Monthly Archives: December 2015

Defying Fed hike, 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.96 percent

By Paul Wiseman The Associated Press What Fed rate hike? One week after the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates slightly from record lows, the average on a 30-year fixed mortgage went the other way: It dipped to 3.96 percent … Continue reading

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16 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK NEW FOR THE NEW YEAR FOR UNDER $1,000

Written by Jaymi Naciri It’s common to start thinking about a new house in the New Year. We all do it (in fact, we’re doing it right now). But if it’s not a practical time to but (or sell) or … Continue reading

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10 HOLIDAY DECORATING IDEAS FOR YOUR FRONT PORCH

Written by Brad Miller The Christmas season is one of the most awaited moments of the year. Everyone is into spreading holiday cheer and having a great time decorating their homes, and you certainly shouldn’t forget decorating the porch too! … Continue reading

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgages rises to 3.97 percent

The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week in the days before the Federal Reserve announced a historic increase in its key short-term interest rate. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average … Continue reading

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6 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME IN WINTER 2016

Written by Andrea Davis Winter can be a harsh, unappealing time of year to sell your home. With 2016 about to rev up, it’s especially important to make your home stand out if you want to sell in the New … Continue reading

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WHY IT’S SMART TO BUY A HOME DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Written by Jaymi Naciri Spring is the start of the hot real estate season for a few obvious reasons, nice weather and the desire to move during the summer when kids are out of school at the top of the … Continue reading

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Use the ‘Moneyball’ Approach to Score a Lower Mortgage Rate

By Jonathan Smoke This holiday season, all you would-be home buyers should give yourselves the best gift possible: the lowest mortgage rate you can get! It may not come in a little blue box, but it will truly be the … Continue reading

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