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Pitfalls And Warning Signs Of Making A Down Payment
By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Pitfalls And Warning Signs Of Making A Down Payment

When you already have a home, you may be interested in determining if a refinance is a good option. You will not have to worry about restrictions on down payments or some of the problems that can occur with a down payment.

Posted in: Home Buyer Tips
5 Tips On Safely Hanging Those Christmas Lights
By December 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

5 Tips On Safely Hanging Those Christmas Lights

Christmas lights can be the most festive of holiday decorations, but actually putting them up can be a huge pain. With these easy step-by-step instructions, you can safely hang Christmas lights outside your house in no time. That way you can get back to what’s important, family time.

Posted in: Around The Home
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 23, 2013
By December 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 23, 2013

According to December’s NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index, home builder confidence rose by four points to a reading of 58; this surpassed the consensus of 56 and November’s reading of 56.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
4 Safety Tips For Your Christmas Tree
By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

4 Safety Tips For Your Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas time, it’s Christmas time – which means it’s time to get a tree for your home. Whether you get a real tree or an artificial one, it’s also time to think about Christmas tree safety.

Posted in: Around The Home
Fed Minutes Predicts Tapering Of Quantitative Easing Program
By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fed Minutes Predicts Tapering Of Quantitative Easing Program

Housing Starts exceeded expectations and also beat October’s reading of 889,000. November housing starts were posted at 1.09 million against a consensus of 963,000. This reading is more in line with the NAHB/Wells Fargo Home builder Market Index, which reached a four month high with December’s reading.

Posted in: Federal Reserve
Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Up 23 Percent Year-Over-Year
By December 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Up 23 Percent Year-Over-Year

According to the National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Homebuilders Market Index for December, builder confidence recovered in with a reading of 58. This surpassed both expectations of 56 and last month’s reading of 54.

Posted in: Housing Analysis
Get The Overview On Escrow Accounts
By December 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Get The Overview On Escrow Accounts

Whether you are purchasing a new home or you are considering applying to refinance your home, chances are the lender will require an escrow account. These accounts are often a source of confusion for homeowners.

Posted in: Escrow Tips
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 16, 2013
By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 16, 2013

Mortgage Debt Rises For First Time Since Recession

Last week was relatively quiet concerning scheduled housing-related news, but the Federal Reserve’s financial accounts report, released on Monday, indicated that mortgage debt in the U.S. had increased for the first time since the first quarter (Q1) of 2008.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates
Santa’s Landing Pad, Tips For Winter Roof Maintenance
By December 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Santa’s Landing Pad, Tips For Winter Roof Maintenance

It’s that time of year again when the weather outside gets frightful but the holiday cheer is delightful. You’ve probably got a lot on your mind during these busy winter months, but make sure that you don’t neglect the roof of your home.

Posted in: Around The Home
Why Should My Clients Lock In Their Interest Rates
By December 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Why Should My Clients Lock In Their Interest Rates

Interest rates fluctuate frequently, often depending on the news. If you are considering refinancing your home, your loan officer may suggest locking in the interest rate on your loan.

Posted in: Mortgage Rates