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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.

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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.

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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.

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Get The Overview On Escrow Accounts

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.

By December 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 16, 2013

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.

By December 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Santa’s Landing Pad, Tips For Winter Roof Maintenance

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.

By December 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Why Should My Clients Lock In Their Interest Rates

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.

By December 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Pros And Cons Of Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments

The Pros And Cons Of Making Biweekly Mortgage Payments

Have you ever considered paying off the mortgage on your home in two biweekly payments rather than one monthly payment? It might seem like this wouldn’t make a difference, but the truth is that biweekly payments really do add up more quickly.

By December 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
The Low Down On The HUD-1 Settlement Statement

The Low Down On The HUD-1 Settlement Statement

When preparing for a closing on your refinance or home purchase, one of the documents you will be provided with a few days before closing is a HUD-1 Form. This form provides you with valuable information about your loan.

By December 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →