My blog will try to provide you insights into mortgage lending, my prospectives into the real estate market and general information. I provide this based upon my 39+ years in the real estate, building and now for the past 23 years the mortgage industry.
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Homes were sold at a furious pace last month. According the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Pending Home Sales Index rose 5.2 percent in October, crossing the benchmark 100 reading, and moving to 104.8. It's a 5-point improvement from September's revised figure and the highest readin...
According to a joint release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing Starts rose 3.6% in October 2012, climbing to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate of 894,000 units. A "housing start" is a new home on which construction has started and the re...
Nationwide, mortgage rates are low in Minnesota and home prices remain relatively low, too. This combination, plus rising rents, is pushing renters in some cities -- including Maple Grove -- toward first-time homeownership. Buying your first home can be exciting, but you should also do your resea...