US Home Prices Gain Amid ‘Broad-Based Deceleration’

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National home prices continue to rise as overall sales slow.-Stefan   US Home Prices Gain Amid ‘Broad-Based Deceleration’: S&P/Case-Shiller Reuters   Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. single-family home prices rose in July on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas …

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#DidYouKnow that Jupiter, FL gained its name through a misinterpretation? When the Spanish settlers first came to this area they found the Jega Indians living along the banks of the Inlet and river. The Indians called themselves the Jobe, so the Spanish explorers named the river running into the Inlet the Jobe River, after the native tribe. Later, when English …

How To Improve Your FICO Score Quickly

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Helpful tips towards building strong credit -Stefan HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FICO SCORES QUICKLY With mortgage interest rates hovering near record lows, you may want to either refinance your mortgage or purchase a new home before rates go higher again. The question is — can you qualify for refinancing or a purchase loan? Since the recession, lenders have tightened loan …

Top Retirement Expense: Your Home

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Real talk on retirement expenses -Stefan   RETIREMENT Top Retirement Expense: Your Home Nanci Hellmich Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 AM ETUSA Today Home and home-related costs are the biggest expense for people 50 and older, accounting for 40% to 45% of their household budgets, says a report out today from the non-profit Employee Benefit Research Institute. In 2011, …

Mortgage Myths May be Hampering U.S. Demand

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A little knowledge goes a long way! -Stefan Mortgage Myths May be Hampering U.S. Demand: Survey Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ETReuters Getty Images Getting a mortgage in the United States may be easier than many borrowers think, according to a survey released Monday by Wells Fargo, the largest U.S. mortgage lender. Nearly two-thirds of respondents thought that a …

Mortgage Applications Rise after Holiday

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  FICO relaxes and applications increase.  This looks good for housing! Stefan Mortgage applications rise after holiday, but so do rates Diana Olick | @diana_olick 1 Hour AgoCNBC.com Getty Images Despite adjustments for the Labor Day holiday the previous week, mortgage applications surged last week, even amid rising rates. Read MoreMortgage myths may be hampering U.S. demand: Survey Total application volume …