The subprime mortgage industry collapsed in 2008, which also coincided with the crippling US recession. The recession triggered massive financial and economic repercussions felt by millions of Americans. Unemployment rate in the country doubled from five to a jaw-dropping ten percent. As a result, the total wealth or assets of an estimated 65 percent of […]
We have had numerous discussions with entrepreneurs and salaried individuals who concluded that they have to diversify their profits and income into more than merely a savings account. In case you are one of those people – you have to pay close attention. Although being an owner of a rental property is not as glamorous as […]
When it comes to divorce, the two things that most people tend to worry about most are their kids and their money. Unfortunately, fretting about money does not keep these people from committing big money mistakes in divorce. Keep in mind that the courts in a majority of states will typically prioritize children’s interests. Courts also […]
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted in 2017 many people are still wondering exactly what it all means to them personally. What does it mean for their small business? What does it mean for their home deductions. The below overview should be a good summary of what to expect, and what is changing […]
If you have been investing in crypto assets the last few (ever since bitcoin reached 20,000) years, you might be wondering how you can purchase a home if you have realized any significant gains so you can expand your investment portfolio. It is quite simple, especially since the IRS now classifies crypto currency as your […]
It's no question that we are living in a fast paced world, that only seems to be getting more quicker and efficient with each passing day. With all of this technological progress, you want to make sure that you do not get caught up in the distraction and noise of everything around you. Billions are […]
The 2018 real estate market in Colorado looks very promising and poised to continue it's red hot run years into the future. Market correction has turned homes that were once upside down into equity appreciating assets that are now proving very valuable for homeowners in Colorado. The influx of people moving here has catapulted demand […]
Most people think that when purchasing investment properties you need 20% down. While this is true for most conventional loans, with a slightly higher interest rate then owner occupied purchases, and FHA strategy might prove to be the most efficient in a very dynamic Denver market. Colorado no question has become one of the top […]
As a Colorado mortgage broker, the huge benefit is that across the multiple wholesale lenders we work with, each one has it's own unique selling proposition, and when it comes to locking a loan, this is vital, especially in a low rate economy, where breaking news can crash a market, and bottom out rates, like […]
With Denver clearly on the radar as one of the top real estate markets in the nation, sellers have the upper hand, as buyer's are lining up in droves to put their offers in. It is not uncommon, especially in Denver, to see listings get offers 10, 20, sometimes even $50,000 above the asking price. […]
Since 2011, Fannie Mae has implemented a little used mortgage program, entitled "Delayed Financing" which allows home buyers, both owner occupied and investor, to refinance the purchase the day after they buy the property. With 33% of all home purchases in 2014 being made in cash, many investors need access to that cash, to put […]
With the recent improvements in the economy and almost all economic reports coming back positive, it looks as though we have weathered the storm, and are on the upswing. We have been through a major housing crisis, a recession, and record high unemployment rates in the last 5-6 years. During this time, many people filed […]
Rent in the Denver market the last couple of years has absolutely skyrocketed. See a listing for an apartment on Craigslist, and be prepared to show up with a check if you are planning on securing an apartment to rent. A 2 bedroom apartment in Capital Hill is running about $1200 a month, up year […]
The Mortgage Credit Certificate, aka MCC, is a certificate issued by certain state and local governments that allows a taxpayer to claim a tax credit for part of the mortgage interest paid during a given year. This program is offered in Colorado, and our company, The Mortgage Network is proud to offer many types of […]
A common misconception buyers think is that a 15 year fix mortgage will be twice as much payment as a 30 year fixed. Lets consider the following example: Purchase Price - $250,000 - Down Payment 20% - $50,000 Loan Amount - $200,000 Interest Rate 30 year fix - 3.5% Payment For Principal and Interest - […]
Mortgage markets were mostly unchanged last week for the second straight week.
The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Wednesday.
The Federal Open Market Committee begins a 2-day meeting today. Mortgage rates are expected to be volatile for the next 48 hours.
Mortgage markets were mostly unchanged last week, breaking a three-week winning streak.
With the recent HARP changes in March, it looks as though the demand for this product has been extremely high, and that is no surprise at all. With markets like Florida, Las Vegas and Arizona underwater by as much as 500%, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have finally come together to help these ailing homeowners […]
It's 2012 people, and what does that mean besides the End of The World? You guessed it, it's an election year, where candidate hopefuls pull out all the stops to let America know exactly what it needs to fix things. A Magic Pill if you will, to make everything bad go away. If you watched […]
With only two weeks left until the first time home buyer credit expiring, many people are wondering if the government will extend this program again. After the first extension of this $8000 non-refundable tax credit, many first time home buyers rushed at the opportunity on closing, to get the credit. Recent home sales indicate that […]
It is no question that CREDIT SCORE is one of the biggest drivers in what will be your final interest rate, type of home loan, and how much home you can afford. The following are 10 tips to make sure you KNOW before you GO and get involved in a new home purchase and going […]