Last week brought several indicators of a strengthening economy. New home sales, private and federal employment and mortgage rates rose.
The Department of Commerce released construction spending … [Read More...]
When it's cold outside, there's nothing quite as cozy as curling up on the sofa with a good book in front of a roaring fire. A fireplace evokes the idea of a warm and pleasant atmosphere.
However, … [Read More...]
Yesterday you may have read the blog post on questions to ask yourself before applying for a mortgage. Here are 5 additional points you may want to think about before you go into your meeting with … [Read More...]
If you are considering applying for a refinance, it is important to understand the mechanics of your mortgage loan. Before you sit down to speak with your loan officer, you should consider preparing a … [Read More...]
The short holiday week brought a flurry of economic reports last week. Highlights included pending home sales, the S&P Case-Shiller Housing Market Indices and the FHFA home price index. No reports … [Read More...]
The calendar has turned and with that we receive less sunlight, colder temperatures, and shorter days ahead, it's an opportune time to cross those last-minute maintenance items off your homeowner … [Read More...]
"There's always something to be thankful for. If you can't pay your bills, you can be thankful you're not one of your creditors" – Author Unknown
With Thanksgiving being upon us, I find myself … [Read More...]
Last week's scheduled economic news was varied, but mortgage rates fell and jobless claims were significantly lower than expected. The minutes for last month's FOMC meeting were released, and … [Read More...]
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and if you're opening your home for the family get together, that usually means you'll be decorating.
If you've racked your mind for ideas and none sound … [Read More...]
The minutes of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee meeting held October 29 and 30 were released Wednesday. The meeting began with a report from the Manager of the System Open Market … [Read More...]
In order to save up a huge amount of cash for the down payment on your first mortgage, you need a solid savings plan!
When you take out a mortgage on your new home as a first time homebuyer, the … [Read More...]
The National Association of Home Builders released its Housing Market Index for November on Monday. This month's HMI reading was 54 against expectations of a reading of 55. October's reading was also … [Read More...]
The Veterans Day holiday on Monday contributed to a quiet week for economic news. On Wednesday the reading for the federal budget deficit for October fell from September's reading of -$120 billion to … [Read More...]
Watch Out for These Hidden Household Hazards
Are hidden hazards lurking in your home? Do a safety check to ensure your home is a safe one:
Surface Scum – Keep food preparation surfaces clean … [Read More...]
An open house gives you a great opportunity to look more closely at real estate you might be interested in buying. It also affords you the chance to chat with the owner or real estate agent so you can … [Read More...]
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