How To Set Your Ceiling Fan For Summer

May 31, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

For homeowners with ceiling fans, the turn of season offers a simple way to lower your home’s energy bill. All it takes is the flick of a button.

Home Affordability Still Soaring; New Records Reached

May 27, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders reports that Q1 2011 Home Opportunity Index reached an all-time high for the second straight quarter last quarter.

Home Price Index Shows Values Down 19 Percent From Peak

May 26, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home values dropped for the sixth straight month in March 2011, according to the Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index. The Home Price Index is a government-sponsored home value tracker.

New Home Sales Increase For The Second Straight Month

May 25, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of newly-built homes surprised Wall Street, jumping 7 percent to an seasonally-adjusted, annualized 323,000 units last month.

Memorial Day Messes With Mortgage Rates

May 24, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Mortgage rates across the state are near year-to-date lows, but locking them in this week may be difficult.

All-Natural Pest And Weed Control For Your Garden

May 23, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

If you’ve spent time making your garden look great this spring, you’ll want to spend time helping it stay that way through the summer.

Distressed Homes Now Selling At A 20 Percent Discount

May 20, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The housing market recovery stalled last month. At least temporarily.

Fed Minutes Put The Heat On Mortgage Rates To Rise

May 19, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released its April 2011 Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes Wednesday. In the hours since, mortgage markets have worsened.

Building Permits Fade Faster Than Expected

May 18, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Single-family housing starts fell 5 percent as compared to March 2011, and 30 percent as compared to April one year ago.

Home Builders Seeing More Sales Today; Fewer Sales Tomorrow

May 17, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home builder confidence can’t shake its range, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The group’s monthly Housing Market Index put May’s builder confidence reading at a level of 16.

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