According to statement issued at the conclusion of today’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, committee members decided against raising the target federal funds rate. Mixed economic conditions, slower economic growth in the 4th quarter and low inflation contributed to the decision against raising rates. The target federal funds rate was raised in December to a range of 0.25 to 1.59 percent after remaining at 0.00 to 0.25 percent for several years. While rising fed rates were expected to cause a hike in mortgage rates, mortgage rates fell after December’s rate hike. Continue reading
Last week’s scheduled economic news included releases from the National Association of Home Builders, Housing Starts, and Existing Home Sales. Weekly reports on new jobless claims and mortgage rates were also released. Continue reading
Moving home is a big thing for the entire family. But relocating to an entirely new place like Hawaii will take some serious consideration. Maybe you’re moving for work, or because your partner has a new job, or maybe it’s to … Continue reading
Small backyards are not the detriment that sellers seem to worry about. By putting in some work, any homeowner should be able to turn the smallest backyard into a selling feature by highlighting its assets.
Here are some surefire ways to change a cramped backyard into a cozy, outdoor paradise. Continue reading
Home builders maintained December’s confidence level according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for January. The latest reading of 60 mirrored December’s reading, but was two points lower than expected. Readings of more than 50 indicate that more builders were confident about housing conditions than those who were not. Continue reading
This turnkey furnished Waikoloa Village condo is located at Waikoloa Villas. It is an immaculate, 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit. The desirable second floor location provides breathtaking sunset, ocean, mountain, and golf course views. Vaulted ceilings and the open floor plan create … Continue reading
This golf course home at Ewa Villages is a former model home at Golf Villas at Lokahi Greens. The home was built in 2014 by D.R. Horton Schuler Homes. Its perimeter 5,000-squarefoot landscaped lot comes with a sprinkler system on … Continue reading