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  • 3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home

    3 Tips for Insuring Your First Home
    Buying your first home can be both an exciting and a scary experience. Many homeowners are appreciative of any bit of information that would help make the process less stressful and as painless as possible. Home insurance is usually a major contributor to the anxieties new homeowners’ experience. They are often confused about how much [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 1/14/13
    On Monday January 14, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (12:49) Ryan and Louis discuss the Federal Reserve minutes. Louis notes the what the Fed does [...]
  • Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging

    Preparing Hardwood Floors for Home Staging
    If you have recently listed your house for sale, then there is a good chance you are looking into tips for home staging in order to increase your chances of success when it comes to selling the home. If you?re not, then you should be! After all, there are all kinds of steps you can [...]
  • HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results

    HomeGain Releases 4th Quarter 2012 Pennsylvania Home Values Survey Results
    Sixty-three percent of Pennsylvania real estate professionals expect home prices to stay the same or decrease within the next six months Last month, HomeGain,one of the first companies to provide free instant home valuations online, released the results of our fourth quarter 2012 nationwide home values survey of over 200 HomeGain current and former members [...]
  • Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12

    Real Estate 360 Live With Louis Cammarosano 12/17/12
    On Monday December 17, 2012, Louis Cammarosano, General Manager of HomeGain, was a guest on the Real Estate 360 Live radio show on The Big Talker 1580 WHFS AM, hosted by Ryan Sloper. Listen to the show. Part 1 (14:15) Ryan covers the week’s economic event including the fiscal cliff talks. Part 2 (12:13) Louis [...]
  • Mortgage News Daily
  • MBS RECAP: Another One of Those Unofficial 3-Day Weekend Days

    MBS RECAP: Another One of Those Unofficial 3-Day Weekend Days

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    These sorts of days (where nothing happens) happen. If you had to bet on a day of the week and a time of year to see them, Summertime Mondays would probably be the safest bet. Overnight volume was almost nonexistent, with much of Asia closed. Domestic volume and volatility was effectively nil with today's trading range falling easily inside Friday's. On a positive note, despite the low volume, any day where bonds begin a new week holding onto gains from the end of the previous week is better than nothing. In that sense, the fact that yields remained well under Friday's 2.937% ceiling in 10yr Treasuries was better than the alternative. That said, I'd look at it more like an unofficial 3rd day of the weekend than a new and meaningful trading session. MBS Pricing Snapshot Pricing...(read more)

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  • Mortgage Rates Little-Changed to Begin Quiet Week

    Mortgage Rates Little-Changed to Begin Quiet Week

    Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

    Mortgage rates were sideways to slightly higher today, depending on the lender. The underlying bond market (which dictates rates) was exceptionally quiet. On the heels of last week's important events and without much on the calendar this week, markets may take a couple days to relax. To put that in context, rates have been holding somewhat steady just below long-term highs. Their next major decision will be between pushing into new long-term highs or attempting to move lower for more than just a week or two. "Relaxation," in this context, means we're not likely to see evidence of either this week. Loan Originator Perspective Bonds coasted through a flat session Monday as rates hovered near unchanged. There's scant meaningful data this week to inform markets, I'll be surprised to see much movement...(read more)

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  • Builder Confidence: Tariffs on Lumber Hurting Affordability

    Builder Confidence: Tariffs on Lumber Hurting Affordability

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Builder confidence in the market for new single-family homes ended a three-month slide in May , as the Housing Market Index ticked up two points. This month that two-point gain evaporated as the index slid back down to 68. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said the retreat of the measure, which it sponsors in conjunction with Wells Fargo, in June was, in large part, due to elevated lumber prices. "Builders are optimistic about housing market conditions as consumer demand continues to grow," said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. "However, builders are increasingly concerned that tariffs placed on Canadian lumber and other imported products are hurting housing affordability . Record-high lumber prices have added nearly $9,000 to the price of a new single-family home since January 2017...(read more)

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  • MBS Week Ahead: Bonds Try to Confirm Last Week's Victory

    MBS Week Ahead: Bonds Try to Confirm Last Week's Victory

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    Post-Italian drama, bond yields rose for 2 straight weeks heading into last week's Fed and ECB announcements. They both proved friendly and the positive momentum continued on Friday. The timing of the Italian drama was important because it began helping bonds right as US 10yr yields were hitting 7-year highs. As yields rose back toward those highs early last week, it was fair to wonder if Italy had merely delayed a move to even weaker levels. The response to last week's central bank events suggested--if not proved --that bonds don't need to re-test high ceilings just yet. Moreover, there may even be a chance to rally. To reiterate a word of caution I've offered a few times, the fundamentals--at the very least--would not make a sustained rally easy. It's the sort of thing...(read more)

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  • Compliance and Construction Products; Legal Changes for Lenders on the East Coast

    Compliance and Construction Products; Legal Changes for Lenders on the East Coast

    Posted To: Pipeline Press

    Rumors continue to swirl. Will a top-10 bank really terminate hundreds, possibly a thousand, of its retail originators in late July/early August for not meeting minimum production standards? Is Houlihan Lokey out there marketing a well-known company (a provider of compliance outsourcing solutions to lenders and servicers) to Radian, Black Knight, or overseas firms? Are hundreds of lenders engaged in small-scale unpublicized layoffs to eliminate overstaffing? Maybe I am merely making this stuff up. Maybe not. Lender Products and Services The American Bankers Association announced its endorsement of Built Technologies, a Nashville-based fintech company focused on simplifying the administration of residential and commercial construction loans through secure, cloud-based software. Built’s...(read more)

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  • Shelter Offshore
  • Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off

    Vox Urban Taking Over Where We Left Off
    Vox Urban is a new site dedicated to the best things about property, development and the built and urban environments in the UK and it's of potential interest to expats too.
  • How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad

    How it?s Legally Possible to Lead a Tax Free Life as a Digital Nomad
    If you're free to live and work anywhere in the world you're a digital nomad, and you're free to establish tax residency in a tax-free nation. Here's how to do it.
  • Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad

    Pension Life Helping Expat Victims of Mis-selling Abroad
    Whilst pension mis-selling has been prevented in the UK it's still a problem for expats living abroad, Pension-Life.com is attempting to prevent expats from becoming victims of bad financial advice.
  • Offshore Banking Advantage

    Offshore Banking Advantage
    Exploring and explaining the offshore banking advantage for expats who want to protect and advance their financial position abroad.
  • AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad

    AES International Bringing Transparency to Financial Advice Abroad
    From his office in Dubai, AES International CEO Sam Instone has started a revolution in the expat financial advice marketplace, and is bringing UK IFA standards to the Middle East.
  • Real Estate Market Conditions
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010

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    Phoenix, AZ ? Pinal County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Pinal Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 96% -2% 95% 96% 1% Sold Homes 803 690 -14% 635 690 9% Asking...
  • Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010

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    Phoenix, AZ ? Maricopa County Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Maricopa Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 97% 96% -1% 96% 96% 0% Sold Homes 6,562 5,886 -10% 5,777 5,886 2% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010

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    Los Angeles, CA (County) ? Housing Update for November 2010
    County: Los Angeles Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 97% -1% 97% 97% 0% Sold Homes 5,528 4,924 -11% 4,937 4,924 0%...
  • Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010

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    Orange County, CA ? Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Orange Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 98% 104% 6% 96% 104% 8% Sold Homes 2,193 1,864 -15% 2,028 1,864 -8% Asking...
  • Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010

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    Los Angeles, CA ? Riverside County Housing Market Update for November 2010
    County: Riverside Year to Year Comparison Month to Month Comparison Month Nov-2009 Nov-2010 % Change Oct-2010 Nov-2010 % Change % Sold Price to Asking Price 100% 98% -2% 100% 98% -2% Sold Homes 3,160 2,693 -15% 2,794 2,693 -4% Asking...
 
 
  • Commercial Property Executive
  • NOVA Mixed-Use Changes Hands

    NOVA Mixed-Use Changes Hands
    Westport Capital and Galaxy Investments teamed up on the purchase of Tavern Square and revealed plans to revitalize the 50-year-old building in Old Town Alexandria.
  • Encore Development Group Nabs MI Office Space

    Encore Development Group Nabs MI Office Space
    Founder Jason Hamama plans to redevelop the Troy asset and lease the full ground floor to a food retailer. The new tenant will join Japanese restaurant Benihana in the building.
  • Boston-Area Arsenal Yards Development Receives $109M

    Boston-Area Arsenal Yards Development Receives $109M
    Arsenal Yards will add more than one million square feet of mixed-use space in Watertown, Mass. The first phase is is currently underway, with a completion date set for 2019.
  • Largest US Passive House Office Project Coming to Chicago

    Largest US Passive House Office Project Coming to Chicago
    Just around the corner from Google?s new Midwest headquarters, the upcoming 12-story building is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020.
  • KKR, Parkway Properties Buy 522 KSF Miami Office Tower

    KKR, Parkway Properties Buy 522 KSF Miami Office Tower
    The joint venture partners purchased the 30-story building in the city's central business district from PGIM Real Estate, which had owned the property since 2013.