Blog Entries Tagged: FHA

Tagged : FHA

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History Of Interest Rates in Denver

Many Denver Home Buyers have called us this week wondering if the rise in interest rates is the first step in a disastrous free-fall in Denver housing prices. While we don't pretend to know where Colorado housing prices will go, we thought it would be interesting to see where interest rates around Denver have been in the past.  Here is a list of the average Denver interest rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage over the past 45 years, in 5-year increments.  Also shown is the amount of points it cost to get that rate.  One point is 1% of the loan amount.and you pay that in closing costs. In short the rise in interest rates will not effect the Denver Real Estate Market in any drastic way, the main effect it that many…
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In a recent survey done by the PulteGroup, they revealed that the Millennial generation has a more optimistic outlook regarding the American economy than other generations. According to the survey, 54percent of Millennials believe the economy is in better shape today than it was last year compared to only 41% of the total population.

It seems this optimism is impacting purchasing decisions as 74% of Millennials view now as an excellent or good time to buy the things they want or need, call Craig Adelman today at 303.809.8979. Jim Zeumer, vice president of corporate communications for the PulteGroup explained:

"No other cohort of adults is nearly as confident about their economic future as the millennials are right now. This is definitely a

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HousingWire asked David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide, for his take on the near-term future of housing. Here is what Mr. Berson believes to be the three things you need to know about Denver housing in 2014.

#1: 2014 should prove to be the strongest year for housing activity since before the Great Recession

“Most economists expect an improved job market in 2014, with employment growth accelerating and the unemployment rate continuing to decline. That jobless rate drop will reflect more of a pickup in employment than further declines in the labor force participation rate. This will be the key factor improving housing demand this year, even if mortgage rates rise and affordability declines. While the housing market tends to do especially well

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Denver interest rates

"One thing seems certain: we aren't likely to see average 30-year fixed mortgage rates return to the historic lows experienced in 2012."

Says, - Freddie Mac,  March 24, 2014

There are those that hope that 30-year mortgage interest rates will head back under 4%. Obviously, for any prospective home purchaser that would be great news. However, there is probably a greater chance that interest rates will return to the greater than 6% rate of the last decade before they would return to the less than 3.5% rate of 2012.

Freddie Mac, in one of four original posts on their new blog, explained that current rates are still extremely low compared to historic averages:

"The all-time record low – since Freddie Mac began tracking mortgage rates in 1971 –

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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their latest Existing Homes Sales Report last Friday. The year-over-year comparison of overall sales did not look very appealing. NAR itself called the sales numbers “subdued”. Other media sources used stronger terminology.

There is no doubt that home sales were lower this February (4.60 million) than last February (4.95 million). However, a closer look at the report gives us some evidence as to why that is. Last year, of the 4.95M homes that were sold, 25% were distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). This February, only 16% of sales were made up of distressed properties!

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

Well, if we do the math, we can see that the annualized number of non-distressed

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Should I Rent My Denver Area House If I Can't Sell It?

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A recent study has concluded that 39% of buyers prefer to rent out their last residence rather than sell it when purchasing their next home.

The study cites that many homeowners were able to refinance and “locked in a very low mortgage rate in recent years. That low rate, combined with a strong rental market, means they can charge more in rent than they pay in mortgage each month, so they are going for it.”

This logic makes sense in some cases. We at KCM believe strongly that residential real estate is a great investment right now. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. Are you

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