Monthly Archives: December 2012

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : December 31, 2012

Mortgage bonds improved last week, pushing mortgage rates lower nationwide.

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Fixing Up An Historic Home : The Three Rs

Restoration, Renovation, and Repair — the three Rs of fixing up an historic home.

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Case-Shiller Index Posts 4% Annual Home Price Gain

The Case-Shiller Index showed home prices gaining 4.3 percent during the 12-month period ending October 2012.

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How To Install A Water Heater Jacket

Homeowners can save up to 9% per year on water heating costs with a properly-fitted water heater jacket.

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What’s Ahead for Mortgage Rates This Week: December 24, 2012

Freddie Mac reported the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate at 3.37 percent — an increase of 0.05 percentage points from the week prior.

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Housing Starts, Building Permits Rising Into 2013

Rising permits and housing starts suggests a more healthy U.S. economy.

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3 Ways To Purchase Foreclosed Properties

There are three main ways to buy a foreclosed home.

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Homebuilder Confidence Rises For 9th Straight Month

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released its Housing Market Index (HMI), showing another monthly gain — its ninth in a row.

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Short Sales Outnumber Foreclosure Sales For Third Straight Quarter

Foreclosure-tracker RealtyTrac reports falling foreclosure sales nationwide as banks get better at selling homes via short sale.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : December 17, 2012

Mortgage bonds worsened last week, moving mortgage rates higher.

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