Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mortgage Rates Edge Up

Mortgage rates rise 0.7 points Last week, mortgage rates rose an average 0.7 points, according to Freddie Mac. Realtor Magazine reports a “series of recent positive reports showing the housing market on the mend” may have affected mortgage rates, halting … Continue reading

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Do Some Houses Sell Faster Than Others?

An interesting infographic says “yes” The site One Block Off the Grid (1bog.org), a free group discount site focused on solar energy solutions for home owners, recently published the following infographic showing some statistics about why some houses sell faster … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Housing Market in 2011

Consumer Confidence + Tight Credit + Too Much Empty Property = Slow Recovery Last week the Fed sent a housing “white paper” to Congress discussing the importance of housing to the economic recovery. On Friday, Federal Reserve Governer Elizabeth Duke … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Housing Market in 2011

Time Magazine and AOL Real Estate each have lists of the most significant news in real estate in 2011: AOL’s #1: “Foreclosure Crisis” The “emotional and economic distress.” The “drag on a recovery.” The “tighter lending practices.” The robo-signing scandal. … Continue reading

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