Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mortgage Rates Finish 2011 Near Historic Lows

 Mortgage Rates Finish 2011 Near Historic Lows MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates finishing the year near their all-time … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November

  Pending Home Sales Rise Again in November, Highest in a Year-and-a-Half December 29, 2011 Pending home sales continued to gain in November and reached the highest level in 19 months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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4 predictions about 2012 real estate market

Mood of the Market Inman by Tara-Nicholle Nelson, December 27, 2011 With 2012 nearly upon us, many of us will be spending this week reviewing the events of 2011 and setting resolutions, goals or visions for what we’d like to accomplish … Continue reading

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Home Prices Down, 6th Straight Month

  Home prices down for 6th straight month – Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller index By Les Christie @CNNMoney December 27, 2011: 9:59 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Sales, existing home sales and home building have all recorded increases lately and … Continue reading

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Home Loan Options Abound

Home loan options abound, despite lack of info about availability By Kenneth R. Harney December 25, 2011 Looking beyond gloomy popular assumptions probably will yield multiple options for qualified applicants with little or no cash to put down, credit scores … Continue reading

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Record-Breaking Low Mortgage Rates for the Holidays

  Record-Breaking Low Mortgage Rates for the Holidays Source: Freddie Mac MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates at or near … Continue reading

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Outlook for 2012

Trulia’s Real Estate Crystal Ball for 2012 Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Trulia Source: Huffington Post Dec. 21, 2011 My crystal ball is never as crystal-clear as I’d like, but I do think that we can expect a gradual economic recovery … Continue reading

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Home Sales Continue to Climb in November

Home Sales Continue to Climb in November National Association of Realtors December 21, 2011 Existing-home sales rose again in November and remain above a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Also released today were periodic benchmark revisions … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Stay Low – Housing Affordability High

  Mortgage Rates Stay Low Helping to Keep Housing Affordability High MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates largely unchanged … Continue reading

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10 homebuying tips for uneasy times

Mortgages are harder to obtain today, and deals require more money down, but it’s still a good time for buyers. Here’s how to get the home you want at the best price. By David Koeppel, MSN Money Nervous about buying … Continue reading

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