You always hear about buying things off-season, or that some things are expensive because they are in-season. The tricky part is, how do you know when to buy what? Luckily, here’s a guide (largely according to Lifehacker) for how to take advantage of the best deals during this time of the year.
This past week Dan Gilbert was featured on Smart Business to discuss growing a business and building corporate culture. Even though Dan has a full plate, [...]
Treasuries and mortgages held mostly flat Monday, as equities rose on expectations of a Greek bailout. This morning Treasuries and mortgage bonds are down slightly as the European Union said it expects Greece to announce new deficit measures.
For many homeowners, foreclosure is viewed as a way out from their mortgage payment. With unemployment at an all time high, and many property values still down, making payments on a loan can be difficult for many people. However, contrary to a popular belief that a foreclosure can be a fresh start – foreclosures actually affect credit scores negatively, and cause higher interest rates for future loans.
On Tuesday January 12th Haiti experienced a catastrophic earthquake, a 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. Between 217,000 and 230,000 people were identified as dead [...]
Last week we learned the U.S. economy grew more than anticipated in the fourth quarter while home sales and consumer sentiment continue to disappoint. Today’s ISM Manufacturing is expected to show a small reduction to 58, down from the January 5-year high.
Livonia, Mich. – Feb. 26, 2010 – Quicken Loans, Fathead and the Pistons-Palace Foundation awarded more than $25,000 in college scholarships to Detroit-area high school [...]
On Thursday, a number of factors conspired to push Treasury prices higher: increasing weekly jobless claims, dropping equities, and a well bid 7-year T-note auction.
Do you live in California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan or Florida? Good news, President Obama has created a program to help struggling homeowners in these five states. Why were these states chosen? Well, these are the states that have been hit hardest by foreclosures, with properties losing over 20% of their values.
You hear it on the news all the time: mortgage rates are not going to stay this low for long… Well, that time may have finally come. Reuters reported today that mortgage rates rose for the first time in three weeks to over 5%. The numbers are pulled from a survey from Feddie Mac, which is the second largest U.S. mortgage finance company.