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It Could Be a Pivotal Fed Day Today March 17, 2021
It Could Be a Pivotal Fed Day Today

It’s Fed day – I mention it every time the Fed meets. More often than not, it’s pretty mundane because the market is has already anticipated what is going to happen, so the news isn’t surprising. A Lot Hanging on the Fed…

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Rates May Increase – Will They Come Back Down? March 11, 2021
Rates May Increase – Will They Come Back Down?

It’s been a tough few weeks with interest rates running in the wrong direction. I’ve been looking to various resources to make sense of what is happening right now. Barry Habib offered great insight, particularly for those of you in the real…

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What is Zillow’s Plan? March 3, 2021
What is Zillow’s Plan?

Zillow has forever been the place to go when people want to check the value on their house, known as a “Zestimate.” Many regular consumers who aren’t in the industry didn’t realize that Zillow has been a big lead generation source for…

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The Forbearance Can is Continuing to Be Kicked February 24, 2021
The Forbearance Can is Continuing to Be Kicked

Headline this morning: Mortgage Delinquencies Fell Below 6% for the First Time Since March. That sounds like good news! What is 6% relative to? How does it shape up compared to where we really stand? Mortgage Delinquencies Are Down The good news…

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Is Now the Time to Get Rid of Your Mortgage Insurance? February 17, 2021
Is Now the Time to Get Rid of Your Mortgage Insurance?

With the amount of appreciation that has happened over the last 12 months, you might be in a position to get rid of your mortgage insurance. What’s Mortgage Insurance? If you have it, then you already know what mortgage insurance is. If…

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What is Real the Unemployment Rate? February 10, 2021
What is Real the Unemployment Rate?

Hint… it’s not what the Fed report says. Today I want to touch on the unemployment reports that we hear from the government each month – an announcement that always comes out the first Friday every month. It’s always a big number…

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