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Friday, November 22, 2019   /   by Jordan Waters

The Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

With interest rates around 3.66%, now is a great time to look back at where they’ve been over the past few decades. Comparatively, they’re pretty low!
According to Freddie Mac, rates are projected to increase to 3.9% by this time next year.
The impact your interest rate has on your monthly mortgage payment is significant. An increase of just $20 dollars in your monthly payment can add up to $240 per year and $7,200 over the life of your loan.
Maybe it’s time to lock in now, while rates are still historically low. ...

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Thursday, October 24, 2019   /   by Jordan Waters

Think Prices Have Skyrocketed? Look at Rents.

Much has been written about how residential real estate values have increased since the housing market started its recovery in 2012. However, little has been shared about what has taken place with residential rental prices. Let’s shed a little light on this subject.
In the most recent Apartment Rent Report, RentCafe explains how rents have continued to increase over the last twelve months because of a large demand and a limited supply.

 “Continued interest in rental apartments and slowing construction keeps the national average rent on a strong upward trend.”

Zillow, in its latest Rent Index, agreed that rents are continuing on an “upward trend” across most of the country, and that the trend is accelerating:

“The median U.S. rent grew 2% year-over-year, to $1,595 per month. National rent growth is faster than a year ago, and while 46 of the 50 largest markets are showing deceleration in annual home value g. ...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019   /   by Jordan Waters

Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth

Recently two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth.

Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald Hays, both of the U.S. Census Bureau, shared the biggest determinants of wealth,


“The biggest determinants of household wealth [are] owning a home and having a retirement account.” (Shown in the graph below):

This does not come as a surprise, as we often mention that homeownership can help you to increase your family’s wealth. This study reinforces that idea,


 “Net worth is an important indicator of economic well-being and provides insights into a household’s economic health.”

Ha ...

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Monday, October 7, 2019   /   by Jordan Waters

62% of Buyers Are Wrong About Down Payment Needs

Contrary to common misconception, a down payment is often much less than many believe.
According to the ‘2019 Home Buyer Report’ conducted by Nerdwallet, many first-time buyers still believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a home in today’s market:

“More than 6 in 10 (62%) Americans believe you must put at least 20% down in order to purchase a home.”

When potential homebuyers think they need a 20% down payment to enter the market, they also tend to think they’ll have to wait several years (in some markets) to come up with the necessary funds to buy their dream homes. The report continues to say,

“The truth: 32% of current U.S. homeowners put 5% or less down on their home, according to census data.” (as shown below):

The lack of knowledge about the home-buying process is unfortunately keeping many motivated buyers on the sidelines.
BOTTOM LINE
Don’t let a lack of understanding keep you and . ...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019   /   by Jordan Waters

[MARKET UPDATE] Front Range Real Estate September 2019

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Crisis

Many experts predict a potential recession is on the horizon. However, housing will not be the trigger, and home values will still continue to appreciate. It will not be a repeat of the crash in the 2008 housing market.
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6 Graphs Showing the Strength of the Current Real Estate Market


Keeping an eye on the current status of the housing market is one of the best ways to make powerful and confident decisions when buying or selling a home
 
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