Why You Shouldn’t Put Too Much Faith In October’s Case-Shiller Index

December 30, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Case-Shiller Index posted awful numbers in its most recent reading. Each of the index’s 20 tracked markets showed home price deterioration between September’s and October’s respective reports. Some markets fell as much as 2.9 percent.

Housing And Mortgage Predictions For 2011

December 29, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

With 2010 coming to a close, the “experts” are out in full force, making predictions for next year’s housing and mortgage markets on business television and in the papers.

New Home Sales Rise In November; Hint At Strong Winter 2011

December 28, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Like most housing data from November, the most recent New Home Sales report showed sales volume increasing last month, and home supplies falling.

Would Your Kitchen Pass A Health Inspection?

December 27, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Americans spend a lot of time cooking and eating in their kitchens. What are you doing to keep yours germ- and bacteria-free?

Home Inventory Dwindles Into The New Year

December 23, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Existing Home Sales jumped another 6 percent in November, the report’s third month of improvement since bottoming in July.

Housing Starts Rise In November, But With A High Margin Of Error

December 22, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

The number of single-family Housing Starts increased in November, adding 30,000 units as compared to October.

Foreclosure Activity Plunges (But With An Asterisk)

December 21, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

November marked the first time since February 2009 that the number of monthly foreclosures filings failed to surpass 300,000 units.

How To Erase Furniture Scratches With A Walnut

December 20, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

In this short video from HowCast, you’ll learn how to use a walnut and a soft cloth to erase scratches from furniture.

Why Builder Confidence Surveys Matter To Buyers Of New Homes

December 17, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Despite an unfavorable HMI reading, home builders might still be less willing to “make a deal”; holding out for a better 2011.

Simple Real Estate Definitions : Loan-Level Pricing Adjustments

December 16, 2010 by John · Leave a Comment 

Loan-level pricing adjustments are mandatory loan fees based on a borrower’s specific default risk.

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