The gov recently announced some great changes to the Home Affordable Refinancing Program (HARP). The updates to the program are aimed at those who have spent the years since the recession began keeping up with their mortgage payments as others walked away (read why “walking away” is a misnomer here and here) from […]
Continued depreciation of property values in 2010 has made housing more undervalued relative to income than ever before. Using the latest Case-Shiller home price index American housing was 21% undervalued when compared with disposable income per-capita.
This data includes the index published by the Federal Housing Finance Agency and shows that […]
Today’s payroll flop — only 20,000 real jobs created in May — will take some time to settle all the way in. Immediately: 10-year T-notes are 3.22% (from 3.36% yesterday and 3.99% six weeks ago), and the best mortgages below 5.00%.
The payroll report has confirmation: new unemployment has held high for five months; May […]
A lot people call me each month to let me know that a short sale is much better on your credit than a foreclosure and that it will not delay buying another home. While it is true that a short sale can be a little easier on your credit score, it will be treated the […]