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Foreclosure Timeline

Colorado Foreclosure Information Part 1

Colorado Foreclosure Information Part 2

Basics of a Short Sale Transaction

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This is a great time to buy a home, condo or townhouse with the new $8,000 housing tax credit. This is available for first time home buyers, if you buy before December 1, 2009. If you ever wanted to buy a home, now is the time.  Ask yourself the questions below to see if you should take advantage of this great opportunity. 

  • Time frame to buy? – By December 1, 2009
  • First-time home buyer? – A buyer who has not owned a home for three years.
  • Married first-time buyer? – Both buyers have not owned a home for three years.
  • Claim tax credit? – Claim the tax credit on your federal income tax return.
  • Other form or forms? – No other form except your federal income tax return.
  • Credit limits? – Single $75,000, Married $150,000.
  • Building a custom home? – You qualify, but you have to occupy the home by Dec. 1, 2009.
  • Buying a new home? – You qualify, but the settlement day has to be by Dec. 1, 2009.
  • Tax credit pay back? – You are not required to repay except for certain conditions.
  • Access the tax credit now? – Change your withholding numbers.
  • Mortgage Revenue Bonds? – Allow tax credit home buyers to participate.
  • Loan credit? – State housing finance agencies to help buyers at closing by  advancing the credit amount as a loan.

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The National Association of Realtors report the Housing Affordability Index rose 13.6 percentage points to 166.8, a new record high.

A value of 100 means that a family with the country’s median income has exactly enough income to qualify for a mortgage on a median-priced existing single-family home. The higher the index, the better housing affordability is for buyers.

The reading shows the relationship between home prices, mortgage interest rates and family income is the most favorable since tracking began in 1970.

"History suggests that home sales can rise even in times of job losses when housing affordability rises," said Yun, adding that he expects sales to turn around by the summer.

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Denver is ranked 6th in the 10 best US housing markets.

Matt Woolsey, 02.24.09, 11:50 AM EST

The cities that are showing signs of stabilization and those that continue to unravel. Wishing you’d left the game earlier is a time-honored Las Vegas tradition. Today, that’s true not only for gamblers but for homeowners there. The last time Las Vegas properties were worth more than the average mortgage? Blame overbuilding and risky loans, a gambling mentality or… Oh, there’s  more!

Now is a great time to buy!

Your friend in real estate,

Shelli Dore
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