Fed does not raise interest rates in first meeting of 2017

First meeting since the Fed raised interest rates in December February 1, 2017 Brena Swanson 0 Comments KEYWORDS Federal funds rate Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC The Federal Open Market Committee unanimously voted to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 0.5% to 0.75% during the first meeting of the… [Read More]

Buying or selling a home in Spring? Be ready to drive in rush hour.

Keep your hands on the wheel at all times by Karen Briscoe Key Takeaways There are benefits to avoiding peak real estate seasons for home sellers, like less competition. The buyers in the market are often more motivated. The benefits for buyers in the offseason can go the same way, because sellers are also more… [Read More]

Why you shouldn’t pay attention to your marketing budget

Why you shouldn’t pay attention to your marketing budget Budgets aren’t inherently bad (at all!), but adhering too strictly to one can be by Grant Findlay-Shirras Key Takeaways •Ask yourself this question when evaluating an investment of your time and/or money: ‘What ROI do I need, and in what time frame, in order for this… [Read More]

FHA has reduced MIP Rates

FHA has recently announced a reduction in the Annual Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) rates, effective with loans disbursing on or after January 27th, 2017.  Both the rates for loans with terms more than 15 years and less than 15 years will decrease, as shown in the tables below. Over the next several weeks, as we… [Read More]


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