New financial tools offer a boost to credit ratings

Posted on April 8th, 2019 by admin

Here’s some good news for anyone whose credit scores aren’t quite as high as they’d like them to be: Three new financial tools have..

Home prices are about to heat up again as interest rates fall

Posted on April 3rd, 2019 by admin

Corelogic, a real estate data and analytics company, predicts that annual gains in home prices could hit close to 5 percent by 2020, thanks..

Steady Fed sees no more hikes in 2019

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by admin

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on Wednesday and its policymakers abandoned projections for further rate hikes this year..

Wall Street Is Betting the Fed’s Rate-Raising Days Are Over, for Now

Posted on March 20th, 2019 by admin

Money has finally started to chase this year’s stock market rally, which has been driven largely by the Fed’s sharp turn away from last..

Strong Equity Cushion Formed for U.S. Homeowners by 2019

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by admin

The fourth quarter of 2018 Federal Reserve’s Flow of Funds report shows the market value of all owner-occupied residential real estate. A previous post referred to banks bracing..

Property valuations up for metro Phoenix homeowners. Will taxes climb, too?

Posted on February 27th, 2019 by admin

“Property tax valuations are in the mail for metro Phoenix homeowners. Values have finally bounced back to pre-housing crash levels.But if your home valuation..

Mortgage rates hit a 12-month low as economic expansion looks increasingly vulnerable

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by admin

“Rates for home loans fell to the lowest in a year as inflation cooled and investors braced for a slowing global economy.” Full Article

MBA: “Mortgage Delinquencies Dropped to 18-Year Low in the Fourth Quarter of 2018”

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by admin

“The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.06 percent of all loans outstanding at the..

Case Shiller HPI 1-29-2019

Posted on January 29th, 2019 by admin

The Case-Shiller Home Price Index was released, which gives us an important, yet slightly dated, read on appreciation. Case Shiller has a few indexes,..

The Fed Should Consider Lowering Rates

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by admin

“Nobody is expecting any major news from this week’s policy-making meeting at the Federal Reserve. That’s unfortunate, because the Fed should be considering more..

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