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Federal funds rate expected to rise by late 2015. Time to buy your home?

As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. In a speech at the Providence Chamber of Commerce in Providence, RI, Yellen said that the Fed is seeing widespread economic improvement and expects that improvement to continue. And if the economy improves as expected,…

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Is it time to buy a new home? Interest rates predicted to increase by end of 2015

As predicted by many economists, the Federal Reserve is indeed considering raising the Federal Funds Rate later this year, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Friday. In a speech at the Providence Chamber of Commerce in Providence, RI, Yellen said that the Fed is seeing widespread economic improvement and expects that improvement to continue. And if the economy improves as expected,…

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Spring Gains Mean Good News For Housing Moving Forward – DSNews

The gains the housing market has experienced in the spring so far mean good news for housing going forward in 2015, according to National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist David Crowe on the NAHB’s Eye on Housing blog Wednesday. Read more…: Spring Gains Mean Good News For Housing Moving Forward – DSNews

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How to win a bidding war in today’s outrageous market | 2015-04-16 | HousingWire

Here are a few tips from Minnesota Realtor Craig Kamman to help win a bidding war: Offer Full Price or More. Money is a major factor in a seller’s decision, but not the only one. Eliminate Seller Paid Closing Costs/Points. It is not full price if you then ask the seller to pay your closing costs. If you need to…

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Pending home sales continue upward trajectory in March | 2015-04-29 | HousingWire

“Pending home sales continued their upward trajectory and increased for the third month straight, staying at the highest level since June 2013, according to the most recent report from the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, grew 1.1% to 108.6 in March from an upward revision of 107.4 in February and is…

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Mortgage rates unchanged and remain near 2015 lows | 2015-04-16 | HousingWire

Average fixed mortgage rates were largely unchanged amid a light week of economic releases, with rates hovering near their 2015 lows. Despite this, Mortgage applications have been largely flat this year so far. “Mortgage rates were little changed following a light week of economic reports and remaining low at the spring homebuying season. Of the few releases, the advance estimate of…

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10-Step Guide to Buying a House – Real Estate News & Advice – realtor.com

“1. Are You Ready to Become a Homeowner? Whether you’re becoming a homeowner for the first time or you’re a repeat buyer, buying a house is a financial and emotional decision that requires the experience and support of a team of reliable professionals. 2. Get a REALTOR® In the maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes…

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Refinancing to End PMI: A Deal or a Dud?

“For many home buyers, private mortgage insurance is a necessary evil. If you don’t have 20% in cash to put down on a home, you’ll often be left with little choice other than PMI. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the payments. If you’ve built up some equity in your home, you may be able to refinance your loan and…

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