Despite Low Rates, Pending Home Sales Slip In August

September 30, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Despite the lowest mortgage rates of all-time, home buyers are slowing the pace at which they’re buying homes.

Case-Shiller Index : 85% Of Tracked Cities Showed Home Price Improvement In July

September 29, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The most recent Case-Shiller Index shows a 0.9% rise in home values from June to July 2011. Home values were higher in 17 of the 20 tracked cities.

New Home Sales Figures Better Than Reported

September 28, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold slid for the fourth straight month in August, easing 2 percent from July. On a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, home buyers bought 295,000 newly-built homes last month.

Existing Home Sales Jump; Home Supplies Falling

September 27, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales rose 8 percent in August.

How To Clean Your Home Gutters

September 26, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

With the change of season, it’s a good time to make sure your home’s gutter system is clean and well-functioning.

Building Permits Rising Nationwide; Housing Starts To Follow

September 23, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Single-Family Housing Starts fell for the second consecutive month, dropping to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 417,000 units in August 2011.

A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (September 21, 2011 Edition)

September 21, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent.

The Fed Adjourns At 2:15 PM ET Today : What It Means For Mortgage Rates

September 21, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The Federal Open Market Committee adjourns from a two-day, scheduled meeting today, the sixth of 8 scheduled meetings this year, and the seventh Fed meeting overall. Mortgage rates will be volatile.

Homebuilder Confidence Stays Flat

September 20, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Homebuilders are feeling worse about the market for new homes nationwide.

Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

September 19, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a common class of airborne toxins known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is ruining indoor air quality, and causing some U.S. homeowners to become dizzy, asthmatic, and ill. How healthy is the air in your home?

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