Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rates for 30-Year Mortgage Steady in Latest Survey

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The average 30-year U.S. mortgage rate remained at a 52-week low of 4.10 this week. Mortgage company Freddie Mac also said Thursday that the average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who … Continue reading

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Homeowners Advice: Choose Colors For Ambiance

By Blanche Evans Color personality tests are fun to take. Who doesn’t enjoy being told that they’re true blue or mellow yellow? Color tests help you choose which shades to wear, which you may already know, but they may not … Continue reading

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Nadine Kirk has been honored for excellence as a Leading Real Estate Professional

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Homebuying Remains a Bargain, Renting Is Getting More Costly

By Cory Hopkins Buying a home remains a real bargain compared to renting in most areas nationwide, as the share of income typically needed to afford the average home is much lower today than it was in the past. But … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Slip to Near Lows for the Year

By: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, approaching their lows for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.12 percent from 4.14 percent … Continue reading

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Four reasons to buy a home now

By Danielle Blundell If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, sooner might be better than later when it comes to favorable conditions for buyers. Buying a home is a major financial decision that you shouldn’t rush into. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Homebuying: 4 Must-Do’s Before You Even Start Shopping

By: Aaron Crowe For home shoppers, looking at homes and imagining living there is the best part of the process. But like a child who must eat their vegetables before getting dessert, first-time homebuyers have a lot of work to … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve survey shows slight easing in mortgage standards

By Nick Timiraos Dow Jones Newswires Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. banks said they had eased mortgage-lending standards for borrowers with strong credit during the second quarter, the largest since the housing bust hit nearly eight years ago. As well, … Continue reading

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Why mortgage rates haven’t risen as expected

By: Amy Hoak -MarketWatch By most estimates, mortgage rates were expected to climb this year, with rates on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage predicted to exceed 5%. Instead, rates are now lower than they were this time in 2013 — much … Continue reading

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Zooming metro Denver home prices give relocating workers sticker shock

By Howard Pankratz The Denver Post Metro-area home values hit another all-time high in May — good news for people who already own houses but bad for businesses trying to lure workers from other cities. The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices … Continue reading

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