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For me, it’s a bit like getting a Christmas present. I almost feel like our friends at National Mortgage News are offering me a smiling challenge. Here’s why … Last year, I took the opportunity to post a spoof on … Continue Reading
ZIP-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (Click here for the original song version!) There was recently an article in Forbes regarding the most expensive “zip codes” in America. The prices stated were “median” costs. That means half of the values fell below the listed amount … Continue Reading
Many mortgage trade publications have lately been delineating the best housing locations, mainly states, that increase purchasing power. The problem I have with this is that other than some almost-retirees, or dual work-from-home couples, the other 99% of the population … Continue Reading
Here is almost the entire first part of this blog in a series of news flashes: Mortgage News Daily, August 15, 2017: “Rates Rising as North Korea Talks Baseball” Mortgage News Daily, August 14, 2017: “Mortgage Rates Uninspired at 9-Month … Continue Reading
TINY BUBBLES HOUSES In my last blog, we took a peek at the re-emergence of McMansions, my favorite house type — other than authentic mansions, of course. But let’s flip things around (pun intended) and investigate trending housing bubbles in … Continue Reading
NORMAL — Simply a Setting on the Washing Machine Being a former math teacher, I often choose to categorize things by picturing a normal distribution curve in my mind. For example, if you look below, “most” everything falls in the … Continue Reading
Even if you are only peripherally involved in real estate, home loans or finance, you know the millennials are a “problem.” Specifically, those born from 1981 to 1997 are not buying houses at a rate their parents and grandparents did, … Continue Reading