Foreclosures Increase Again in June

There were 55,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in June CoreLogic reported this morning.  This is a 2.5 increase from May when there were a reported 53,000 bank repossessions but the June figure represented a 20 percent drop from 68,000 foreclosures in June 2012.   CoreLogic is the second company to report an uptick in […]

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Western States Pull National Home Prices Higher

Home prices rose on a month-over-month basis for the 16th consecutive month in May the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said today Prices reflected in the agency’s Home Price Index (HPI) were estimated to have increased 0.7 percent from mid-April to mid-May. The April HPI was revised downward from the 0.7 percent originally reported to […]

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Fannie Mae Expects Rates to Continue Higher

Fannie Mae said today in its July Economic and Strategic Report that the view expressed in these reports since the first of this year has not changed; growth will pick up in the second half of 2013.  The economy will face challenges from rising long-term interest rates because of expectations for future Federal Reserve monetary […]

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Keep your flowers blooming!

  Having a blooming garden is a wonderful way to add value and pleasure to your home. Every healthy garden needs a thorough cleaning now and then. Deadheading is simply the process of removing spent blossoms to allow for new ones to take their place. Of course you want your garden to look good, so […]

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All About Property Deeds

  Buying and selling a home is a complex process. The buyer must find a real estate agent, search for a home to buy, negotiate a price, secure a loan and arrange a home inspection. A seller must prepare their home for showing to potential buyers, evaluate offers, choose a buyer and make requested repairs. […]

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