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It may be a seller’s market in the Denver suburbs, but we’ve had more inventory than the last few years. So if you’re looking for a home, buying during the holiday season has its advantages. You can text, call or email me about pre-qualifying for a loan.
Michelle Oddo: 303-961-6906
Private mortgage insurance (PMI) enables you the buyer to put down less than 20% on the purchase of a home. In the past when you bought a home you had to have a
20% down payment. That is no longer the case because of PMI.
Private mortgage insurance companies partner with the lender on your mortgage to share the risk that enables you the buyer to put a smaller percentage down and still get into a home.
You will typically have to pay private mortgage insurance payment as part of your monthly payment unless it’s a special program that has priced the interest rate without needing the mortgage insurance. However, most times you will need PMI.
Once your property appreciates in value, if it’s a conventional loan and you get to 78% of that original purchase price, your mortgage insurance will automatically drop off.
That’s the nice thing, you do not have to refinance if you don’t want to.
With an FHA loan your mortgage insurance premium is called MIP. It’s the same thing as PMI except it’s through the government and is HUD funded. It does not automatically drop off on most FHA loans and it will most likely be there for a lifetime unless you take action to remove it.
If you have questions about this or if you have PMI and you would like to know if it should come off or should you refinance to get rid of it or you just want to learn about different, interesting or creative ways to do a loan without PMI, give us a call we have lots of answers and options for you.
The Oddo Group with LeaderOne Financial is located in Littleton, CO. Give us a call! (720) 738-1080.
You’ve seen stories about our Denver real estate market balancing. The phrase “a buyers’ market” hasn’t been used in our Denver metro area in years. So is it balanced for buyers and sellers? It all depends on the price point and type of home.
For all Denver real estate bought and sold in our area in September, we finished with 2.04 months of single-family homes and 2.12 months of condos available for sale. Since it takes almost six months of inventory to balance a market, we have a ways to go!
But our Denver real estate market this year has been “balancing” – we’ve had more inventory on the market than in 2018. Sellers have reduced their prices more often and listings have lingered on the market for more days. While price appreciation hasn’t reversed, it’s growth rate has slowed down. In fact, our average sales price in September was 6% higher than this time last year.
So where do homebuyers have buying power? If you plan to buy a premiere condo between $750,000 and $999,999 or a $1 million+ single-family home, we have nearly 6 months of inventory.
The further down you go in price point, the greater the demand for listings, and the stronger the market favors sellers. Last month we only had 1.33 months of single-family homes and 1.97 for condos priced between $300,000 and $499,999! It’s a very hot market.
The bottom line, if you plan to buy or sell in our shifting Denver market, get expert advice and guidance through the process. I’d love to help you reach your goals. Call or text me today if you have any questions!
Senior Mortgage Banker & Branch Manager
O (720) 738-1081
M (303) 961-6906
* Source: https://www.dmarealtors.com/dmar-real-estate-market-trends-report-oct-19
The Oddo Group at LeaderOne Financial gives back to a wide spectrum of charitable causes through purchasing client gifts through One Hope Wine.
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Michelle Oddo will lead its efforts in the Metro Denver Area as LeaderOne opens its newest office in Littleton, Colorado. Michelle will be branch manager and a senior mortgage banker. “Providing my clients heightened comfort and a streamlined process, I am truly honored to be offered this amazing role” Michelle comments.
Read more at: https://nationalmortgageprofessional.com/news/72052/michelle-oddo-tapped-head-leaderone-colorado-branch
Mortgage lender Michelle Oddo and Denver Realtor Caroline Kleckner have created a video series for first time home buyers. It can be overwhelming to know where to start in the process of buying your first Denver home. Some of the questions Michelle and Caroline answer are:
How do I get started in the home buying process?
Do I need 20% down for a home mortgage?
Do I need to use a real estate agent?
What is earnest money and when do you need it?
What is title insurance?
How do you estimate your monthly mortgage payment?
What is homeowner insurance?
What is mortgage insurance and when is it required by the lender?
If you have any questions or want more information, visit our YouTube channel or contact Michelle today for a no obligation consultation!
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While April usually kicks off our busiest real estate season…last month was more like a drop-kick!
Denver’s average single-family homes’ sales price hit an all-time high: $553,371 (condos increased to $368,565).
So while homeowners’ price negotiations were strong, home buyers had some key advantages:
- More time to house-hunt as listings spent 28 days on the market (last April, it was only 20 days).
- With over 7,000 properties on the market, home buyers also had a lot more inventory to choose from (every April since 2015, our supply has only been in the 5,000s).
No doubt we have more intense months ahead. Home buyers and agents, to be on top of your game, we’ll design an excellent strategy and a team of professionals to navigate our market’s unexpected shifts.