7 Simple Steps To Finish Your Basement This Holiday Weekend

August 30, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Not only does the Labor Day weekend signal a little time off work, but it also indicates a close to the summer season, which means it’s time to get ready for colder weather. So get in the spirit of the long weekend and put the labor of love into your home by creating a cozy hideaway that your family can retreat to once the outdoors become too chilly.

Pending Home Sales Indicates That The Housing Recovery Is Progressing

August 29, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of REALTORS reported Wednesday that pending sales of existing homes fell by 1.30 percent in July. According to the organization’s Pending Home Sales Index, this was the second straight month that pending home sales dropped. July’s Pending Home Sales Index reading was 109.50.

Case Shiller Price Index Shows Home Prices Are Still Increasing

August 28, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home prices are still rising, but at a slower pace according to the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for June. Home prices for the cities surveyed in the HPI rose by 12.10 percent on an annual basis as compared to May’s reading of 12.20 percent.

Existing Home Sales Report Shows Highest New Home Inventory Since January 2012

August 27, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of REALTORS reported that existing home sales for July came in at 5.39 million on a seasonally adjusted annual basis. July’s reading exceeded both expectations of 5.21 million existing homes sold and June’s reading of 5.06 million homes sold.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week brought mixed economic news, but Leading Indicators released Thursday suggest that the U.S. economy is growing at a moderate rate.

Preventing And Clearing Clogs In Your Home

August 23, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

You’re brushing your teeth and you turn on the faucet. It’s not draining and starts to back up. Here’s the dilemma; do you spit and let it sit or run to the kitchen? One thing is for sure; having a clogged drain can be a major annoyance.

It’s Important To Follow These Specific Steps When Using Gift Funds For Your Down Payment

August 21, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

As lenders tighten mortgage guidelines for home buyers, minimum down payment requirements are increasing.

Home Builder Confidence Highest Level In Nearly 8 Years

August 20, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported Thursday that its Housing Market Index rose three points to a reading of 59 for August.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last week wasn’t kind to stock market investors, but weekly jobless claims fell to an unexpected low of 320,000 new jobless claims filed was its lowest level in nearly six years. Average mortgage rates were mixed, but inched upward.

Tips For Helping Your Kids Adjust To A New School

August 16, 2013 by John · Leave a Comment 

August means it’s time to get your children ready for school once more. Picking out backpacks, going clothes shopping and finding all the right school supplies can be hectic enough.

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