NAR’s Chief Economist shares his 2015 real estate forecast. He expects existing-home sales to rise about 7% behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices.
CFPB’s new Owning a Home site officially launched January 2015, along with its Check Rates tool that lets you check Oklahoma Mortgage Interest Rates for your specific situation.
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Last week, New York Yankee shortstop and future Hall-of-Famer Derek Jeter played his last Major League Baseball game. He chopped a single to third in the third inning to drive in a run, then took himself out for good. That final hit brings his total to 3,465 hits, along with a .310 batting average, five […]
Interested in living a better life, enjoying some company, and being healthier? Get new roommates… I mean houseplants! Houseplants make great roommates because they share (oxygen), do nice things for you (clean), and make you a better person (feel better). The downside is that they won’t pay rent and require some attention, but they earn their […]
National stats from Realtor.org (June 23, 2014): Existing-home sales were up 4.9% but down 5.0% YOY. This strongly hints the July 2013, sales decline is pretty much over. Distressed homes (foreclosures and short sales) accounted for 11% of May sales, down 18% YOY. First-time home buyers made up 27% of all buyers in May, down from […]
April 2014 Tulsa MLS Stats: housing inventory decreased 6.46%, average 1,069 closed sales per month over the last 12 months in average of 57 Days On Market (DOM).
CFPB’s Know Before You Owe: Mortgages project resulted in finalized mortgage forms on November 20, 2013. The new rules and forms go into effect on August 1, 2015. They improve consumer understanding, aid comparison shopping, and help prevent surprises.
By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon Published: July 3, 2012 A sudden and long-lasting power outage makes a portable generator a must. But finding one when you need it isn’t easy. Here’s one home owner’s odyssey. A land hurricane blew through the mid-Atlantic Friday night and left 1 million of us powerless — no lights, no air […]
By: John Riha Published: August 23, 2012 Attention sinners! If you’ve been guilty of any of the 7 deadly sins of home ownership, there’s no time like the present to redeem yourself. 1. Envy: You covet your neighbor’s grass Don’t just admire your neighbor’s thick, lush lawn: Turn the tables. Proper lawn care will make […]