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Housing Recovery In Red States Trounces Blue States

In the past two years, the housing markets have recovered faster in red states than in blue, a new analysis reveals. According to data from RealtyTrac, most housing markets in the U.S. (52%) are better off now than they were two years ago, though 11% are worse off and for the 36% remaining it’s merely a [...]

Housing Recovery In Red States Trounces Blue States2017-05-26T20:47:48+00:00

Know Before You Owe: Proposed Updates to TILA-RESPA Final Rule

Nearly a year ago, we issued the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule. Many of you know this work as Know Before You Owe and we’ve been talking about it for a while now. Today, we’re issuing a proposal to modify and make technical amendments to this rule. The rule introduced new, easier-to-use mortgage disclosure forms that [...]

Know Before You Owe: Proposed Updates to TILA-RESPA Final Rule2017-05-26T20:47:48+00:00

The CFPB – By the Numbers

  July 21, 2010 — The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into federal law by President Obama, and was enacted, in part, to: – clean up Wall Street, – regulate the mortgage industry, and – protect consumers.    July 21, 2011 — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), which [...]

The CFPB – By the Numbers2017-05-26T20:47:48+00:00

Expect Lower Home Heating Bills This Winter

Americans will pay less to heat their homes this winter mostly because of expected warmer temperatures, the Department of Energy forecast Tuesday. Those using propane for heating —- mostly Midwesterners who saw their costs skyrocket during last winter's frigid cold — will see the biggest drop: an estimated 27% or $767 this season, according to [...]

Expect Lower Home Heating Bills This Winter2014-10-07T19:11:18+00:00

Why Everybody is Moving to Texas

More Americans moved to Texas in recent years than any other state: A net gain of more than 387,000 in the latest Census for 2013. And Austin was the fastest growing major city. Jobs is the No. 1 reason for population moves, with affordable housing a close second. "It take two things to draw people [...]

Why Everybody is Moving to Texas2017-05-26T20:47:48+00:00

Millenials: The Housing Edition

This study was published by The Goldman Sachs Group. Millennials are one of the biggest generations in US history and are comprised of individuals born between 1980 and 2000. Millennials are more diverse, more educated, more in debt and more likely to be in the South and West. The peak millennial cohort is now only [...]

Millenials: The Housing Edition2014-09-10T14:44:51+00:00

What You Need To Do To Your House Before Fall

As summer fades out and the first hints of fall arrive, thoughts start to turn to boots and sweaters and parkas and snowball fights. But before we start changing out our wardrobe and preparing for snowfall, there are a few things we should do to our home. Air leaks throughout house     Air leaks [...]

What You Need To Do To Your House Before Fall2017-05-26T20:47:49+00:00

Why It’s the Right Time to Buy a New Home Now

So you missed the boat on the summer buying season, huh? If you've got kids in school, you probably think you have to stay put now for another year. But maybe not. Here are a few reasons you should buy a house right now. Inventory is down but so is the buyer pool. That means [...]

Why It’s the Right Time to Buy a New Home Now2017-05-26T20:47:49+00:00

Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in over a year. The average rate for a 30-year loan now stands at 4.1%, according to Freddie Mac. That matched its lowest level since June 2013, when it stood at 3.93%. The average 15-year fixed was 3.23%.   The government's stimulus program has helped keep borrowing [...]

Mortgage Rates Hit 2014 Low2017-05-26T20:47:49+00:00

Home Building Heats Up as Starts Surge 15.7%

Home building took off in July as builders broke ground on new homes at their fastest pace of the year. Housing starts rose 15.7% from June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.1 million, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The previous estimate for June also was revised up by 52,000 to 945,000. July's starts [...]

Home Building Heats Up as Starts Surge 15.7%2014-08-19T14:14:14+00:00