Mortgage Rates Drop For The First Time In 4 Weeks

August 31, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

After 4 weeks of increases, mortgage rates finally recede nationwide.

Pending Home Sales Index Makes New High For 2012

August 30, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

In July, the third time this year, the Pending Home Sales Index crossed its benchmark value of 100, moving to 101.7.

New Home Sales Reach Multi-Year High

August 29, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

As reported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, 372,000 new homes were sold in July on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis.

Government : Home Prices Up 3.0% In Last 12 Months Nationwide

August 28, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to the Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index, home prices rose by a seasonally-adjusted 0.7 percent between May and June 2012. The index is now up 3.0% over the past 12 months, and made its biggest quarterly gain since 2005 last quarter.

Carmel, Indiana Rated Top Mid-Sized U.S. City For 2012

August 27, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

From a list of 744 eligible towns nationwide, Carmel, Indiana ranked first in CNNMoney’s Top Places To Live 2012.

Mortgage Rates Dropping After Release Of Fed Minutes

August 24, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Eariler this week, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its 2-day meeting which ended August 1, 2012. Since the release, mortgage rates have dropped.

Existing Home Sales Rise To 4.47 Million

August 23, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home resales climbed 2% last month as the housing market continues its slow, steady recovery.

States With The Highest And Lowest Closing Costs, 2012

August 22, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Mortgage rates are lower this year, and closing costs are, too.

Single-Family Housing Starts Remain Strong

August 21, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Single-family housing starts were above 500,000 for the fourth straight month in July, a mark not met since the federal home buyer tax credit of 2010.

How To Repair Water-Damaged Hardwood Floors

August 20, 2012 by John · Leave a Comment 

Over prolonged periods of time, water can warp, buckle, and/or cup hardwood flooring, leading to an expensive and time-consuming repair process.

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