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Signs of a Housing Recovery?

By on June 24, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments
Signs of a Housing Recovery?

According to a well-known gauge of the U.S. housing market, home prices have been on an upswing. The latest S&P/Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Home Price Index, which was released in May, posted its biggest gain in seven years. This improvement has spurred renewed optimism about housing’s role in the country’s economic recovery.

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Market Week: June 3, 2013

By on June 3, 2013 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets Whether it was “sell in May, go away” sentiment finally showing up or concern that the Fed might be closer to winding down economic support, investors decided to take profits last week, especially in the large, dividend-paying stocks of the Dow and S&P 500. As anxiety about potential future Fed action continued to […]

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May 18, 2013 – Real Estate and Retirement

By on May 18, 2013 in Radio Show

The show begins with guest Deborah DelNegro, a Senior Real Estate and Retirement Specialist, speaking about the Cape Cod real estate market. Chris also shares information on the challenges facing Baby Boomers as they approach retirement. Lastly, Chris talks about his upcoming seminar: Retirement Readiness. In this seminar, attendees will learn about predicting retirement needs, […]

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Market Week: April 29, 2013

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The Markets Despite major technological snafus and mixed economic data, stocks ended the week higher. Tuesday afternoon, domestic equities tumbled briefly, but dramatically, when hackers infiltrated the Associated Press’s Twitter account and sent out a false report of explosions at the White House that injured the president. Although markets recovered within minutes following clear evidence […]

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April 27, 2013 – Guest Hosts Mike Burton and Susan Huettner

By on April 27, 2013 in Radio Show with 0 Comments

  Filling in for host Chris Boyd are Mike Burton and Attorney Susan Huettner. The Real Estate Market and Mortgages where covered by Mike Burton of Slade Mortgage. Then Attorney Susan Huettner discussed general divorce topics like, keeping the house, protecting your credit and custody to name a few.

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Market Week: April 22, 2013

By on April 22, 2013 in Market Week with 0 Comments

  The Markets It was a tumultuous week, though the volatility of financial markets paled in comparison to the tragedies in Boston and at a Texas fertilizer plant. Domestic equities made an attempt to recover from Monday’s 266-point collapse in the Dow industrials, but quickly reversed any progress, giving the Dow its worst week in […]

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Refinancing Your Mortgage

By on March 19, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments

When you refinance your mortgage, you take out a new home loan and use some or all of the proceeds to pay off the existing one. Today, many homeowners are taking advantage of historically low interest rates and refinancing their mortgage loans. Why refinance your mortgage?

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

By on March 16, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list. But competing with the desire to own your home free and clear is your need to invest for retirement, your child’s college […]

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Reverse Mortgages

By on March 16, 2013 in Home Ownership with 0 Comments

What are reverse mortgages? Older individuals who own their homes often find themselves “house rich and cash poor.” Developed to address this dilemma, a reverse mortgage provides funds–all at once or over time–to an older homeowner by drawing against the equity built up in the residence. Unlike “forward” mortgages, reverse mortgages are not repaid on […]

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Market Week: October 15, 2012

By on October 16, 2012 in Market Week with 0 Comments

The Markets Equities took a 2%-plus hit last week. Whether it was caused by profit-taking, a gloomy forecast from the International Monetary Fund, reaction to initial third-quarter earnings reports, or some combination, the decline cost equities their attempt at a new post-2007 high. Meanwhile, oil prices bounced back above $90 a barrel, while the stock […]

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