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Monthly Archives: June 2012

FHFA : Home Values Up 3% Since Last Year

The Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index shows home values up 0.8% in April on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. Continue reading

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Simple Real Estate Definitions : Right To Cancel

Refinancing homeowners are granted a 3-day “cooling off” period. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Rise To 2-Year High

As reported by the Census Bureau, 369,000 new homes were sold last month on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Slip 2% In May

Home resales slipped last month; a temporary setback for the housing market’s recovery. Continue reading

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How To Choose The Proper Paint Color(s) For A Room

For your next paint job, make sure you choose the best color scheme and paint-type for your soon-to-be-painted room. Continue reading

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Will The Foreclosure Boom Come Back To Hawaii?

According to the Pacific Business News, Hawaii foreclosures last month (May 2012) were down 70 percent  to the lowest level  since July 2008. Hawaii was ranked No. 40 in the nation for foreclosures, according to RealtyTrac. According to RealtyTrac, there were … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Make New Lows At 3.66%

The national average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate fell 5 basis points to 3.66% this week. Continue reading

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A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (June 20, 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 Wednesday. Continue reading

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Housing Starts Up 26% In Last 12 Months

Sometimes, the housing data headlines tell just half the tale. May’s Housing Starts figures are proving to be a terrific illustration. Continue reading

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Building Confidence Rises To 5-Year High

Home builders expect a strong second-half in the 2012 housing market. Continue reading

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