The Psychological Tactics That Supermarkets Use On Customers

February 28, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

In this 6-minute video from NBC’s The Today Show, you’ll learn how supermarkets use everything from packaging to placement to increase your grocery bill. Know the tricks, and avoid them.

New Home Sales Crater In January, Opening The Door For Deals With Builders

February 25, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

In its monthly New Home Sales release, the U.S. Department of Commerce showed a 13 percent drop-off in annualized new construction sales between the months of December and January. It’s the biggest one-month drop in New Home Sales since May 2010.

Existing Home Supply Down 40% In Last 6 Months

February 24, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home resales rose another 2.7 percent last month, according to the National Association of REALTORS® monthly Existing Home Sales report.

Cost of Living Reaches An All-Time High, Pressures Mortgage Rates Higher

February 23, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Inflation fears are harming home buyers. The Cost of Living has reached a record level, surpassing the former peak set in July 2008. Mortgage rates would be rising more right now if not for the Middle East unrest.

Going On Vacation? Don’t Tell The Burglars!

February 22, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Drawing from a series of interview with former convicts, this interview shows how to keep your home from bring an easy target for burglars while you’re on vacation.

Fed Minutes Show Lower Unemployment And Higher Growth For 2011 and 2012

February 18, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released its most recent meeting minutes Wednesday. Fed Minutes are the unabridged version of the succinct, more well-known “Fed Statement” that’s released immediately post-adjournment.

Single-Family Housing Starts Fell In January, Despite What The Headlines May Have Told You

February 17, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Annualized Single-Family Housing Starts dropped 1 percent in January to 413,000 units nationwide, it’s lowest reading almost 2 years. The headlines would have you believe otherwise.

Home Builders Report Higher Sales Levels In January

February 16, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Homebuilder confidence in the market for newly-built, single family homes appears stable as the spring buying season gets underway.

Retail Sales Rise For 7th Straight Month; Mortgage Rates Worsen

February 15, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

If consumer spending is a keystone element in the U.S. economic recovery, a full-on rebound is likely underway. Retail Sales is higher for 7 straight months and is now at an all-time high.

How To Replace And Install A New Kitchen Faucet

February 14, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Want to replace your kitchen faucet? It’s a job for which you could hire a plumber, or, with just a little bit of craftsman skill, it’s a project you could finish yourself.

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