Mortgage Rates Continue to Linger Near 2014 Lows

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Mortgage Rates Continue to Linger Near 2014 Lows Mortgage Rates | Nov 13, 2014 | By: Chrystal Caruthers Fixed rate mortgages are still hovering around 4% this week, after lower-than-expected employment figures caused concern. The average for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to 4.01% this week, from 4.02% last week, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Mortgage interest rates averaged 4.35% this time last year. “While the Read More

US Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected In August

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  Home prices rise, just not as much as we all want!-Stefan US Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected In Aug.: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ETReuters Scott Mlyn | CNBC A house for sale in Sarasota, Florida U.S. single-family home prices rose in August on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched Read More

Using Leverage in Real Estate Investments as a Hedge Against Rising Interest Rates

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Are you a real estate investor?  Are you concerned by the prospect of an interest rate increase?  Interest rates are a real concern for all investors.  There are basically two schools of thought on interest rate change from where we are today: 1.  We will soon get to a place where the Federal Reserve Bank must raise interest rates.  Rates Read More

Existing Home Sales: One-Year High in September

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Data represents home sales closed in July and August 2014-Stefan   Existing Home Sales: One-Year High in September Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ETReuters U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing Read More