Real estate market news represents a mixed bag of progress

There are “firsts.” And then there are all the firsts that have happened since the pandemic began. That’s a whole ‘nuther statistic where housing is concerned. According to...

While achieving the perfect credit score is elusive, the effort is well worth it

Remember those kids in school that maintained a 4.0 GPA and then took AP courses and ended up with an even higher one? Like a 4.5? While there was no doubt...

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims higher than expected ahead of Big Jobs Friday

Initial Weekly Jobless Claims were very close to the mark, hitting 260K vs. est. of 259K. However, the more closely watched 4 week moving average broke above 250K...

Volatility decreases as Fed commits to fighting inflation

Mortgage applications last week in the US increased 1.2% in the last week of July, the first rise in five weeks, as both the...

A cut above: Traits of a great (not just a good) real estate agent

A lot has been said about real estate agents — both good and bad. Seeking the best of anything, however, takes some forethought and planning, especially when...