Archive for 2015

Jacksonville Magazine features our oceanfront Dreambuilder 17

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Dreambuilder 2701 Ocean Dr 008AJacksonville Magazine, the area’s premier local publication, has profiled Dreambuilder 17, our oceanfront home in Jacksonville Beach, in their February issue.

You can read the article online in the virtual copy of the issue here (go to page 64) or you can pick up your own hard copy at any local newsstand.

You can find out more about Dreambuilder 17 in our Newsfeed and in our Dream Home Gallery.

 

 

Latest testimonial from a well-satisfied client

Monday, January 19th, 2015
Dreambuilder 21

Dreambuilder 21

We recently completed Dreambuilder 21, our latest custom home in gated Pablo Creek Reserve, we couldn’t be more happy with how happy our client Steven Starkey is.  He said:  “Shawn Starr of Dreambuilder Custom Homes did an outstanding job making my dream home a reality in Pablo Creek Reserve in 2014.  Shawn’s knowledge, understanding, and terrific attention to detail carried my home all the way from concept to completion.  I greatly appreciated his willingness to step outside of the box and try new and innovative ideas to create the perfect product for me. Shawn is thorough, dependable, trustworthy, and true pleasure to work with.”

You can read all of our clients’ testimonials here.

 

“Shawn Starr of Dreambuilder Custom Homes did an outstanding job making my dream home a reality in Pablo Creek Reserve in 2014.  Shawn’s knowledge, understanding, and terrific attention to detail carried my home all the way from concept to completion.  I greatly appreciated his willingness to step outside of the box and try new and innovative ideas to create the perfect product for me.  Shawn is thorough, dependable, trustworthy, and true pleasure to work with.” – See more at: http://shawnstarrcustomhomes.com/your-team/testimonials/?preview=true&preview_id=396&preview_nonce=a91d7611e1#sthash.XU5sLur0.dpuf
“Shawn Starr of Dreambuilder Custom Homes did an outstanding job making my dream home a reality in Pablo Creek Reserve in 2014.  Shawn’s knowledge, understanding, and terrific attention to detail carried my home all the way from concept to completion.  I greatly appreciated his willingness to step outside of the box and try new and innovative ideas to create the perfect product for me.  Shawn is thorough, dependable, trustworthy, and true pleasure to work with.” – See more at: http://shawnstarrcustomhomes.com/your-team/testimonials/?preview=true&preview_id=396&preview_nonce=a91d7611e1#sthash.XU5sLur0.dpuf

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.66%

Monday, January 19th, 2015

— Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 16, 2015 – Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the third straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, dipped below 3 percent for the first time since then.

Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage slid to 3.66 percent this week from 3.73 percent last week. The rate for the 15-year loan declined to 2.98 percent from 3.05 percent last week.

The ongoing decline in rates lured a crop of prospective buyers, as applications for mortgages marked their biggest weekly gain last week in over six years. Applications jumped 49.1 percent, the biggest weekly increase since November 2008, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

A year ago, the 30-year mortgage stood at 4.41 percent and the 15-year mortgage at 3.45 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, which were meant to hold down long-term rates.

The drop in mortgage rates has come as bond yields have hit record low levels. Mortgage rates often follow the yield on the 10-year Treasury note, which has fallen below 2 percent. Bond yields rise as prices fall.

Bond prices were an unexpected strong spot for the financial markets last year, reflecting concerns over global economic weakness.

The 10-year note traded at 1.84 percent Wednesday, down from 1.97 percent a week earlier. It traded at 1.82 percent Thursday morning.

 

 

End-of-year mortgage rates remain below 4%

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

by Paul Wiseman, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 5, 2015 – Average U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly last week, but the benchmark 30-year rate stayed near a 19-month low.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased to 3.87 percent last week, up from 3.83 percent one week earlier. The rate hit 3.80 percent earlier in December, its lowest since May 2013.

The average for a 15-year mortgage also rose – to 3.15 percent from 3.10 a week earlier. The rate for a one-year adjustable-rate mortgage blipped up to 2.40 percent from 2.39 percent.

A year ago, the 30-year mortgage stood at 4.53 percent and the 15-year mortgage at 3.55 percent. Mortgage rates have remained low even though the Federal Reserve in October ended its monthly bond purchases, which were meant to keep long-term rates low.