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This week brings us the release of four economic reports for the markets to digest, with three of them being considered important. One of those three is one of the more important reports we see each month. There is relevant data or events scheduled for each day except Thursday, so it will likely ...
06/28/2011
  Competition can be stiff when multiple offers are placed on a house or condo. There are ways to get ahead in the bidding war that will help your offer be selected. 1. Be first If you are not working with a buyer's agent, you should be. Make sure that the agent knows that you want to jump on an...
06/23/2011
  This week is very light in terms of scheduled economic reports that are relevant to mortgage pricing. There are also two Treasury auctions taking place that may influence mortgage rates, but we may see the stock markets drive bond trading and changes to mortgage pricing a good portion of the w...
06/06/2011
  This week brings us the release of five important economic reports in addition to two Treasury auctions that may influence rates. Only two of the five reports are considered to be of fairly high importance to the bond market and mortgage pricing. The remaining reports are considered to be of m...
05/23/2011
Like many baby-boomers today, you may be faced with an upcoming retirement and a lack of a retirement savings account due to the rough economic times of the past few years. A recent CBS MoneyWatch article tackles this problem by suggesting resourceful ways to make retirement work for you. One bo...
05/18/2011
  This week brings us the release of four pieces of relevant economic news in addition to the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting. None of the economic reports are considered to be highly important to the markets or mortgage rates, but they do carry enough significance to influence mortgag...
05/16/2011
  There are five pieces of relevant economic data scheduled for release this week that may affect mortgage rates, in addition to two important Treasury auctions. The four most important four reports will be posted over two days, meaning the markets will have to rely on factors other than economi...
05/09/2011
While on the hunt for a perfect home, it can be immensely helpful to create a wish list of sorts. This can help you and your real estate agent obtain a clear picture of what type of home would best suit you. Some things to consider: 1. Move-in ready or fixer-upper? Making a home "your own" can m...
05/09/2011
  The San Jose Mercury reported that data shows that buying condos, versus renting, makes financial sense in San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland in this current market. A study done by Trulia of the nation's fifty largest cities focusing on rent-versus-buy price analysis revealed that these Bay...
05/04/2011
There are only four relevant economic reports scheduled for release this week, but two of them are considered to be highly important to the financial and mortgage markets. Unlike many Mondays, the week kicks off with important data being posted today. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) wi...
05/02/2011
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