Lori Blank's Blog

Real Estate Broker Owner - LORI BLANK & ASSOCIATES, LLC
You probably had someone check your foundation when you bought the house, but have you looked twice at it since? These problems don’t happen overnight. They start small and they grow. By the time an issue comes to your attention, it might be too late. Learn to recognize the problems while they’re...
Posted 6 months ago
  07/19/2013 By Lori     Any family would feel violated after coming home to a ransacked house. Burglars look for specific things when choosing a home to break into, and many homeowners are unknowingly inviting criminals through the front door.   Below are five ways you can avoid drawing the eyes...
Posted 9 months ago
  06/20/2013 By Lori     Are you buying a property as your second home? Perhaps you are looking for a small cottage or apartment where you can escape to for your vacations, or maybe you want to have another home closer to your relatives?   Maybe you want to rent out your second property and make ...
Posted 10 months ago
11/10/2011 By admin Leave a Comment As part of its quarterly survey to member banks nationwide, the Federal Reserve asked senior loan officers whether last quarter’s “prime” residential mortgage guidelines have tightened, loosened, or remained as-is. A “prime” borrower is defined as one with a we...
Posted over 2 years ago
Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. The vote was nearly unanimous, with just one dissenting voter. There were 3 dissenters at each of the FOMC’s last two meetings. In its press release, th...
Posted over 2 years ago
09/13/2011 By admin Leave a Comment ARM adjustments creeping higher For the first time in a year, homeowners with adjusting mortgages are facing rising mortgage rates. The interest rate by which many adjustable-rate mortgages adjust has climbed to its highest level since September 2010, and looks...
Posted over 2 years ago
09/08/2011 By admin Leave a Comment Mortgage guidelines tighteningMortgage guidelines appear to be tightening with the nation’s largest banks. In its quarterly survey to senior loan officers nationwide, the Federal Reserve uncovered that a small, but growing, portion of its member banks is making...
Posted over 2 years ago
With seasons changing, it’s a good time to look at weatherizing your home. Whether you live in a single-family home, a multi-family property, or a condominium, your home has windows and, through those windows, air escapes. Even with your windows closed. In this brief tutorial from Lowe’s, you’ll ...
Posted over 2 years ago
08/26/2011 By admin Leave a Comment (Edit) Freddie Mac Weekly Rates Low mortgage rates are terrific — if you can get them. One week after posting its lowest mortgage rate in 50 years, Freddie Mac reports that the 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose by an average of 7 basis points nationwide this wee...
Posted over 2 years ago
/25/2011 By admin Leave a Comment 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 country’s best “small towns”. To be...
Posted over 2 years ago

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