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Red Flag Real Estate

Posted by Michael Hughes   April 17, 2010

I was chatting with a buyer I’m working with the other day and we went to see a property over in Indian Peaks (Lafayette). It had been on the market for an extended time (given the area).  After looking at Google Earth I noticed an empty lot next door to the house, in a neighborhood that has been built out for years.  I remembered seeing a pipeline project in the area a few weeks before. When I arrived I understood why the property had stayed on the market.  There was a newly erected natural gas pipeline router under construction in the lot next door. Sure you could probably put up with it but the resale is where I see the problem. Location, location, location! Maybe not important in the present but for the future; red flags. Sure you may get it for a bargain price and your anxiety or angst won’t peak for several years, just not a great idea for the big picture. I give you the full picture not just part of the picture. If you are going to buy a home in Boulder think thrice; short term, long term and resale. To see my Featured Listings check it out here.

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

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Boulder Spring

Posted by Michael Hughes   April 15, 2010

I was walking through the Boulder Farmers Market on Saturday with my girlfriend. It was a balmy 70 degrees, people were out in droves after a punishing winter where snow lingered and coughs stayed for an unusually and unwelcome month or so longer.  We picked up Papusa’s at Mama Marias, they are a handmade stuffed corn tortilla and absolutely delicious. The stalls with greens and herbs were inviting, the little tomato plants ready to go into the warmly sunned earth, I got my Shun knives sharpened in anticipation.  Spring is here, the trees are starting to get that fuzzy green before they leaf out, the wind is blowing, the planting season is upon us. Boulder,the best and only place in the world to enjoy the Spring.

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Sotheby’s sells Tommy Hilfiger Estate $20M

By Michael Hughes       November 27, 2009

The Hilfiger luxury estate listed at around $28M sold for $20M in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Sotheby’s International Realty says the mansion is being purchased by a family who toured it in September.

The mansion features a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, indoor basketball court, sauna, massage room with a waterfall and home theater.  It sports eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms boasting over 20,000 square feet of living space.

Hilfiger purchased the home in 2005 for $18 million.  It has been on the market since 2008.  The designers’ reason cited for moving was to relocate to New York City.

The Hilfiger mansion is located on Connecticut”s Gold Coast which has an abundance of suburban/country perfection.  and is home to Martha Stewart Judge Judy and Mary Tyler Moore to mention a few.

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