Author Archives: cdukes

Mortgage rates decline as spring buying season begins

April 11, 2014

Fixed mortgage rates edged down as the spring homebuying season began to kick in this week, Freddie Mac reported. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 4.34 percent with an average point of 0.7 for the week ending April 10, down… Read More »

Great Article about HARP in the Denver Post

April 3, 2014

Holly Square in northeast Park Hill has seen quite the transformation in the past six years. From a shopping center that was burned to the ground in 2008 to the work that has been put in since by organizations such… Read More »

ULC doing good in the hood

March 26, 2014

The Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) worked in conjunction with Colorado Construction Institute, a youth training program to complete an elevated walkway that connects the HOPE Center to the Nancy P. Anschutz Community Center (New Boys and Girls Club). The walkway… Read More »

9 golden rules of mortgage shopping

March 17, 2014

With interest rates still low and the recession receding in the distance, plenty of people are window shopping the real estate listings and wondering, “Is now the time to finally buy a home?” If you’re among them, or if you… Read More »

Denver Metro Real Estate Market Off to Strong Start in 2014

February 19, 2014

DENVER – Feb. 11, 2014 – Average Denver Metro home prices remained steady in January, signaling a strong 2014 for area real estate, according to Metrolist®, Colorado’s largest multiple listing service (MLS) The average sold price for new and existing… Read More »

What’s in your FICO Score

February 6, 2014

How is your FICO Score calculated The FICO® Score is calculated from several different pieces of credit data in your credit report. This data is grouped into five categories as outlined below. The percentages in the chart reflect how important… Read More »

Northeast Denver Housing Center’s Central Park Apartments featured in New Stapleton Blog series

February 3, 2014

There are five Stapleton apartment communities owned and managed by Forest City. So you really can choose from everything ranging from a modern loft to a sleek townhome … “We have apartments in the E. 29th Avenue Town Center, but… Read More »

Congrats to Northeast Denver Housing Center on Ground Breaking at Stapleton

January 22, 2014

On Thursday January 16th. Northeast Denver Housing Center broke ground on 18 affordable townhomes in the heart of Stapleton. The Northeast Denver Housing Center’s executive Director Gete Mekonnen is joined by District 11 Councilman Chris Herndon and Mayor Michael B…. Read More »

Rental real estate market has legs, experts say

July 3, 2012

The rental sector’s run at the top of the housing ladder has more staying power than most observers think, according to industry experts speaking at the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ annual conference in Denver. Mark Obrinsky, vice president… Read More »

Americans Sees Biggest Home Equity Jump in 60 Years: Mortgages

June 22, 2012

Americans are digging themselves out of mortgage debt. Home equity in the first quarter rose to $6.7 trillion, the highest level since 2008, as homeowners taking advantage of record-low borrowing costs to refinance their loans brought cash to the table… Read More »