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Boulder Real Estate February 2015

The emerging trends for real estate in 2015 include the increase in first time home buyers as millennials continue to enter the market, home loan programs that let buyers put less down and lastly, the returning principles of supply and demand, "with great sensitivity to any deviation from equilibrium quickly reflected in transaction volume and pricing. As this major segment of the economy -- still the principal repository of wealth for tens of millions of households -- returns to textbook fundamentals, we should see increasing confidence emerge in the residential sector. There could hardly be a more positive trend for the economy as a whole."*

Read more about supply and demand in real estate and a few hot interior design trends in this months newsletter. 

Kimberly and John

January Statistics


Housing Demand Rises, Supply is Bigger Issue

Several signs in the housing market point to higher demand for real estate, but the big question remains whether the supply will be able to meet the rise in demand, writes Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at®, in new commentary at®.
“Supply is quickly becoming the biggest concern for healthy growth in home sales in 2015,” Smoke notes.

Builders are more confident: Builders are remaining upbeat about the new-home market.  Single-family starts are at the highest number in six years, reaching a pace of 728,000 units in December. “That is a good early sign that homebuilders are gearing production for greater demand in the spring,”

Low mortgage rates: Mortgage rates continue to hit new yearly lows, bringing borrowing costs down for home buyers and refinancers.

Existing-home sales rebounding: Demand has been growing in the existing-home sales market too. The annual pace of existing-home sales was 5.04 million in December, 3.5 percent higher than last year, according to the National Association of REALTORS® latest report

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Kimberly Kidder
John Kidder
Current Mortgage Rates
FHA 30 Yr. Fixed:  4.25%
5 Year ARM:  3.25%
7 Year ARM:  3.375%
5 Year Jumbo:  2.875%

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6 Hot Interior Design Trends for 2015

What better way to start the new year then with a fresh new look for your home’s interior. From space-saving designs, to inviting colors and sophisticated accents, these simple yet spectacular design tips are sure to keep your living spaces on the cutting edge of today’s modern home decor.

Take a look at some of the hottest interior design trends for 2015 from some of our favorite blogs and find yourself inspired!

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