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Mortgage markets worsened last week as energy costs remained high, and jobs data looked strong. The safe haven buying that characterized the March mortgage market has subsided. it’s driving mortgage rates higher across California. Conforming and FHA mortgage rates rolled back 8 weeks worth of imp...
04/11/2011
If you’re an eligible federal employee or qualified military personnel, you have 3 weeks from this Saturday to use the federal home buyer tax credit, and to claim up to $8,000 in federal income tax credits.  According to the IRS, eligible persons include members and spouses of the uniformed servi...
04/08/2011
Mortgage rates may be a function of free markets, but real estate taxes are a function of government. And, depending on where you live, your annual real estate tax bill could be high, low, or practically non-existent. Compiling data from the 2009 American Community Survey, the Tax Foundation, a ...
04/07/2011
The Federal Reserve released its March 15 meeting minutes Tuesday. The notes revealed a Federal Reserve split between optimism and caution for the U.S. economy. The minutes’ official name is “Fed Minutes”. It’s a periodic publication, published 3 weeks after each meeting of the Federal Open Marke...
04/06/2011
An already crippled housing industry just received another devastating blow. Mortgage originators have been anxiously awaiting the ruling to stay the implementation of the FBR rule that regulates Mortgage Originators compensation. Today, that attempt was denied by the US Court of Appeals. Rate sh...
04/05/2011
Which is better — a fixed-rate mortgage or an adjustable-rate mortgage? It’s a common question among home buyers and refinancing households in California. The answer? It depends.  Fixed-rate mortgages give the certainty of a known, unchanging principal + interest payment for the life of the loan....
04/05/2011
In a volatile week of trading, mortgage markets closed unchanged last week. Despite economic data proving stronger-than-expected — a situation that tends to lead mortgage rates higher — concern for persistently high oil prices tempered Wall Street’s excitement and mortgage rates stayed steady. Th...
04/04/2011
As part of the Census Bureau’s data collection activities from 2005-2009, a number of interesting charts have been published at http://census.gov. The data should not be confused with Census 2010 — a separate survey conducted every 10 years. This is the first-ever, 5-year American Community Surv...
04/01/2011
Friday is a pivotal day for mortgage markets and conforming mortgage rates across California. At 8:30 AM ET, the government will release its March Non-Farm Payrolls report. More commonly known as “the jobs report”, the monthly Non-Farm Payrolls is a market-mover and home buyers would do well to p...
03/31/2011
Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index for the month of January this week. The index is a home valuation tool, measuring the monthly and annual changes in home prices in select cities nationwide. January’s Case-Shiller Index gave a poor showing. As compared to December 2010, home value...
03/30/2011
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