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Colorado real estate update 11-21-2016

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Should I jump in because the rates have surged?

If you’re a home buyer, you may have noticed a spike in mortgage rates this week. It may have you thinking you need to buy sooner than later because rates are going to go up more.  After the election’s surprising results, rates did take a slight upturn (from 3.57 percent to 3.94 percent). But, as the Associated Press (AP) reported, don’t get carried away because things will soon settle down. In fact, rates are pretty much where they were this time last year.

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The Fed, Communes and Barges

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An Urban Rigger barge complex. Image: Urban Bjarke Ingels Group

Redefy housing news 9-26-2016

This week in housing news you can use, the Fed wrestles with rates, millennials find value in co-housing, and barges may solve some housing shortages. Continue reading The Fed, Communes and Barges

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Graphs, more graphs, and igloos: Housing news 9.19.16

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Ooh yeah, doesn’t that look inviting? Not sure it’s to code… Image: Airbnb/Daily Mail

This week in housing news, lots of graphs tell the housing market story, open-house goers show their cards, mortgage rates inch up, and a homeowner builds an igloo rental.

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Fed Rates Hold for Spring 2016

Redefy Real Estate. Fed holds rates for spring but 2 hikes forecasted for 2016. Graph Bill Conerly.
The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, D.C. (graph by Bill Conerly for Forbes)

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) led by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen met Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15-16, to make its recommendation on fund rates.

After looking at the economy (and jobs in particular) in US and global markets, the board determined to “maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/4 to 1/2 percent.” What does that mean for home buyers?

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