All Blog Entries by DB Wilson

On behalf of RE/MAX of Boulder, I would like to thank you for using our office and helping to make us THE leader in the Boulder Valley Real Estate Community. We average over 17 years of experience per agent and are recognized nationally for our excellence in real estate sales.

RE/MAX of Boulder prides itself on our proven ability to assist families relocating from other parts of the country, and the world. We offer Buyer Agency and have the largest inventory of property listings in Boulder County.

D.B. is a past President of the Boulder Area Board of REALTORS®, in addition to being a past REALTOR® of the Year for that organization as well.

D.B. is a third generation Coloradan. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1975, and entered the real estate industry a year later.

In 1991, D.B. was named Manager of the Year for RE/MAX of Colorado. He manages an office of 87 full time REALTORS®. RE/MAX of Boulder has consistently been recognized as the highest producing RE/MAX office in the Rocky Mountain region, based upon per agent volume.

As Manager, he will personally introduce you to one of our REALTORS® who can guide you through the real estate process. Our real estate agents pride themselves on consulting, educating and preparing our clients in the home purchase or selling process.


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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates improved this past week on weaker than expected employment data.  March Non-Farm Payrolls were expected to have increased by 247k.  As reported, March Non-Farm Payrolls only increased by 126k, its smallest increase since December of 2013.  January and February Non-Farm Payrolls were revised downward by 69k.  March Private Jobs were expected to have increased by 240k.  As reported, March Private Jobs increased by just 129k.  March ADP Private Jobs were expected to have increased by 230k.  As reported, March ADP Private Jobs increased by only 189k.  Other economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included February Personal

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates improved slightly this past week as economic data was mostly weaker than expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included the January JOLTS jobs openings report, February Retail Sales, January Business Inventories, the February Producer Price Index (PPI), and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.  Retail Sales were expected up 0.3%.  As reported, Retail Sales fell 0.6%.  The Producer Price Index was expected up 0.3%.  As reported, PPI was down 0.5%, largely a result of falling oil prices.  On the flip side, economic data stronger than expected included January Wholesale Inventories, weekly jobless claims, and February

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates increased this past week as the employment data was mostly stronger than expected.  February unemployment, Non-Farm Payrolls, Non-Farm Private Payrolls, and the ADP Private Jobs report were all stronger than expected.  Unemployment fell to 5.5% on expectations of 5.6%.  This may cause the Fed to increase rates at its June FOMC meeting.  The labor participation rate, though, fell to 62.8% which is near the lowest levels since the 1970’s.  Weekly jobless claims were also weaker than expected, increasing by 7k on expectations that they would fall by 13k.  Elsewhere, China cut interest rates by 0.25% and lowered its growth forecast from 7.4% to

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates improved this past week as economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included the December Case Shiller 20 City Home Price Index, January New Home Sales, January Core CPI, January Durable Goods Orders, the December FHFA Home Price Index, the second look at Q4 GDP, and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index.  Q4 GDP growth was revised down to 2.2% but higher than the 2.1% expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included January Existing Home Sales, the February Consumer Confidence Index, weekly jobless claims, January CPI, January Durable Goods Orders excluding transportation orders, the February Chicago

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates increased slightly again this past week despite mostly weaker than expected economic data.  Economic data weaker than expected included the February New York Empire State Manufacturing Index, the February NAHB Housing Market Index, January Housing Starts, January Building Permits, January Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization, the February Philadelphia Fed Business Index, and January Leading Economic Indicators.  Inflation was also weaker than expected with the January Producer Price Index (PPI) down 0.8% on expectations that it would be down 0.5%.  Core PPI, excluding the food and energy components, was down 0.1% on expectations

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates increased slightly this past week as new economic data was limited.  Of note, the December JOLTS Job Openings Report and the January Treasury Budget were better than expected.  Economic data weaker than expected included weekly jobless claims, January Retail Sales, and December Business Inventories.  Retail Sales in December and January fell the most in back to back months since 2008.  January Import and Export Prices fell, largely driven by declining oil prices.  The Treasury auctioned $64 billion in 3 Year Notes, 10 Year Notes, and 30 Year Bonds which were met with okay demand.  In Europe, Q4 GDP increased 0.3%, slightly more than the 0.2%

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates increased this past week as today’s employment report for January was stronger than expected.  January Non-Farm Payrolls increased by 257k on expectations that they would increase by 230k.  November and December Non-Farm Payrolls were revised upward by 147k.   Private Payrolls increased by 267k on expectations that they would increase by 229k.  Average Hourly Earnings increased by 0.5%, its strongest increase since November of 2008.  The unemployment rate increased to 5.7% from 5.6% mainly due to 700k more people entering the job market.  As a result, the Fed may look to increase short term interest rates sooner than anticipated.  Other

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates improved this past week on the Fed’s FOMC announcement which indicated that the Fed would be patient with any rate increase.  The Fed will take into account labor conditions, inflation and inflation expectations, and global economic developments.  With the global economy slowing, the Fed rate increase may be farther off than expected.  Economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included January Consumer Confidence, December New Home Sales, weekly jobless claims, the Q4 Employment Cost Index, and the Chicago Purchasing Managers Index.  Economic data weaker than expected included December Durable Goods Orders, NAR Pending

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates were mostly flat week over week as the European Central Bank (ECB) announced a stimulus plan.  The ECB will purchase 60 billion Euros of public and private securities per month starting in March and running through September of 2016 to hopefully ward off deflation and stimulate the Euro area economies.  Economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included December Housing Starts, the FHFA Housing Price Index, and December Leading Economic Indicators.  The FHFA Housing Price Index was up 5.3% year over year.  Economic data weaker than expected included the January NAHB Housing Market Index, December Building Permits, weekly

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By Jessica Shanahan, Premier Lending LLC adapted from the Shirmeyer Rate Market Report.

Mortgage interest rates improved this past week as oil prices continue to fall increasing deflation concerns.  The December Producer Price Index (PPI) fell 0.3%, its biggest drop in three years.  The December Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell 0.4%, its biggest drop since December of 2008.  It’s expected that the European Central Bank will engage in quantitative easing at its meeting on January 22nd to hopefully ward off deflation and stimulate the economy.  Economic data was mixed.  Economic data stronger than expected included the November JOLTS Job Openings report, the January Empire State Manufacturing Index, and the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment

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