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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: Best Day of 2018 For Bonds, But at a Cost

    MBS RECAP: Best Day of 2018 For Bonds, But at a Cost

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    It took 3 consecutive days of pushing into the weakest levels in more than 3 years for bond markets to figure out how to rally by more than a token amount. 10yr yields were 3.5bps lower by the time the 3pm close hit and Fannie 3.5 MBS were 6/32nds stronger at 101-15 (or .19 stronger at 101.47). When we get rallies of this size in the midst of sell-offs such as the one that's been in force so far in 2018, we can't really read too much into them on day 1. We should expect periodic corrections in the midst of such negative trends and view further rally potential with a skeptical eye. That's not to say it can't or won't happen--simply that it's not the safe way to play the game we find ourselves in. As for specifics , one refreshing feature of today's rally was a fairly...(read more)

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  • Tax Bill Will Have Winners, Losers Fannie Says

    Tax Bill Will Have Winners, Losers Fannie Says

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Fannie Mae's Economic and Strategic Research Group (ESR) focused on the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed late last year, in its January Economic Developments report. Like most other economists, Fannie Mae's are upgrading their growth forecasts based on the impact of the bill. Between October 2017 and this month, the average forecast for 2018 real gross domestic product, some based on speculation about what the bill would ultimately contain, moved 0.3 percent higher, to 2.7 percent. The rationale for the forecasts is that cuts in individual tax rates should help push consumer spending , while reductions in corporate tax rates and allowing equipment investment to be fully expensed for five years are expected to boost that spending. The new law " will create winners and losers in the housing...(read more)

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  • Small Reprieve For Recent Rate Spike

    Small Reprieve For Recent Rate Spike

    Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

    Mortgage rates finally managed to move lower in a small but meaningful way today--something they haven't done in more than 2 weeks! During that time, we've seen average mortgage rates improve on 2 occasions, but in both cases, the gains were small (some lenders even went slightly higher). That's the good news. There are two caveats . The first has to do with the size of today's improvement. While it is indeed bigger than recent examples, many prospective borrowers will find it underwhelming. In isolated cases, it may get a loan quote down to the next .125% of a percent lower, but most quotes will simply have slightly lower upfront costs (while the rate itself remains unchanged). Looked at another way, we could say apart from yesterday, today's rates are the highest in more than 9 months. The...(read more)

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  • Hurricane Stricken States Now Seriously Delinquent

    Hurricane Stricken States Now Seriously Delinquent

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Black Knight notes a significant uptick in seriously delinquent mortgages in December. The number of loans that were 90 or more days overdue increased by 60,000 during the month to 726,000. This is 44,000 more delinquencies than were recorded in December 2016. Although seasonal and calendar related pressures contributed to the increase, the company, in its "First Look" at the month's loan performance data, attributed much of the increase to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma which struck several coastal states in September and October respectively. An estimated 40,200 90+ day delinquencies are blamed on Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast of Texas and 102,500 on Irma which affected almost the entire State of Florida and the eastern part of Georgia. Florida now has the largest share of severely...(read more)

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  • New Lender Products and Training; Top LO's/How Many Loans Per Month?

    New Lender Products and Training; Top LO's/How Many Loans Per Month?

    Posted To: Pipeline Press

    Now that the government has re-opened and furloughed bison are streaming back into various national parks, let’s turn back to… LO comp? “Rob, are you hearing that some companies are offering loan officers in a single branch multiple rate sheets, so that different LOs have different pricing?” Unfortunately, yes. Given that the goal is to offer the same rate to borrowers regardless of loan officer, it isn’t good. The risk you take by offering borrowers different rates is a Fair Lending risk that increases as HMDA gives us more access to more data. Products for Lenders “That was fast! Roughly two years ago, Resitrader introduced the first online trading platform and today those platforms are the new norm. Resitrader now has both GSEs, all the aggregators, banks...(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
  • Reaching for the ?Star?

    Reaching for the ?Star?
    Tougher standards are ahead for the popular Energy Star program. Here's how to be ready when new certification requirements take effect this year.
  • Current Charges: 2018 Electricity Price Outlook

    Current Charges: 2018 Electricity Price Outlook
    Electric bills in the commercial sector are expected to remain relatively stable for the next few years, but property owners and managers should watch for weather-related shocks and other sources of volatility.
  • HVAC Takes Center Stage in Chicago

    HVAC Takes Center Stage in Chicago
    The latest heating and air conditioning products take the showcase at AHR Expo, which will draw tens of thousands of professionals to McCormick Place this week.
  • M&M Skyler Cooper Moves to Denver

    M&M Skyler Cooper Moves to Denver
    Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap?s team in 2012, Cooper served as regional sales manager at Marriott International. He specializes in investment sales, focusing on hotel assets.
  • St. John Properties Assigns New CFO

    St. John Properties Assigns New CFO
    Lori Rice has been with St. John Properties for more than 17 years and is recognized by her peers as a strong leader and problem-solver. As CFO, she will oversee all of the company's financial planning initiatives.