Jul 23

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Peak in 8 Months

Existing Home Sales Reach Highest Peak in 8 Months

Existing-home sales in June touched their highest level so far this year as the supply of available homes for sale continued to improve. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported a 2.6 percent month-over-month rise in existing-home sales last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million. May sales were revised slightly upward to a rate of 4.91 million.<> »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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Jul 23

JPMorgan Begins to Offer Homeowner Relief

JPMorgan Begins to Offer Homeowner Relief

In accordance with the terms of its settlement with the federal government, JPMorgan has begun the process of providing debt forgiveness and other mortgage relief to struggling homeowners. <>»READ MORE <<<Click Here

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Jun 13

Mortgage Rates Moving UP! Don’t Wait Too Long to Buy or Sell…

Improving Economy Bumps Up Mortgage Rates

According to Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) was 4.20 percent (0.6 point) for the week ending June 12, an increase of 6 basis points from last week’s report. Last year, the 30-year FRM hovered just below 4.0 percent. The 15-year FRM averaged 3.31 percent (0.5 point), up from 3.23 percent in the last report. »READ MORE <<< Click Here <<<

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May 28

Hurricane Briefing

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman:
Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing, Friday, May 30th

 

Hillsborough County News

May 27, 2014

Contact: Commissioner Sandra L. Murman’s office, 813-272-5470

Hillsborough Commissioner Sandra Murman Hosts Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing, Friday, May 30th

As we “Get Ready!” for this hurricane season, the most important part of being prepared, is being informed.

With that in mind, Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be hosting a special Get Ready! Hurricane Briefing on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jan K. Platt Regional Library, 3910 S. Manhattan Avenue, in Tampa. The meeting is being held to introduce residents to Preston Cook, Emergency Management Director for Hillsborough County, and to brief citizens of South Tampa on what they can do to be prepared for the 2014 Hurricane season.

“I am committed to getting you the latest information on how to prepare for storms, so we are hosting this short meeting along with the leader of our Emergency Management team, to do just that,” said Commissioner Murman.

There will be a short presentation by Hillsborough County Emergency Management, and information on ways to prepare now for Hurricane season. The official 2014 Hillsborough County Disaster Planning Guide will be available with evacuation zone information, sample family disaster plans, disaster supply lists, information on how to protect your home and business, along with what to do for your pets, and more. So, let your family, neighbors and friends know where to go to “Get Ready!”

In the meantime, if you would like more information on how to “Get Ready!” you may access my website at www.sandymurman.com and choose the “Get Ready!” tab, or access the Hillsborough County Office of Emergency Management website.

For more information call 813-272-5470.

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May 28

Job Market Optimism Boosts Consumer Confidence

Job Market Optimism Boosts Consumer Confidence

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“Consumer confidence improved slightly in May, as consumers assessed current conditions, in particular the labor market, more favorably,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board. “Expectations regarding the short-term outlook for the economy, jobs, and personal finances were also more upbeat.” »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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May 23

Mortgage Rates Down… Time to Buy!

Mortgage Rates Continue to Slip

In its weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, Freddie Mac recorded the average rate for the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) at 4.14 percent (0.6 point), down from 4.20 percent last week. Last May, the 30-year fixed was at 3.59 percent and climbing amid speculation the Federal Reserve would soon start tapering its monthly asset purchases. The first cut didn’t arrive until seven months later, in December. »READ MORE <<< Click Here

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May 08

Realtor.com Pulls the Plug on Portals

I can provide you a direct link to my MLS for the Tampa Bay Area… the consumer side that is as up to date as the agent side I use everyday… that means when any agent puts in a new listing it is available for you now not when some portal gets a feed from my MLS. This also includes all status changes just like I see. So shut me an email and I will provide you your personal link.

Adios Plug-in

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Realtor.com pulls the plug on internet portals, focus is on mobile <<< Click Here

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May 07

Home Prices Still on the Rise.

Home Prices Jump 1.4% in March

Housing Prices UpDespite a lackluster Spring that went against analyst’s projections, CoreLogic’s Home Price Index reported that home prices, including distressed and non-distressed sales, still rose from February to March by 1.4 percent. Without distressed sales, the HPI still reflected positive gains for the month, up 0.9 percent month-over-month.»READ MORE <<< Click Here

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May 05

U.S. Unemployment Drops to 6.3%; Adds 288,000 Jobs

Unemployment Down.jpgAccording to the latest report from the Labor Department, the rate of unemployment last month fell to 6.3 percent, down nearly half a percentage point after a flat March. At an estimated 9.8 million, the number of unemployed people was down by 733,000. Employers across the country added 288,000 jobs to their payrolls in April, bringing the unemployment rate down to a new post-crash low.»READ MORE

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May 02

Microsoft issues fix for IE zero day… Includes XP fix…

Microsoft issues fix for IE zero day

[UPDATE] An emergency out-of-band update was released today for the bug in Internet Explorer being exploited in the wild. Windows XP was patched in spite of being past its service life.

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