Not Even Coronavirus Could Tame Colorado’s Hungry Housing Beast
Priti and Wayland Boyd have known for a while that they wanted to move to Colorado. The couple lived in Napa, California, for 10 years. Mr. Boyd, who manages U.S. operations for two international wine brands, worked from home prior to the pandemic. Mrs. Boyd is taking time off from full-time work — they could go wherever they wanted.
The couple started looking for homes near Denver and Boulder before COVID-19 was on anybody’s radar. They thought it would be hard to sell their home during the pandemic. They were wrong. “We finally decided to put our house on the market and then COVID hit, and we were thinking - will we be able to sell our home? We ended up listing our house and it sold within three days, way above asking,” said Mrs. Boyd. “That kind of began our journey.”
A crane hangs over a new housing development with the skyline in the background late Monday, June 22, 2020, in Denver.