Lauren Arlia

Housing Recovery Regional Snapshot

Housing Recovery Regional Snapshot

Home values are back on the rise.  Here’s a look at how existing-home sales fared in December 2013 and for the year (2013) across the country: Northeast: Existing-home sales fell 1.5 percent in December but remain 3.2 percent higher than December 2012. Median price: $239,300, up 3.6 percent from year […]

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5 Reasons to Refinance in 2014

5 Reasons to Refinance in 2014

For many people, New Year’s resolutions often lose their motivational power by the middle of January. But unlike a commitment to save more or eat less, a resolution to refinance can be accomplished within a few weeks and you can reap the benefits for the rest of the year and […]

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Mortgage Rates Down on Weak Economic Data

Mortgage Rates Down on Weak Economic Data

Fixed mortgage rates dropped this week on the heels of a weaker-than-expected jobs report, according to data released by Freddie Mac. “Mortgage rates drifted downward this week amid signs of a weakening economic recovery. The economy added 74,000 jobs in December, less than the market consensus forecast,” said Frank Nothaft, […]

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