Steady and nervous at the same time? Welcome to 2020 financial markets. Jobs… The most-watched economic report every month is the release of employment data for the prior month, the release always during the first week of the new month. Most-watched because fresh data, and most sensitive for the Fed. The Fed has de-emphasized its…

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Interest rates are unchanged again this week. For that matter, long-term rates have not moved for almost two months, the all-defining 10-year T-note within a short snowball throw of 1.80 percent ever since October 15, 30-fixed mortgages near 4.00 percent. That’s the back-look. But out here on the streets we’re concerned about the next corner.…

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  For many people buying a home is one of their top aspirations/goals in life. It is often the main influencer for how people go about their business, financial, and personal lives. Big life decisions like buying a home for the first time can be intimidating. It is important not to rush the process and…

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Markets remained calm all week, which would make one week in a row and quite an achievement given the general level of anxiety and efforts by financial media and political figures to drive us all over the edge. The Dow managed a 500-point gain this week, which compared to the volatility in prior months was…

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A good portion of the information out there regarding credit scores involves fixing your score, rather than maintaining it. We’re offering some advice for those individuals who want to keep their credit score high. First and foremost, make it a habit to pay off your debts as frequently and quickly as you can! This will…

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Rising interest rates may be a point of contention for you right now, but there is some evidence that supports that rising interest rates can be a good thing. We’re highlighting some of those indicators today to ease your nerves, so read on. If you’ve prioritized putting your investments towards a savings account, you’ve likely…

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  Building from scratch gives you the opportunity to customize every corner of your new place, and bring your dream home to life. Although, with this comes complications, so read on for some of our tips if you are considering building your home.   Always know what you have in mind, but don’t expect to…

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We’re sharing some tips for attending open houses this weekend, and what to look for when you show up! First of all, if you find yourself overwhelmed when you’re drinking your Saturday morning coffee and perusing Zillow or Realtor.com , take a step back and start small. There are likely going to be tons of…

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Often times, someone will  refinance their mortgage for a couple of different reasons. Simply, some may want to pay less on their interest by refinancing to a better rate. This is highly common. In addition, many others will refinance to a fixed-rate due to wanting some consistency. Refinancing to get a better rate is a…

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Most would agree that the current housing market is one which most would like to get in on. Houses are selling quickly and rental properties seem to be consistently occupied. So if you are someone who is not currently benefiting from this hot market, we’re offering tips for how to start. First, we advise to…

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