Monthly Archives: May 2011

Boulder Condo Happiness

Posted by Michael Hughes

Boulder Condominium Choices for Boulder Real Estate

Condos are a great choice. They allow you freedom to travel having peace of mind without having to maintain your residence. Everything taken care of while you are away. No grass to mow, no trees to water. Carefree living. Lock and leave!  Perfect!

The Walnut. Sustainable design, green building, LEED certification, upscale, cool architectural style.

The Peloton. Mixed use. Year round roof top pool. Proximity to trails, shopping and commute.

Dakota Ridge Village. Further north. Sustainable design, nice architectural styles, close to foothills and major cycling corridor. Near north boulder restaurants and outlets.Park Gables. Moments away from downtown, parks, trails, paths, boulder creek yet very exclusive with just 13 units built at the foot of the canyon near Eben G Fine park. Private outdoor space.

Landmark Lofts. Convenient to CU-Boulder Campus. Slightly high priced for student housing but the rental rates near campus continue to climb. Great investment.

Northfield Commons. West of the soccer fields, wide array of styles, even homes sold as condos.

Northfield Village variety of styles, traditional, craftsman and contemporary built green

Holiday located in NOBO (North Boulder) near the site of the old Holiday Drive In “Desperately Seeking Susan” ala 1985. Great prices in a great neighborhood close to paths, cycling corridor, restaurants  and shops.

Boulder Steel Yards.  Near the future new light rail transit village. Mixed use, live-work neighborhood with real soul.

Uptown Broadway. Built out so only resales. Lots of glass urban chiccy.

The Flats. Priced starting at $400k for 3/3 townhome it is definitely for those budget minded consumers. There may be some lower priced units smaller lofts or flats.

The Arrete higher priced exquisitely finished condominiums and penthouses.

What’s your lifestyle? Call me today to view any of these condominium options.

If you have questions regarding this article or have any questions about Boulder, Boulder real estate 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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Did You Know…

Posted by Michael Hughes—May 24, 2011

The U.S. has accumulated as much debt, $7.13 Trillion, in the past 7 years as it has in its entire history up to 7 years ago-Treasury Department

Through the first 4 months of 2011 the U.S. Stock Market’s value has increased by $1.4 trillion to $16.9 trillion-BTN Research

The top 1% of taxpayers paid an average tax rate of 34.5% in 1980. In 2008 they paid an average tax rate of 23.3%.-IRS

The bottom 50% of taxpayers paid an average tax rate of 6.1% in 1980. In 2008 they paid 2.6%-IRS

Over the last 20 years the value of assets owned by Americans  tripled in value to $71 trillion-Federal Reserve

At the same time over the past 20 years the debt owed by Americans quadrupled to $14 trillion-Federal Reserve

So…the total net worth of Americans is $57 trillion-Federal Reserve

On May 4th the government released a list of 12,217 properties owned by the federal government that are “excessive and unnecessary.” -Civilian Property Realignment Act

Nearly 1 out of 4 of those properties are located in California-CPRA

Boulder real estate home sales had diminished total number of homes sold year over year for 2011. Average price is up 1.1% YOY. Number of days on market is down to 79 days on market or down 2.9%. 71 homes between $720k and $4.15M sold since January 1st 2011 and 63 homes between those price ranges are under contract.

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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