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Colorado Gives Day

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Today is Colorado Gives Day!  www.GivingFirst.org

Hi, Roberts Johnson with Cool Denver Homes.

It’s the third annual Colorado Gives Day.  www.GivingFirst.org, Last year $12.8 million was raised on this one day for Colorado charities!  If you don’t live in Colorado, Give Where You Live!  I have been lucky enough to have a good year and am going to participate in Colorado Gives Day.  I ask that you dig a little into your pockets and give!  It is the time of year when we can sit back and be thankful with what we have and think about others.  Consider it a present with a future!

 Please give and give generously!

Feel the love!  Spread the love!  Share the love!

Let me know what questions you may have about buying or selling a home, loans and anything else that you may have questions about.

www.303home.com is your ticket to finding your dream home.

www.yourdenverhomevalue.com is the site that lets you find out how much your house is worth.

www.bankowneddenverhomes.com  lets you sign up for a daily list of all the bank owned homes in the Denver Area.

www.cooldenverhomes.com is the main website with all sorts of good information on it.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Roberts

Happy Thanksfiving

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi, Roberts Johnson with Cool Denver Homes.

In this time of thanksgiving, I want to share what I’m thankful for this year.  I’m thankful for my wife, Rachel, the wonderful life we get to live together and our health.  I’m glad I waited as long as I did to get married!  I’m thankful that my dad is finally at rest and doesn’t have to suffer anymore.  I’m thankful that the housing market in Denver has significantly improved over the last year.  My business is booming!  And lastly, I am most thankful for having loving family, friends and clients!

Feel the love, People!

Let me know what questions you may have about homeownership, loans and anything else that you may have questions about.

www.303home.com is your ticket to finding your dream home.

www.yourdenverhomevalue.com is the site that lets you find out how much your house is worth.

www.bankowneddenverhomes.com  lets you sign up for a daily list of all the bank owned homes in the Denver Area.

www.cooldenverhomes.com is the main website with all sorts of good information on it.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Roberts

Denver Real Estate Market Hot

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Happy Wednesday afternoon!

Hi, Roberts Johnson, with Cool Denver Homes.

The real estate market in Denver and surrounding areas is hot right now!  I’m personally working with a half a dozen individuals and couples trying to buy right now.  What’s the reason you ask?  Uncertainty in the mortgage industry is one big reason.  Interest rates are still the lowest the have ever been and they may spike after the upcoming election; of course, no one for sure what will happen until after the election.  So with low interest rates along with low house prices combined with low inventory has created a little mini sellers market.  Some of the lower priced homes are now in the middle of a bidding war.  I’ve personally had buyers offer above asking price in hopes of securing a home and even then we were out bid several times before we were successful.

Good news for the Denver Area Real Estate Market!  Call me for more good information on how we can get you the Highest Dollar for your Home as well as help you find your Denver Area Dream Home.  We can also help you with Bank Owned Homes in the Denver Area.

And as usual, think of me when you have a Real Estate need, call, 303.525.7599 or email, roberts@cooldenverhomes.com

Thanks,

Roberts Johnson

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We service metro Denver including, Northwest Denver such as Lohi and northwest Highlands, Denver northeast such as Park Hill, Curtis Park and Stapleton.  Denver Southeast, Lowry, Washington Park, Cherry Creek and Country Club.  Denver Southwest, like Golden Triangle, Barnum and Baker and finally downtown Denver such as Lodo, Downtown Denver and Ball Park.

We also serve all cities around metro Denver.  Here is a list of cities: Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakeside, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge.

7% vs 3.5% for a Monthly House Payment, Now is the Time To Buy!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Happy Tuesday Morning.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Let talk about interest rates again.

Hi, Roberts Johnson with Cool Denver Homes.  Interest rates are continuing to stay at their lowest levels since mortgages were introduced in the 1050’s.  Just a few years ago, interest rates were at 7% and everyone thought it was such a great deal.  Now they are 3.5 to 4% for a 30 year fixed loan.  Well I want to show you the difference in a $200,000 loan at 7% and a $200,000 loan at 3.5%, which is half of what it was 3 or 4 years ago.  A $200,000 loan at 7% is $1330.60 a month.  That same loan today at 3.5%, will cost you $898.00 a month, a difference of $432.80 a month.  That’s more than a car payment in savings every month.

Find your Dream Home!

If you think you need help fixing your credit, contact me, I have lender’s that specialize in getting your credit back on track and then we can get you into a house.

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We service metro Denver including, Northwest Denver such as Lohi and northwest Highlands, Denver northeast such as Park Hill, Curtis Park and Stapleton.  Denver Southeast, Lowry, Washington Park, Cherry Creek and Country Club.  Denver Southwest, like Golden Triangle, Barnum and Baker and finally downtown Denver such as Lodo, Downtown Denver and Ball Park.

We also serve all cities around metro Denver.  Here is a list of cities: Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakeside, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge.

Interest Rates Lowest In History

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

I just talked about bank owned homes the other day and at the end I said interest rates were low, low, low!  Well last night on the news it mentioned just how low they are right now.  I feel obligated to tell you about it again! 

Interest rates have dropped to the lowest they have been since long term-mortgages began in the 1950’s.  A 30-year fixed rate dropped to an average of 3.62%, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said on Thursday, July 5, 2012.  A 15-year mortgage, a popular refinancing option, slipped to an average of 2.89%. 

First time home buyers, get off the fence!  Moms and Dads, if you have a kid that is responsible enough for a house, Help Them Get a House.  The reason I say that is to remind you of how high the interest rate was when you guys bought your first house!

Hey, I’m here to help!

Let me know of anything else that important to you, like location, price, # of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, etc.  I will get a search set up and we will arrange a time, through email or phone, to go take a look at a few.

I have lender’s standing by!  Good deals are still out there!

And remember, interest rates are low, low, low!

Now is the time!

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We service metro Denver including, Northwest Denver such as Lohi and northwest Highlands, Denver northeast such as Park Hill, Curtis Park and Stapleton.  Denver Southeast, Lowry, Washington Park, Cherry Creek and Country Club.  Denver Southwest, like Golden Triangle, Barnum and Baker and finally downtown Denver such as Lodo, Downtown Denver and Ball Park.

We also serve all cities around metro Denver.  Here is a list of cities: Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakeside, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge.

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Bank Owned Denver Homes

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Since the housing bubble burst there have been a lot more bank owned homes on the market.  This has created a new market for investors.  Currently I’m working with several investors who are buying condos and houses for under $100,000’s, turning them into rentals.  But this has also been a bonus to the homeowners who either want to buy their first home or current owners who want to move up.

If ever there was a call to action now is the time.  There are number of bank owned homes in the Denver metro area.  There are 354 bank owned homes on the market as of July 3, 2012.  Another 71 government owned homes in the Denver metro area.  Bank Owned Denver Homes can help you find that house.  As an off shoot of Cool Denver Homes, we saw the need to provide bank owned homes as they come on the market.

We also ask for the area of Denver, Northwest Denver such as Lohi and northwest Highlands, Denver northeast such as Park Hill, Curtis Park and Stapleton.  Denver Southeast, Lowry, Washington Park, Cherry Creek and Country Club.  Denver Southwest, like Golden Triangle, Barnum and Baker and finally downtown Denver such as Lodo, Downtown Denver and Ball Park.

We also serve all cities around metro Denver.  Here is a list of cities: Arvada, Aurora, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Commerce City, Denver, Edgewater, Englewood, Federal Heights, Glendale, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lakeside, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Northglenn, Parker, Thornton, Westminster, and Wheat Ridge.

Let me know of anything else that important to you, like price, # of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, etc.  I will get a search set up and we will arrange a time, through email or phone, to go take a look at a few.

Even with the market coming back and inventory low, there are still good deals out there, not to mention interest rates are low, low, low!

Now is the time!

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Boy Howdy What a Great Weekend!

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Boy Howdy Father’s Day was hot!  Rachel and I drove down to the Colorado Springs to have lunch and go on a hike in Garden of the Gods with her mom and dad for Father’s Day.  Two things conspired against us.  One, Rachel sprained her foot sometime last week, poor baby.  And two, it was just too hot to walk outside.  We did have a nice lunch and drove through the Garden of the Gods; the temperature gauge put the temperature at 100 Degrees!  We had a terrific time!  Garden of the Gods is beautiful and I can’t wait to go back when the weather is considerably cooler.

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Rachel’s foot was bothering her a little bit during the week but on Saturday morning when we got up her foot was really hurting.  Luckily her doctor’s office was open and we where the 1st ones in.  Doc said it was probably sprained but wanted us to get an X-ray.  Homes by email  Another stroke of luck, the X-ray place was open on Saturday too and we found out to foot was not broken!  Yea!  Bad part was we could not attend Doxypoluza in Jefferson County on Saturday, bummer!   Rachel had her foot iced all day while I attended to her needs!

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I had a closing on Friday and got a new client on Friday!  Need to keep up the momentum!  Thanks everyone for your ongoing help!  Would love a new client this week too!

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Have a great week!

Cool Denver Homes

Median Household Wealth Takes Big Dip

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, June 12, 2012

From 2007 to 2010, American households lost nearly 39 percent of their wealth, reaching 1992 levels (when adjusting for inflation), the Federal Reserve reports.  Homes by email

How much households were affected depended on how they spread out their investments, where they lived, and how much they earned, analysts say.  How much is your home worth?

"Richer people owned more bonds that didn't get killed," Scott Hoyt, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, told USA Today. "For middle-income households, their primary asset is their house, and the government stimulus backstopped incomes at the low end." 

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Americans lost about $7 trillion in home equity during the housing crisis, starting in 2006, the Fed notes.

The overall losses in median households’ wealth wiped out any gains households that had been seen in the late 1990s during the technology and Internet boom and the post-2000 housing boom, the Fed noted in its report.  Get your daily bank owned Denver homes

While incomes started improving somewhat in 2011, economists note that incomes began regressing again this year.

"Incomes went down more during two years of this recovery than during the recession itself," Gordon Green, co-founder of Sentier, told USA Today. "I don't think we've seen anything like this."

Source: “Fed: Recession Kicked Median Household Wealth to 1992 Level,” USA Today (June 11, 2012)

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Home Buyers Find Market Isn't What They Expected

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Home Buyers Find Market Isn't What They Expected

A shortage of “move-in ready” homes and bidding wars over houses in good condition are leaving potential buyers scrambling to find a home to buy, according to media reports.  Be the 1st to get new listings.

Housing inventories have sunk nationwide, leaving home shoppers with fewer options. Bidding wars are back, and in some markets the shortage is prompting buyers to try to bid on homes even before they are listed, reports The Los Angeles Times.  How much is your home worth?

In April, the number of for-sale homes was 2.5 million, which marks the lowest number for an April since 2006, according to National Association of REALTORS®’ housing data.

“The sharp drop in inventory along with rock-bottom interest rates have helped stabilize even some of the hardest-hit markets, including the Southland, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Miami,” The Los Angeles Times reports. “Some real estate professionals are concerned that the lack of inventory might turn off potential buyers, stifling the recent recovery in home sales.”  Homes by email, be the 1st to see new listings as they hit the market.

While buyers are suddenly feeling a sense of urgency, sellers are feeling they can wait, says Glenn Kelman, chief executive of Redfin. 

Meanwhile, investors are snatching up bank-owned properties at bargains, new construction remains at historic lows, and home owners are taking a “wait-and-see-approach” before they list their homes. That’s left many buyers scrambling to find a property.  Get your daily bank owned Denver homes.

Some home owners are hesitant to sell, held back by negative equity and waiting for more of a bounce-back in home prices before they list.

"With the downturn, it seems like there are a lot of people who have been waiting in the wings to pounce, and because the rates are low, there is just a lot more competition," says one LA-area home shopper, Eddie David, who says he and his wife have been outbid on three different properties recently. "We tried to get in on a couple other homes, and even though it had been just a week or two weeks, it was just too late."

Source: “Shortage of Homes for Sale Creates Fierce Competition,” The Los Angeles Times (June 10, 2012)

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Signs of Sustained Recover Abound

by Roberts Johnson and Rachel Diedrich, Real Estate B

Signs of Sustained Recovery Abound

The various small businesses that drive the country's housing market are reporting signs that the industry may be making a real and sustained comeback.

At the start of this year's spring selling season, home builders and real estate professionals alike expressed optimism about the growing number of prospective buyers showing up at open houses and inquiring about current house listings. It now appears that interest has translated into sales in many markets.

Mark Prather, whose real estate agency, ERA Buy America Real Estate Services is on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties, states, "We had a terrific March, better April, and May is going to be the best closing month since 2006."

Other success stories are being reported across the nation, as business is being driven by pent-up demand. Many people had put off buying a home since prior to the recession, and prices are lower after plummeting during the housing crisis. In addition, rising rents are making buying more attractive, and mortgage rates are at record lows. The National Association of Realtors states that more than 1.3 million previously occupied homes were sold from January through April—a 7 percent increase from more than 1.2 million a year ago.

Source: "Housing Market is Perking Up,"Buffalo News/Associated Press (06/11/12)

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