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Those of you who are curious about Treasury versus mortgage rate spreads may want to scan this article from the Cleveland Fed. It has some excellent graphs that may be of use in explaining why sometimes Treasury rates don't matter any longer, along with some reasoning why. Plus, it isn't too long...
Staging can be as simple as adding some candles to inside a fireplace to moving some furniture out of a room to make it feel larger. Here are some tips for properly staging a home:Remove the clutter and clear out the closets to make the home appear more spacious and orderly.Remove family photos, ...
Predatory lending is still out there.  This is an interesting article on a single mother in Rhode Island. is to blame, the lender or the homeowner?  This situation is a every extreme. In this case I would say it would be both parties are at...
NEW U.S. MONTHLY HOUSE PRICE INDEX ESTIMATES 0.6 PERCENT PRICE INCREASE BETWEEN JANUARY AND FEBRUARYSee for more informationI think we are nearing the bottom of this housing market. I think we will see things dip a little more, hold steady th...
Thursday May 16th I will be part of a seminar on building a home as well as selling your home in todays market.Brookstone homes will be the featured builder. They will walk through the building process and show you that it is not as scary as you may think.  I will be talking about how to sell you...
Here is an update I recieved from one of my lenders. Interesting reading.Wells Fargo posted a $2 billion profit in the first quarter on record revenue of $10.6 billion, whereas Washington Mutual, the nation's sixth-largest originator, lost $1.14 billion. And JPMorgan Chase did better than both, r...
Housing market updateAt least one US government official has spoken out regarding mortgage practices in no uncertain terms; unfortunately he probably had little leverage over lenders generally and still doesn't: ‘Sound underwriting and, for that matter, simple common sense suggests t...
I was at a class on short sales and avoiding foreclosure yesterday.  I thought I new something but walked out of this seminar with some new knowledge.I will be creating a website to help out wisconsin families.  A short sale is where you are asking the le...
First-time Buyers: Is Now the Time to Buy?by Carla L. DavisShould you buy a house? As a first time homebuyer this can be one of the biggest decisions you've ever faced. Many of the stories in the news media would have you believe that buying a home right now would be too much of a gamble. They us...
Interesting article on msn on giving incentives to help sell your home.  I have seen in wisconsin sellers giving away trips and cash.  Keep in mind some lenders may frown on that practice.  Are they loaning money on the home or the home and the $3000 big screen tv?

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