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Home Sales Up For 3rd Straight Month

Sales of existing homes hit their highest levels since October when the numbers for June were calculated. 5.04 million homes were sold in June, and this was the first time existing home sales were above 5 million since October. While this represents an increase, sales were still 2.3% lower than June of last year. Sales […]... Read more ›

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Predictions for 2015 Housing Markets

Here are five predictions for the housing market in 2015. 1. Millennials Will Become First-Time Home Buyers Millennials will be looking to invest in their futures. Millennials between ages 25 and 34 make up 65% of first time home buyers, while 86% of them state that their motivation is a change in family circumstances, such […]... Read more ›

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Fed Expected To Keep Rates Low

After fears earlier in 2014 that the Fed was about to raise interest rates, it now seems that rates will remain unchanged for some time. Experts cite declining oil prices and flat inflation as evidence of the prime rate remaining near zero as it has been for the last six years. Part of the reason […]... Read more ›

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When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home?

It’s a good time to sell your home now! The most recent National Housing Survey has indicated that Americans are feeling more confident about their employment situation and more optimistic about home pricing and interest rates. The numbers are showing a very encouraging trend: A record survey high of 42 percent of survey respondents now say that […]... Read more ›

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BOX Home Loans New Platinum Pricing

Your Reward For Great Credit Here’s a little secret:  All mortgage lenders—from the medium-sized folks like Box Home Loans to the “big boys” like Wells Fargo and Bank of America—ultimately sell the majority of their loans to an end-investor. For example, Bank of America may take your payments but they have most likely sold your loan to […]... Read more ›

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Mortgage Rates Down

Mortgage rates Trended down Late last week after the release of weak economic data, including a higher unemployment rate and mortgage rates trended down! This is after last month saw a slight increase, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. Fortunately for current and prospective homeowners, interest rates continue to be very affordable. Through early […]... Read more ›

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Why Private Mortgage Insurance Exists

Why does private mortgage insurance exist? If you don’t have a lot of money to put down on a mortgage, you will probably be required by your Lender to pay for private mortgage insurance.  Many Lenders would otherwise be unwilling to take on the risk of a loan with a down payment lower than 20% […]... Read more ›

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Why Mortgage Rates Fluctuate

Why Mortgage Rates Fluctuate Mortgage interest rates fluctuate a bit differently than other, shorter term consumer loan rates. Credit cards, personal and auto loans typically fluctuate with lender cost of funds and prevailing short-term market rates. Mortgage rates change with the national economy strength or weakness, economic forecasts, Federal Reserve controls of the money supply […]... Read more ›

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