The housing market dodges a bullet as the government shutdown was temporarily averted. But what’s next?

When the housing market shakes in its shoes over an impending government shutdown, it’s not without reason, even though many consumers would assume it would be little affected by it. And while it was recently avoided, the specter of it will soon rise again...

An honest, helpful seller means a happy appraiser

If you’ve just sold your home, it’s logical you’d want your home to appraise at the accepted price, as do your buyers. But buyers don’t have the job of furnishing the appraiser with information about your home...

August durable goods orders shows big increase driven by defense spending

After the FOMC last Wednesday the bellwether 10 year note broke above 4.35% a technical resistance that had held since late August. The reaction sent the 10 year note from...

How to have a bad home inspection

Kicking the tires on a house requires attention as well as reason on your part.

Common scams to watch out for when closing escrow

It’s a matter of staying diligent until the very day you hook up the big screen TV...