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5 Winter Home Buying Myths to Ignore

5 Winter Home Buying Myths to Ignore | Mortgage Maestro

Winter is now here in full force. Christmas was nice and New Year’s was a hoot, but winter in Colorado can be difficult from late January through the start of spring. What if you’re trying to buy or sell a home at this time? Neither is impossible. However, the mindset should be different during winter. […]

What Can Homebuyers Do While Waiting to Close?

Is There Anything Homebuyers Should Do While They Wait to Close | Mortgage Maestro

Closing on a home can take 90 days or longer depending on the circumstances of the transaction. Waiting for closing to occur can be an anxious time for buyers. They just want to finalize things so they can move in. Believe it or not, there are actually things buyers can and should do while they […]

People Are Still Moving, Even with Today’s Affordability Challenges

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, you might have heard that it’s tough right now because mortgage rates are higher than they’ve been over the past few years, and home prices are rising. That much is true. Take a look at the graph below. It breaks down how the current affordability situation stacks up to recent years. The National Association of […]

2023 Year-End Home Price Forecasts

According to the latest data from Fannie Mae, 23% of Americans still think home prices will go down over the next twelve months. But why do roughly 1 in 4 people feel that way? It has a lot to do with all the negative talk about home prices over the past year. Since late 2022, […]

Foreclosures and Bankruptcies Won’t Crash the Housing Market

If you’ve been following the news recently, you might have seen articles about an increase in foreclosures and bankruptcies. That could be making you feel uneasy, especially if you’re thinking about buying or selling a house. But the truth is, even though the numbers are going up, the data shows the housing market isn’t headed […]

Growing Your Net Worth with Homeownership

Take a moment to imagine where you want to be in a few years. You might be thinking about your job, money, wanting more stability, or goals you want to reach soon. Is homeownership a part of that vision? If it is, you should know owning a home has a whole lot of financial benefits. […]

Home Prices Are Not Falling

During the fourth quarter of last year, some housing experts projected home prices were going to crash in 2023. The media ran with those forecasts and put out headlines calling for doom and gloom in the housing market. All of this negative news coverage made a lot of people have doubts about the strength of the […]

Top 5 Tips for Climbing the Property Ladder

Top 5 Tips for Climbing the Property Ladder | Mortgage Maestro

The property ladder is a phrase we use to describe people who begin with a starter home and gradually work their way to the home of their dreams. Climbing the property ladder is normal. Even with a first-time homebuyer’s mortgage with a very affordable rate, most people need to start small and work up from […]

Why Today’s Housing Inventory Shows a Crash Isn’t on the Horizon

Navigating Mortgage Rates

You might remember the housing crash in 2008, even if you didn’t own a home at the time. If you’re worried there’s going to be a repeat of what happened back then, there’s good news – the housing market now is different from 2008. One important reason is there aren’t enough homes for sale. That […]

The Return of Normal Seasonality for Home Price Appreciation

If you’re thinking of making a move, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? Despite what you may be hearing in the news, nationally, home prices aren’t falling. It’s just that price growth is beginning to normalize. Here’s the context you need to really understand that trend. […]

Begin with a Pre-Approval This Fall

If you’re looking to buy a home this fall, there are a few things you need to know. Affordability is tight with today’s mortgage rates and rising home prices. At the same time, there’s a limited number of homes on the market right now and that’s creating some competition among buyers. But, if you’re strategic, there are ways to navigate […]

Your Home Equity Can Offset Affordability Challenges

Are you thinking about selling your house? If so, today’s mortgage rates may be making you wonder if that’s the right decision. Some homeowners are reluctant to sell and take on a higher mortgage rate on their next home. If you’re worried about this too, know that even though rates are high right now, so […]