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For the Fifth Week In A Row – Mortgage Rates Hit A New All Time Low
The 30 year rate fell from 4.42 to 4.36 this week. This is the 6th week in a row where rates have fallen. But more importantly this is the 5th week where we have hit a new all time low. In that time the 30 year rate has dropped from 4.57 to 4.36. Considering that […]
08/29/2010 07:00 PM

Affordable Federal Home Improvement Programs
Sometimes federal programs get a bum rap, because there is so much bureaucracy tied up in it. The cost to run the program and time consumed in applying for it can exceed the benefits. There are two federal programs, though, that deserve a closer look if your home is in need of repair, or you […]
08/29/2010 06:59 PM

The Fed’s Role in Crisis and Recovery
Despite its apolitical mandate, the Federal Reserve remains one of the most politically sensitive institutions in the world, as evidenced by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s opinion column on November 29th. In the piece, Bernanke criticized proposed legislation before the Senate that would seek to curtail powers given to the Fed over its near-century of existence. […]
08/18/2010 04:35 AM

Mortgage Rates Hit A New All Time Low (For the Fourth Time This Month)
The 30 year rate fell from 4.49 to 4.44 this week. This is the 4th week in a row where rates have fallen. What’s interesting is not only is 4.44 an all time low. But we have been hitting new all time lows for the last 4 weeks in a row. What is even more […]
08/18/2010 04:34 AM

Mortgage Rates Hit An All Time Low: Again
In what has become an almost weekly occurrence mortgage rates hit new all time lows. The 30 year rate fell from 4.56 to 4.54 this week. Rates have either reached new lows or matched old lows for 5 consecutive weeks. The 15 year also reached an all time low dropping from 4.03 to 4.00. It […]
08/01/2010 06:50 PM

Future of the Housing Market
Home prices increased from April to May of this year by 1.3 percent, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index. The credit for this largely goes to the government’s home buyer tax credit, which expired at the end of April. The general thought out there seems to be that the housing market […]
08/01/2010 06:48 PM

Find a Good Deal on an East Coast Vacation Home
Whether you’re looking for a condominium, multi-family unit or a single-family home, you’ll find an abundance available in the housing market in almost every major city in the U.S. Florida’s slumping home market has targeted this state for some sweet deals on real estate.  You’ll even find beach front property at astounding prices.  Check out […]
08/01/2010 06:46 PM

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