Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mortgage Rates Up for the First Time This Year

Fixed-rate mortgages reversed course this week, inching up, following weeks of declines, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Still, mortgage rates remained near historical lows with the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage well-below 4 percent this week and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage remaining under 3 percent. “Mortgage rates ticked […]

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Scottsdale Horse Properties For Sale

From Scottsdale Visitors Bureau: “Horse culture is as much as part of Scottsdale as world-class resorts and Spring Training. Whether it’s police officers on horseback making their way down the downtown Scottsdale streets, trotting on the trails in the McDowell Mountain Preserve, or perhaps are lucky enough to see them […]

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Can Home Staging Really Win Over Buyers?

Home staging can influence buyers’ perceptions of a home and even motivate them to pay more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging, a survey of more than 2,300 REALTORS® representing buyers and sellers. Eighty-one percent of REALTORS® who represent buyers say that staged homes […]

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Mortgage Rates Fall Even Lower This Week

Mortgage rates continue their free fall, with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage averaging 3.63 percent this week and the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage staying below 3 percent, Freddie Mac reports. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is at its lowest level since the week ending May 23, 2013, when it averaged 3.59 percent. […]

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4 Things You Don’t Know About Outdoor Kitchens

Now that the 2015 International Builders’ Show has partnered with the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, there are plenty of examples of beautiful cooking spaces, indoors and out. But what about the numbers? The results of a new survey released at the show attempt to define what consumers want when […]

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