Monthly Archives: October 2012

19 of 20 Case-Shiller Index Markets Improve In August

Home value rose to close out the summer, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, an oft-cited home-valuation tracker.

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Pending Home Sales Index Suggests Housing Momentum Into 2013

In September, for the fifth straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index hovered near its benchmark value of 100, registering 99.5.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 29, 2012

Pricing for both conforming and FHA mortgage rates improved between Monday and Friday, with the majority of gains occurring late in the week.

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New Home Supply Remains Firmly In “Seller’s Market” Territory

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold jumped to 389,000 units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis.

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Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (October 24 , 2012)

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent Wednesday.

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Home Supplies Drop To Multi-Year Low

The National Association of REALTORS® reports Existing Home Sales at 4.75 million units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, an 11 percent increase from one year ago.

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The Most Expensive U.S. ZIP Codes (2012 Edition)

Using data compiled by real estate market data firm Altos Research, Forbes Magazine recently presented America’s most expensive ZIP codes for 2012.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 22, 2012

Mortgage markets worsened last week, taking mortgage rates higher. The Federal Open Market Committee meets this week.

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How To Improve Your FICO Score

The credit score average for approved mortgage applicant was 750 last month. From The Today Show from NBC, here are basic tips to maximize your FICO.

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Single-Family Housing Starts Rise To 4-Year High

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 603,000 last month, an 11 percent increase from the month prior and the highest reading in more than 4 years.

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