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NAHB: May Home Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level in 7 Months

The National Association of Home Builders reported the highest builder confidence reading in seven months for May. May's reading exceeded expectations for an index reading of 64 and rose three points to 67. Component readings for the main NAHB r [...]

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Can I Qualify For A Mortgage Without W-2 Income?

It's more common these days to have non-traditional income that doesn't fall into the W-2 category. Many people work in what is referred to as the "gig economy," where income might come from a variety of freelance sources. Other times, people do [...]

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FOMC Statement: No Changes to Key Fed Rate

The meeting of the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee ended Wednesday with the Committee's customary post-meeting statement recapping monetary policy matters considered by the Committee. Members voted not to change the current target [...]

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What To Look For In A Real Estate Agent

You have lots of choices when it comes to choosing a real estate agent. Aside from deciding if you'd prefer to work with a man or woman, and what age range you'd like them to be, here are some tips to help ensure that you pick one that is best su [...]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 29th, 2019

Last week's economic reporting included readings on sales of new and pre-owned homes; weekly reports on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released along with a report on consumer sentiment. Sales of New Homes Hit 16-Month High T [...]

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8 Curb Appeal Tips for Selling Your Home Fast

From small touches such as new lighting to larger efforts such as tiling the porch or stoop, creating curb appeal is one of the best investments you can make to resell your home fast. Here are eight ideas to maximize curb your appeal. Landscapi [...]

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4 Ways A Little Paint Can Revitalize Your Home

Fixing up your home doesn't have to be a budget-breaker. You can revitalize the look of your property with a little bit of paint in the right places. Here are some areas that will really stand out to visitors or prospective home buyers. 1. Fron [...]

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Can You Really Buy Off-Planet Real Estate?

Real estate agents are constantly looking for new listings, which will attract potential buyers. We no longer need to limit our search for good listings to planet Earth because Mars is now for sale. Although this may sound a bit far-fetched at f [...]

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Home Maintenance Tips: How to Organize Your Garage

Perhaps you plan to sell your home in the next few months or years. Keeping your garage organized can save time and ensure that you have storage space when you need it most. Get Your Purge On! Clear out the garage and separate items into catego [...]

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 14th, 2019

Last week's economic readings included reports on inflation, mortgage rates, and first-time jobless claims. Monthly reporting on consumer sentiment was delayed. Consumer Price Index: Inflation Rises in March The Consumer Price Index rose 0.40 p [...]

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