Fed Minutes : Fed Considered Additional Stimulus In August

August 31, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its August 9, 2011 Federal Open Market Committee meeting Tuesday.

Pending Home Sales Slip In July; Creates Buyer Opportunity

August 30, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

After 3 straight months of gains, the Pending Home Sales Index slipped 1 percent in July.

How To Weatherize Your Home With Caulk

August 29, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Whether you live in a single-family home, a multi-family property, or a condominium, your home has windows and, through those windows, air escapes. Learn how to weatherize your home.

Mortgage Rates Bounce Off All-Time Lows; The Start Of A Trend?

August 26, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

One week after posting its lowest mortgage rate in 50 years, Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose by an average of 7 basis points nationwide this week to 4.22 percent.

Ranking The Best Places To Live In The U.S. (2011 Edition)

August 25, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Using Quality of Life factors such as education, crime and “town spirit”, and focusing on towns with between 8,500 and 50,000 residents, CNNMoney ranks the country’s best “small towns”.

New Home Supplies Remain Flat; Builders Not Over-Extending

August 24, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Sales of newly-built homes slipped in July, falling 1 percent as compared to June. Home buyers closed on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 298,000 units, the lowest reading since February.

Existing Home Sales Slip In July

August 23, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Existing Home Sales nationwide fell to 4.67 million units on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis last month. It’s the fourth straight month below the 5 million mark, and the report’s lowest reading since November 2010.

Make Better-Tasting Food On Your Grill

August 22, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

A clean grill makes better tasting food.

Mortgage Rates Don’t Move With The Fed Funds Rate

August 19, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Mortgage rates and the Fed Funds Rate are two different interest rates; completely disconnected. Here’s a chart that proves it.

What Perks Does Your Favorite Credit Card Offer?

August 18, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Credit cards of all types do what they can to improve consumer loyalty. Offering free perks is just one way in which they try.

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