Getting up to snuff on being ‘up to code’

A history lesson: In March of 2012 a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico. The loss of life and destruction of property were not as disastrous as had been expected. While the recent...

Market focus: FOMC this afternoon

The FOMC this afternoon is widely expected to confirm the first rate hike at the March meeting.The anticipation the Fed will start increasing rates...

Housing: A new kind of bubble we’ve never seen before

Round and round it goes. Where it ends, nobody knows. Or so that is the case with home values, which rose a whopping 17% in 2021 from the year before. First time homebuyers...

How do most people find out about homes for sale? Look no further than the ubiquitous MLS

You may not be able to wrap your head around this, but there was a time before computers when listings for homes were printed on sheets of paper and placed in huge books. Nope. Nothing to “click” on to find...

Markets bounce back after Tuesday rollercoaster

A little better start this morning. The Fed raising rates in March is totally discounted at current levels, in fact the present level also discounts another rate increase after...