Mortgage Rates Tick Up, But Declines Could be Ahead

Freddie Mac: The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.75% this week from 3.73% a week ago, down from 4.52% a year ago. The 15-year rate rose to 3.18%. WASHINGTON – Freddie Mac reported mortgage rates on July 3 that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.75% this week from 3.73% a week ago, … Continued

10 Facts About Betsy Ross

Facts about Betsy Ross talk about the woman who made the first American flag in 1776. She was born on 1 January 1752 and passed away on 30 January 1836.   Betsy Ross was born as Elizabeth Phoebe Griscom. She was also called as Elizabeth Ashburn and Elizabeth Calypoole due to her second and third marriage. … Continued

Long-Term Mortgage Rates Fall – 30 – Year at 3.73%

The average FRM fell this week – the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for 30-year loans – and hit its lowest level since November 2016. WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week. It was the seventh decline in the past nine weeks for the key 30-year, fixed-rate loan, which reached … Continued

Buyers’ mortgage preapproval means less than you think

Buyers’ mortgage preapproval means less than you think WILTON, Conn. – May 7, 2018 – It’s common advice: Buyers should obtain a mortgage preapproval letter from a lender before going out with a real estate agent to look at homes. The rationale is that a preapproval shows, in writing, an amount of mortgage money a … Continued

Fixed mortgage rate declines slightly to 4.55%

WASHINGTON (AP) – May 3, 2018 – The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate declined slightly this week, after a steady rise for most of April that pushed the rate to its highest level in more than four years. With the spring buying season underway, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, … Continued

Twitter officially doubles its character count

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 10, 2017 – Twitter’s approximately 330 million users can now send tweets that are up to 280 characters in length, Twitter announced last Tuesday – double its previous limit of 140 characters. In September, Twitter tested longer tweets on a small group of users. The company says they found those with … Continued

Driverless cars will reshape housing

NEW YORK – Oct. 27, 2017 – Self-driving cars (AVs) will have a big impact on the real estate industry, according to Rick Palacios Jr., director of research for John Burns Real Estate Consulting. As consumers take their hands off the wheel, they may find different needs in housing over the next 10 to 20 … Continued

Fla. claims for Irma damage top $5 billion

Fla. claims for Irma damage top $5 billion TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 24, 2017 – Six weeks after Hurricane Irma ripped through Florida, claims for damage have now topped $5 billion. More than 23,160 property owners in Southwest Florida have filed claims for insured losses from Irma, according to an updated report Monday from the … Continued