Monthly Archives: February 2011

We’re Number 3, We’re Number 3 . . .

Colorado comes up Number 3! America’s smartest states Check it out!

If you have questions regarding this link or have any questions about Boulder or would like information about Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.

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Optimistic Outlook-Boulder Real Estate

Posted by Michael Hughes

With the population growing, the number of home owning households in our country typically rises by about 1 million a year. In the 1980’s we faced another obstacle as interest rates rose to a little over 18%. Can you say “assumable” and “cash?”  From 2005 to 2010 the number of homeowners did not grow. In the meantime during that period the population grew by 13 million people. We are currently at a sustainable level of 66% home ownership and most likely never see 69% home ownership fueled by subprime and poor lending practices ala Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Given the population growth and the forecast for population growth over the next several years and that manufacturing has been recovering nicely, companies are flush with cash, consumer confidence has rebounded, jobs are being created and the stock market has done an about face bullishly recovering. Rising rental costs will tip more renters in to home ownership.

Put all these factors together and this is what we will see;  existing home sales are projected to rise 8 percent to almost 5.3 million units nationwide.

Boulder real estate is already experiencing increased buying power in the area especially in Boulder proper and it looks like it is going to be yet another record year for sales of existing homes in the Boulder real estate and the Boulder luxury real estate market.

If you have questions regarding this article or have any questions about Boulder or would like information about Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.

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Avoiding Valentines Day

Posted by Michael Hughes

Generally I have always avoided Valentines Day like the plague. I typically would never arrange a date on the weekend prior to or whenever you were ‘supposed’ to ‘celebrate’ Valentines Day. Too much pressure, she might get the wrong message when in fact we are just dating. My neck tightened at the mere thought of Valentines Day and how I would strategically avoid it this year. After divorce then dating for ten, yes ten years, I gave up. I thought well I will just be alone and I’m okay with that.  About 9 months in to that scenario, I went to a Holiday party with no expectations at a friends’ house on Pine St. I saw a wonderful woman across the room. I started talking to her and acted like I knew her (I had found out what her name was from a friend), but she saw through my very clever ruse. Hmm cute and smart. I got her email address and held off contacting her for a couple weeks. When we did finally meet for “tea” I was pleasantly surprised. Cute, smart and normal as in not crazy. I was no longer going to get away with texting “u r gr8 let’s m8”

Well turns out now 2 years after meeting my girlfriend, Valentines Day is a fun holiday and also a great reason to drink wine and have great conversations. Have a great Valentines Day and enjoy the journey.

Happiness is a choice and Joy is a journey.

If you have questions regarding this article or have any questions about Boulder or would like information about Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.

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Transform Your Life

When you think about your work, your life, your family, did you Crush It? Or did you spend all your time at the office while relationships, family and your health suffered. Are you going to find out toward the end of your life that you should have taken that running or exercise a little more seriously and the threat imposed by stress has now trapped you and has impacted you with serious health problems. Sure you have a lot of money. Here’s the question. If you don’t have loved ones around to enjoy it with, or your health has diminished so much (from lack of balance) you will spend your remaining life uncomfortable, visiting doctors or hooked up to machines. What was the point?

You need balance. Move to Boulder and buy Boulder Real Estate. Balance yourself with thriving in Boulder, Colorado. Move, thrive and love. Boulder can give you a sustainable health, vitality and a life you love!

Decide. What happened in the past does not matter. Start now. When is Now a good time? Start walking outdoors or on a treadmill or take a yoga class or get your heart rate up in a low impact kickboxing class. Hey we all started out as beginners at one time or another in our exercise regime. I myself was 40 pounds heavier until I found my niche exercise; Muay Thai Kickboxing (contact optional). Within 6 months I had dropped 40 pounds. Yikes!

Here are some of the accolades Boulder has received in the last year. Boulder was selected as the happiest and healthiest city in the United States. Medical marijuana you say? No. We workout. We get the blood flowing. We are the cyclists, the runners, the hikers, the chanters, the meditators, the Guruji followers, the climbers the skiers, the boarders, the snowshoers, the parachutists, the pilots, the chefs, the entrepreneurs, the CEO’s, the moms, the dads, the kids and the people of Boulder. We know the benefits of working out on a regular basis and how it enhances our longevity and our happiness.

Boulder has also been selected as #1 Best Cities to Raise an Outdoor Kid. Forbes named Boulder as one of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well. While my children were born in Boulder, Colorado they are scattered throughout the U.S. They love to coming back to Boulder, to see the Star on Flagstaff Mountain during the holidays and to enjoy all that Boulder has to offer. Both my children are balanced, eat well, work with inspiration and workout. They know the benefits as I have modeled that behavior most of my life.

Why buy Boulder real estate? Because you want to have a wake-up call to your life or get out of your rut. Even our storms and cold weather don’t last that long. -17 one day gives in to a beautiful 50 degree day in February. Imagine buying Boulder real estate and actually living here, moving your family to the best place in America to call home. You will jump out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face. I guarantee it.

If you have questions regarding this article or have any questions about Boulder or would like information about Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.

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