Industry News

Learn what is happening in the mortgage business and real estate by visiting these websites and reading these articles:

March 7, 2012:  Great article in the NY Times that talks about the increasing popularity of the 203k loan. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/realestate/new-jersey-in-the-region-rehab-loans-to-the-rescue.html?_r=2

January 18, 2012:  Great video on Should you buy in 2012: http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/18/news/economy/Obama_housing/index.htm?iid=Lead

November 2, 2011:   Buying a Foreclosure: 3 Things to Consider:  http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2011/11/02/buying-foreclosure-3-things-consider

September 2, 2011:  Top Ten Home Improvements that Pay You Back:  http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/09/07/top-10-home-improvements-that-pay-you-back/

July 19, 2011: Top Remodeling Projects - Remodeling Magazine's latest Cost Versus Value Report revealed the top 10 remodeling projects in the last year.  Leading the way in cost versus value are exterior replacements, with garage doors and entry-doors at the head of the class.  According to the report, "Replacement projects have always performed better in resale value than other types of remodeling projects, partly because they are among the least expensive projects in our report, and partly because they are non-discretionary improvements that contribute to curb appeal, which is a strong subjective factor among home buyers."  Read article:
http://realtytimes.com/rtpages/20110719_remod.htm

 

June 20, 2011: 11 Fastest-Selling Real Estate Markets - Nationally, the median age of inventory of homes on the market shrank slightly in May from April to 92 days, but still marks a 4.55% year-over-year increase.  But in some markets homes are selling much faster. For example, the fastest-selling market continues to be Denver, where homes are selling, on average, in just over a month at 39 days.  Read article":
http://www.realtor.org/rmodaily.nsf/pages/News2011061701

 

June 2, 2011: Parker: Catch a ride with top-ranked RTD - When it comes to public transportation, we're #1, according to a list of the top 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation recently published by U.S. News and World Report.  Denver and Aurora outranked big-name cities including New York (#2), Los Angeles (#3) and Boston (#4).  RTD statistics show that metro Denver has 140 bus routes, five light-rail lines and roughly 10,000 stops — all covering a seven-county area the size of Connecticut.  Read article: 
http://www.denverpost.com/pennyparker/ci_18187428

 

My Frequented Visited Websites:

http://insiderealestatenews.com/ :  John Rebchook has more than 30 years of experience in writing and communications. As the Real Estate Editor for the Rocky Mountain News, he wrote about residential and commercial real estate for 26 years.

www.chfainfo.com: Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Have been in existence since 1973 and our mission is to finance the places where people live and work throughout Colorado. 

http://www.recolorado.com/: Welcome to REcolorado - Colorado's Premier Public Property Listing Website

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/fhahistory.html: The Federal Housing Administration, generally known as "FHA", provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family and multifamily homes including manufactured homes and hospitals. It is the largest insurer of mortgages in the world, insuring over 34 million properties since its inception in 1934.

http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/203k/203kmenu.html: 203k Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance

http://coloradorealtors.com/: The Colorado Association of REALTORS® is the state's largest professional, voluntary, non-profit, real estate trade association that is dedicated to serving more than 26,500 REALTOR® members across the state.  These agents are also members of 39 local associations statewide and the National Association of REALTORS®. 

www.ulc.com: Universal Lending Corporation has been in business since 1981.  Learn more about us.


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