Middle class in Boulder

Townhouses – Best Chance for Middle Class Families in Boulder

Boulder middle-income households are turning to townhomes, duplexes and triplexes for their housing needs. Middle class in Boulder are usually earning between 80 to 150 percent of area median income or up to $134,000 for a family of three. In other areas, heads of these middle-income families have good paying jobs that provide a comfortable middle-class lifestyle to their members. …

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Lawsuit Versus Boulder Aims for Development in Northern Planning Reserve

The city and county of Boulder are being sued by a couple who are seeking to develop more than 80 acres of land north of Boulder. Bo and Meredith Parfet want to force the annexation of a portion of their property. This could undo the restrictions that have limited the growth of Boulder for decades. The couple bought five parcels …

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7 Reasons to Relocate to Boulder, Tomorrow

Recent global outlook reports like  Colliers Global Investor Outlook 2016 and Price Waterhouse Coopers Emerging Trends in Real Estate The Outlook for 2016 consistently name Denver, Colorado as one of the primary markets for real estate investors in 2016. This trend applies to virtually all towns and cities in the greater metro area, particularly between Denver and the foothills.  That …

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How to Buy a Home When You Have Student Loan to Pay

Should you buy a home while still paying for student loan? If you’re currently working or was out of college for a long while, you might be thinking about buying your own home. However, the dilemma of still having a student loan to pay might hold you back. Are you going to finish paying the existing debt first? Is it …

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Real Estate in Colorado: What You Need to Know Before Investing

In contrast with the volatility of today’s stock market, today many investors are drawn to the relative stability of purchasing real estate in Colorado. When purchasing a piece of real estate – whether for personal use or for rent – investors are looking for big returns for themselves and their family in the future. Real Estate Investment Defined In general, …

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No More Anonymous Real Estate Investors in the Future

There is a new rule ready to be implemented and all anonymous real estate investors must be alarmed. It appears that the new rule requires all the real estate investors to be identified. In a previous investigation, they found out that there is growing number of high-end real estate properties with anonymous buyers. The Treasury Department was alarmed by this …

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What are the Tax Benefits of Owning Real Estate?

People who have purchased their first home  are usually elated that they own a prime piece of real estate. Later, when their first tax season as homeowners rolls in, they realize (and celebrate!) the full impact of their new tax benefits. What are the tax benefits of owning real estate? Deduction in Mortgage Interests If you have taken out a loan in …

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More Older People Are Renting These Days

There has been an uptick in renters since 2005 according to a recent report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. People in their 50s and 60s made the largest chunk of the increase. But the majority of the renters are currently 40 or older. The population of renters includes a growing number of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers due …

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Mortgage Rates in the US are Getting Cheaper

Mortgage rates in the US continue to drop. Many homebuyers thought the start of the end for record-low mortgage rates when the Federal Reserve raised rates in nearly a decade in December of last year. “This is evidence that the Federal Reserve isn’t the sole determinant of U.S. mortgage rates,” said Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate. For the …

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Why Use a Realtor in Boulder Colorado

Whether you are a home buyer or seller, you may wonder about the advantages and disadvantages of self-representing in a real estate transaction.  Why hire the services a realtor in Boulder Colorado? What value do they bring? Why a Home Seller Needs a Realtor in Boulder Colorado 1. Appraising the Fair Market Value of Your Home There is a tendency …