Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index And FOMC QE Update

Home prices rose by 0.20 percent in August. Three of the 20 cities tracked saw home prices drop, while Detroit, Michigan posted the highest price growth. The seasonally adjusted growth rate for cities tracked declined by 0.10 percent as compared to a decline of 0.10 percent in July.

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First-time Home Buyer? Don’t Miss These Tips to Ensure Your Mortgage Application is Approved

If you’re going to be taking out a mortgage to help pay for the up-front costs of your home, you’ll want to get a head start on the approval process. With that in mind, here are four handy tips to ensure that your mortgage application is approved on your first try.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 20, 2014

Last week’s economic highlights included the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index for October. The Commerce Department also released Housing Starts for September. Freddie Mac reported that the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage dropped below four percent. The Fed released its Beige Book report, and Weekly jobless claims came in lower than expected.

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