Monthly Archives: October 2013

Completed Foreclosures Down 39% From Last Year

By Tara Steele of AGBeat.com 51,000 completed foreclosures in September According to CoreLogic, in September, the number of completed foreclosures fell 0.7 percent compared to August’s revised numbers, but are down a dramatic 39 percent compared to September 2012. September

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See a Shockingly Stylish Halloween Home

Greg and Nancy Smith begin decorating their home a month in advance for their annual Halloween fete. With a guest list of about 150 people, this couple goes all out to cover nearly every inch of their house with decorative

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Move Closer To 4.00%; Reach Lowest Levels In 18 Weeks

Today’s 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate is markedly lower than what Freddie Mac’s weekly survey says it is. According to the group’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS) released Thursday, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose 0.05 percentage points to

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Some Mortgage Brokers Are Offering Closing-Cost Help

An article in the Washington Post explains how consumers shopping for mortgages may be offered “substantial credits” from mortgage brokers. Lenders, the article explains, may be able to offer similar help with closing costs, but do not always advertise the fact. This

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Mortgage Applications Rise Despite Government Shutdown

By Tara Steele of AGBeat Mortgage applications are up this week, but continued economic uncertainty is making many nervous about the housing recovery. Mortgage applications increase According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), mortgage applications rose 1.3 percent last week, including both home purchase

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Is This Your Last Chance To Refinance? Just 4% Of Americans Expect Lower Mortgage Rates In 2014.

An overwhelming majority of U.S. consumers expect mortgage rates to rise next year. The data comes from Fannie Mae’s National Housing Survey, a survey of 1,000 households which reflects changing American attitudes toward housing and mortgages. The negative outlook on mortgage

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15 Fall Decorating Ideas From Great Country Homes

Get the handsomeness of a pastoral estate even in an urban studio using color, artwork and accessories You don’t need to have a family estate in the country to steal a few style tips from these casually elegant homes. Rich

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