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Why First Time Homebuyers Stick to a Budget

Why First Time Homebuyers Stick to a Budget | Mortgage Maestro

Homebuyers looking for a Colorado mortgage lender are no different from homebuyers in other parts of the country, in the sense that they usually go into the home-buying experience with a budget. Shopping around with a budget in mind makes good sense. But it is equally important to stick to that budget throughout. It’s not […]

The Benefits of Growing-Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace.  One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for […]

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell Your House

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge. The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials […]

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

Last year, we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, increasing to a record-setting $8.3 trillion in 2017.” The […]

3 Things You Need to Know in a Shifting Real Estate Market

Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you are […]

What’s Ahead For Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy.  Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest […]

Here’s how that Fed rate hike will impact you

With the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter-point (.25%) interest rate increase, the central bank officials now forecast two hikes next year, down from three rate raises previously projected.  The decision affects rates on all kinds of borrowing, from home mortgages to credit cards.  An increase to interest rates usually causes consumer interest rates to rise, but the […]

4 Great Reasons to Consider Buying a Home Today Instead of Waiting

1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insight report revealed that national home prices increased 5.4% year over year in October 2018 and are forecast to increase 4.8% from October 2018 to October 2019.  The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate, thus waiting no longer makes sense. […]

Festive things to do this weekend Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd in and around Denver

Tis’ the season to be jolly! The streets are decorated the music has already started playing on the radio stations, decorations have been in the stores since Halloween, it is now time to start the festivities!  There are so many local festivities that started taking place since Thanksgiving!  If you are looking to start a […]

Is The Denver Real Estate Market Slowing Down?

This guest blog was written by West + Main Homes Is the Denver Real Estate Market Slowing Down? Are you wondering if the Denver real estate market is finally slowing down? Over the last month, real estate agents have seen significant price reductions in the Denver Metro Area and houses haven’t sold as quickly. This […]

Starter home or could it be more?

Today I came across an article in Realtor.com titled “how to deal when you’re stuck in your starter home”¹.  This struck a chord and spoke to me. My husband and I were literally talking about this exact same topic on our way into the office this morning.  We bought our home “starter home” in May […]