While you’re standing at the grill, brushing barbecue sauce on sizzling chicken and passing out cold ones to your friends, remember that your garden friends will be extra thirsty this month too. Gardens should explode Read More→
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the right turn of phrase in a home listing can make a big difference in how fast a home sells and how much a seller can get for it.
The right description can get your home a second look; the wrong Read More→
Mark Calabria remembers drinking in one of the handful of bars “worth going to in the Capitol area” in 2005 when lobbyists with Countrywide Financial, then the largest mortgage lender in the country, struck up a conversation with him and his friends. At the time, Calabria was a staffer on Read More→
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should give the strongest possible legal protection to mortgage lenders who follow key underwriting rules, according to lawmakers preparing a letter to the agency.
Mortgage Rates moved slightly lower today but it was enough to officially hit new all-time lows. Some perspective is in order though. Certain lenders’ rates are unchanged on the day, and some are even slightly higher, but the average moved lower. Even then, the actual INTEREST RATE would be Read More→
Mortgage Rates continued lower today, marking the FOURTH consecutive day at new all-time lows. Once again, rates markets continued to benefit from the perennially tense situation in Europe. Considering that we often talk about low Treasury yields indicating that investors are seeking safety from risk, it’s interesting to note Read More→
On July 4th in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. (This year it has turned tomorrow into somewhat of a “get away” day for many.) As always, parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues Read More→
Tomorrow, on your day off, here is 3 ½ minutes of a few very clever creative bets that you can win.
Speaking of clever, a veteran male trader at Chase noted, “Michigan deployed talking urinal cakes to fight Driving Under the Influence. If one of them sounds like my Mother-In-Law Read More→
Home prices were up for the third consecutive month in May as measured by CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI.) The three months of increases were noted for both annual and month-over-month numbers.
The HPI increased by 1.8 percent compared to April figures and was 2.0 percent higher in May 2012 Read More→
The first round of winners has been selected to purchase foreclosed real estate from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that 2,500 single family homes had been awarded to successful bidders under a pilot initiative to convert real estate acquired by the two Read More→