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New To Forum (by Russ [CO]) Apr 24, 2015 8:21 AM
       New To Forum (by John... [MI]) Apr 24, 2015 8:24 AM
       New To Forum (by WMH [NC]) Apr 24, 2015 8:33 AM
       New To Forum (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 24, 2015 9:36 AM
       New To Forum (by BillS [CO]) Apr 24, 2015 10:56 AM
       New To Forum (by Blue [IL]) Apr 24, 2015 4:16 PM
       New To Forum (by Martin [CO]) Apr 24, 2015 6:07 PM
       New To Forum (by John2 [MI]) Apr 24, 2015 6:09 PM
       New To Forum (by Deanna [TX]) Apr 24, 2015 6:41 PM
       New To Forum (by cjo'h [CT]) Apr 24, 2015 8:15 PM
       New To Forum (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 25, 2015 10:59 PM
       New To Forum (by Nellie [ME]) Apr 26, 2015 6:02 AM

New To Forum (by Russ [CO]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 8:21 AM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

I'm new to this forum so as a matter of introduction I own and manage a 8-plex and a single family home in central Colorado.

I have had the 8-plex for about 40 years and the home for 20yrs. Both have ben good investments.

Our renter population is about 50% of all households where we are located, Boulder area and few units are available. While the market is responding, our biggest nemesis as far as I'm concerned is HUD and Boulder County. Both use tax dollars to build and then support renters in government owned or partially owned housing.

I belong to the Boulder Area Rental Housing Association

that stays abreast of local regulations by Boulder County and other regulatory agencies affecting landlords.

I'll look forward to reading this forum and see what others are involved in.

New To Forum (by John... [MI]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 8:24 AM

Hi Russ! And welcome!

- John...


New To Forum (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 8:33 AM

Hello! This Forum is a pretty wonderful place. And take advantage of the SEARCH function for some interesting reading about just about any LL topic! --173.22.xx.xx

New To Forum (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 9:36 AM

The town here harassed folks who rented to students so much, even to the point of trying to disallow parking on the streets, that the college put up huge dorms that form a wall on the four lane road there. They also put in their own mini town and stores.

The town also allowed low income housing right next to an elevated CSX track were tank cars carry dangerous fluids so the view on one side is of just that.

Talk about competing with the town to which I pay property taxes. Gees.

New To Forum (by BillS [CO]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 10:56 AM

Russ, welcome from a fellow Co investor. I have not ventured into the Peoples Republic of Boulder yet but know several folks that live there and from what I can tell, it's a completely different world.

New To Forum (by Blue [IL]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 4:16 PM

I love Boulder. :sigh:


New To Forum (by Martin [CO]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 6:07 PM

Welcome Russ, from another Coloradan. My rental is in Golden. You will learn a ton here, whether by lurking, searching or asking.

New To Forum (by John2 [MI]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 6:09 PM

Hi Russ! Glad you joined us ;)

New To Forum (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 6:41 PM

We lived at Smiley Court on 30th St. back in the 80's. I remember there were people who would take just enough classes so they could qualify for Family Housing, since housing was so expensive there. :) I'm sure it's only gotten more so...

It's a beautiful place to live. :)

New To Forum (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Apr 24, 2015 8:15 PM

Russ,welcome.I'm only a poor immigrant from the North of Ireland.I came here with all of $40.00 on my pocket.Made the mistake of settling in Connecticut and with the high taxes in this state the $40 is almost all gone. So money I can't help you with ,maybe a little bit of information on how to do something,will be glad to share!Again welcome. Charlie...........................

New To Forum (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 25, 2015 10:59 PM

Hello Russ!

My nephew and his fam are in Boulder.

My son and his fam are in Aurora.

Glorious country!


New To Forum (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Apr 26, 2015 6:02 AM

I agree with your position on HUD and the town pushing private landlords out. It is all part of the state and federal government declaring war on landlords. The buildings are new and the rents only serve to undermine what I can get.

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