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How To Make More Space In Your Garage 04/25/2011 By admin Leave a Comment  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLRML9gFQ3E&feature=player_embedded#at=18   How do you use your garage? If you're like most homeowners, you park your car(s) in it, then use the remaining available space for the random stora...
04/26/2011
Demand Is Rising, Supplies Are Falling : Home Prices Set To Rise? 04/21/2011 By admin Leave a Comment   Home resales rose 4 percent last month, according to the March Existing Home Sales report. A total of 5.1 million homes were sold on an annualized, seasonally-adjusted basis. The strong results...
04/21/2011
How Does Your Real Estate Tax Bill Compare To Other Parts Of The Country? 04/07/2011 By admin Leave a Comment   Mortgage rates may be a function of free markets, but real estate taxes are a function of government. And, depending on where you live, your annual real estate tax bill could be high, l...
04/08/2011
03/02/2011 By admin Leave a Comment   Last week, Standard & Poor's released its Case-Shiller Index for December 2010. The index is a home valuation tracker, meant to meausure the change in home prices from one period to the next. December's Case-Shiller Index showed major devaluations nationwide....
03/02/2011
02/23/2011   Mortgage rates are up 0.875% since mid-November, causing home buyer purchasing power to fall more than 10 percent since. Persistent concerns over inflation are a major reason why and this week's Consumer Price Index did little to quell fears. CPI rose for the third straight month las...
02/23/2011
Fed Minutes Show Lower Unemployment And Higher Growth For 2011 and 2012 02/18/2011 By admin Leave a Comment   The Federal Reserve released its January 25-26, 2011 meeting minutes Wednesday afternoon. mortgage rates have been in flux since. Fed Minutes are comprehensive recaps of Federal Open Mark...
02/18/2011
Mortgage markets worsened for the 7th straight day Tuesday, equaling the longest losing streak of the last 5 years. Conventional, 30-year fixed mortgage rates are now scratching 5 percent, with FHA mortgage rates running roughly the same. This is a huge increase from just 11 weeks ago when mortga...
02/09/2011
Americans are getting back to work. Sort of. This morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Non-Farm Payrolls report for January 2011. More commonly called "the jobs report", the government's data showed a large decrease in the number of working Americans as compared to ...
02/04/2011
  Mortgage lending appears to be loosening. At least for now. In its quarterly survey of member banks, the Federal Reserve asks senior loan officers around the country whether their "prime" residential mortgage guidelines had tightened within the last 3 months. A prime borrower is one with a well...
02/03/2011
It doesn't take much effort to stand over a pot and "stir continuously", as called for in some recipes. It can be tedious, though, and once a chef stops stirring or leaves a pot unattended, the recipe is sure to ruin. Enter the automatic stirrer. With its self-adjusting, self-centering blades, th...
01/31/2011
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