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Whether you’re a first-time parent or already have a growing family, preparing for your new arrival can feel overwhelming, but hopefully these tips can help ease your worries. You’ll want to take care of as many home improvement projects as you can, before your new addition arrives. Read More
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Invest in your dreams with the money available in your home Tapping into your home’s equity responsibly is one of the best ways to take the reins of your finances for your immediate needs and emergencies – or for dreams of tomorrow. Accessing the value that you’ve built up in your house through an FHA Cash Out Program is a tremendous way to do just that. Read More
Is Buying a Condo a Good Idea? So what's the skinny on buying a condo? Are there any different procedures, any extra considerations to make? Definitely! There are many reasons, and pros and cons to buying a condo. If you, or someone you know, is looking to make a condo their new home, read on to find out all that comes along with it. Read More
Use Debt Consolidation and Good Money Habits to Manage Debt and Build Wealth  In today’s swipe-and-go, buy-now-pay-later credit card culture, it’s easy at times to lose control of your finances and feel as if all your money is going just to pay off your bills.  If that sounds like you, you may need a debt consolidation strategy, where you combine all your bills into one single payment that is easier to manage and more affordable. Read More

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MBS RECAP: Europe to The Rescue

Posted To: MBS Commentary

Global economic data is big business for the bond market these days. With no end in sight to the domestic economic expansion (note: 1.6% vs 0.9% f'cast in today's Retail Sales and another decades-long low in Jobless Claims), any recessionary risks have been pinned on the two biggest economies that have been sending the weakest cues: Europe and China. Earlier this week (and starting last Friday), Chinese economic data didn't do anything to help the cause of worrying about global growth. Overnight trading saw the China trade level off, however, thus opening the door for a raft of EU economic data to have its say. Among that data, it was the weaker German manufacturing PMI that set the tone overnight. German Bunds rallied sharply and pulled US Treasuries along for the ride. In the...(read more)

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Mortgage Rates Recover Modestly After Big Losing Streak

Posted To: Mortgage Rate Watch

Mortgage rates have generally been moving higher since March 28th after they bottomed out at the lowest levels in well over a year. At the time, investors were tuned-in to the Fed's concerns about the global economy. Granted, the US economy might not have been suggesting an imminent recession, but that was far more difficult to say about China and Europe. Both economies were clearly decelerating by the end of 2018 and into the first few months of 2019. That deceleration was the biggest risk factor for the global economy and the biggest boon for mortgage rates. Weak European economic data at the end of March helped drive the long-term low rates on March 27th. But that marked the apex of panic. We haven't seen any data quite as alarming since then and thus, the gradual increase in rates (economic...(read more)

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