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MarketMinute | Construction spending is a bright spot in housing news

MarketMinute | Construction spending is a bright spot in housing news

The number of job openings jumped unexpectedly in August. Labor market strength continues despite the Fed's rate hikes. Manufacturing data showed improvement for the 3rd straight month in September, a sign that the worst may be over for the sector. However, the services sector slowed in September, as new orders fell to a 9-month low. Still, the pace was consistent with solid economic growth. Residential construction spending increased 0.6% in August. Private sector spending for single-family homes...

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MarketMinute | Home price increases persist

MarketMinute | Home price increases persist

Consumer confidence dropped to a 4-month low in September, as consumers continued to feel the pressure of inflation. Orders for durable U.S.-manufactured goods rose in August. An increase in machinery and other products offset a drop in business spending. Last week’s unemployment claims fell to the lowest level since January, indicating a healthy labor market.   Pending home sales dropped 7.1% for the month in August, as mortgage rates surged to levels not seen in 20 years....

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How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Work?

How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Work?

  Establishing a line of credit to access your home’s equity is an important decision! You now have a flexible tool you can leverage to fund important endeavors, improve your home, or help support your financial well-being. How does your HELOC work? Here are some guidelines for typical HELOCs. If you have an agreement currently, check it for the specifics related to your account. Spend your cash Most people find it convenient to access their funds through account transfers or checks. There are no restrictions on how you spend your funds. If you direct them to home repairs or upgrades, the interest may be tax deductible. Consult your...

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Preparing Your Home for the Season

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist: Preparing Your Home for the Season

  As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisp, it's that time of the year when we welcome the beauty of fall into our homes. While hanging wreaths and lighting pumpkin spice candles add a cozy touch to the season, there are essential home maintenance tasks that every homeowner should tackle to ensure a smooth transition into autumn. In this blog, we're providing you with a free Fall Home Maintenance Checklist to help you prepare your home for the changing seasons. Why Fall is the Perfect Season for Home Maintenance Fall offers the ideal conditions for taking care of your home. With generally dry weather and moderate temperatures,...

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MarketMinute | Home Values Continue to Rise

MarketMinute | Home Values Continue to Rise

The Fed kept policy rates unchanged at the September meeting. They signaled one more hike in 2023, while cuts are less likely in 2024. Jobless claims fell last week to the lowest level since January, indicating a healthy labor market. The average credit card interest rate hit an all-time high. Total credit card debt topped $1 trillion for the first time ever. High mortgage rates pushed homebuilder confidence to the lowest level since April, as more buyers are waiting to purchase....

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