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2010 

There is something about the change of seasons that makes people want to get organized. With the holidays in the not so distant future, it may be time to get rid of all the junk that has been accumulating in the guest room or make space in the garage. A yard sale can be a good way to get unwanted...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Foreclosures and short sales dominate the real estate market in many U.S. cities; although, the numbers seem to be evening out in certain areas. It takes manpower to process the increased workload for the mortgage industry and many companies are hiring. Not only does the lending industry need peo...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Couples who decide to get married have many decisions ahead of them as to how they will live their lives after they are married. Merging finances is typically one of the first things worked out. If both own homes, that issue should fall at the top of the list. One decision might be to keep both h...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Rates have been relatively low over the last month. This week, they are in the news by falling to a new all time historical low. The 30 year rate fell from 4.75 to 4.69 this week. Two weeks ago the 30 year rate was sitting at 4.72. What's interesting is that over the last month, when a lot of peo...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Many of those in the media feel that the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is the culprit for the recent real estate market bust. Politicians have even echoed this sentiment from the Congressional podium. What is the Community Reinvestment Act, though, and did it actually contribute to or cause th...
Posted almost 4 years ago
Since 2007, foreclosures and short sales have littered the real estate market and drove down the price of property and home values. The upside to the down housing market is that homebuyers and investors can find sweet deals in some of the nation's most sought after cities. If cities like Milwauke...
Posted almost 4 years ago
For some reason a beer and a hot dog just taste better at the ballpark. Arlington has the Texas Rangers and Houston has the Astros, but Austin has its own baseball team just up the road in Round Rock. The Round Rock Express may be a minor league team, but they've got big league appeal. To begin w...
Posted almost 4 years ago
The 30 year rate fell from 4.84 to 4.78 this week. This is the 5th week in a row where rates have fallen. Rates are now flirting with the all time historic low of 4.71 reached in 2009. If it were not for 2 weeks in 2009 today's rates would be seeing a lot more headlines than they are currently ge...
Posted almost 4 years ago
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