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Boulder County Real Estate vs the DJIA

After the recent months of upward activity in the stock market and subsequent past few weeks of big drops I wanted to take a look at the market vs Boulder real estate over the past several years.  Here is what I found.

One thing to keep in mind with these real estate examples, we are talking return based on appreciation only.  When we talk ROI in real estate investing we also have to add in the cash flows and equity build up from tenants paying down the mortgage. 

Past 60 Months
Median Single Family Home Price Boulder      +31.60%
Median Single Family Home Price Louisville    +23.30%
Median Single Family Home Price Lafayette    +14.55%

Dow Jones Industrial Averages                         +27.82%

Past 10 Years
Median Single Family Home Price Boulder      +35.25%
Median Single Family Home Price Louisville    +30.72%
Median Single Family Home Price Lafayette    +29.09%

DJIA                                                                   +39.64%

Recession Years Oct. 2007 - March 2009
Median Single Family Home Price Boulder       -25.29%
Median Single Family Home Price Louisville     +1.45%
Median Single Family Home Price Lafayette     -27.44%

DJIA                                                                    -52.98%  

Compiled from CNN Money and IRES MLS - Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

© Kevin Schill 2018