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Savoring The Good Things In Life
By November 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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

Posted in: Happy Thanksgiving
Get The Low Down On Pending And Existing Home Sales This Month
By November 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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
Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas For Your Home
By November 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas For Your Home

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 just right, here are a few decorating ideas that might help you along your way.

Posted in: Around The Home
Fed Meeting Minutes Show Hope In Economic Growth
By November 21, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fed Meeting Minutes Show Hope In Economic Growth

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 Account and included updates on developments within domestic and foreign financial markets.

Posted in: Federal Reserve
4 Tips To Save For That Down Payment
By November 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

4 Tips To Save For That Down Payment

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 more you can pay as a down payment the better.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Remains Above 50
By November 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Remains Above 50

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 54 after being downwardly revised.

Posted in: Housing Analysis
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 18, 2013
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 18, 2013

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 -$92 billion.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
5 Great Questions To Ask At An Open House
By November 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

5 Great Questions To Ask At An Open House

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 bring up any issues or hesitations you have with the home.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
How To Be Energy Efficient This Fall
By November 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

How To Be Energy Efficient This Fall

Summer has been over and Fall is really here, temperatures are beginning to drop, and you’re dreading having to turn the heat on for the first time. Firing up the furnace can burn a hole in your pocket, but there’s something you can do about it. Consider these tips to help lower your heating bill.

Posted in: Around The Home