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Face The Numbers, A Mortgage That Works For You

Face The Numbers, A Mortgage That Works For You

Before taking out a mortgage to buy a home, it’s time to take a realistic survey of your finances so that you can determine your price range and what size of home you can comfortably afford.

By January 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Home Sales Show Healthy Year-Over-Year Increase

New Home Sales Show Healthy Year-Over-Year Increase

The holiday season and winter weather slowed home sales in November. Last week, the NAR reported that sales of existing homes had slumped to their lowest level in nearly a year, but this was not unexpected.

By December 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 30, 2013

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 30, 2013

The University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment Index was improved for December at 82.5, after the November reading was adjusted from 82.5 to 75. Analysts noted that consumers were relieved when legislative gridlock ended.

By December 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
How To Build An Outdoor Fire Pit

How To Build An Outdoor Fire Pit

With most of the country easing into full-on winter weather, last-minute outdoor projects need to happen soon. And what better way to enjoy a cozy holiday season than by drinking hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows at your very own outdoor fire pit.

By December 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Pitfalls And Warning Signs Of Making A Down Payment

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.

By December 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
5 Tips On Safely Hanging Those Christmas Lights

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.

By December 24, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 23, 2013

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.

By December 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
4 Safety Tips For Your Christmas Tree

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.

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Fed Minutes Predicts Tapering Of Quantitative Easing Program

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.

By December 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Housing Market Index Shows Builder Confidence Up 23 Percent Year-Over-Year

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.

By December 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →