Blog Entries Tagged: Mortgages

Tagged : Mortgages

Found 25 blog entries tagged as "Mortgages".

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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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 No Money Down You Can Buy A Home In Colorado

There is Money to Loan!  Watch this video to learn how.

When the media is stating you need 20%, 25% or even 30% down to purchase a home in today’s economy, I think you’ll find this will be the most important video you will ever watch.  Here’s why:

This is not true. 

Listen, I’m Shawn Janusheske Senior Loan Officer with Catalyst Lending over in Greenwood Village and I am sick and tired of media telling you this misinformation.    The truth is. . .

·         Conventional mortgages require just 3% down or on a $250,000 home purchase that comes out to $7,500. 

·         FHA mortgage loans require just 3.5% down or on a $250,000 home purchase that comes out to $8,750.   Better yet, this can be

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Manufactured home loans - Facts you need to know before refinancing

Although a manufactured home loan might seem to be different but actually the entire process of grabbing such a loan isn™t much different from getting home loans for traditional homes. Manufactured home loans are taken out for financing the mobile homes and the conventional home loans are opted for buying the conventional properties. If you had taken out a mobile home loan and you are struggling to make the payments towards it, you must be thinking of a refinance. Through a refinance home loan, you can take out a new loan with new terms and conditions and thereby facilitate the entire debt repayment schedule. With the current low mortgage rates in the nation, this is perhaps the best

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THE RIGHT DOWN PAYMENT FOR YOU 

So, you are getting ready to buy a home.buiyng_a_home_346

You have a pretty good idea what price range you need to look in, but what about the down payment? How much will you need to be prepared to put down and what should you put down?

 The standard in buying a house is between 5% and 10% down payment. For example, if you were looking to buy a $100,000 house with 5% down, which would be $5,000, the remaining $95,000 would be financed with a mortgage company.  Let's say you have owned that house for one year and the property appreciates in value by 10%, making it's value at $110,000. What that means is that you have gained $10,000 on your initial investment of $5,000. That is considered high-leverage and is a great return on

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How to Get Approved for a Denver Mortgage Loan

There are three main things that lenders will look at when you apply for a loan. They are:

  1. Credit: Do you have a history of paying you bills, and on time?
  2. Income: Do you have enough income to afford mortgage payments?
  3. Assets: Do you have enough assets to afford the down payment and closing costs?

This information about you is crucial to the application. But the lender must also approve the property based on the appraisal report. Here are some reasons why a property may be denied by the lender:

  • Insufficient value: The property is not worth the sales price.
  • Safety issues: The property is not safe for habitation.
  • Unmarketablity: The lender would have difficulty selling the home if you
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