It’s all over but the shouting. You found the house, cut the deal with the help of a qualified real estate professional, and now you’re counting down the days to the move. You might feel as if this is when everything goes on autopilot as you pack boxes and deal with the enormous to-do list before yo...
08.09.18 04:43 PM - Comment(s)
You know the drill when you sell a car. Research it on Kelly Blue Book or Edmunds to see what your car’s year, make, model condition and mileage might get price-wise. Get the shopping cart dents popped out and spiff up the exterior and interior, take some tasteful pictures of it, and offer a detail...
06.09.18 07:53 PM - Comment(s)
The National Association of Realtors reported gains in home prices holding steady in May, while a lack of inventory helped prevent an uptick in growth.   According to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index, average home prices in major metropolitan areas rose 6.4% in May,...
07.08.18 04:17 PM - Comment(s)
As in any industry, the real estate industry has its fair share of stereotypes and myths, but a new report from the  National Association of Realtors just debunked some of those myths. http://content.jwplatform.com/players/weu1juy9-5xQXXB63.html Read full article from Housingwire.
24.07.18 09:17 PM - Comment(s)
Okay. It may sound bureaucratic and boring. But there are a number of precautionary contractual conditions for any purchase agreement recommended by the Realtor community that protects homebuyers from liability as well as poor decision-making. And no matter how competitive the bidding for a home, th...
30.05.18 04:21 AM - Comment(s)
For all the fanfare about how millennials were poised to be the biggest home buying generation yet, there are still a few things that have to happen to get them out of their parents’ basements or shared rentals. Interest in buying, however, is not the issue. According to new data from Apartment Lis...
11.04.18 07:07 PM - Comment(s)
Natural disasters, like the storms that battered Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and the devastating wildfires in California, do far more damage than destroying people’s property and lives. They also disrupt local municipal budgets.   Some might say, local bureaucracy is far less important tha...
20.10.17 08:39 PM - Comment(s)
The stock market posted another good week of gains resulting in the major indexes reaching a new series of record highs.  Meanwhile, bond yields moved a little higher following better than expected economic data earlier in the week and after Friday’s release of the September jobs report showing...
10.10.17 04:36 PM - Comment(s)
The financial crisis that started in 2008 caused many homeowners to lose their properties to foreclosure, deed-in-lieu or short sale. This is referred to in the mortgage industry as an “adverse event,” and will affect one’s ability to get a mortgage after the crisis has passed.   Many people f...
29.09.17 10:28 PM - Comment(s)
Simple answer: no. The Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) met this week to decide what they would do with the Federal Funds Rate. This is the rate at which banks and credit unions lend money to each other overnight, from their reserve balances. The Federal Reserve influences the rate at which they le...
26.09.17 03:08 PM - Comment(s)
The stock market resumed its bullish ways to end the week higher on firming oil prices and softer than anticipated inflation news.  The feeble inflation data coupled with disappointing economic news also helped to push Treasury prices higher and yields lower for the week.   Retail Sales fo...
17.07.17 04:53 PM - Comment(s)
The stock and bond markets traded relatively flat for the week.  The major stock indexes ended “mixed” with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 edging lower while the NASDAQ Composite Index reached another new high before recording a 20 point weekly gain.  Mortgage bonds gaine...
15.05.17 05:19 PM - Comment(s)

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