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Rise In Home Foreclosures Make Buying Cheaper

(CBS4) DENVER Foreclosures have had an impact on the home selling market by driving housing inventories up to record levels, meaning even with rising interest rates, it's a good time to buy.

By most accounts, it's a buyers market in metro Denver. There's a record 29,000 homes for sale which is a 19 percent increase since May of last year.

"I think that part of the foreclosure stuff is self-inflicted because we in the industry, started about five or six years ago, started doing a lot of interest-only financing, and in my mind, are a tool for a sophisticated person and not a tool for a first-time homebuyer," said Jim Hatfield, a Re/Max broker manager.

Risky financing encouraged homebuyers to over-borrow and eventually put them at risk of foreclosure in the event of a layoff or job loss.

The starter home market with prices between $175,000 and $225,000 are seeing the most foreclosures and that's the price range that's among the hardest to currently sell.

http://cbs4denver.com/consumer/local_story_126003313.html

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