Why housing is even better than it looks

Home values have compounded at a 6% annual pace going back at least to 2012, which does crowd out...

Between a rock and a hard spot: solid surface countertops that aren't granite

For some time now, the most popular solid surface countertops have been granite — a surface that got less and less expensive...

Increased Chinese trade tariffs about to hit home

Higher tariffs affect both homebuilding and remodeling industries...

Markets turn focus to the Fed and geopolitical concerns

Three Things: These are the three areas that have the greatest ability to impact mortgage rates this week. 1) Fed, 2)...

Why are rates so low?

The harder question: why so low? The stock-tariff panic began on May 1st, in Dow terms from 26,438...