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denver affordable homes: Denver Real Estate Market Update - April, 2011 - 04/20/11 12:21 PM
March was the preview of the prime home selling/buying market:
The following quote says it best: “Denver is normalizing, inventory is steady, buyers are shopping, and sellers are ready.”
The March 2011 month-end inventory of unsold homes was at 19,320 units, up 3% from last month, and down 6% from March 2010. The inventory of unsold homes will increase in the coming months, as more people put their homes on the market. Now is a great time for prospective sellers to contact us to discuss listing their home, as Denver is entering the prime selling/buying season.
 

3,571 units were … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: Four Ideas to Use Your Tax Refund to Invest in Your Denver Home - 04/15/11 10:47 AM
 
Denver homeowners searching for great ways to invest their tax refund will be delighted to know that the average national refund is around $3,000. What better way to preserve or even increase your home's value than by investing your refund in upgrades? With our helpful hints, you can start planning now to spend a terrific summer – without breaking the bank!
Upgrade and make your deck more enjoyable, by adding shade, increasing privacy, and providing convenience.
Do you have an area that's not covered by trees or an overhang from your house? Use shade sails for diffuse shade. … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: Your Personal Finances are Just That – PERSONAL - 04/13/11 11:57 AM
Every Denver home owner knows that one thing they can count on in the current economy is that they're going to be bombarded, daily, with statistics and data. Just open the newspaper or turn on the television. Trying to keep track of the status of housing starts, employment statistics, interest rates, and housing inventory is enough to drive a sane person around the corner.
You may have heard the saying that, “All real estate is local,” but you might not have been quite certain as to its meaning. In a nutshell, while national numbers reflect national trends only, you're better off … (3 comments)

denver affordable homes: Is a Distressed Property Right for You? - 04/08/11 06:00 AM
 
Like anyone else, Denver home buyers want to know that they're getting the best possible “deal” whenever they purchase something. The same idea applies to the purchase of real estate, which is why many buyers decide to go with what's known as a distressed property – a foreclosure or a short sale. Last week, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) released a report, discussed in the Keeping Current Matters blog, which showed that foreclosures are currently selling at a 22% discount, and short sales at a 17% discount.
This can sound like a dream come true! However, purchasers must … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: So How’s the Denver Real Estate Market? March 2011 - 04/01/11 10:15 AM
Just like spring, the denver real estate market is slowly waking up!
Metro Denver home sales were down 8.5% in February from a year earlier, following a similar year-over-year decline in January, according to Denver Metrolist Inc. As the housing markets are finding their sea legs after being propped up by the first-time buyers government stimulus in 2010, we see consumer confidence slowly increasing – just as sure as the buds are starting to appear on all of our trees and bushes. The number of homes sold rose 3.4% in February to 2,229, compared with the 2,156 the previous month, according … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: Did Loan Modification Programs Actually Work? - 03/25/11 06:36 AM
 
Denver home owners will be interested in a recent Keeping Current Matters article, which discussed the outcomes of the federal government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). TARP was, in part, funded to help maintain house values in the wake of the nation's economic crisis. The program was intended to help avoid foreclosures, after it was determined that the US economic market would be unable to manage the number of foreclosures that were happening.
Regarding real estate, TARP funds were to be used “…in a manner that protects home values, college funds, retirement accounts, and life savings; preserves home ownership … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: Tax Tips and Tricks for Denver Home Owners - 03/18/11 01:39 AM
 
Every Denver homeowner knows that one of the biggest benefits of owning a home (rather than renting) is the tax deductions. If you itemize your taxes, you can deduct 100% of your mortgage interest and your property taxes on your income tax returns. Did you know that a big chunk of your closing costs are also tax deductible? And, if you sell your home, thousands of dollars of the profit you realize are also exempt from income taxes.
With tax time rapidly approaching, it's important to know exactly what deductions you can claim. Read on to discover five critical … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: So, How’s the Denver Real Estate Market? February 2011 - 02/25/11 06:58 AM
 
The Denver Real Estate Market is Learning to “Fly Solo!”
Real estate markets across America were propped up with government stimulus incentives during the first half of 2010. In these early months of 2011, the markets are learning to fly on their own. In the long run this will be healthier, and will give us a true picture of real values.
Buyers and sellers seemed to be mostly on hold in January, after a small surge of activity at the end of 2010. New listings/homes for sale only increased by about 100 from the previous month, and the number … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: American Humane Association's Tips for Pet-Owning Homeowners Facing Foreclosure - 02/11/11 11:04 AM
The physical and emotional difficulties often suffered by Denver homeowners dealing with the foreclosure process can be compounded when the additional dilemma of what to do with family pets is thrown into the mix. As mentioned in a previous blog, No Paws Left Behind is a Houston-based organization which performs “foreclosure animal rescue,” saving and sheltering animals who are abandoned by their owners. Here are some additional tips and important things to remember from the American Humane Association:
Don't leave your pets behind if you must vacate your home. They can't survive on their own if you leave them in the … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: National Non-Profit Helps Silent Victims of America's Foreclosure Crisis - 02/04/11 09:43 AM
 
When Denver homeowners think about foreclosures, abandoned animals are likely not the first thing that comes to mind. An organization called No Paws Left Behind (NPLB), based in Houston, TX, recently announced its 1,000th “foreclosure animal rescue.” Over 1,000 abandoned pets have been successfully rescued and placed in "no kill" shelters, where foster care is provided until adoptive families can give them a good home.
 
As the number of foreclosures across the country has increased and upset the housing market, many homeowners have been faced with the trauma of leaving their homes. Often, they lack the financial means … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: The Housing Industry is Preparing to Protect the Mortgage Interest Deduction - 01/29/11 06:55 AM
 
Denver area home owners will be pleased to know that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has joined the National Association of Realtors and the Mortgage Bankers Association, in their efforts to lobby Congress to protect the mortgage interest deduction (MID). The MID is expected to become a target of Congress as it looks to control mounting deficits. The mortgage-interest deduction has come under scrutiny before, but housing groups have always beaten back any attempts to do away with it.

 
Experts predict tax legislation to advance in Congress either this year or in 2012. One idea … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: So, How’s the Denver Real Estate Market, January 2011 - 01/20/11 09:33 PM
 
 
The state of the Denver real estate market can, in general, be described as “improving, but choppy!”
 
Anyone who bought or sold a home in Denver in 2010, can tell you that it was a challenging year for Denver real estate! Looking ahead, however, there are a couple of wild cards out there that could make the real estate market in 2011 look very different. First, if the job market improves, we will see an immediate improvement in the residential market. That’s good news for sellers! Second, we'd like to point out the fact that the health of … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: Denver Homeowners' Credit Scores Become Easier to Track Down in 2011 - 01/14/11 08:42 AM
 
Although you may be a pillar of the Denver homeowner community, admired by your colleagues, and loved by friends and family, you may still have a mediocre credit score. This, of course, means you might not be able to get a decent interest rate on a mortgage, which is worrisome to a lot of people. What's even more troubling is the secrecy surrounding the entire credit-scoring process.
 
A federal law enacted in 2003 requires the three credit bureaus to provide consumers with a free copy of their credit reports each year, but they’re not required to include your credit … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: Long-Term Wealth in Your Denver Home - 01/08/11 06:46 AM
 
Am I crazy? Haven't home prices been going down? Read on!
 
A new report from Zillow.com shows what Denver homeowners have long known; those who buy homes for the long term have historically seen the value of their investment increase over the years. Calculations by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) indicate that the median U.S. home sale price in the third quarter of 2010 remains approximately 9.5 percent higher than in 1990.
 

Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, notes that based on data collected since 1968, US home prices have risen 5.5 percent annually, outpacing inflation by … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: Census Ranks Colorado Among the Nation's Top Ten Fastest Growing States - 12/31/10 08:26 AM
Exciting news for Denver homeowners! According to preliminary data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau, Colorado residents accounted for the nation's ninth greatest population increase from 2000 to 2010. The increase – 727,935 residents – constituted a 16.92% increase in the state's total population. Preliminary population estimates released last year indicated Denver County had grown from 554,636 residents in 2000 to 610,345 residents as of July 1, 2009. The United States population as a whole is 308.7 million.
 

Denver homeowners – and prospective home buyers – have every reason to be optimistic! Activity in both the real estate … (1 comments)

denver affordable homes: Denver Homeowners Must Move NOW to Save Up To $1,500 on 2010 Taxes - 12/10/10 10:43 AM
 
If you own a Denver home, be aware of the fact that time is running out to cash in on the federal home energy-efficiency tax credit, which expires on December 31. Homeowners who purchase eligible energy-efficiency products, or a renewable energy system for their primary residence, will receive a federal tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to $1,500.

 
The federal “Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit” gives homeowners the opportunity to earn a tax credit equal to 30% of what they spend on qualifying home energy-efficiency products, including insulation, weatherization products, and high-efficiency heating and air conditioning … (0 comments)

denver affordable homes: New, Small and Efficient Spaces Draw First-Time Denver Home Buyers - 10/29/10 02:52 AM
 
The newest trend in the home buying market is all about downsizing. Denver home buyers are changing their spending patterns, and those changes include looking for smaller homes to satisfy their dreams of home ownership. From 2007 to 2009, first-time buyers who purchased newly-built homes accounted for a whopping 41% of the total home buyers' marketplace.

 
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), first-time buyers purchased homes with an average of 1,874 square feet, while homeowners who traded up opted for an average of 2,549-square feet. Homes smaller than 1,500 square feet were purchased by 46% … (1 comments)

 
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