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Case-Shiller, FHFA Report Slowing Growth in Home Prices (8/28/2014) - The Case-Shiller 10 and 20-City Home Price Indices for June reported year-over-year gains of 8.10 percent while the Case-Shiller National Home Price Index covers all nine census regions and reported a year-over-year gain of 6.20 percent.
Refi or Wait? How to Choose Between Refinancing Your Mortgage Now or Waiting Until You Need the Money (8/27/2014) - For those homeowners who have lived in their home for more than a few years, pulling equity out of the property is a tempting potential benefit. However, with property values and interest rates adjusting frequently, you may wonder if now is the best time to refinance your mortgage.
DOC New Home Sales and NAR Existing Home Sales (8/26/2014) - The Department of Commerce reported July sales of new homes dropped by 2.40 percent over June to a four month low. Analysts noted that although July's reading of 412,000 new homes sold fell short of expectations and June's reading, the new homes sector is volatile and subject to change.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 25, 2014 (8/25/2014) - Last week's economic news brought several reports related to housing. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for August rose by two points to 55, which was its highest reading in seven months.
Home Buying Tips: Three Items to Watch out for in a Purchase Agreement Contract (8/22/2014) - The purchase agreement is a vitally important document that outlines the provisions, terms and conditions for the transfer of property. It should be read carefully and any ambiguities should be clarified prior to signing.
Separation Anxiety: How to Deal with a Joint Mortgage Loan in the Event of a Divorce (8/21/2014) - During the course of a marriage, it is common for the couple to acquire property together. In this article we'll share a few tips on how to deal with a joint mortgage loan in the event of a divorce.
Lowballing 101: How to Avoid Insulting a Home Seller when Making a Low Offer for Their House or Condo (8/20/2014) - Buying a home is a huge step for people who are ready to make an investment in their future. Getting a great deal on a home is just as important and knowing how much to offer could be confusing.
Scam Alert! Three Mortgage Modification Scams to Watch out for (And How to Avoid Them) (8/19/2014) - As if homeowners who are facing foreclosure don't have enough to worry about, a multitude of loan modification scam artists have invaded the internet, public files and even foreclosure notices in newspapers in hopes of targeting their next victim.
What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 18, 2014 (8/18/2014) - Last week's economic news brought little housing-related content, but several economic reports in other sectors contributed to overall perceptions of the economy.
Experiencing ‘Purchase Anxiety’? How to Calm Your Nerves Before Committing to Buy a New Home (8/15/2014) - Whether this is your first big purchase, or your family is moving to a new location or looking for more space, buying a home has its share of ups and downs. It's perfectly normal to feel anxious about whether or not you've found the right property.
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