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    CNNMoney recently released its Best Places To Live 2011 list. The annual survey is based on data from Onboard Informatics. Using Quality of Life factors such as education, crime and “town spirit”, and focusing on towns with between 8,500 and 50,000 residents, the CNNMoney survey ranks the cou...
08/25/2011
  Sales of newly-built homes slipped in July, falling 1 percent as compared to June. Home buyers closed on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 298,000 units, the lowest reading since February. The supply of new homes, however, remained flat. July’s 6.6 months of supply equaled June’s tally and rem...
08/24/2011
  Home resales slipped in July. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, Existing Home Sales nationwide fell to 4.67 million units on a seasonally-adjusted annualized basis last month. It’s the fourth straight month below the 5 million mark, and the report’s lowest reading since Novem...
08/23/2011
  Mortgage markets improved again last week, pushing mortgage rates in California to an all-time low; lower than the lows set last November, even. Last week’s low mortgage rate drivers are primarily European. Joining the debt concerns that have dogged Europe since March, a fresh wave of doubt ha...
08/22/2011
  Last week, at its 5th scheduled meeting of the year, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate in its target range near zero percent. The Fed Funds Rate has been near zero percent since December 2008 and, in its official statement, the FOMC pledged to leave the Fed Fu...
08/19/2011
Last week, the Federal Reserve pledged to leave the Fed Funds Rate near 0.000 percent until at least mid-2013. For credit card holders in California who carry a monthly balance, this is good news. Because of the Fed’s call, credit card rates are unlikely to rise before mid-2013. But cardholders ...
08/18/2011
  Single-Family Housing Starts fell to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized 425,000 units in July, according to the Census Bureau. A “Housing Start” is defined as a home on which construction has started and ground has broken. Furthermore, Single-Family Housing Starts were revised lower for both Ma...
08/17/2011
  Two months after posting their worst confidence reading of 2011, home builders say they foresee no improvement in the immediate- or medium-term market for new homes nationwide. In August, for the second straight month, the Housing Market Index read 15. The HMI is a monthly housing survey, publ...
08/16/2011
Mortgage markets improved again last week. The combination of global economic uncertainty plus a dour outlook from the Federal Reserve pushed mortgage bonds to highs for 2011, and drove mortgage rates below their all-time lows. Bonds were volatile, driven by the stock market’s gyrations. On 4 co...
08/15/2011
  Foreclosure activity continues to slow. According to RealtyTrac, a national foreclosure-tracking firm, the number of foreclosure filings nationwide fell 35 percent as compared to July 2010, a statistic suggesting that the housing market continues to improve. “Foreclosure filing” is a catch-all...
08/12/2011
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