Topic Summary: Did you know that the average U.S. home spends $2,175 on utility costs per year? That’s over $180 per month! A recent survey indicated that 86% of consumers wanted to know average energy costs they would have to pay before they move into a new home. What follows are some resources that will […]
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Rates are a major consideration when you’re shopping for a mortgage. After all, you want to find the best one available. You also want to be sure that you are not only able to handle the monthly payments now, but also throughout the life of the loan. Click link for full article
Green Gifting Ideas That Save Year Round
If you are not into giving a neck tie or gift cards this year, think about these two nifty presents. First up- what $50 investment can you make that can possibly pay you back in one month? Investigate a programmable thermostat! For home owners it’s hard to save money on energy costs if you don’t […]
S.1944 A bill to create jobs
Washington Watch- Going Down To The Wire Update: Last week it looked like the extension of the payroll tax cut from 2011 was sure to pass Congress. It’s worth about $1000-$1500 to the average taxpayer. Now there are competing bills and the usual beltway bickering back and forth as to who is on the side […]
These days adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are a good deal!
Call to ARMs “Forget the subprime mess. These days adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are a good deal,” reports Ashela Ebeling, Financial Reporter for Forbes magazine, especially for certain well-off home buyers looking to purchase or home owners wanting to refinance. Many borrowers who purchased houses with ARMs during the subprime boom got hooked into using […]
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We know that after you do your first property search and see how easy it is, you will continue to come back for all your real estate needs and information.to diane-shelton.findingstlouishomes.com. No matter if you are just simply curious, or months or years from purchasing that new home or business. Expert REALTORS offers our website […]
Current Mortgage Rates and Prediction
Mortgage rates ease slightly and are still hovering just above the low of December. Many are forecasting a rise in rates on the horizon. Inman News offers this report. The Mortgage Bankers Association Forecast.
Latest Economic and Housing Forecast from National Association of REALTORS
Pending Home Sales Holding In Stable Range WASHINGTON, December 09, 2008 Pending home sales eased against a deteriorating economic backdrop but remain in a stable range, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,¹ a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in October, slipped 0.7 percent to 88.9 from an upwardly […]
NAR Economist Among Top Forecasters
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has been named among the top 10 economic forecasters by USA Today. Yun is ranked fifth on the list and is responsible for NAR’s real estate statistics and economic forecasting. The annual list recognizes accuracy in forecasting. “NAR is proud of USA Today’s recognition of Lawrence […]
Latest Housing Forecast from National Association of REALTORS
Flat Existing-Home Sales Likely Before Gradual Recovery WASHINGTON, March 06, 2008 – The volume of existing-home sales is expected to hold steady through late spring, with a gradual recovery during the second half of the year as the mortgage situation improves in high-cost areas, according to the latest forecast by the National Association of Realtors®. […]