realtor tucson: Tucson, AZ Mortgage Rates 10/1/16 - 10/01/16 04:47 AM
Mortgage bond prices finished the week near unchanged which kept rates basically flat. Rates improved Monday morning as news out of the Eurozone focused on Deutsche Bank and legal proceedings with the U.S. government. There was flight to safety buying of U.S. debt instruments as a result. That unwound a bit toward the end of the week as news reported a possible settlement that would reduce the payment from $14B to around $5.4B. The data was mixed. Final GDP rose 1.4% in the 2nd quarter versus an expected reading of 1.3%. Weekly jobless claims were better than expected. Personal income rose … (0 comments)

realtor tucson: 2016 A Good Year To Buy/Sell In Tucson, AZ - 02/08/16 02:04 AM
In a recent interview for “Housing News Report”, Jonathan Smoke – Chief Economist at Realtor.com – says that, “2016 will be our best year since 2006, but also our most normal year since 2000. We’ve lived through 15 years of abnormal trends, and after working off the negative effects of the housing bust, we’re finally seeing signs of more normal conditions.”  How does he know this? Let’s look at some of the factors he most likely reviewed to make this feel-good statement. According to Freddie Mac, fixed-rate 30-year prime mortgages were priced at 3.87% at the end of 2014 and 3.96% … (0 comments)

realtor tucson: Beware: Ransomware Virus Infections - 07/07/15 08:11 AM

 
Consumers and businesses have been experiencing an unusually high volume of “Ransomware” virus infections on computers.   These viruses are usually triggered by a harmful link in an email or non-mainstream website.  These infections are extremely troublesome and often cause loss of data.   Please be aware of this, and remain vigilant when accessing links in email messages and on the Internet.   
 
The common thread of most of these viruses, is that the harmful links do not make sense in the context of daily business.  For example, a message appearing to be from Ebay probably has no business context.  
 
Viruses are one of the … (0 comments)

realtor tucson: Mortgage Market Commentary 6/12/15 - 06/13/15 01:04 AM

Mortgage bond prices finished the week near unchanged which kept rates in check. Trading was volatile despite no data until near the end of the week. News out of the Eurozone focused on Greece. Greece released a new reform plan in an effort to extend the bailout. Creditors wanted to see more concessions. Weekly jobless claims were 279K versus the expected 277K. The higher than expected reading was rate friendly. Retail sales rose 1.2% versus the expected 1.1% increase. This was not rate friendly. The Treasury auctions were generally solid. The data Friday morning was mixed. The Producer price index rose … (0 comments)

realtor tucson: Communication 101 - 04/23/15 11:39 PM
How well do you communicate with others?  Have you had a bad experience with another agent lately? Do you think it was due to lack of communication? 
 
Communication is the number one complaint between the listing and selling agents in today’s market.  It is amazing that with all of the technology we have to communicate, (e‐mails, fax, Facebook, Twitter, phone, text, Skype) that we as professionals collectively drop the ball in doing so.  Don’t let this happen to you and your client.  Follow the tips below to help improve your communication skills:
1.  Be proactive and persistent; if the other agent is not … (0 comments)

 
Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900 (Tierra Antigua Realty)

Spirit Messingham

Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Tucson, AZ

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