AtHomeColorado.com http://athomecolorado.com Colorado Home and Real Estate Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:13:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Market Update http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-17/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-17/#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:13:07 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-17/ By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly on the week as economic data was limited.  Of note, the February FHFA Home Price Index, March Existing Home Sales, and March Durable Goods Orders were stronger than expected.  Existing Home Sales are up 10.4 year over [...]

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates increased slightly on the week as economic data was limited.  Of note, the February FHFA Home Price Index, March Existing Home Sales, and March Durable Goods Orders were stronger than expected.  Existing Home Sales are up 10.4 year over year and reached their highest level in 18 months.  Most of the increase in durable goods orders was in aircraft and autos.  Weekly Jobless Claims, March New Home Sales, and March Durable Goods Orders excluding transportation orders were weaker than expected.  New Home Sales were down 11.4 in March.  Concerns of a default by Greece on its sovereign debt continue as additional bailout funds will not be released until Greece complies with austerity measures.  Germany raised its growth forecast for 2015 to 1.8 from 1.5.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently at 18,052, up over 200 points on the week.  The crude oil spot price is currently at $ 56.79 per barrel, up slightly on the week.  The Dollar weakened versus the Euro and strengthened versus the Yen on the week. Next week look toward Tuesday’s Consumer Confidence Index, Wednesday’s first look at Q1 GDP and FOMC Meeting Announcement, Thursday’s Jobless Claims, Personal Income and Outlays, and Chicago Purchasing Managers Index, and Friday’s ISM Manufacturing Index as potential market moving events.  Also, the Treasury will auction $ 26 billion of 2 Year Notes, $ 35 billion of 5 Year Notes, and $ 29 billion of 7 Year Notes next week. Jessica Shanahan jshanahan@premierlends.com Apply online at: http://premierlends.com/apply-now/ 720-833-7964 Office 970-270-2479 Cell 720-438-3993 eFax NMLS License: 1127723 MLO License: 100048262
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Open Houses on April 25 amp; 26 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/open-houses-on-april-25-amp-26/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/open-houses-on-april-25-amp-26/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:12:58 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/open-houses-on-april-25-amp-26/ 275 Laramie Blvd., Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM              Denise Maslanka     (information coming soon) 3525 28th St. 102, Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 – 3 PM        Andrew Muller              4026 W. 107th Ct., Westminster      OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM           Liz Friedlander                                 13985 Pinehurst Cir., Broomfield    OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM       Brian Sundberg           (information coming soon) 3731 19th St. Boulder            OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM               Patrick Dolan    7171 Four Rivers Rd., [...]

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275 Laramie Blvd., Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM              Denise Maslanka     (information coming soon) 3525 28th St. 102, Boulder           OPEN SUNDAY 1:30 – 3 PM        Andrew Muller              4026 W. 107th Ct., Westminster      OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM           Liz Friedlander                                 13985 Pinehurst Cir., Broomfield    OPEN SATURDAY 11 AM – 2 PM       Brian Sundberg           (information coming soon) 3731 19th St. Boulder            OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM               Patrick Dolan    7171 Four Rivers Rd., Boulder     OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM        Patrick Dolan   (information coming soon) 7306 Island Circle, Boulder    OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM               Patrick Dolan  7419 Old Mill Trail, Boulder    OPEN SUNDAY 1 – 4 PM               Patrick Dolan
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RE/MAX of Boulder Radio Interviews Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate Marcia Waters http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/remax-of-boulder-radio-interviews-director-of-the-colorado-division-of-real-estate-marcia-waters/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/remax-of-boulder-radio-interviews-director-of-the-colorado-division-of-real-estate-marcia-waters/#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:14:33 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/remax-of-boulder-radio-interviews-director-of-the-colorado-division-of-real-estate-marcia-waters/ RE/MAX of Boulder Radio continues to keep the Boulder community and home buyers and sellers updated with the latest information regarding the real estate market. This week RE/MAX of Boulders Radio host Duane Duggan interviews the Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate, Marcia Waters. Listen to the full interview: https://soundcloud.com/overthetopcycling/division-of-real-estate-marsha-waters Home-grown Boulder County [...]

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RE/MAX of Boulder Radio continues to keep the Boulder community and home buyers and sellers updated with the latest information regarding the real estate market. This week RE/MAX of Boulders Radio host Duane Duggan interviews the Director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate, Marcia Waters. Listen to the full interview: https://soundcloud.com/overthetopcycling/division-of-real-estate-marsha-waters Home-grown Boulder County native and CU-Boulder grad, Marcia Waters, has been with the Division of Real Estate for over nine years and was named the new director of the Colorado Division of Real Estate in 2010. Prior to becoming the interim director of the real estate division, Waters served as a police officer in Lafayette, Colorado. As a member of DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies), Waters has “quite the task” says Duggan, as her department currently oversees all real estate brokers in the state of Colorado, appraisers and appraisal management companies, mortgage lenders and some sub-division developers. The Division of Real Estate is a cash-funded agency, the funding for which comes from licensing fees and fines levied against licensees. In the state of Colorado, real estate brokers have been regulated since 1925, says Waters, and in order to become a real estate broker you must: complete up to 168 hours of prequalifying education; take and pass a two-part exam; and undergo a background check. Once the prerequisites have been met, you may be issued a license, however, you must have insurance in order to practice. Once licensed, brokers must comply with continuing education requirements that require 24 hours of education for each three-year license cycle. Do agents need to become a REALTOR® in order to practice? Are all agents REALTORS®? Waters response to this is no to both questions. REALTORS® (versus agents) are members of the trade association, National Association of REALTORS®, and there are currently about 37,000 real estate brokers in the state of Colorado, 20,000 of which are licensed REALTORS®. Similar to agents at RE/MAX of Boulder, DORA is committed to informing consumers about agency and disclosure issues. “We are really expecting that the brokers will disclose how they are going to represent a consumer,” says Waters, “and for consumers, I definitely recommend that they go on our website and really do their due-diligence to make sure that they’re working with someone who is very competent in the area they they’re practicing in.” For more information about the topics covered in this radio show please visit: www.dora.state.co.us/real-estate/
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CU among top values for college education in state http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/cu-among-top-values-for-college-education-in-state/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/cu-among-top-values-for-college-education-in-state/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:12:54 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/cu-among-top-values-for-college-education-in-state/ The University of Colorado Boulder ranks third for value among Colorado colleges, with Colorado School of Mines in Golden and Colorado State University in Fort Collins ranked first and second, respectively, according to SmartAssets. While earning a college degree can increase a person’s skill set, job prospects and net worth, rising college costs makes choosing [...]

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The University of Colorado Boulder ranks third for value among Colorado colleges, with Colorado School of Mines in Golden and Colorado State University in Fort Collins ranked first and second, respectively, according to SmartAssets. While earning a college degree can increase a person’s skill set, job prospects and net worth, rising college costs makes choosing a college more important than ever. SmartAssets looked at five factors to determine the best value colleges and universities: tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and starting salary. According to SmartAssets, it included the tuition (using in-state tuition for public schools where applicable), student living costs (including room and board, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses) and the average scholarships and grants offered to students of the school to capture the true cost of attending a school. It then looked at student retention rate (the percent of students that re-enrolled at the institution the following year) and the average starting salary. SmartAssets weighted each of the five factors equally to come up with a ranking of schools in its analysis, then created an index in which the No. 1 school was assigned 100 and grading all others on a curve. Colorado School of Mines ranked second nationally, behind No. 1-ranked University of Michigan, while CSU was ranked 61s and CU 140th. Here’s a look at the 10 Colorado colleges ranked in SmartAssets’ list:
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Market Update http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-16/ http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-16/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:18:30 +0000 http://athomecolorado.com/2015/04/market-update-16/ By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates improved slightly on the week as most of the economic data was weaker than expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included the March Treasury Budget Deficit, March Retail Sales, the New York Empire State Manufacturing Index, March Industrial Production, [...]

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report. Mortgage interest rates improved slightly on the week as most of the economic data was weaker than expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included the March Treasury Budget Deficit, March Retail Sales, the New York Empire State Manufacturing Index, March Industrial Production, March Capacity Utilization, weekly jobless claims, March Housing Starts, March Building Permits, and March Leading Economic Indicators.  This mostly weaker than expected economic data calls into question the likelihood of a Fed rate increase in June.  Economic data stronger than expected included February Business Inventories, the April NAHB Housing Market Index, the April Philadelphia Fed Business Index, and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.  Inflation data was mostly in line with expectations.  Both the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI) were up 0.2 in March, in line with expectations.  Also of note, concerns of a Greek default have increased as it appears that Greece has not implemented the necessary austerity measures to access additional bailout funds. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently at 17,840, down over 200 points on the week.  The crude oil spot price is currently $ 56.07 per barrel, up over $ 4 per barrel on the week.  The Dollar weakened versus the Yen and Euro on the week. Next week look toward Wednesday’s Existing Home Sales, Thursday’s Jobless Claims and New Home Sales, and Friday’s Durable Goods Orders as potential market moving events. Jessica Shanahan jshanahan@premierlends.com Apply online at: http://premierlends.com/apply-now/ 720-833-7964 Office 970-270-2479 Cell 720-438-3993 eFax NMLS License: 1127723 MLO License: 100048262
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