Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Stocks across the globe are taking a hit this week as investors react to mounting concerns about a deadly virus in China and its effect on travel and spending. President Trump is threatening more tariffs on European auto imports if the bloc doesn't agree to a trade deal. Trump has delayed imposing these tariffs a number of times. Jobless claims rose slightly last week to 211,000 but were still lower than expected. The labor market continues to tighten, even as job growth is slowing. New home builders...READ MORE
Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. This week the U.S. and China signed the 'phase one' trade deal, an event that helped drive global stocks to record highs. Talks will now begin on a 'phase two' deal. Consumer prices rose slightly in December, but underlying inflation pressures retreated. Weak inflation supports the Fed's desire to keep policy rates unchanged. Producer prices edged up in December as a rise in the cost of goods was offset by weakness in services. This reading was another indication of tame inflation. ...READ MORE
Are you currently looking to purchase a home? If so, it’s important to know what affordable lending options there are. If you're aspiring to own a home within a certain budget, we're here to tell you that there is a loan for you! Take some time to educate yourself on the facts about affordable lending and learn what programs Greenway Mortgage has to offer. There are low or no down payment mortgage programs that make home buying more affordable and offer a variety of benefits for borrowers who qualify. Let’s take a look at some options: FHA LOANS Greenway can help you achieve your dreams of owning a...READ MORE
Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets. Activity in the services sector rose slightly in December, climbing to 55 from 53.9 in November, as businesses felt relieved by a partial trade agreement with China. The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in November, hitting the lowest level since President Trump took office. A reduced deficit could help employment and improve currency value. Stocks rallied this week as tensions eased between the U.S. and Iran. A flight to safety had helped mortgage rates late last week, seeing rates hit the best levels in a month. ...READ MORE
Escrow accounts provide for the timely payment of taxes and insurance on your home. This prevents tax liens, loss of property and any lapse of insurance coverage. As part of your regular mortgage payment, 1/12th of the annual cost is collected. These funds are held and paid out as bills come due. If taxes are $5,000 and insurance is $1,000 for a total of $6,000, you’ll pay $500 into escrow each month. The balance will build until an outgoing payment is made. The minimum required balance is usually a two month cushion to assure that sufficient funds are in the account even if payments are interrupted. ...READ MORE
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