate Market, with houses going under contract in hours, multiple cash offers, and home buyers out-bidding each other to snag that not-so-perfect house in that not-so-perfect neighborhood.  But what’s going on in the Boulder rental market is equally as impressive.

Here at our Housing Helpers Boulder office we field hundreds of calls each day from prospective renters looking to move to our beautiful City.   Business as usual.   After all, there has always been a lot of demand for folks moving from other parts of the country to seek out the quality of life that we are so lucky to enjoy here in Boulder Colorado – aka “the bubble.   Nothing new to report here right?   Wrong.  Just when we think it can’t get any crazier, the Boulder rental market kicks it up another notch.

It seems that homes for rent in Boulder have now become so desirable, so unattainable, so attractive to renters from all over the globe that we now have achieved the same “feeding frenzy” level that we have in the Boulder real estate market.

Unfortunate or not – depending on which side of the equation you land on.   We are now seeing multiple offers on rental properties, renters competing for the same property, offering more rent trying to outbid the other, and yes renters even penning heartfelt letters to landlords about why they would be the best fit for the property.   Really?

The unfortunate part of this story is that many of these potential renters are arriving here looking for a homes to rent in Boulder without much of a clue as to the reality of the situation.  Often reality will set in only after they might lose out on a home they probably would have been just happy with -but they just waited a couple hours too long to “think about it”, and lost it.  And who can blame them?  It used to be you could take a few hours, heck even a few days, to think it over and make a comfortable decision.  Not anymore.  You have to show up with check book in hand, a perfect credit score, and willing to out-bid others.

One of the most important jobs we can do to help both renters and owners is to help them understand the Boulder rental market.  To educate them on what we are seeing day by day, and hour by hour.  We spend a lot of time talking to renters to try and set their expectations so they can be more prepared to secure homes for rent in Boulder.  To allow them to correctly budget and plan.  But there are always going to be surprises no matter how much you prepare.  Lately the advice seems to be consistent, if you find a place you think you might like- jump on it!!

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Mapleton Hill Boulder Colorado | Housing Helpers Neighborhood Spotlight

In light of the upcoming Historic Homes for the Holidays tour on December 8th and 9th, this post will highlight one of Boulder’s best and brightest neighborhoods- Mapleton Hill. Beyond their headlining role in Historic Boulder’s upcoming tour, this area has a lot to offer renters and owners alike.

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The Mapleton Hill area is located between Alpine and Pearl to the north and south, Broadway to the east, and 4th Street to the west. The historical district of Mapleton Hill was established in 1882 and christened with the name thanks to the 200 cottonwood and silver maple trees planted throughout the 1800s to attract residents to the neighborhood.

According to WalkScore.com, the area scores an 83, making it the 3rd highest ranked neighborhood for walkability in the Boulder area. A score this high means that most errands can be easily completed on foot. This pedestrian-friendly area offers grocery shopping, nightlife, boutiques, cultural events, as well as enough open space to enjoy a picnic or toss a Frisbee with your dog.

Mapleton Hill’s residential architecture gives it its sparkle and charm. Beyond the Victorian homes aged with beauty, you can also find townhomes in San Francisco style, Colonial revival styles and much more- many of these backed by a strong sense of eco-consciousness among the residents. The 2,730 member community is a diverse blend of long-term residents, new homeowners and renters, and young families -largely attracted by the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Program at Whittier Elementary.

Thanks to its proximity to the Pearl Street Mall amenities and accessible open spaces, it is labeled as Boulder’s most prestigious neighborhood. All in all, this relaxed neighborhood pulsates with life and is truly the heart of Boulder. In fact, Housing Helpers currently has a great rental property in this area. We at Housing Helpers encourage you to go out and explore this neighborhood and let us know what your favorite spots are!

Visit Housing Helper for the best selection of Boulder homes for rent and Boulder rentals.

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