Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Trade talks with China are still moving markets. Investors worry the 'phase one' deal is taking too long, but China's chief negotiator Vice Premier Liu He says he is "cautiously optimistic." October Fed meeting minutes show Fed officials felt risks to the economy remained elevated, even as they agreed to hold off on further rate cuts. Unemployment applications last week unexpectedly remained at 227,000. The Fed minutes showed officials viewed labor market conditions as strong despite a slowdown in job growth....READ MORE
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced new rules and policies regarding FHA loan approval of condominium units. This is the news realtors, lenders and homebuyers have been anticipating for over a decade because condominiums have become a source of affordable, sustainable homeownership for many families. Individual Condo Unit Approval for FHA Loans In an effort to promote affordable and sustainable homeownership, especially among credit-worthy first-time buyers, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has established a new condominium approval process allowing certain individual condo units to be eligible for FHA mortgage...READ MORE
Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets Trade talks with China continue, as the two sides try to reach a 'phase one' deal. A signed deal could pressure mortgage rates slightly higher, as it is expected to improve the economy. October's consumer prices saw their largest gain since March. Underlying inflation picked up slightly, supporting the Fed's stance of holding off on more rate cuts in the near term. ...READ MORE
It would be amazing if all you needed to prep your home for fall was hang a wreath and light a bunch of pumpkin spice candles. While yes, those are a part of getting ready for the change of seasons, there are more important (and not exactly fun) preparations that come with being a homeowner. With that said, fall is the perfect season to tackle general home maintenance projects because the weather is generally dry and temperatures are moderate. Before you start your seasonal home maintenance checklist, examine both the interior and exterior of your home. Most of these home maintenance items can be accomplished without the help of a...READ MORE
30 YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE RATES Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Continued progress in trade talks with China is helping stocks rally to record highs and driving bond yields higher. Increased bond yields are pressuring mortgage rates higher. U.S. service companies grew at a faster pace in Oct after sinking to a 3-yr low...READ MORE
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