Your home is forever. Your rate isn't. You can always change your rate to more favorable terms.
To the surprise of no one, the Fed raised rates by 0.75 percentage points this week, with further hikes expected through the rest of 2022 and into 2023.Mortgage rates have spiked off the back of the rate increases, with the average 30 year fixed mortgage now at 6.35% against just over 3% at the start of 2022. For prospective homebuyers, this may seem like disappointing news, since mortgage rates can directly impact purchase ability. However, here's some good news: Your home purchase is a tangible, solid investment. It appreciates every year while providing tax benefits in the form of mortgage interest deduction. Homeownership is the #1 mechanism for building wealth. Owning a home is like a marriage: it's both a commitment and a labor of love.Your mortgage interest rate, however, is temporary. You might buy your home with a less than desirable rate - but that's ok! Rates, just like dates, vary. Some are good, some aren't so good. You may have a few different rates over the course of your mortgage and that's normal. In fact, most people refinance their homes several times as mortgage rates improve or should they need to take cash out from their equity. There is no limit as to how many times you can refinance your mortgage and most homeowners are eligible to refinance after just 6 months of homeownership.In short: if you're considering homeownership, don't let today's rates spook you. Get into a home with the rates that exist today and prepare to refinance once more favorable terms become available. Ask me to refer you to my top 3 lenders who can help you decide if an ARM or 2-1 Buy Down is right for you.
Make Colorado Affordable (Prop 123) would put up to 0.1 percent of the state’s existing taxable income toward solving the housing crisis that affects all parts of the Centennial State. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Coloradans will vote on an affordable housing measure for the first time ever this November, one that would divert nearly $300 million in annual funding toward a first-of-its-kind program.
Proposition 123 is unique in its breadth and scale, supporters and analysts said. It would support eviction defense, down-payment assistance, new housing development, the purchasing of land for future use and direct payments to renters. Its presence on an already crowded ballot comes as affordability anxiety among residents — and their elected leaders — continues to rise: A Colorado Health Foundation survey found that 86% of residents felt that housing is a very or extremely serious problem, second only to the cost of living, Seth Klamann reports.
Get the quick low down on Prop 123 and what a "Yes" or "No" vote means here.
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS 2022
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RECIPE OF THE MONTH: SAUSAGE, WHITE BEAN, AND KALE SOUP
With cooler weather upon us, a good, hearty soup is always a great choice. The best part about this one? My entire family will eat it! It comes together quickly and is delicious. I highly recommend for a busy weeknight meal. Serve with extra crusty bread for dipping.INGREDIENTS:
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