Six of Colorado’s seven biggest metro areas, including Boulder, made the National Association of Home Builders' most recent Improving Markets Index.
Boulder has seen 15.9 percent growth since its permits “trough date” of Nov. 30, 2009, and 8.7 percent growth in home prices and employment since January 2011 and August 2009, respectively, making it the most improved among Colorado metros.
For much of 2012, Boulder, Greeley and Fort Collins-Loveland were included on the Improving Markets list and, though Pueblo was added in late 2012, it dropped off again in recent months. Colorado Springs and Grand Junction were added earlier this year and remained on the recently released June list.
The IMI identifies metropolitan areas that have shown improvement…