Jan 16, 2020

Even For Those With The Greenest Thumbs

Today’s News Synopsis: Keeping house plants alive is tough work.  Freddie Mac reported Mortgage rates held steady this month with 30-year rates at 3.65% and 15-year rates at 3.09%.  Foreclosure activity dropped to its lowest in 15 years last year, having decreased 21% year-over-year to 493,066. In The News: Freddie

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Dec 16, 2019

Is Your Sale “Social Media Ready?”

Today’s News Synopsis: Social media factors in Millennial home-buying decisions.  Speaking of which, experts believe more Gen Zers will own homes than millennials.  Foreclosure activity decreased by 10% month-over-month and 6% year-over-year in November. In The News: Zillow – “More Gen Zers Than Millennials Will Own Homes, Experts Say” (12-16-2019) “The

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Dec 09, 2019

Talk About A Rollercoaster Ride!

Today’s News Synopsis: A look back at the highs and lows of the past decade.  Homeowners are taking out the most cast in twelve years, leading to an increase in refinancing.  Which states have the longest time period for a foreclosure? In The News: Zillow – “Zillow Begins Buying and Selling

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Nov 14, 2019

Just To Make Rent

Today’s News Synopsis: Younger renters and parents sacrifice more…Mortgage rates increased with 30-year rates now at 3.75% and 15-year rates at 3.2%.  New home sales increased by 5.6% in the third quarter according to Redfin. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates Tick Up” (11-14-2019) “Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the

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Aug 08, 2019

Is It Worth The Premium To Sell To iBuyers?

Today’s News Synopsis: Sellers pay a price for convenience.  Mortgage rates saw a tremendous decrease in the latest Freddie Mac survey with 30-year rates now at 3.6% and 15-year rates at 3.05%.  Foreclosure filings decreased 18% from last year, coming in at 296,458. In The News: Freddie Mac – “Mortgage Rates

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Apr 09, 2019

Here’s A Hint: It’s Not San Francisco

Today’s News Synopsis: Who has the most affordable houses?  Luxury homes are adding new features to cater to the children who live in them, including robot classes and walls made of Legos.  In 2019, sellers spent $21,000 on average to sell their home. In The News: Redfin – “In Atlanta, Nearly

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Mar 12, 2019

Honey, I Shrunk Fannie and Freddie

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may be playing a smaller role in the housing market.  Overall delinquency and foreclosure rates for December were their lowest for that month in almost 20 years.  What can energy-efficient windows help bring to your home? In The News: Zillow – “Better to

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Feb 13, 2019

How To Feng Shui Your Décor For Love

Today’s News Synopsis: Welcome home honey!  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 3.7% in their latest survey.  Why do the newly-built apartment buildings in America all seem to look the same? In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Decline in Latest MBA Weekly Survey” (2-13-2019) “Mortgage applications

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Jan 24, 2019

Here Come The Robots

Today’s News Synopsis: Homebuilding labor shortage?  Mortgage rates remained about where they were at with 30-year rates at 4.45% and 15-year rates at 3.88%.  Foreclosure rates were at their lowest in 13 years according to the latest report from ATTOM Data Solutions. In The News: Zillow – “Home Value Appreciation

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Jan 15, 2019

Do You Know How It Works?

Today’s News Synopsis: Buying a foreclosed home?  2018 ended with new home sales decreasing drastically by 18-19% compared to December 2017.  Could we see an end to interest rate hikes this year? In The News: Zillow – “Silicon Valley Still Reigns Supreme for Hottest Housing Markets, but the South Will Heat

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