An article by Colin Robertson, of TheTruthAboutMortgage.com, 7/23/2015
So here’s a true story. Yesterday, a good friend of mine asked the following question via text message: “What’s your … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included an encouraging report from the National Association of Home Builders, whose housing market index held steady with a reading of 60 in July. This was the 13th … [Read More...]
How Does Purchasing Power Work? You’ve heard the term before — but really, what does ‘purchasing power’ mean? In its most basic form, purchasing power means what you can buy for a given amount of … [Read More...]
Last week's scheduled economic events were few due to the Independence Day holiday. Freddie Mac's weekly survey of mortgage rates brought good news as mortgage rates fell across the board. The Federal … [Read More...]
Technology is infiltrating every aspect of our lives. Twenty years ago, who could have predicted we’d have the Internet in our pockets? Or a refrigerator that tracks our purchases? There are so many … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news was largely positive as both new and existing home sales beat expectations. FHFA reported that home price growth held steady in May, while weekly jobless claims edged up, but … [Read More...]
An article from Jon Lansner of the Orange County Register. June 18th, 2015
Have Orange County house shoppers stopped paying up?
Orange County’s median selling price was $610,000 last month, … [Read More...]
By Chris Mathews, of Fortune Magazine, 6/17, 2015
New research challenges the conventional wisdom on the financial crisis.
In the years following the financial crisis, a cottage industry arose … [Read More...]
Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence Up
Retail sales rose for the third consecutive month. May sales increased at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.20 percent according to Commerce Department data. Auto … [Read More...]
As warm weather rolls across most of the country, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect and care for your home when the mercury soars. What can you do to ensure the summer sun doesn’t cause … [Read More...]
Orange County Housing Report: Data Can Lie
June 7, 2015 From Steven Thomas, of Reports On Housing
Sometimes we rely on data that just does not paint the correct picture.
Housing Data: so … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included reports on construction spending, Freddie Mac's mortgage rates survey and several employment related reports. The details:
Construction Spending Jumps
The … [Read More...]
The median price of a home in Orange County rose to $600,000 in April, up by 4.2 percent from $576,000 in April 2014, a real estate information service announced today.
According to CoreLogic, the … [Read More...]
( An article from Colin Robertson of TheTruthAboutMortgage.com dated May 11, 2015 )
Since being introduced back in 2009, both and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and the Home … [Read More...]
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