If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Memorial Day weekend is widely regarded as the beginning of summer and many people kick off their summer plans on the weekend coming up.
We take this time to remember the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect and defend our liberty and freedom.
But even while giving thanks... [Read more of this blog post]
Minutes of the April/May Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) recently released may have a significant impact on mortgage rates going forward. One significant development from the meeting suggests that the present quantitative easing (QE) program may be modified in the near future.
The current QE program involves the Fed purchasing $85 billion per month in mortgage-backed securities... [Read more of this blog post]
Flowerbeds can be a very attractive addition to any Northwest Indiana home — if you have the time to set up and maintain them.
Flowerbeds don’t necessarily require a profusion of costly flowers that need to be fertilized, mulched, covered during severe weather, and possibly re-planted on a yearly basis.
So put on your green thumb and brave the outdoors this... [Read more of this blog post]
It can be very difficult to determine what your property is worth in the current marketplace, because you are biased by what the property is worth to you.
These emotions can get in the way of impartially evaluating a property and often cause sellers to over price their home.
When pricing your property, you need to be objective and reasonable so you can come up with a selling... [Read more of this blog post]
Last week was jam-packed with economic news. Here are some of the highlights with emphasis on the housing and mortgage related news.
Monday: Retail sales for April increased to -0.1 percent from the March reading of -0.5 percent, surpassing Wall Street’s downward forecast of -0.6 percent. Retail sales are important to economic recovery as sales of goods and services... [Read more of this blog post]
Going green is not just a new trend; it is a way of life that benefits not only the environment, but also your health — and your pocketbook.
Green living cuts down on carbon emissions and creates a healthier environment both inside and outside of a home.
While green structures sometimes cost more initially, the money (and environment) saved in the long run is well worth... [Read more of this blog post]
Home builders are gaining confidence in current and future market conditions for new homes, but continue to see below-average foot traffic in new homes.
The reading for May’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) increased by three points to a reading of 44 as compared to April’s revised reading of 41.
The HMI... [Read more of this blog post]