Tag: real estate
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]