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Archive for January 2016

Mortgage Rates Still on a Downward Trend

Mortgage rates continue to defy forecasts, as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falls even lower this week. This marks the second consecutive week where 30-year fixed-rate mortgages declined. “Long-term Treasury yields continue to drop, dragging mortgage rates down with them,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “Turbulence in overseas financial markets is generating a flight-to-quality…

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5 Things to Never Say When Selling a Home

It’s a lesson worth remembering: Home sellers need to watch what they say to home buyers and their real estate agents. Real estate professionals recently shared with realtor.com® the phrases they say sellers should never utter: 1. “Our house is in perfect condition.” “The home inspection may reveal otherwise, and, as a seller, you don’t…

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