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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Jan 08, 2020

Would You Believe It’s Houseplants

Today’s News Synopsis: What is the latest reason millennials are not buying homes?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 1.5% from the last two weeks.  The shortage of homes is getting worse for all types of houses, even luxury. In The News: Mortgage Bankers Association – “Mortgage Applications Decreased

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Nov 19, 2019

Can You Guess Which One Is King?

Today’s News Synopsis: Best bidding-war strategies.  Housing starts continued to increase in October, having gone up 3.8% to 1.31 million units.  You may be spending more to rent a single-family home. In The News: Redfin – “All-Cash Offers Triple Homebuyer Odds of Winning a Bidding War” (11-19-2019) “When it comes to

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Jun 04, 2019

Changes Could Lower Housing Cost For Millions of Americans

Today’s News Synopsis: Fannie and Freddie changes coming.  CoreLogic reported home prices increased 3.6% year-over-year in April.  Meanwhile, home prices for newly constructed homes decreased by 1% in the first quarter. In The News: Forbes – “Expecting?  These Cities Are The Most Affordable Places To Raise A Child” (6-4-2019) “It’s tough

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