Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 17, 2013
Going green is not just a new trend; it is a way of life that benefits not only the environment, but also your health — and your pocketbook.
Green living cuts down on carbon emissions and creates a healthier environment both inside and outside of a home. While...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 16, 2013
Home builders are gaining confidence in current and future market conditions for new homes, but continue to see below-average foot traffic in new homes.
The reading for May’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) /Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI)...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 15, 2013
Everyone knows that first impressions are important. By carefully staging your home, you can positively influence the feelings your potential buyers have when they are viewing the property.
Staging is the art of decorating and arranging the spaces within your house to...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 14, 2013
When deciding to sell a piece of Tacoma real estate, there are certain things you must disclose about the property to the buyer before the sale can go through.
Disclosure laws are put in place to protect the buyer from unknowingly purchasing defective property. Not...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 13, 2013
Mortgage rates rose last week with average rates a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rising from last week’s 3.35 percent to 3.42 percent with buyers paying all closing costs and 0.7 percent in discount points.
Average rates for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage rose from...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 10, 2013
RealtyTrac recently reported that national foreclosure filings are down while foreclosure filings are seeing marked increases in some states.
There are two systems for foreclosing residential real estate in the United States; judicial and non-judicial foreclosure. The...
Posted by yourmortgageplanner on May 9, 2013
Whether you’re looking to buy a new house this month or do a little remodeling, take advantage of the opportunity to give the mom in your life a present she’ll appreciate every day.
Below are a few ideas for housing priorities and renovation projects that...
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Adjustable Rate Mortgages Adjusting To 3.000 Percent Right Now
If your ARM is due to adjust this spring, your best move may be to allow it. Don’t rush to refinance — your rate may be adjusting lower.
It’s because of how adjusted mortgage rates are calculated.
First, let’s look at the lifecycle of a conventional, adjustable rate...
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27 Months Of Consecutive Job Growth Helping Home Prices Rise
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Non-Farm Payrolls report for December exceeded Wall Street’s expectations by 5,000 net new jobs, showing 155,000 positions created in December.
The December tally raised the economy’s 12-month total to 1.84 million net new jobs created nationwide. Jobs added...