Monthly Archives: October 2013

Cleaning up after Halloween pranks and mishaps

Happy Halloween! Egged house? Toilet paper in the trees? Wax on the carpet? Check out these tips for cleaning up after Halloween pranks and mishaps. Have a safe night! Egging, Toilet Papering: How to Clean Up After Halloween Pranks Halloween … Continue reading

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Spooky House Stories

Happy Almost Halloween! In the spirit of tomorrow’s holiday, here is a link to some spooky house stories courtesy of RealtorMag and the National Association of Realtors. Enjoy!

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Real Estate Reality TV: How real is it?

Today we are going to talk about something quite a bit lighter than the Federal Reserve and interest rates and well, you get the idea. Reality TV is all around us. I admit, I am guilty of watching some of … Continue reading

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FOMC

Hello there, Tomorrow begins the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Many are wondering what the outcome will be. You’ll remember that back in September, the Fed announced that it was going to delay tapering its bond-buying … Continue reading

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Housing market recovery = not good for job market?

Hello and happy Friday to all! Jed Kolko, the chief economist for Trulia, was recently interviewed by Lauren Lyster for Yahoo! Finance. Kolko discussed reasons why the housing market recovery has not helped the job market. According to Kolko, “The … Continue reading

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The start of tax-filing season delayed by the IRS (but there is a caveat)

Check out the article below from RealtorMag.com (brought to you by the National Association of Realtors). Due to the government shutdown, the IRS will delay the start of tax-filing season, BUT that doesn’t mean we can turn our taxes in … Continue reading

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The disparity between homeowners and renters

Yesterday we discussed net worth and saw that over 50% of the average American family’s net worth comes from ownership of their home. Today let’s compare the net worth of homeowners versus renters. According to a report from the Federal … Continue reading

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Net worth

Hello! Last week we took a look at recent statistics from a survey by Trulia that showed that owning a home is (on average) 35% cheaper than renting. We also talked about real estate as an investment. Today let’s look … Continue reading

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Halloween around the House

Here are two articles from HouseLogic to get you ready for next week’s fun. Enjoy! Do Halloween Dangers Lurk at Your Entryway? Is your front entryway ready for Halloween visitors? Keep everything fun and accident-free with these seven safety tips. … Continue reading

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Interest rates after the government shutdown

The government is finally back in business (at least until Jan. 15th). It’s been a long two weeks for many. People are back at work, and yesterday we averted the debt ceiling crisis (at least until Feb. 7th). So now … Continue reading

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