Monthly Archives: April 2014

A fading middle-class perk: Lower mortgage rates

By: Josh Boak the Associated Press WASHINGTON — For three decades, the U.S. middle class enjoyed a rare financial advantage over the wealthy: lower mortgage rates. Now, even that perk is fading away. Most ordinary homebuyers are paying the same … Continue reading

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Fannie, Freddie say overhaul would boost mortgage rates Read more: Fannie, Freddie say overhaul would boost mortgage rates

By Nick Timiraos Dow Jones Newswires WASHINGTON — Ahead of a key Senate vote scheduled for this week on a bill to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the companies outlined concerns about the bill in detailed memos distributed to … Continue reading

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Denver real estate market favors sellers, homes move in record time

By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Blog: The Balance Sheet The Denver Post’s reporters and editors offer news, analysis and commentary on the latest business, real estate, tourism, gambling and technology news in Colorado. Homes in the Denver metro area … Continue reading

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Colorado HOAs vow strong defense of construction-defects law

By Aldo Svaldi The Denver Post Colorado homeowners associations plan a full-court press against any last-minute attempt to change the state’s construction-defects law — if and when it comes. “We will make a whole lot of noise if that bill … Continue reading

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Metro Denver home buyers blooming like flowers

By: Dennis Huspeni Reporter – Denver Business Journal Metro Denver home buyers opened their wallets and bought 30 percent more homes in March than the previous month, according to Metrolist Inc.’s March data, released Friday. There were 3,865 homes sold … Continue reading

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Your home: It pays to keep up with the Joneses

By Amanda Gengler Is your home the neighborhood slacker? If you’ve lived there for years without making many improvements, there’s a good chance your house is starting to fall out of sync with the others on your block. “You never … Continue reading

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Housing market slow to hit spring stride

By Conor Dougherty and Nick Timiraos, The Wall Street Journal A flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market’s spring selling season is getting off to a slow start, a worrisome sign after a winter of expectations that warmer … Continue reading

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RE/MAX Agents Lead Competitors

DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RE/MAX agents continue to outperform all competitors, ranking as the most productive among the elite national real estate franchises. According to preliminary results from the 2014 RISMedia Power Broker Report Top 500, the productivity … Continue reading

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8 Places to Go When Your Lender Says No

By: Dona DeZube New mortgage rules draw some pretty clear lines about who should — and shouldn’t — get a mortgage. If you fall outside the lines and your lender says no, you have eight other options. New mortgage rules … Continue reading

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Home Sales in U.S. Poised to Surge With Spring: Mortgages

By: Kathleen M. Howley Donna Cicerone and her husband Paul want to put their three-bedroom home in Milton, Massachusetts, on the market. First, they have to find a house to buy. The Cicerones live in the Boston area, where all … Continue reading

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