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🔥🔥🔥 Rates Down, Inventory Up, Holiday Weekend... GO TIME! The 10-year treasury surprised me this morning. Listen to this and you will have 5 options of how to take advantage of the sudden drop in interest before the wave goes back up. Call Nicole Rueth ASAP to take advantage. She's here all day because SHE LOVES these opportunities. Nicole Rueth Th…
 
This is a really detailed episode about a new interactive software tool. Nicole explains here. At the end of this post you will have a link for the interactive view of this tool she discusses. Here's a bit of what is covered in this episode. Interest rates and home prices have gone up. We know that. And not only is it a question of affordability, b…
 
Now I know there have been headlines that the average rent in Denver has gone over $2000. It really just depends on what survey you're looking at. Either way, rents continue to go up. That's not going to slow down. As investors are paying more for their properties, they're going to be renting out for more. And those investors that bought properties…
 
These three shorts give a quick explanation and ways you can reduce your debt-to-income ratio. This episode covers: What is Debt to Income Ratio?, What are the debts included in your DTI?, and How to Optimize Your DTI. We hope you find these quick explanations and suggestions helpful. They go great with the longer episodes here: What You Need to Kn…
 
You can get an appraisal waiver and you can have an appraisal waiver. I wanna give everyone an appraisal waiver. It just doesn't quite work like that. Of course, there's a lot of talk about getting appraisal waivers, especially in a competitive market like today. So what is an appraisal waiver and what do you get to do once you have one? An apprais…
 
Strap in, this is a long one! Last week the CPI came out not as expected. The percentage doesn't matter as much as the DIRECTION... it went up! This threw the market for a loop. Interest rates did increase and now the headlines are making you believe we are going into depression. WE ARE STILL IN A STRONG HOUSING MARKET. The likelihood of massive jo…
 
You can now use the income on an auxiliary dwelling unit to qualify to purchase or rate and term refinance your home. Well, that is a game-changer, especially for people who have an investor's mindset. How can I optimize the home I'm living in? Can I look at buying a two-unit, a three or four-unit, a single-family, a rentable basement? Well, those …
 
With the Denver market up 123%, since its peak in 2006, we have amazing wealth in equity. How do you tap into that wealth of equity, where you can give a gift of equity to your children, or to other family members? We can transfer wealth through real estate using gifts of equity. So what does that mean? And maybe what are some of the limitations wi…
 
Everybody's starting to look at the fact that more homes are now going are, are reducing their price before sale. I talked about this in the DMAR report that we just did last week in the video talking about the fact that those people that had to do a price reduction were on the market for an average of 28 days. That is a massively long time compare…
 
Months of Inventory for May landed at 0.67% or 20 days. A balanced market, when supply equals demand, is defined by 6 months of inventory. Yet, on the street, real estate agents and buyers “feel” like we are headed towards a balanced market. Close to List came in at 105.33% telling us buyers are still paying more than asking on average. If you look…
 
Historically, we are trying to determine the best direction for us individually and personally. And how do we operate? Because many want to operate out of fear. That is our natural go-to, but those that operate out of opportunity, create doors that open. We were talking about this last Thursday, when we did this ad hoc live talking about this weeke…
 
It's not Tuesday, but I've got news that I want to share. And I know I've got market trends tomorrow, but rates went down, and I need to know that, you know, that especially going into Memorial Day weekend, how much did they go down? Why did they go down? And are they going to go down further? I mean, that's the question, right? Because is this a n…
 
Today I wanna talk about being busy. I have heard a number of times over the last several weeks, maybe weeks saying, "I don't wanna bother you. You are too busy," or "I can't even believe you made time for me because you are so busy." or maybe I didn't think to call you because you're so busy when you are busy doing the things that you're passionat…
 
In the last two years, rates have been abnormally low, which has created an incessant demand, and an unlimited supply. All of that pushing home prices up higher and out of reach for first-time, homebuyers just a few months ago, the market was intense and it still is. Here's a quick recap of this episode. Listen to the full 8 minutes to get the deta…
 
What is an adjustable-rate mortgage? and the bigger question is should you get an adjustable-rate mortgage? Inquiries regarding Adjustable Rate Mortgages are picking up steam! An ARM can help buyers expand their qualifications because they tend to have lower interest rates when we are in a rising interest rate market... like today. But with a lower…
 
If you talk to two different real estate agents in the Denver real estate market, you will get two different stories. However, the theme remains the same, the housing market is in a constant state of flux. Just when we think we know where it's heading, it flips a 180! This episode is about a tale of two markets - Tips and Strategies to Get Under Co…
 
What will housing look like in a recession? A recession will be good for housing. Recessions usually bring lower interest rates which will bring on strong demand. Strong demand on top of birth rates 30-33 years ago and high liquidity brought on by the Fed. Lower interest rates when supply is challenged by "interest rate lock", aging in place, inves…
 
Slowed Appreciation DOES NOT Mean Loss of Value! CoreLogic expects a 5.9% appreciation over the next 12 months. Denver is always hotter and CoreLogic is super conservative! That means on a median price home, conservatively, you will gain another $37,000 in equity AND get to refinance with our new Refinance Guarantee! What will housing look like in …
 
Multiple world record breaker, and international keynote speaker Ryan Avery sat down with Nicole to continue what he started at The Next Big Thing Colorado in January. He's helping us redefine "Celebrate" - it's about the try, not the acknowledgment. He has a fantastic story about failure, that wasn't. You'll rethink the trite and terrible phrase, …
 
Did we peak in February? Both average and median price growth slowed in April. Looking back, month-over-month median price growth started out flat in January, yet low inventory and strong pending home sales provided a strong close-to-list of 102%. (meaning the average buyer was paying 2% over asking) In February, prices rose a strong 6.5% in one mo…
 
Homebuyers should hear this... NOW IS THE TIME! You do not want to be on the other side of a recession because when interest rates fall, demand will spike again! We simply do not have enough inventory to satisfy that demand once it comes. So while your rate may be lower, the competition will ramp up, the probability of bidding over ask will be high…
 
It's one thing for an expert to tell you what you should do when investing in a home, refinancing, and selling. But when you have an opportunity to hear a real start to finish story from a home buyer to held out for the full must-have list and then successfully purchased a home in the Denver market, you will be riveted. Kara Palffy is Nicole's gues…
 
So how old do I have to be, to take advantage of a reverse mortgage? Generally speaking, we say 62 years old because the FHA product, which is the most commonly used program today requires one of the homeowners to be 62. However, we also have non-FHA programs that will allow clients as young as 55 years old to get into a reverse mortgage. Nicole as…
 
And do you know which is better for you? I don't believe that one of these loan programs is 'better' than the other. However, I do believe that one may work better for YOU. FHA and Conventional Loans each bring something different to the table, thus working better for one type of buyer over the other. You don't need to know the hyper-specifics of e…
 
It's no secret that the real estate market, ESPECIALLY in Denver, has seen a dramatic increase in home prices. According to CoreLogic, the national median home price grew at an all-time high 18.8% year-over-year in December 2021. Homebuyers are feeling the rise in costs of EVERYTHING, and the increased home prices are not going away anytime soon. T…
 
Buy NOW to have options later. Real estate is still the number one hedge against inflation and the potential to build long-term wealth is still there! Although the real estate market is tough right now, you have to get in in order to build long-term wealth, earn appreciation, use the equity you've built for a renovation or a move up and you can alw…
 
Interest rates just hopped up again! The market today remains an extremely volatile place and is in a constant tug of war with the FED, unemployment rates, inflation, the war and all other factors! So, is it still a good time to buy a home? My answer remains the same as the Denver market continues to build equity, financial security, and supports o…
 
We've again been flooded with headlines on the impending doom of a housing market crash. As homebuyers right now, it can be hard not to fall into the trap of waiting. I get it. There's a flood of information being thrown at you, but this video will help cut through the noise. First, there is NO bubble. We simply have too much demand, insane equity …
 
A recession is exactly what we need right now. And it's good for housing. So what am I talking about? The two in tenure treasury yield had a small 0.05 spread as March ended. This is on the verge of inverting, which is a high validity recession indicator of five of the last six recessions that were all proceeded by an inversion. However, today we a…
 
Will the housing market crash in 2022? Here is your DMAR Real Estate Market Update. The real estate market is INTENSE right now, and news headlines are doing a very good job of scaring us into thinking that we are heading towards a housing bubble burst. But the truth is, there is NO BUBBLE. Yes, interest rates and prices are rising, but the amount …
 
Your Debt to Income Ratio is a key metric of analysis lenders use when you submit a loan application. It gives us a good indication of how much you can afford in relation to the debts you currently hold. In the Denver Real Estate Market there is a LOT going on... little inventory, increasing rates AND increasing prices. So, how does that affect hom…
 
In a hot seller's real estate market, buyers need an upper hand! I know it's frustrating seeing interest rates and home prices on the rise, but The Rueth Team has a TON of strategies in place to help buyer's offers stand out, grant seller security, and get everyone to the closing table on time and happy. From TBD Underwriting, Fairway Cash Guarante…
 
Where are rates headed? It seems like right now mortgage rates and inflation are going hand in hand. The cost of everything is up, including housing, gas, food, etc. You see it, I see it and we are all feeling it. No one could have predicted a pandemic and a war in a 2-year span, and the housing market is constantly responding. Interest rates are o…
 
What are mortgage points? Is it worth it to buy down your mortgage rate using mortgage points? How long will it take to earn your money back if you buy your rate down? Mortgage points are essentially a way for you to buy down your market interest rate by paying more money upfront. This can help with cash flow and even help you afford more home and …
 
Being a first-time homebuyer in the Denver Real Estate Market is no easy feat. You're feeling it, your real estate agent is feeling it and I AM TOO! But this is your sign to not give up! We are giving you OPTIONS to get on the path to homeownership with flexible loan solutions, down-payment assistance programs, and creativity in terms of location a…
 
Typically VA loans have their own acceptance problems because they are 100% loans. Rethink them and all of these options covered in this episode. VA, FHA, Jumbo and Jumbo LLC loans can give buyers OPTIONS to get into a home and start building equity; so that one day they can afford to get into their forever dream home. There are several loan option…
 
How much over asking do I need to go? It's an intense market. Is it necessary to bid over the asking price right out of the gate in the Denver Real Estate Market? Market trends die out before home buyers can catch up. So, whether or not you go in swinging big, this episode may help you decide. You may have to prepare yourself and ask the big questi…
 
Denver appreciated 19.1% over the last year alone. 60% of all homes are selling over asking prices. The Denver Real Estate Market came in strong and fast in 2022. That fact, coupled with Russia's global actions is going to have an impact on our housing market more than just the liquidity we see circulating. It will continue to put upward pressure o…
 
We are blessed to have the problems that we have and the problems that I'm dealing with the last couple weeks and the debilitating back pain. It just makes me start thinking about how minor that is compared to everything else that's happening. I'm gonna think about this in terms of housing because that's the world I live in and what impact this has…
 
Run through this list of five things you can do to avoid delaying closing, or botching up the entire deal. 1. Changing jobs. Sometimes you don't think about it. You're like, but I took a job that has better pay or better opportunity. Well changing jobs and pay, changing your pay structure could disqualify you for that loan. So if you go going to do…
 
Don't get outbid or underfunded due to appraisals. You might bid $20,000, $30,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 over the asking price, and it may seem obscene to you. But, if I pay $100,000 over asking, and overvalue, how long will it take to make that value back? You'll still make it back and quickly. Denver Metro appreciate lately at double digits du…
 
In this episode, we talk about how volatile interest rates are and what you can do to avoid the heartbreak of not qualifying for the home of your dreams. 80% of Americans 75% of their net wealth is in their singular home. What about the number of people in the 80% that don't have a home? They just lost 75% of their opportunity to build their net we…
 
Sure you can buy your rate down, but does that actually benefit you the most? What about eliminating some debt on something with a high rate of interest or a high balance? What about mortgage insurance? Do you need it or can you buy your way out of that with the money you would have used to buy your points down? There are so many factors to conside…
 
Creating or finding a home to age in place can be difficult. You may feel you don't have options to move.You could pull equity out of your home, but you still need that age-appropriate home. Enter the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase (HECM). Let's say you are living in a home with a $750,000 value.Your mortgage balance is around $150,00…
 
Interest rates have been on a downward trend since 1981 when the 30-year fixed rate hit 18.5%. Just three years ago they were almost 5%. Now, news cycles are headlining rates jumping from 2.625 to 3.25% in 2021 and climbing from 3.25 to 3.5% in 2022. If you bought your first home in the 80’s, 90’s, or even 2000’s, you're laughing out loud when the …
 
Agents, do you want more listings? Who do you know who is retired, nearing retirement, in an age-inappropriate home, and has equity which gives them options? Our Retirement Mortgage Specialist, Gabe Bodner joins me today and we are discussing how you can help your clients take advantage of a Reverse Mortgage, and get you more listings, especially i…
 
Back out now? Or stay in the game? Well, the politician's answer is, "It depends." Every home and buyer situation is different, so this question should be assessed as such. If you or your buyer are unsure about anything in the inspection report, are unsure of any conditions, or feel it's just not the right move, have an "A-Team" on standby to answe…
 
This episode is for agents AND sellers. With inventory so tight, we have to be on point with our lending solutions because BUYERS NEED AN EDGE. Here's what that looks like appraisal gap insurance, appraisal waivers, earnest money guarantees, and loan objection waivers. PLUS all the creative loans to match the opportunity. What is a TBD underwrite? …
 
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