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Where Is the US Housing Market Headed In 2018, 2019 And 2020?

Where Is the US Housing Market Headed In 2018, 2019 And 2020?

Housing Market Predictions 2018 And 2019 Will the US housing market crash in 2020? Ask most investors what they think about the housing market today, and they will most likely cringe out of habit. The reality is that the US housing market in 2018 is making a recovery, a quick and expected one. Before...
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New Record Low for Mortgage Loans (Again!)

New Record Low for Mortgage Loans (Again!)

Long-term mortgage rates continued to move lower this week, with a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage falling to a record low for the second consecutive week. The weekly rate report from Freddie Mac says 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaged 3.35 percent in the week ending May 2, down from 3.4 percent last week. The average rate on...
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The Real Estate Indicator Screaming “Buy”

The Real Estate Indicator Screaming “Buy”

I just locked down a 2.875% interest rate, fixed for the 15-year term of the mortgage. No points. With rates like these, I find myself rethinking the idea that I want to pay off my mortgage. I can do a lot better than 2.875% investing the money. If I just sock it away in...
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Warren Buffet on Best Real Estate Investment

Warren Buffet on Best Real Estate Investment

Recently on CNBC, Warren Buffett stated that he would buy “millions” of single family homes if he had the means to manage them.  The more interesting comment he made during his interview was that houses will be a better investment than stocks over the long term.  A powerful comment coming from a person who...
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The US Appetite for Debt

The US Appetite for Debt

So far, I’ve never heard the same commotion in the market and the media unlike earlier this year when the US economy earned an embarrassing downgrade. Perhaps, with all the Thanksgiving Holiday frenzy and the Black Friday storm that took place, almost everyone doesn’t care a whit about the surging US debt and is...
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Fed Set to Hold Rates Low as US Economy Struggles

Fed Set to Hold Rates Low as US Economy Struggles

The US Federal Reserve is expected to keep US interest rates at historic lows when it meets later Wednesday, as it tries to keep a languishing recovery on track. The Fed’s top rate-setting body is widely expected to keep its main rate of borrowing at between zero and 0.25 percent to help spur economic...
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