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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 9, 2013
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 9, 2013

Last week brought several indicators of a strengthening economy. New home sales, private and federal employment and mortgage rates rose.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Ensure Your Fireplace Is Up To Snuff
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Ensure Your Fireplace Is Up To Snuff

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.

Posted in: Around The Home
10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Applying For A Mortgage: Part 2
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10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Applying For A Mortgage: Part 2

Yesterday you may have read the blog post on questions to ask yourself before applying for a mortgage, well here are 5 additional that you may want to think about before you go into your meeting with your loan officer.

Posted in: Mortgage Tips
10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Applying For A Mortgage: Part 1
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10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Applying For A Mortgage: Part 1

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 list of questions you feel may need to be answered.

Posted in: Mortgage Tips
Case Shiller Price Index Shows A Spike In Home Prices In The West
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Case Shiller Price Index Shows A Spike In Home Prices In The West

According to the S&P Case-Shiller 10-and 20-City Housing Market Indices for September, home prices grew at an average of 13.30 percent year-over-year and achieved the highest growth rate for home prices since February 2006.

Posted in: Housing Analysis
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 2, 2013
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 2, 2013

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 were released on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Quick Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Winter
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Quick Tips To Prepare Your Home For The Winter

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 to-do list.

Posted in: Around The Home
Savoring The Good Things In Life
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Savoring The Good Things In Life

“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

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Get The Low Down On Pending And Existing Home Sales This Month
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Get The Low Down On Pending And Existing Home Sales This Month

The National Association of REALTORS reported Monday that pending home sales dropped by -0.60 percent in October after falling at a revised rate of -4.60 percent in September.

Posted in: Housing Analysis
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 25, 2013
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 25, 2013

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 confirmed the Federal Reserve’s intention to leave its quantitative easing program unchanged at least for the near term.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates