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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (September 13 , 2012)

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Thursday, while adding new market stimulus. Continue reading

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FOMC Expected To Announce New Stimulus Today

The FOMC adjourns from a 2-day meeting today. Mortgage rates are expected to change — perhaps by a lot. Continue reading

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Improving Market Index Climbs To 99

The number of U.S. housing markets showing “measurable and sustained growth” has increased by 19 this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders’ Improving Market Index. Continue reading

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Simple Tips To Keep Your FICO High

For today’s home buyers and refinancing households, the value of “good credit” has never been higher. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 10, 2012

Mortgage rates rose slightly in last week’s holiday-shortened week. Continue reading

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Coming Next Week : New, Mandatory Loan Fees For All Conforming Mortgages

Beginning as soon as next week, new, mandatory mortgage fees will push conforming mortgage rates higher nationwide. Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Index Shows Huge Home Price Gain

According to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index, home prices rose 6.9% between the first and second quarter of 2012, the largest quarter-to-quarter gain since the home-value tracker’s 1987 inception. Continue reading

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Making Coupon-Free Savings At The Supermarket

With grocery bills rising, use these money-saving tips to get through the supermarket faster and with less money spent. Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : September 4, 2012

Mortgage markets improved last week for the second consecutive week. Continue reading

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