Cinnamon Roll Wreath

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The perfect holiday treat. View online. Looking for something festive to make this holiday other than cutout cookies or fruit cakes? Look no further. This gooey Cinnamon Roll Wreath is filled with sugar, spice, and holiday goodness that will have you coming back for seconds. Best of all, it’s super simple and easy to whip up, making it ideal for …

Market Perspective

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Home sales up as more Americans choose to buy. View online. More Americans Choosing to Buy Than Rent 1 In Q3 2017, the national homeownership rate reached its highest level since 2014. What’s more, homeownership rates among those under age 35 increased for the third month in a row to 35.6%, signaling that more millennials are shifting from renting to …

Home prices accelerate in September

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Reblogged from Scotsman Guide: http://www.scotsmanguide.com/News/2017/11/Home-prices-accelerate-in-September/?utm_source=TopNews120117&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TopNews U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in three years in September, picking up steam across several major cities, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices. Case-Shiller’s national home price index rose 6.2 percent year over year in September, up from the 5.9 percent annual gain in August. This was the highest annual gain …

Mortgage Time

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Political Headlines Political headlines were the main influence on mortgage rates this week and caused a great deal of volatility. Stronger than expected economic data also was a factor. The positive and negative news was offsetting, however, and mortgage rates ended the week with little change. On Friday, it was reported that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn would plead …

Mortgage Time

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Tax Plan in Focus As expected, market moving news was scarce this week. It was a very light week for economic data. The primary source of volatility was Thursday’s release of additional details about the Senate tax plan, but this had just a minor net effect. Mortgage rates finished the week a little higher. On Thursday, the Senate released more …

Congrats Jared and Trista!

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Another 5-star review from a happy Customer

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Mortgage Time

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ECB Announces Taper The most highly anticipated event of the week, the European Central Bank meeting, contained no surprises and caused little reaction. Reports about President Trump’s favored pick for the next U.S. Fed Chair caused some volatility during the week but had only a small net effect. The key GDP report also was not much of a market mover. …

Mortgage Time

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Budget Plan Passes The passage of a budget plan was negative for mortgage rates this week. The economic data had little impact. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week higher. Late Thursday, the Senate voted in favor of a 2018 budget plan. This was a key early step along the path to tax reform. Investors viewed the progress on …

MORTGAGE TIME

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Core Inflation Steady The two big economic reports this week were released on Friday. Investors placed more weight on tame inflation data than on strong retail sales figures, causing mortgage rates to improve. Wednesday’s minutes from the September 20 Fed meeting contained little new information and the reaction was small. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week a little …