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heron bay homes: Home Affordability Sinks For The First Time In 12 Months - 08/15/12 01:27 AM
Rising home prices are taking a toll on today's home buyers. For the first time in 4 quarters -- and despite falling mortgage rates -- home affordability is sinking. Earlier this week, the National Association of Home Builders reported the Home Opportunity Index, a measure of home affordability is down to 73.8 for the second quarter of the year. This marks the metric's first "down" quarter since the second quarter of 2011, and is its lowest reading since December 2010. A home is considered "affordable" when its payments meet standard mortgage underwriting criteria for families earning the local median income. This … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: Mortgage Standards Stop Tightening; Lending Soon To Loosen? - 08/08/12 02:30 AM
As another signal of an improving U.S. economy, the nation's biggest banks have started to loosen mortgage lending guidelines. As reported by the Federal Reserve last quarter, no "big banks" reported stricter mortgage standards as compared to the quarter prior and "modest fractions" of banks reported easier mortgage standards. The data comes from the Fed's quarterly Senior Loan Officer Survey, a questionnaire sent to 64 domestic banks and 23 U.S. branches of foreign banks. The survey is meant to gauge, among other things, direct demand for consumer loans and banks' willingness to meet this demand. Not surprisingly, as mortgage rates fell … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: 84 U.S. Markets Improving In July - 07/11/12 12:59 AM
Where economic growth goes, housing growth often follows. That's why it's good news for homeowners that 84 U.S. metropolitan areas are showing "measurable and sustained growth" this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' Improving Market Index. The Improving Market Index is a derivative report, based on the results of three separate data series which examine a city's local economy. The data series used in the IMI are : Employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Home price data from Freddie Mac One-unit building permits from the Census Bureau The NAHB compiles this data monthly, assigning a given metropolitan … (1 comments)

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heron bay homes: Simple Real Estate Definitions : Right To Cancel - 06/28/12 12:55 AM
As part of the federal Truth-in-Lending Act, refinancing homeowners are granted a 3-day "cooling off" period post-closing during which they retain the right to rescind, or "cancel", their recent refinance without penalty or cost. The Right To Cancel is protection against surprises at closing and/or a change of heart. It's also a safety valve for homeowners signing paperwork under duress. With 3 days to revisit and rethink the terms of a loan, a homeowner can maintain tighter control of his/her financial situation. If you ever have the wish (or need) to execute your right to rescind, be aware that the process … (1 comments)

heron bay homes: New Home Inventory Keeps Sinking - 10/27/11 06:17 AM
New Home Inventory Keeps Sinking Home builders continue to sell homes and work through inventory.
According to data from the Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold in September jumped 6 percent from the month prior, beating analyst expectations. On a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, buyers in Florida and nationwide closed on 313,000 newly-built homes last month.
It’s the highest reading since April and a major reason why the available number of new homes for sale is shrinking. 
As compared to September 2010, there are 19% fewer homes for sale nationwide. At today’s sales pace, the complete new home inventory would be “sold … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: How To Change Your Doorbell - 10/24/11 05:14 AM
How To Change Your Doorbell
When we move into a home, we make changes. Appliances get replaced, rooms get painted, and floors get refinished or recarpeted. It’s part of how we make a home “ours”.
One item we tend to skip, though, is the changing of the doorbell. In most Parkland homes, the existing doorbell is “good enough”. 
Well, if you’ve ever had a mind to change your home’s hard-wired doorbell system, the good news is that changing your doorbell is a simple, do-it-yourself project. Whether you want chimes, songs, or the traditional ding-dong, all you need is a screwdriver, … (3 comments)

heron bay homes: Fed Minutes : A Fed Divided Reaches Comprise - 10/14/11 02:46 PM
Fed Minutes : A Fed Divided Reaches Comprise Wednesday, the Federal Reserve released the minutes from its 2-day meeting September 20-21, 2011.
The release shows a divided Fed in disagreement about the current U.S. monetary policy. The group reached compromise for new economic stimulus, however, and maintained its commitment to accommodative interest rates.
Wall Street reacted tepidly to the minutes. Mortgage rates in Parkland and Coral Springs worsened slightly post-release.
The Fed Minutes gets less press than the FOMC’s post-meeting press release, but it’s every bit as important. Because it details the conversations that take place among voting and non-voting Fed members at … (1 comments)

heron bay homes: Retail Sales Expected To Rise; Mortgage Rates Should Rise, Too - 10/13/11 04:33 AM
Retail Sales Expected To Rise; Mortgage Rates Should Rise, Too
The American Consumer is alive and well, it seems.
Friday morning, the Census Bureau will release its Retail Sales figures for September. The report is expected to show an increase in gross receipts for the 15th straight month with analysts predicting a 0.6 percent increase from August.
The projected increase represents the largest jump in Retail Sales in six months and would likely lead mortgage rates higher for buyers in Parkland and nationwide.
The connection between Retail Sales and mortgage rates is fairly straight-forward. Retail Sales are the majority component of “consumer … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: New Homes in Heron Bay - Parkland Florida - 10/10/11 04:04 AM
New Homes in Parkland Florida - Heron Bay Heron Bay offers graceful country club living at its finest!
Azalea The Azalea single-family home offers an open great room design with a spacious owner's suite and a versatile living room that could also serve as a formal dining room.
3 BR, 2 BA, 1,862 a/c sq. ft. and a 2-Car Garage
Priced from $347,900     Camellia The Camellia features a spacious master suite with a roomy walk-in closet and open great room. This plan also offers three additional bedrooms, one of which features a private bath making it ideal as … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: Freddie Mac : Mortgage Rates Sub-4 Percent - 10/07/11 02:17 AM
Freddie Mac : Mortgage Rates Sub-4 Percent
Mortgage rates have dropped past 4 percent.
For the first time in more than 40 years, data from Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage falling below 4 percent, dropping to 3.94 percent nationwide. It’s the lowest average 30-year fixed reading in the survey’s history.
In addition, Freddie Mac shows the 15-year fixed and 5-year ARM making new all-time lows, too, falling to 3.26% and 2.96%, respectively.
It’s a great time to be shopping for a mortgage or buying a home in Parkland & Coral Springs. … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: Home Values Rose For the 4th Straight Month - 10/05/11 05:32 AM
Home Values Rose For the 4th Straight Month
The government is confirming what the private sector has already shown —  home values are on the rise.
The Federal Home Finance Agency’s Home Price Index shows home values rose 0.8% in July.
July marks the fourth straight month that home values climbed and the FHFA’s Home Price Index is the latest in a series of “rising home values” reports — an encouraging trend for buyers and sellers in Parkland, Coral Springs, Boca Raton and nationwide.
Last week, the S&P Case-Shiller Index showed home value up nearly 1 percent in July. CoreLogic reached … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: Fall Fix-Ups For Your Home - 10/03/11 04:50 AM
Fall Fix-Ups For Your Home It’s October and the fall season has officially started. For homeowners throughout south FL and nationwide, the change of season is a well-timed, “preventative maintenance” reminder.
As temperatures cool, there are a handful of do-it-yourself projects you should undertake in order to keep your home in tip-top shape through the winter. This 4-minute piece from NBC’s The Today Show highlights just a few of them.
Calling it a “Fall Fix-Up Checklist”, The Today Show’s interview is fast-paced and wide-ranging. Some of the topics covered include :
Pick up all fallen leaves to limit damage to grass and … (1 comments)

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heron bay homes: Case-Shiller Index : 85% Of Tracked Cities Showed Home Price Improvement In July - 09/29/11 07:54 AM
Case-Shiller Index : 85% Of Tracked Cities Showed Home Price Improvement In July
Standard & Poors released its monthly Case-Shiller Index this week. The Case-Shiller Index measures home price changes from month-to-month, and year-to-year, in 20 select U.S. cities. It also reports a “national” index; a composite of the values in said cities.
The most recent Case-Shiller Index shows a 0.9% rise in home values from June to July 2011. Home values were higher in 17 of the 20 tracked cities. Only Phoenix and Las Vegas fell. Denver was flat.
Also noteworthy is that, of all of the Case-Shiller cities, Detroit … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: How To Clean Your Home Gutters - 09/26/11 03:01 AM
How To Clean Your Home Gutters
With the change of season, it’s a good time to make sure your home’s gutter system is clean and well-functioning.
Home gutters serve a specific purpose. By capturing and funneling rainwater away from a home “footprint”, water damage to walls, windows and roofing can be minimized. A well-functioning gutter system can keep a home’s yard from flooding, and a foundation safe from long-term structural damage.
Damaged or dirty gutters can lead to major home damage that may not be covered by insurance.
For homeowners in Parkland FL, keeping clean gutters is essential. Luckily, with the … (1 comments)

heron bay homes: The Fed Adjourns At 2:15 PM ET Today : What It Means For Mortgage Rates - 09/21/11 10:28 AM
The Fed Adjourns At 2:15 PM ET Today : What It Means For Mortgage Rates
The Federal Open Market Committee adjourns from a two-day, scheduled meeting today, the sixth of 8 scheduled meetings this year, and the seventh Fed meeting overall.
The FOMC is a designated, 12-person committee within the Federal Reserve, led by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The FOMC is the voting members for the country’s monetary policy. Among its other responsibilities, the FOMC sets the Fed Funds Rate, the overnight rate at which banks borrow money from each other.
Note that the “Fed Funds Rate” is different from … (0 comments)

heron bay homes: Improve Your Home’s Air Quality - 09/19/11 05:08 AM
Improve Your Home’s Air Quality How healthy is the air in your home?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a common class of airborne toxins known as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is ruining indoor air quality, and causing some U.S. homeowners to become dizzy, asthmatic, and ill.
VOCs are gases emitted by certain, common household products, including paint and paint strippers, cleaning supplies, and copiers and printers — even when the aforementioned products aren’t in use. You can find VOCs “everywhere” because organic chemical compounds have become essential in everyday life.
VOCs are what give cars that “new car smell”. … (0 comments)

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