Buying a new home is exciting, and also a bit overwhelming. As you move into the new place, ideas of customization, home improvement, and repairs are flooding the to-do lists. So what are some good steps to begin with?
According to Reuters, Chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech last Sunday defending the Fed’s low rates.
The ISM Index finished off on a high note today at 55.9, which is significantly higher than November’s 53.6. Readings above 50 indicate economic expansion.
With the beginning of a new year, we are all trying to get our finances in order and budget in that extra cash for emergencies. In the process of changing our spending habits and finding more ways to save money, there’s actually one method that most people overlook: their mortgage.
Fewer folks filed claims for unemployment benefits last week. The number of unemployment claims dropped by 22,000 down to 432,000.
As we wind into the New Year, today is the last full trading day of 2009. The Treasury will complete its $118 billion weekly auction package with today’s $32 billion in 7-year notes at 1 P.M.
As the end of the year rolls around, we’re all setting subconscious goals for 2010. While the usual goals consist of losing weight, budgeting better, and getting finances in line – this year one more item should be added to your list. Here are 5 great reasons why you should buy a home in 2010 – even if you already own a home.
We’ve mentioned quite a few times why now is absolutely the best time to buy a home. So now the question becomes: where should I buy my home? Well, although property values are down just about anywhere, there are certain places that are better investments than others.
This afternoon, the Treasury will continue their weekly auction activity with the sale of $42 billion 5-year notes. There is some concern in the market that demand could be muted at today’s auction, especially following yesterday’s disappointing 2-year sale.
On Tuesday, the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index was released. This is the standard measure for the health of the housing market sector, and looks specifically at the condition of 20 metropolitan areas.