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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Planning Ahead For The Federal Reserve’s Next Move

The FOMC meets today for the fifth time this year. Mortgage rates will be volatile for the next few days. Make sure to have a plan. Continue reading

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How To Beat The Bacteria In Your Kitchen

Along with bathrooms, kitchens are the most bacteria-heavy rooms in a home. Here’s how to keep yours clean. Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Index Falls Just Short Of 100

The Pending Home Sales Index is on a 14-month winning streak. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Slow After Fast Start To 2012

Sales of new homes slipped 8 percent in June. Continue reading

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Home Values Rise 0.8% In May 2012

The housing market’s bottom is 9 months behind us. Home values continue to climb nationwide. Continue reading

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Home Prices Have Bottomed Out!

Well, according to Zillow, home prices have officially bottomed out and we have turned the corner for the housing market. The housing market has seen home prices rise for 4 consecutive months.  Stan Humphries, chief economist at Seattle-based Zillow, noted … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Down 1 Percent In One Year

30-year fixed rate mortgage rates have now dropped through 5 consecutive weeks, and in 11 of the last 12 weeks. Continue reading

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How To Clean A Water Aerator

Homes with aerated faucets use up to 50% less water than homes without. Here’s how to clean them. Continue reading

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Existing Home Supply Ticks Higher To 6.6 Months Nationwide

Home resales slipped more than 5 percent last month, putting a damper recent housing market enthusiasm. Continue reading

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Singe-Family Housing Starts Rise For 4th Straight Month

New construction housing is in a post-recession rally. Continue reading

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