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Mid Week Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Interest rate market is holding positive technicals but the bellwether 10 yr has met very hard resistance at 2.60; it functions as a brick wall when the yield falls. MBS markets also still hold positive technical readings but won’t improve much unless the 10 can somehow crack 2.60. To do so in the present environment it will take more selling in the equity markets. We remain very skeptical that the st

Month-to-month sales increase, show market still on right track

As contradictory as year-to-year sales decreasing and month-to-month sales increasing may seem, the Boulder area’s real estate statistics for March continue to reflect a resilient market. “I don’t see much difference in this month’s statistics than the pattern we’ve continued to see the last several months,” says Ken Hotard, senior vice president of public affairs for the Boulder Area Realtor® Association. “It’s pretty steady as she goes.” Year-to-year sales of single f

Index shows economic, housing growth holding steady

Colorado’s seven metropolitan areas demonstrated continued resilience as far as their economies and housing markets, as reflected in the most recent National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI). Released April 7, the index shows that five of Colorado’s seven metros remained at the same levels of economic and housing activity they had in the previous month. Only Denver and Boulder improved, both by 0.01. The TMI ranked Boulder 229th – the third low

End of the Week Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates improved this past week on soft global economic news.  In China, imports fell 11 year over year in March.  In Europe, the central bank has expressed concerns of deflation which will hamper its very slow recovery.  The IMF has lowered its forecast for global economic growth to 3.6 from 3.7 for 2014.  The U.S. has threatened additional sanctions on Russia if it continues to esca

Weekend Open Houses 4/12 amp; 4/13

Weve got another great round of open houses this weekend 2409 Shortridge Court, Erie – OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM  2541 Ginny Way, Lafayette – OPEN SATURDAY 1 – 4 PM  515 Ridge Avenue, Longmont – OPEN SUNDAY 2 – 4 PM 354 Hollyberry Lane, Boulder – OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM 3276 Ouray Street, Boulder – OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM  353 Caribou Pass Circle, Lafayette – OPEN SUNDAY 11 AM – 1 PM (photos coming soon) RE/MAX of Boulder Real Estate Blog * Article

Survey: consumers confident in housing market, economy

Consumers continued to express their hope for the future of the economy despite recent month-to-month volatility in the housing market that has softened the ongoing recovery, according to Fannie Mae. Experts believe improving attitudes could indicate a pick-up in home buying and selling activity this spring. According to Fannie Mae’s March 2014 National Housing Survey results, the share of survey respondents who say it is a good time to sell a home climbed to 38 percent last month, comp

Boulder claims bragging rights to happiest, healthiest residents

Not only did Boulder rank a close second among the nation’s happiest cities on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index for 2014, it also ranked – once again – first among cities with the leanest people. On the well-being index, Boulder scored 71.3, following only Provo, Utah, with a score of 71.4. Fort Collins-Loveland came in third with a score of 71.1. Denver-Aurora scored fifth among the largest communities with a well-being score of 69.5. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index 

Energy efficient amp; functional features hot in 2014 homes

April is New Homes Month, so what better time for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to share what’s hot in new homes this year? The NAHB surveyed builders from across the country on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year and found that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are at the top of the list. Home builders are including features that are practical and functional for the daily lives of today’s home buyers

Mid Week Market Update

By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. US stock markets started a little better this morning after the 320 decline in the DJIA in the last two days. Taking a breather in what is likely more selling to come. The 10 yr about unchanged with MBS prices down fractionally. It is all about how stocks perform in terms of how the bond and mortgage markets will trade. The bellwether 10 yr note meanwhile ran into its resistance yesterday at 2.70; the no

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