Market Analysis

Just because the Fed rate went up 0.25% in June does NOT mean the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate will go up 0.25%. The Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate (Fed rate) last month and currently many expect they’ll increase the rate another 0.5% by the end of the year. I...
“You can’t overpay for the house because you’re going to get an appraisal.” That's what some real estate agents and mortgage loan officers tell their clients but is it true?
Compare London Property Taxes to Texas Property Taxes. It started out as a simple idea. I just wanted to see how property taxes in London compared to those in Texas. I just wanted to know if London had high or low property taxes.
I'm was trying to peek around corners a bit with this idea of looking at Zillow's dataset of percent of homes that are increasing in value. Zillow doesn't publish these graphs themselves but they do publish the raw data so I took that data and made these graphs. Zillow looks at their...
It looks like 2017 will be a transition year for the U.S. residential real estate market. Stock Market. I’ll forecast that the stock market continues more or less sideways but ends the year a lot weaker than it starts. Talk of a coming recession increases. Consumer. Employment and consumer spending continue...