Current Mortgage Rates for Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Same old, same old.  Bond yields (and thus, mortgage rates) continue to be primarily influenced by overseas influences.  It started with weakness in China overnight, which bled into weakness in Europe (sort of – that might not be a direct causation, there was a batch of weaker-than anticipated European economic data which also helped European […]

5 Questions to Ask When You’re De-Cluttering

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Whether you’re packing for a move or just starting to feel a little cramped by all the clutter, half the battle is picking a strategy that works for you and sticking to it. Here are 5 tried and true questions to ask yourself when you’re trying to decide what to keep and what to sell, […]

Current Mortgage Rates for Monday, August 31, 2015

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Mortgage rates hit recent lows early last week, only to rise again later in the week as mortgage-backed securities sold off.  The primary drivers of the market action of late have been the stock rout in China (and the fears of slowing growth that accompany that sell-off).  This has made the market wildly unpredictable, and […]

Mortgage Rates Roundup for Saturday, August 29, 2015

Mortgage rates fell this week as stock markets near and far went for a wild ride. Trouble for China’s economy  Unless you had no connection to the outside world, you know that China’s economy took a serious nosedive this week. It started last Friday and gained momentum on Monday and Tuesday. Markets across the globe […]

LeBron James Sells His Miami Mansion for $13.4M

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After playing for the Miami Heat for four consecutive seasons, LeBron decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, listing his 12,178 square foot home in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood for $17 million in October. After the property sat on the market for a few months, its price dropped to $15 million in March […]

Current Mortgage Rates for Friday, August 28, 2015

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It is Friday!  Huzzah and hurrah!  Stocks were all over the places, and bonds were along for the ride.  To wit: the yield on 10-year Treasuries was as low as 1.92% for a brief period early in the week, and peaked around 2.20% yesterday.  Currently yields are around 2.14% (give-or-take).  Mortgage backed securities traced a […]

Secrets to Buying a Home that Will Appreciate Over Time

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No one buys a home hoping its value will stay exactly the same for the next 30 years. In a healthy real estate market, most people just assume that their property will appreciate over time, even if only slightly. But, as many real estate investors already know, there are ways to pick out the most […]