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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 31st, 2018

Last week’s economic reports included readings from Case-Shiller Housing Market Indices, National Association of Realtors® on pending home sales and weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims. The Commerce Department’s reading on sales of new homes was delayed due to the federal government’s shutdown. Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Lowest in Two Years Home… Continue reading

How Tech Can Change The Real Estate Process

Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drone video are just a few of the ways that technology is changing the real estate industry. If you are in the market for a property, understanding these new processes can help you in many ways. Using Artificial Intelligence Doing business with an AI-infused process helps you more quickly identify… Continue reading

4 Reasons Why Home Ownership Is Better Than Renting

Are you trying to decide if you should rent or buy? There are many reasons why home ownership is better than renting. Here are just a few to consider when you’re making your decision. 1. Stability For Your Family When you own your home, the life of your family will be more stable. If you… Continue reading

FOMC Raises Key Rate, Forecasts 2 Rate Hikes In 2019

During its post-meeting statement, the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve announced that its target range for the Fed’s key interest rate would increase one quarter percent to 2.25 to 2.50 percent. While this rate hike was not expected by the Executive branch, it met analyst expectations. FOMC said in its customary post-meeting… Continue reading

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – December 24th, 2018

Last week’s economic news included readings from the National Association of Home Builders, Commerce Department readings on housing starts and National Association of Realtors® report on sales of previously-owned homes. Weekly reports on mortgage rates and first-time jobless claims were also released. NAHB: Home Builders Lose Confidence as Housing Crunch Continues Homebuilder confidence fell to… Continue reading

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