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Colorado home mortgage rates continue to sink this week, reaching 4.54 percent on a 30-year fixed loan Wednesday, according to Zillow Mortgage Marketplace.

Rates averaged 4.62 percent last week, 4.66 percent the week of Nov. 9 and 4.77 percent the week of Nov. 2, Zillow reported.

Zillow says its figures on mortgage rates are based on borrower credit scores over 680 and a down payment of 20 percent or more.

The average 30-year fixed nationwide rate was 4.57 percent Wednesday, Zillow said.

Separately, Freddie Mac calculated average 30-year fixed mortgage rates nationwide at 4.78 percent with an average 0.7 points for the week ending Wednesday, the lowest rate since April 30. Freddie Mac calculates average rates for a broader range of credit scores and down payments.

The average 30-year fixed rate was 4.83 percent last week. A year ago, it was 5.97 percent, Freddie Mac said.

Low rates and the homebuyer tax credits, continue to get much of the credit for a rebound in housing sales.

The Commerce Department Wednesday reported sales of new homes rose a better-than-expected 6.2 percent in October, although they slipped in the western states, including Colorado.

The National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes surged 10.1 percent last month.

And a Metrolist Inc. report on Nov. 6 said that in the Denver metro area, home resales increased 2.9 percent in October from September, but were down 7.6 percent from October of last year.

Thursday, November 26, 2009
Denver Business Journal

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RISMEDIA, March 17, 2009-In a rare interview with Ben Bernanke this past Sunday on CBS News’ 60 Minutes, the Fed Chairman said he sees the recession ending by the end of this year. When asked by 60 Minutes Corresponded Scott Pelley, Continued

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Fannie Mae will loosen rules for homeowners seeking to lower their mortgage payments by refinancing. The District company, which accounts for more than 40 percent of the $12 trillion in U.S. residential mortgage debt, is seeking to break a "logjam" in refinancing and allow more homeowners to take advantage of near-record low interest rates, according to Brian Faith, a spokesman for Fannie Mae, which like its rival, Freddie Mac, is under government control. 

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You may have seen news reports about President Obama’s budget proposal that was released today at 9:30 MST. A small section of the sweeping budget plan has the potential to become a major impediment to a recovery in real estate markets across the nation. NAR is 100% opposed to the provision that modifies the Mortgage Interest Deduction and is prepared to use its formidable array of resources against its enactment.

As currently drafted, the plan changes the Mortgage Interest Deduction by reducing the amount of mortgage deductibility on families earning over $250,000. This proposed change in the Mortgage Interest Deduction will result in further erosion of home prices and home values. If this proposal is enacted it will lead to a new round of price depreciation, will cause greater distress on the balance sheets of banks as the collateral value of mortgage backed securities declines. A second credit crisis could emerge before the first one is resolved.

As you read this NAR is launching a multiphase plan of action to eliminate this provision from the budget plan. In the next 24 hours, NAR will be expressing our concerns directly to President Obama, to all members of the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, placing advertisements in the publications read by Washington, DC decision makers. Additionally, NAR will be forming a coalition with other groups affected by this proposal.

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009, which is the part of the stimulus law that deals with the first-time homebuyer tax credit, changes the tax credit that is currently in place.  Here are the details:

The credit is for 10% of the purchase price, up to $8,000.  (The old law was also for 10% of the purchase price, but only up to $7,500.)

The new law extends the period during which you can buy a house and get the credit until December 1, 2009.  (It used to be July 1, 2009.)

The new credit does not have to be paid back if you keep the house for 3 years.  (If the purchase date was before January 1, 2009, then the $7,500 credit has to be paid back over 15 years.)

The credit starts to get phased out for individuals who make more than $75,000 and for couples who make more than $150,000.  (This is the same as the old law.) 

Click here to learn how to use this for your down payment!


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