Weekly Blog Update for the Week Ending December 19th

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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 18, 2009
Caution Home Sellers, Housing Starts & Permits Jump
Excerpt: Housing Starts jumped last month as builders got back to business.  It's a telling sign for the economy, but bad news for next season's sellers. With more homes coming online,...

Publish Date: December 16, 2009
Putting Today's FOMC Statement into Plain English
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 16, 2009
Fannie Mae Gets Tough(er) On Borrowers. Again.
Excerpt: The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate within its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. In its press release, the FOMC noted that the U.S. economy...

Publish Date: December 15, 2009
The Federal Reserve's Relationship To Mortgage Rates
Excerpt: Fannie Mae raised the bar for mortgage applicants this past weekend.  Getting approved for a home loan just got harder. I n its official announcement, Fannie Mae says the updates minimize...

Publish Date: December 14, 2009
What's Ahead for Mortgage Rates This Week: December 14th
Excerpt: Mortgage market s worsened for a second consecutive week last week amid debt default concerns and stronger-than-expected economic data. Dollars left the bond market and mortgage rates suffered. After re-reaching an all-time...

Weekly Blog Update for the Week Ending December 19th.


Five Recent Blog Posts of Interest:

  1. December Holiday NWI Tweetup (#nwitweetup)
  2. This Is The Week Ahead for December 13th
  3. Weekly Blog Update for the Week Ending December 12th
  4. Today's Real Estate Reality is Just What You Need
  5. Are You The Reason Your Home Won't Sell? Sunk Cost Fallacy

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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

James - I didn't know you had an outside blog, this is a great recap.  Happy Holidays!

Dec 21, 2009 12:01 PM #1
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

Michelle - I maintain an outside blog that is more focused on my direct local market. It limits my outreach as it is very targeted towards certain cities and zip codes. Happy Holidays to you as well.

Dec 21, 2009 12:37 PM #2
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