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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 [...]
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  • Q3 was "Rough Patch" for Housing; Q4 Indicators Not Positive

    Q3 was "Rough Patch" for Housing; Q4 Indicators Not Positive

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    Housing activity in the third quarter of 2017 is described as "continuing its rough patch" in Fannie Mae's latest edition of Economic Developments . The company's economists say that activity pulled back across the board during the quarter. It was also the third in a row in which housing starts fell, although Friday's report on October residential construction signals a possible resurgence. New home sales were also down, despite an impressive 18.9 percent gain in September, a month in which existing home sales also rose for the first time in four months. The increase was not enough to bring the quarter into positive territory. The economists note that, while "the hurricanes disrupted activity in the South, housing weakness was present before the hurricanes and largely stems from the supply...(read more)

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  • MBS RECAP: Holiday Mode Engaged as Bonds Seek Center of Range

    MBS RECAP: Holiday Mode Engaged as Bonds Seek Center of Range

    Posted To: MBS Commentary

    With today's modest gains, bond markets did exactly what they need to in order to keep the medium term momentum technicals perfectly flat (that flatness was discussed in the Day Ahead , if you'd like to read more about it). That commentary mentioned bonds being "done for the holidays" in the title because the following week tends to be anyone's guess when it comes go market movement. We've seen Thanksgiving weeks that have been awesome, ugly, and perfectly flat. In almost all cases, the motivation for each of those movements is nowhere to be found. It's a random walk based on which traders are trading and whether or not they are actually trying to accomplish something on a week known for it's light liquidity. As for today, it started out with yields and MBS...(read more)

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  • Mortgage Rates Unchanged Heading Into Holiday Week

    Mortgage Rates Unchanged Heading Into Holiday Week

    Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

    Mortgage rates barely budged today--not too surprising considering today's bond market levels (which underlie rates) were roughly in line with yesterday's. The average lender is quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates of 4.0% or slightly lower for top tier scenarios. Movement has been minimal since October with day-over-day change most frequently occurring at the "cost" level. In other words, bond markets don't move enough every day for lenders to change interest rates by their standard 0.125% increments. Instead, the cost (or rebate) associated with any given rate serves as a fine-tuning adjustment. The cost is typically calculated based on a percentage of the loan amount. It can move by more than half a perfect in some cases ($500 for every $100k borrowed) before it would make sense for some...(read more)

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  • More Than Half of October Refis Were FHA/VA

    More Than Half of October Refis Were FHA/VA

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    The interest rate for loans originated (closed) in October inched down 1 percentage point to 4.20 percent, the lowest rate thus far in 2017, and the sixth month in a row rates have declined. Ellie Mae also reported that the share of originations that were for refinancing moved up one percentage point to the highest share since February. "We are continuing to see borrowers take advantage of the lower interest rates as the refinance percentage increased to 39 percent of total loans in the month," said Jonathan Corr, president and CEO of Ellie Mae. "We saw increases in October across all loan types with FHA refinances at 23 percent, conventional refinances at 46 percent and VA refinances at 32 percent of all closed loans." According to the company's Origination Insight Report, the distribution...(read more)

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  • Home Building Surges to Year's Best Levels, Erasing Summertime Sadness

    Home Building Surges to Year's Best Levels, Erasing Summertime Sadness

    Posted To: MND NewsWire

    It has been a while since all three measures covered in the residential construction report were strongly positive. In fact, certain metrics bordered on disconcerting during the summertime months. October's numbers represent a major departure from that previously stagnant theme. The joint report from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development contained especially strong numbers for housing starts , which rose 13.7 percent from September to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000. The number represented the fastest pace since October 2016 and fell just 2.9 percent below that year-ago estimate of 1,328,000 units. Starts in September were also higher than originally reported, revised upward from 1,127,000 to 1,135,000. The start rate was well above even the...(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
  • KY MOB Changes Hands

    KY MOB Changes Hands
    A subsidiary of Everest Healthcare Properties recently purchased a 60,000-square-foot medical office building in Louisville, Ky. The property was 95 percent occupied at the time of the sale.
  • Co-Working Creeps into Corporate Property Strategy

    Co-Working Creeps into Corporate Property Strategy
    At the ULI Fall meeting in Los Angeles, panelists identified emerging trends in the modern office environment, emphasizing shorter-term use arrangements to give companies flexibility in how to manage both people and properties.
  • Peak10 + ViaWest Buys $33M PA Facility

    Peak10 + ViaWest Buys $33M PA Facility
    The company has plans to improve carrier capacity to more than 80 providers. The newly-acquired data center was previously owned by GSK, which will continue its IT operations at the location.
  • Peak10 + ViaWest Completes Denver Expansion

    Peak10 + ViaWest Completes Denver Expansion
    With the newly added raised floor space, Compark becomes the company's largest of five Denver facilities. It can deliver 1,500 watts per square foot, at a power usage effectiveness of 1.3.
  • Economy Watch: Thanksgiving Travel to Hit Highest Volume Since ?05

    Economy Watch: Thanksgiving Travel to Hit Highest Volume Since ?05
    AAA is predicting the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in more than a decade, which is good news for hotels, restaurants and gas stations.
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  • Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African Nations

    Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African Nations

    Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African NationsWASHINGTON ? The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia after determining that sport hunting in those countries will help conserve the species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Wednesday.


  • Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It?s just a matter of time'

    Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It?s just a matter of time'

    Charles Manson alive, but reportedly on death's doorstep in California hospital: 'It?s just a matter of time'Mass murderer Charles Manson is alive in a California hospital, but new reports suggest he may be near to death after serving more than four decades behind bars for committing one of the most notorious crimes in modern history.


  • All hail Roy Moore at 'pro-family' rally, while accusations pile up

    All hail Roy Moore at 'pro-family' rally, while accusations pile up

    All hail Roy Moore at 'pro-family' rally, while accusations pile upA ?pro-family? rally in Birmingham, Ala., featured tributes to embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore by a parade of supporters ? including one with a stalking conviction and one who has blamed Hurricane Sandy on gay marriage ? but no comments from Moore himself on the latest accusations against him. After two hours of speeches, Moore gave a brief address before the host invited questions on ?issues? from the assembled press. The first question was if Moore had ever touched young women without their consent and if he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s.


  • Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

    Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His Office

    Ohio Lawmaker Quits After Having 'Inappropriate Conduct' With Man In His OfficeAn Ohio lawmaker known for his devotion to ?family values? has stepped down after allegedly engaging in ?inappropriate conduct with another man? in his office.


  • Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald Trump

    Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald Trump

    Florida Man Being Chased By Police Asks 911 To Call Donald TrumpA Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his ?close friend,? President Donald Trump.