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Boulder Real Estate-In Praise of Louisville

WINNER 2011 Top 100 rank: 1
Population: 18,400
Unemployment:6.3%Compare Louisville to Top 10 Best Places

The report highlights small towns across America with populations of 50,000 or less, high job opportunities, fiscal strength, excellent schools, safe streets, great health care, outdoor and cultural activities and 300 days of sunshine (great weather).

The writer says it is a “sunny lively mountain town”; it is not a mountain town. While the views are great of the front range, Louisville is mostly in a valley and is situated on the “plains.”  I agree with “crime rates are among the lowest in Colorado” and the town is “easy to navigate.”  Louisville boasts lots of good jobs in tech, telecom, aerospace, clean energy, alternative energy and health care and many companies are relocating to the area as happy workers are great workers. In addition there are  world-class mountain biking, hiking, and skiing nearby as well as in the close by Rockies. Housing prices are still lower than Boulder real estate and schools rank well and are in the top three academically. Not everyone wants to live in Louisville;  however given the Music Festival, the Farmers Market, Street Faire, the great little mom and pop restaurants that have been here some since the 50’s and Main St. Louisville, what’s not to like? Read Money Magazine article. Ps. Superior Colorado came in at 20/100!

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Michael is a longtime resident of Boulder and one of (FSIR’s)Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. If you have questions regarding this article, Louisville or Superior or  would like information about Boulder real estate or Boulder Luxury Real Estate check out my website. You may also call or TEXT me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes is a Certified Negotiation Expert and full time Realtor at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO. 


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Boulder-Bucking the Trend

Posted by Michael Hughes  April 16, 2010

Colorado is interesting. When the rest of the country’s housing market is crashing, homes here are selling.  When the market is hot in Colorado, the market is quiet elsewhere. 2010 has turned in to one of my best years in real estate ever in 14 years! Read more about the Colorado Market.

Boulder is one of America’s safe havens for mortgage lending in the financial crisis primarily because national mortgage lenders never targeted the area for subprime and “creative” mortgages that created this mess in the first place. Like most other markets, prices have suffered but not to the extreme, and prices are forecast to remain fairly stable through 2010 appreciating at about 2.5-3%. Great news if you are going to buy a home in Boulder or sell a home in Boulder. Check out my Featured Listings all price points. Boulder come live, love and play.

If you have questions regarding this article or are thinking you will Buy A Home In Boulder please call me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO.  Featured Listings


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Sellers; An Iconoclastic Approach To Pricing Your Property in Boulder Co

By Michael Hughes February 15, 2010 *Please leave comments*

Ockham’s Razor:  “Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.”

A seller the other day said “Why am I getting such a low price for my property?” Well in most areas it’s a buyer’s market right now. The market is telling us that the price for your property is too high for the type of property it is. The market is screaming “lower your price.”  I don’t make the market I interpret what the market is telling us by buyers buying or not and sellers selling or not at a given price.  Who tells you what your property is worth? The buyer who is willing to buy it at a given price.

Some sellers will say “well there is a buyer for every house and there’s a buyer out there for my house.”  I say they are absolutely correct.  Unfortunately that buyer was just born 3 days ago at Boulder Community Hospital.

The great thing in the market today is this.  And this hold true for whether you are buying a home in Boulder or selling a home in Boulder.  If you are selling a property and buying a replacement property you may get less than you think you should get for your house when you sell it. The up side to this is that you will most likely get a great deal on your replacement property off setting any loss you may have perceived initially on the sale of your property.

As a Realtor® I utilize a system called Velocity Marketing™(Quantum Management Systems). This system is very similar to what a traditional economist would do in looking at any commodity or shelf life of any inventory, it predicts market activity. VM™ begins with the traditional approach to identify a likely listing price.  Then the market attributes for properties that demographically profile.  The formula used predicts the price at which a specific property will turn over. The more turn over, the more pressure on the price of the property, i.e. appreciation or depreciation.  The belief is because this system describes the buyers attitudes toward future purchase and therefore more accurately the market. This system gets houses priced properly. The results are quickly apparent.

If you have questions regarding this article or Boulder Real Estate please call me 303-359-6627 or e-mail Michael Hughes at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty in Boulder, CO

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