Monthly Archives: January 2014

Housing Recovery Unmoved by Rising Interest Rates

Mortgage rates may be rising, but the housing market doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, several indicators have improved alongside rising rates, according to the HousingPulse Tracking Survey released by Campbell Surveys and Inside Mortgage Finance this week. The lending atmosphere is becoming friendlier, especially to first-time buyers. Simultaneously, the average time on market for […]

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Mortgage Rates Pull Back Further

Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to an average rate of 4.41% for the week ending January 16, down from 4.51% the previous week. A year ago, the 30-year fixed average sat at 3.38%.  The 15 year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.45%, down from 3.56% previously. Adjustable rates were […]

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3 Apps That Add Rocket Fuel to Resolutions for 2014

Self-experimentalist and author of the 4-Hour self-help book series, Tim Ferriss, says the reason people don’t stick to New Year’s Resolutions past the first week in January: There’s no penalty for not following through. He also says resolutions are “a lot like keeping up with the Joneses… We’re bombarded with images of people who are […]

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