Monthly Archives: December 2012

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mtg Near Historic Low

30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage Finishes Year Near Historic Low MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average fixed mortgage rates finishing the year near … Continue reading

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Nobvember Pending Homes Sales Rise

November Pending Home Sales Rise Again WASHINGTON (December 28, 2012) – Pending home sales increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two-and-a-half years, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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2013: Five Things to Expect from the Housing Market

Five Things Consumers Should Expect From the Housing Market In 2013 Stan Humphries December 26th, 2012 In 2012, the national housing market finally turned a corner. We’ve now experienced 13 straight months of home value appreciation. Sales were up significantly … Continue reading

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Current Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates Mixed, 30-Year Fixed Averages 3.37 Percent MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing fixed mortgage rates mixed following data reports on inflation and … Continue reading

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California consumers cashing in on recovering market

Confident California Consumers Cashing in on Recovering Market by Broderick Perkins December 21, 2012 As a consumer, when you are happy and you know it, chances are you’ll show it by spending money.

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November Sales Maintain Uptrend

November Existing-Home Sales and Prices Maintain Uptrend WASHINGTON (December 20, 2012) – Existing-home sales continued to improve in November with low inventory supply pressuring home prices, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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December 2012 Santa Barbara Beach Sales

DECEMBER 2012 The following is a list of “beach” properties either privately or publicly for sale by various agents.

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FHA Extension on Fix & Flip Homes

FHA to extend rule permitting loans on ‘flips’ of fixed-up homes By Kenneth R. Harney December 16, 2012 WASHINGTON ‹ Rehabbers and real estate investors rejoice: You’ll still be able to sell houses to first-time buyers using low-down-payment FHA-insured mortgages … Continue reading

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Real Estate – The Fiscal Cliff

Real Estate Outlook: The Fiscal Cliff By Broderick Perkins December 10, 2012 The strongest housing market since the peak of the housing boom is expected to pick up steam, but the so-called “fiscal cliff” could cause problems.

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The Fiscal Cliff – Real Estate Outlook

Real Estate Outlook: The Fiscal Cliff By Broderick Perkins December 10, 2012 The strongest housing market since the peak of the housing boom is expected to pick up steam, but the so-called “fiscal cliff” could cause problems.

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