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With little economic data, it was a relatively quiet week for mortgage rates. The biggest economic news was a surprise warning from a major rating agency that it may downgrade US debt, but investors viewed this as positive for bonds. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little lower. On M...
I realize a lot of home buyers begin their search on the internet so I thought a blog explaining exactly what a picture means, or what a Real Estate agent is really saying by using certain verbiage, would be helpful. For instance, you see this picture... and you think, "Oh, that's a pretty home!"...
On target inflation data and strong demand for the longer-term Treasury auctions were favorable for mortgage rates this week. The other major economic reports contained few surprises. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week lower. In recent weeks, the primary influence for mortgage rates has s...
As Spring is upon us, more and more each day I see people working in their yards. It's the perfect time for it! Especially if you're here, in Dallas, TX -> 70 - 80 degree weather, clear skies and lots of sunshine! You gotta love the state of 2-month winters!! ;) So, with this being said, I t...
With little other economic news, inflation concerns weighed on mortgage rates this week. Despite rising commodity prices, Fed officials appear to be in no rush to tighten monetary policy. Investors, worried about the risk of higher inflation, pushed mortgage rates a little higher.While the ECB (...
Ok.. so you may have read in a previous blog or two that I was working with an investor I wasn't exactly confident in. His plan seemed a bit squirrely but he reassured me time and time again that he was good for it. Well, after working with him for about two months, writing a dozen contracts a...
Pricing Misconceptions It is not only important, but IMPERATIVE to price your property properly - at competitive market value at the BEGINNING of the listing agreement. Historically, the FIRST offer is typically the BEST offer you will receive. And furthermore, here are six matters Buyers simpl...