HOUSING WRAP-UP

HOUSING WRAP-UP

For Existing Home Sales, 2016 was the best year in a decade, even though December’s numbers declined 2.8 percent from November. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported total sales in 2016 of 5.45 million units on an annualized basis, the … Continue reading

HOUSING BRINGS THE HEAT

HOUSING BRINGS THE HEAT

Summer often signals a jump in housing activity. This year was no exception. The National Association of REALTORS┬« reported June Existing Home Sales rose by 1.1 percent from May and were up 3 percent from June of last year, remaining … Continue reading

HOUSING AND JOBS: REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

HOUSING AND JOBS: REASONS TO BE THANKFUL

Home prices and job creations were on the up and up earlier this season. Home Prices Sparkle and Shine In housing news, year-over-year home price gains continued to shine, according to CoreLogic, a leading provider of consumer, financial and property … Continue reading

TAPERING SIGNALS YEAR-END ECONOMIC STRENGTH

TAPERING SIGNALS YEAR-END ECONOMIC STRENGTH

Indicators Point to Greater Recovery for 2014 The big “will-they or won’t they” ended last month with the Fed’s mid-December announcement that it would begin tapering its economic stimulus efforts. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s decision to scale back on … Continue reading

HOME AND AWAY: STOCKS HIGH, FED POLICY, EURO-MARKETS, OH MY!

HOME AND AWAY: STOCKS HIGH, FED POLICY, EURO-MARKETS, OH MY!

Dizzy from all the news around the resurgence of the housing and mortgage markets? Let’s cut through the noise and explain what will really impact home loan rates in the next quarter. Stocks and Bonds The excitement of recent record-level … Continue reading