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October 2006 - Posts

I could hardly believe my eyes: this morning I found a news piece on the internet from "The Age" in Australia. Apparently, the newest mortgage is one where you have no interest payments! What will they think of next? Here's the interesting part: this Read More...
Posted on October 31,2006

According to Realty Times, mortgage rates are still rising, although by very small amounts. The interest corrections are on the order of a few hundredths of a percentage point. Nothing that can really be called a "trend", although Freddie Mac and others Read More...
Posted on October 27,2006

While interest rates seem to dither, neither going up nor down, the market holds its breath and wonders what the Fed will do next. According to Realty Times, last week's Freddie Mac survey showed that interest rates are virtually unchanged from the week Read More...
Posted on October 23,2006

Here's something that I could have told you: according to the October 20th Baltimore Sun, baby boomers think that real estate is the right place to put their money. It makes sense. After all, the boomers' parents made it big when they sold the family Read More...
Posted on October 21,2006

Something I'd been suspicious about -- but didn't have the data to prove -- turns out to be true: the money you save in buying a house in the suburbs is generally "eaten up" by the costs of the longer commute. Just after Hurricane Katrina, when the price Read More...
Posted on October 14,2006

I was off for an extra long weekend with the family to see the fall colors. They are beautiful around here -- and gone too soon. For at least 5 full days, I stayed away from newspapers and didn't think about real estate, finances or anything related to Read More...
Posted on October 10,2006

Well, the front end of the boomer "wave" has turned 60. (I'm the back end of the wave. I turned 46 this year.) That means that many of the boomer generation are considering downsizing and heading into early retirement, if they can afford it. As this big Read More...
Posted on October 4,2006

Apparently, real estate agents are leaving the business in greater numbers now. Experts expect many more to leave by year's end as the market continues to slow. It will take some time to see how many agents will feel the pinch and get out. After all, a Read More...
Posted on October 2,2006
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