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2010 

No doubt you've heard that mortgage rates are low. They're lower than they've ever been in history.  The news is everywhere. Just check out some of.......   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: 30-Year Mortgage Rates Make New Lows, But Look Ready To Spike  
07/31/2010
For the second consecutive month, U.S. consumer confidence is plunging. July's official reading is its lowest since July of last year and the figures run in stark contrast to just two months ago, when the index touched a multi-year high. According to The Conference Board, July's figures are refle...
07/29/2010
Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, between April and May 2010, home prices rose in 19 of Case-Shiller's 20 tracked markets.  It's the second straight month of strong Case-Shiller findings. Also, May's numbers are a........   Read the COMPLET...
07/28/2010
After a down month in May, the sales of newly-built homes appears back on track. As published by the Census Bureau, June's New Home Sales report showed: A 24 percent sales volume increase from the month prior A 2-month drop in the supply of newly-built home There are now just 210,000 new homes f...
07/28/2010
According to the EPA, if every household in America replaced one "traditional" bulb with an energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulb, it would result in $700 million in energy cost savings each year, plus a greenhouse gas savings equivalent to that of 800,000 automobiles. They're ...
07/26/2010
Consistent with most post-home buyer tax credit housing news, the National Association of Realtors® says Existing Home Sales eased lower last month. An "existing home" is a home that cannot be considered new construction. The 5 percent drop in sales from May to June was expected, but a closer loo...
07/23/2010
The New York Times ran an important story this week concerning pregnancy and mortgage approvals. Titled "Need a Mortgage? Don't Get Pregnant", the article discussed the difficulties that expecting and recently-expanded families are having with their mortgage financing. NBC's The Today Show picke...
07/22/2010
Single-family Housing Starts eased lower last month, falling by 0.7 percent from May, or 3,000 units nationwide. A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started. June's Housing Starts data is somewhat soft and may partially explain why home builder confidence dropped to its lowest ...
07/21/2010
Builder confidence in the housing market slipped this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' monthly Housing Market Index. The Housing Market Index is actually a weighted composite of 3 separate surveys. One measures current single-family sales; one measures projected singl...
07/20/2010
Home affordability is at an all-time high. Home values are still in recovery while mortgage rates continue to make new lows. But where are homes the most affordable? CNNMoney.com recently ran a..........   Read the COMPLETE BLOG POST HERE: 25 Cities In Which To Get A Bang For Your Homebuying Buck
07/19/2010
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