Jeff Edwards's Blog Posts

VALUEBOOSTING RENOVATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

Buying a home is likely one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. So why not maintain and grow that investment so if or when you decide to sell, you can reap maximum return? Below

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Shut It Down

Effective yesterday we entered a mandatory "Shelter in Place" order for many of us.  First and foremost we should be thanking all the first responders and medical workers for their long hours

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Not Talking About Corona

Today I'm not going to talk about the obvious - Corona Virus - because...well everyone else is talking about it and I think I just want to talk about something different. Many of us are stuck

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Is Downsizing Right For You

Downsizing your home is not just for empty-nesters. There are numerous reasons and situations where this path could be the right one for you and your family!MinimizingOwning a large home and

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Prep Your Pets For The Big Move

Your moving day is set and it’s time to start preparing. As you’re making your lists and checking them twice, don’t forget to factor in your furry friends. Here are some tips for making sure

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The Difference Between Home Warranty And Home Insurance

When purchasing a new home, it’s important to do in-depth research on all facets of the homebuying process. One thing you’ll need to understand is how to best protect yourself and your

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New Homeowner Avoid These Lawn Care Mistakes

It’s easy to take a few missteps when it comes to lawn care, especially if you’re a new homeowner and it’s your first time being solely responsible for your yard and landscaping. Here are a

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Avoid These Two Big Mortgage Mistakes

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage.But if you don’t pay attention to the details, your

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TIPS FOR STORING WINE AT HOME

If you are a big wine connoisseur or just saving a few bottles to crack open on special occasions, it’s important to understand how best to store them safely until you’re ready to partake.

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Times They Be A Changin

Big changes are on the horizon for the City of Roseville.  Roseville City Council just approved last Tuesday in a unanimous vote to rezone the Sacred Heart Church to make way for a new Storage

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What To Do With An Unfinished Basement

Although currently dimly lit and a little rough on the eyes, your unfinished basement still has a lot of potential. With just a little love and the help of the following ideas, you can spice it up

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Great Place To Visit

Many times the holidays provide some relief from the day to day grind.  With the time off of work, family gatherings, and lots of food,  I find this true in particular for my family. 

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WHEN TO REFINANCE

Refinancing your mortgage is something most homeowners consider at least once throughout the lifespan of their home loan. It allows you to pay off your previous loan by applying for a new one that

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More Inventory Coming But Who Will Buy

A wave of available homes is expected to douse the inventory-starved market in the coming years, driven mostly by aging baby boomers seeking to downsize. One in eight owner-occupied homes—about 9

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Bad Santa

I'm not one to promote another company's listing but this is one that I think you have to see.  Another local brokerage is creating quite the 'buzz' around town with some....interesting listing

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Low Inventories Are Pushing Single Family Rental Prices Up

It’s good to be a landlord: National rents on single-family homes rose 3% in September, as low rental housing inventories compared to demand continues to push up prices, according to CoreLogic’s

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HOW BIG OF A HOME DO YOU NEED

When buying a new house, it’s easy to get distracted by size and think that bigger is better. However, depending on your situation, the opposite may be true.So how can you determine if your new

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CREATE THE GALLERY WALL OF YOUR DREAMS

Creating a gallery wall in your home is an easy, do-it-yourself way to bring your personal style into any room. There is no right or wrong way to create one and no limit to the possibilities. Before

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Prepping To Buy Your First Home

One of the biggest milestones you will reach in your life will be deciding to become a homeowner. But before you take the leap, make sure you set yourself up for easy transaction and a good

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TIPS FOR SPEEDING UP YOUR HOME SALE

Selling your home is a huge undertaking to begin with, but if the process drags on for months and interest trickles in much slower than expected, it can be frustrating and stressful. To avoid this,

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Lets Talk Doggy Door Safety

You’ve purchased a home with a large backyard and all your pup wants to do is be outside. But after the 10th time you have to get up and open the door to let him or her in and out, you start

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Market Commentary October 21 2019

The Fed has entered a quiet period in the lead up to the two-day FOMC meeting on October 29-30. Analyst consensus has solidified around the expectation of a 25bp cut alongside the

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Ready To Go Rustic

Rustic and farmhouse interior design are still in, and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon! If you’re ready to hop on board this trend, try introducing some of our favorite ideas into a room

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Market Commentary October 15 2019

As we discussed last week, President Trump’s abrupt decision to pull American troops out of Northern Syria has instigated near-instantaneous anarchy in the region while eliminating any remaining

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Catching A Leak

One of the more challenging parts of being a homeowner is when something goes wrong or breaks, you’re in charge of fixing it. And unfortunately, one of the most common issues can be the hardest to

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Market Commentary October 7 2019

Today, let’s talk Turkey. And Syria. And Iraq. President Trump’s Sunday night decision to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria, greenlighting a Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held

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5 SIMPLE STEPS FOR A BETTER HOME APPRAISAL

If you’re looking to refinance your home or possibly sell, you’ll need a killer appraisal. A bank will not refinance a home for more than it is worth, and a potential buyer will not pay more

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Market Commentary September 30 2019

Impeachment inquiries are underway in Congress and a looming Brexit deadline has caused Parliament to descend into a state of anarchy of which Guy Fawkes could only dream, butthe week’s most

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Create The Home Office Of Your Dreams

Whether you work full-time at home or occasionally need to conduct business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home

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Market Commentary September 23 2019

1984 Cult Classic Repo Man is unquestionably Emilio Estevez’s greatest film. However, although aliens and punk-rock share universal appeal, who could have guessed that Fed Chairman

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KICK MOLD TO THE CURB

Finding mold in your house is the last thing a homeowner wants to encounter. Not only is it unsightly and smells unpleasant, but it can pose a serious health threat to you and your family.You should

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Market Commentary September 16 2019

Dovish signals out of Washington and Beijing last week gave investors hope for a limited trade deal ahead of a planned October summit. Attempting to bifurcate trade issues and national

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What To Repair Before You List

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible

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Give Your Deck A Facelift

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Try your hand at the makeover

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Market Commentary September 3 2019

Over the past week, treasuries were range bound with a low of 1.473% and high of 1.537%. This was mainly due to faded hopes of resolving the trade war between US and China.Economic Calendar for the

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MAKING AN OFFER

You’ve narrowed down your wish list, viewed many homes, and finally found your perfect fit. Time to take the leap and make an offer! This can be both incredibly intimidating and exponentially

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Market Commentary August 26 2019

Over the past week, treasuries lingered between 1.536% and 1.615%. This was due to the outcome of the G7 conference and trade optimism with China.Economic Calendar for the week of 08/26/2019 to 08/

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TAKE 5 TYPES OF MORTGAGES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

Before you purchase a home, it’s important to educate yourself of the various types of mortgages you can get so you can make the right decision when the time comes to choose yours.Fixed Rate. 

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Market Commentary August 19 2019

Aug 19, 2019Over the past week, treasuries declined in yield hitting a low of 1.528% largely due to the worries of the trade war and market anticipation of central bank rate cuts and stimulus

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HOW YOU CAN FINANCE YOUR HOME RENOVATION

Outdated kitchen. Overrun backyard. Unusable basement space. If you have a home renovation project on the mind, the first thing you have to consider is how you are going to finance it. Here are the

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Market Commentary August 12 2019

Aug 12, 2019Over the past week treasuries were range bound hitting a low of 1.710% and high of 1.744% largely due to the ongoing trade war with China and the protest situation in Hong Kong. 

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WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST IN A RENTAL PROPERTY

Investing in real estate can be a great alternative to traditional investments and many owners choose to rent out their property. Here are some of the top benefits for getting into this line of

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Market Commentary August 5 2019

Aug 05, 2019Over the past week, treasuries rallied, hitting a low of 1.847% largely due to the trade war with China intensifying and Fed Speak. Economic Calendar for the week of 08/5/2019 to 08

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TOWNHOUSE VS CONDO WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY

TOWNHOUSE VS. CONDO: WHICH SHOULD YOU BUY?Whether it’s your first time buying or you just want to purchase something smaller, townhouses and condos are both great options. Check out the

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Market Commentary Blog July 29 2019

Over the past week treasuries were range-bound trading between 2.09% and 2.05%, largely due to consensus economic news and Fed speak.The FOMC rate decision will be released on Wednesday, which

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Market Commentary July 22 2019

Jul 22, 2019Over the past week, treasuries were range-bound trading between 2.11% and 2.03% largely due to on consensus economic news and Fed speak.The latest GDP Price index will be released on

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Market Commentary July 9 2019

Jul 08, 2019Over the past week treasuries were range bound with a high of 2.05% and a low of 1.96%. We reached the high on yield because of above-consensus non-farm payroll release. Originators

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Ice Cream Before The Bridge

If you are one of the many Michiganders that will travel north in the state, put this on your list of things to check out if you get to Gaylord.  Mooney's Ice Cream Parlor.Behind a Marathon gas

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Market Commentary June 25 2019

Jun 24, 2019Over the past week treasuries rallied with continuing speculation that the Fed may cut rates as many as 3 times this year. The yield on U.S. 10yr Treasuries broke below 2.000% for a

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Market Commentary June 17 2019

Jun 17, 2019Over the past week, treasuries traded flat and equities fell with the Dow finishing down 1.5%. Mortgages widened vs treasuries and closed the week worse by approximately 20bps. To

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Market Commentary June 10 2019

Jun 10, 2019The key economic data releases this week are the CPI report on Wednesday and the retail sales report on Friday. We do not expect any policy-related speeches by Fed officials, reflecting

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Market Commentary June 3 2019

Jun 03, 2019 Growing trading concerns have made significant impacts on global equities and yields, as the yield curve was sent lower by 17-23 basis points and the DOW sold off nearly 1000

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Market Commentary May 28 2019

May 28, 2019Last week’s headlines continued to be dominated by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.  Equities continued to slide somewhat while the yield on the 10yr fell to 2%

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Market Commentary May 13 2019

May 13, 2019Last week saw mortgage rates fall somewhat as the U.S. 10yr fell back below 2.500% to 2.467%. Much of last week’s activity was fueled by the announcements of the US and China each

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Market Commentary May 6 2019

May 06, 2019Last week saw the US 10YR climb up above 2.500%, but mortgages held on well and barely moved. The FOMC decision came and went largely as expected with the Fed indicating no interest rate

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Market Commentary April 29 2019

Apr 29, 2019At the end of last week, US stocks rose to push the S&P500 up 0.5% to a new high but US Treasuries made gains too, with 10Y yields down 3bps to 2.50%, while the dollar weakened somewhat.

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Market Commentary April 22 2019

Apr 22, 2019Equities rallied slightly while bond yields hardly moved during the shortened trading calendar last week. Outlook on China has turned less bearish as of late, however, questions

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Market Commentary April 16 2019

Apr 16, 2019Mortgage prices ended last week lower than where they began. This is due in large part to trading activity on Friday in reaction to positive economic data that came out of China. The 10

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Market Commentary April 8 2019

Apr 08, 2019Mortgage rates rose some last week. The yield on the US 10YR Treasury rose above 2.500% mid-week but did come back down to close at 2.495%. Mortgage markets seem adjusted to the

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Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home

Listing your home in the first week of April contributes 14x more property views, 5% less competition from other home sellers, and results in the home being sold 6 days faster!Call or text me today

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Market Commentary April 1 2019

Apr 01, 2019Mortgage prices rallied over a third of a point through the first half of last week before coming back to finish nearly flat by Friday’s close. However, this week we’re experiencing

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Market Commentary March 25 2019

Mar 25, 2019Yields dropped last week as the 10-year TSY finished down over 14bps week over week falling below 2.50%. Last Wednesday’s FOMC announcement sparked the rally in bonds as the FOMC held

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Market Commentary March 18 2019

Mar 18, 2019Yields dropped last week as the 10 year TSY finished down 5bps week over week, resulting in a general increase in mortgage prices by an eighth of a point. Equities rallied slightly with

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Market Commentary March 11 2019

Mar 11, 2019Last week saw a slow but steady drop in mortgage rates as the yield U.S. 10yr Treasuries fell almost 12bps over the course of the week.We have several important reports this week,

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Market Commentary March 4th 2019

Mar 04, 2019Last week started off with mortgage rates decreasing but reversed course quickly on Tuesday rising steadily through Friday’s close. The net price decrease was around 8 ticks on the

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Market Commentary February 25 2019

Feb 25, 2019Last week was a relatively quiet week in terms of mortgages. Rates saw very little volatility, so lenders were not faced with numerous intraday rate changes. It was a slow and

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Market Commentary February 19 2019

Feb 19, 2019Last Thursday we were finally gifted December’s retail sales data after the delayed release due to the government shutdown. The result? Disappointing. Sales showed the biggest drop

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Market Commentary February 11 2019

Feb 11, 2019Mortgages closed last week, under-performing Treasuries. The US 10 yr finished at 2.63, as interest rates fell for the third week in a row and approach their lowest levels in the past 11

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Market Commentary February 4 2019

Feb 04, 2019Last week mortgages rallied throughout most of the week with mortgages experiencing about 3/8 point rally in price. US treasuries fell in yield from 2.75% to 2.68%. On Friday, mortgages

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Market Commentary January 28 2019

Jan 28, 2019Last week President Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, avoiding federal workers missing their second paycheck. This announcement came shortly after

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Market Commentary January 22 2019

Jan 22, 2019Last week mortgages and bonds sold off a bit as equities rallied. The yield on the 10yr US Treasury rose to 2.784%.This week’s data is dependent to a large extent on whether the

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Market Commentary January 14 2019

Jan 14, 2019Last week mortgages and bonds held their ground with the yield on US 10yr Treasuries climbing to just above 2.70%. This was a small rise given that equities performed well.  The

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Market Commentary January 7 2019

Jan 07, 2019Last Wednesday during a Q&A panel in Dallas, with a hope to ease the minds of investors everywhere, Fed Chair Jay Powell communicated a dovish take on rates. With admittance of a slowing

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Market Commentary December 31 2018

Dec 31, 2018Last week was interesting as equities bounced back to recovery some of their massive losses from the previous week.  Bonds and mortgages held their ground and even rallied some

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Market Commentary December 18 2018

Dec 18, 2018Trading volumes were muted as investors await this week’s Fed announcement. Yields rose slightly over the last week, but the US 10yr remains well below 3.00%. Equities continue to

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Market Commentary December 10 2018

Dec 10, 2018 Mortgages rallied last week as U.S. 10yr treasury yields fell 14bps on the week, the strongest performance since April 2017. The S&P 500 and DOW fell 4.60% and 4.50% for the week on

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Market Commentary December 3 2018

Dec 03, 2018Last week saw mortgages and equities rally as mid-week Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, said the Fed’s benchmark interest rate was “just below” the neutral level. Only

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Market Commentary For November 26 2018

Nov 26, 2018 Last week, we witnessed subdued trading volumes as Thanksgiving and the general holiday vibe created a lethargic mood in fixed income markets. Mortgage rates increased just slightly,

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Market Commentary November 19 2018

Nov 19, 2018Mortgage yields fell last week as equities suffered setbacks. Even with equities selling off, the US 10yr ended the week a good deal above 3.00%, finishing at 3.069%.This week will be a

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Market Commentary November 13 2018

Nov 13, 2018 Yields rose in the middle of the week after the FOMC announcement had investors briefly panicking that the pace of future rate hikes may be accelerated. By the end of the week,,

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Market Commentary November 5 2018

Nov 05, 2018Yields rose last week with the 30yr US Treasury hitting a four-year high. The strong jobs report on Friday added to the sentiment of a strong economy leading to more money exiting the

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Market Commentary October 29 2018

Oct 29, 2018 The US 10yr closed last week at 3.077. The week was a good week for mortgages and bonds in general, as equities were crushed with both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones experiencing large

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Market Commentary October 22 2018

Oct 22, 2018 The US 10yr closed last week at 3.19, rallying 3 basis points from the week prior. The Fed Minutes last Wednesday provided little to move markets, as traders looked for any indications

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Market Commentary October 15 2018

Oct 15, 2018 Last week saw mortgages rally slightly on a week of equities selling off. Although equities experienced some gains they were rather muted with the yield on the U.S. Treasury 10yr

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Market Commentary October 9th 2018

Oct 09, 2018 Last week saw one of the biggest rises in rates that we’ve seen in a long time. Week over week the 10yr treasury yield rose 17 basis points finishing at a 7-year high; 3.23%. Fed

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Market Commentary October 1st 2018

Oct 01, 2018Overall rates changed little last week with the 10yr closing at 3.061% vs 3.063%, a week prior. It was a bumpy ride to go almost nowhere, with several days of interday price movement,

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Market Commentary September 17 2018

Sep 17, 2018Last week gave us a third consecutive week of rising Treasury market rates. The slope of the yield curve flattened through the 3-yr, 10-yr and 30-yr auction packages, but gave up

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Market Commentary September 10 2018

Sep 10, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates rise. Although equities did not see much movement, yields on bonds rose late in the week with the yield on the U.S. 10-year yield rising to 2.939%. This

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Market Commentary September 4 2018

Sep 04, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates rise. Equities continued to perform well and yields on bonds were driven higher, with the yield on the U.S. 10-year yield rising to 2.860%.This week after

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Market Commentary August 27 2018

Aug 27, 2018 Last week saw mortgage rates fall slightly. Equities experienced a strong week with the S&P closing at a record high +17.71 to 2874.69. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome

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Market Commentary August 13 2018

Aug 13, 2018Last week's anxieties from Ankara (Capital of Republic of Turkey) remain the primary theme in global markets and the related flight-to-quality sentiment (the action of investors moving

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Market Commentary August 6 2018

Aug 06, 2018 Last week started off on a negative note with rates rising on the continued uncertainty of economic sanctions and politics. Moving forward in the week we saw rates begin to lower and

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Market Commentary July 23 2018

Jul 23, 2018Treasury market rates rose modestly and the curve steepened last week. Fed Chairman Powell gave us no surprises in his appearances before the Senate and House as his message reaffirmed

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Market Commentary July 16 2018

Jul 16, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates hardly move. While equities experienced some gains with both the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Indexes gaining, bonds were very quiet.  Bonds were so quiet that

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Market Commentary For July 9th 2018

Jul 09, 2018Last week we saw an abbreviated trading week when Independence Day fell in the middle of the week; but, some important economic releases had potential for major market swings. All in,

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Market Commentary June 25 2018

Jun 25, 2018The market was flat last week, trading within a 20bps range.  This was a continuation of the trend from the week before as the volatility seems to be more focused on equities than

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Market Commentary June 18 2018

Jun 18, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates fall.  There was some intraday volatility around the Wednesday FOMC announcement, as mortgages briefly sold off, but they quickly returned to near their

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Market Commentary June 4 2018

Jun 04, 2018Mortgage rates continued to climb higher last week, on better than expected economic news, which was marked with a solid GDP reading and capped off on Friday with a better than expected

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Market Commentary May 29 2018

May 29, 2018Last week was a slightly abbreviated trading week with markets closing early on Friday before the Memorial Day Weekend.  The latter part of the week saw markets rally and the US

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Market Commentary May 21 2018

May 21, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates rise as the yield on 10yr U.S. Treasuries broke through 3.00% and then through 3.05%. A couple of Fed speakers, early in the week, indicated that the FOMC

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Market Commentary May 14 2018

May 14, 2018Last week saw little movement in mortgage rates. Bonds and mortgages traded throughout the week within a very tight range, showing almost no volatility.Economic releases this week

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Market Commentary May 7 2018

May 07, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates trend lower on a 10yr Treasury decline which was unable to hold on to its highest level in 4 years, giving some relief to borrowers.Over the past few weeks,

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Market Commentary April 30 2018

Apr 30, 2018Last week saw a bit of a panic in mortgages as the U.S. 10yr briefly pushed through 3.00% early in the week. By the end of the week, however, this had settled back down and the 10yr sat

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Market Commentary April 23 2018

Apr 23, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates rise as the US 10yr Treasury breached 2.90% on its way to closing in on 3.00%, while stocks saw modest gains.This week may be highlighted by geopolitics over

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Market Commentary April 16 2018

Apr 16, 2018Last week saw mortgage rates rise as the US 10yr Treasury pushed through 2.80% and equities experienced solid gains.This week may be highlighted by geopolitics over Syria and trade war

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Market Commentary April 2 2018

Apr 02, 2018Last week mortgages held during the shortened trading week.  While we saw equities rally with both the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 Indices experiencing over 2% gains on the week,

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Market Commentary For The Week Of March 26 2018

Mar 26, 2018Mortgages held steady last week while Treasuries were close to unchanged across the curve, with volatility slightly lower.  The FOMC Rate Decision was a hike of 25 bps as expected,

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Market Commentary March 19 2018

Mar 19, 2018Mortgages remained relatively stable through most of the week and experienced a slight rate improvement late in the week. Equities remained stagnate with continued concerns of tariffs

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Market Commentary January 16

Jan 16, 2018Last week mortgage rates rose as equities showed no signs of slowing down the rally that they started with in the new year. This week is a shortened week with the holiday on Monday,

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Market Commentary Week Of December 4th

Dec 04, 2017Mortgage Rates increased into month-end last week before dropping on Friday with the tax bill being the main focus for markets all week.The week ahead will have plenty of market data for

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Market Commentary November 27 2017

Nov 27, 2017Last week mortgage rates fell during the shortened trading week.  Existing home sales rose in Oct after underperforming for most of 2017. Oct durable goods were weak, but this came

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Market Commentary November 6 2017

Nov 06, 2017Mortgage rates fell last week as both equities and bonds experienced rallies.  The rallies were steady largely throughout the week with little market volatility around either the

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Market Commentary October 30 2017

Oct 30, 2017Mortgage rates saw some volatility last week, finishing the week higher than they started, on the back of rallying equity markets that are anticipating a tax deal to be done in Congress

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Market Commentary October 16th 2017

Oct 16, 2017Last week the main event was Friday’s lower than expected CPI data. This naturally sparked some speculation that the Fed may not raise rates this year, however, over the weekend at the

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Market Commentary October 10

Oct 10, 2017Mortgage rates increased slightly last week, as equities continue to rally, and a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday has market participants increasing bets that the Fed will

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Market Commentary October 2nd

Oct 02, 2017Last week mortgage rates rose steadily throughout the week as speculation that President Trump’s tax plan may gain support in Congress created a rally in equities.  The

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Market Commentary September 25th

Sep 25, 2017Mortgage rates remained relatively unchanged week over week, despite some mid-week volatility over the FOMC statement, as market participants were somewhat surprised at a less dovish

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Market Commentary September 18th

Sep 18, 2017Last week mortgage rates rose steadily throughout the week as the initial impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma settled and investors began to return to concentrating on fundamentals.;

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Market Commentary September 11

Sep 11, 2017Mortgage rates improved last week as the threats of hurricanes and a nuclear North Korea caused a flight to quality for Bonds and a selloff in Equities.The week ahead will be more of the

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Market Commentarty September 5

Sep 05, 2017Last week mortgage rates remained relatively stable.  The week ended with weaker than expected jobs report and economic data.  This combined with geopolitical risks around

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4 Tips To Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can AffordBy knowing how much mortgage you can handle, you can ensure that homeownership will fit in your budget. Read Visit houselogic.com

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Market Commentary For The Week Of August 21

Aug 21, 2017Mortgage rates remained relatively stable last week while equities saw some volatility surrounding continued staff changes at the White House.The week ahead is somewhat light on Economic

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Market Commentary August 14

Aug 14, 2017Last week mortgage rates fell slightly. There were no major changes as far as the economic outlook; however, tensions with North Korea were enough of a concern to keep mortgage rates.

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Market Commentary August 7th 2017

Aug 07, 2017Last week was one of the times when equities and bonds moved in the same direction. While there were no large movements, everything inched better. The Dow Jones just broke through 22,

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Market Commentary July 31

Jul 31, 2017Mortgage rates finished last week right where they started, with some light volatility early in the week surrounding Wednesday’s FOMC statement and rate decision.  The FOMC

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Market Commentary

Jul 26, 2017Last week was a quiet week in terms of day to day volatility in mortgage rates; however, mortgage rates did see slow and steady improvement over the week.The week ahead brings us the

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5 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Sale

5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for SaleWorking to get your home ship-shape for showings will increase its value and shorten your sales time. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles

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Saving For A Down Payment

5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down PaymentOne of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Read

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Real Estate Market Snapshot

A quick piece from our preferred lender John Lietke at Quicken Loans:The headline number for Existing Home Sales data came in slightly below expectations, but most people were pointing to the lowest

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FRED Is Your New Best Friend

Are you still in the market for a new home or you might just be thinking about buying? YOU NEED TO SEE THIS!If you meet the qualifications of the FRED Loan, you only need 1% down to get into

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Time To Sell

With the real estate season in full force, statistics show that it's a seller's market out there.  There is good news on the buyers side though.  The Feds have decided that there will not

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