Boulder County Market Report and Rincon Argentino Restauraunt Review

Boulder County Market Report and Rincon Argentino Restaurant Review

Folks, it's almost August! It's been a great summer so far in Boulder, and with much to do in town we have been busy at Stewart Ward Real Estate! The market in Boulder County is propelling onward and upward as it has done more reliably than any other market in the country, although slower than 2016.  The median sales price in-county is down 2.4% from June of last year, and average days on market have increased 3.9% year on year.  The march back to a more balanced market is definitely happening, so what does this mean for you?

For Sellers:

Homes are spending a cumulative 47 days on market up 10.5% over last year, when homes spent a cumulative 38 days on market for the same 90 day time period. It’s still a seller’s market and great homes are selling fast in great neighborhoods, but if you want to sell this year in a location that is affected by heavy traffic, power lines, or other undesirable traits, it will take longer than in recent history.  As the market continues to level off, days on market will lengthen for these properties first.

 For Buyers:

The median sales price in Boulder County is still rising.  Year to date, overall inventory is up 13% over last year and it’s taking longer for homes to close. We can work together to find a home that will work best for you- since most homes have been spending longer on the market, we may have room to negotiate an excellent deal this fall.

Rincon Argentino Restaurant Review

Ah, Patagonia. No,not your favorite fleece or puffy, but the incredible region of breathtaking mountains, deserts, beaches, and grasslands that spans from Chile to Argentina.

The culture, wines, and foods of the Patagonia region are legendary- full of depth, flavor, and fine ingredients. When you gaze upon the otherworldly crags, glacial lakes and endless grasslands, it's no surprise that the food and drink that come from that region are so brilliant.

In case you're wondering, I haven't recently journeyed there though Mt. Fitz Roy seems like an epic and unforgettable trek.  I have recently been to Rincon Argentino, located at Arapahoe and Folsom in Boulder, where I was nearly transported to Patagonia through the excellent food, unpretentious atmosphere, and some of the best mate I’ve ever had.  

The full selection of empanadas at Rincon Argentino

Most of us have tried a handheld meat or veggie pie of one kind or another- English, Jamaican, Cuban, Indian, there are many varieties.  Most of these suffer from having been frozen, too much carbohydrate with little filling, deep frying, or other stomach-punishing preparation.  This is why the Rincon Argentino empanadas are such a revelation – The crust is light and flaky, the flavors complex and just two will satisfy for a tasty lunch.  I recommend the chimichurri sauce to start, and accompany with a glass of Argentinian Malbec or iced mate this summer depending on your mood. For dessert, a simple, not too sweet pasta frola satisfies without overpowering the palate.

Then, bask in the sun for a few minutes taking in the Flatirons, and imagine yourself atop Mt. Fitz Roy.

Rincon Argentino, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, (303) 442-4133


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