July 07 2011
Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its June Non-Farm Payrolls report. If you’re currently shopping for a mortgage, or floating a mortgage rate, be prepared. Mortgage rates can change following the monthly report’s release. Often, by a lot.Read the rest of this entry...
Tagged Under : Non-Farm Payrolls,Unemployment Rate,Jobs
July 06 2011
In this 5-minute piece from NBC’s The Today Show, you’ll learn a dozen complementary home-shopping techniques to help you review and evaluate a home for purchase. Each is focused on findings you won’t see listed on a website.Read the rest of this entry...
Tagged Under : Home Buyers,The Today Show,Home Shopping
July 05 2011
Sitting on the fence? Trying to decide if it’s the right time to buy a house?
CNN reporter Cindy Crowley interviewed the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan. He made some good points:
- Foreclosures have declined 40% from last year
- Housing prices are at their lowest in 20 years
- Qualified buyers can purchase their homes at historically low interest rates that have
July 05 2011
The typical household spends close to $2,000 per year on heating and cooling, and up to $600 of those costs are a waste; the result of energy inefficiencies. Consider these simple-to-follow, cost-saving tips for keeping your home cool.Read the rest of this entry...
Tagged Under : CFL,EPA,ENERGY STAR
July 01 2011
June 30 2011
According to data from the National Association of REALTORS, the Pending Home Sales Index smashed analyst expectations, jumping 8 percent on a monthly basis in May.Read the rest of this entry...
Tagged Under : Pending Home Sales,National Association of REALTORS
June 29 2011
June 28 2011
The Omaha World Herald ran an article today detailing all the community events happening in, and around, the Omaha metro area this weekend. Here are a few events they suggested as well as a couple of our own!
- TD Ameritrade’s College Home Run Derby and the 27th Annual Omaha World Herald Fireworks Display: This event takes place at TD