Economic Roundup: September 9, 2013

Applications for Homes Rise as 30-Year Mortgage Rates Fall Reported by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), applications for United States home loans rose this week for the first time in four weeks, while mortgage rates fell. The 30-year mortgage rate fell to 4.73 percent from 4.80 percent the week prior, marking its highest this year. […]

Economic Roundup: September 2, 2013

Home Foreclosures Decline as Mortgage Applications and Pending Sales Fall Reported Thursday by CoreLogic, July showed fewer U.S. home foreclosures than this time last year as properties in the foreclosure pipeline also fell. Down from 65,000 in July 2012, the completed foreclosure count at the end of last month was 49,000. This report comes following […]

Home Energy Efficiencies that Improve Home Value

As we approach the end of the summer season, now is a good time to review and evaluate all that you’ve spent over the past few months to keep your home cool. Recognizing that energy leaks can lead to higher bills and can affect your home and your wallet in any extreme temperature, hot or […]

Economic Roundup: August 26, 2013

Sales of New Homes Decline & Interest Rates Increase as Fed Continues Evaluation of Bond Purchase Pace Reported Friday by the Commerce Department, sales of new U.S. single-family homes fell dramatically in July by 13.4% to an annual rate of 394,000 units. At the start of the week, JPMorgan economists predicted the decline in sales […]