Consumer sentiment is building quickly this holiday season, at 82.5 for the early December reading compared to 75.1 for final November and 72.0 at mid-month November. The latest reading is the best since July.
The home-buying process can be intimidating for first-time buyers, especially after the housing market’s rollercoaster ride over the last decade. Take a look at the advice we have here to help make your first time buying a home a simple process.
The bottom line is that the stock market and economy are both incredibly complex. It’s impossible to quickly determine its health using just one number, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average does just that. Criticisms aside, it’s used by economists and financial institutions around the world and is likely to stay America’s leading economic indicator.
The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start preparing for the jumble of trips, gatherings, feasts and gift exchanges. Right now is the perfect time to organize and declutter your home before it’s full of brand-new gadgets, leftover cookies and bits of wrapping paper. In an effort to make things go a bit smoother this holiday, you’ll have to take a serious look at what’s cluttering your home, and what you can bear to part with.
It’s imperative that we continue to honor those service men and women who lived and died on Pearl Harbor Day, through stories or history lessons. We cannot forget all that they did, and it’s through their stories and their experiences they will continue to live on. As poet and essayist George Santayana said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
On December 9, grab some hot chocolate, curl up under a blanket and watch HGTV’s Love It or List It at 8 p.m. ET for a special code word. You’ll then have 24 hours to visit HGTV.com/LoveIt to enter the sweepstakes.
It’s that time of the week again! Be sure to tune into WJR-760 AM tonight at 7 p.m. as Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) ring in December in Detroit on the weekly Opportunity Detroit radio show.
So you finally bought yourself that 72” plasma screen television you’ve been dreaming about. You get home from the store and set up your ideal home entertainment system in a flash. Then you sit down on the couch flick on the television and can’t take your eyes off the – no not the screen – but the millions of exposed cables dangling from your television. Pesky cables can absolutely throw of the feng shui of your ideal home – so here are a few ways you can hide them.
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have relaxed their short sale requirements to offer more protection for service members and their families. Under the terms of the new guidelines, military homeowners who have orders to move do not have to be delinquent on their mortgage in order to qualify for a short sale.
After huge news in Detroit, we decided to go international for This Week in Financial Blunders. Read this week’s edition to see what made the cut.