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Creative Ways To Recycle Everyday Household Items

Creative Ways To Recycle Everyday Household Items

Every week the trash truck comes to pick up our garbage and unwanted items, which are promptly taken to landfills. Instead of filling landfills and just buying new items to stuff our homes, we can help the earth and recycle everyday household items.

Below are a few fun and creative ideas for recycling things around your home that you might be ready to trash.

By November 8, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Factors To Consider When Applying For A Home Mortgage

Factors To Consider When Applying For A Home Mortgage

Owning a home can be a sign of independence and success. It allows you to build up equity and the mortgage interest and property taxes are tax-deductible. What can you do to make a home affordable for you?

Reputable lenders look at a list of criteria to decide how much they’ll loan you.

By November 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
THE DOLCE RESORT STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN 2014 IN PALM SPRINGS

THE DOLCE RESORT STARTS CONSTRUCTION IN 2014 IN PALM SPRINGS

Great Article!  I love Palm Springs

By November 7, 2013 Read More →
Are 50 Year Mortgages A Good Financing Option?

Are 50 Year Mortgages A Good Financing Option?

When most people are taking out a mortgage on a property, they select either a 15 or 30 year mortgage loan. However, there is a new mortgage option that has been available to home owners since 2006 and that is the 50 year mortgage loan.

Although a half-century might seem like a very long loan term, there can be some advantages to taking out a five-decade mortgage. Here are some of the pros and cons to taking out a mortgage that you repay over 50 years.

By November 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
When Should You Shred Your Financial Documents?

When Should You Shred Your Financial Documents?

How do you know what happens to your documents when you put a piece of paper in the trash? It can be difficult to know who is seeing it and what they are doing with it. It isn’t very common to burn trash anymore; therefore you can be sure that your paper garbage or recycling is likely to pass through several hands on its way to a landfill or recycling center.

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 4, 2013

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – November 4, 2013

Last week’s economic news came from a variety of sources. Most significant was the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee statement after its meeting ended Wednesday. The statement indicated that the Fed saw moderate economic growth. FOMC did not taper its purchase of MBS and Treasury securities.

The FOMC statement announced the committee’s intention to closely monitor economic and financial developments “in the coming months,” which suggested that the FOMC is taking a wait-and-see position on reducing its $85 billion monthly asset purchases.

By November 4, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Recent Government Activity And Its Effect On Mortgage Interest Rates

Recent Government Activity And Its Effect On Mortgage Interest Rates

Mortgage rates typically are tied more to the yields on the 10-year Treasury note more than any other indicator. With the government in flux as the shutdown happened and ended, mortgage rates are also changing.

Overall, mortgage rates have decreased because of a lack of confidence in the government’s ability to get its finances under control.

By November 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Fed Meeting Minutes Release Hope Of A Stronger Economy With New Measures

Fed Meeting Minutes Release Hope Of A Stronger Economy With New Measures

The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee released its customary after-meeting statement on Wednesday. In the context of meeting its dual mandate of stabilizing pricing and achieving maximum employment, the FOMC statement indicated that although the economy has improved in areas including household spending and labor market conditions, the national unemployment rate remains high and the housing market recovery has slowed.

By October 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Escena Palm Springs Attracts Pair of New Home Builders

Escena Palm Springs Attracts Pair of New Home Builders

Great news for such a beautiful community! Escena Palm Springs Attracts Pair of New Home Builders

By October 30, 2013 Read More →
Beware Of Zombie Titles

Beware Of Zombie Titles

With the economic downturn, anyone dealing in real estate quickly became familiar with previously little-known terms such as foreclosure and short sale. Now that the housing market is picking back up and people are moving on, a new term is coming to light — zombie titles.

By October 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →