Weekly Blog Update for the Week Ending December 12th

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Thank you for reading my ActiveRain blog where I share my personal insight as a mortgage planner.

Did you know that I also write an outside blog dedicated to Northwest Indiana mortgages and real estate?

Today's Real Estate Reality Blog

This is a summary of my newest blog entries from the past week from WelcomeHomeNWI.com.

Publish Date: December 11, 2009
Retail Sales and Home Affordability a Volatile Cocktail
Excerpt: If you wonder what mortgage rates and home affordability will look like next year, today's Retail Sales data may hold your answer. Versus October, November's ex-auto sales were up by more than 1 percent....

Publish Date: December 10, 2009
Foreclosure Activity Falls For The 4th Straight Month
Excerpt: Since peaking in July 2009, national foreclosure activity has dropped through 4 consecutive months.  On a month-to-month basis, November's foreclosure activity fell another 8 percent.  However, national foreclosure activity continues to...

Publish Date: December 09, 2009
Save Money and the Environment - Lower Your Utility Bills
Excerpt: The average family spends $2,200 per year in electric bills and the average home is responsible for twice the amount of greenhouse gases than the average automobile. Whether you want to...

Publish Date: December 08, 2009
How to Maximize 2009 Mortgage Interest Deduction
Excerpt: For many American homeowners, interest paid on a mortgage is tax-deductible in the year in which it was paid. Knowing that, eligible homeowners can increase their 2009 tax deductions just by making their...

Publish Date: December 07, 2009
What's Ahead for Mortgage Rates This Week: December 7th
Excerpt: Mortgage markets finally reversed course last week, selling off with fury and causing prices to plummet.  When bonds prices fall, rates rise. The action broke a multi-week winning streak, much to...

Weekly Blog Update for the Week Ending December 12th.


Five Recent Blog Posts of Interest:

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  4. If You Don't Know Sara Bonert, You Should.
  5. Are You Prepared to Help Waterfront Homeowners?

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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Great way to wrap up the week for your readers, James.

Dec 12, 2009 01:58 PM #1
Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN

Thanks for the links to your posts.  Bookmarked for reading at a slower pace.

Dec 13, 2009 01:18 PM #2
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

Jane - This is actually a weekly wrap up of my outside blog, which is more general and less opinionated.

Irene - If you like, you can subscribe to the outside blog so that you get updates on a daily basis.

Dec 13, 2009 03:59 PM #3
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