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Boosting Your Investment; The Walk Score and Your Home

2105 11th St1Aside from a natural luxury, walkability and location correlate highly with a price of a home. A house that is in close proximity to restaurants, shops, or cafes will yield a higher appraisal than a house of a comparable market value elsewhere. And now, what many buyers are looking at for urban homes is a tangible number; the walkability score.(more…)...

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U.S. Housing Market to Remain Positive Through the End of the Year

1425 King Ave The Quick FactsWith new home sales up 38% from last year, it is more than evident that the U.S. Housing recovery is continuing to improve. In fact, a five-year high was reached in June, according to the Commerce Department. According to the National Association of Realtors, previously owned homes are continuing to sell at rates 15% higher than last year.

The SAVE Act: Making Homes Efficient and Affordable

For many Americans, owning energy efficient homes is just a dream. While the idea appeals to many, the cost of installing energy efficient equipment can be expensive, and as a result, unavailable to the majority of Americans.(more…)...

Summer Projections for the Boulder, CO Real Estate Market

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Photo Courtesy of Livability

Everyone can agree that Colorado is one of the most beautiful places to live in the country. With snow-capped mountains gracing the scenery, excellent schools, and a welcoming atmosphere, it’s one of the most desirable places to raise a family. Read Full StoryComments { 3 }

History of US Mortgage Rates and Encouragement to Purchase New Homes

The following is a guest post by Tiffany Swisher, a Home Mortgage Consultant for Colorado Mortgage Alliance 

Recently we have all been rattled by the sudden increase in mortgage rates, but we should not be. Since the Federal Reserve have been dropping the interest rate, which directly relates to our mortgage rates and PRIME RATE we have been told it is only a short fix and to expect interest rates to go back up.Unfortunately or fortunately, however you choose to look at it, the Fed’s have kept interest rates extremely low for about 4 years straight and we have accepted these rates as the norm. Historically speaking the interest rates we were taking out over 4 years ago, 6%, before...

Mortgage Rates Going Up, and Up, and Up?

Courtesy of Freddie Mac

Courtesy of Freddie Mac

Not exactly, but they are trending upwards. The U.S. home-loan rates are at the highest they have been in 13 months. For the past 3 weeks, mortgage rates are climbing, but luckily the rise is likely going to come to an end.(more…)...

The Future of the Housing Market

Our current housing market is a seller’s dream. Low inventory has given sellers the opportunity to force buyers into bidding wars. With the surplus buyers, sellers are able to pick and choose between offers, often settling on the highest bid. However, as desirable as this current market is for sellers, it won’t last forever.(more…)...